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Facebook for iPhone updated to version 9.0, allows replying to comments on certain pages and more

Apr 17, 2014 10:38 pm

Facebook has pushed out version 9.0 of its iPhone application today, adding new features to the commenting system among a few smaller changes. The biggest change in this minor update allows users to reply to comments on pages that have enabled that specific feature. Aside from that,... [more]


Sony adds Xperia keyboard to the Play Store for Xperia devices

Apr 17, 2014 10:19 pm

Sony is keeping up the trend of OEMs adding their stock apps to the Play Store to be updated individually. The latest to hit Google’s servers is the keyboard application for Xperia devices. So far, it doesn’t look like they’ve done too much beyond just throwing the app up for... [more]


The Philips W6618 has a 5,300 mAh battery – the largest in a smartphone

Apr 17, 2014 9:53 pm

Batteries that have a capacity of 4,000 mAh or more are normally only found in tablets. Earlier this month, one smartphone emerged with a 5,000 mAh battery – the Eton Thor. Well now there’s a phone with an even bigger battery! Introducing the Philips W6618. The device released just... [more]


Verizon Droid MAXX now available in high gloss red and black with chrome accents

Apr 17, 2014 9:48 pm

Verizon has announced that they’re adding two new color schemes for the Droid MAXX to their phone lineup. You’ll now be able to purchase the long-lasting device in high gloss red and black with chrome accents. The black looks pretty similar to the current color offered, but the chrome... [more]


Linkase Pro LTE Case Claims To Boost The iPhone’s Cell Data Signal

Apr 17, 2014 9:36 pm

  Like its predecessor, the new prototype Linkase Pro LTE iPhone case supposedly boosts your iPhone’s ability to connect to the Internet. But where the previous version was claimed to strengthen the iPhone’s wifi radio, this new LTE version is…Read more › [more]


Updated WatchOn app for Galaxy S 5 now available in Play Store

Apr 17, 2014 9:27 pm

Samsung has uploaded a redesigned version of their WatchOn application to Google’s Play Store. Samsung doesn’t use the Play Store to distribute as many apps as, say, Motorola, but we do see the occasional app hosted on Google’s store front. The redesigned app features a ton of... [more]


The case of the iPhone case I couldn't get off!

Apr 17, 2014 9:22 pm

When you test as many cases as I do, you've got to expect a little collateral damage every once and a awhile. I've [totally smashed my iPhone during drop tests[(http://www.imore.com/failed-review-smash-puny-georgia-iphone), taken iPhones and iPads through the car wash and the dishwasher. I've... [more]


The case of the iPhone case I couldn't get off!

Apr 17, 2014 9:22 pm

When you test as many cases as I do, you've got to expect a little collateral damage every once and a awhile. I've [totally smashed my iPhone during drop tests[(http://www.imore.com/failed-review-smash-puny-georgia-iphone), taken iPhones and iPads through the car wash and the dishwasher. I've... [more]


Google holding internet scavenger hunt for a chance to attend I/O in June

Apr 17, 2014 9:06 pm

An internet scavenger hunt is right up Google’s alley. And that is what the company is doing to give people a chance to attend Google I/O in June. The company has deployed links through its developer site and finding one will either reward you with a spot in the Google I/O lottery or a... [more]


Best payment and wallet apps for iPhone: Square Wallet, PayPal, Passbook, and more!

Apr 17, 2014 8:59 pm

Don't want to weed through payment cards at the cash wrap? Try these payment and digital wallet apps for iPhone instead! Looking for the best iPhone apps to pay with at your favorite stores? The ones that will let you make your wallet digital? The App Store offers all kinds of payment solutions... [more]


Best payment and wallet apps for iPhone: Square Wallet, PayPal, Passbook, and more!

Apr 17, 2014 8:59 pm

Don't want to weed through payment cards at the cash wrap? Try these payment and digital wallet apps for iPhone instead! Looking for the best iPhone apps to pay with at your favorite stores? The ones that will let you make your wallet digital? The App Store offers all kinds of payment solutions... [more]


Hulu Plus, Crackle, and Showtime to be added to Amazon Fire TV voice search this summer

Apr 17, 2014 8:56 pm

Currently, Amazon’s Fire TV’s unified voice search feature only includes a few content catalogs, limited to Amazon’s own catalog and VEVO’s selection. The feature is great, but to be truly successful, it’s going to need more than two content providers to make it... [more]


iHome announces new Lightning and Bluetooth audio products

Apr 17, 2014 8:50 pm

If you've got an iPhone or an iPad, you've got to charge it, right? A great way to do that each night is to dock it with a Lightning compatible clock radio, letting the device serve as both your alarm clock and charging station. iHome has two new products that'll care of that for you. And if... [more]


Over one-third of Galaxy S 5 upgrades were by iPhone users

Apr 17, 2014 8:42 pm

A good measure of how impressive a device is is to count how many users switched to it from another brand of smartphone, such as switching from a Motorola device to an HTC device or from an Apple iPhone to a Samsung Galaxy device. If we’re measuring a device’s merit based on how many... [more]


Tor network’s ranks of relay servers cut because of Heartbleed bug

Apr 17, 2014 8:40 pm

To preserve security of network, Tor Project rejects hundreds of unpatched relays. [more]


The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – official game release and Xperia theme pack

Apr 17, 2014 8:33 pm

Every great superhero movie deserves a matching video game to bring extra life to the story and an extended experience for fans. Gameloft is making this happen today for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, available to download now for $4.99 from the Google Play Store for Android 4.0 and up. Just don't get... [more]


Dragon Friends Ranked #10 in Top Free Games Chart in US Apple App Store

Apr 17, 2014 8:17 pm

NHN USA announced that Dragon Friends has ranked 10th among Top-Free Game chart in US Apple App Store just two days after the official launch. It is a game in which players must cooperate and interact with other players to breed unique magical dragons while customizing their island tailored to... [more]


The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is now available for Android devices

Apr 17, 2014 8:16 pm

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 doesn’t hit theaters until May 2nd, but you can get a head start web-slinging fun with Gameloft’s official movie tie-in game, now available for Android devices. An open-world action adventure, you take control of Spidey as he swings throughout New York,... [more]


That’s No Button

Apr 17, 2014 8:15 pm

Manton Reece explains how tint color is misused: The problem is the implementation in apps that use tint color anytime they want to highlight something, whether it is tappable or not. [more]


TalkAndroid Daily Dose for April 17, 2014

Apr 17, 2014 8:13 pm

With hectic schedules, it can be hard to keep track of everything in your news feed. That’s why we created the TalkAndroid Daily Dose. This is where we recap the day’s hottest stories so you can get yourself up to speed in quick fashion. Happy reading!! Reviews HTC One (M8) Review:... [more]


Skala Color

Apr 17, 2014 8:11 pm

It’s free. I’ve spent a zillion hours with their app Skala Preview. Bjango does good work. [more]


Samsung, Globalfoundries team up in challenge to TSMC

Apr 17, 2014 8:07 pm

Samsung Electronics Co. and Globalfoundries Inc. are teaming up... [more]


Samsung, Globalfoundries team up in challenge to TSMC

Apr 17, 2014 8:07 pm

Samsung Electronics Co. and Globalfoundries Inc. are teaming up... [more]


Google wins a game of “Escape from East Texas,” linking Rockstar to Apple

Apr 17, 2014 8:03 pm

Judge: Patent troll "advances Apple's interest," must fight Google in California. [more]


Google wins a game of “Escape from East Texas,” linking Rockstar to Apple

Apr 17, 2014 8:03 pm

Judge: Patent troll "advances Apple's interest," must fight Google in California. [more]


Briefly: Flickr 3.0 for iOS, Photos+ gains Dropbox support

Apr 17, 2014 7:56 pm

Yahoo has updated the iOS client app for its Flickr photo-sharing service, giving it a more iOS 7-compatible "flat" look and navigation system that offers a noticeably more "Instagram-like" experience, where moving through photos is more free-form. The update now allows users to post up to 30... [more]


Amazon to expand Fire TV voice search to third-party apps and services

Apr 17, 2014 7:46 pm

Amazon on Thursday confirmed that Fire TV will add unified voice search compatibility with Hulu Plus, Crackle and Showtime Anytime this summer, extending the capability of the Apple TV competitor. [more]


Image of OnePlus One internal components leak

Apr 17, 2014 7:34 pm

What you are looking at are some internal components for the upcoming OnePlus One. On the left, however, looks like a display. The image comes from, you guessed it, @evleaks. His rather funny comment attached is “OnePlus One, not quite ready to debut.” That is what it looks like here!... [more]


Lucrative Stardom in China, Using a Webcam and a Voice

Apr 17, 2014 7:32 pm

The success of typically low-budget productions offers a potential path for the rest of the world, which is struggling to move profitably into online programming. [more]


Advertising: At 2014 New York Auto Show, Just Click to Kick the Tires

Apr 17, 2014 7:01 pm

Using Google’s Street View technology, sponsors of the New York International Auto Show are creating a virtual exhibition online. [more]


Libraries Seek High-Speed Broadband

Apr 17, 2014 6:52 pm

As more people use their local libraries to connect to the Internet, libraries are requesting funding for better services. [more]


Gameloft’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 swings onto the Play Store

Apr 17, 2014 6:42 pm

Gameloft is famous for releasing movie tie-in games for mobile devices, so of course they were tasked with bringing The Amazing Spider-Man 2 to the big small screen. The game features a sprawling open-world New York environment, filled with tons of events and missions to complete as Spider-Man.... [more]


uGet Gives Great Downloads

Apr 17, 2014 6:35 pm

The latest version of the uGet Download Manager rekindled my interest in grabbing files without relying on a Web browser. uGet version 1.10.4. was released last month. Written in C, it uses GTK+3 for its user interface, and it is packed full with improvements. It is very reliable and stable, with... [more]


Verizon releases Droid Maxx in two new color options, quietly cuts storage to 16GB

Apr 17, 2014 6:22 pm

$99 on-contract gets you a couple cool color options for a great phone on Verizon. The Motorola Droid Maxx is getting slightly old at this point, and in order to freshen things up a bit Verizon is releasing two new color options of the device. Alongside the previous black model, you'll now have... [more]


App Camp For Girls Pitch Sessions

Apr 17, 2014 6:15 pm

There’s a video. Hearing that Jean MacDonald has gone full-time with App Camp made me glad. [more]


Deals: RadioShack dropping price on iPhone 5s, Pixelmator price drop

Apr 17, 2014 6:00 pm

Although there have been a number of good deals in recent months on both the iPhone 5c and 5s, a new deal kicking off tomorrow from RadioShack may be the one iPhone 4S holdouts have been waiting for. Starting April 18, new or upgrading customers using AT&T, Verizon or Sprint can buy the 16GB... [more]


Michael's craft store chain hit by massive, long-running data breach

Apr 17, 2014 5:59 pm

Craft store chain Michael's Stores and affiliated Aaron Brothers has confirmed details of a massive security breach including between May 8, 2013 and January 27, 2014. The analysis conducted by the company shows that approximately 2.6 million cards may have been impacted, which represents about... [more]


Apple’s First WSJ Mention: Just Three Words in 1978

Apr 17, 2014 5:56 pm

Three words in 1978: "Apple Computer, Inc." Those words are thought to be the first mention of the today's most valuable company in The Wall Street Journal. In an article about using "so called personal computers" in investing published 36 years ago today, Apple warranted a mention merely as... [more]


Chase Mobile updated with new design for iOS 7, adds secure messaging and more

Apr 17, 2014 5:54 pm

Chase updated its iPhone app today with a new design for iOS 7—nearly a year after the operating system was first shown to the public—and a few new features. The update also includes the ability to see and reply to secure messages from the bank, as well as the ability to view limits on your... [more]


Chase Mobile updated with new design for iOS 7, adds secure messaging and more

Apr 17, 2014 5:54 pm

Chase updated its iPhone app today with a new design for iOS 7—nearly a year after the operating system was first shown to the public—and a few new features. The update also includes the ability to see and reply to secure messages from the bank, as well as the ability to view limits on your... [more]


Flickr app for iOS updated with new interface and fresh editing tools

Apr 17, 2014 5:50 pm

Flickr for iOS just got a complete overhaul, bumping the app to version 3.0 and bringing a host of new and welcome features. First thing you'll notice upon opening the new Flickr is the completely redesigned interface, bringing it to modern design standards on iOS 7. It also just looks plain... [more]


Flickr app for iOS updated with new interface and fresh editing tools

Apr 17, 2014 5:50 pm

Flickr for iOS just got a complete overhaul, bumping the app to version 3.0 and bringing a host of new and welcome features. First thing you'll notice upon opening the new Flickr is the completely redesigned interface, bringing it to modern design standards on iOS 7. It also just looks plain... [more]


Amazon to expand Fire TV's voice search later this summer

Apr 17, 2014 5:45 pm

Amazon on Thursday revealed that its Fire TV media streaming box would soon be getting an upgrade in the voice search department. Crackle, Hulu Plus and Showtime will soon integrate their full catalogs into Fire TV’s voice search function. [more]


World Foosball Cup 2014 – play to win the trophy cup

Apr 17, 2014 5:41 pm

World Foosball Cup 2014 - Pay to Rematch or Watch a Video
World Foosball Cup 2014 transforms the classic table soccer game for smartphones and tablets. Play single player against the computer, against a friend on the same device or complete in the World Cup tournament. Think you’ve got what it takes to win the championship? Price:... [more]


RadioShack Dropping iPhone 5s Price To $99 With Carrier Contract

Apr 17, 2014 5:37 pm

RadioShack has one of those deals coming tomorrow that’s just too good to pass up. Starting April 18th, the 16GB iPhone 5s will be sold in RadioShack stores for only $99 with a two-year contract on AT&T, Verizon, or Sprint.…Read more › [more]


RadioShack Dropping iPhone 5s Price To $99 With Carrier Contract

Apr 17, 2014 5:37 pm

RadioShack has one of those deals coming tomorrow that’s just too good to pass up. Starting April 18th, the 16GB iPhone 5s will be sold in RadioShack stores for only $99 with a two-year contract on AT&T, Verizon, or Sprint.…Read more › [more]


Facebook Rolls Out Optional 'Nearby Friends' Feature for iOS App

Apr 17, 2014 5:33 pm

Taking a cue from social networking services like Foursquare and Apple's own Find My Friends, Facebook has started releasing a new service for its iOS app that will announce when your friends are in the general area. It's called Nearby Friends, it's optional, and it's meant to facilitate... [more]


Glassboard Board for The Record

Apr 17, 2014 5:29 pm

The board is for questions, feedback, and Mac nerd nostalgia. Join with the invitation code APUME. [more]


Concept Images Suggest How Apps Might Look on 'iPhone 6' in Light of Rumors

Apr 17, 2014 5:25 pm

It's all but a given now that the next iPhone will come in two larger screen sizes, but that extra real estate raises the important question of how Apple plans to handle the resolution. As a user named "Pi is exactly 3" on The Verge's Apple forums notes (via Cult of Mac), it'll likely remain the... [more]


Quick tip: "OK Google" works just fine on the Samsung Galaxy S5

Apr 17, 2014 5:22 pm

A little tip worth pointing out for new Samsung Galaxy S5 owners, that the "OK Google" hotword works out of the box in the new Touchwiz launcher. It may seem obvious to some, but having spoken to a few people in the past couple of days that didn't know about it, it's worth highlighting. So,... [more]


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