Dan Chappell

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How Android 5 Can Lock Manufacturers Tightly In To Google's Ecosystem

The discovery of some reworked icons (posted by Android Police) points towards a refresh of Android’s user interface in the next iteration of Google’s mobile operating system, but Android 5 can do more than change the look and feel of the world’s most popular smartphone OS. It can bind the …

Apple Launches 8 GB iPhone 5c in 16 New European Countries [Updated]

Following a brief maintenance period worldwide, Apple's Online Stores in the Netherlands, Italy, Belgium, Sweden, Poland, and the Czech Republic are now selling the 8 GB iPhone 5c. The device was spotted in these online stores by <i>9to5Mac</i>.<p>The 8 GB version of the phone was launched last month in a few …

Another Alleged iPhone 6 Case Surfaces with Cutouts for Moved Power Button, New Volume Controls

New photos showing what appears to be another case for Apple's larger-screen iPhone 6 have been posted by <i>Nowhereelse.fr</i> [Google Translate]. While details about the case's exact length are unknown, the images are said to have come from a Chinese accessory maker and show a case designed for the …

Samsung's Android Wear watch and Google-less phone coming this year

Simultaneously supporting and competing with Android<p>Samsung's product roadmap for 2014 looks an awful lot like the 2013 version. In an interview with Reuters, the Korean company's senior VP for product strategy, Hankil Yoon, says that Samsung will introduce a new Android smartwatch as well as a …

Nokia's future phones codenamed Superman, Moonraker and more

Nokia is playing name games for future phones. A new leak has revealed pop culture codenames for forthcoming devices referencing Superman, James Bond, and Filipino soap operas.<p>Prolific rumourmonger @evleaks claims that devices under development at Nokia are internally known by the monikers Ara, …

Windows Phone 8.1 review: Microsoft's mobile OS finally feels whole

Android, iOS, Windows Phone. Each of these mobile platforms had to start somewhere, and none were anywhere near perfect on the first try. Fortunately, each OS gets better with every iteration until, at some point, it all just <i>clicks</i>. Arguably, Windows Phone just came of age with its latest update, …

Samsung's latest smartphone monitors your heart

• Samsung's last smartphone watched your eyes; its new one will also listen to your heart. The Korean company's new flagship Galaxy S5 packs a heart rate monitor and will track your motions and monitor your steps, as part of a push into the health and fitness market. The innovation comes after …

PayPal launches Galaxy S5 fingerprint-based payments in 25 countries

Just in time for the world release of the Galaxy S5, PayPal announced the availability of its fingerprint-based authentication system in 25 countries.<p>First announced at MWC 2014, the system allows PayPal users to log in the app and authorize payments and other operations with a simple swipe over …

There's One Major Flaw With Samsung's New Gear Fit Smartwatch

Samsung has three major new products launching today: The Galaxy S5 flagship smartphone, the Gear 2 smartwatch, and the new Gear Fit fitness tracker/smartwatch.<p>It's the Gear Fit that had the most buzz when Samsung officially announced it in February. Unlike the company's first clunky smartwatch, …

Celebrate Windows XP's Demise by 'Escaping' from It (Just Watch Out for Clippy)

How many operating system’s deserve sendoffs with parades of flaming trashcans and sentient, grasping file bins and menacing, building-sized, …

Samsung Galaxy S5 Developer Edition coming soon to Verizon

Samsung released Developer Editions of the Galaxy SIII and S4, so it's not a huge surprise to see a similarly-equipped Galaxy S5 appear on the company's website. The listing reveals that a CDMA-capable version with Verizon branding will land at some point in the future, but fails to elaborate …

Lenovo plans midtier Golden Warrior S8 smartphone, report says

Lenovo has plans to launch a midtier smartphone featuring the increasingly-common gold finish making its way to more and more handsets.<p>Lenovo will announce at some point soon the Golden Warrior S8, the Android Headlines blog site reported Friday, citing reports and leaked images out of Asia. The …

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Sprint's cellphone for kids lets parents keep a close watch

Many parents are comfortable with giving cellphones to teens, but young kids are a different story -- how do you introduce them to mobile technology without also exposing them to all kinds of dangers? Sprint thinks its new WeGo phone is a good answer to that dilemma. The simple, rugged design not …

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 and new Gear gadgets now available globally

Samsung’s next wave of mobile gadgets are here.<p>The company announced this morning that the Galaxy S5 smartphone, Gear 2 smartwatch line, and Gear Fit activity monitor are now available in stores across 125 countries.<p>The Galaxy S5, Samsung’s latest flagship Android smartphone, packs in a fingerprint …

With Its New Samsung App, Health Startup Lark Moves Away From Hardware

Among the freebies included in Samsung’s just-released Galaxy S5 was a new app from Lark, a health startup that’s been pretty quiet for the past year or so.<p>In fact, co-founder and CEO Julia Hu told me that Lark has been “pretty much in stealth mode” as it worked on the new app. The vision, she …

Sprint customers might get discounts on Spotify music subscriptions

Just because AT&T has Beats Music in its corner doesn't mean that other carriers can't offer a few audio-themed deals of their own. Case in point, Sprint: <i>Recode</i> claims that the network is announcing a partnership with Spotify that will offer discounts on the streaming service's Premium tier, …

UP24 Review: Jawbone's Newest Activity Tracker Ups the Ante

I’ve never been very good at getting to sleep early. I consider it a hangover from a period of my life that was spent playing poker for a living. Professional poker does strange things to sleep patterns if you do it for long enough.<p>I’m also fortunate enough to work for one of the world’s best …

Fickle teens love Apple more than ever, survey shows

The last time teenagers were consistent was the first time teenagers were consistent.<p>Their winds of change rarely abate and their judgments are as instant as the worst coffee.<p>Yet they seem to have a weird thing for Apple.<p>Piper Jaffray's Taking Stock With Teens report for spring 2014 told us about …

Marissa Mayer wants Yahoo to be big in mobile. Meet Aviate

"There's no other interface you touch more in your life than the home screen of your phone."<p>Mark Daiss, co-founder, Aviate<p>"We hope to make Aviate a central part of our Android-based experiences in 2014 (and beyond)."<p>Adam Cahan, SVP of mobile and emerging products, Yahoo

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Windows XP is dead. Long live Windows 8

It's time to let go Windows XP and embrace the new era of computing, says Matt Warman<p>You could be forgiven for not noticing, but it has been a momentous week in technology. Not because of the first indications that that technology bubble on the Nasdaq is bursting, taking Twitter, Google and …