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10 Samsung devices in line for Android 4.4 KitKat updates?

One report names a number of Samsung smartphones and tablets awaiting updates in the "near future," including phones in the Galaxy Note and S4 families.<p>At least ten Samsung devices are in line to pick up their Android 4.4 KitKat update, according to Android blog Phandroid.<p>Phandroid, citing an …

Gear & Gadgets

Google Has Removed Multiple Third-Party Snapchat Apps From Its Play Store

The defining characteristic of Snapchat — disappearing photos — has (inevitably) led to a swathe of third party apps that allow Snapchat users to save Snaps, rather than being forced to watch them fade away.<p>Although speedy Snapchat users can screengrab a Snap within the app its interface does tell …

Apple's iPod: is the end nigh?

<b>Few pieces of technology can genuinely claim to be iconic. But Apple's iPod, first launched in 2001, arguably fits the bill.</b><p>With its distinctive click-wheel design, and those ubiquitous white bud headphones, the iPod brought good looks to portable audio technology - with a "cool" factor not seen …

Sony sending out PlayStation Now beta invites

Sony's PlayStation Now streaming service is scheduled to go into private beta at the end of this month, and the company has begun sending out invites to its lucky participants. For the first wave, Sony seems to be focusing on testing Now on the PlayStation 3 console. A thread at NeoGAF seems to …

Flipboard Mimics Magazines Further With A Shift To Structured Content, Revamped “Cover Stories”

Social magazine Flipboard is rethinking how it organizes content for readers. Today the company is revamping “Cover Stories,” the section within Flipboard that highlights the best and most popular content from across your subscriptions.<p>This feature was initially developed using technology Flipboard …

Sprint heaps 4G LTE onto 40 more cities

The carrier's LTE upgrade now encompasses 340 markets across the United States, with newbies including Reno, Mobile, and Milwaukee.<p>Sprint has upped the ante on its LTE network coverage, flipping the switch on 40 new US cities, for a total of 340 markets now slurping the faster 4G.<p>The carrier has …

4G LTE

Android ends 2013 on a high note

Google's mobile OS shows year-over-year market share gains, as Apple's iOS sags hither and yon, says Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.<p>The Android mobile OS finished 2013 with a rise in market share in 12 major regions around the world, research firm Kantar Worldpanel ComTech said Monday.<p>For the three …

Windows Phone

6 More Stores Attacked By Same Hack As Target: Firm

BOSTON (Reuters) - A cybercrime firm says it has uncovered at least six ongoing attacks at U.S. merchants whose credit card processing systems are infected with the same type of malicious software used to steal data from Target Corp.<p>Andrew Komarov, chief executive of the cybersecurity firm …

What you need to know about the court decision that just struck down net neutrality

Advertisement<p>37 Comments<p>The principle behind the phrase “net neutrality” is that internet service providers of all kinds should treat data flowing …

Chrome apps could start coming to Android and iOS as early as next month

In September, Google told us that Chrome Apps would come to mobile operating systems as well — that packaged versions of web apps could even be sold in Google Play and the iOS App Store, once the company had worked the kinks out. At the time, the company cautioned that such an idea was a ways away, …

Samsung defies critics, ships 800,000 Galaxy Gear smartwatches in two months

Despite strongly negative reviews from almost everyone that cared to touch one, Samsung has shipped 800,000 Galaxy Gear smartwatches in two months. That's according to a Reuters article quoting Samsung officials, and the lofty figure reportedly makes the Gear the most popular smartwatch in the …

PS4 launch just the start Sony's gaming revolution, software boss says

Nintendo may have technically started the eighth-generation video game console war last year with the release of the Wii U, but it's Sony that is kicking it into high gear with the launch of the PlayStation 4 on Friday. Next week, the battle is fully joined with Microsoft's release of the Xbox …

Zuckerberg On Twitter: 'They Drove A Clown Car That Fell Into A Gold Mine'

Mark Zuckerberg can let you know how he feels about Twitter in less than 140 characters.<p>According to "Hatching Twitter," a new book dissecting the history of the short-messaging site by the New York Times' Nick Bilton, Facebook's founder once told close friends that "[Twitter is] such a mess, it’s …

Sprint to make big move, but not here - yet

You're the nation's third-largest telecommunications company, headquartered in Kansas, but are losing customers and being dismissed as an also-ran in the increasingly hot mobile phone market. So where do you unveil your latest whiz-bang products and services designed to get you back in the game? In …

Associated Press News

'Premium suite' with Android 4.3 + Galaxy Gear support headed to U.S. Samsung phones

Following the emergence of a leaked update timetable on Friday, Samsung has confirmed that the "premium suite" update pack for the Galaxy S4, S3 and …

Galaxy S4

Samsung begins rolling out Galaxy Gear support to more smartphones in the US

Right on schedule, Samsung has announced the rolling out of a key software update that will bring Galaxy Gear smartwatch support to more of its phones in the United States, beyond just the Galaxy Note 3. Owners of the Galaxy S 4, Galaxy Note II and GS3 will get their refresh as early as today, or …

From iPad Air to Mac Pro: everything you need to know about Apple's fall event

After a year in which Apple’s product announcements have largely leaked out ahead of time, today the company delivered something of a surprise: a redesigned tablet, the iPad Air, that is the lightest full-size iPad to date at just 1 pound. Its announcement was coupled with the introduction of an …

Nintendo ceases production of the Wii

<b>Nintendo has quietly announced on its Japanese website that its most successful console ever is no longer in production.</b><p>It has sold over 100 million …

Retrogaming

Sony SmartWatch 2 launches in the US for $200, Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra tag along for the ride

In case you missed it, Sony's own smartphone-pairing wearable got a refresh earlier this year, and it's about ready to take America. The SmartWatch 2 launches today, and you can order one for yourself over at Sony's dedicated store. There's no camera, but there is a 1.6-inch "transflective" screen, …

Google to Retire Chrome Support for Windows XP Users in April 2015

Google today announced it will stop supporting Chrome on Windows XP in April 2015. This means the company will stop providing regular updates and security patches a year after Microsoft does the same for its aging OS on April 8, 2014.<p>Interestingly, Google is billing this as an “extension” of …

Nike Not Apple Takes The Lead In Wearables

Much has been written here and elsewhere on the future of wearable devices. From Samsung’s initial Galaxy Gear smartwatch to Glass from Google and other devices from Pebble, Fitbit, MetaWatch, Jawbone and others, there are more than a few companies looking to crack the code on this up and coming …

What’s the best smartphone? The top models face off

The big guns are out from all the major phone manufacturers, and it's a real battle royale on all carriers. Big, powerful phones with 4G LTE connections, high-quality cameras, and HD screens — which do you really want? To help thin the herd a bit, we've put together this little cheat sheet with the …

Phones

Apple working on large screen iPhone, Android makers right all along

For several years Apple was the industry leader for display technology innovations and managed to bring these advancements regularly to the consumer market. It was the first company to release a smartphone with a pixel density greater than 300 ppi, and it was the first company to release a tablet …

iPhone 5

Twitter 'See it' Button Lets you Watch TV Shows from Within Tweets

Comcast announced a groundbreaking partnership with NBCUniversal and Twitter today, which will allow users to tune into live streaming from their set-top box, smartphone or tablet just by tapping the ‘See It’ button that will be embedded in selected tweets.<p>The feature, available only to Xfinity TV …

Grand Theft Auto 5 smashes 7 Guinness World Records

Rockstar Games' open-world title, <i>Grand Theft Auto 5</i>, has smashed a total of seven world records, including the best-selling video game within 24 hours and the "fastest entertainment property" to generate $1 billion, according to Guinness World Records.<p>The Rockstar North-developed title reached $1 …