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When Two Worlds Collide: Microsoft | Xbox Series vs/ Sony | Playstation Series

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>It has been the Decade’s Debate. What first was the argument, who was the better programmer; Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, or Atari, things have changed …

The Best Android Launchers You Can Download Today

We love Android devices as much as the next person, but sometimes the vanilla Android experience leaves us wanting a little more. Thankfully, it’s possible to change the whole look and feel of your Android device with only the minimum of effort – and no need to root.<p>Android launchers, or home …

Best Samsung Galaxy Note 3 accessories

Building on the popularity of the Galaxy Note 2, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has been yet another success story for the South Korean company, with 5 million units being shipped in the first month since launch. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 offers the optimal display size for anyone looking to avoid …

Gear & Gadgets

13 highly productive Android apps that play nice with your PC

Productivity hits the road<p>The PC simply isn't the end-all and be-all of the computing world anymore. Instead, it has become just one of many screens vying for your attention, as more and more of our tasks shift to tablets and smartphones.<p>But getting things done on disparate devices doesn't mean you …

Apps

A month in the life of a Galaxy Note 3 owner

This is my Note 3, there are many like it but this one is mine.<p>The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has been a fairly big deal. In its first month of existence, it’s sold over 5 million units. It’s had positive reviews from tech sites and consumers alike. So what is it like to actually use one everyday? I …

Phones

Walmart to launch Black Friday sales earlier

As the holiday shopping season kicks off, Walmart is the latest major retailer to announce an even earlier launch to annual Black Friday weekend sales — beginning at dinnertime Thanksgiving evening.<p>Following a slew of similar announcements from stores including Target, Best Buy and Macy's, Walmart …

Apple Reportedly Developing Large Curved Screen iPhones For Late 2014, Better Touchscreen Sensors

Apple is said to be working on two curved display iPhone models for the “second half of next year,” according to a source speaking to Bloomberg, with a likely release planned for the third quarter, as well as better touchscreen sensors that introduce fine pressure sensitivity for later devices to …

Google Nexus 5 review: A Nexus with power, potential, and the right price - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The <b>Google Nexus 5</b> has LTE for multiple carriers, a sleek and solid build, and an excellent price. It makes crystal-clear calls, battery life is long, and integration of Google Now is deep and wide.<p><b>The Bad</b> The Nexus 5's screen is dimmer than its competitors' and its camera struggles under …

Phones

Retina iPad Mini vs. Google Nexus 7: Spec Showdown

Apple finally added a retina display to its popular iPad mini, but is it enough to sway Google Nexus 7 fans? We break it down for you.<p>PCMag reviews …

The Best iPad Apps of 2017

These 50 apps will transform your iPad, iPad mini, or iPad Pro into the ultimate slate computer for work and play.<p>PCMag reviews products …

Apps

Mobile app search engine Quixey finally has a mobile app

Fresh off of a new $50 million round of funding, the mobile app search engine Quixey is releasing its first app for consumers.<p>Quixey has made a name for itself with its “functional search,” which enables you search for mobile apps based on what they actually do. It’s been licensing that technology …

As top tablets reach ‘Retina’ resolutions, which has the sharpest screen?

The new iPad Mini puts the same number of pixels as a larger Retina iPad into a smaller space, making for a "denser" display.<p>Apple's iPad announcements on Tuesday renewed a conflict that has smoldered since the announcement of the iPhone 4: When it comes to "Retina" displays, who has the sharpest, …

Gear & Gadgets

7 Must-have Apps for Audio Lovers

Are you someone who constantly has your ear buds on?<p>Do you love listening to music, audio books, or podcasts while driving or working out?<p>Well, here are seven awesome iPhone apps to fill your ear buds with energizing music, educational audio books, or funny podcasts all day long.<p>1. Umano (free)<p>If …

Apps

Undock, resize, or split your keyboard with Swiftkey 4.3 beta

<b>With ‘Layouts for Living’, SwiftKey Liberates Your Android Typing Experience</b><p>New custom keyboard layouts adapt to any situation<p>San Francisco, CA, October 17, 2013 – SwiftKey, the leading Android keyboard app, today announced public beta access to its latest version, dubbed ‘Layouts for Living’. The …

Apps

Trade-In Sites See Spike in iPad Sales Ahead of Apple Event

Buy-back services like Gazelle and NextWorth are pushing buyers to trade in now before prices drop in the post-Apple announcement rush.<p>PCMag reviews …

Google just granted itself the right to use your name and photo in its online ads

Google just got a tad creepier.<p>Thanks to tweaks made to its terms of service today, Google will be able to use its users’ names and photos in select advertising beginning next month (November 11). The updated terms of service, first noticed by The New York Times, specifically allow for the company …

National Security Agency (NSA)

History of the Phablet

Ever since smartphones first appeared on the market there’s been a general trend towards larger screens. At the same time, tablets have been shrinking. Eventually the two met in the middle, and a fusion of “phone” and “tablet” led to the unholy birth of the widely derided term “phablet”. It may …

Galaxy Note

Android Device Manager

<b>Pros</b><p>Free and baked into Android. Location tracking, remote wipe, remote alarm, remote lock. Easy to use. Location works without additional …

Do you really need to drink eight cups of water a day?

<b>Drinking eight cups or two litres of water a day is longstanding advice. But is there any scientific basis for it, asks Dr Chris van Tulleken.</b><p>You know those ads that remind us that even a small drop in hydration levels can massively affect performance so you need to keep hydrated with whatever …

Motorola readying 6.3-inch Xplay and Droid Quantum?

According to one report, Motorola could take on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 with a massive 6.3-inch experience of its own. Also, a Droid Ultra successor is reportedly already in the works.<p>Motorola could be ready to take on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and other phablets with a 6.3-inch device of its …

Mobile Technology

Bloomberg Fans' 5-Year Wait For A New Mobile App Is Finally Over

When the iPhone first launched in 2007, there was no app store. That came a year later in July 2008 and with it, Bloomberg's mobile app, which was available on day one. Bloomberg immediately became one of the most popular apps in the market, revered for its clean design and seamless integration …

Apps

iTunes Radio: Sleek, but Not the Best DJ

Apple has never been a company to rush a product to market just to be first, or because a competitor is doing it. Instead, the company has a long …

MacBook Air

HTC One named 'phone of the year' at T3 Gadget Awards

The HTC One smartphone has beaten both the Apple iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S4 to win phone of the year at the 2013 T3 Gadget Awards.<p>The HTC One also won the T3 design award and the coveted gadget of the year, as well as being nominated for tech brand of the year.<p>“It’s been a brilliant night for …

HTC One

Mixbit, the new video app built by YouTube’s founders, is now on Android

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Mixbit, the new video service from YouTube co-founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, released an Android app Thursday that aims …

15 best antivirus apps and best anti-malware apps for Android!

Antivirus Android apps remain one of the most popular types of applications on Android. Generally, you don’t need an antivirus app if you play it safe, only download apps from the Play Store, and keep your security settings enabled. However, there are those who like to take a walk on the wild side …

10 best Android file explorer apps, file manager apps, and file browser apps

File manager apps are among the most important apps on your device. With them, you can browse your files, find your downloads, manage your storage space, move things around, and a lot more. Not everyone is too keen on file organization because it can be pretty boring, but everyone still needs a …

Apps

5 Best HTC One Apps

The HTC One is an amazing device. With top of the line specs, speedy performance, and a premium look, it’s hard to believe this phone isn’t more popular. Even though it comes with pretty much everything you need to have a great experience right out of the box, there are some apps people can …

Android News

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 review

The Galaxy Note 3 is one of the most hotly anticipated phones of the year, and for good reason. With its massive 5.7-inch 1080p HD AMOLED display, larger battery, thinner body, and massive processing power, it appears to be a truly legitimate successor to the tried and true Galaxy Note 2. But is it …

Phones

Telenav Updates Scout Navigation App With Real-Time Group ETA Sharing, Removes The Need To Harass Friends Who Are Running Late

Telenav's Scout for Android app already guides users throughout their daily commute, points out nice places to eat, helps them keep up with local …

Xi3 Preps SteamOS-Ready Piston Console for Black Friday Release

Pre-ordered units will ship to customers two weeks prior to the Nov. 29 general release date, the Salt Lake City-based computer maker said.<p>PCMag …