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All I Want For Christmas: A Beta App Store

<i>Notice: You must submit your basically untested app now or your holidays will surely be ruined. If you don’t, you’ll miss out on all those downloads that your app probably isn’t ready for anyway. Your call. Merry Christmas.</i><p>Okay, Apple doesn’t actually issue such an alert, but they might as well.<p>The …

Viber Desktop Launches On Windows 8

Viber has been busy lately with the launch of new revenue-generating features like a Sticker Market and Viber Out, but today the company is focused on expanding its reach with the release of Viber for Windows 8.<p>Viber first launched on the desktop back in May, with support for PC and Mac.<p>Today, the …

GadgetellSolutions Media

24Jan/18<p>To see the full list of this year’s Top Women in Retail honorees, click here. What do you enjoy most about working in the retail industry? …

Google acquires Bitspin, makes its stylish Android alarm app free to celebrate

Bitspin is probably most well known for its swish Timely alarm app on Android, and it seems that Google likes how the Swiss team is doing it, because it's just acquired them. "For new and existing users, Timely will continue to work like it always has," noted the Bitspin team in their announcement …

Google brings Google Now notifications to Chrome beta for desktop users

After appearing in a developer build of Chrome last month, Google announced today that this week it will be rolling out Google Now notifications to the desktop through the latest beta version of Chrome. Google Now notifications were previously available to Android and iOS users, but can now be …

Dropbox Alternative HubiC Now Offers 10TB For $13.50 Per Month

French hosting company OVH just updated its product offering for its Dropbox-like service called HubiC. Now, you get 25GB of storage for free, 100GB for $1.35 per month (€1), and you can opt for a whopping 10TB plan for $13.50 per month (€10).<p>Launched two years ago, HubiC has slowly but surely …

Google’s New Company Replaces Passwords With Sound. Let’s Make Some Noise!

Google bought a tiny Israeli startup today called SlickLogin.<p>The three-person, two-month-old company has an interesting technology that replaces passwords. The terms were not disclosed.<p>The acquisition is a tiny victory for people who believe in sound as a viable medium of digital …

TestFlight Owner Burstly Acquired By Apple

Burstly, the makers of an in-app ad management platform called SkyRocket and the parent company of popular mobile app testing platform TestFlight, has been acquired, we’re hearing. Though we’re working to get more information on this now, including deal terms, our understanding is that Apple is the …

Raspberry Pi Chalks Up Sales Of 2.5M+ As It Turns Two — $10K Bounty Offered For Opening Its Blob

Happy Birthday Raspberry Pi! The low-cost Linux microcomputer has just turned two years old. And boy how it’s grown.<p>The Cambridge, U.K.-based creators of the $25/$35 credit-card sized computer thought they would only ever sell a few thousand units when they started their project. In the event, they …

Flipboard Acquires Zite

Inside Flipboard / March 5, 2014<p>Today we’re thrilled to welcome the Zite team to Flipboard and to announce our partnership with CNN. As a news-loving …

Twitter Acquires Android Lockscreen App Cover, Moves Deeper Into Mobile Services

A very interesting acquisition announcement from Twitter today: it’s buying Cover, an Android lockscreen app that lets you customise what apps you see and when. For now, Cover will remain live in the Play store.<p>“If that changes down the road, we’ll provide another update here,” the founders Todd …

LinkedIn Hits 300 Million Users

LinkedIn announced this morning that the company now has 300 million registered users worldwide, over half of which come from outside the U.S. Stateside, the site has 100 million members, its says. LinkedIn revealed these and other figures via a company blog post, in addition to laying out its …

11 Android Apps to Make Notifications More Interesting

I love Android as much as the next non-Apple owning guy, but there are times when I get bored of using the same old operating system, and seeing the same boring old Android notifications.<p>Thankfully, there’s no shortage of different ways to liven things up without having to root your phone, or in …

Review: Stride 2 jailbreak tweak brings a customizable gesture-based passcode to iOS 7 devices

If you’ve been around the jailbreak community for a while, it’s possible that you’re familiar with the popular iOS 5/6 gesture-based lock screen tweak Stride. This tweak worked as a lock screen passcode alternative and allowed users to set a custom gesture to unlock an iOS device.<p>Created by the …

Verdict reached in Apple v. Samsung patent trial with mixed results, Apple awarded $119.6 million in damages

Jurors have finally reached a verdict in the latest patent spat between smartphone rivals Apple and Samsung. This trial will determine whether Samsung violated Apple’s technology patents, and, if they did, the extent of the damages incurred by Apple in losses to competing infringing devices. Apple …

Xiaomi gets 15 million pre-orders for its RedMi Note

Chinese mobile phone manufacturer Xiaomi has received 15 million pre-orders for its upcoming large screen device, the RedMi Note. Details of the RedMi Note started to emerge a couple of months ago and it looks like interest in the device has been amazing.<p>The Redmi Note will use MediaTek’s octa-core …

Mobile

More leaked evidence suggests Amazon really is preparing a smartphone

Dating back as far as 2012, there have been rumors claiming that Amazon is preparing to launch a smartphone. Most of these rumors have been all talk and no real substance, but things have certainly started to heat up recently.<p>Early last month the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reported that Amazon was actually …

Mobile Technology

Researcher claims iOS 7 (including current 7.1.1) does not encrypt email attachments, Apple aware of issue

Security researcher Andreas Kurtz has discovered that versions of iOS 7, including iOS 7.1.1 (the current release), iOS 7.1, and iOS 7.0.4 do not encrypt email attachments in the bundled Mail application. This is an issue itself, but more worrisome as iOS, according to Apple, is supposed to encrypt …

Google Wallet Is Coming To Glass

Google Wallet is coming to Glass soon. According to a source close to the company, Google is currently testing a way for Glass users to send money to their friends through Wallet by simply using their voices to ask Glass to “send money.” The company is testing this service internally right now, but …

Sony Supersizes Data Storage With 185-Terabyte Cassette Tape

The iPod let you put your entire music collection in your pocket. Now Sony has something that could let you put the <i>world's</i> music collection in your …

Microsoft will hold a 'small' Surface event on May 20th

Microsoft has reportedly been working on a miniature version of its Surface tablet for nearly two years, but the wait may be over. The company has just sent out invitations to a Microsoft Surface event on May 20th, with the tagline "Join us for a small gathering."<p>While that could obviously simply …

Tesco to Launch Own Smartphones This Year

British supermarket giant Tesco says it is planning to launch its own smartphone before the end of this year, as it looks to build on the success it has seen with the Hudl tablet, which has sold over 550,000 units.<p>Chief executive Philip Clarke told the BBC Radio 5 that a “Tesco phone” would launch …

Fidesmo Aims To Be The Only Card You Need For Public Transit (And Eventually, Anything Else)

With all the talk about the “mobile wallet”, you might assume that smartphones will eventually handle most of your purchases, coupons, and related accounts. But Fidesmo, which just took the stage at TechCrunch’s Disrupt NY Startup Battlefield, is betting that cards still have a lot to offer.<p>The …

Andrew Vyrros, former iMessage lead at Apple, now at messaging startup Layer

Andrew Vyrros, formerly a senior engineer at Apple leading the team behind iMessage, has left the company to become CTO of Layer, a messaging …

Apple In Talks To Acquire Beats For $3.2 Billion, Says FT

<b>Update</b>: Apple announced the $3 billion deal on May 28th.<p>This could be Apple’s largest acquisition to date. According to the Financial Times, Apple is close to a deal to acquire Beats Electronics. Beats is the maker of the popular Beats headphones, as well as the music service, Beats Music.<p>If it …

Intel Pays Up To $30M For A Personal Assistant Platform From Ginger Software

Apple has Siri, and now Intel has Ginger. The chipmaker has made one more acquisition to bolster its advanced computing and artificial intelligence holdings: it has purchased selected assets, and hired talent, from Israel’s Ginger Software in the area of natural language processing tools and …

Apple Hires Nokia Lumia Image Quality Lead, Ari Partinen

It’s been a busy week for Apple news, with rumors swirling of a big Beats acquisition and its long-time PR chief stepping down. Apple also confirmed it acquired power efficient LED company, LuxVue.<p>Well, here’s a tidbit more Cupertino-related news (via Engadget): it’s just hired a senior engineer …

Mind-controlled prosthetic arm from Segway inventor gets FDA approval

Nearly eight years ago, DARPA, the US Defense Department's advanced research agency, set out to find a better solution for amputees than the metal hooks still widely used today. Now, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted its approval to one of the projects that came from that effort: a …

Twitter Officially Introduces The Mute Button For Android, iPhone And Web

Twitter has officially announced “mute,” a new feature for its Android, iPhone and web clients that lets users selectively turn off the posts of certain users they follow, without unfollowing them. Muting the users will stop their posts from showing up in your timeline, including their own posts …

Evernote Now Has More than 100 Million Users

Evernote, which launched in 2008, now has more than 100 million registered users, according to a blog post by the company today.<p>Of that 100 million people, the majority (35 million) are in the Asia-Pacific region, 31 million are in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, 27 million are in the US and …