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Zippy: A Gorgeous Task-Management App for iPhone

If there’s one thing the world doesn’t need, it’s another productivity app. That said, we think you’ll like Zippy for iOS.<p>Optimized for iPhone and iPod touch, Zippy does most of the things you’d expect from any half-decent to-do list app, but it delivers insights into your activities using gorgeous …

Samsung devices no longer boosting benchmark scores after Android 4.4 update

Those artificially inflated benchmark scores Samsung devices were getting last year? They've been patched. According to new tests run by <i>Ars Technica</i>, Samsung devices running Android 4.4 no longer boost CPU speeds during benchmark tests. In July, Exynos variants of the Galaxy S 4 and Note 3 were …

HomeAway Acquires Hospitality App Glad to Have You

US vacation rental service HomeAway is plunging into mobile and committing to customer service as it announced today that it is acquiring a hospitality app, Glad to Have You.<p>The Glad to Have You app, available on both Apple’s App Store and Google Play, is designed to let owners and property …

TVSmiles Closes $7M Series A To Take Its Second-Screen TV Ad Loyalty Program Beyond Germany

Berlin-based startup TVSmiles, which has built a second-screen app-based loyalty program to encourage people to watch TV ads, has closed a $7 million Series A funding round, from prior investors Ventech. The new funding brings its total capital raised to $8M.<p>Other investors participating in the …

Corning SVP Calls Sapphire Glass Expensive And Environmentally Unfriendly

In news that will come as a shock to absolutely no one, it seems that Corning Glass (makers of Gorilla Glass) aren’t big fans of Sapphire glass.<p>Asked by Morgan Stanley analyst James Fawcett his thoughts about “one large handset and device maker” planning to use Sapphire in its products, Tony …

Nissan's rearview mirror switches to an LCD at the touch of a button

What if your rearview mirror could see through your backseat passengers' heads? We've seen cameras and screens integrated into cars in many ways over the years, but Nissan will make them front and center soon. Nissan's new Smart Rearview Mirror will launch next year, offering a blend of a …