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T-Mobile Rolling Out Video Calling to Samsung Phones

The service lets users place and receive video calls with one click.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from …

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Apple Watch launch expected in March, retail training set for mid-February

Apple is finishing up work on the Apple Watch’s software, and sources familiar with the product’s development say that the device is currently on track to ship in the United States by the end of March. Apple previously said that the wearable product will ship in “early 2015,” while Senior Vice …

There’s more than one reason why iOS 8’s growth has stalled | Ars Technica

The update isn't spreading as quickly as iOS 6 or 7. There's blame to go around.<p>If you follow Apple news closely, at some point in the last week …

iOS 8: Apple opens up — and catches up to Android (review)

While last year’s iOS update splashed a fresh coat of paint on Apple’s mobile operating system, this year’s revision is a massive interior renovation.<p>You’d be hard-pressed to see a big difference between iOS 7 and iOS 8, which is being released later today, at first glance. (If you’re not a fan of …

Apple reportedly reaches agreements with Visa, MasterCard, and American Express for iPhone mobile payments

Apple is widely expected to reveal a mobile payments system alongside the iPhone 6 at its press event on September 9th. The system — supposedly designed to take on Google Wallet, Isis, Paypal, and others — would allow you to use your phone to pay for items at the cash register, and it appears …

Apple's Upcoming Wearable Device Not Likely to Ship Until Early 2015

While Apple is expected to unveil its new wearable device, popularly referred to as the iWatch, at its media event scheduled for September 9, the device will likely not begin shipping until early next year, according to <i>Re/code</i>.<p>Sources in position to know tell me it won’t arrive at market for a few …

Prepare For The Smartwatch Assault

Consumer electronic companies are giddy. They can’t help themselves. They have a new thing. A new gadget. A new widget to sell to you. After years of notebooks, tablets and boring slabs of metal and glass, Samsung, LG, Motorola and all the rest finally have a chance to build something different: …

Top designers react to Google’s new ‘Material’ design language

Two days ago, Google revealed its next generation “Material” design language — a departure from past guidelines and a clear reaction to design trends made popular by Apple and Microsoft.<p>To fully digest the impact Material will have on the future of digital design, VentureBeat asked several …

Clones Of “Flappy Bird” Sequel “Swing Copters” Flushed From App Stores

The mobile app stores are dealing with the app cloning problem at last, it seems. Earlier this week, “Flappy Bird” creator Dong Nguyen released the sequel to his insanely popular, but frustrating game, which had once led to dozens upon dozens clones from developers hoping to cash in on the trend. …

Samsung's Galaxy S5 Takes the Ice Bucket Plunge, Challenges Apple, HTC and Nokia Phones

Some smart marketing for Samsung, highlighting the fact that the S5 -- unlike many rivals -- is water-resistant.<p>Lots of tech CEOs have taken the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, but Samsung’s Galaxy S5 might be the first tech product to do so.<p>And it is some smart marketing, given that the S5 is waterproof …

Apple iPhone 6 Schematics Leaked From Apple Supplier

Apple iPhone 6 is just a few weeks away, but that shouldn’t stop the rumor mill from leaking every single bit of information it can. We’ve see leaked …

The Moto 360 And Apple iWatch Will Kickoff The Smart Watch Wars Soon

Motorola’s Moto 360, the first round-face Android Wear smart watch, is coming next month and we could see our first glimpse of Apple's anticipated iWatch less than a week later at a planned media event on September 9th. While a very limited amount of early adopters have already been getting …

Nintendo Bringing Pokemon To iPad In Trading Card Form

The eternal dream of Nintendo showering the smartphone/tablet community with their Pokemon license may still never come to pass, but at least one aspect of the series is heading that direction. The Pokemon Trading Card Game is coming to iPad, competing with other recent digital card battling games …

People Are Raving About This iPhone-Like Android Phone From China's Hottest Smartphone Company

The phone is less than a month old, but it already seems to be generating buzz among some tech bloggers who managed to get their hands on it.<p>The Mi4 comes with hardware that is impressive enough to go head to head with the likes of Apple and Samsung. It has a full HD 1080p 5-inch screen and a …

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Motorola to Launch Moto 360 and New Smartphones on Sep 4

At last, the moment has arrived. Motorola has sent out invites for a press event taking place on September 4 in Chicago. Although nothing is confirmed, a piece of paper origami hints at two products that we’ve all been expecting: The Moto 360 smartwatch and a successor to its premium Moto X …

[For Developers] New Google Play Store API v2 Gives Total Control Over APK Updates And Product Listings

The Google Play Developer Console has undergone some pretty major changes over the years, including a complete overhaul 2 years ago. While the …

Hands On With The Amazon Fire Phone

Announced last month, the Amazon Fire Phone is the company’s first attempt at mobile hardware. Like its cousins in the Kindle Fire line of tablets, it runs a fork of Android and gives you quick access to everything in Amazon’s large (and growing) content library.<p>The device itself has a premium feel …

Google Analytics Gets Its Own Dedicated iPhone App

Google has launched an official Google Analytics app for iPhone, providing the same data you’re used to from your web dashboard on your mobile device, including visits, sources, page views and user behavior insights. The app also offers Real Time reports, which provides monitoring of site activity …

The Android Wear apps you should download right now

Check out some of our favorite Android Wear apps.<p>It's been about a year since Google Android Wear smartwatches started arriving on our wrists, and a dizzying array of devices round and square are competing for our attention. Once you're done ogling devices like the Huawei Watch or the LG Watch …

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London firm creates mind-controlled commands for Google Glass

Forget voice commands and touch gestures: A London firm has developed a way for<p>Google Glassusers to control their devices just by thinking.<p>This Place, an agency that specializes in creating user interfaces and experiences for programs used in the medical industry, developed a software called …

Tag Heuer Introduces World's First Self-Charging Phone

What happens when one of the world’s leading watchmakers sets its sights on mobile? You get a $12,000 “infinite-power” phone that runs on light.<p>Why, you might be asking, would Tag Heuer—known for its opulent chronographs, Brad Pitt ads, and general bling—suddenly venture into the mobile world with …

Clean Energy

Samsung Revamps its Galaxy Apps Store

Samsung has upgraded its Samsung Apps store with a redesigned user interface and a new name — Samsung Galaxy Apps — as it seeks to put the focus on exclusive content, discounts and promotional offers.<p>The Korean company’s app store is accessible on all of its Galaxy smartphones and tablets. The …

How Android Wear and Moto 360 Will Revolutionize the Smartwatch

By: Erik Hyrkas on July 2, 2014.<p>Last year the Samsung Galaxy Gear was the first of few (Qualcomm Toq, for instance) to breath life into the …

Samsung allegedly launching an Android Wear smartwatch at Google I/O

Samsung is apparently set to launch an Android Wear smartwatch this upcoming week at Google I/O. <i>CNET</i> is reporting that the upcoming wearable is one …

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Apple's crackdown on incentivizing app installs means marketers need new tricks

Following the initial buzz surrounding Apple’s WWDC event earlier this month, brands and mobile agencies are starting to come to terms with the impact Apple’s significant app store changes could have on them.<p>One of the biggest questions the new developments give way to surrounds the future of …

Amazon's Fire Phone brings tilt-controlled 'dynamic perspective' to mobile games

Amazon's latest piece of hardware is the Fire Phone, a smartphone built to live in Amazon's ecosystem, and the company showed off some games running on the unique device during its unveiling in Seattle today.<p>Amazon is touting a unique feature it calls Dynamic Perspective, which Amazon CEO Jeff …

Fire Phone against the world: can Amazon take on iOS and Android?

Amazon's unique software is running on pretty average hardware<p>With his presentation earlier today, Jeff Bezos wanted consumers to take one thing away from Amazon's Fire Phone: it's different. We've just seen the end result of years of research, most of which seemingly went into the phone's Dynamic …

Renowned leaker posts picture of the massive 5.5-inch iPhone 6

One week ago, the Taiwanese actor and racing car driver Jimmy Lin posted pictures of what looked to be a legit 4.7-inch iPhone 6. Today, he’s followed up by sharing a picture on his Weibo account depicting Lin sitting next to what appears to be the 5.5-inch iPhone 6.<p>While this could possibly be a …

Ideo Releases A New Photoshop For Interaction Design

The design agency offers an improved version of Origami, the open-source UX prototyping tool Facebook released earlier this year.<p>A few months ago, Facebook released a bit of open-source code called Origami, which lets designers create and test user interfaces without any coding.<p>Now, Ideo has …

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Xamarin 3 Launches With UI Design Tool For iOS Apps, Cross-Platform Interface API And More

Xamarin has long been one of the most popular tools for building cross-platform mobile applications and today, the company is taking a major step forward by launching version 3.0 of its service. The highlights of today’s release are the launch of Xamarin Designer for iOS, which can almost …