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Cyanogen reportedly planning “deep Cortana integration” for Cyanogen OS

Back in April we first learned of Microsoft and Cyanogen’s new “strategic partnership”, which would see the inclusion of select apps like Bing, Skype, Office, and a few others. This only applied to the commercial Cyanogen OS and not CyanogenMod ROMs, though the announcement still was met with with …

Google Calendar is getting a new, more secure URL

Google today announced that the main URL for the Google Calendar web app will be changing. In the next few weeks, it will transition from https://www.google.com/calendar/ to the simpler calendar.google.com.<p>But don’t freak out!<p>“Following the launch, the old Calendar url will simply redirect to the …

Hands On: Microsoft Skype 6.0 (iOS)

We really are ungrateful louts, aren't we? Look at what Skype does: it lets you make worldwide phone calls for free and right from your Mac or your …

Facebook Messenger Is The Second Most Downloaded App Of All Time

Remember when Facebook forced you to download its standalone messaging app, Messenger, by revoking access to messages from within its flagship app? Turns out that strategy worked swimmingly for the social network: A new report by app analytics firm App Annie says Messenger is one of the most …

Samsung's Gear S2 is its best-looking smartwatch yet

The impressive things with the Gear S2 don't end with its new design: Samsung's actually figured out a really smart interaction model for smartwatches that I'm shocked no one else has done yet. There's the touchscreen, yes, just like most other smartwatches, and the Gear S2 has a couple buttons on …

Apple will reportedly outfit the 21.5-inch iMac with a 4K display

Almost a year ago, Apple put a Retina display inside its 27-inch desktop. A report from <i>9to5Mac</i> says we could see a high-res panel on the smaller 21.5-inch model soon as well. The word comes from Mark Gurman, who has a solid track record for news like this, of the new iMac initially tipped by clues …

Japan’s top-grossing mobile game Monster Strike pulled from Apple’s App Store (Update: back up)

<i>Update, 9 a.m. Pacific on Sunday, August 30: The game appears to be back on Apple’s App Store. Toto told VentureBeat he estimates the losses for Mixi to stand at about $600,000.</i><p>Apple has pulled Japan’s top-selling mobile game from its App Store in Japan, according to local media reports Saturday …

Pentagon teams up with Apple, Boeing to develop wearable tech

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter awarded $75 million on Friday to help a consortium of high-tech firms and researchers develop electronic systems packed with sensors flexible enough to be worn by soldiers or molded onto the skin of a plane.<p>Carter said funding for …

Motorola updates Camera and Gallery apps: move albums to SD, scan QR codes and more

Are you rocking an older Motorola phone? You may have notice some significant improvements hitting your device. Said manufacturer has just pushed out updates to a couple of their main applications. Namely, the Motorola Camera and Gallery apps, which now come with a set of added features that will …

Google Play

The CEO of a $30 billion company explains why tech companies overwork their employees

But long before he came to EMC and then to VMware, he was a rising star at Intel, with Andy Grove as his mentor.<p>He came to media attention in those Intel days for preaching to other techies about the importance of work-life balance.<p>Literally preaching. He's a dedicated Christian that goes to church …

Intel's Skylake Processor Lineup for Retina MacBook Revealed

Following a closer look at Intel's upcoming Skylake processor lineup for the MacBook Air, <i>CPU World</i> has shared new details about sixth-generation Core M chips appropriate for the 12-inch Retina MacBook. Intel reportedly may brand the low-power Skylake-Y chips as Core m3, Core m5 and Core m7 based on …

MacBook Air

iPhone 6S Aluminum Bend Test

IPhone 6S

Behind the Scenes - Ask Me #027

On the "Perfect Smartphone"

OnePlus 2 Review!

Samsung Releases Galaxy S6 Teasers That Appear To Confirm Metal Design And Curved Displays

Samsung has recently posted two teasers for its upcoming flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S6. One teaser is a 45-second video on YouTube and the other is a profile photo on Instagram. Both of the teasers appear to confirm some of the rumored Galaxy S6 specifications.<p>The profile photo of the Samsung …

Samsung Galaxy

The iPad Pro might not be the answer to Apple’s prayers after all

It’s no secret that iPad sales are stalling. After an incredible start, iPad sales have continued to decline, year over year. Tim Cook has characterized it as just a speed bump, a statistical aberration more to do with how fast the iPad grew than customers losing interest in the line, even as …

IPad Pro

Nexus 6 versus the Moto X: which one belongs in your pocket?

Moto X or Nexus 6? It's a question that has bugged many fans of "pure" Android (including myself) for a few months, and it's not hard to see why. Although both Motorola smartphones are sleekly designed and pack some clever software tricks, they couldn't be more different in some areas. The Moto X …

Nexus

Build A Compact 1080p Gaming PC For $400 (Benchmarks Included)

<b>[UPDATE: This has proven to be a popular build, but what if you want to stretch your budget to $800? Check out this newer mini-ITX, 1440p gaming build!]</b><p>There’s a widespread misconception floating around that says building a decent gaming PC is an expensive endeavor. But what if you could assemble …

Branding

Samsung Galaxy S6 leaked photo hints at 5 different versions

It's been rumored there could be more than one version of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone, but now it looks like we could see as many as …

Gear & Gadgets

Are You A Chromecast User? Google Has Given You A $6 Google Play Credit

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, Google is offering a $6 credit to the Google Play store for Google Chromecast owners. The credit can go towards movies, music or apps. The Google Chromecast is a thumb-sized media streaming device that plugs into the HDMI port of your TV. The Chromecast streams content …

Your Xbox One will soon let you take in-game screenshots

Your Xbox One lets you livestream or record video to share your gaming exploits, but that's overkill when all you want to do is brag about a shiny new <i>Forza</i> car. Wouldn't it be nice if you could take a screenshot, like your PlayStation 4-toting friends can? You'll have that option soon. After months …

Photos of 12-Inch MacBook Air Display Show Black Glass Cover, Polished Apple Logo

Just days after a report claiming Apple supplier Quanta Computer has begun ramping up production of the upcoming 12-inch MacBook Air, Chinese site <i>iFanr</i> shares some photos [Google Translate] of what it says is the display assembly for the machine (via <i>SlashGear</i>).<p>The photos depict the claimed display …

Report: Apple Watch will have up to 19 hours of mixed-use battery life

While it's been well reported that the Apple Watch will likely need recharging every day, a new report suggests we could see it have about 19 hours …

Batteries

The first Ubuntu phone arrives next week, but there's a catch

It's been a long time coming, but finally Canonical is ready to release its first Ubuntu phone. After teaming up with Meizu and BQ almost a year ago, we're getting a (sort of) new handset from the latter; it's actually a repurposed version of its Aquaris E4.5, a mid-range smartphone that normally …

Mobile Technology

Apple's Stock Is Down Due To Overblown iPad Concerns

Apple’s shares are down about 1% to $119 while the overall stock market is down about 0.4%. There is an article on 9to5Mac that has data from KGI Research’s Apple analyst Ming Chi-Kuo (who is quite good) that iPad sales could decrease 30% year over year in calendar 2015 to between 44-45 million.</i> …

A Map Of Every Patent Steve Jobs Touched

You might never be able to get inside the enigmatic Apple founder’s head, but this could be the next best thing.<p>People are always trying to put themselves into the head of Apple founder Steve Jobs, to figure out how he thought. Unfortunately, Jobs was pretty inscrutable, but here’s one fun way to …

4 common problems with the Samsung Galaxy Alpha and how to fix them

Samsung finally gave into the call of the consumers, by introducing its first smartphone to feature a metal frame in the Samsung Galaxy Alpha, a design element that has found its way to subsequent releases as well. Design is definitely the bigger selling point here, as opposed to raw performance, …

Must-have iPhone, iPad, & Apple Pay apps for holiday gift shopping this year

Shopping this year through iPhone and iPad apps is significantly more convenient thanks to Apple Pay and Touch ID. The latest iPhones and iPads allow you to avoid the arduous process of re-entering your credit card information each time at checkout and instead pay for your purchase with the touch …