Zane P Abernathy

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Google Starts Making The New Google Maps The Default For Everybody

After just under a year in preview, Google today announced that it is now rolling out the new Google Maps to all of its users as the default option.<p>Since Google announced the new version of Maps at its I/O developer conference last year, users were able to switch between the two versions. Still, …

If The Samsung Galaxy S3 Is Good Enough, Who's Going To Buy A Galaxy S5 After MWC?

As Samsung prepares to announce their latest smartphone at next week’s Mobile World Congress, there are a lot of users of the Samsung Galaxy S3 who’ll be looking for a new phone. Has the South Korean company done enough to tempt users coming to the end of a two-year contract to stay with Samsung …

Samsung drops Android for Tizen in new Gear 2 smartwatches

A "significant improvement" over the original<p>A mere six months after the introduction of the Galaxy Gear, Samsung is returning to the smartwatch market with two new models: the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo. Announced at Mobile World Congress today, the new watches remain faithful to the original's look, …

Garmin's new app turns Sony's SmartWatch 2 into a tiny satnav

We like the idea of hooking our watches into our phones, so when we wander around foreign lands, we don't look like as much of a tourist. Garmin agrees, and has launched a navigation app specifically for Sony's Xperia devices that'll push real-time directions straight to the SmartWatch 2. Acting …

WinZip Moves To The Cloud With Launch Of ZipShare, A Way To Zip, Manage & Share All Your Online Files

WinZip, makers of the file compression utility first launched in the early 90’s that still sees north of 30 million downloads per year, is today making a shift to the cloud. The company is launching ZipShare, a file zipping, management, encryption, and sharing service that works with the major …

Samsung has sold more than 200 million Galaxy S smartphones

Want to know how big a player Samsung is in the smartphone market? The company now says that it's sold over 200 million Galaxy S phones since the line first went on the market in 2010. For reference, the Korean tech giant had notched up sales of 100 million Galaxy S devices as of slightly more than …

WhitePages Current For Android Now Protects Against “One Ring” Scam

WhitePages Current, a free caller and text identification application for Android users, has been updated today to counter the plague that is the “one ring scam.” In case you’re unfamiliar, scammers are now trying to exploit smartphone owner’s “missed call” screen by programmatically dialing …

Galaxy S5 will come in two versions: a Snapdragon 801 and an octa-core Exynos

MWC 2014 Coverage brought to you by: Bitdefender Mobile Security & Antivirus for Android.<p>As expected, at MWC 2014 Samsung unveiled the much-anticipated Galaxy S5 bringing us a new back cover, a waterproof design and several other new hardware and software features. One thing Samsung didn’t talk …

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SanDisk microSD can now hold 128GB of your music, videos and photos

SanDisk is best known to Android users for providing the microSD memory cards that faithfully hold all of our photos, videos and music on our devices. Smartphones that support MicroSD usually only do so up to 64GB, so phone manufacturers will now have to design anew to support the new 128GB SanDisk …

The i'm Tracer bracelet means never having to ask 'where's the kid?'

The kooky folks behind the (frankly awful) i'm Watch are a mainstay at Mobile World Congress. This year they've got something a <i>little</i> more useful to show off: It's called the i'm Tracer, and it's the evolution of another GPS tracker the company has highlighted before. The Tracer is a wearable …

MasterCard program will protect credit card purchases using your smartphone's location

MasterCard is testing a new program to protect purchases made on credit cards by using smartphone geolocation. A new partnership with Syniverse lets shoppers limit foreign purchases made on those cards unless their smartphone is also in that location. That measure is designed to keep fraud at bay, …

Google Is Lobbying States To Kill Restrictions On Wearing Glass While Driving

The Google Glass driving ticket was just the start. Though San Diego resident Cecilia Abadie’s citation for distracted driving was thrown out, at least eight states are considering regulation against wearing Glass while driving. In turn, the search giant is lobbying at least three states to stop …