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Fresh Meat: 10 new Android apps worth checking out

New apps need lovin’ too, right? Every day there are thousands of additions to the Google Play store, but many go unnoticed and never receive the …

Google is giving “smart pills” to the world

Google is open-sourcing TensorFlow, the “secret sauce” behind features like intelligent image recognition in Google Photos or the Smart Reply feature that arrived to Inbox last week.<p>Announced today, TensorFlow is a set of free tools for machine learning applications. Or, in technical terms, “an …

ICYMI: January 17, 2015

A lot can happen in a week. New apps join the Windows Phone Store or Windows Store. Your favorite apps can get a big update with a new look or new …

Motorola Migrate gets updated with Material Design

Motorola is currently in the midst of pushing out an update for its official Migrate application via the Play Store. This upgrade doesn’t transport …

Samsung’s tough year ahead

A fresh new year is already well underway. CES is in the rear view mirror. MWC is on the horizon. Samsung has a tough challenge ahead to arrest its slump in profits and maintain its dominance of the smartphone industry. Can it cope with Chinese competition and falling prices? Can a combination of …

If U.K. prime minister has his way, Apple will stop encrypting iMessage and FaceTime

One of the great things about iMessage and FaceTime is that it encrypts your messages automatically, making it very, very difficult for hackers to spy on the messages you send.<p>But guess what? If U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron gets his way, iMessage and FaceTime encryption might soon be a thing …

iMessage

Google Now Launcher update brings Lollipop look to older devices

With the latest update to the Google Now Launcher (and the Google Search app, which controls much of the content therein), folks running a device on …

Android apps will run on Tizen-powered Samsung Z1, via OpenMobile ACL

What do you do if you are trying to establish an ecosystem of apps for your mobile operating system, or are simply trying to bolster the numbers a bit in order to look more attractive to consumers? If you’re Jolla or Blackberry, the answer is adding Android app compatibility. It’s something we are …

Apps

GREG app review: a math puzzle game

Introduction<p>GREG - A Mathematical Puzzle Game is an iPad and iPhone game that turns learning math into a fun puzzle game. Add numbers to equal the …

Board Games

Sprint Adds Small Updates To The Samsung Galaxy S III, Galaxy S5 Sport, And Galaxy Tab 4

If you have one of three Samsung devices on Sprint, you might just have an over-the-air update waiting for you in your Settings menu. But don't get …

Sprint boasts almost 1 million new subscribers in preliminary Q3 2014 report

Sprint today released preliminary results from the third fiscal quarter of 2014, showing the company acquiring almost 1 million new subscribers. …

Playstation 4 Launch in China Delayed Indefinitely

Sony is delaying the launch of its PlayStation 4 gaming console in China due to “various factors,” including prolonged negotiations with local authorities, reports Reuters.<p>The PS4 was slated to go on sale in China on Jan 11, along with the portable PS Vita. By then, the console will already have …

China

Latest rumor of OLED displays in iPhones inspired by report on Foxconn display factory

There are always rumors around that Apple is planning to switch from LCD to thinner, brighter, more power-efficient OLED displays in its iPhones. The latest is a report seemingly originating on Japanese newspaper <i>Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun</i> cited by <i>GforGames</i> via a Chinese site … So take it with the usual …

Mobile Technology

Samsung will ‘fundamentally reform’ its smartphones going forward

Wikipedia<p>Samsung has announced that their earnings this past quarter were as bad as some had predicted with profit from smartphones diving to the lowest in more than three years. With their operating profit down 60 percent and income from sales is down 20 percent than a year ago, Samsung’s revenue …

Mobile

Third-party alternatives to official Google apps for Windows Phone 8

If you're the sort of person deeply rooted in Google services, at first glance migrating to Windows Phone 8 from either Android or iOS can be a total …

See iOS 7 on the iPad in first screenshots

This is what iOS 7 will look like on Apple's iPad with retina display, iPad 2 and iPad mini.<p>Apple unveiled its new iOS mobile software last week, but …

iPhone 5

Apple's iMessage, FaceTime hit with second outage this week

Apple's iMessage and FaceTime networks are once again experiencing outages.<p>The outage, which is the second this week, began just before 8 a.m. PT, and once again affects "some users," according to Apple's system status page.<p>Both services experienced a similar outage this past Tuesday thatlasted …

In 'Futurama,' robots follow 'Bender's Law,' not Asimov's

STANFORD, Calif.--Issac Asimov's famous laws of robotics say machines may never harm humans. In Matt Groening's "Futurama" universe that takes place a millennium later, however, robots have become a bit less literal-minded.<p>"The three laws of robotics are actually built into many of the robots," …

U.S. Cellular's Galaxy Axiom gets Jelly Bean

Galaxy S3's little brother gets over-the-air update to Android 4.1.2<p>U.S. Cellular has announced that the Galaxy Axiom -- its version of the Galaxy S3 …

Text Photo Editor Free app review

Text Photo Editor Free<p>Price: Free<p>Text Photo Editor Free by ZHANG LIMING takes your average text and font that you use in messages to a whole new …

The Pirate Bay becomes world’s largest file-sharing website

The Pirate Bay has been the brunt of most legal battles dealing with piracy over the last few years, but apparently that isn’t stopping the website …

Top 10

US Trademark Office says the “mini” in iPad mini is “merely descriptive”

Apple has until July 24 to modify its trademark application and resubmit.<p>Apple's application for the "iPad mini" trademark must be more descriptive …