Bernardo Villarreal

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Nokia Lumia Icon Review

Thinking inside the box.<p>Last year, Nokia launched its first high-end smartphone to be available through the largest carrier in the United States. …

Naughty Dog: Who cares what a character's sexual identity is?

<i>This post contains spoilers about The Last of Us: Left Behind.</i><p>In an emotional scene from The Last of Us: Left Behind, main character Ellie kisses her female friend Riley. Does this mean she is gay or bisexual? "Who cares?" game director Bruce Straley says.<p>"It's like 'who cares?' A good character is …

Six alternatives to WhatsApp now that Facebook owns it

Facebook has bought messaging app WhatsApp, which means those who have been avoiding feeding their data into the world’s biggest social network might think about switching to another instant messaging service.<p>As WhatsApp is based on phone numbers rather than usernames, Facebook has in effect just …

WeChat is nothing like WhatsApp—and that makes it even more valuable

The world’s most popular messaging apps are mirror images of each other. WhatsApp, purchased by Facebook on Wednesday for $19 billion, prides itself on doing one thing well—offering a messaging service free of ads, games, and gimmicks. Its China-based competitor WeChat, owned by internet giant …

The Best Chat Apps for Your Smartphone

<b>Updated: August 1, 2014</b><p>We’ve known for sometime that SMS is becoming passe for many smartphone owners worldwide.<p>Sure, people still use it, but there are a slew of apps that go way beyond it, offering easy multimedia functions, group chats, video calls, gaming and much more. Beyond being SMS …