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Android 4.4 KitKat will let you choose your own default texting app

Android users will be able to choose third-party apps to handle their text messaging by default when the operating system's next big update, version 4.4 KitKat, eventually launches. On its developer blog, Google notes that many third-party SMS and MMS apps have already been made using workarounds …

KitKat To Complete SMS API, Require Default Texting App And Limit All Others

In a post on the Android Developers Blog earlier today, Google has given us yet another indicator of upcoming changes to the Android platform. When …

BBM for Android coming 'in days' says BlackBerry CMO

If you're still waiting for BBM on Android, you might see it soon. According to BlackBerry CMO <i>Frank Boulben</i>, the software should be available for …

Report: New MacBook Pros on sale Oct 24/25, iPads Oct 30/31, Mac Pro Nov 15

French site <i>MacG</i>, which has an imperfect track-record, claims to have been given the dates on which the new MacBook Pros, iPads and Mac Pro will go on sale. The claimed dates are:<p>MacBook Pro on October 24th or 25th<br>• iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2 on October 30th or 31st<br>• Mac Pro on November 15th<p>With Apple’s …

Apple Hires Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts To Take Control Of Apple Stores

Apple has confirmed in a press release that it has hired Angela Ahrendts, chief executive officer of the fashion brand Burberry, to oversee its Apple …

The best news apps for iPad

Sitting down with your iPad is a great way to start your day, with so many news apps available to read as you enjoy your cup of coffee. The iPad has …

Snapchat Reveals It Manually Retrieves 'Snaps' By Request Of Law Enforcement Officials

Snapchat has shed new light on the exact details concerning the supposedly transient nature of photos and videos, aka "Snaps," sent through its …

New iPad will have iPhone 5S fingerprint scanner, pic hints

The new iPad will play host to the iPhone 5S' fingerprint scanner, a freshly leaked picture suggests.<p>The above snap, which surfaced on Chinese site …

Chrome OS 30 stable build adds select, drag-and-drop features for touchscreens

Adventurous folks running Chrome OS beta have been enjoying the platform's new touchscreen functions since September, assuming they have a Pixel. Now, touchscreen text selection and drag and drop support is arriving to the operating system's stable build aboard the latest software update. While …

Twitter now lets you receive direct messages from any follower

Twitter is rolling out an option to ease the use of direct messages. Traditionally, Twitter has allowed users who follow each other to send direct messages back and forth, or for users to send direct messages to accounts that follow them. A new setting, that appears to have been rolling out over …

Nexus 5 spied yet again, in even more leaked snaps

The long-rumoured Nexus 5 has been spotted yet again, in <i>even more</i> leaked pictures that show off Google's next flagship phone.<p>The new images of the …

Why 15% Of Americans Don't Use The Internet

Americans aren’t giving up on the internet, but 15% of us don’t want to be bothered.<p>Call them the “undecided voters” of cyber space, but according to a survey by the Pew Research Center, 21% of respondents who aren’t online say they’re off because the web doesn’t interest them.<p>What? Not interested …

Xiaomi Sells 100,000 Units Of Its Flagship Phone In 86 Seconds

Early last month, Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi unveiled its latest flagship device, the Mi-3. At the same time, the company also officially stepped into the living room with the launch of a 47-inch 3D smart TV.<p>The first batch of 100,000 Mi-3 phones were released at 12 noon today for sale …

Apple hires Burberry CEO to spruce up its retail operation

Cupertino's latest hire is an interesting one, especially when we think that about all those cool wearables that could one day take pride of place in Apple's online and physical stores. Angela Ahrendts, currently CEO of Burberry, has been recruited to fill a position that will be created just for …