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BlackBerry’s BBM App Was Downloaded 5 Million Times In 8 Hours

BlackBerry only just released its BBM messaging app for iOS and Android users, but it seems the company has struck a chord: The app saw 5 million downloads inside just the first eight hours of availability. This number could be even higher, as the 5 million figure relates to activations only.<p>Well …

MLG Partners With Relativity Media to Turn Its Professional Gamers Into Mainstream Celebrities

The people who really care about e-sports will tell you — sometimes more than once — that professional gamers deserve just as much respect as …

Facebook, Google and other online brands could face fines of up to €100m

Some of the Web’s biggest properties, like Google, Facebook and Yahoo, could face being slapped with steep fines if they breach newly proposed European Data Protection laws, providing they are adopted.<p>Under the proposed new regulations, companies that blatantly flout the rules could be hit by fines …

Europe plans to end mobile phone roaming charges

<b>The European Commission is proposing to scrap mobile phone roaming charges across Europe as part of a raft of measures to reform the telecoms market.</b><p>The Commission described the reforms as "the most ambitious plan in 26 years of telecoms market reform".<p>It said the measures will reduce consumer …

Tired of Gogo’s pokey in-flight internet speeds? Next year it’s going to get faster

Expensive and slow Wi-Fi connections may be the norm when you’re stuck in an airplane cabin, but in 2014 Gogo(s gogo), the country’s largest provider …

Smartwatches: what are Apple, Samsung, Google and Microsoft up to?

"The wrist is interesting," said Apple chief executive Tim Cook at the All Things Digital D11 conference in May 2013, when being quizzed about his company's potential plans for wearable technology in the years to come.<p>"For something to work here you have to convince people it's so incredible, that …

1-click this: Amazon lets you buy real things via any Android app

Your favorite dessert app just surfaced a sure-fire cronut recipe, but your in-laws never returned your trusty mixer. If you got that app via Amazon, though, you may be able to quickly purchase a new appliance within the app while you're still thinking about it.<p>Sorry, it probably can't help you …

iPhone 5S to get battery boost, new leaked snaps hint

Apple's next iPhone could be in line for a battery boost, if supposed leaked snaps are to be believed.<p>The images, which surfaced at MacRumors, show …

iPhone 5S with dual-LED flash, slightly bigger battery spied in blurry rumor-gram

Did you back out of an iPhone 5 because it didn't have a dual-LED flash? If this leaked image from <i>MacRumors</i> turns out to be real, that may not be a problem for much longer. Inside and out, these blurrycam snaps purport to show an iPhone 5S which is nearly identical to its predecessor -- the only …

An iPhone 5S with better camera? Bring it

Word is that the iPhone 5S is a minor upgrade. But if it's got a better camera, it's major.<p>Smartphone camera competition is getting stiff. And a phone's photo shooting prowess is increasingly the focus at dedicated camera review sites.<p>CNET Reviews recently did a shootout of the cameras on the …

Sorry, Android Users: Snapchat Doesn't Delete Your Photos, It Just Hides Them

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Add it to the growing list of ways Snapchat isn't totally foolproof: Now Android users have to worry …

There's a Zombie-Like Security Flaw in Almost Every Android Phone

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Almost every Android phone has a big, gaping security weakness, according to the security startup …

iPhone 5 The ‘Most Hated Handset’, Galaxy S4 The Most Loved [Report]

Apple’s iPhone 5 is “the most hated handset” currently available, receiving the most criticism on social networks, reports British tabloid <i>The Daily</i> …

SolePower charges smartphones by harnessing walking power

What if people could charge their phones by going for a walk? No electricity, no power outlets, no more dealing with dead phone batteries. This idea actually isn't too farfetched.<p>A new Kickstarter campaign is focused on getting funding for a power generating shoe insert that lets users charge …

Cowboys' Josh Brent out of jail

Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent was released from jail Sunday morning, 11 days after he returned to Dallas County's custody due to …

Greenbrier Classic purse 2013: Jonas Blixt wins $1.1 million

Jonas Blixt took the biggest share of the purse by winning the Greenbrier Classic.<p>Jonas Blixt is $1,134,000 richer after winning the Greenbrier Classic at the Old White TPC in Sulphur Springs, W.V. It was Blixt's second career PGA Tour win and earned him the biggest share of the $6,300,000 purse at …