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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 …

Dwight Howard

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 …

Mobile

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

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>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 …

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

With the Galaxy Gear expected to be unveiled this week, Samsung's rivals are thought to be working on their own wrist-worn devices<p>"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 …

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

Amazon enables in-app purchases of physical goods within independent apps. Appstore Director Aaron Rubenson talks to CNET about why this will make apps more relevant to customers.<p>Your favorite dessert app just surfaced a sure-fire cronut recipe, but your in-laws never returned your trusty mixer. If …

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 …

Phones

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

commentary Will the 5S get a better camera? Speculation points in this direction. If true, it would constitute a significant upgrade for the iPhone.<p>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 …

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> …

Nokia

SolePower charges smartphones by harnessing walking power

Looking to solve the issue of a dead phone battery and no power outlet in sight, a new invention on Kickstarter says it can capture, generate, and store power within a shoe insole.<p>What if people could charge their phones by going for a walk? No electricity, no power outlets, no more dealing with …

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 …

NFL

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 …