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Apple Makes iOS 9 Beta Available for Download

For the first time, Apple is making a forthcoming iOS available to the public before its official release this fall. A "beta" version of iOS 9 is now available for you to download by signing up on Apple's website. You likely know that "beta" means it's a test version — and possibly still buggy. It …

Users Don't Understand Beta Software, Angry That Apps Don't Work

Originally, beta versions of iOS and Mac OS were only available to developers. This gave developers early access to new features and allowed them to test existing apps for compatibility. As a developer, this was a great opportunity as many apps can break when a new version of iOS is released. Apple …

Apps

Early Reviews of iOS 9 Split Screen on iPad

I am so tempted to put the iOS 9 beta on my iPad Air in order try out the new multitasking features. But they say you shouldn't put the beta on your primary device, and my iPad Air is my baby. So short of doing my own hands-on review, I'll share with you the hands-on posts I've been perusing in …

IPad Air

Keep Your Apple Watch Like New with the Bumper from ActionProof

I recently had the opportunity to try <b>the Bumper ($35)</b> from ActionProof. The Bumper is a rubber case for the Apple Watch and is available only for the 42 mm model. I tried the white model, with my white Apple Watch Sport. The Bumper went on easily. I didn't even have to remove the fluoroelastomer …

(Update: T-Mobile, US Cellular too) Galaxy Note 5, S6 Edge+ pass through FCC, Verizon and AT&T variants in-tow

Suggested render of what the Galaxy Note 5 may look like.<p>Nowhereelse.fr<p><b>Update, July 17:</b> T-Mobile and US Cellular models have been spotted in the FCC database as well (via <i>G4Games</i>):<p>T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920T) – Bands 12, 4 and, 2<br>• T-Mobile Galaxy S6 Edge Plus (SM-G928T) – Bands 12, 4, and 2<br>• US …

Mobile

Inbox by Gmail receives new Snooze feature

Google’s Inbox by Gmail may now be available to all but that hasn’t stopped the updates coming. Inbox has just received a tweak to its Snooze options, which makes the system more flexible and convenient.<p>You are now able to quickly snooze emails and their notifications that contain dates or times …

Galaxy S6 edge+ dummy images give a first look at Samsung's larger GS6

Samsung is reportedly launching a larger version of the Galaxy S6 edge, dubbed the Galaxy S6 edge+. The first leaked images of a dummy model of the …

The Marshall smartphone is a cynical branding exercise done right

It took a headphones company to remind us why smartphones are exciting<p>In an ideal world, brands would always make our lives easier. They would ensconce us in a safe environment where each new product bearing a storied name maintains the quality and care that have made that name famous. But in the …

Bill Nye on Google Cardboard, Pluto, and NASA

During the launch event for the recent XPrize collaboration with Disney Junior through the popular Miles from Tomorrowland series, we took a few …

Report: Samsung set to launch the Galaxy Tab S2 next week?

The upcoming Galaxy Tab S2 is, arguably, a mash-up between the Nexus 9 and Galaxy Tab S (both seen here) as far as design and aspect ratio go.<p>Tablet aficionados are no doubt chomping at the bit over the lack of love their favorite form factor has received so far this year. Amid reports of poor …

Phones

Motorola Moto X (2015) shows off its backside in new leaked image

With all of the leaks and rumors floating around about Motorola’s next smartphone lineup, it can certainly be difficult to keep all of them straight. We’ve already gotten a good look at what’s supposedly the Motorola Moto G (2015), but you didn’t think the rumor mill would leave out the …

Mobile Technology

Oppo is now the official mobile partner for FC Barcelona

Smartphone maker Oppo has announced a partnership with Spanish soccer team FC Barcelona. The three-year deal will see Oppo serve as the team's …

What to expect from the next-generation Moto X and Moto G [Updated]

If there's one phone maker that's appealed to Android enthusiasts the most over the past couple of years, it's Motorola. With their speedy …

This is Microsoft's Cortana app for Android

Cortana leaks a little early<p>Microsoft is planning to release a version of its Cortana digital assistant for Android this month, but a copy has leaked early onto the internet today. If you’re familiar with the Windows Phone or Windows 10 versions of Cortana, then there’s not many surprises in the …

Cortana for Android leaks out ahead of official launch – download the APK here!

Microsoft announced its plans to bring the Cortana virtual assistant to Android a few months ago, and a beta version of the app was slated to launch sometime this month. An early copy of the app has leaked to the Internet today, and you can download it via the Google Drive link below. Just keep in …

Google Drive

Microsoft's Hyperlapse for Android is out of beta

Microsoft is letting all Android users access its Hyperlapse video app in the Google Play Store. The app was previously offered as a closed beta in …

The latest Alcatel Idol 3 update promised a better camera — and it delivered

A recent update for the Alcatel Idol 3 — one of our favorite budget-friendly Android phones of 2015 — came in to address some minor issues like …

HTC won't ship the Grip after all, but its fitness ambition lives on

Hey, remember that time HTC built a fitness tracker (with a little help from Under Armor) and showed it off in Barcelona? The one that was originally slated for a Spring launch? Well, we're knee-deep in Summer already, and the company just confirmed to us that it no longer plans to ship the Grip …

Gear VR just got the best game about disarming bombs you'll ever play

<i>Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes</i>. It sounds like a threat, but it's really the title of (and the instructions for) one of the best dang cooperative video games I've ever played. It's a virtual reality thriller: two players must work together to defuse a bomb--one wears a VR headset and handles the …

Google Inbox suggests the perfect time to resurface 'snoozed' emails

When you snooze an email in Google's Inbox app, you're normally given a few different reminder options: three customised defaults, "someday," the last custom time you used, and a manually set place or time. For many emails, that means tapping the latter option and choosing a time slot the old …

Cortana for Android leaks out a bit early

Cortana is here for Android ... sort of. Microsoft announced back in May that it would be bringing Cortana to Android, and it was expected to land this month to coincide with the release of Windows 10. But now it looks like an Android beta release of Microsoft's digital assistant has hit the web …