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GIF whatever is on your Android screen with 'Mirror'

Recording your Android screen isn't easy, and unless you have a Chromecast device, mirroring it is also a pain. Koushik Dutta, formerly of Cyanogen and now with ClockworkMod, has updated his Mirror app to make screencasting easier and let you record your screen as a GIF. It works on any device …

Xbox One is finally getting voice messages

Among the many improvements of moving to a new console generation, the Xbox One left a few features from the Xbox 360 behind. Now, Microsoft is testing a preview for its April update that brings back one of the most requested features: voice messages. As annoying as voicemail can be on a phone, …

The Game Changer: OPPO Releases Smartphone With Rotating Camera

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Global technology firm, OPPO, is the first to release a smartphone with a rotating camera. The N3, a refreshed version of its predecessor, boasts a …

Electric car battery costs already cheaper than 2020 predictions: Study

It’s widely assumed that electric cars will never emerge into the mass market if buying them requires paying a significant premium over comparable internal-combustion models.<p>While owners may save money on fuel and maintenance over the long term, a higher initial purchase price remains intimidating, …

Electric Vehicles

Apple is Hitler, says Chinese CEO

Chinese tech firm LeTV is rumored to be entering the smartphone market<p>Jia Yueting, the billionaire founder and CEO of Chinese internet video site Leshi TV (LeTV), has compared Apple to the Nazis in a poster teasing the launch of LeTV's new smartphone. The image was posted to Jia's verified Weibo …

YouTube starts testing silky smooth, ultra HD video quality

YouTube introduced videos that play at 60 frames per second last year and ones viewable in 4K resolution in February. Now, the website is starting to experiment with videos that are both silky smooth <i>and</i> ultra high-def. <i>TechCrunch</i> has spotted a low-key, semi-secret playlist comprised of only six …

4G slowing down as more users sign up, says Ofcom study

Research reveals average speeds in Britain have fallen between the start and end of 2014, and that home broadband is now faster<p>Britain’s newly built superfast 4G networks appear to be slowing down as more subscribers sign up for top-flight mobile internet and traffic increases over the fledgling …

Telecoms

Samsung estimates Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge sales could reach 70 million

Samsung might have had a rough year in 2014, but things are certainly looking up for 2015 so far. The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are both finding warm reception across the globe. In particular, the Galaxy S6 Edge is said to be surpassing expectations, thanks to its unique design that helps it …

Electronics Industry

Samsung's next smartwatch will be round

Samsung's <i>gear</i>ing up for the launch of its latest smartwatch by releasing its SDK ahead of the official reveal, which it has never done before. Devs might need some extra time to prep their applications for its release you see, since the newest Galaxy Gear will most likely have a rounded watch face …

How to Automatically Post Instagram Photos to Twitter

Once upon a time, it was easy to share your Instagram photos via Twitter. But these days, sharing your Instagram images directly to Twitter just …

15 of the best new and updated Android apps from May 2015

It’s been a busy month for Android apps, with news from big names – Periscope from Twitter lading on the platform for the first time and notable updates to Flickr’s mobile apps.<p>Then, of course, there’s the black-and-white photography app Lenka, and an overhauled version of QuizUp.<p>All you need to do …

Apps

Samsung lets your avatar do the waiting for the Galaxy S6

In recent years, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has taken an adversarial approach in its advertising, portraying fans of Apple Inc. as glorified lemmings, loyal to the brand not because they "think different" but because they are conformists. Its commercials portrayed people lining up for hours for a …

Microsoft launches new Office for iPad features, still dominates on Apple's home turf

Today Microsoft bestowed upon us an update to Office for iPad, introducing a series of new features that make the mobile productivity suite a bit more like its desktop counterpart.<p>The updates — we’ll get to them in a moment — are a bit boring, but they may encourage a noteworthy trend: Microsoft’s …

Intelligent Time Management App 'Timeful' Launches on iOS

<i>Timeful</i>, described as "the first intelligent time manager" for mobile devices, is a new iOS app designed to help users manage their lives by combining a time management app with a calendar, a to-do list, and habits. <i>Timeful</i> aims to provide a personalized experience that encourages people to commit …

With Qi wireless charging, you'll soon be able to charge your device from a small distance

It's becoming more and more common to find mobile devices with wireless charging capability, either as a built-in feature or integrated into third-party cases. Progress has been somewhat hampered, however, by the fact that no universally adopted standard is available. Of the three major groups …

Verizon Galaxy S5 updated, root users beware

Verizon updates don’t come as often as we would hope, making today a celebratory day for Samsung Galaxy S5 users. Big Red’s Samsung flagship device is being blessed with a relatively small update. The phone stays at Android 4.4.2, making small (and background) improvements a major focus.<p>Verizon’s …

Apps

AT&T adding unlimited international messaging to Mobile Share plans on February 28th

Starting February 28th, AT&T's Mobile Share and Mobile Share Value plans will include unlimited messaging to most countries across the globe. Customers will be able to send texts to 190 countries without worrying about extra charges; photo and video messages are also included, though there you're …

Billionaire Jewelry King Launches TaskWorld, A Management Tool All About Performance

Billionaire jewelry king Fred Mouawad has a different take on the world of task management. Most providers have some play on keeping a list or offer a schedule of reminders. But Mouawad, after hanging out at Stanford University to get in geek mode, has built something different. It’s called …

AT&T dismisses talk of a Vodafone takeover bid

AT&T might want a piece of the European wireless market, but it’s not planning to bid for British firm Vodafone. The US carrier revealed today that it won’t make a takeover offer for Vodafone, following months of speculation that originated in October. AT&T’s confirmation means it won’t make an …

Report: Samsung could launch “Galaxy Glass” smart glasses at IFA

Samsung is reportedly developing smart eyewear, with a target launch at the IFA Berlin show in September.<p>According to an unnamed company official cited by the <i>Korea Times</i>, Samsung hopes to benefit from an early mover advantage in the budding wearable devices industry and is currently developing a …

Electronics Industry

Verizon’s early upgrade program now kicks in after 30 days — but it still stinks

Verizon still has no clue what makes T-Mobile’s early upgrade program so appealing.<p>Verizon quietly updated its “Edge” early upgrade program this weekend so that you can get a new phone after 30 days rather than the previous six months, CNet reports.<p>But the biggest limitation in Verizon’s program …

Leak Shows Google Now-Inspired TouchWiz UI

Previous leaks have strongly hinted that Samsung is preparing a redesign of TouchWiz, the user interface that is pre-loaded on its Android mobile devices, and that appears to include a feature that is reminiscent of Google Now.<p>A new image posted by @EvLeaks suggests Samsung is taking cues from …

PewDiePie was the king of YouTube with 1.3bn views in second half of 2013

Swedish gamer Felix Kjellberg – aka PewDiePie – had the most-watched YouTube channel in the second half of 2013, racking up 1.28bn views on Google's video service.<p>Kjellberg ended the year with 19.9m subscribers on YouTube, but in the first three weeks of January 2014 that total has increased to …

Samsung's Galaxy S5 home screen might look a lot like Google Now

After tweeting purported screenshots of Samsung's next-generation phone user interface, Evleaks has released images giving a closer look at one of the UI's elements. The shots show a detailed view of a lock screen and home screen widget that featured in the original images, hinting that it may be …

Qi-Enabled Wireless Charger ARK Lets Mobile Users Cut The Cord

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/530092001/ark-the-next-generation-portable-wireless-charger<p>ARK is one of the latest portable wireless device chargers for people who are tired of having to tether their smartphone or tablet to an outlet when it runs out of juice. The small, block-like base uses …

Google bans Chrome extensions purchased to deliver adware

Rogue extensions were replacing links with ads<p>Google has removed two Chrome extensions from its store due to the way they were serving ads to users. The extensions in question, Add to Feedly and Tweet This Page, both started life as useful additions to Google's web browser, but were soon serving …