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WhatsApp Calling On iOS Is Convenient But The Quality Won’t Blow You Away

WhatsApp’s new voice calling feature for iOS is decent quality and easy to use, but the experience doesn’t beat dedicated VoIP apps for clarity. At this point, at least.<p>That’s our early take on the free calls feature that the Facebook-owned service began introducing to its iOS app this week. …

Apps

Google Exec Dan Fredinburg Killed in Nepal Earthquake

He "died chasing his dreams" at the base camp of Mount Everest.<p>Dan Fredinburg, a longtime Googler who headed privacy for Google X and product management for the overall privacy team, died this morning of a head injury after a 7.9 magnitude earthquake triggered an avalanche on Mount Everest.<p>An …

Mount Everest

5 cool tricks your iPhone can do with the latest iOS update

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4 things to expect from Google in 2015

Google is a powerhouse, but it's a powerhouse in transition.<p>In 2014, Google's search engine -- the largest in the world -- continued to dominate the market. In the US, the company has 67 percent of the search market on desktop computers. Globally, it's a $50 billion business in revenue annually.<p>But …

Android News

Snapchat’s $10B value proves ephemeral messaging is here to stay

One of the enduring truisms when it comes to the tech sector is that valuations often get pumped up by pockets of bubble-style enthusiasm, which …

Social Media

BMW smart lasers and OLED to light up CES 2015

Audi showed up at CES 2014 with laser-based headlights last January, then BMW put that technology on the road in the funky i8 hybrid sports car . For CES 2015, BMW says it will show off two new lighting systems, smart laser headlights and OLED-based tail lights.<p>These technologies will be shown on a …

Best Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Cases

The Galaxy Note 4 and every Galaxy Note before it has always had a huge support when it came to accessories. With so many to choose from it can be a little bit confusing and difficult to decide so we’re here to round up some of the best cases and accessories that you can get for your shiny Galaxy …

Teachers Will Embrace Students’ Smartphone Addiction In 2015

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Joe Mathewson cofounded learning platform Firefly when he was 14.</i><p>These are heady days for education technology. In fact, with big investments in outfits like Everspring and Udemy, I’d say 2014 was the biggest year yet in edtech. However, if you thought that was impressive, you haven’t …

Education Technology

Bitcoin Slumps

2015 has not been kind to bitcoin thus far. The cryptocurrency, which has endured a stiff price decline since its late-2013 heights, is back below the $300 mark. Bitcoin’s total transaction volume, as measured by Blockchain.info, has also slipped in recent days.<p>Theories abound about why its price …

Cryptocurrency

Leaked ‘iPad Pro’ image shows holes for stereo speakers

A new rendering of what looks to be the rumored larger version of Apple’s next iPad indicates that the device may feature improved sound.<p>Originally posted by French gadget site Nowhereelse.fr, the rendering (below) shows two holes for speakers, which could mean that the iPad will have stereo sound. …

Galaxy Alpha's Death Will Inspire Samsung To Design A Better Smartphone

Launched in August 2014, Samsung’s Galaxy Alpha was an interesting play by Samsung. Rather than specifications, the emphasis on the Alpha was placed on style and form rather than function and capability. With reports coming in that the Alpha’s production run is coming to an end, the handset has …

Emoji++ Keyboard for iOS8 Conveniently Organizes Your Emoji

The inventors of emoji have changed the way people communicate via text, however the person whose job it was to organize these emoji has ruined lives.<p>…

Galaxy S5 running Android L is buggy, but beautiful

Android L — we know it’s coming, but we’re still not <i>entirely</i> sure when. A new video shows what is touted as the latest Android build running on the …

HTC One E8 vs HTC One M8

We have reviewed both the HTC One M8 and the HTC One E8; two devices with a similar soul, yet bodies that are aimed at different markets. While they hold their slight differences, we have previously mentioned the One E8 is essentially a plastic M8. This holds true in most aspects, but there is more …

Apple rumor mill buzzes to life over iWatch 'joke'

Many in the tech world spent Friday clutching their wrists as word emerged that Apple might launch its rumored iWatch in September. Unfortunately, for those looking forward to an Apple smartwatch, this prediction was apparently made in jest.<p>On Friday, influential Apple blogger John Gruber weighed …

Smartwatches

Advancing Ukraine troops take fight to heart of pro-Moscow rebellion

DONETSK Ukraine/BERLIN (Reuters) - A gun battle broke out in the center of the rebel-held Ukrainian city of Donetsk and residents ran for cover from artillery fire on Tuesday, taking a government military offensive into the heart of the retreating pro-Moscow separatist rebellion.<p>Russian President …

Windows Phone has nearly twice as many apps as it did a year ago

Windows Phone's app catalog may not be as extensive as what you'll find on Android or iOS, but you won't be hurting for choices any time soon. Microsoft has quietly revealed that the Windows Phone Store racked up over 300,000 apps as of this past June, or nearly twice what it had a year earlier. It …

FCC Questioning All Carriers On Unlimited Throttling Policies

According to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, the United States Federal Communications Commission is now questioning all wireless carriers on their network management policies, asking how carriers choose when to throttle customers, including those with unlimited data plans.<p>In a report from <i>Reuters</i>, Wheeler …

RBC: The iPhone 6 Could Be Even Bigger Than Anyone Thinks

"Most supply chain data is pointing towards Apple gearing up to ramp 70-80 million iPhone 6 units across the two form factors (4.7"/5.5")," Daryanani says. "This is a notable uptick from last year when the supply chain ramped 50-60 million units."<p>In English, that means Apple is telling suppliers to …

Google is building 180 satellites to spread internet access worldwide

Google's plans for satellite-based internet access just got a <i>little</i> more concrete. The <i>Wall Street Journal</i> hears that the search firm is preparing to build 180 "small, high capacity" satellites (not pictured here) that will go into low orbit and provide internet connections to underserved areas. …

BLU Life Pure XL review: well priced, but nothing to write home about

The Bottom Line<p>Well priced, but nothing to write home about<p>Bottom Line<p>The BLU Life Pure XL is priced fairly competitively and gets the job done. There are, however, numerous devices in this price segment that still offer a better experience.<p>6.5<p>With the big names in Android fighting it out for …

At Computex, Intel's 'Moorefield' and 'Broadwell' chips span Android and Windows

Processors for Windows will get plenty of attention at the Computex tech show, but Android-specific chips will likely resonate with Asian customers.<p>At the conference starting June 4 in Taipei, Intel aims to get inside more Android phones, phablets, and tablets because that's where the mobile action …

16 of the Best New Android Apps From May (2014)

From Foursquare spin-offs to whistle-powered selfies, we covered a lot of ground with new Android apps in May. So by way of a quick recap, here’s our pick of the newbies from the past month.<p>Sunrise<p>Sunrise finally opened its uber-popular calendar app to Android users this month, as well as a version …

iPad Deals: iPad Air 64GB WiFi $580 (Reg. $699), free $50 Target gift card w/ iPad Air, Retina iPad mini $369 plus $20 Target GC

<b>Update (6/2 2pm):</b> Walmart has the Apple iPad mini 16GB Wi-Fi (Space Gray or White) for only $249 (Reg. $269) for in-store pickup only<p><b>Update (6/2 11:30am):</b> Altatac (Top Rated Plus seller) via eBay Daily Deals offers a 64GB iPad Air WiFi for $579.99 shipped (Reg. $699)<p>Target offers free gift cards …

Apple WWDC 2017 | The Next Web

All stories in Apple WWDC 2017<p>The iMac Pro is not Apple's replacement for the Mac Pro<p>If you keep a close eye on Apple hardware, then you know the Mac Pro has long been in need of an upgrade. Then Apple announced the iMac Pro yesterday, a behemoth all-in-one starting at $4,999 and sporting intense …

Google will spend billions on 180 satellites for worldwide internet access

Last month, this site reported on Google’s new project called Loon, which uses hot air balloons to deliver broadband and wireless services to under-served or emergency prone areas.<p>Now, the Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google plans is to invest between $1 to $3 billion on 180 “small, high …

Purported Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 press renders look like a really big Galaxy S5

We’ve heard about it, now we’re seeing it. Pictured above are a set of alleged press renders for Samsung’s unannounced Galaxy Tab S 8.4 tablet. Obtained by @evleaks, this new slab kind of resembles a larger Galaxy S5, but is rumored to be a full-blown tablet. Samsung already has a giant tablet-like …

How LG's robot lasers produced the world's 'fastest' cameraphone

LG's new laser-guided camera can focus in just 276 milliseconds<p>The camera in LG's new G3 flagship smartphone is pretty special. Not for its 13-megapixel sensor or optical image stabilization — both good things to have — but for being the first among phones to feature a laser autofocus system. …