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New comScore data shows Android as number one smartphone OS in US

ComScore has released its latest report on the smartphone industry market share in the United States, this time for May 2014. The new info shows …

iWatch “an opportunity for high-end watch brands” says analyst as Apple hires TAG Heuer exec

<i>CNBC</i> reports that Apple has hired the sales director of luxury Swiss watch maker TAG Heuer for an iWatch marketing role. The hire was reportedly confirmed by the head of the parent company’s watch brands, Jean-Claude Biver.<p>Biver said the watchmaker’s sales director left as recently as last week, …

This Is The Face Tracking Tech Powering Amazon’s New 3D Smartphone

Rumor has it – and we’ve confirmed – that Amazon will launch its first smartphone on June 18. The device will be unique in the marketplace thanks to its ability to deliver 3D effects courtesy of four front-mounted IR cameras. What wasn’t known is how Amazon planned to scan our faces to handle the …

Here’s the iPhone 6: Bigger, thinner, improved camera, and more

Apple’s iPhone 6 was perhaps the most highly anticipated device of 2014. Now, after a long, suspenseful year full of rumors and contradictory …

iPhone 6 concept w/ 5.7″ screen, 3D stereo camera, new features

Yet another iPhone 6 concept. This one, posted by Mindspi Vision, imagines an illuminated bezel, home button, and Apple logo on the back, a 3D stereo camera with optical zoom, an all aluminum body, and a 5.7-inch display. A full video of the renders below:

This tool displays all of your verified Twitter followers

Ever wonder which verified users follow you on Twitter?<p>“Verified Followers” is a new service that displays your popular verified Twitter followers, sorted by their total follower stats. The Web app’s simplicity — if you can call it a Web app — covers a few potential use cases. It can satisfy the …

Apple vs. Google: A world view on the mobile gaming war

Mobile platforms are taking over the world, and nothing gets more downloads or makes more money on iOS and Android than video games.<p>Google’s and Apple’s software platforms have enabled developers of all sizes to get their products in front of customers around the world. This benefits the people …

Amazon’s Smartphone May Come With A Special Data Plan Called ‘Prime Data’

The Amazon Phone is almost certainly on its way, but the details surrounding its features and selling points are still somewhat unclear. Multiple sources have revealed that 3D effects and gesture-based features will be present on the device, but today another detail has leaked out.<p>BGR reports that …

Twitter Now Supports Emojis on Its Web Version

Starting Wednesday, those yellow smiley faces, salsa dancers and birthday cake emojis you've been tweeting will finally appear on the web.<p>Twitter now …

Prism iPhone case lets you take spy photos

Nothing spoils a moment like pulling out your phone to take a picture. Suddenly everyone's eyes dart to the phone and even the most veteran photo …

Hands-on with Nokia's New 20-megapixel Lumia 930

Microsoft announced a whole slew of updates and new product details at its Build conference yesterday, but tucked among the Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 announcements was a new high-end Lumia 930 smartphone, alongside two other lower-end 630 and 635 devices.<p>Unlike the Nokia X device revealed …

Apple v. Samsung Trial: 5 Things You Need to Know

They're at it again. Apple and Samsung, two titans of mobile technology, are resolving in a San Jose federal courtroom the issues they can't in the …

Microsoft Announces Windows Phone 8.1 With New Action Center, Cortana, Start Screen Improvements

As expected, Microsoft debuted the Windows Phone 8.1 update, previously internally known as “blue,” this morning at its Build developer conference in San Francisco.<p>The software will roll out to consumers over the next few months. For new devices, Windows Phone 8.1 will come pre-installed on new …

Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference starts on June 2nd

The 2014 edition of Apple's perennially overbooked Worldwide Developers Conference will take place at San Francisco's Moscone West convention center between the 2nd and 6th of June. Apple promises to enlighten developers about the future of iOS and OS X, offering them "the latest tools and …

Samsung Galaxy S5 in-depth | The Phone Show

We bring you everything you could possibly need to know about the Samsung Galaxy S5, including an in-depth look at all the new features, what it means for the iPhone 6 and whether you should consider it for your next smartphone purchase.<p>MWC is done for another year and as usual, it brought us loads …

Is the Samsung Galaxy S5, Gear 2 and Gear Fit right for you? These videos could help you decide

Foregoing any Broadway and Bollywood theatrics, Samsung has posted videos of the Galaxy S5, Gear 2 and the Gear Fit. The videos are pleasantly simple, offering a hands-on overview and walk-through of some key features of each device. Best of all, the real-user feel and normal day-to-day functions …

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Of Cigs And Selfies: Teens Imitate Risky Behavior Shared Online

Teenagers put a lot of stock in what their peers are doing, and parents are forever trying to push back against that influence. But with the advent of social media, hanging out with the wrong crowd can include not just classmates, but teenagers thousands of miles away on Instagram, Snapchat and …

Facebook turned down WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton for a job in 2009

Here’s an inspiring story on perservering in spite of rejection. Four years after Facebook turned him down for a job, WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton is now selling his company to Facebook for as much as $19 billion.<p>We love how upbeat Acton’s 2009 tweet is as he opines about “life’s next …

Samsung Announces Gear Fit Fitness Band with Heart Rate Monitor

Alongside its Galaxy Gear 2 smartwatch and the new Galaxy S5, Samsung has announced the Gear Fit, a fitness band that will take on the likes of Nike, Fitbit and Jawbone when it hits the market on April 11. The device weights 27 grams and includes a heart rate monitor, pedometer, sleep tracker and a …

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Galaxy S5: What's New?

Samsung today announced the Galaxy S5, the successor to the Galaxy S4, during its Unpacked5 event at Mobile World Conference 2014 in Barcelona. After all the rumors and leaks, Samsung has finally unveiled its fifth flagship smartphone to take on Apple and Microsoft, as well as the many other …

Samsung Galaxy S5 Lands with Fingerprint Scanner, Heart Rate Monitor

Samsung is back with another flagship Galaxy S smartphone set to arrive on April 11. The new model for 2014, which is predictably called the Galaxy S5, is another premium device packed with a slew of new software and hardware features.<p>The Galaxy S5 sports a 5.1-inch full HD (1080p) Super AMOLED …

How to Write a Professional Bio For Your Social Media Profiles

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Talking about yourself is hard. Doing it in 160 characters or less is even harder.<p>That’s probably why so many of us end up stressed about crafting the perfect professional bio for Twitter – or LinkedIn, Facebook or other social networks.<p>It has to set …

SquareOne Wants to Make Emails Less Overwhelming

Gmail users have a myriad of options for accessing their emails on the move. Specifically for iPhone, there’s the beautiful Mailbox for starters, or less fussy folks may be perfectly happy with Google’s very own incarnation.<p>Now, SquareOne is throwing its hat into the ring, as it attempts what many, …

Apple Launches CarPlay, Integrating iOS in the Car

After announcing its iOS in the Car initiative at last year’s WWDC, Apple has officially launched the program today with partners Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo — which will premiere it to their drivers this week.<p>The program, called CarPlay, is described as a “smarter, safer and more fun way to …

15 of the Best New iOS Apps From February

On the hunt for some of the better new iOS apps to arrive on the scene over the past month? Look no further. Here’s 15 of the best to hit the App Store in February.<p>Outread<p>Last month, Outread launched its own take on what speed-reading should be about – however it was for iPhone and iPod touch only. …

10 of the Best New Android Apps From February

Looking for some of most notable new Android apps to hit Google Play in the past month? Here’s 10 of the best.<p>Meet Me Halfway<p>We’ve all been there – you and your buddy live on opposite sides of town, and you’re trying to find somewhere to meet up that minimizes both your travel times. Step forward …

Ellen DeGeneres's Oscars Selfie Tweet Becomes Most Retweeted Ever

This year, it seems like Twitter has won the Oscars.<p>Ellen DeGeneres’s epic Oscars group selfie has become the most retweeted tweet of all time, surpassing a whopping one million retweets (update: it has now passed two million) and overtaking the record set by US President Barack Obama’s election …

Flickr teases a slick visual revamp of its photo data display

Yahoo has unveiled the beta version of an upcoming user interface for showing EXIF data on its Flickr photo sharing site. EXIF data—those specs that detail how a particular photo was shot, such as camera make and model, lens type, ISO, F-stop, flash, and other image-specific information—are now …

Google exec: We’ve sold millions of Chromecast adapters

Advertisement<p>12 Comments<p>Google(S GOOG) has sold “millions” of Chromecast adapters since it first introduced the device last summer, said Google …