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Alleged “Galaxy F” image surfaces with brushed metal finish

Rumors of a “premium” version of the Galaxy S5 have been circulating from the beginning of the year. Known as Galaxy F or Galaxy S5 Prime, this device is supposedly bringing a Quad HD screen, a faster processing package, and a premium finish to the tried and tested Galaxy S recipe.<p>Now what appears …

Phones

BlackBerry wins injunction against Ryan Seacrest’s iPhone keyboard in patent dispute

The Typo iPhone case has been blocked from sale by BlackBerry, according to a report from <i>Reuters</i>. The smartphone maker sued over the design of the case earlier this year, saying that it infringed on several of the company’s patents and its “iconic” keyboard design. The case is designed to add a …

Candy Crush maker's shares collapse after IPO

Wall Street proved immune to Candy Crush’s charms Wednesday as shares in King Digital, the company behind the mobile gaming phenomenon, dropped 16% on their debut.<p>The most highly valued British company to emerge from the new technology boom, King’s initial public offering on the New York York Stock …

CloudGOO’s New App Turns All Your Cloud Storage Accounts Into One Big, Combined Drive

CloudGOO, a newly launched Android application with something of a silly name, offers a way for you to smush together all your cloud-based file storage accounts to form one big cloud drive in the sky. That is, the app aggregates your cloud drive accounts into one mobile interface, then uses that …

Inside Twitter’s plan to fix itself

“I am not going to be satisfied until we reach every connected user on the planet, period,” Twitter’s CEO Dick Costolo declared at an investor conference last month. Them’s fighting words for any internet company. But especially for Twitter, which has a user growth problem and knows it.<p>Despite …

Social Media

Alarm Over The 'Gold Rush' For Citizens' Big Data

Serious concerns are being raised over the “gold rush” for citizen data by the U.K. government and its private sector partners.<p>While the government uses unidentifiable data for good purposes such as analyzing disease or crime patterns, it often rushes to sell data on members of the public before …

Microsoft changes policy in wake of Hotmail snooping

Microsoft's mea culpa for its Hotmail snooping is more than just words, with the company making a serious change in policy to accompany its apology.<p>General counsel Brad Smith announced on Friday that Microsoft will change both company policy and customer terms of service.<p>"Effective immediately, if …

Government requests for Google data soar

Google said this week that government requests for data on users had more than doubled over the last four years.<p>The company released its ninth transparency report, which noted 27,477 worldwide government requests for information from 42,648 users in the second half of 2013. Law enforcement agencies …

Google demos five minigames for Glass using voice and motion control

Currently Google Glass lets you send messages, make calls, and do other standard things that smartphones can do, but it's still lacking in games. In an effort to get game developers on the Glass bandwagon, Google has demoed five minigames for Glass that are super simple, but which also show the …