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ExtremeTalk: Windows 10 mobile can run iOS, Android apps - do you care? - ExtremeTech

ExtremeTalk: Windows 10 mobile can run iOS, Android apps — do you care?<p>By on May 2, 2015 at 9:00 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the …

Apps

Microsoft and Polar demo Companion Web concept through a TV app (video)

Second screen experiences on mobile devices are nothing new -- just ask many TV viewers -- but two-way interaction is frequently limited to completely in-house efforts like SmartGlass. Microsoft wants that kind of integration to spread, so it's teaming up with Polar on a web app that demonstrates …

BBM for Android could arrive as late as September 21

BBM for Android has yet to arrive. The rumors persist and BlackBerry has previously confirmed that it would be available sometime this summer. The …

Android News

Benchmark reveals international Galaxy S4 with Snapdragon 800

We've known for quite sometime now that Samsung has been planning a super charged Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE-A variant (SHV-E330S) inside its homeland of …

Gigaom | Byliner’s new iPad app aims to find your next long read

Advertisement<p>E-singles publisher and long-form journalism site Byliner has launched a new iPad (s AAPL) app that aims to match readers with content …

NVIDIA SHIELD test drive booths launching in select cities next month

Lately we’ve been seeing these Experience shops for Samsung devices in stores like Best Buy, and the folks from NVIDIA are aiming to do something …

New Jersey

AlienHub is gone forever

AlienHub was an online forum dedicated to discussion of alien life, UFOs, and the paranormal. It had over 30 thousand members who contributed over 1 …

UFOs

Evernote for Android gets OfficeSuite support, better widgets and more

Widgets

Twitter for Android update brings in-line replies, sharing through direct messages

Twitter fans on Android just got a pair of small features that could go a long way toward streamlining conversations. An update to the app now lets socialites reply directly from a tweet's detail page, skipping a minor but sometimes annoying step. The refresh also permits sharing tweets through …

Report: Apple in talks to cut ads out of live TV broadcasts

One of the future perks of an Apple TV may be the ability to skip past all those commercials you hate.<p>According to a report by former Wall Street …

TV + smartphone, via web: Microsoft lays out vision to link big and small screens

Earlier this month, in advance of the July 4 holiday, Microsoft and Nokia released a collaborative experience for Xbox Live called Nokia Music Mix …

ISS spacewalk aborted when water begins to fill astronaut’s suit

EVA called off to keep astronaut Luca Parmitano from inhaling water.<p>American Chris Cassidy and Italian Luca Parmitano were forced to call off this …

Hands on with OWA for iPhone, Microsoft’s Outlook for iOS (sort of)

OWA for iPhone brings more Windows Phone functionality and feel to Apple's device.<p>Microsoft has added another piece to its "free" Office package for …

Google Maps 2.0 for iOS review: Now with Explore, traffic, and iPad support

Reviews has the same card based interface as transit locations, with maps, photos and street view spliced in with a healthy dose of user reviews, …

Facebook For Android Beta 3.5 Finally Starts Opening (Some) Facebook.com Links In The App Instead Of The Browser

Remember the latest Facebook beta update v3.5? The one that brought photo saving and got rid of the legacy menu button, among other things. Looks …

Android Central Exclusive: The New Nexus 7

Motorola DROID Ultra Leaked In A Shade Of Red That Goes Perfectly With Your Fire Truck

It's a good time to be in the market for a powerful, deep red phone. The HTC One can be found sporting a glamorous exterior, and it apparently isn't …

Verizon Finally Publishes The Changelog For The Recent Galaxy S 4 VRUAME7 Update, Here Are The Details

So you know about that big scary update for Verizon's Galaxy S 4 that blocks root, patches the bootloader, and haunts your children's dreams. The …

Chrome for iOS adds improved Google apps integration, 'experimental' data compression

Google has just released a fairly significant update for Chrome on iOS. Now available in the App Store, the latest version introduces some anticipated features like fullscreen browsing on iPad and access to your full browsing history — something that's bizarrely been missing since the app debuted. …

Björk's 'Biophilia' app now available on Android

After a canceled Kickstarter project, and more than a year and a half since its debut on the iPhone and iPad, Björk's ambitious <i>Biophilia</i> app is now available for Android phones and tablets. On Android, <i>Biophilia</i> pretty much works the same as it does on iOS, with 10 interactive sections that combine …

Microsoft Wants Developers To Start Creating The “Companion Web”

Your cell phone doesn’t know what you’re watching on your TV. Microsoft would like to change that. The company is launching a new initiative today, called the “Companion Web,” it says enables the Internet to bridge the gap between all the different devices we use. To that end, Microsoft recently …

Casual Game Developer Arkadium Gets On The HTML5 Train

Casual games company Arkadium is announcing today that it’s supporting HTML5 games in its Arena Network. In other words, the company is finally acknowledging the need to move on from Flash.<p>The news seems inevitable — and, if anything, a bit late. Back in 2011, Adobe, the company behind Flash, …

Verizon to host event on July 23rd, likely involves new Droid devices

Verizon is sending out invites to the press regarding a mystery event next week. While the invite doesn't reveal which products are set to be announced, we have a pretty solid indication of what to expect: we're told that the event will involve "the next generation of one of [its] most popular …

Tumblr for iOS receives critical security update, users urged to change passwords

A fresh version of Tumblr just hit iOS devices less than a week ago, but now the Yahoo-owned service is pushing out a newer release with "a very important security update." Not only is the outfit recommending that users download the tweaked app immediately, but it's also asking folks to change …

Acer's 23-inch Z3-605 all-in-one ships to the US, starting at $700

Want a straightforward Windows 8 all-in-one that won't cost a pretty penny? Acer has you covered with the launch of its Z3-605 Series in the US. The 23-inch desktop isn't a performance champ when it carries up to a Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM, a 1TB hard drive and a DVD burner. Don't dismiss it out of …

HTC One Mini shows up as 601e in Chinese certification database

Why hello again, One Mini! While HTC has yet to make this metallic 4.3-inch phone official, the closest thing we have right now is this certification in China's TENAA database. What's new is the "601e" model name, which positions it in a similar tier as the other slightly bigger 600 series devices …

Google Maps SDK v1.4 for iOS brings Street View, indoor maps to your app

While the Google Maps update for iOS is barely out of the cellophane, Mountain View's keeping up the momentum with a matching SDK revision. Version 1.4 of the developer kit for iOS maps allows app makers to hook into some of the new features, and bring them right into their own creations. Now, …

Acer reportedly replacing Iconia W3 Windows tablet after just a few months

Here's some double-edged news, the significance of which depends on whether you just bought an Acer Iconia W3 or were holding off for something with better components. Acer spokeswoman Sterre Swank, quoted by <i>Tweakers.net</i>, has revealed that a successor to the pioneering eight-inch Windows 8 tablet …

HP Split x2 Windows 8 hybrid now available on Best Buy for $750

Perhaps the "x2" in Split x2's name indicates that HP worked double-time to bring the device to market before its August release date. A follow up to the Envy x2, the device is a 13-inch Windows 8 hybrid with a 1,366 x 768 detachable screen that houses a 128GB SSD. The other specs are identical to …

BitTorrent Sync Beta launches with Android app, file versioning

BitTorrent Sync Alpha isn't ready to equal rivals like Dropbox or Google Drive without a mobile component. It's a good thing that BitTorrent just launched Sync Beta, then -- the more polished release includes an Android app that syncs with computers and shares files with fellow Android users. The …