Tech and gaming publishers and developers aren’t the only people making waves with next-gen tech announcements at SXSW this year. The New York Times decided to tease what they hope will become the next-generation of news coverage that’s meant to fit today’s busy, mobile device-centric lifestyle, which is where NYT Now comes in.
Back at the Mobile World Congress 2014 last month, Blackberry unveiled two new handsets, the Blackberry Z3 and the Blackberry Q20. Blackberry Z3 is expected to hit the shelves in Indonesia in the coming weeks while the company didn’t provide any detail about the Q20, except the fact that its going to bring back the traditional Blackberry keyboard and the trackpad.
Now, in an interview with Bloomberg, Blackberry CEO John Chen gave a little timeframe when we could see the Blackberry Q20 in retail shelves.
The folks at comScore have released their latest report for the month ending January 2014, and the report presents almost a similar picture as the last one, but with one twist.
Apple and Samsung gains mobile subscribers and stays on number one and two on the top smartphone vendors, while the third and fourth spot is captured by LG and Motorola, respectively.
Running out of battery at important is one problem every one of us face at one point. There are external battery packs available that can help you solve this, but they are mostly bulky and it might be a difficult task to carry an extra gadget around.
If you’re looking for something that can stick in your wallet, and come in handy when you run into battery issues, take a look at TravelCard, an external battery charger that carries a size of a credit card.
We’ve heard a few rumors in the past hinting that Google will discontinue the Nexus line up in 2015, but that means we’ll not see any Nexus device this year. The information came from a Russian journalist, who said we’ll see Nexus devices this year, but they’ll be gone after that.
According to a new rumor, Google has turned to LG to make the Nexus 6 which might launch later this year.
Goophone has this week launched a new clone that has even beaten the original manufacturer to market and follows on from the recent launch of their new Samsung Galaxy S5 clone which was launched just 2 days after Samsung officially unveiled the smartphone.
Now Goophone has beaten that quick turnaround and created a clone of the yet to be officially launched all new HTC One smartphone. Which up to this point has only been seen in leaked images and specifications without anything being officially announced by HTC themselves.
One of the most common crimes in the US is the theft of smartphones and tablets. Police departments and wireless carriers are trying to do their part to help reduce the theft of smartphones. One of the ways that theft can be reduced is by making stolen devices useless to thieves by rendering them unusable and therefore unsellable.
This week Motorola has released a new update for their Motorola’s Touchless Control application via the Google Play Store, which brings with it a new function called ‘What’s up’ which enables your smartphone to read your notifications out loud when desired.
The update also includes a number of other commands allowing you to make calls and carry out searches via the Google website. Once installed and enabled whenever you say “What’s up” or “Read notifications” your smartphone will then read out your current notifications.
HTC has decided to close HTC Watch, its own online Blockbuster service, starting March 31st, 2014. Users can download their purchases for good through the HTC Watch app before the service closes. If you don’t download everything by the end of the month you’ll end up losing your purchases forever.
Dropbox is adding an arbitration clause in order to watch out for itself legally, but it may not be in your best interest to sign away your legal rights. You have 30 days to opt-out of the arbitration part of the Terms of Service agreement through an online form.
Mugen is a very popular name when it comes to external battery cases, extended batteries and other similar products for a wide range of handsets.
Recently, the company released a 2,800 mAh battery case for the Moto X, providing users with twice as much battery life than they can get from the battery that ships with the device.
Boeing has announced a new Android smartphone called the Boeing Black. This smartphone is all about security and modular design. The hardware and the software on the phone is built from the ground up for securely storing and transmitting data. especially for the US defense and security community.