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Sony expects to deliver Android 4.4.2 updates to a number of Xperia Z devices in May, according to new reports. If you head to Sony’s website and click on the various product pages you’ll find the Xperia Z, ZL, ZR and Xperia Tablet Z all listed with May 2014. Of course this is likely just the start date for the international models; actual rollout will vary  [Read More...]

Facebook’s Nearby Friends announced for mobile

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Facebook on Thursday announced a new feature that will allow mobile device users to share locations with friends. Called Nearby Friends, it’s an opt-in feature that lets people share their exact location with other users for determinate amounts of time. Users can choose to share with one friend, close friends, or a set list of people.

When Nearby Friends is on, you can see when  [Read More...]

Punit Soni to field questions live with #AskMoto hashtag

Motorola has made a big deal out of bringing several of its devices’ core functionalities out into the Play Store for easy updating, and it is now marking the milestone of 50 updates to over 15 apps over the last 8 months. Touchless Control, Active Display, Motorola Camera and Gallery are just a few of the apps updated regularly through Google Play rather than a complete system  [Read More...]

We put the latest and greatest camera phones head-to-head to see which one shoots the best

It’s a great time of year to be interested in smartphone cameras, as all of the major manufacturers have put their latest and greatest photographic technology into the flagship devices. The iPhone 5S is well-known for its camera quality, but how do the just-released Galaxy S5 and HTC One M8 hold up? Well we know not everyone will get their  [Read More...]

Versus 1

The Internet is good for a ton of things, but comparing two like (or unlike) devices isn’t usually one of them. If there isn’t a popular news story written about it, you may find yourself looking up spec sheets that look nothing alike, trying to decipher which device is better. There’s a new app called Versus, and it aims to make your experience a  [Read More...]

Facebook has announced an interesting new feature called Nearby Friends which does pretty much exactly what you think it does. User can optionally turn on broad proximity notifications, so you and your friends can get a notice when your friends are nearby. You can set specific friends and friends lists to get these notifications, and it only works if both parties have it enabled. The new system also allows you to share specific GPS coordinates for  [Read More...]

Google Glass XE16 factory image now available

The Google Glass XE16 update that started rolling out earlier this week is now available as a factory image, for those interested in tinkering with the software on their Glass (or had been tinkering and broke it back enough that you need to start fresh). Photo replies in Hangouts and Bluetooth 4.0 LE are the biggest additions in the XE16 update, which also upped the base OS to Android 4.4.2 KitKat.

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Porject Ara

Project Ara, Google’s modular smartphone endeavor, will be here before you know it. Just a few days ago, they held a developer’s conference for Ara, and gave us some great insight as to what’s to come. During the conference, Google unveiled a contest to Ara developers with a $ 100,000 grand prize. The two runners-up will receive all-expenses paid trips to the next Ara  [Read More...]

MLB.com At Bat rolling out Chromecast support today

Baseball fans will be happy to hear that the official MLB.com At Bat app will support Chromecast soon with an update that should be rolling out today. That means you can wirelessly stream live games from your Android device to your TV (assuming you have the handy Chromecast HDMI dongle). The new feature is locked behind a hefty MLB.TV Premium $ 24.99 monthly subscription or $ 129.99 annual membership. There’s also a more lightweight $ 2.99  [Read More...]