The Android wearables market isn’t going to shrink anytime soon, and in fact today it got a great new addition with the Jawbone UP24. The $ 129 bracelet has been around for a few months but shunned the world’s most popular operating system until today.
So what’s it do? Oh, just track your physical activity and sleep patterns, set alarms and reminders to get you to move, log your food and drink intake and get tips [Read More...]
The Nexus 5 SPI-Force Case offers dual-layers with a custom elevated texture and retractable kickstand. It combines a rugged polycarbonate shell on top of a flexible, shock absorbing TPU to bring you comfort and insurance against drops and damage. It’s everything you need in a case without the outrageous price tag.
The Cruzerlite SPI-Force Case is available for just $ 6.95, 65% off today only. Take your pick from 8 different color combinations!
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Newer silicon boosts GPU, ISP, memory speeds, among other improvements
At Mobile World Congress last month we met some of the first smartphones running Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chips, including new flagships from Sony and Samsung. The Xperia Z2 and Galaxy S5 both sport Snapdragon 801 processors, at 2.3 and 2.5GHz respectively. But what, besides CPU clock speed, separates the 801 from the earlier Snapdragon 800, which came in 2.2 and 2.3GHz flavors?
According to a writeup by [Read More...]
Tap a sleeping HTC One twice to wake it, as well, it seems
A new leak out of Australia sheds more light on the upcoming version of the HTC One. (Aka the M8.)
First up, a 5-inch display appears to be confirmed. And the new version of Sense is bumped to Sense 6.0 — and will include an LG-like “Knock On” feature wherein you can double-tap the screen to turn the phone on, which should be a [Read More...]
Over-the-air updates now pushing out
Samsung’s KitKat rollout for 2013 devices continues with the arrival of Android 4.4 for the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3 in the UK. Updates are rolling out today for the unlocked UK GS4 and Note 3 (region code “BTU”), along with certain carrier variants. The OTA file size from 300-400MB, and brings these phones up to the latest version of Android, 4.4.2 KitKat, while adding some subtle visual tweaks, including [Read More...]
Nest today updated its Android application to allow you to add up to 18 Nest Protects — those are the $ 129 combination smoke and CO detectors — to a single home.
Again, that’s up to $ 2,300 worth of smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in a single home. Just in case.
Also in the update: Bug fixes and enhancements.
If you haven’t used a previous trial, Google is giving 60 days of all-you-can-listen to Chromebook users
Google Play Music All Access is pretty sweet. You can add any album to your library, listen to ad-free Internet Radio based on genre or based on a particular song, artist or album, or even try the “I’m Feeling Lucky” feature and see what you get. We all use it here around the office, and if it’s available in [Read More...]
Two big players join over 200 other companies in supporting the leading wireless charging standard
The Wireless Power Consortium (WPC), the group behind the Qi wireless charging standard, has added two more companies to its board today. Adding to a laundry list of the biggest names in technology, Samsung Electro-Mechanics (an internal tech subsidiary of Samsung) and Microsoft both join the efforts of dozens of other companies to be on the cutting edge of wireless charging [Read More...]
Update to roll out today via Google Play
BlackBerry has taken to Twitter and announced that we’ll be seeing an update for BBM sometime today. The update should address emoticons in status updates, problems with web links, and more.
We’re not sure what the “more” is about just yet, and not sure exactly when to expect the update, but it’s always good to fix issues and keep users happy. You can look for the update, or [Read More...]
Fear not, you can cut down on the number of QuizUp notifications without uninstalling the game altogether
The day has finally come when the folks on Android can get in on the QuizUp craze, and we’re quickly finding out that the game is both fun and extremely annoying with notifications. Being a social game, QuizUp strongly encourages the use of Facebook or Google+ login along with Google Play Games, which has the upside of getting you [Read More...]