Everything we know about the 3 huge flagship phones you'll see unveiled over the next week
Apple fans and Android fans alike will have plenty to be excited about right now
Google is clearly very proud of both its upcoming Android L release and the Material Design UI that it wants Android developers to use to make their apps look better than ever. 9to5Google points us to a new page on the Google Play store that’s intended to highlight all of the best looking Android apps that have been living up to the standards that Google set for its developers with the launch of Material Design. More →
Even though mobile operators might hate Apple for its strict iPhone contracts and the fact they don’t have a say regarding anything Apple does when it comes to smartphones, they can’t afford not to have the iPhone in stock, as the device brings in plenty of subscribers. In fact, it appears that some carriers have already started teasing the iPhone 6 in unusual ways in some markets, while others are already leaking launch details for the handset. More →
There are several notable game releases this month, such as Disney Infinity 2.0 and Hyrule Warriors, but none have received more buzz than Bungie’s massively multiplayer first-person shooter, Destiny. Activision, the game’s publisher, has spared no expense when it comes to marketing Destiny — a stroll through Times Square might be the most prominent evidence of this. Now Destiny is taking a page from Google Maps for a unique experiment that will allow fans to explore the worlds of Destiny before it launches. More →
Have you ever made a popular YouTube video and said to yourself, “Man, imagine if everyone who watched this and liked it decided to send me a buck?” Well now they’ll have an opportunity. Android Police has a very good rundown of a new feature that Google is trying out in four different countries that will let you tip your favorite video creators to give them a little extra cash to go along with their ad revenues. More →
Apple fans are understandably excited about the release of iOS 8 later this fall, but as with any major update, there might be a few kinks to work out before the latest version of the mobile operating system is running smoothly. Business Insider spoke with app-testing company Applause CMO Matt Johnston about the risks of upgrading as soon as the update goes live. More →
Although the App Store is occasionally subjected to a flood of ridiculous clones, Apple is notorious for its strict guidelines for reviewing apps before they can be put up for sale. It’s not uncommon for noted app developers with multiple successful releases on the App Store to have to resubmit an update after Apple finds a bug or something objectionable within the app. In order to make the process easier for developers in the future, Apple has added a page to its developer website for the express purpose of letting developers know why their apps are being rejected. More →
Samsung will finally unveil the Galaxy Note 4 phablet on Wednesday during a special media event in Berlin, Germany, but reports offering details about the handset are still coming in. Russian publication hi-tech.mail.ru has learned from a senior official from the local Media Markt retailer that the price of the upcoming phablet in the region will be the same as the Galaxy Note 3. More →
The iPhone 6, the Galaxy Note 4 and the Moto X+1 aren’t the only major flagship phones that are going to be released in September. BlackBerry has just announced that it’s holding a major media event on September 24th that will almost certainly feature the new BlackBerry Passport handset. More →
Apple has fought the idea of adding widget support to its iOS platform for years, in theory because the company decided battery life was more important than zero-tap access to information. Some agree with that stance while others would rather have the option of using widgets on their iPhones and iPads, but now Apple has finally come up with a compromise.
In iOS 8, Apple’s next-generation mobile platform that will be released to the public later this month, developers can create widgets for their apps that will reside on the Today panel in iOS’s Notification Center. It’s not quite as practical as a home screen widget might be, but at least it’s something.
Apple is giving both of its operating systems major facelifts this fall with iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, but after 44 new patents were granted to the company on Tuesday, it’s clear that these updates are only the beginning. Patently Apple is focusing on a few of the most significant patents, starting with moving radial menus, a feature found on Samsung’s Galaxy Note line of phablets. More →