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It has been 11 months since I last played Splatoon. At the time, I couldn’t quite grasp its appeal. A first-person, action-packed shooter for the Wii U aimed at kids didn’t sounds like something I’d rush out to buy on launch day, but Nintendo clearly has a lot of faith in this new IP, so I decided to give it another shot at a big Splatoon event the developer held in NYC on Wednesday. More →
What’s the best smartwatch you can buy right now? Consumer Reports said in a new video that the Apple Watch is the best smartwatch in the world right now, at least when looking at certain features that are available across devices. According to Consumer Reports, the stainless steel Apple Watch took the No. 1 spot out of the 11 smartwatch models tested. More →
In an incredible story of MacGyver-esque ingenuity, a Tampa Bay woman named Cheryl Treadway used Pizza Hut’s mobile app to discreetly ask for help after her and her children were taken hostage by her husband, one Ethan Nickerson.
Armed with a knife, Nickerson took away Treadway’s cellphone, only to give it back to her temporarily after she slyly convinced him to let her order some food from Pizza Hut.
Apple normally keeps is cards very close to its vest but we still can find some indications about when the company is working on something truly big. Neil Cybart at Above Avalon has written up some very strong analysis of Apple’s recent spending on research and development and has come to the conclusion that Apple is working on something positively massive whose significance could dwarf the iPhone, the Apple Watch or any other major product Apple has released so far. More →
Newly released data suggests that the popularity of Apple’s new larger screened iPhone models may be behind slumping iPad sales. Apple’s most recent earnings report is rather telling in this regard — iPhone sales were up over 40% year over year while iPad sales were down over 20%.
According to data recently compiled by Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, the phablet market in the U.S. during the first quarter of 2015 nearly quadrupled, with phablets now accounting for nearly 25% of all smartphone sales. Within that subset, the iPhone 6 Plus accounted for 44% of sales.
At a glance, iOS 7 and iOS 8 don’t look all that different. Many of the changes were granular or internal, although new features like iCloud Drive were part of the package as well. Overall, iOS 8 was a well-received update to the visual refresh Apple implemented in late 2013 with iOS 7, but with WWDC 2015 just around the corner, it’s time to look forward once again. More →
We all know it’s coming but it’s still nice to get some official confirmation. Android Police has posted a leaked screenshot from the official Google I/O 2015 program that shows a software release called “Android M” will be on the agenda. Google quickly pulled the item from its online agenda when it realized it mentioned “Android M” but it’s too late: The cat is already out of the bag. More →
Using the virtual keyboard on the iPhone for texting or email can be an easy task for most people who are accustomed to Apple’s virtual keyboard. However, no matter how iOS savvy you think you are, you might not be familiar with all the hidden iOS 8 texting tricks. Business Insider has put together a quick video that details no fewer than 10 such hidden features that might significantly improve your iPhone texting game. More →
Tesla recently unveiled its Powerwall battery system that aims to change the way we use and store energy in our homes. However, Bloomberg is reporting that the 7kWh Powerwall doesn’t yet work well with rooftop solar power sources, which could be a major issue for early adopters hoping to use it as a way to store energy generated by rooftop solar panels. In fact, Bloomberg says that even SolarCity — the solar power supplier that’s chaired by Tesla CEO Elon Musk — won’t be supporting the 7kWh version of the Powerwall when it launches. More →
Sony’s mobile business is struggling, to say the least. In the United States, Sony smartphones are essentially non starters at this point. Even abroad, the company’s phones are struggling to compete against higher profile devices from the likes of Samsung. The company’s smartphone unit lost billions in 2014, and rumors suggest the company is considering an exit from the smartphone business so it can focus on more profitable units.