OpenSignal Android Fragmentation Report

Research reveals there are almost 19,000 different kinds of Android devices in use

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Research reveals there are almost 19,000 different kinds of Android devices in use

No wonder you may be having trouble buying the right Android smartphone and/or tablet for you, as there are simply so many devices to choose from. OpenSignal has released its “Android Fragmentation Visualized” report for August 2014, revealing there are 18,796 distinct Android devices this year, a significant increase from last August, when 11,868 devices were registered. More →

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Windows 9 Metro 2.0 and Windows RT

Microsoft’s plan to rescue Windows RT: Give everyone more Metro

By about 4 hours ago.

Microsoft’s plan to rescue Windows RT: Give everyone more Metro

Microsoft is getting ready to unveil the Windows 9 preview, but that’s not the only Windows product the company is working on. Myce has learned from a source that Windows RT is also being tweaked, as Microsoft is not ready to give it up just yet, and it could get a significant update. More →

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Best Google Maps Features TV Sets

Google Maps just added a fantastic new feature that every TV fan will love

By on August 21, 2014 at 3:20 PM.

Google Maps just added a fantastic new feature that every TV fan will love

Ever wanted to take a virtual tour of Walter White’s meth lab or of Frank Underwood’s favorite ribs joint? Well now you can thanks to an awesome new Google Maps feature that will let you see famous locations where this year’s top Emmy nominees frequently filmed their most memorable scenes.  More →

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Yosemite Public Beta 2 Download

You can download OS X Yosemite Public Beta 2 for your Mac right now

By on August 21, 2014 at 2:45 PM.

You can download OS X Yosemite Public Beta 2 for your Mac right now

After releasing OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 6 to developers earlier this week, Apple has just released Yosemite Public Beta 2 complete with a new iTunes version to Mac owners that have already signed up for the public beta program. More →

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Flappy Bird Swing Copters Sequel

The official Flappy Bird sequel is now available for iPhone and Android

By on August 21, 2014 at 7:30 AM.

The official Flappy Bird sequel is now available for iPhone and Android

After pulling the incredibly popular, yet silly, Flappy Bird game from the App Store and Google Play Store, for fear it was too addictive for users, Vietnamese developer Dong Nguyen is back with a similar game for iPhone and Android called Swing Copters. More →

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Brazil: Secret App Ban

Brazil wants Apple and Google to remotely wipe Secret from all iOS and Android devices

By on August 20, 2014 at 6:35 PM.

Brazil wants Apple and Google to remotely wipe Secret from all iOS and Android devices

Secret is a popular iOS and Android social networking app that lets users chat anonymously, but authorities in Brazil aren’t too fond of it. That’s actually an understatement, as a Brazilian prosecutor wants Apple and Google not only to remove the app for their respective app stores for the region, but also to remotely wipe it from the devices on which it’s already installed on in Brazil, Business Insider reports. More →

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Turn By Turn Navigation iPhone

An ode to turn-by-turn navigation: Making ‘lost’ a foreign concept

By on August 20, 2014 at 4:50 PM.

An ode to turn-by-turn navigation: Making ‘lost’ a foreign concept

Last week, I drove for 11 hours in a vehicle during a single calendar day. I decided to take such an endeavor the evening before, and all told, it took around five minutes to scope out the plan. The morning of, I settled into the adequately posh driver’s seat of a trusty rental car, tossed my iPhone into a Kenu Airframe mount, tapped a few screens, and threw it in drive.

And I knew that absolutely everything was going to be just fine. More →

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Android L Update Schedule

Here’s how to make sure you get Android L before everyone else

By on August 20, 2014 at 1:10 PM.

Here’s how to make sure you get Android L before everyone else

Google has recently published its Android distribution numbers for early August in which it revealed that KitKat has reached almost 21% market share of all Android phones now in use. While that’s an important milestone for Google, the road was rather long and tedious, as software updates still depend on OEMs and carriers. The same thing will likely happen with Android L adoption as well and Android fans looking to buy a new Android handset should check out Ars Technica’s massive guide on the state of the Android ecosystem and Android updates in the U.S. that reveals “who’s fast, who’s slow, and why.” More →

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Yosemite iMessage Screen Sharing

Apple’s iMessage is about to become even cooler once Yosemite arrives

By on August 20, 2014 at 8:15 AM.

Apple’s iMessage is about to become even cooler once Yosemite arrives

Apple’s cross-platform chatting application is about to get even better once OS X Yosemite launches, as the iMessage desktop version will receive a handy screen sharing feature akin to the one that’s already available in the old iChat Mac application. 9to5Mac has found the new functionality enabled in the latest Yosemite beta release (Developer Preview 6), which was seeded to developers earlier this week. More →

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Google Gmail and YouTube for Children

Google has a clever plan to get your kids hooked on Gmail and YouTube

By on August 19, 2014 at 10:30 PM.

Google has a clever plan to get your kids hooked on Gmail and YouTube

Google is ready to target a special set of potential new customers: Children under the age of 13. The Information and The Wall Street Journal report that the company wants to offer children an easy yet safe way to access Google Internet services including Gmail and YouTube, which aren’t officially available to children, although they can easily sidestep Google’s precautionary settings by lying about their age when setting up an account. More →

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Hanx Writer iPad App

Tom Hanks’ Typewriter app is a shockingly huge hit for iPad users

By on August 19, 2014 at 8:00 PM.

Tom Hanks’ Typewriter app is a shockingly huge hit for iPad users

Hanx Writer is a simple typewriter iOS app for the iPad, created by Hitcents at the request of Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks. Launched only last week and available as a free download, the app has already hit the No. 1 spot in the top free iPad apps on the App Store, TechCrunch reports, enjoying unexpected success for an app that’s not at all essential to improving productivity on a tablet. More →

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Mailbox for Mac Beta

Hugely popular email smartphone app is ready for a public Mac beta

By on August 19, 2014 at 7:15 PM.

Hugely popular email smartphone app is ready for a public Mac beta

Mailbox is one of the most popular email apps on iPhone and Android as it’s won wide acclaim for helping its users “get to zero” emails. And now it looks like lucky OS X users will be able to use it on their desktops because the company’s Mailbox for Mac client is available in beta version on the company’s website and can be downloaded by anyone interested in giving it a try. More →

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