Lenovo is at the annual IFA trade show in a big way this year, and the company just let loose with its second round of big announcements. The first round of announcements came hot and heavy at 3:00 a.m. this morning, and it seemed like the company was done. Think again, because Lenovo just piled on a slew of new computers, tablets, smartphones and accessories that were just announced in Berlin, Germany.
Motorola’s Moto 360 smartwatch was arguably the first such device worthy of our attention when it debuted in 2014. The Android-powered watch was sleek and stylish in a world full of clunky, unattractive designs, adding some much-needed style to the Android smartwatch landscape. But the very fact that it was an Android smartwatch was one of its biggest problems; Android Wear was great in concept, however in reality it was practically unusable for the average consumer.
On Wednesday, Motorola unveiled the second-generation versions of its Moto 360 smartwatch, looking to improve on the first-generation version in every way possible. While it did accomplish that goal to an extent, the original model’s biggest problems may still be barriers for many users.
With the new Moto 360, Motorola chose to focus on a few different key areas, with the first and most obvious being personalization. The first-gen model offered buyers a few different choices when it came to case color and band type, but the new version takes things to an entirely new level. More →
In my hands-on preview of the Moto X Pure Edition, I called it the pure Android flagship phone that Android fans have been waiting for. Well, Android fans, the wait is almost over because Motorola finally announced availability details on Wednesday. And best of all, presales begin immediately, so customers looking to preorder the Moto X Pure Edition to ensure they can get their hands on one as soon as possible can now do so. More →
Google certainly had a big day on Tuesday, having unveiled a new logo along with some other updates. Beyond its new logo though, the company also updated a few of its most popular apps, including Google Maps for the iPhone and iPad.
Hundreds of millions of iOS users enjoy Google Maps on their iOS devices despite the availability of Apple’s own mapping solution, so updates to the Google Maps app are generally a pretty big deal. Let’s take a look at everything Google added in this most recent update. More →
Yesterday’s list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free included a few great options, but today’s list is even better. We’ve got eight iOS apps for you on Wednesday that are all completely free right now, and they span a bunch of different categories so there should be something for everyone. And if eight apps aren’t enough for you, head back to Tuesday’s post, where you’ll find that a few of the apps listed there are still on sale. More →
In the late morning on September 1st, Google unveiled a brand new logo that replaces the company’s iconic multicolored typeface with… a new iconic multicolored typeface. This marks the fifth major redesign of Google’s logo since the company first launched its game-changing search engine in the late 1990s. The new logo has an updated look with a font that is much harder and more modern than the previous font, but it’s softened by the customary tilted “e” at the end.
Here’s what it looks like compared to the previous logo: More →
When Microsoft went up against its own Windows hardware partners and launched the Surface line of laptop/tablet hybrids, pundits weren’t sure what to make of the move. The hardware was much more sleek and attractive than anything else on the market at the time, and many initially thought the move was merely an effort to encourage Windows PC makers to step up their game. Of course, anyone who is even the least bit familiar with the amount of work involved with bringing a new product like this to market knew that notion was ridiculous: As of the moment that the first Surface tablets debuted, Microsoft officially became a PC vendor.
The Surface line has since grown into a more respectable business for Microsoft thanks to the lineup’s iconic design that’s portable yet perfect for productivity. Now, however, Lenovo has unveiled a device that is essentially a clone of Microsoft’s latest Surface tablets, but it is significantly more affordable. More →
The smartphone space is quite cluttered right now. It might not seem like it in major markets, since Apple and Samsung dominate the smartphone industry, but there are dozens of companies around the world fighting for space in consumers’ pockets. Different companies use different strategies to try to separate their products from the pack, but by and large, most companies hit the same notes. Since Samsung and Apple dominate the high end, other companies compete on price.
Interestingly, no smaller smartphone makers have made a real effort to break through by addressing one of smartphone users’ top pain points in a new and creative way… until now. More →
Windows 10’s warm reception has been sullied by concerns over data collection, usage tracking and spying, which is enabled in the new operating system by default. In fact, many people have avoided updating to Windows 10 solely due to concerns surrounding these issues.
We told you how you can opt out of much of these data-collecting features, and we also pointed you to six free tools that will help stop other Windows 10 functions that may compromise your data.
For a period of time, Android seemed like an unstoppable juggernaut. The mobile platform’s global market share skyrocketed each quarter at breakneck speeds, leaving rival platforms in the dust behind it.
Then, in 2014, Apple finally released iPhones with bigger displays to combat the supersized screens Android users had been enjoying for years. As a result, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that Android users were switching to the iPhone faster than ever, and the company’s holiday quarter was the most profitable quarter any company has even reported.
Earlier this week, a photo of purported retail packaging for Apple’s upcoming iPhone 6s was posted on a Chinese gadget blog. The leak was dismissed at first — just as the iPhone 6’s retail packaging was dismissed when it first leaked last year — but then people realized that the photo was likely genuine.
Who cares? It’s just a box, right? Not quite. The leaked retail packaging actually revealed a few important things about Apple’s upcoming new iPhones, and now the leak has offered one more revelation. More →