Google is giving the Chromebook line a major boost with enhanced Android integration. Stealing the spotlight on Amazon, all 10 of the top 10 highest rated laptops are Chromebooks. The popularity of the device has been growing rapidly, and now Google has some significant updates in store for Chrome OS. More →
Google fans, the wait is finally over — Google’s biggest event of the year is about to begin. Like Apple’s WWDC conference, Google I/O is a massive meeting of developers each year that positions them to take advantage of all of the new tools and services Google has to offer. For non-developers who use various products from Google’s gigantic ecosystem, I/O is also our first look at the latest and greatest Google has to offer. More →
Once again, Nintendo will be forgoing a press conference this year in favor of an online streaming Digital Event. It might sound like a worrying concession from the struggling Japanese company, but stage presence doesn’t make much of a difference when no one’s buying your home console. We need to see properties both new and old at this event to give us a reason to get excited about Nintendo again. More →
Just in case you missed any of the huge OS X Yosemite or iOS 8 reveals during the keynote at WWDC 2014 on Monday, Apple has you covered. A streaming video of the event is now available on Apple’s website, with downloads soon to follow. Remember, you’ll need to access the site via Safari on a Mac in order to watch the stream. Highlights from the event included the unveiling of Yosemite and our first look at iOS 8, which introduced us to actionable notifications, new keyboard features, widgets, HealthKit, HomeKit and the immediate release of iOS 8 for developers. If you’re not sure whether your device will run iOS 8, we’ve compiled a list for that as well. Head to the source link to start watching right now.
It’s finally here, Apple fans — the day you’ve been waiting for. Apple’s massive Worldwide Developer Event is mere minutes away from kicking off and as is the case every year, the festivities will begin with an exciting keynote address from Apple executives. Several well-known Apple bosses will undoubtedly be called upon to help show off the company’s latest and greatest, including CEO Tim Cook, marketing chief Phil Schiller, software and services head Eddy Cue, and Apple’s SVP of software engineering Craig Federighi.
We may also see some new faces for the first time, including new retail boss Angela Ahrendts as well as Beats Electronics’ Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre. More →
Apple has been eerily quiet so far in 2014. So quiet, in fact, that it hasn’t released a single new product in the past six months. While there aren’t any blockbuster hardware announcements expected at WWDC 2014 — there should be one mysterious product announcement, though — Apple fans are finally in for something new as Apple shows off the next huge updates for its software platforms. More →
We’re now just three days away from one of just a few big events Apple holds each year, and this year’s WorldWide Developer Conference is shaping up to be hugely important for Apple. Despite the fact that Apple hasn’t released a single new device so far in 2014, the company’s stock is soaring to 12-month highs. Why? Because Apple CEO Tim Cook has repeatedly promised investors that exciting new products are coming in 2014.
Apple crushed its March-quarter earnings without having launched any new products since November 2013. Imagine what might happen once all these “exciting new products” finally hit store shelves.
With WWDC 2014, however, there’s good news and bad news. More →
Here’s some great news for everyone who wasn’t invited to attend Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference this year: You can now watch at least some of it online. Apple announced on Tuesday that you’ll be able to watch its WWDC keynote speeches on your Mac as long as you have OS X 10.6 or later installed and Safari 4 installed; on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch if they run iOS 4.2 or later; on your Windows PC if it has Quicktime 7 installed; and through Apple TV as long as you have a second-generation or third-generation Apple TV. Apple is widely expected to unveil both iOS 8 and a new “smart home” platform at WWDC this year, although it likely won’t unveil a major new piece of hardware like the iPhone 6, an iPad Air sequel or its long-fabled “iWatch.” Instead, we’re likely to see something along the lines of Retina-equipped MacBook Air laptops, as Apple is saving its biggest new product launches for the fall.
Rarely do we see a smartphone leak as extensively as the LG G3 did ahead of Tuesday’s official unveiling — just about everything you could possibly want to know about LG’s 2014 flagship phone has already leaked. In fact, LG itself became the biggest culprit on Monday when LG Netherlands accidentally published a dozen official images of the G3 along with the phone’s complete specs. LG put a lot of time and money into its three simultaneous G3 press conferences on Tuesday, however, and BGR will be on hand at the New York event with live coverage. After all, the least you can do is play along and act surprised.
Bookmark this link, which will go live shortly before the event starts later today, and make sure to head there for our live coverage and streaming video of LG’s press conference! Coverage will begin just before 1:00 p.m. EDT / 10:00 a.m. PDT.
Microsoft finally realized some time ago that it had to make some serious changes if it hoped to continue thriving in a world that had begun to evolve years earlier toward “mobile first.” Windows Phone, Windows 8 and Windows RT were the company’s first huge steps toward the future, and Microsoft definitely had the right idea. Consumers and enterprise users weren’t sold on the new “Metro” interface that Microsoft forced upon them, however, and PC sales have been plummeting as a result. To make matters worse, Windows Phone’s share of global phone shipments remains in the low single digits each quarter.
At its annual Build developer conference that kicks off in mere moments, Microsoft will finally show the world how it plans to right the ship and forge ahead in the “post-PC era.” More →