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Intel modifies Android to make it ready for 64-bit chips

By on April 3, 2014 at 8:15 AM.

Intel modifies Android to make it ready for 64-bit chips

Google didn’t give Android 4.4 KitKat native support for 64-bit hardware like Apple did with iOS 7, but that isn’t stopping Intel from taking matters into its own hands. Per CNET, Intel this week released a modified version of KitKat that comes with a 64-bit kernel, which means that it will be compatible with 64-bit Intel processors for mobile devices. To make this happen, Intel said that it “ported, validated and tested the Android Open Source code on IA, taking on the work that developers typically would need to do on their own” so that it could help “provide the ecosystem with 64-bit kernel support for development of next-generation devices.” More →

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Microsoft Windows Is Free To Use For Smaller Devices

Microsoft makes Windows free for all devices of 9 inches or smaller

By on April 2, 2014 at 1:48 PM.

Microsoft makes Windows free for all devices of 9 inches or smaller

Watch out, Google: Microsoft is really coming after you. Microsoft announced on Wednesday that it will make Windows free to use for any manufacturers who are making devices that are 9 inches or smaller. This means that Windows smartphones, small tablets and wearable computers will have free-to-use software, just like with Google’s Android platform. This has the potential to significantly grow Windows’ market share on mobile devices, particularly in emerging markets where manufacturers have been churning out dirt-cheap Android phones.

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Microsoft debuts Universal Windows Apps for building cross-platform apps

By on April 2, 2014 at 12:43 PM.

Microsoft debuts Universal Windows Apps for building cross-platform apps

Microsoft on Wednesday announced a new Universal Windows Apps initiative, which will allow developers to create apps that will work across all form factors, including computers, laptops and smartphones. The new API set for developers will facility the simplified creation of apps and games that work across Microsoft’s three main platforms — Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1. The move could turn out to be hugely important as Microsoft has previously struggled in its efforts to draw top developers over to its new desktop platform and to its mobile platforms. More →

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SignEasy iOS 7 Update Download

SignEasy’s iPhone app redesigned for iOS 7, including offline editing and faster signing

By on April 2, 2014 at 12:09 PM.

SignEasy’s iPhone app redesigned for iOS 7, including offline editing and faster signing

SignEasy has long since been one of my go-to apps for iOS and Android, and it’s getting quite a bit better today for users of the former platform. The app has been totally retooled for iOS 7, and a number of the niggles that plagued earlier versions have been addressed in this build. More →

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How To Print Pictures From iPad

Want your iPad photos made into a printed book in just a few hours? There’s an app for that

By on April 2, 2014 at 9:00 AM.

Want your iPad photos made into a printed book in just a few hours? There’s an app for that

Kodak Alaris on Wednesday announced a new iPad app that will let users quickly create and print photo books from their images, offering them a same day in-store pick-up feature that may certainly come in handy on some occasions. Kodak Moments HD is now available as a free download from the App Store for iPads running iOS 7.0.1 or later. More →

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DataMan Next Free Download

Download this app right now: DataMan Next for the iPhone is now free

By on April 1, 2014 at 12:04 PM.

Download this app right now: DataMan Next for the iPhone is now free

BGR regularly tries to draw readers’ attention to great paid apps when they become free for a limited time, and the latest addition to our growing list of great apps gone free is DataMan Next. In a world where unlimited wireless data is going the way of the dinosaur at many carriers, keeping tabs on your usage can go a long way to help you avoid getting slapped with overage charges. And if you have to monitor your data usage anyway, you might as well do it with an iPhone app that is as gorgeous as it is useful. More →

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iPhone Apps Price

Why is Apple jacking up iPhone and iPad app prices for some users?

By on March 31, 2014 at 3:01 PM.

Why is Apple jacking up iPhone and iPad app prices for some users?

If you’re a fan of downloading apps on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch handheld in several big mobile device markets around the world, buying the latest and greatest iOS apps is about to get a little bit more expensive. More →

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NightSky iPhone iPad Free

NightSky, one of the most beautiful and creative physics-based iOS games ever, is now free

By on March 28, 2014 at 12:00 PM.

NightSky, one of the most beautiful and creative physics-based iOS games ever, is now free

If you’re looking for a fun and creative game for you iPhone or iPad, look no further. NightSky is easily one of the most beautiful and original iOS games we have ever seen, having received plenty of critical acclaim and several GDC awards. The concept is simple: transport a mysterious sphere through boards by swiping on the screen to spin. Swipe up to reverse gravity and swipe down to return gravity to normal. Obstacles lie in your path, so you must find ways around them or put them to use. And the entire game is set atop wonderful art with silhouettes and shapes reminiscent of a Tim Burton movie. More →

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Top 5 iPhone Apps

5 more gorgeous iPhone apps you really need to check out right now

5 more gorgeous iPhone apps you really need to check out right now

By on March 28, 2014 at 10:05 AM.

Software ecosystems are obviously among the most important parts of the mobile experience these days, and Apple’s is second to none. The company has managed to create an environment that fosters the creation of apps that are beautiful, useful and functional. Of course, these great apps are buried under a mountain of crap.

Part of our job here at BGR is to try to separate the great apps from the… not so great apps. We recently put together a collection of five fantastic apps that have beautiful designs and smart features, and now we’re continuing with five more great apps.

We try to pick apps from a wide range of categories for each post, and we’ve got a few terrific iPhone apps to show you this time around. As always, feel free to let us know about your favorite beautifully designed apps in the comments section here, or let me know on Twitter. More →

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Free Microsoft Office for iPhone and Android

Office for iPhone and Android finally available as free apps

By on March 28, 2014 at 6:30 AM.

Office for iPhone and Android finally available as free apps

In addition to launching Office for iPad, a freemium app that requires a paid Office 365 subscription in order for users to also be able to edit their documents on the tablet, Microsoft has made some changes to its Office Mobile for iPhone and Android applications. Both mobile apps are now free of charge, The Next Web reports, but only for home use, speculating that business customers will likely require an Office 365 subscription for either version of the apps. More →

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Microsoft Office For iPad Release Date

At long last, Microsoft brings Office to the iPad

By on March 27, 2014 at 1:14 PM.

At long last, Microsoft brings Office to the iPad

It’s taken a while but the moment has finally arrived for iPad users who are also fans of Microsoft’s world-class productivity software. Microsoft on Thursday announced that it is bringing a touch-centric versions of key Office suite apps — including Word, Excel and PowerPoint — to the iPad for the first time, roughly nine months after Microsoft unveiled Office for the iPhone. Microsoft says that bringing Office to Apple’s tablet is a way to “empower people to be productive” and to “do more across all devices.”  More →

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Office for iPad Announcement

Watch live as Microsoft unveils Office for iPad

By on March 27, 2014 at 12:55 PM.

Watch live as Microsoft unveils Office for iPad

Apple tablet users have long since wondered when they could finally get their hands on Microsoft’s famed productivity suite. Well, some of them have. Maybe. The answer, according to numerous reports, will finally be announced during a press conference set to begin in just a few minutes. For those who do try to get work done on their iPads, there are obviously plenty of options out there. None even come close to approaching Microsoft Office, however. Will Office for iPad deliver a fantastic experience like Office does on Windows, or will it be a dumbed down version like Office for iPhone? A link to live streaming video of the event on Microsoft’s site follows below in our source section, so you can learn all there is to know straight from the horse’s mouth. The event is scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m. EDT, 10:00 a.m. PDT.

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