Fleksy Yahoo Search Extension

Popular smartphone keyboard app gets an unexpected, major new feature

By on March 3, 2015 at 8:00 PM.

Popular smartphone keyboard app gets an unexpected, major new feature

In addition to announcing a new partnership with Samsung, which will bring its paid keyboard app complete with a themes pack for free to Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge buyers, Fleksy made one more major announcement this week, introducing a brand new feature that you wouldn’t normally see in apps like this. More →

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YotaPhone 2 U.S. Release

You can finally buy this crazy Android phone with a rear-facing E Ink display in 2015

By on March 3, 2015 at 7:25 PM.

You can finally buy this crazy Android phone with a rear-facing E Ink display in 2015

This week has been packed with exciting smartphone announcements, from the refreshingly gorgeous design of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge to the tried and true look of the HTC One M9.

We’ve also seen the future of the most secure Android phone on the planet, and even a few Lumias worth your consideration.

But nothing we’ve seen is as inexplicably weird as the YotaPhone 2, which is coming to the U.S. this year, according to Phone Scoop. More →

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Android Wear for iPhone

Google seriously thinks iPhone users will consider getting an Android Wear watch

By on March 3, 2015 at 6:50 PM.

Google seriously thinks iPhone users will consider getting an Android Wear watch

Google might have found an interesting approach to competing against the Apple Watch that we didn’t see coming: The company is reportedly going to bring its Android-based wearables platform over to iOS, thus allowing iPhone and iPad users to buy Android Wear devices and pair them with their Apple products. More →

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iPhone App Rejection

You’ll never believe why Apple rejected this Buzz Aldrin iOS app

By on March 3, 2015 at 6:25 PM.

You’ll never believe why Apple rejected this Buzz Aldrin iOS app

A few years ago, we seemingly couldn’t go more than two to three weeks without hearing a story about how Apple’s App Store review team either rejected an iOS app that should have been admitted or curiously let in an app that should have never been accepted. Now, in 2015, Apple has thankfully worked out many of the kinks that once plagued the App Store review process. But every once in a while, Apple’s old habits resurface.

Most recently, Apple rejected the iOS app Buzz Aldrin’s Space Program Manager because it references a well-known third party: Aldrin, of course, who was the second person to walk on the moon.

The crazy thing, though, is that Aldrin actually helped design and influence the game! More →

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Microsoft Windows Phone Strategy

Microsoft’s Windows Phone strategy is as directionless as it’s ever been

By on March 3, 2015 at 6:00 PM.

Microsoft’s Windows Phone strategy is as directionless as it’s ever been

When I look at what Microsoft is doing with Windows Phone right now, all I can think of is the straggler Japanese soldiers who kept trying to fight World War II even though their government had already surrendered. With Windows Phone, Microsoft isn’t just fighting a losing war, it’s fighting a war that’s already been lost. Nonetheless, a new report in The Wall Street Journal shows that Microsoft is still clinging to hope that Windows Phone will become a relevant mobile platform… if we just give it at least another six months or so. More →

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Apple Watch Apps Demo

Play with Apple Watch apps weeks before they exist with this cool site

By on March 3, 2015 at 5:35 PM.

Play with Apple Watch apps weeks before they exist with this cool site

Whether or not you actually plan on picking up an Apple Watch next month, if you’re even moderately invested in the world of technology, you have to be curious to see how Apple’s first wearable pans out.

It might not be seen as much of a risk, considering everything Apple has put out in recent years sells like hotcakes, but if it were to fail, the smartwatch market could take a permanent blow. More →

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Galaxy S6 Camera App Speed

Galaxy S6: This might be one of the best features of Samsung’s new camera software

By on March 3, 2015 at 5:10 PM.

Galaxy S6: This might be one of the best features of Samsung’s new camera software

One of the areas Samsung really focused on heavily during its Galaxy S6 announcement was camera performance. The company made sure that everyone in the audience got the message — the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are both packing amazing rear and front-facing cameras with hardware and software features that will supposedly leave rivals in the dust. AndroidCentral got a hold of the Galaxy S6 to demo one of the camera’s features that you’re most likely to appreciate if you plan on buying the handset. More →

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Hoverboard Video

Video: Hoverboarding over water is the coolest thing you’ll see all day

By on March 3, 2015 at 4:28 PM.

Video: Hoverboarding over water is the coolest thing you’ll see all day

While the type of hoverboards we were teased with in Back to the Future II haven’t exactly come to fruition, this offshoot of flyboarding may be the closest thing yet. While typical flyboarding uses water pressure to take riders up vertically, hoverboarding uses water to maneuver users both vertically and horizontally above the water.

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Steve Jobs Quotes

Upcoming Steve Jobs book promises ‘sensational’ new stories

By on March 3, 2015 at 4:08 PM.

Upcoming Steve Jobs book promises ‘sensational’ new stories

Walter Isaacson’s 2011 Steve Jobs biography left much to be desired. For a person as mercurial, intelligent, inspirational, and influential as Jobs was, many anticipated that the biography would provide a never before seen glimpse into the man responsible for some of the greatest technological innovations of our time. The reality, unfortunately was much different. For the most part, Isaacson’s book rehashed a great deal of what we already knew about Jobs without providing much in the way of new, or at the very least, interesting information.

Now, a new Steve Jobs book slated for release on March 24 promises to deliver where Isaacson’s book fell short. Titled, Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader, the book draws on new interviews with some of the colleagues Jobs trusted most, including Tim Cook, Jony Ive, Eddy Cue, John Lasseter of Pixar, Robert Iger and many more.

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Galaxy S6 vs. iPhone 6: Camera

Video: See the Galaxy S6 beat the iPhone 6 in camera tests

By on March 3, 2015 at 3:51 PM.

Video: See the Galaxy S6 beat the iPhone 6 in camera tests

Now that the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are officially out, all sorts of comparisons between Samsung’s newest flagship devices and Apple’s iPhone 6 models are being made. In fact, Samsung practically invited us to compare its new phones to Apple’s when it mocked the iPhone 6 Plus’s photo abilities during its official announcement at MWC. More →

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Pebble Time Steel Smartwatch

Pebble’s new premium metal watch looks strikingly similar to the Apple Watch

By on March 3, 2015 at 3:30 PM.

Pebble’s new premium metal watch looks strikingly similar to the Apple Watch

We’re still over three weeks out from the end of Pebble’s latest record-smashing Kickstarter campaign, but this week at Mobile World Congress, the company revealed a premium model of its Pebble Time smartwatch… and it looks suspiciously familiar. More →

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