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Chris Smith

Since 2014
Top Channel TECH
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Bio

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he closely follows the events in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises. Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.

Android 4.4 Market Share

Despite massive growth, KitKat still lags behind older Android versions

June 5th, 2014

Google has posted its latest Android distribution numbers on its developers site, revealing huge growth for Android 4.4 KitKat, compared to previous months. Even so, KitKat adoption is still lagging behind older operating systems, an ecosystem “feature” Apple highlighted during the WWDC 2014 opening keynote.

Google Glass Rifle Shooting

This is an awesome Google Glass feature you’ll hopefully never have to use

June 4th, 2014

Google’s Google Glass smart eyewear has many fans but also many haters, and the device will be available to more and more users in the future, sporting all sorts of interesting, and possibly creepy features. Hopefully, though, most users won’t have the chance to actually try out a Glass-based augmented technology currently in testing by TrackingPoint. …

iOS 8 Safari and WebKit Performance

In iOS 8, all browser apps will be created equal

June 4th, 2014

iOS 8 will bring one under-the-hood change that many app developers, but also iPhone and iPad users, will appreciate: consistent performance no matter what browser app is chosen. 9to5Mac reports that browser apps and apps that incorporate web browsing features will offer the same kind of speed that was previously available only to Safari, the built-in iOS …

iOS 8 Android Features

12 iOS 8 features Apple stole from Android

June 4th, 2014

Apple’s recently unveiled iOS 8 mobile operating system has many interesting features, including some new tricks that have been available on a certain competing platform long before the iPhone maker found a way to implement them. Ars Technica has detailed as many as 12 features that have already been available to Android users long before …

Galaxy S5 Prime, Galaxy F Images

Is this Samsung’s premium Galaxy F?

June 4th, 2014

Samsung’s mythical premium Galaxy S5 handset, often referred to as Galaxy S5 Prime, is not yet ready to be unveiled. But images showing the device as well as more rumblings about its potential name have hit the web. Well-known leaker @evleaks has published two images of a Galaxy F handset, which could very well be the metal Galaxy …

Xbox One and Xbox 360 June Update Features

Xbox One’s big June update brings highly anticipated new features

June 4th, 2014

The highly anticipated Xbox One June update is here, Microsoft announced, bringing several interesting features to users, including external storage support and better access to apps. Users will now be able to connect their external hard drives to the console in order to supplement the limited (for some) storage available on the device, and access …

iCloud vs Google Drive vs OneDrive vs Amazon vs Dropbox

Comparing clouds: What’s the cheapest cloud service you can get right now?

June 4th, 2014

Apple’s iCloud is a major feature of both iOS 8 and OS X 10.10 Yosemite, with the iPhone maker having announced significant improvements for its cloud solution at WWDC 2014, including more affordable prices. However, that doesn’t mean Apple’s cloud is the cheapest one available. In the very competitive cloud business, other major players including …

Yosemite Macs: Compatible OS X Computers

Here’s what kind of Mac you need to run OS X Yosemite

June 4th, 2014

Apple on Monday at WWDC 2014 unveiled OS X Yosemite, its latest Mac operating system, which brings a variety of visual changes, but also many new interesting features that will further improve the overall user experience of those customers who own multiple devices from the company. Yosemite will be released free of charge to consumers …