In a rather stealthy fashion, Amazon made its Appstore application for Android redundant. The retail giant baked its Android marketplace into the main app, which is available in the Google Play store.
Going forward, you will be able to access your Android apps from Amazon by simply going into the Apps & Games section of its Android app. Read more »
After picking the iPad Air 2 apart, the team at iFixit focused its attention of the iPad mini 3. Like its predecessor, the latest compact slate from Cupertino received the poor repairability score of 2.
The iPad mini 3’s identical repairability score with that of last year’s model should hardly catch anyone by surprise. Read more »
Facebook launched a brand new app for iOS dubbed Rooms. The newcomer allows users to create or participate in message boards that cover any topic they might be interested in.
The app consist of rooms that are organized by area of interest. Read more »
Hot on the heels of the Apple iMac with 5K Retina display, iFixit tore down the iPad Air 2. Cupertino’s full-size tablet received the poor repairability score of 2.
As it turns out, despite being even more elegant, Apple iPad Air 2 is just as difficult to repair as its predecessor. Read more »
Microsoft launched a crafty search application for Android Wear devices dubbed Torque. The app activates on the Android Wear device via a twist of the user’s wrist.
Of course, the search engine used by the app is powered by Bing, not Google’s own solution. Read more »
Creative Sound BlasterAxx AXX200 is another entry in the market for compact premium wireless speakers. The gadget aims to stand out from its rivals by offering an overwhelming set of additional features to its users, including the ability to act as a standalone sound card.
An established player in the field of computer sound solutions, Creative Labs has focused its recent product efforts on the lucrative field of mobile audio products. Read more »
Motorola’s Moto 360 smartwatch received a major firmware update. The new Android Wear build brings a host of new features and improvements to the wearable timepiece.
The two most notable new features that the update brings are Smart Battery Saving and more frequent time checks. Read more »
Sony opened the pre-order books for the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact in the United States. The IP68 certified compact slate is available to order directly from Sony’s official online store.
Only the 32GB version of the Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact is available for pre-order for the time being. Read more »
The next version of Google’s beloved Gmail app for Android will feature a a lot more than new material design. Gmail 5.0 for Android is bound to make most email clients for the OS redundant by offering support for accounts beyond those hosted by Google.
Gmail’s hot new feature appeared in a short walkthrough video. Read more »
The maker of wearable devices Fitbit has a smartwatch with built-in GPS on the way. Dubbed Fitbit Surge, the device will reportedly be released in the coming weeks.
According to a leaked slide, Fitbit refers to the Surge as a “superwatch.” Read more »
According to a report in Forbes, Microsoft is about to launch a wearable device in the coming weeks. The gadget will reportedly hit the shelves in time for the holiday shopping season.
Microsoft’s upcoming creation will focus on tracking physical activities that include steps, heart rate, and calories burned among others. Read more »
The freshly announced Apple iMac with 5K Retina display got the iFixit treatment. Cupertino’s latest desktop computer received the average repairability score of 5.
The internal setup of the new iMac closely resembles that of the previous model, save for some of the new components it features. Read more »
Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact has not even hit the shelves, yet you can already snag one with a sweet discount. Sony UK is already offering the IP68 certified compact slate on pre-order with £30 off and a case for 1p in the United Kingdom.
The promo brings the price of the entry-level Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact with 16GB of built-in memory below £300. Read more »
Android and Chrome OS just took another step to becoming unified. According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, the search giant appointed the VP of engineering for Android, Hiroshi Lockheimer to also lead the equivalent Chrome team.
According to WSJ’s sources, Mr. Lockheimer will specifically head the development of Chrome OS, not the web browser. Read more »
Samsung took the wraps off an Intel-based Chromebook 2 model. The $249.99 newcomer will sit below the already available Exynos 5 Octa variant in the Korean giant’s product range.
The latest Samsung Chromebook 2 features Intel Celeron Processor N2840, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of built-in storage. Read more »