It appears that Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1 is hotter beyond anyone’s expectations. Only three days after going live, the developer version of the newly-launched OS runs on 3.1% of all WP devices.
The data you see above comes from AdDuplex – the largest cross promotion network for both WP and Windows 8 apps. Read more »
Apple released a new ad for the iPhone 5s. The clip made its debut on major networks in the United States this evening.
The new commercial’s music is a cover of a song by the rock band Pixies which is entitled “Gigantic.” Read more »
Sony officially announced US pricing and availability of the Xperia Z2 Tablet. The ultra-skinny, water-resistant slate is now available to pre-order directly from Sony across the Atlantic. It will hit the shelves early next month, on May 4.
Pricing of Sony’s flagship tablet kicks off at $499.99 for a Wi-Fi-only slate with 16GB of built-in memory. Read more »
According to e report in The Wall Street Journal, Apple and Google are in a battle to secure exclusive rights over popular mobile games. The two giants are said to be hard at work at courting top-tier game developers to ensure their games arrive on iOS or Android first.
Neither Apple nor Google offer developers money for exclusive titles. Read more »
In case you find that faux leather look on the back of the Samsung Galaxy S5 a tad too cheap, don’t despair, By Atelier has you covered! The young French Luxury brand released a limited edition of Samsung’s latest smartphone and the Gear Fit in orange alligator leather.
The far from subtle looking combination of the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the Gear Fit you see above is priced at €1,800. Read more »
A refurbished iPad mini with Retina display is now available to order in the US Apple Store. Depending on the built-in memory on board, the refurbished slate is priced 15 or 16 percent less than an equivalent brand new model.
With a $339 price tag (down from $399), the refurbished 16GB, Wi-Fi-only iPad mini with a Retina display was the first to sell out. Read more »
Google’s Chrome Remote Desktop service is now available for Android devices. A dedicated app is now available to download in the Google Play store.
Setting up Chrome Remote Desktop on your Android device is easy. Read more »
In line with the rumor from a couple of weeks ago, Google launched a refreshed camera app for Android devices. Dubbed Google Camera, the application is now available to download in the Play store.
The most notable new feature which Google Camera app brings is called Lens Blur. Read more »
As promised, Microsoft released cheaper subscription plan for Office 365 productivity suite. Dubbed Office 365 Personal, the plan costs $6.99 a month or $69.99 for the year.
The newly released subscription plan is valid for one PC or Mac, and one iPad or Windows tablet (the service also works on iPhone, Android, and Windows Phone devices). Read more »
Samsung SDI released a curved battery with 210mAh capacity. As expected, the newcomer is bound to find home in wearable devices going forward.
The newly released battery is manufactured using V-bending technology to increase its energy density. Read more »
Toshiba launched the world’s first notebook with 4K UHD touchscreen. The Satellite P55t will be available on April 22 with a suggested retail price of $1,499.99.
As expected, the biggest highlight in the notebook is its display. Read more »
Pioneer announced that its in-dash car multimedia systems will support Apple CarPlay. This means that you no longer need to purchase a brand new car to enjoy Cupertino’s latest, automotive-centered creation.
Apple CarPlay will be available to Pioneer’s NEX family of multimedia receivers via a firmware update. Read more »
It appears that Google is about to give the stock Android user interface a visual overhaul. Documents and screenshots obtained by Android Police reveal redesigned icons coming our way in the near future.
Reportedly, the new direction in Android iconography is dubbed Moonshine. Read more »
Samsung updated its Group Play app which debuted last year on the Galaxy S4. Version 3.0 of the application brings users new features, dressed in new, flat UI.
The most notable new feature brought by the updated app is dubbed Group Camcorder. Read more »
The Samsung Gear 2 smartwatch got treated to a firmware update today. Sized at a tad above 24MB, the update brings improvements and a duo of new features to the Exynos-powered gadget.
The new functions brought by the update to the Gear 2 include Training Effect and Sleep monitor. Read more »