Microsoft has announced that the Docking Station for its Surface Pro 3 tablet is now up for grabs in both Canada and the United States.
This dock allows the Surface Pro 3 to come even closer to a full blown computer, since it has a myriad of ports on its back. They let you connect an HD monitor, audio system, full size keyboard, mouse, printer, or a wired network to your tablet. Read more »
A public ‘tech preview’ of the next version of Windows, codenamed Threshold, could apparently land as soon as next month, according to certain unnamed sources.
This version will almost certainly end up being called Windows 9 when it’s going to be released in spring 2015. Read more »
By now we’ve seen dozens of leaks regarding the upcoming iPhone 6, but here’s one more. The handset’s motherboard has apparently undergone a photo shoot somewhere in the wild.
This is claimed to be the first picture showing the actual final part for the new iPhone. Read more »
Acer has apparently decided that its Iconia Tab A3 was in need of a revamp, and so the company worked on the A3-A20. This looks like it will succeed the previous model (A3-A10) in Acer’s portfolio.
In fact, it’s already been listed by Acer official sites in both Italy and Spain. And thanks to that, we get to know everything about it. Read more »
Sony is getting ready to launch the third generation SmartWatch, according to the latest rumor. The SmartWatch 3 should be unveiled at IFA next month, most likely at the company’s event on September 3.
The new SmartWatch 3 will not run Android Wear, instead going its own way once more with Sony’s dedicated wearable OS. Read more »
If you’re getting sick of seeing “promoted tweets” in your Twitter timeline, well, get ready for Promoted Video ads to show up in there too. Twitter has announced a beta run of a new service that lets advertisers promote videos.
It works in basically the same way as the promoted tweets that have been available for a few years now – but combining those with a video card. So, in your timeline the Promoted Video ads will look just like a regular tweet that has a link to a video in it (and which you can play in-place on the Web or in the Twitter apps for mobile). Obviously though, below you’ll see that “Promoted by” mention as you do for promoted tweets. Read more »
Following its launch on iOS and Android back in May, Foursquare’s new check-in app called Swarm is now available for Windows Phone.
It’s been released in Microsoft’s app store today, and it will work with Windows Phone 8.1. It brings with it the set of features based around checking into places that got separated from the company’s main app for iOS and Android recently. Read more »
Today a new firmware update for the OnePlus One started rolling out, albeit slowly. It’s expected to have reached all the devices out there by the end of this week and it brings with it the absolute latest version of Android – 4.4.4.
Alongside that and many bug fixes, there’s also a new camera feature called Clear Image which stitches together 10 individual shots for a final “super high-res photo”. Read more »
Sprint has just announced that it will start selling the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 on August 15, which is this Friday. The tablet will be the first in the carrier’s roster to support its Spark high-speed LTE network.
The Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 will be available in all of Sprint’s sales channels, with a $299.99 full retail price sans taxes. Read more »
As has been expected for quite a while, Facebook has started taking the Messenger part out of its official app for iOS and Android this week, prompting those who want to use the feature to install the standalone Messenger. To say that this hasn’t gone well with users would be an understatement.
Facebook Messenger is now the No.1 app in the iTunes App Store for iOS, but it has a paltry one-star rating. It’s unclear if something like this has ever happened before – for the most downloaded app in the App Store to have such dismal reviews. Read more »
Microsoft’s next big Windows release, codenamed Threshold, but which will probably be called Windows 9, is set to drop yet another controversial feature introduced in Windows 8. We’re talking about the (in)famous Charms bar.
On a touchscreen device, this slides in from the right of the screen, and it’s reasonably easy to use (though not obvious that it’s there). If you’ve got a keyboard and mouse situation, however, you need to take your mouse pointer to either the top or bottom right side of your screen, let it hover there and then the bar “magically” appears. Read more »
Today HTC’s published an update to its Gallery app in the Play Store. This update enables owners of the One (M8) to use the new Duo Effects Gallery, which is a Web viewer that lets you share the interactive viewing experience of the Duo Camera’s effects with anyone.
This Web interface lets people you’ve shared your works of art with change the focus point in an image, as well as choose which part of the picture has effects applied. UFocus, Foregrounder, and Dimension Plus effects are now shareable with whoever you like. Read more »
Remember Samsung’s telephony-enabled smartwatch called Gear Solo? It got leaked back in April, and now it looks like we’re very close to its actual release.
According to a new report from Samsung’s home country of South Korea, the company will unveil the Gear Solo at its pre-IFA event on September 3, alongside the new Galaxy Note 4 phablet. Read more »
Nokia’s HERE Maps for Windows Phone has received a hefty update of its underlying map data. It brings with it better mapping in certain countries, nicer looking 3D landmarks in some cities, as well as point address rendering in more places.
The latter means you’re able to see at a glance where addresses and buildings are are on each street. Seeing exact addresses on the map is obviously helpful, as long as the feature is available in enough places and is accurate. Read more »
If you thought the $299 Samsung Gear 2 smartwatch was expensive, then you definitely won’t like what Timex, Qualcomm, and AT&T have partnered up to bring you. The Timex Ironman One GPS+ smartwatch that resulted from the cooperation of these three companies is set to arrive this fall, and it will cost a whopping $399.95.
It’s a standalone device, though, so you don’t have to keep it tethered to your phone, as it has its own data radios. In fact, if you buy one AT&T will throw in one year of data access. Read more »