Today Mozilla unveiled its new launcher aimed at helping you find new apps, as well as those you may have downloaded but forgotten about.
Aptly named Firefox Launcher after the company’s popular web browser, the new homescreen replacement designed in conjunction with contextual computing startup EverythingMe highlights apps you may want based on your usage. Read more »
After rumors of Sony selling off its VAIO PC division surfaced yesterday, Sony has now gone ahead and made it official. The company will be selling its famous line of personal computers to Japan Industrial Partners Inc. (JIP) for an undisclosed amount.
According to Sony, this is to bring its focus on what it thinks are now its core businesses: imaging, gaming and mobile, with mobile being the highest priority right now. JIP will soon take over the VAIO business and will begin selling them under the same VAIO brand in Japan and possibly in other regions in future. Sony, meanwhile, will cease all design, planning and development of the PC products along with sales in every market. However, those who currently own VAIO PCs will continue to get aftersales support from the company. Read more »
HTC’s chairwoman Cher Wang told Bloomberg that the company will release a wearable device this year. The gadget will hit the shelves in time for the holiday shopping season.
According to the executive, the company has been looking at the now fashionable category of wearable devices for quite some time. Read more »
Maps 7.6 has just been made available for download, and we have a breakdown of all the new features and functionality it brings.
New updates in Google Maps 7.6 are Offers, Preferred Transit Modes, interface and icon changes, and new domains. For a more in-depth look at these features, join us after the jump. Read more »
Gameloft in association with Marvel is developing the gaming version of the upcoming superhero movie Captain America: The Winter Solider.
Gameloft will be bearing all the production expenses and the popular gaming firm will be releasing the official game in March for the iOS and Android platforms. Read more »
A new batch of leaked screenshots of the redesigned S Voice app has hit the web following earlier leak that initially hinted at upcoming changes. The new screenshots confirm Samsung is taking a new approach to the design of its TouchWiz UI and proprietary apps, of which S Voice is a major part.
In the latest version of Samsung’s personal virtual assistant, the company has entirely redesigned the app’s user interface. Well now a preview has surfaced, garnished with a bunch of images and it says that the app’s voice detection is noticeably faster, but not as good as Google Now. Read more »
Samsung and Swarovski have announced a partnership for an exclusive lineup of accessories for the popular Galaxy Note 3 phablet. They will be showcased at Samsung Galaxy Lounge on the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York.
There are three limited edition Note 3 battery covers with three matching bracelets. Read more »
Did you know that 50 Cent used to have a BlackBerry? That’s old news now – at an interview at CES the rapper mentioned that he switched to an iPhone because that’s where “all the cool stuff” is and mentioned the camera will be the primary consideration when he starts looking for a new phone.
Someone at Nokia’s marketing team caught wind of that and, of course, sent 50 Cent a Nokia Lumia 1020. Read more »
UK retailer Expansys has cut the price of the extremely capable LG G Pad 8.3 tablet to £199.99.
The price comes just a few months after its initial release, and is likely done in anticipation of Samsung’s imminent release of their new Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4. Read more »
According to e report by Nikkei, Sony is planning to sell its Vaio division which designs and manufactures personal computers. The move is dictated by the business unit’s poor performance, as well as the Japanese giant’s desire to shift its focus on smartphones.
Sony will reportedly sell its PC business to the investment fund Japan Industrial Partners with the estimated price ranging between ¥40 billion and ¥50 billion ($391 million to $489 million). Read more »
It looks like the White House will be getting a little bit of help with its ConnectEd Initiative.
A bunch of tech companies will be offering free products and services and amongst them, is Apple. Read more »
Have an extra $11,500 lying around and you really like the Sony A99 DSLR? What about having one decked out all in aluminum? Well if that’s the case, then Hasselblad has your back.
For $8,700 more than what the A99 costs, you can get a version that’s fully decked out in aluminum. Read more »
Jolla has launched two new Other Half covers for the recently released Jolla smartphone. They are called Keira Black and Aloe. Until now there were no Halves beyond those coming in your retail box by default.
Both Other Halves will bring new look on your Jolla phone, new tones, wallpaper and some other exclusive stuff, which hasn’t been confirmed. Read more »
British chip designer ARM, who licenses its technology to mobile chip makers like Qualcomm and Samsung in exchange for royalties, has reported a slowdown in Q4 royalty revenues due to lower than expected high-end smartphone sales.
Last month, Samsung and Apple each reported lower than expected sales of their flagship iPhone 5s and Galaxy S4 devices – both of which contain ARM technology inside. Read more »
Satya Nadella stepped in as CEO of Microsoft effective immediately and his first email to employees sets the tone for his reign. Analysts describe him as a safe pick and it shows – Nadella has asked Bill (he’s on a first name basis with Mr. Gates) to “devote additional time to the company, focused on technology and products”.
The new CEO won’t be hiding behind the back of the original one though, he points out specifically mobile and the cloud as areas of great interest for the company (he was in charge of Microsoft’s Cloud and Enterprise division). Read more »