One of the new features that Samsung has been sure to brag about in their Galaxy S5 smartphone is the Download Booster, which allows users to use both WiFi and the phone’s LTE data connection to download files more quickly onto their phone.
But there’s some bad news for AT&T customers who were looking forward to using this new feature, because America’s largest GSM carrier decided to go and remove it from their version of the GS5. 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 »
If you’re curious about the internals of Samsung’s latest flagship, the Galaxy S5, then the folks over at iFixit have exactly what you’re looking for.
As with all Galaxy devices, the battery is user-replaceable and easy to access by simply removing the back panel. But what about the other components? Let’s take a look at just how easy it is to gut a Galaxy S5. Read more »
Nikon unveiled a new addition to its interchangeable lens mirrorless cameras dubbed 1 J4. According to the company this is one of the fastest interchangeable lens compact cameras for continuous shooting with autofocus tracking currently on the market.
The compact shooter is said to come with many of the features recently introduced with the company’s more advanced 1 V3 model, except in a more affordable package. Read more »
According to a report by Mashable Facebook will soon disable the Chat function from its main app and push that functionality solely to its Messenger app.
A Facebook spokesperson has allegedly confirmed that the chat function of the Facebook app will soon be taken out from the iOS and Android app. Even now, some users in Europe are receiving a notification of the upcoming change. Read more »
Nokia X owners can now enjoy its first custom ROM based on the Android Open Source Project. Up until now, you could only root and sideload Google apps, including the Play Store, but now you can run a vanilla Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean altogether.
The build packs Qualcomm specific optimizations and is based on Code Aurora branch jb_rel_2.0.3. It comes from the XDA senior member dhacker29, who previously ported AOSP to the Moto G. Read more »
Dropbox had a lot of announcements to make yesterday, starting with a new service and two new apps. First is the Dropbox for Business service, which lets companies get a Dropbox account for all their employees, who can then manage their personal and business accounts from the same device and using the same account.
Dropbox for Business gives admins features like remote wipe, account transfer and sharing audit logs. One new feature arriving later is Project Harmony, which lets you see who is editing a file and chat with other users, similar to Google Drive. Read more »
Samsung has released a new commercial that focuses on the latest special features of their upcoming flagship: the Galaxy S5.
The ad mentions the GS5′s camera, the phone’s resistance to dust and water, its Full HD Super AMOLED screen, and its built in heart rate sensor. Read more »
We’ve known about the Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 for a little while now, but the Korean tech manufacturer didn’t really reveal any juicy tidbits about the internal specs of the devices.
Well Samsung has spilled the beans and we now know that the Gear 2 will be powered by a new Exynos processor with a couple of interesting modifications. Read more »
WhatsApp’s highly anticipated voice calling capabilities, which were hinted at by WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum at MWC earlier this year, could be going live any day now.
The latest translation requests for Hindi volunteers on WhatsApp’s official Translation Portal show entries for Hang up, Incoming call, and Outgoing call – indicating that the Facebook-owned company is just about ready to make voice services a reality for its app. Read more »
How easy are watches to repair? Mechanical watches take years for a watchmaker to learn his skill, but digital smartwatches seem to be a whole lot easier if the Samsung Gear 2 is any indication.
iFixit took it apart quite quickly and gave it a high 8/10 repairability score. That’s very impressive for a IP67-certified watch. Read more »
Dating from way back in October of 2001 Windows XP has been Redmond’s most highly regarded OS until Windows 7 hit in October 2009 and for many traditionalists even after that.
And now after 13 years of service the OS is finally getting dropped by Microsoft, which has issued its last security update to the OS yesterday and will not issue more. In its statement Microsoft urges users to either upgrade their current PCs with a more recent Windows install or altogether buy a new machine (the company even has a link to latest Windows 8 machines readily awaiting your click). Read more »
The just-announced Nokia 225 is the company’s latest budget offering, and the company has outed one of their trademark videos to highlight its release.
The 225 is targeted at emerging markets with its low price and flashy colors – shown off especially well in the video – that have become characteristic of non-Lumia Nokia mobiles of late. Read more »
After nearly two years of releasing on other platforms, including iOS, Telltale Games has ported over the first season of The Walking Dead to Android. The game is based on a comic series of the same name and features survival horror adventure gameplay.
One of the interesting things about the game is that there is very little actual movement of the character you have to do yourself and usually you just tap on the objects on screen to interact with them. The story is told through interactive cutscenes, which makes it feel like you’re watching a movie whose outcome you can determine. Read more »
Popular reading app Pocket has pushed a new update on iOS and Android that brings some useful new features, especially on Android. One of the features common on both platform is support for additional languages, as the app now also supports Chinese, Dutch, Korean, Polish and Portuguese.
The Android version also get a new fullscreen mode that supports the immersive mode on devices running KitKat, which means the app will now go truly fullscreen, hiding the controls and the navigation bar completely. Read more »