Google looks set to launch a new electronic payment system at its I/O conference later this year. Called Android Pay (not to be confused with Apple Pay), it will exist alongside Google Wallet; although the two systems will remain separate entities.
The PlayStation 4 Remote Play feature is an interesting one that doesn’t really get as much use as it should. While the official feature is only available through the PS Vita, PlayStation TV, and a few Sony Xperia devices, an enterprising developer has found a way to get it on just about any device running […]
Microsoft and Samsung have finally come to an agreement over royalty payments. Samsung had previously licensed patents from Microsoft, but later refused to pay up after Microsoft bought Nokia’s device division. It looks like all that is cleared up now, which raises an interesting question.
Chinese internet giant Alibaba has invested US$590 million in smartphone maker Meizu. The amount is pocket change to the company that recently broke records with its IPO that was held last September. A joint statement from the two companies has indicated that the move is intended to help Alibaba push its own mobile OS.
Apple’s plans for Beats are now clear; the company is building a new music streaming service based on Beats Music. It will be integrated into iTunes, and the rest of the Apple eco-system; and more surprisingly, an app will be made available for Android.
Cyanogen wants to take Android away from Google, and it looks like Microsoft is more than happy to help it along with a US$70 million investment in the company. While the amount makes Redmond a minority investor in the company, there is a sense that Microsoft would like nothing more than to loosen Google’s grip […]
HTC has announced that it has jumped on the eSports bandwagon and will be sponsoring teams in the upcoming League of Legends Championship series. Cloud 9, Team Liquid, and Team Solo Mid will benefit from this new arrangement, although no details were announced.
HyppTV has a new updated app for its HyppTV Everywhere service, that allows users to watch streaming video on mobile devices. The new app no longer requires a Unifi or Streamyx subscription, and will include a seven day free trial for all those who download it for the first time.
Xiaomi appears to be moving towards the software market as it has announced plans to acquire a 3-percent stake in Kingsoft for HK$527 million (RM242 million). It appears that the fastest growing smartphone manufacturer is continuing to diversify its product portfolio. Whether it intends to integrate more software options into its products is still a […]
Google has revealed new details about its upcoming Project Ara modular smartphone. While the prototype has reached its third iteration, the information about its first test market has raised the most eyebrows. The company will be selling the highly anticipated smartphone first in the US territory of Puerto Rico, from food trucks.
Google is rolling out an update for the Google Translate app that will make it more more useful than it is now. iOS users will also be catching up with the Android version of the app with this new update, which will be rolling out over the next few days.
Samsung is apparently prepared to listen to users and will be introducing a series of changes to Touchwiz in an effort to improve functions. The new Touchwiz is rumoured to be appearing on the next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S6, and will begin by eliminating redundant features.
Samsung is apparently looking into making low- and mid-range smartphones using the Windows Phone platform in an effort to diversify its product range. Of course, it would only do this if the current legal dispute with Microsoft came to an end.
Jide Technology, a company founded by three ex-Googlers, will be introducing a tablet that appears to merge the best parts of Microsoft and Android; into a form that mimics the Surface Pro. Called the Jide Remix, it also runs a customised version of Android 4.4.2 that resembles Windows 8.
One more interesting wearable design has come out of CES 2015, although this is more of a startup presenting a prototype. Blocks Wearables, the name of the company, was exhibiting their version of a modular smartwatch at the Intel booth as part of the “Make It Wearable” competition.
Heroes of Might and Magic 3, one of the best turned based strategy games from 1999, is returning with a new High Definition edition. Return to Erathia after 16 years, and this time it can be done on a mobile platform; as Ubisoft is bringing it to both Android and iOS as well.
Microsoft has released a preview version of Office for Android, and it is now free for download. Just about everyone can get in on it, although the preview is currently only working on selected tablet sizes. The preview is meant to gather more feedback about the current build, although most of the features should be […]
OnePlus has announced an alpha build of a ROM based on Android 5.0 Lollipop. This appears to be a replacement of CyanogenMod that currently runs on the OnePlus One, as that OS has been caught up in the controversy in India. As it stands, the OnePlus ROM doesn’t even have a name yet and is in […]
Kodak has announced an Android smartphone that will debut at the Consumer Electronics Show this coming January. There are no details about specifications, but the official press release has also promised more announcements in 2015 that include a tablet, camera, and another 4G LTE capable smartphone.
Konami has announced a new update to PES Manager bringing the game up to speed with the current 2014/15 football season. The new rosters will also introduce new uniforms and player skillsets, along with a little extra incentive for new players who log in for the first time.