20 March 201424By Andrew MartonikInitiatives were 'made a top priority after last summer's revelations'
Google has steadily improved the overall security of several of its apps and services, and the latest move is moving to HTTPS and encryption across all of Gmail...
20 March 20143By Simon SageMushroom 11 is one of the more interesting games we've seen at the Game Developer Conference this year. The core of the game involves guiding a large fungal mass across treacherous stages by destroying parts of the fungus with touch, and allowing it to grow in the opposite direction...
20 March 201422By Andrew MartonikPebble has really set the scene as the leading smartwatch offering throughout 2013, and now sales numbers help reaffirm that. Since January 2013, Pebble has sold over 400,000 devices, and that barely takes into account the availability of the higher-end Pebble Steel. Based on some rough math that means Pebble has pulled in around $60 million in revenues for the year, and that's nothing to sneeze at for a company that got its big chance with a Kickstarter campaign.
20 March 20145By Simon SageOne of the annoying things about the current breed of Clash of Clans-style city builders, it's that you have little say in how raids and attacks unfold beyond deploying your units. That's getting addressed in Gamevil's upcoming Mark of the Dragon, which we played around with at GDC 2014...
20 March 201415By Phil NickinsonIf you're tired of opening links from inside one app — say, Twitter of Facebook, to name two of the biggest offenders — and having to wait for it to actually open in its proper app, you need to give Link Bubble a shot. It handles the heavy lifting in the background while you keep on keeping on in the foreground. So instead of tapping a linking and praying it makes the leap from Twitter to Chrome to Instagram (or YouTube, or Google Play, or whatever), it just loads in Link Bubble and lets you know when it's ready.
20 March 201425By Andrew Martonik'The Best is About to Get Better' in just under 5 days from now
HTC has pretty consistently kept the hype machine rolling for the announcement of the latest in its HTC One lineup, and now we know precisely when and where we'll be able to watch the event go down live...
20 March 201470By Andrew MartonikPre-orders begin March 24 both in-store and online
Carriers are starting to spill the beans on the pricing of the Samsung Galaxy S5, and T-Mobile has just released its own pricing information...
20 March 201421By Richard DevineThe UK finally has Chromecast, and with it came BBC iPlayer as a launch partner. Alongside this, the BBC's Chris Yanda, has been explaining why Chromecast support came about and what lies ahead. And it's all good news.
20 March 201431By Andrew MartonikBeautiful Widgets is always improving its app with new user-facing features and back-end fixes, and in its latest release, version 5.6, it's bringing two new widget designs. The widgets are flat, simple and customizable, with two different sizes — 4x2 and 4x1 — that give you variety to match the rest of your phone just right. Each one offers a simple display of the time, date and weather information, and you can customize them by adjusting both the transparency and the color palette.
20 March 201434By Andrew MartonikMotorola has updated several of its apps in the Play Store this week, and the latest to grab a new version number is the Motorola Camera app. The changelog is nice and simple — you can now take pictures on your Motorola phone by hitting the volume key on your phone or attached headset. This is a feature that other phones have had for a good long while, and it isn't a perfect stand-in for a dedicated camera button, but it can't hurt to have another way to snap a picture for the times that call for it.
20 March 201422By Phil NickinsonUS Cellular today announced it'll carry two colors of the Samsung Galaxy S5, with both of them available for $199 on contract and after an instant rebate. In addition, USCC's throwing in a code good for $50 worth of stuff on Google Play. The phones will be available online and in stores on April 11, preorders start March 21. Same goes for the new Samsung Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit — the Gear 2 will come in at $299, while the Neo and Fit will command just $199.
20 March 201485By Phil NickinsonGS5 $199 with a two-year plan, pre-orders start March 21
AT&T has announced pricing for its Samsung Galaxy S5 and Gear 2 line. The Galaxy S5 will be $199 on a two-year contract, $25 per month with AT&T Next 18 or $32.50 on AT&T Next 12. If you're looking to buy without a new contract, AT&T's full retail price is $649. Pre-orders for the Galaxy S5 will begin tomorrow, Friday March 21.
20 March 201436By Richard DevineSamsung has announced that the faux leather covered Chromebook 2 will be headed to the UK and will be available from May 1. The black 11.6-inch model will be available from that date, but the white model and the larger 13.3-inch version will be available from March 12.
20 March 201490By Richard DevineA quick heads up for potential Pebble Steel buyers that it has received a bit of a price cut. Or at least it has if you can live without the metal band. With just the leather band in the box you can now grab a Pebble Steel in black or stainless for $229. It's only $20 less, but a saving is a saving.
20 March 201447By Richard DevineWe're still a few weeks out from the Samsung Galaxy S5 going on sale, but we still don't know much about pricing. According to Digitimes, Sammy's latest and greatest has been announced and priced for Taiwan ahead of April 11.
20 March 201415By Richard DevineMotorola yesterday held a live Hangout On Air to talk Moto 360, with design lead, Jim Wicks. Despite some technical difficulties – seems someone didn't know how to set up a proper broadcast! – things eventually got underway and we saw and heard a few interesting tidbits.