11 February 2014 34By Andrew MartonikDon't worry, everything will be back up and operational soon
Folks from all around are reporting issues downloading apps and updates from the Play Store today, receiving an error "403" in the process...
11 February 2014 2By Paul AcevedoEndearing characters and high-quality art set XnO apart
Catapult games are a big deal on mobile – just look at Angry Birds and the many games the series has inspired as proof...
11 February 2014 109By Andrew MartonikAdd relationships to your contacts with simple voice actions to make hands-free calling and texting simpler.
Google Now is getting smarter and more useful by the day, and Google's latest development is in voice actions with relationships rather than people's names. Starting today, you can now use Google Now to call people with close relationships to you via voice command. For example, you can now simply say "Call Mom" or "Send a text to my wife" rather than using their full names. If you have yet to assign a relationship status to a contact, you'll get a simple on-screen prompt to assign contacts to the relationship.
If you're interested in setting up this capability on your own phone, it's an extremely simple process. Hit the break and check it out.
11 February 2014 22By Jerry Hildenbrand
Android meets the enterprise in a big way with Spectralink's new Pivot series of healthcare professional devices
While Android's popularity on consumer handheld devices keeps surging, its presence in the enterprise is very limited. Android is quite capable, and the code provided by Google for free is well suited to many different applications, but so far it seems that the folks developing enterprise products — and the people buying them — are sticking with more traditional embedded systems.
The SpectraCom Group is one of the first we've seen to use Android in an industrial way with their new Pivot series of handhelds.
Source: PRWeb; SpectraCom Group
11 February 2014 63By Andrew MartonikNetwork improvements will also include HD Voice in the coming weeks
Sprint announced today that its new network, dubbed Sprint Spark, is available in another two U.S. cities...
11 February 2014 82By Andrew MartonikFull-year losses of $1.9 billion on $28.6 billion in revenues
A handful of months after it was purchased by SoftBank, Sprint has reported another losing quarter and year on the books...
11 February 2014 16By Richard DevineEuropean launch coming on February 20 for interesting looking hybrid
When Firefox OS first started going on devices, Geeksphone was first out of the gate with some of the developer devices...
11 February 2014 6By Adam ZeisIt's been a few weeks since the Qualcomm Toq last had an update, but the latest makes it well worth the wait. This time around it's not just some new pretty faces, but also a bit of functionality to kick things up a notch...
11 February 2014 8By Alex DobieNew 'energy-efficient' chips for future mid-range phones
Anticipating growth ahead in the mid-range mobile market, chip design giant ARM has unveiled a new range of processors for the mid-level phones and tablets of the future...
11 February 2014 47By Phil Nickinson
SanDisk today announced its new "Dual USB Drive" — basically a flash drive with a USB 2.0 connector on one side for plugging into a computer, and microUSB on the other side for plugging into a phone. Price starts at $19.99 for a 16GB model and hits $49.99 for 64GB.
Sandisk slipped us a 32GB unit. And, true to form, it's pretty simple to copy files just like you would with any other drive.
11 February 2014 33By Richard DevineMoving your contacts from your old iPhone need not be a chore with this handy guide
If you're just joining the Android world from a past life on iPhone, there are a number of things you might want to transfer to your new device. One of these is your contacts. Whereas on Android your contacts are backed up to your Google account automatically, Apple has iCloud to carry out the same purpose. Luckily, there's a pretty straight forward method to move your address book over.
There are apps in the iOS App Store that will sync your contacts to your Google account for you, but the method we're going to look at here involves just a computer and a web browser.
11 February 2014 73By Richard DevineGame designed to be played while relaxed became anything but says developer
The world's brief love affair with Flappy Bird may now be coming to an end thanks to its removal from Google Play and the iOS App Store, but the developer has now come clean about his reasons for doing so...
11 February 2014 107By Alex DobieNew Unpacked image showcases the power of five
We're just under two weeks away from seeing what Samsung's been cooking up for its Feb. 24 "Unpacked 5" event in Barcelona, Spain, and the manufacturer's dropping even more hints in a post published this morning on its official blog...
10 February 2014 25By Jerry HildenbrandLatest version of KitKat and HTC Sense 5.5 round out the 312MB OTA package
If you've got a developer edition or unlocked carrier-free model HTC One in your pocket, it's time to whip that puppy out and check for an update...