Longtime front runner in the travel app space TripIt is releasing a fresh update to its Android app today that includes Android Wear support. With the latest update, TripIt users will get all of the time-sensitive travel info they need right on their Android Wear watch, from pre-departure flight updates to gate information and onward travel arrangements when you arrive at your destination.
Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May now have a name for the new Amazon motor show. Prepare your streaming-enabled devices for The Grand Tour! It was decided that because the trio will be heading worldwide, The Grand Tour is rather fitting. Interestingly, the Amazon show that will take on BBC's relaunched Top Gear will also house audiences in tents at a different location each week. If...
Republic Wireless has announced some big changes to its network and phone selection, giving customers more options for high-end phones. The company is moving away from a custom firmware solution, and instead making use of a new technology, which it is calling RW 3.0. This will allow the carrier to push updates to its service and apps through Google Play for a quicker update process and better...
Nintendo will release Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem on phones for free, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal. The two titles are expected to be released later this year and will mark the first games published by Nintendo on iOS and Android after Miitomo.
Hilton has teamed up with Google to make it possible for you to inspect and book your ideal room on Google Maps. Exclusively available to HHonors members, Google Maps has now been integrated into the company's app, allowing guests to see details on hotel surroundings as well as what view their selected room will have before making the booking.
The EU has blocked the CK Hutchison — owner of Three UK — bid to take over Telefonica's O2 operations in the UK due to concerns that the merger would limit customer choice and increase prices. As reported by the BBC, the deal was to be worth around £10.3 billion, reducing the number of major operators to just three — EE, Three and Vodafone.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 11 May 2016 5:06 am
In an effort to better represent the "pivotal roles women play in the world," a four-member team at Google has proposed 13 new emoji depicting women in various professional roles. The Unicode Consortium added a broader spectrum of skin tones last year, but the team from Google is now pushing for equal representation of men and women:
Samsung has announced the Galaxy Tab A 10.1 for Europe and should have the new tablet available for purchase next month. Set to arrive in both black and white variants, this latest device from Samsung will set you back €289 ($330) for the base Wi-Fi-only model. Opting for LTE connectivity will kick prices off from €349 ($395).
After coming to the U.S. Google Store in February, Cardboard VR units are now available to purchase in Canada, the UK, France, and Germany.
Available for $20 CAD, £15 and €20 in Canada, the UK and Germany/France respectively, the unit is the redesigned second-generation Google Cardboard. Google is also selling two-packs of the VR viewer for $35, £25 and €30 in each region.
Google notes that...
The Mobilicity brand is disappearing, subsumed into Chatr Mobile, says parent company Rogers.
According to an FAQ posted on Mobilicity's website, its 150,000-odd customers will be ported over to Chatr's billing system with "comparable plans," based on information sent to MobileSyrup. Mobilicity will stop activating lines on August 15th, and will shut down the brand by the fall.
A small but seriously cool update was pushed to the Google Developers website today, launching a new section that gives Nexus owners download links to OTA (over the air) update files in addition to the full factory images we've used before. The website is currently showing the two most recent Android 6.0.1 OTAs for all Nexus devices since the Nexus 7 (2013), as well as the Pixel C.
Even though we're several months removed from the launch of Android Marshmallow and Android N is already in a Developer Preview status, Google is just now getting around to releasing a commercial touting its Google Now on Tap feature.
Since Facebook added support for 360-degree videos in September 2015, various publishers have been uploading tons of content. From supporting different causes to showing off sporting events, the videos have given us a new view of so many different things. With 360-degree videos, you can check out the whole surrounding, like to see Times Square during a snow storm, or the opening credits of the...
AdDuplex has announced the launch of AppStretch, a new service for app developers to help them add features via crowd funding. The service supports the iOS and Mac App Store, the Google Play Store and the Windows Store.
Amazon has announced Video Direct, a new way for video providers to reach Amazon's huge customer base. With this, content creators will have a number of new self-service ways to put their videos in front of Amazon's millions of Prime customers. The company will be offering royalties based on the number of minutes streamed, and more.
Amazon notes that some of the benefits include:
The Chromecast 2 is available through Wuaki.TV in the UK for just £22.99 (via Hot UK Deals), which includes Peaky Blinders Season 2. While season 1 of the series isn't included and you'll probably have to check that out separately, it's a neat promotion for the Chromecast alone, setting you back just over £20 for the unit.
The HTC 10 in the U.S. is currently being updated. We've received an alert on our unlocked unit, which is being bumped up to software version 1.53.617.5. It's noted in the update alert that this release includes improvements for the camera, Wi-Fi and overall system stability.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 10 May 2016 7:11 am
Of the 52.8 million phones that were shipped in India in Q1 2016, 67% were locally assembled, according to CyberMedia Research. YoY sales saw a 4.7% decline, and a more drastic 12.8% decrease compared to Q4 2015. On the bright side, the government's "Make in India" efforts are bearing fruit, as more and more international vendors are starting to set up manufacturing facilities in the country.