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4 years ago

What Airview on the Galaxy S5 is and what it can do for you

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What Airview on the Galaxy S5 is and what it can do for you

Airview on the Galaxy S5
Airview
Airview on the Galaxy S5

Airview on the Galaxy S5

The lowdown on what Airview can do for you and how you use it

Airview isn't new to the Samsung Galaxy S5, but it's a really useful feature that you may or may not be aware of. In simple terms it allows you to get a preview of certain types of content without having to actually touch the display. Simply hovering your finger over the screen will activate the Airview windows.

It's pretty neat, it can be pretty useful and it's extremely easy to use. Head on past the break to see how.

4 years ago

Big Android BBQ 2014 set for October 16-18

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Big Android BBQ 2014 set for October 16-18

Big And BBQ 2014
Big Android BBQ

Big Android BBQ 2014

The 2014 Big Android BBQ officially has a date: October 16-18. Taking place again at the Hurst Conference Center in Hurst, Texas (wedged between Dallas and Fort Worth), the Big Android BBQ brings together a few thousand Android nerds like yourself for a weekend of geeking out about Android. From talking about how we review devices to delving into the future of development, there's always a lot going on at the Big Android BBQ, and we expect 2014 will bring more of the same.

4 years ago

Link all of the things! IFTTT now available on Android

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Link all of the things! IFTTT now available on Android

IFTTT on Android
IFTTT on Android
IFTTT on Android
IFTTT on Android
IFTTT on Android
IFTTT on Android
IFTTT on Android
IFTTT on Android
IFTTT on Android
IFTTT on Android

IFTTT on Android

Your Internet life is complicated - let IFTTT automate it for you

It's been a good while coming, but IFTTT (If This Then That) is launching its official Android app today. Arriving several months after the app's launch on iOS, IFTTT is launching a well-designed and useful app on Android that aims to help automate your Internet life. If you haven't dove into the vast world of IFTTT it may be a bit overwhelming at first, but the premise is pretty simple. Considering that we don't live in a perfect world and therefore services and functions across the Internet don't always talk to each other, IFTTT helps bridge the gap between everything you do online.

The premise is simple — you create "recipes" that work by linking a trigger (aka "if this") to an action (aka "then that"). If I post a picture to Instagram, save that to a folder in my Dropbox. If I mark an item to read on Pocket, add a note to my Evernote account. If someone follows me on Twitter, add an entry to a Google Doc. The possibilities were nearly limitless even before there was a proper Android app, and now you have the functions of your phone to work with.

4 years ago

PlayOn bringing 100+ channels to Chromecast

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PlayOn bringing 100+ channels to Chromecast

Chromecast
Chromecast

Chromecast

Get Comedy Central, NBC, ABC, and more on your Chromecast

The popular media server PlayOn has announced today that their PlayOn and PlayLater services now offer support for Chromecast. PlayOn users will now be able to beam content from over 100 channels to Chromecast including NBC, ABC, Comedy Central, Hulu and more. Using the PlayOn mobile app, users can browse content on a mobile device and also access the PlayLater option to record videos for viewing at a later time.

To access these features, users will need to install the PlayOn app both on a mobile device and PC. PlayOn is available as an annual subscription for $29.99/year or lifetime for $59.99. In addition to Chromecast, PlayOn can also stream to Xbox, Xbox 360 and Roku devices.

4 years ago

Debug 34: Sexism in tech

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Debug 34: Sexism in tech

 Sexism in tech

Debug is Mobile Nations developer podcast. This week, however, we're doing something different. We're bringing together a panel of developers and designers, CEOs and senior editors, of women in the tech industry to talk about how women are treated and mistreated in the tech industry. Join Serenity Caldwell of Macworld/TechHive, Jessie Char of Pacific Helm, Georgia Dow of ZEN & TECH, and Brianna Wu of Giant Spacekat as share their experiences and insight on sexism in the tech industry, from coworkers to clients to conventions to culture and beyond.

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4 years ago

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ now up for order at $369, shipping in 3 weeks

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Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ now up for order at $369, shipping in 3 weeks

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+

Lenovo has announced that the Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ that we scoped out back at MWC is now available for $369. Though you can order today, shipments aren't expected for another three weeks. The 10-inch tablet runs Android 4.3 (update to Android 4.4 KitKat shortly) and has a 1920 x 1200 HD display, not to mention a nice little built-in stand and an optional keyboard dock accessory. The whole thing is powered by a 1.6 Ghz Snapdragon 400 processor and 2 GB of RAM. You can expect 18 hours of battery life from the 9000 mAh battery.

4 years ago

Body Glove ShockSuit Case for the HTC One (M8)

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Body Glove ShockSuit Case for the HTC One (M8)

Body Glove ShockSuit for M8
Body Glove ShockSuit for M8
Body Glove ShockSuit for M8
Body Glove ShockSuit for M8
Body Glove ShockSuit for M8
Body Glove ShockSuit for M8
Body Glove ShockSuit for M8
Body Glove ShockSuit for M8
Body Glove ShockSuit for M8
Body Glove ShockSuit for M8
Body Glove ShockSuit for M8
Body Glove ShockSuit for M8
Body Glove ShockSuit for M8
Body Glove ShockSuit for M8
Body Glove ShockSuit for M8
Body Glove ShockSuit for M8

Body Glove ShockSuit for M8

If you work hard or play hard, you need a case that allows your HTC One M8 take an extra bump or two. Whether you are working out in the field with mother nature, in the shop with the dust and equipment everywhere, in a squad vehicle looking out for the public or anywhere where your phone is going to take some extra abuse, the Body Gloce ShockSuit case is going to keep your M8 safer. The case isn't waterproof (though it is MIL-STD-810G rated), but when facing the mud, or sparks from a welder, or the door frame on your service vehicle the ShockSuit case will save your M8 from a world of hate.

Like most other rugged cases, the ShockSuit is a two-piece design. You put your M8 into the front polycarbonate outer shell — be sure to read the supplied instructions to make this easier — which also has a thick plastic screen protector that fared well against my keys. Once the front is on, you slip the assembly into the thick rubber outer housing. Then, your M8 is ready when things get a little tough. The trade off is that it's not the easiest case in the world to put on or take off — but you knew that going in when you bought a rugged case. The screen is still responsive even with the protective cover, but you will lose that incredible sensitivity that the M8 seems to posses in it's touch sensor. But it's not bad. Again, a tradeoff for ruggedness.

4 years ago

Verizon Wireless's Q1 2014 results see $21 billion in revenue and 539,000 postpaid subscribers

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Verizon Wireless's Q1 2014 results see $21 billion in revenue and 539,000 postpaid subscribers

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Verizon Motorola Droid Maxx

Verizon's first quarter results are in, and mirroring rival AT&T, they saw some rather impressive growth. Verizon as a whole saw $30 billion in revenue, but even with their substantial non-cellular businesses, Verizon Wireless accounted for a whopping $20.9 billion of that income. That's an increase of nearly 7% from this quarter last year, though growth through their retail outlets was slightly lower.

4 years ago

X-COM: Enemy Unknown now available on Google Play

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X-COM: Enemy Unknown now available on Google Play

XCOM for Android

XCOM for Android

Strategy gamers will be happy to hear that the highly acclaimed XCOM: Enemy Unknown, is now available on Android for $9.99. This title has seen a ton of critical success on PC and iOS already, and based on early reviews, looks like it's well-optimized for Android. An Amazon version's on the way too.

4 years ago

Sega's Sonic & All-Stars Racing now free on Google Play

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Sega's Sonic & All-Stars Racing now free on Google Play

Sonic All-Stars Racing

Sonic All-Stars Racing

Sega has just announced that Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is now available for free on Google Play. What's more is both new and veteran racers can look to expect more content added to the intense title next week. Wreck-It Ralph and Metal sonic will join the collection of unlockable characters on April 29th.

4 years ago

Samsung and Swarovski to launch blinged-out Galaxy S5

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Samsung and Swarovski to launch blinged-out Galaxy S5

Samsung's latest partnership with Swarovski will bring to market a "crystal collection" edition of its flagship phone, the Galaxy S5. A teaser posted on YouTube by Samsung Mobile Korea reveals that the blingtastic handset, the back of which is smothered in Swarovski crystals, will arrive in May in Samsung's home market.

It's unclear whether the "crystal collection" GS5 will see wide availability internationally, however the limited edition crystal-backed Galaxy Note 3 did make its debut in New York a couple of months back, so there's hope yet for fans of sparkly things.

Source: YouTube; via: SamMobile

4 years ago

Samsung announces Gear App Challenge

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Samsung announces Gear App Challenge

Samsung Gear 2

Samsung Gear 2

With the Tizen-powered Samsung Gear 2 now on the market, Samsung is looking to boost the smartwatch's app ecosystem with a new "app challenge" for developers. From May 8, Gear 2 app developers can register their creations on Samsung Apps to participate in the challenge. The prize pool totals $1.25 million, including a $100,000 grand prize for first place.

4 years ago

Japan Display ships first samples of 4K, 10.1-inch tablet LCDs

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Japan Display ships first samples of 4K, 10.1-inch tablet LCDs

4K Display

4K Display

While smartphone screen sizes appear to be closing the gap between the mobile phone and tablet, larger handheld devices are further advancing screen technology and Japan Display is looking to add 4K to the mix. The company has announced a new 10.1-inch IPS LCD display with a "4K2K" resolution (3840 x 2160). This would provide a super high-definition experience for tablet owners with a pixel density of 438ppi, comparable to premium smartphones.

4 years ago

Projector-toting Samsung Galaxy Beam 2 headed to China Mobile

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Projector-toting Samsung Galaxy Beam 2 headed to China Mobile

Galaxy Beam 2

Galaxy Beam 2

Samsung's original Galaxy Beam, which incorporated a miniature pico projector, didn't make much of a splash when it launched globally back in 2012. But it seems Samsung's not done with this quirky smartphone design just yet, as a successor has today appeared on its Chinese site with support for the China Mobile network.

4 years ago

ARM anticipates 64-bit Android phones 'by Christmas'

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ARM anticipates 64-bit Android phones 'by Christmas'

ARM Cortex

ARM Cortex

'Big uptick in demand for mobile 64-bit products,' ARM EVP tells CNET

With announcements earlier this year from chipmakers NVIDIA and Qualcomm, there's clear momentum building behind 64-bit processors in mobile devices. And in an interview with CNET today, ARM's executive vice president of corporate strategy reveals it's recently seen a "big uptick in demand for mobile 64-bit products," with the potential for 64-bit Android products by the end of the year.

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