Intel is the king of PCs, but it hasn't always been ahead of evolving innovations. Its processors power more than 80 percent of the world's computers and the vast majority of its servers, but Intel has made little headway in smartphones and tablets. To spur interest in PCs again, as well as persuade more mobile device makers to use its chips, Intel has devoted significant resources and efforts to something it calls "perceptual … Read more
The CyanogenMod app to more easily install the open-source Android variant only lasted two weeks on Google Play.
CyanogenMod developers removed the installer because Google said it violates Google Play developer terms, but the startup has hopes it'll be restored. Cyanogen explained the installer removal in a blog post Wednesday:
They advised us to voluntarily remove the application, or they would be forced to remove it administratively. We have complied with their wishes while we wait for a more favorable resolution...
After reaching out to the Play team, their feedback was that though application itself is harmless, since it &… Read more
For better or worse, the biggest shopping day of the year is finally upon us. Whether you're the type that's planning to brave the long lines or just want to get the best deals online, Black Friday is the day to do it.
Fortunately, with your iPhone in hand and the right apps, you have an excellent resource for both planning what you're going to buy and finding the best possible deals -- even when you're in the stores.
For everyone who's looking for the biggest discounts, I've put together a collection of apps … Read more
If you're one of many shoppers heading out to stores this Black Friday, you'll need backup to find the best deals. I've combed through the Google Play store to find three Android apps that give you an early look at the sales, find extra discounts, and even let you earn rewards while you're out shopping.
Hopefully you're reading this from your tent outside a big-box store, since people have been lining up for Black Friday deals for almost a week. But if you're not camping out, you might still be able to get a … Read more
With Thanksgiving planning upon us, Hanukkah starting tomorrow, and the rest of the holidays right around the corner, there's a lot of pressure to cook, bake, and show up to events bearing food and drinks. Luckily, all the recipes and drink suggestions you could ever need can fit on your Android phone, thanks to a plethora of cooking apps in the Play Store.
From the many options out there, I've uncovered three of the most useful Android apps that can help you prepare a fabulous meal no matter if you're a pro in the kitchen or barely … Read more
Though I've never hosted a Thanksgiving dinner myself, I've been through enough holidays with my family and friends to know there are a lot of moving parts with the preparation and cooking that all need to come together at once. With several steps involved in roasting the turkey, the need to make numerous sides (such as mashed potatoes, stuffing, and gravy), along with other Thanksgiving favorites, it's no wonder the cook can get a little stressed.
While my personal cooking experience will be of no help to you during the holidays, there are a number of great … Read more
Inexplicably, the world craves more kawaii cute characters.
The dizzying ascent of Japanese messaging app Line has marked another milestone, notching 300 million registered users worldwide, executives told a press conference in Tokyo.
Uber began testing a financial program Monday that aims to reduce the car payments of its drivers through a partnership with auto manufacturers and banks.
The on-demand car company said it now has 100,000 drivers and "millions" of customers, with full-time drivers giving $100,000 worth of rides each year. But, it needs more cars.
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick said the company is growing quickly -- 20 percent per month in the last two months -- and it wants to make sure there are enough cars for its system. The aim is to get "hundreds of … Read more
Not happy with Skype? Microsoft has some improvements in the works.
In an interview with The Verge, Skype product manager Jeff Kunins said that Microsoft is now testing several updates to the VoIP service that will sync your unread and read messages across multiple devices. But notifications will pop up only on the active device, as demoed in updated versions of the Skype Windows Phone and Windows desktop apps.
Skype also has trouble syncing incoming calls, which means that multiple devices keep ringing even after one of them has already answered. A fix for that is in the works, Kunins … Read more
Not sure if reading a magazine on your phone or tablet works for you? Well, in honor of Google's Play Newsstand launch on Android, the search giant is offering more than 60 free or discounted magazines for you to try out.
Play Newsstand is actually a combination of Google Currents and Play Magazines. Having two separate app identities didn't make much sense, so it's nice to see Google wrap them together so quickly in comparison to its other services. That's right, I'm looking at you, Google Voice and Google Talk/Messenger/Hangouts.
Ready to check … Read more