Don't look now, but the Nexus smartphone rumor mill is churning yet again. … Read more
No one likes to think about it, but scary and potentially life-threatening situations happen all the time: assaults, robberies, stranger danger, medical emergencies, and so on.
You can call for help, of course, but only if you have the time (and capability) to get your phone out of your pocket or purse, unlock it, tap the phone app, dial 911, speak to the operator, describe your emergency, and so on.
Sprint on Wednesday confirmed plans to issue Android 4.4.2 updates to a number of Samsung Galaxy devices.
According to a post on the carrier's blog, the Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy S4 Mini, Galaxy S3, Galaxy Mega, and Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 are in line to receive KitKat updates. As a result, the mobile gadgets called out will benefit from features such as enhanced messaging options and a more intuitive interface. In addition to the standard fare of OS features, the lock screen will be updated to allow for quick access to cameras.
While Sprint did not … Read more
Google has updated the iOS Gmail app to address a pressing concern: the need for speed.
In a blog post Wednesday announcing the update, Gmail software engineer Melissa Dominguez said that the Gmail app now supports "pre-fetching" so that messages are synced before you open the app. To take advantage of the feature, you must be using iOS 7 and make sure that you have background app refresh activated.
Equally important for usability, the Gmail app now allows you to use single sign-on for Google apps on iOS. This means if you sign into Gmail, you'll also … Read more
Consumers looking for a 3G or 4G iPad can save some cash via Best Buy.
Starting Wednesday and running through Saturday, the retailer's latest sale brings down the cost of a cellular iPad to that of a Wi-Fi model. The details of the sale are tricky, but here's how it all plays out.
Buy any cellular model iPad at Best Buy, and you instantly get a $30 discount. Activate the tablet and data plan in the store, and you save an additional $100 off the price at checkout. Further, the usual activation fee of $35 is waived. Activate … Read more
Adobe Systems has released a version of its Revel service for syncing and sharing photos and videos to Android.
Revel for Android lets people upload photos and videos, organize them into albums, pool photos from others into group libraries, share them in galleries or on social media, and edit photos. Editing -- from the company that brought us Photoshop, of course -- includes basic options such as filters, cropping, exposure and contrast adjustments. Those are much the same options as are present in Photoshop Express, which by the way is integrated with the Revel app.
Revel for Android arrived Tuesday, … Read more
In case you haven't been paying close attention, HTC is really excited about its upcoming flagship refresh, the "all new" HTC One, that's set to debut later this month.
The company is so excited, in fact, that it has taken to various social media channels to promote the smartphone. Uploaded just today, HTC told its Twitter and Facebook followers that life will become "twice as beautiful on March 25."
What's more, an image accompanying the update shows six photos, each with a "two" theme. While the use of the number could … Read more