In the news: Android 4.4 KitKat will bring a new Google Play Store

By | October 18, 2013

Android KitKat ANDROID 4.4 KITKAT WILL BRING A NEW GOOGLE PLAY STORE

Lately the entire Android world has been talking about the update to 4.4 KitKat and the Nexus 5, not to mention rumor after rumor of when it will arrive. This afternoon something different has surfaced, which is a look at the brand new somewhat redesigned Google Play Store (formerly Android Market) that will arrive with the Android 4.4 update. Read the full article…

 

Windows 8.1 DOZENS OF APPS UPDATED FOR WINDOWS 8.1 ROLLOUT

Microsoft is updating all of its built-in Windows 8.1 apps ahead of the operating system’s release later today. Updates are available immediately in the Windows Store for those using the final version of Windows 8.1, and they appear to be largely performance-related changes. Microsoft’s Xbox Music app now launches a lot faster and includes improvements to the various Snap Views within the app. Read the full article…

 

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HTC WILL REPORTEDLY MAKE A SMARTPHONE FOR AMAZON

According to a report in The Financial Times, HTC and Amazon are working together on an upcoming smartphone. The article goes further to point that there are three different devices in the works, with one of them being in advanced stage of development. Read the full article…

 

Google Tools 14 GOOGLE TOOLS YOU DIDN’T KNOW EXISTED

Now that you’ve written your eulogies for Google Reader, it’s a good time to remember that Google has an abundance of other resources that may not be as popular but still deserve a spotlight.  Hera re some lesser-known Google tools and applications that could help you cope with the loss of Reader and rekindle your love for Google. Read the full article…

 

 

Cookies FORGET COOKIES, ACCELEROMETERS COULD BE A POTENT TRACKING TOOL TOO

The accelerometer motion sensors within most smartphones could potentially be used to track the web activity of individual device owners, it has been claimed. Stanford University phD student Hristo Bojinov says that because the accelerometers work ‘imperfectly’ they provide a unique ID when idle. That’s potentially enough for advertisers to follow users around the web. Read the full article…

 

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 7 WAYS TO STOP iOS 7 FROM KILLING YOUR iPHONE BATTERY

Just when you thought battery life couldn’t run out any faster on the iPad or iPhone, enter iOS 7. One of the biggest complaints about the the new mobile operating system is how easily it drains your battery.  There are a few basic things you might be doing to make precious hours of running time slip away. Here are a few quick fixes to keep iOS 7 devices powered for much longer. Read the full article…

 

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THE THINGS WE DO FOR TECH: JUST HOW STUPID DO YOU LOOK WITH A PHABLET?

Phones are growing, with more and more manufacturers adding a big-screened device to its list of “smartphones”. They’ve attracted the universally derided name of “phablets” something that seems fitting for these too-big-for-smartphone-too-small-for-tablet devices. Read the full article…

 

 

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40% OF YOUTUBE TRAFFIC NOW MOBILE, UP FROM 25% IN 2012, 6% IN 2011

It’s hard to get people to concentrate long on anything on their phones and tablets, yet YouTube seems to be the exception. The video service is quickly going mobile, with small screens making up 40% of its traffic now compared to 25% last year, Google said on its earnings call today. In 2011, just 6% of YouTube traffic came from mobile. Read the full article…

 

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