10 minutes ago | Posted in: mobile phones
Following a fire severely damaging YouTube user Ghostlyrich's Samsung Galaxy S4, the Korean manufacturer wanted proof that the device was damaged in the manner that the user reported, prior to any replacement or repair offer being made. Ghostlyrich uploaded a video showing the damage, with a melted case and visibly damaged internal hardware. In a settlement offer mailed to the user, Samsung demanded the video be removed before it would send out a replacement, with other extreme terms.
4 hours ago | Posted in: industry
Time Warner Cable CEO Rob Marcus has fueled speculation that the company is preparing to bring its TWC TV app to the Apple TV platform. Speaking at a UBS investor conference in New York, the executive noted that the company is preparing to expand the range of supported platforms for the app, which is currently available on iOS and Android devices, game consoles and smart TVs.
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Released at the end of last week, Crono officially launched its e-mail application MailDeck for iPad. Offering effective e-mail organization based on the relevant content the user receives. Featuring three view modes - list, preview and decks - users can choose to view e-mail content by scrolling through multi-line preview, full-screen preview, or scanning through messages on small cards, with conversations stacked.
Feral Interactive today announced that Rayman Origins will be release for Mac on December 12, 2013. Rayman Origins has gamers play the role of Rayman, whose goal is to defend his homeland from a Livid Dead army throughout sixty levels. Players can jump, swim, sprint and hover in various environments, wielding a variety of fighting tactics.
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AT&T has announced that its customers can take advantage of LTE roaming while traveling in Canada. The service is one of the first to enable LTE connectivity for US travelers as they head across northern borders, through a roaming agreement with Canadian carrier Rogers Communications.
8 hours ago | Posted in: gadgets
Square on Moday revealed a new generation of its mobile credit card reader, one with a thinner design and more accurate functionality. The new reader heads to shelves as Square expands to Japan and generally pushes to expand its share in the mobile payment processing arena. Aside from the thinner form factor and improved functionality, the new design also features some tweaks to make it play better with assorted types of electronics.
Pandora on Monday released an update for its iPhone app that adds a number of new features. Version 5.1 of Pandora for iOS allows users to start their day with their favorite Pandora stations at a time of their choosing. It also features a sleeker redesign, meant to bring the app more in line with the aesthetic of iOS 7.
8 hours ago | Posted in: iPhone
TracFone has announced that it will be offering prepaid iPhone 5s and 5c handsets, sold through the company's Net10 and Straight Talk brands. The iPhone 5c will sell for $549 with 16GB of storage and the standard range of color choices, while the 16GB iPhone 5s fetches $649 in gray, silver or gold.
9 hours ago | Posted in apps
Things is a task management tool that can help users organize all of the chores that they need to finish. The software also features several collaboration features that can be used to delegate tasks to different members of a team. A bug that could cause the software to become unresponsive for some users on OS X Mavericks has been fixed with this update.
1Password is a password management utility that allows users to safely store confidential information. The software includes different forms for adding various information such as credit cards, passwords and identities. A new option to show items as a multi-column display has been added in this version, along with support for printing lists of items. Also new is the ability to search across all fields, to tag of assign times to folders, and to create custom password fields for any item.
Tidy Up! enables users to search for duplicate files and packages while utilizing various filters. Version 3.0.9 features full compatibility with OS X Mavericks and includes fixes for a number of crashes. Various other minor bugs have also been resolved and overall performance has been improved.
Paperless is a tool designed to help users manage all of their digital documents. By using optical character recognition, users can scan receipts, warranties, business cards, and other paperwork, which the software will automatically recognize and categorize. The v2.3.1 update is a maintenance release that fixes numerous bugs. This includes a hang that could occur when deleting a library item.
Automatic allows users to set up subscriptions for nearly any content linked in RSS feeds. The latest release fixes a crash that could occur when opening the Advanced Options window or adding a new subscription. The method in which episodes are detected has also been improved.
9 hours ago | Posted in: Apple, iPad
Apple appears to have finally caught up to demand for its iPhone 5s, as nearly all models of the device are now available in Apple's US retail stores. This according to a new report from Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster -- who surveyed 60 Apple retail locations -- and found that those stores had full availability of all color and capacity variations on each of the major carriers. Additional research done by others appears to support Munster's assertion.
9 hours ago | Posted in: industry, Apple
Eight tech giants, including industry competitors Apple, Google and Microsoft, have joined forces to demand reforms to the US government's surveillance tactics. In an open letter sent to President Barack Obama and members of Congress, the companies argue that current surveillance practices, as detailed in ongoing leaks from former National Security Agency staffer Edward Snowden, have created an imbalance "too far in favor of the state and away from the rights of the individual-rights that are enshrined in our Constitution."
The start of Computer Science Education Week (December 9-15) sees both the Democrat and Republican sides of the US government, as well as a number of celebrities and tech giants, endorsing the "Hour of Code." The initiative hopes for approximately five million students in 33,000 schools in 166 countries to spend time learning how to code, as it attempts to make programming more accessible.
19 hours ago | Posted in: Apple, iPad
Apple has launched the iPad mini with Retina display and the iPad Air in the Indian market. The new iOS tablets went on sale in the world's second-most populous country late last week, and they remain at a premium price point in a country with only gradually increasing purchasing power. The premium tablets -- part of a line that has consistently proved the world's best-selling slates -- are a continuation of Apple's efforts to carve out a space for itself in the Indian market, where its products are often much desired but typically out of the reach of many consumers.
23 hours ago | Posted in: iPhone
Multi-Grammy award-award winning musician LeAnn Rimes has released a video for her new single that was shot entirely on Apple's iPhone. Jim Dalrymple's The Loop carried a story on Sunday showcasing Rimes' video for the single "Gasoline and Matches," a stop-motion music video that was the result of a collaboration between Rimes and director Ian Padgham.
Zagg has released the latest iFrogz speaker, the Coda Pop Bluetooth. Able to play audio from a 30-foot range, the Coda Pop stands 2-inches tall, 1.6-inches in diameter, and can play for up to two hours per charge.
Sun December 8, 2013 | Posted in: gadgets
Google may be preparing to release a Nexus-branded set-top box, according to new reports. This according to The Information, which claims that the search giant is planning to release an Android-powered set-top box in the next year. The move would mark an even stronger move into television for Google, and likely a full rework of its previous efforts to conquer that segment.
Sun December 8, 2013 | Posted in: mobile phones
T-Mobile is putting the spectrum gained from its merger with MetroPCS to good use, by upgrading the bandwidth of its LTE spectrum in North Dallas. News of the speed increase comes at the same time as details of a new data-less price plan are revealed, one which the carrier is launching in the United States later today.