October 17, 2013 |
Will Google's Android 4.4 operating system and new Nexus smartphone come out Oct. 28? Maybe, if you believe in hidden chocolate clues. Earlier this year, Google and KitKat teamed up to name the next version of Android after the chocolate snack. Since then, KitKat has made Android's robot mascot a big part of its Twitter marketing. And in the last few days the company has been sending out cryptic tweets that some are reading as possible clues. LIVE UNBOXING: Acer C720 Chromebook [Video chat]
October 15, 2013 |
It's the season for smartwatches. Sony on Tuesday rolled out a smartwatch while a report says Google could release its own watch soon. Smartwatches function similarly to smartphones, but are worn on users' arms like wristwatches. Earlier this month, Samsung rolled out its own smartwatch, the Galaxy Gear, for $299. REVIEW: Galaxy Gear is fun, cool but not worth buying just yet [Video] After being unveiled earlier this year, the Sony SmartWatch 2 is now available for purchase in the U.S. for $199.99.
September 26, 2013 |
Facebook users, rejoice: You can now edit posts after they've been published. The Menlo Park, Calif., company announced Thursday that users will be able to go back and edit their status updates after they've been published when they use Facebook on their computers or through the Android app. That means if you post a status with a typo, you will no longer have to delete the entire post and start over. Users will be able to simply edit the error. PHOTOS: Top 11 cool, hidden features in Apple's iOS 7 "To edit a post, you'll just tap the down arrow on your post and choose 'Edit post' to make changes," a Facebook spokeswoman told The Times in an email.
September 19, 2013 |
In one of the few interviews Tim Cook does each year, the Apple CEO said it was never the company's intention to make a low-cost iPhone and compete with others in the "junk business. " Speaking with Bloomberg Businessweek , Cook addressed complaints from investors about the cost of the iPhone 5c, a low-cost version of the popular Apple smartphone that many originally believed was aimed at customers in emerging markets such as China. The iPhone 5c is $100 cheaper than the iPhone 5s, but it's still far more expensive than other smartphones on the market.
September 17, 2013 |
As more pictures of the rumored Nexus 5 smartphone make their way onto the Internet, its predecessor, the Nexus 4, has sold out. And Google appears to have no plans to bring it back. Google came out with the Nexus 4 late last year, and the device has been a hit with consumers thanks to its sleek design, low price, and no contract requirement. The smartphone became even more popular last month after Google cut the price by $100. That led the device to quickly sell out of the $199 8-gigabyte model two weeks ago, and now, the $249 16 GB-version is also out of stock.
September 8, 2013 |
Xbox Music, Microsoft Corp.'s entry into the ever-expanding music-streaming industry, will introduce applications for Android and iOS devices and allow free streaming on the Web, the company said Sunday. Microsoft launched Xbox Music about a year ago, and it's currently available through Xbox 360 consoles, a Windows 8 app and a version that lets subscribers stream through Web browsers. A subscription to the service, which allows access to some 30 million songs, costs about $10 a month or $100 a year.