Augmented Reality (AR), Breaking, Entertainment, Exclusive, Gaming, Mobile, News, , Smartphones, startups, Tablets

Five Smartphone Games You Should Play

As the week progresses, there are numerous applications wying for your attention. Commuting to and from work, running errands all saw the removal of “idle time”, with us being engulfed with different applications on mobile phones. As smartphone displays have improved, game developers have taken advantage of the latest technology to add beautiful graphics to their creations. If you like playing smartphone games that mix beauty with fun, you’ll want to download these five titles to your mobile device. We list the five mobile experiences you should experience, including some AR and VR experiences that are on the way. Pokémon GO Price: Free, but in-app

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AMD, Apple, Breaking, Hardware, Microsoft, News, Nvidia, Operating Systems, OSx, Windows

Did Microsoft Fix its Biggest Mistake?

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Microsoft is ending its ‘free Windows 10’ upgrade program. Ever since the company announced the availability of Windows 10 and a free upgrade for the older versions, the company was adamant it will only offer free upgrade program ‘for a limited amount of time’. That free upgrade program ends on July 29th, 2016. While there is a loophole that can keep your systems running on Windows 7,  8 and 8.1 and still get the Windows 10 upgrade, discovered thanks to ZDNet: “When you upgrade from Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, the Windows 10 setup program checks your current activation status and reports the result to the activation

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Android, Companies, Internet of Things (IoT), iOS, Mobile, Operating Systems, Smartphones, Uber

Once Again, Uber Delivers: Family Profiles Introduced

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It seems that these days, Uber is rocking it out! The well-known transportation service recently introduced UberEats, an app that allows you to order a takeaway the same way as ordering yourself a ride. Now, they’ve introduced ‘Family Profiles’. So, what exactly does this mean? First, with this option you allow your friends and/or family, to share one payment method for Uber overall. One feature passengers have frequently requested is an easy way to pay for family and friends. That’s why Uber announced Family Profiles, a new feature launched in Atlanta, Dallas and Phoenix that lets up to 10 riders safely and easily share one

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Apple, Companies

Apple Releases Swift as Open Source

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Apple today announced that its Swift™ programming language is now open source. As an open source language, the broad community of talented developers — from app developers to educational institutions to enterprises — can contribute to new Swift features and optimizations and help bring Swift to new computing platforms. Introduced in 2014, Swift is the fastest growing programming language in history and combines the performance and efficiency of compiled languages with the simplicity and interactivity of popular scripting languages.* Apple today also launched the Swift.org website with detailed information about Swift open source, including technical documentation, community resources and links to download the Swift source

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Android, Companies, Google, iOS, Mobile, Operating Systems, Smartphones, , Tablets

Google Plus Just Took A More Fashionable Turn

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Google just released information about the pending Google Plus update. The popular, but not the highest popular social media network out there, just got better. The reasons are several: there is a new design, a completely revamped way of how you use Google Plus and quite an interesting selection of features coming up. For many, Google Plus has been and is an unwanted child of the social media world – but in all true fairness, it does bring a whole lot to the table, that most of us haven’t really utilized or understood well enough. Google has been talking with their users, all in order

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AMD, Android, Apple, ARM, Google, Hardware, Intel, iOS, Microsoft, News, Nvidia, Software Programs, Windows

New AIDA64 Supports Windows 10 and Tizen, New Hardware

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Tamas Miklos, author of AIDA64 contacted us to let you all know that v5.30 of his multi-platform tool came out today. AIDA64 is one of most versatile system detection and benchmarking applications, supporting practically every major operating system. If you want to know more about your computing device, AIDA64 is one of best tools out there, and the list of new items supported in v5.30 is just impressive. While you could install the application on Apple iOS, Google Android and Microsoft Windows, v5.30 brings in full support for Windows 10 and Server 2016, as well as Samsung Tizen OS. This is a list of changes for the application: New

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Android, Business, Companies, iOS, Microsoft, Operating Systems, Software Programs, VR World, Windows

Android and iOS Apps Will Work on Microsoft Windows 10

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Microsoft to release SDK to allow developers to port their apps.

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Analysis, Mobile Computing

Gaming the App Store: Modern Day Clickfraud?

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If developers are, indeed, routinely gaming the app review and rating system for profit, then how can users trust app stores’ discovery mechanisms?

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Android, Mobile Computing, Operating Systems, Software Programs, VR World

1 Billion Strong: Android Breaks Records in 2014

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Research consultancy Strategy Analytics shows just how big the mobile operating system now is.

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Cloud Computing, Hardware, Mobile Computing, Reviews

ResMed S+: High Tech Help for Good Night’s Sleep

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For over 25 years ResMed has been providing medical equipment for sleep-disorder breathing. They are clearly not a johnny-come-lately, jumping on the latest hi-tech bandwagon. This fall ResMed introduced the S+, a no-contact sleep tracking device developed for the consumer.  This differs greatly from wearables such as the Basis Peak and the Jawbone UP systems that promise to track sleep as well as steps, calories, and activity. The ResMed S+ uses a combination of respiratory and biomotion sensors that not only monitor your motion and breathing while you sleep, but the temperature, light and noise in your bedroom as well. In addition to the biomotion

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Android, Apple, Cloud Computing, Companies, Mobile Computing, Operating Systems, Reviews, Software Programs

Hiku: Add it to Your Shopping Cart

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Hiku scans, records, categorizes, locates, and marks your favorite items to make shopping a no-brainer. The handheld device scans bar codes on your favorite and incidental items. The item is then listed on a shopping list on your smartphone ready to take to the store. You can assign an item to any number of user-named lists – Safeway, Petsmart, RiteAid, GNC, and so forth. Head for the store, display your shopping list on your phone and proceed down the aisles. In this review, I’ll show you with pictures how easy it was to install,  learn, and use. I’ll also tell you what I did and

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Android, Apple, Audio/Video, Business, Companies, Entertainment, Operating Systems, Software Programs

Indiegogo Drone Project Raises Half A Million Dollars

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Drones are all the rage and have caught the attention of the crowd-funding public. Ghost is one of the more successful projects on Indiegogo.

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VR World

Worldwide Smartphone Growth Forecast Cools Down as Prices Drop and Markets Mature: IDC

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Smartphone growth forecast slows down as prices drop.

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Apple, Companies, Mobile Computing, VR World

Firefox to Make Its Way to iOS?

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Mozilla hasn’t ported Firefox over to iOS because of disagreements with Apple. Now, it looks like that will change.

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Asia Pacific (APAC), Global Politics, Japan, VR World

Freaky Japanese Toy Froggie Can Now Sing

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Lovable Japanese froggie toy Keromin can now talk and speak, with its soon-to-be-upgraded singing functions.

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Android, Apple, Business, Companies, Entertainment, Hardware, Mobile Computing, Operating Systems, Opinion, Software Programs, VR World, Windows Phone

HTC Brilliantly Mocks the Smartphone Sizzle Video

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In an age of where we get these fantastic and whimsical smartphone sizzle videos, HTC satirically breaks down for us what goes into making a sizzle video.

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Apple, Companies, Software Programs, VR World

Canon’s Perstext Brings Words to your World

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Canon Japan opens a new option that would bring words to your world, without Photoshop!

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Business, Cloud Computing, Hardware, Smart Home, Software Programs, Technology Security, VR World

One Ring and You’re on Candid Camera at Pepcom SF

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Ring is a unique smart home device that allows you to intelligently monitor who is at your door and to change the way we answer our door

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Auto, Mobile Computing

‘Fitbit for Cars’ Launches Crowdfunding Campaign

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Drivebot promises a stress-free driving and car maintenance experience, with smartphone alerts for engine problems, fuel efficiency tips and live monitoring from the car’s sensors.

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Audio/Video, Entertainment, Mobile Computing, Reviews

KOSS BT540i: Solid, Simple, Sound.

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Remember when NFC was cool? It still is. With the NFC-enabled BT540i Bluetooth headphones from KOSS, you can easily pair to a compatible device and enjoy surprisingly sweet sound quality with just a tap. The BT540i is the latest in KOSS Corporation’s (KOSS) expansion of their “mobile” products line. Since 2012’s CES Show, KOSS has introduced many full-size, in-ear, and sport models that incorporate mobile device functionality, like many other consumer audio companies. This circumaural Bluetooth model utilizes updated componentry and touts exceptional sound quality, while being very simple to use. Here’s what you need to know: That was quick With our NFC-ready Google Nexus

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