Snapchat Takes on FaceTime with Video Chatting and Messaging

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The popular and unique photo-sharing app Snapchat has launched its biggest update yet on iPhone and Android devices, with the ability to video chat and message other users, on top of the ability to send self-distructing selfies. The new features will hopefully move Snapchat into the same arena as Apple’s FaceTime and iMessage services, and […]

iOS 7.1.1 Jailbreak Release Very Unlikely

iOS 7.1.1 jailbreak unlikely

Apple released iOS 7.1.1 yesterday to the public, arriving with a handful of bug fixes, as well as some performance improvements to the keyboard and the iPhone 5s’s Touch ID fingerprint sensor. Jailbreakers (as always) have been curious whether or not the latest update will see a jailbreak finally, but there doesn’t seem to be […]

iOS 7.1.1 Update Arrives as iOS 8 Rumors Swirl

iOS 7.1.1 is out now

Apple has released iOS 7.1.1 to iPhone and iPad users today, and it’s a rather minor update that addresses a few bugs and brings improvements to the keyboard and the iPhone 5s’s Touch ID fingerprint sensor. Specifically, the update fixes a bug that could impact keyboard responsiveness and also fixes an issue when using Bluetooth keyboards […]

Facebook Messenger Adds Free Audio Calls for all Facebook Users

Facebook Messenger

After recently adding group messaging capabilities to its Messenger app, Facebook has now added free audio calls. Facebook users who have the Messenger app installed on either iOS or Android can call other Facebook users for free, even if they live in a different country. The new Audio calling feature shows up on the menu […]

Top 5 Apple Products that Are Overdue for a 2014 Update

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There are quite a few Apple products that the company needs to update. Despite refreshing the iPhone and iPad every year, there are a number of products that Apple leaves on the top shelf to collect dust. This leaves them out of date with older technology that buyers no longer find desirable. Apple usually announces […]

Starbucks iPhone App Updates with Digital Tipping and Shake-to-Pay

Starbucks iPhone app updated with new features

Starbucks has updated its archaic iPhone app to version 3.0 with a fresh new coat of paint and some new features that many coffee lovers might enjoy. The app received an iOS 7 redesign, featuring not only a flatter and simpler look, but also a new navigation scheme that makes it easier to get around. […]

iPhone 4 iOS 7.1 Performance Improvements Impress Users

iPhone 4 on iOS 7.1

Apple released iOS 7.1 yesterday, bringing some much-needed performance improvements, as well as a few user interface tweaks and new features that make the overall iOS experience much more enjoyable and easier to use. One group of iPhone users that have waited desperately for an update for performance improvements were iPhone 4 users. Many users […]

iOS 7.1 Release: GM Most Likely Arriving First (Update)

iOS 7.1 will most likely see a GM release first

Last week we heard rumors that iOS 7.1 would be arriving last week. Obviously, that’s no longer the case since we’re still waiting on the update. However, new developments have come up that say that we’ll most likely get a Gold Master release before the final iOS 7.1 update is released. UPDATE: Despite past X.1 […]

iOS 7.0.6 for iPhone and iPad Grows Rapidly Ahead of iOS 7.1 Release

iOS 7.0.6 Update

iOS 7.1 is expected to release any day now, but until then, iOS 7.0.6 is the most current version of iOS out on the market right now, and adoption for this latest version is astounding, reaching almost half of all iOS device owners. According to stats from David Smith, iOS 7.0.6 adoption is at 45.4% […]

Galaxy Note 3 Android 4.4 Release Continues in U.S. as Galaxy S4 Waits

The Galaxy Note 3 one handed use. TO better reach the middle of the screen I typically hold the Note 3 like this.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Android 4.4 release continues in the U.S., paving the way for the update to hit more carriers in the coming weeks with important fixes included. This new Galaxy Note 3 Android 4.4 roll out beats the Verizon and T-Mobile Galaxy S4 updates to release. For the last month T-Mobile, Sprint […]

Nexus 5 Speakers and Buttons Get Small Update in New Hardware Revision

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Many owners that have recently bought a Nexus 5 are noticing very small differences between their model and the first batch of Nexus 5 units that launched earlier this fall. Namely, users are noticing larger speaker and microphone grilles, as well as improved buttons that no longer rattle. Of course, users have had to find […]

Forza 5 Update Brings Cheaper Cars and New Game Modes

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After a lot of backlash from the Forza gaming community, developer Turn 10 will be issuing a Forza 5 update at some point this month that will hopefully win over the hearts of long-time Forza fans who found Forza 5 to be a bit underwhelming. The update will come with two new game modes as […]

Instagram Direct Unveiled for Sharing Photos with Specific Users

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Instagram is upping its game today with a new feature called Instagram Direct. Essentially, it allows users to share photos with specific users, whether it’d be a group of friends or a few of your family members. It’s basically like Snapchat, except the photos will be kept and not deleted after a few seconds. While […]

Google Drive Updates with Sorting, Improved Sheets Performance

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Google has updated its Google Drive app for iOS as well as made some improvements to Google Sheets on the desktop, implementing smoother scrolling, quicker calculations with formulas and the addition of offline editing. As for the Google Drive app on iOS, users will now be able to sort items in a long list of files […]

Pandora for iOS Now Comes with Its Very Own Alarm Clock

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Pandora has updated its iOS app for the iPhone to include a new alarm clock feature that allows you to wake up to a specific Pandora station, rather than just default ringtones provided on your phone. Sometimes you miss waking up to your favorite radio stations back when we all used traditional alarm clocks (yeah, […]

OS X 10.9.1 Release Imminent, Seeded Out to AppleCare Staff

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The latest build of OS X 10.9.1 was seeded to developers yesterday, but today Apple has provided AppleCare employees and other support staff with the latest build of OS X Mavericks 10.9.1. This means that a public release is just right around the corner, as AppleCare staff will be using the early build to familiarize […]

iOS 7 Jailbreak Most Likely Won’t Arrive in 2013

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Ever since iOS 7 was officially released to the public back in September, we kept looking to the jailbreak gods to see when an iOS 7 jailbreak would arrive. Of course, we never expected it to arrive within the first month or two, as the iOS 6 jailbreak wasn’t released until February 2013, which was […]

Android Camera Improvements on the Way, According to Source Code

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According to some good ‘ole fashioned source code, Google is apparently working on several camera improvements to Android, including a new API that would allow for RAW image capturing, burst mode and face detection. It’s said that Google has been working on these improvements since December of last year, but they still weren’t ready for Android […]

Netflix Launches “Biggest Update in Netflix History” on TV Devices

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Netflix has released an UI update today for Smart TVs, a handful of set-top boxes and Blu-ray players, as well as the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. This also happens to be the company’s “biggest update in Netflix history to [its] TV experience.” The new look consists of a more cinematic feel to it, which […]

Apple Updates Find My iPhone and Podcasts with iOS 7 Redesign

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Hours after Apple announced new products yesterday, as well as redesigns and updates to iWork, iMovie and GarageBand, the company updated its Find My iPhone and Podcasts apps for iOS, as well as the iTunes Movie Trailers and it made the Keynote Remote app free. The Podcasts app includes a new feature that lets it […]