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Facebook on Paper app: No plans for international release, iPad or Android app

Facebook on Paper app: No plans for international release, iPad or Android app

By Jake Smith

Facebook has confirmed to Pocket-lint that its new content discovery app Paper won't be released for the iPad, Android or international users at this time.  The Paper app, released for iPhone on Monday in the US, re-envisions how content is viewed on... Read more

Samsung to unveil revamped S Health app with new version of TouchWiz on Galaxy S5

Samsung to unveil revamped S Health app with new version of TouchWiz on Galaxy S5

By Jake Smith

Samsung has plans to update its S Health app in the new version of TouchWiz that will ship with the Galaxy S5, according to screenshots leaked by SamMobile.The new S Health app carries similar functionality to the version released in 2012, but features... Read more

Samsung 'planning new Windows Phone for Verizon'

Samsung 'planning new Windows Phone for Verizon'

By Jake Smith

Samsung and Verizon are pairing up for a new Windows Phone stateside, according to EvLeaks. The handset is said to carry model number SM-W750V with a codename "Huron". Given Samsung's strong Android devotion, it will be the manufacturer's first Windows... Read more

Google Now notification cards land in Chrome beta

Google Now notification cards land in Chrome beta

By Jake Smith

Google has updated the beta version of its Chrome browser for Mac and Windows with Google Now notification cards.Google Now was launched on Android 4.1 as a personal assistant to track calendar appointments, flight information, emails, news, sports scores,... Read more

The Simpsons House Lego now available to buy, Homer and the gang for £179

The Simpsons House Lego now available to buy, Homer and the gang for £179

By Jake Smith

Get ready Simpsons fans, for after much waiting, The Simpsons Lego is now available on Lego Shop.The Simpsons House set, available for $199/£179, lets fans build the Simpsons' familiar Springfield home with a detachable roof, modular design, car with... Read more

HTC M8 tipped for March unveil in New York, without capacitive buttons

HTC M8 tipped for March unveil in New York, without capacitive buttons

By Jake Smith

The successor to HTC's One flagship is expected to have a late-March unveil in New York, according to EvLeaks. The new handset, which carries the HTC M8 codename internally, is one of the most highly anticipated devices of 2014. If EvLeaks is to be believed,... Read more

Apple reportedly testing wireless charging, curved display for iWatch

Apple reportedly testing wireless charging, curved display for iWatch

By Jake Smith

Apple doesn't want you to just plug in the iWatch through a Lightning cable - that's so 2013. The Cupertino-based technology company is looking into induction charging for its upcoming smartwatch product, according to the New York Times.The wireless charging... Read more

Facebook testing Graph Search on its iOS and Android apps, as mobile becomes king

Facebook testing Graph Search on its iOS and Android apps, as mobile becomes king

By Jake Smith

Facebook has begun to test its Graph Search product within its iOS and Android applications, the company has confirmed.The change was first noticed by Mashable reporter Seth Fiegerman, who tweeted a screenshot of the interface that looks very similar... Read more

Pebble appstore launching Monday on iOS, coming to Android 'very soon' after

Pebble appstore launching Monday on iOS, coming to Android 'very soon' after

By Jake Smith

Pebble has confirmed to Pocket-lint that its Pebble appstore will be launching to iOS users on Monday, 3 February at 10am PST. The Pebble appstore was first announced in December 2013, and shown off in-depth at CES 2014 in January alongside the new Pebble... Read more

Sprint becomes first US carrier to push Android 4.4.2 KitKat to HTC One

Sprint becomes first US carrier to push Android 4.4.2 KitKat to HTC One

By Jake Smith

Sprint has become the first carrier in the US to push Android 4.4.2 KitKat to the HTC One, following promises from HTC to have it out to all users by the end of January. The upgrade is available for download by Sprint customers, by accessing Settings... Read more

Apple iOS 8, iWatch said to focus on health and fitness tracking with help of new Healthbook app

Apple iOS 8, iWatch said to focus on health and fitness tracking with help of new Healthbook app

By Jake Smith

Apple's release of iOS 8 later this year will focus on mobile healthcare and fitness tracking, according to 9to5mac. Health is said to be the software's headline feature, along with an iWatch product that will feature health-tracking sensors.iOS 8 won't... Read more

Samsung unveils Galaxy Note 3 Neo, featuring 5.5-inch display and S-Pen

Samsung unveils Galaxy Note 3 Neo, featuring 5.5-inch display and S-Pen

By Jake Smith

Samsung Poland has officially taken the wraps off the rumoured Galaxy Note 3 Neo, its cheaper phablet aimed at customers on a budget.The Neo will be shipping globally in February, in black, white and green, and in both 3G and LTE+ versions. The handset... Read more

Hackers gain access to Yahoo Mail accounts, prompts password reset

Hackers gain access to Yahoo Mail accounts, prompts password reset

By Jake Smith

Hackers have gained access to the accounts of some Yahoo Mail users, after a "co-ordinated effort", Yahoo's Jay Rossiter said on Thursday. Yahoo believes hackers gained access through a third-party database, and not through its own systems. It has reset... Read more

Microsoft offering $100 trade-in for PS3 owners to buy Xbox One

Microsoft offering $100 trade-in for PS3 owners to buy Xbox One

By Jake Smith

Microsoft is hoping to entice PlayStation 3 owners to switch to the Xbox platform in a "Ditch your PS3" promotion running until 2 March.Instead of  takng your PlayStation 3 to eBay, Microsoft wants to have it. If you take a PlayStation 3 in working... Read more

Windows 8.1 update may bypass Metro interface by default when booting

Windows 8.1 update may bypass Metro interface by default when booting

By Jake Smith

Microsoft is planning a Windows 8.1 Update 1 that will bypass the Metro interface at boot by default, according to The Verge. The move will put users directly into the desktop interface, seen as more welcoming for mouse and keyboard users.Russian website... Read more

Microsoft's next CEO is reportedly Satya Nadella

Microsoft's next CEO is reportedly Satya Nadella

By Jake Smith

Microsoft's next CEO is Satya Nadella, currently the chief of Microsoft’s Cloud and Enterprise group, according to Bloomberg. Nadella is being considered a strong choice because of his technical background and familiarity with Microsoft, having been... Read more

Google's Q4 2013 earnings show $16.86bn revenue, continued Motorola loss

Google's Q4 2013 earnings show $16.86bn revenue, continued Motorola loss

By Jake Smith

Google has released its Q4 2013 earnings, reporting $16.86 billion in revenue, up 17 per cent compared to Q4 2012, and $3.38 billion in net income, up from $2.89 billion in Q4 2012. Most telling, it was revealed Motorola lost $384 million for Google... Read more

Red Nexus 5 said to launch on 4 February through Google Play

Red Nexus 5 said to launch on 4 February through Google Play

By Jake Smith

The red Nexus 5 will be launching to customers through Google Play on 4 February, according to an internal listing at Sprint obtained by Android Police.The listing is alerting Sprint employees, so they're not thrown off by the new colour version if a... Read more

Nintendo planning DS titles on Wii U GamePad, non-wearable health monitors

Nintendo planning DS titles on Wii U GamePad, non-wearable health monitors

By Jake Smith

Nintendo has outlined its plan to get its mojo back after multiple quarters of slowing Wii U sales, at an investor meeting in Tokyo on Thursday.The company started by reiterating that it won't be releasing its games for smartphones, and won't be ditching... Read more

Microsoft reportedly has white Xbox One release set for October

Microsoft reportedly has white Xbox One release set for October

By Jake Smith

Microsoft plans to release a white version of the Xbox One, according to a posting on the Neogaf Forums that was subsequently confirmed by The Verge. It's said to be the same white version given to the Xbox team as a gift when the Xbox One shipped in... Read more

Lenovo buys Motorola: What it means for consumers

Lenovo buys Motorola: What it means for consumers

By Jake Smith

It was only 2011 when Google shocked the world by announcing it would buy Motorola Mobility, but now it's offloaded it to Lenovo. In a surprising move, China-based Lenovo has announced it acquired Motorola Mobility for $2.91 billion in an effort to conquer... Read more

Google will keep Motorola's experimental projects like the Project Ara modular handset

Google will keep Motorola's experimental projects like the Project Ara modular handset

By Jake Smith

Lenovo confirmed to Pocket-lint that Google will be keeping Motorola's Advanced Technology and Projects group. Motorola's handset business will be the only part to go under the $2.91 billion deal, according to Lenovo CFO Wong Waiming. The Motorola research... Read more

It's official: Lenovo buys Motorola from Google for $2.91 billion

It's official: Lenovo buys Motorola from Google for $2.91 billion

By Jake Smith

Google has sold its Motorola Mobility subsidiary to Lenovo for $2.91 billion. As part of the deal, Lenovo will garner the Motorola brand, Motorola patent portfolio, and line of current and future Motorola products. Lenovo says it plans to turn itself... Read more

HTC One update to Android 4.4 KitKat will be a few weeks late, missing deadline

HTC One update to Android 4.4 KitKat will be a few weeks late, missing deadline

By Jake Smith

HTC announced on Wednesday that Android 4.4 KitKat would roll out to the HTC One in the US and other areas worldwide within the next couple of weeks. That means the company won't hit its goal to bring Android 4.4 KitKat to the flagship handset by the... Read more

Lenovo said to buy Motorola from Google for up to $3 billion, announcement expected in hours

Lenovo said to buy Motorola from Google for up to $3 billion, announcement expected in hours

By Jake Smith

Lenovo has plans to buy Motorola Mobility from Google for roughly $2 billion, according to China Daily. Reuters adds to the report, saying the deal will be worth $3 billion. TechCrunch and the New York Times confirm it too. UPDATE: It's official: Lenovo... Read more

BBC iPlayer app saw 3bn streaming requests in 2013, rising tablet viewership

BBC iPlayer app saw 3bn streaming requests in 2013, rising tablet viewership

By Jake Smith

The BBC is out with numbers on Wednesday showing its iPlayer app is gaining a lot of traction, specifically on tablets.According to the network, the BBC iPlayer app saw a record 3 billion requests in 2013, up 22 per cent from 2012. There were 2.2 billion... Read more

Google releases first mini games for Google Glass

Google releases first mini games for Google Glass

By Jake Smith

Google is hoping to inspire Google Glass developers with a new set of mini games for the platform. The games experiment with the features and tools of Glass, and the company hopes it demonstrates the possibilities of gaming using a wearable.The games... Read more

Samsung's 12.2-inch Galaxy Note Pro hits the UK, now available to pre-order for £649

Samsung's 12.2-inch Galaxy Note Pro hits the UK, now available to pre-order for £649

By Jake Smith

Samsung announced on Tuesday that its 12.2-inch Galaxy Note Pro is now available to pre-order in the UK, before it ships on 4 February.The oversized tablet is available to customers at £649 for the Wi-Fi model in black and white. Samsung is offering... Read more

Google releases developer tools to port Chrome apps to iOS and Android

Google releases developer tools to port Chrome apps to iOS and Android

By Jake Smith

Google wants to take Chrome apps beyond the desktop and on to iOS and Android, and released new developer tools on Tuesday to make it happen.Called Apache Cordova, the open-source mobile development framework will help developers wrap their Chrome App... Read more

Another look at iOS in the Car, this time in-action

Another look at iOS in the Car, this time in-action

By Jake Smith

A video released by developer Steven Troughton-Smith gives a closer look at Apple's unreleased iOS in the Car. He used the emulator found within the iOS 7.0.3 software to show us how the infotainment software will work, when it's presumably released... Read more

Next-gen Apple TV could include built-in TV tuner, wireless router

Next-gen Apple TV could include built-in TV tuner, wireless router

By Jake Smith

Apple will be taking its Apple TV set-top box a step further, moving beyond being just a deliverer of iTunes content, Netflix and Hulu.9to5mac reports Apple is testing a built-in TV tuner within the next-generation Apple TV, a feature similar to what... Read more

Amazon reportedly set to release Android console in 2014, priced under $300

Amazon reportedly set to release Android console in 2014, priced under $300

By Jake Smith

Amazon has plans to release an Android-based games console to compete with Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo, according to VG247.Not only will the console stream and download games, it will also provide music, movies and TV content to users for under $300,... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 said to launch with curved screen, new design

Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 said to launch with curved screen, new design

By Jake Smith

The Galaxy Gear 2 will be significantly improved over the first generation, according to ZDNet Korea, as Samsung takes a second try in the wearables market. The publication reports the smartwatch will feature a curved display, similar to the flexible... Read more

Intel is planning conversational voice recognition that works offline

Intel is planning conversational voice recognition that works offline

By Jake Smith

Intel's always-listening Jarvis headset unveiled at CES 2014 is similar to Apple's Siri, Google Now, and even Google Glass without the display. It's a personal assistant meant to be by your side all the time, able to have a conversation. But to differentiate... Read more

Apple CEO Tim Cook intrigued by mobile payments, calls it 'big opportunity'

Apple CEO Tim Cook intrigued by mobile payments, calls it 'big opportunity'

By Jake Smith

Apple CEO Tim Cook has expressed interest in the mobile payments space, an area the company hasn't yet ventured into, by saying mobile payment was one of the thoughts behind the technology. "The mobile payments area in general is one that we've been... Read more

Apple says iOS 7 now found on 80 per cent of iOS devices

Apple says iOS 7 now found on 80 per cent of iOS devices

By Jake Smith

Apple's iOS 7 is now found on 80 per cent of iOS devices, according to Apple chief financial officer Peter Oppenheimer on Monday. iOS 7 was released alongside the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C in September, and now sits as the world's most popular mobile operating... Read more

Apple announces Q1 2014 earnings: $57.6bn revenue, $13.1bn net profit, 51M iPhones, 26M iPads, 4.8M Macs

Apple announces Q1 2014 earnings: $57.6bn revenue, $13.1bn net profit, 51M iPhones, 26M iPads, 4.8M Macs

By Jake Smith

Apple has announced its fiscal Q1 2014 earnings (Q4 2013 on the calendar), breaking revenue, iPhone, and iPad sales records. The company saw $57.6 billion in revenue and $13.1 billion in net profit during the three-month period. Christmas sales fuelled... Read more

Tesla Model S owners can now drive coast-to-coast in the US

Tesla Model S owners can now drive coast-to-coast in the US

By Jake Smith

Tesla has expanded its "Supercharger" network in the US to allow Model S drivers to make it all the way from New York to California for the first time. The plan was first announced in May of 2013 and has now been completed.“Tesla Supercharger network... Read more

Samsung ‘Galaxy Glass’ said to launch in September

Samsung ‘Galaxy Glass’ said to launch in September

By Jake Smith

Samsung plans to launch "Galaxy Glass" smart glasses at the IFA trade show in September, according to Korea Times.The functionality of Galaxy Glass sounds similar to the Google Glass project made available to members of Google's Explorer program in 2013.Samsung... Read more

LG G Pro 2 phablet officially launching in February, specs still remain a mystery

LG G Pro 2 phablet officially launching in February, specs still remain a mystery

By Jake Smith

LG has made the LG G Pro 2 official, announcing on Monday that the phablet will launch in February, presumably at Mobile World Congress.LG didn't share any specific details about the handset,  but rumours detail the LG G Pro 2 as being the company's... Read more

Samsung and Google sign big ten-year patent partnership

Samsung and Google sign big ten-year patent partnership

By Jake Smith

Samsung announced on Sunday that it and Google have entered a ten-year partnership to license each other's current patents and those filed in the future.It marks a significant move within the patent space, as Samsung will now have access to the patents... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S5 to launch in two plastic versions with fingerprint scanner, says analyst

Samsung Galaxy S5 to launch in two plastic versions with fingerprint scanner, says analyst

By Jake Smith

Samsung has plans to launch two versions of the Galaxy S5 this spring, and both will be in plastic instead of one in aluminium as previously believed, according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. We typically stay away from analyst reports here... Read more

Foxconn considering 'advanced display' TV factory in US, perfect for Apple's iTV

Foxconn considering 'advanced display' TV factory in US, perfect for Apple's iTV

By Jake Smith

Foxconn, the company who assembles gadgets for Apple and other companies, is looking into launching a manufacturing plant in the US to build advanced displays.Foxconn chairman Terry Gou told reporters on Sunday a US plant would be made up of high-tech... Read more

Apple CEO Tim Cook jokes about iRing in interview with ABC

Apple CEO Tim Cook jokes about iRing in interview with ABC

By Jake Smith

It's not often Apple executives sit down for an interview, but to celebrate the Mac's thirtieth anniversary on Friday, Apple CEO Tim Cook talked candidly with ABC News. It's a rare look inside such a secret company. Cook, along with Apple executives... Read more

Apple said to be working on mobile payment service to rival Google Wallet, others

Apple said to be working on mobile payment service to rival Google Wallet, others

By Jake Smith

Apple is set to launch a mobile payment service that would allow users to pay for physical goods and service from iOS devices, according to The Wall Street Journal. There's no word on when the mobile payment service may launch - presumably iOS 8 - but... Read more

Samsung posts first quarterly profit decline in two years

Samsung posts first quarterly profit decline in two years

By Jake Smith

Samsung has posted its first quarterly operating profit decline in two-years, creating concerns about growth ahead of its next-generation flagship launch in the spring.The company reported operating profit of $7.7 billion during the fourth calendar quarter... Read more

Nokia's first Android handset to be called Nokia X?

Nokia's first Android handset to be called Nokia X?

By Jake Smith

Nokia's first Android-based handset will be called the "Nokia X", if EvLeaks is to be believed.The mobile tipster tweeted "Project Normandy = Nokia X" on Thursday, indicating the name of the device for when it hits the market.We've seen several leaked... Read more

Apple exec says converging iOS and OS X would be 'waste of energy'

Apple exec says converging iOS and OS X would be 'waste of energy'

By Jake Smith

On the eve of the Mac's 30th anniversary, Apple marketing executive Phil Schiller says he doesn't think converging iOS and OS X into one is a good idea, as pundits and users have long dreamed. “We don’t waste time thinking, ‘But it should be one... Read more

HTC One users in the US should see Android 4.4 KitKat update soon, no word on UK

HTC One users in the US should see Android 4.4 KitKat update soon, no word on UK

By Jake Smith

HTC announced on Thursday that the majority of HTC One users in the US are one step closer to seeing Android 4.4 KitKat on their handset. HTC has rolled out its KitKat update to Verizon, Sprint, AT&T and T-Mobile for final carrier testing, and certification... Read more

Vine rounds up most memorable videos to celebrate its first birthday

Vine rounds up most memorable videos to celebrate its first birthday

By Jake Smith

Twitter-owned Vine, the social network behind six-second videos, is celebrating its first birthday on Thursday with a "Year on Vine" webpage rounding up 18 minutes of the most memorable Vines throughout the year. "Through your creativity, humor and the... Read more