As someone who uses Hangouts all day, every day, this is an exciting moment. Google has finally overhauled Hangouts for iOS, completely overhauling the design, significantly improving performance, and treating customers to full iPad support, among other things. Hangouts debuted in May of last year at Google I/O, replacing Talk as the company’s go-to messaging
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SugarSync did away with its free tier last year in favour of several more sustainable paid account types, and the move seems to have worked. The company promised updates to its mobile apps in 2014, and the first is a nice one for Android. After launching SugarSync 2.0 across multiple platforms, which brought a number
One of the best ways to read, annotate and organize documents and photos on iOS has been updated with a new interface and lots of little improvements. Documents 5, from Readdle, the company behind Scanner Pro, Calendars 5 and Printer Pro, has received a design overhaul to look and feel more like a native iOS
Rogers will discontinue its little-used One Number Phone Add-on on April 15th, according to a marketing document we received. Citing “limited customer demand,” Rogers will end support for the adapter, which turns a customer’s regular phone into an IP phone, allowing them to make and receive calls from a mobile number.
Industry Canada has denied a request to transfer 83 spectrum licenses in the WCS range (2300Mhz) to a Rogers-Bell partnership, Inukshuk Wireless. The government received a request last October to transfer the spectrum from NextWave to Inukshuk, which comprises 83 licenses across Canada at 30Mhz each. WCS is a little-used non-contiguous strip of two 15Mhz
Microsoft’s nine new hardware partners may have to pay significantly less in Windows Phone license fees
Microsoft is currently in discussions with nine new hardware vendors to create Windows Phone devices. While only two of them, LG and Lenovo, are well known in North America (and the latter only moderately), the mobile OS is blowing up in parts of Europe, Asia and South America. Much of that growth is owed to
Google has updated its Google+ app for Android with a wealth of new photo editing features. Though the company’s social network may not have the user engagement of Twitter, or the sheer volume of Facebook, it’s carving a nice niche for itself with photos, and who are we to complain about another great Android app
All this week, HTC has been teasing its upcoming flagship, set to be launched on March 25th in New York City. In its recent promotional video, the company promises better BoomSound from its stereo front-facing speakers, using the name “All New HTC One” in its marketing. While this doesn’t confirm the name, it lends credence
Google set to hold a developer conference for its modular smartphone platform, Project Ara, in April
Google is set to hold its first Ara Developers’ Conference in April at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. If you’ll recall back to the heady days of October, when Motorola and its Advanced Technology And Projects group was still a part of Google, the OEM announced Project Ara, platform for modular smartphones.
The snow still stands, gritty and dejected, on the streets of North American cities, but spring lies near, and it beckons… with baseball. The MLB At Bat app has, in its annual fashion, been updated with new rosters, new designs and new features. Specifically, the iOS app has been retooled with a flatter, iOS 7-optimized