Samsung indicated that 16MP camera sensors will become the new industry norm at its first Analyst Day back in November, and recent rumours suggest that the Korean company will back up the claim with the Galaxy S5 in early 2014. But while up to 25% of Samsung’s smartphone releases in 2014 are expected to be
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Windows Phone users riding high after the recent releases of Vine and Instagram on the platform have another popular app to install: Mint launched its personal finance app for Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 today. A personal favourite, the Mint app allows for easy management of all personal financial accounts from your mobile device. Over 20,000 different
Duolingo, the free-as-in-beer language learning app from the creators of Captcha and ReCaptcha, has received a design overhaul in its 2.0 version for Android. While the app only recently debuted on the platform, Duolingo 2.0 sports a clean, modern design that makes it easy to learn one of the six languages it supports, including Spanish, French,
Last May, Bell and RBC announced a partnership to launch a “secure mobile payments solution” by “the end of this year.” This would bring the ability for Bell and RBC customers to pay for small ticket items (debit or credit) from a compatible smartphone — which will be a number of BlackBerry smartphones (BlackBerry Z10,
A recent report out of Korea, backed by reputable site SamMobile, suggests that Samsung will launch the Galaxy S5, a Note 3 “Lite” and Grand “Lite”, and a few unknown entry-level handsets in Q1 2014. There’s no word on the specific timing, but we could very well see an official unveiling at Mobile World Congress
Google’s former head of Android has a new focus, but it is in line with tenets of his former accomplishments. Andy Rubin, the man behind Google’s fast-growing mobile operating system, and who stepped down as Android’s chief earlier this year to pursue other projects, finally has a title. Rubin will be in charge of a
Any.DO’s popular Cal app, released earlier this year on iOS, has arrived on Android after an extensive beta test. The animation-happy calendar app offers semantic input (“Lunch with John at Moxie’s, 2PM January 4th”) and extensive social integration, Cal provides one of the best time- and appointment-tracking experiences on Android.
According to a press release by the USB 3.0 Promoter Group, the group of companies building future USB cables, the development of the next generation USB connector has begun. As we near the second year of Apple’s Lightning cable, this is certainly welcome news for users of the outdated, single-orientation USB cable. The new connector,
A few days before the announcement of the Nexus 5, Google touted the integration of SMS into Hangouts, its successor to its GTalk IM service. Now, a month later, an issue is starting to gain volume within the Android community, and it applies to everyone who’s switched over to Hangouts as their primary messaging app.
There are some phones that change an industry, and the Nexus 4 was one of them. Released for a ridiculously low $309 CDN ($299 USD) in early November 2012, the device went on to reveal the limitations of the carrier-free OEM strategy. Lacking LTE and felled by an underwhelming camera and poor battery life, the