Samsung’s new flagship smartphone is only slightly larger than its predecessor, but it packs a much bigger punch. Read more »
SanDisk’s latest microSD is big enough that you’ll probably never have to worry about storage on your smartphone or tablet ever again. Read more »
ZTE’s latest smartphones are a study in contrast, from a 6-inch Android-powered “phablet” to a 3.5-inch phone that runs on Firefox OS. Read more »
According to reports, LG is working on a smartwatch for Google that could be ready in time for an introduction at the I/O conference in June. Read more »
It’s not all about the Nokia X. Nokia also announced two of its most affordable feature phones ever at its Mobile World Congress press conference. Read more »
The Nokia X is a low-cost smartphone that runs on Android while placing an emphasis on Nokia apps and Microsoft services. Read more »
The company’s two new Windows tablets and point of sale system are built for business. Read more »
Plantronics debuted two new Bluetooth headsets ahead of MWC — one for the gym and one for everyday wear. I got a chance to take a listen to both. Read more »
The company is no longer selling the activity tracking band due to an allergic reaction being experienced by some users, and is conducting a voluntary recall. Read more »
This video makes it pretty clear the Galaxy S5 will be announced in just a few short days. Read more »
Fleksy’s iOS keyboard app SDK is now available to all developers, increasing the potential to bring a better typing experience to your iOS device. Read more »
Samsung is expected to introduce the Galaxy in less than a week, and a new report suggests it could hit store shelves shortly thereafter. Read more »
Apple on Wednesday announced that its iTunes Festival will finally be making its stateside debut. The show will take place during SXSW in Austin, Texas from March 11-15 at ACL Live at the Moody Theater. The festival will include sets by Coldplay, Imagine Dragons, Keith Urban, Pitbull and ZEDD, with more artists to be announced. Up until now the iTunes Festival has traditionally been a free 30-day show held in London. If you’re not heading to Austin, you can still catch all five nights of performances for free as a live or on-demand stream from the iTunes Store.
The LG G2 Mini is only half an inch smaller – but a lot less impressive on the inside – than its predecessor. Read more »
USA Today says that Samsung is ditching Android in favor of Tizen for the next Galaxy Gear smartwatch. Read more »
The latest Galaxy S5 leak further suggests the phone will come packing a 16-megapixel camera. Read more »
HTC’s new program promises the latest Android updates, free Google Drive storage and one-time screen replacement for its One line of smartphones. Read more »
The patent describes a headphone-based monitoring system that can detect metrics such as heart rate, perspiration and temperature. Read more »
The ballparks are the first two of more than 20 that will use Apple’s iBeacon technology by opening day of the 2014 season. Read more »
Just like a computer, your iPhone can slow down over time. Here are some tips to help get it running as good as new. Read more »
New York hip hop trio De La Soul is making its entire back catalog of music free to download. According to Rolling Stone, all the group’s albums will be free to download for a period of 25 hours, starting Friday at 8AM PT until Saturday at 9AM, from its official website. The group is doing this to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its classic debut 3 Feet High and Rising. And this is actually your best bet for a getting a digital copy of the group’s work, since many of the samples used in its music have prevented a number of albums from being sold through iTunes, Amazon and Google Play.
Apple’s supplier responsibility report reveals an increased focus on a number of important issues last year, notably that it doesn’t use the metal tantalum, which is often procured from war-torn areas. Read more »
Re/code reports that gadget maker Jawbone is set to close a $250 million funding round, led by Rizvi Traverse Management, that values the company at $3.3 billion. The round, which is said to be oversubscribed, could go as high as $300 million, and Rizvi Traverse chief investment officer Suhail Rizvi might join Jawbone’s board as part of the transaction. Jawbone is becoming increasingly well known for its UP and UP24 activity trackers, but according to TechCrunch, the company has a $600 million revenue run rate over the next 12 months primarily due to its Jambox family of Bluetooth speakers. One thing’s clear: Jawbone has come a long way since it was just a noise cancellation company.
After three long years, Apple might finally be ready to say goodbye to the iPad 2. Read more »
Flyfit claims to bring greater accuracy to activity tracking by placing a device where most of the action happens – your ankle. Read more »
LG’s latest “phablet” features a 1080p screen, Android 4.4 KitKat, and can capture 4K video. Read more »
Apple is yet again said to be negotiating with Time Warner Cable to deliver content to the new Apple TV, which might be introduced in April and released in time for the holidays. Read more »
A recent report suggests that Microsoft is considering bring Android apps to Windows Phone. But isn’t it too soon to admit defeat? Read more »
The long-rumored smartphones features a 5-inch, 1080p display, 20-megapixel camera and a partially metal design. Read more »
Oppo will announce its next flagship smartphone, the Find 7, on March 19. Two versions are expected to appear, one of which is said to sport a “2K” display. Read more »
The company’s mid-range Desire 8 “phablet” looks lovely, based on a purported press shot. Read more »
Radiohead’s PolyFauna app places you in an ever-evolving world soundtracked by clips from the song “Bloom.” Read more »
A leaked design render might offer up a first glimpse Samsung’s Galaxy S5 handset. Read more »
Samsung’s latest livestream teaser for its Mobile World Congress press conference hints that the Galaxy S5 is coming, along with a new interface and features. Read more »
Virgin Atlantic is looking to make flying fancy again, with the help of some new wearable technology from Google and Sony. Read more »
BlackBerry might not be doing too well, but BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) has seen a recent uptick in popularity, thanks to new Android and iOS apps. It comes as a surprise, then, that the executive VP in charge of BBM, Andrew Brocking, has left the company. BlackBerry confirmed Brocking’s departure on Monday to BGR. CNET is reporting that it was Brocking’s decision to leave the company, and John Sims, head of global solution, will now manage the BBM group. BlackBerry CEO John Chen had previously mentioned the company’s hopes for turning BBM into a revenue stream, though it is unclear how it plans to do so and if Brocking’s departure will have an effect.
Nokia is set to launch its first Android smartphone at Mobile World Congress later this month, according to the Wall Street Journal. Read more »
The Native Union Jump is a convenient way to charge your phone while on the go — even when a power source isn’t available. Read more »
HTC told Reuters it needs to refocus on the mid-range market ahead of a disappointing Q4 earnings announcement. Read more »
The patent battle between Nokia and HTC has come to an end. Nokia on Friday announced the companies have settled all patent litigation, and have entered into a patent licensing and technology collaboration agreement. The full terms of the agreement have not been disclosed, but HTC will make payments to Nokia, and both companies will have access to HTC’s LTE patents. Prior to this arrangement, the companies squared off in court most recently over a sales injunction against the HTC One and HTC One Mini in the UK. The timing of this deal is key, as Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia’s device business is expected to close this quarter.