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Amazon’s ‘Mayday’ feature is a bold take on tech support

With the new Kindle HDX tablets, users will get a service called “Mayday”, which is on-demand live tech support. Tap the button, and a live tech support specialist will be on your ...
by Nate SwannerSeptember 25, 20135

FIFA 14 hits the Play Store, keeping EA’s ‘freemium’ model from Madden 25

As they did with Madden 25, EA Sports has released FIFA 14 for free on the Play Store. The catch? You don’t get the full game.
by Nate SwannerSeptember 24, 201311

Samsung “Project F” phones may have flexible display, metal chassis

ETNews out of South Korea is reporting that Samsung will begin producing a premium lineup of smartphones, starting next year. The devices, which currently assume the codename “Project ...
by Nate SwannerSeptember 24, 201328

Verizon CEO discusses unlimited data, device upgrades at investor conference

At an investor conference on Tuesday, Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam had some interesting thoughts on unlimited data. McAdam said “With unlimited, it's the physics that breaks it. If you ...
by Nate SwannerSeptember 24, 201348

Five years today: Happy Birthday Android!

Today, we celebrate the five year mark for Android. Call it an anniversary, call it a birthday, we don’t mind -- so long as you take a minute to celebrate what it is.
by Nate SwannerSeptember 23, 201326

Blackberry agrees to sell for $4.7 billion, but a deal is far from done

Taking a page from Dell, Blackberry has signed a letter of intent with Fairfax Financial for a $4.7 billion buyout. The deal would pay each shareholder $9/share in cash, and could end ...
by Nate SwannerSeptember 23, 20136

[Opinion] BBM for Android is delayed, but who cares?

According to Blackberry, the issue was with a leaked BBM for Android APK. They note that -- in a mere eight hours -- their servers had 1.1 million unique Android users, causing issues ...
by Nate SwannerSeptember 23, 201332

It’s over: Blackberry is leaving the consumer market

Blackberry released their preliminary financial results for the second quarter of the fiscal year 2014, and it’s worse than imagined. While nobody believed BB10 would fully resurrect ...
by Nate SwannerSeptember 20, 2013107

Leaked conversation shows Cyanogen may dual boot with Oppo’s UI [Update]

For those of you interested in the Cyanogen/Oppo partnership, we have an interesting wrinkle to the tale. From Nicolas Sincere at GadgtSpot we learn that Cyanogen still has some work to ...
by Nate SwannerSeptember 20, 20134

Sony’s BRAVIA Smart Stick isn’t the Chromecast competitor we’d hoped for

Dubbed the BRAVIA Smart Stick, Sony’s new streaming dongle is set to work with Sony smart TV sets, and couple Google TV functionality with Sony’s own smart TV features.
by Nate SwannerSeptember 20, 20133
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