HTC has finally unveiled the successor to its line of Butterfly smartphones, the aptly named Butterfly 2. Sporting high-end specs housed in colorful cases, the Butterfly 2 is poised to be a more lively alternative to HTC's flagship, but will unfortunately take flight only in Asia for now.
Modern Russia seems to be edging on totalitarianism, and the latest development doesn’t help that notion. Public WiFi hotspots in Russia now require identification to log in, and companies must make it known to the government who is using their connections. The legislation, though over-reaching and drawing the ire of many, is said to be a measure to stop terrorism.
Touchscreens are the ubiquitous go-to for handheld device interaction, but they sometimes lack punch. Especially with gaming, the native experience can leave you wanting. The d-pad/button arrangement is timeless, but if you want more, Apple may have it in the pipeline. A newly discovered patent shows Apple is at least thinking of rear-controls for their tablets.
The Sapphire glass Apple uses — and is rumored to use much more of with new handsets — is partly thanks to GT Advanced Technologies. They’ve recently announced their financial results for the second quarter, noting an $86 million loss as they pivot operations to align themselves with Apple. As the reliance on Sapphire increases, that big loss may be a distant memory in the near future.
The Play Store policy on refunds is 15 minutes — Android users probably know that, especially if they’ve had to ask for a refund. It’s a healthy amount of time to download and try an app, but it may be changing. It seems the Play Store is at least testing a method for allowing users up to two full hours to ask for a refund.
“The company is figuratively bleeding to death.” That was how Aereo described themselves to the US District Court in Manhattan in a filing late last night. The company, recently dealt a death-blow by the Supreme Court, is hemorrhaging cash, and wants the courts to allow them to operate like a cable company.
This week the annual "Google Play Summer Sale" begins - this includes a small collection of apps for now, but will likely expand as Google makes their official announcement. When this article is released, Google has not yet made things official with a landing page, but once they do, we’ll be sure to link it up. For now, heed the list!
Recently, Apple products were run through a gamut of tests by a forensic scientist. This expert claimed that a backdoor existed in Apple products, and those were used by the NSA to exploit features in iOS. Though this expert didn’t directly blame Apple for creating a loophole, he did note they tend to be widespread. Apple has since issued a response.
Two elements make Overcast an app that’s not to be missed for podcast - or if not to be missed, at least not to be skipped over as a demo. Here you’ll be able to work with two new elements developed by Marco Arment, both conjured up by the creator all the way back in the year 2012. One is called Smart Speed, the other called Voice Boost.