HP isn't exactly the go-to-guy when it comes to Android tablets, but that hasn't fazed it from putting out innumerable mobile devices, some of which have somewhat similar and therefore confusing names. The PC maker is now believed to actually have three, yes three, tablets in the making, bearing a mixed array of hardware specs and, of course, names that vary only ever so slightly from one another and other older products.
The Moto X+1 remains an elusive mythical beast. and yet even as we pursue the hunt, yet another one emerges to capture our attention and our imaginations. The successor to the highly successful entry-level Moto G has been sighted, bearing hopes of a better offering but already bearing mixed blessings.
Just a few weeks after Sony made available the Xperia Z1 Compact in the US, which itself came 6 months after it was announced, the OEM is making another one of its high-profile smartphones available in this market. Delivering on its promise of a Summer 2014 release, Sony has put up its Xperia Z2 flagship on its online web store, complete with a time-limited $50 discount.
Location sharing is fairly ubiquitous, but often a macro view that shows a group of people where you are. With Jink, you can share your location with whom you like, when you like. That location sharing goes away when you actually meet, too, so you’re never giving away your information unwittingly.
Editing media via mobile is getting much easier, but the small screen can make you clumsier than you might like. Apps like iMovie are pretty easy to use, but not always what you’re looking for. These two apps for iOS and Android will make editing your media into a polished, finished product much easier.
Material Design is Google’s new path forward for Android, but it might also be making its way to Chrome OS. A screenshot of an OS redesign called ‘Project Athena’, shared by Chrome evangelist Francois Beaufort, hints at some very mobile features coming to the desktop.
Android app downloads could get a lot more confusing in Europe, with Google agreeing to cease referring to titles with in-app purchases as "free" in the Google Play store, while Apple has been criticized by the EU for not committing to a similar system. Responding to concerns by the European Union around how "free" titles can be misleading as they subsequently push in-app downloads, Google agreed that no title with IAP content will be labeled as free as of the end of September this year. Meanwhile, Apple has also responded to the EU critique.
Even when you go camping, you take your smartphone. For the drive up, or back down — maybe even for the compass app — a smartphone is still good out in the middle of nowhere. What it’s still poor at, however, is communicating. That’s where goTenna comes in.