If you do a lot of driving, then chances are that you've heard of (and used) an app called Waze. For those not familiar, Waze is a navigation app that updates you on traffic conditions in real-time. Knowing that there's been a wreck, or that a particular route is congested can help you avoid those roads and get to your destination quicker. Well now companies like Lyft are taking advantage of Waze's offerings.
Microsoft's ventures into the phone market have never really taken off. However, that's not to say that the phones don't have some features that people enjoy. Microsoft recently announced that they are bringing their smartphone keyboards to iOS and Android, but it looks as though they might be sneaking a brand new keyboard design into the other platforms.
I had my first experience with Uber earlier this month at CES. I was pleasantly surprised to find out how much better my rides were, when compared to the cabs I had taken the first couple days I was in Vegas. My drivers all received 5-star ratings, but I wondered what happened when someone leaves a bad rating. As it turns out, Uber is currently working on changes to the feedback system.
If you want to send a pic or a video to someone complete with a note and a doodle on it, then Snapchat is probably the app you open to do so. It probably also helps that the app lets you know if the photo you sent was saved by the recipient. Well, in addition to these features, it would seem that the people behind the loveable ghost icon are hard at work at some other interesting things for the app.
We've heard a fair bit about Apple's rumored iPhone 5se in the last few days. Obviously, it's pretty big news that the company is not only releasing a smaller, 4-inch phone, but rolling back a number in their naming convention. Well now we have new information about what will potentially be inside the smaller device when it releases.
We often get our first glimpse at unannounced smartphones and tablets when they turn up on GFXBench and similar sources. The tablet that has surfaced at the benchmark website this time out is the HTC Desire T7. The device carries model number HTC IV5001-A and will rock a 6.9-inch screen. Last summer a leak pegged the price of the tablet at $170.
When you lead a busy and connected life, you rely on your phone for more than you'd probably care to admit. I tend to keep a pretty close eye on my phone's battery level throughout the day when I'm not in the office, so that I'm not surprised by a dead phone at an inopportune time. But what happens when your phone doesn't show the correct battery level? That's something iPhone 6s users are finding out.
If you've ever had a device with a stylus, you've likely tried to put it in backwards at least once. Thankfully, every device I've owned like that wouldn't allow me to do much more than fumble for a few seconds, until I realized my error. Unfortunately for Samsung Galaxy Note 5 owners, that's not the case, and it can lead to big trouble.
Microsoft has been trying to be a competitor in the smartphone business for years, but they haven't really succeeded in taking much market share from iOS and Android phones. That doesn't stop them from dreaming big. In fact, they're hoping that you'll choose their Word Flow Keyboard for all of your typing needs, even if you're not using their mobile OS.
If you're looking for an Android device with a stylus, you're probably going to end up with a Galaxy Note, from Samsung. Currently, these devices are the only offering from Samsung which offer the small pen-like tool. However, thanks to a recent patent that's surfaced, it looks like we may be seeing smaller devices shipping with an S Pen.
If you have a phone from Apple, you get your apps from their App Store. If you have an Android phone, you pick up apps from the Google Play Store. Pretty simple, right? Well, Facebook is concerned about not being able to distribute its apps via these methods in the future, so they're building their own app store.