Google Nexus 4 Review 13 640x426Android 5.0 for the Nexus 4 handset was released just last month and while that might normally be good news for users, there have been many who reported issues with the dialer following the update. Well it looks like not only does the update cause some issues for Nexus 4 owners, but it looks like Nexus 4 owners will be missing out on some camera features as well.

According to a post on the Google Issue Tracker, it looks like some of the new camera APIs introduced in Android 5.0 will not be available on the Nexus 4, like full manual controls and DNG support. This is apparently due to hardware constraints with the Nexus 4 that prevents the support for new camera features. Read full post →Nexus 4 Will Miss Out On Some Of Android 5.0′s New Camera Features

john chen contextBack in 2013 there were many doom and gloom predictions for BlackBerry. Many had speculated that BlackBerry could end up selling itself or at least a bulk of its patents to other companies in order to keep it afloat, but what ended up happening was a cash injection to help the company survive.

Well it looks like BlackBerry has managed to do exactly that. The company has recently churned out a couple of new handsets in the form of the BlackBerry Passport and Classic, both of which have managed to sell out via BlackBerry’s website, and the company’s recent financials look pretty good too. Read full post →John Chen 99% Sure BlackBerry Will Survive

galaxy s6 metal frame 2 640x360With every release of a new Galaxy S phone from Samsung, many have high hopes for the device. While the Galaxy S5 is not a bad phone in any way, it did not exactly sell as much as Samsung had hoped. In fact we heard that Samsung sold 40% less than what they had anticipated.

This is why reports of Samsung approaching the Galaxy S6 with a completely new vision makes sense. Previous Galaxy S devices have been made largely out of plastic but according to rumors the Galaxy S6 could sport a metal design, and now thanks to leaked images from French website (via BGR) seem to “confirm” that. Read full post →Alleged Samsung Galaxy S6 Metal Frames Leaked

the interviewFollowing the hack on Sony Pictures and the threats made by the hackers, Sony has decided to cancel the theatrical release of the comedy “The Interview”. Recently Sony had commented saying that they’re still exploring their options on how best to distribute the movie (it seems that they aren’t backing down a second time), with Sony’s Crackle service being a rumored possibility.

Well it looks like if Sony doesn’t come up with an idea soon, hacker group Anonymous might do their job for them. Anonymous has posted a series of tweets in which they lambasted Sony for giving into the hackers’ demands so easily and also offered to release the movie themselves as a “Christmas present” for internet users. Read full post →Anonymous Offers To Release “The Interview” For Sony

Lumia 1320 635Back in 2013 Nokia released the Lumia 1320 which was basically a slightly less powerful and cheaper alternative to the Lumia 1520. It was aimed at those who wanted a large screen without the hefty price tag. Well it looks like the Lumia 1320 isn’t going away anytime soon because according to reports, two variants of the device have been recently spotted at the FCC.

It seems that Microsoft might have recently upgraded some of the specs of the Lumia 1320 because it seems that the cameras have undergone some changes. Previously the Lumia 1320 featured a 5MP rear-facing camera and a 1.2MP front-facing camera, but it has since been upgraded to 14MP and 5MP cameras respectively. Read full post →Lumia 1320 Variants Spotted At The FCC With Upgraded Cameras

snapchatWhen it comes to the Windows Phone platform, developers haven’t exactly been showing a lot of love for it. Many apps tend to have apps released on iOS and Android, and usually with Windows Phone released as an afterthought (look at how long it took Instagram and BBM to arrive).

Now Snapchat is an app missing from Windows Phone, although in all fairness there are plenty of alternatives, or rather there were many alternatives. According to a report from Windows Central, it seems that most, if not all, Snapchat alternatives have been removed from the Windows Store including popular apps like 6snap. Read full post →Unofficial Windows Phone Snapchat Clients Reportedly Taken Down

ok google chromeos 640x334An update earlier this year enabled Android users to use the “OK Google” command at all times with its always-on update. Previously users could only use the voice command when in the home screen, but the update allowed users to use it anytime. Now “OK Google” has been available for Chrome OS users but if you wanted the always-on feature, you’re in luck.

According to Chrome OS advocated Francois Beaufort, he has recently announced via his Google+ page that the always-on feature has recently popped up in the Dev Channel for Chrome OS, and that users will be able to access the feature if they have the correct flag enabled and have your Chromebook unlocked. Read full post →Chrome OS Gains Experimental “OK Google” Always-On Feature

pirate bay flag 640x445About two weeks ago, Swedish police raided the office where The Pirate Bay’s servers were kept, ultimately knocking the website offline. We’re sure many are wondering about the fate of one the internet’s more prominent torrent website. So far we’ve seen a revival in the form of a Croatian version of the The Pirate Bay and IsoHunt’s own take on The Pirate Bay, but what about the original “.se” version?

Well previously attempting to access the .se version of The Pirate Bay, the page would not load, but it looks like the website has come back online and now has a picture of a pirate flag waving in the background. The website’s domain also has a new IP address which according to reports is connected to a server in Moldova. Read full post →The Pirate Bay’s Domain Appears To Be Back Online

With Sony officially cancelled the theatrical release of The Interview movie due to threats from hackers, what’s to become of the movie? Will it never see the light of day? Well considering that a substantial amount of money went into it, we’re sure that Sony is looking for ways to release the movie.

Well as it turns out that Sony is currently looking into different methods of distribution. According to Sony spokeswoman Lauren Condoluci, “Sony is still exploring options for distribution.” This seems to contradict an earlier report by The New York Post which suggested that Sony could be releasing the movie for free via Crackle, which for those unfamiliar is Sony’s own free video streaming service. Read full post →Sony Considering How To Distribute “The Interview”

xbox one hands on review 02 640x406We have heard about the rumored PS4 Virtual Reality (VR) headset last year, and this time around, it would be the PS4’s great rival, the Xbox One, that looks set to be on the receiving end of at VR kit next June. Word on the street has it that the Xbox One will see an announcement of this VR head-mounted display (HMD) at E3 2015, where it could very well be released later on in the second half of the year. In fact, VR developers have been confirmed to be working with an Xbox One VR HMD right now, as there is a developer kit that is ‘circulating’ among a group of developers working on the console even as you read this – at least according to VR Focus.

Read full post →Xbox One VR Kit In The Pipeline (Rumor)