Kindle Voyage 640x403According to a report from yesterday, it was suggested that Amazon had new Kindle e-readers in the works, and sure enough they do. Amazon has since officially unveiled two new Kindle e-readers in the form of the Kindle Voyage and an updated Kindle that will be priced at a very affordable $79.

Starting with the Kindle Voyage, this is Amazon’s most advanced e-reader, or so they claim. The e-reader will sport a new glass front and a magnesium back, making it thinner, stronger, and lighter. The device will also use a new Paperwhite display with a higher resolution and even sharper text and images. Read full post →Amazon Announce New Kindle & Kindle Voyage E-Readers

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The app is completely integrated to the regular Phone call experience. The Green band indicates if it is using VOIP or not.

Ever since the first VOIP call was created, the world has changed into a better place where it is possible to easily (and cheaply) keep in touch with people that matter in one’s lives, for a cost that was once unthinkable: free.  However, and despite the ubiquity of VOIP technology, the only way to have a truly seamless integration of VOIP in the mobile phone experience is a Carrier-supported WiFi call feature, which is very rare. Read full post →BridgeCall App Integrates VOIP Seamlessly To Android Phones

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ip6 display 640x310Prior to the iPhone 6 being released, there were rumors that suggested that Apple could be outfitting the displays with sapphire. This would lend a more premium feel to the device, not to mention help differentiate it from the competition who have tended to rely on Gorilla Glass or a different type of glass.

However the phone launched and Apple mentioned that they’d be using ion-strengthened glass instead. So what gives? Well one analyst had previously suggested that last minute production issues forced Apple to drop sapphire, but now according to a report from Tim Bajarin of Time, it seems that sapphire for the iPhone 6 was never in the cards to begin with. Read full post →Sapphire Was Apparently Never In The Cards For The iPhone 6

ios7 activation lock 640x360Earlier today Apple released iOS 8 to the masses, and while there have been many big changes that Apple has made to the operating system, there are some small ones that might have gone unnoticed by many users. One of these changes that Apple has made is by enabling Activation Lock on iOS devices by default.

The feature was originally announced as being part of iOS 7, but at that time it had to be enabled manually which prompted criticism from lawmakers who felt that the feature should be enabled by default. At the same time, there were lawmakers who had also praised Apple’s Activation Lock as being a good deterrent to smartphone theft. Read full post →Activation Lock Enabled On iOS 8 By Default

HealthKit 640x604So iOS 8 was released today and with the release comes the HealthKit framework. However if you were hoping to see a bunch of HealthKit compatible apps, you might be disappointed because according to earlier reports, HealthKit compatible apps have been put on hold. At that time it wasn’t clear as to why it was put on hold, but now it seems that there was a last minute bug that did not allow the apps to be released. Read full post →Apple Confirms Bug That Delayed HealthKit Compatible Apps

assassins creed piratesHeads up Windows Phone users! While one developer might be pulling out of the Windows Phone scene for now, another one comes back in, well, sort of. You might recall that about a month ago, Ubisoft released Assassin’s Creed Pirates on Windows Phone, although they quickly pulled the game due to numerous reports of crashes amongst other things.

Well the good news that it looks like Ubisoft could have addressed the issues because the game has finally made its way back into the Windows Phone Store. However this time around if you haven’t already gotten it, you will have to fork out $4.49 for the game, but if you’re a fan of the Assassin’s Creed franchise, perhaps you could justify paying for it. Read full post →Assassin’s Creed Pirates Returns To Windows Phone

candy crush saga sodaWhat makes a smartphone platform popular? Well for starters we guess the number of apps available on it helps make it more appealing to users in general, although it’s something of a vicious cycle as developers tend to choose platforms with more users. That being said, it seems that King, the developer of titles such as Candy Crush, have been reported to have halted their developments for the Windows Phone platform.

This is according to (via WMPowerUser) who revealed that development of King’s Windows Phone games have been put on hold for now. The game have reportedly been in development since January this year, and apparently due to the lack of growth, and in some markets the decline of Windows Phone’s market share, forced King to suspend its developments. Read full post →Candy Crush Developer Puts Its Windows Phone Developments On Hold

top drift 640x551While roaming the alleys of Global Mobile Vision (GMV), I’ve stumbled on the Motion Device (a Korean company) booth in which a Top Drift motion simulator was being demonstrated. I jumped into it and had a really good time. The concept is seemingly simple: use 3 hydraulic cylinders to move a platform around 2 axes (pitch, roll), and rotate the whole system around the Y-axis (pointing up) to allow for left/right (yaw) motion. However, there are not a lot of competitors in this space.

Read full post →Top Drift Motion Simulator : 5mn Of Awesome

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 (photo taken with Canon PowerShot SX150 IS)

Released in July 2014, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 (after the 10.5-inch display) is touted as “The Next Big Thing.” Those who like to nitpick semantically might point out the Galaxy Tab S is physically smaller than the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro with a 12.2-inch display, released almost a year earlier.

With a listed price of $499, the Galaxy Tab S is priced lower than the Galaxy Note Pro ($749), but is going neck to neck with the iPad Air. Samsung is pitching the Galaxy Tab S as an entertainment device: “Entertainment comes alive on the [Galaxy Tab S’s] Super AMOLED display,” says its online description. Read full post →Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 Review

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Fitness trackers, the Pebble, and Samsung’s myriad of Gear-branded smartwatches may have kickstarted the wrist-worn wearables trend, but the true test for this category is just beginning. While Apple recently put the watch world on notice with Apple Watch plans, that device isn’t coming until “early 2015.”

Motorola’s own stylish smartwatch, the Moto 360, however, is available today. With a round display, stainless steel casing, leather and stainless steel band options, and the promise of up to 24 hours of battery life with wireless charging, is the Moto 360 the ultimate Android Wear smartwatch? The answer is yes, and no. Read on for the full review to learn why. Read full post →Moto 360 Smartwatch Review