We know how Microsoft feels about Android – after all they pretty much killed off Nokia’s attempt at Android phones not too long after they had acquired the company. A competing device against Windows Phone? No thanks! Well that’s what we thought, but interestingly enough, Microsoft has recently launched an Android lockscreen of their own called Next.

This was put together by the Microsoft Garage team and if you were looking for a lockscreen alternative, we guess you could always give Microsoft’s Next a try. Basically from what we can tell, the Next lockscreen from Microsoft wants to help simplify your smartphone user experience. Basically it puts most of your key features in the lockscreen itself. Read full post →Microsoft Next Is A Lockscreen App For Android Devices



digits onboarding users love 640x380Using your email address as a username and entering a password is a pretty common way to log into a variety of services used on the internet. But is it safe? Well if you choose a strong password, chances of it being guessed are lower, but what’s the point if hackers can gain access to your password anyway?

Well Twitter is hoping to change that by introducing a new way of logging in which uses your phone number. Dubbed Digits, this is Twitter’s new service that they will be rolling out to developers. It will be separate from Twitter itself meaning that it is a standalone product. The goal of Digits is to use your phone number as your login ID. Read full post →Twitter Announces Digits, A New Way Of Logging In On Mobile Devices



note 4 dev edition verizon 640x360If you’re a developer looking to create apps on Android devices and you need a device for testing purposes, you might want to check out developer edition devices which have been created for that purpose. Well if you wanted a high-end handset to test your apps on, you might be interested to learn that Verizon has recently launched the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Developer Edition. Read full post →Samsung Galaxy Note 4 For Verizon Now Available For Purchase


project ara teaserWe know that many of you guys out there are looking forward to Project Ara being made a reality. That will be taking place in 2015 according to Google, but what sort of components could you buy upon its launch, and where would you buy them? Well it seems that Google has a plan on setting up a separate marketplace in which Project Ara’s components would be sold at.

This was revealed by Google’s Paul Eremenko who was speaking during a recent interview at Purdue University. According to Eremenko, Google will be basing Project Ara’s marketplace on the Google Play Store. “The Ara MDK is free and open and available to everybody, so everybody could create a module per the specifications of the developer’s kit and put it in the Ara module marketplace, which is analogous to the Google Play store, and sell directly to consumers.” Read full post →Project Ara To Get Its Own Dedicated Marketplace


google now police 640x567Google Now has an uncanny way of displaying information that you have previously searched for, where it assumes that you might still be interested in learning more about it. Well in case reminding you of your bills and telling you where you parked your car, it seems that Google Now will now be able to tell you things like when an eclipse will be taking place and if there is any police activity in your area.

This is great for those who are constantly on the lookout for eclipses – maybe you want to photograph it, or maybe you just want to mark it down on your calendar. It’s also great to know when there is police activity in an area as it could suggest that traffic might be bad or maybe the situation is a bit too dangerous for you to go check it out. Read full post →Google Now Cards Includes Upcoming Eclipses And Police Activity


Motorola DROID Turbo AndroidSpin leak 640x537It seems that Motorola and Verizon are having a tough time keeping the Motorola Droid Turbo under wraps. We’ve seen leaked press renders and now thanks to a newly leaked photo, an image of the handset in the flesh has surfaced. Unfortunately it doesn’t tell us anything new or shows us anything we didn’t already know, but it provides a more “realistic” look compared to the cleaner looks found in the render.

That being said, it seems that the Droid Turbo will share some design concepts with the Moto X and to a certain extent, the Nexus 6 as well. While the specs of the handset have yet to be confirmed, the rumors are suggesting that the phone is quite the powerhouse. Read full post →Motorola Droid Turbo Leaked In The Flesh


Games such as Halo which are sci-fi based and chock full of action seem like the perfect candidate for a movie or TV show. Well the good news is that Microsoft seems to agree as you might recall that they are making a Halo TV show called Halo: Nightfall. Now earlier this year, they released a first look trailer, but if you wanted something more substantial, here it is.

Microsoft has since released the full official trailer for the upcoming TV series. It’s longer than the first look trailer and if you’re fast enough, you will be able to spot the iconic Halo energy sword being wielded by a Covenant soldier. The TV series will focus on agent Jameson Locke where he will investigate a biological weapon that seems to only affect humans. Read full post →Halo: Nightfall Official Trailer Released


xbox one 640x365Have you ever wished that your Xbox One console could capture screenshots so that you could share them with your friends and followers on social media? After all the PlayStation 4 can do that, plus screenshot capture seems like such a basic function, it’s actually a surprise that Microsoft had no included the feature yet.

Unfortunately if you were hoping for screenshot capture, it looks like you’ll have to wait until 2015 before you see it implemented. Speaking during an interview with IGN, Phil Spencer revealed that Microsoft’s engineers are still having some trouble with the feature and that it will most likely be 2015 before it is released in one of the console’s monthly updates. Read full post →Xbox One Screenshot Feature Coming In 2015


olloclipThe iPhone’s camera is already pretty decent. Some might not agree that it’s the best, but it’s up there as being one of the better ones in the market today. That being said, if you’re looking to improve your iPhone photography, you might be pleased to learn that Olloclip has released a new 4-in-1 lens system for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

For those unfamiliar with Olloclip, the company basically makes lens attachments for smartphones. All users need to do is clip the lens over their smartphone’s camera to benefit from the new lens, which can either be a macro, wide-angle, or fisheye. Olloclip’s latest lens for the iPhone will include a fisheye, wide-angle, 10x and 15x macro lenses. Read full post →Olloclip Announces New 4-in-1 Lens For iPhone 6 And 6 Plus


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Apple’s new iPhones have been out for about a month now and, as expected, the response has been great so far. iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are quickly making their way to new markets and new carriers, with the latest being one of the country’s popular no-contract cell service provider, Straight Talk Wireless.

Read full post →iPhone 6 And iPhone 6 Plus Available Now From Straight Talk Wireless