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

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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

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Not only has Apple released iOS 8 today for all supported devices it has also rolled out a new software update for the third generation Apple TV. The set-top box has received several updates over the past few months and most of them have brought new content sources for the device. Today is no different. Beats Music now lands on the Apple TV courtesy of today’s update.

Read full post →Apple TV Update Adds Beats Music And More

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Fans of the popular Square Enix series Final Fantasy have been able to play many installments from this series on PC however some titles in the franchise have yet to make their way to the PC. However it looks like a Final Fantasy installment might soon be released for PC. Today Final Fantasy IV received a PEGI rating and it looks like this particular title might be making its way to the aforementioned platform later this month.

Read full post →Final Fantasy 4 PC Release Possible Soon

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Verizon is the largest carrier in the U.S. and it does not support Wi-Fi calling on its network even though T-Mobile, which is the fourth largest carrier, has support for this feature. It would be unfair to assume that since the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have support for Wi-Fi calling Verizon would some how hurry up and add this functionality. Verizon CFO Fran Shammo said that the company has built its network in a way that subscribers never need to use Wi-Fi to complete their call, which is why this feature is not a priority for them.

Read full post →Verizon Wi-Fi Calling Not Coming Until Mid-2015

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BitTorrent has made no secret of its intention to disrupt the online messaging space. Sure there are countless messaging services up and running right now but BitTorrent says that because majority of them are cloud based users never really know if their personal and private information is being stored on servers, which are vulnerable to attacks. Enter Bleep, a peer-to-peer chat client that the company showed off back in July. Initially invite-only access was provided to the alpha version, today the Bleep Alpha goes live for the public.

Read full post →BitTorrent’s P2P Chat Client Bleep Alpha Open To Public