acer chromebook 13 nvidia k1  01 640x426If you need a laptop just to send emails, chat, surf the web, type up some documents, you don’t have to spend thousands on an Ultrabook or a super heavy duty laptop. Instead you could always turn to Chromebooks which offers those functions. In fact come 2015, users could very well start to stream Photoshop onto their Chromebooks, so that’s worth taking into consideration!

That being said, if you don’t mind picking up a Chromebook for yourself, you might be pleased to learn that Google has unveiled a Chromebook offer in which they will be offering users 1TB of free Google Drive storage for the next two years. This will apply to any Chromebook purchase in-store, online, or through Google Play itself. Read full post →Google Giving Away 1TB Drive Storage With Chromebook Purchases

waltr 640x309One of the features that Apple touted of their new iPhones is the ability to capture 4K video using its cameras. This is great and makes perfect sense especially when you consider that Apple recently unveiled a new iMac with a 5K Retina display. However while video capture is one thing, video playback is a different thing, and unfortunately as it stands the new iPhones can’t watch 4K videos, at least not by default. Read full post →Apple’s New iPhones Found Capable Of 4K Video Playback

anandtech device encryptionAs you might have heard, Android 5.0 will see encryption enabled by default on Android phones. Prior to this, Google made encryption an option on Android devices, but with the recent Snowden reports and government surveillance, Google decided that the best way to go about it was to enable the feature by default.

Safe to say this did not make law enforcement officials happy and it seems that it could potentially hamper the performance of Google’s devices as well. While our own review of the Nexus 6 found that it performed incredibly well, the folks at AnandTech tell a different story. The benchmark they ran was meant to test storage read/write speed. Read full post →Nexus 6′s Encryption Found To Hamper Performance

htc google play 640x467A report from earlier this week suggested that we could be getting Android 5.0 Lollipop on the HTC One M8 and M7 Google Play Editions this Friday, which is today, but unfortunately if you’re the owner of either handset, you’re out of luck because according to a recent tweet by HTC it looks like the update has been delayed.

According to Mo Versi, VP of Product Management at HTC, he revealed that while the update was supposed to arrive today for their handsets, Google had advised them to take the software for one more spin before releasing it, suggesting that the update might not be ready for prime time just yet. Read full post →Android 5.0 Delayed For HTC’s Google Play Edition Handsets

Streaming Ps in the Chrome Store 640x360While Chromebooks might be seen as really lightweight versions of laptops in the sense that they can’t really run heavy duty software, things have definitely changed over the years, especially with Google and Adobe announcing back in September that Photoshop would be making its way onto Chrome OS.

Well the good news is that after laboring at it for the past 2 years, it looks like Photoshop has finally made its way onto Chrome, but unfortunately if you’re looking to get your hands on it, you can’t, at least not yet. Photoshop is available for download via the Chrome Web Store but it seems that it is only limited to educational institutions for now and for the next 6 months. Read full post →Photoshop Streaming Makes Its Way Onto Chrome

molten corgi 640x362For a game that’s 10 years old, having 10 million active subscribers is no small feat but yet Blizzard has managed to pull that off with World of Warcraft, whose latest expansion was released about a little over a week ago. That being said to celebrate its 10th anniversary, Blizzard has announced a celebration of sorts.

This celebration would see gamers who log into the game obtain the 10 year anniversary achievement followed by a free pet in the form of a Molten Corgi which you can see in the image above. Blizzard will also be revamping the Molten Core raid just for the celebration where players are able to form 40-man raid groups via the Raid Finder. Read full post →Blizzard Announces World Of Warcraft 10th Anniversary In-Game Events

google logo 2011 10 25Google is a massive company and they have their fingers in all sort of pots – music, video, search, productivity, email, robots, self-driving cars, and so on. But are they getting too big? Well according to the European Parliament, it seems that they are thinking that Google is becoming too big for its own good, so much so that they are considering a draft motion that could see Google being split up into multiple companies.

This is according to a report from the Financial Times (paywall; via Android Central) where it seems that the charge is being led by the German representatives. The publication writes, “A vote to effectively single out a big US company for censure is extremely rare in the European parliament and is in part a reflection of how Germany’s politicians have turned against Google this year.” Read full post →European Parliament Wants To Break Google Up Into Smaller Companies

nexus 6 led 640x320There are many Android handsets out there that comes with a built-in LED notification light to inform its user that there are notifications to tend to. Users can customize these LED lights to display different colors to correspond to different notifications, like one color to depict calls, another color for messages, social media, and so on.

In fact the Nexus 5 had such an LED notification, but what about the Nexus 6? Well the good news is that if you were wondering if Google/Motorola had done away with the LED, it does not seem like they have. According to reports, it seems that the LED notification light on the Nexus 6 is tucked away behind the speaker grill at the top of the phone, as you can see in the photo above. Read full post →Nexus 6 Has A Hidden Notification LED, Will Need Root Access

nexus 6 review 1 640x428No one likes phones that comes with buggy software, especially not after you’ve spent a couple of hundred to get your hands on one. Well unfortunately it looks like there are some Nexus 6 owners who have bought the phone from AT&T who are currently experiencing software issues. For those hearing about this for the first time, basically the bug is where the phone is turned on and shows a black screen.

It will then fail to connect to service which ultimately leaves the phone useless. It’s a pretty serious bug and not one that customers can sit around and wait for an OTA update, especially since the phone won’t even turn on! Well AT&T has since asked customers to return the phones to them in which they will replace them with working models. Read full post →Motorola Acknowledges Fatal Bug In AT&T’s Nexus 6

karaluxThe iPad Air 2 is definitely not a cheap tablet at all, as this happens to be the thinnest tablet on the planet – which will also warrant a relatively higher price point compared to other tablet models out there in the market. Having said that, this particular iOS-powered device will also come with 2GB RAM, and since it is already rather exclusive for a tablet in its class, how about bringing things up by another notch through the 24K gold-plated iPad Air 2?

Read full post →iPad Air 2 Gets A Golden Touch