kidsmodeIt goes without saying that both hardware and software will need to get some kind of updates from time to time in order for it to keep up with the rest of the competition, and South Korean conglomerate Samsung has done a pretty good job so far with its collection of smartphones and tablets. This time around, Samsung has updated the Kids Store feature that is currently available in Kids Mode on the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Samsung Galaxy Tab S.

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BlackBerry LogoBlackBerry might be down at the moment, but the company still has some ways to go before it is counted as being out. In fact, even the German government has decided that its government officials ought to use BlackBerry smartphones for one simple reason – security purposes. In fact, the Federal Ministry of the Interior currently sees approximately 3,000 BlackBerry devices that have been bundled with Secusmart being used to prevent potentially damaging cases of eavesdropping. Well, it looks as though that BlackBerry has taken the bold step of purchasing Secusmart to bring it under the BlackBerry fold.

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sploidThere is nothing quite like being able to lick on an extremely cold ice cream during a sweltering summer day, but how would you like to enjoy an ice cream that is capable of changing its color with each lick? 37-year-old physicist Linares has a penchant for whipping up cuisine that is out of the ordinary, and with his latest creation, he has erected a hedge of protection around the secret recipe that makes his ice cream change color whenever your tongue has a go at its cold, sugary goodness.

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Once you have jumped aboard the mobile device bandwagon, there is no escaping one particular monster that constantly snaps at your latest purchase’s heels – and that would be the monster of obsolescence. Having said that, the iPhone 4S that was released three years ago is still being used by some folks today, but just how does it fare if it were to be your primary mobile gaming device? Not too good apparently, as one can check it out in the comparison video above that sees Modern Combat 5 run side by side on the iPhone 4S and the iPhone 5c.

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yahoo flickr 640x436While some of us use photo hosting services like Flickr just as a means to backup our photos or provide a gallery in which we can share with friends and family, there are some out there who use it for professional purposes where they can display their portfolio. Well if you’re a photographer looking to make some money from their photos, you might be interested to learn that Flickr has recently announced a new program called Curated Connections.

The idea here is to allow photographers to license out their photos to websites, photo agencies, editors, and even on Flickr or Yahoo’s own websites. In fact it seems that if you are good enough, Flickr will also try and hook you up with individual photo assignments from different clients who are looking for a specific image. Read full post →Flickr Announces New Licensing Opportunities For Photographers

iphone malariaThanks to our smartphones these days being more powerful than ever, packed with different sensors and apps that can take advantage of the hardware, it is not surprising to find that apart from playing games and taking photos, our phones could be used for more “serious” purposes. A team called IanXen has launched an Indiegogo project in which they are seeking funding to help end malaria on an Indonesian island called Bangka.

How they will do this is by using an iPhone equipped with a portable microscope, a lancet pen, and blood slides. This will allow them to make diagnoses in the field without having to lug around heavy medical equipment, thus making their work a lot more efficient. Due to its portability, they are also offering to sell backers their own RAPID kit in which the backers can then start using it to test in their own countries. Read full post →Researchers Want To Use iPhones To Help Fight Malaria In Indonesia

blackberryOne of the reasons why companies like Apple, Google, BlackBerry, and Microsoft advise users to download apps from the official app store is because apart from the cut they get from app sales, it is also safer. Most of the time they have systems in place where apps are reviewed and checked for malware before it is released to the app store, thus assuring users that their downloads are safe and clean (for the most part).

BlackBerry’s system is called the BlackBerry Guardian where it helps to scan BlackBerry 10 apps, but the good news for BlackBerry users who tend to download a lot of Android apps is that BlackBerry Guardian will now be applied to Android apps download from the Amazon Appstore and other sources. Read full post →BlackBerry Guardian Protection Will Extend To Android Apps

bbmOne of the unique features of BBM for Windows Phone is that it has been designed with the Windows Phone UI in mind, meaning that Windows Phone users can look forward to a unique interface to call their own. BBM on iOS and Android, however, look as though they were cloned from the original app for BlackBerry handsets.

Well the good news is that it looks like both the iOS and Android version of BBM could be set to receive a makeover. This is according to the folks at N4BB who had attended the BlackBerry Security Summit. During a Q&A session, they asked BlackBerry President John Sims if the UI of BBM for iOS and Android could change in the future. Read full post →BBM For iOS & Android Expected To Receive UI Makeover

sony china 640x440Cameras are not designed to be gender-specific, but apparently Sony decided that it would be a good idea to create a camera designed for women in mind. This is according to a recent post on Sony China’s website in which they are claiming that there will be a new lady-friendly camera that is planned on being launched soon.

Unfortunately the specifics of the camera remain unknown, but safe to say that the design of the ad with its perfume bottles certainly does want to appeal to the female market. It is also expected to be a camera designed to take selfies, which reminds us of cameras like the Casio TR-150 which has also been designed for selfie-takers in mind. Read full post →Sony China Teases Lady-Friendly Cyber-shot Camera

bolt instagram 640x384Back in 2013, there was a huge fuss over how Snapchat had apparently turned down an offer from Facebook worth $3 billion. From then, we had been hearing reports of how Facebook was attempting to create their own version of Snapchat. Recently we saw signs of such an app via Instagram called Bolt.

The app has been said to resemble Snapchat in terms of features and if you were wondering about whether or not it is real, well it is as Instagram has officially launched Bolt. Unfortunately it seems that the app is not available in all markets at the moment and has been limited to a release in New Zealand, Singapore, and South Africa. Read full post →Instagram’s Bolt App Is Official, Limited To Certain Markets For Now