shots 640x552With selfies being the rage these days, we can’t say we’re surprised that developers are trying to cash in on the opportunity by creating apps with a selfie-focus. Shots is such an app, and it is also an app that has seen tremendous growth. As it stands, it has a user base of more than 3 million and about two-thirds are women under 24.

This is apparently the reason as to why Twitter could be thinking about picking up the app for themselves. This is according to a report from CNBC who claims that a source has told them that Twitter and Shots are currently in talks about a possible acquisition. Twitter’s CFO also seems to have accidentally tweeted a message about it which was meant to be a direct message, thus “confirming” that talks are indeed taking place. Read full post →Twitter Looking To Acquire Shots, A Selfie-Centric App [Rumor]

microsoft  logoChina and Microsoft don’t exactly have the best working relationship. China was particularly unhappy when Microsoft ended support for Windows XP and banned Windows 8 from being installed on government computers over spying fears. China also claimed that Microsoft along with the likes of Facebook, Google, and Apple should be punished for alleged spying.

That being said, it seems that Microsoft has also recently been slapped with a $140 million fine over in China for alleged tax evasion, and at the same time have seen its taxes increase by as much as 100 million yuan a year for future payments. This is according to an article published by China’s Xinhua news agency who refers to the company as “M”. Read full post →Microsoft Reportedly Hit With $140 Million Fine For Tax Evasion In China

Say it’s cold outside and you need to wear gloves while you commute, bike, or go about your jog, but what if you need to interact with your smartphone? Does that mean you will need to take off your gloves and put them back on? While there are touchscreen-friendly gloves, users will still need to reach for their phone which in some cases might not be very convenient.

So wouldn’t it be better if you could control all of it via your gloves itself? Well if that sounds like a great idea, then the GoGlove could be a Kickstarter project worth investing in. On the surface the GoGlove looks like a regular pair of gloves, but there are sensors and magnets built into the thumb and fingertips, so that when you touch your thumb and fingers together, a specific action will be performed. Read full post →GoGlove Lets You Control Your Mobile Device By Touching Fingertips

htc re camera 1 640x426Just last month HTC took the wraps off the HTC RE Camera. For those who might have missed the announcement, the HTC RE Camera is basically a handheld camera without a viewfinder that can be worn on your shirt pocket or held while you go for a swim, mimicking the action-camera qualities of the GoPro.

If you’re intrigued by the device but you’re unwilling to pay the $200 that HTC is asking for it, you’re in luck as it has been revealed that this coming weekend, would-be customers can look forward to picking it up for themselves at 50% off for $99. This will coincide with the Black Friday sales and customers can cash in on this opportunity starting this Friday. Read full post →HTC RE Camera Will Be Priced At $99 For Black Friday

ipad 551x640While tablets are pretty ubiquitous at this point in time, it seems that recent numbers released by the IDC has revealed that the tablet market is starting to slow down rather drastically, telling a completely different story from a few years ago when many had expected tablets to become possible PC replacements.

According to the IDC, tablets have seen a 7.2% year-on-year growth rate for 2014, which is still in the positive, but compared to 2013, it definitely pales in comparison. Last year’s figures had a 52.5% year-on-year growth, so safe to say the 7.2% is nowhere near the speed or rate compared to last year, thus indicating that the market for tablets is indeed starting to slow. Read full post →IDC: Tablet Market Sees Massive Slow Down In 2014

continuity 640x367Right now there are users with iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite devices that are suffering from WiFi issues. Apple recently issued an update meant to address these issues but recent reports have revealed that this is still a problem plaguing many users. Well according to a post by Mario Ciabarra, the co-founder and CEO of Quantum Metric, he claims to have found the root cause for the WiFi issues and has provided a workaround, at least until an official patch from Apple is released.

According to Ciabarra, “I’ll go out on a limb and say the WiFi issues are because of Apple’s choice of using Bonjour over AWDL and that, given the constraints of the WiFi hardware, this will be difficult to get right. But perhaps I’m crazy, and this is just a bug that can be fixed by Apple.” He also goes on to a rather lengthy and technical explanation, so for those of you who want to better understand the technology and issues, it’s a pretty good read. Read full post →Possible Root Problem Of iOS 8/OS X Yosemite WiFi Issues Discovered

google billboardRemember how we mentioned the new billboard that was unveiled at New York City’s Times Square more than a week ago? Well, that particular electronic billboard is the largest of its kind to date, where it is large enough to cover the whole city block. There is value in being the first, and Google happens to be the very first company to be featured on this humongous display.

Read full post →Androidify Yourself Ad, Now In Times Square

oneplus storeIt looks like the improbable has happened – the folks over at OnePlus has decided to open up a traditional brick and mortar store over in Beijing. This particular store is known as the “Experience” store, and being the smartphone manufacturer’s very first retail location of such, there was a media event which was held on Tuesday in order to commemorate the physical store’s opening. Of course, this does not mean you can pop in right now, since it will only be fully opened for business five days before Christmas, although there will be a trial run that will kick off from this December 1st onward.

Read full post →OnePlus Opens Up Physical Store In China

V360 603x640When it comes to capturing precious moments in life, many of us do use a smartphone camera to get the job done – and some others prefer a dedicated camcorder, as that works just as well. Having said that, if you are the type who would love to push your boundaries, how about settling for something that will be able to do a whole lot more – all without having to break the bank? This is where the 360-degree HD video camera from VSN Mobil comes in – where it is known as the V.360° camera.

Read full post →V.360° HD Video Camera Takes Your Recording To New Heights

Smash bros image 640x359I am quite sure that if you are a Nintendo Wii U owner, you would have given Super Smash Bros. a go by now. In fact, this particular title has broken plenty of records along the way, just like how Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona has bulldozed his way into the world of football’s record books. This extremely popular franchise has move over 14 million Super Smash Bros. games sold in the U.S. alone, and it also carries a Metacritic score of 93, which would make it the highest-rated original game of this generation – sharing the top spot with the Super Mario 3D World title from last year.

Read full post →Super Smash Bros. For Wii U Breaks Plenty Of Records