mozilla search 640x379As some of you guys might have heard, Mozilla recently entered into a partnership with Yahoo in which it will see Yahoo become the new default search engine for the browser. However it seems that Mozilla doesn’t want to cut users off completely from other search engines that they might be more familiar with, such as Google or Bing.

This will arrive in the form as shown in the screenshot above where there will be one-click buttons for various types of search. As you can see, the default search engine will be Yahoo, but at the same time for those who want to try their luck using Google or Bing will just need to type in their query and click either the Google or Bing button. Read full post →Mozilla’s Firefox To Get One-Click Search Buttons In Upcoming Build

windows 10 flac 640x381For audiophiles, listening to music in the MP3 format is pretty much unheard of as the MP3 format tends to compress audio, thus resulting in a drop in quality. Most of us might not be able to tell the difference in audio quality, but to some users who might have a keener sense of hearing or better quality audio equipment, the difference is apparently like night and day.

That being said, one of the preferred formats of audiophiles is the FLAC format and the good news is that if you’re a Windows user looking to make the upgrade to Windows 10 upon its release in 2015, it looks like the operating system will be coming with native support for the FLAC format. Read full post →Windows 10 To Get FLAC Support, Audiophiles Rejoice

skype android 640x398Android users might recall that last year, Skype rolled out an updated for Android tablets that brought the picture-in-picture feature to the app. What this means, for those unfamiliar, is that it allows users to continue their Skype conversation with their friend/family member while multitasking in another app, all the while maintaining the video connection.

For example to give you some perspective, on iOS devices, FaceTime’s video is paused whenever the app is closed or when another app is in use. That being said the update was issued nearly a year ago and if you were wondering when the feature would arrive for Android smartphones, wonder no more because it is finally here. Read full post →Skype For Android Smartphones Updated With Picture-In-Picture Functionality

xbox oneWith our smartphones and tablets getting smaller and thinner with each passing generation, you would think that consoles would eventually get small and compact as well, right? However if anything they seem to have grown compared to back in the day, or at the very least are roughly around the same size, so what gives?

Well if you’re wondering why your Xbox One isn’t some sleek and sexy machine that you can slide in between your books on your bookshelf, Microsoft’s industrial designer Carl Ledbetter has an explanation for that. Speaking to the folks at MCV, Ledbetter revealed that cooling was the primary reason as to why the Xbox One is sized the way it is. Read full post →Microsoft Explains Why The Xbox One Is Sized The Way It Is

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