Microsoft Band Hero 2 640x463At the end of October, Microsoft made a surprising quiet announcement which unveiled the company’s first wearable – the Microsoft Band. The device, for those unfamiliar, is a fitness tracker that tracks the usual activities but also has the ability to measure the wearer’s heart rate. With it priced at $199, it proved to be a hit and sold out in a relatively short amount of time.

Now the bad news is that it seems that Microsoft appears to be unable to keep up with the demand for the Microsoft Band. The company has recently sent out an email to their customers who have expressed interest in the device, informing them that they are still currently out of stock and that they should try their local Microsoft Store which could have some units available. Read full post →Microsoft Band Remains Sold Out Ahead Of Holiday Season



apple patent video goggle 640x296Could virtual reality be the next big thing in technology? The Oculus Rift has managed to garner a lot of attention, so much so to the point where Facebook felt compelled to snap up the company for themselves. Sony is also working on a virtual reality headset of their own, and Samsung has the Gear VR.

Heck, even Google attempted virtual reality with Cardboard, so who’s next? Apple? Well in the past there have been hints at Apple’s interest in the technology thanks to patent filings, but a recent job listing on Apple’s website (via 9to5Mac), it looks like Apple’s interest in the technology is still just as present as ever. Read full post →Apple’s Interest In Virtual Reality Hinted At In Job Listing



bb passport whiteDespite the BlackBerry Passport sporting a somewhat unusual design in terms of its dimensions, it managed to sell out pretty quickly and based on reviews of the device so far, many users appear to be quite happy with it. Now if you have been swayed by the reviews and are thinking of getting one, BlackBerry is trying to make it more affordable for you.

No, they will not be discounting the phone, but according to BlackBerry, they are offering a trade-in program that is aimed squarely at iPhone users. According to the press release, “For a limited time, starting December 1, Apple iPhone users can upgrade to a BlackBerry Passport and get up to $400 USD/CAD back on their iPhone, plus an additional $150 USD ($200 CAD) from BlackBerry.” Read full post →BlackBerry Tempting iPhone Users With Trade-In Program


iPhone 6 review 6 640x426When Apple released the iPhone 5, we can only imagine the rush of users who went to the iTunes App Store to check out apps that have been optimized for its larger display, and to check for apps that have been updated to match the iPhone 5’s 4-inch display. So with the release of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus with its 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch displays respectively, we can only imagine that rush would be bigger than ever.

Well as it turns out we were right. According to a report to analytics firm Fiksu, it seems that the amount of apps downloaded in the wake of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus’ release managed to break previous records. It was recorded that in October, the iTunes App Store saw a whopping download of around 7.8 million daily downloads. Read full post →iPhone 6 And 6 Plus Launch Sees Surge In App Downloads


icloud 640x363iCloud is Apple’s cloud storage service, but have you felt that perhaps it’s a bit lacking when compared to other cloud storage services out there? After all Apple should have the slight advantage, especially since it can sync photos and contacts a lot more seamlessly between iOS devices, right?

Well as it turns out, organizational issues could be the reason why iCloud isn’t as advanced as it could and should be. This is according to a report from The Information (paywall; via AppleInsider) where it seems that a lack of a centralized cloud infrastructure team is slowing down Apple’s efforts at developing iCloud’s services. Read full post →iCloud Development Reportedly Hampered By Organizational Issues


google nexus 10 review 01 640x426The Nexus 10 tablet from Google was launched 2 years ago with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. The good news is that with it being a Nexus device, it was on the receiving end of the latest Android build – Android 5.0 Lollipop. Now if you have yet to update your tablet to the latest version of Android, it seems that you might want to consider holding off on doing so for now.

There seems to be a growing number of complaints on the Google Product Forums that the Nexus 10 tablet has inexplicitly lost its audio after users had updated to Android 5.0. This isn’t just a speaker problem as users who have tried to plug in headphones to the tablet are reporting that no audio is routed to their headphones either. Read full post →Nexus 10 Owners Report Audio Loss After Android 5.0 Update


android l updateThe joy of buying a phone from a retailer as opposed to a carrier is that you can skip all that carrier approval processes that usually comes with updates, and chances are you might see updates earlier than those who bought their phones from carriers. The downside is that you might have to pay more due to a lack of a subsidy.

That being said, the Moto X (2014) had recently begun to receive its Android 5.0 Lollipop update, and the good news is that if you’re a Moto X (2014) owner who bought their phone from Verizon, it has been confirmed that the Android 5.0 update for your particular Moto X (2014) variant will begin rolling out today. Read full post →Moto X (2014) For Verizon To Get Android 5.0 Update Today


sony pictures hackedEarlier today we reported that Sony had denied claims that PSN was hacked and if you thought that was the end of it, you’d be mistaken. While Sony PSN might not have been hacked, it looks like another division of Sony has – Sony Pictures. According to reports, Sony Picture employees were recently greeted with an image which you can see in the screenshot above.

The image shows a threatening message left behind by the hackers, followed by a handful of URLs which apparently is where the hackers might have uploaded sensitive information they might have stolen from Sony Pictures, although we highly suggest that you do not follow these URLs as they could just as easily contain malware that might infect your computer. Read full post →Sony Pictures Has Been Hacked, Hackers Post Their Demands


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We had reported last week that the Lumia Denim update will be released soon for Lumia 830 and the Lumia 930. That information had been provided by an unofficial source but today there’s a clear indication from the folks behind Lumia that this update really will be rolled out quite soon. This was revealed through the official Lumia account on Twitter.

Read full post →Lumia Denim Update Likely To Arrive In The Near Future


In just about a fortnight Destiny fans will receive a DLC that’s going to keep them busy for a little while. This will be the first expansion that Bungie will release for the title. The developer had previously been confirmed that the DLC will be called The Dark Below. An intro was leaked online recently and the video appeared on YouTube, but today Bungie itself details The Dark Below DLC for Destiny.

Read full post →Destiny’s The Dark Below DLC Detailed