itunes app store 640x480For our readers in Europe who purchase apps from the iTunes App Store, here’s something that you might want to take note of. Recent reports have revealed that Apple has recently begun to send out emails to iOS developers, informing them that there will be a change to the way that taxes are handled in the European iTunes App Store.

Instead of applying the same VAT rate across the European iTunes App Store, Apple will instead take into account the charges based on the country that you are from. What this means is that in some cases, you could actually see your app prices go up. However in other instances, your apps could actually end up being cheaper. Read full post →European iTunes App Store To See Changes In Price Jan 1st 2015

500px app 640x365Any photographer or art lover worth their salt probably knows about 500px. For those unfamiliar, 500px is a community where photographers upload photos that they have taken to be shared amongst each other. Unlike other photo sharing websites, 500px in general seems to have pretty decent quality photos so perhaps they might be worth checking out if you haven’t already.

That being said if you have the 500px app on your smartphone, you might be pleased to learn that the developers have recently issued a rather major update to it. Previously the iOS version of 500px was more or less limited to just browsing the page, but with the update, users will now be able to snap photos directly from the app itself. Read full post →500px App Updated With Built-In Camera And Editing Tools

For Android gamers, they’re probably pleased to learn that Blizzard’s Hearthstone has recently begun to rollout for Android tablets. The mobile phone version which will cover iPhones and Android smartphones is expected to take place in 2015, but the good news is that if you’re an Android user, you can go ahead and install the game on your Android device now.

The folks at GamesBeat have found a method, tested it, and to their delight found that it works, so if you own an Android device, perhaps you could go ahead and try it for yourself. Now the good news is that one of the methods does not require users to root their Android smartphone, so if you’re not particularly tech savvy, then this method is for you. Read full post →Hearthstone Gets Installed On Android Smartphones (Unofficially)

punch a monetDo you love art? Well, art can be very expensive to collect if you are a serious collector, although having to preserve your collection itself is another story altogether – where you would also need to take extra care to ensure that it does not get damaged. However, there are times when you would want to vent your anger – and spoiling an expensive painting could be a therapeutic experience.

Read full post →Punch-A-Monet Sans The Guilt

oneplus storeOnePlus did run into some snafus when it comes to holding a competition earlier this year, where it did not go down too well. OnePlus has not stopped there, but they have instead announced a different contest for their fans, where this one has no kind of sexist overtones about it, but rather, to look for customers “who refuse to compromise” when it comes to naming the upcoming custom ROM.

Read full post →OnePlus Holds Contest For You To Name Custom ROM

Could Facebook be testing out a brand new user interface when it comes to its official Android application? Apparently so, as Facebook looks as though they are gradually flicking the switch on for a server-side change to kick in, that will allow the app to enjoy a somewhat Material Design flavor. Earlier in the month of October, Google Now received a new Material Design makeover, and this looks set to continue in the same way.

Read full post →Facebook Tests Out New Android App UI

google drive everywhereWe have heard of some improvements made to Google Drive not too long ago, where Gmail for Web has been updated to deliver better Google Drive attachment support, and the OK Google command too, will be making its way to the Google Drive app. While we do know that Google Drive would allow one to safely store, access, and share all of your files, there are a couple of updates for Android and iOS versions that would allow you to do just that:

Read full post →Google Drive Updates Android And iOS Apps

BlackBerry LogoWhile BlackBerry has introduced the BlackBerry Classic earlier today, which is a spanking new smartphone that runs on the BlackBerry 10.3.1 operating system, where it will come with a slew of new software features including an improved camera performance alongside BlackBerry Assistant. For those who happen to own a brand new BlackBerry 10 smartphone and do not want to take the step to upgrade, you will be getting BlackBerry 10.3.1 on your existing handset in due time.

Read full post →BlackBerry 10.3.1 Being Prepped For February 2015 Release

fb ipadWhat do you make use of your iPad for primarily? Well, I would suppose most of us would make use of it for casual reading as well as gaming while one is on the move, not to mention to use it as some sort of portable media player. Well, I am quite sure that social networking also plays quite an important role, and Facebook happens to be the most popular one in the US at the moment. Facebook has just updated its iPad app by offering a new right-hand column that will appear only when it is viewed in landscape mode.

Read full post →Facebook Updates iPad App

DARPA certainly has its fair share of unique projects that are not only interesting, they also happen to have a potentially practical aspect to it all. In fact, the organization has put down some money for a mind-controlled robotic arm that was tested by Pittsburgh native Jan Scheuermann, where a subsequent paper was published to detail just how far this mind-controlled robotic arm has progressed in the past couple of years. Prior to removing the implants on the test subject, named Jan, she was already able to move the arm in addition to its wrist and fingers, while Jan reportedly beat her brother at a rock-paper-and-scissors game to boot.

Read full post →Mind-Controlled Robotic Arm Tested