codephageAs it stands whenever a bug for a piece of software is discovered, and depending on how serious and responsive the developers are, an update could be pushed out within a day, a couple of days, weeks, or sometimes even months like we’ve seen in the past, a good example being the latest OS X 10.10.4 release which finally addressed a WiFi issue plaguing OS X users for months on end.

That being said it seems that the folks at MIT have come up with an interesting way of solving this problem of waiting on updates. They have created a system called CodePhage which is basically a system that will be able to update software automatically and patch up any bugs it finds and it will do this by borrowing features from other applications. Read full post →CodePhage Patches Software Flaws, Borrows Features From Other Apps



nexus-6-question-closeup-w782It is expected that later this year, we could be treated to new Nexus handsets. In fact if the rumors are to be believed, LG and Huawei will be building two Nexus handsets and according to a recent image spotted on Google’s Android website, it is possible that we might have caught a glimpse of at least one of them.

This is thanks to a tip-off the folks at AndroidPIT have received from one of their readers. As you can see in the image above, it shows someone holding a phone that looks kind of similar to the Nexus 5. However it does seem to be a bit bigger but that might only be due to the way the photo was taken. Given that the Nexus 6 is the latest Nexus phone, it would have made sense for Google to use that phone instead, right? Read full post →Mysterious Smartphone Spotted On Google’s Android Website



Sprint-signAs you might have heard, Sprint has recently announced their new All-In phone plan which is basically priced at $80 a month and gives users unlimited calls, text, and data, which we suppose kind of flies in the face of the recent $100 million fine that AT&T was hit with by the FCC. Sounds great, doesn’t it?

However it seems that there is a caveat which the folks at Android Police have spotted. It turns out that while data might be unlimited, Sprint will be introducing a speed cap that will cap video streaming at 600Kbps. This was spotted in the footnote of the carrier’s press release so in case you missed it, you might want to re-read it. Read full post →Sprint’s All-In Plan Will Cap Video Streaming At 600Kbps


iPhone-6-review-6It was just last week that we reported that Chinese jailbreaking team TaiG released their jailbreak for iOS 8.3. However given that iOS 8.4 was just released, does this mean that we have to wait a couple of weeks or months before the updated jailbreak is released? As it turns out we won’t.

The group has recently announced that their iOS 8.4 jailbreak is now available. It turns out that Apple had not bothered to fix the exploit that they used to jailbreak iOS 8.3 Either that or Apple has yet to discover it which could be good news as hopefully it will carry over to iOS 9, although we suppose that might be a bit ambitious. Read full post →iOS 8.4 Jailbreak Is Already Available For Download


beats_music_signupsIf you haven’t updated your iOS device already, you should. Apple has just released iOS 8.4 and with the update, they are also bringing Apple Music to iOS owners around the world. However it also seems that with the launch of Apple Music, the demise of Beats Music has begun.

According to reports, it seems that Beats Music is no longer accepting new signups. As you can see in the screenshot above, the image to the left is the previous version of Beats Music for Android where users could sign up for the service. The image to the right is the updated version of Beats Music which as you can see, no longer has that option. Read full post →Beats Music No Longer Accepting New Signups


Last month Facebook rolled out their Payments feature for their Messenger app. Unfortunately at that time it seemed like the feature was in testing and was only limited to NYC. Well the good news is that it looks like Facebook has decided that the feature is good enough for all and has begun rolling it out to the rest of the US.

According to Facebook’s David Marcus, “We’re happy to announce that Messenger person-to-person payments are now available to everyone in the U.S.! Add your Debit Card and pay anyone on Messenger in a few taps. Money goes straight from your checking account to the recipient’s checking account. Easy and safe. As always, give it a try it and let us know how we can make even better for you!” Read full post →Facebook Messenger Payments Now Available To Everyone In The US


DxOMark-Xperia-Z3-_2-640x381The Sony Xperia Z3+ is basically the Xperia Z4, except that the model will be destined for markets outside of Japan. Now given that the phone wasn’t really much of an upgrade over its predecessor, safe to say that not many are expecting too much from it.  However if you love your smartphone cameras, you might be interested to learn that the Xperia Z3+’s camera is actually pretty decent.

This is according to the folks at DxOMark who have ran the camera through some tests and put it through its paces and according to their findings, it seems that the Xperia Z3+ has the best camera amongst all of Sony’s Xperia lineup. In fact as you can see in the graph above, the Xperia Z3+ ranks behind the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and the Galaxy Note 4 in terms of overall camera quality. Read full post →DxOMark: Sony Xperia Z3+ Has The Best Camera Amongst Xperia Phones


apple-watch-data-exchange-patentSending files to someone else is pretty straightforward. You can choose to send it via messenger apps such as WhatsApp where you can attach a photo or video. You can also choose to share it via cloud services like Dropbox, Google Drive, or attach it in an email and let the other person download it whenever they want.

However it seems that Apple is exploring the idea of allowing users to transfer data to one another through a simple process – a handshake. This is based on a recently discovered patent which suggests that this is a feature that could arrive on the Apple Watch in the future. Basically through the use of sensors, the watch can detect when a handshake has occurred. It will also be able to detect a bow and high-fives. Read full post →Apple Patent Lets You Shake Hands To Transfer Files


alcatel-hero-cyan-710x414If you were looking forward to another smartphone launching with the Cyanogen ROM preinstalled on it, you might have been excited about Alcatel and Cyanogen’s partnership from earlier this year which saw the Hero 2+ smartphone announced. However it looks like despite the excitement and promise surrounding the handset, both companies have decided to pull the plug.

According to a statement released by both companies, “Alcatel OneTouch and Cyanogen, Inc. have made a mutual decision to forgo the release of the Hero 2+. . . The bar was set high and unfortunately the device does not have a clear Android 5.1 upgrade path. We therefore are committing to refocus our joint efforts on a next-generation product that can exceed the expectations of end users.” Read full post →Alcatel And Cyanogen Inc. Call It Quits On The Hero 2+ Smartphone


emirates-blogWhile wireless charging isn’t truly wireless charging in the sense that you can walk around while your phone is recharging, it is convenient as you can pick your phone up anytime and work on it, and put it back down and it will charge without having to plug or fiddle with any cables. The mat that allows for wireless charging also means you won’t have to hunt for an extra cable.

The good news is that if you frequently fly with Emirates and have somehow managed to work your way into their lounges, you might be interested to learn that the airlines company has decided to adopt the Qi wireless charging standard and will install the wireless chargers inside their lounge in Dubai. Read full post →Emirates Installs Qi Wireless Chargers In Its Dubai Lounge