runtastic-moment-press-ledeWhen you think of Runtastic, the runner-centric fitness app probably comes to mind. However it seems that after being acquired by Adidas, the company has started to branch out beyond just creating apps. Recently at IFA 2015, Runtastic announced the Moment series of fitness trackers which you can see for yourself in the photo above, which are also currently available for purchase via Runtastic’s website.

As you can tell, there are different designs and models that are offered. However all of them share one design trait which is that they are designed to look like a traditional watch, but at the same time offer up fitness tracking capabilities. There are four different models to choose from: the Moment Fun, Moment Basic, Moment Elite, and Moment Classic. Read full post →Runtastic Moment Fitness Tracker Watch Announced

samsung gear s2Out of all the smartwatches that Samsung has released to date, we have to admit that the Gear S2 is probably the classiest of the bunch. However it looks like Samsung will be attempting to make it even classier. During IFA 2015, Samsung announced that they will be teaming up with renowned Italian designer Alessandro Mendini.

With this partnership, the Samsung Gear S2 is expected to receive some exclusive watch faces as well as different straps that will offer up a new look to the wearable. According to Younghee Lee, Executive Vice President of Global Marketing, IT & Mobile Division at Samsung, “Our partnership with Alessandro Mendini on these exquisite watch faces and bands for the Gear S2 is part of our continued commitment to deliver more custom options that help users express their personal styles while they stay connected.” Read full post →Samsung Teams Up With Italian Designer For Gear S2 Accessories

hangouts errorIf you’re still in the habit of sending MMS messages and you’re an Android user, there is a very good chance you could be using the Google Hangouts app. Now if you have yet to update your Hangouts app to version 4.0, you might want to hold off on the update. There have been reports of the latest version causing some issues.

According to several user reports, it seems that after updating to version 4.0, these users have encountered problems sending MMS. Basically whenever they try sending a message, they will be greeted by an error message that says, “Message not sent. Touch to retry.” Repeated attempts and multiple messages don’t seem to have solved it either. Read full post →Users Run Into MMS Issues After Updating To Hangouts 4.0

Firefox-for-iOSWhen it comes to browser choice on mobile, Android seems to have more picks. In fact if anything, Android has the option of using Mozilla’s Firefox. iOS on the other hand did not have access to Firefox, at least until now. Mozilla has recently released the first public preview of Firefox for iOS.

Unfortunately Firefox for iOS has only been soft launched in New Zealand. This means that if you’re living in the US, you won’t be able to find the app in the iTunes App Store. According to Mozilla, the company plans to use its soft launch to collect feedback on the app. Based on the feedback, they will then introduce updates and changes to improve upon it. Read full post →Firefox For iOS Soft Launched In New Zealand

alcatel_go_watchWearable tech is all the rage these days and while Alcatel isn’t necessarily a brand that comes to mind, the company is trying their hand all the same. At IFA 2015, Alcatel has officially announced the GO WATCH smartwatch. As you can see in the image above, it does not look like your typical smartwatch.

In fact upon first glance we had to make sure that we weren’t looking at Casio G-SHOCK. That being said, the design is pretty obvious that Alcatel has designed the watch for active users in mind. According to the company, it will feature water, dust, and shock resistance which is good news if you plan on being a bit rough with it. Read full post →Alcatel Announces GO WATCH Smartwatch At IFA 2015

android-payIt was rumored last month that Android Pay would be going live on the 26th of August. However given that there has been no news, safe to say that rumors were a dud. That being said, we have a possible new date thanks to the folks at Phandroid. According to a leaked Verizon memo they obtained, a possible new date has been set.

Based on the information, it has been suggested that come 16th of September, Android Pay will be officially launched. This is further supported by the fact that Google Play Services 8.1, which sets up the base for Android Pay, has begun to roll out to users. This means that if anything, any date from now is a potential launch. Read full post →Leaked Memo Suggests Android Pay Launching On September 16

alcatel onetouch xess_1What on the street is Samsung has an 18-inch tablet in the works. Whether or not that is true remains to be seen. However it looks like Alcatel has beaten Samsung to the punch with the OneTouch Xess tablet which they have announced at IFA 2015 which will come with a 17.3-inch display.

As you can tell from the photo the Alcatel OneTouch Xess has a rather unique and obvious feature. This comes in the form of an adjustable built-in stand and handle. This will allow users to prop the tablet up to view videos or to view websites. Admittedly this does not make the tablet particularly portable (its 17.3-inch display probably doesn’t help either) but if you plan to use it at home or in the office, it should be good enough. Read full post →Alcatel OneTouch Xess Tablet Features A 17.3-inch Display

acer-signIn case some of you guys didn’t know, ASUS and Acer and companies from Taiwan. Both companies also happen to be very established names in the computing department. So much so that there have been rumors that Acer and ASUS would merge. However as it turns out the rumors are false.

Acer’s CEO Jason Chen recently refuted the rumors, claiming that by merging, both companies would violate the country’s laws. To be specific, Taiwan has a law which prevents companies from merging if post-merger, they would have a 70% or higher market share. According to Chen, this is exactly what would happen if Acer and ASUS were to merge. Read full post →Acer’s CEO Denies Merger Rumors With ASUS

hisense_magic_mirrorHisense is a brand many of you guys might not think of when it comes to mobile devices. However in the past, the company has put out several mobile products such as tablets and smartphones. This year at IFA, the company is back with a new tablet called the Magic Mirror, and boy does it look good.

This was spotted by the folks at Gizchina and as you can see in the photo above, Hisense has created a near bezel-less display. This is definitely unlike most tablets we have seen to date, which tends to focus on landscape orientation. However with the Magic Mirror, it almost feels like Hisense designed the tablet to be used in portrait orientation. Read full post →Hisense Magic Mirror Tablet Is A Near Bezel-less Wonder

whatsapp ceoIt is safe to say that at the rate WhatsApp is growing and the number of active users they have, they are probably one of the world’s largest messaging apps at the moment, if not the most popular. Now back in April, it was announced that WhatsApp’s monthly active users was at 800 million, but that number has grown since then.

According to the latest figures, WhatsApp is now boasting a whopping 900 million monthly active users, which has grown by a staggering 100 million over the course of the past five months or so. Breaking it down, this means that WhatsApp has averaged about 20 million new active users every month! Read full post →WhatsApp’s Monthly Active Users Now At 900 Million