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Gartner: Smartphone Sales Up 20% In Q3 Gartner: Smartphone Sales Up 20% In Q3

Smartphone sales grew 20% in the third quarter, according to a new report from Gartner. Sales in emerging markets saw the highest growth ever, though sales in Western Europe continued on the decline. Worldwide sales of mobile phones, in general, …

Amazon Updates Kindle For iOS App Amazon Updates Kindle For iOS App

Amazon just launched an update to its Kindle for iOS app, introducing a bunch of new features, including a book browser for iPad, a new welcome experience, Goodreads integration, “Next in Series” info, book detail pages in the library, and …

Here’s What’s About To Hit Netflix (It Includes Nick Offerman) Here’s What’s About To Hit Netflix (It Includes Nick Offerman)

As you know, content comes and goes on Netflix. Each week, we’re bringing you a list of titles that you’ll be able to stream in the U.S. in the coming days. As always, dates are subject to change. As previously …

Facebook’s Oculus Bolsters Team With Acquisitions Facebook’s Oculus Bolsters Team With Acquisitions

Oculus, the virtual reality company that Facebook recently acquired, announced some new acquisitions of its own in a bid to bring more talent to its team. The company has acquired Nimble VR (formerly 3Gear Systems) and 13th Lab, and has …

Google Translate Gets Support For 10 More Languages Google Translate Gets Support For 10 More Languages

Google announced the addition of ten new languages to Google Translate. A year ago, the company announced that it had reached the 80-language milestone. Now, it’s up to 90. The new languages are: Chichewa (Chinyanja), Malagasy, Sesotho, Malayalam (മലയാളം), Myanmar …

Netflix Original ‘Marco Polo’ Now Available To Stream Netflix Original ‘Marco Polo’ Now Available To Stream

Netflix has been hyping up its new show Marco Polo for quite some time, and as of today, the title is finally available for streaming. The description is as follows: “Marco Polo” is an epic adventure that follows the early …

Amazon Forced To Remove Appstore From Android [Report] Amazon Forced To Remove Appstore From Android [Report]

A few months ago, Amazon started including access to its Appstore in its main Android app, essentially enabling users to purchase Amazon apps (which would typically be used on the company’s Fire devices), and use them on Android devices. In …

Google’s Chromecast Adds Guest Mode Google’s Chromecast Adds Guest Mode

Google just announced a new “guest mode” feature for its popular Chromecast device. Have a look. “You’re having friends over and before you know it, a battle has ensued in your living room over who can show the funniest YouTube …

New MSN Apps Released For iOS, Android New MSN Apps Released For iOS, Android

Microsoft has launched some new MSN Apps for iOS, Android, and Amazon devices. These are platform expansions of apps currently available for Windows. There are six in all: Sports, Finance, News, Health & Fitness, Food & Drink, and Weather. They …

Google Play Releases Its Best Of 2014 Lists Google Play Releases Its Best Of 2014 Lists

Earlier this week, we got a look at the top apps, movies, games, songs, etc. on iTunes. Today, its rival Google Play revealed its lists. These are packaged in a nice infographic: “It was a big year for entertainment, from …

Golden Globe Nominations See Netflix and Amazon Battling It Out for the First Time Golden Globe Nominations See Netflix and Amazon Battling It Out for the First Time

The nominations for the Golden Globe Awards – where lovers of the big and the small screen alike can see their favorite stars/productions honored – are here. In an early morning ceremony, Kate Beckinsale, Peter Krause, Paula Patton, and Jeremy …

Classic iPods Are So Hot Right Now Classic iPods Are So Hot Right Now

They say you don’t know what you’ve got, ’till it’s gone. The iPod Classic – you know, that mp3 player that relies on a click-wheel and only plays music (it can’t make phone calls?) – is apparently in high demand. …

Google Adds My Maps To Google Drive Google Adds My Maps To Google Drive

Google announced that users can now create, access, and share Maps with its My Maps feature in Google Drive. Google’s goal was to make creating a map as easy as creating a new document. To do just that, go to …

Yahoo Mail Desktop Adds Personalized News Stream Yahoo Mail Desktop Adds Personalized News Stream

Yahoo announced the launch of a personalized, real-time news stream with news summaries in the desktop version of Yahoo Mail. This was made available on the mobile version earlier this year. The stream includes top stories across different categories, with …

Aaron Paul Launches Yo, BITCH App for Jesse Pinkman-Style Messaging Aaron Paul Launches Yo, BITCH App for Jesse Pinkman-Style Messaging

Yo, the app that totally revolutionized vague messaging, man, by letting users send out the word “Yo” to their friends, was always missing that extra spark. Thankfully, Breaking Bad‘s own Jesse Pinkman has done his part to remedy that. Aaron …

Comcast Hotspot Lawsuit Alleges Company Broke the Law with Xfinity Public WiFi Initiative Comcast Hotspot Lawsuit Alleges Company Broke the Law with Xfinity Public WiFi Initiative

A couple of Comcast customers are none too happy with the company’s Xfinity WiFi hotspot initiative, and have filed a class-action lawsuit against the ISP in a California district court. Toyer Grear and Joycelyn Harris allege Comcast is violating the …

HBO’s New Standalone Streaming Service Reportedly Coming in April HBO’s New Standalone Streaming Service Reportedly Coming in April

HBO’s standalone streaming service – you know, the one that people demanded for years and that the company finally announced in October – is likely to launch in April of 2015. And it looks like it may be outsourced. According …

Netflix Releases Another ‘Marco Polo’ Featurette Netflix Releases Another ‘Marco Polo’ Featurette

Last month, Netflix gave us a behind-the-scenes look at Marco Polo in a featurette, which appeared on YouTube. Now, as the show’s premiere draws near, they’ve given us a second one. You can get a look at the actual trailer …

Amazon Releases 4K Ultra HD Video Content Amazon Releases 4K Ultra HD Video Content

Amazon announced that it has added 4K Ultra HD video to Amazon Instant Video. And guess what. It’s not only for Prime members! I’ll bet you didn’t see that coming. Of course Prime members do still get the perk of …

Apple Names Best Apps, Music (Not U2), TV, Movies, Books Of 2014 Apple Names Best Apps, Music (Not U2), TV, Movies, Books Of 2014

Apple named its top apps, music, movies, TV shows and books on iTunes for 2014. These are for the U.S. Elevate took the top iPhone App spot with Threes! winning the top iPhone Game spot. Pixelmator won best iPad app, …

YouTube Shows What Will Happen To Your Video When You Use A Song YouTube Shows What Will Happen To Your Video When You Use A Song

When you’re uploading a video with music on YouTube, you can now search the YouTube Audio Library to determine how using a specific song will go over in terms of visibility and monetization from a copyright standpoint. It will tell …