As rival online video services kick it into high gear, Google’s YouTube unit is pushing to lock up its top stars. This is happening in the wake of both Facebook and video start-up Vessel courting YouTube stars in hopes that they’ll move away from YouTube’s platform. This courting is forcing Google and YouTube to offer top videomakers bounses if they sign multi-year deals where they agree to post content exclusively on YouTube for a period of time before putting it on another service. But that’s not all.
Modern mobile chipsets follow the Category 6 or Cat. 6 LTE standard. However, Qualcomm decided to push the envelope with its announcement of an integrated Cat. 10 LTE modem recently. And now, reports from Korea suggest that Samsung could be joining the list with its upcoming Exynos chipset. Read more
Earlier last week, a report suggested that the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset was seeing delays in launch due to some hardware related issues. This caused worry among mobile enthusiasts as it could have led to the potential delay of the Samsung Galaxy S6, the LG G4 and even the HTC One M9. Read more
Android updates are typically met with an assortment of bugs, and the rollout of 5.0 Lollipop has been no different, if not worse, than previous updates. Over the past month, users across a wide range of Nexus devices, including the built-for-Lollipop Nexus 6 and 9, have reported issues with WiFi, sluggishness, app crashes, and more. If you have Nexus 7, 9, or 10, there’s already a 5.0.1 update waiting for you.
If you’re a Kindle Fire lover or an Android user who is aching to consume high quantities of Amazon-fed content, our friends in the Northwest are offering a fire sale (get it?!) on the 3rd generation Kindle Fire HDX 7-inch model, including the WiFi-only, 4G LTE, and 16 GB / 64 GB variants. Plus, you also have your choice of whether or not to include Amazon’s “Special Offers,” which means you get a discount for allowing Amazon to display ads on your lock screen.
The HTC One M9, reportedly codenamed the HTC Hima, will be the flagship successor to the popular HTC One M8. As reported by TalkAndroid last week, the Hima’s specs have potentially already been revealed. Now with this latest leak from nowhereelse.fr, we may get a better understanding of its appearance. Read more
One of the most powerful features of Android is the ability to have a custom home screen launcher. Don’t like your stock launcher’s appearance? Not comfortable rooting your device? Do you want to root your device and add further customization? No problem, launchers are where it’s at. Read more
Back in 2010, Quest Visual launched an incredible app designed to use the smartphone camera to translate written text in a foreign language to the device owner’s language in real-time. Word Lens Translator would blur out the foreign language text and would replace over it with the new text in a similar font and size. Read more
Last year, Shadowrun Returns made its way to Android tablets. This year, another installment of the franchise is doing the same. Shadownrun: Dragonfall – Director’s Cut is now available in the Play Store and, again, it is only for tablets. Developer Harebrained Schemes has packed the game with new missions, alternate endings, fresh music, and a touch-based interface. The game is a role playing game (RPG) that has players going through the year 2054 in a cyberpunk era. Germany has been diffused and and the shadowrunners are tasked with battling multiple factions while awaiting the possible return of Dragon Feurschwinge.
The game costs $6.99, but the quality makes it worth the investment. Hit the break for the trailer, gallery, and download links.
Some products just require a simple question: what were they thinking? This time around it is Toshiba being asked the all-important question. The company introduced the Shared Board (TT301) that is technically a tablet, but the display is massive for the category. The 24-inch display will be placed on a stand or mounted somewhere because it is certainly too large for traditional tablet use.