Pushbullet has revealed its latest suite of applications, but this time they’re designed purely for iPad, Mac, and Safari. Just like its Android client, these apps for Apple products allow users to copy and paste text across multiple devices, mirror notifications from their smartphone to their computer, and instantly transfer files, links and photographs between hardware regardless of its operating system.
Hit the break below to see Pushbullet’s new apps in action.
Chinese phone manufacturer Vivo is notoriously renowned for its exceptionally thin high-end smartphones, but now it looks like the company is ready to bring the revolutionary technology it used to produce the world’s thinnest Android-powered handset to the budget-friendly market.
Earlier today, an unannounced Vivo smartphone, named the X5 Max L, passed through China’s official certification database. In terms of design, the handset looks to be extremely similar to the X5 Max, but measures in a little thicker at 5.1mm.
The Wall Street Journal has intercepted some news that Google is planning on announcing four new cities to receive its gigabit internet service, Fiber, this week. The lucky four? Well, if you’re a resident of Nashville, TN, Atlanta, GA, Charlotte, NC, or Raleigh, NC, the spotlight is on you!
When asked for a comment about Google Fiber spreading to these cities, Google declined to comment ahead of the official announcements. It has been confirmed through a variety of sources that the first of these announcements is expected to happen today.
Samsung has recently filed for four new trademarks on Galaxy devices with the USPTO, mentioning the Galaxy E3, as well as three new additions to the unannounced Galaxy J lineup. Not only will Samsung release the budget Galaxy J1 that we’ve seen hints of, but there will also be a J3, J5, and J7, which may be similar to the Galaxy A3, A5, and A7. Confused with Samsung’s new naming conventions yet?
Despite recent struggles for the company, it looks like Samsung is going to stick to pumping out as many phones with different screen sizes and price points as possible, per usual. Of course, it’s always possible that these devices were already in the pipeline before Samsung had a rough year and they were too far into development to be scrapped, but either way, expect to see a ton of new Samsung phones this year.
Because Valentine’s Day can be a potentially expensive holiday, Motorola is offering a pretty steep discount on purchases made through Motorola.com. Starting February 2nd and running through the 14th, if you spend more than $499.99, Moto will knock $140 off of your purchase with a promo code. If you don’t want to spend quite as much, a $249.99 purchase can get a $50 discount. This includes everything from accessories to the Moto 360 to the Moto X, so it’s a pretty great deal to take advantage of.
If you don’t get a promo code, Motorola is still docking $100 off of a $499.99 purchase, or $35 off of a $249.99 purchase, for everyone. The promo code discount is quite a bit bigger, though, so if you’re interested, hit the link below to register. Motorola is only giving away 200,000 codes, so the sooner, the better.
Google has started pushing out an update to the Chrome OS taking it up to version 40. As is usual for an update to a major system like the OS, Google has included a host of bug fixes, security updates and feature enhancements, most of which are under the hood or run in the background. However, users will see a few changes in the look of the desktop on Chrome OS.
The changes that will be most noticeable involve the default wallpaper, which has been updated to reflect a Material Design. If users happen to own more than one Chrome device, the wallpaper, including custom wallpapers, will now be synced across their devices. If users enjoy using emoji in their communications, they will find a new emoji palette has been added to give users quicker access.
If you have a Chrome OS powered device, be on the lookout for the update to be available to you soon.
sources: Chrome Releases Blog
A new app in the Google Play Store says it can bring your PC games to your Android mobile device with the same performance and video quality as if you were playing on your PC. The Remotr app runs on your mobile device while users have to install the Remotr streamer on their computer to get everything working. The streamer portion can be downloaded from http://remoterapp.com. Developer RemoteMyApp has included several preset control configurations for titles like Diablo III, League of Legends and TrackMania. Users can also customize their own controls for their games.
As images of the HTC One M9, or Hima, have been leaking out leading up to the device’s expected reveal at MWC 2015, you may have noticed some subtle differences to the front of the device. One of the hallmarks of the HTC One M7 and the HTC One M8 have been the BoomSound speaker grilles located above and below the display on the front of the device. These gave HTC’s flagship a unique look relative to other smartphones and the front-facing speakers were a selling point as well. For the forthcoming HTC One M9, HTC has retained the front-facing speakers, but there are some differences in how they appear along with other elements of the front of the smartphone.
Polish Android website android.com.pl claims it has gotten its hands on some insider information that details Samsung’s newest venture with the S6: interchangeable back covers that bring an aspect of modular design to the 2015 flagship.
The site’s author, Lucas Spider, says his source states that we could see a back cover that expands the functionality of S Health, a Yota Phone-like e-ink display, advanced camera options, and a back cover that serves as an attachment to fitness machines. Just when you thought your treadmill couldn’t get more exciting, right?
The express-something-as-succinctly-as-possible market continues to evolve, with Twitter feeling plenty of pressure from Instagram, which recently passed Twitter in total users, and Snapchat, which, for some reason, a slew of adults actually use, as though channeling their inner fourteen-year-old, lamenting that they were forced to pass dirty notes in high school as opposed to sending dirty pictures.
Alas, in an effort to continue diversifying its portfolio, Twitter has added two new functionalities: group Direct Messages and mobile video camera.