16 Android Apps Actually Worth Paying For

Click To View Slideshow» Traditionally, Android users haven’t been willing to buy apps, but they should reconsider. Android’s poly-manufacturer ecosystem has long since eclipsed iOS as the world’s most popular mobile operating system. However, app developers still tend to fare better in…

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Microsoft forges ahead with Qualcomm-powered Windows 10 tablets

Double down on strengths and learn from weakness. This is the strategy Microsoft is taking in teaming up with Qualcomm to develop Windows 10 tablets. The software giant already has a strong strategic approach in growing in the mobile market. The move does not involve developing…

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Year of the Linux desktop: better luck next time

Every upcoming new year has been predicted, or wished rather, to be the year when the Linux operating system in its desktop form would finally explode into the mainstream. That has actually become a thorny subject among Linux advocates and sometimes even a running joke among both believers and sk…

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WordPress adds 360-video support to its vast blogosphere

WordPress is embracing WebVR as it begins to roll out support for 360-degree videos and photos to its network of sites. In a blog post, the company says its aim is “to make publishing VR content as simple as publishing text or photos to the web.” Currently, the 360-photo feature has been made ava…

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If you lose one AirPod, you can get a new one

Apple is aware of this, so it has a plan for this eventuality. If you lose one AirPod, or a charging case, you can get a new one for $69. . “If your AirPods or charging case get damaged accidentally, you can pay an out-of-warranty fee. And if you lose an AirPod or your charging case, we can repla…

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Rivvr brings wireless VR to the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive

Wires don’t really exist in anyone’s conception of the future. Often they’re just needed for powering devices, but in the case of high-quality VR, the headsets rely on wires to connect to high-end PCs that provide the brains. Rivvr is looking to cut the cords with its hardware solution that will …

Link: Rivvr brings wireless VR to the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive via techcrunch.com

London fintech startup Curve brings mobile wallet and all-your-cards-in-one app to Android

After launching on iOS, all the way back in February, London fintech startup Curve has finally brought its its wares to Android. The mobile wallet lets you sync your debit and credit cards into a single app and to the accompanying Curve card powered by Mastercard. You then simply select which car…

Link: London fintech startup Curve brings mobile wallet and all-your-cards-in-one app to Android via techcrunch.com

11 Best Free Mobile Apps for Startups of 2016

Startups have a unique technological challenge: they’ve got to run their businesses by using enterprise-level tools without being able to spend enterprise-level budget. Unfortunately, they’ve also got to make sure they’re capable of enabling on-the-go productivity without the oversight of a large…

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Nintendo Switch has higher GPU, CPU perf while docked?

Nintendo’s new Switch console-and-handheld hybrid may have variable GPU and CPU performance across its two different modes, portable on-the-go handheld mode and stationary docked console mode, with the latter providing extra processing power while hooked up to an active power source over USB Type…

Link: Nintendo Switch has higher GPU, CPU perf while docked? via http://www.tweaktown.com

Intel’s secret 7th-generation desktop CPU lineup leaks ahead of CES 2017 – Gadgets news – NewsLocker

The entire lineup of Intel’s seventh-generation Kaby Lake-S desktop processors leaked online prior to its reveal during CES 2017 in early January. The leak also lists the Intel 200 Series chipset lineup for motherboards. The post Intel’s secret 7th-generation desktop CPU lineup leaks ahead of CES…

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Android Needs Killer Apps, Not Better Hardware

“Our community demanded a newer, faster processor than the one we had originally planned. So we put a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor in the OnePlus One,” a OnePlus spokesperson said on stage a few days ago, detailing the role the user community played in determining the hardware of the OnePlus…

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