The update is a small one but handy nonetheless. In fact, the only thing new that's listed in the official software change log is support for cloud printing through Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Google Cloud Print, and HP ePrinters. Other enhancements included within the patch, such as battery life improvement and a Microsoft Exchange e-mail fix, are essentially band-aid measures.
It's worth noting that … Read more
How do you like your documentaries? Heavy on narration, interviews, and pan-and-zoom photos? Then you're probably a fan of Ken Burns.
The filmmaker has lent his signature visual storytelling style to a wide range of subjects, bringing to life everything from baseball and the Civil War to the Dust Bowl and Prohibition.
Now, he's dipping a toe into the app world. Ken Burns for iPad offers a curated collection of clips from his various films. And while it may be disappointing that you don't get the full Burns library, it's still an interesting and educational tool … Read more
In Framily we trust.
At least, that's the takeaway from Sprint after the wireless carrier reported fourth-quarter results, which revealed the company continues to bleed money but is returning to customer growth.
Sprint is hoping to keep that growth going with Framily, a friends and family plan that allows people to sign up together for increased savings. CEO Dan Hesse said he believes the plan will give it an edge against the competition.
The fragmented world of wireless charging is getting a little order, which means you will be able to place any phone down on a charging station and top off your battery -- well, eventually.
Two of the three major wireless charging groups, the Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP) and the Power Matters Alliance (PMA), have signed an agreement to ensure that their two standards will work together. By coming together with a common certification for the two different technologies, the groups hope to spur the inclusion of wireless technology in more devices.
"We believe that companies that have been … Read more
While Sprint is seeing a return to growth, it also continues to bleed money.
Sprint, acquired by Japanese carrier SoftBank in July, on Tuesday posted a fourth-quarter loss of $1.04 billion, or 26 cents a share, which was narrower than its year-earlier loss of $1.32 billion, or 44 cents a share.
The net loss included $1.53 billion in depreciation and write-off of assets related to its defunct Nextel business, as well as $206 million in costs related to its severance payments for recent layoffs and from getting out of lease agreements.
For the period ended Dec. 31, … Read more
Mobile chip maker Mediatek believes buying a great smartphone shouldn't have to break the bank. According to the company, its new, sophisticated, yet affordable MT6595 solution provides a full eight cores of computing power at a fraction of the price. Plus Mediatek says this hardware has the brains to operate its cores very efficiently, which not only saves money but battery life as well. … Read more
The theme in question, called Seven, gives Android phones an iOS 7 styling, and that led to a Digital Millennium Copyright Act complaint, said MyColorScreen Chief Executive Ashvin Dhingra, leader of the company that makes Themer. And though Themer removed the theme in question, the app was missing for more than a week.
The app has been downloaded more than a million times and has more than 200 themes. It went … Read more
BlackBerry said on Monday that the head of its BBM business is leaving the company.
Andrew Bocking, executive vice president of BlackBerry and head of the messenger service, marks the latest in a long line of departures by high-profile executives, including much of the C-level members. Bocking, however, was seen as an executive who could fit in with the new guard led by CEO John Chen. The news was first reported by Boy Genius Report. BlackBerry confirmed the pending departure to CNET.
BlackBerry's BBM messenger service has been a rare bright spot at a company that hasn't had … Read more