Think about how you process your daily snail mail. If you're anything like me, you separate the important items -- bills, letters, cards, and so on -- into one pile and the fliers, catalogs, magazines, and other stuff into another.
Free iOS app Cannonball applies that same concept to managing e-mail on your iPad, automatically separating the wheat messages from the chaff messages and presenting them in a visually appealing format. It also incorporates a few handy elements from popular e-mail client Mailbox.
The app supports Gmail, iCloud, Outlook.com, and Yahoo, and offers a unified inbox for users … Read more
Want a little reward for your next Android smartphone purchase? Amazon is tempting buyers with a promise of free Cloud Drive storage.
As part of its latest Cloud Drive promotion, the retail giant is doling out 50GB worth of free storage in return for buying select Android smartphones. The list of qualifying phones stretches out to five pages and includes the latest devices from Samsung, LG, Motorola, HTC, and other vendors, so you're likely to find the brand and model that you want.
There is a catch, though. Yes, there's always a catch.
Your free 50GB of space … Read more
AT&T wants to be there for the elderly when they fall down.
The Dallas-based telecommunications giant has unveiled its AT&T EverThere service, a mobile personal-emergency-response system that comes in the form of a device that goes off if the person has a sudden fall. The device would be used to ensure senior citizens get adequate help if they fall or have an accident.
AT&T EverThere is part of the company's push into the health care industry and is part of its expanded connected devices business. The company has been moving into different areas … Read more
Yota Devices, the mobile company that has caught the attention of the smartphone world with its dual-screen YotaPhone, already has its sights set on a second-generation device.
Speaking to Pocket-lint in an interview published Wednesday, Yota chief Vlad Martynov said that his company plans on launching the second-generation YotaPhone in late 2014. Martynov didn't provide details on the second-generation handset.
Martynov was also forthcoming in an interview with CNET. During that discussion, Martynov said that his company is already "working very hard on the second" YotaPhone, adding that plans are also in place for a third-generation option. … Read more
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates have dropped cash into a not-for-profit through their respective foundations.
EducationSuperHighway raised $9 million in a recently closed funding round, which was led by Zuckerberg's Startup:Education fund and included participation from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, EducationSuperHighway told TechCrunch on Wednesday. According to TechCrunch, the nonprofit will use the funds for everything from lobbying government to expanding its broadband-speed testing initiative.
EducationSuperHighway's Web site claims that 80 percent of public schools in the US "lack fast enough Internet speeds to prepare our students for increasingly digital … Read more
LG's G Flex smartphone is finally expanding beyond its home base of Korea.
The curved smartphone will be available for preorders in Singapore starting December 8 and go on sale in Hong Kong on December 13, LG said on Wednesday. In Hong Kong, the phone will be available through the country's major mobile carriers and leading electronics chains.
LG didn't reveal which specific countries are next on the list. But it did say that "key markets" in Asia would announce the debut of the phone before the end of the year, soon followed by other … Read more
The YotaPhone -- the quirky Android mobile that has an LCD screen on the front and an e-ink panel on the back -- is out in Europe this month. An e-ink screen, typically used on e-reader devices, is designed to be easier on the eyes and use less power than a regular LCD screen.
The phone debuts this month in Germany, Austria, France, and Spain for 499 euros. Yota says the phone is coming to the UK in January and the Middle East early next year.
There are no current plans to sell the YotaPhone in the US, but Yota … Read more
Nevermind HBO Go, Hulu Plus, or Pandora. The app that could show the depth of Chromecast as more than a short-range, media broadcasting dongle is TicTacToe.
Last updated on the Google Play Store in October, this iteration of tic-tac-toe requires two players, and works on both Android and iOS. Once you and a friend have installed the game on your smartphones, you'll be able to connect to the Chromecast and play X's and O's until your thumbs fall off.
The two-player nature of the game foretells a possible future for Chromecast, where the increasingly higher quality of … Read more