SanDisk may be the most popular supplier of microSD cards, at least here in the US, and I’m sure many of our Android devices have a SanDisk card in them. Mine definitely does. And now SanDisk is being purchased by Western Digital for a massive $19 billion.
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Contract upgrade fees are nothing new. You have to give the carrier money so you can proceed with giving them money for a smartphone and service, to cover support costs and such. But with Verizon, buying a device full price or going with payment plans meant no fees. Unfortunately, that’s changing on April 4.
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While we don’t always pay attention to it, the keyboard on our smartphone is one of the most integral pieces of the device. Manufacturers and software designers have spent many hours studying keyboards trying to make them better, and one company that has made significant strides is SwiftKey, the company that’s created one ... Read More »
Last week, it was rumored that gaming peripheral manufacturer Razer was planning to buy Ouya, creator of the not-so-popular Android console of the same name. Turns out, that’s exactly what is going to happen. Unfortunately, neither Razer nor Ouya got to announce it themselves.
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Ouya was the first of its kind, an Android-based console that gained massive popularity in its Kickstarter phase. It raised $8.6 million, a new record for Kickstarter at the time, and promised to deliver so much. And to be fair, it delivered a lot of what was promised.
At release, it was a solid gaming ... Read More »
Samsung has agreed to purchase home automation company SmartThings for the price of $200 million. Several weeks ago, the two were reported to be in talks about a deal and it appears that an agreement was reached. Samsung will allow SmartThings to function as an ... Read More »
According to a new report from TechCrunch, Samsung is in talks to purchase home automation company SmartThings for somewhere close to $200 million. SmartThings is a company that, similar to Nest, is working to create a smart home. Kits sold by SmartThings allow you to link up things in your home ... Read More »
Recent rumors have claimed that Google is planning to create new services with its own satellites. One potential use case would be to provide web access to those who are outside of the coverage of regular Internet companies. There are many other uses for having your own satellite, and Google knows this. So it’s no surprise that Google has announced ... Read More »
Mobile security has been a huge issue for Android, at least if you believe the mainstream media. You’ll often hear about how insecure and dangerous Android is because anyone can post apps on the Play Store and there is no selection process, a la Apple’s App Store. You’ll hear that a lot. However, as many ... Read More »
There are many ways to pay for your apps on the Play Store, if you live in the appropriate country that is. Here in the US, we have the option of using a bank card, gift card, or have it billed to our carrier statement. These features are available in many countries, but as of ... Read More »