We've proudly been iPhone users since the day they were first available six years ago, but along the way we've heard the siren song of the occasional Android or Windows Phone as well. There's just one problem: Manufacturers and carriers tend to junk up Android handsets with custom software, making it hard to find devices with the real stock experience. Now, two of the best are available direct from Google — find out which ones in today's recap.
Back in January, accessory maker Logitech announced plans to sell off its popular line of Harmony remote controls -- a decision the company has now only reversed, complete with a new app-powered solution added to the lineup.
Nervous about the internet sales tax bill that just flew through the Senate on Monday? A new report claims that it's not quite out of the woods yet, while Amazon beats Google to paid Android apps in China and Facebook Messenger finally adds the stickers recently enabled in the full official Facebook app. Ready to read more? Click on and find out what else is making news!
That was quick! Less than a week after MetroPCS shareholders approved a merger with T-Mobile USA, the companies have announced the deal is done and the combined company is already trading on the stock exchange.
Everyone loves a freebie, but how far are you willing to go to get one? If you happen to be a loyal Starbucks customer, that dedication has been rewarded with plenty of free apps and iBooks courtesy of their "Pick of the Week" cards -- but now you don't even need to step foot inside a Starbucks location to take advantage of that deal, as long as you have the company's iOS app installed. Find out more in today's recap...
If users are indeed starting to abandon social networks like Facebook, where are they going? Some are heading to more private turf like Path, which added the ability to send and receive private messages this week.
Apple is still the undisputed king of revenue when it comes to app sales, closing out 2012 with over three-and-a-half times the amount of return in comparison to Google Play. But lest you think the race for your app dollars is over, Android is showing increased signs of life, spurred on by an ever-growing market overseas.
Happy hump day! Whether you're looking forward to a break from school or some time off from the job over the holidays, the calendar continues its incessant march forward and before you know it, we'll be curled up with some egg nog roasting chestnuts on an open fire with our loved ones. If that doesn't sound like your cup of tea, maybe you'd prefer a handful of tech news from the last 24 hours or so, and we're happy to serve it up to you now...
First announced back in early August, the mashup between rising payment service Square and coffee giant Starbucks finally came to fruition this week, extending mobile payment options for its customers.