Google will be countering Apple's WWDC 2014 announcements with its own annual developer conference this week in San Francisco, an event rumored to include an Android Wear smartwatch from Samsung as well as new TV and automobile products from the search giant. Google I/O kicks off Wednesday, so we'll be sure to keep an eye on the proceedings and report back here with any big developments. In the meantime, here's what you might have missed over the weekend...
Skype has long offered video call capabilities for more than two users on Mac (and PC) — but only when at least one had a paid Premium subscription plan in effect. Now, the company has eased that restriction, making group calling available free as of today to all computer users, along with those on Xbox One. And iOS users may be next to be added to that list.
Microsoft Office for iPad is here, and by all accounts, the apps are pretty spectacular, with many critics calling them well worth the wait. One detail lost amongst the excitement is that the iPhone version is actually now free, while the iPad version requires an annual Office 365 subscription to edit files. Microsoft wasn't the only big news on Thursday, however, so read on and close out the work week with some other stories you might have missed...
Looking for something to do while you're waiting for your Apple devices to receive the rumored iOS 7.1 update "any day now"? We've got a pretty juicy Tuesday recap to snack on while you wait, including Apple buddying up with BlackBerry for CarPlay (sort of), RadioShack store closures and oh so much more. Rather than tell you about it, let's just dive right in, shall we...?
Mobile World Congress 2014 is now in full swing, and Nokia has just taken the wraps off its long-rumored Android smartphone that's actually an entire line of affordable devices with Microsoft services embedded inside.
Although the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show wrapped up in Las Vegas a week ago, the event left a busy five business days in its wake this week with new products, updates and lots of stuff for us to recap. And hey, the month of January is already half over now, which means there's even more cool stuff on the way... so without further ado, let's dive in so we can get on to the weekend festivities!
Judging from Amazon's press release on Monday, the e-tailer is ramping up its plans to mimic Netflix when it comes to streaming original content. Needless to say, the endgame is to bolster its subscriber base for Amazon Prime, which already offers thousands of movies and TV shows as well as its original benefit, two-day shipping. Will it succeed? The answer to that question may be more apparent later this month. Read on to find out why!
There's no guarantee that another Apple event is on the way for next Tuesday, but assuming there is, journalists should start receiving invitations sometime today. What's on deck? Only those in Cupertino know for sure, but with OS X Mavericks now gold master, a release is surely imminent, and isn't it about time for that new Mac Pro as well? And don't be surprised if a new iPad (or two) shows up as well… You know, assuming there's actually anything planned for Oct. 15 in the first place….