Samsung continues to dominate the global smartphone market, but it may soon find itself with fewer customers if it keeps up stunts like the one European Galaxy Note 3 owners have to contend with. Instead of being SIM-locked, owners are discovering their phablets are locked out of being used outside of the region where they were purchased — a path we're hoping other hardware manufacturers choose not to follow.
Companies are racing to get their Google Reader replacements out before the plug gets pulled on July 1, with the latest announcement coming from Digg, which plans to unveil its solution next week. Will Digg's service rise to be the cream of the crop, or will the RSS landscape simply become a fragmented mess in the wake of Google abandoning its service? Time will tell...
Just because they have billions in the bank, that doesn't mean Apple wants to share it with the record labels. The big news Thursday was a new report that sheds some light on Cupertino's lowball tactics as it works to launch a rumored music streaming service. Will the iPhone maker get its way? As with most things, only time will tell. Until then, get caught up on what you might have missed before heading into the weekend...
No, it's not Game of Thrones Season Three news, so calm down. Although getting HBO Go Airplayed to your Apple TV might be pretty huge news for you, if you're into that kind of thing. These stories and more under the fold, just don't turn your back on Joffrey.
Rolling out this week to iOS and Mac users, an update to Skype will add the ability to send video messages to your contacts. Using your iSight or iOS camera, the three-minute messages can be sent to friends, regardless of their online status.
It was a week of news for the big iPad, the little iPad, and even something as old as email made news this week. We've got more details on all of this plus a how-to, a rumor, a jailbreak announcement, and the competition floundering. Sounds like a pretty good week, all in all.
What better way to end this first full week of February than with an explosion of apps? Thursday was a big day for apps old and new, with plenty of updates and even a couple of fresh releases hitting the pipeline for those with the right access. There's plenty to cover, so let's get right to it, shall we…?
It's Friday, and that means the final day of the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show. Most of the tech press have already packed up and gone home, which just leaves the vendors and the attendees just a few short hours to soak it all in before the doors close and the whole thing is a memory until next year. While you're waiting for that registration to open, why not soak in a few stories you might have missed from the last few days?
On the heels of similar updates for its Mac and Windows clients, Microsoft-owned Skype has just pushed out version 4.2 for both iPhone/iPod touch and iPad, integrating Messenger, Hotmail and Outlook.com into the chatting fun.