According to a new report by App Annie, Facebook owned apps dominated top downloaded charts on mobile app stores. Both in iOS and Android, Facebook's native app, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram were the top four most downloaded apps worldwide.
App Annie has released statistics for 2014, revealing that while Google Play Store had more app downloads, Apple's App Store generated more revenue. Apple's mobile ecosystem generated 70% more revenue as compared to Google Play Store, which is a significant figure.
Recent reports suggested that Apple's to-be-released wearable gadget, the hugely anticipated Apple Watch, would offer a paltry battery life. With heavy usage, the Apple Watch would last only between 2.5 hours to 3.5 hours, extending up to 19 hours with conservative use.
When Google first announced Android 5.0 Lollipop, HTC said that it would release the update within 90 days of receiving the final OS version. Although we have seen the update for unlocked versions, HTC admitted it will miss original schedule for some carrier versions.
The new Motorola Moto G LTE has been rumoured for a while, but there was not many details. Today, the company has quietly listed the new Moto G LTE on its Brazil site, which is already available for purchase from a Brazilian retailer for BRL 899, which is around $350.
After seeing first alleged photos of Huawei P8, we have a small disappointment to announce. While all rumours were pointing out to an announcement at the upcoming MWC 2015 expo, that won't happen. Instead, Huawei plans to announce it on April 15 in London.
One of the most popular third-party custom keyboards for Android has learned a new language. The company has finally brought Chinese language support out of beta and is now officially supported in the latest version with seven new input methods total.
Following the updates to its bigger brothers, Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 also got a new 64-bit SoC. Unlike 8.0 and 10.1 models, which got Snapdragon 410 chipset, Samsung decided to go with the Marvell Armada Mobile PXA1908, a 64-bit quad-core Cortex A-53 chip.
A new report by WMPowerUser suggests that octa-core Windows 10 based Smartphones and tablets would be introduced later this year. Support for octa-core processors was expected to arrive with the Windows Phone 8.1 GDR2 update, but that got pushed to Windows 10.
The last two months of 2014 were pretty big for Microsoft. During that period, the Xbox One console was selling for only $350, a full $50 price cut over its regular price, in the US. Fueled by the hefty price cut and lucrative deals, Microsoft managed to sell 4.38M.
You might be waiting for the Galaxy S6, but there are users who first want to get their hands of Samsung's first smartphone with a curved edge display. Luckily for customers in Malaysia, the Galaxy Note Edge smartphone will be available sometime next month.
Nokia Lumia 930 on EE network is now finally getting Microsoft's latest Lumia Denim update. While other Lumia 930 users got the update two weeks ago, the update is finally rolling in the UK. This is the latest update before the phone gets Windows 10.
HTC Desire 816G was available in India since September last year, but only single-SIM variant. Today, the company has launched dual-SIM Desire 816G variant that also has new chipset. The quad-core MT6582 was replaced by a 1.7 GHz octa-core (unspecified) processor.
Specifications of a successor to the Redmi Note have been confirmed by the latest listing by Chinese agency TENAA. The new Redmi Note 2 will come in a variety of colors, including black, white, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, and should be out next month.
Few people like Comcast as it is and one customer has an additional reason to be unhappy with the company. A bill sent to Lisa Brown from the company replaced her husband's name "Ricardo" with "Asshole", a mistake that no company should make. It has not been
Thanks to a new leaked photo, we have learned that LG is planning to use a 3K display with some crazy resolution in its upcoming flagship smartphone. We still don't know G4's display size, but rumours point out to a slightly smaller 5.3-inch display.
Data on three individuals involved with WikiLeaks was given to federal authorities in the United States three years ago by Google. The feds put a gag order on Google, preventing the company from revealing the probe. Google had fought the order for years and has finally
Two days after launching Blade S6 and a little over a week after Blade V2, ZTE has announced yet Android smartphone. ZTE Blade L3 is a 5-inch smartphone that will be significantly cheaper than Blade S6 and slightly more expensive than the Blade V2 handset.
Although we are waiting for Samsung to announce its new flagship smartphone, the company has different plans at the moment. Instead of launching Galaxy S6, Samsung plans to announce XCover 3 smartphone earlier, which could arrive sometime next month.
LG G3 users in Europe will be happy to hear that Google's latest operating system is now available for download. Although Android 5.0 Lollipop is already available in Europe, users now got another firmware update that is mean to fix some of the glitches.
Reaching out to founders is now easier on Product Hunt. The product aggregation website has been updated so that it is possible for people to direct message founders. The new DM feature is currently limited to a few journalists, but it should expand in the future.
A full trailer for Season 5 of Game of Thrones is now available online. HBO has screened episodes from Season 4 at IMAX theaters in the lead-up to Season 5. Since a trailer for Season 5 was shown at the end of an IMAX screening of the last two Season 4 episodes,
Pandora's app redesign is now available for all mobile users. When the design update was introduced in 2014, only a beta version of it was available to Pandora users. Now, a full update is out on Android and iOS and all streamers using the apps can access the latest
Kickstart Seed Fund, a Utah-based venture capital investor, has announced a $39.2 million investment round. This is the third round for Kickstart Seed Fund. Kickstart so far operates in such a way that it invests between $500,000 and $1 million in startups around
Airbnb has announced it will start collecting taxes in some new markets. Tax collection will begin in Amsterdam, San Jose, Chicago, and Washington DC. The first two areas will see tax collection start tomorrow whereas the latter two markets will get tax collection on
Cricket is increasing the amount of data provided with its cheapest $40 plan. The base plan will now offer 2.5 GB of data per month instead of 1 GB. That change has been announced at the same time as Cricket revealed it would be offering the first-generation Moto G
A bug with heavy ammo in Destiny has ruined parts of the game, but Bungie will fix the bug in February. Reserve ammo suddenly disappearing has been a problem in Destiny since the game was released and a fix is just now on the way. Bungie said in its weekly update
Transistor and Rogue Legacy will be offered among other games through PlayStation Plus next month. The free game selection for February includes Apotheon, Transistor, Rogue Legacy, Yakuza 4, Thief, and Kick & Fennick. Some of those games are on the PlayStation
The four big carriers, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile are all working to bring 4G LTE wireless service to the subway system in Chicago. The city will work with those carriers, according to Rahm Emanuel, mayor of Chicago. A new network is being created
The new head of design at Airbnb is Alex Schleifer, a former executive with Say Media. Schleifer will lead the design side of the company to help with user experience and the way content is displayed. Prior to this hire, Airbnb didn't actually have an official head of
Nokia's first Android tablet is doing quite good in China. The company has sold every single unit of N1 tablet in China since the launch on January 7 and is now preparing another batch. The next sale of the tablet will be next month, on February 26.
Recently, we heard about several upcoming Huawei smartphones, such as the P8, Mate 8 and Honor X2, that could all be introduced at Mobile World Congress 2015 expo. What we didn't think of is a smartwatch and according to the company, it will be unveiled at MWC.
Just recently, we had a chance to take a look at MediaTek's leaked roadmap for 2015, where we could see a dozen 20 nm SoCs. Today, the company announced rumoured MT6753 SoC, the successor to the 64-bit octa-core MT6752, and should arrive by the end of the second quarter
Jolla has returned to Indiegogo to actively raise more money for its tablet. A campaign goal of $380,000 was reached by Jolla last year and the company ended up with $1.8 million by December 2014. The company has returned to get more money on Indiegogo
The future for the iPad remains bright, according to CEO Tim Cook. "Over the long arc of time", the iPad will remain a popular device that is important to Apple. Though, Apple does not think it is likely a big change in iPad sales will come in the next few quarters,
Saygus will make its V2 smartphone available to early customers for just $550 instead of $599. The phone will be available for pre-registration until February 2 at 11:59 PM MST. As long as a customer registers for the phone before that time, they will get the phone for
The Snapdragon 810 saga continues today as LG's spokesperson said that the company has no plans to sue Qualcomm for providing Samsung a special Snapdragon 810 SoC. Hopefully, this will stop an endless controversy in the smartphone world over the past few months.
Gigabyte, a company that is mostly known by its motherboard and graphics card, has revealed three new smartphones. The smartphones cover the high-end, mid-range and entry-level market segments and they are called the GSmart Guru GX, GSmart Mika MX and GSmart Roma RX.
Sony is preparing two new smartphones along with the long rumoured Xperia Z4. All three have been certified in Indonesia, suggesting that a launch could happen very soon. The exact date is unknown, but Sony could launch the handsets at the upcoming MWC 2015.
LG recently said that they will experiment with the design of their new flagship smartphone. According to new rumours, the company's focuses are the G4's design and camera performances, which are one of the key selling points along with battery life.
Valve launched Steam Workshop in 2011 and since then, the company has paid out $57 million to those who make content for games. 3D modeled items are created and sold through Steam by users with the Steam Workshop program. Those items are for games like
Nintendo declared in 2013 that all ad revenue earned from YouTube videos would belong to Nintendo, not the people who made the video. That stance has begun to change and Nintendo has launched a beta program that'll share ad revenue with YouTubers. With the
Capcom announced a new Dragon's Dogma title today. Dragon's Dogma Online is an online-based RPG that will be free-to-play. This is the second Dragon's Dogma title. The original was released in 2012 for the PS3 and Xbox 360. The new Dragon's Dogma Online title.
A new trailer for the upcoming game set in the Dragon Ball universe was released today. Publisher Bandai NAMCO's Dragon Ball: Universe will be released on February 24th. Until then, you can enjoy this new game trailer, which features Super Saiyan 3 Goku.
Dragon Age: Inquisition has done well on the market and was received very well by critics and consumers alike. The game's launch was big enough for it to become the largest BioWare has ever had. EA, in its latest financial report, said the launch was the biggest