BlackBerry 10 gains another 20,000 app submissions in under two days

With BlackBerry 10′s launch at the end of January, RIM has garnered an additional 19,071 apps for the BlackBerry World in 36 hours, thanks to the last Port-a-Thon event held over the weekend.  RIM’s third Port-a-Thon event, which allows developers to earn money and a chance at prizes for submitting apps, was deemed a success. The first Port-a-Thon in mid-December yielded 4,000…

Lumia 920 reportedly survives getting crushed by a 24 ton Caterpillar

Here’s an interesting story worthy of the Weekly World News (an old tabloid reference, for you kids). Evidently a Nokia Lumia 920 was accidentally run over by a 24 ton Caterpillar “earth moving machine”, which is basically a ginormous dump truck. What’s interesting is that despite having its display crushed into what looks like a bazillion pieces (see above), the phone…

Rumour: Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini to feature Exynos 5210 processor?

It looks like Samsung is developing a new SoC known as the Exynos 5210, which is part of their Exynos 5 Series. Details are unknown but it’s thought to feature ARM’s big.LITTLE technology in a Quad-Core structure, equipped with Dual Cortex-A15 Cores and Dual Cortex-A7 cores. The Exynos 5210 could also be just a Dual-Core Cortex-A15 SoC. There is also…

When it comes to apps, Facebook giveth and Facebook taketh away

Within a handful of months, Facebook has earned itself a reputation as a less-than-safe harbor for third party developers. It used to be an ideal launching pad for your new app: Create something that’s easily shareable and naturally social and let it flourish in the house that Facebook built. And this meant that everyone using the new app also had…

Risk, a little global domination for your Nokia Windows Phone

We’re hard at work on our Skulls of the Shogun review, but it’s a long game and also features an extensive multiplayer component. As such, we’ll hold our judgment of that title until next week. In the meantime, let’s look at one of those Nokia exclusive Xbox games that half of us love to love and the other half loves…

LG Optimus G Pro Review

LG still has something to prove. Korean rival Samsung has surpassed it, but LG isn’t taking the loss lightly. With the Optimus G, it targeted the Galaxy S3 and with the Optimus G Pro, it’s taking on Samsung’s other darling: the giant Galaxy Note 2. The Optimus G Pro has the same size display as the Samsung’s phablet, but is…

Best Samsung Galaxy S3 cases

If you’ve taken the plunge and splashed out on a new Galaxy S3 phone then you’re going to want to invest in a decent case. Galaxy S3 cases come in all shapes and sizes. You can get top notch protection to guard against knocks and drops or you can go for a stylish eye-catching design. You can find options to…

Sonos Controller app updated with new features for iPhone 5, Android

Sonos has updated its Controller app for the different iOS and Android devices capable of running it. The iPhone 5 version now uses the entire screen. There’s an improved search bar on the Android edition of the application, which helps you find music more easily. And there’s now a Sonos widget for Android devices that gives controls for play, pause…

Samsung Galaxy S4: Everything you need to know

Samsung went all out on it’s event to announce the Galaxy S4 handset, showing off all its new features in ways that only Samsung could. Meaning it was kind of quirky and weird yet business-like at the same time. Basically, it was your typical press conference in between tap dancers, actors, musicians, and movies. Even if you watched the live…

Google CFO: Motorola’s products aren’t ‘wow by Google standards’

According to Google’s Patrick Pichette, Motorola’s current product pipeline isn’t “wow by Google standards”. Pichette, who as CFO and senior vice-president is pretty high ranking at Google, gave the surprising remarks about the Google-owned company during the Morgan Stanley Technology Conference, first reported by The Verge.  As previously discussed on a company earnings call, Pichette said part of the reason the “wow”…

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