Amazon and Apple call a truce in app store battle

Amazon and Apple have brought an end to two years of legal wrangling over the term ‘app store’. The internecine lawsuit has been abandoned by both parties after talks. Apple had been suing Amazon after the online retailer launched its own, Android-based ‘appstore’ in 2011. Steve Jobs argued at the time that the move was a deliberate attempt to trade…

WakeUp Alarm for Windows Phone 8, an interesting usage of NFC/QR tech to get you out of the bed

At first glance WakeUp Alarm for Windows Phone 8 looks like your average alarm app. You can create up to five active alarms that can repeat daily or once a week. What sets WakeUp Alarm apart from other alarm apps is the use of NFC and QR codes to disable the alarm. You can create a situation where you physically…

Galaxy S 4 Active vs. Galaxy S 4 first impressions [VIDEO]

Samsung Galaxy S 4 Active (AT&T) The Samsung Galaxy S 4 is obviously a great phone. We said as much in our Galaxy S 4 review and more than 10 million units sold makes that abundantly clear. But could the phone be better? What if there was a way to keep the same 5-inch 1080p HD display and expansive software…

LG Optimus G2 coming on August 7, teaser reveals

We were checking our email inbox today and, oh joy, we’ve received an invite from LG for an August 7 event in New York. The invite tagline is Great 2 Have You, which clearly point to the star of the show – Great 2 Have You! There seems to be little doubt that the smartphone to be unveiled is the…

Budget iPhone: Apple’s reassertion continues

The budget iPhone remains a much gossiped-about device, a hoped-for reality rather than a bit of kit that anyone outside the hallowed halls of Cupertino has managed to lay their hands on. But we’re undoubtedly edging ever closer to its official launch. Sites across the web have been making impressive renders of the plastic handset, while one, TechDy, even claims…

Location Reminder for Windows Phone 8, position based reminders

Location Reminder is a Windows Phone 8 app that is a convenient way to tag locations and set location based reminders about them. For example, you order a birthday cake at the local bakery you drive by daily. With Location Reminder you can save the location of the bakery and set a reminder to pick the cake up. As you…

Pebble smartwatch launches at Best Buy, online store already sold out

Best Buy started selling the Pebble smartwatch at its brick-and-mortar stores and online this week as the company behind the device makes moves to take it mainstream. Reports late last week suggested Best Buy was about to become the first retail chain to stock the app-enabled, programmable gadget, and on Sunday the Pebble team confirmed the move in a statement. Pebble…

Poppy adds another dimension to your iPhone’s camera

Forget about the Apple versus Android war for a second and just look at the iPhone has an innovative piece of technology. At the core, we can all agree that its capabilities to make calls, play music, connect to the Internet, enable thousands of apps for different purposes, and take 3D photographs are pretty great. What’s that? You didn’t know…

Galaxy S4 Mini vs. Galaxy S 4 hands-on first impressions [Video]

Samsung is really diluting its Galaxy S 4 brand. There’s the standard S4, the S4 Zoom, and the S 4 Mini, and on first gaze, the only similarities between the phones appear to be their software. So why attach the S 4 name to so many phones? Well, because that makes people pay attention obviously. The Galaxy S 4 Mini…

Google Nexus 5 rumours corroborated as retailers drop Nexus 4

Some of the UK’s largest retailers have withdrawn the existing version of the Google Nexus 4 from sale, adding heft to speculation that a new addition to the Nexus smartphone range will debut this week at Google’s I/O event. Fansite Android Headlines noticed that Carphone Warehouse and Phones 4U have pulled the Nexus 4 from their websites, ahead of the…

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