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Pandora App Comes to Windows Phone 8

Pandora App Comes to Windows Phone 8

At October's Windows Phone 8 launch event, Microsoft's Joe Belfiore stood on stage and eagerly announced a laundry list of popular apps that were confirmed to be coming to the platform in the coming months. To the delight of many, Pandora was on the list -- and to top it all off, the music streaming service would come ...

BlackBerry 10 Hits 100,000 Apps, Up 30,000 in 7 Weeks

BlackBerry 10 Hits 100,000 Apps, Up 30,000 in 7 Weeks

While it's still got some distance to make up, BlackBerry has swiftly reached a milestone of sorts -- its first 100,000 apps. According to the announcement, BB10 has notched up over 30,000 new games and apps over the last seven weeks, all before it's even entered the USA. Notable new additions include the Kindle reader, ...

Microsoft Changes Course, Now Offers Developers $100 Per Windows 8 App

Microsoft Changes Course, Now Offers Developers $100 Per Windows 8 App

Up until last year, it seemed to be an unwritten (or maybe written) policy that the Windows client team wouldn't pay developers to write apps for Windows 8. But that edict seems to have been rescinded. Microsoft is now offering developers $100 for each Windows 8 and/or Windows Phone 8 app they write, up to a total of 10 ...

Walmart Triples iPhone Scan-and-Checkout Feature, Android Soon

Walmart Triples iPhone Scan-and-Checkout Feature, Android Soon

Wal-Mart Stores Inc said it is tripling the number of U.S. stores in a pilot program that lets shoppers scan items with their iPhones and pay at self-checkout counters. Walmart's "Scan & Go" program will soon be in more than 200 stores, up from about 70. The pilot began near its home office in Bentonville, Arkansas in ...

Here’s Why the Galaxy S IV’s Features are Twists on Android

Here’s Why the Galaxy S IV’s Features are Twists on Android

There was one big thing missing from Samsung’s weird-yet-campy Samsung Galaxy S 4 unveiling last week: Google, the creator of the operating system the S 4 is running. While the Galaxy S 4 has Google's latest build of Android, Google has gone largely unmentioned. At the Samsung launch event, Android was hardly even a ...

Google and Motorola’s ‘X Phone’ Teased as Customizable

Google and Motorola’s ‘X Phone’ Teased as Customizable

We’ve seen some rumors flying around that Google’s upcoming “X Phone” will have customizable hardware options that will essentially let users pick some of the key features they want in a mobile device. While such rumblings are still firmly in the “rumor” category, former Apple evangelist and current advisor at ...

Report: Galaxy Note III and Galaxy Tab 3 to Debut in September

Report: Galaxy Note III and Galaxy Tab 3 to Debut in September

The next major addition to Samsung’s Galaxy Note lineup — the Galaxy Note III “phablet” — may be set to debut at the IFA 2013 conference, which kicks off on September 2nd this year. The report comes from SamMobile, which has a good track record when reporting details about unannounced Samsung devices. The blog ...

LTE Traffic Expected to Grow Over 200% in 2013

LTE Traffic Expected to Grow Over 200% in 2013

The United States has outstanding LTE coverage compared to other markets, however worldwide carriers are beginning to upgrade their networks to deliver the high-speed wireless technology to their customers. According to a new report from ABI Research, the total mobile data traffic for 2012 amounted to 13,412 petabytes, an ...

Windows Phone 8 Support Ending in 18 Months: The Silver Lining

Windows Phone 8 Support Ending in 18 Months: The Silver Lining

There was a spate of Windows Phone scaremongering over the weekend, after speculation that the platform would be discontinued in mid-2014. This came about after it was noticed that Microsoft had published Windows Phone's support lifecycle, just as the company does with almost all its other software. Per Microsoft: Windows ...

HTC One Delayed Because Suppliers Say It’s No Longer ‘Tier One’

HTC One Delayed Because Suppliers Say It’s No Longer ‘Tier One’

The HTC One, the beautiful beast of an Android, is delayed because suppliers no longer consider HTC a "tier one company". Which basically means that component companies only care about working with Apple and Samsung. Which basically means that we're going to have to wait a little longer to get our hands on the best Android ...