Google updates News and Weather app to look like Google Now

In keeping up with the transformation of its basic apps into their “Material” design language, Google has now updated the look of its News and Weather app. The panel and card-type design now makes the app, which is built-in for some devices, look like Google Now. It also seems to be more competitive now with other news apps like Flipboard, News360 and even Google’s own Google Play Newsstand.

Verizon’s Advanced Calling 1.0: HD voice and video calling

The much-awaited Voice over LTE (VoLTE) technology that is set to revolutionise how we make and receive calls is coming soon for Verizon subscribers. They’ve announced the rollout of their HD voice and video calling capability - called Advanced Calling 1.0 - in the next few weeks, a little behind competitors AT&T and T-Mobile but ahead of other US carriers.

Archos Platinum smartphones and Oxygen tablet revealed

IFA 2014 is almost upon us and Archos wants everyone to know that it will also be there. To stay ahead of the spotlight-grabbing flood of announcements that will take place next week, it is unveiling ahead of time its new batch of budget-friendly Android devices, including two new smartphones from its Platinum line and a shiny 10.1-inch Oxygen tablet.

T-Mobile expands Simple Choice family plans tablet options

T-Mobile is really upping the ante in the price and gadget wars with its competitors. A day after announcing that Simple Choice subscribers can upgrade their 500MB LTE data to 2GB, they’ve now expanded the Family Plan options by letting subscribers add a tablet to their plans. This means that one plan can now have up to ten lines, instead of the previously allotted five, as more families and businesses have need of more lines and gadgets as well.

New leaked pictures of Xperia Z3 show clearer view

We’re just a few days away from the official announcement of Sony’s newest smartphone, the Xperia Z3. But people still can’t get enough of any new leaks about the upcoming flagship of the Japanese OEM. New leaked photos show a better view of the handset, including a closer look at its battery.

HTC Desire 510 wants 4G LTE to be more accessible

LTE prices are starting to go down but the costs of smartphones that can support it aren't. Aspiring to bring an LTE-capable smartphone to the masses, HTC is unleashing the Desire 510, a mid-range smartphone touted to be an always connected multimedia device in your pocket and bears some of the highlights of HTC's more expensive selection.

BitTorrent Sync 1.4: an easier way to share huge files

Everyone is all about the cloud these days, from temporary storage, to backup solutions, to ad-hoc sharing of files with others. But what if you needed to share a file that was so huge that not only does it hit the limit of any cloud storage but also makes it time-consuming to first upload the file to the cloud before sharing it with others? That is where BitTorrent Sync comes in.

Joby GripTight Stands for phablets now available

Joby has been making cool stands for smartphones for a long time, but if you were using larger devices, those stands didn’t always fit. Joby has announced that it has launched new larger size GripTight Mounts that are designed to work with big smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy Note series.
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