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BeyondPod version 4.0 update released in beta

The latest BeyondPod app update has been detailed. This release brings the app to version 4.0 and perhaps more important is how it also brings new features and an overall new look and feel. The BeyondPod 4.0 app is currently available to download and begin using, however it remains a beta release for now.

Chillingo goes retro with a Spy vs Spy remake

Chillingo has more than a few games available for download in the Play Store -- and it looks like they have recently released one more. This latest goes retro and will be familiar to those who may have been playing games on a Atari or Commodore computer. This game will also be familiar to those who were fans of MAD Magazine.

Nest invites developers to power up its products

Nest's thermostat and smoke detectors are pretty smart already, with the help of a smartphone of course, but as far as the so called "Internet of Things" go, they're pretty much like isolated islands. That situation will soon be changing now that Nest has launched its Developer Program to help extend its products beyond the confines of the living room, or ceiling.

HTC hits Samsung with a Galaxy S5 band-aid joke

Phone manufacturers often poke fun at the competition. We've seen plenty from all the big players, however it looks like HTC has become the latest to jump in with an attack. HTC has taken to Twitter in an effort to push the One (M8) above the Galaxy S5. But the catch is -- HTC didn't actually mention the Samsung device by name.

FireChat update adds off-grid chatting between Android and iOS

FireChat first arrived back in April. The app came courtesy of Open Garden and served as a method of chatting off-the-grid. FireChat uses Open Garden's mesh networking technology which means users can chat from device to device without any Internet connection. But while that all sounded good -- there was an initial limitation that may have kept some from joining the off-grid message party.