Mobile

Google Search turns 15, celebrates by adding cross-platform sync and more

In case you don't follow the official @Google Twitter account, or their comments over on Google+, the company is proud to be celebrating the 15th birthday of Google Search. The company has come a long way from operating in a small room, to being the giant powerhouse it is today. Along with some bragging rights we're also getting some new features which we'll talk about after the break.

Intel Bay Trail quad-core processors set to bring power to Android tablets

Intel has struggled with the mobile markets, but their new chip today aims to fix that. Earlier this year Intel released their new Haswell 4th gen processors which finally brought serious power and battery life to laptops and ultrabooks. Today they company announced their new hybrid chip for laptops and tablets both called Bay Trail, which they hope can deliver the same boost to mobile devices.

Europe looks to ban mobile roaming charges with new legislation

Some recently leaked details on new legislation in Europe looks to ban those pesky and sometimes outrageous roaming charges accrued on mobile devices. If the details from The Guardian are accurate, The European Commission will be shutting down the possibility for networks to charge roaming fees. This would be a huge move, and hopefully makes its way to other regions.

Feds call out Android as a “primary target for malware attacks”

The world's largest and most used mobile operating system is Android, as we all know, and some new documents that were recently revealed shows the US Government and feds calling out Android. Claiming it is a primary target for attacks, and they even back it up with numbers. A document was recently uncovered by Public Intelligence that is unclassified, but for "official use only" and it has all the details.

NVIDIA shows us the future with their mobile Kepler GPU technology

While we are still waiting for NVIDIA's impressive looking Tegra 4 processor to officially hit the streets and in smartphones, the company is wasting no time teasing what we can expect to see in the future. Not only are we getting a glimpse of the next-gen graphics we'll likely receive with Tegra 5, but this shows us NVIDIA's mobile Kepler GPU which we can expect to see in tons of devices next year.

Locket app puts ads on your Android lockscreen

We've seen ads in apps and games, our notification bar, and a few other areas but can you imagine them being on your lockscreen? Every time you wake up your phone and slide to unlock be greeted with an advertisement. I know, it sounds outright awful. But what if every time you swiped to unlock your phone you made some cash? Getting paid to use your device. That's exactly what Locket is offering.

Facebook hashtags rolling out to mobile, no word on Android app

A few weeks ago the folks from Facebook made a big move to finally add the popular hashtag option to their social network. Made popular (and extremely useful) by Twitter, we now finally have clickable #hashtags on Facebook. While the inclusion was nice, we still weren't able to enjoy the feature on mobile. With millions of users enjoying Facebook on mobile daily, this only made sense, and as of Thursday the feature is rolling out to all devices.

AT&T Innovation Facility to focus on digital life and the “connected car”

AT&T is a leader in innovation, and today they've announced they'll be opening two brand new world-class facilities. Their award-winning foundry for innovation will be expanding in both Atlanta, as well as Dallas, Texas. The most important for us, is their new Atlanta facility that will be focusing on developing the company's latest technologies and applications.
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