Mobile

Wikipedia aims to deliver articles via text message soon

Some interesting news and reports have surfaced this week regarding the hugely popular Wikipedia megasite. With all the information you'd ever need in over 25 million articles the company is looking for ways to deliver their content to more people. Mainly users in developing markets that might not have high-speed internet, WiFi, and 4G LTE to quickly access the content. Their plan is to deliver it through text messages later this year.

Google Maps street view takes us inside NFL stadiums

The NFL and Fantasy Football season might be over now, and my Packers didn't win the Super Bowl, but that won't stop us and Google from enjoying the NFL in some way or another. While the Ravens are champions and Ray Lewis is going out on his own terms, Google's giving all of us fans an inside and up close look inside of some of the best NFL stadiums. Starting with a street view mode of Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the Indianapolis Colts.

Nike confirms no Android app is coming for the FuelBand

For all those that love the outdoors or like to keep track of their activities and daily exercise, the Nike FuelBand has been a popular accessory and product thanks to the mobile features included. The FuelBand for those who don't know nicely syncs to your iOS device of choice to easily track and monitor everything you can imagine. We've all been under the impression an Android version was coming, but sadly that isn't the case.

HD Widgets Colourform theme hands-on

This week HD Widgets gets rather colorful in a new set of widgets that take what the app already does extremely well and cuts it all down to a rather Pop Art friendly phase. This release comes as a separate download from the main HD Widgets (now at version 3.8, mind you), and brings you a variety of new backs, fronts, colors, and everything in-between for your fully customizable widget family. HD Widgets just went full tilt simplistic for those that are weary of the skeuomorphism designs of the past - get flat!

Facebook introduces ‘gift cards’ for sending a gift offline too

Today we've learned that the folks from Facebook and good old Zuck have begin rolling out a brand new service. What service is that you ask? The official Facebook Gift Card. Yup, you'll now be able to enjoy those birthday or rare occasions even with your online friends by sending them a gift card of your choice. The concept and system in which these work is actually quite interesting so read on below.

NVIDIA Project SHIELD hands-on with gaming

NVIDIA had a few big announcements here at CES 2013. Those included the Tegra 4 processor, which was demonstrated with a round of Dead Trigger 2 as well as the GRID and SHIELD. And while these will all very in importance, we think the SHIELD is a pretty interesting device. At the basic level, the NVIDIA SHIELD is an Android game console, but there is a bit more to it. We've mentioned it plenty already but here's an additional look.

Google testing ‘quick view’ for mobile search results – on iOS at least

The popular desktop "quick view" feature for Google search results appears to be headed to mobile in the near future. Google seems to be testing out this new quick view feature, at least on iOS, where users can instantly get a quick view of the webpage without loading the full site -- and data. It's called quick view and as you can see there's a big nice button on some mobile browsers.

Twist for Android uses GPS to tell your friends you’ll be late

There's a brand new app that was just released today for Android called Twist. We all have that friend or sibling that is just late for everything right? I'll be there in 10. Then they leave 8 minutes later are are 20 minutes late. Twist for Android looks to curb that by using GPS to give you a real-time alert on progress, as well as the estimated time of arrival. Read on for more details.

Google brings ‘confirm button’ to mobile ads

We've all done it before. Browsing through an app or playing a game on our favorite Android smartphone and tablet, and suddenly you accidentally click one of those ad banners and get redirected. It's irritating, and usually I just want to throw my phone. Since ads aren't going away anytime soon, and are highly effective on mobile, Google's introduced a new system to solve those accidental clicks.

Text-to-911 emergency services coming to US carriers in 2014

New details have confirmed that the big 4 US phone carriers have agreed to rollout a brand new service in a joint effort with the 911 Association (NENA) that will allow text-to-911 emergency services. Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and the Now Network have all agreed to offer this come 2014. With text messages being such a huge part of daily life we're surprised this didn't happen sooner.
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