As part of Google’s financial call for the Q4 of 2014, they also revealed some interesting tidbits about the Chromecast, their streaming stick, which has been out since July 2013. According to Google CBO Omid Kordestani, they just surpassed the milestone of users pressing the Cast button one billion times. Chromecast usage has also increased by 60% since the device launched, no doubt due to the number of apps now supporting the service. Also, according to numbers shared to Google by the analyst group NPD, the Chromecast is was...

Being a public company, Google is required to disclose their earnings to investors. Last quarter was Q4 of 2014 (October-December) and Google says that they made $18.1 billion in Q4 and $66 billion as a whole for the entirety of 2014. Here is a breakdown of their finances for Q4: 2014 revenues of $66 billion, up 19 percent year-over-year Q4 revenues of $18.1 billion, up 15 percent year-over-year Q4 net income of $4.76 billion, up from $3.18 billion in 2013 Earnings Per Share (EPS) of $6.91, up from $4.95 in 2013 Capital expenditures...

Welcome to the 23rd part in our series of troubleshooting guides dedicated to the HTC One M8. This is one of the best Android smartphone models released by HTC to date and with the Lollipop update the device gets a refresh. Generally speaking, this model doesn’t really have that much issues. Those issues that do occur can often be resolved by a quick reboot or by following a series of troubleshooting steps. In this latest installment of the series we will tackle some of the latest issues our readers are experiencing. If you own an HTC...

With HTC having rolled out Android Lollipop to the HTC One M8 across Europe and for Unlocked and Developer Edition models, North American carrier-bound devices have not gotten Lollipop yet. But now HTC One M8 users in Canada can get Lollipop as an over-the-air update, starting now for Bell, SaskTel, and WIND Mobile. Starting February 2nd, next Monday, customers on Rogers and Telus will also be able to get Lollipop. There’s no word on when the update will also come to the US carrier-branded models, but with HTC getting close...

The Google Play Store is undoubtedly one of the most popular mobile app hubs in the world as evidenced by the number of Android users out there. Thanks to the vast user base enjoyed by the Play Store, new findings have revealed that the Android app hub dominated Apple’s iOS App Store as far as gross downloads were concerned. However, Apple was still on top in terms of overall revenue made by the App Store which is more than 60% compared to what the Play Store generated. This tells the true story of Android where marketshare means...

Chinese manufacturer Huawei plans to keep itself very busy at the MWC this March. With the arrival of several devices like the Mate 7 Compact, Mate 8 and the P8 expected during the event, a new revelation claims that the company is also looking to unveil a new wearable and a bunch of tablets in Barcelona. The smartwatch will reportedly be based on Android Wear, which is good news for fans of Google’s wearable platform. There will also be a top end smart band from the company apparently. Reports further mention that the company...

Although the smartphone industry is buzzing with reports of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the HTC One M9, we tend to forget that even LG has a new flagship in store – the LG G4. The company has now announced that this smartphone will officially hit the markets in Q2 2015. This effectively rules out a MWC time announcement of the smartphone, which is a little disappointing for us fans. It is possible that LG is targeting a May release for the device, much like the LG G3 which was announced around the same time last year. A rumor from...

LG marked the arrival of 2014 with smartphones like the G Pro 2 and followed it up with the launch of the LG G3. The Korean manufacturer also announced a slew of midrange devices which have collectively contributed to its success. The company has now announced that it shipped a total of 59.1 million smartphones in 2014, which is a new record in its history. Although the number is nowhere close to Samsung’s sales figures, it has been a very lucrative year for LG. The shipments are a 24% increase for the company compared to last year,...