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  While other smart watches have come to market since its campaign, the Pebble is arguably the first to get mass adoption. And it’s the only watch that works cross-platform. And while Pebble doesn’t have any new hardware yet (that we know of), they are updating the software with a lot of improvements with version 2.5 today. The first improvement is that emojis can now be viewed on the Pebble’s screen, fixing the issue of the square boxes being there instead. There is also a new Compass app that can be downloaded...

Some good news for some of you. Starting today, Google now has turn-by-turn navigation in 20 new countries. This includes all major types of navigation including driving, walking, and biking. Here are the new locations: Angola Bahamas Bolivia Botswana Fiji Guyana Honduras Jamaica Madagascar Malawi Mali Malta Mauritius Mozambique Namibia Nepal Sri Lanka Tanzania Tobago Trinidad So if you live in any of these countries or are just visiting, you can now get navigation instructions for free. If you are traveling to these areas though, make...

It takes a good bit of courage, as well as a slight dose of desperation, to knowingly turn a blind eye to the specific guidelines set by your idol, mentor and forerunner, to whom you basically owe everything. “No one is going to buy a phone you can’t get your hand around” said Steve Jobs in 2010. “Bigger than bigger” said Tim Cook upon unveiling the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus, at last acknowledging the superiority of the phablet. Sorry, the “iPhablet”. Bold move, when Cupertino knew full well it was exposing...

Since HTC moved their Gallery app to Google Play, updates have been coming in a lot more frequently. And today, HTC has updated their app with new Duo Camera effects for both the M8 and the Butterfly (J) 2 smartphones. The change log is small, but there’s actually a lot of new effects. These are the official release notes for the update: 1. New feature for HTC One (M8), HTC J Butterfly 2 and HTC Butterfly 2 - New Duo Effects for Seasons and Foregrounder - New typography in Seasons edit mode 2. Improvements However, there are six...

While the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus may be the first devices on Verizon with support for making voice calls over LTE and HD Voice, Android devices are not being left out. Verizon is now pushing out an update to users of the Samsung Galaxy S5 and LG G2 to make them VoLTE compatible. Verizon is calling their variant of VoLTE “Advanced Calling 1.0.” Despite the name, it’s still voice over LTE. And while your voice calls are going over the data network, Verizon will be billing you for voice minutes and not data usage. If you...

With the Moto X now officially available for pre-order, it’s natural Motorola would create new ads for the device. The three different commercials show off the listening capabilities of the phone as well as the new 13 MP rear camera. In the ads, Motorola shows that with Moto Assist, you can get the Moto X to read messages aloud and reply to them with your voice while in the car. Motorola is also showing off the flick gesture with the camera to quickly activate it from anywhere. If you want to pre-order your own Moto X, you can...

  If you use Microsoft’s OneNote app for notes and have an Android Wear device, there’s good news for you today. Microsoft has released a version of OneNote for Android Wear devices. All you need to do to get it working is say, “Take A Note” to your watch and dictate to OneNote what you want to store. Everything will be saved into your Quick Notes section. As with other apps, OneNote also needs to be installed on your Android device running 4.3 or newer. Will you be using this, or use a different app? Source:...

  Motorola themselves won’t be selling the new Moto X until later today at 11 AM EST, but AT&T has decided to do an overnight release instead. Curiously, they are referring the phone as the Moto X2, instead of just Moto X. They aren’t saying why, but it’s probably easier for them to tell customers which is the new model and which is the older one. AT&T is offering the Black Resin, Bamboo and Black Leather variants of the new Moto X at either $99 for a 2-year contract or $526 off-contract. All pre-orders...