Google’s new Remote Desktop and Camera apps made their debut on the Play Store yesterday, and accompanying those new releases was an update to the YouTube app for Android with a useful new feature. Users can now cast live videos to a Chromecast, a feature that was introduced on the desktop recently and has now made it on to the mobile version of the app. ...

The AT&T model of the LG G Flex will start getting the Android 4.4 KitKat update today. The update will be 686MB in size and is likely to have reached most devices already. As with any KitKat update, this is quite significant for the smartphone and will introduce quite a few changes. Here’s the complete changelog: Android 4.4 OS upgrade New full-screen mode Restyled status and navigation bars Battery performance improvements Enhanced processing speed LG has improved some key elements of the UI while blending it with the Android...

Samsung seems to be updating multiple devices to KitKat this week. The AT&T variant of the Galaxy S4 Active started receiving the coveted update yesterday, and now, the update is rolling out to the international Wi-Fi variant of the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition (SM-P600), the forbearer of Samsung’s recent lineup of professional high-end tablets. The update is currently rolling out in Columbia, and will likely show up in other regions before the weekend.   ...

When the Sony Xperia SP was released in April 2014 it first ran on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. This model is just recently got the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update with the KitKat update also planned to arrive sometime soon. Several improvements have been introduced in the 4.3 update which include Memory management problem resolved LED works perfect on Walkman even at 100% Smooth UI and good touch response Nice gaming Volume bar issue fixed Better and more stable Wi-Fi Overheating fixed Battery usage is like 4.1.2 (good) Good AnTuTu benchmark...

A new program called the “Smartphone Anti-Theft Voluntary Commitment” is gaining ground as Apple, Google, Samsung and Microsoft, as well as the five major US carriers have pledged their support to it. What this program does is it basically allows a “kill switch” feature to be included in a smartphone allowing the owner to activate it if the device gets stolen or lost. This protects the sensitive data that may be stored in the device and makes it useless to sell in the black market. As early as July 2015 all smartphone models sold...

It is common knowledge by now that LG is working on its own mobile chipset for its future smartphones. But we haven’t had official confirmation from the company apart from the myriad of leaks that we have seen over the course of the weeks. Today, the company has finally put an end to all the rumors by confirming that it is indeed working on its own octa-core chipset similar to the one used by Samsung. Based on ARM’s big.LITTLE architecture, this chipset will feature four high power 2.2 GHz Cortex-A15 cores and four power...

Google is currently developing a smartphone that could create a 3D map of its surrounding called Project Tango. The device is still in its prototype stage however once completed it will allow apps to interact with real world objects. Some examples of its use include playing games that involves real objects or even helping you decide the best landscaping options for your front lawn. Although Project Tango has not been released yet the team over at iFixit were able to get an early unit of the device which they immediately tore down to see...

A report yesterday said that Google could bring its Fiber service to New York City. But a spokesperson for the company has now denied these reports stating that Google Fiber will be focused solely towards existing markets and the 34 new regions that will soon get the service. A job listing for a managerial post in New York City gave rise to speculation that Google might be looking to bring this service to the Big Apple, but that’s clearly not the case according to this latest revelation. Speaking to Ars Technica, the Google...