Vine user base reaches 40 million in 7 months, though ‘active’ count isn’t known

Vine now has 40 million registered users, the company said Tuesday, though it didn't release any information on the number of active users. The app, which is owned by Twitter, launched in January of this year.

Common Galaxy S4 Active problems, and a few easy fixes

We have uncovered a few potential Galaxy S4 Active problems, and we take a look at possible workarounds or solutions for them in this roundup. If you’ve had an issue with your Samsung smartphone, you might find a fix right here.

How to make ringtones for an Android phone

No one likes to pay for ringtones (or seemingly anything for that matter). So why not keep the money and check out our quick guide for creating free, custom ringtones using GarageBand, Fried Cookies' Ringtone Maker and RingDroid.
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App Review: ‘Nook Video’ is Barnes & Noble’s Hail Mary pass to Android and iPhone

Nook tablets don't appear to be in Barnes and Noble's future, but its keeping the brand alive by bringing the Nook Video app to iOS and Android. It'll allow users to rent and buy video and access their UltraVideo library.

BlackBerry’s new 9720 will run old OS, won’t change its financial situation (Updated)

BlackBerry has announced a new smartphone, the BlackBerry 9720, which runs its older BlackBerry OS 7.1 software. Its specification isn't exciting, but at least we can expect it to be cheap.

You people all realize the new iPhone won’t be real gold, right?

Did you hear? The next iPhone could be coming in a gold! Exciting, right? No, not really, but if you listen to the hype it's the most incredible, amazing, and innovative "feature" yet to come from Apple.
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Where we’re going, we don’t need words: Social apps are killing text

Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook - social apps are how was talk now, and we're increasingly cutting the words out of them. As images overtake text, what will the future of digital communication - literally - look like?

Instagram orders third-party apps to stop using ‘insta’ and ‘gram’ in their name

Instagram is taking steps to further protect its brand, telling developers of third-party apps connected to the media-sharing service that they can no longer use the words "insta" and "gram" in their branding. That's right – it used to be…

Nokia gets in the phablet game with the 6-inch, Full HD ‘Bandit’

Nokia has been associated with the development of a big-screen Windows Phone device for a while, and now it has been leaked as the Nokia Bandit, a 1080p, quad-core device expected before the end of the year.
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YouTube update for Android includes picture-in-picture feature, new-look UI, and more

YouTube developers have evidently been hard at work on the Android version of the app, with the team rolling out a big update on Tuesday. The revamp brings a slew of new features, including picture-in-picture funtionality enabling easy…

Rumor: 4.5-inch HTC Zara coming later this year with Android 4.3 and Sense 5.5

A new mid-range smartphone from HTC could be out before the end of the year, if a new leak proves to be correct. Named the HTC Zara, it could fit somewhere in-between the One Mini and the Desire 500, and may run Android 4.3.

HTC One Mini will go on sale August 23, proving size isn’t everything at AT&T

AT&T has confirmed it will sell the HTC One Mini for $100 with a two-year contract from August 23. The smaller version of the HTC One may not have quite as much power, but it does share the same sleek, stylish look.