Making Maps better: Apple buys public-transit app Embark

Apple has made another acquisition in its quest to make Maps better. The Cupertino company has just snapped up Embark, an app providing public transit information, travel advisories, and step-by-step directions for several US cities.

Pandora scraps 40-hour mobile limit ahead of iTunes Radio launch

Pandora said Thursday that "thanks to the rapid progress of its mobile advertising", it can scrap the 40-hour listening limit it imposed six months ago on mobile users of its streaming radio service.

Vivo X3 crushes world’s thinnest smartphone title, measures just 5.75mm thick

The Huawei Ascend P6 is no longer the world's thinnest smartphone, as the title has been snatched away by the Vivo X3, an Android phone about to be released in China which measures just 5.75mm thick.
Home Theater

NPD: Consumers planning to buy HDTVs, tablets in the near future

Another good sign for economic recovery, family budgets for consumers electronics purchases has grown year over year. These future purchases are specifically focusing on devices that provide video playback.
Social Media

Tweeting for rides? Here’s how to digitally find a driver without getting kidnapped

Recent reports say that young adults are way too comfortable bumming a ride from strangers on the Internet. They need to know that ridesharing apps exist.

Common BlackBerry Q10 problems and how to fix them

Run into some BlackBerry Q10 problems? Looking for a workaround or solution to your issue? We take a look under the hood to help you fix up your BB Q10. Bugs and their workarounds are included here.

Oppo’s new phone with ‘rear touch panel’ coming in September

Little-smartphone manufacturer Oppo has confirmed it will announced the N1 smartphone in September, and has teased it will have a rear-mounted touch panel, and a new kind of user experience.

Apple services offline: iCloud, iMessage, iTunes down for some users

Several of Apple's most popular online services - iCloud, iMessage, and iTunes Music - have been inoperable for some users starting around midnight on August 22. Our report on what's down.

Ubuntu’s failed $32 million Edge campaign reveals a thirst for mobile innovation

The Ubuntu Edge is the most successful crowdfunded campaign ever on the Web, surpassing the donations made to the Pebble phone, but even at $12.8 million raised, it still failed to make its massive goals. Here's why we think it's still a…

Verizon launches the $20, 4G LTE LG Enact, complete with slide-out QWERTY keyboard

Verizon has announced the availability of the LG Enact, a budget Android smartphone which connects to its 4G LTE network and boasts that rarest of features, a slide-out QWERTY keyboard.
Android Army

Omate’s standalone TrueSmart watch hits Kickstarter target on day of launch

If the speed at which Omate hit its $100,000 Kickstarter target is anything to go by, its Android-powered TrueSmart watch looks set for a rosy future. Billed as a standalone device, the TrueSmart could launch as early as this October.

Nokia event with multiple product launches rumored for September 26 in New York

Nokia may still have some surprises left for us this year, despite a string of high profile hardware launches already, as a special event is being rumored for September 26 in New York.