Andrew Kalinchuk

Andrew Kalinchuk

Former Digital Trends Contributor
Andrew covers news and opinions pertaining to smartphones, tablets, and all else mobile for Digital Trends. He recently switched from Apple to Microsoft and shares the experience through "Life and Tiles of a Windows 8 Convert." Andrew also interns at The Wirecutter and writes for Laptop Magazine and Techerator. Outside of writing, Andrew splits his time between cooking, gaming, and reading.

Hacking Google Glass, a way for developers to “play around and go crazy”

Today Google held a workshop to show would-be developers how to hack Glass and begin to develop applications for the wearable device. Google may not be encouraging the activity, but it seems to be very open-minded about the idea.

Mobile

Google Maps on iOS and Android redesigned with more intuitive turn-by-turn navigation

Google has already announced a pretty major overhaul of the desktop version of Maps, but it looks like the mobile versions will be getting some updates as well with a new layout and support for real-time updates and Google Offers.

Mobile

Android tablets should finally start getting better apps

It was promised and Google I/O delivered, Android Studio is the company's latest development environment for Android and it brings a lot of changes that should benefit both developers and users.

Android Army

BlackBerry outs BBM Channels, a social platform for brands and celebrities

BBM was once the pinnacle of messaging perfection, but with the rise of rival chat apps like WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger, BlackBerry needs to stay competitive. One of the ways it plans to do that is with BBM Channels, a new social platform aimed squarely…

Mobile

Angry Birds creator Rovio to start publishing third-party games

Proving once again that Rovio is determined to move far beyond the success of Angry Birds, the game development company has announced it will being publishing, distributing, and marketing third- party apps under the new Rovio Stars program.

Mobile

Google Glass: Everything you need to know

Google Glass is finally in beta testing. With Glass Explorers hitting the streets and news stories coming out like crazy, we thought it might be good to take a step back. What exactly is Google Glass, and how does it work?

Mobile

Facebook phone is a flop! AT&T may discontinue HTC First

The first sign was a price drop to $0.99 just one month after it was launched, but now it's becoming even more clear that the HTC First is a massive flop. After a horrible sales performance, the HTC First may be removed from AT&T stores.

Mobile

Backup your photos to Amazon! Cloud Drive Photos for iOS is here with automatic uploads

Building on its Cloud Drive business, Amazon released a new app that will make it easy for iPhone users to automatically sync their photos to the cloud, putting it into competition with the likes of Apple, Dropbox, and Facebook.

Mobile

Nokia Lumia 928 coming to Verizon with fancy PureView camera in tow

After a veritable barrage of teaser images and videos, focussing on the Nokia Lumia 928's camera technology, the latest Finnish flagship is officially coming to a Verizon Wireless near you. On paper, not much has changed, but the 928 looks a lot different - a…

Mobile

Facebook announces new features for ‘Home’ as first update rolls out

At 3pm PST, Facebook Home will receive its first update through Facebook for Android. The update will mostly fix up some bugs and performance issues, but new features are said to be on their way.

Mobile

Google Glass software update brings Google+ notifications

On Tuesday night, Google released the first software update for the lucky individuals chosen for the Explorer program, able to try out Google's wearable headset before the rest of the world. Even if they had to pay handsomely for it.

Mobile

Rumor: Sharp will start display production for ‘next’ iPhone in June

The specifics of the fabled iPhone 5S have yet to be determined, but a Japan-based report says the production of the display is set to start next month. Sharp is said to be taking the helm on this one and production is set to start in June.

Mobile

Rovio promises to sync ‘Angry Birds’ progress across platforms

The major drawback of gaming on mobile devices is that your saved progress is lost when you switch from tablet to smartphone. After a few years of industry domination, it seems Rovio has finally noticed the problem and reached a solution: Rovio Accounts.

Mobile

Sony Xperia Z available unlocked for $630 in the U.S.

Selling unlocked handsets seems to be a growing trend in smartphones and Sony's the latest company to join in with an unshackled Xperia Z available in the U.S. store. It's the HSPA+ version though, LTE is playing coy at the moment but that could change.

Mobile

Acer Aspire R7 vs. Lenovo Yoga 13: Spec showdown

Today Acer unleashed the Aspire R7 on an unsuspecting world. Following in the footsteps of Windows 8 manufacturers before it, the company has done its best to reinvent the laptop -- and it sort of succeeded.

Computing