Trevor Mogg

Trevor Mogg

Not so many moons ago, Trevor moved from one tea-loving island nation that drives on the left (Britain) to another (Japan). As far as electronics are concerned, he's in the right place, with the East Asian country continuing to produce a plethora of gadgets and gizmos for tech addicts around the world. When not writing for Digital Trends, Trevor can be found out and about taking far too many photos, or in front of his computer trying to sort them all out.
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Apple

Is the Apple Watch’s screen too small for photos? Instagram doesn’t think so

Instagram will dive into the wearables space this week with a version of its popular media-sharing app for the Apple Watch. The design team says it experimented with many versions, but opted for one that lets you "get in and get out" in…
Mobile

Amazon ditches TestDrive feature that let Appstore users try out software for free

Amazon has scrapped the feature that let users of its Android Appstore try software before they actually purchased it. The company said it'd ended the 'TestDrive' service because of "a significant decline" in the number of customers using…
Social Media

WhatsApp hits 800m active users, could top a billion by year’s end

Messaging app WhatsApp is now used by 800 million people globally, founder Jan Koum said Friday. At its current growth rate, the Facebook-owned cross-platform service looks set to top a billion users by year's end.
Wearables

This amazing gadget turns your thumbnail into a tiny trackpad to control your phone

The latest piece of tech wizardry from MIT comes in the form of a tiny trackpad that attaches to your thumbnail. The wireless wearable, which packs sensors, a battery, and three chips, has a ton of possible applications, its…
Apple

Apple launching in-store ‘Apple Watch Basics’ workshops to show new owners how to use it

Apple is launching special in-store workshops next week for owners of its debut smartwatch. The lessons are designed to explain to participants how to get the most out of the new device, which'll start snapping onto wrists next Friday.
Photography

Scientists create world’s first self-powered camera (though it needs some work)

Scientists at Columbia University have created a video camera capable of powering itself via the sensor, which incorporates technology capable of transferring the light that it receives into usable energy.
Wearables

Google promises ‘awesome VR for all’ with new Google Cardboard tools

Google is ramping up its Cardboard-based VR efforts, launching a new scheme that helps headset makers calibrate their face-based contraptions for Google Cardboard apps, and updating the VR section of the Play Store to help users find apps…
Social Media

Twitter redesigns its homepage in bid to snag new users

Twitter's introducing a new homepage for the desktop that it hopes will persuade more people to join the microblogging service. While the old page acted simply as a place to login, the new one features lots of real-time Twitter content for…
Wearables

Apple adds new Watch videos for Siri, Maps, and Music to its ‘Guided Tours’ site

Useful for both potential buyers and those who've already pre-ordered the device, Apple's 'guided tour' videos for its first ever smartwatch provide lots of ideas on how to get the most out of the device.
Social Media

Androiders, you can now livestream, too! Meerkat is available now

Meerkat's had a rough few weeks following the launch of Twitter-owned Periscope, but it's not out of the livestreaming game yet. The plucky startup on Wednesday launched a public beta of its app for Android, beating Periscope to the…
Mobile

BlackBerry returns to the touchscreen with the Leap, on sale this week in the UK

BlackBerry evidently still feels there's money to be made in the smartphone business, despite its now-tiny market share. Its latest offering, which hopes to tempt "young power professionals," features a 5-inch edge-to-edge display…
Mobile

Cheater! World-class chess player repeatedly ran to the toilet to cheat during game

Chess grandmaster Gaioz Nigalidze got himself into a rather sticky situation during an international tournament in Dubai recently, and it had nothing to do with the pieces on the board....