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.

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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.

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.

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.

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…

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…

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?