Not too long ago, Amazon announced that the Amazon Appstore has surpassed 200,000 apps — 240,000 to be exact. This is a pretty decent number, and should come as a good news for the proud owners of Amazon devices.
Over the weekend, Amazon is offering 30 Android apps, worth $150, for free for its users from the Amazon Appstore. The list is not only limited to games, but it also contains several apps and utilities as well.
Apple has apparently hired a new fitness wearables expert to work with the team that is developing the Apple iWatch. Apple has hired Alex Hsieh, who previously worked at Atlas Wearables, and he is now listed as a firmware developer at Apple.
There are no details on exactly what Ales Hsieh is working on at Apple, but considering his past experience, we suspect he may have joined the Apple iWatch team.
Sony has announced that it has started rolling out the Android 4.4 Kit Kat update to a number of its devices, the update will start today in selected countries and will continue rolling out over the next few weeks.
The list of devices that are getting the Android 4.4 Kit Kat update include the Sony Xperia Z, the Xperia ZL, the Xperia ZR and the Xperia Tablet Z, they also announced some other updates to various Sony apps for each device.
Apple has released a new version of iTunes, the latest version is iTunes 11.2 and it comes with a number of new features, and improvements.
iTunes 11.2 features improved podcast browsing, there is also a new unplayed tab, which is designed to help you find new episoders, and more.
The past few weeks have been quite busy when it comes to the alleged iPhone 6. We’ve seen countless number of leaks with the purported iPhone 6 dummies, in several color options.
It’s the weekend, but that’s not a reason for the rumor mill to stop working. Now, some images of the alleged iPhone 6 cases surfaced, showing both the 5.5-inch and 4.7-inch versions. The cases are accompanied by the Samsung Galaxy S5 as well as the iPhone 5S, which should give users a pretty good idea about the screen size of the purported iPhone 6.
Good news for owners of Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablets and the Amazon Fire TV, as the Grand Theft Auto III series of games is now available for both devices.
There are three new Grand Theft Auto III games available for the Amazon Fire TV and the Kindle Fire tablets, and these include Grand Theft Auto III which is $4.99.
Earlier today we heard a rumor that Apple was in talks to buy Beats Audio in a deal worth $3.2 billion, and whilst there is no official word from Apple as yet on the acquisition, Dr Dre has confirmed the deal on Instagram.
The confirmation came from Rappera dn ActorÂ Tyrese Gibson’s Instagram account, who posted a photo of himself and Dr Dre, with confirmation of the deal, you can see a quote from Tyrese below.
Yesterday the ZTE Open C smartphone, which is a new Firefox OS device went on sale in the UK and Europe, the device is being sold exclusively through Ebay for the moment.
Now the ZTE Open C is available to buy through Ebay in the US, and the handset retails for $99.99, and it comes with Mozilla’s Firefox OS.
Back in April we heard that a number of companies had committed to bring anti theft features to their smartphones, and now a bill has been passed by the California Senate, that will see a smartphone kill switch added to devices by 2015.
Last month, Samsung, Apple, Google, HTC, Nokia and Microsoft all agreed to make smartphones harder to steal, and now this technology will become law in California by July of next year.
Last week we heard that Apple had purchased Beats Audio in a deal worth $3.2 billion, the deal has yet to be confirmed by Apple, although it was confirmed by Dr Dre on a video that was posted online, that has since been removed.
We also heard last week that Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine was expected to join Apple as an adviser, although according to a recent report, both of the co-founders of Beats, which includes Dr Dre, will take on a senior role at Apple when the acquisition is completed.
Samsung has sent out invites for a health-focused event on May 28th in San Francisco. Several people assumed that Samsung may launch a health-related product at the event, but it seems that’s not the case.
Speaking to Re/code,Â Samsung VP Stefan Heuser said there will be no product announcement at the event. This should put an end to the rumors predicting about a new health-oriented product from Samsung.
If you use Tumblr and have been following the news, you know that Marissa Mayer has been Yahoo’s CEO for almost two years and in that time she has been busy improving many of Yahoo’s websites and apps. Also, Yahoo bought Tumblr a little over a year ago for $1.1 billion.
It probably seemed like a good idea at the time. But now, this purchase isn’t looking so good. Things are not all rosy over at Tumblr. According to a ComScore report in the Wall Street Journal, traffic to Tumblr has dropped from a peak of 49 million visitors in December to only 42 million in March.
Uh, yeah, that is a stunning loss of users in a very short time. If these numbers are accurate, this loss of 7 million visitors is a 15% drop. The thing is, there isn’t any obvious reason for this decline. Since Yahoo bought it, Yahoo hasn’t done much to change Tumblr, wanting to stay true to its promise to not ruin Tumblr. Yahoo has tried to monetize Tumblr and has been struggling, so this is really bad news for the company.