Facebook Launches 3 New Open-Source Tools For Android Developers

safe_image (1) Most of Facebook’s announcements at its F8 developer conference this week were iOS-centric, but today, the company also released three new open source tools for Android developers. The first is a performance segmentation library called Year Class that is meant to help developers quickly figure out what kind of device a user is running. Thanks to this, a developer can quickly tune an app… Read More

Cyanogen Grabs Another $80 Million In Funding

cyanogen Everyone’s favorite version of “open” Android is putting on its big business pants. The company just, which recently announced a partnership with Qualcomm has raised $80 million in funding from various providers, a hefty sum for a company that started out as a community driven mobile OS.
Investors included Premji Invest, Twitter Ventures, Qualcomm Incorporated, Telefónica… Read More

The Rush To Find A Dance Partner Is Causing A Wearables Misstep

gucci_01_HR This morning at Baselworld, the world’s premiere luxury watch show, there was ample news about wearables. That’s a sign that wearable tech is coming of age in some ways, but this represents the awkward teen years, not the arrival of adulthood and maturity. The announcements at this event felt like when the music stops in a game of musical chairs, not like the culmination of a… Read More

TAG Heuer’s Android Move Means Switzerland Is Embracing The Smartwatch

Jean-Claude-Biver-TAG-Heuer-2015 Today the Swiss watch industry makes a major leap into embracing the smartwatch. LVMH Watch Group head Jean-Claude Biver is not a man to ignore pop culture and all that is modern even though he made his money running companies that sell traditional, mechanical watches. Today, sitting as the CEO of Swiss watchmaker TAG Heuer, he stands with representatives from Intel and Google announcing the… Read More

Google’s Redesigned Calendar App Comes To iPhone

2015-03-10_1026 Google today launched the redesigned version of its mobile Calendar app on iPhone. The new app, which follows Google’s new Material Design guidelines, includes all the features Google previously announced when it launched its updated Calendar App for Android. Read More

“Don’t Forget About Android Wear,” Google Screams Minutes Before Apple Watch Event

android wear Google is touting individuality in its latest Android Wear video ad, which hit the company’s YouTube channel mere minutes before the Apple Watch event kicks off. And Google makes a valid point, too. Read More

Let’s Face It: The Apple Watch Will Sell More Than A Million Units In Its First Month

Apple Watch As we approach AW-Day, the naysayers are coming out to put their hand in front of the bottle of champagne that will be used to christen the S.S. Apple Watch. The most prominent of those naysayers was Mark Wilson, a traditionally even-keeled fellow who, in his own way, is pushing the pro- and anti-Apple Watch argument forward. I won’t even debase his post with the term clickbait: he has a… Read More

Shyp Returns Makes It Easy To Send Back Stuff You Buy Online

shyp returns On-demand shipping startup Shyp is introducing a new key feature to its iOS and Android app today with the launch of Shyp Returns, a dedicated interface for returning stuff you buy online without stopping at the post office or UPS. Read More