Email App Hop Launches on iPad and Adds Multiple Account Support, Android Beta Coming Soon

Email App Hop Launches on iPad and Adds Multiple Account Support, Android Beta Coming Soon

Today, email app Hop, which we previously covered is launching on the iPad.  The update to Hop brings an iPad-native view to the app, but also adds several new features including the ability to add multiple email accounts to Hop. … [Read more...]

WhatsApp Zuck: Facebook Buys WhatsApp for $19 Billion

WhatsApp Zuck: Facebook Buys WhatsApp for $19 Billion

About an hour ago, Mark Zuckerberg announced on his Facebook page that his company was buying WhatsApp, a cross-platform, non-SMS messaging app that’s gaining a million new users every day. According to a report from Reuters, … [Read more...]

Canonical Says Ubuntu Touch Handsets on the Way

Canonical Says Ubuntu Touch Handsets on the Way

Today, Canonical—the maker of the Linux-based Ubuntu operating system—announced two companies that will soon be making phones based on its Ubuntu Touch mobile OS. Spain’s second biggest smartphone maker bq and China’s Meizu will … [Read more...]

Microsoft Launches OneDrive, Gives Away Free Storage

Microsoft Launches OneDrive, Gives Away Free Storage

After months of hemming, hawing, and finally waiting, Microsoft has at long last launched their new cloud storage service, OneDrive, which replaces the now defunct SkyDrive service following a lengthy legal battle with BSkyB. The … [Read more...]

FCC Isn’t Appealing Court’s Ruling Against Net Neutrality, But Isn’t Giving Up Either

FCC Isn’t Appealing Court’s Ruling Against Net Neutrality, But Isn’t Giving Up Either

The Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Tom Wheeler, laid out new several new proposals for network neutrality rules in a statement today, also saying that the agency won’t appeal a court decision that struck down … [Read more...]

Images of HTC One Successor Leaked Online

Images of HTC One Successor Leaked Online

Yesterday the tech press learned that the next flagship smartphone in the HTC One series would be revealed to the world on March 25. Today, images of that phone have purportedly appeared online, leaked by the ever-diligent Twitter … [Read more...]

Our Takes on the Titanfall Beta

Our Takes on the Titanfall Beta

We have several gamers here at BestTechie, and over the past few days, a few of them took part in Respawn's Titanfall beta. Shawn did so on the Xbox One, where the beta was actually open to anyone with the console. Both Brian … [Read more...]

Successor to HTC One to be Revealed on March 25

Successor to HTC One to be Revealed on March 25

Lately all the talk has surrounded the impending reveal of the Samsung Galaxy S5, and the Apple iPhone 6—but that doesn’t mean other OEMs aren’t working on their own flashy handsets too. Case in point: HTC will reveal its next … [Read more...]

Report: Samsung Galaxy S5 Will Include Fingerprint Scanner, Bigger Screen After All

Report: Samsung Galaxy S5 Will Include Fingerprint Scanner, Bigger Screen After All

Even as we march closer to Samsung’s planned Unpacked event later this month, the rumor mill stops for no man – as today we have two new reports about the potential new phone from Samsung, the Galaxy S5.The first report, from … [Read more...]

The Sound of Science: Apple Patents Health Monitoring Headphones

The Sound of Science: Apple Patents Health Monitoring Headphones

Patent filings are a great way to get a sense of tech firms’ visions for the future, especially when those companies are notoriously secretive. That’s especially true for Apple, whose innovations tend to be ahead of the curve. … [Read more...]

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