Microsoft's Xbox One SmartGlass Beta lets owners of the console try out a few new features before they reach the release version of the app. In the latest Beta update, SmartGlass gained two new options that must be exciting for Australian TV fans, and just one for Dutch users.
If you live in Australia, Xbox' OneGuide should now be functional for you. This TV guide shows the schedule for various Australian terrestrial channels, letting users browse the programming for a few days and maybe plan some of their entertainment accordingly. Read More
When it comes to storing files on your mobile device, having a 128GB microSD card is the Holy Grail. It's the easiest way to store all the things without having to worry about staying in range of Wi-Fi or burning through limited data allotments. So it's with that in mind that I direct your eyes over to TigerDirect.com. The site is currently offering a 128 microSD card for 79.99, down from $129.99 after instant savings. Read More
Sony has been releasing new flagship smartphones every 6-8 months recently, but that comes at a cost. Now the Nikkei business daily says Sony is planning to scale back its workforce. After cutting 1000 employees in October, Sony is expected to announce a new round of 1000 job cuts in the smartphone division to be completed by March of next year.
With its latest feature, Feedly is going after Google. The company has introduced Power Search, an improvement to its searching mechanism that's reserved for pro accounts. It lets you search for content around the web that isn't saved in your feed without having to fire up a separate tab.
Power search can pull up articles, podcasts, and videos alike. It displays the articles within the usual interface, effectively letting you read stories from outside your list of subscriptions as though you were already following them. Read More
Samsung's Pro series tablets are getting a little long in the tooth these days, but it's hard to pass on the deal being offered at Groupon today. You can get a refurbished Tab Pro for as little as $174.99, but you have mere hours to decide.
Twitter is preparing to roll out two new features today in the form of group direct messaging and in-line video recording and editing. The group DMs are new for Twitter, but that video thing looks an awful lot like Vine. Read More
Dear residents of Atlanta, Charlotte, Nashville, and Raleigh-Durham—I now hate you. I am not alone in my unremitting dislike of you. Indeed, most of the web now despises you and your upcoming access to the holy grail of internet access, Google Fiber. Yes, Google is rolling fiber out to these four metro areas in the coming months. Congratulations, jerks.
If you've invested in a Sonos speaker system for your home, you have probably cursed the Sonos app on more than one occasion. It was vastly improved last spring, and now there's a new public beta that makes some welcome changes. According to Sonos, the new app is "A Little Bit Faster Now."
As someone who doesn't use Snapchat regularly, maybe I'm not the right person to see the appeal of the new Discover program. I'm not hip and cool like, uh, all those people who are a few years younger than me, who are always consuming fresh content from cool places like CNN, National Geographic, and Yahoo News. So perhaps it's not for me to say that Snapchat's new curated content discovery section is ill-aimed and solves no real problems. Read More
Lyft users have grown accustomed to seeing a pink balloon in their app drawers, but this year, that changes. The ride-sharing service has decided to kick off 2015 with a new look.
In addition to the redesigned icon, the company is replacing the fuzzy mustaches that decorate each of its cars. Now drivers will mark their vehicles with bright, magenta glowstaches. While similar in shape, these new creations will glow in the dark, making them easier to see after the sun sets. Read More