Google is expected to roll out an updated version of the Google Play app for Android, according to Android Police, which hosts an unverified version of the app (download at your own risk).
The blog, which often gets its hands on early releases of apps, says that the 4.5.10 release brings a number of new features and enhancements, that it's more transparent and obvious for users, and that it makes it easier for Android owners to discover new apps.
Chief among the new features, Google Play will tell you if an app or game features in-app purchases. … Read more
LG Optimus F3Q, for T-Mobile USA pic.twitter.com/Lysho2CFJs— @evleaks (@evleaks) December 6, 2013
The formidable leaking machine known as @evleaks is at it again.
The anonymous Twitter account on Friday tweeted what appears to be an image of a new LG handset making its way to T-Mobile USA.
Dubbed the LG Optimus F3Q, the handset appears to come with a touch display that, when slid out, reveals a physical QWERTY keyboard. Further details on the device weren't shared in the tweet and there's no telling when the device might make its way to T-Mobile, so this … Read more
Consumers who order the iPhone 5S through Apple's online store now face a wait of just one to three business days before the device ships.
The latest shipping estimate is good for virtually all models and sizes of the new iPhone, Wi-Fi-only as well as Wi-Fi+Cellular. Only the recently released unlocked, SIM-free version of the 5S still shows a wait time of one to two weeks. The new estimate also is a drop from the previous promise of three to five days.
The iPhone 5S has seen its wait time gradually drop as Apple's suppliers have ramped … Read more
T-Mobile's got some harsh words for the changes to AT&T's no-contract service plans.
Calling them confusing and expensive, T-Mobile marketing executive Andrew Sherrard said in an e-mail to CNET that the "'me-too' off-contract rate plan misses the mark."
AT&T earlier on Thursday unveiled changes to its mobile share plans that would offer savings to people who sign up for the service without signing a contract, meaning they pay full price for a new phone, bring their phone, or sign up for the monthly installment program, AT&T Next.
The plans, which … Read more
With the arrival of iOS 7, iPhone and iPad users received a smattering of Instagram-style visual-effect filters for snapping photos. But they can't be used when shooting video.
Enter Spotliter Video, a free app that provides a choice of distinctive filters for video recording. It is, quite simply, like Instagram for video, though without the integrated sharing options.
It works like this: fire up the app, then tap to choose an effect from the scrolling selector along the bottom. Spotliter offers a dozen of them, but not just the usual assortment of sepia, black-and-white, and so on.
Rather, you … Read more
Ford Motor CEO Alan Mulally has been topping lists as the most desirable candidate to take the reins from Steve Ballmer at Microsoft, but the odds are going down on the 68-year-old executive leaving the automaker.
"Alan is staying through the end of 2014 and that's all I know," company board director Edsel Ford II, great-grandson of company founder Henry Ford, told Bloomberg. "Frankly, he has told us that his plan is to stay with Ford through the end of 2014."
Speaking on Bloomberg TV on Thursday, Mulally said he planned to stay at Ford. &… Read more
AT&T is finally providing its no-contract customers with a break on its plans.
The company said Thursday that it is tweaking its mobile share plans, changing around various parts to give customers a break. The savings apply to customers who pay full price for their phone, bring a compatible phone to the network, or participate in its monthly installment plan, AT&T Next. Customers can sign up for the new plans on Sunday.
By reducing its prices, AT&T is finally addressing the biggest knock on its prior no-contract plans: the lack of a discount that … Read more