Google Play Music adds gapless playback, auto-generated mixes

Google Play Music instant mix

Google has updated the Play Music app for Android, adding support for gapless playback, the ability to save your thumbs up, last add, and other playlist on your device, and more. One of my favorite changes is that Google will now automatically create mixes for you based on the songs you’ve played the most. In order to check out the instant mixes, just fire up… Read more »

Verizon app store is closing in January, 2013

Verizon Apps

There’s no shortage of app stores for phones and tablets. Most popular mobile operating systems include their own app shops, stores, and marketplaces. But device makers and wireless carriers often decide to load their own stores too… just in case you’d rather download a game from the Verizon Apps store than the Google Play Store for some reason. Oh yeah… and so they can try… Read more »

Apple releases iOS 6.0.1 for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch

iOS 6.0.1

Apple has released a minor software update for iOS devices including the latest iPad, iPod touch, and iPhone models. For the most part iOS 6.0.1 is designed to fix bugs and improve security. You can download the update by visiting the Software Update section in the General Settings area on most recent iOS devices. But if you have an iOS 5, you’ll have to download… Read more »

Amazon expands Cloud Drive with a Photos app

Amazon Cloud Drive Photos

Amazon Cloud Drive gives users 5GB of free online storage space for any files they’d care to store online. It’s also the backbone of the company’s Cloud Player app that lets you upload music to the cloud and stream it to any device with a web browser or Cloud Player app. Now Amazon is launching another Cloud Drive app for Android, and this one’s aimed… Read more »

First Windows Phone 8 devices coming in early November

HTC 8X

Microsoft has announced that the first handsets running Windows Phone 8 will ship during the first weekend in November. Samsung, HTC, and Nokia will offer some of the first phones, and they’ll be available in the US from AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon. So what’s new in Windows Phone 8? Microsoft is updating its smartphone operating system with a version of the Internet Explorer 10 web… Read more »

AOKP Jelly Bean Build 5 brings more Android tweaks to phones, tablets

Kangerator

The folks behind the popular Android Open Kang Project have released AOKP JB Build 5. That’s the fifth major release of the custom ROM for Android phones and tablets to be based on Google Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Among other things, the latest release incorporates Google’s source code for Android 4.1.2, a minor update that was made available recently. Update: AOKP JB Milestone 1 is… Read more »

iOS 6 tethered jailbreak now installs Cydia Store

redsn0w

The iPhone Dev Team has updated their tool for jailbreaking some phones and tablets running iOS 6. Redsn0w 0.9.15b1 now lets you install the Cydia Store for apps that only run on jailbroken devices. It also adds support for untethered jailbreaks on a handful of devices, and the ability to restore to older firmware that’s no longer supported by Apple. There are a few big… Read more »

Dolphin Browser 9 for Android with Jetpack plugin offers even better HTML5 performance

Dolphin Browser 9.0

There’s no shortage of web browser apps for Android. But Dolphin Browser has been around longer than most, and the developers say users have now installed Dolphin 50 million times. In the early days of Dolphin, the browser stood out by offering tabs and support for add-ons. Those features aren’t unique anymore, but the new Dolphin Browser 9.0 has a nifty new feature – a… Read more »