The price of bitcoin plunged on Friday, continuing a steady downward spiral that’s lasted all week. True believers are shrugging it off, but with its newfound notoriety, a lot of latecomers are feeling some pain. All but two of the top 100 cryptocurrencies were significantly down this morning.
CryptoKitties lets you exchange a made-up thing called Ethereum for fake cats. Naturally it’s the next big thing in the super convoluted world of cryptocurrencies, where people spend a lot of time cooking up fancy new names for pyramid schemes. Like people who hoarded Beanie Babies back in the day, digital collectors…
Do you want to know what power is? Power is going up on a stage, yammering about very little for half an hour, and boom, a few days later your company is worth nearly $7 BILLION more than it was a few days ago.
Here's a neat little feature in the latest release of Amazon's Appstore for Android: you can now try out apps on your phone, instantly via the cloud, before you choose to buy them.
Samsung has just toppled Nokia's 14-year run as the world's biggest vendor of mobile phones in terms of shipments. In the first quarter of 2012 Samsung shipped 93.5 million handsets—36 per cent more than a year earlier—overtaking the Finnish phone giant who shipped a mere 82.7 million.
At our current rate of consumption, we're driving vanilla prices sky-high. The price for a kilo of the brown stuff has jumped from $25 to $40 in a single day, which means your summer ice creams might be an even more expensive treat than usual.
Today Google took steps to get all of its entertainment ducklings in a row. Google Play is the new umbrella that will cover the company's Apps, Movies, Music, and Books offerings. It'll cover both desktops and Android phones. Think iTunes for the Android set.
It's been over two months since Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) launched and the adoption rate is nothing short of pitiful. It's sort of a disaster.
The market's down 400 points today, continuing this terrorific scream-ride we've been on. EVERYBODY PANIC. Right? Actually, here's how—and when—the NYSE prevents one-stop-drop financial Armaggedon.
Google's seen an impressive jump in downloads from its Android Market app store, with their mobile advertising sales director for Europe Ian Carrington revealing it was just a year ago that it was only one billion downloads, "and that first billion took two years to happen...the last billion took 60 days." [The…
What would you do if you walked into a supermarket with no employees inside? Dump everything into 5 carts and run? Steal all the alcohol you can? Grab store displays? Get a lifetime supply of cereal? Fruit? Or would you pay?
This is handy for previously-installed Android apps, or for those apps you've glanced at previously but decided not to bother downloading for various reasons. A lot of developers were doing this already, but now that Google has added an actual text box for developers to fill in, hopefully more will take advantage of…
I agree with Steve Jobs when he says that Android is a complete mess when it comes to OS maintenance and developers targeting and testing for different models. These are the charts he was talking about.
Over the weekend, older versions of Android started receiving automatic updates for Market, bringing it into line with the Froyo look and feel of it. If you haven't already, fire up the Market and take a look, as chances are you haven't spotted it yet. (There was no alert to this update due to its automatic nature).…
A bunch of new countries have been handed the responsibility of buying and selling Android apps today, with Google switching on support for selling paid apps in 20 more countries, and 18 more countries can buy those apps.
PayPal is reportedly in talks with Google to add PayPal as a payment method to Android Market. I guess they're hoping to make paying for apps as easy as possible so that Android users might start paying for apps.
After security company Lookout revealed 1 million people's personal details were at risk after downloading an Android wallpaper app, Google has done its own investigation and decided Jackeey Wallpaper wasn't actually causing any harm to users.
Kellog's [sic] Recalled Products is a new Android app. It lets you scan the barcodes on Kellogg's items, with the results compared against a recalled products database—so you know what's edible and what may contain traces of glass/metal/human skin.