Could signs of sanity finally be returning to tablet market?

At Apple’s Q2 earnings call with analysts, top executives said iPad sales came in at the high end of the company’s expectations but under outsider estimates. Macs are holding their own. Could this be a sign that sanity is returning when it comes to real productivity?

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Pinterest hones in on search with mobile-first in mind

Pinterest is taking a mobile-first approach with its next data-inspired scheme for content discovery, which could eventually open up to a new revenue stream.

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Samsung releases new Galaxy S5 commercial, focuses on water resistance and fitness tracking

Samsung seems to be taking a different path with advertising for the Galaxy S5, actually showing off what the phone is capable of in commercials. The latest ad spot, which just hit YouTube, is a full minute long and focuses on a few key features of the latest flagship. Just like the previous ads, you see how the Galaxy S5 is water resistant, can take pictures quickly with “double the resolution of the iPhone” and can track all of your fitness activity. The Gear Fit makes a couple of small appearances as well, naturally.



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Reading between Microsoft CEO Nadella’s lines: On courage, subscriptions and unique value

CEO Satya Nadella dropped a few possible clues about where he and Microsoft may be going during his first earnings-call outing. Here’s my attempt to read between the lines.

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Verizon Galaxy S5 camera issues leave owners SOL

Verizon Galaxy S5 camera issues leave owners SOL

Verizon Samsung Galaxy S5 owners have a lot to be excited about when it comes to their choice of smartphone, except one thing: the camera.

For some reason, the Galaxy S5 on Verizon has a wonky camera – and by wonky, I mean it doesn’t work. After a few days of perfectly fine function, the camera app stops and gives the error message, "Warning: Camera Failed."

This is definitely frustrating, as the camera is one of the biggest used features of a smartphone if Instagram and Facebook are good indicators.

What to do?

At the moment, there doesn’t seem to be a fix for the issue. Restarting and factory resetting the Galaxy S5 doesn’t seem to help the problem, either. At this point, your best bet is to exchange your device at a Verizon retail store (or wherever you bought your device) and hope you don’t get another troubled unit.

If or when this problem becomes more widespread, we can expect Samsung to issue either a software fix, or a hardware recall. Some Galaxy S5 owners on Verizon are saying it’s a hardware problem, so we’ll soon find out.

Until then, how is your Verizon Galaxy S5 holding up? Are you affected by the camera issue? If so, how long did it take before the problem hit, and do third-party camera apps help? Let us know!

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Through Glass: Learning to explore

I feel like I should be exploring something, right? That’s the whole point of this Google Glass “Explorers” program. Get out into the world and do amazing things with this $1,500 space-age contraption strapped to my face. Instead, I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve dared to venture out of my house wearing Glass.

Ask anyone who has Google Glass — or just be in the same room with anyone who’s got Glass — and you quickly realize that these things attract attention. Curious onlookers, excited nerds, skeptics who worry that we’re recording their every move. (Hint: We’re not. You’re not that exciting.) They all want to know what it really does. Try it for themselves. What’s it like?

That’s a good thing. In that respect, Glass is already a success — getting folks to talk about the technology, good or bad. But you’ve got to admit that it can become a bit of an annoyance. You don’t always want to play the evangelist. Doesn’t Google have people for that? Can’t they talk to everyone and tell people what it’s like to wear Glass? Can’t I just be at this party? Or go to the store? Or hang at the park? No. When you wear Glass, you inadvertently become a de facto evangelist for Glass. You don’t get a day off, unless you take Glass off.



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Through Glass: Relax, this is just the beginning

The latest in our continuing series on living with Google Glass. Russell Holly writes for Geek.com, is a longtime Google Glass wearer, has used Android since before it was cool, and dreams of living in a TARDIS. No, really.



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Pac-Man Monsters quests onto Android

The world’s first gaming star Pac-Man sure gets around. He’s appeared in arcade games, racing games, platformers, an adventure game, and more than a few puzzlers.  Now Pac-Man is back in another puzzle game called Pac-Man Monsters from Japanese publisher GREE and Namco Bandai. It’s free to play with in-app purchases.

Pac-Man Monsters isn’t just a puzzle game. It’s actually a puzzle RPG with monster collecting elements – sort of like a mixture of Pac-Man with Puzzle Quest and Pokémon. With great graphics, a fun puzzle mechanic, and lots to do and collect, Pac-Man Monsters is a surprisingly compelling experience on Android.



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Through Glass: And what Aaron found there

Latest in our series on living with Google Glass. Aaron Kasten is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for bleeding-edge technology. He’s the founder of AndroidSWAG and the Big Android BBQ, and his latest venture is Winklogic, an app developer focused on wearables.



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Hulu Plus debuts Chromecast-like remote for Xbox One, PlayStation

Hulu Plus debuts Chromecast-like remote for Xbox One, PlayStation

Hulu Plus got a little more convenient today with the addition of more remote functionality to the service’s mobile app.

The app can now enable your smartphone or tablet to act as a remote control for the Xbox One, PS4 and PS3, just like it does for Chromecast.

That means you can control playback using your iOS or Android device, of course, but that’s not all.

You can also search for your next clip or show while the content you’re already watching continues to play on your TV, then "cast" it to your device when you’re ready to switch, and switch seamlessly between playback on your mobile device and your game console.

‘Only the beginning’

To use the Hulu Plus remote experience with your game console, make sure you’re logged into the same Hulu Plus account on both devices.

The app should automatically detect your game console once you turn it on, and you can pair them using the "cast" button.

"At Hulu, we are always in search of providing great experiences for watching TV," Hulu Senior Development Lead Mitch Walker wrote in a Hulu blog post.

"We launched the remote control functionality with the goal of finding and consuming your favorite content easier than ever," he continued. "And this is only the beginning – we will continue to add remote control functionality to more living room devices over the coming months."

  • TechRadar laid it all on the line and named the best tablet



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