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Android Wear isn't going to officially support iOS devices any time soon, but that doesn't mean that the two platforms can never see eye-to-eye. Developer Mohammad Abu-Garbeyyeh has tweaked Android Wear to make it display an iPhone's notifications using the same ANCS technology as Pebble's smartw...

February 22nd 2015 at 4:15pm 0 Comments
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If you're a frequent downloader of apps, you've probably found plenty that needlessly pester you with useless notifications. From "Rate me!" pleas to self-promotion, these incessant interruptions are often intermixed with notifications you actually care about, making the all-or-nothing decision to...

January 7th 2015 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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If Windows 10 is going to unify your experiences on devices ranging from smartphones to PCs, it only makes sense that key mobile features would reach the desktop, right? Microsoft certainly thinks so. The team in Redmond has released an updated version of the Windows 10 Technical Preview that br...

October 21st 2014 at 10:33pm 0 Comments
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It's been almost four months since EVE Online switched from publishing two major expansions per year to releasing ten smaller updates, and so far it looks like the new schedule has been a huge success. Rather than forcing the industry overhaul out the door in Kronos before it was ready, CCP was abl...

September 28th 2014 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Remember HTC's Rhyme? That slightly patronizing "women first" smartphone came with hobbled specs and a charm indicator: an accessory that clipped to your purse strap and glowed if you received a call. Now, a former eBay designer has taken the same idea and jammed it into an enormous piece of costu...

June 11th 2014 at 5:03am 0 Comments
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Twitter isn't shy when it comes to experimentation. The social network tests some new features by rolling them out to regular users, albeit on a very limited basis, while other projects, such as @eventparrot, are made available to the entire community. The latest unreleased tool to make an appeara...

January 28th 2014 at 6:23pm 0 Comments
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LED notifications -- the flashing reminders of incoming calls, waiting voicemail or text messages -- are often cited by Android users as an essential advantage over the iPhone. A dedicated LED on the front bezel of many Android devices lets you know when you have something to attend to without...

July 23rd 2012 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Starting this week, Windows Phone users with a Twitter fixation will have a much easier time feeding the little, blue, bird-shaped beast. The latest update to the app features long-awaited Notifications support. Downloading version 1.5 will deliver such important Twitter info as retweets, mentions...

June 29th 2012 at 9:59am 0 Comments