Latest Stories

skypephone

Skype 5.0 for Android update makes it easier to contact your friends

The app now hooks into your contacts list to find out who is using Skype and how to get in touch with them.

on greenbot.com

battlefield hardline police barricade

EA delays Battlefield: Hardline and Dragon Age: Inquisition

The launch dates for these two highly anticipated titles have been pushed back - one by a little, one by a lot.

Clockwise Podcast: Backdoors, public betas, social networks, and 3D

Apple denies it's made a backdoor for spies, one of our panelists brings a 3D TV into his house, the Yosemite public beta arrives, and people seem to dislike their social networks. With guests Philip Michaels and Dan Frakes.

on techhive.com

How private NAS beats the public cloud for small business

The private cloud is no longer about merely storing your data more safely than on public cloud services. NAS lets you set up virtualization services on hardware you own and manage, saving money and boosting your peace of mind.

firephone

Kindle Fire Phone: Our first 5 days with Amazon's smartphone

Amazon's first foray into smartphones brings some interesting features to the table, but frequently stumbles over the small stuff.

google play store update comparison

Google Play Store gets a Material Design-inspired makeover

Content pages get a cleaner look, with larger visuals.

on greenbot.com

5 major revelations hidden in Microsoft's earnings report

Financial results are oh-so boring, but Microsoft's latest quarterly results hid a surprising number of juicy tidbits about Surface, Nokia, the future of Windows, and more.

nokia lumia 530 hero jpg

Microsoft announces the low-cost Nokia Lumia 530

With Microsoft in full control of Nokia since late April, the long-expected Lumia 530 budget phone is Microsoft's first official post-acquisition Lumia release.

Dropbox for Business grows more security, admin muscles

The workplace version of the popular cloud storage service competes against offerings from Google, Microsoft, Box and others

mapssf

New Google Maps ads blend in with their surroundings

Google overhauled advertising for Maps on PCs and mobile by putting them front and center whenever you search for a local business.

Google has to face U.S. privacy suit over new user data policy

Only one part of the lawsuit was allowed to continue by a federal court in California

trewgrip tablet

TrewGrip wants to change how you type on your mobile device

We first spotted this flipped-around mobile keyboard at CES. Now we've gotten a chance to try out a prototype before the finished version arrives this fall.

on techhive.com

gs5vshtcone 1

Mobile gadgets outnumber people in these 7 countries

Wireless has passed 100 percent penetration in the US and six other countries.