According to engadget (citing TouchPal as well as an internal source), HTC aims to replace Swype with TouchPal as the default input method in upcoming devices, including the new HTC One M9. The official TouchPal Twitter account also tweeted the engadget article about this, further confirming the move. What prompted this move? The CEO of CooTek, the company behind TouchPal, says it's because of their better contextual prediction and language support. If you actually look at the supported languages, you'll...
Coin Drop for Android [SassiBoB Review]
Today on the BoB-Only Show, BoB proves how true marketing taglines can be. Coin Drop is a physics-based puzzle game made by Full Fat Productions. Its tagline is, “So addictive it will drive you mad.” At it’s core, this is one of those arcade games where you stick in a quarter, and the quarter falls, hitting pegs along the way. You try to get it in a specific hole at the bottom. With cutesy graphics and nearly too-much-to-bare girly sound effects, this game’s storyline is lost. It has something to do with evil pennies, aliens, spaceships, and giggle stars. It’s 20MB and needs location and Internet permissions granted. Be sure to watch the video for a full hilarious and thorough review and demo of gameplay. Please remember to send SassiBoB recommendations for Android and WP7 apps either on her thread in the XDA forum, or on twitter. Click on for the episode!
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Many people are under the impression that once Apple finally launches its smartwatch, the market for wearables will suddenly become mainstream and be taken to the next level. Taking an idea that already exists and making it incredibly successful isn't something new to Apple, but does the Apple Watch have what it takes? The wearable hasn't even shipped yet, but has already won multiple awards and has been featured on numerous fashion magazine covers. Do you think the Apple Watch will be a huge success? Let us know your thoughts.
The smartphone landscape is drastically changing its focus. What was once a North-America-centric monopoly of high-specification phones is now merely an afterimage of the past. The meat of the game is elsewhere now; emerging markets looking for good bang-for-buck are what OEMs are increasingly aiming towards, and in this new game the old players must adapt-or-die. Xiaomi has grown at one of the most notable rates in the industry, leading it to become the world's most valuable start-up; and its...