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...
Microsoft Released a New Version of Bing
A new version of Microsoft Bing is now available at the Marketplace, it’s not yet clear yet what the exact changes are to this new version. According to Microsoft, it is currently only available for AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile users:
Using a Windows Phone on AT&T, T-Mobile or Sprint? Good news, there’s an updated Bing app! Just launch ur app or go to m.bing.com
XDA member acidbath5546 downloaded and extracted the application, available for download. It is said that the upgrade isn’t very important and doesn’t contain any exciting stuff, so it Verizon users, don’t worry! So point your mobile browser to m.bing.com, or search for it on the marketplace. You can also get the app from the xda-forums.
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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...