Apple Loses ‘Swipe To Unlock’ Patent In German Court

keep-calm-and-swipe-to-unlock-25 Apple has lost a challenge in the German court system that sought to overturn an earlier ruling, which voided its patent for ‘swipe to unlock’ in Europe. The patent (EP1964022) was granted back in 2010 and was used to win an injunction against Motorola smartphones (back when Moto was owned by Google) in 2012. Motorola has since appealed the injunction, with a decision dependent… Read More

This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Google I/O

gadgets150529 Google I/O blasted us in the face with news, mostly around the new and improved Android M. Greg was live at the Moscone Center in San Francisco the whole time and reported back to John and I (stuck in New York) as Matt continued the struggle with his microphone. Google Now on Tap, which reads the text on the screen and taps Google Now for relevant info, has Greg jazzed, as does… Read More

Google Adds Traffic Alerts To Maps

traffic Just in time for the hustle-and-bustle of Memorial Day Weekend, Google has added traffic alerts to Google Maps. Google has shown traffic conditions for a while now, but this update actually brings with it explanations as to why various routes will be faster, alerts for a blockage or traffic jam up ahead, and of course, alternate routes to each destination. If/When a traffic jam pops up… Read More

Giphy Makes Email Slightly Less Horrendous With Giphy For Gmail Extension

sunday-funday-desktop-3 We can all agree that email is the worst thing that’s ever happened to any of us. Sure, it made the postal service obsolete and it speeds up the rate of textual transmission by a factor of 200,000 or so, but that doesn’t mean that most of us aren’t drowning in promotions and newsletters. But there is hope. Friends: Giphy, the GIF search-and-share service we all know and love,… Read More

This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Android Wear, Nintendo, And Microsoft Windows 10

gadgets150320 Weeks keep happening with no end in sight, and so we press on with our weekly gadgets podcast. This week, TAG Heuer, Intel, and Google announced a partnership that would bring Android Wear to a TAG Heuer-designed smart watch. Meanwhile, Nintendo finally gave into pressure and announced it would move some of its titles over to mobile, and Microsoft is making a land grab with Windows 10. We… Read More

Facebook Dumps Bing, Will Introduce Its Own Search Tool

Screenshot 2014-12-13 12.50.55 It seems that Facebook quietly removed Bing as its primary search provider over the weekend, announcing plans to debut its own search tool on Monday, according to Reuters. The report says that Facebook’s new search tool will give users the ability to filter through old comments and other information from friends. Read More

Google Announces The Top Apps, Movies, Music Of 2014

Screenshot 2014-12-11 08.53.21 Google has just released its ‘best stuff of the year’ on Google Play for 2014, and in terms of most downloaded content, it’s not all that different from Apple’s list. Frozen, The Walking Dead, and Fancy by Iggy Azalea all placed at the top of the list in their respective categories, though the app situation varied a bit from that of Apple’s list, which is an… Read More

Google’s New Nexus Player Talks A Big Game But Isn’t A Winner Yet

2014-11-03 11.53.33 I’m addicted to TV. Well, screens in general, but TV definitely takes a close third behind my laptop, which hangs out behind my iPhone. So, when it comes time to review a new media player, my hand goes up like a rocket. I’ve tried ‘em all, from Boxee to Apple TV to the Fire TV to my current set top box of choice, the Roku. Despite the fact that I currently only have one TV,… Read More

Hands On With The Motorola Droid Turbo From Verizon

DROID Turbo Ballistic Nylon Apps The latest Droid device is fully unveiled, and it’s truly a beast of a device. The most prominent and highlighted feature of the phone, it’s ability to charge quickly and last for up to 48 hours, is hard to test properly in a matter of hours. However, the look, feel, and general build of the device is already making an impression on me. Read More

Google’s New Skybox For Good Program Gives Real-Time Satellite Imagery To Non-Profits

skybox On the heels of acquiring satellite startup Skybox in August, Google and Skybox have announced the Skybox for Good program, which will provide real-time satellite imagery to organizations and programs that save lives, protect the environment, promote education, and positively impact humanity, according to the official blog post. The program launches today in beta with a small group of partners. Read More
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