Vice announces its first slate of short, scripted videos
 Vice Media is moving into scripted video programming, thanks to a partnership with digital media studio Blackpills. Until now, Vice’s videos (whether online and on its daily news show for HBO), have been news- or documentary-focused. These new shows, on the other hand, include programs like Playground, created by Fifth Element and The Professional director Luc Besson. It’s about… Read More ...
Apple’s iPhone 6s was most popular smartphone of 2016 — and it wasn’t close
In 2016, the iPhone 6s became the most-shipped smartphone in the world, followed by the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and iPhone 6s Plus. This puts the iEmpire's hardware well ahead of the competition. The post Apple’s iPhone 6s was most popular smartphone of 2016 — and it wasn’t close appeared first on Digital Trends....
Viro wants to make mobile VR development a snap, and raises $2.5M to do it
 VR is all over the place, but sometimes it’s not where you most expect it. Plenty of apps out there might could do with a wee bit of VR to help show off an apartment or a bit of 3D content, but those experiences can be pretty labor-intensive. Viro is a new company that hopes to empower mobile developers to add VR to their apps simply and using familiar tools and code bases. Read More ...
Google Maps now lets you share your location with your besties
Good news for Google Maps users: You never have to wonder about your friends' whereabouts again. Now, you can share your real-time location with any person you choose, and for however long you choose. The post Google Maps now lets you share your location with your besties appeared first on Digital Trends.
Best app deals of the day! 6 paid iPhone apps for free for a limited time
Everyone likes apps, but sometimes the best ones are a bit expensive. Now and then, developers put paid apps on sale for a limited time, but you have to snatch them up fast. Here are the latest apps on sale in the iOS App Store. The post Best app deals of the day! 6 paid iPhone apps for free for a limited time appeared first on Digital Trends....
The Pokemon GO Water Festival event begins today
Starting this afternoon at 1PM Pacific Time – 4PM Eastern Time – the next big Pokemon GO event will begin. This event was announced earlier today by Niantic itself in an official fashion, which means it’s not a secret in any way, shape, or form. This event will include a large amount of Water Type Pokemon – the sort that … Continue reading...
Send to Kindle for iOS takes on Pocket, Instapaper, Safari
Instapaper and Pocket are most likely the household name when it comes to read-it-later services. That is probably true for most platforms as well as for those who jump in between platforms. For Apple’s faithful, however, plain old Safari and its Reading List feature might actually have the upper hand. Now those two services’ supremacy are again being challenged on … Continue reading...
The best Apple Watch straps you can buy right now
If you have an Apple Watch, you'll know how easy it is to take off the strap it came with, so why not buy yourself another one? There are many to choose from, so we've gathered the best ones we've seen so far. The post The best Apple Watch straps you can buy right now appeared first on Digital Trends.
Finally, iTunes movie rentals now let you ‘rent once, watch anywhere’
An iTunes update rolled out by Apple on Tuesday means you can now watch rented iTunes movies across multiple devices. Up to now, you had to stick with the same device from start to finish. The post Finally, iTunes movie rentals now let you ‘rent once, watch anywhere’ appeared first on Digital Trends....
Logitech’s ‘Rugged Combo’ keyboard case for iPad looks like it can take a bashing
Aimed at kids, Logitech's new "Rugged Combo" keyboard case for Apple's iPad is designed to take big drops and hard knocks, as well as scrapes and splashes. Logitech and Apple hope to sell the device to schools across the U.S. The post Logitech’s ‘Rugged Combo’ keyboard case for iPad looks like it can take a bashing appeared first on Digital Trends....
U.S. confirms cabin ban affecting large gadgets on flights from multiple airports
New rules preventing plane passengers from taking large electronic devices into the cabin will go into effect this week for airlines flying to the U.S. from eight different countries. The post U.S. confirms cabin ban affecting large gadgets on flights from multiple airports appeared first on Digital Trends.
Android O unchained: here’s what’s coming
Google has just announced the first developer preview of the next Android version, currently still called Android O. But unless you have a very recent Nexus or Pixel device and are brave enough to flash the images yourself, you’ll have to wait for the final release or, at the very least, an OTA update from the Beta program. In the … Continue reading...
Grip Gear Movie Maker: Our first take
The Grip Gear Movie Maker is a fun, simple way to create professional-looking videos with a smartphone or GoPro. Its lack of advanced features and a few quirks make it more of a tool for hobbyist filmmakers, however. The post Grip Gear Movie Maker: Our first take appeared first on Digital Trends.
Kindle for iOS finally gets the “Send to Kindle” feature, challenging Pocket and Instapaper
 Amazon has quietly rolled out the “Send to Kindle” feature to its Kindle for iOS application that allows you to save articles and documents found on the web to the app. That means your Kindle device or app can replace your preferred “read it later” application – like Pocket or Instapaper, for example – apps where regular web readers often store the longer… Read More ...
Logitech Rugged Combo case and keyboard launches for 9.7 iPad
Logitech has announced the launch of its Rugged Combo protective case and keyboard for the new 9.7-inch iPad. The case was, according to the company, made for those in the academic world: for teachers, students, and others in need. The case isn’t merely to prevent scratches and scuffs — it can keep the slate safe during drops onto hard surfaces … Continue reading...
How to download Android O update features for your phone
Today Google released Android O Developer Preview for smartphones of several types. Users that wish to partake in this download will want to pay attention to the warnings from Google made this afternoon. This release is different from those in the past in that it’s specifically NOT part of the Android Beta program – instead, it’s meant for developers extra-specifically. … Continue reading...
Microsoft Bookings rolls out, making it easier to manage business appointments
Small businesses in North America have had the option of managing their customers' appointments and schedules through Microsoft's Bookings and now the service is being rolled out to all Office 365 Business Premium subscribers. The post Microsoft Bookings rolls out, making it easier to manage business appointments appeared first on Digital Trends....
Samsung Galaxy S8 pre-release date photos show Easter’s secret weapon
What you’re about to see is shocking, to say the least – a Galaxy S8 from Samsung in a color that’s perfect for the Easter Bunny. This is the Violet Samsung Galaxy S8 we’ve heard rumors of – or at least it certainly appears to be said phone. What we’ve got to go on is very little in the way … Continue reading...
Google redesigns its mobile app and website with tappable search shortcuts
 Google this morning announced a redesign for its iOS and Android search application, as well as its Google.com site on the mobile web, which now includes tappable shortcuts to areas like sports, weather, food and drink, entertainment, and other interests. The idea here is to give users a different way to explore Google, instead of requiring the entry of a voice or text search query. As… Read More ...
New Apple Watch bands collection releases additional colors, buckle design
This week the folks at Apple have released a number of new Apple Watch bands. These new bands include new Hermes, Nike Sport, and Striped Woven Nylon bands. The standalone Nike Sport Bands are a new element, coming in standalone models for the first time. All new bands are set to become available today, straight from Apple online. This new … Continue reading...