Google teases upcoming Android 4.4 as ‘KitKat’
Android / Google / Mobile Phones / Software / Tablet PC

Google teases upcoming Android 4.4 as ‘KitKat’

Google’s SVP Sundar Pichai has just confirmed — by way of the above photo — that the next version of his mobile OS is called KitKat aka Android 4.4. The exec shared this geeky nugget on both Google+ and Twitter, while his company has updated the Android developer site with a page chronicling Android’s milestones so far. … Continue reading

Microsoft rebrands Xbox Live Marketplace to Xbox Game Store
Gaming / Microsoft

Microsoft rebrands Xbox Live Marketplace to Xbox Game Store

Microsoft seems intent on sanding away the Xbox brand’s rough edges before launching the One this November. Following the recent switch from its arcane points system to local currency for digital purchases, Redmond has subtly changed up where you’ll spend that money. What we used to know as the Xbox Live Marketplace is now the … Continue reading

Apple reveals that developer portal was hacked, announces system overhaul
Apple / Internet

Apple reveals that developer portal was hacked, announces system overhaul

  Apple developers have recently been complaining about the company’s developer portal, which has been out of service for a number of days. Today, Apple acknowledged the outage, explaining that the site was taken down to combat a security breach. “Sensitive personal information was encrypted and cannot be accessed,” Cupertino told developers in an email. “However, we … Continue reading

Sony PlayStation 4 at E3 2013: everything you need to know
Gaming / Sony / Tech Conference

Sony PlayStation 4 at E3 2013: everything you need to know

Sony’s E3 press conference started a full six hours after Microsoft’s ended, plenty of time for everyone to digest the Xbox One’s $499 pricetag, glut of AAA games, and sparse utilization of Kinect and SmartGlass. Now Sony gets the last word, a chance to explain why the PlayStation 4 won’t repeat the mistakes of the … Continue reading

Xbox at E3 2013: everything you need to know
Gaming / Microsoft / Tech Conference

Xbox at E3 2013: everything you need to know

Microsoft shows off the One, the redesigned 360, and finally, the games Microsoft’s Xbox One announcement last month left something off the list: video games. Yes, Microsoft was very clear that the Xbox One would dominate and absorb every facet of your living room and your entire entertainment lifestyle. But it wasn’t clear about “Halos.” … Continue reading