Fly Or Die: Singtrix

Posted December 25, 2013 & filed under Gadgets, Mobile Apps Feeds, Video.

Screenshot 2013-12-18 13.45.54Singtrix is the personal Karaoke machine of the future.

Instead of being limited by Karaoke-friendly, vocal-free tunes, Singtrix lets you erase the vocal track from any song in your phone or tablet, effectively expanding your library from a few songs to anything you can download. Continue reading

Fly Or Die: Nokia Lumia 1520

Posted December 24, 2013 & filed under Gadgets, Mobile Apps Feeds, Video.

chris-darrellNokia is now basically the defacto Windows Phone handset manufacturer, and the Lumia 1520 is its latest effort. The big, big full HD 6-inch display sets it apart from any previous Windows Phone device, and puts it into a rare class of device even among Android phones, whose screens can also get pretty darn huge. Continue reading

Apple Patents Integrated Heart Rate Monitor For Smartphones, Hover Touch Sensors

Posted & filed under Mobile Apps Feeds, Mobile News.

iphone-5s-fingerprint-sensorApple has been issued a couple new patents by the USPTO today, including one for hover touch sensing the likes of which we’re starting to see rolled out in Android-powered devices lately like the Samsung Galaxy S4. Another patent issued today covers an embedded heart rate monitor that could add one more sensor to the iPhone, with potential for biometrics and fitness apps. Continue reading

Indian Music Streaming Startup Dhingana Faces An Uncertain Future After T-Series Pulls Its Licensing Agreement

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Dhingana 3Indian streaming music startup Dhingana faces an uncertain future after T-Series, its biggest music label partner, said it will not be renewing their licensing agreement.

Soundbox reported last week, and T-Series president Neeraj Kalyan confirmed to TechCrunch, that the company will not renew the license set to expire for nearly 8,000 songs from Dhingana’s catalogue. “We were not able to see much traction in the service and secondly we couldn’t agree on the commercials and both parties thus decided to part ways in an amicable manner,” said Kalyan. Continue reading

Target May Be Liable For Up To $3.6 Billion From Credit Card Data Breach

Posted & filed under Dev News, Mobile Apps Feeds.

8531912717_3a0b920ecc_bThis is not exactly the merriest of times for Target. Last week the retailer revealed that credit card data from 40 million customers had been stolen. Now it looks like the giant retailer could be liable for up to $3.6 billion. Yowza!

Target could face a $90 fine for each cardholder’s data compromised, which translates to the $3.6 billion liability, according to a post on the SuperMoney web site. Continue reading

Apple Reportedly Acquires Note-Taking App Catch, BroadMap Talent

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apple-mapsTwo more Apple acquisitions have reportedly been unearthed today by 9to5Mac. The first is of Catch, a note-taking app similar to Evernote that was likely acquired back in July, and the second is BroadMap. The BroadMap acquisition seems more complicated, however, as the company maintains that it still exists and operates separately from Apple, despite much of its staff having moved to Apple according to their LinkedIn profiles. Continue reading

Apple’s New Mac Pro In Pictures: Beauty And The Beast

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Like looking into a jet engine turbine.Apple has a brand new Mac Pro with an all-new, bold design that’s assembled at home in the U.S. in a facility in Texas. It’s easily among the most bold and unique designs of a Mac in recent memory, bringing to mind equally mould-busting creations like the G4 Cube and the original ‘flowerpot’ iMac. It’s also got a distinctly Darth Vader vibe, and with its unique removable outer casing, that impression comes across even stronger. Continue reading

The BeatBuddy Pedal Lets You Build Beats With Your Feet

Posted & filed under Crowdfunding, Gadgets, Mobile Apps Feeds.

Screen Shot 2013-12-23 at 12.21.49 PMThis is something I never knew I wanted: it’s called BeatBuddy and it’s basically a crowdfunded guitar stomp box that allows you to cue up and play drumbeats through your amplifier. That means you can run this in line with your guitar effects and add some undistorted, funky fresh breakbeatery, making yourself into a formidable and frightening Voltron-like all-electronic band. And who doesn’t want that? Continue reading