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Google Glass adding SMS for iPhone and new Calendar app
By Andrew Kameka on Monday April 21, 2014

Google Glass users who pair their wearable tech to an iPhone will soon gain the ability to check their text messages through Glass. An update to Glass will make it possible to read SMS notifications once paired to an iPhone. However, replies will not be available because of limitations of iOS. Another upcoming change is the introduction of a new calendar app that will show an agenda on the left side of the screen. Both changes will be available in MyGlass at some point this week.

Nokia Devices officially becomes Microsoft's property this week
By Andrew Kameka on Monday April 21, 2014

April 25 is the day that Microsoft will officially assume control of the Nokia Devices and Services unit. Microsoft agreed to purchase the Devices unit of Nokia's business for $7.2 billion but delays in approvals from governments delayed the process.

Square might sell to Google instead of pursuing IPO
By Andrew Kameka on Monday April 21, 2014

There have long been rumors that Square, the company best known for processing credit card payments through a small reader connected to an Android or iOS device, might be acquired by another company. That company might be Google.

Apple and Google "arms race" fuels exclusive games on some platforms
By Andrew Kameka on Monday April 21, 2014

Exclusive titles on gaming consoles have inspired consumers to choose a PlayStation or Xbox based on the appeal of certain titles, and smartphone makers are increasingly employing that strategy in mobile gaming.

AT&T GoPhone raises data allowances in plans and adds tethering at no extra cost
By Andrew Kameka on Friday April 18, 2014

AT&T's contract-free GoPhone service is being upgraded to add a few more perks for customers, and the changes to the plans will not affect price, according to AT&T's announcement.

Sony hops on the Google Play app update train
By Andrew Kameka on Friday April 18, 2014

If there's one trend every Android users should be very happy to see taking hold, it's the growing popularity of manufacturers putting their apps in Google Play in order to make the update process faster and smoother. Sony is starting to embrace that trend.

Verizon LG G2 Android 4.4 KitKat update starting now
By Andrew Kameka on Friday April 18, 2014

LG issued its KitKat update for carriers several weeks ago, but Verizon was unsurprisingly absent from the list of supported devices. That's nothing new because AT&T launched its update this week and Verizon has been late to issue Android firmware updates for several high-profile devices in recent years. Regardless of the delay, the LG G2 tied to the network has finally started its Android 4.4 KitKat update process. It's not yet ready for over-the-air updates, but if you download the Verizon Software Upgrade Assistant PC software, you can grab the update now. Instructions are available here. UPDATE: Now available as an OTA update by going to Settings app.

HTC hires Samsung Galaxy brand builder in bid to improve marketing
By Andrew Kameka on Friday April 18, 2014

Apparently, having Gary Oldman spout gibberish at the beginning of an advertisement isn't the only strategy that HTC is employing to raise awareness about its products. The company has also hired a former marketing executive from Samsung to advise how to improve its ad efforts.

HTC working on optical zoom camera for smartphones
By Andrew Kameka on Friday April 18, 2014

HTC has made some big changes in its approach to smartphone photography, and the company is working on even bigger ones to introduce in the next couple of years.

LG's Connect is the One Ring to rule Chromecast, Roku, Fire TV, webOS, and Smart TV streaming
By Andrew Kameka on Thursday April 17, 2014

My living room currently has three different options for streaming web content to the big screen, and LG today announced that it wants to be able to control all of the major options with a Connect SDK that developers can use to control multiple platforms.

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