Google AdWords app launches on Android

Adwords-Mobile-Revised-Graph-UP-01Today, we’re introducing the AdWords app, an easy way to view and manage your ads’ performance when you’re on the go.  This new Android app is available globally for existing AdWords customers.

Businesses, large and small, are increasingly using smartphones to manage everything from customer support to product orders to marketing.

Now, you can use your smartphone to keep your AdWords campaigns running smoothly—no matter where your business takes you.

As a companion to your desktop account, this app lets you:

  • View campaign stats
  • Update bids and budgets
  • Get real-time alerts and notifications
  • Act on suggestions to improve your campaigns
  • Call a Google expert

Google Releases Official Google Calendar App for iPhone

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Google, through Robin Züger, has announced today, March 10, the immediate availability for download of the official Google Calendar app for iPhone devices. It is the iOS version of the Google Calendar app for Android announced back in November 2014 by Ian Leader, Product Manager at Google.

The official Google Calendar app for iPhone is now available (finally!) on the App Store and includes the same features that have been available to Android users for about five months, such as support for automatically converting emails from Gmail into Calendar events.

Apple Watch Will Ship On April 24, Cost $349 To $10,000+ Depending On Style

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Apple has finally revealed all regarding the Apple Watch, the wrist-based wearable it first introduced last September. Many of the Apple Watch’s particulars were already known, but here, for the first time, is a comprehensive look at what will no doubt become the world’s most popular smartwatch.

Pre-orders will begin on April 10th. The device will start shipping on April 24th, and cost anywhere from $349 to $10,000 depending on style.

Temple Run: Oz Named Free App of the Week in App Store

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The iTunes App Store has been refreshed today, March 5, with Temple Run: Oz as free App of the Week, more Best New Apps and Games, RAD Boarding as Editor’s Choice, Best of February section, Yousician Guitar as Editor’s Choice, and a Pay Once & Play section that offers games without in-app purchases.

Temple Run: Oz is today the most addictive endless runner on all platforms, including iOS and Android. It is the number one game worldwide and promises to offer one of the most thrilling running experiences on the yellow brick road that leads to Oz. The game is inspired by the Oz the Great and Powerful movie and based on the Temple Run 2 game.

Samsung Posts Official Hands-On Videos of Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge

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When a new product launches, tech websites are usually the first to pick up the models to review and make hands-on videos with them. Well, Samsung is particularly proud of its latest Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge models, so the Korean tech giant doesn’t want to rely on outsiders to walk you through the models’ best features.

That’s why the company has taken it upon itself to provide you with three hands-on videos for the new flagships, detailing the phones’ design, hardware and camera.

Apple Overtakes Samsung as the Leader in Global Smartphone Sales

iPhone6_10Apple has officially overtaken Samsung as the leader in global smartphone sales. In the fourth quarter, Apple reported its best results ever — selling 74.8 million units, helped by the release of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Seeing 56% growth in China and 88% growth in the U.S., Apple finished the year with 20.4% of the smartphone market.

Meanwhile, Samsung saw its market share drop to 19.9% in the fourth quarter of 2014 from 29.5% in the same quarter the year before. Samsung is trying to win back consumers, recently unveiling its new Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge smartphones. However, Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Brian White doesn’t expect the new phones to pose too much of a threat to Apple, according to TheStreet’s Gary Krakow.

Gionee Intros Ultra Slim Elife S7 Smartphone Made of Metal and Glass

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Gionee’s Elife S7 leaked a few hours ahead of its official unveil at Mobile World Congress 2015, but that doesn’t makes the smartphone less impressive at all. The Elife S7 is one of the thinnest smartphones available on the market at 5.5mm. In order to make sure that the it won’t bend Gionee used tough metal to cover the phone’s full body.

So if you decided to go for Gionee Elife S7, then you will be getting a slim smartphone with a full metal body. According to Gionee, the metal used on Elife S7 is aviation level aluminum magnesium alloy, which makes the chassis very solid and durable.

Microsoft Confirms Next Flagship Comes When Windows 10 Releases

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Microsoft launched two new Windows Phones yesterday during Mobile World Congress 2015 and while we were expecting that these would be another affordable smartphones, it’s still kind of disappointing for fans to not be able to get their hands on a high-end devices.

Unfortunately, the things won’t get better for those who want to switch to Windows Phone, but are still waiting for Microsoft to come out with a high-end smartphone. Multiple Microsoft officials confirmed after the announcement of Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL that the company will continue to focus on low-end smartphone market until Windows 10 becomes available.

Blizzard Introduces WoW Token for Secure World of Warcraft Gold Transactions

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Video game developer Blizzard is ready to significantly shake up the routine of World of Warcraft by announcing a new initiative called the WoW Token, which is designed to introduce an entirely new, official and secure way for two different entities to exchange gold and game time between each other.

The mechanics of the new items are simple and the official announcement states, “Players will be able to purchase a WoW Token through the in-game Shop for real money, and then sell it on the Auction House for gold at the current market price. When a player buys a WoW Token from the Auction House for gold, the Token becomes Soulbound, and the player can then redeem it for 30 days of game time.”

Google confirms plans to become a mobile carrier, is keeping it small for the time being

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Back in January, a report came in revealing that Google was looking for opportunities to go beyond being the world’s leading mobile platform provider.

According to the information, the search giant was actively working on something called “project Nova” which involved partnering up with US mobile carriers like Sprint and T-Mobile, in order to be granted access on their networks.