Sunday, June 28, 2015

iOS 8.4 To Be Released At 8 AM PT June 30th, iTunes Match Song Limit Increased To 100,000 With iOS 9

Apple will reportedly release iOS 8.4 at 8 AM on June 30th which includes the newly revamped Music app to support Apple Music. This is earlier than the usual 10 AM release time for previously released iOS updates in the past. 

The change comes as Beats 1, Apple’s worldwide radio station is reportedly set to go live at 9 AM on the June 30th.

Source: Twitter

Friday, June 26, 2015

Motorola Confirms Android 5.1 Soak Test For Verizon Moto X (2nd Gen.)

Motorola’s David Schuster says that Android 5.1 update soak tests are now underway for the Verizon Moto X (2nd Gen.). He goes on to say that so long as the Verizon Moto X (2nd Gen.)’s test goes smoothly, Motorola will make the update available to more users next week.

Source: David Schuster via Google+

MetroPCS Shuts Down Its Legacy CDMA Network

MetroPCS shutdown its legacy CDMA network as of June 21. MetroPCS parent T-Mobile says about 190,000 customers were still using CDMA handsets in the three markets that offer CDMA coverage, down from 300,000 about a month ago. 

T-Mobile has been transitioning CDMA customers to its GSM based network aggressively for more than a year. "Any MetroPCS customer using a CDMA handset in a migration market was eligible for our HSPA/LTE device Upgrade Program," said T-Mobile. "In order to take advantage of the new network, all customers need to do is bring their active phone to a participating MetroPCS store, choose a new phone, apply their trade-in credit toward that phone, and start using the new network right away." 

Some MetroPCS customers will quality for upgrade credits between $32 and $299 depending on their existing CDMA handset. Customers who didn't pick up a new phone before June 21 will lose service entirely when MetroPCS shuts down the CDMA network. T-Mobile plans to re-use the CDMA spectrum to supplement its LTE 4G network.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Android Gaming Console Maker Ouya Acquired by Razer

ouya official
According to Venture Beat, Razer, reportedly acquired Ouya this week. The price for Ouya is rumored to be around $10 million to buy out debt holders. 
Ouya, a company that started on Kickstarter becoming one of the most highly backed products ever, $10 million may be a pretty sweet deal for Razer.
Since Ouya or Razer has yet to confirm the deal, no one knows exactly what Razer’s has in store for Ouya. We'll keep you update.