Sony has just rolled out a software update to PS4 owners, with the marquee feature being the new-found support for 3D Blu-ray movies. We’ve got all of the details right here, so be sure to join us after the fold.



When a major hardware company come to the realization that it needs to launch an accompanying mobile app with its product, it tends to focus on the two biggest mobile platforms; iOS and Android. And rightly so as a recent collection of statistics has suggested that as of June 2014 those two platforms account for almost 90% of the smartphone market. With that said, it’s extremely important to not only remember, but also consider catering for growing options such as Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform. FitBit, the manufacturers of the FitBit Flex and other powerful wearables, provided some good news a few weeks ago by announcing that it was building a native experience for Windows Phone 8.1 users, with that app now being live on the Windows Phone Store for immediate download.



As part of its continuing effort to focus on user-experience and force the majority of mobile users of its service to download and install the official Messenger app, Facebook has reiterated the fact that the built-in chat and messaging functionality will soon disappear from the main Facebook app. The Palo Alto based social network has plied significant resources into developing and improving the Facebook mobile experience over the last twenty-four months, with the standalone Facebook Messenger app spearheading that internal initiative. Over the next few days users who still have access to the chat functionality within the main Facebook app will be receiving notifications to warn them of the impending change.



If you’ve a concert-goer, then you’re no doubt already acutely aware of one problem that has cropped up over the last ten years or so. In fact, we’d say it’s only really come to our attention since the iPhone arrived in 2007.



Keeping in line with a number of rumors that surfaced over the weekend, Apple has today announced a relatively important refresh to its MacBook Pro range of computers. The update to the MacBook Pro with Retina display line of machines had been widely anticipated, and although the amendments don’t come as a great surprise, they do mean that those looking to purchase one of Apple’s portable Mac computers will ultimately benefit from a more powerful experience along with a reduced financial outlay.



The iPhone 6 mightn’t have been released or even announced as yet by Apple, but you wouldn’t know given the moves of some companies. As well as the usual assortment of fakes – some of which seem mightily similar to the purported form factor of the device itself – pre-orders are now being taken for the customary spate of 24k gold and platinum versions of the device.



In spite of the fact that our smartphones are already capable of processing payments and unlocking doors, we’re still quite a way off ditching the traditional card and key from our still-lengthy list of pocket fodder. The Hilton Hotel chain, which already allows those staying to check in using their mobile devices, will soon permit guests to use them for purpose of entering and exiting a room during their stay, promoting the kind of seamlessness that already ought to be a feature at such a high-end chain.



Getting apps for free is all well and good, but they’re usually either full of in-app purchases or just not very good. What’s really great is when a paid-for app goes free for a limited time, because not only do users get apps for free, but the developers also get some added publicity as well as the chance to get a healthy bump up those all-important Apple App Store rankings.



With Google having recently showcased Android Wear, a smartwatch specific flavor of its famed mobile operating system, it is widely presumed that Apple will follow suit and build its own competitor. Even though, earlier on this year, it was reckoned that Apple may drop the so-called iWatch alongside the iPhone 6, it has long since been suspected that the wearable would in fact be delayed until the holiday season, but in an interesting twist, it appears that the also-delayed 5.5-inch iPhone 6 may be joining it.



If you’re going to build a piece of software that will surely annoy one of the world’s largest tech company, then you may as well choose one that is at the top of its game. In this case, the company is Apple and the software in question is TorrenTV, a cross-platform streaming app that allows users to stream torrents directly to Apple’s “hobby” project, the Apple TV.



Fancy projectors can run into the zone of thousands of dollars, especially if they’re either made for movie watching or some sort of educational role that requires them to function similar to a touch-screen. It’s the latter that we’re most interested in here, because TouchJet’s TouchPico projector may be about to offer something many could find a real use for, at a fraction of the price of existing solutions.



Apple’s iPhone 6 is said to be headed to market late September, which makes sense given the past few release brackets, but whilst we’ve been treated to an abundance of coverage relating to the 4.7-inch variant, the more sizeable, 5.5-inch option has remained fairly elusive. This is, however, beginning to change, which suggests that the manufacturing process for the larger configuration is up and running, and to kick off what’ll no doubt amount another week of considerable iPhone 6-related leaks, the logic boards of the two different size options have been compared side-by-side.



When we make the purchase of a new smartphone, or any mobile gadget for that matter, we take one or two things for granted. One aspect that we assume to be a given is that, above all, said device is safe to use, and will not cause any harm. Despite this, though, there have been several instances where folks have looked on as their beloved gizmos spontaneously combusted, and although you may be one of the man millions to sleep with your handset under your pillow, you mightn’t after witnessing the smoldering mess that one Galaxy S4 owner’s device was left in.



When Microsoft took the wraps off Windows Phone 8.1 just a couple of months ago, many users rejoiced at the broad range of features that had been introduced. Everything that we expected of the announcement turned out to be true, but even though we really ought to be focusing our attentions on core features like, for example, the new notifications infrastructure, the Cortana voice assistant has commanded a large portion of attention. Just like when Apple introduced Siri, we don’t seem to be able to get enough of these personable, digital voice recognition features, and in a new ad to promote Windows Phone 8.1, the software giant has pitted the Lumia 635 and Cortana up against the iPhone 5s and Siri.



Modern day smartphones and mobile devices are readily available through bricks and mortar stores, as well as through a multitude of online retailers, but it wasn’t that long ago that owning a mobile phone was considered to be something reserved for high flying businessmen and the financially elite. If you are from the old-school, and fondly remember your old Nokia or Ericsson feature phone, then these recreations of old into new will definitely blow off some of the cobwebs and make you realize how far the mobile industry has progressed.



When Apple recently announced its latest financial results, there was little to get too excited about. Big sales are a given these days for Apple, but with new products not expected for another month or two, the analysts that like to make so much noise just haven’t had too much to feed on, making this particular call even more boring than usual.



When it was announced that Intel was giving its Haswell line of CPUs a speed bump very recently, the smart money immediately went on those chips finding their way into Apple’s MacBook Pro and, if this leaked photograph is to be believed, that’s exactly what is going to happen.



Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8.1 has taken the platform to new heights thanks to a range of improvements over previous versions, but the software giant isn’t ready to call it a day just yet. Already working on the next update to Windows Phone, dubbed as GDR1, and expected to release it soon, here are the upcoming features that consumers and phone makers can expect to begin shipping on new devices.



There’s a certain voyeurism that goes along with sharing screenshots of home screens. In fact, we’re as guilty as anyone in that regard after our post yesterday which showed the home screens of the RP team’s phones. That post proved as popular as we knew it would, and there are even web sites that are aimed at sharing what tech celebrities have on their home screens, and we love them as much as everyone else.



If mobile security is something that you’re usually concerned about, then you must have seen the recent news about certain vulnerabilities in Apple’s iOS mobile operating system that can potentially leave user data of very personal nature vulnerable to forensic snooping for people looking in the right places. Although the Cupertino tech giant had responded to these allegations earlier, they have today released a new statement that gives a detailed breakdown of the under question diagnostic services and affirms Apple’s position as being user privacy conscious and not putting it at risk for any third parties.



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