R&B singer Maxwell, controversial rapper The Game and Australian band Hillsong United are among some of the big names that have signed up for the new social platform borne from the mind of HopeMob founder and CEO Shaun King.
"It's really different than anything else that exists now," King told CP via phone last week, speaking from Catalyst West, a four-day networking event for leaders, thinkers and influencers.
"It's a little bit of a social network, maybe similar to Twitter or Instagram. But it has much deeper tools that allow people of influence from all genres, be it in the church or out of the church, be it artists, musicians, comedians, photographers – anybody who has really devoted supporters could really benefit from the platform, so we're really excited about it." more >>
Nintendo has finally rolled out its 3.0.0 software update for the Wii U console.
This new update delivers a host of new services and enhanced features, such as improved stability and performance, along with faster load times when users switch between applications. It also lays the groundwork for the imminent launch of the Wii U Virtual Console service. Wii U owners will also be able to see the launch of the console's Panorama View soon.
"Wii U continues to grow and evolve with new features that make it a better experience for everyone," said Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America's president and COO. "Now owners can navigate to their favorite games and services even faster, or play some of their favorite classic games." more >>
The HP Slate 7 tablet was finally released in the U.S. this month.
The Google Nexus 7 competitor is priced at $169 undercutting the opposing Android tablet. It features a screen of the same size and some impressive specs including Android 4.1, JellyBean, a 7-inch 1024x600 display, a dual-core 1.6GHz ARM A9 processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB of internal storage, VGA quality front camera, and a 3 megapixel rear camera.
The device also comes with a microSD card slot and Beats Audio. This gives the HP tablet a bit of an advantage in the sound department. more >>
The iPhone 5S and iPhone 6 models will help Apple to surpass Android's market share by the year 2015, according to new data.
In a recent survey of 16,000 U.S. smartphone users, 91 percent of current iPhone owners plan to buy the next-generation version once they are eligible for an upgrade. Out of the Android users surveyed, only 76 percent plan to purchase another device running Google's software.
The data was compiled by the Yankee Group who believes that Apple's consistent customer loyalty will allow the company to surpass its fiercest competitor in two years time. Android users do not feel as strongly about the Google brand. Three quarters of those looking to ditch Android plan to purchase an iPhone when they decide to upgrade. more >>
Google is now rumored to be introducing a new version of the LG Nexus 4 with 32GB of memory and full LTE connectivity.
LG was originally expected to release a 5-inch version of the Nexus with some spec updates, however, a new report from Android Community revealed this rumor. The site took the news with a grain of salt, but feels it's quite plausible since the Nexus 4 is still fairly new having launched in Oct. The Galaxy Nexus had a similar run launching around that same time in 2011. A new Nexus smartphone will probably arrive in the fall of this year instead.
The current LG Nexus 4 features dormant and disabled 4G LTE radios that have been hacked to work in Canada and with a few select AT&T users. Google could be working with the carriers to enable this LTE functionality while simultaneously introducing the next major build of Android. The rumor points to Verizon releasing this 32GB version with LTE running the latest version of Android. more >>
Samsung will be introducing its Dual-SIM Galaxy Core I8262 in the very near future.
Specifications for this smartphone leaked around 2 months ago and now it appears that the company is finally ready to launch the device, according to YouMobile. The Galaxy Core is much different from the Mega series the company prepares to release in May.
The device is rumored to feature a dual-core processor at 1.2GHz. An older video from Pastimers shows more of the leaked specifications for the Galaxy Core. The video points to the device having a 4.3-inch display, and having a blue outer shell. more >>