WhatsApp has a brand new design for the holiday season – plus new broadcast lists, better location sharing, larger thumbnails and more. The update brings a sleek new design that’s been a long time coming, melding its new look with new features that let you share with groups, new notification settings, and a brand new interface for managing your blocked content. Lots to uncover when you update your app – let us know how you feel about it with a comment below.
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There’s a time for tech and a time for Turkey; and while we always love bringing you the latest and greatest in the world of technology and gadgets, today’s the day we try and appreciate everything we have in our lives that doesn’t require a power source and user’s manual. So sit back, relax, and enjoy your time with the family…and we’ll see you right here in a few short days.
From all of us here at YourTechReport, have a happy and safe Thanksgiving.
Ah Autumn. Thanksgiving’s just a day away, the leaves are off the trees, and there’s a slight lull before the Christmas shopping starts in earne… what? There’s a new Steam Sale?! Well, so much for a relaxing easy week. OK…you people know the drill; hide your wallet, forget your PayPal password, and don’t, on any account, go here. Don’t look at the fact that there’s 66% off the Skyrim Legendary Edition. Don’t see that you can get 75% off The Walking Dead.
Oh no, it’s too late. It has me now. Run, save yourself. Tell my wallet I loved it…..
Nintendo is feeling festive this holiday season, as Mario himself will be surprising over 100 Southwest Airlines customers landing in Dallas Love Field. Mario will be greeting travelers and will be giving away Wii U Deluxe Set bundles to over 100 lucky Southwest Airlines customers. The Deluxe Set bundle will feature a copy of New Super Mario Bros U and New Super Luigi U—which Nintendo announced would be available this holiday season; but come on…wouldn’t you rather get one for free from the iconic mustachioed plumber himself?
The wait is over and today’s the day you can finally get your hands on Microsoft’s successor to the Xbox 360. Yep, the Xbox One has officially landed. Touted as the complete living room entertainment solution, the Xbox One comes with the brand new Kinect sensor, a custom 1.75 GHz AMD 8 core APU, 8GB of DDR3 RAM and a 500GB HDD, along with a Blu-Ray drive–a first for Microsoft consoles. There’s also the brand new, redesigned controller; but can it match that of the Xbox 360, often regarded as the best console controller ever made?
So if you’re picking up an Xbox One today, why not drop us a comment below–and be sure to tune into YourTechReport Radio, Saturday on SiriusXM Channel 167 at 1:00pm EST, where Mitchell will be talking about the media aspects, while I talk about the important bits, i.e. the games.
Last month we told you that Motrr had started taking pre-orders for its incredibly unique Galileo–a robotic platform for the iPhone and iPod Touch that allowed users remote control of their iDevices. Today, Motrr has officially announced that the Bluetooth Galileo is shipping, taking iPhone and iPod docks in a bold new direction. While the new “Precision” app (a $3.99 download from the iTunes App Store) is designed to take advantage of the Galileo’s HD home monitoring abilities, this fully-rotating motorized dock is also an excellent choice for film makers and video enthusiasts looking for remote ways to shoot, and a great option for those looking for more control over conference calls and FaceTime chats. The Motrr Galileo is available now for $149 at motrr.com, and you can click past the jump for the full specs, as well as device compatibility.
In case you hadn’t heard, Facebook Messenger has been updated for iOS 7 with a new design, cleaner look, and simpler interface. Even more exciting is a new “messaging via phone” number feature, allowing users to send messages to not only Facebook users, but people outside of the social network as well (a new icon indicates which friends are logged into the app). The update is free and can be downloaded today–assuming you haven’t activated auto-update on your iDevice.
It’s November 15th and, at least in North America, it’s the official launch day of the PlayStation 4. Sony’s new console offers a brand new controller, a set of hefty technical specs (a semi-custom 8-core AMD x86-64 CPU, 8 GBs of GDDR5 RAM and semi-custom AMD Radeon GPU), and a spanking new interface to replace the somewhat maligned XrossMediaBar. So if you’re picking up a PS4 today, why not drop us a comment below and be sure to tune into YourTechReport Radio, Saturday on SiriusXM Channel 167 at 1:00pm EST, where we’ll be talking about the console at length.
The PS4 is out now in North America for $399, and is due out in Europe on November 29 for £349.99/399.99€; click past the jump for the full PR from Sony.
Still undecided about picking up an Xbox One? Want to get some hands-on time with one before the November 22nd launch date? Live near a Microsoft retail store? Well you can wander down there now and have the opportunity to try out the Xbox One for yourself, along with the exclusive racing title “Forza Motorsport 5″ and the brand new Xbox One controller.
In addition, there’ll be the chance to enter the Forza Motorsport 5 Living Room Sweepstakes, which will net the winner a Forza Motorsport branded playset, Polk Audio N1 Gaming SurroundBar, Thrustmaster TX Racing Wheel (Ferrari 458 Italia Edition), and $2,000 gift card.
The Xbox One is available to try out now at Microsoft retail stores in the U.S. and Canada, and you can find more info here.
This is something I’m pretty excited about, and definitely something we’ll be talking about on YourTechReport Radio next weekend. iQi is a wireless charger for your iPhone that is so small and slim, it will fit inside whatever case you already have on your iPhone. This Indegogo project is seeking funding to make this a reality and you just have to watch the video to truly grasp what they’re doing! Check it out here: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/iqi-mobile-wireless-charging-for-iphone