Netflix Vs. Comcast Streaming

Netflix says it lost customers thanks to slow streaming on Comcast

Netflix says it lost customers thanks to slow streaming on Comcast

By on August 29, 2014 at 8:15 PM.

Why did Netflix decide to cave in and pay Comcast for a better direct connection to its network? Because apparently slow Netflix streaming on Comcast was costing the company customers. CNN reports that Netflix this week explained to the Federal Communications Commission that the quality of Netflix streams on Comcast had become so poor that the company had no choice but to pay up for a better connection. More →

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New Nintendo 3DS Release Date

Nintendo just announced a new console, but not the one you were expecting

By on August 29, 2014 at 7:30 PM.

Nintendo just announced a new console, but not the one you were expecting

It’s been a trying year for Nintendo as the Wii U struggles to compete with the PS4 and Xbox One, but with the holiday season approaching, the company has a few tricks up its sleeve to entice fans. Unfortunately, those plans do not include an upgraded home console on par with the next-gen system from Microsoft and Sony. More →

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Hit List

Galaxy Tab S vs iPad Air

Samsung pits the Galaxy Tab S against the iPad Air in latest ad

By on August 29, 2014 at 6:45 PM.

Samsung pits the Galaxy Tab S against the iPad Air in latest ad

Samsung’s latest tablet, the Galaxy Tab S, is one impressive piece of hardware. It’s received rave reviews from the press, consumers seem to love it and it even outclasses the iPad in many respects. In order to prove that last point, Samsung took to the streets of New York with an iPad Air and a Galaxy Tab S to see which device the average consumer would choose. More →

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Cyanogen Microsoft, Samsung and Amazon

Microsoft might be interested in acquiring the most popular custom Android build ever

By on August 29, 2014 at 6:20 PM.

Microsoft might be interested in acquiring the most popular custom Android build ever

Many Android users unhappy with what the mobile operating system has to offer have looked at various custom ROMs based on Google’s latest OS version that offered additional tools to improve their overall mobile experience. CyanogenMod is one such Android-based build that become so popular in recent years that its founder decided to turn it into a business, Cyanogen Inc. That company is apparently now tracked by various tech industry giants that are highly interested in the mobile business, The Information has learned, including Microsoft. More →

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Game Changers

Xbox One September Update

The Xbox One update you’ve been waiting for has finally arrived

By on August 29, 2014 at 5:55 PM.

The Xbox One update you’ve been waiting for has finally arrived

The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 have been incredibly successful up to this point, but there’s no question that the new consoles would have benefitted greatly from a little more time in development before launch. By lacking a few key features, both consoles felt unfinished, but Microsoft has been hard at work getting the Xbox One up to speed. The latest update might be the most significant one yet. More →

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Nokia Z Launcher Download

Nokia just released a huge update for its innovative Android app

By on August 29, 2014 at 5:30 PM.

Nokia just released a huge update for its innovative Android app

On June 19th of this year, Nokia was reborn. The company that had been known for years as a cell phone pioneer had sold off its devices business, and the world was waiting to see what new paths Nokia might take. There are a few, as it turns out, but one of them saw the company release a surprisingly innovative new Android app this past summer, and it just got a big update that users will love. More →

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Samsung just released another new teaser video for the Galaxy Note 4

Samsung just released another new teaser video for the Galaxy Note 4

By on August 29, 2014 at 5:05 PM.

Samsung can’t wait to unveil the Galaxy Note 4, one of the most anticipated handsets of the second half of the year. The company has proven its eagerness with the numerous Galaxy Note 4 video teasers the company posted on YouTube in the last few days. After highlighting S-Pen features in a few videos, a unique selling point for the Galaxy Note phablet family, and telling various stories of happy Galaxy Note users, Samsung has released one more Galaxy Note 4 teaser with a few days to go until its official announcement. More →

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Galaxy Note Vs. iPad

The Galaxy Note didn’t ‘kill’ the iPhone… but it may be hurting the iPad

By on August 29, 2014 at 4:40 PM.

The Galaxy Note didn’t ‘kill’ the iPhone… but it may be hurting the iPad

It has been clear for a year that tablet market growth has been slowing down a lot faster than anyone expected. But nevertheless, the latest IDC numbers are a stiff shock. The firm’s previous forecast for 12% tablet sales growth this year was already really low considering how hot the growth was as recently as in 2013, when the segment expanded by more than 50%. But now IDC has cut its projection in half, as the brand-new estimate for 2014 global tablet sales growth is a pitiful 6.5%. What’s even more stunning is that no growth is expected to take place in North America and Europe during this year. More →

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Galaxy Smartphones Free Here Maps

Sorry, Google – Samsung’s Galaxy phones really need to see other maps

By on August 29, 2014 at 4:20 PM.

Sorry, Google – Samsung’s Galaxy phones really need to see other maps

A new episode in the complex Google-Samsung love affair was written on Friday, as Nokia announced that its Here maps service will be available free of charge (via a licensing agreement) to Samsung Galaxy handset owners. Samsung inked this exclusive deal with Nokia even though Galaxy handset users already have access to one of the best mapping products in the world, Google’s own Google Maps. More →

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iPhone 6 Specs A8 Processor

The most disappointing rumor about the iPhone 6 may have just been confirmed

By on August 29, 2014 at 3:52 PM.

The most disappointing rumor about the iPhone 6 may have just been confirmed

There’s no shortage of hype for the upcoming iPhone 6 although that doesn’t mean the device won’t be disappointing in some ways. The most disappointing rumor we’ve heard about Apple’s upcoming flagship phone is that it will only feature 1GB of RAM at a time when most high-end smartphones have long moved onto using 2GB of RAM or more. More →

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The Rise Of Mobile Apps

How the rise of mobile apps is making everything easier

How the rise of mobile apps is making everything easier

By on August 29, 2014 at 3:35 PM.

There was a time when Googling for “how to erase background in Photoshop” meant something. Budding graphical wizards understood that software existed to accomplish fantastical things such as removing a background and coloring it with something else, but the process was complicated. It required supremely expensive software, plenty of time for research, and the patience of Job. But it was easier than doing it by hand, so we were grateful. More →

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Apple Public Relations Strategies

This is why your favorite tech site has a horrible pro-Apple bias

By on August 29, 2014 at 3:10 PM.

This is why your favorite tech site has a horrible pro-Apple bias

Pretty much everyone who has ever written anything about technology has, at one point or another, been called an “iSheep” who is “so bias (sic) in favor of Apple!” But while accusations of “pro-Apple bias” occur so often that they’re practically meaningless, that doesn’t mean Apple doesn’t have a brilliant strategy for monitoring and manipulating media coverage about the company that is lightyears beyond what Amazon, Microsoft or even Google do. More →

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iPhone 6 Air Rumors: Rear Shell

Rear shell of Apple’s giant 5.5-inch iPhone shown up close in new leak

By on August 29, 2014 at 2:45 PM.

Rear shell of Apple’s giant 5.5-inch iPhone shown up close in new leak

Following a variety of fresh 4.7-inch iPhone 6 components leaks showing its processor, front glass cover and rear metal case, a new picture of the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 has popped up from Nowhereelse.fr. The picture comes from a trusted source from China and features the purported rear metal case of the handset, and appears to confirm what a previously leaked image of the same component revealed. More →

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