Cheap iPhone 6

Deal alert: Get an iPhone 6 for $450, or 10% off anything else at Gazelle

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Deal alert: Get an iPhone 6 for $450, or 10% off anything else at Gazelle

Earlier this week we told you about two great deals for smartphone shoppers who were more interested in saving money than having the latest and greatest gear. For these consumers, the prospect of a modern phone for $250 off contract or even an older handset for just $20 may be too good to pass up.

But there is another group of consumers that wasn’t addressed by these deals. These shoppers want the latest and greatest smartphones, but they don’t want to pay top dollar to get them.

Well, gadget fans, look no further. More →

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iPhone 6 Vs Android

Former Android diehard ‘never looking back’ after switch to iPhone 6 – find out why

Former Android diehard ‘never looking back’ after switch to iPhone 6 – find out why

By on May 22, 2015 at 11:08 AM.

Earlier this week, we told you about an Android fan who went running back to Google after spending just two weeks with an iPhone. Both platforms are very mature and capable at this point, but sometimes it’s hard to give up an operating system you’ve grown accustomed to in favor of something new and different.

Of course, there are also plenty of times when a user jumps from one platform to the other and loves the new software so much, he wonders how he ever went so long without switching. More →

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Quick Charge 2.0 Amazon

This $11 quick charger from Amazon will charge your phone 75% faster (deal is back!)

By on May 22, 2015 at 9:55 AM.

This $11 quick charger from Amazon will charge your phone 75% faster (deal is back!)

Last week, we told you about a great deal happening on Amazon. For just $11, users were able to purchase a special charger that uses Quick Charge 2.0 technology to charge their compatible smartphones and tablets up to 75% faster than some stock wall chargers. This was apparently a pretty appealing prospect for BGR readers, because they flooded the site and the charger was sold out a short while later.

Well if you missed out on that deal, don’t despair: The $11 quick charger deal is back on at Amazon — at least, while supplies last. More →

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NSA Android App Store Hack

The NSA came up with a brilliantly sneaky way to hack your Android phone

By on May 21, 2015 at 10:30 PM.

The NSA came up with a brilliantly sneaky way to hack your Android phone

Once again, we have to tip our cap in grudging admiration for the lengths the National Security Administration will go to hack into our mobile devices. The Intercept has published some new documents leaked by Edward Snowden that show how the NSA and other spy agencies at one point planned to conduct man-in-the-middle attacks between end users and Android app stores to infect users’ phones with spyware. More →

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iPhone Android Light Phone Kickstarter

Meet Light Phone, the phone that can save you from your smartphone

By on May 21, 2015 at 5:15 PM.

Meet Light Phone, the phone that can save you from your smartphone

The Light Phone pictured above is a phone I’d like to use on a daily basis. It’s got no touchscreen display, no texting apps, no games and no browser. It’s purpose is to solely help you reach the people in your life you want to connect with in the most basic way possible – by calling them. It’s also supposed to work with your existing smartphone, though. More →

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Motorola Moto E Review Android Fan

Android user switches from a flagship phone to a $75 cheapie… and he’s never been happier

By on May 21, 2015 at 2:48 PM.

Android user switches from a flagship phone to a $75 cheapie… and he’s never been happier

You don’t need a high-end flagship phone to have a good experience — in fact, it turns out you can be perfectly happy with a dirt-cheap device. Engineer Abhishek Anand writes about his recent experience downgrading from a flagship Sony Xperia ZL smartphone to a $75 Moto E that he bought on Flipkart. The bottom line is that he’s much, much happier overall with his dirt-cheap phone than he was with his flagship device. More →

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Cheap Android Phones Elephone P8000 Lenovo K80

Sorry, you can’t have these affordable high-end Android phones

By on May 20, 2015 at 4:36 PM.

Sorry, you can’t have these affordable high-end Android phones

Even though they get plenty of attention from the press, the newest Android flagships aren’t necessary the best choices for many smartphone buyers, especially for Android fans looking for affordable high-end devices. The Asus ZenFone 2 is one alternative, a cheap Android phone that packs 4GB of RAM and costs just $299 in the U.S. However, there are plenty of other premium Android phones overseas that meet the same criteria: They’re powerful and significantly cheaper than the Galaxy S6, Nexus 6, HTC One M9 or LG G4. Unfortunately, many of them are also out of your reach, including the following two devices.

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iPhone Android Texting While Driving

Survey shows a scary number of people check email, use Facebook and even take selfies while driving

By on May 19, 2015 at 7:05 PM.

Survey shows a scary number of people check email, use Facebook and even take selfies while driving

A survey commissioned by AT&T reveals that smartphone owners are doing a lot more things on their devices they’re not supposed to do than just texting while driving. More →

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Top 10 Wrong Number Texts

These are some of the most hilariously awkward wrong number texts you’ll ever see

By on May 19, 2015 at 12:23 PM.

These are some of the most hilariously awkward wrong number texts you’ll ever see

In the age of smartphones, it seems odd that text messages would be sent to wrong numbers as often as they are. There are some instances where wrong number texts make sense. For example, when someone changes phones and gets a new number, it stands to reason that whoever ends up with their old number might get a few messages intended for the number’s original owner.

But wrong number texts happen much more frequently than that, and thankfully for us, they’re often hilarious. More →

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Android Vs. iPhone 6 Features

Why an Android fan went running back to Google after two weeks with the iPhone 6

By on May 19, 2015 at 10:20 AM.

Why an Android fan went running back to Google after two weeks with the iPhone 6

It’s always fun to read what happens when fans of one mobile platform switch to another for a certain length of time, and web designer and Android fan Joe Casabona recently decided to try the iPhone 6 for a couple of weeks to see if it did anything better than his preferred operating system. While Casabona found a lot to like on the iPhone 6, there still wasn’t enough to convince him to make the switch and he’s decided to stick with Android for now. More →

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iPhone Android Smartphone Addiction Distraction

Your smartphone will distract you by the time you finish reading this senten…

By on May 18, 2015 at 10:00 PM.

Your smartphone will distract you by the time you finish reading this senten…

Admit it or not, you’re addicted to your smartphone — in fact, chances are you’re reading this on a mobile device right now. If smartphone addiction weren’t bad enough, you’ll also have to know there’s one other potential side-effect of using the smartphone: A new report from Time says smartphones also make us more easily distracted. In fact, it seems that the more we interact with our mobile devices while we’re supposed to do something else, the more difficult it is for our brains to focus back on the matter at hand.

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Best Android Apps

It took about 5 seconds for this free Android app to become one of my favorite news readers

By on May 18, 2015 at 4:40 PM.

It took about 5 seconds for this free Android app to become one of my favorite news readers

There is no question that news readers make up a category of apps that is completely flooded. On one hand, this is great because it gives people plenty of choices that offer all sorts of different functionality. But it also means that you might never find the perfect news app for you because there’s just so much clutter to dig through.

I have a few different apps that I consider my go-to news reader apps on iOS and Android, but now there’s a new one to add to the list, and it became one of my favorites immediately. More →

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