Motorola Droid Turbo Specs

It looks like the Droid Turbo’s specs really will blow the new Moto X out of the water

By about 4 hours ago.

It looks like the Droid Turbo’s specs really will blow the new Moto X out of the water

The 2014 Moto X is a very impressive smartphone but it looks like Motorola is saving even better hardware for a release set for later this year. Android Community has spotted a benchmark for the upcoming Droid Turbo, a Verizon exclusive has been tipped in the past to feature specifications that are even better than the ones we saw in the newest Moto X. More →

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Android L Preview Animations

A great explanation for how Google’s awesome Android L animations will work

By about 8 hours ago.

A great explanation for how Google’s awesome Android L animations will work

One of the things that we’re most looking forward to about Android L is definitely the awesome looking new animations that will be part of Google’s new Material Design user interface. Raveesh Bhalla, a Google Developer Expert for UX/Design, has written an excellent explanation for how Android L’s animations will work once the new platform finally releases in October. More →

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iPhone 6 Plus Bendgate Apple

Publication says Apple has banned it from official events over ‘Bendgate’ coverage

By about 9 hours ago.

Publication says Apple has banned it from official events over ‘Bendgate’ coverage

Apple is understandably tired of talking about bent iPhone 6 Plus models but at the same time it seems that the company might be overreacting a tad if it’s really threatening publications over their coverage of the controversy. German computer magazine ComputerBilt.de claims that Apple has cut it off from both receiving testing devices and from being invited to future Apple launch events after it posted a video that showed how the iPhone 6 Plus could be bent with your bare hands. More →

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Gap

‘Gapgate’ solved: Here’s why the Galaxy Note 4 has a gap between its frame and display [updated]

By about 9 hours ago.

‘Gapgate’ solved: Here’s why the Galaxy Note 4 has a gap between its frame and display [updated]

Don’t mind the gap, says Samsung. Earlier this week we started hearing reports out of Korea that some Galaxy Note 4 owners were annoyed by a gap that they found between the Note 4’s frame and its display that was apparently wide enough to fit two pieces of A4 paper inside. Now, however, AndroidCentral has discovered that this isn’t a design bug… it’s a feature. More →

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Microsoft Windows 10 Features

Everything we know about Windows 10

By about 10 hours ago.

Everything we know about Windows 10

So now that Microsoft has taken the wraps off its next-generation Windows platform, it’s time to take a quick run through everything we learned about the platform on Wednesday and also address areas where we still have questions. Without further ado, let’s look at everything we know about Windows 10. More →

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Microsoft Windows 10 Announced

The wait is finally over: Microsoft unveils Windows… 10?

By about 11 hours ago.

The wait is finally over: Microsoft unveils Windows… 10?

It’s safe to say that Microsoft’s attempt to integrate more touch-centric features in with its traditional desktop operating system didn’t go as well as Microsoft had hoped. Windows 8 proved to be a hugely polarizing operating system as many longtime Windows users decried the loss of the Start Menu and the jarring split between the platform’s Desktop mode and its Modern/Metro screen. More →

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Microsoft Windows 9 Launch

Can Microsoft stop Windows’ slow slide into irrelevance?

By about 12 hours ago.

Can Microsoft stop Windows’ slow slide into irrelevance?

Windows is still by far the most widely used desktop OS in the world but things are decidedly trending downward. The most recent numbers from NPD showed that while “U.S. consumer retail PC sales grew almost 3% during the 10 week Back-to-School period (week of July 4th through Labor Day week),” Windows device sales actually fell by 3% over the same period. Instead, NDP found that all growth in PC sales came from Macs and Chromebooks. Microsoft’s struggles in the mobile market are even worse — while iOS and Android dominate the smartphone market, Microsoft’s own Windows Phone has been a bust so far and has actually seen both its market share and total shipments decline over the last year. More →

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Manual Download

Learn everything you need to know about the Galaxy Note 4 right now

By on September 30, 2014 at 11:18 AM.

Learn everything you need to know about the Galaxy Note 4 right now

Anxious to get your Galaxy Note 4 and are tired of waiting? Well you can still get a great head start on learning everything about the device right now by downloading the complete user’s manual (PDF). The manual should tell you every single tip you need to get the most out of the Galaxy Note 4, as it includes instructions on using the device’s power saving feature, using the S Pen stylus, using motions and gestures, and using Samsung’s own apps such as S Voice and S Health. More →

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Comcast Time Warner Cable Customer Satisfaction

JD Power just released its cable customer satisfaction ratings – guess who ranked dead last?

By on September 30, 2014 at 12:04 AM.

JD Power just released its cable customer satisfaction ratings – guess who ranked dead last?

Three things are certain in life: Death, taxes, and low customer satisfaction ratings for Comcast and Time Warner Cable. DSLReports points out that the cable industry’s non-dynamic duo have come in last place in JD Power’s latest customer satisfaction survey of cable customers. More →

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Windows Phone Vs. Android

Windows Phone may join Android in a race to the bottom for cheap hardware

By on September 29, 2014 at 9:31 PM.

Windows Phone may join Android in a race to the bottom for cheap hardware

One reason that Android has spread so quickly is that Google allows anyone to use the bare bones of the platform for free. This has allowed venders in emerging markets such as Xiaomi and Micromax to crank out dirt-cheap Android handsets that have killer specs and that generate razor-thin margins for manufacturers. Of course, many of these cheapie handsets don’t have access to Android essentials such as the Google Play Store since Google actually does charge a licensing fee for manufacturers that want to use those features, but that doesn’t seem to matter to many buyers who just want an ultra-affordable smartphone. More →

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Cortana Vs. Siri Vs. Google Now

Here’s one way Cortana is well ahead of Siri and Google Now

By on September 29, 2014 at 7:15 PM.

Here’s one way Cortana is well ahead of Siri and Google Now

Microsoft has been touting Cortana as a key reason for people to buy Windows Phones and by all accounts it’s an extremely impressive voice-enabled personal assistant — and now it looks like there’s one way it’s clearly ahead of Siri and Google Now. Nokia is touting a new series of products from connected home company INSTEON that promise to let you control key home appliances such as thermostats and Wi-Fi enabled cameras using voice commands issued through Cortana. More →

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HTC One (M8) Max Specs

New HTC phablet’s monster specs detailed in new report

By on September 29, 2014 at 3:51 PM.

New HTC phablet’s monster specs detailed in new report

We don’t know if HTC is still even planning on releasing its hotly anticipated phablet at all, but if it ever does release we expect it will have killer specs. Android Headlines points us to a new report from Chinese website My Drivers that claims the so-called HTC One (M8) Max will feature a 5.5-inch 2K display, a Snapdragon 805 quad-core 2.7MHz processor, 3GB of RAM, a massive 3,000mAh battery, an 18-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization and Android L. More →

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iOS 8 Security Holes QuickType

Massive iOS 8 flaw suggests parts of your password in autocomplete

By on September 29, 2014 at 2:28 PM.

Massive iOS 8 flaw suggests parts of your password in autocomplete

This could potentially be a significant problem for anyone who has installed iOS 8 on their device. iDownload Blog points us to a new report from iGen.fr that claims iOS 8’s QuickType smart keyboard feature will actually suggest parts of your password as part of its predictive typing feature. More →

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