When Will The Galaxy S5 Get Android 5.0 Lollipop

Your Galaxy S5 may get Android 5.0 Lollipop in time for the holidays

By on October 24, 2014 at 8:15 PM.

Your Galaxy S5 may get Android 5.0 Lollipop in time for the holidays

Great news, Galaxy S5 owners: You may not have to wait that much longer to get Android 5.0 Lollipop on your favorite phone. SamMobile’s sources indicate that Lollipop will start rolling out to the Galaxy S5 sometime in December, which hopefully means you should get it on your own device before the year is over. More →

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Sprint T-Mobile 600MHz Auction

Don’t expect game-changing improvements from Sprint or T-Mobile for at least another two years

By on October 24, 2014 at 5:00 PM.

Don’t expect game-changing improvements from Sprint or T-Mobile for at least another two years

T-Mobile has done a lot to improve its network over the past couple of years, but even the scrappy “Un-carrier” has admitted that it would not be able to match the network quality of AT&T and Verizon unless it gets access to more low-frequency spectrum, which propagates better than high-frequency spectrum and more easily penetrates buildings. Because of this, both T-Mobile and Sprint must be disheartened to learn that the Federal Communications Commission has delayed a key spectrum auction that could have given both carriers a major shot in the arm. More →

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Android 5.0 Lollipop Upgrade

These Android phones have been confirmed to get Lollipop – is yours on the list?

By on October 24, 2014 at 3:33 PM.

These Android phones have been confirmed to get Lollipop – is yours on the list?

One of the frustrating things for Android users is not knowing when their phones will get the latest Android software pushed out to them… if at all. CNET has put together a handy guide of major Android phones that have been confirmed to get Android 5.0 Lollipop and while a lot of devices have been confirmed as getting the upgrade, some big names are still missing. More →

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Amazon Fire Phone Sales Numbers

The brutal numbers behind Amazon’s massive Fire Phone flop

By on October 24, 2014 at 3:09 PM.

The brutal numbers behind Amazon’s massive Fire Phone flop

We’ve known for a while that Amazon’s Fire Phone is this year’s version of the Microsoft Kin or the Facebook-centric HTC First — that is, it’s a phone that is destined to go down as one of the biggest bombs in smartphone history. CNET takes a look at Amazon’s earnings report released on Thursday and brings us some new numbers that show us just how big of a flop the Fire Phone has really been. More →

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iOS OS X Handoff Apps

Here’s a complete list of apps that use the awesome new Handoff feature in iOS 8

By on October 24, 2014 at 1:57 PM.

Here’s a complete list of apps that use the awesome new Handoff feature in iOS 8

The coolest new feature that spans across both iOS and OS X announced this year has definitely been the Handoff feature that will let you quickly move information and data between iOS devices and your Mac. And what makes it even cooler is now app developers are designing their applications to use Handoff as well so you can move what you’re looking at on your favorite apps from your iPhone to your Mac and vice versa. Below we’ve listed all of the apps that support Handoff so far, which come to us by way of App Advice. More →

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Comcast HBO Online Streaming

Comcast thinks HBO may have just made a huge mistake

By on October 24, 2014 at 1:34 PM.

Comcast thinks HBO may have just made a huge mistake

Surprise: Comcast isn’t overly enthusiastic about HBO’s plan to offer a standalone streaming service that will appeal to cord cutters. Barron’s notes that during an earnings call this week, Comcast EVP and NBC CEO Steve Burke was asked for his take on HBO’s decision to offer a standalone streaming option starting next year. As you might expect, Burke downplayed its significance and even suggested that HBO might come to regret breaking itself away from the bundle in the future. More →

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iPad Air 2 Bend Test

Video: The iPad Air 2 withstands a ‘bend test’ about as well as you’d expect

By on October 24, 2014 at 11:10 AM.

Video: The iPad Air 2 withstands a ‘bend test’ about as well as you’d expect

The reason the “bend test” videos for the iPhone 6 Plus went viral is that they raised questions about whether the device would bend just from carrying it around in your pants pocket. This shouldn’t be a concern for anyone who owns an iPad Air 2, since the tablet was never intended to be carried around in your pants pocket and we can’t imagine any reason for a sane person to do so. All the same, that hasn’t stopped YouTuber Marvin Macht from putting the iPad Air 2 through a bend test of his own and the tablet predictably did not hold up well under pressure. More →

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Apple GT Advanced Technologies Bankruptcy Explained

Apple drops hints about why its sapphire supplier went bankrupt

By on October 23, 2014 at 10:30 PM.

Apple drops hints about why its sapphire supplier went bankrupt

The most surprising Apple-related story over the past few weeks hasn’t had anything to do with leaked gadgets — instead, it’s been about GT Advanced Technologies, the company that was a major supplier of sapphire screens for Apple products that shockingly filed for bankruptcy protection earlier this month. More →

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Fastest Internet Speeds By State

Where you should live if you want America’s fastest Internet service

By on October 23, 2014 at 9:15 PM.

Where you should live if you want America’s fastest Internet service

What parts of America have the fastest broadband connections? The short answer is “Delaware.” The slightly longer answer is “somewhere in the northeastern U.S.” The Connectivist has posted data of peak connection speeds for every state in America and has found that the fastest services are in the eastern part of the country, led by Delaware and followed by Virginia, Washington D.C., Massachusetts, New Jersey and Connecticut. In fact, the only state in the top 10 that isn’t on the eastern seaboard is Washington, which has a peak connection speed of 56.6Mbps. More →

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Windows 10 New Security Features

Windows 10 could eliminate two major online security headaches

By on October 23, 2014 at 6:30 PM.

Windows 10 could eliminate two major online security headaches

We’ve seen a bunch of hugely promising new features that Microsoft has added to Windows 10 via its Technical Preview but this might be the most important one yet. ZDNet’s Ed Bott gives us a detailed rundown of the new two-factor authentication system that Microsoft is implementing with Windows 10 and he says it has the potential to effectively cripple phishing attacks and password database breaches, which are two of the most popular tactics hackers use to gain unauthorized access to our online accounts. More →

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Is Apple Pay Safer Than Credit Cards

Why Apple Pay is ‘more safe and secure than using your credit card’

By on October 23, 2014 at 5:20 PM.

Why Apple Pay is ‘more safe and secure than using your credit card’

Although Apple Pay has had its share of early hiccups, the mobile payment platform is overall off to a promising start. CIO’s Al Sacco has interviewed three security experts for their views on the technology behind Apple Pay and the general consensus is that the platform is “more safe and secure than using your credit card.” More →

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Microsoft Q1 2015 Earnings Surface

Is the Surface slowly starting to pay off for Microsoft?

By on October 23, 2014 at 4:34 PM.

Is the Surface slowly starting to pay off for Microsoft?

The first-generation Surface RT was a notorious bomb but Microsoft has diligently kept refining its Surface tablet models and has seen some impressive sales growth over the past year. According to Microsoft’s Q1 2015 earnings report that it released on Thursday, the company generated $908 million in Surface revenue, which is more than twice the $400 million in Surface revenue Microsoft reported in Q1 2014 and a sequential improvement from the $409 million in Surface revenue that the company posted in Q4 2014. More →

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