Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Design Explained

Samsung explains the Galaxy Note 4’s design in words you’ll never comprehend

By on October 23, 2014 at 4:02 PM.

Samsung explains the Galaxy Note 4’s design in words you’ll never comprehend

Samsung isn’t shy about using rhetorical excess to describe its devices — recall that it once described the Galaxy S4 as “a precious stone glittering in the dark or countless stars sparkling in the night sky,” while it said the Galaxy S III “opens up new horizons and allows you to live your life extraordinarily” by being “enhanced with nature and human emotion.” You’ll be happy to know that Samsung hasn’t toned down its approach when it comes to marketing the Galaxy Note 4, as the company has just written an explanation for its new device’s design that explains why it’s the epitome of “modern sleek.” More →

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BlackBerry Passport Best Features

Are you man enough for the BlackBerry Passport?

By on October 23, 2014 at 2:35 PM.

Are you man enough for the BlackBerry Passport?

The BlackBerry Passport is a great device… if you’re man enough to handle it. That’s the message that National Post writer Jonathan Kay is delivering with his review of the Passport in which he proclaims that BlackBerry’s newest flagship phone is the most masculine device around. In fact, he says that the Passport’s musclebound virility is so strong that some of the lady-folk in his life find it a might bit intimidating. More →

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iPhone 6 Camera Tips And Tricks

One pro photographer’s secret tricks for taking world-class pics with your iPhone 6

By on October 23, 2014 at 1:05 PM.

One pro photographer’s secret tricks for taking world-class pics with your iPhone 6

The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have both earned wide praise for the quality of their cameras but they still won’t help you take high-quality pictures if you don’t know how to use them properly. Professional photographer Chris Vultaggio has written up a great list of tips and tricks that every amateur iPhone photographer should know if they want to snap pictures like the pros.

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Android 5.0 Lollipop Tips And Tricks Video

Watch these videos to learn about every Android 5.0 Lollipop trick you never knew existed

By on October 23, 2014 at 11:37 AM.

Watch these videos to learn about every Android 5.0 Lollipop trick you never knew existed

At this point, we’ve already talked about the major features that Google added to Android with its new Lollipop release — the new Material Design user interface, the battery-saving features that have been added thanks to Project Volta and actionable notifications that appear on your lock screen. However, Droid Life has spent the last week searching out some of the lesser known new features that Google has added to its mobile platform and has posted a terrific series of videos showing off some great Android 5.0 Lollipop tricks you’ve probably never heard of. More →

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Best Android Apps Microsoft

Microsoft is suddenly releasing some of the year’s coolest Android apps

By on October 22, 2014 at 10:30 PM.

Microsoft is suddenly releasing some of the year’s coolest Android apps

Microsoft is no longer all about “Windows, Windows, Windows!” as ex-CEO Steve Ballmer used to say. Instead, the company is willing to create applications and programs for any platform and recently it’s been releasing some very cool new applications for Android. Droid Life spotlights three particularly sweet apps that just came out of the Microsoft Garage project that definitely look worthy of Android fans’ time — and one of them even pulls off the incredible feat of making Bing more relevant. More →

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Google USB Stick Password

Google may have finally figured out how to kill the password once and for all

By on October 22, 2014 at 9:00 PM.

Google may have finally figured out how to kill the password once and for all

The problems with traditional passwords are many, and while two-factor authentication adds an extra layer of security, it’s also a tedious and annoying process a lot of the time. Several big-name tech companies, including Google and Microsoft, have been working on ways to replace the traditional password with other security measures and now Technology Review reports that Google may have finally settled on a way to make the password obsolete and it involves using a USB stick to act as the physical key to your Google account. More →

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AT&T Q3 2014 Earnings

The mobile price wars may finally be starting to sting AT&T

By on October 22, 2014 at 4:34 PM.

The mobile price wars may finally be starting to sting AT&T

Wireless price wars are good for consumers but not-so-great for carriers’ bottom lines. AT&T on Wednesday reported earnings of $0.63 per share on revenues of $32.96 billion, which slightly missed the consensus estimate of $0.64 per share on revenues of $33.22 billion. But while AT&T’s earnings only just missed expectations, Bloomberg reports that the company also cut its estimates for revenue growth on the year amid fierce competition with smaller rivals T-Mobile and Sprint. More →

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Apple Pay Bug Bank Of America

The most troubling Apple Pay-related bug we’ve seen yet [updated]

By on October 22, 2014 at 1:40 PM.

The most troubling Apple Pay-related bug we’ve seen yet [updated]

Here’s yet another Apple Pay snafu, and this one could be more than just a minor inconvenience. CNN’s Samuel Burke reports that he and some other Apple Pay users have reported being double charged for transactions they made using their Bank of America-issued cards. More →

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Android 5.0 Lollipop Release Date

Android 5.0 Lollipop’s release date has just been confirmed

By on October 22, 2014 at 11:35 AM.

Android 5.0 Lollipop’s release date has just been confirmed

Although it will probably take a bit longer to get pushed out to most Android devices, we now know that Google plans to officially release Android 5.0 Lollipop on November 3rd. Android Police has flagged a new message sent out to Android developers informing them that they “can now publish apps that target Android 5.0 Lollipop,” which will be “available to consumers on November 3rd.” Google also recommends that these developers test out their apps right now to make sure they iron out any bugs before the software gets released next month. More →

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iPad Air 2 16GB Vs. 64GB

Why Apple needs to stop releasing 16GB iPads

By on October 22, 2014 at 11:09 AM.

Why Apple needs to stop releasing 16GB iPads

Earlier this month, we knocked Apple for releasing a new version of the Retina iPad mini that was literally the exact same as last year’s model except for the addition Touch ID and the option to buy it in gold. Now famed Apple blogger John Gruber, in his otherwise laudatory review for the new iPad Air 2, singles out another point of criticism about the company’s newest tablets: Namely, he doesn’t think there’s any reason for Apple to release larger iPads with only 16GB of storage anymore. More →

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Apple Pay Tips And Tricks

Here are some of the early hiccups users are seeing with Apple Pay

By on October 22, 2014 at 9:30 AM.

Here are some of the early hiccups users are seeing with Apple Pay

As with any major new platform or service, there are going to be some snafus in the early going and Apple Pay is proving to be no exception. 9to5Mac has compiled a couple of stories from The New York Times and ReadWrite that show how Apple’s new payment platform, while working well overall, is still experiencing some hiccups in the early going. More →

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iPad Air 2 Vs. Surface Pro 3

Benchmarks show the iPad Air 2 has only one rival in terms of overall performance

By on October 22, 2014 at 8:40 AM.

Benchmarks show the iPad Air 2 has only one rival in terms of overall performance

Benchmark scores for the iPad Air 2 have started coming in and as you’d expect they’re very impressive so far. But let’s put this into context: How do the Geekbench scores for the iPad Air 2 stack up against rival tablets? As you’ll see in a comparison chart made by Laptop Mag, the iPad Air 2 really only has one rival in terms of overall performance and that’s Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3. More →

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iOS 8.1 Jailbreak Download

An iOS 8.1 jailbreak is out – but you can’t download it yet

By on October 22, 2014 at 8:15 AM.

An iOS 8.1 jailbreak is out – but you can’t download it yet

New iOS jailbreaks just seem to come faster and faster these days. 9to5Mac brings us word that there is already a new jailbreak for iOS 8.1, although you won’t be able to download it just yet. More →

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