We’ve already seen the HTC One M9 leaked in a bunch of places but now @upleaks has published a major leak of HTC’s complete promotional videos that literally tell us every important feature about the new device. HTC was very quick to get these videos taken down when they first popped up on YouTube, so for your benefit we’ve taken several screencaps that will show you every important aspect of the new device. More →
Man who said Apple would ‘disappear’ if it didn’t release an Apple Watch by last May makes a new bold prediction
The wonderful thing about being an analyst in this day and age is that you can usually say something completely crazy and people will forget about it the next day no matter how wrong it turns out to be. Global Equities Research analyst Trip Chowdhry, however, last year made possibly the stupidest claim in the history of tech analysis: Namely, he said that unless Apple came out with an Apple Watch within 60 days, it would simply “disappear.” More →
Anyone who’s ever had trouble charging an aging smartphone, move over — one iPhone 5c owner has any sob stories you have beat. A Redditor who goes by the name of moviedude26 this week posted a hilarious picture that shows the single most elaborate iPhone charging setup we’ve ever seen that involves wood clamps and a jar of clay. More →
One seriously overlooked detail from last week’s big Bloomberg report on Apple’s car project was that Tesla CEO Elon Musk has revealed just how far Apple is willing to go to bring his best workers over to Cupertino. In fact, Musk actually told Bloomberg that Apple is “offering $250,000 signing bonuses and 60 percent salary increases” for jumping ship. More →
Cable bills have been increasing at triple the rate of inflation and it’s a good bet that your wireless bill has shot up in recent years too thanks to the rise of mobile data plans. Rather Be Shopping, however, contends that lowering your bill for these services is surprisingly easy as long as you’re willing to play hardball with your service provider. More →
HTC has started recovering from its sales slump of the last few years but the company knows that to keep gaining momentum it will need more than just smartphones. CNET’s Roger Cheng has a lengthy profile of HTC’s plan to remake itself from a company that’s known primarily for smartphones to a company that makes a plethora of interesting tech products, including both hardware and software. More →
Comcast thought the Time Warner Cable merger would be all wrapped up by now, mostly because it’s so used to getting exactly what it wants from Washington. However, it’s been a year since the proposed merger was officially announced and its prospects are cloudier than they’ve ever been thanks in part to a series of customer service blunders that have left both companies embarrassed and apologetic about how they treat their own customers. More →
Apple has accused Samsung of stealing its ideas but now it looks like Apple is stealing away Samsung employees. The Korea Times reports that “Apple is luring away Samsung Electronics’ experts in next-generation technology” with a particular focus on “technicians and engineers engaged in signal- and visual-processing management.” Apple has also apparently recently been poaching Samsung battery experts, which is particularly interesting since it comes at a time when Apple is reportedly working on building its own electric car and is putting a great emphasis on developing more efficient sources of energy. More →
Be very careful when you’re using Gmail because a new bug could lead you to send your messages to the wrong recipients. Business Insider details that many Gmail users have been complaining recently that Google’s automatically generated contact suggestions have been bringing up people whom they infrequently contact. This means, for instance, that if your wife’s name is Jane and you type her first name into the contacts box, another Jane might pop up first instead. More →
With the third season of House of Cards set to drop this week, Sesame Street has decided to pay tribute to the show by retelling the story of The 3 Little Pigs if it were set in Frank Underwood’s Washington DC. The video, called House of Bricks, stars the conniving Frank Underwolf, a slick-talking wolf with a southern drawl who is prone to sharing his innermost thoughts with us by talking directly into the camera.
iOS 8.2 still isn’t out yet but Apple has already released two different betas for iOS 8.3. Per MacRumors, Apple on Monday seeded iOS 8.3 beta 2 to developers, thus marking the second iOS 8.3 beta the company has released this month. You can download the new beta as an over-the-air update from the iOS Developer Center provided you’ve already installed the first iOS 8.3 beta. Apple has now released two iOS 8.3 betas even though iOS 8.2 isn’t supposed to be released until next month at the earliest.
The life of a smartphone is typically very short and it seems like even the hottest Android phone will seem obsolete after only a year. With this in mind, members of Reddit’s Android community have put together a list of Android phones that have stood the test of time and are still great to use. We’ve listed the top results below by the number of up votes they received. More →