Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S Edge

Samsung teases Galaxy S6 with a ‘special’ new feature

By about 50 mins ago.

Samsung teases Galaxy S6 with a ‘special’ new feature

Samsung will soon unveil its next major flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S6, which might be released in two distinct versions in the coming months, including a regular model and an “Edge” version. Reports from South Korea detailing some of Samsung’s statements related to its recent earnings report — it’s fifth quarterly decline in a row, and the first annual earnings decline in three years — have revealed more details about the Galaxy S6. More →

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Kickstarter VexBox Internet Router

This new router will slow your internet speeds to a crawl – and you’ll be glad it did

By about 2 hours ago.

This new router will slow your internet speeds to a crawl – and you’ll be glad it did

When I was a kid, I didn’t have access to an Internet-connected smartphone or tablet filled with all sorts of interesting ways to help me pass the time. But that’s an argument I’ll try not to bring up (too much) when I’ll eventually have to talk to my own kids about how much time they’re spending online compared versus homework or chores. No, my plan is to limit their mobile device use without taking their gadgets away, and now there’s a company that can help me do it. More →

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iMessage vs. Android

Is this Apple’s secret weapon that could force Android users to buy an iPhone?

By about 3 hours ago.

Is this Apple’s secret weapon that could force Android users to buy an iPhone?

There are many reasons why Android users switch to iPhone, and vice-versa, but Apple may have a secret (or not-so-secret) weapon that could pressure some Android fans to considering a move to the other side. No, it’s not Apple Pay, an exclusive iPhone 6 feature that’s heavily marketed by various banks in the U.S., further helping Apple market its 2014 iPhones. It’s actually a stock iOS app that has been hiding in plain sight for years. More →

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Smartphone Battery Life Issues

One company may have finally solved the smartphone battery life problem

By about 5 hours ago.

One company may have finally solved the smartphone battery life problem

No matter how advanced our gadgets get from year to year, the fact remains that battery technology isn’t able to keep up. Just look at the Apple Watch, a smartwatch that’s going to be more powerful than the first iPad, but which will need constant charging. Similarly, many mobile devices that are already available in stores aren’t able to meet the battery needs of all consumers either, even though handset makers are constantly devising ways to improve battery life.

One such battery project belonging to MIT startup SolidEnergy might provide a solution for significantly increasing battery life on mobile devices starting as soon as this year. More →

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Galaxy S6 Rumors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 810

Did Qualcomm just leak a key detail about the upcoming Galaxy S6?

By about 6 hours ago.

Did Qualcomm just leak a key detail about the upcoming Galaxy S6?

After various reports detailed Qualcomm’s alleged overheating issues with the Snapdragon 810 flagship processor — which the chip maker subsequently denied — many publications said Samsung decided against using the component in its upcoming flagship. Some said that only initial Galaxy S6 batches will lack the chip, as Qualcomm fixes performance issues, while others speculated that Samsung might be actually interested in ditching its reliance on top Qualcomm chips for smartphone devices.

The semiconductor giant on Wednesday announced unexpected growth for the December quarter, The Wall Street Journal reports, but also cut outlook for its 2015 fiscal year, suggesting that it may indeed have lost a key job that will impact its bottom line. More →

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Apple vs. Samsung: iPhone 6

Who won the holiday quarter, Apple or Samsung?

By about 8 hours ago.

Who won the holiday quarter, Apple or Samsung?

Fierce rivals but close business partners Apple and Samsung squared off this week in one more episode of their massive duel, as each company reported financial results for the Christmas quarter. Apple was expected to post stellar results and record iPhone sales (which it did), with Samsung supposed to acknowledge yet another quarterly loss (which it did). Most interestingly though, some people said Apple might overtake Samsung as the world’s top smartphone vendor for the quarter, something that hasn’t happened in years. More →

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Samsung Earnings Q4 2014

Yes, the iPhone 6 really hurt Samsung

By about 9 hours ago.

Yes, the iPhone 6 really hurt Samsung

Samsung on Thursday reported its financial results for the fourth quarter of 2014, and even though the company made a lot of money during the period, it still took a significant hit, especially compared with Apple’s performance for the same Christmas sales period and an absolute record. More →

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The Pirate Bay: New vs. Old

There’s talk of mutiny on The Pirate Bay ship

By on January 28, 2015 at 10:30 PM.

There’s talk of mutiny on The Pirate Bay ship

The Pirate Bay service will soon be resurrected, well over a month after falling prey to a police raid in Sweden. But while all the good signs are there — that the torrent download service is coming back online on February 1st — a new report from Torrent Freak reveals some reasons to worry.

Apparently, there’s talk of mutiny in The Pirate Bay team. More →

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Kickstarter Prynt Smartphone Polaroid Printing Case

Prynt, the iPhone 6 case that prints Polaroid-style photos, is now on Kickstarter

By on January 28, 2015 at 4:20 PM.

Prynt, the iPhone 6 case that prints Polaroid-style photos, is now on Kickstarter

In mid-November, a French startup called Prynt demoed a special smartphone case that contains a printer and houses enough special sheets of papers to let smartphone users quickly print out some of their photos and selfies in on-the-go Polaroid fashion. At the time, the company said the device would be available on Kickstarter at some point after CES 2015, and it looks like that time has come. More →

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HTC One M8 and Galaxy Note 3 Lollipop Updates

Two hot Android smartphones have just started getting Android 5.0 Lollipop

By on January 28, 2015 at 3:30 PM.

Two hot Android smartphones have just started getting Android 5.0 Lollipop

A few months old, Android 5.0 Lollipop has yet to become available to most Android smartphone and tablet users, but some European Android fans will surely be thrilled to find out that Lollipop upgrades for certain top handsets will finally be available for download. More →

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iPhone 6 vs. Android: Switch

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus stole more users from Android than any other iPhone

By on January 28, 2015 at 3:05 PM.

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus stole more users from Android than any other iPhone

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are tremendous successes for Apple and have driven iPhone sales to new records — the company sold 74.5 million iPhone units during the first quarter of its 2015 fiscal year, with the bulk of them being 2014 iPhones. Tim Cook praised the devices during Tuesday’s earnings conference call, MacRumors reports, revealing the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus managed to bring more users to iOS from Android than any other iPhone before. More →

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Rain Bomb Video

Video: Forget blizzards, ‘rain bombs’ can be even more terrifying

By on January 28, 2015 at 12:30 PM.

Video: Forget blizzards, ‘rain bombs’ can be even more terrifying

The U.S. may have had to deal with a frightening blizzard scare in the Northeast, but that’s not the only kind of weather phenomenon that can be rather terrifying. To prove that point, ABC Australia posted a video showing several “rain bombs” as captured with help of an iPhone by a grazier in Queensland’s southern inland. More →

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iOS 8.1.3 Jailbreak: Downgrade to iOS 8.1.2

The one reason to not install iOS 8.1.3 on your iPhone 6… and how to downgrade if you did

By on January 28, 2015 at 12:11 PM.

The one reason to not install iOS 8.1.3 on your iPhone 6… and how to downgrade if you did

Apple on Tuesday released iOS 8.1.3, a minor software release that brings several fixes to known problems and vulnerabilities, including one for the annoying storage problem that may prevent some users from upgrading. However, as MacRumors points out, the iOS 8.1.3 update also patches the security issues used by the iOS 8 TaiG jailbreak, meaning that users who want to keep their iPhones and iPads jailbroken should stay away from iOS 8.1.3 for the time being. More →

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