As exciting and intriguing as the CyanogenMod-powered OnePlus One might be, perhaps it’s a good thing that the phone is so difficult to purchase right now; with a relatively small number of OnePlus One handsets in the hands of the public, we already have out first report of an injury having been sustained when the handset randomly exploded in a user’s back pocket. More →
We’re sure you’ve heard by now… Flappy Bird has a sequel. Ugh. This time, developer Dong Nguyen is back with a new game called Swing Copters that isn’t shaping up to be quite the phenomenon Flappy Bird was, but it’s addictive and rage-inducing just like its predecessor. In fast, Swing Copters was so difficult to play when it launched recently that Nguyen has already issued an update to make it slightly less impossible. More →
iPhone rumors have become quite a tradition. Each and every year without fail, the flagship product from a company that used to maintain the most well-guarded product lineup in the world leaks uncontrollably. Nearly everything there is to know is revealed long before Apple executives take the stage to unveil new iPhones, and the new device quickly becomes the most sought-after smartphone in the world despite the lack of surprises.
There’s also another tradition when it comes to iPhone leaks: each year, just before a new model is introduced, leaks start trickling out for the following year’s iPhone model. And now, we have our first big iPhone 6s rumor. More →
For anyone even remotely interested in technology news, it has been impossible to avoid seeing at least a few of the dozens of iPhone 6 leaks that pour out each week. We’ve seen rumors focusing on the phone’s design, specs, price points, release date and plenty more hit the web in recent months, and we’ve also seen pictures of several purported iPhone 6 housings leak from multiple sources. As those images have hit the web, a concern continues to build among eager Apple fans: In all of the leaks we’ve seen thus far, the back of the new iPhone 6 looks… hideously ugly. More →
The only thing better than a great paid iPhone or iPad app is a great paid iPhone or iPad app that’s on sale for free for a limited time. And this week, we’re starting off strong with eight solid paid iOS apps worth a combined $50 that can all be downloaded for free right now if you act fast. More →
It might not be the most hotly anticipated smartphone launching this fall — in fact, it might not even be the most hotly anticipated phablet launching this fall, thanks to the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 model set to be released in the coming months — but Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note 4 is shaping up to be one of the most impressive handsets of the year.
Recent leaks have reaffirmed Galaxy Note 4 specs that include a 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor or a 1.2GHz octa-core Exynos chipset, a massive 2560 x 1440-pixel display, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a 16-megapixel rear camera, a 3.68-megapixel front-facing camera and Android 4.4.3 KitKat. And now, with the new phablet set to be unveiled next week, Samsung has started to issue teaser videos in an effort to whet Android fans’ appetite.
Sony has confirmed that a massive DDoS attack took down its popular online gaming network this past weekend, leaving millions of gamers out in the cold as they tried to connect to the service. Two different entities, a hacker group called “Lizard Squad” and a lone hacker named “Fame,” both claimed responsibility for the PlayStation Network attack, but an investigation is ongoing. Sony says that no user data was compromised during the attack and PSN service has been fully restored. More →
The OnePlus One might not have the best smartphone name you’ve ever seen, but just about everything else about it is tremendously appealing — especially if you’re a hardcore Android fan. The handset runs a heavily customized version of Android known as CyanogenMod, and it’s just begging to be hacked to your heart’s content. It also features a sleek design, surprisingly solid specs and an off-contract price that starts at just $299.
The problem, of course, is that it’s incredibly difficult to purchase a OnePlus One because the phone is in such high demand. Now, however, OnePlus is giving Android fans 10,000 more chances to buy a One. More →
Remember that big security flaw in Android that could allow nefarious sites to trigger phone calls to premium-rate phone numbers, potentially costing you huge amounts of money before you even realize something is wrong? Well, it turns out that a similar flaw exists in iOS, and iPhone users are at risk as well. More →
Samsung’s Galaxy S5 might not be the most exciting smartphone the world has ever seen, but it’s still easily the best flagship phone Samsung has ever made. It has a gorgeous full HD display, a lightning-fast processor, a shockingly good camera and plenty more that make the Galaxy S5 one of the most capable handsets to date. Sales haven’t been terribly impressive and Samsung’s stock is down more than 12.5% over the past 3 months as a result, but that certainly doesn’t make the device any less appealing to smartphone buyers — and if you’re in the market for a new smartphone, now is the perfect time to consider the S5. More →
Just about everyone who cares at all about smartphones knows that Apple’s next-generation iPhone 6 is just weeks away from being announced during a huge press conference on September 9th. Even still, Apple generally likes to be the first company to announce its new devices and make them official before its carrier partners and distributors start sharing their plans for new iPhones.
At least one wireless carrier didn’t get that memo, however, as China Telecom has apparently just confirmed the iPhone 6 publicly and shared a few details about the device. More →