iPhone 6s Vs Galaxy S7

iPhone 6s and Galaxy S7 faced off in a drop test and it was brutal

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iPhone 6s and Galaxy S7 faced off in a drop test and it was brutal

Smartphone companies spend so much time and money making their phones thinner, faster and more powerful. But how much work actually goes into making them stronger? Building more durable phones clearly falls somewhere on vendors’ lists of priorities, but some seem to place it higher than others. Millions of people continue to drop and break their phones each year, and protective cases don’t always offer as much protection as users would have hoped.

With all that in mind, the two leading flagship smartphones in the world were recently put to the test in a fight to the death — literally — to see which one is better at withstanding drops. And while both phones seem sturdy enough, one came away the clear winner. More →

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Motorola Droid Z Photo

Next-gen Motorola Droid looks pretty fantastic in this leaked image

By on May 27, 2016 at 8:57 AM.

Next-gen Motorola Droid looks pretty fantastic in this leaked image

Verizon’s first Motorola Droid smartphone helped set in motion a series of events that would ultimately see Android become the most popular mobile platform on the planet. Now, nearly seven years later, Droid branded smartphones are barely a blip on the radar. The market has been flooded with hundreds and hundreds of different Android models, and they’re led by Samsung’s Galaxy lineup and the double-digit billions the company spends on marketing and advertising. In fact, you might have even forgotten that Droid phones exist at this point, unless you’ve been to a Verizon Wireless store lately.

All that could change soon enough, however, because a new leak suggests that Verizon and Motorola’s upcoming Droid refresh may be one of the hottest new Android phones of the year. More →

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ZTE Axon 7 Release Date

Axon 7 is a flagship Android phone with killer specs that you never saw coming

Axon 7 is a flagship Android phone with killer specs that you never saw coming

By on May 26, 2016 at 9:00 AM.

Unless you’re a hardcore tech lover and you follow all the Android fan blogs, odds are good that you’ve never heard of the Axon 7 and had no idea it was in the works. Actually, odds are good that you had never heard of the original ZTE Axon either, even though it has been available for quite some time now. (In case you’re wondering, numbers are completely meaningless now for some reason, so there won’t be an Axon 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6.)

The Axon line might be new to you, but the Axon 7 is a smartphone you definitely won’t soon forget — it will be available unlocked for less than $500, and it’ll feature cutting-edge specs and performance on par with phones that cost nearly twice as much. More →

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Android Updates: Verizon, Sprint

Google knows that Android’s update system sucks

By on May 25, 2016 at 10:10 PM.

Google knows that Android’s update system sucks

It has been long acknowledged in the tech industry that Android’s system of updates, which relies on phone manufacturers and carriers to roll out updates, sucks. Much as Google has long claimed that fragmentation isn’t a problem, having devices running tens of different versions is a giant headache for developers, and a boon for hackers.

As always, the first step on the road to recovery is acceptance, and according to Bloomberg, Google is getting there.

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Amazon Echo Apple Siri

Why Amazon’s Echo is better to talk to than Siri

By on May 25, 2016 at 3:40 PM.

Why Amazon’s Echo is better to talk to than Siri

Artificial intelligence and voice-based computing are likely two of the main components of the smart devices of the future, and Amazon’s surprisingly popular Echo is certainly one device to beat. The home assistant can offer fast responses to some of your immediate needs, like playing music, or giving you the information you require the most, including weather, traffic, sports scores, to name just a few.

To many people, the Alexa assistant that powers Echo is about as robust as Siri. Apple’s voice-assistant that resides inside the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV, and iPod touch, can easily do the same things. But Alexa does things better and faster than Siri not because Amazon is better than Apple at processing voice requests, but because the devices offer vastly different experiences.

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Samsung Galaxy X Foldable Smartphone

Watch Samsung’s rollable OLED smartphone display unfold before your eyes

By on May 25, 2016 at 2:40 PM.

Watch Samsung’s rollable OLED smartphone display unfold before your eyes

For years, Samsung  has teased fans with flexible and foldable smartphones and tablets, but the company is yet to released any commercial product that people can prod and poke and buy. Sure, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S6 both have “edge” versions with curved displays, and they’re gorgeous screens, but the curve isn’t a must-have feature in a smartphone. However, Samsung is working on a different type of foldable display, and that’s something to be excited about.

Rumors claim that a Galaxy X flagship smartphone will join the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note lines next year, sporting a flexible display. The technology is apparently already there, and Samsung demoed a rollable OLED screen in San Francisco at the SID 2016 event.

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Galaxy Note 6 7 Release Date

There won’t be a Galaxy Note 6, because Samsung’s numbering system is dumb

By on May 25, 2016 at 12:40 PM.

There won’t be a Galaxy Note 6, because Samsung’s numbering system is dumb

Remember the feeling when you found out that Windows 8 won’t be followed by a logical Windows 9 update, but by an unexpected Windows 10 release? Well, Samsung is reportedly pulling the same kind of marketing trick for its Galaxy Note line. More →

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Microsoft Windows 10 Upgrade Trick

Microsoft just turned Windows 10 into malware

By on May 25, 2016 at 10:58 AM.

Microsoft just turned Windows 10 into malware

For months now, Microsoft has done everything in its power to shove Windows 10 down your throat. The free update is mandatory at this point, and we’ve heard from many Windows users who discovered their computers updated to the newest version automatically, without their knowledge or explicit permission. Microsoft kept offering excuses for these annoying occurrences, and even said it will stop pushing upgrades to Windows users refuse to hope aboard the Windows 10 train.

Now, the company has come up with its most evil trick yet to get you to update your PC to Windows 10, and it’s based on the same methodology hackers use to trick people into installing malware.

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OnePlus 3 iPhone 7 Specs

This is the OnePlus 3 feature the iPhone 7 has to copy

By on May 25, 2016 at 7:45 AM.

This is the OnePlus 3 feature the iPhone 7 has to copy

Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus, which has reached quite a level of popularity among hardcore Android users, is about to unveil its third “flagship killer,” a phone that appeared in countless rumors leading up to its June launch. A new report brings more details about the phone’s specs, including one feature Apple should definitely copy for the upcoming iPhone 7.

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Apple Wireless Carrier Support

Will no one save us from wireless carriers?

By on May 24, 2016 at 7:30 PM.

Will no one save us from wireless carriers?

Why is T-Mobile’s “Un-carrier” initiative working so well? The answer is as obvious as it seems: people don’t like wireless carriers. These telecommunications giants continue to squeeze subscribers for every last penny they can and all the while, they rake in billions upon billions of dollars each quarter. It would be one thing if a company just scraping by tacked on a tiny fee, but Verizon hauled in $7.9 billion in profit last quarter on $32.2 billion in sales while AT&T’s operating income climbed to $7.1 billion on revenue totaling $40.5 billion.

T-Mobile is hardly a non-profit, but the company has done a tremendous job of playing off consumers’ collective disdain for carriers and it has seen tremendous growth as a result. At the same time, its model really isn’t all that different from the rivals it regularly berates.

Can’t anyone save us from our carriers? More →

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