Galaxy Note 4 Sales Report

The Note 4 is reportedly off to a hot start with 4.5 million sold

By on October 24, 2014 at 7:30 PM.

The Note 4 is reportedly off to a hot start with 4.5 million sold

There weren’t many smartphones in 2014 that received as much attention as the Galaxy Note 4, but a staggered launch by Samsung might have kept the phablet from breaking any sales records. Korea’s News 1 reports that after a month on the market, Samsung sold 4.5 million Galaxy Note 4 units, 500,000 less than the Note 3 sold in its first month. More →

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Sprint iPhone for Life

Sprint wants to sentence you to ‘iPhone for Life’ with new iPhone 6 promo

By on October 24, 2014 at 6:45 PM.

Sprint wants to sentence you to ‘iPhone for Life’ with new iPhone 6 promo

Sprint has come up with a new program for smartphone buyers loyal to Apple who want to upgrade to a brand new iPhone every year, 9to5Mac reports. The carrier has a brand new 12-month lease plan for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus starting at $80 per month, which will let a subscriber grab one of Apple’s latest iPhone models starting on November 14th and use it until the 2015 versions come along. More →

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Sprint T-Mobile 600MHz Auction

Don’t expect game-changing improvements from Sprint or T-Mobile for at least another two years

By on October 24, 2014 at 5:00 PM.

Don’t expect game-changing improvements from Sprint or T-Mobile for at least another two years

T-Mobile has done a lot to improve its network over the past couple of years, but even the scrappy “Un-carrier” has admitted that it would not be able to match the network quality of AT&T and Verizon unless it gets access to more low-frequency spectrum, which propagates better than high-frequency spectrum and more easily penetrates buildings. Because of this, both T-Mobile and Sprint must be disheartened to learn that the Federal Communications Commission has delayed a key spectrum auction that could have given both carriers a major shot in the arm. More →

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Apple Pay Amazon Rewards Visa Card

Apple just got another huge player to support Apple Pay

By on October 24, 2014 at 4:15 PM.

Apple just got another huge player to support Apple Pay

Apple Pay rolled out on Monday to a great deal of fanfare, but launching the service was only half the battle. Now Apple is faced with the enormous challenge of gradually adding support for every credit, debit and gift card in the United States in the coming months. It appears that Apple isn’t wasting any time either as reports began to spread on Friday that Apple Pay is now compatible with Amazon Rewards Visa Cards. More →

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T-Mobile Service

T-Mobile’s coverage would be great if it weren’t for those pesky walls

By on October 24, 2014 at 10:45 AM.

T-Mobile’s coverage would be great if it weren’t for those pesky walls

The sudden success of T-Mobile has been impressive. With an energetic CEO and some of the most competitive pricing in the industry, the “Un-carrier” has made a big splash, convincing thousands of smartphone owners to drop their plans and make the switch. There’s only one problem: T-Mobile’s coverage still doesn’t match up with that of Verizon and AT&T.

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128GB iPhone 6 Plus Crash

The iPhone 6 Plus might have a serious software problem you should know about

By on October 24, 2014 at 9:55 AM.

The iPhone 6 Plus might have a serious software problem you should know about

Even though the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus launch was a great success for the company, with 2014 iPhones registering record sales according to Apple, several issues have stained Apple’s iPhone 6 launch, including iOS 8 software problems and the #Bendgate mess, to name just a few. More recently, it was discovered that the iPhone 6’s plastic antenna covers also come with one unexpected flaw. Now, AppleInsider points us to a growing thread on Apple’s support forum that details a potential software issue affecting iPhone 6 Plus handsets. More →

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Samsung Galaxy A3 FCC

New details emerge on Samsung’s budget iPhone 5

By on October 23, 2014 at 4:52 PM.

New details emerge on Samsung’s budget iPhone 5

Samsung is releasing three new phones that seem very similar to the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s. And now a new filing from the Federal Communications has revealed some more information on yet another Samsung iPhone lookalike that will be a more budget version of its Galaxy Alpha.

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Google Project Ara Modules Store

Google’s amazing Project Ara phone getting its own store for expansion modules

By on October 23, 2014 at 4:24 PM.

Google’s amazing Project Ara phone getting its own store for expansion modules

Google’s modular smartphone isn’t just an interesting concept anymore, as Google is very interested in offering such devices to users next year. Project Ara phones will let users build whatever smartphone they desire — provided they have access to the appropriate modules — and Google will create a special, Google Play Store-like storefront where modules developers will be able to sell their creations. More →

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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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SwiftKey Material Design Keyboard Themes

You can bring Google’s gorgeous new Material Design to your Android keyboard right now

By on October 23, 2014 at 2:56 PM.

You can bring Google’s gorgeous new Material Design to your Android keyboard right now

It’s an exciting time to be an Android user, but the latest update isn’t available for your phone quite yet. In fact, most smartphones won’t be receiving Android 5.0 for at least another few months, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start to experience some of what Material Design has to offer. SwiftKey revealed on Thursday two new Material Design themes for its keyboard app, both of which are available right now. 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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Apple Pay Video

Video: This is the first TV commercial for Apple Pay

By on October 23, 2014 at 1:49 PM.

Video: This is the first TV commercial for Apple Pay

Is Apple Pay the future of the payment industry? Is it just an overhyped fad that will eventually vanish from sight like Google Wallet? Early indications certainly seem to suggest that the former may in fact be the case, but we won’t know for certain for quite some time. In the meantime, the early response to Apple’s mobile wallet solution has been tremendous as users continue to enjoy this frictionless mobile payment solution in the few establishments where Apple Pay is currently accepted.

Now, as companies begin a campaigns in support of Apple’s payment solution, the first TV commercial featuring Apple Pay has been aired. More →

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