Apple Vs. Samsung Jony Ive

Video: Jony Ive rips into rivals’ ‘big and clunky’ smartphones

By about 10 hours ago.

Video: Jony Ive rips into rivals’ ‘big and clunky’ smartphones

Apple design boss Jony Ive isn’t shy about ripping into competitors’ design choices and Business Insider brings us word that he was at it again recently during the Vanity Fair Summit, where he bashed rival phones for being too bulky and unwieldy compared with Apple’s newest iPhones. More →

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iPhone 6 Bend Fire

iPhone 6 owner wishes being bent was the only thing wrong with his device

By about 11 hours ago.

iPhone 6 owner wishes being bent was the only thing wrong with his device

We’ve been through the entire Bendgate fiasco and figured out that if you intentionally bend a thin phone you paid a lot of money for it will probably bend. But one iPhone 6 owner is claiming that his new phone didn’t just bend — it also caught fire.

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Nexus 6 Vs. Galaxy Note 4 Video

Video shows how gigantic the Nexus 6 is, even compared with the massive Galaxy Note 4

By on October 20, 2014 at 2:41 PM.

Video shows how gigantic the Nexus 6 is, even compared with the massive Galaxy Note 4

The Nexus 6 is a really, really big device. And now Droid Life points us to a new video from Carphone Warehouse that gives us a close side-by-side comparison between the Nexus 6 and the Galaxy Note 4 and as you can see in the picture above, the Nexus 6 is huge even when pitted against Samsung’s famously big flagship phablet. More →

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iPhone 6 Plus vs Galaxy Note 4 Video

iPhone 6 Plus vs. Galaxy Note 4: The ultimate comparison video

By on October 20, 2014 at 2:13 PM.

iPhone 6 Plus vs. Galaxy Note 4: The ultimate comparison video

This year, Apple and Samsung will compete for the first time ever for phablet buyers’ attention. Apple launched its first 5.5-inch phablet on September 19th, while Samsung followed almost a month later with its fourth-generation big-screen Galaxy Note model. YouTube channel MacMixing (via 9to5Mac) took a closer look at both the iPhone 6 Plus and the Galaxy Note 4 by highlighting their main features in an extended video. More →

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iOS 8 Bug Fixes iPhone 6 Plus

Video: Let’s hope iOS 8.1 fixes this incredibly annoying iPhone 6 Plus bug

By on October 20, 2014 at 11:55 AM.

Video: Let’s hope iOS 8.1 fixes this incredibly annoying iPhone 6 Plus bug

iOS 8.1 is coming out later on Monday and for some iPhone 6 Plus owners’ sake, we hope it will fix one very annoying bug in particular. As you can see in the YouTube video posted below, some iPhone 6 Plus models are very slow to react when turned upside down at times and will often leave their home screen icons upside down even when you turn the phone right side up. More →

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Droid Turbo Release Date

This is the new Droid Turbo, and it looks amazing

By on October 20, 2014 at 9:05 AM.

This is the new Droid Turbo, and it looks amazing

Motorola has been through a lot over the past few years as it struggled to find its place in a world after flip phones. The company’s future looked promising as it helped put Android on the map with Verizon’s original Droid, but then Samsung began throwing billions of dollars into marketing its own Android phones and Motorola was basically buried in the process. Following a sale to Google… and then another sale to Lenovo, Motorola appears to have finally hit its stride with impressive entry-level phones like the new Moto G and incredible flagship devices like the brand new Moto X.

But Motorola isn’t done just yet. More →

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Google Nexus vs Android Silver

Android vendors reportedly shot down Google’s bold anti-fragmentation plan

By on October 19, 2014 at 9:30 AM.

Android vendors reportedly shot down Google’s bold anti-fragmentation plan

Android Silver was supposed to be Google’s next-gen line of high-end devices that would offer users access to top hardware and a stock Android experience. While the Search giant never confirmed these plans, reports said that Google wanted to replace Nexus and Google Play Edition smartphones and tablets with Android Silver, with some people even claiming the Nexus 6 might have been sacrificed in the process.

However, it turned out that Google had to postpone its Android Silver plans, and the company confirmed soon after I/O 2014 that it isn’t interested in dumping the Nexus device line. More →

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iPhone 6 Lines

Tons of people are still lining up to buy the iPhone 6

By on October 17, 2014 at 4:40 PM.

Tons of people are still lining up to buy the iPhone 6

You’re not going to believe this: people are still buying the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Alright, maybe that isn’t much of a shock, but it’s pretty incredible to see that iPhone fans are actually still lining up at the Apple Store in New York City to pick up a new phone. Walter Piecyk, an analyst at BTIG, tweeted pictures on Friday of anxious consumers lined up around the block on Fifth Avenue waiting for their chance to buy an iPhone 6. More →

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iPhone 6 Plus Pants Pocket

Brilliant Chinese carrier hires an on-site tailor to expand iPhone 6 Plus buyers’ pockets

By on October 17, 2014 at 1:05 PM.

Brilliant Chinese carrier hires an on-site tailor to expand iPhone 6 Plus buyers’ pockets

Worried that your iPhone 6 Plus might feel uncomfortable to carry around — or worse, that it might get bent — thanks to your small pants pockets? You don’t have to worry about it if you buy the device from Chinese carrier Unicom. Business Insider notices that China’s People’s Daily has posted a picture of an iPhone 6 launch event at a Unicom store in which the carrier has hired a tailor to enlarge buyers’ pockets on site to help them more easily carry the device around in their pants. More →

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Sony Xperia Z4 Specs Leak

Leak: Upcoming Sony phone may feature specs that crush every Sony smartphone we’ve seen so far

By on October 17, 2014 at 12:40 PM.

Leak: Upcoming Sony phone may feature specs that crush every Sony smartphone we’ve seen so far

Sony’s biannual releases have been a blessing and a curse. On one hand, the Xperia line is one of the more visible smartphone lines on the market with four flagship releases in less than two years. On the other, the minor iterations from one model to the next have culminated in the Xperia Z3v, a device which doesn’t stack up against any of the best Android devices. If a leak from AndroidOrigin is to be believed, that might finally change in a big way with the next generation. More →

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Android 5.0 Download

How to make your Android phone (sort of) look like Android 5.0 Lollipop right now

By on October 17, 2014 at 12:15 PM.

How to make your Android phone (sort of) look like Android 5.0 Lollipop right now

Google is finally done putting the finishing touches on Android 5.0 Lollipop, as the company revealed when it unveiled the new Nexus 6 smartphone and Nexus 9 tablet earlier this week. Both new devices represent a big departure from Google’s previous-generation Nexus phone and tablet, which both focused on affordability. With the new Nexus 6 and Nexus 9, however, Google and its partners built premium devices at premium prices.

But you don’t need to pay those steep prices to get Android 5.0 Lollipop’s awesome new look. More →

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Galaxy Note 4 Launch

Beginning today, you can finally buy the best phablet on the planet

By on October 17, 2014 at 9:36 AM.

Beginning today, you can finally buy the best phablet on the planet

Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus might be a better all-around product — and it will definitely sell far more units — but as we said in our recent review, the brand new Galaxy Note 4 is the best phablet in the world. The device is without question the most sleek and solid smartphone Samsung has ever made, and its massive quad HD display is positively gorgeous. What’s more, the Note 4 actually makes use of that giant display with awesome multitasking features and the S Pen stylus, rather than just making “big screen” a check box, as it is on the iPhone 6 Plus.

The wait has seemed like an eternity thanks to months of rumors leading up to the Galaxy Note 4’s launch, but it’s finally over: Samsung’s new Note goes on sale in the United States beginning today. More →

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