iPhone 6 Smartphone Trade-ins

Surprise: iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus launch led to huge trade-in surge in September

By about 3 hours ago.

Surprise: iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus launch led to huge trade-in surge in September

Buying a smartphone in 2014 is an expensive endeavor. Even on a two-year contract, you’re still going to spend around $200 for a flagship device from Apple, Samsung or any of the other major vendors, but there’s one easy way to counteract the bite out of your bank account: trade-ins. A week before the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus officially launched, we published an article about the best trade-in deals in order to help Apple fans get their new phones as cheaply as possible.

Now that September is over, let’s look at how the launch of the iPhone 6 affected the trade-in market. More →

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Verizon Unlimited Data Throttling

Verizon cancels plans to throttle subscribers with unlimited data

By about 3 hours ago.

Verizon cancels plans to throttle subscribers with unlimited data

Verizon Wireless on Wednesday announced that it is cancelling plans to throttle subscribers with grandfathered unlimited data plans. Back in July, the nation’s top carrier had said it would being slowing data speeds for the top 5% of data users in congested areas, and the new policy was set to go into effect on October 1st. According to a statement released on Wednesday afternoon — the same day throttling was set to begin — Verizon will no longer take any measures to limit data speeds. More →

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iOS 8 Bluetooth Connectivity Issues

The latest iOS 8 blunder: Bluetooth connectivity issues arise

By about 3 hours ago.

The latest iOS 8 blunder: Bluetooth connectivity issues arise

No one expected the latest version of iOS to be flawless, but the amount of bugs users are finding seem to just keep piling up. We’ve already seen an iCloud Drive bug crop up this that which could result in the deletion of all your iWork files and now some MacRumors forum-goers are reporting that their iOS 8 devices are no longer pairing with their Bluetooth car audio systems. More →

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Windows 10 Photos

This is what Windows 10 will look like on smartphones and the Xbox One

By about 5 hours ago.

This is what Windows 10 will look like on smartphones and the Xbox One

Microsoft on Tuesday gave the world a heartfelt apology for Windows 8 by unveiling Windows 10, which backs away from the “modern” interface users almost universally hated and moves toward an experience more akin to Windows 7. The new cross-device platform won’t ship until sometime next year so there’s still plenty we don’t know about it, and that includes details concerning exactly how it will work on Windows Phone devices and on Microsoft’s Xbox consoles.

While desktops, laptops and tablets were the focus of Microsoft’s presentation, the company did slip in a sneak peek of its new software running on other devices. More →

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BlackBerry Passport Vs. iPhone Android

BlackBerry fanboy rips into everyone for being too stupid to understand the Passport’s greatness

By about 5 hours ago.

BlackBerry fanboy rips into everyone for being too stupid to understand the Passport’s greatness

BlackBerry unveiled its new Passport flagship smartphone last week and media reaction so far has been decidedly mixed. In particular, many reviewers took issue with the Passport’s more square design and its boxy frame that they said made the device difficult to hold. BerryFlow’s Jubei Raziel isn’t hearing any of it, however, and he’s written a long tirade that rips into both the media and the average consumer for not being smart enough to comprehend the BlackBerry Passport’s true greatness. More →

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Leaked pic gives us a fresh look at Google’s hugely anticipated Nexus 6

By about 6 hours ago.

Leaked pic gives us a fresh look at Google’s hugely anticipated Nexus 6

Apple’s newest iPhones aren’t the only hugely anticipated devices that feature the number “6” to launch this fall. We’re also really looking forward to Google’s new Motorola-manufactured Nexus 6 that will serve as a showcase device for the company’s big Android L update later this month. Android Police has now obtained yet another picture of the Nexus 6, and this time it appears to be a photo of the device snapped while an early adopter was using it in public. More →

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Galaxy Note 4 Release Date

Finally: Samsung releases new Galaxy Note 4 launch information for every market

By about 8 hours ago.

Finally: Samsung releases new Galaxy Note 4 launch information for every market

Surprised by the impressive iPhone 6 launch sales during Apple’s launch weekendSamsung has pushed forward the Galaxy Note 4 launch, although it has only managed to release it in certain markets so far, including South Korea and China. Most markets will receive the Galaxy Note 4 later this month, and Samsung has quietly published a simple infographic on one of its Facebook pages that shows Galaxy Note 4 release dates for several markets.

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HTC One M8 Eye Leak

This could be our first look at HTC’s gorgeous new phone with a hugely improved 13-megapixel camera

By about 9 hours ago.

This could be our first look at HTC’s gorgeous new phone with a hugely improved 13-megapixel camera

Whether it’s running on Android or Windows Phone software, the HTC One (M8) is one of the best smartphones currently on the market. It’s sleek, it’s powerful and it looks great, but it has one major issue: the camera just isn’t up to snuff. It might look the part, but the UltraPixel camera doesn’t stack up against most flagship devices. That’s where the One (M8 Eye) comes in. More →

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iPhone 6 Docks

5 stunning iPhone 6 docks you have to check out

By about 10 hours ago.

5 stunning iPhone 6 docks you have to check out

Talk about first world problems… each and every time Apple comes out with a redesigned iPhone, buyers need to go out and find a whole new set of accessories to go with it. Beautiful new cases and other add-ons are always difficult to come by because there are so many options out there. Simple Google searches can lead to hours of digging, and you know you won’t find the best available options by going down to your local big-box retailer.

Luckily, BGR is once again happy to do the heavy lifting for you. More →

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iPad Air 2 Specs: Color Options

Here’s one more way the iPad Air 2 will be more like the iPhone 6

By on October 1, 2014 at 8:20 AM.

Here’s one more way the iPad Air 2 will be more like the iPhone 6

Apple is preparing a special October press media event focused on iPad and Mac, according to many reports, where it’s expected to unveil a new 9.7-inch iPad model (unofficially referred to as iPad Air 2), which will share some design features with Apple’s iPhone 5s and iPhone 6. The recently released iOS 8.1 beta 1 version has already revealed that Apple’s next iPad will have a Touch ID fingerprint Home button like its latest iPhones, and Bloomberg reports the device will also feature one extra color option. More →

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Motorola Droid Turbo Specs

It looks like the Droid Turbo’s specs really will blow the new Moto X out of the water

By on September 30, 2014 at 8:15 PM.

It looks like the Droid Turbo’s specs really will blow the new Moto X out of the water

The 2014 Moto X is a very impressive smartphone but it looks like Motorola is saving even better hardware for a release set for later this year. Android Community has spotted a benchmark for the upcoming Droid Turbo, a Verizon exclusive has been tipped in the past to feature specifications that are even better than the ones we saw in the newest Moto X. More →

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Foxconn Hiring iPhone 6 Demand

Foxconn goes on a hiring spree to meet iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus demand

By on September 30, 2014 at 7:30 PM.

Foxconn goes on a hiring spree to meet iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus demand

Launching a smartphone in 115 countries and regions within a four month timespan would be difficult enough to pull off without unprecedented demand, but if Apple is going to push its latest flagship worldwide, it’s going to need some help. Digitimes reports that iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus manufacturer Foxconn Electronics is hiring workers at its Chinese plants in droves in order to meet demand. More →

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