Xperia Z4 Specs Leak

Big leak reveals more about the 5.4-inch Xperia Z4 and 5.9-inch Z4 Ultra

By on November 24, 2014 at 6:30 PM.

Big leak reveals more about the 5.4-inch Xperia Z4 and 5.9-inch Z4 Ultra

Sony has been stuck in a holding pattern for the past few years when it comes to new smartphone releases, but a leak last month seemed to indicate that the Xperia Z4 might be the company’s next huge step forward. Unfortunately, a recent tip sent to PhoneArena points to a much more modest set of specs. More →

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Best Smartphones Of 2014

One of the world’s best gadget reviewers reveals his favorite 2014 smartphones

By on November 24, 2014 at 3:40 PM.

One of the world’s best gadget reviewers reveals his favorite 2014 smartphones

Over the past year, we’ve repeatedly highlighted the work of Marques Brownlee, who has emerged as one of the best gadget reviewers on the planet. On Twitter Monday, Brownlee revealed his five favorite smartphones released this year, in no particular order: The Google Play Edition of the HTC One M8, the OnePlus One, the iPhone 6 Plus, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and the Nexus 6. More →

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AT&T Nexus 6 Problems

AT&T went out of its way to make the Nexus 6 worse – here’s how to fix it

By on November 24, 2014 at 1:05 PM.

AT&T went out of its way to make the Nexus 6 worse – here’s how to fix it

If you bought a Nexus 6 from AT&T, you may have noticed a few unwelcome additions to the device such as assorted bloatware programs and default ringtones that you don’t want. MashMobility.TV has created a terrific video that tells you how to fix all of the unwanted changes that AT&T made to the Nexus 6, including how to reset default ringtones, how to reenable tethering, how to remove AT&T bloatware and how to get past AT&T’s SIM card lock on the device. More →

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iPhone 6 A8 Processor 4K Video

Your iPhone 6 has a hidden feature that Apple never mentioned

By on November 24, 2014 at 11:55 AM.

Your iPhone 6 has a hidden feature that Apple never mentioned

Apple tends to be pretty thorough when it comes to breaking down all the bells and whistles that it adds to its new devices but it turns out the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus both have a feature that Apple never bothered to mention: The ability to play back 4K video. The Unofficial Apple Weblog points us to a recent discovery the developers of Mac video upload app WALTR, who found that the A8 processors found in Apple’s new iPhone models offer 4K video playback, despite the fact that Apple never once announced this feature. More →

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OnePlus Two Specs

Sequel to 2014’s most exciting Android phone detailed in big leak

By on November 24, 2014 at 8:15 AM.

Sequel to 2014’s most exciting Android phone detailed in big leak

There were several fantastic Android smartphones that debuted in 2014. What started as a very boring year for smartphone fans ended up packing much more action than we expected, thanks in large part to a handful of surprising Motorola handsets and a few other gems that launched in the second half. But there was one smartphone that most people in America have probably never heard of that ended up being the most exciting Android handset of the year for serious Android fans, and its sequel may have just been detailed for the first time. More →

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iPhone Holiday Quarter Sales 71 Million

The world’s most accurate Apple analyst says Apple is about to crush its iPhone sales record

By on November 24, 2014 at 7:30 AM.

The world’s most accurate Apple analyst says Apple is about to crush its iPhone sales record

Things have been going pretty well for Apple’s iPhone business this year and this holiday shopping season is shaping up to be its biggest yet. Per 9to5Mac, KGI Securities has released a new research note estimating that Apple will sell 71.5 million iPhones this holiday quarter, headlined by blowout sales from the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

That figure would crush the record 51 million iPhones Apple sold last year during the holiday quarter. More →

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Cortana vs. Siri Commercial

Video: Cortana takes on Siri yet again in Microsoft’s new commercial

By on November 21, 2014 at 7:30 PM.

Video: Cortana takes on Siri yet again in Microsoft’s new commercial

Microsoft might not be able to compete with Apple when it comes to smartphone sales, but that isn’t stopping the PC giant from repeatedly claiming that its personal assistant is superior to Siri. In the latest commercial from Microsoft, Cortana and Siri have yet another conversation.

This time around, Cortana is curious to find out how Siri has changed since moving over to the iPhone 6 Plus. As expected, Siri’s answers are less than satisfying.

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How To Repair The iPhone 6

A comprehensive guide to repairing the iPhone 6 all by yourself

By on November 21, 2014 at 2:50 PM.

A comprehensive guide to repairing the iPhone 6 all by yourself

Something incredible happened with the iPhone 6 — the do-it-yourself repair gurus at iFixit actually gave it a respectable score for repairability. Normally, Apple’s products prioritize lightness and thinness over repairability and the devices are often loaded with strangely designed screws and glued-in batteries. But this time iFixit found that the device was surprisingly easy to fix on your own, provided you have the right tools and know-how. To celebrate this monumental achievement, iFixit has put out the most comprehensive self-repair guide for the iPhone 6 that we’ve seen yet and it will hopefully ensure that you never have to take your device to the Apple Store if it’s in need of a fix. More →

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iPhone vs. Android Tracking

Here’s who is tracking your smartphone – and how to stop them

By on November 21, 2014 at 2:20 PM.

Here’s who is tracking your smartphone – and how to stop them

One of the problems with smartphones is that spy agencies and advertisers can use them to collect data and keep tabs on users, as many reports have shown in the last 18 months. While companies such as Apple and Google have started encrypting iPhone and Android devices by default, prompting the U.S. government to heavily criticize their encryption practices, that doesn’t mean smartphones are now free from spying. More →

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Google Maps 9.1 for Android Update

Latest Google Maps update brings awesome new features to Android

By on November 21, 2014 at 1:10 PM.

Latest Google Maps update brings awesome new features to Android

Google has a new Google Maps version out, Android Police reports, which brings some neat new features to this popular Google service. Google Maps 9.1 for Android — available for immediate download by following the source link, in case it hasn’t been already rolled out to your device — will be even more useful when planning trips or when looking for certain locations. More →

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BlackBerry Passport Vs. iPhone

Video: BlackBerry explains why your iPhone is too wimpy to ‘work wide’

By on November 21, 2014 at 12:26 PM.

Video: BlackBerry explains why your iPhone is too wimpy to ‘work wide’

As we’ve noted before, the BlackBerry Passport isn’t for the faint of heart — it’s a manly tool to be used for real work, and if its large square display and wide boxy frame intimidate you, then tough! BlackBerry this month put up a new video that once again shows the advantage of having a large square display like the one on the Passport gives you the ability to get more real work done, especially when compared to a svelte little display like the one on your iPhone. More →

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Galaxy S5 Android 5.0 Update

Video: This is what Android Lollipop looks like on the Galaxy S5

By on November 21, 2014 at 9:30 AM.

Video: This is what Android Lollipop looks like on the Galaxy S5

Google’s latest Android update, Android 5.0, is hotly anticipated for a number of reasons. The most obvious is the bold new look of Material Design, which uses bright colors, layering and subtle shadows to create a user experience akin to interacting with real physical materials. The new look rockets the Android platform into the future, and it is supported by a number of great new features such as multiple user support, a new notification system and battery life improvements.

The wait for Lollipop is painful indeed, but now we can tide you over with an in-depth video that gives you an early look at Android 5.0 running on a Galaxy S5. More →

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