iPhone 5s vs Galaxy S5 Camera

Longtime iPhone devotee heaps praise on the Galaxy S5′s camera

By on April 17, 2014 at 3:10 PM.

Longtime iPhone devotee heaps praise on the Galaxy S5′s camera

iPhone fans are fanatically loyal to their favorite device but they can also give credit where it’s due. iMore writer Allyson Kazmucha, who writes obsessively about how to get the most out of your iPhone and iPad, has conducted a very thorough camera shootout involving the iPhone 5s, the Galaxy S5 and the HTC One (M8). While Kazmucha typically found that the One (M8)’s new camera lagged behind the iPhone 5s’s camera in terms of quality, she couldn’t say the same thing about the Galaxy S5′s camera, which she said was in some ways superior to the iPhone 5s’s. More →

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iPhone 6 vs iPhone 5s Resolution and App Design

This is what apps could look like on the iPhone 6′s bigger display

By on April 17, 2014 at 1:50 PM.

This is what apps could look like on the iPhone 6′s bigger display

While Apple is yet to reveal details about its bigger iPhone plans, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo – who has a good track record reporting on Apple unreleased products – last week revealed many details about a 4.7-inch iPhone 6 including its screen resolution. According to him, the bigger iPhone will have a strange 1334 x 750 Retina display with a pixel density of 326 pixel per inch density. In new reports, MacRumors and a The Verge forums user explained why that resolution makes sense, showing how the home screen and apps could look like on such a display. More →

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FCC Spectrum Auction AT&T

The FCC needs to call AT&T’s bluff and dare it to boycott a major spectrum auction

By on April 17, 2014 at 11:50 AM.

The FCC needs to call AT&T’s bluff and dare it to boycott a major spectrum auction

Earlier this week, AT&T did the carrier equivalent of threatening to take its ball and go home if it doesn’t get exactly what it wants. The Federal Communications Commission needs to show that it’s prepared to let Ma Bell walk away in a huff. More →

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IOS Default Search Google Yahoo

Yahoo offers to help Apple purge Google from the iPhone’s default settings

By on April 17, 2014 at 11:25 AM.

Yahoo offers to help Apple purge Google from the iPhone’s default settings

Yahoo may help Apple deliver a huge blow to Google’s bottom line in the future, as Marissa Mayer wants its search engine to become the default option on iOS devices. Re/code reports that the company is focusing its search efforts around mobile, preparing to pitch Apple its own take to mobile search. More →

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5300mAh Smartphone Battery Philips W6618

This monster smartphone should fix all your Android battery life woes

By on April 17, 2014 at 10:35 AM.

This monster smartphone should fix all your Android battery life woes

The Philips W6618 is a monster smartphone that packs an impressive 5300mAh battery. The device was released earlier this week in China where it retails for 1,699 Yuan, or around $273, PhoneArena reports. The battery is non-removable and it offers a standby time of 66 days and talk time of 33 hours. Because the battery is so big, the phone is also slightly thicker than competitors, having a 11.6mm profile. More →

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Galaxy S5 Vs HTC One M8

Galaxy S5 vs. HTC One (M8): Which is the best Android phone in the world?

Galaxy S5 vs. HTC One (M8): Which is the best Android phone in the world?

By on April 17, 2014 at 10:10 AM.

For smartphone fans around the world, things really started to get interesting over the past couple of months. First, Samsung unveiled its new Galaxy S5 flagship smartphone in late February, revealing a smartphone that was quite impressive and touted a number of great new features, but failed to live up to the hype stirred up by dozens of rumors. Then, HTC unveiled its own flagship phone, the HTC One (M8), and launched it the very same day.

We called HTC’s new handset the best Android phone on the planet when we published our in-depth HTC One (M8) review. But now HTC’s flagship handset finally has some serious competition in the Galaxy S5.

The new M8 and Samsung’s Galaxy S5 went on sale within weeks of each other and there is little question that these two smartphones are the best all-around Android phones in the world at the moment. But when it comes to wearing the crown, there can be only one.

So, which next-generation flagship smartphone is the best in the business right now? More →

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Apple iOS 7.1.1 Release

Apple is getting ready to release iOS 7.1.1 to fix multiple bugs

By on April 17, 2014 at 9:45 AM.

Apple is getting ready to release iOS 7.1.1 to fix multiple bugs

Have you noticed some annoying bugs that cropped up after you installed iOS 7.1 onto your smartphone or tablet? Don’t worry, because apparently Apple has as well. 9to5Mac notices that several visits to its website from around Apple’s campus in Cupertino, Calif. have come from devices running on iOS 7.1.1, which 9to5Mac says is a new update to iOS 7.1 that Apple is testing out to address multiple bugs in iOS 7.1. 9to5Mac also says that there has been a noticeable uptick in iOS 7.1.1 visits in recent days, which likely means the bug fix update will come over-the-air to iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches in the near future.”

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Design

Samsung teases major redesign for the Galaxy Note 4

By on April 17, 2014 at 9:20 AM.

Samsung teases major redesign for the Galaxy Note 4

In an interview with Reuters, Samsung said that it’s studying various ways to improve device sales while it’s dealing with slowing growth in the high-end smartphone market. One of these devices may be a redesigned Galaxy Note 4 smartphone expected to be launched in the second half of the year. More →

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T-Mobile Vs. AT&T Verizon Subscribers

More evidence that T-Mobile is putting a scare in the wireless industry

By on April 17, 2014 at 8:10 AM.

More evidence that T-Mobile is putting a scare in the wireless industry

It used to be that Verizon and AT&T could happily divvy up new subscribers every quarter while perpetual losers T-Mobile and Sprint would see their subscriber numbers shrink. Slowly but sure, however, T-Mobile’s “Uncarrier” campaign has helped reignite its growth and has made things significantly less comfortable for America’s two largest wireless carriers. More →

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Samsung Galaxy S5 sales double

More signs point to the Galaxy S5 being a winner

By on April 16, 2014 at 8:00 PM.

More signs point to the Galaxy S5 being a winner

When Samsung launched the Galaxy S5, it did so amid fears that the smartphone market was becoming saturated. However, based on recent reports about launch-day sales of the S5, it looks like Samsung will do just fine this year. According to a report from CNET, the Samsung Galaxy S5 sold at more than twice the rate on its first day at U.K. mobile phone retailers Phones 4U and Carphone Warehouse. More →

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OnePlus One Price and Launch Countries

These are the OnePlus One launch markets

By on April 16, 2014 at 7:15 PM.

These are the OnePlus One launch markets

OnePlus has gradually revealed on its social channels the countries where its One flagship handset will be revealed in, all while confirming pricing details for these markets once again. As previously teased, the handset will be available in 16 markets at first, and with exactly a week to go until OnePlus officially unveils the smartphone, the company has listed all those markets. More →

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Samsung Design Website Released

Samsung says its devices ‘bring joy and meaning’ to people’s lives

By on April 16, 2014 at 4:47 PM.

Samsung says its devices ‘bring joy and meaning’ to people’s lives

After teasing it a month ago, Samsung released a website today that highlights its design prowess under the tagline of “make it meaningful.” The website explains its design philosophy, showcases some of its best designs, and lists the design awards it has won. According to the website, Samsung designs with three principles in mind: balance of reason and feeling, simplicity with resonance, and meaningful innovation. Samsung says it “believes in the value of people’s dreams. Therefore, our design should begin with empathy for people’s lives.” More →

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