iPhone 6 Bendgate Effects

Sorry, Apple haters: ‘Bendgate’ won’t kill the iPhone 6

By on September 30, 2014 at 4:05 PM.

Sorry, Apple haters: ‘Bendgate’ won’t kill the iPhone 6

Admit it — you were one of the thousands of people who at least momentarily believed Apple’s latest smartphone was as pliable as a stick of gum. After a few scattered reports began to circulate, it was only a matter of time before isolated incidents became signs of “design flaws.” By the time the Unbox Therapy bend-test video hit, there was no turning back. Bendgate was a epidemic. More →

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iPhone 6 Vs. iPhone 6 Plus Sales

Is the iPhone 6 Plus not the smash hit we thought it was?

By on September 30, 2014 at 3:50 PM.

Is the iPhone 6 Plus not the smash hit we thought it was?

The instant sell-outs and rapidly lengthening delivery estimates of the iPhone 6 Plus have led many observers to believe that the most jumbo version of iPhone is capturing a big chunk of the new iPhone sales in North America. But new statistics from Chitika indicate that people may have been jumping the gun because it’s possible that the low early production volumes of iPhone 6 Plus are the reason for its relative scarcity compared to the smaller iPhone 6. More →

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Publication says Apple has banned it from official events over ‘Bendgate’ coverage

By on September 30, 2014 at 3:20 PM.

Publication says Apple has banned it from official events over ‘Bendgate’ coverage

Apple is understandably tired of talking about bent iPhone 6 Plus models but at the same time it seems that the company might be overreacting a tad if it’s really threatening publications over their coverage of the controversy. German computer magazine ComputerBilt.de claims that Apple has cut it off from both receiving testing devices and from being invited to future Apple launch events after it posted a video that showed how the iPhone 6 Plus could be bent with your bare hands. More →

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Gap

‘Gapgate’ solved: Here’s why the Galaxy Note 4 has a gap between its frame and display [updated]

By on September 30, 2014 at 3:05 PM.

‘Gapgate’ solved: Here’s why the Galaxy Note 4 has a gap between its frame and display [updated]

Don’t mind the gap, says Samsung. Earlier this week we started hearing reports out of Korea that some Galaxy Note 4 owners were annoyed by a gap that they found between the Note 4’s frame and its display that was apparently wide enough to fit two pieces of A4 paper inside. Now, however, AndroidCentral has discovered that this isn’t a design bug… it’s a feature. More →

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Samsung Galaxy Note Edge

Samsung shares 5 reasons we should care about Galaxy Note Edge’s weird curved display

By on September 30, 2014 at 2:35 PM.

Samsung shares 5 reasons we should care about Galaxy Note Edge’s weird curved display

The new Galaxy Note Edge is coming out soon — although Samsung hasn’t said when — and the first thing you probably noticed about it is that weird curved screen. What purpose does it serve other than to look like that part of the yearbook that no one can sign?

Well, the people over at Samsung took the time to outline the five features of the Edge screen in a nifty looking infographic that will hopefully explain what it’s all about. It shows a few things that aren’t quite possible on rivals phones, so you may be interested in giving this long infographic a look. More →

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Manual Download

Learn everything you need to know about the Galaxy Note 4 right now

By on September 30, 2014 at 11:18 AM.

Learn everything you need to know about the Galaxy Note 4 right now

Anxious to get your Galaxy Note 4 and are tired of waiting? Well you can still get a great head start on learning everything about the device right now by downloading the complete user’s manual (PDF). The manual should tell you every single tip you need to get the most out of the Galaxy Note 4, as it includes instructions on using the device’s power saving feature, using the S Pen stylus, using motions and gestures, and using Samsung’s own apps such as S Voice and S Health. More →

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iPhone 6 Vs iPhone 6 Plus Vs iPhone 5s

iPhone 6 vs. iPhone 6 Plus vs. iPhone 5s: The definitive camera showdown

iPhone 6 vs. iPhone 6 Plus vs. iPhone 5s: The definitive camera showdown

By on September 30, 2014 at 9:55 AM.

Apple’s industry-leading iPhones are known for several things. Stunning designs and simple but powerful software are both somewhere near the top of the list, but the iPhone line also just so happens to represent some of the most widely used cameras on the planet. While other smartphone makers have long since passed Apple’s iPhones when it comes to megapixel counts, the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus still arguably represent the most impressive smartphone cameras in the world.

But are the cameras in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus really that much better than the one in Apple’s previous-generation iPhone 5s? More →

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This might be our best look yet at Google’s next Nexus smartphone

By on September 30, 2014 at 9:30 AM.

This might be our best look yet at Google’s next Nexus smartphone

Following the many rumors detailing the 5.9-inch Motorola Nexus 6 (also known as the Nexus X or its codename, “Shamu”) smartphone, Android Police managed to confirm the existence of the handset, and many of its characteristics, providing more details about the device in the process, including a mockup image supposedly based on the phone’s design (available below). More →

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iPhone 6 Release Date

The iPhone 6 is ready for its biggest challenge yet

By on September 30, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

The iPhone 6 is ready for its biggest challenge yet

Apple on Tuesday confirmed what various reports suggested in preceding days, launching its biggest iPhones yet in the biggest smartphone market in the world. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will start selling in China on October 17, both in local Apple retail stores and from the country’s main mobile operators. Just like in other markets, buyers will be able to preorder their chosen iPhone 6 model a week in advanced (on October 10), and reserve the device for in-store pick-up beginning with October 14. More →

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Windows Phone Vs. Android

Windows Phone may join Android in a race to the bottom for cheap hardware

By on September 29, 2014 at 9:31 PM.

Windows Phone may join Android in a race to the bottom for cheap hardware

One reason that Android has spread so quickly is that Google allows anyone to use the bare bones of the platform for free. This has allowed venders in emerging markets such as Xiaomi and Micromax to crank out dirt-cheap Android handsets that have killer specs and that generate razor-thin margins for manufacturers. Of course, many of these cheapie handsets don’t have access to Android essentials such as the Google Play Store since Google actually does charge a licensing fee for manufacturers that want to use those features, but that doesn’t seem to matter to many buyers who just want an ultra-affordable smartphone. More →

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OnePlus Two Release Window

OnePlus’s One sequel set for mid-2015 launch

By on September 29, 2014 at 8:47 PM.

OnePlus’s One sequel set for mid-2015 launch

There weren’t many smartphones that received even a fraction of the buzz that the iPhone 6 did this year, but the OnePlus One somehow managed to find its way on to that list. With an aggressive marketing campaign and an air of mystery surrounding it, the CyanogenMod handset piqued the interest of the Android community right away, but nine months later, the phone still isn’t available to the public. Nevertheless, OnePlus doesn’t plan on slowing down any time soon. More →

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iOS-8.1-beta

Apple releases iOS 8.1 beta to developers, change log here

By on September 29, 2014 at 6:35 PM.

Apple releases iOS 8.1 beta to developers, change log here

Apple has just seeded iOS 8.1 to developers. This makes one of the fastest iOS x.1 releases ever — normally the first beta is released a couple months after the new version of iOS ships. It could have to do with an much more aggressive software release schedule and the fact that Apple not only has the upcoming Apple Pay update, but most likely a software update for the company’s new iPads, and another one early next year to support Apple Watch. The change log follows below. More →

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