Galaxy Note 4 S-LTE Release Date

Samsung is launching an insanely fast new version of the Galaxy Note 4 this week

By on January 20, 2015 at 7:30 AM.

Samsung is launching an insanely fast new version of the Galaxy Note 4 this week

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 is the best phablet in the world right now. Period. It might not be quite as sleek as Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus and it certainly isn’t selling as fast, but as a phablet, it’s the best there is. The Note 4 isn’t just bigger for the sake of being bigger, which is arguably the case with Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus. Instead, the Galaxy Note 4 touts fantastic and unique software features that make great use of its giant display.

As terrific as Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 already is, however, people who own the phone are going to be a bit envious later this week when Samsung launches a new version of the Note 4 that’s even better than the original. More →

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OnePlus One First 2015 Sale

You can finally buy a OnePlus One without an invitation tomorrow

By on January 19, 2015 at 6:30 PM.

You can finally buy a OnePlus One without an invitation tomorrow

OnePlus took the world of Android smartphones by storm last year with the One, but quantities have been severely limited ever since. In fact, if you weren’t invited to purchase the phone, your only chances to buy one have been during limited-time events on the OnePlus website.

It’s been over a month since the last promotion, but tomorrow, you’ll once again have two hours to secure a OnePlus One. More →

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Android Device Manager Guide

How to easily secure your Android phone and get it back if it’s stolen

By on January 19, 2015 at 4:32 PM.

How to easily secure your Android phone and get it back if it’s stolen

There aren’t many instances in the modern world more terrifying than realizing you are no longer in possession of your cell phone. You can have your friends try to call it, you can retrace your steps, but no matter how hard you try, you just can’t figure out where it went.

But before you start to panic, you remember that you were smart enough to set up Android Device Manager before you left the house. More →

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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

New report confirms Samsung is making an absolutely crazy version of the Galaxy S6

By on January 19, 2015 at 3:54 PM.

New report confirms Samsung is making an absolutely crazy version of the Galaxy S6

Samsung is doubling down on its edgy smartphones. SamMobile’s sources have confirmed earlier reports that Samsung plans to release a special version of the Galaxy S6 that will feature not one, but two displays on the side of the device similar to what we first saw this past fall with the Galaxy Note Edge. More →

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Best Smartphone Battery Life

7 smartphones with monster batteries so big, you won’t believe it

By on January 19, 2015 at 12:23 PM.

7 smartphones with monster batteries so big, you won’t believe it

Every single high-profile study in recent years that asks consumers what they want to see improved most in future smartphones is topped by the same thing: battery life. It’s no mystery that the batteries in most modern smartphones simply can’t keep up with all of the technology companies are stuffing into these handsets. Quad- and octa-core processors, ridiculously bright 2K displays and all of the other components in newer phones are huge battery hogs, but battery technology simply can’t move quickly enough to compensate for all of these thin new high-end phones.

If you want decent battery life on a smartphone from your carrier, you only have a handful of choices including the Galaxy Note 4 and iPhone 6 Plus. If you want real battery performance though, you’ll need to look elsewhere. More →

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Galaxy S6 Specs

Leak says Galaxy S6 might actually be the stunning high-end Samsung phone of our dreams

Leak says Galaxy S6 might actually be the stunning high-end Samsung phone of our dreams

By on January 19, 2015 at 10:27 AM.

Samsung’s smartphones, even its high-end flagship phones, have traditionally had one major pain point. While Samsung’s flagship phones have always featured amazing displays and cutting-edge specs, they have also always been made of plastics that look and feel cheap. Other companies have long since moved to more sleek and sturdy materials like glass, aluminum and even kevlar, but Samsung continues to churn out devices made mostly of flimsy-feeling plastics. See my old post “This is the back of a $640 phone” for an idea of what I mean.

This remained the case in 2014, though the Galaxy Note 4 represented a decent step in the right direction thanks to its metal frame. But according to a new report, the stunning high-end Samsung phone of our dreams might finally debut in the coming months. More →

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Gold-east Octa Core Smartphone

Meet the smartphone that rips off Apple and Samsung in one fell swoop

By on January 19, 2015 at 9:29 AM.

Meet the smartphone that rips off Apple and Samsung in one fell swoop

Xiaomi is a China-based smartphone company that has grown to become the most valuable startup in the world by shamelessly ripping off Apple’s devices, its style and even its launch and marketing strategies. But even Xiaomi isn’t as shameless as another China-based smartphone maker called Gold-east. You’ve never heard of the company before and you’ll probably never see one of its products in person, but we had to take a moment to stand back in awe of the company’s masterful simultaneous trolling of both of the world’s top smartphone makers. More →

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HTC One M9 Release Date

Report confirms first HTC One M9 details – and it’s launching with a huge surprise

By on January 19, 2015 at 7:30 AM.

Report confirms first HTC One M9 details – and it’s launching with a huge surprise

HTC’s flagship smartphone for 2014 was one of the most impressive smartphones of the year last year, and it looks like we’re now less than two months away from seeing the debut of the company’s 2015 flagship Android handset. We reported last week that HTC had sent out invitations to a big press conference in Barcelona on March 1st ahead of the annual Mobile World Congress trade show, and we said that the company’s new HTC One M9 would likely be the star of the show.

Now, a new report from Bloomberg confirms the upcoming HTC One M9 unveiling, and it suggests that HTC has a big surprise in store for us as well. More →

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2011 MacBook Pro Class Action Suit Apple

Class action lawsuit alleges Apple intentionally hid MacBook defects

By on January 16, 2015 at 7:30 PM.

Class action lawsuit alleges Apple intentionally hid MacBook defects

Remember that massive 2011 MacBook Pro graphics problem that affected thousands of users where Apple failed to provide a definitive fix? Unhappy 2011 MacBook Pro owners eventually took matters into their own hands by taking Apple to court in a class action suit in late October. AppleInsider has discovered more details about the progress of the lawsuit, as the law firm handling the case recently contacted members to uncover more interesting details, including the fact that Apple may have willfully tried to conceal the defects. More →

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Virgin Mobile Unlimited and Data Share Plans

One carrier is offering the no-contract data sharing plan you’ve been waiting for

By on January 16, 2015 at 6:00 PM.

One carrier is offering the no-contract data sharing plan you’ve been waiting for

For many smartphone users, mobile data is the single most important detail in their phone’s contract, and Virgin Mobile has come up with a very interesting new offer. The company on Friday announced the “industry’s first no-contract data sharing plans” will be available for interested users only at Walmart. More →

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OnePlus Two Rumors: Specs

New leak purportedly reveals the OnePlus Two’s killer specs

By on January 16, 2015 at 5:15 PM.

New leak purportedly reveals the OnePlus Two’s killer specs

One of the most unexpected Android handsets of last year was the OnePlus One, thanks in no small part to its high-end specs and unbelievably cheap price. And now it looks like the Chinese startup has more mobile ambitions for this year. The company confirmed recently that a OnePlus Two is already in the works and a new report from GizChina seems to reveal more details about the handset. More →

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Increase iPhone Storage Space

An easy guide to freeing up a huge chunk of storage on your iPhone

By on January 16, 2015 at 4:00 PM.

An easy guide to freeing up a huge chunk of storage on your iPhone

We’re all in agreement that 16GB models don’t belong in flagship lineups anymore, but it’s the reality we live in, and one that many iPhone users are faced with on a daily basis. One of the most frustrating things about having so little space is the paltry amount of music you can fit on your phone.

Thankfully, Business Insider has put together a quick guide to show you how to make your music take up a lot less room. More →

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