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BlackBerry Passport Launch Analysis

I have no idea if BlackBerry’s strategy will work… but I like it anyway

By on September 25, 2014 at 4:16 PM.

I have no idea if BlackBerry’s strategy will work… but I like it anyway

OK, let’s get something out of the way: I think the BlackBerry Passport looks utterly ridiculous. But then again, BlackBerry didn’t design the device for me and that’s not a bad thing. While watching BlackBerry’s presentation on the Passport on Wednesday, I actually came away impressed by how much the company is laser-focused on designing and selling devices to hardcore enterprise users who only want their phones to double as work devices and nothing more. More →

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iPhone 6 Bendgate Apple Response

Apple responds to ‘Bendgate,’ says only 9 customers have complained about iPhone 6 Plus

By on September 25, 2014 at 2:12 PM.

Apple responds to ‘Bendgate,’ says only 9 customers have complained about iPhone 6 Plus

Apple has come out swinging against reports that its iPhone 6 Plus bends too easily. The company on Thursday told CNBC that only nine customers so far have complained about the device being too flimsy and it defended its hardware engineering from criticisms that have come in this week. In addition to revealed that only nine customers have complained, the company also said that its “new iPhones feature steel/titanium inserts to reinforce stress locations and use the strongest glass in the industry.”  More →

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iPhone 6 Plus Vs. Galaxy Note 4

The best ‘Bendgate’ parody we’ve seen is tailor-made for a Samsung ad

By on September 25, 2014 at 1:14 PM.

The best ‘Bendgate’ parody we’ve seen is tailor-made for a Samsung ad

You can be sure that Samsung’s marketing team is looking at all the photos and videos of bent iPhone 6 Pluses and is cracking its knuckles… presuming, of course, that the Galaxy Note 4 doesn’t suffer from similar problems. All the same, it seems some Samsung fans have already gotten off to a head start and have created a Samsung-esque iPhone 6 Plus “Bend-gazi” parody that you might very well mistake for an actual Samsung ad. More →

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iPhone 6 vs. Moto G

Motorola boss says people will stop buying devices like the iPhone 6 soon

By on September 25, 2014 at 12:50 PM.

Motorola boss says people will stop buying devices like the iPhone 6 soon

When you look at the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sales figures, it’s hard to believe that the high-end smartphone business is drying up, but that’s exactly what Motorola President Rick Osterloh argued in an interview with Re/code earlier this month.

“The days of the $600-$700 smartphone are numbered,” Osterloh told Re/code. “People are realizing they don’t need to pay that much money.” More →

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iOS Vs Android

Not impressed by the iPhone 6? Here’s a complete guide to switching from iOS to Android

By on September 25, 2014 at 12:25 PM.

Not impressed by the iPhone 6? Here’s a complete guide to switching from iOS to Android

It seems like Apple fans are pretty impressed with the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, for the most part. By the time launch weekend was over, Apple had sold more than 10 million new iPhones. But as the saying goes, “you can’t please all of the people all of the time.” There are undoubtedly some current iPhone users looking to upgrade who want nothing to do with either of Apple’s new smartphones, and there’s nothing wrong with that.

If you’re a current iPhone user who may soon be purchasing a new Android phone — Motorola’s awesome new Moto X and Samsung’s hotly anticipated Galaxy Note 4 are both about to launch — you should know that switching can sometimes be a complicated endeavor. But luckily, there’s plenty of help out there to make the move as painless as possible. More →

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Samsung Galaxy Alpha Review

Hands on: Samsung’s iPhone 5 is absolutely beautiful

Hands on: Samsung’s iPhone 5 is absolutely beautiful

By on September 25, 2014 at 12:00 PM.

Some hailed Samsung’s new Galaxy Alpha smartphone as an “iPhone killer” ahead of its debut last month. Since Samsung’s smartphones had all been made out of somewhat flimsy feeling plastics prior to the Alpha’s unveiling, it was understandable that some fans would get overly enthusiastic about what, at the time, was rumored to be the first Samsung smartphone to feature a beautiful aluminum housing.

Of course, now that the phone has been made official, we know that it’s most certainly not an iPhone killer. Instead, it’s a two-year-old iPhone. More →

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iPhone 6 Plus Bend Test Video

The most scientific iPhone 6 ‘bend test’ video you’ll ever see

By on September 25, 2014 at 11:35 AM.

The most scientific iPhone 6 ‘bend test’ video you’ll ever see

So far we’ve seen a bunch of videos of people bending the iPhone 6 Plus with their bare hands, but what happens when someone actually tries to give the device a “bend test” that’s somewhat scientific? The team at uBreakiFixCo decided to clamp the iPhone 6 Plus, the Galaxy Note 3 and the iPhone 5 into a 4 point bend fixture and then apply up to 100 pounds of force to each of the phones. The results, interestingly, were much the same as what Unbox Therapy found in its original video. More →

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iPhone 6 Plus Video Skydiving Drop Test

This is the craziest and most dangerous iPhone 6 drop test yet

By on September 25, 2014 at 10:45 AM.

This is the craziest and most dangerous iPhone 6 drop test yet

iPhone 6 models can survive various accidental drops, as recent unofficial test videos have proven, though the handsets were dropped from a height of about 4 feet in those cases. YouTube channel Rated RR – which performed other extreme iPhone 6 Plus torture tests in the previous days, including blending the device, dunking it in liquid nitrogen, shooting 50-caliber rounds at it or dropping thermite on it – decided to perform the ultimate test: dropping the iPhone 6 Plus phablet from more than 7,000 feet. More →

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iPhone 6 Plus Bendgate: Free Replacements and Warranty

iPhone 6 Plus Bendgate: Apple examining issue with ‘insane’ amount of detail, replacements promised

By on September 25, 2014 at 9:05 AM.

iPhone 6 Plus Bendgate: Apple examining issue with ‘insane’ amount of detail, replacements promised

Apple isn’t having a particularly good week, even though on Monday the company announced it broke all past iPhone launch sales records with the bigger iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handsets. Soon after that, an unexpected design flaw affecting some iPhone 6 Plus buyers came to lightthe bigger phone can be bent when inside pockets – also known as #Bendgate on social networks, and then Apple released a buggy iOS 8.0.1 update that affected some crucial features, including cellular connectivity and Touch ID sensor. More →

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Nexus X vs Moto X: Specs, Features and Release Date

Google’s next Nexus smartphone might be a bigger version of the amazing Moto X

By on September 25, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

Google’s next Nexus smartphone might be a bigger version of the amazing Moto X

Motorola’s 2014 Moto X model may be considered the best Android phone currently available in stores by some people, but there’s a way the handset can get even better. 9to5Google has learned from sources familiar with the matter that the Motorola Shamu – the codename for the Nexus 6, or Nexus X as it’s been called lately – will be Google’s first phablet model, featuring a 5.92-inch display. Furthermore, the device is “basically going to be a scaled up second-generation Moto X with minor tweaks to make the larger screen easier to use.” More →

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Galaxy Note 4 Release Date

The Galaxy Note 4 launches in two days… but only in South Korea

By on September 24, 2014 at 5:45 PM.

The Galaxy Note 4 launches in two days… but only in South Korea

The Galaxy Note 4 phablet is indeed coming earlier than expected, following the surprising (for Samsung) iPhone 6 sales success, but the company has only officially pushed up the device’s launch in its home country, according to a new post on its blog. More →

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iPhone 6 Bend Test

Great news: You won’t have to worry about the iPhone 6 bending like the 6 Plus

By on September 24, 2014 at 5:09 PM.

Great news: You won’t have to worry about the iPhone 6 bending like the 6 Plus

When reports of the iPhone 6 Plus warping under pressure began to spread earlier this week, many users became concerned about the durability of their brand new devices. Once Lewis Hilsenteger of Unbox Therapy released a video of himself bending the iPhone 6 Plus with his bare hands, #BendGate (or as we prefer to called it, “Bent-gazi”) started trending all over social media. More →

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