Best Cheap Smartphone

Amazon is selling an unlocked 5.5-inch octa-core phablet for just $100

By on February 3, 2016 at 8:20 AM.

Amazon is selling an unlocked 5.5-inch octa-core phablet for just $100

Right now there is someone in your life in search of a new smartphone and he or she is looking to you for guidance. You’re the savvy one in your family, and you’ve always got the latest and greatest gadgets. At the same time, you know that this person’s priorities are different from yours.

Instead of recommending that he or she pay a premium for some high-end phone that will only be used for voice calling and the occasional game of Candy Crush, consider this: Amazon is selling the BLU Life 8 XL Smartphone right now unlocked for just $100 shipped. More →

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T-Mobile Drake Super Bowl Ad

T-Mobile does a clever ‘remix’ of ‘Hotline Bling’ for its Super Bowl ad

By on February 2, 2016 at 9:45 PM.

T-Mobile does a clever ‘remix’ of ‘Hotline Bling’ for its Super Bowl ad

T-Mobile has released its Super Bowl ad a little bit early and it’s actually a pretty clever “remix” of Drake’s already classic “Hotline Bling” video. Basically, it shows what would have happened if “Hotline Bling” were rewritten by wireless carrier executives who like to make you sign two-year contracts and charge you overage fees for using too much data. More →

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Galaxy S7 Edge Features

Galaxy S7: Samsung’s not even trying to hide the new ‘Edge’ anymore

By on February 2, 2016 at 6:20 PM.

Galaxy S7: Samsung’s not even trying to hide the new ‘Edge’ anymore

Much has been written about Samsung’s desire to keep its flagship devices a secret, but the South Korean titan has never really been able to do it. It managed to limit image leaks in some years but completely failed to prevent fans from learning more details about the hardware of unreleased devices. The Galaxy S7 is a huge failure in that regard. Almost everything has leaked online, including high-resolution press renders and an extensive preview that pretty much offers readers an early review of the handset.

In fact, at this point, not even Samsung is keeping the Galaxy S7 edge a secret, as the device is listed on its developer site in plain view.

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iPhone 7 Design

New report claims to finally reveal what the iPhone 7 looks like

By on February 2, 2016 at 3:24 PM.

New report claims to finally reveal what the iPhone 7 looks like

Apple’s penchant for industrial design took a strange turn when the company released the iPhone 6. Though the device was impressively slim, it featured a protruding camera and unsightly antenna bands across the back. The iPhone 6 may have been thinner than its predecessors, but it was clearly a design step in the wrong direction compared to the sleek look we saw with the iPhone 5 and 5s.

With the iPhone 7, Apple will finally be righting the ship. A new report from MacRumors provides us with the first substantive details we’ve seen yet about the industrial design of Apple’s highly anticipated next-gen iPhone.

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iPhone 7 Plus Dual-Lens Camera

Apple is reportedly testing dual-lens cameras for the iPhone 7 Plus

By on February 2, 2016 at 11:37 AM.

Apple is reportedly testing dual-lens cameras for the iPhone 7 Plus

Rumors of a drastically different camera for the next-generation iPhone have been swirling around for months, but as more and more reports point to the same information, it becomes increasingly difficult to brush them aside.

In other words, if you think the iPhone 7 Plus should feature a dual-lens camera, you might be in luck.
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Apple iPhone 5se iPad Air 3 Event March 15

It looks like Apple’s spring event is taking place on March 15th

By on February 2, 2016 at 9:07 AM.

It looks like Apple’s spring event is taking place on March 15th

While we still don’t know for sure when Apple will have its big spring product launch, a report from the reliable Mark Gurman says that the company is looking to have its special press event on March 15th. Gurman cautions that this date could still change, however, because the event is still a month and a half away. More →

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Fastest LTE Network America

Which carrier has the fastest LTE network in America?

By on February 2, 2016 at 8:49 AM.

Which carrier has the fastest LTE network in America?

Verizon has long been thought of as the nation’s broadest network, with coverage that always seems to stretch to areas where other networks don’t. AT&T is no stranger to vast network coverage either, and T-Mobile constantly touts the improvements made recently to its always-expanding 4G LTE network in TV commercials. Meanwhile Sprint continues to build out its network as well, still recovering from the WiMax mistake it made early on.

With all of this 4G coverage all over the country, one question still remains: Which carrier has the fastest 4G LTE network? More →

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Galaxy S7 Review Pre-Release

Extensive Galaxy S7 preview says we’re in for the best Samsung smartphone yet

By on February 2, 2016 at 7:45 AM.

Extensive Galaxy S7 preview says we’re in for the best Samsung smartphone yet

We have just a little less than three weeks to go until Samsung unveils its Galaxy S7 series at MWC 2016, but the smartphone was already featured in a variety of rumors and leaks that not only showed us the final design of the handset but also revealed everything there is to know about it in terms of hardware and potential features.

However, if you’re really interested in this particular device, a brand new report offers us the most extensive look at the handset we’ve seen so far. More →

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Samsung Internet Ad Blockers

Samsung is now allowing users to install ad blockers on its phones

By on February 1, 2016 at 10:25 PM.

Samsung is now allowing users to install ad blockers on its phones

Following in Apple’s footsteps once again, Samsung added support for content and ad blockers to its pre-installed browser over the weekend. As long as you use the Samsung Internet browser on your Galaxy phone, you will now be able to download extensions from the Google Play store that hide advertisements and speed up loading times. More →

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BlackBerry Switch To Android

BlackBerry exec: ‘The future is really Android’

By on February 1, 2016 at 9:50 PM.

BlackBerry exec: ‘The future is really Android’

Yes, it’s really time to start digging a grave for BlackBerry 10. In an interview with India’s The Economic Times, BlackBerry exec Damian Tay explained that “the future is really Android” and said that the company may completely ditch its own BlackBerry 10 operating system if it can make Android secure enough to get security certifications from governments that still rely on BlackBerry devices for secure communications. Should that happen, we should expect BlackBerry to become an Android-only smartphone vendor. More →

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Apple iPhone Vs. Google Nexus

Google will reportedly exert ‘Apple-like’ control over future Nexus phones

By on February 1, 2016 at 3:30 PM.

Google will reportedly exert ‘Apple-like’ control over future Nexus phones

Given how far Microsoft has moved in Apple’s direction by designing its own hardware with the Surface Pro and Surface Book, we shouldn’t be too surprised to learn that Google is considering similar moves with its Nexus line of smartphones. The Information is reporting that “Google CEO Sundar Pichai and his lieutenants have signaled to colleagues and outsiders that the company wants to take greater control over its program for making ‘Nexus’ smartphones” and that “the change would effectively reduce the level of involvement of hardware partners that make the phones with Google, a group which has included Samsung, Motorola, LG and Huawei.” More →

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Galaxy S7 Leaked Image

More leaked Galaxy S7, S7 edge images show a new side of the unreleased phones

By on February 1, 2016 at 2:56 PM.

More leaked Galaxy S7, S7 edge images show a new side of the unreleased phones

After giving us our best look yet at the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge last week, prolific leaker Evan Blass has returned with another render, this time showing off the back of the two flagship phones that Samsung will debut on February 21st. More →

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