How to Add Storage to Phone

How to add more storage to any phone that doesn’t have a microSD card slot

By on November 19, 2014 at 4:15 PM.

How to add more storage to any phone that doesn’t have a microSD card slot

Apple took a step in the right direction by eliminating the 32GB models of its most recent phones and tablets, but anyone who isn’t willing to pay a $100 premium for extra storage is still out of luck. The issue is that Apple’s mobile devices don’t feature microSD card slots for expanded storage, but ZDNet has alerted us to an interesting alternative. More →

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Google Search Tips

This new feature will make Google Search much better on Android phones and the iPhone

By on November 19, 2014 at 3:25 PM.

This new feature will make Google Search much better on Android phones and the iPhone

Can you imagine where we would be today if not for Google search? Say what you will about Google being “evil,” but there’s no company on Earth right now that plays a more pivotal role in connecting people with information. Google is always improving its many apps and services, of course, and the latest update to the company’s core consumer-facing product — search — will make searching for answers on your Android phone or iPhone a much better experience. More →

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Android Lollipop Download

This is one of the best new features in Android 5.0, and you don’t even know about it

This is one of the best new features in Android 5.0, and you don’t even know about it

By on November 19, 2014 at 10:20 AM.

Some of the best Android apps in the world are the ones that you install, set up and then completely forget about because they work behind the scenes to improve your Android experience. One such app is called Dislock, and I have been using it for quite some time. This awesome free utility completely disables a device’s lock screen security when it is connected to a trusted Wi-Fi network or a trusted Bluetooth device.

Lock screen security is incredibly important, of course, but I don’t want to have to tap in my PIN code to unlock my phone when I’m at home, or when my phone is connected to the Bluetooth in my car.

Of course, not everyone knows about Dislock, but Android 5.0 has brought a similar function to all compatible Android devices thanks to a recent Google Play Services update. More →

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iPhone 6s / iPhone 7 Rumors: Camera

Leak: Insider says next year’s iPhone may have a DSLR-quality camera

By on November 19, 2014 at 9:30 AM.

Leak: Insider says next year’s iPhone may have a DSLR-quality camera

For many years, Apple has decided not to engage in a megapixel war with rivals when it comes to its iPhone cameras, instead deciding to improving the iPhone’s camera performance without any significant increases to image sizes. Even though the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus still have 8-megapixel sensors, their cameras are even better than previous models, and have been highly praised in reviews from professional photographers who thoroughly tested their abilities when it comes to taking pictures and recording videos.

However, Apple might be planning a major update for its iPhone 6s (or iPhone 7) models next year, according to what Apple insider John Gruber said during the latest episode of The Talk Show podcast. More →

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Nexus 6 Release Date

AT&T finally begins shipping Nexus 6 preorders

By on November 19, 2014 at 8:30 AM.

AT&T finally begins shipping Nexus 6 preorders

Google’s new Nexus 6 smartphone was hotly anticipated this year, and Android fans were still blown away by the powerful new Nexus phone when it was finally unveiled. Unfortunately, getting your hands on the sleek new Motorola-built Nexus phablet isn’t as easy as it should be. Despite the fact that the phone launched some time ago, most Android enthusiasts eager to get their hands on Google’s latest available pure Android experience still don’t have their phones in hand — even if they were among the first to preorder the Nexus 6.

Thankfully, however, we’re now getting word that people who preordered the phone from AT&T, the nation’s top smartphone carrier, are finally seeing their new Nexus 6 handsets start to ship. More →

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Samsung Foldable Smartphone Release Date

Samsung wants to make smartphones with foldable screens next year

By on November 19, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

Samsung wants to make smartphones with foldable screens next year

In addition to cutting down the total number of smartphones it’ll launch next year, Samsung also plans to launch foldable smartphones at some point in 2015, ZDNet reports. The company has already launched a couple of handsets with curved displays, including the Galaxy Round and the Galaxy Note Edge, but it’s yet to mass produce a smartphone with a flexible display that can actually be folded in half.

More →

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iPhone 6 Plus OIS Camera Issue

The iPhone 6 Plus camera has a huge problem for some users

By on November 18, 2014 at 7:00 PM.

The iPhone 6 Plus camera has a huge problem for some users

The camera on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus has both been highly praised in many reviews, including several in-depth hands-on experiences from pro photographers. Of course, the iPhone 6 Plus is always seen as being slightly better than its smaller sibling thanks to its camera’s optical image stabilization (OIS). But it looks like some iPhone 6 Plus units are behaving rather strangely for users when taking pictures and recording videos. More →

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Android Lollipop App Switcher Bug

Another Android 5.0 Lollipop bug is driving Android users up the wall

By on November 18, 2014 at 5:30 PM.

Another Android 5.0 Lollipop bug is driving Android users up the wall

As the highly anticipated Android 5.0 update begins to roll out, many Android users are excited to see just how much has changed. There are plenty of new features and a gorgeous, updated user interface, but there also appear to be a few bugs worth watching out for.

On Monday, Android 5.0 users began reporting that the update had removed Silent Mode from their phones entirely. On Tuesday, José Alvarez Núñez found another issue. More →

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Galaxy S6 Concept Video

Concept video brings gorgeous Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge phones to life

By on November 18, 2014 at 4:30 PM.

Concept video brings gorgeous Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge phones to life

Last week, we highlighted a genuinely fantastic looking Galaxy S6 concept that finally gave Samsung’s flagship device the premium metal design that fans have been demanding for years. This week, we’re bringing you another, equally believable look at one concept artist’s vision of both the Galaxy S6 and the second generation Note Edge. More →

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Huawei Ascend P8 Specs

Huge leak reveals what may be some of 2015’s hottest Android phones

By on November 18, 2014 at 4:05 PM.

Huge leak reveals what may be some of 2015’s hottest Android phones

You’re probably not aware of it if you live in the United States, but Huawei has been pushing out some of the sleekest and most intriguing smartphones in the world over the past year. We reviewed the Huawei Ascend P7 earlier this year and it was quite impressive, and the company’s flagship phablet for 2014 — the Ascend Mate 7 — was also a stunning device.

Now, a new leak may shed some early light on Huawei’s upcoming new smartphones, and they might be some of the hottest handsets of 2015. More →

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128GB iPhone 6 Plus Crash Memory Benchmark

New tests suggest Apple skimped on a key iPhone 6 component and it’s causing problems

By on November 18, 2014 at 3:40 PM.

New tests suggest Apple skimped on a key iPhone 6 component and it’s causing problems

Certain iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus owners, as well as some iPad users, have complained about random crashes and reboots on smartphones that have 64GB or 128GB of storage and hold large libraries of apps. Various reports trying to explain the problem have identified the type of NAND memory chosen for these iPhone 6 models as the main culprit, with some suggesting that Apple is already considering moving from triple cell (TLC) NAND memory to multi-level cell (MLC) storage in future iPhone 6 versions.

Apple has not confirmed those reports, and has not explained why 64GB iPhone 6 and 128GB iPhone 6 Plus devices seem to crash in certain circumstances. But a new report from Korean publication KBench shows benchmark tests for both TLC and MLC NAND memory modules used in 64GB iPhone 6 units, and they reveal that the latter offers a better performance than the former. More →

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iPhone 6 Plus vs. Galaxy Note 4

Here’s why the iPhone 6 Plus is a better phablet than the Galaxy Note 4

By on November 18, 2014 at 2:25 PM.

Here’s why the iPhone 6 Plus is a better phablet than the Galaxy Note 4

One of the most entertaining developments in the smartphone world this year has been the introduction of the iPhone 6 Plus. When Apple first announced its oversized smartphone, Android and iPhone fans alike scoffed at the idea, likening it to an even further miniaturized iPad mini. After all, what does Apple know about phablets? More →

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