Moto X Sale

Get up to $125 off the Moto X right now

By on July 18, 2014 at 4:40 PM.

Get up to $125 off the Moto X right now

Motorola’s Moto X is definitely showing its age at this point, but for people on a budget looking for a capable mid-range smartphone with no service contract, the X is still a terrific option. And for the next five days, it’s an even better option than it normally is. More →

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iPhone 5s Vs. Galaxy S5 Battery Life

Cool Samsung video shows how the Galaxy S5 can take you places the iPhone can’t go

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

Cool Samsung video shows how the Galaxy S5 can take you places the iPhone can’t go

Samsung seems to think its new ads that either mock the iPhone’s poor battery life or that tout its own phones’ strong batteries are winners. The company on Friday put out a new video chronicling two men who took the Galaxy S5 with them on a road trip across the United States and didn’t have to recharge it once. More →

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BlackBerry Z3 Vs. Xiaomi Redmi

BlackBerry’s firewall is about to come under siege

By on July 18, 2014 at 1:04 PM.

BlackBerry’s firewall is about to come under siege

Batten down the hatches, BlackBerry — Hurricane Xiaomi is barreling toward you. The Wall Street Journal reports that even though red-hot Chinese vendor Xiaomi has had trouble getting its phones approved for sale in Indonesia, the company does expect to get the green light very soon. Hugo Barra, Xiaomi’s vice president for global operations, tells the Journal that if all goes as planned, Xiaomi will start selling its smartphones in Indonesia by the end of August. More →

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iPhone 6 Rumors Infographic

This huge iPhone 6 rumor infographic will tell you what to expect in September

By on July 18, 2014 at 12:20 PM.

This huge iPhone 6 rumor infographic will tell you what to expect in September

With all sorts of iPhone 6 rumors floating around, sometimes offering contradicting views on what Apple’s 2014 iPhone models will have to offer, French publication Nowhereelse has published an extensive iPhone 6 rumors infographic that looks at the various reports covering iPhone 6 hardware and/or design details and sought outside help in ranking their probability of becoming a reality. More →

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iPhone 6 Rumor Battery Design

Intriguing 5.5-inch iPhone 6 battery design shown in new leak

By on July 18, 2014 at 11:36 AM.

Intriguing 5.5-inch iPhone 6 battery design shown in new leak

Following the purported iPhone 6 battery image obtained the other day by Nowherelse, the publication has posted additional images of alleged iPhone 6 batteries that look nothing like what we’d expect. Instead of a simple, elongated iPhone battery that’s supposed to have a thin profile to fit the iPhone 6, the images show a battery that seems to also feature a foldable/flexible area. More →

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iPhone 6 Rumors

Here comes the iPhone 6

By on July 18, 2014 at 9:05 AM.

Here comes the iPhone 6

Many smartphone buyers are waiting for Apple’s iPhone 6 models to come out, the company’s first devices that will finally offer bigger displays. Well, the wait is almost over. Rumored to launch in September, the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 models will soon enter mass production, Reuters reports. More →

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Amazon Fire Phone TV Commercial

Amazon’s first Fire Phone TV ad is all about the Prime, not the device

By on July 18, 2014 at 7:40 AM.

Amazon’s first Fire Phone TV ad is all about the Prime, not the device

Smartphone makers choose to advertise their devices in different ways. Some focus on a phone’s main features, others take hits at competitors, and some choose a different path. Amazon is such an example, with the company’s first Fire Phone ad being more about one of Amazon’s core products rather than the device itself. More →

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iPhone 6 Chip Production

Apple once again finds that dumping Samsung is harder than it looks

By on July 17, 2014 at 8:45 PM.

Apple once again finds that dumping Samsung is harder than it looks

In an effort to further distance itself from rival Samsung, Apple signed an agreement with TSMC regarding the ongoing production of microprocessors for its smartphones and other devices last summer. On Thursday, Reuters published a new report which suggests that Apple might be rethinking this arrangement, as Samsung is expected to supply a larger proportion of the 14 nanometer smartphone chips than TSMC in the second half of 2015. More →

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Android L Keyboard App Returns

Now you have another way to get the Android L keyboard before it officially releases

By on July 17, 2014 at 6:15 PM.

Now you have another way to get the Android L keyboard before it officially releases

Not everyone with an Android device has been fortunate enough to gain access to the Android L Developer Preview, but some the elements of the update have been making their way back to older versions of Android. One of the most notable apps to make it on to the Google Play store was the Android L keyboard by developer Shen Ye, but it was unceremoniously pulled from the store shortly after its release. More →

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Galaxy Note 4 Features UV Sensor

Yet another innovative Galaxy Note 4 feature has been detailed

By on July 17, 2014 at 2:21 PM.

Yet another innovative Galaxy Note 4 feature has been detailed

Samsung’s upcoming phablet, which will be launched in early September – and which, for the first time ever, will have to face an Apple phablet – is said to pack an exclusive sensor that should further differentiate it from other competing devices. According to SamMobile, the Galaxy Note 4 will have an ultraviolet (UV) sensor that will help users stay out of the damaging rays of the sun. More →

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iPhone 6 Rumors Sapphire Display

It looks like some iPhone 6 buyers might not get sapphire displays

By on July 17, 2014 at 12:30 PM.

It looks like some iPhone 6 buyers might not get sapphire displays

Apple is expected to use sapphire glass in its iPhone 6 front panels that cover the handset’s screen, although reports thus far have different takes on the scope of the company’s sapphire display use. Some say Apple will have enough sapphire displays for all iPhone 6 models this year, while others say the special glass will be used only on the 5.5-inch model, as the company will struggle to mass-produce enough units. Now, a new note to investors from JPMorgan Securities, obtained by Taipei Times, says that Apple will not have enough sapphire displays ready for the iPhone 6 launch. More →

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Microsoft Nokia Layoffs Analysis

Nokia’s handset business is nearly dead – but Microsoft would be crazy to give it up

By on July 17, 2014 at 12:09 PM.

Nokia’s handset business is nearly dead – but Microsoft would be crazy to give it up

The new Microsoft layoff wave will axe thousands of employees from Nokia’s old handset unit and will close down the once crucially important Oulu R&D center that used to be the source of global phone innovation, from internal antennas to 3G tech. Many now view the handset industry as an unprofitable sunset business that has little relevance outside Apple and Samsung. More →

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