Apple Android Trade-in Program

Apple’s Android trade-in program is fantastic… as long as you hate money

Apple’s Android trade-in program is fantastic… as long as you hate money

By on April 16, 2015 at 11:00 AM.

Do you hate money? If the answer is yes then by all means, use Apple’s new in-house smartphone trade-in program when upgrading from an old Android handset to a new iPhone; as we reported late last month, Apple now accepts Android devices as trade-ins and it gives shoppers a credit toward the purchase of a new Apple product.

As is the case with the trade-in programs offered by wireless carriers here in the U.S. though, you’ll get far more money for your old Android phone if you sell it privately, or even if you use one of several popular phone buying services. More →

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Nexus 6 Custom Cases

Nexus 6 leak hints at the existence of a mysterious ‘Google Workshop’ for custom cases

By on April 15, 2015 at 9:30 PM.

Nexus 6 leak hints at the existence of a mysterious ‘Google Workshop’ for custom cases

This hasn’t been the best week for Google news, but amid all the chaos of the purported antitrust violations, a leaked photo may have revealed a neat program that will make Google device owners very happy. Android Police reports that a Googler shared a post on Google+ last night exhibiting a custom Google Maps case for the Nexus 6.

This might not sound like news, but the case looks strikingly similar to those featured in the MapMe section of Google Workshop, a still unreleased service that Android Police originally unveiled last year.

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Galaxy S6 Vs. iPhone 6 Durability Test Video

New video shows why the Galaxy S6 is a marvel of engineering

By on April 15, 2015 at 7:15 PM.

New video shows why the Galaxy S6 is a marvel of engineering

The Galaxy S6 is by far the most impressive smartphone Samsung has ever released but you don’t realize just how impressive it is until you see it undergo some of the insane torture tests that sadistic YouTubers put it through. SquareTrade Inc recently put the Galaxy S6, the S6 edge and the iPhone 6 through a wide gamut of torture tests and found that the Galaxy S6 really is the toughest phone on the block, as you’ll see in a video below. More →

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Galaxy S6 edge vs. Galaxy S6 Sales

Call it a comeback: The Galaxy S6 is shaping up to be a world-beating hit

By on April 15, 2015 at 6:25 PM.

Call it a comeback: The Galaxy S6 is shaping up to be a world-beating hit

Samsung will soon sell 10 million Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge units, a new report from The Korea Times reveals. Even though Samsung is nowhere near beating Apple’s iPhone 6 launch sales record, the company will hit the milestone in early May, less than a month after they were released on April 10th. More →

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iOS Vs Android

Why developers STILL prefer iOS over Android

By on April 15, 2015 at 1:56 PM.

Why developers STILL prefer iOS over Android

Android may trump iOS in terms of market share, but when it comes to actually generating profits for developers, Apple’s mobile platform still stands supreme.

According to recently tabulated data from app store analytics firm App Annie, apps downloaded on iOS generate far more revenue than those downloaded via Google Play. What’s more, with Apple continuing to make strong inroads in China, the revenue gap between the two rival mobile platforms is increasing. All told, iOS users tend to spend up to four times as much on apps than Android users.

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iPhone 6 vs. Galaxy S6: Kids

iPhone 6 vs. Galaxy S6: Watch kids settle the ultimate debate

By on April 15, 2015 at 10:41 AM.

iPhone 6 vs. Galaxy S6: Watch kids settle the ultimate debate

Apple’s iPhone 6 and Samsung’s Galaxy S6 are two of the best smartphones currently available to buyers, with many comparisons being made between these two hot flagships. Whether it’s hardware performance, design similarities or resistance to accidental bending, the debate still rages on as to which handset is the better choice right now. For some people, the iPhone 6 is the clear winner, while others are already rocking a brand new Galaxy S6. More →

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Android Sales

500? 1,000? You’ll never guess how many different Android devices are available

By on April 15, 2015 at 9:55 AM.

500? 1,000? You’ll never guess how many different Android devices are available

As we reported early Wednesday morning, the European Union has officially filed charges against Google alleging that the company has employed anti-competitive tactics in the region. Following an investigation that lasted for four years, the European Commission has filed antitrust charges and sent Google a statement of objections, which explains exactly how Google is allegedly breaking the law.

Google now has 10 days to respond, but it looks like it already has most of the high-level points for its response ready — and in an internal memo that outlines the company’s objections to the charges, there are a few interesting tidbits to be enjoyed. More →

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iPhone Chess

Chess champion caught cheating by hiding an iPhone in the bathroom

By on April 15, 2015 at 9:30 AM.

Chess champion caught cheating by hiding an iPhone in the bathroom

A 25-year-old chess champion named Gaioz Nigalidze was recently caught cheating via his iPhone while playing at the 17th annual Dubai Open Chess Tournament.

According to tournament investigators, Nigalidze made suspiciously frequent trips to a bathroom stall where, come to find out, he had hidden his iPhone behind a toilet, appropriately wrapped and concealed in wads of toilet paper.

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Galaxy S6 edge Unboxing Videos

These are the only Galaxy S6 edge unboxing videos you need to watch

By on April 15, 2015 at 7:45 AM.

These are the only Galaxy S6 edge unboxing videos you need to watch

If you’ve seen one smartphone unboxing video you’ve basically seen them all, or at least most of them. But every once in a while someone comes up with an amazing way to take a brand new device out of its retail box for the first time, and that’s what Samsung did for the Galaxy S6 edge in a series of new unboxing clips More →

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Samsung Microsoft Apps

Samsung’s partnership with Microsoft might not be enough to save its sinking profits

By on April 14, 2015 at 6:15 PM.

Samsung’s partnership with Microsoft might not be enough to save its sinking profits

We were initially taken aback when rumors began to spread that Samsung would be entering into a partnership with Microsoft to preload some of the software developer’s mobile apps on its new Galaxy devices. After all, Microsoft has its own smartphone OS to worry about, but it’s clear that the company understands the importance of being a player in the mobile arena, and Windows Phone isn’t going to tip the scales. More →

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Galaxy S6 vs. Galaxy S5 Camera

Video: One big reason to buy the Galaxy S6 right now

By on April 14, 2015 at 4:48 PM.

Video: One big reason to buy the Galaxy S6 right now

There are plenty of reasons to be a lot more excited about the Galaxy S6 models than any of their predecessors, and Samsung has just highlighted one of the most important ones in a video comparison between the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S5. More →

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Apple LinX Acquisition iPhone Cameras

Apple just made a big move that could take next-gen iPhone cameras to the next level

By on April 14, 2015 at 4:24 PM.

Apple just made a big move that could take next-gen iPhone cameras to the next level

Apple today confirmed to the Wall Street Journal its $20 million acquisition of LinX Computational Imaging, a company with some incredible camera technology. Based out of Israel, LinX manufactures miniature cameras which boast of superior camera performance in a number of different areas, including low light situations, shutter lag, color fidelity, and more.

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