iPhone SE Vs iPhone 6 Plus Comparison

What happens when an iPhone 6 Plus owner switches to the tiny iPhone SE

By on April 14, 2016 at 8:15 PM.

What happens when an iPhone 6 Plus owner switches to the tiny iPhone SE

For a lot of people, the iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6s Plus are just too big, which is one reason why it decided to release its new 4-inch iPhone SE. One iPhone 6 Plus owner recently tried switching to the smaller iPhone SE and posted about their experience on Reddit so that people could get a better idea of just how jarring it is to go from using a 5.5-inch phablet to using a tiny 4-inch iPhone. In short, they just can’t live with a tiny iPhone any longer. More →

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AMC Texting-Friendly Theaters

Worst idea ever? Texting will be officially allowed at the movies

By on April 14, 2016 at 6:30 PM.

Worst idea ever? Texting will be officially allowed at the movies

I’ll admit right away that I do happen to read a text or two — and even reply to them — while at the movies. But I try to keep it to a minimum by screening everything through my Apple Watch beforehand. However, texting at the movies might become acceptable soon, at least in certain AMC Entertainment theaters in the U.S. More →

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Galaxy S7 Best Smartphone

The new HTC 10 is here, but the Galaxy S7 might still be the world’s best Android phone

By on April 14, 2016 at 5:35 PM.

The new HTC 10 is here, but the Galaxy S7 might still be the world’s best Android phone

Released a few weeks ago, the Galaxy S7 was lauded in reviews, which concluded the phone is Samsung’s best Android handset to date, and one of the best smartphones of the year – if not the best. We noted in our newly published review that the HTC 10 certainly gives Samsung’s flagships a run for their money, but a new report now says that the Galaxy S7 has already been named the best phone in various European markets, including the U.K., France, Spain, Belgium and the Netherlands. More →

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Apple iOS 10 Concept Video

iOS 10 concept imagines exciting new iPhone features we’ve been dying for

iOS 10 concept imagines exciting new iPhone features we’ve been dying for

By on April 14, 2016 at 2:35 PM.

Apple has made significant strides over the years when it comes to the usability and sleekness of its mobile operating system, but sometimes even the most successful designers would be wise to listen to criticism from fans.

In a new video, YouTube user Ralph Theodory has taken a stab at his own conceptual design for iOS 10, and it’s quite the improvement over iOS 9.

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HTC 10 Benchmark

The HTC 10 is the most powerful smartphone in the world

The HTC 10 is the most powerful smartphone in the world

By on April 14, 2016 at 12:27 PM.

I reviewed the HTC 10 this morning and when I did, I noted that it is one of the most surprising phones the world has ever seen. Sure we knew all about the phone’s design and specs leading up to the announcement, but leaks never seem to be able to paint a complete picture. They gave us no indication that the HTC 10 would feature class-leading battery life that lasts up to two days on a single charge, they couldn’t foresee that the phone’s camera would be as impressive as it is, and there was no mention at all that the HTC 10 would offer a touch experience that is faster and smoother than anything else on the market.

But most interestingly, perhaps, is the power HTC managed to get out of the HTC 10 despite specs that are in line with other top Android phones on paper. Leaks thoroughly detailed the phone’s specs ahead of its announcement, of course, but we had no idea they would come together quite like this. More →

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iPhone 7 Plus Camera Leak

Will this fall’s iPhone have the big redesign we’ve been waiting for?

By on April 14, 2016 at 9:56 AM.

Will this fall’s iPhone have the big redesign we’ve been waiting for?

A few weeks ago, a photo that supposedly showed Apple’s upcoming iPhone 7 Plus case suggested the upcoming phablet will indeed have a dual camera setup on the back, along with redesigned antennas and a Smart Connector that would let you connect the phone to a keyboard. The most annoying detail about that leak concerned the dual camera, which had a protruding configuration that might be even uglier than the one on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s. A second leak in mid-March also showed an iPhone 7 design render, supposedly originating from Apple supplier Catcher.

Now, a new report seems to corroborate parts of these leaks and point to a pretty significant redesign — but maybe not the big one we’ve been waiting for.

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FBI iPhone Unlock Hack

Why the White House won’t share San Bernardino iPhone hack with Apple

By on April 14, 2016 at 7:15 AM.

Why the White House won’t share San Bernardino iPhone hack with Apple

The San Bernardino iPhone doesn’t contain relevant information for the ongoing investigation of the December mass shooting, but that doesn’t mean the government will share with Apple what security hole was exploited to unlock it. A new report reveals that the company who helped the FBI crack the iPhone has sole legal ownership of the hack, White House sources revealed, which means it’s unlikely the government will disclose it to any entity, including Apple. More →

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iPhone Delivery Parts Journey

The iPhone travelled 500,000 miles before reaching your pocket

By on April 13, 2016 at 9:45 PM.

The iPhone travelled 500,000 miles before reaching your pocket

If you order a new iPhone today, it might already reach your home by tomorrow. It takes even less time to activate it and use it after you take it out of the box. But that iPhone traveled some 500,000 miles before reaching your doorstep and becoming the most important computer in your life.

No, your delivery company did not mess up your order. But a new report explains why and how an iPhone “travels” that much before becoming operational.

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Cheap Android Phones Unlocked

Get an unlocked quad-core Android phone for under $60

By on April 13, 2016 at 6:00 PM.

Get an unlocked quad-core Android phone for under $60

If you really stop to think about it, it’s pretty incredible how sophisticated smartphones have become in recent years. In fact, the name “smartphone” doesn’t quite fit anymore… these are tiny little computers that fit in our pockets. There’s also an added benefit to how capable these devices have become: You no longer need to purchase a top-of-the-line phone for $700 or more in order to get a good device.

As a matter of fact, today only you can get a BLU Advance 5.0 – Unlocked Dual Sim Smartphone for just $59.99 with free express shipping from Amazon. That means no contract, and it’ll work with any GSM carrier in America. More →

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Android N Developer Preview 2

Everything new in Android N Developer Preview 2

By on April 13, 2016 at 4:48 PM.

Everything new in Android N Developer Preview 2

A month after releasing the first Developer Preview of Android N, Google has returned with an updated version of the upcoming software. On Wednesday, Google made the second Android N Developer Preview available online and as an over-the-air update for Android Beta Program participants.

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HTC 10 Camera Samples

First photo samples show why the HTC 10 is the best new camera in town

By on April 13, 2016 at 4:12 PM.

First photo samples show why the HTC 10 is the best new camera in town

The HTC 10 is HTC’s best Android handset to date, and one of the most remarkable smartphones of the year. We already got up-close and personal with the HTC 10 by looking at its best features. One of them was handset’s primary camera, a 12-megapixel shooter that’s got optical image stabilization and laser focus that’s incredibly fast, and it launches in just 0.6 seconds.

While that’s all great on paper, how does the HTC 10 act in the wild when it comes to taking photos? Expert camera site DxOMark already gave the HTC 10 the same score the Galaxy S7 received a few weeks ago. That means the HTC 10 ties Samsung’s flagship for the first spot on the site, with both devices outscoring the iPhone 6s.

If that’s not enough, then the following real-life camera samples taken with the HTC 10 should offer further proof that the HTC 10 has one of the best camera setups in town. More →

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iPhone Time Change Bug Update

Update your iPhone now or a new Wi-Fi bug could brick your phone

By on April 13, 2016 at 3:09 PM.

Update your iPhone now or a new Wi-Fi bug could brick your phone

Looking for a good reason to update to the latest version of iOS? Over at Krebs on Security this week, Brian Krebs has reported that two security researchers have found a new way to automatically brick a stranger’s iPhone by forcing them to connect to a Wi-Fi hotspot that can change the date without their knowledge.

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