Samsung Vs. Google Apple Pay

Google and Samsung are on a collision course when it comes to fighting Apple Pay

By on February 23, 2015 at 6:20 PM.

Google and Samsung are on a collision course when it comes to fighting Apple Pay

The security and ease of use behind Apple Pay unquestionably makes Apple’s own mobile payment service the best in the business. Left to play catch-up, Samsung recently acquired LoopPay, a mobile payments company with technology that enables consumers to make payments via traditional credit card readers.

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iOS 8.3 Beta 2 New Features

Here are the most important new features uncovered in the latest iOS 8.3 beta

By on February 23, 2015 at 5:05 PM.

Here are the most important new features uncovered in the latest iOS 8.3 beta

Apple early on Monday rolled out iOS 8.3 beta to developers, an update which, along with a handful of bug fixes, prominently features the ability for users to select from a more diverse set of emojis.

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Galaxy S6 Video Teaser: Metal Design

Video: Tantilizing new Galaxy S6 teaser is all about a novel design

By on February 23, 2015 at 3:30 PM.

Video: Tantilizing new Galaxy S6 teaser is all about a novel design

Samsung on Saturday posted online one more Galaxy S6 teaser, this time using its Samsung Mobile YouTube channel. Teasing the March 1st Unpacked 2015 event where the company will announce the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, the short video focuses on some of key features of the new phones, including new design and display capabilities. More →

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iPhone and Android Batteries: StoreDot

This phone battery needs just 1 minute for a full charge, and it should debut next year

By on February 23, 2015 at 3:10 PM.

This phone battery needs just 1 minute for a full charge, and it should debut next year

One of the most annoying smartphone-related chores is having to charge on a daily basis — or even more than once a day, depending on your usage. This means you constantly have to make sure you’ve got your charger with you so that the gadget you’re addicted to doesn’t run out of battery life when you least expect it. While many devices can get you through the day, plenty of others can’t, and smartphone makers have yet to figure out how to continuously improve smartphone performance and decrease phone thickness while still offering a decent battery life.

StoreDot, a promising Israeli startup, seems to have figured out smartphone batteries once and for all, and the company’s interesting product might head out to production next year. More →

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iPhone 6 vs. Galaxy S6 Design

iPhone 6 vs. Galaxy S6: Samsung’s clone is better than the real thing, carriers say

By on February 23, 2015 at 1:55 PM.

iPhone 6 vs. Galaxy S6: Samsung’s clone is better than the real thing, carriers say

After seeing both the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge in closed-doors meetings recently, officials from various mobile carriers praised Samsung’s new designs and have gone as far as to say the devices are better than the iPhone 6, The Korea Herald reports. More →

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Google Now Gas Station Card

A great Google Now feature I’ve been waiting for was just added by Google

By on February 23, 2015 at 1:30 PM.

A great Google Now feature I’ve been waiting for was just added by Google

Google Now is easily one of my favorite mobile services. In fact, it’s probably one of the best things to happen to mobile devices in years. The service serves a number of different functions, but the easiest way to describe it is this: Google Now gives you information you need… before you even know you need it. I use Google Now constantly on my Android devices and on my iPhone, where the service lives inside the Google Search app.

Google Now is packed full of fantastic features, but there’s one simple one in particular that I have been waiting for — and now it has just been added. More →

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Best Old Android Phones

5 old-school smartphones that are still awesome to use, according to Android fans

5 old-school smartphones that are still awesome to use, according to Android fans

By on February 23, 2015 at 11:35 AM.

The life of a smartphone is typically very short and it seems like even the hottest Android phone will seem obsolete after only a year. With this in mind, members of Reddit’s Android community have put together a list of Android phones that have stood the test of time and are still great to use. We’ve listed the top results below by the number of up votes they received. More →

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Galaxy S6 Features: Antenna Design

Galaxy S6: One more secret design element may have been revealed

By on February 23, 2015 at 10:45 AM.

Galaxy S6: One more secret design element may have been revealed

The most important Galaxy S6 design details has already been leaked well ahead of the phone’s launch, but that doesn’t mean all of the phone’s secrets have been uncovered. In fact, South Korean publication ETNews has learned one more interesting thing about the handset, detailing a design element that might be crucial for the phone’s performance. More →

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HTC One M9: Specs, Price and Release Date

HTC One M9: New leak includes images, specs and everything else you need to know

By on February 23, 2015 at 9:30 AM.

HTC One M9: New leak includes images, specs and everything else you need to know

Android fans looking to purchase a brand new top handset are probably anxiously waiting the two hot new devices expected to be unveiled on March 1st, including the HTC One M9 and the Galaxy S6. Both phones have appeared in countless leaks, which offered specs, features, benchmarks, image renders and even images, but the HTC One M9 has apparently already been listed in all its glory on a German online store, with local blog Mobile Geeks having caught all the details. More →

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Galaxy S6 Official Pictures

This official image is our best look yet at the Galaxy S6

By on February 23, 2015 at 7:45 AM.

This official image is our best look yet at the Galaxy S6

It appears that Samsung isn’t the only company eager to launch the next-gen Galaxy S models, even though the South Korean Android device maker keeps teasing the new Galaxy S6 smartphones in video teasers and blog posts. One of Samsung’s carrier partners has decided to put up an official Galaxy S6 page on its website and show the handset, or at least part of it, in a press image that’s much more clear than any previous teaser. More →

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AT&T Verizon Vs. Sprint T-Mobile

Sprint and T-Mobile have no future unless the FCC changes its approach to spectrum auctions

By on February 21, 2015 at 9:30 AM.

Sprint and T-Mobile have no future unless the FCC changes its approach to spectrum auctions

One of the more pernicious ideas that’s popped up in recent years is that spectrum auctions’ main goal should be to maximize revenue for the government, which inevitably means selling off our airwaves to whoever shells out the most cash. This gets it completely backward, however: The point of spectrum auctions should be to maximize the public good. More →

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Galaxy S6 Galaxy S6 Edge Ads

Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge both to be revealed next week, according to Samsung’s ads

By on February 20, 2015 at 2:30 PM.

Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge both to be revealed next week, according to Samsung’s ads

We can speculate all we want about what the major players in the mobile arena are going to reveal next week, but it makes it much easier when the companies themselves start dropping hints.

Earlier this month, Samsung included a mysterious image of a curved line on the invitation to its upcoming Galaxy Unpacked event at MWC 2015. Now, two weeks later, Samsung has shared a new video which appears to show the profile of the upcoming Galaxy S6 — but this one is straight. More →

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