Samsung Galaxy A3 FCC

New details emerge on Samsung’s budget iPhone 5

New details emerge on Samsung’s budget iPhone 5

By on October 23, 2014 at 4:52 PM.

Samsung is releasing three new phones that seem very similar to the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s. And now a new filing from the Federal Communications has revealed some more information on yet another Samsung iPhone lookalike that will be a more budget version of its Galaxy Alpha.

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Microsoft Q1 2015 Earnings Surface

Is the Surface slowly starting to pay off for Microsoft?

Is the Surface slowly starting to pay off for Microsoft?

By on October 23, 2014 at 4:34 PM.

The first-generation Surface RT was a notorious bomb but Microsoft has diligently kept refining its Surface tablet models and has seen some impressive sales growth over the past year. According to Microsoft’s Q1 2015 earnings report that it released on Thursday, the company generated $908 million in Surface revenue, which is more than twice the $400 million in Surface revenue Microsoft reported in Q1 2014 and a sequential improvement from the $409 million in Surface revenue that the company posted in Q4 2014. More →

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Google Project Ara Modules Store

Google’s amazing Project Ara phone getting its own store for expansion modules

Google’s amazing Project Ara phone getting its own store for expansion modules

By on October 23, 2014 at 4:24 PM.

Google’s modular smartphone isn’t just an interesting concept anymore, as Google is very interested in offering such devices to users next year. Project Ara phones will let users build whatever smartphone they desire — provided they have access to the appropriate modules — and Google will create a special, Google Play Store-like storefront where modules developers will be able to sell their creations. More →

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Design Explained

Samsung explains the Galaxy Note 4’s design in words you’ll never comprehend

Samsung explains the Galaxy Note 4’s design in words you’ll never comprehend

By on October 23, 2014 at 4:02 PM.

Samsung isn’t shy about using rhetorical excess to describe its devices — recall that it once described the Galaxy S4 as “a precious stone glittering in the dark or countless stars sparkling in the night sky,” while it said the Galaxy S III “opens up new horizons and allows you to live your life extraordinarily” by being “enhanced with nature and human emotion.” You’ll be happy to know that Samsung hasn’t toned down its approach when it comes to marketing the Galaxy Note 4, as the company has just written an explanation for its new device’s design that explains why it’s the epitome of “modern sleek.” More →

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iOS 8 Tips And Tricks Location Sharing

Hugely underrated iOS 8 trick lets you share your location with friends at all times

Hugely underrated iOS 8 trick lets you share your location with friends at all times

By on October 23, 2014 at 3:37 PM.

If you use FacebookApple Maps, or Google Maps, it’s pretty easy to find where you are on a map with GPS. But what about when you want others to know where you are at any given time? Imagine if you’re in a car wreck and no one knows where you are. Or if a loved one is picking you up and they don’t know the exact address where you’re standing. It would be helpful for friends, family and the police to be able to find you with a location-sharing option for your iPhone, and luckily iOS 8 does just that. More →

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iPhone 6 iOS 8.1 Jailbreak Cydia

The crucial iPhone 6 jailbreak app you need has just been updated to work on iOS 8.1

The crucial iPhone 6 jailbreak app you need has just been updated to work on iOS 8.1

By on October 23, 2014 at 3:14 PM.

Soon after Apple released iOS 8.1, the first major update for iOS 8, the Pangu team of Chinese hackers that created untethered jailbreak tools for previous iOS versions released a jailbreak tool for iOS 8 and iOS 8.1 devices, though it lacked Cydia support, which is the main reason users would want to jailbreak their devices in the first place. Luckily, as iDownload Blog reports, Cydia creator Saurik has pushed an update to it to make it compatible with jailbroken iOS 8 devices. More →

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SwiftKey Material Design Keyboard Themes

You can bring Google’s gorgeous new Material Design to your Android keyboard right now

You can bring Google’s gorgeous new Material Design to your Android keyboard right now

By on October 23, 2014 at 2:56 PM.

It’s an exciting time to be an Android user, but the latest update isn’t available for your phone quite yet. In fact, most smartphones won’t be receiving Android 5.0 for at least another few months, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start to experience some of what Material Design has to offer. SwiftKey revealed on Thursday two new Material Design themes for its keyboard app, both of which are available right now. More →

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BlackBerry Passport Best Features

Are you man enough for the BlackBerry Passport?

Are you man enough for the BlackBerry Passport?

By on October 23, 2014 at 2:35 PM.

The BlackBerry Passport is a great device… if you’re man enough to handle it. That’s the message that National Post writer Jonathan Kay is delivering with his review of the Passport in which he proclaims that BlackBerry’s newest flagship phone is the most masculine device around. In fact, he says that the Passport’s musclebound virility is so strong that some of the lady-folk in his life find it a might bit intimidating. More →

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NFC Chip Body Hacking

Here’s what you can do with an NFC chip implanted in your hand

Here’s what you can do with an NFC chip implanted in your hand

By on October 23, 2014 at 2:10 PM.

Over the past few years, the Internet of Things has become a major topic of conversation in the world of technology. Within the next decade or so, everything in our homes might be connected to the Internet, from our phones and televisions to our kitchen appliances and our smoke detectors. Before too long, we may even connect ourselves to this ever-expanding network, as Robert Nelson recently did. More →

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Apple Pay Video

Video: This is the first TV commercial for Apple Pay

Video: This is the first TV commercial for Apple Pay

By on October 23, 2014 at 1:49 PM.

Is Apple Pay the future of the payment industry? Is it just an overhyped fad that will eventually vanish from sight like Google Wallet? Early indications certainly seem to suggest that the former may in fact be the case, but we won’t know for certain for quite some time. In the meantime, the early response to Apple’s mobile wallet solution has been tremendous as users continue to enjoy this frictionless mobile payment solution in the few establishments where Apple Pay is currently accepted.

Now, as companies begin a campaigns in support of Apple’s payment solution, the first TV commercial featuring Apple Pay has been aired. More →

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Steve Jobs: Aaron Sorkin and Christian Bale

This is the next Steve Jobs

This is the next Steve Jobs

By on October 23, 2014 at 1:26 PM.

Many people still wonder what Steve Jobs would do today if he were still at the helm of Apple, even though Tim Cook has proven time and time again that he can run Apple like nobody else, perhaps even better in some ways than its iconic co-founder and former leader. But people are still fascinated with the genius that pushed Apple’s limits for so many years, and Aaron Sorkin thinks he found the next Jobs for his upcoming retelling of the epic story. More →

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iPhone 6 Camera Tips And Tricks

One pro photographer’s secret tricks for taking world-class pics with your iPhone 6

One pro photographer’s secret tricks for taking world-class pics with your iPhone 6

By on October 23, 2014 at 1:05 PM.

The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have both earned wide praise for the quality of their cameras but they still won’t help you take high-quality pictures if you don’t know how to use them properly. Professional photographer Chris Vultaggio has written up a great list of tips and tricks that every amateur iPhone photographer should know if they want to snap pictures like the pros.

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Best Free iPhone Apps

7 awesome paid iPhone and iPad apps that are free right now (save $42!)

7 awesome paid iPhone and iPad apps that are free right now (save $42!)

By on October 23, 2014 at 12:40 PM.

The week is almost over but there are still plenty of awesome paid iPhone and iPad apps to be enjoyed for free. Wednesday’s list had eight nifty apps — some of which are still on sale if you hurry — and Thursday brings another seven apps regularly worth a combined $42. For a limited time, however, each and every one of them is completely free to download. More →

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