iPhone 6 Torture Test

Video: iPhone 6 meets a blowtorch on steroids

Video: iPhone 6 meets a blowtorch on steroids

By on March 4, 2015 at 9:37 AM.

Forget about old fashioned drop tests and the somewhat played out “Will it blend?” video series. These days, if you really want to put an iPhone’s durability to the test, try pitting it against a 6,000-degree Acetylene torch typically used for cutting and melting metal.

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Nokia 1100 Specs

Nokia is finally building the Android phones you’ve been dreaming of

Nokia is finally building the Android phones you’ve been dreaming of

By on March 4, 2015 at 9:16 AM.

Finally? Too little too late? The smartphone market has never been as crowded as it is right now, but it will soon have one more new entrant that will be a familiar name to just about everyone in the developed (and developing) world: Nokia. When then-CEO Stephen Elop made the decision to adopt Windows Phone instead of Android, enthusiasts let out a collective sigh. Right up until Nokia sold off its devices business to Microsoft, they continued to wonder what might have been if Nokia had instead adopted Android.

And soon, it looks like we may finally find out. More →

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Hit List

Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge: Intel McAfee

Galaxy S6 trims the bloatware, but you’ll be glad it ships with this app

Galaxy S6 trims the bloatware, but you’ll be glad it ships with this app

By on March 4, 2015 at 8:55 AM.

Bloatware may have been cut down significantly on the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, but Samsung will still preload certain apps on its brand new flagship devices, or offer them through its Galaxy Gifts program. In addition to a bunch of Microsoft apps that you’ll find on the handset out-of the box, the company also announced a partnership with Intel to include one important security application on the handsets. More →

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Retina MacBook Air Release

Apple might finally unveil the Retina MacBook Air of your dreams next week

Apple might finally unveil the Retina MacBook Air of your dreams next week

By on March 4, 2015 at 8:30 AM.

Apple may take time during its upcoming media event on March 9 to talk about more than just the impending Apple Watch launch. According to The Michael Report, Apple next week will finally introduce the long-rumored 12-inch Retina MacBook Air.

Many are expecting Apple [to] talk more about the Apple Watch. However, sources familiar with the matter within Apple have exclusively told The Michael Report that Apple plans to unveil the long-awaited Retina MacBook Air at the same event. The Michael Report has independently verified this information to be highly credible.

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Game Changers

Apple Watch iF Design Gold Award

Apple Watch isn’t even out yet and it still already won a major award

Apple Watch isn’t even out yet and it still already won a major award

By on March 4, 2015 at 7:45 AM.

It’s not surprising to see the iPhone 6 share this year’s MWC best smartphone of the year award, as the iPhone line has already proven itself over the years, and it’s a widely recognized brand. However, that’s not the only award Apple received recently, with Apple Insider reporting that the unreleased Apple Watch has won the prestigious iF Design Gold Award before even launching in stores. More →

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Freak: Android and Mac Security

Beware of the ‘Freak’ inside every Android and Mac

Beware of the ‘Freak’ inside every Android and Mac

By on March 4, 2015 at 6:50 AM.

More and more security threats are discovered on a regular basis, and now it’s turn for a “Freak” vulnerability — that’s actually its name — for Android and Mac to come out of hiding. According to Re/code, both Google and Apple are aware of the situation, and have developed fixes to patch the Freak. More →

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Unreal Engine 4 Scandinavian Demo

Video: You won’t believe that this apartment was built in a video game engine

Video: You won’t believe that this apartment was built in a video game engine

By on March 3, 2015 at 10:15 PM.

About a month ago, we stumbled upon one of the most frighteningly realistic digital creations we have ever seen in the form of a 3D-modeled Parisian apartment. This stunning Unreal Engine 4 creation was just the tip of the iceberg though, as more artists have since built their own hyperrealistic environments, including Unreal Engine forums user blessod. More →

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Review
Helldivers Review

Helldivers review: Galaxy quest

Helldivers review: Galaxy quest

By on March 3, 2015 at 9:30 PM.

PlayStation’s Spring Fever event is kicking off this week with Helldivers from Arrowhead Game Studios. Helldivers is a cooperative top-down shooter that revolves around the war of the interstellar soldiers from the planet Super Earth against the three alien races who want to wipe them out. More →

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iPhone 6 and LG G3: Best Smartphones

iPhone 6 wins another major award that Apple couldn’t be bothered to accept

iPhone 6 wins another major award that Apple couldn’t be bothered to accept

By on March 3, 2015 at 8:45 PM.

This year’s Mobile World Congress is slowly approaching its end and the GSMA has announced the winners of its annual Global Mobile Awards. Unsurprisingly, considering all the praises it received since launch and its popularity with consumers, the iPhone 6 was chosen the best smartphone of the year. Apple won the award even though it completely blows off MWC every year, although it did share this particular award with LG for its G3 handset. More →

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Fleksy Yahoo Search Extension

Popular smartphone keyboard app gets an unexpected, major new feature

Popular smartphone keyboard app gets an unexpected, major new feature

By on March 3, 2015 at 8:00 PM.

In addition to announcing a new partnership with Samsung, which will bring its paid keyboard app complete with a themes pack for free to Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge buyers, Fleksy made one more major announcement this week, introducing a brand new feature that you wouldn’t normally see in apps like this. More →

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YotaPhone 2 U.S. Release

You can finally buy this crazy Android phone with a rear-facing E Ink display in 2015

You can finally buy this crazy Android phone with a rear-facing E Ink display in 2015

By on March 3, 2015 at 7:25 PM.

This week has been packed with exciting smartphone announcements, from the refreshingly gorgeous design of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge to the tried and true look of the HTC One M9.

We’ve also seen the future of the most secure Android phone on the planet, and even a few Lumias worth your consideration.

But nothing we’ve seen is as inexplicably weird as the YotaPhone 2, which is coming to the U.S. this year, according to Phone Scoop. More →

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Android Wear for iPhone

Google seriously thinks iPhone users will consider getting an Android Wear watch

Google seriously thinks iPhone users will consider getting an Android Wear watch

By on March 3, 2015 at 6:50 PM.

Google might have found an interesting approach to competing against the Apple Watch that we didn’t see coming: The company is reportedly going to bring its Android-based wearables platform over to iOS, thus allowing iPhone and iPad users to buy Android Wear devices and pair them with their Apple products. More →

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iPhone App Rejection

You’ll never believe why Apple rejected this Buzz Aldrin iOS app

You’ll never believe why Apple rejected this Buzz Aldrin iOS app

By on March 3, 2015 at 6:25 PM.

A few years ago, we seemingly couldn’t go more than two to three weeks without hearing a story about how Apple’s App Store review team either rejected an iOS app that should have been admitted or curiously let in an app that should have never been accepted. Now, in 2015, Apple has thankfully worked out many of the kinks that once plagued the App Store review process. But every once in a while, Apple’s old habits resurface.

Most recently, Apple rejected the iOS app Buzz Aldrin’s Space Program Manager because it references a well-known third party: Aldrin, of course, who was the second person to walk on the moon.

The crazy thing, though, is that Aldrin actually helped design and influence the game! More →

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