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iPad Air 2 Review

The Boy Genius Report: iPad Air 2 is as monumental as original iPhone

The Boy Genius Report: iPad Air 2 is as monumental as original iPhone

By on October 23, 2014 at 12:17 PM.

It’s easy to get excited about Apple products. They get faster, thinner, lighter, smaller, better, more beautiful and more functional. But every so often Apple introduces a pivotal product, one that might be from a brand new product category, or one from an existing product that is just so much better it can’t help but impress.

The iPad Air 2 is that product right now. It is better than the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, and I would go as far as to say it’s the best thing Apple has ever made. More →

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Android Wear Update

Google announces its first major update for Android Wear

By on October 23, 2014 at 12:00 PM.

Google announces its first major update for Android Wear

Google on Thursday made a few big announcements pertaining to Android Wear, one of which is the addition of a significant feature many users have been waiting for. Writing on Google’s Android blog, Android Wear product manager Kenny Stoltz revealed that Google’s first major Android Wear update adds support for devices with stand-alone GPS, meaning that Wear smartwatches finally become useful in a variety of situations without the need to tether them to a smartphone.

Along the same vein, Android Wear will now be able to store music locally on supported devices so that users can connect a Bluetooth headset and listen to songs without a connected smartphone. More →

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Android 5.0 Lollipop Tips And Tricks Video

Watch these videos to learn about every Android 5.0 Lollipop trick you never knew existed

By on October 23, 2014 at 11:37 AM.

Watch these videos to learn about every Android 5.0 Lollipop trick you never knew existed

At this point, we’ve already talked about the major features that Google added to Android with its new Lollipop release — the new Material Design user interface, the battery-saving features that have been added thanks to Project Volta and actionable notifications that appear on your lock screen. However, Droid Life has spent the last week searching out some of the lesser known new features that Google has added to its mobile platform and has posted a terrific series of videos showing off some great Android 5.0 Lollipop tricks you’ve probably never heard of. More →

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iPad Air 2 vs. Nexus 9 Benchmark

The iPad Air 2 just beat the only other tablet worth looking at

By on October 23, 2014 at 11:20 AM.

The iPad Air 2 just beat the only other tablet worth looking at

The first iPad Air 2 benchmarks suggested earlier this week that Apple’s latest flagship tablet is even more powerful than initially believed, even though it didn’t manage to outscore the Surface Pro 3, Microsoft’s tablet/laptop 2-in-1 device. However, more benchmark test results have surfaced since then, revealing the iPad Air 2 beats in tests the only brand new iPad rival that matters. More →

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iOS 8.1 Features

This hidden iOS 8 trick will add a great dimming effect to your iPhone’s screen

This hidden iOS 8 trick will add a great dimming effect to your iPhone’s screen

By on October 23, 2014 at 10:55 AM.

Like every other smartphone on the planet, the auto-brightness feature on Apple’s iPhone models including the iPhone 6 never works quite the way people want it too. The bright settings are too bright and the dim settings are too dim, so despite the obvious benefits to battery life, many users disable auto-brightness in their iPhone’s display settings. This means that any time a user wants to adjust the screen brightness on his or her phone, a trip into the Settings app or a swipe up to open Control Center is needed.

But there’s a cool hidden trick that will make it fast and easy to instantly dim your screen anytime you want. More →

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iPar Air 2 iFixit Teadown

This might just be the most amazing thing about the iPad Air 2

By on October 23, 2014 at 10:30 AM.

This might just be the most amazing thing about the iPad Air 2

The iPad Air 2 is officially available in stores, so it’s not really surprising to see the guys over at iFixit publish their official iPad Air 2 teardown. The slimmer-than-ever iPad Air 2 can be easily torn apart if you’ve got the right tools, but it’s not easy to repair, receiving a 2 out of 10 repaiarability score from the teardown experts. However, iFixit did manage to shed more light on the internal components of the iPad Air 2, many of which have been detailed in previous leaks and reports.

In the process, however, the publication made some interesting discoveries. More →

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iPhone 6 Plus Review

The best and most extensive iPhone 6 Plus camera review you’ll ever see

The best and most extensive iPhone 6 Plus camera review you’ll ever see

By on October 23, 2014 at 10:05 AM.

We have seen a number of photography experts and professional photographers review the camera on Apple’s new iPhone 6 Plus phablet. Apple’s iPhones are widely known for being among the best in the business when it comes to smartphone camera quality, and the optics on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are the best Apple has ever used. Since only the 6 Plus includes optical image stabilization (OIS), this is the handset photographers typically focus on when reviewing Apple’s latest handsets.

Reviews up to this point have been great. We have seen a number of respected photography experts review the iPhone 6 Plus camera and sing it praise, and we’ve even seen some photo samples that are so incredible it’s hard to believe they were captured by a smartphone.

But now, we finally have the iPhone 6 Plus camera review we have been waiting for. More →

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Google Now New Cards

Here are the latest awesome features Google added to Google Now

By on October 23, 2014 at 9:40 AM.

Here are the latest awesome features Google added to Google Now

Google has quietly added a couple of new cards to its Google Now arsenal, with Reddit users having already spotted a special police activity card as well as a card that provides solar eclipse information. More →

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Droid Turbo Specs

Leaked photos show the incredible new Droid Turbo for the first time

By on October 23, 2014 at 9:15 AM.

Leaked photos show the incredible new Droid Turbo for the first time

Yes, we already know just about all there is to know about Motorola’s upcoming new Droid Turbo smartphone, which will be unveiled next week by Verizon Wireless. Everything we know has leaked quite recently though, so some might consider the Droid Turbo to be the most surprising smartphone of the year. After all, no one expected one of the most sleek and powerful flagship smartphones of 2014 to come from Motorola, a company that recently turned its focus away from bleeding-edge tech and more toward customization and user experiences.

Now, the world has seemingly been given its first glimpse of an actual Motorola Droid Turbo smartphone powered on and in use. More →

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Apple Nike Fitness Band

Video: Nike CEO hints that Apple and Nike are working ‘stealth’ new wearable gadgets

By on October 23, 2014 at 8:50 AM.

Video: Nike CEO hints that Apple and Nike are working ‘stealth’ new wearable gadgets

Nike and Apple have a long history together, so as the worlds of fitness and technology continue to collide, it stands to reason that these two giants of their respective industries would come together once again. Of course when Nike discontinued its fitness band recently, rumors swirled suggesting that the company would move away from hardware as a new partnership with Apple was formed. Now, according to some not-so-subtle hints in a recent interview, Nike CEO Mark Parker indicated that there are indeed some exciting things to come from Apple and Nike. More →

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iPhone 6 Plus Supply

Apple figured out what it needs to do to increase iPhone 6 Plus supply

By on October 23, 2014 at 8:15 AM.

Apple figured out what it needs to do to increase iPhone 6 Plus supply

After claiming in many reports that Apple was trying to increase iPhone 6 Plus production to meet huge demand in China and other markets, Digitimes is back with a new report that explains what Apple plans to do to actually increase iPhone phablet supply. More →

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Retina iMac vs. Original Mac

Mac evolution: From Mac to 5K Retina iMac in a single image

By on October 23, 2014 at 7:30 AM.

Mac evolution: From Mac to 5K Retina iMac in a single image

Apple’s most recent OS X desktop, the 27-inch iMac with Retina display is already available for purchase and has been praised in many reviews so far for its amazing display, even though most regular users might not find any actual use for a 5,120 x 2,880 screen just yet. However, to further show how much the Mac evolved in its 30 years, Kent Akgungor posted two overlapping images on Things of Interest that show the original Mac’s display resolution on top of the current Retina iMac’s screen resolution. More →

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Best Android Apps Microsoft

Microsoft is suddenly releasing some of the year’s coolest Android apps

By on October 22, 2014 at 10:30 PM.

Microsoft is suddenly releasing some of the year’s coolest Android apps

Microsoft is no longer all about “Windows, Windows, Windows!” as ex-CEO Steve Ballmer used to say. Instead, the company is willing to create applications and programs for any platform and recently it’s been releasing some very cool new applications for Android. Droid Life spotlights three particularly sweet apps that just came out of the Microsoft Garage project that definitely look worthy of Android fans’ time — and one of them even pulls off the incredible feat of making Bing more relevant. More →

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