Galaxy Note 4 Rumors: Metal vs Plastic

Is the Galaxy Note 4 doomed to be plastic?

By about 30 mins ago.

Is the Galaxy Note 4 doomed to be plastic?

Samsung doesn’t always listen to fans when creating new mobile devices, no matter what it says during its press events — as long as smartphone sales are still strong, it will keep churning out the plastic. But the company seems finally ready to commit to making high-end devices out of materials other than plastic now that its smartphone profits are crashing — The Wall Street Journal reports that Samsung senior vice president Kim Hyun-joon acknowledged during a recent earnings call that Samsung will release two new high-end smartphone models in the second half of the year, one with a large screen and the other made of “new materials.” It’s not clear whether the second will also have a screen as large as the first. More →

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Sprint T-Mobile Merger Dead

This could be the final nail in the Sprint-T-Mobile merger’s coffin

By about 54 mins ago.

This could be the final nail in the Sprint-T-Mobile merger’s coffin

The $32 billion merger between Sprint and T-Mobile always faced a major uphill climb since U.S. regulators really weren’t keen on the idea of letting the wireless industry consolidate even further. And now a new report from The Wall Street Journal indicates that Sprint parent company SoftBank may no longer be the only company willing to shell out big bucks for America’s scrappy “Uncarrier.” More →

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Ryan Seacrest Typo 2 BlackBerry

Ryan Seacrest’s ‘BlackBerry killer’ copycat keyboard is back from the dead

By about 1 hour ago.

Ryan Seacrest’s ‘BlackBerry killer’ copycat keyboard is back from the dead

You can’t keep a good copycat down. CrackBerry brings us word that Ryan Seacrest’s Typo has just unveiled a new keyboard attachment that it hopes is different enough from BlackBerry’s keyboards to avoid getting slapped with injunctions. The first-generation Typo was such a blatant BlackBerry knockoff that it never really stood a chance in court and was immediately hit with preliminary sales ban earlier this year. More →

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South Korean Baseball Robot Fans

Korea’s worst baseball team builds robot fans to cheer demoralized players

By about 2 hours ago.

Korea’s worst baseball team builds robot fans to cheer demoralized players

When a baseball team hits a slump, it can feel insurmountable at times. It doesn’t help when the fan base isn’t there to support the team either, which was the case for the Hanwha Eagles, a South Korean team which has lost more than 400 times in the last five season, consistently coming in last in their league, reports ABC News. Now that the fans have all but given up on their hometown Eagles, the team is making it easier than ever to show support without actually having to sit through another tragic loss with an ingenious solution: robot fans. More →

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How to Use Yosemite Handoff with Android

Sweet app brings one of Apple’s best new software features to your Android phone

By about 2 hours ago.

Sweet app brings one of Apple’s best new software features to your Android phone

One of the best software features Apple introduced at WWDC 2014 is Handoff, a neat trick that will allow users who own both an iOS 8 device and a Yosemite Mac seamlessly move between devices while using the same supported app. For example, with continuity, Apple will let users send and receive SMS and MMS messages, and making a phone call directly from a Mac through an iPhone that happens to be really close by. Luckily for Android users there’s an app that brings some of that functionality to their Macs and/or Windows PCs. More →

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Criticism

The one thing that Tim Cook really needs to do better

By about 2 hours ago.

The one thing that Tim Cook really needs to do better

Unlike a lot of pundits and analysts, I actually think Tim Cook has done a very good job of running Apple. The company is still insanely profitable and Apple customers’ loyalty has shown no signs of waning. Granted, he’s not Steve Jobs, but that’s not a bad thing because he’s shown that he’s very skilled at getting a bunch of very talented people with very big egos to work together effectively as a team — not an easy feat when you consider how a post-Jobs Apple could have easily turned into one giant turf war. More →

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iPhone 6 Rumors: Apple Logo

Is Apple’s iPhone 6 going to feature a glowing Apple logo?

By about 2 hours ago.

Is Apple’s iPhone 6 going to feature a glowing Apple logo?

Following a hands-on video with the metal case of the iPhone 6, which originated from a source close to Apple’s production lines in China, YouTube channel iCrackUriDevice posted a second clip in which “the truth about glowing Apple logo and notifications” is explained. More →

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30 Free Android Apps on Amazon Appstore

You can now download 30 paid Android apps worth $155 for free

By about 2 hours ago.

You can now download 30 paid Android apps worth $155 for free

Android device owners looking to score a slew of free Android apps should check out the Amazon Appstore, where some 30 applications that are worth a combined $155.71 are available right now as free of charge downloads. More →

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1Password iOS 8 One-Tap Login

This is one iOS 8 feature you’ll absolutely love

By about 3 hours ago.

This is one iOS 8 feature you’ll absolutely love

Apple’s iOS 8 will ship with a bunch of new features and improvements, including a way for apps to communicate between each other to share data, which is something Apple has not supported in the past. One app that will make use of Apple’s iOS 8 extension feature is the popular password manager 1Password, which will make logging into websites in other apps and web services even easier than before. More →

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T-Mobile Vs. Sprint Prices

Sprint again shows why it’s America’s worst wireless carrier

By about 3 hours ago.

Sprint again shows why it’s America’s worst wireless carrier

Amazing but true — Sprint’s “Framily” ad campaign has done little to stop subscribers from fleeing in droves. The Un-uncarrier last quarter reported losing another 245,000 contract subscribers and now it’s fallen behind T-Mobile and is now America’s fourth-largest wireless carrier. And how’s T-Mobile doing? Over the same period this year it added 1.5 million net customers, including a hugely impressive 579,000 branded postpaid subscribers. And as BTIG analyst Walter Piecyk points out, T-Mobile’s wireless service revenue grew by 8.1% last quarter while Sprint’s fell by 6.3%. More →

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iOS 7.1 Bug Fix

How to fix one of iOS 7.1’s most annoying bugs

By about 3 hours ago.

How to fix one of iOS 7.1’s most annoying bugs

IOS 7.1 was a fantastic update for Apple’s mobile operating system, bringing with it plenty of bug fixes and refinements that were absent in the initial iOS 7 update. Apple’s huge iOS 7 release, as you’ll surely recall, was all about renovating the look of the iOS platform, and it was a bit raw when it first launched. There are still some annoying bugs that crept through in the latest version of iOS 7.1, however, and now there’s a simple fix for one of the most annoying ones out there. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

9 awesome paid iPhone apps you can now download for free (save $21!)

9 awesome paid iPhone apps you can now download for free (save $21!)

By about 3 hours ago.

It’s the last day of a great month, so we clearly need to end on a high note. BGR has saved app lovers hundreds of dollars in July by sharing awesome paid iPhone and iPad apps that have gone on sale for free for a limited time, and today we’re finishing strong with the most apps we’ve shared in a single post all month. We’ve got nine nifty paid iPhone and iPad apps in total to share with you on Thursday, and as always, download anything that looks appealing immediately because these great sales could end at any time. More →

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