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CNBC pundit declares smartphones ‘over,’ says Apple could be the next BlackBerry

By on May 22, 2015 at 4:41 PM.

CNBC pundit declares smartphones ‘over,’ says Apple could be the next BlackBerry

It’s always fun reading contrarian hot takes that tell us why certain major companies such as Microsoft, Apple and Google are doomed to fail. The hottest take we’ve read this week comes to us from venture capitalist Ed Fernandez, who writes over at CNBC that the smartphone industry is essentially “over” and that Apple is in danger of going down in flames like BlackBerry did circa 2011. More →

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Project Fi Launch Invites Availability

Excited to try Google’s game-changing Project Fi? You’re in for a long wait

By on May 22, 2015 at 4:15 PM.

Excited to try Google’s game-changing Project Fi? You’re in for a long wait

Google’s recently launched MVNO wireless initiative sounds like an intriguing proposition for Nexus 6 owners, especially now that the company is sending out the first invites for it. However, many users who have asked for an invite might have to wait a longer time before they’ll be able to actually start using it. More →

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Spotify iOS App Update

See what Spotify’s next major iOS app update looks like

By on May 22, 2015 at 3:50 PM.

See what Spotify’s next major iOS app update looks like

On Wednesday, Spotify took the stage in NYC to unveil a host of additions that will soon be arriving on its service, including videos, podcasts and a surprisingly extensive list of content partners. We got a peek of the updated app during the presentation, but on Friday, 9to5Mac shared a heap of screenshots from the redesigned Spotify app on iOS. More →

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Best Smartphone Battery Innos D6000

This Android phone has a massive 6,000mAh battery and costs just $290

By on May 22, 2015 at 3:25 PM.

This Android phone has a massive 6,000mAh battery and costs just $290

Now this is a phone that should give you at least a full day’s charge… and very likely at least three. GizmoChina brings us word that Chinese manufacturer Innos has just released a new smartphone that features a huge 6,000mAh battery, which just happens to be the biggest battery we’ve ever seen on a smartphone. Innos says this will deliver power that lasts between three to five days per charge depending on use. More →

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Android Factory Reset

500 million Android devices at risk: Researchers find that factory reset doesn’t completely wipe data

By on May 22, 2015 at 3:02 PM.

500 million Android devices at risk: Researchers find that factory reset doesn’t completely wipe data

One of the most important things to do before selling or giving away a used smartphone is to wipe the device clean. After all, the last thing anyone wants is for a complete stranger to have access to all of their personal data. Unfortunately for Android users, researchers from Cambridge University recently discovered that performing a data wipe on Android devices doesn’t clear the device as one would expect.

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Apple Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak reflect on early Apple days in rare video

By on May 22, 2015 at 2:37 PM.

Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak reflect on early Apple days in rare video

FastCompany directs us to a fascinating and somewhat obscure Apple video which features company co-founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak engaging in a bit of nostalgia as they discuss the early days of Apple and the impact that both the Apple I and the Apple II had on society and the state of computing.

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Apple Watch Heart Rate Sensor Issues

First Apple Watch update may have seriously crippled one of its most important features

By on May 22, 2015 at 2:16 PM.

First Apple Watch update may have seriously crippled one of its most important features

The heart rate sensor on the back of the Apple Watch is very accurate, a recent report has shown, on par with some of the most accurate heart rate monitors that are currently available. Unfortunately, it looks like Apple may have inadvertently crippled the heart rate functionality with its most recent software update. More →

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Cheap iPhone 6

Deal alert: Get an iPhone 6 for $450, or 10% off anything else at Gazelle

By on May 22, 2015 at 1:53 PM.

Deal alert: Get an iPhone 6 for $450, or 10% off anything else at Gazelle

Earlier this week we told you about two great deals for smartphone shoppers who were more interested in saving money than having the latest and greatest gear. For these consumers, the prospect of a modern phone for $250 off contract or even an older handset for just $20 may be too good to pass up.

But there is another group of consumers that wasn’t addressed by these deals. These shoppers want the latest and greatest smartphones, but they don’t want to pay top dollar to get them.

Well, gadget fans, look no further. More →

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Get this 22400mAh triple USB battery pack for 50% off

By on May 22, 2015 at 1:32 PM.

Get this 22400mAh triple USB battery pack for 50% off

What do you get for the Dad who has everything? Something that keeps everything charged. Order Innori’s 22400mAh portable battery pack soon for guaranteed delivery for Father’s Day…or any day. It’s just $34.99 now at the BGR Store. More →

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Android M Google I/O 2015 Most Wanted Features

6 Android M features fans want to see unveiled at Google I/O next week

6 Android M features fans want to see unveiled at Google I/O next week

By on May 22, 2015 at 1:09 PM.

We always try to keep up with assorted fan communities to get a sense of how they’re feeling about their favorite products. Reddit’s Android fan community is typically very smart and insightful, which is why we were interested to see what Android M features they’d most like to see Google unveil at its big Google I/O conference next week. Here are the six most popular responses as ranked by upvotes. More →

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Apple Watch Features

Apple fans on a forum wonder if Apple Watch will help them pick up girls

By on May 22, 2015 at 12:46 PM.

Apple fans on a forum wonder if Apple Watch will help them pick up girls

The Apple Watch really is an impressive device that hits so many notes earlier smartwatch offerings were unable to manage. The design is sleek, the build is solid and premium, the display is gorgeous, and the interface is smooth and beautiful. It’s certainly not perfect — in fact, some things about the Apple Watch are positively infuriating — but there’s no question that Apple has done an impressive job when it comes to bridging the gap between fashion and wearables.

One thing Apple likely hasn’t done, however, is create a device that will go a long way in helping single men attract members of the opposite sex. More →

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How To Save Money

New free service automatically gets you money back when items you’ve already bought go on sale

By on May 22, 2015 at 12:23 PM.

New free service automatically gets you money back when items you’ve already bought go on sale

How annoying is it when you buy something online or in a store only to find out that it went on sale a few days later? Many stores have policies that offer to refund shoppers when this happens, but by and large, consumers don’t know about these policies or don’t bother to keep track of sale prices in order to take advantage of them.

Now, however, there’s a free service that does the heavy lifting for you, promising to automatically get you a refund if there are coupons you missed or if the price on something you purchased drops after you buy it.

In short, you’re crazy if you don’t sign up for this service. More →

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