Moto G2 Photos

Leaked photo may have just revealed Motorola’s next big smartphone

By on July 21, 2014 at 8:55 AM.

Leaked photo may have just revealed Motorola’s next big smartphone

Motorola is really starting to turn things around now, and its reversal of smartphone fortunes has had absolutely nothing to do with sexy high-end flagship smartphones. Instead, Motorola is attacking the low end with dirt-cheap smartphones that are sleek, stylish and surprisingly capable. It already has several great entry-level and mid-range models available in key regions around the world, and now Motorola’s next big smartphone launch may have just been spoiled by a newly leaked photo. More →

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How to Fix Netflix Streaming on Verizon

What one savvy Verizon customer did to get decent Netflix streaming

By on July 21, 2014 at 8:10 AM.

What one savvy Verizon customer did to get decent Netflix streaming

The Net Neutrality-related Netflix vs Verizon fight over service quality continues with a new episode, as one FiOS customer managed to prove that Verizon may indeed be toying with Netflix streaming speeds, Ars Technica reports. More →

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12-inch Retina MacBook Air Release Date

New MacBook Airs are coming, but the 12-inch Retina model might be delayed

By on July 21, 2014 at 7:15 AM.

New MacBook Airs are coming, but the 12-inch Retina model might be delayed

Apple is apparently going to launch new 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Air versions in the coming months, 9to5Mac says, citing reports from Taiwan’s Economic Daily News. Furthermore, the 12-inch Retina MacBook Air – a rumored new addition to the Air family – might hit stores as late as early 2015. More →

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Why Are Smartphones Bad For Society

Restaurant finds its service is slower because you’re spending too much time staring at your phone

By on July 18, 2014 at 9:45 PM.

Restaurant finds its service is slower because you’re spending too much time staring at your phone

If you find that service at your favorite restaurant isn’t as speedy as it once was, don’t blame your waiter — instead, blame all the people who spend tons of time messing around on their smartphones when they go out to eat instead of looking at a menu and ordering their food. More →

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Apple vs Google: In-app Purchases

EU likes Google’s in-app purchase policy changes, wants more from Apple

By on July 18, 2014 at 8:30 PM.

EU likes Google’s in-app purchase policy changes, wants more from Apple

The European Commission’s request for Apple and Google to take additional steps that further protect smartphone and tablet users from unexpected in-app purchases coming from their children. Now, Google said that starting in late September, free games in the Play Store that come with in-app purchases won’t be labeled as free anymore, Engadget reports.Google also said it will take additional measures to prevent children from buying in-game items, and will implement measures to monitor any breaches of EU law. More →

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Amazon Kindle Unlimited

Amazon officially unveils eBook subsciption service Kindle Unlimited

By on July 18, 2014 at 7:15 PM.

Amazon officially unveils eBook subsciption service Kindle Unlimited

Amazon officially announced its eBook and audiobook subscription service Kindle Unlimited on Friday after an accidental leak revealed the details of the service less than 24 hours earlier. Subscribers will have access to over 600,000 eBooks and thousands of Audible audiobooks on Kindles as well as iOS, Android and other devices for $9.99 a month. More →

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Lenovo ThinkPad 8 Sales

It looks like Microsoft was smart to scrap the Surface mini

By on July 18, 2014 at 6:00 PM.

It looks like Microsoft was smart to scrap the Surface mini

And now we see another good reason for Microsoft to not release the Surface mini tablet. ITWorld reports that Lenovo has already stopped selling its two smaller Windows-based tablets in the United States because there simply isn’t any demand for them. The decision comes to yank the smaller Windows tablets even though both of them — the ThinkPad 8 and the Miix 2 — haven’t even been out for a year. More →

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Microsoft Windows Phone 3D Touch

Did Microsoft just cancel Windows Phone’s potential killer feature?

By on July 18, 2014 at 5:15 PM.

Did Microsoft just cancel Windows Phone’s potential killer feature?

Earlier this year, we heard that Microsoft was working on something called 3D Touch, a new system that would integrate the Xbox One’s Kinect technology into Windows Phone. WPCentral’s sources now say, however, that plans to release a device with 3D Touch have been put on the shelf for the time being because Microsoft execs and engineers couldn’t escape the nagging sensation that it was nothing more than a gimmick. More →

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Moto X Sale

Get up to $125 off the Moto X right now

By on July 18, 2014 at 4:40 PM.

Get up to $125 off the Moto X right now

Motorola’s Moto X is definitely showing its age at this point, but for people on a budget looking for a capable mid-range smartphone with no service contract, the X is still a terrific option. And for the next five days, it’s an even better option than it normally is. More →

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iPhone 5s Vs. Galaxy S5 Battery Life

Cool Samsung video shows how the Galaxy S5 can take you places the iPhone can’t go

By on July 18, 2014 at 4:05 PM.

Cool Samsung video shows how the Galaxy S5 can take you places the iPhone can’t go

Samsung seems to think its new ads that either mock the iPhone’s poor battery life or that tout its own phones’ strong batteries are winners. The company on Friday put out a new video chronicling two men who took the Galaxy S5 with them on a road trip across the United States and didn’t have to recharge it once. More →

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GoTenna Smartphone Antenna Accessory

This expensive little gadget wants to fix a problem you might never encounter

By on July 18, 2014 at 3:30 PM.

This expensive little gadget wants to fix a problem you might never encounter

A new smartphone accessory called goTenna wants to fix a problem some users may experience from time to time, but probably not that often since carriers are focused on expanding into rural areas: lack of cellular coverage. goTenna is a tiny expensive antenna that can be used to send messages and location data between smartphones via radio waves when a regular cell connection is not available. But the problem with goTenna is that it’ll only work with other goTenna device owners. That’s likely why goTennas sell in pairs, so the users can give one of the portable antennas to friends and family. More →

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TWC Fiber Network Los Angeles

Surprise: TWC wants to build a 1Gbps fiber network after Los Angeles threatens to build its own

By on July 18, 2014 at 3:05 PM.

Surprise: TWC wants to build a 1Gbps fiber network after Los Angeles threatens to build its own

Gee, it’s amazing how quickly Time Warner Cable will change its mind about the usefulness of 1Gbps fiber networks as soon as a major city like Los Angeles says it wants to built its own fiber network that could potentially kick incumbent cable providers to the curb. Time Warner Cable on Friday issued a response to Los Angeles’s request for input on the best way to develop a community-wide fiber network that’s capable of blowing anything TWC currently offers out of the water. Unsurprisingly, TWC said that it would just love to help Tinsel Town build its own fiber network. More →

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