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Qualcomm Has No Plans To Spin Off Chip Making Unit

Qualcomm Has No Plans To Spin Off Chip Making Unit

The mobile System-on-Chip market is a tough industry. Compared with just half a decade ago, semiconductors inside our smartphones, tablets and Chromebooks are expected to run faster and for longer, driving a significantly higher resolution display, cope with two or three additional ways to connect with other devices, whilst remaining cool under pressure and sipping […]

Deal: ZeroLemon 3500mAh Battery Case for Galaxy S6 – $29

Deal: ZeroLemon 3500mAh Battery Case for Galaxy S6 – $29

Most of us know that the Samsung Galaxy S6’s battery life isn’t the best attribute of the device. It has a 2550mAh battery inside, which doesn’t always get everyone through the day without some tweaking. Luckily we have some battery cases that will help out with that. ZeroLemon, who has been making some huge batteries […]

Meizu Unveiled Depth-VR Glasses, 10,000mAh Power Bank

Meizu Unveiled Depth-VR Glasses, 10,000mAh Power Bank

Meizu had lots to say today, the company has held a press conference in Beijing. This China-based smartphone OEM has introduced three devices during the event, their new Meizu MX5 flagship, which we’ve already talked about, and two additional devices we’re going to talk about in a minute. The Meizu MX5 is a new affordable […]

Facing Slower Worldwide Sales, Samsung Looks to Galaxy Note 5

Facing Slower Worldwide Sales, Samsung Looks to Galaxy Note 5

When Samsung unveiled its new Galaxy S6 and dual-curved Galaxy S6 Edge at Mobile World Conference this past March, it was meet with praise and near-universal acclaim. Critics hailed the glass and metal design, revamped camera and an almost bare bones TouchWiz. After the poor reception of the Galaxy S5, Samsung was hoping and expecting big global profits from these new […]

HTC and NorthEast United FC to Extend Partnership in India

HTC and NorthEast United FC to Extend Partnership in India

Over the past three years, HTC has struggled in the face of Samsung’s incredible rise to the top of the Android smartphone market, however the company is far from done. They might not sell as many devices, or push quite as many high-end devices as Samsung do, but they’ve resolved to do fewer things, better, […]

Meizu MX5 Specifications

Meizu MX5 Specifications

After months and months of various leaks and teasers, Meizu MX5 was announced earlier today. This China-based smartphone OEM has held an event in Beijing and announced their new flagship, which has lots to offer. We’ve already covered the official announcement of the Meizu MX5, but we’re here now to take a closer look at […]

Samsung Galaxy A8 Hands-On Video Surfaces

Samsung Galaxy A8 Hands-On Video Surfaces

Samsung have announced quite a few smartphones since January, and the most notable ones are the company’s Galaxy S6 flagships. The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge smartphones are available for purchase all over the world at the moment. These two handsets are the first metal unibody smartphones this Korea-based company has ever manufactured, and we’ve […]

Xperia Z3+ to Help Sony in Taiwan

Xperia Z3+ to Help Sony in Taiwan

It’s no secret that Sony’s Mobile Division isn’t doing quite as well as they have been, and in the face of Samsung and LG’s rising success, they’ve struggled a little in North America and Western Europe. In parts of Asia however, the Sony brand is very much well thought of, and for good reason. In […]

Meizu MX5 Is Official, Metal Body And 3GB Of RAM In Tow

Meizu MX5 Is Official, Metal Body And 3GB Of RAM In Tow

Meizu MX5 has been one of the most talked-about Chinese smartphones in the last couple of months. The device has been leaking all over the internet for quite some time now, we’ve seen a ton of images, videos, benchmark listings and even certifications listings. That being said, Meizu has just announced their new flagship in […]

Galaxy Grand Prime Value Edition gets Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

Galaxy Grand Prime Value Edition gets Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

From waiting for OEM’s to carriers, it can be a massive headache waiting to have your smartphone jump onto the latest Android operating system update. Android 5.1.1 Lollipop has been out for a while now and smartphone owners are still holding out hope that the latest operating system update will be compatible and given support. […]

Huawei Unveils Honor 7, Three Variants Announced

Huawei Unveils Honor 7, Three Variants Announced

Huawei is one of the biggest Chinese smartphone OEMs, and this company really stepped up their game in the last year or so. Huawei has announced a number of great smartphones lately, and a really sleek Android Wear-powered smartwatch as well. That being said, one of Huawei’s handsets has been leaking like crazy over the […]

Mlais MX Base Will Soon Be Available For Only $99.99

Mlais MX Base Will Soon Be Available For Only $99.99

Mlais is one of many China-based smartphone OEMs which are trying to make a name for themselves. This company hasn’t really released that many devices thus far, but some of their smartphones are more than solid. We’ve recently reviewed the Mlais M7 handset, which is actually the company’s current flagship, and it turns out it’s […]

Meizu MX5 Will Launch Soon, Watch The Event Live

Meizu MX5 Will Launch Soon, Watch The Event Live

Meizu MX5 has been leaking all over the place for months now. We’ve seen a ton of leaked content when it comes to this device, and the announcement is right around the corner. Meizu’s upcoming flagship is said to sport a 5.5-inch 1080p AMOLED display along with 3GB of RAM and various non-expandable internal storage […]

Rumor: Meizu MX5 Pro Might Launch On July 28

Rumor: Meizu MX5 Pro Might Launch On July 28

As many of you know, Meizu will be announcing their new flagship later today. The Meizu MX5 will be a direct successor to the MX4, and I guess you we can say that it will kind of succeed the MX4 Pro as well. The MX4 didn’t sport a physical home button, while the MX4 Pro […]

Meizu-Branded Power Bank Leaks Prior To MX5’s Unveiling

Meizu-Branded Power Bank Leaks Prior To MX5’s Unveiling

Meizu is one of the fastest growing Chinese smartphone OEMs. This company has released a couple of really solid smartphones last year, and they managed to increase their sales significantly thanks to that. Meizu will be launching their new flagship later today, the Meizu MX5, a device which has been leaking like crazy in the […]

Xiaomi India Teases A “Jaw-Dropping” Announcement

Xiaomi India Teases A “Jaw-Dropping” Announcement

The Indian arm of Chinese smartphone vendor Xiaomi teased on Monday that it intends to announce something ‘jaw-dropping’ on Tuesday, June 30th. The company hit Twitter on Monday morning to announce “It’s Note-worthy to stay tuned tomorrow for a jaw-dropping catch. What might it be?”. The company also announced a contest on Facebook, whereby one […]

Rumor: Standard Huawei Honor 7 Variant To Cost $322

Rumor: Standard Huawei Honor 7 Variant To Cost $322

Both Huawei and Meizu will announce new smartphones today, Huawei will be announcing their new high-end Honor 7 handset(s), and Meizu is due to announced their new flagship, the Meizu MX5. That being said, we’re here to talk more about the Honor 7 which will be announced soon. We’ve seen a ton of leaks, rumors […]

Sprint’s New ‘All-In’ Plan Will Cost You $80 A Month

Sprint’s New ‘All-In’ Plan Will Cost You $80 A Month

Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile and AT&T are the biggest carriers in the US. Each of these companies has its positives and negatives, but they’re constantly trying to improve in order to get consumers to use their networks. Sprint has announced yesterday that their ‘Direct 2 You‘ service will be available in four additional cities in the […]

LG G4 Real World Camera Shootout

LG G4 Real World Camera Shootout

The LG G4 is LG’s 2015 flagship Android smartphone. It’s based around a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor backed up by 3 GB of RAM, has a 5.5-inch 1440p (that’s super high resolution) screen and a lot of features and functions including a 16MP main camera and an 8MP rear camera. And don’t get me wrong, […]

Motorola Is Offering Free Red Leather Backs To Moto X Buyers

Motorola Is Offering Free Red Leather Backs To Moto X Buyers

The first generation Moto X represented a new start for the company now owned by Lenovo. While it didn’t have the latest and greatest specifications, even at the time it got released, it featured a whole new way of customizing the hardware with more than 2,000 possible combinations when users chose the back of the […]

DEAL: aLLreLi C6 Waterproof Bluetooth V3.0 Speaker Only $21.99

DEAL: aLLreLi C6 Waterproof Bluetooth V3.0 Speaker Only $21.99

Bluetooth speakers continue to be a popular option for smartphone and portable device owners. Thanks to the use of Bluetooth, those who enjoy their music, can do so in a wire-free manner and without compromising on sound quality. However, Bluetooth speakers can still sometimes be both expensive and lacking portability and especially for those who […]

Phone Comparisons: HTC One M9 vs Yu Yuphoria

Phone Comparisons: HTC One M9 vs Yu Yuphoria

Introduction Do we have a good one for you today – the HTC One M9 goes up against the new Yu Yuphoria.  Can the $110 Yuphoria with a 64-bit processor, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage, stand up to the all-metal HTC One M9?  The HTC One M9 certainly outclasses the Yuphoria in just […]

Huawei Honor 7 Leaks In New Video Prior To Launch

Huawei Honor 7 Leaks In New Video Prior To Launch

Device launches have been aplenty of late. If you are more interested in the bigger and more well-known manufacturers, than Samsung, HTC and LG have all unveiled their latest offerings for 2015. In China, the launches have been coming thick and fast too with a number of devices hitting the market. In fact, one of […]

Facebook Ads Manager Lets You Create Ads On The Go

Facebook Ads Manager Lets You Create Ads On The Go

If you run a small to medium business and you rely partially on Facebook to reach potential consumers, Facebook has a new tool to help you expedite the process of managing the ads that you may place on the social network. The app is called Facebook Ads Manager, and as the name suggests it lets […]

Deal: Acer Chromebook 15 Available On eBay For Only $279.99

Deal: Acer Chromebook 15 Available On eBay For Only $279.99

Those who have been moving over to Chromebooks recently, will have seen the balancing between specs, performance and cost that the platform offers. However, there are still some more fundamental issues with the platform in general. One of those is screen size, with most Chromebooks adopting much smaller screen sizes than you might be looking […]

Verizon Moto X (2nd Gen) Android 5.1 Update Starting

Verizon Moto X (2nd Gen) Android 5.1 Update Starting

When it comes to Android 5.x (Lollipop), it has been a busy weekend. In particular, for Motorola devices owners and especially when it comes to Android 5.1, the next major(ish) update in the lifespan of Lollipop. The news all started for Motorola owners back on Friday when reports began to emerge that the 2nd generation Moto […]

Motorola Says DROID Turbo Lollipop Update “Coming Soon”

Motorola Says DROID Turbo Lollipop Update “Coming Soon”

Motorola has generally been at the forefront when it comes to software updates compared to many other manufactures, at least with KitKat, which it updated most of its devices to in a rather timely fashion. With Lollipop things have been a little more on the conservative end, as Motorola hasn’t been updating devices nearly as […]

Tabby Awards Announces 2015’s Best Tablet Apps

Tabby Awards Announces 2015’s Best Tablet Apps

Android tablets have come in all sorts of different shapes and sizes over the years, with the current device typically ranging from the smaller, more portable 7.0-inch devices up to the larger, 12.2-inch tablets. And whilst tablet can generally run the same applications as their smaller smartphone peers, one of the reasons why customers like […]

UK Based Barclays Bank Relaunches Contactless bPay

UK Based Barclays Bank Relaunches Contactless bPay

Barclays Bank is an international bank with a British high street, retail presence. Barclays have just relaunched their own take on a contactless payment technology, bPay. bPay is going to go head to head with the other contactless payment systems available including the international Apple Pay and Android Pay plus those offered by local businesses […]

Sprint HTC One M9 Will Receive Android 5.1 On July 1

Sprint HTC One M9 Will Receive Android 5.1 On July 1

Today is a great day if you happen to own a Sprint branded HTC One M9. On Twitter this afternoon Mo Versi, the VP of Product Management at HTC said that the company had received technical approval for an Android 5.1 Lollipop update for the device. Mo Versi then went on to detail that the update […]

Video Compares Temperatures Of Galaxy S6 And Xperia Z3+

Video Compares Temperatures Of Galaxy S6 And Xperia Z3+

Sony’s Xperia Z3+ known as the Xperia Z4 in Japan is the most recent offering from the company with flagship worthy features. It represents an incremental upgrade to its predecessor with only a few hardware design changes and some internal improvements like the front-facing camera and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor. This processor has its […]

Report: Google & Facebook Dominant In App User Time

Report: Google & Facebook Dominant In App User Time

App usage, downloads and revenues are all on the rise in recent times. In fact, the three are so entwined that finding out what contributes to one of the factors is almost considered the golden rule to finding out how to increase the others. While it might sound obvious that the more downloads an app […]

Uber Picks Up Employees & Map Tech From Bing

Uber Picks Up Employees & Map Tech From Bing

Since Uber’s appearance into the ride share/transportation sector with an app available on smartphones that consumers could use to request ride pickups, Uber has been using Google’s Maps system to power the experience. That may well soon change as Uber announced today that it has purchased part of Bing’s mapping technology as well as brought […]

The Xperia Z4 Is Not Selling As Well In Japan Anymore

The Xperia Z4 Is Not Selling As Well In Japan Anymore

Sony announced a controversial phone in May, it was the Xperia Z4 with a striking resemblance to its predecessor although it wasn’t released 6 months after it and the new phone would only be available in Japan. A little later, the company announced that the same phone would be available in other markets with the […]

Is Google Skewing Search Results To Their Favor?

Is Google Skewing Search Results To Their Favor?

In our busy lifestyles today, we rely a lot on the information highway to keep us informed and to make a quick decision when looking for an eating-place or in an emergency to find the best pediatrician in our area.  Google is the number one source users turn to when conducting these types of searches.  […]

New Leaked Images For The 2015 Moto G Surface

New Leaked Images For The 2015 Moto G Surface

Just over the last couple of weeks we began to see some leaked images of what is thought to be the upcoming Moto G for the 2015 calendar year, although initially these were thought to be for the Moto X 2015. After a second round of leaks came out speculations have since switched to believing […]

New Features Added To Google Earth As It Turns 10

New Features Added To Google Earth As It Turns 10

Google acquired the technology that powers Google Earth back in 2004 and a little later it was launched to run on PCs and ever since, it has evolved to mobile apps and integrated some of the stitched imagery that allows users to see every corner of the world through Google Maps. The imagery has expanded […]

Supreme Court Refuses Google’s Appeal On Oracle API’s

Supreme Court Refuses Google’s Appeal On Oracle API’s

If you’ve been following any of the news regarding Oracle and Google over the years, you’ll probably already be familiar with the fact that both companies had met in court before over Google’s use of java inside of the Android operating system. Initially, Google won against Oracle in the dispute over its use of the […]

New Android 5.1.1 Build For The 2013 Nexus 7 Hits AOSP

New Android 5.1.1 Build For The 2013 Nexus 7 Hits AOSP

In the world of Android software updates, Nexus devices tend to see the most of what Google has to offer and this is no surprise considering they’re the poster children for what Google’s vision of Android is. The latest version of Android is still Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, but sometimes we see multiple builds of a […]

T-Mobile’s JUMP! On Demand Program Goes Live

T-Mobile’s JUMP! On Demand Program Goes Live

Just a few days ago, T-Mobile announced their new rendition of their popular JUMP! program and called it “JUMP! on Demand.,” or JOD for short. This latest phase makes it even easier for tech fanatics to trade-in their ‘old’ device for a new one up to three times a year and during an eighteen-month ‘contract’ […]

Dish Network’s Ergen Suggests ‘No Pressure’ For T-Mobile Deal

Dish Network’s Ergen Suggests ‘No Pressure’ For T-Mobile Deal

A few weeks ago, speculation was rife on the future of T-Mobile and Dish Network. This was thanks to some intriguing rumors which surfaced suggesting that the two companies were in direct and advanced talks to merge. Although, the speculation behind such a merger had been ongoing for some time (and therefore, not exactly new news), […]

Deal: 32GB Verizon LG G3 For $239.88

Deal: 32GB Verizon LG G3 For $239.88

The LG G3 was LG’s first smartphone to feature a Quad HD display, and even now it’s still one of the better looking screens out there. Now that the LG G4 is out we’re starting to see some deals on the older model device from last year, like this deal on eBay for the Verizon […]

Samsung SM-J200F Could Be Added To The Galaxy J Series

Samsung SM-J200F Could Be Added To The Galaxy J Series

The Galaxy J series from Samsung became official with the introduction of the Galaxy J1 at the beginning of the year. According to the naming scheme that Samsung recently adopted, this series will include lower-end handsets although the recently announced Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 could be considered solid mid-range offerings as they include Snapdragon […]

LG Tribute 2 & Volt 2 Now Available From Boost Mobile

LG Tribute 2 & Volt 2 Now Available From Boost Mobile

Smartphones that are more affordably priced but still offer a decent level of functionality are quickly starting to take hold and dominate the smartphone market. In fact, on an almost weekly basis, a new low or mid-range positioned device seems to be announced. LG are a prime example of a company who as well as releasing a […]

Inputting+ Augments Your Keyboard With Undo/Redo Buttons

Inputting+ Augments Your Keyboard With Undo/Redo Buttons

Most users on Android likely have a third-party keyboard installed at this point, and with so many of them out there it’s a safe bet that you can find one that personally fits your needs and what you’re looking for. It isn’t often that you find apps which can augment your third-party keyboard though. Generally […]

Featured: How to Keep Your Smartphone Topped Up Anywhere

Featured: How to Keep Your Smartphone Topped Up Anywhere

With summer here, it’s likely that you’ll be heading out for the day or spending a few days on vacation. It’s always nice to get out there and see more of the world, and while you don’t need a smartphone or tablet to make time away enjoyable; it helps. We use our smartphones for cameras, […]

Deal: 9.7-Inch Galaxy Tab A Only $269.99 On eBay

Deal: 9.7-Inch Galaxy Tab A Only $269.99 On eBay

Tablets may be considered to be a declining market, but Samsung seem to be doing just fine within that market. This is not surprising though as their Galaxy Tab range of devices are one of the most popular lines of tablets available. In fact, if you are after a tablet then the Galaxy Tab A […]

OnePlus Confirm Fingerprint Sensor On OnePlus 2

OnePlus Confirm Fingerprint Sensor On OnePlus 2

OnePlus have been hitting the headlines almost on a daily basis over the past couple of weeks. This is not too surprising though, as the company are gearing up to unveil and launch their latest smartphone, the OnePlus 2. That said, what was a little surprising was the way in which the company have been […]

Images Of ZTE’s Upcoming Axon Phone Leak Out

Images Of ZTE’s Upcoming Axon Phone Leak Out

It was just a few days ago that Axon Phone had sent out an invitation to the media in New York City about the upcoming launch of the brand’s first ever device. PCMag did a bit of digging around, and found the brand to be a division of ZTE, who’ve been desperate to break into […]

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