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Hands On with Android Auto in the 2015 Hyundai Sonata

Hands On with Android Auto in the 2015 Hyundai Sonata

The very first car to hit the road with Android Auto, the 2015 Hyundai Sonata. The folks over at Hyundai USA, were nice enough to loan us a 2015 Hyundai Sonata Sport to test drive for the week and use Android Auto. We’ve been using it on a Pioneer head unit in my 2009 Chevy […]

Developer Creates Android M Port For Original Nexus 7

Developer Creates Android M Port For Original Nexus 7

Ever since Google introduced the developer preview of their Android operating system at last year’s Google IO developer conference, it has been a welcomed addition to Android for the eager users and the development community who wished to get their hands on early stages of the software which would later be pushed out for users […]

Phone Comparisons: Sony Xperia Z3+ vs Yu Yuphoria

Phone Comparisons: Sony Xperia Z3+ vs Yu Yuphoria

Introduction Do we have a good one for you today – the new Sony Xperia Z3+…better known as the Xperia Z4 in Japan…goes up against the new Yu Yuphoria, made by Yu, a wholly owned subsidiary of India’s Micromax.  The Xperia Z3+ is a real beauty made of metal and glass, Sony’s flagship at a […]

Samsung’s Q2 Operating Profits Below Expectations

Samsung’s Q2 Operating Profits Below Expectations

Samsung Electronics Co., the company behind the ever-popular Galaxy S series of devices in the mobile space once reigned king over all other OEMs when it came to devices. While they are by no means doing shabby when compared to other brands, there’s no disputing that they certainly aren’t recording operating profits and the kind […]

Deal: Acer Chromebook 15 For $279.99

Deal: Acer Chromebook 15 For $279.99

Chromebooks have become a widely popular option for laptops these days due to their portability like other laptops as well as their lower cost, and Acer is by far the OEM with the largest selection of choices. The Acer Chromebook 15 was touted to be the world’s first Chromebook with a 15.6-inch Full HD IPS […]

Material Design Lite Released For Website Developers

Material Design Lite Released For Website Developers

Google today unveiled a front-end framework for web developers who wish to implement the search giant’s Material Design elements to their websites. Material Design is a design language created by Google after they decided that they no longer wished to continue using their previous design, Holo. Released in 2014, Material Design is a vibrant design […]

Tuber Brings Simplicity To Viewing YouTube Subscriptions

Tuber Brings Simplicity To Viewing YouTube Subscriptions

Have you ever thought YouTube needed a friend? A companion with which it could help to deliver you a nice helping of streamlined content and videos from some of your favorite channels? Whether or not you’ve been wanting this as a native function in the YouTube app, you won’t necessarily need it anymore. A new […]

Google Launches Online Science Camp For Kids

Google Launches Online Science Camp For Kids

Science Camp. It’s been a staple of  the Summer for many kids for years on end, and while it will likely continue to be an institution for those who wish to learn about all the things science has to offer, in this day and age it would be almost impossible to imagine there not being […]

Grandstream Launch $4000 Android Video Conferencing System

Grandstream Launch $4000 Android Video Conferencing System

As the android operating system continues to evolve, it is clear that Google see the end result of android being one which is as business and enterprise oriented as it is a personal operating system. This has become even clearer since Google introduced Android 5.0 (Lollipop) and Android M. Both of which, place more of […]

KitKat-Based MIUI 6 For Redmi 1S Released By Xiaomi

KitKat-Based MIUI 6 For Redmi 1S Released By Xiaomi

Chinese smartphone vendor Xiaomi has released the latest iteration of its custom Android ROM, MIUI 6, for its entry-level Redmi 1S smartphone, according to latest reports. The ROM is built over Android 4.4 KitKat, and according to Xiaomi, will be available for users to download OTA within the next few days. The firmware (JHCMIBL56.0 V5) […]

Sony Mobile Will Never Exit Business According To CEO

Sony Mobile Will Never Exit Business According To CEO

Sony Mobile has no doubt had a little bit of a rocky road this past year or more. Having had trouble keeping up with the other top-tier OEMs with high-end flagship devices. In terms of sales, Sony’s devices just can’t keep up. This had led to numerous rumors about Sony perhaps eventually selling off its […]

Paranoid Android 5.1 Builds Now Available

Paranoid Android 5.1 Builds Now Available

Regardless of what device you currently own, if you are not that keen on the current operating system or skin installed, then thanks to the third-party aftermarket, you can pretty much put whatever you want on your device. In short, this is one of the major benefits of the android operating system. As a result, […]

Instagram Update Adds 1080p Photo Support

Instagram Update Adds 1080p Photo Support

Instagram is the most popular photo sharing app on both Android and iOS, but it has always suffered from one significant flaw. That flaw is that all photos that are uploaded to Instagram get downgraded to a 640 x 640 image. While this was acceptable when Instagram first launched back in 2010, nowadays, in seems […]

Microsoft Updates Bing Maps Taking Cues From Google

Microsoft Updates Bing Maps Taking Cues From Google

Google Maps has always been one of the most useful tools to get around unknown places or simply get directions while planning a route that would take less time based on traffic or public transportation. Street View is particularly useful as it lets you see the façade of a certain place and the neighborhood surrounding […]

MVNO Helio To Restart Operations On Sprint’s Network

MVNO Helio To Restart Operations On Sprint’s Network

Helio, an MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator) on Sprint’s network, was operational for exactly four years from May 2006 to May 2010. The company was originally formed as a 50/50 joint venture between South Korean wireless operator SK Telecom and American Internet service provider EarthLink. However, amidst increasing losses, Earthlink stopped its funding to the […]

Opt Out Of 2016 U.S. Election News With Chrome Extension

Opt Out Of 2016 U.S. Election News With Chrome Extension

There are a few topics that are generally considered taboo in the modern office environment. Whereas it’s okay to talk about the football, the Jurassic World movie or your favorite flavor cheesecake, straying in to politics is often one of those “no go” areas. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could specify certain news stories […]

TELUS Gives 5000 SCENE Points On New 2-Year Choice Plan

TELUS Gives 5000 SCENE Points On New 2-Year Choice Plan

Just on the eve of TELUS’ prices going up on their unlock fee, from $35 to $50, they are also announcing another promotional outing for their SCENE points.  TELUS and Cineplex are collaborating to offer 5,000 SCENE points…worth five free movies…for those current or new subscribers who sign up for a two-year contract with TELUS.  […]

Latest Maps Update Allows Full Screen Map Viewing

Latest Maps Update Allows Full Screen Map Viewing

Google’s Maps is one of the most well-known apps available. The app offers users the ability to navigate wherever they want, whenever they want and have up-to-date information. In fact, over the years the services have received a number of updates which make the feature much more intuitive. Not to mention, it is set to […]

T-Mobile US Releases Info Request Transparency Report

T-Mobile US Releases Info Request Transparency Report

There are four national cellular carriers in North America: AT&T and Verizon Wireless are the two larger carriers with Sprint and T-Mobile US as the two smaller carriers. Of these four, T-Mobile US is the smallest carrier by subscriber numbers and as one might expect, has an aggressive business model designed to increase market share. […]

The Best Mobile App Marketing Strategies For Big Brands

The Best Mobile App Marketing Strategies For Big Brands

We’ve talked about app marketing quite a few times so far. Marketing is an important part of creating a successful application, no matter what you’re planning to do with it. You can have a great idea, and create an awesome application which will offer smooth performance and great features, but if people don’t hear about […]

Deal: Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S6 For Only $499.99

Deal: Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S6 For Only $499.99

The Samsung Galaxy S6 is one of the hottest smartphones available at the moment. Building on the popularity of the S range of devices, the S6 comes with all the top specs you would expect from a Samsung flagship device, but that also means that it comes with quite a hefty price too. Well, if […]

Featured Review: Vodafone Smart ultra 6

Featured Review: Vodafone Smart ultra 6

In the UK, the wireless industry has undergone some changes in the last couple of years. There’s sadly less competition on the High Street, and each networks seems to be looking to buy another. One of the more interesting changes for the consumer however, has been the massive improvement of lower-end, mid-range devices that are […]

Oppo Mirror 5s Becomes Official With 4G LTE

Oppo Mirror 5s Becomes Official With 4G LTE

For some time, Oppo was known for their high-end electronics, products that defy both quality and price points and deliver the best money can buy in many areas.  A few years ago they expanded from general electronics into the smartphone game and have made a name for themselves with their high-end phones and even their […]

Unknown Motorola Device Stops By The FCC

Unknown Motorola Device Stops By The FCC

It’s been a little while since Motorola has launched a new phone, but there has been some recent documentation that was discovered at the FCC which looks like they may be working on a possible new flagship device that supports multiple LTE bands as well as a few GSM bands. The FCC ID IHDT56UC2 listing […]

AH Primetime: The Broken Gov’t Promises of Wireless in Canada

AH Primetime: The Broken Gov’t Promises of Wireless in Canada

In a recent article on rabble.ca – “News for the Rest of Us” – entitled, ‘Cell phone bills, broken promises, and a legacy of government failure’ the author is outraged at the higher prices charged to Canadian wireless subscribers when compared to other industrialized nations.  Their argument is based on the 2015 Wall Report – […]

Yota Deny Switching To Sailfish OS Rumors

Yota Deny Switching To Sailfish OS Rumors

Yota produced one of the surprise devices of the last year in the form of the YotaPhone 2. Of course, nowadays it takes a lot to surprise the smartphone public and manufacturers have taken to producing uniquer form factors like Samsung recently did with their Galaxy Note Edge and S6 Edge devices. However, Yota took […]

Slow Network Spending by Sprint Should Increase by end of Year

Slow Network Spending by Sprint Should Increase by end of Year

Sprint knows its network is not perfect, in fact, Sprint’s CEO Marcelo Claure has said that it isn’t, but he is working on it. He famously said at Re/code’s CodeCon back in May that in two years, his network will be number one or two in the top 100 markets in the country. That’s a […]

Waze Launching Pilot Carpooling Service In Isreal

Waze Launching Pilot Carpooling Service In Isreal

About two years ago Google spent $1 billion to acquire what was arguably the most popular navigation app on Android, Waze. This was done for an obvious reason, the Waze app had some pretty amazing and useful navigation features. Ever since Google’s acquisition of the app, the search giant has been incorporating the best of […]

HTC One M9 Developer Edition Gets Android 5.1 Update

HTC One M9 Developer Edition Gets Android 5.1 Update

Over the years some manufacturers have developed a reputation for updating their Android-powered phones on time, while others have left customers in the dust for newer and better models.  Many things have changed over the years in regards to how Google updates Android and provides that updated code to OEMs, but the quest to always […]

Deal: Samsung 64GB EVO Micro SD Card – $28.99

Deal: Samsung 64GB EVO Micro SD Card – $28.99

If you have one of those rare breed smartphones, that still has a microSD card slot, this is a deal you won’t want to pass up. You can pick up a 64GB Samsung EVO Micro SD Card from Amazon right now for less than $30. This also includes the adapter so you are able to […]

No Lollipop Update For Galaxy Note 2 & Galaxy S3 In The UK

No Lollipop Update For Galaxy Note 2 & Galaxy S3 In The UK

The race to Android 5.0 (Lollipop) has been one which has been ongoing for months now. While most of the major flagship devices have been updated and have actually begun to move on to their next incremental Lollipop upgrades, a number of devices have still not received their update. What’s more, is that as times […]

OnePlus 2 to cost less than $450 USD, Says CEO

OnePlus 2 to cost less than $450 USD, Says CEO

There’s been rumors that the OnePlus 2 would cost more than the OnePlus One, which came in at $299 for the 16GB and $349 for the 64GB model. We had heard rumors that it would be around $500, but we are hearing today (straight from the horses mouth, so to speak) that the device will […]

Microsoft Garage Announces new App, Tossup

Microsoft Garage Announces new App, Tossup

Have you ever wanted to go out to eat with your friends, but could never decide where to go and eat, because no one knows what they want to do? Or where to hangout this weekend? Well this new app from Microsoft Garage is aimed to fix that, or at least help. It’s called Tossup. […]

Android Deals – July 6th, 2015: Bose, HTC, Anker and More!

Android Deals – July 6th, 2015: Bose, HTC, Anker and More!

There’s all kinds of smartphones, tablets, accessories, Chromebooks and more on sale. Let’s check out some of these deals. Smartphones BLU Advance 4.0 Unlocked Dual SIM Phone (White) – $59.99 Motorola Moto E (2nd Generation) 4G LTE – $99 BLU Life One 4G LTE Smartphone – $99 BLU Studio 6.0 HD Smartphone – $125 BLU Advance 4.0 Unlocked Dual […]

The Cost Of Interconnected Software

The Cost Of Interconnected Software

The computer language Java was originally released almost twenty years old, but was originally developed by Sun Microsystems back in 1991. Java includes the programming language, virtual machine and a set of libraries for use with the language. When Google released a beta of Android back in November 2007, it was noted that it contained […]

Analysts Lower Forecasts For Samsung Despite Robust Profits

Analysts Lower Forecasts For Samsung Despite Robust Profits

After going through a few quarters of declining market share and dwindling profits, South Korean electronics manufacturer Samsung’s fortunes have started changing for the better in recent times. Its latest flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, have outpaced sales of the last generation Galaxy S5, but according to market analysts in Seoul, the […]

LG Continues to Promote its Camera with #BestShotEver Contest

LG Continues to Promote its Camera with #BestShotEver Contest

LG has really been marketing the camera on their newer flagship, the LG G4. They’ve really made the camera the biggest feature of the LG G2 and G3 in the past, and the G4 is even better, somehow. LG is continuing to promote the camera on the G4 with their #BestShotEver contest, where the grand […]

Amazon’s Upcoming 20th Birthday to Out-Deal Black Friday

Amazon’s Upcoming 20th Birthday to Out-Deal Black Friday

Everyone loves a deal, right?  It’s hard to pass up that big ticket item you’ve been wanting when it’s up for grabs at nearly half its usual price, or maybe you’re just more interested in something smaller that has a buy one get one free type special?  All these sorts of deals are familiar for […]

TELUS to Increase Unlock Fee by $15 on July 7

TELUS to Increase Unlock Fee by $15 on July 7

Prices are going up everywhere for wireless services in Canada, despite the government’s best efforts to increase competition.  In lieu of higher monthly fees, carriers are charging extra fees on services such as unlocking your smartphone – TELUS is raising its fee to unlock your device to $50.  This new fee increase of $15 will go […]

Deal: Motorola Moto X 2014 – $229

Deal: Motorola Moto X 2014 – $229

eBay is currently having a sale on the Moto X 2015. With the Verizon version going for $229, and the unlocked GSM version going for $289. Neither of which are bad deals. You can get the Verizon model in a slew of colors, most of the colors that are available through Moto Maker, although some […]

Consumer Reports Ranks the LG G4 ahead of Competitors

Consumer Reports Ranks the LG G4 ahead of Competitors

Consumer Reports seems to be pretty impressed with the LG G4, giving it a 78 out of 100, while its main competitors the Samsung Galaxy S6 and iPhone 6 were ranked 5th overall. The LG G4 has come out to much fanfare this year, being announced in late April and being available worldwide in May […]

Premium LG G Pro 3 Specifications Surface Yet Again

Premium LG G Pro 3 Specifications Surface Yet Again

We have recently covered the rumor that LG are revisiting the G Pro range of devices after seemingly dropping the product from their portfolio earlier this year by not following up the G Pro 2 (shown above) with a third generation of the large-screened device: instead, this year LG have concentrated their efforts into the […]

Sony Could Launch The Xperia Z5 Lineup In September

Sony Could Launch The Xperia Z5 Lineup In September

The whole mobile market seems to be changing strategies as competition is getting tougher, while Sony was one of the first companies that released two flagship phones in one year, often questioning this move as there aren’t many significant improvements that can be achieved in a 6-month period. While this is not entirely confirmed, Sony has […]

Grab a Lifetime Plan of SplashID Pro for just $24.99

Grab a Lifetime Plan of SplashID Pro for just $24.99

Are you having trouble remembering all those passwords? Well here’s a great solution so you don’t have to keep clicking on “Forgot Password”. SplashID Pro is a password management product that allows you to login to various sites easily without having to remember each and every password. It works on iOS, Android, as well as […]

One Man Transforms His Galaxy Note 4 Into Iron Man Edition

One Man Transforms His Galaxy Note 4 Into Iron Man Edition

The Avengers has been a major hit for Marvel ever since the comic debuted in the early 1960s. Written by Stan Lee and illustrated by Jack Kirby, the characters in the series quickly became one of the most popular fictional superheroes in the history of comics worldwide. The 2012 film by the same name also […]

CAD File Released Claiming To Show Galaxy Note 5

CAD File Released Claiming To Show Galaxy Note 5

Samsung have two flagship families in their Android product family. The mainstream flagship family, the Galaxy S, is typically updated and released before the summer. The Galaxy S device is considered to be at the top of its game by Samsung, that is, to be an ordinary – but flagship – smartphone. The 2015 Galaxy […]

Sony’s Xperia Z3+ Hits Amazon in the US

Sony’s Xperia Z3+ Hits Amazon in the US

For some time now, Sony has been selling the Xperia Z line of devices with a signature design and some of the best battery life and camera performance on the market. With last year’s Xperia Z2 they introduced a larger, 5.2-inch IPS display and improved upon the 20.1-megapixel camera. Since then, the Xperia Z3 and […]

Vodafone Will Promote XOLO’s Upcoming ‘Black’ Handset

Vodafone Will Promote XOLO’s Upcoming ‘Black’ Handset

XOLO is one of India-based smartphone OEMs which is doing really well as far as sales go, but they’re looking to step up their game. Micromax is India’s number one OEM, and the Micromax-owned YU company is also on the rise lately. A while back, we started receiving reports that XOLO intends to fire up […]

Rumor: Galaxy Note 5 Transparent Case Designs Appear

Rumor: Galaxy Note 5 Transparent Case Designs Appear

Samsung have two flagship lines, released at opposite ends of the calendar. Early in the year, they release their latest generation Samsung Galaxy S device and earlier in 2015, we saw the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge released. The S6 has relatively recently been joined by the Galaxy S6 Active, a toughened version. And […]

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