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Deal: Layze Phone Holder – $24.99

Deal: Layze Phone Holder – $24.99

This is a rather interesting product, it’s called the Layze Phone Holder. It’s basically a phone holder that can clip onto the side of your desk and hold up your phone. It’s pretty flexible as well. It also has 360-degree rotation and tilt. Which makes it great for watching videos and such without needing to […]

Three Adds 8GB Data Option to Contracts

Three Adds 8GB Data Option to Contracts

  Things are changing in the UK, as the deal for BT to acquire EE continues to fall under scrutiny and Three and O2 are in talks, too. The High Street has changed with the loss of Phones 4U and the merger of PC World and Carphone Warehouse, all of these things have changed the […]

HP Preparing Fourth-Gen Chromebook 11 for $199

HP Preparing Fourth-Gen Chromebook 11 for $199

HP has announced and is preparing a new Chromebook model, the HP Chromebook 11 G4. The 2015 model looks very much like the 2014 model but with a useful difference: it is cheaper. The retail price of the cheapest model is down to $199, some $40 less than the starting price of the G3 although […]

Fitbit Now Officially Available In India

Fitbit Now Officially Available In India

Fitbit has rapidly become the largest global provider of fitness and activity tracking wearable technology, offering a variety of products designed to help customers track their activity and sleep patterns, plus accompanying software designed to encourage users to become more active, enjoy better quality sleep and mind their water intake and diet. The company has experienced […]

New Batch Of ZUK Z1 Camera Samples Surface In China

New Batch Of ZUK Z1 Camera Samples Surface In China

The competition in the Chinese smartphone market is fierce. There are a lot of companies trying to grab a piece of the marketshare, and some of them are even joining forces in order to do so. Lenovo and Qihoo 360 are a prime example of that, these two companies have together invested into a new […]

OnePlus 2 Render Surfaced, Full Metal Body In Tow

OnePlus 2 Render Surfaced, Full Metal Body In Tow

OnePlus 2 launch is right around the corner, and the internet has been buzzing about it for quite some time now. OnePlus One was one of the best handsets in 2014, and its successor will also be very popular, no doubt about that. This will be the company’s second device (OnePlus was founded back in […]

Google To Launch A New Android One Handset On July 14

Google To Launch A New Android One Handset On July 14

There are two kinds of phones which sport Google’s untouched stock UI on them, Nexus devices and Android One devices. I believe that most of you are more than familiar with Nexus devices, but considering Android One’s limited availability, some of you have probably never handled such a device. The Android One project launched in […]

OnePlus Cardboard Is Now Available For $0 (+Shipping)

OnePlus Cardboard Is Now Available For $0 (+Shipping)

OnePlus is one of the more interesting Chinese smartphone OEMs. This company was founded at the end of 2013, and they’ve released their first (and only) handset in 2014. The OnePlus One is still a really compelling device, and still the company’s flagship. OnePlus will announce their second-gen flagship on July 27th, but until that […]

Meizu MX5 Gets Dismantled, Let’s Take A Look Inside

Meizu MX5 Gets Dismantled, Let’s Take A Look Inside

Meizu is one of the fastest growing Chinese smartphone manufacturers at the moment. This company has released a number of really solid devices last year, and has continued doing so this year as well. Meizu has announced the MX4, MX4 Pro and M1 Note devices in 2014, and has released M1, M2 Note and MX5 […]

Official: Meizu Sold 8.9 Million Smartphones In H1 2015

Official: Meizu Sold 8.9 Million Smartphones In H1 2015

Meizu did a great job in 2014, this China-based company released a couple of great smartphones last year and managed to get attention from a lot of people. A couple of months ago they confirmed that they’re selling more devices than ever before, and those number were expected to increase this year as well. Well, […]

Zopo Confirms Smartwatch And Smartphone Coming July 15

Zopo Confirms Smartwatch And Smartphone Coming July 15

Zopo is a rather interesting China-based company. This smartphone OEM has released the Zopo ZP999 ‘Lion Heart’ device last year, and managed to get a lot of attention from both media and consumers. The company didn’t exactly release a ton of devices since then, but they did release a couple of them. The latest Zopo-branded […]

Worldwide Android News 03/07/15 – HTC, Nexus And More

Worldwide Android News 03/07/15 – HTC, Nexus And More

Facebook Lite Now Available In India And The Philippines Facebook is the biggest social media network in the world. This US-based company has released ‘Facebook Lite’ app a while back, and the app is now available in India and the Philippines as well. What is Facebook lite? Well, it is a trimmed-down Facebook app for […]

AH Tech Talk: Google Product Testing And The Method Of “Dogfooding”

AH Tech Talk: Google Product Testing And The Method Of “Dogfooding”

Testing products internally is a pretty normal practice for many companies, and while beta testing with individual consumers is also a good idea, it’s almost a better idea to make sure everything humanly possible is ironed out before those products or services are handed off to outsiders. This is typically how Google tests many of […]

Rumored Blackberry Android Phone Image Leaks

Rumored Blackberry Android Phone Image Leaks

Rumors of a Blackberry device powered by the Android operating system have been floating around for a while now, but just over the last few weeks to a month things have started to take shape. There is now a rumored name for the device which is currently being referred to as the Blackberry Venice, and […]

Newest Benchmark Suggests 4GB RAM OnePlus 2

Newest Benchmark Suggests 4GB RAM OnePlus 2

Compared to yesterday, today has been much calmer in terms of OnePlus news. Of course, it could not be much busier than it was yesterday, with a number of reports emerging including images which seemed to suggest that the OnePlus 2 will come sporting a front facing 8-megapixel camera and a dual-lens camera on the […]

Casio Said To Launch A Smartwatch Next Year

Casio Said To Launch A Smartwatch Next Year

Casio is one of the better-known brands when it comes to wristwatches, of course they have other products in their portfolio like calculators, cameras or even smartphones, but who could forget those classic designs like the F-91W (which is totally making a comeback) or those that included calculators? Now that most companies dedicated to making […]

Phone Comparisons: ASUS ZenFone 2 vs Meizu M2 Note

Phone Comparisons: ASUS ZenFone 2 vs Meizu M2 Note

Introduction Do we have a good one for you today – the ASUS ZenFone 2 goes up against the Meizu M2 Note.  Two of the better Chinese manufacturers go up against one another – they both cram as much as they can into each device and then charge a rock bottom price.  We are looking […]

Sony’s New Patent Could Monitor Your Face At All Times

Sony’s New Patent Could Monitor Your Face At All Times

The features that seem to be more prominent in mobile devices in recent times seem to be targeted towards health. Smartphones and smartwatches now include sensors that along with some others dedicated to locating users, can calculate how many steps users walk in a period of time as well as some other physical activities. Sony […]

Featured: Top 10 Android Apps For Jokes

Featured: Top 10 Android Apps For Jokes

No matter what time of the year it is, jokes are always in fashion. Well, funny ones at least. As the problem with jokes is that once you know them, they start to lose their appeal. With that in mind, there are a number of apps out there which can help to make sure your […]

Exploring Four Custom Settings on the Galaxy S6/S6 Edge

Exploring Four Custom Settings on the Galaxy S6/S6 Edge

The new Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge are big sellers for the smartphone giant, and rightly so.  With a new design from the ground up using glass and metal, sporting a QHD Super AMOLED display, offering their own 64-bit processor with 14nm technology, DDR4 RAM and their new USF 2.0 Flash Memory they […]

Dropbox May Offer More Storage For Securing Your Account

Dropbox May Offer More Storage For Securing Your Account

Dropbox is one of the most popular cloud-based services for storing any file you might want to have available across several platforms and accessible at all times. At the same time, this service offers less storage capacity than some of its rivals, users who decide to use the free scheme get 2GB with some options […]

CTL Announce The H4 Education Chromebook For $199

CTL Announce The H4 Education Chromebook For $199

The Chromebook market is one which has been booming of late. The combining of performance with affordability is naturally a balance which has attracted a number of converts who would rather not shell out significantly more for a more traditional laptop or desktop option. One sector in particular, which has seen massive growth in Chromebook […]

Google Connects Chatbot To Neural Network

Google Connects Chatbot To Neural Network

Chatbots are relatively complex computer programs designed to simulate a natural conversation between humans; often treating conversations as if they were a tennis match, with a simple talk-reply functionality. Over the last decade tremendous advances were made for this area of computer software, but none as big or significant as the ones achieved by Google. […]

Featured: Top 10 Accessories for July 2015

Featured: Top 10 Accessories for July 2015

There are millions of great accessories out there for your device. Whether that be a case, a screen protector, a Qi wireless charger, a battery pack, a dock or something else. There’s something out there for everyone. Each month we put together a list of about 10 great accessories that you should check out. Here’s […]

Rumor: AT&T To Sell Android-Powered BlackBerry Venice

Rumor: AT&T To Sell Android-Powered BlackBerry Venice

We have seen many rumors surrounding BlackBerry and Android, but in the last month these have intensified with the story that BlackBerry is to release a device, called “Venice,” in both BlackBerry 10 and Android flavors. The Venice is purported to be based around mid to high-end hardware, although for the most part the distinction […]

SlickWraps Celebrates Independence Day with 40% Off

SlickWraps Celebrates Independence Day with 40% Off

If you’re looking to get a skin for your device. Now’s the time to do so. SlickWraps is currently offering 40% off their entire store for Independence day weekend. The sale is going now through July 6th, so you’ve got until Monday to get your order in. SlickWraps makes some pretty epic skins for all […]

FCC Navigating Carriers, Broadcasters In 600 MHz Sale

FCC Navigating Carriers, Broadcasters In 600 MHz Sale

Next year, the FCC, or Federal Communications Commission, has the unenviable position of being put in charge of the low frequency spectrum auction, which will see chunks of 600 MHz spectrum that is currently used by broadcasting companies packaged up and sold off to carriers for repurposing into low frequency LTE carrier signal. The FCC […]

Rumor: Samsung Preparing Galaxy J1 Ace

Rumor: Samsung Preparing Galaxy J1 Ace

Earlier in the year, Samsung released the Samsung Galaxy J1 with a model designation of SM-J100. The Galaxy J1 is a lower end handset based around a 4.3-inch, 480 by 800 pixel display, a Spreadtrum dual core processor (based on the ARM Cortex-A7 core) backed up by 512 MB of RAM and a 5MP rear […]

Featured: Top 10 Best Android Games For Kids

Featured: Top 10 Best Android Games For Kids

With Google’s recent introduction of the family-friendly category in the Play Store that focuses on highlighting games and apps which are perfect for parents, kids, and families alike, it’s only fitting that we focus on some of the best games for kids. Here are some of the best and most popular we could find. Frozen […]

Google Responds To Latest Degrading Search Results Study

Google Responds To Latest Degrading Search Results Study

Google has been greatly targeted by many authorities around the world by several rather serious accusations, all related to its search engine. Most of these types of claims, accuse Google of giving search results that are unfair for other companies. Just recently, two academics made public their latest study in which with information provided by […]

comScore: Android Slight Decrease While Samsung Holds Firm

comScore: Android Slight Decrease While Samsung Holds Firm

Each and every month the figures come out detailing the landscape that is the smartphone world. Like clockwork, the first week of the month always sees the results from one particular analyst firm, comScore come though. Well, as it is the first week of the month, like clockwork, the latest comScore report is now available. […]

Deal: 16GB Unlocked Moto X 2nd Gen. For $289.99

Deal: 16GB Unlocked Moto X 2nd Gen. For $289.99

The second generation Moto X from Motorola was a series of great improvements over the first model, with a bigger, brighter display that carried a higher resolution, a better camera, and a design touch up to give it a fresh look. It’s still one of the best devices which Motorola has put out, and if […]

Google Nexus 7 (2013) Gets Android 5.1.1 Update

Google Nexus 7 (2013) Gets Android 5.1.1 Update

We had seen some rumors that the Android 5.1.1 update for the Nexus 7 2013 WiFi would be coming out rather soon and it’s finally here. It’s here as build LMY48G, and we have the download link down below as well, so that you can sideload it onto your device. For those on the LMY47V build, […]

Chevrolet Introduces ‘Active Cooling’ For Your Smartphone

Chevrolet Introduces ‘Active Cooling’ For Your Smartphone

Chevrolet has announced it will be introducing a new technology to some of its future models to enable smartphones to stay cool while charging. The new system has been named ‘Active Phone Cooling’ by Chevrolet, and the company says the technology will keep smartphones cool while their batteries get recharged. The company says the feature will […]

Marketing Tactics Any Developer Can Use

Marketing Tactics Any Developer Can Use

When it comes to app marketing, there are hundreds of different methods and there are great agencies out there willing to help as well. We recently covered a number of approaches that developers or publishers can start without having to spend oodles of money on marketing or anything like that. One of the platforms that […]

Unknown Google Device Pops Up On FCC Filing

Unknown Google Device Pops Up On FCC Filing

Google are full of interesting products and services. While some make it to the market, others do not and others seem to maintain an equilibrium of will they/won’t they. That said, recently, there has been a number of rumors circulating around two specific Google products which are expected to land soon enough. While, you might […]

RAVPower Qi Wireless Charging Pad Only $13.99 On Amazon

RAVPower Qi Wireless Charging Pad Only $13.99 On Amazon

Charging your smartphone is always a problematic aspect of a device owner’s life. While the obvious issue for battery usage is needing more, there is always the issue of having cables and wires running everywhere and always having to look for a charge socket. This is partly why Qi charging has become so popular. Offering […]

Stiffer Penalties For ‘Distracted Drivers’ In Manitoba

Stiffer Penalties For ‘Distracted Drivers’ In Manitoba

We all know the dangers of texting while driving – statistics are already staggering on the dangers of doing it – however, many of us continue to correspond with others while driving.  This sort of ‘distracted driving’ is not being taken lightly by the courts or governments, especially in Canada as Manitoba government just announced […]

HTC Employs Kelly Brook To Highlight One M9 Gold Edition

HTC Employs Kelly Brook To Highlight One M9 Gold Edition

HTC has reportedly been having trouble moving its latest flagship, the One M9. That hasn’t stopped the Taiwanese smartphone vendor from introducing new variants of the device in the market though. Recently, the company introduced a golden version of the smartphone, which has been described as something of an acquired taste by some commentators and […]

Video For Android Wear Is A YouTube Player For Your Watch

Video For Android Wear Is A YouTube Player For Your Watch

Android Wear continues to increase in functionality as more and more apps are released which are either compatible with the platform, or designed and built specifically for it. One of the latest things you’ll see available for Google’s smartwatch OS is a new app called Video for Android Wear and YouTube, and if the title […]

ARCHOS Unveil 50d Helium Smartphone Priced At £99

ARCHOS Unveil 50d Helium Smartphone Priced At £99

When it comes to portable devices, smartphones and tablets, there are a number of manufacturers who first spring to mind. HTC, Samsung, LG and even more recently the likes of Xiaomi and Huawei. All offer big offerings, which come sporting big specs and typically big prices. Well, less so for the likes of Xiaomi and […]

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 Visits Geekbench

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 Visits Geekbench

Most of this year, there’s been talk about the Snapdragon 810 and how it overheats and how the Snapdragon 820 will fix all those problems. While we don’t know for sure that the Snapdragon 820 will be much better than its predecessor – mostly because we haven’t seen a device with the Snapdragon 820 inside […]

Swappa Brings Used Phone Sales To Android

Swappa Brings Used Phone Sales To Android

Selling your old and pre-owned devices whether they be smartphones, tablets, or smartwatches is something which can be done a number of different ways. Commonly used online markets like eBay and Craigslist have served as a means for selling off old devices for years, but one of the easiest and fastest, as well as painless […]

Google Fixes Data Cap Issue With Google Photos

Google Fixes Data Cap Issue With Google Photos

Google’s newly reported photo service which made its debut at Google IO this year was met with plenty of excitement for more than a few reasons, including what was probably going to gain it the most attention, unlimited free storage of all your photos. The app and service has been available to users for about […]

Dummy Of The Galaxy S6 Edge Plus Has Been Spotted

Dummy Of The Galaxy S6 Edge Plus Has Been Spotted

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is one of the more powerful devices out there, its design has been praised and it’s indeed highlighted in the ads to raise awareness for those consumers looking for a fashionable design in their smartphones. Of course, what makes it stand from the rest is the 5.1-inch AMOLED curved display […]

Charging Dock For The Xperia Z3+ Now Available In Europe

Charging Dock For The Xperia Z3+ Now Available In Europe

One of the changes that the Sony Xperia Z3+ brought respect to previous generations of the lineup was the removal of the magnetic port for the special dock located on the left side of the devices. It was featured since the Xperia Z and then refined on the Xperia Z1 with a shape that would […]

Android Deals – July 2nd, 2015: Hisense, Motorola, HTC and More!

Android Deals – July 2nd, 2015: Hisense, Motorola, HTC and More!

As always, there’s a ton of Android deals available right now, let’s take a look at some of those great deals out there. Smartphones HTC One M8 32GB – $199 HTC One E9+ LTE – $497 BLU Dash C Music-Global GSM – $46.99 BLU Life One 4G LTE Smartphone – $99 BLU Dash JR 4.0 K Smartphone – $36.99 BLU […]

LG G Flex 2 Gets Run over by 10-Ton Roller

LG G Flex 2 Gets Run over by 10-Ton Roller

The LG G Flex 2 is one of those interesting devices from LG. As it does have a curved display, with the self-healing back. But how does it fair when getting dropped? How about getting run over by a 10-ton roller? In the drop test, you can see that it did get scratched up pretty […]

Entry-Level Galaxy J2 Spotted On Geekbench Database

Entry-Level Galaxy J2 Spotted On Geekbench Database

Samsung’s new budget smartphone line, the Galaxy J series, is the South Korean manufacturer’s latest effort to wrest back some of the initiative it has lost in important markets like China and India. The range is aimed at the entry and mid-range segments in emerging markets for the most part, and while the first device […]

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