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Republic Wireless Now Refunds For Unused Cell Data

Republic Wireless Now Refunds For Unused Cell Data

This past April Google launched an ambitious new cell service called Project Fi. In Project Fi, your phone will use both Sprint and T-Mobile cell service and will also use Wi-Fi hotspots wherever you might be in range. It will jump between the best and strongest Wi-Fi hotspots in your area, all while talking, texting […]

Deal: Roker 4-port USB Wall Charger – $12

Deal: Roker 4-port USB Wall Charger – $12

With the coming addition of USB Type-C, these USB wall chargers like this are going to become very popular. Because you’ll be able to charge everything in one outlet, instead of using four outlets with USB cables. This way you can charge your smartwatch, smartphone, and laptop all at the same time. Right now, Roker’s […]

T-Mobile Continues its push to the FCC on Upcoming Auction

T-Mobile Continues its push to the FCC on Upcoming Auction

T-Mobile has been pushing the FCC to change up the rules a bit on the upcoming spectrum auction that’s set to take place next year for the 600MHz spectrum. Although they are the loudest, T-Mobile is not alone. The reason that T-Mobile wants a bigger reserve is quite simple, actually. Verizon and AT&T already have […]

EE launch 4G Supported Rook Smartphone Priced At Only £49

EE launch 4G Supported Rook Smartphone Priced At Only £49

The smartphone industry seems to be adopting two specific trends of late. On one hand, there is the high-end sector of the market which pushes the envelope on specs and equally pushes the envelope on price. On the other hand, there is the budget end of the market which seems to be a race to […]

Galaxy Note 4 Now Comes With A $200 Rebate In The US

Galaxy Note 4 Now Comes With A $200 Rebate In The US

South Korean consumer electronics manufacturer Samsung is offering a $200 rebate for would-be Galaxy Note 4 buyers in the US. The company has named the promotion “Notable Savings”, in an obvious play on the name of the device. The discount however, is only available for those buying the smartphone at full price, either factory unlocked, […]

Android Deals – July 7th, 2015: Braven, Samsung, HTC and More!

Android Deals – July 7th, 2015: Braven, Samsung, HTC 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 […]

LG G4 Shoots new Drone Video, OIS Less than Stellar

LG G4 Shoots new Drone Video, OIS Less than Stellar

When LG announced the G4 back in April, they kicked off the press announcement with a video that was entirely recorded on the LG G4, and was flying around using a drone. Well LG has decided to do that once again. This time a bit different scenery, but the footage still looks pretty amazing. However, […]

Huawei Introduce Their Brand To India

Huawei Introduce Their Brand To India

Huawei have announced four new smartphones, the G620S and three in the Y-series, the Y336, Y541 and Y625, for the Indian market. These four smartphones share some common details – the Y-series models are 3G HSPA only whereas the G620S offers a 4G LTE radio. All four run Android 4.4 Kit Kat under Huawei’s custom […]

Deal: Sony Smartwatch 3 – $175

Deal: Sony Smartwatch 3 – $175

Sony’s smartwatch isn’t exactly the best looking smartwatch out there, but it does have some of the most impressive features like WiFi and GPS, as well as some pretty spectacular battery life, to say the least. Right now the Sony Smartwatch 3 is on sale for $175, with the white version going a bit cheaper […]

Google Now’s Smarter App Search

Google Now’s Smarter App Search

The Google Now service started out as a relatively simple system that recognized what users did with their devices when and where they did it and prepared a Now card before the user asked for it – for example, if you checked the weather every morning right after waking up, Google Now would pull up […]

Better Infotainment Systems in Cars Raise Safety Concerns

Better Infotainment Systems in Cars Raise Safety Concerns

We’ve had infotainment systems in cars for quite a while. However, recently Google and Apple both got into the infotainment game with the addition of Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Which brings into question safety. Is it really that safe to be fiddling around with Spotify on a 7-inch screen in your car? Well it’s […]

Moto X (2013) From AT&T In Soak Test For Android 5.1

Moto X (2013) From AT&T In Soak Test For Android 5.1

Motorola’s Moto X is a symbol as the new direction that the company took back in 2013. It could be considered a flagship device, but it didn’t have the most current specs, the screen at 4.7 inches, was considered kind of small as soon as it was announced, plus it had only HD resolution. The […]

Deal: JBL Pulse Bluetooth Speaker – $149

Deal: JBL Pulse Bluetooth Speaker – $149

The JBL Pulse Bluetooth speaker is currently on sale over on eBay today for just $149. Which is actually a really great price for this Bluetooth Speaker. JBL is a well-known audio name. They have made some of the best Bluetooth Speakers and headphones over the years, and Alcatel OneTouch even uses them in their […]

Hardware Specs Of Entry-Level Samsung Galaxy J2 Leaked

Hardware Specs Of Entry-Level Samsung Galaxy J2 Leaked

In an effort to regain lost market share in the entry and mid-range segments in important emerging markets like China and India, Samsung has been working on its Galaxy A, E and J series smartphones for some time now. The South Korean manufacturer already sells the Galaxy J1 smartphone in India, and speculation is rife […]

Samsung Misjudged Galaxy S6 Edge Demand

Samsung Misjudged Galaxy S6 Edge Demand

Samsung announced and released the Galaxy S6 family earlier in the year. Originally, the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge were released, followed by the S6 Active more recently. Of the two original devices, there are only a small number of differences between the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge – chief amongst them is the design, […]

Zopo Z Watch Shows Its Face, Specs And Features Revealed

Zopo Z Watch Shows Its Face, Specs And Features Revealed

Zopo hasn’t released that many devices this year. This China-based smartphone OEM has unveiled their Color C mid-range handset earlier this year, and some rumors surfaced regarding the Zopo-branded smartwatch, dubbed Zopo Z Watch. The first teaser that popped up showed us a part of the watch itself, enough for us to see that it’s […]

Deal: JUNOPOWER Portable Jump Starter – $74.99

Deal: JUNOPOWER Portable Jump Starter – $74.99

We’ve seen countless battery packs before, but what about a battery pack that can jump start your car as well as charging up your phone? That’s exactly what the JUNOPOWER Portable Jump Starter is all about. We actually reviewed this a few months ago and were quite impressed with how well it works. It’s definitely […]

Samsung To Launch Multiple Budget Range Devices In India

Samsung To Launch Multiple Budget Range Devices In India

Samsung Electronics is looking to release multiple entry and mid-range Galaxy J series smartphones in India, by September this year, according to sources quoted by Business Korea. The company is also slated to release multiple models in its Galaxy A and Galaxy E series handsets in the country, in what is being seen as an […]

Alleged Specs of Xiaomi Mi5 and Mi5 Plus Leak Out

Alleged Specs of Xiaomi Mi5 and Mi5 Plus Leak Out

Xiaomi has become a big name in the Android smartphone space, and have quickly risen to become one of the most important brands worldwide, despite the fact that their smartphones aren’t on sale officially outside of China, India and a few other markets. Their Mi line of devices has expanded to offer devices like the […]

Xiaomi’s Prototype Device Leaks Along With Mi TV 3 Info

Xiaomi’s Prototype Device Leaks Along With Mi TV 3 Info

Xiaomi is busier than ever. This Chinese smartphone OEM has released quite a few smartphones and other smart gadgets this year, and they’re far from over as far as releases go. The company is expected to introduce Redmi Note 2 and Mi 5 smartphones in the coming weeks. Both of these handsets have been leaking […]

BlackBerry Venice And Dallas Spotted In Zauba’s Listing

BlackBerry Venice And Dallas Spotted In Zauba’s Listing

Ah… Blackberry. This company was one of the biggest smartphone OEMs once, and today they’re trying to keep their heads above the water. Blackberry didn’t really move in the right direction for quite some time and the company gave other OEMs and OS’ a chance to innovate. Android and iOS became huge operating systems, and […]

Foxconn To Assemble Xiaomi & Asus Smartphones In Brazil

Foxconn To Assemble Xiaomi & Asus Smartphones In Brazil

Last year itself, Xiaomi’s VP of global operations, Mr. Hugo Barra, had spoken in earnest about the international aspirations of the Chinese smartphone company, having just launched its products in India, making the country the very first international market for Xiaomi. Last Tuesday, June 30th, the company finally launched its first smartphone outside Asia, when […]

Report: Xiaomi Applied For A Dozen Of Car-Related Patents

Report: Xiaomi Applied For A Dozen Of Car-Related Patents

Xiaomi is China’s number one smartphone manufacturer, and this Asian company is also amongst top 5 smartphone OEMs in the world. That being said, Xiaomi isn’t only a smartphone manufacturer, this company manufactures smart wearables, phablets, all kinds of smart gadgets… and rumors have even stated that Xiaomi might be working on an electric car. […]

Letv’s 6.33-Inch Le Max Phablet Gets Unboxed In China

Letv’s 6.33-Inch Le Max Phablet Gets Unboxed In China

Letv is a very interested China-based company which not many people have heard of outside of Asia. This company is actually best known for their video streaming business, but this company actually dabbles in all kinds of stuff. Letv has actually announced three new smartphones earlier this year, which is not something they’ve done in […]

Doogee F2015 Will Be Made Out Of Liquid Metal

Doogee F2015 Will Be Made Out Of Liquid Metal

Doogee has released or plans to release a number of mid-range smartphones. Mid-rangers are not the only devices this company is working on though, not by a long shot. We’ve talked about the Doogee F3 quite a few times thus far. This handset will be the company’s flagship for this year, and will come in […]

Xiaomi Redmi 2 Gets A Price Cut In China And India

Xiaomi Redmi 2 Gets A Price Cut In China And India

Xiaomi really didn’t hold back when it comes to releasing devices this year. China’s number one smartphone OEM has released a bunch of smartphones and all sorts of smart gadgets this year. One of those released handsets was the affordable Redmi 2 smartphone which was announced back in January. The Redmi 2 is a direct […]

Huawei Mate 8 Render Leaks, Two Variants Incoming

Huawei Mate 8 Render Leaks, Two Variants Incoming

Huawei has pushed out a number of compelling devices to the market this year. This Chinese smartphone OEM has released their flagship P8 line of devices a couple of months ago, including the company’s flagship smartphone and phablet, Huawei P8 and P8Max. The mid-range Honor 4C handset followed soon after that alongside two entry-level tablets. […]

HTC Aero Rumored To Sport QHD Display, Gorilla Glass 4

HTC Aero Rumored To Sport QHD Display, Gorilla Glass 4

HTC’s Q2 2015 financial results have been posted yesterday, and things really don’t look good for this Taiwan-based smartphone manufacturer. HTC has been having issues turning a profit for quite some time now, and they were hoping that the One M9 which was released in March will help them. Well, it seems like that wasn’t […]

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 […]

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