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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. […]

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 […]

T-Mobile and Sprint CEO’s Start Twitter Fight

T-Mobile and Sprint CEO’s Start Twitter Fight

T-Mobile CEO John Legere is known for being brash, outspoken and for dropping a few four letters words at random times now and then. His Uncarrier initiatives have shaken up the industry and its fair to say he has had an effect on the other big three mobile phone companies in the United States. Some people like him, some […]

Hewlett-Packard Splits Company Into Two

Hewlett-Packard Splits Company Into Two

  One time tech giant Hewlett-Packard confirmed what was long rumored and split into two separate companies. Hewlett-Packard has been seeing their profits slowly slip for the last few years and saw this split as the route to take to save the company. Making matters worse Hewlett-Packard had to endure a lot of management changes […]

TRI Announces Turing Phone Pre-Orders Begin July 31st

TRI Announces Turing Phone Pre-Orders Begin July 31st

Unique smartphones come in all shapes and sizes, but few offer something truly unique which others do not. The Turing Phone from Turing Robotic Industries for example comes with the world’s first liquid metal-frame, or as TRI describes it, a Liquidmorphium smartphone. A device with a metal body will be just another device with a […]

Sprint And Carphone Warehouse Tie-Up For Retail Stores

Sprint And Carphone Warehouse Tie-Up For Retail Stores

American wireless carrier Sprint and British mobile phone retailer Carphone Warehouse have signed a deal to open several new Sprint-branded stores in the US, to be operated by the British retailer. The two firms will each invest around $32 million in the joint venture to begin with, and will each own 50 percent stake in […]

Some Sony Xperia Devices support Quick Charge

Some Sony Xperia Devices support Quick Charge

Out of all of the features that we see announced for new smartphones these days, the most important one we look for is Quick Charge? Why? Because we want to charge our phone quickly, especially if it can’t make it through the day. I’ve said before that I’d rather have Quick Charge than Qi wireless […]

Deal: HTC One M9 – $449.99

Deal: HTC One M9 – $449.99

Fancy a HTC One M9? Well now you can grab an unlocked model for just $449.99. This is the AT&T model, but it is unlocked, so you can take it to T-Mobile easily. Right now only the Gunmetal gray color is available, so you’d better hurry up before it’s sold out as well. Seeing as […]

Chicago Introduces 9% Cloud Tax

Chicago Introduces 9% Cloud Tax

Media has rapidly moved from the physical to the digital; twenty years ago, we read real books and magazines, we listened to music on a CD (Compact Disc) player and watched movies recorded onto a magnetic tape media. In 2015, many people read using a digital medium, be this an online magazine, eBook reader (such […]

Xiaomi Releases Kernel Source for the Mi 4i

Xiaomi Releases Kernel Source for the Mi 4i

By now, you’ve probably heard about Xiaomi. They are one of the many smartphone manufacturers over in China, and they have only been around for about 5 years now. They announced early this morning that they sold 34.7 million smartphones so far in 2015. Xiaomi has been very popular in China for a few years, […]

More than Regulatory Issues Keeping Chinese OEMs out of US

More than Regulatory Issues Keeping Chinese OEMs out of US

We’ve said it many times before, “when is <insert manufacturer name here> coming to the US?” Well after spending the beginning of this week in Beijing with Meizu for their MX5 launch, I was able to get a better sense of why Meizu – and to that extent, other Manufacturers that are from China – […]

Xiaomi vs Letv: Two Companies, Two Different Strategies

Xiaomi vs Letv: Two Companies, Two Different Strategies

It can be said that one of the biggest motivators of innovation is competition. Apple wanted to build a better computer than Microsoft, so they created the Mac. Facebook felt that the social scene was stale, so they went head-to-head against MySpace and came out with the world’s largest social network. Great products have come […]

Deal: ChargeTech 24,000mAh Portable Power Outlet – $199

Deal: ChargeTech 24,000mAh Portable Power Outlet – $199

We’ve seen a ton of different portable battery packs available to charge your smartphone or tablet or even smartwatch. And to some extent, the new Macbook and Chromebook Pixel. But how about a battery pack that has an actual AC outlet built in? Now that’s the dream isn’t it? ChargeTech’s 24,000mAh portable power outlet has […]

MediaTek Refuses To Comment On M&A Speculations With NVIDIA

MediaTek Refuses To Comment On M&A Speculations With NVIDIA

According to a report carried by DigiTimes, Taiwanese chip maker MediaTek has refused to comment on multiple reports which claimed the company was contemplating a merger with American chip maker NVIDIA. In a filing with the Taiwan stock exchange, the company has denied being the source of a widely publicized report in the Chinese media, […]

New Doogee F3 Images Leak, Launching This September

New Doogee F3 Images Leak, Launching This September

We’ve talked about quite a few Doogee-branded devices lately, this Chinese smartphone OEM has been really active as far as smartphone launches and teasers go. The most interesting device that we’ve seen though, is the Doogee F3, the company’s upcoming flagship. This device will be available in three variants according to a number of leaks […]

Chrome OS Now Supports NVIDIA’s Tegra X1

Chrome OS Now Supports NVIDIA’s Tegra X1

Earlier in the year, Nvidia introduced the Tegra X1 processor as a follow up to the Nvidia Tegra K1. The K1 was available in two flavors, the 32-bit K1-32 as used in the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet and the Google Tango Tablet, and the K1-64, which as the name might suggest is a 64-bit processor and this […]

Hangouts Bug Preventing SMS/Hangouts Integration

Hangouts Bug Preventing SMS/Hangouts Integration

Google likes to integrate many of its services so that they all function as one. While a great idea in concept, the implication can at times be disastrous. This was proven when Google integrated Google+ and YouTube together in an attempt to allow a more streamlined experience when commenting on videos. Users took to the […]

Honor 7 In Pieces, Huawei’s New Handset Gets Dismantled

Honor 7 In Pieces, Huawei’s New Handset Gets Dismantled

Huawei Honor 7 info has been leaking for months now. Huawei’s high-end smartphone has been popping up all over the place for a long time, and the company has finally announced the device a couple of days ago. This handset resembles Huawei’s previous high-end offerings, it is made out of metal, and it offers high-end […]

Panasonic P55 Novo Unveiled, Features A Triple LED Flash

Panasonic P55 Novo Unveiled, Features A Triple LED Flash

Panasonic is a really well-known brand, but they’re definitely not amongst the first companies you think of when someone mentions the word ‘smartphone’. This Japan-based company does manufacture smartphones though, but their availability is very limited. India is one of the markets where Panasonic sells their phones, the company has released two devices over there […]

Meizu MX5 Wallpapers Are Now Available For Download

Meizu MX5 Wallpapers Are Now Available For Download

After months of various leaks and rumors, Meizu has finally announced their new flagship a couple of days ago. This Chinese smartphone manufacturer has unveiled the Meizu MX5 in China, and once again managed to introduce a really compelling smartphone which has more than an affordable price point. We’ve participated the launch event in China, […]

HTC Aero Rumored To Feature A ‘Groundbreaking’ Camera

HTC Aero Rumored To Feature A ‘Groundbreaking’ Camera

HTC has been announcing high-end devices left and right this year. The company has unveiled their new flagship, the One M9, during the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona back in March, where everything started. This Taiwan-based company has showcased a number of additional high-end offerings since then, including the One M9+, One E9+, Butterfly […]

Xiaomi Mi 5 Plus Specs Pop Up, Snapdragon 820 Mentioned

Xiaomi Mi 5 Plus Specs Pop Up, Snapdragon 820 Mentioned

Xiaomi has already announced quite a few devices this year. The company has announced a number of smartphones, as well as other smart devices, like smart TVs for example. Xiaomi has announced earlier today that they managed to sell 34.7 million smartphones in the first half of this year, which is around 30% more compared […]

Xiaomi Mi Band 1S Surfaces, Heart-Rate Monitor In Tow

Xiaomi Mi Band 1S Surfaces, Heart-Rate Monitor In Tow

Xiaomi is China’s largest smartphone OEM, and one of the fastest growing smartphone OEMs in the world. This company, however, manufactures all kinds of tech gadgets, not just smartphones. Xiaomi is manufacturing smart TVs, tablets, smartphones, fitness trackers, and all sorts of other tech gadgets. Speaking of fitness trackers, earlier this month the company has […]

Elephone’s Upcoming Mid-Ranger To Cost Only $79.99

Elephone’s Upcoming Mid-Ranger To Cost Only $79.99

Elephone is one of the China-based OEMs which are trying to make a name for themselves and differentiate from the competition. This company has been manufacturing really well-built low and mid-range devices for a long time, and then they started to produce higher-end offerings which grabbed the attention of both consumers and the media. The […]

Official: Xiaomi Sold 34.7 Million Devices In H1 2015

Official: Xiaomi Sold 34.7 Million Devices In H1 2015

Xiaomi is currently the number one smartphone manufacturer in China. We’ve talked about this company many times before, and most of you probably already know that it’s one of the fastest growing smartphone OEMs both in China and the world. Xiaomi has recently announced their expansion to Brasil, and other markets will most probably follow […]

Featured Review: Umi eMax

Featured Review: Umi eMax

As a company Umi has been around for the better half of a decade, but may not necessarily be a name you’re familiar with when it comes to smartphones.  Umi has a handful of phones on the market right now and a few coming out as well, each one having their own strengths and selling […]

Phone Comparisons: Huawei P8 vs Yu Yuphoria

Phone Comparisons: Huawei P8 vs Yu Yuphoria

Introduction Do we have a good one for you today – the Huawei P8, made by one of China’s largest multinational networking and telecommunications equipment companies, goes up against the new Yu Yuphoria, made by a wholly owned subsidiary of India’s Micromax.  This is a classic David and Goliath tale…which one will come out on […]

Analyst Predicts Major Decrease In Smartwatch Demand

Analyst Predicts Major Decrease In Smartwatch Demand

Smartwatches haven’t been as well-adopted as many analysts predicted, they still haven’t seen the big exponential growth that many hoped for. Since the launch of the first smartwatches, numerous reports were published that talked about how the new gadgets were supposed to be the first piece of wearable technology to be greatly adopted by the […]

Top 10 Best Android Smartphones Buyers Guide: July 2015 Edition

Top 10 Best Android Smartphones Buyers Guide: July 2015 Edition

As we enter the summer, it’s inevitable that manufacturers and carriers that released phones earlier on in the year will be enticing people in with new offers. Considering that Qualcomm is still working on their next-generation Snapdragon 820 CPU, it doesn’t look like the second half of the year is going to hold many surprises. […]

Sprint’s Cramming Settlement to Cost $50 Million

Sprint’s Cramming Settlement to Cost $50 Million

A settlement was signed by a District Judge on Tuesday between the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and Sprint Corp ordering the mobile provider to restitute fees that were wrongfully charged to customer’s monthly bills. This settlement is another piece of the larger epidemic of cramming, where mobile carriers charge unwarranted fees for premium text message services […]

Oukitel Phone With 10,000 mAh Battery Gets Photographed

Oukitel Phone With 10,000 mAh Battery Gets Photographed

Battery life in current mobile devices, particularly smartphones and smartwatches, is an issue that has not been properly addressed. As devices get slimmer, there’s less room to fit a battery with larger capacity and the screens keep getting bigger, so they require more energy. Of course newer processors and software optimizations help to consume less […]

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