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Hydrogen OS V4 Download Available For The OnePlus One

Hydrogen OS V4 Download Available For The OnePlus One

OnePlus One owners have had to wait a long time for their Android 5.x (Lollipop) update to arrive. That said, it did and did so in quite dramatic fashion with two competing OSes arriving pretty much at the same time (give or take a week). These came in the form of the Cyanogen based offering, […]

Phone Comparisons: LG G Flex 2 vs Yu Yuphoria

Phone Comparisons: LG G Flex 2 vs Yu Yuphoria

Introduction Do we have a good one for you today – the popular LG G Flex 2 goes up against the new Yu Yuphoria.  We have a unique and popular niche device, the LG G Flex 2, going head-to-head with the newcomer from India, the Yu Yuphoria…a device that offers decent specs for an unbelievably […]

YouTube App Has Added Support For HFR Videos

YouTube App Has Added Support For HFR Videos

Displays in mobile devices like smartphones are getting to be higher quality at a very fast pace. It was about four years ago when we got displays with 720p resolutions, resulting in a pixel density of more than 300 ppi, with a Full HD resolution in a 5.5-inch screen it results in more than 400 […]

AT&T Moto X (2nd Gen) Android 5.1 Update Is Ready

AT&T Moto X (2nd Gen) Android 5.1 Update Is Ready

Another day and that means another dose of Android 5.x (Lollipop) news is coming through. That said, it is probably much more accurate to state, another dose of Motorola Android 5.1 (Lollipop) news is coming through. For the best part of the last week, Motorola Android 5.1 news has been coming thick and fast with […]

Five Uses For Your Old Android Device

Five Uses For Your Old Android Device

Do you have an old Android device after an upgrade? Rather than have your old device gather dust in a drawer somewhere, why not repurpose it back into service doing something else? Depending on what you have, you may find your old Android device can be a big help. Here are five ideas on how […]

Deal: STAIRS CAT 20000mAh Battery Pack For $29.99

Deal: STAIRS CAT 20000mAh Battery Pack For $29.99

If you typically find yourself running out of battery power on trips or just on a daily occurrence due to your constant usage of the device, what you need is a battery pack with plenty of power to keep your device juiced up for days. This deal on the STAIRS CAT battery pack makes it […]

Google Fit Updates For Users And Devs

Google Fit Updates For Users And Devs

Google, along with nine new partners, has released updates to the Google Fit app that could prove beneficial to users as well as software developers. With additions such as new data trackers and nutritional information, users have greater opportunity to track their progress and make necessary changes in order to reach their fitness goals. Google has […]

Android M To Introduce Enhanced Misc. Menu In Storage

Android M To Introduce Enhanced Misc. Menu In Storage

Routine file maintenance is something which every Android user should at least be attempting to keep up, even if only very seldom. From time to time you might want to free up some storage on your device and you do so by going into the storage menu from settings. Here you can see how much […]

Google+ No Longer Appears Prominently In Search Results

Google+ No Longer Appears Prominently In Search Results

Google held a Google Photos event shortly after the Google I/O 2015 keynote and in this, Vice President of Photos and Streams, Bradley Horowitz, said the company would focus on connecting people via Google+ rather than using the social network as a brand moving forwards. Until recently, Google+ was used as a means of backing […]

The Nextbook Ares 8 From E FUN Is A $78 Android Tablet

The Nextbook Ares 8 From E FUN Is A $78 Android Tablet

E FUN has just released a brand new Android tablet as part of its Nextbook Ares range, called the Nextbook Ares 8. The tablet comes in an 8-inch form factor and has an asking price of just $78 at Walmart. The tablet is said to be available at over 3,700 Walmart stores across the nation and […]

Facebook Opens Up Messenger Payments Nationwide

Facebook Opens Up Messenger Payments Nationwide

It seems that just about everyone wants a piece of mobile payments, whether it be through physically paying for goods and services with your mobile device or by giving users the option to send payments to other people digitally using their phone. Facebook’s option became the latter, having introduced their person-to-person payment option for Messenger […]

Facebook And Google Compared By Former Employee

Facebook And Google Compared By Former Employee

Google and Facebook are two significantly different tech companies with divergent visions and contrasting methods of doing business. Even if the overall differences are already known by the public, numerous tech enthusiasts and aspiring employees for both enterprises, have wondered just how dissimilar Google and Facebook are. Fortunately, the answer to this question can be answered by […]

Wireless Receiver Patch Gives the G4 Wireless Charging

Wireless Receiver Patch Gives the G4 Wireless Charging

As we become a more mobile world, we are demanding much from our smartphones.  However, in doing so, we are also demanding a lot from a simple battery, whose technology, while improved greatly, still needs to be recharged on a regular basis.  To that end, we are starting to think more along the lines of […]

Google Improves Web Publishing Formats For Sheets

Google Improves Web Publishing Formats For Sheets

Google Sheets is part of Google’s productivity suite of applications, linked with Google Drive. Sheets is the spreadsheet manager and joins the word processor, Docs, and the presentation application, Slides, in offering customers a free, online-based alternative to the more mainstream, established desktop productivity software. Indeed, it’s fair to say that Docs, Sheets and Slides […]

Deal: Toshiba Chromebook 13 Only $169 On eBay

Deal: Toshiba Chromebook 13 Only $169 On eBay

The Chromebook market is one which is seeing significant growth of late and with good reason too. Those who are looking for a more affordable option compared to traditional desktops and laptops, can find some great options in the Chromebook market right now. One of the most popular ones that has come through recently, is […]

Google Improve Gmail Theme & Emoji Support

Google Improve Gmail Theme & Emoji Support

Google have today announced a number of changes to the Gmail website, which will be rolling out over the next few days. These include the additional of many more emoji and some significant improvements to how Gmail themes work, designed to help customize the experience for customers. Google’s themes may be used to differentiate between […]

Alcatel OneTouch & Cyanogen Abandon Hero 2+

Alcatel OneTouch & Cyanogen Abandon Hero 2+

Alcatel OneTouch has been making some decent moves over the last year and have been announcing a couple of really interesting smartphones. By now, most android news followers will be well-versed in the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3. This is a great smartphone and one which packs quite a significant punch when considering its rather mid-range pricing. […]

Google Translate Community Help To Get Better Results

Google Translate Community Help To Get Better Results

Google Translate is one of the most useful tools from the company, it launched in 2007 and since then, it has improved in many ways. It currently works with 90 languages, it lives online right from the Google search bar with commands like “translate x to y” where “x” is the desired word and “y” […]

Deal: Lumsing 10400mAh Battery Pack For $14.99

Deal: Lumsing 10400mAh Battery Pack For $14.99

Not all smartphones are capable of long-lasting battery life, and in these situations it’s good to have a battery pack on hand. In addition it can also be a good idea to have one even if your phone can typically go a whole day or more without a charge if you plan to be away […]

Amazon Expands App And Browser Stores To Mexico

Amazon Expands App And Browser Stores To Mexico

Amazon might be one of the biggest online retailers in the world, but that does not mean that they operate everywhere in the world. In fact, they actually do not operate in a number of regions  that you might expect and ones which are much closer to home than you might think. A prime example […]

Verizon States DROID Turbo Update To Start Tomorrow

Verizon States DROID Turbo Update To Start Tomorrow

Motorola DROID Turbo owners and Verizon customers have been sitting on the edge of the field watching everyone else enjoy Android Lollipop for some time, and finally it looks like the wait is over as Motorola officially announced yesterday that the soak test was beginning today for DROID Turbo users, while some users started seeing […]

Leaked Specifications Of Samsung Galaxy A8 Emerge

Leaked Specifications Of Samsung Galaxy A8 Emerge

One of Samsung’s strategies has been to launch a wide range of devices covering every end of the specification range, from entry level devices to large screen and all manner of tablets with screens from 7.0-inch to over 12-inch and all sizes in-between. We’ve seen Samsung release the Galaxy A-series of devices, where the emphasis […]

Rumor: Microsoft To Abandon Windows Phone For Android

Rumor: Microsoft To Abandon Windows Phone For Android

It is no secret that Microsoft is having trouble selling their Windows Phone…among other things. However, all of that may change if we are to believe leakster MSFTNerd’s Twitter account – Microsoft may instead offer an Android smartphone with particular Microsoft apps and services pre-loaded.  This makes a lot of sense as Microsoft could use […]

Xiaomi Expands To Brazil With The Redmi 2 For BRL499

Xiaomi Expands To Brazil With The Redmi 2 For BRL499

Xiaomi is the leading smartphone brand in the Chinese market today, and has since started to expand outside of China to bring their devices elsewhere. While they are not currently available officially in the U.S., Xiaomi has previously stated that they do have plans to enter the U.S. market at some point, just not soon. […]

AC/DC Now Available To Stream On Subscription Services

AC/DC Now Available To Stream On Subscription Services

Music is one of those industries which has seen massive change over the recent years. What was once a standard procedure, head to the shops on release day, pay you money and collect your record or CD, has massively changed with the developments in technology. In fact, it is one of the most rapidly changing […]

Canadian Galaxy S6 Buyers: Free 6 Month Google Play Music

Canadian Galaxy S6 Buyers: Free 6 Month Google Play Music

As reported earlier this month, an ad-supported version of Google Play Music was made available to the US customers, but not in Canada.  However, if you live in Canada and are in the market for the new Samsung Galaxy S6, then you are in luck – Samsung and Google have teamed up to offer a […]

Deal: Aukey Quick Charge 2.0 USB Car Charger Only $10.99

Deal: Aukey Quick Charge 2.0 USB Car Charger Only $10.99

Car chargers are big business now. Thanks to the power draining smartphones and portable devices we all have, being able to keep charged while on the go, is becoming much more of an issue. That is where car chargers, really come into their own and especially ones that offer Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 capabilities. Well, […]

Manufacturers Plan To Help Disappointing 2015 Sales

Manufacturers Plan To Help Disappointing 2015 Sales

2015’s crop of flagship smartphones has shown the world the best smartphone products from the leading manufacturers. We’ve seen brilliant design combined with better and better optics, higher resolution screens, more and more powerful 64-bit, multi-core processors, more and more system RAM and an increasing number of sensors. Unfortunately, sales of flagship devices have not […]

AT&T’s $200 Bill Credits For Next Customers Ends Today

AT&T’s $200 Bill Credits For Next Customers Ends Today

AT&T is offering up a deal for new and existing customers, so if you already subscribe, were thinking about subscribing, or weren’t really considering it but could be swayed by the temptation of some money back, then you might want to sit up and take notice. According to AT&T, new and existing customers can receive […]

AT&T’s HTC Desire Eye Receiving Lollipop Today

AT&T’s HTC Desire Eye Receiving Lollipop Today

HTC released an interesting smartphone last year, while the flagship sported a beautiful design in aluminum and a main camera of questionable quality, the Desire Eye sported a polycarbonate body and a very interesting camera in the front. It occupies more surface in the front than any other camera from the competition and it is […]

Kantar Report: Android Increases Market Share In The US

Kantar Report: Android Increases Market Share In The US

Kantar, the UK-based Market Research, Insight and Consultancy Division of British multinational advertising and public relations firm WPP plc, has just come out with its latest data about smartphone market share in the US. The report claims, Android has increased its market share in the country by 2.8 percentage points from 62.1 percent share of […]

Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge On Sprint Receiving Android 5.1

Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge On Sprint Receiving Android 5.1

Of late, the update race has taken a much needed change. While many waited for their android 5.x (Lollipop) update to arrive, the forward momentum has now firmly switched to that of Android 5.1. For those, that did not like Android 5.0 when first upgraded or found too many little bugs and annoyances, then this […]

Sprint’s “All-in” Plan Has 600kbps Video Streaming Limit

Sprint’s “All-in” Plan Has 600kbps Video Streaming Limit

Earlier this week, Sprint debuted their new “All-in” plan, designed to take on both T-Mobile’s low prices and Verizon’s unwillingness to offer unlimited data. On paper, and in the hands of David Beckham, it all seems pretty good. After all, for $80 – $60 for your service, $20 for your phone – you get unlimited […]

Pushbullet Intros Messaging As Part Of Huge Update

Pushbullet Intros Messaging As Part Of Huge Update

You’ve likely heard of Pushbullet before. If not, it’s a great little app which makes it super easy for anyone with a smartphone to send files from their PC or Mac to their mobile device. It’s also a really easy way to share files, links, videos, and pictures with friends without having to pick up […]

NVIDIA SHIELD New Games Available Including Half-Life 2, Ep 2

NVIDIA SHIELD New Games Available Including Half-Life 2, Ep 2

Android TV has seen significant growth of late with a number of new offerings available in terms of hardware, including a number of built-in options. That said, one of the most awaited Android TV devices of late, was the standalone NVIDIA SHIELD player. As well as a boost in performance in terms of specs (compared […]

Europe Agrees to Ban Roaming Charges by 2017

Europe Agrees to Ban Roaming Charges by 2017

While our readers in the UK are currently enjoying some of the best weather they’re likely to see all year (including this writer) it’s still likely that UK residents and those from other countries in the EU will be heading out of their country on holiday. That means that with them will be coming their […]

The DROID Turbo Lollipop Soak Test Is In Full Swing

The DROID Turbo Lollipop Soak Test Is In Full Swing

For many users who own an Android device, one of the most coveted attributes is having the latest version of the software which Google puts out for the masses. In this case it’s Lollipop. Many factors come into play which slow down the process for individual devices as well as OEM’s and the entire device […]

Verizon: True Wireless Confessions – 90% use in Bathroom

Verizon: True Wireless Confessions – 90% use in Bathroom

Did you ever wonder what people do with their smartphones when nobody is looking – are others doing the same thing you do when you think you are alone?  Verizon Wireless was wondering the same thing so they conducted a survey, took the results and named it, ‘True Wireless Confessions: How people REALLY use their […]

Former Researcher At Google To Work With The Government

Former Researcher At Google To Work With The Government

Google is one of the most important and popular companies in the world. Everyday there are hundreds of thousands new aspiring employees that wish for a chance to work inside the internet giant. Even if Google is really sought-after by prospective employees, it is definitely not the most powerful or influential entity in the United […]

Sony Corporation Investing In Mobile Sensors

Sony Corporation Investing In Mobile Sensors

Modern smartphones are packed full of sensors. The early Android devices contained proximity sensors for detecting when our faces are close to the screen on a call, and shutting it down, plus GPS for location sensors. Most also offered an orientation sensor, the accelerometer, to determine if the screen should be rotated or not. For […]

Sprint Signs David Beckham to Tackle Competitors in New Ad

Sprint Signs David Beckham to Tackle Competitors in New Ad

Recently, Sprint unveiled a new “All-in” unlimited plan that offers customers unlimited data, unlimited calls and unlimited SMS messages, all in one single plan. These plans are of course Sprint’s answer to the potentially confusing structure that T-Mobile offers, as the expensive plans of both Verizon and AT&T, of whom neither even offer unlimited data. […]

YouTube Working on New Cards, Better Notifications and More

YouTube Working on New Cards, Better Notifications and More

YouTube has become one of the biggest entertainment platforms around, never mind just online. For many people, YouTube is now their go-to platform for entertaining and original content. The service has evolved from the unboxing fetish and fail videos of old into a service where original content and community engagement is celebrated regularly. It’s also […]

Meizu MX5 Features And Flyme 4.5 UI Update

Meizu MX5 Features And Flyme 4.5 UI Update

After months and months of leaks and teasers, Meizu has finally announced their new MX5 flagship. Meizu has announced the MX5 along with the Depth-VR glasses and a 10,000mAh Power Bank during today’s press event in Beijing. We’ve covered each of these devices already, but are here to talk more about the Meizu MX5. This […]

Sprint’s New CEO Reportedly Earned $21.8 Million in 2014

Sprint’s New CEO Reportedly Earned $21.8 Million in 2014

Sprint, one of the four biggest telecommunication companies in the US, reportedly paid its CEO over $21.8 million dollars for the 2014 fiscal year. What makes this amount even more staggering is the fact that Claure wasn’t even in the position for the full 12 months, as the SEC filing shows the amount was paid […]

Meizu MX5 Pricing And Availability

Meizu MX5 Pricing And Availability

Meizu has announced three new devices during the company’s press event in Beijing today. This Chinese smartphone OEM has announced the Depth-VR virtual reality glasses, a 10,000mAh Power Bank and most importantly, their new MX5 flagship smartphone. We’ve already talked about all three of these devices, and are here to take a closer look at […]

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 […]

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