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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 […]

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 […]

HTC’s Q2 Financial Results Are In, And They’re Not Good

HTC’s Q2 Financial Results Are In, And They’re Not Good

HTC was once one of the biggest smartphone OEMs in the world, but the company has been struggling for quite some time now. HTC has been having issues keeping their profits up for a couple of years now, and they had to cut costs last year in order to get back on the right track. […]

The Alleged Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 Poses Next To Meizu MX5

The Alleged Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 Poses Next To Meizu MX5

Xiaomi has released quite a lot of devices this year, and amongst them, we’ve seen this China-based company release quite a few smartphones as well. The Redmi 2, Mi Note, Mi Note Pro… and so on. The company is expected to release a couple more devices before the end of the year though, and Redmi […]

Kirin 950 Specs Surface, The SoC Might Launch Soon

Kirin 950 Specs Surface, The SoC Might Launch Soon

Huawei has unveiled quite a few solid smartphones this year, as well as their first Android Wear-powered smartwatch which also looks really sleek. The company has showcased three devices as part of their P8 line earlier this year, including the company’s flagship, the Huawei P8. Soon after that, this Chinese smartphone OEM has unveiled the […]

Meizu Received Over 5 Million Registrations For MX5 Sale

Meizu Received Over 5 Million Registrations For MX5 Sale

Meizu has recently announced the company’s new flagship, the Meizu MX5. This handset is a direct successor to the Meizu MX5, and it really does have a lot to offer. The Meizu MX5 is made out of metal, and it sports really solid specs. We’ve talked about this handset a number of times thus far, […]

Redmi 2 Pro Now Available For International Pre-Orders

Redmi 2 Pro Now Available For International Pre-Orders

Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 is one of the most anticipated Xiaomi-branded devices of the year. This handset has leaked a number of times this year, and is also one of the most leaked devices of the year. We’ve seen this handset’s leaked specs and a ton of leaked images, but that’s not the only Redmi […]

QMobile A1 Unveiled In Pakistan, New Android One Device

QMobile A1 Unveiled In Pakistan, New Android One Device

Google has announced their Android One project in India last year. The Mountain View giant has partnered up with three India-based companies in order to push Android One devices to the second largest smartphone market in the world. What is Android One? Android One devices are pre-loaded with Google’s stock Android OS, and are getting […]

Rumor: LG Preparing G Pro 3

Rumor: LG Preparing G Pro 3

Last year, LG released the LG G Pro 2 early on, a 5.9-inch device based around the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor. The G Pro 2 was subsequently followed by the LG G3 in the summer. Earlier this year we waited for a follow up to the G Pro 2 but LG instead appeared to drop the […]

Asus Pegasus 2 Is Now Official, 3GB Of RAM In Tow

Asus Pegasus 2 Is Now Official, 3GB Of RAM In Tow

Asus is one of the biggest tech companies in the world. This Taiwan-based company has unveiled their ZenFone 2 line of devices back in January during CES, but the company hasn’t really announced many devices since then. They’ve been really busy trying to launch the ZenFone 2 in as many markets as possible, and it […]

WhatsApp Rumors Point To Two New Features

WhatsApp Rumors Point To Two New Features

Two rumors have surfaced recently that point to some cool new features for the popular messaging app, WhatsApp. Founded in 2009 by two former Yahoo employees, Jan Koum and Brian Acton, WhatsApp was conceived when they both realized that Apple’s app store was about to grow exponentially and would offer great opportunities for developers. Coupled with […]

Leaked Brochure Reveals More About Samsung Galaxy A8

Leaked Brochure Reveals More About Samsung Galaxy A8

Another day, another Galaxy A8 leak. Samsung’s upcoming smartphone has now got almost all its hardware specifications revealed through what looks like an official brochure from Samsung, an image of which, was sent to GSMArena by a reader from South Korea named Sung Kim. While the device has already had most of its specs leaked […]

Samsung Updating Russian Galaxy Note 4 To Android 5.1.1

Samsung Updating Russian Galaxy Note 4 To Android 5.1.1

Shortly after releasing Android 5.1 Lollipop, Google released a smaller update to this, bringing the latest version of Android up to 5.1.1 Lollipop. 5.1.1 includes a number of bugfixes and resolutions to issues encountered in earlier versions of Android Lollipop, both 5.0.x and 5.1, including improvements to memory management and device performance: Nexus devices running […]

Nationwide Mobile Number Portability Launched In India

Nationwide Mobile Number Portability Launched In India

Pan India mobile number portability (MNP) is now a reality for consumers in India, after several successful attempts at blocking the service from going live, allegedly by a cartel of the biggest telecom companies in the country, informally termed as AVoID, which is play on the names of Airtel, Vodafone and Idea. The three companies […]

Video: Ulefone Be Touch 2 Used To Hammer Nails

Video: Ulefone Be Touch 2 Used To Hammer Nails

A lesson many people learn the hard way is that smartphones are relatively fragile devices. To handle, many smartphones are not the most ergonomic of devices, often being wider than a comfortable grip, quite thin, lightweight and in many cases, built from a relatively slippery material such as glossy plastic, glass or metal. Yes, some […]

UMi To Release A Dual-Screen Handset Soon

UMi To Release A Dual-Screen Handset Soon

Smartphones have become an integral part of our lives, and we’re seeing a lot of them being pushed to the market on a regular basis. Considering the amount of smartphone that are available out there, it’s becoming really difficult to differentiate and appeal to consumers. We’ve seen a ton of interesting concepts being pushed to […]

Featured Review: Fitbit Charge HR

Featured Review: Fitbit Charge HR

When it comes to activity trackers, Fitbit is easily one of the most well-known brands in the space. Recently we reviewed the Fitbit Surge which is Fitbit’s GPS Watch. Think of it like a fitness/activity tracker with smartwatch like tendencies. It’s got a nice range of features and was pretty comfortable to wear throughout the day. […]

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