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mophie Juice Pack keeps Galaxy S5 users from being wall-huggers

No matter how much Samsung might ridicule iPhone-using “wall-huggers”, there will inevitably come a time when the Galaxy S5 will also come close to dying that you’d might want to reach out for a wall too. When that day comes, mophie will be around to catch your fall, with its brand new Juice Pack designed specifically for the Samsung flagship.

QBracelet wearable battery taps into fashion

The team behind QBracelet have no qualms with entering the wearables market without extended functionality. The one device they’ve got so far is a bracelet with battery power inside. It charges your smart device when you need power – and that’s all it does.

LG L Fino and L Bello distill G3 for mass-market

IFA doesn’t kick off until early September, but LG can’t keep its secrets to itself, and so we’ve had an early look at the new L Fino and L Bello entry- and mid-level smartphones. Borrowing design elements from handsets like the LG G3, such as the rear button cluster, but skipping things like 4G and the clever laser autofocus system, … Continue reading

iPhone 6 5.5-inch housing gets leaked again

We definitely can’t get enough of iPhone 6 leaks and rumors, especially this close to Apple’s expected September media event. Our focus once again shift to the more controversial of the two, the 5.5-inch model that will be stretching not only the limits of Apple’s smartphone line but probably even the loyalty and faith of its fans.

iPhones will soon be able to start a Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S owners will soon be able to use their iPhones, if they have one, to start their electric car in case they’ve forgotten where they placed their key fob. This new feature was spotted in an upcoming version 6.0 update to Tesla’s operating system which is expected to roll out in the coming months.

Sony Xperia Z3 specs reveald by TENAA certification

Less than two weeks to go and we will finally see what Sony really has up its sleeve for its flagship for the second half of the year. But even before that day arrives, we might already know everything there is to know about the Xperia Z3, thanks to very detailed information for the Sony L55t and L55u coming from … Continue reading

Huawei Ascend Mate7 certified and revealed in TENAA

Huawei has just teased its September 4 IFA 2014 press event but China’s TENAA agency is already revealing what is believed to be the Ascend Mate7 well ahead of time. The details laid out for everyone to see closely matches the rumors, save that of the variant that is believed to have a higher resolution screen.

Latest Phone Reviews

HTC One (E8) review: Android’s iPhone 5C is here

The HTC One (M8) is one of the better Android handsets available. For many, it’s the aluminum shell that takes the cake. What happens when you strip it away and add plastic, though? Is the device still a winner? The HTC One (E8) is trying to answer that question.

Amazon Fire Phone review: The shopper’s smartphone

When Amazon wades into a new segment, competitors take note, and few devices have been so nervously anticipated as the Fire Phone. Amazon’s first smartphone doesn’t just put Prime in your pocket, it also pushes the limits of UI, with its quartet of Dynamic Perspective cameras, and computational photography, with Firefly. Ambitious, then, but Jeff Bezos & Co. have seldom … Continue reading

Nokia Lumia 635 Review

The Nokia Lumia 635 takes everything that made the Nokia Lumia 520 a winner and gives it a boost. It remains one of the cheapest Windows Phone 8 devices, now coming with Windows Phone 8.1 and the newest Nokia software, along with a look and feel that creates a powerful value proposal. Should you just buy last year’s model on … Continue reading

LG G3 Review

This month we’ve had an extended look at the LG G3 in its international edition, preparing for the USA-bound version(s) which will be launching later this Summer. What we’re seeing here is a phone that out-does the competition while it remains (somehow) humble in the public. It’s not for a lack of trying, of course, but for a lack of … Continue reading

Huawei Ascend Mate2 4G Review

This week we’re having a peek at the newest piece of hardware offered up by Huawei to the North American market: the Huawei Ascend Mate 2 (aka the Ascend Mate2 4G). This device is made to delivery a little bit of everything, including a large display, nearly the newest version of Android, and a unique delivery. If you want a … Continue reading

Motorola Moto E Review: Flawed Affordability

A smartphone for the cost-conscious. Going SIM-free and eschewing carrier subsidies has been slow to catch on in the US, but with T-Mobile USA’s “Uncarrier” movement gaining pace, perhaps the time is right for handsets that bear their true sticker price. Motorola is aiming big with the Moto E, but it’s walking a cautious and tricky balance between specs and … Continue reading

App News

Cycada lets iOS apps run on Android natively

This is the type of research project that will probably have Steve Jobs turning in his grave. A team of engineers from Columbia University have developed Cycada, formerly Cider, a compatibility architecture that would let iOS apps run on Android without heavy virtual machines or convoluted compatibility layers.

Ignore No More app forces you to call your mother

Oh great. There’s an app out there this week made by Mountaineer Technology Ventures called “Ignore No More.” This app is made by these maniacs to install on two separate devices – one for the parent, the other for the child. When the child refuses to return messages or calls to the parent, the parent can lock down their child’s … Continue reading

Uber updates both driver and rider apps to make life easier

Uber has pushed out yet another update, this one to its mobile apps — both the app for the driver and for the rider. When combined, the two new features aim to provide a more streamlined ride experience for the customer, and will make things a bit easier for the driver behind the wheel.

Google Play Summer Sale arrives – for real this time

Back on July 23rd, 2014, we saw the first collection of early mentions of the Google Play Summer event. This event would have a number of apps, movies, and music tapped for lower prices than usual, all wrapped up in one handy package. As it turns out, the time is now, and it’s not quite so cut and dry.

Want to be in a comic? Try these three apps

Now that Comic-Con is over, we’re sure there is an unpleasant return to reality. The humdrum droll of real life can get you down, but it doesn’t have to. If you want to animate your life, we’ve got a few apps you might want to check out. Whether it be a quick bit of avatar fun, or taking pics and … Continue reading

Amazon Appstore expands, has 30 free apps for 2 days

Amazon has a daily free app offering to entice users into its custom Android ecosystem as well as offer advertisement for the lucky app and developer. But like Google Play Store, it occasionally puts up themed bulk sales to hook in even more hits and users. To mark the shifting of the calendar, Amazon is giving away 30 apps all … Continue reading

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