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HTC One calls out Siri and iPhone speaker: “I’m sitting on it”

The HTC One M8 with Windows is ready to roll in Microsoft’s newest battle advertisement video against Apple, bringing heat with Cortana as well as HTC One hardware finesse. This spot plays fun at Apple fans’ love of their unique hardware build, beginning with the iPhone signing “I feel pretty, oh so pretty” in front of a mirror.

Meizu MX4 sees ambitious Chinese upstart innovate on its own

Meizu has revealed its latest Android smartphone, the MX4, packing a 5.36-inch display and switching to aluminum alloy so as to make the slimmest phone the ambitious Chinese company has launched to-date. Coming in at 7.9mm thick, the MX4 has a Full HD display with 500 nit brightness, an octacore Mediatek MTK6595 2.2GHz processor, and packs a 20.7-megapixel Sony camera.

MOTA SmartRing will put a smartwatch on your finger

One ring to rule (almost) all notifications and on your finger bind them. That, in a poetic nutshell, is what MOTA will be bringing to the table when it unveils to the public the MOTA SmartRing at IFA 2014 this week. Stylish and lightweight, this wearable is promised to let you be in control of your digital communications, deciding whether … Continue reading

Xperia Z3 Compact appears bearing colors in leaked photos

Sony’s press event is in about 2 days but of course we will welcome any advanced screening of the OEM’s premium-looking devices. This may not be the next Xperia flagship, but these Xperia Z3 Compact smartphones are still a refreshing sight, especially considering they come in new and bright colors.

Redesigned iPhone 6 cord won’t likely launch soon

Another cut in the reality line for the next Apple power cord for iPhones and iPads has been made. Though we’ve heard plenty of rumors surrounding the next generation in “reversible” USB cords, especially those that’d ship with the iPhone 6, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggests today that such a cord is unlikely. At least for the present moment.

Motorola Luge: RAZR M reborn

The first reveal of the DROID RAZR M had us surprised – surprised that Motorola would make such a small phone and surprised that such a phone would feel so right in our hand. Now nearly 2 years after that device’s first reveal, (and our review), a rebranded iteration has been shown by Verizon as the Motorola Luge.

Latest Phone Reviews

HTC One M8 with Windows Review

What we could be witnessing right now is a crossroads in the Windows universe. HTC may very well have made the step towards legitimacy the Windows Phone platform needed to show the world that they really, truly can compete with Android. In the HTC One M8 with Windows, HTC has switched out Android for Windows Phone in the greatest handset … Continue reading

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

App News

Xbox One welcomes free shooter game Warframe

When we first logged in to the PlayStation 4 back in November of 2013, there was one extremely unique shooting game ready for us to play – one called Warframe. This wasn’t and isn’t the only 3rd-person shooter game in this console’s generation – and it certainly isn’t alone now on the Xbox One. But it is free – and … Continue reading

Reddit’s Ask Me Anything app brings AMAs to your smartphone

Reddit browsing apps litter the various mobile app stores, but if none of them are quite to your liking, you can get your daily AMA fix with Reddit’s new official app by the same name. The app is available now for those running iOS, and will (likely) be available for Android users in the near future.

Tripcast takes travel journaling to the next level

The days of sorting through hundreds of printed photos has been replaced by having to sort through hundreds of digital photos. Tagging makes this task a bit easier, but still not quite satisfactory for those times you want to reminisce or show off your latest vacation. That’s where Tripcast comes in.

Cirqle: social networking super-simplified

The launch of the app Cirqle symbolizes our wish to move away from the complicated mess present in social networks of the past. In Cirqle, made for iOS first, we’re seeing the likes of Instagram, Twitter, and Google+ turned into one extremely simple app. It’s photo sharing made just about as tiny as it can be.

Metagramme averages your Instagram photos

Instagram gives users a fair number of options for personalizing images snapped with their smartphone’s camera. Given that every user has their own personal tastes and shooting styles, it makes sense that trends between images will surface, something that is exemplified by the new service Metagramme.

In App takes search deep within your phone’s apps

When you’re searching on your smartphone, one of the avenues search often doesn’t look into is apps. Not searching for apps, but in them. A new iOS app is doing just that, diving into the information we store in our apps to make sense of it all.

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