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ZTE Nubia Z9 has some interesting “invisible” bezels

It seems that there will be a new trend, at least among Chinese OEMs at first. Samsung’s Galaxy S6 edge seems to have sparked a new idea about how to deal with bezels. OPPO’s upcoming R7 is already known for “faking” its bezel-less looks, almost a literal smoke and mirrors, particularly the mirror part. ZTE seems to have somewhat followed … Continue reading

Apple chomping away at Android in Europe and China

Over the past three months of 2015, ending in March, iOS has reached a 20.3% share amongst users in Europe’s five largest countries. This includes Great Britain, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain. This information comes from a Q1 report from Kantar Worldpanel’s ComTech, who suggest Android still commands a 68.4% share in this collection of countries, it’s fallen 3.1 percentage … Continue reading

LG Lancet Windows Phone coming to Verizon, specs leaked

Last month, we gave you a sneak peek at what little we knew about Verizon’s newest LG Windows Phone. Now, we know a lot more. LG’s new Windows Phone is called the Lancet. It’s LG’s first foray into Windows Phone territory from LG’s usual fare of Android devices. It’s nothing too fancy, but it could be a solid choice for … Continue reading

UT researchers develop GPS system accurate to the centimeter

There is a limit to how accurate GPS systems are today for the average US for consumer. Only a few industries get the most accurate GPS available, but researchers at the University of Texas Cockrell School of Engineering at Austin have developed a new GPS system that is accurate down to the centimeter. The system is also inexpensive and could … Continue reading

3rd gen Moto X specs leaks out

It’s hard to believe that it has already been seven months since the 2014 Moto X was unveiled, which means there just 5 months left until the next generation. Unless Lenovo/Motorola decides on an August date just like the first Moto X. Naturally, we’re beginning to hear of supposed insider info on what the 2015 Moto X will be like, … Continue reading

HTC One M9 falls short, not enough to save HTC

HTC came under hard times but, for a while, it seemed that the Taiwanese manufacturer was on the verge of recovery, especially after the HTC One M8 and its new found fascination with mobile photography. Then came the HTC One M9 and now it seems that all hell has broken loose yet again. The company’s financial report for April showed … Continue reading

Latest Phone Reviews

Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 Review: Surprisingly Good

The device you’re seeing here is not what it seems. While you might have never owned an Alcatel smartphone before – and you might never have even seen one in the wild – they’ve been around for a while. Here, with the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3, the company has created a device that aims to take out the top tier … Continue reading

Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge Review

Samsung has a lackluster track record making flagship smartphones with serious lust-appeal. Its plastic-bodied Galaxy range was the Camry trying to play in Mercedes and Audi territory, earnestly ticking the boxes on the spec sheet, but failing to grasp that owners care about a sense of prestige as much they do a roster of the latest functionality. The Samsung Galaxy … Continue reading

Huawei Honor 6 Plus Review

After a few weeks of use, one thing is clear: with the Honor 6 Plus, Huawei isn’t messing around. While this device will not be released internationally* – nor will it be coming to the United States – Huawei has delivered a smartphone that’s worthy of your attention. In the future, we hope, Huawei will be able to continue their … Continue reading

HTC One M9 Review – Gambling on Quality

What does it take to create a smartphone design classic? For the HTC One M9, the answer is relentless refinement, improving what worked in its metal-bodied predecessors rather than chasing the latest trends. The smartphone spec arms-race is relentless, however, notable as much for its hyperbole as the minimal attention span of would-be buyers in carrier stores. If you can’t … Continue reading

Moto E 2015 (2nd Gen) Review

Motorola’s 2nd gen Moto E comes with Android 5.0 Lollipop, a 4.5-inch display, and is perfectly legit for the price it’s being offered at. Is it the finest piece of hardware on the market today? Of course not. Is it meant to be? No way. Does the 2015 Moto E provide one of the most compelling value propositions for a … Continue reading

LG G Flex 2 Review – Killer Curves

First you have to prove you’re not a gimmick. Then it’s just a matter of proving you’re better. LG turned heads with the G Flex last year, an Android smartphone with a banana-like bend to it, only to be stung with criticism that its big idea was actually just too big for the hand. Now, 2015 brings a new curved … Continue reading

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge Review – Side-screen side eye

Using the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge is an exercise in obsession with using the biggest and the newest in smartphone tech. This smartphone is not necessarily the most well thought out for the end user – you, and it’s not necessarily the best smartphone solution for your everyday life. Instead, like the original Galaxy Note, this device presents a unique … Continue reading

App News

WeMo app brings IFTTT support for LED bulbs

This week the folks at WeMo have announced that their WeMo app for WeMo smart lightbulbs has been updated to work with IFTTT for LED bulbs. This means that users that have IFTTT accounts – which are free, mind you – are able to create formulas (if this then that) which allow smart devices in-hand and in-pocket to interact with … Continue reading

Fleksy keyboard for Android kicks fee for a week

This week the folks behind Fleksy keyboard for Android have decided to push their abilities to as many Android users as possible. For the next week, the two dollar fee for the full version of the app has been waived. Of course there is an in-app store for additional themes for keyboards, but all the good stuff is available right … Continue reading

Samsung Tizen app store heads to more countries

Since the Tizen OS launched from Samsung, smartphones with that OS have been limited to India and Bangladesh. That meant that people from other countries couldn’t get Samsungs homegrown Android challenger by default on a smartphone you can purchase in the store. As of now, the only device in the countries where Tizen is available is the Samsung Z1.

Tidal did NOT just jack up their price

Earlier today it appeared that the iOS version of Tidal’s music streaming app had pushed a price increase on users. In fact, this price increase isn’t new. Also in fact – it isn’t universal. It’s only through Apple’s mobile products. With iTunes, according to Tidal, “Apple’s policy is to charge TIDAL subscribers a 30% fee on your monthly subscription, for … Continue reading

Milk Video Review – Samsung’s YouTube

While it might seem strange to call Milk Video “Samsung’s YouTube” since it contains actual YouTube content, know this: it’s what this software feels like that counts. Over the past few weeks I’ve been using Samsung’s Milk Video on a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 regularly. Once I received a Samsung Galaxy S6 for review over on Android Community, I began … Continue reading

Apple: fart apps not allowed on Apple Watch

Well, color me disappointed. Turns out one of the first apps owners of the new $17,000 luxury Apple Watch Edition won’t be downloading is one that plays fart sounds. Dang, thanks a lot Apple! Ok, seriously, someone was hoping to be behind the very first fart app for the Apple Watch, the brilliantly titled Fart Watch, but Apple has rejected … Continue reading

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