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  • 80% of apps in the Apple App Store are zombies

    80% of apps in the Apple App Store are zombies

    It is no news to those of us who have watched the mobile app dynamics with keen interest for years. The Apple App Store may have 1.2 million apps, but only about 240, 000 of them are being downloaded. That’s…Read more →
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  • Google begins to roll out updates to a couple of services and Apps

    Google begins to roll out updates to a couple of services and Apps

    Following the recent update to the Google Play service to Google Play 5.0, Google has began to roll out a couple of updates to its services and apps such as Gmail, Google Maps and Games. Gmail The new Gmail v4.9 now…Read more →
    - 14 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 4:05pm -
  • Andela is hiring young people to change the world

    Andela is hiring young people to change the world

    Andela is a new kind of company partnering with some of the best engineers and technology entrepreneurs in Nigeria, the United States and Canada to hire and train Africa’s brightest and most driven young people. The goal? Andela wants to…Read mor…
    - 16 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 2:30pm -
  • Budget gadgets come at a cost

    Budget gadgets come at a cost

    I have the privilege of having owned and used well over a hundred mobile devices (and reviewed even more), if there is one thing I am sure of, it is that budget always comes at a cost. It does not matter what brand it is or how well hyped it is, if y…
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 8:11pm -
  • Get 1 GB mobile internet for N1,500 monthly from Mobility.ng
    For years, MOBILITY Blog has championed the cause of more affordable mobile internet plans. We have dreamed of plans as affordable as 3GB for N1,000 monthly. Today, we introduce to you MobiBlaze, a new affordable mobile internet plan that gets…Read…
    - 2 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 8:38pm -
  • When is Nigeria getting operator billing for Windows Phone users?

    When is Nigeria getting operator billing for Windows Phone users?

    It is big news that Microsoft has partnered with Safaricom to implement carrier billing in Kenya. Carrier billing (or direct operator billing) lets users make purchases from the airtime on their mobile lines. No credit card needed. No Paypal or…Rea…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 7:59am -
  • What Cortana had to say about Germany versus Brazil

    What Cortana had to say about Germany versus Brazil

    Fellow mobilista, Olayinka Oladele, remembered to ask Cortana to predict the Germany versus Brazil World Cup semi-finals match a little late. Cortana is the built-in personal virtual assistant for Windows Phone OS. Here is how it went: Cortana has go…
    - 4 days ago, 9 Jul 14, 8:46am -
  • Xtra Large: Nokia XL Dual SIM review

    Xtra Large: Nokia XL Dual SIM review

    The Nokia XL is the third device in the Nokia X Platform family. It is the largest of them too. Think XL for extra large. Have a look at the quick specs sheet: DualSIM, micro-SIM 5-inch 800 x 480 pixel…Read more →
    - 4 days ago, 9 Jul 14, 7:41am -

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  • Samsung Launches India Centric GALAXY Appstore With 500 Curated Apps

    Samsung Launches India Centric GALAXY Appstore With 500 Curated Apps

    Samsung has launched today the improved India Centric Galaxy Appstore known as Samsung Galaxy Apps. This Appstore will host a selected 500 quality curated apps, 300 of which will be India centric Apps and 200 global Apps. According to Samsung, the ne…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 4:10pm -
  • HTC One (E8) With 5 Inch FHD Display Launched At Rs. 34,990

    HTC One (E8) With 5 Inch FHD Display Launched At Rs. 34,990

      Besides Desire 616, HTC One (E8), which is watered down version of premium HTC One (M8) was also launched at Rs. 34,990. This will be available across India by the end of this month in vibrant colors including Red, Black and White. The HTC One (E8…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 12:02pm -
  • HTC Desire 616 With 5 Inch Display & Octa-Core CPU Launched At Rs. 16,900

    HTC Desire 616 With 5 Inch Display &  Octa-Core CPU Launched At Rs. 16,900

    Taiwan based HTC launched today its mid-range HTC Desire 616 smartphone at an event in New Delhi. This smartphone was announced few days ago in Singapore. It will be available in two color variants – Dark Grey and Pearl White. This phone is priced…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 10:42am -
  • IPL vs FIFA World Cup: Interesting Study Of Likings Of Indians By UC Browser

    IPL vs FIFA World Cup: Interesting Study Of Likings Of Indians By UC Browser

    India’s most popular mobile browser, UC Browser has carried out an interesting study of Indians about their love for game of cricket and the ongoing FIFA World Cup. UC Browser had provided comprehensive content and services for the just concluded…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 11:55am -
  • LG G3 Smart Keyboard Update Roll-Out Begins

    LG G3 Smart Keyboard Update Roll-Out Begins

    LG has announced today that it will start rolling-out updates for the Smart Keyboard of its highly successful latest flagship LG G3 samrtphone.  LG 3 Smart Keyboard incorporates predictive technology for analyzing the typing habits of its users to…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 9:41am -
  • How Smartphones Are Shaping Today’s Business World

    How Smartphones Are Shaping Today’s Business World

    More than two-thirds of Americans have smartphones and spend more time using them than their computers, Engadget reports. Smartphones have altered nearly every aspect of our personal lives, and it is no different for businesses. Here are some ways th…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 4:31am -
  • Revised Version Of ASUS Fonepad 7 Tablet Announced

    Revised Version Of  ASUS Fonepad 7 Tablet Announced

    On the sideline of launch of Asus ZenFones in an event in New Delhi, Asus also announced the revised version of their FonePad 7 tablet. However, Asus has not disclosed the price of this tablet. The ASUS Fonepad 7 features rounded edges, smooth chass…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 4:14am -

CRAZIEST GADGETS

  • Are You a Darth Vader Fan?

    Are You a Darth Vader Fan?

    Are You a Darth Vader Fan? Check out our Craziest Gadgets Shop for unique gifts!
    - 12 days ago, 1 Jul 14, 5:21pm -
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    Sushi Luggage Covers

    Sushi Luggage Covers Check out our Craziest Gadgets Shop for unique gifts!
    - 12 days ago, 30 Jun 14, 6:47pm -
  • Solar Powered Lounge Chair

    Solar Powered Lounge Chair

    Solar Powered Lounge Chair Check out our Craziest Gadgets Shop for unique gifts!
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GADGETS AND GIZMOS

  • Google’s “Right to Forget” Links Re-instated

    Google’s “Right to Forget” Links Re-instated

    The controversy caused by the removal of many links from Google has led to some of them now being reinstated.The issue came about thanks to the internet giant starting to comply with the European …Google’s “Right to Forget” Links Re-instated…
    - 4 days ago, 9 Jul 14, 12:15pm -
  • The Microsoft Smartwatch Might Appear in October

    The Microsoft Smartwatch Might Appear in October

    Rumours about the supposed released of the new Microsoft smartwatch are heating up, with October said to be when we can expect it so in shops.Of course, we have heard about the possibility of …The Microsoft Smartwatch Might Appear in October is a…
    - 4 days ago, 9 Jul 14, 8:05am -
  • Will Android TV Fare Better Than Google TV?

    Will Android TV Fare Better Than Google TV?

    Google TV looked like a good idea when it was first announced a few year ago so what went wrong? More importantly, what has changed since then to make Android TV from Google something that …Will Android TV Fare Better Than Google TV? is a post from…
    - 5 days ago, 8 Jul 14, 12:07pm -
  • Facebook Controversy over Secret Emotions Study

    Facebook Controversy over Secret Emotions Study

    A controversial and secret Facebook experiment has led to criticism of the social media giant.The psychology experiment by Facebook involved them manipulating news items, which were then seen by close to 700,000 people who …Facebook Controversy ov…
    - 5 days ago, 8 Jul 14, 12:03pm -
  • Yo App Is Massively Popular but Has Security Issues

    Yo App Is Massively Popular but Has Security Issues

    The new messaging app Yo has turned out to be an unexpected runaway success. Let’s face it; all it lets you do is send a message with the word “Yo”.Despite the limited nature of …Yo App Is Massively Popular but Has Security Issues is a post…
    - 5 days ago, 8 Jul 14, 8:02am -
  • Android and Windows Phones to Get Kill Switches Added to Them

    Android and Windows Phones to Get Kill Switches Added to Them

    It has been reported that both Google and Microsoft will be adding kill switch functionality to their future phones.This change would ensure that Android and Windows phones could be made utterly useless if they …Android and Windows Phones to Get K…
    - 5 days ago, 7 Jul 14, 10:00pm -
  • Charge Your Gadgets before Flying to the US from Heathrow

    Charge Your Gadgets before Flying to the US from Heathrow

    If you are planning to fly from Heathrow Airport for your summer holidays then there is a good chance that you are going to be taking some of your favourite gadgets away with you.We …Charge Your Gadgets before Flying to the US from Heathrow is a p…
    - 5 days ago, 7 Jul 14, 8:15pm -
  • Where Are the Most Powerful Computers in the World?

    Where Are the Most Powerful Computers in the World?

    The release of the twice yearly list of the 500 most powerful computers in the world is always pretty interesting. This year, it is again a supercomputer from China that tops the list, for the …Where Are the Most Powerful Computers in the World? is…
    - 20 days ago, 23 Jun 14, 5:53pm -
  • The Smart Cup Knows What Your Favourite Brand of Cola Is

    The Smart Cup Knows What Your Favourite Brand of Cola Is

    When you drink from a cup you tend to know what’s in it, right? Sure, you might be a fan of having the odd mystery drink but living dangerously like this is something you can …The Smart Cup Knows What Your Favourite Brand of Cola Is is a post fro…
    - 23 days ago, 20 Jun 14, 10:13am -
  • Massive Games Design Event Kicks Off in Dundee

    Massive Games Design Event Kicks Off in Dundee

    Do you think that you could design a video game that would sweep the world and become a favourite of millions of games? Yeah? You want to go to Dundee then. No, really.The Scottish …Massive Games Design Event Kicks Off in Dundee is a post from: Ga…
    - 24 days ago, 19 Jun 14, 8:10am -

MOBILE CRUNCH

  • XKit, The Tumblr Client For Power Users, Arrives On iOS

    XKit, The Tumblr Client For Power Users, Arrives On iOS

     A well-liked Tumblr extension called XKit, which adds more functionality to the social blogging service, has just made its way to mobile in the form of a paid iOS app. Though there have been some reports of flattening Tumblr traffic following its a…
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 6:03pm -
  • Chinese State Media Renews Anti-Apple Rhetoric, Calls The iPhone A “National Security Concern”

    Chinese State Media Renews Anti-Apple Rhetoric, Calls The iPhone A “National Security Concern”

     Apple has faced a fair amount of state-sponsored criticism in China, a market where the prevailing powers have a stated goal of promoting more home-grown network and IT solutions. The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple’s iOS 7 poses a threat…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 4:16pm -
  • CEO With A Heart Of Gold, Neil Young Takes The Reins At PonoMusic, Tech Vet John Hamm Remains Investor

    CEO With A Heart Of Gold, Neil Young Takes The Reins At PonoMusic, Tech Vet John Hamm Remains Investor

     A changing of keys and tempo, at PonoMusic, the venture founded on the premise of a high-fidelity digital music service and music-playing device. Neil Young, the iconic musician who founded Pono and saw it raise over $6.2 million on Kickstarter aft…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 3:21pm -
  • Science Inc. Acquires Armenian Mobile App-Maker Inlight

    Science Inc. Acquires Armenian Mobile App-Maker Inlight

     Looks like Science Inc. is getting more serious about mobile development — the startup studio is announcing that it has acquired an eight-person company based in Yerevan, Armenia called Inlight. That company developed the iOS app of the same name…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 3:00pm -
  • Michael Acton-Smith To Step Aside As CEO Of Mind Candy As Moshi Monsters Struggles

    Michael Acton-Smith To Step Aside As CEO Of Mind Candy As Moshi Monsters Struggles

     Mind Candy, led by star gaming property Moshi Monsters and founder Michael Acton-Smith, has been seen as one of the breakout successes of the UK startup and gaming world. But as many others in the space know all too well, game fads come and go, and…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 11:03am -
  • JerkTech Startups Shut Down Or Pivot. Good Riddance.

    JerkTech Startups Shut Down Or Pivot. Good Riddance.

     ReservationHop and MonkeyParking, the two startups last week called emblems of exploitative #JerkTech, have both changed their ways. ReservationHop announced Tuesday a “soft pivot” away from its site that stole and resold dinner reservations wi…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 12:52am -
  • Men’s Style Startup Dash Hudson Raises $400K Led By Former Groupon CTO Paul Gauthier

    Men’s Style Startup Dash Hudson Raises $400K Led By Former Groupon CTO Paul Gauthier

     Dash Hudson, a startup aiming to make twentysomething men a little less clueless about style, is announcing that it raised $400,000 in seed funding. More impressive than the amount of funding was who participated — co-founder and CEO Thomas Ranki…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 12:25am -
  • Cell Phone Unlocking Bill Clears Senate Committee

    Cell Phone Unlocking Bill Clears Senate Committee

     A bill that will allow consumers to transfer their cell phones to other wireless carriers more simply was amended and approved by a Senate committee Thursday. The House passed similar legislation in February, and the bill is now expected to see a f…
    - 2 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 11:30pm -
  • Facebook Launches “Out-App Purchase” Ads

    Facebook Launches “Out-App Purchase” Ads

     What if in-app purchases didn’t have to happen in-app? Rather than indirectly helping developers monetize with ads that drive them installs and re-engagement, Facebook today began letting them sell Facebook desktop game virtual goods straight fro…
    - 2 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 11:11pm -
  • MLB’s iBeacon Project Enters Phase Two With Interactive Ballpark Attractions

    MLB’s iBeacon Project Enters Phase Two With Interactive Ballpark Attractions

     Major League Baseball was among the first to embrace Apple’s iBeacon technology on a wide scale, installing them in 28 MLB ballparks across the U.S. last year to help iPhone owners check-in to games automatically and collect special offers. Now,…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 5:48pm -
  • Misfit Moves Further Away From Hardware And Into Platform Territory With New Beddit Integration

    Misfit Moves Further Away From Hardware And Into Platform Territory With New Beddit Integration

     The hardware wearable business is a tough gig, and today brings another reminder: Fitness and activity tracking startup Misfit has announced a new partnership with Beddit, a hardware maker that builds a smart sleep-monitoring system. The Beddit dea…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 5:16pm -
  • The App Store, Six Years Later

    The App Store, Six Years Later

     Happy birthday, iTunes App Store. Apple’s App Store turns six today, and now offers consumers over 1.2 million apps, which have been downloaded 75 billion times, according to the most recent official data shared by the company.But the business c…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 4:20pm -
  • Vaavud Takes To Kickstarter Again For A New Smartphone Wind Meter That Tracks Direction

    Vaavud Takes To Kickstarter Again For A New Smartphone Wind Meter That Tracks Direction

     Kickstarter has been around long enough that the Kickstarter double-dip is now a well-established thing – basically it’s the practice of a company returning to the crowdfunding well to secure the resources for a new product launch. The original…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 3:47pm -
  • FreedomPop Brings Its Free Wireless Service To Europe, Sans Handsets

    FreedomPop Brings Its Free Wireless Service To Europe, Sans Handsets

     FreedomPop, the startup out of LA that has been going after U.S. carriers’ wireless business with a “free” basic mobile offering, is now bringing a SIM-only version of its service to Europe and beyond. Today, the company announced that it wil…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 12:58pm -
  • Apple Patents Stronger Sapphire Displays And Illuminated Sapphire Controls

    Apple Patents Stronger Sapphire Displays And Illuminated Sapphire Controls

     Apple has a few new patent applications with the USPTO (via AppleInsider), all relating to sapphire glass displays and elements for its use in mobile devices. The patents cover a method for making sapphire glass display covers stronger, a way to cr…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 11:58am -
  • Getty Images And iStock iOS Apps Get A Big Overhaul And The New Embed Function

    Getty Images And iStock iOS Apps Get A Big Overhaul And The New Embed Function

     Stock photography giant Getty Images is updating its iOS apps, including iStock, which gets its update today, and Getting Images proper, which is receiving its overhaul on July 17. Both apps feature design changes that make the photography they sho…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 11:16am -
  • Tinder’s Sean Rad To Join Us At Disrupt SF 2014

    Tinder’s Sean Rad To Join Us At Disrupt SF 2014

     Sean Rad, the co-inventor of the hottest dating game in the land, will be joining us onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2014 to chat about the success of Tinder and its plans for monetization. Tinder is also currently the subject of a lawsuit served…
    - 3 days ago, 9 Jul 14, 7:16pm -
  • Ultratext Is A Simple GIF-Making App That Works With iMessage

    Ultratext Is A Simple GIF-Making App That Works With iMessage

     There’s nothing more obnoxious than texting someone who doesn’t respond (at least somewhat) promptly. And their excuse? “Sorry, I didn’t see your text!” Ha, no more, my so-called friends, no more! A new app called Ultratext will help get…
    - 3 days ago, 9 Jul 14, 6:47pm -

PHONE ARENA

  • Nokia Lumia 930 has a purple tint problem

    Nokia Lumia 930 has a purple tint problem

    The new Windows Phone 8.1 powered Nokia Lumia 930 has a problem. According to those who have just purchased the latest Lumia model, the screen is showing a purple tint. But there is a solution. Because this is nothing more than a calibration issue, y…
    - 8 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 10:29pm -
  • More pictures of the Sony Xperia Z3 surface

    More pictures of the Sony Xperia Z3 surface

    On Friday, we showed you some pictures of what allegedly is the Sony Xperia Z3. This model was said to be the Sony L55t, made for China Mobile. The Snapdragon 801 is on board, which confirms the speculation that the manufacturer is waiting for the So…
    - 11 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 6:59pm -
  • 43,000 AnTuTu benchmark score tallied by mystery phone

    43,000 AnTuTu benchmark score tallied by mystery phone

    A mystery device running on a MediaTek MT-6595 chip, has scored a whopping 43,000 on the AnTuTu benchmark test. While we have seen a few devices break the 40,000 mark using the Snapdragon 801, the handset in question is using the 1.7GHz octa-core chi…
    - 12 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 5:56pm -
  • Functional iPhone 6 clones might be available to buy soon

    Functional iPhone 6 clones might be available to buy soon

    Apple is supposedly going to announce its next-generation iPhone(s) in two months time. Until then, some Chinese manufacturers seem to already be preparing the release of functional iPhone 6 clones. NowhereElse today posted lots of photos that report…
    - 15 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 3:16pm -
  • Samsung Galaxy F (S5 Prime) rumor round-up: specs, images, price and release date

    Samsung Galaxy F (S5 Prime) rumor round-up: specs, images, price and release date

    Samsung seems to be preparing to break new ground: that of ‘premium’ metal smartphones, and the first device in that new family is expected to be the Galaxy F (also referred to as the Galaxy S5 Prime).The Galaxy F is often said to be Samsung’s…
    - 15 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 2:48pm -
  • Did you know that some phones already use a sapphire screen?

    Did you know that some phones already use a sapphire screen?

    Sapphire is the new buzzword in smartphones - the material, second only to diamond in terms of hardness, is almost impossible to scratch, and it’s expected to make a splash if Apple releases its iPhone 6 with a sapphire display.But did you know tha…
    - 20 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 10:02am -
  • Applebee's files a trademark application for 'No Tech Tuesday'

    Applebee's files a trademark application for 'No Tech Tuesday'

    Applebee's is looking to become your port in the mobile technology storm. A report published on Friday, says that the casual dining chain will become a place of refuge once a week, for those who need to take a break from this connected world. The com…
    - 21 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 8:59am -
  • Apps are easier to open on your wearable, using the Android Wear Mini Launcher

    Apps are easier to open on your wearable, using the Android Wear Mini Launcher

    If you want to load up one of the installed apps on your Android Wear powered smartwatch, you can either try to launch it by saying the name of the app to your watch, or by scrolling to the bottom of the options list. Not that either method is overly…
    - 23 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 7:10am -
  • Motorola Moto X and Motorola Moto G get banned in Germany

    Motorola Moto X and Motorola Moto G get banned in Germany

    A workaround by Motorola, has prevented the company from having to ban the Motorola Moto X and Motorola Moto G from being sold in Germany. Last Tuesday, the Mannheim Regional Court ruled that the manufacturer had infringed on a patent owned by German…
    - 1 day ago, 12 Jul 14, 4:36am -
  • Google wants court to dismiss antitrust law suit targeting Android

    Google wants court to dismiss antitrust law suit targeting Android

    On Friday, Google asked a court to dismiss a proposed class-action suit, filed in May by two smartphone users. The pair's suit alleges that Google is unfair in the way that it licenses Android to manufacturers like LG. The current process, they say,…
    - 1 day ago, 12 Jul 14, 3:30am -
  • Latest Samsung commercials show why the Galaxy Tab S may be better than Apple's iPad

    Latest Samsung commercials show why the Galaxy Tab S may be better than Apple's iPad

    Not long after releasing a Galaxy S5 commercial that called iPhone users “wall huggers”, Samsung now has two other commercials that compares some of its newest devices to Apple products - though this time it’s doing it in a more subtle way. The…
    - 1 day ago, 12 Jul 14, 1:56am -
  • LG G3 in Sprint stores today; use Easy Pay and get a $150 gift card

    LG G3 in Sprint stores today; use Easy Pay and get a $150 gift card

    Sprint has a surprise for you today, that rivals anything that LeBron James dished out earlier Friday. It seems that the LG G3 is now available in Sprint stores, a week before the device was expected to be released. And not only that, but if you use…
    - 1 day ago, 12 Jul 14, 1:14am -
  • Sapphire glass might not be ready for prime time

    Sapphire glass might not be ready for prime time

    Four times harder than regular glass, phone manufacturers have been talking about using sapphire glass as a replacement for Gorilla Glass, on a smartphone's display. But some manufacturers say that the time is not right for such a switch. Sure, to sc…
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 11:45pm -
  • HTC updates Dot View app to add new features and themes

    HTC updates Dot View app to add new features and themes

    HTC has updated the Dot View app that works with the Dot View case for the HTC One (M8). The update allows you to select your own pictures and images to be used as wallpaper. You also get 18 images with the app, that you can use for wallpaper. With t…
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 8:44pm -
  • Sony Xperia Z3 allegedly photographed again

    Sony Xperia Z3 allegedly photographed again

    Recent rumors indicated that Sony would launch an Xperia Z3 in September, thus in a two months time. Photos of an alleged white Z3 first showed up at the end of June, and now it looks like a black version of the unannounced handset was caught in the…
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 7:17pm -
  • Parents accused of selling children into slavery to support in-app purchase habit

    Parents accused of selling children into slavery to support in-app purchase habit

    Look, we love games like Marvel Puzzle Quest, Clash of Clans, Candy Crush, and Plants vs Zombies 2, which use in-app purchases as part of the experience; but, there are always people in the world who take things to terrifying extremes. The latest in…
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 7:09pm -
  • Motorola pushing out Android 4.4.4 on a variety of devices globally

    Motorola pushing out Android 4.4.4 on a variety of devices globally

    Motorola has posted a current look at the updates that are currently being pushed out to its handsets, in various regions. Because many of these devices have skipped Android 4.4.3 to go to Android 4.4.4, the update brings a new dialer (originally fou…
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 6:31pm -
  • LG G3 costs only $99.99 at Best Buy and Amazon (on contract)

    LG G3 costs only $99.99 at Best Buy and Amazon (on contract)

    LG’s new G3 flagship smartphone is now available to purchase in the US via both AT&T and Sprint, and you can also pre-order it at Verizon and T-Mobile. Like most other high-end handsets, the LG G3 costs $199.99 on contract at AT&T and Sprint. Howev…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 5:28pm -
  • Report: Exynos version of Samsung Galaxy Note 4 to be more widely available this year

    Report: Exynos version of Samsung Galaxy Note 4 to be more widely available this year

    According to a report published on Friday, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will be available on its release date in a variant that features a 64-bit octa-core Exynos SoC. Thanks to the Intel LTE Category 6 modem reportedly employed on the Exynos 5433, Sams…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 5:06pm -
  • Nokia Lumia 830 concept shows what the successor to the Lumia 820 might look like

    Nokia Lumia 830 concept shows what the successor to the Lumia 820 might look like

    It’s been almost two years since Nokia introduced the Lumia 820, and it appears that a successor to it, called Lumia 830, is in the making. Earlier this month, we saw a few images that allegedly presented the new Lumia, showing it to have a 13MP Pu…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 3:45pm -
  • T-Mobile to show off its network during the MLB All-Star game

    T-Mobile to show off its network during the MLB All-Star game

    This year's Major League Baseball All-Star Game is being held at Target Field, home to the Minnesota Twins. With the eyes of all baseball fans focused on this one field, T-Mobile is taking the opportunity to show off its network. The nation's fourth…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 3:25pm -
  • Tizen-loaded Samsung Z delayed again

    Tizen-loaded Samsung Z delayed again

    Samsung has been working on its own mobile OS for a while now. Dubbed Tizen, the project is backed by Intel and LG and is already used to power the Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smartwatches. Following the April release of the wearables, every tech-h…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 2:40pm -
  • LG G3 Wireless Charger (WCD-100) hands-on

    LG G3 Wireless Charger (WCD-100) hands-on

    Here we have the LG WCD-100 Qi wireless charger. This is LG's accessory that's meant to power up Qi standard-compatible devices, such as the LG G3's European version. Owners of US and Asian models must procure either LG's official Quick Circle case,…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 1:56pm -
  • 10 Qi smartphone wireless chargers with looks and personality

    10 Qi smartphone wireless chargers with looks and personality

    Wireless charging is becoming increasingly ubiquitous among flagship smartphones and smaller tablets. It's a welcome feature for those of you that like to keep their mobile devices charged during the day without having to tether and un-tether them fr…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 1:38pm -
  • GameBench hits the Play Store: the first 'uncheatable" Android benchmark

    GameBench hits the Play Store: the first 'uncheatable" Android benchmark

    Leave it to a former ARM Holdings engineer to develop an "uncheatable" benchmark that lounges peacefully in the background while you are playing your favorite game, for instance, then spits out a smorgasbord of performance measurements that can't be…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 1:32pm -
  • How to force reset an iPhone, Nokia Lumia, or any Android smartphone

    How to force reset an iPhone, Nokia Lumia, or any Android smartphone

    Back in the old days, pretty much every cell phone had a battery that the user could replace, and being able to swap battery packs on the go wasn't the only advantage of this. If a phone ever became unresponsive, one could always force it to reset by…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 1:30pm -
  • A fun, easy-to-use multitrack vocal recorder for iOS – by Propellerhead Software

    A fun, easy-to-use multitrack vocal recorder for iOS – by Propellerhead Software

    Take Creative Vocal Recorder is a brand new app for iOS by Propellerhead Software, which borrows the simplicity of Figure - the developer's previous app - and adds mic record functionality. It works as a multi-track recorder with easy and intuitive c…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 12:33pm -
  • Verizon now offers the Lumia Icon at a lower price

    Verizon now offers the Lumia Icon at a lower price

    Verizon has dropped the price on its exclusive Nokia Lumia Icon today, placing it in the same bracket as the iPhone 5c, BlackBerry's Bold 9930 and the Galaxy S4. You can now get a shiny new Windows Phone flagship for $49.99 on a 2-year contract. If l…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 12:01pm -
  • On Apple, Unicode, and why there's a love hotel emoji on your smartphone

    On Apple, Unicode, and why there's a love hotel emoji on your smartphone

    It has been a while since the first emoticons were officially proposed and documented. That happened back in 1982, when texting wasn't even a thing yet and mobile phones were usually found in luxury cars, not in pockets. Today, over three decades lat…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 11:47am -
  • Qualcomm drops prices for its entry-level chipsets; MediaTek not worried

    Qualcomm drops prices for its entry-level chipsets; MediaTek not worried

    Qualcomm has recently decided to lower the prices of its entry-level chipsets. Nevertheless, competitor MediaTek isn't worried about a possible dip in its sales, since Qualcomm's lower-end solutions haven't been receiving nearly as much love as their…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 11:43am -
  • The Apple A8 SoC in the iPhone 6 might hit 2 GHz core clock speeds for the first time

    The Apple A8 SoC in the iPhone 6 might hit 2 GHz core clock speeds for the first time

    Android's flagships have been breaking the 2 GHz CPU barrier for a while now, but even Apple's most advanced 64-bit A7 chipset is still lounging at the 1.3-1.4 GHz range. This, however, is about to change with the eventual A8, if a new supply chain…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 11:15am -
  • How to get the Android L look on a Nexus 5 or another KitKat phone

    How to get the Android L look on a Nexus 5 or another KitKat phone

    Until not so long ago, your options to get a real feel for Android L Version were pretty much limited to installing the L Developer Preview version on a Nexus 5. And this wasn't exactly a walk in the park. Many of your favorite apps still aren't read…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 10:29am -
  • How to enable Developer Options and USB Debugging on the Samsung Galaxy S5

    How to enable Developer Options and USB Debugging on the Samsung Galaxy S5

    Samsung debuted the Galaxy S5 with a brand new TouchWiz user interface, and since its arrival, all new Samsung phones and tablets this year come with the new looks. The new, 2014 edition of TouchWiz comes in a full-on version for flagship-class phone…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 10:28am -
  • FuseMe is a next-gen chat app that is both secure, and full of features, like video streaming and a split-screen mode

    FuseMe is a next-gen chat app that is both secure, and full of features, like video streaming and a split-screen mode

    There are many chat and instant messaging apps that sport a full suite of features, like video calling, one-way streaming, group chat, and the like, but are not secure. There are also plenty of messaging apps that are encrypted, but barebones, and on…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 10:19am -
  • LG G3 Prime with Snapdragon 805 appears for preorder in Korea, disguised as G3 Cat. 6

    LG G3 Prime with Snapdragon 805 appears for preorder in Korea, disguised as G3 Cat. 6

    The Korean mediascape was recently abuzz with the rumors that both Samsung and LG have something special to show for the launch of the world's fastest commercial LTE network in the country. Well, as far as Samsung is concerned, this surprise material…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 10:07am -
  • FreedomPop sets expansion plans for Europe and Pacific Rim, offering the same free monthly service

    FreedomPop sets expansion plans for Europe and Pacific Rim, offering the same free monthly service

    You might remember FreedomPop as being the Sprint MVNO, that offers customers 500MB of free data each month, along with 200 free voice minutes, and 500 free texts. FreedomPop wants to spread its wings to Europe, so it is starting service in Belgium,…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 9:15am -
  • Best Android calendar apps and widgets (2014 edition)

    Best Android calendar apps and widgets (2014 edition)

    Android’s first-party selection is a treasure trove of great apps by Google, but when it comes to the calendar experience - well… it could be better.Google’s stock Calendar app gets the job done, but it is not particularly beautiful and the wa…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 9:02am -
  • Kyocera tests sapphire against resistant glass on video, things look promising

    Kyocera tests sapphire against resistant glass on video, things look promising

    A leaked testing video by Kyocera shows the Japanese electronics maker is deep into the development of sapphire crystal-covered smartphone displays. The company is known for its rugged smartphones, thus the technology for durable displays, which is b…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 8:29am -
  • iPhone 6 rumor round-up: design, specs, price, and release date

    iPhone 6 rumor round-up: design, specs, price, and release date

    You needn't consider yourself an iFan to be wholly intrigued by what Apple has in store for consumers around the globe year after year, especially if you're eyeing the flagship smartphone tier. The Cupertino-based company has been churning out iPhone…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 8:07am -
  • Wearable Widgets puts your favorite widgets from your smartphone to your smart-watch

    Wearable Widgets puts your favorite widgets from your smartphone to your smart-watch

    .gamespecs {border: 1px solid #ddd; background: #fefefe; color: #333; width: 100%;} .gamespecs tr:first-child td {border-bottom: 1px solid #ddd; background: #f5f5f5;} .gamespecs tr td + td {border-left: 1px solid #ddd;} .gamespecs tr td {padding: 5px…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 7:48am -
  • Motorola makes it rain with 1 million phones sold in 5 months, thanks to Flipkart

    Motorola makes it rain with 1 million phones sold in 5 months, thanks to Flipkart

    Motorola is apparently reaping the benefits of its great value-for-money Android phone offerings, as it has sold more than a million of those in only five months, and in just one market, albeit a huge one. The Indian e-tailer success story Flipkart w…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 7:38am -
  • Shift Work Schedule lets you plan your work life by shifting patterns on a sleek calendar

    Shift Work Schedule lets you plan your work life by shifting patterns on a sleek calendar

    .gamespecs {border: 1px solid #ddd; background: #fefefe; color: #333; width: 100%;} .gamespecs tr:first-child td {border-bottom: 1px solid #ddd; background: #f5f5f5;} .gamespecs tr td + td {border-left: 1px solid #ddd;} .gamespecs tr td {padding: 5px…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 7:04am -
  • Galaxy S4 Active gets sliced and diced by a lawnmower, stays active

    Galaxy S4 Active gets sliced and diced by a lawnmower, stays active

    Last year, Samsung released its first 'rugged flagship' smartphone, the Galaxy S4 Active. The phone delivered on expectations of water and dust resistance, but surviving a lawnmower wasn't anywhere on the spec sheet - until a few hours ago. "My frien…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 7:03am -
  • Apple iWatch said to go into mass production in November: flexible AMOLED display and sapphire

    Apple iWatch said to go into mass production in November: flexible AMOLED display and sapphire

    Apple’s much rumored iWatch will enter mass production in mid to late-November, according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Kuo, known for an almost impeccable track record with Apple rumors, revised the estimate for the upcoming iWatch from…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 6:26am -
  • Samsung Apps store gets rebranded as Galaxy Apps

    Samsung Apps store gets rebranded as Galaxy Apps

    Samsung puts out crazy amounts of products, and it's branding doesn't always seem to follow consistent rules. For example, you would assume that the Galaxy brand is saved only for phones and tablets, but then there are a couple Galaxy cameras and the…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 5:31am -
  • This is what BBM for Windows Phone will look like

    This is what BBM for Windows Phone will look like

    BlackBerry had previously opened up the BBM messaging app for Android and iOS users. The company also promised Windows Phone users that they too, would eventually be able to download a version of the messaging app.  BBM for Windows Phone is currentl…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 5:21am -
  • Here are the top countries where Microsoft's Windows Phone is used the most

    Here are the top countries where Microsoft's Windows Phone is used the most

    AdDuplex recently made a top 20 chart that sheds some light on the Windows Phone usage distribution around the globe. The US leads the top, as 11% of all Windows Phone users in the world are reportedly based there. Next on the list are India (with 7…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 4:57am -
  • The number of monthly users jumped 54% since SwiftKey became free

    The number of monthly users jumped 54% since SwiftKey became free

    Last month, one of the few paid Android apps with a successful track record, became a free app. SwiftKey, the third party QWERTY keyboard, dropped its $4 price tag and became a free download. How did that work out for SwiftKey? Monthly use of its QWE…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 3:57am -
  • Is there a OnePlus Two "Lettuce" in the making?

    Is there a OnePlus Two "Lettuce" in the making?

    While it’s still pretty hard to get your hands on a OnePlus One, it looks like OnePlus may already be working on a successor to its first smartphone. According to @evleaks, the upcoming handset could be called OnePlus Two, and its codename seems to…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 3:44am -
  • Latest LG G3 commercials teach you how to take a picture like a pro, among other things

    Latest LG G3 commercials teach you how to take a picture like a pro, among other things

    LG unleashed several new commercials that showcase its G3 flagship smartphone - probably because the handset is almost ready to hit shelves in the US. The commercials use the same tagline that LG used for the G3 ever since it announced it back in May…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 2:47am -