All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Smartphone’

LG G3 and G Watch Coming to AT&T on July 8

AT&T today announced that the LG G3 smartphone will be available on its network starting July 8. The device can be ordered online starting on that day and will be available at physical AT&T retail locations starting on July 11. LG announced the G3 on May 27 with launch events in cities such as New York, London, Seoul, and San …

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Home Security Systems: Affordable Advanced Options

If you’re looking for more home security options than ADT or the other Big Guy security systems, you may not have to settle for a drooly dog and the Batman signal– there are more affordable options for your piece of mind. There is a new generation of DIY security options that you should probably learn about– these can be used …

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Nokia Lumia Icon: Boxy Windows Phone at Your Service

Boxy phones are so 2009. Windows phones, if they ever were a thing, had their heyday during some brief moment in history that historians can not agree on. Nokia, however, boldly spits in the faces of those who hold these opinions by releasing a boxy Windows phone in 2014. And some people love it. The Nokia Lumia Icon looks as …

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Supreme Court to Rule on Unwarranted Cell Searches

President Obama addressed recent outrage over unwarranted cell phone searches by police in a speech he gave at the Department of Justice on Friday. The President’s statement comes at a time when there has been much public debate over the legality of searches performed by police on a suspect’s cell phone without first obtaining a warrant. Two recent court cases …

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Cholesterol Levels: Keep Them Lo-Ho-Ho-W This Xmas

Cholesterol is a hot topic this week, and for good reason– the Christmas dinner rivals the gloriousness of the Thanksgiving dinner, not to mention the cookies and sweets that seem to be everywhere all season. It has since been established that high cholesterol is no longer a worry just for “senior citizens,” according to the FDA, you should start getting …

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Jury Awards Apple $290 Million In Samsung Lawsuit

The AFP and the San Jose Mercury News reported an important update today on the lawsuit between Apple and Samsung: an eight-person jury from Silicon Valley has awarded Apple $290 million for Samsung’s apparent copying of iPhone and iPad designs, which it used in 13 devices. This latest award brings Apple’s total damages up to a staggering $900 million from …

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Smartphone Kill Switch: Not So Fast

“You’re a paperweight now.” With more than 1.5 million smartphones stolen last year in America, we are learning the hard way that thieves will do almost anything to get their hands on our devices. Because of this, some have suggested the possibility of a “kill switch.” George Gascon, San Francisco District Attorney, says that theft of smartphones is almost half …

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Curved iPhone: Will it be Apple’s Newest Design?

Wasn’t it just a couple months ago that Apple released both the 5s and the 5c at the same time? Now there are rumors spreading like wildfire that Apple will once again do a double phone release. The news seems to be Apple’s response to both Samsung and LG who have recently released smartphones with a curved display. Now Apple …

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom Set for November 8th Release with AT&T

It’s finally arrived, and the wait is over – at least for AT&T customers. AT&T issued a press release in regards to the mobile device’s release. According to the AT&T Newsroom, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom will be released Nov. 8. As the first major United States mobile carrier to offer the phone, AT&T stated that the device will only …

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Samsung Announces Galaxy Round, Features Curved Display

For the past few years, display manufacturers have been tempting us with curved displays that can bend, but not break. Most would have assumed we’d start seeing them in futuristic smart bracelets, but Samsung has decided its first foray into curved displays will be hopelessly generic. Samsung announced the Galaxy Round – a smartphone with a slightly curved display – …

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iPhone 5S Will Start Under $200 at Walmart

Want to upgrade to the iPhone 5S when it is released on September 20, and want to get the best bang for your buck? You can pick up the iPhone 5S at Walmart on the release date starting at $189, which will save you $10 over the retail giant’s competitors. Walmart announced their slightly lower prices on the iPhone 5S …

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iPhone 5C Not Expected to Compete With Android

Earlier this week, Apple unveiled its latest iPhone, the iPhone 5S. In addition, the company also unveiled the iPhone 5C, a lower-cost smartphone aimed at emerging markets where low- and mid-prices smartphones are expected to make up a majority of the market. It also comes in five bright colors. Soon after the announcement, market watchers weighed in on the 5C, …

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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 AT&T Pre-Orders Begin, Not Yet For Gear

Yesterday, Verizon announced that their customers could begin pre-ordering the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 on Friday. Samsung had announced the new smartphone earlier this week at the IFA conference. In addition to the phone, Verizon is also allowing customers to pre-order the newly announced Samsung Galaxy Gear smart watch starting today. This morning, AT&T announced that it will be matching …

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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Officially Announced

After weeks of speculation and leaks, Samsung today officially announced its Galaxy Note 3 smartphone during its IFA presentation. The device is larger than its Galaxy S line of phones and comes with slightly better hardware. The Galaxy Note 3 will have a 5.7-inch 1920 x 1080 resolution screen. For markets needing 4G LTE, the new Note will have a …

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Sony Xperia Z1 Smartphone Officially Announced

Though most of the details about the device have leaked over the past month, Sony today officially unveiled its new Xperia Z1 smartphone at the IFA conference. Sony CEO Kaz Hirai took to the stage and announced the product along with a host of others. The Z1 will now have a 5-inch screen to go with its 2.2Ghz quad-core Snapdragon …

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Google+ Tops Twitter in Mobile App Popularity

A recent study from London-based GlobalWebIndex reveals that Google+ tops Twitter in terms of popularity with smartphone app users worldwide. The study places Google+ at number 4 behind Google Maps, Facebook, and YouTube. Twitter comes in at number 6, right behind Weixin/WeChat. Here are the top 10 in a nice infographic from Mashable. But what exactly do the numbers mean? …

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iPhone 5C: Welcome to the Apple Family

On September 10, Apple Inc. will introduce two new iPhone models. The iPhone 5S, the high end phone and the iPhone 5C, with plastic packaging, aka “The Budget iPhone.” The rumored release date is September 20. According to the Apple employee calendar, employees were unable to take time off between September 15 to September 28. T-Mobile also limited their employees …

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North Korea Unveils the Arirang, the Painfully Ironic Android Smartphone

North Korea’s supreme leader Kim Jong Un was observed visiting a factory in Pyongyang where the Arirang, North Korea’s new Android-powered smartphone, was unveiled. The accompanying images of the Korean dictator have generated an interesting discussion, as no apparent electronics manufacturing machinery can be observed, and workers are only seen inspecting completed phones in contrast with the Korean Central News …

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T-Mobile Announces $0 Down For Any Smartphone

T-Mobile was the first mobile provider in the U.S. to introduce a contract-free service that allows users to pay off their smartphone in monthly installments and upgrade more than once every two years. The “Jump!” service was billed by the self-styled “un-carrier” as a big shake-up of the U.S. mobile industry. The industry has now quickly followed T-Mobile’s lead, with …

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Nokia Announces Larger Lumia 625 Windows Phone

Just two weeks ago, Nokia announced its new flagship Windows Phone 8 smartphone, the Lumia 1020. That device’s big feature is a 41MP camera and the software to take advantage of it. Now, Nokia has announced a mid-priced Windows Phone 8 smartphone that’s big feature is being big. Nokia today announced the Lumia 625, the manufacturer’s largest Windoes PHone 8 …

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Women Will Share Personal Info For a Price

While, on one hand, our nation is in the middle of a great debate over privacy and what gets seen by whom, on the other hand, retailers are trying to find more ways to get people to give up their personal details, voluntarily if possible. One possibility explored is to track a person’s location via WiFi signals on their smartphones. …

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How Much Will Google Spend To Market The Moto X?

The details about the upcoming Motorola’s Moto X, the first smartphone to be released by the company since being acquired by Google, are still of a grapevine-only version. The veil is, however, being pulled back as the Moto X gets closer to its release date. Images of the device have been strategically leaked, and now, some information about Google’s commitment …

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Galaxy S4 Supply Limited, Warns Samsung

Earlier today, T-Mobile revealed that its original Samsung Galaxy S4 launch date has been pushed back from April 24 to April 29. The carrier blamed “an unexpected delay with inventory deliveries” as the cause. Now, it seems that T-Mobile’s supply difficulties were a sign of things to come. Samsung has issued a statement to Bloomberg making it clear that supplies …

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BlackBerry Z10 Hits AT&T March 22, Costs $199

After rumors pointing to a March 22 release date, AT&T has finally come forward to confirm the U.S. launch of the BlackBerry Z10. AT&T announced today that the BlackBerry Z10 will indeed be available on March 22. The device will cost $199 under a two-year contract. There’s no mention of how much the device would cost off contract, but another …

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Google Lays Off 1,200 More Employees At Motorola

Google has the unenviable position turning around Motorola Mobility and making it profitable again. That means the company has to make some tough decisions that will affect its employees around the world. The Wall Street Journal reports that Google has begun laying off 1,200 employees at its Motorola Mobility hardware division. The cuts are a result of Motorola’s inability to …

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Texas Legislature Introduces Bills To Curtail Warrantless Smartphone Tracking

Did you know that the federal government can request your smartphone location data without a warrant? It happens quite often, but there’s not been much progress made in the way of legislation curtailing this particular practice. One state has had enough, however, and it intends to put a stop to it. Slate reports that both the Texas state Senate and …

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Watch Yesterday’s HTC One Unveiling

HTC made it known yesterday that it’s serious about gaining back some smartphone marketshare this year with the HTC One. Unfortunately, only the press was allowed at the actual unveiling, and HTC neglected to livestream the event to all its fans. That bit of oversight has been rectified today. The HTC One unveiling is now up on YouTube for all …

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HTC One Smartphone Officially Announced

Today HTC officially announced its new flagship Android smartphone, the HTC One. The device will feature a 4.7-inch screen with a 1080p resolution and 468 pixels per square inch. It has a 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor, 2GB of RAM, and a 2300mAh battery. It also has NFC and Bluetooth 4.0 capabilities, and includes most of the features expected in a …

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Can The BlackBerry Z10 Help You Cheat At Scrabble?

Reviews of the latest BlackBerry phone – the BlackBerry Z10 – have been generally positive, but are not asking the tough questions. Can the BlackBerry Z10 make phone calls? Can it help you cheat at Scrabble? Can it play obnoxious memes during lunch? These are the questions that one brave reviewer has agreed to tackle. Sortable has reviewed the BlackBerry …

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Give Your Smartphone The Iron Throne Its Always Deserved

Are you sick of your iPhone 5 not having a dock to sit comfortably in? Are you a huge Game of Thrones fan? If you answered yes to both, this latest 3D printed creation may be just for you. Instructables user mstyle183 has recreated a miniature Iron Throne that will comfortably seat an iPhone 5 or other mobile devices. The …

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