It’s still a rare occurrence to find a smartphone with built-in wireless charging capabilities these days with the notable exception of the mid-to-high end Lumia lineup. Samsung has opted for a different strategy for several generations of Galaxy flagships, providing optional back covers to those who want to do away with cables.
The Galaxy Note 4 continues this tradition and, in typical Samsung fashion, two options are available, a plain charging back, and an S-View case. Read more »
Undoubtedly the most important event of the week was the official unveiling of Microsoft Windows 10. The Redmond software giant skipped a digit, and is planning to offer a seamless multi-platform experience across all your devices.
From smartphone to tablet, to PC, Windows 10 will be the one operating system to rule them all. Read more »
Last week we threw 6 brand new handsets in a battle for the hottest smartphone of the week. TheXiaomi Mi Note Pro turned out to be in a league of its own, winning the crown hands down for a loud and clear statement where the fan love goes.
A total of 64% of you voted for the Xiaomi top-model, which was no surprise, given the smartphone’s impressive specsheet and attractive looks. Read more »
The independent film festival, held annually in Utah, has been picked by Samsung to unveil three new short films, created specifically for its Gear VR. Combating the limited amount of content for the virtual reality platform, Samsung is attempting to showcase its capabilities to filmmakers.
The 7min long “The World Première of Herders” presents an insight into the life of Mongolian nomadic tribes. Read more »
Oppo has been trying to bring something truly innovative to the smartphone world for some time. Among its main accomplishments is the rotating camera, which debuted with the Oppo N1 and went motor-driven on the Oppo N3, something which the company is genuinely proud of.
In a recent commercial, showcasing the N3′s key feature, a crowd of tourists is wreaking havoc in an art gallery, breaking sculptures and stumbling upon other people. Read more »
Sci-fi has always had a thing for virtual reality, and it appears that is not just fiction writers. In real life we’re slowly inching our way there, trying to get the augmented kind working properly at this point. With the Google Glass project on hold, Microsoft is up to offer an alternative with its HoloLens.
And a great alternative at that, if you judge by the response its promotional video is receiving on YouTube. Read more »
The ever-growing number of subscriptions and site registrations that the Internet has brought upon us in recent years has meant that a pile of usernames and passwords need to be remembered. Apparently, many users take the easy route and pick simple passwords, which has meant that the top 25 most common ones, that have been exposed, are chosen by as much as 2.2% of users.
Topping the list of most widespread passwords of 2014 is longtime favorite “123456″, followed closely by the most natural of all, “password”. Read more »
If you have run short on file-sharing options on your Windows Phone, fret not, as the the new MEGA app is now available. The cloud storage service heir to controversial Megaupload had been available on Android, iOS or BlackBerry, but is now finally being brought to the Microsoft platform.
It’s a version 18.104.22.168 Beta, meaning the rough edges have been dealt with, but still requires some polishing. Read more »
The Xiaomi Mi Note was only announced a couple of days ago and yet the industrious folks at MyFixGuide have managed to get their hands on one and disassemble it. The lesser of Xiaomi’s latest phablet duo has been torn down to pieces, revealing interesting facts about the hardware.
The 3D curved glass back panel is the initial staple, which is overcome using guitar picks, dexterity and patience. Read more »
The week is coming to an end but has left us with a handful of newly announced devices. Some are worth drooling over, while others are merely run-of-the-mill budget phones. They all get their place under the sun, however, making the mobile world even more diverse every single day.
We are offering you a choice of 6 smartphones to pick the hottest announcement of the week. Check them out after the break. Read more »
As part of its Google for Education project, the tech giant has released a mobile version of its Classroom app, bringing homework writing to the smartphone. The app lets you organize you school duties, offering schedules, assignments and to-do lists.
Students can upload papers straight from the app, making homework submission a breeze. Unlike actually doing homework. Read more »
Intel is expected to report quarterly numbers unseen since 2003. If you have shares in the company you can anticipate earnings of $0.66 per piece on a projected revenue of $14.7 billion, according to market analysts at FactSet.
With around 60% of the company’s revenue coming from PC sales, favorable events in the software world have meant a successful year with another one to come. Read more »
LG is claiming you don’t have to go to the gym to get in shape in a headline for its sweepstakes competition launched yesterday. More realistically, the company is offering a chance to win a G Watch R and £25 of Google Play vouchers.
The competition is aimed at promoting the smartwatch’s health and fitness capabilities. Read more »
Google held a press conference yesterday in Mountain View to update us on its Project Ara development. The groundbreaking modular smartphone is due to launch later in 2015 in Puerto Rico.
The country was chosen for what Google calls a “Market Pilot” due to its high percentage of mobile internet usage. Surfing on the go appears to be the predominant means of internet access in Puerto Rico, providing optimum testing ground for the new platform. Read more »
Announced at CES 2015 only a week ago, the stainless steel version of Sony’s third-gen smartwatch is now open for pre-order on Amazon.de, bringing true style to what previously looked like an inexpensive sportswatch.
Sony’s latest offering in the smartwatch world features a 1.6-inch screen of 320 x 320px resolution, 1.2GHz quad-core processor and 512MB of RAM, as well as 4GB of storage space. Read more »