One of the easiest ways to confirm whether or not a rumored device is legit is to see if it has passed through the FCC certification process, and judging on the info found on the FCC site, Samsung has a new tablet in the works with model number SM-T320.
Information from other sources corroborates that and even gives us its screen size – the odd 8.4 inches. Rumors say that this device would go by the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 moniker, but that’s hardly confirmed.
What today’s FCC leak confirms, however, is the existence of the device plus the usual tidbits about the tablet having Bluetooth, as well as Wi-Fi connectivity. Yup, that’s hardly much at all. But it gets more interesting. Read more »
Who said that Apple couldn’t be generous? The California tech giant known for charging premium prices for their products are getting in the Christmas spirit after the fact and are giving away one free gift every day from December 26th until January 6th 2014.
We already told you about the app a while ago (along with the fact that it’s only available for iOS7 devices and that it covers US users for the first time this year), but the good news is that the free gifts start coming today. You will need to download the Apple 12 Days of Gifts app onto your iOS device or Mac computer to get access to the free content. Read more »
HTC put out a pretty cool infographic delineating a lot of the strict regulations and rules that govern the UEFA and its players. As a means of tying these statistics with their brand, HTC has named the campaign, “Size Matters”, a nod to their HTC One mini, One, and One Max trio.
Did you know that there must be at least 75 seats available in the press conference room of the stadium, and that the referee must have a dressing room no smaller than 20 square meters? Barcelona FC is also the shortest team in the HTC-sponsored Champions League, with an average height of 5ft 8inches (177 cm). Read more »
To say that CyanogenMod has made some waves this past year would be an understatement. The team started as a community of hackers that provided fast and more feature-packed custom ROMs, which retained the stock Android look free of-charge. Now, after being asked by Oppo to release a special edition of their mods for their newest phone, Cyanogen is fast becoming a recognizable power in the Android world, and the first video on their official Youtube page shows off their very own edition of the Oppo N1.
The video showcases all of the features that set apart Cyanogen’s build of Android from other versions. Advanced camera options, a better privacy guard, the option to control CPU behavior, added themes, and other features are all laid out in the video. There is no out of the box root access, which is understandable as the phone will not pass the Android Compatibility Test suite, but don’t be surprised if Cyanogen creates a one-click app for the device that will be readily available. Read more »
So our cell phones can be used for pretty much anything: finding movie times, uploading YouTube videos, GPS navigation, and of course, the occasional phone call. But can a smartphone and some cool accessories that pair with it help you get a girlfriend? Samsung says, “Absolutely.”
In a recently released commercial (more like a promotional short film), Samsung shows off all the capabilities of the new Galaxy Gear Smartwatch when paired with their Note 3. In the video, two smartphone carrying Romeos vie for the affections of a young woman while at a ski resort. Read more »
So you’re a Windows Phone user and have been itching to deck your device with some cool Gameloft games, but you don’t want to pay full price? Well you’re in luck, as the mobile game manufacturing giant has slashed the prices of some of their most popular titles just in time for the Holiday season.
You can pick up The Dark Knight Rises, Order & Chaos, N.O.V.A 3, Modern Combat 4, and the Amazing Spider-Man for $2.99, and Assassin’s Creed – Altair’s Chronicles, Brain Challenge HD, Uno, and Let’s Golf 2 for $1.99. Read more »
If there’s one person you want giving you a gift, one of the richest men in the world would likely be a safe bet. Well, that’s what happened to Reddit user NY1227. Yesterday, she posted on the popular online community site that her draw in the Secret Santa contest was none other than Bill Gates. Yes, THAT Bill Gates. And he provided photographic evidence.
She received a stuffed cow in the mail, a book on traveling, and a card with a certificate. Read more »
One of the biggest mobile gaming franchises of all time just released its sequel for iOS devices: Cut the Rope 2 is now available on the app store.
The app debuts at a promotional price of only 99 cents, so if you can’t get enough of Om Nom’s rope cutting adventures, now’s the time to get in on the action. Read more »
Netflix users have been enjoying multiple user profiles for quite some time now, after the streaming media giant realized that the important people in your life may have different cinematic tastes than you. The feature has also made its way to Android devices with the latest update to the Netflix app.
The latest version 3.1.0 allows users to filter out queues and suggestions from other account members. Read more »
Not content with having flying droids deliver your packages, Amazon has another service that will seemingly inch them closer to world domination: Pantry.
Think of Pantry as an online Costco. Amazon plans to carry about 2,000 of the most commonly purchased groceries and offer them online, at warehouse store discounted prices. Also, like Costco, there is a yearly fee: Amazon Prime. However, if you’re a regular shopper on Amazon, then you probably have a Prime account anyway. Read more »
When Nokia announced they were selecting Windows Phone as their mobile operating system of choice, the Finns made it clear that they would create applications that made their handsets stand out. Nokia continues to deliver on that promise with the announcement of their Motion Monitor App for the Lumia 1520.
What’s interesting about the app is that there is no need to manually launch it: Motion Monitor simply runs in the background, tracking your steps and movement. Since it is integrated into the 1520, live tile support is included, so you can see your physical activity results in real time right on your homescreen. The app also offers more detailed reports, which you can then break down in a variety of ways. Read more »
The sequel to one of the most popular mobile games is primed and ready to hit Apple’s app store. That’s right, brush up on your rope-cutting, puzzle solving, and candy feeding skills, because Cut the Rope 2 is launching on December 19.
The announcement was made by CEO of Zeptolab, Misha Lyalin at a Cut the Rope 2 press event that took place this past Thursday. Read more »
Although 3D tablets without glasses have been available since early this year, they haven’t really captured the hearts, and more importantly, the cash of interested consumers. Hammacher Schlemmer is looking to change that with the No Glasses 3D. It is so confident that customers will enjoy their product that they offer a no questions asked full refund to anyone unhappy with it, along with a lifetime warranty, which is almost unheard of in the mobile tech world these days.
The unique retailer is offering what it claims to be a revolutionary 3D experience on its tablet. Utilizing a parallax barrier over the tablet’s display, the screen creates the 3D effect without requiring you to wear special glasses. This is achieved by the parallax barrier displaying separate pixel sets to the user’s eyes – much like the LG Optimus 3D back in the day. Unlike other 3D technologies, the parallax barrier is supposed to provide an easier, unstrained viewing experience. Read more »