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AT&T’s GS5 devoid of Download Booster

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One of the new features that Samsung has been sure to brag about in their Galaxy S5 smartphone is the Download Booster, which allows users to use both WiFi and the phone’s LTE data connection to download files more quickly onto their phone.

But there’s some bad news for AT&T customers who were looking forward to using this new feature, because America’s largest GSM carrier decided to go and remove it from their version of the GS5. Read more »

Samsung’s Galaxy Pro takes a shot at the iPad

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Samsung has released a slew of advertisements that have Galaxy Pro owners gloat over iPad buyers.

The ads focus on the bevy of features offered by the Galaxy Pro that Apple’s slate doesn’t have an answer for. Read more »

The HTC One M8 is king of touch screen response time

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Looks like HTC can add another feather in the cap of the One M8 as the phone’s screen has the fastest touch-screen registry time of any smartphone.

46ms is all it takes for the One M8 to recognize your touch input; the first phone to go under 50ms. Read more »

Twitter launches web profiles, coming to you shortly

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Twitter has a new look! The popular social networking website has introduced web profiles and in more than one way the new feature looks quite similar to what the other social networking competitors have on offer.

As Twitter likes to call it, the “new and improved web profile” allow you to use a larger profile photo, customize your header and show off your best tweets. Read more »

LatentSense security learns how you touch your phone

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How can you improve the security of your smartphone beyond that of a regular old password, swipe gesture, and even the occasional fingerprint scanner?

How about having your phone recognize your specific touch behavior, and shutting down when anyone who isn’t you, tries to use it? Read more »

Twitter buys Android app, Cover

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Developers are always working on making smartphones easier to use, and one of the best ways to do that is providing quick access to the features you use most on your device.

That’s the goal of Cover, the lock-screen application that social media giant, Twitter, has recently acquired. Read more »

SK Hynix develops 128GB DDR4 RAM module

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South Korean chipmaker SK Hynix has announced that it has developed the industry’s most advanced double data rate 4 modules with 128 GB of capacity.

The new DDR4 modules are based on Through Silicon Via (TSV) technology and will significantly improve speeds and efficiency. Read more »

Wilson to release a smart basketball this winter

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The combination of smartphone technology with sports equipment is nothing new, but basketball has been left out of the fun.

That is, until now. Wilson has announced that they plan on releasing a smart basketball. Read more »

Nokia will package wireless charging dock with Lumia 930

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So wireless charging has existed for quite some time, but doesn’t seem to have caught on as well as manufacturers would like.

Nokia’s decided to do something about it, and will be including wireless charging units with their Lumia 930 smartphone. Read more »

You can use Cortana outside the US by just changing your region settings

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Microsoft revealed its newest operating system – Windows Phone 8.1 at its BUILD conference in San Francisco. One of the most talked about features of the WP 8.1 is its virtual personal assistant, dubbed Cortana.

During the announcement of WP 8.1 OS, Joe Belfiore confirmed that Cortana will be available in the US at first with the UK and China following up next. However, tech enthusiasts have found a way to use the service, regardless of where you roll. Read more »

Samsung launches Galaxy S5 wireless charging covers

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Samsung has officially launched the wireless charging cover for its flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5. The new accessory will be available in two options – a standard back plate with Qi charging module and S-View flip cover model.

The wireless charging back covers for Galaxy S5 come with perforated holes and look identical to the stock cover. The company has managed to retain the gaskets from the original design in both models and this means that your Galaxy S5 with an external cover will continue to be water resistant. Read more »

Will.i.am will release a smartwatch in July

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It seems that they’ll let just about anyone make a smartwatch these days.

Will.i.am of Black Eyed peas fame, a former Blackberry proponent, and Intel’s Director of Creative Innovation, has announced that he plans on releasing a smartwatch this July. He was even wearing a prototype of the device on Alan Carr’s show: Chatty Man. Read more »

Win yourself a OnePlus One by taking pictures

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The OnePlus team is putting together a contest where three lucky winners will each be able to get their hands on a One handset.

If you’re interested (which we’re sure you are) you’ll need to enter their Photo-Mania contest. Check out the details after the jump. Read more »

HTC releases One (M8) kernel source code for Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and international variants

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HTC had already released the source code of the KitKat kernel for its Google Play Edition One (M8). Now, the company has aired the kernel files for the Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and the international variants of the smartphone.

The latest move from HTC will allow developers to come up with tailor-made custom ROMs to bring the best out of the underlying hardware. Read more »

Google’s note taking service, Keep, gets an update

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Keep users rejoice: Google has given it’s note-taking service a major update.

It’s now at version 2.2, and will get a whole new slew of features, the most instantly recognizable of them being a way more colorful visual upgrade. Read more »