In our last weekend poll, we pitted the two QHD monsters on the market – the LG G3 and Oppo Find 7. We’d like to thank you for taking the time to vote and now it’s time to share the results.
Let’s see which one of the two 5.5″ smartphones came up on top. Read more »
Google’s Voice service now supports calling people with Hangouts, and you won’t even need a Google+ account to do so.
The feature also works even if you are using Hangouts outside of gmail. Read more »
Around the world, people are buying more tablets.
At least that’s what new sales reports indicate. Tha market share has grown 11% with 49.3 million slates sold in Q2 2014 alone. Read more »
Microsoft’s mobile division sure seems to be proud of the recently unveiled Nokia Lumia 530. This, you may remember, is the successor to the best selling Lumia 520, and it will become available in August.
As you might expect, the ten reasons that Microsoft lists for why the Lumia 530 is simply great aren’t extremely objective, not all of them anyway. But let’s take them one by one. Read more »
Chrome for Android got a new beta version yesterday, and now it’s the turn of one of its biggest competitors – Firefox. The guys at Mozilla released a new Firefox Beta in the Play Store, and it comes with a new feature that lets you further customize the content you see in the browser’s home screen.
Now you can add Web content from many sources such as websites, feeds, and services, and each of those will get its very own panel in the start screen of Firefox for Android. Read more »
So you’re caught in the subway with no cell phone service and want to stay occupied. You fire up a game on your smartphone and get ready to enjoy some time-killing action, but you just find out that the app you downloaded earlier from the Play Store only works when you’re connected to the internet.
Well Google has decided to help you avert this crisis by creating a special section dedicated to offline games. Read more »
Nokia has set up an interesting project to promote the Lumia 930 in the UK. What seems to be a product of a joint meeting with Greenpeace is actually a giant wall made of potatoes and apples. Why? To charge up a phone.
Some of you may know this, but for others this is a headscratcher. The process of charging the battery using potatoes and apples is possible thanks to the chemicals inside them, which help transfer energy via the metal wires. Read more »
The rumors surrounding Apple’s upcoming iPhone 6 and alleged smartwatch have reached Jimmy Kimmel, who decided to play a practical joke on bypassers on the Hollywood Boulevard. His team decided to stick an Apple logo on a $20 Casio watch and see how people react to the company’s latest gadget.
And what do you think happened? Everyone fell for it, thinking that Apple has managed to pull off a classic, yet modern version of a watch. Read more »
Few weeks back we talked about Rovio’s upcoming Angry Birds Transformers (sigh) game. Other than telling the game is coming soon, no other details were provided back then.
Rovio has now released a new trailer for the game. Unfortunately, it doesn’t show much either. The CGI trailer shows the red bird that also looks like Optimus Prime fighting bad pigs. He can obviously transform from one form to another. Oddly enough, he also has a pig Transformer fighting alongside him, fighting another pig Transformer. Read more »
Snapchat’s incredible popularity has its competitors scrambling to come up with an equivalent service to engage the masses. Despite several attempts, no one has really managed to match Snapchat’s success.
After failing to acquire Snapchat, Facebook came up with the godawful Slingshot app, which I’m sure even Facebook employees aren’t using at this point, leave alone the average users. But Facebook has an ace up its sleeve in the form of Instagram, and so now they are using Instagram’s popularity to take on Snapchat. Read more »
Amazon’s Fire Phone has just gone on sale and the folks at iFixit have already managed to grab a unit and even give it a teardown treatment.
The teardown reveals that the Amazon Fire Phone is anything but easy to repair with the device managing to achieve a low reparability score of 3 out of 10. Read more »
Do you love taking selfies and posting them online, but wish there was a way for your face to be seen more often and by more people?
Well with the new mobile app Imoji, you’ll be able to barrage anyone you text with mini-emoticons of your face. Read more »
Samsung hasn’t done the best job of the keeping the Gear VR under wraps, so it isn’t surprising that images of the Gear VR’s software was leaked.
The leak suggests some initial apps that’ll be launched with the Gear VR, along with the software’s aesthetic. Read more »
Google has been known to snatch up any and every type of business, that’s why it doesn’t come as a surprise to anyone that the internet search giant is interested in purchasing the online game-streaming service, Twitch.
What might come as a surprise is the price that Google is willing to pay: $1 billion. Read more »
Chrome Beta for Android has been updated to version 37 today, and with it come the first hints of Material Design. This new design philosophy was announced last month during Google I/O, and it will be the basis for the Android L release that’s coming this fall.
And now it’s made its way to Chrome, which follows in the footsteps of the Play Store app. The browser sports a more modern look, though it’s not 100% Material just yet. Still, it’s a start, and Google will obviously keep adding more of that Material Design sauce to Chrome up to Android L’s public debut later this year. Read more »