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Xiaomi Redmi Note battery life test

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Our review of Xiaomi Redmi Note is live at our homepage and it’s time we share the full breakdown of its battery test. The Redmi Note is a dual-SIM smartphone with a massive 5.5″ IPS display and a huge 3,200 mAh battery.

The Redmi Note is running on the MediaTek’s MT6592 chipset with octa-core Cortex-A7 processor, Mali-450MP4 GPU and 2GB of RAM. The Cortex-A7 are energy-efficient cores, but we’ve seen the same chipset performing rather poorly on the Alcatel Idol X+ and the Gionee Elife S5.5. Read more »

Apple iPhone 6 battery life test

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Our exhaustive iPhone 6 review is enjoying a lot of attention and now it’s time to take a bit more attention on the phone’s battery performance. The iPhones have always boasted good battery life and users expect the iPhone 6 to be no exception.

The larger size of the iPhone 6 means room for a larger battery and the boost is significant. In comparison to the iPhone 5s, the iPhone 6 flaunts a 250mAh more capacity – 1,810mAh vs 1,560mAh. In addition, the Apple A8 chip inside the iPhone 6 should be more frugal in power usage than its predecessor since its built on the 20nm manufacturing process. Read more »

Apple iPhone 6 Plus battery life test

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Now that the review is done it’s time to take a closer look at the Apple iPhone 6 Plus battery life and how it stacks up against the competition.

Apple’s biggest iPhone yet carries the biggest expectations for good performance and also the biggest battery among its peers (not counting iPads) so it should be able to outlast the smaller iPhone 6 easily. And it does – the numbers are inside. Read more »

HP 10 Plus mid-range Android tablet quietly goes on sale

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HP quietly launched the 10 Plus Android tablet. The 10.1” mid-range slate is already available in the company’s official online store and Amazon for $279.99.

The specs of the Wi-Fi-only HP 10 Plus are in line with its price tag. Read more »

Snapchat now valued at $10 billion, Yahoo is close to investing $20 million

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Snapchat is one of the most popular messaging servicess among the teens. It’s been around for over three years now and even though it’s yet to monetize its user base, things are going very well for it. There were even rumors Snapchat refused acquisition bids from Facebook and Google worth $3 to $4 billion.

It seems the Snapchat CEO was right to turn those offers, if real. The company is estimating its value at $10 billion as it prepares for another round of financing. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 hands-on

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Hello, Samsung Galaxy Note 4, we meet again. Now that we’re away from the IFA 2014 spotlights and the hectic showroom environment, it’s time to meet the company’s flagship phablet in a more personal setting.

Upon the first glance, we can’t help but enjoy how the Galaxy Note 4 feels in hand. The feel of the phablet, which now shares the metal frame with the Galaxy Alpha, is substantially better. Read more »

Sony Xperia Z3 battery life test

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We gave you our in-depth review of the Sony Xperia Z3 and now we are ready to share the full breakdown of its battery life test.

Sony Xperia Z3 flagship uses a 3,100 mAh, which is 100 mAh less than its Sony Xperia Z2 predecessor. The chipset is the same basic type – Snapdragon 801 although it has its CPU clocked higher this time. The 5.2″ screen estate is the same too, but the display panel is entirely new – this was bound to be an interesting ride. Read more »

Apple to allegedly have an event on October 16 for iPad, Mac, and Yosemite

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It hasn’t been long since Apple’s September event for the new iPhones but Apple will be holding another event this month, according to Re/code. This event will concentrate on Apple’s other major products, namely the iPad, the Mac, and the OS X operating system.

According to 9to5Mac, the event will be held at Town Hall in Apple’s Campus. This is a much smaller venue and will allow fewer people to attend. Read more »

Check out this cool infographic on tablet usage

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Tablets… they’re everywhere these days. But have you ever wondered how exactly people are using them? For what purposes? And when?

Well, if you have, then a new infographic aims to answer those questions, and more. It’s all about how people in the US are using their tablets, formatted as a timeline that starts in the morning. Read more »

Google working on another messaging service for emerging markets

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Google is reportedly working on a new messaging service for the emerging markets. It will compete against services such as WhatsApp, which is especially popular in India, along with Line, WeChat, and Viber.

One would wonder though as to why Google would bother with another service when it already has Hangouts, which replaced the previous Google Talk service. The new service will reportedly not require having a Google account (probably will just use your mobile number like WhatsApp). It will also have support for local languages and voice-to-text messaging. Read more »

Evernote web update is simple and beautiful

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Evernote has released a new beta version of its web app. The focus of this redesign was on simplicity and the designers seem to have achieved the desired result quite perfectly.

One of the reasons I don’t personally use Evernote web app or Evernote in general is because it comes across as too feature heavy (there is such a thing as too many features) and looks kinda cluttered for simple note taking purposes. The new beta does change that quite significantly. Read more »

European Commission allows Facebook to acquire Whatsapp

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Last week we heard Facebook will get the approval of the European Commission for the Whatsapp deal and today this has been officially confirmed. The Commission gave the green light for the $19 billion dollar acquisition of the Whatsapp messaging service after US regulators gave it a thumbs up, too.

The European Commission reasoned that Facebook’s Messenger platform and Whatsapp are not close competitors and that competition is sufficient even after the merger. Read more »

Microsoft’s most powerful charger says farewell to Nokia branding

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Microsoft has just announced the Microsoft Portable Power DC-21 – a 6,000 mAh charger available in three different bright colors. It is the most powerful charger by the company to date, but it is also the first one using the new branding – Microsoft.

Since Microsoft is dropping the Nokia branding already, I guess the rumors were true and upcoming phones and accessories will be Microsoft branded as well. Read more »

OnePlus shows the One quality test labs on video

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OnePlus has decided to join in on the durability test bandwagon and showcase its stress labs with the OnePlus One being tortured.

If you’ve come here for a bend test, we’ll have to disappoint you, as the video doesn’t show one. OnePlus does test the phone in a scenario where you’re sitting on it. but unlike Samsung’s similar test where the Koreans apply 100kg of force on the Galaxy Note 4, OnePlus does so at just 25kg, though. Read more »

LTE flavor of Nexus 7 (2013) now getting Android 4.4.4 KitKat

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Most of the Google devices out there has been treated to the Android 4.4.4 KitKat bug-fix firmware a while ago. The owners of the LTE-enabled flavor of the Nexus 7 (2013) haven’t been quite so lucky until now.

Well, the wait is over – Android 4.4.4 is now available as an over-the-air update. You should find it waiting for you in your device’s settings. Read more »