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Samsung Galaxy S6 Experience app demoes S6 features on Android

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If our Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge reviews didn’t help you decide if you should get one of the new Galaxy S6 flagships, maybe Samsung’s latest promo app will do the job.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Experience for Android is a nicely designed app demoing and explaining all key features of both the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge. There you can learn about the benefits of the new camera sensor, the new S-Health app, various themes, the exclusive design, plus you can learn about all available original accessories. Read more »

WhatsApp finally gets a material design makeover

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The Android version of the popular instant messaging service WhatsApp finally embraced the Material Design language which made a debut with Android 5.0 Lollipop. An experimental build of the redesigned app is available to download directly from the messenger’s official website.

For Android users, the WhatsApp build 2.12.38 version brings revamped appearance with new icons, animations, and color-flipped emoji tray. Read more »

Google is the latest major retailer to give Moto 360 a price cut

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Google gave Moto 360 a major price cut. The search giant is offering the smartwatch for a rather sweet $165 with free shipping in its brand new online store for Android hardware.

The new price tag of Moto 360 is a cool $85 off the original $249.99 Motorola and Google asked for the smartwatch at launch. Read more »

This promo video shows five years of Samsung Galaxy S evolution

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It looks like Samsung released the coolest Galaxy S6 & Galaxy S6 edge promo video to date. The Korean giant’s latest clip focuses on the rich history of the Galaxy S series, which started in 2010 with the now classic I9000.

A tad longer than a minute and a half, the clip show each Samsung Galaxy S iteration launched over the years alongside its key features. Read more »

Wipowerband is a battery extending wristband for Apple Watch

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Hot on the heels of last month’s Reserve Strap, yet another Apple Watch wristband made its way to the market. The Wipowerband will deliver up to two days of battery life to Cupertino’s smartwatch.

The Wipowerband packs a high-density li-polymer battery tucked into a polypropylene plastic core, which also protects the Apple Watch from damage. Read more »

Garmin outs a duo of VIRB action cameras

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Garmin took the wraps off two new VIRB action cameras. The VIRB X and VIRB XE are priced at $299.99 and $399.99 respectively and will hit the shelves at some point this summer.

In addition to recording your adventures, the newcomers will also track them with a great deal of detail thanks to a bevy of built-in sensors. Read more »

The latest Samsung Galaxy S6 video ad showcases its wireless charging credentials

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Hot on the heels of last week’s comedy-centric clip, Samsung released yet another video ad for its Galaxy S6 flagship smartphone. As you probably know already, the handset went on sale alongside its Samsung Galaxy S6 edge sibling last week, on April 10.

The latest Samsung Galaxy S6 promo focuses on its wireless charging capability. Read more »

ASUS announces new VivoWatch with 10-day battery life

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ASUS has announced a new fitness-centric smartwatch for your phone. Called the VivoWatch, the device is geared more towards fitness applications such as tracking your activities, heart rate, sleep pattern, etc.

The ViVoWatch seems to have a black and white display to save on power with a green LED strip below. The watch has a stainless steel body and an IP67 certification for dust and water resistance. Read more »

Apple Watch expected to have sold close to 1 million units in the US on launch day

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Apple Watch seems to have had a good launch day, if the data from Slice Intelligence is to be believed. The company tracked the e-receipts of 9,080 online shoppers who opted in to have their email tracked, the company estimates over 957,000 people purchased some variant of the Apple Watch in US alone.

Out of these, Slice Intelligence estimates 62 percent went with the cheapest Apple Watch Sport model, mostly in the Space Gray finish, with most of the rest preferring to get the stainless steel model. Read more »

Get YouTube’s experimental UI with a Chrome extension

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Google has been experimenting with a new UI for the YouTube player. The UI has transparent player controls that show you the relevant buttons without blocking the video.

The UI is still in development and hasn’t been finalized yet. But if you want to give it a shot, there is a way. Read more »

Meizu, AKG team to launch limited edition headphones on April 15

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Smartphone makers partnering with headphones making companies is no new trend and as you might remember recently Meizu joined it – shaking hands with AKG Acoustics teams.

Meizu’s official Weibo account has put up several teaser images for new headphones launch on April 15. Read more »

LG is working on futuristic foldable phone-watch hybrid device

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LG is working on a foldable phone-watch hybrid device. As per a patent awarded last week to the Korean giant, the device is basically a mobile phone with ornamental design.

The concept is about a super slim smartphone which can bend backwards to wrap itself around a band. Read more »

Samsung outs kernel source code for Galaxy S6 and S6 edge

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Samsung released the kernel source code for Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge. Interested users can download the source code for a number of variants of the two flagships from the Korean giant’s Opensource Release Center.

Access to a device’s kernel source code allows enthusiasts to develop custom ROMs for it. Read more »

vivo Xshot battery life test

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The vivo Xshot just made it through out rigorous review procedure and didn’t do too shabby in terms of battery endurance. But, there are still a few things to note on the matter and we intend to do so in the following paragraphs. And if you want to check out the full, in-depth review, you can do so right here.

The vivo Xshot boasts an impressive specs sheet, featuring a Qualcomm MSM8974AA Snapdragon 801 chipset with Adreno 330 GPU, 2GB or 3GB of RAM, depending on the version and a 5.2-inch IPS LCD display. Yet, the device punches well below its league in terms of performance, a problem, we attribute mostly to its outdated, custom Funtouch OS, based on Android 4.3. Read more »

Best Apps and Games of the Week

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Welcome to our new weekly feature, the Best Apps and Games of the Week. Here we will try to cover some of the most notable apps and and games that were released in the past week or so on the mobile platform.

The list will include both new and apps that received some major update recently. The list is not limited to any particular mobile platform, but considering the current situation you’d likely only be seeing Android and iOS apps in the articles. Read more »