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Samsung sends out UNPACKED invites for September 3

Samsung sends out UNPACKED invites for September 3

04 August, 2014 | comments (47)

Mark your calendars folks, the Samsung UNPACKED event is officially scheduled for September 3. The show will start pretty early on, 14:00 local time, but we'll be on site ready to report on all the new gadgets. The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will...

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A mini version of the Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro surfaces

A mini version of the Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro surfaces

04 August, 2014 | comments (9)

The Lenovo Z2 Pro is apparently going to have a mini version. The phone is allegedly named the Vibe Z2 Pro Mini and has been caught on camera sitting next to its bigger brother. The Vibe Z2 Pro Mini sports the same logo, camera and flash...


LG G3 16GB undergoes a 10% price cut in Europe

LG G3 16GB undergoes a 10% price cut in Europe

04 August, 2014 | comments (15)

The 16GB version of the LG G3 is enjoying a cool price cut in Europe currently. In Russia, Germany and the UK, among others, the phone's price has been slashed by 10% on average. In the UK, CarphoneWarehouse is offering the phone with a 30;...

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A set of photos shows Samsung Galaxy Alpha in its full glory

A set of photos shows Samsung Galaxy Alpha in its full glory

04 August, 2014 | comments (109)

A new set of Samsung Galaxy Alpha photos has appeared online. The phone is shown in its full glory, with the screen on as well as its metal sides. This isn't the first time the phone has leaked out. However, it's the first time we see it in...

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Motorola Moto G 4G gets $40 price cut in the US

Motorola Moto G 4G gets $40 price cut in the US

04 August, 2014 | comments (10)

The Motorola Moto G 4G has been on sale in the US for almost two months so now is a great time for a discount the phone normally goes for $220 but Best Buy has temporarily cut the price to $180. It's available in both black and white. That's...

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iOS users spend seven times more time online than Android users

iOS users spend seven times more time online than Android users

03 August, 2014 | comments (125)

According to a report by Net Applications, iOS users are seven times more active online compared to Android users. Net Applications monitors over 40,000 websites to check the traffic from mobile devices and has found out that 44.62% of users...

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Week 31 in review: iPhone 6, Xperia Z3 Compact, Nokia X2

Week 31 in review: iPhone 6, Xperia Z3 Compact, Nokia X2

03 August, 2014 | comments (30)

The Week In Review is our series meant to recap all the major announcements of the week, which you might have missed. Week 31 of 2014 saw a lot of rumors and interesting leaks, as well as speculation whether the Nokia X2 will live or...


LG releasing update for G Watch to fix corrosion issue

LG releasing update for G Watch to fix corrosion issue

03 August, 2014 | comments (26)

If you've purchased an LG G Watch recently, or were one of the lucky attendees at Google's I/O conference to get the wearable for free, you may have noticed that the device's bottom charging connectors are prone to corrosion. Users have...

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Counterclockwise: iPhone rumors, Skype on WM, and the Nokia 500

Counterclockwise: iPhone rumors, Skype on WM, and the Nokia 500

01 August, 2014 | comments (4)

This weeks' edition of Counterclockwise has us looking back at several historic milestones for the likes of Skype, Samsung, Nokia, and Apple. Early August is typically the time when iPhone rumors start ramping up in anticipation of Apple's events,...


LG Optimus G Android 4.4 KitKat update reaches India

LG Optimus G Android 4.4 KitKat update reaches India

01 August, 2014 | comments (71)

The LG Optimus G launched to much fanfare a couple of years ago as the precursor and basis for the Nexus 4. Yet while Google's version of the handset has been kept up to date with Android versions as you'd expect, the Optimus G has been stuck on...


Sony Xperia T3 is now available in the UK too

Sony Xperia T3 is now available in the UK too

01 August, 2014 | comments (9)

It looks like the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini isn't the only smartphone to become available in the UK today. It's been joined by the Sony Xperia T3, which is exclusively sold by Carphone Warehouse. All three colors are already up for grabs - white,...

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Read how the Samsung Galaxy Mega saved this man's life

Read how the Samsung Galaxy Mega saved this man's life

01 August, 2014 | comments (78)

Samsung may want to add another feature to its Galaxy Mega phone's spec sheet: that the device is bullet proof. A Taiwanese man was shot in the chest during a heated dispute about a misplaced wallet. The shooter was apparently not pleased with...

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SIM-free Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini already in stock in the UK

SIM-free Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini already in stock in the UK

01 August, 2014 | comments (7)

The official release date for the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini in the UK is August 7, just like we told you a few days ago. However, if you're impatient and must have this smartphone as soon as possible, a couple of online retailers are reporting that...

Tags: Android, Samsung


Blue HTC One (M8) to be exclusive to Three Ireland

Blue HTC One (M8) to be exclusive to Three Ireland

01 August, 2014 | comments (2)

Last week the HTC One (M8) went on sale in the UK in two new hues - red and pink. That said, there's another color version of the handset that's been leaked quite a few times so far but hasn't managed to make it to store shelves just yet: blue. A...

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OnePlus drops ColorOS in China in favor of in-house made ROM

OnePlus drops ColorOS in China in favor of in-house made ROM

01 August, 2014 | comments (21)

The international version of the OnePlus One runs a custom-made CyanogenMod 11S ROM, but in China, the phone comes with Oppo's ColorOS out of the box. That's about to change, as company's CEO Pete Lau has decided it's time OnePlus develops its own...

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Apple iPhone 6 back logo unlikely to act as a notification light

Apple iPhone 6 back logo unlikely to act as a notification light

01 August, 2014 | comments (60)

A couple of weeks ago we covered a report suggesting that Apple would be using its logo to double as a pulsating notification light. This received a lot of positive feedback, but another, in-depth look at the iPhone 6 back housing suggests...

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Galaxy S5 LTE-A for Europe to allegedly have a full HD display

Galaxy S5 LTE-A for Europe to allegedly have a full HD display

01 August, 2014 | comments (39)

The upcoming Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A for Europe, or SM-G901, has gone through the usual 'benchmarking before the launch' process. According to the leaked GFXBench results, the S5 LTE-A for Europe won't have the QHD display and you'll have to settle...

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Sony Xperia C3 selfie phone priced at $323 in China

Sony Xperia C3 selfie phone priced at $323 in China

31 July, 2014 | comments (32)

Remember Sony's much-touted selfie phone? It got official as the Xperia C3 at the beginning of July, and it's set to become available in August. The first market to get it is China, and incidentally it's already been priced over there. The Xperia...

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Samsung Galaxy Alpha specs leak ahead of August 13 outing

Samsung Galaxy Alpha specs leak ahead of August 13 outing

31 July, 2014 | comments (44)

Another day, another rumor about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Alpha. The Korean company's first ever Android smartphone to come with a metallic design is now said to be launching on August 13. Yesterday's leak claimed that the Alpha would get...


Kyocera Brigadier rocks a sapphire screen before the iPhone 6

Kyocera Brigadier rocks a sapphire screen before the iPhone 6

31 July, 2014 | comments (30)

Outside of luxury device manufacturers such as Vertu, phone makers haven't so far used sapphire glass to protect those sensitive touchscreens. That said, Apple has long been rumored to debut the new material in its upcoming iPhone 6, though the most...