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Mobile Nations Weekly: A little bit of give and take

The tech gods giveth and the tech gods taketh.

The news this week around Apple revolved around money. Apple reported their quarterly earnings, and while they were right in track with what Apple had predicted, it was the first time that Apple saw a year-over-year drop thanks to a slip in iPhone sales. And Wall Street lost its collective mind despite Apple’s forecasting of a great-but-not-spectacular quarter three months prior.

Oh, happy day — Facebook and  [Read More…]

The HTC 10 begins shipping in the US next week

For folks out there that avoided a carrier when it came to pre-ordering their HTC 10 in the United States, you’re about to start seeing some shipping confirmations in your inboxes.

Thanks to Jeff Gordon, HTC’s Senior Global Online Communications Manager, we’ve now got a clear expectation for HTC 10 shipments in the United States. Replying to a tweet, Gordon said that shipments begin next week for the company’s newest flagship. That would line up quite nicely with the HTC 10  [Read More…]

Bentley compliments ultra luxury with Android in the new Mulsanne

Does Android in the car get any more exquisite than this?

At the recent Beijing Auto Show, manufacturer of things that are luxurious, Bentley, was on hand to show off the new Mulsanne First Edition. This is a car for the ultra wealthy, and the ultra wealthy that like to travel in ultimate style and comfort. It’s one of those cars that it’s better to sit in the back of.

And to aid in the sophisticated  [Read More…]

TELUS will roll out the Marshmallow update for BlackBerry Priv on May 3

The Canadian carrier TELUS has announced that it will begin rolling out the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update for the BlackBerry Priv on May 3.

The reveal was posted on the TELUS update schedule, and notes that the Priv will get a security update along with the Marshmallow rollout. BlackBerry began updating the Priv to Marshmallow 6.0.1 earlier this week for people who bought the phone directly from the ShopBlackBerry site in the U.S., the UK. Canada  [Read More…]

Best accessories for the Huawei Watch

Huawei watch accessories represent!

Whether you want a different watch band to wear with your Huawei Watch or you need to replace your charging cradle, there’s an accessory for the Huawei Watch out there for you.

Here’s our roundup of the best accessories for this smartwatch.

Motong tempered glass screen protector Yesoo magnetic Milanese stainless steel strap for Huawei watch Huawei Watch charging cradle Swiss Watch International 24-slot watch strap storage case Mudder 5-piece watchmakers screwdriver  [Read More…]

Google is no longer selling its $999 2015 Chromebook Pixel

Google has quietly removed the $ 999 model of the 2015 Chromebook Pixel from the Google Store site. The company is still selling the higher end $ 1,299 version of the ChromeOS notebook.

Google confirmed to VentureBeat that the $ 999 model won’t be made available for sale again. The notebook had an Intel Core i5 processor inside, along with 8GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, and a touchscreen. The $ 1,299 model, with an  [Read More…]

Watch face roundup: Free faces for your Gear S2

It’s time once again for our bi-weekly watch face roundup!

This weekend we’ve got 5 awesome and free watch faces that are available for your Gear S2 smartwatch. While the options for watch faces are a bit more limited for the Gear S2 than for an Android Wear device, there still are some perfectly awesome faces out there.

If you’re looking for a new watch face that won’t cost a dime, be sure to check out  [Read More…]

Amazon’s Alexa devices can tell you what happened on your favorite Syfy TV show

Syfy is the first cable TV network to add support for Amazon’s family of devices that use the Alexa digital assistant such as the Amazon Echo and Echo Dot speakers and the Fire TV boxes.

Syfy’s website has the details on its support for Alexa:

Alexa has exhaustive knowledge of Syfy’s schedule as far out as 14 days in the future. Plan your schedule and never miss the next episode of your favorite Syfy shows. Alexa  [Read More…]

AKG N60NC noise-canceling headphones review: Flip a switch and shut out the world

AKG keeps these headphones compact, while also bringing all of the features you want at a solid price.

If you travel, work in a busy office or just have trouble concentrating on tasks at home, chances are you’ve looked into noise-canceling headphones. The basic technology behind noise cancellation is pretty much commoditized at this point, but companies add their own flavor to it, with varying levels of effectiveness. Beyond that, these of course work as standard  [Read More…]

Marshmallow updates for the AT&T HTC One M8 and M9 get delayed

HTC M8 and HTC M9 owners on AT&T will have to wait a bit longer to get their promised software update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

HTC’s Mo Versi posted the news on the delay via his Twitter account:

HTC One M8 & M9 AT&T owners – there’s been a slight delay on M OS. We’re in lab but looking at approval within the next couple weeks.

— Mo Versi (@moversi) April 29, 2016

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