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Deal of the Day: Mobi Products Soft Shell Case for Samsung Galaxy S4

Made of a highly durable TPU material that feels great when gripped, this Soft Shell Case features anti-slip properties that gives your Galaxy S4 more grip on all types of surfaces. Plus, it has a special anti-dust coating and cut-outs for all features.

The Mobi Products Soft Shell Case is available for just $ 3.95, 74% off today only. Color options include blue, purple, pink, smoke and green.

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Verizon Wireless buying spectrum and assets from Cincinnati Bell for $210 million

Cincinnati Bell Wireless has entered into an agreement to sell its spectrum holdings and wireless infrastructure to Verizon Wireless. The deal, valued at $ 210 million will see Cincinnati Bell’s customers transferred to Verizon “or other wireless providers” over the next 8-12 months, during which time the carrier will lease back that spectrum and those towers for “a nominal fee”.

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Blurring the background: Understanding focus, defocus, refocus and Ufocus

Your HTC One M8 isn’t a Lytro, but that doesn’t mean you can’t create some neat-looking effects

Background defocus effects are the hot new feature for smartphone cameras this year. Sony, Nokia, LG, Samsung and HTC are all offering DSLR-like bokeh effects in photos through software trickery. These effects have even been likened to the Lytro, the first mainstream light-field camera, which lets users refocus their photos after capture.

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HTC Q1 2014 earnings show sizeable losses once more

HTC’s unaudited earnings for Q1 2014 are out and it doesn’t make for particularly positive reading. The Taiwanese firm has announced a net loss of NT$ 1.88 billion on revenue of NT$ 33.12 billion. This is way down on the modest profit made in the final quarter of 2013, though there are factors to consider.

Samsung Galaxy S5 now available to order in UAE

The Samsung Galaxy S5 official global launch day is almost upon us, but it has just popped up for sale somewhere else. Following the early launch in Korea, the phone is now available to order over in the UAE for 2,599 AED. Black and White versions are to be available, and while one retailer is stating the phone is in stock it’s apparently unlikely folks will get them in hands before April 11.

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S-OFF for HTC One M8 paves way for further hackery

S-OFF exploit for M8 released by Firewater team, Google Play edition conversion now possible for GSM handsets

Good news for those wanting greater freedom to hack and tinker with the HTC One M8, as the Firewater dev team has released its method for gaining S-OFF (“security off”) on the device. The method is relatively straightforward if you’re handy with a command line — first your device will need to be rooted, then disable any lockscreen security,  [Read More…]

North Korean Arirang AS1201 and Chinese Uniscope U1202 turn out to be twin phones from different zones!

While North Korea originally trumpeted the indigenous technology of their Arirang AS1201 Android phone, turns out it’s actually the spitting image of China’s Uniscope U1201.

    

Flappy Bird parody game “Flappy Jeremy” mashes Ron Jeremy and Miley Cyrus

Flappy Jeremy

You know that recurring dream you have of Ron Jeremy replacing Miley Cyrus in the “Wrecking Ball” video? Well Flappy Jeremy has just made your dream come true. Inspired by the once removed but coming back again (possibly?) Flappy Bird, Flappy Jeremy seeks to fill the emptiness left by the disappearance of the original title.

As the title suggests this game is a clever and creative  [Read More…]

Sony Xperia Z2 tablet gets root, ClockworkMod recovery

Sony’s Xperia Z2 tablet is an insanely thin piece of hardware that not only runs Android 4.4 KitKat but that’s now also primed and ready for ClockworkMod-based Recovery and Root. Before you get too excited, you’ll need an unlocked bootloader, so you’re presently restricted to the 16GB Wi-Fi version of the Xperia Z2 tablet. If that’s not a dealbreaker then hit the source link for instructions and let me know how it works for you!

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U.K. carrier EE raising prices slightly on May 28

The U.K’s EE network is set to increase prices by 2.7% — yes, two-point-seven-percent — on May 28, 2014. EE’s new terms and conditions allow them to raise prices by the RPI (retail price index — i.e. the rate of inflation) once a year with 30 days notice.

    

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