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Motorola exec Mark Randall calls current crop of smartwatches ‘pretty crappy’

Motorola executive Mark Randall isn’t just proud of the upcoming Moto 360 smartwatch — he thinks that the current crop of wearables are “pretty crappy” in comparison. Motorola is understandably excited about the Moto 360, the Android Wear-powered wearable is a notable step up in software and hardware design for smartwatches, and one of very few that have dared to go round. Randall, the Senior Vice President of Supply Chain and Operations at Motorola, said that  [Read More…]

LG G3 renders leaked ahead of formal debut

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Thanks to the folks at Phone Arena, we have seen the official, “unofficial” press renders leak of the unannounced LG G3.  Mostly we have seen blurry or just plane terrible pictures of the highly anticipated device.

However, we now have some juicy close ups of the LG G3 with its beautiful brushed  [Read More…]

How to save online maps for offline use in Google Maps[Tutorial]

Google Maps

Last Tuesday, Google unveiled a host of new features for its Maps app.  Bringing the update to version 8.0, the biggest features include transit travel times with walking time included, lane guidance in turn-by-turn navigation, and the ability to save maps offline.

Today we’ll be discussing about how to save those maps offline, so when you’re in an area with no data connection, you  [Read More…]

Moto G with universal LTE is now available for pre-order on Amazon

Motorola finally unveiled an LTE-enabled version of the Moto G, dubbed the Moto G 4G, at an event yesterday. The device will be offered in two variants: global LTE and US LTE. While the US model has been available on sale on Motorola’s official website since yesterday, the global LTE variant is currently available for pre-order on Amazon for $ 219.

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Deal of the Day: LLOYD Anti-Glare Screen Protectors for Samsung Galaxy S3

These screen protectors are custom designed to shield your Samsung Galaxy S3’s display while reducing annoying glare at the same time. Durable and scratch resistant, the TruTouch sensitivity gives these custom protectors a more natural feel on your touchscreen.

The LLOYD Anti-Glare Screen Protectors are available for just $ 3.95, 80% off today only. Includes 3 per pack!

Canada DoD: Samsung Protective Cover for Galaxy S4

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T-Mobile and MetroPCS add entry-level ZTE Concord II


T-Mobile and MetroPCS on Wednesday announced the availability of their next budget smartphone, the ZTE Concord II. Powered by Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, the phone features a 4-inch (800×480 pixels) display, 5-megapixel rear camera (720p video recording), and 4GB internal storage. Under the hood you’ll find a 1.2GHz dual-core processor with 1GB RAM, microSD expansion, and a battery good for up to 6 hours talk  [Read More…]

Samsung to unveil “Gear Glass” at IFA


Samsung has dominated the Android smartphone market, dipped into the smartwatch market, and they aren’t stopping there.  Samsung plans to launch a direct competitor to Google Glass called Gear Glass at the IFA in September.

The drawing above shows the Gear Glass as more of a earpiece where  Google Glass is a full set of eyeglasses.  Gear Glass will reportedly run on the Tizen operating  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 passes through FCC for tech photo shoot

Samsung’s next big tablet has been spotted in some recent FCC reports. The document confirms the SM-T800, which is likely the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5, has a screen size of 267.2 mm (10.5 inches) and Wi-Fi connectivity. Meanwhile the SM-T805 is expected to be the LTE version and the SM-T801 should have 3G.

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Jawbone UP24 review


The Jawbone UP24 is one of the latest fitness trackers to hit the market along with Nike and Fitbit.  I have previously reviewed the Fitbit Flex, which we really liked, but today’s focus is all about the UP24.  The UP24 is the newest addition to Jawbone’s fitness line up.  The device allows you to track workouts, food/drink, sleep, but one of the really cool features  [Read More…]

Xperia A2 and Z2 launched in Japan

Confirming earlier leaks, Sony has today unveiled the Xperia A2 for NTT Docomo in Japan, joining Sony’s current flagship, the Xperia Z2 on the Japanese network. As rumored, the Xperia A2 is almost identical to the Xperia Z1 Compact, a phone which arrived in Japan last year as the Xperia Z1 f.