Tag Archive: Mobile


What is an alternative mobile carrier?

Alternative mobile carriers are often cheaper and just as reliable as the networks they rely on.

Alternative carriers abound around the world, and are becoming an increasingly reliable source of low-cost connectivity in the U.S. Also known as an MVNO, or Mobile Virtual Network Operator, these alternative operators are often no-frills, and cost less than the incumbent networks on which they operate.

What is an alternative mobile operator?

The idea behind an MVNO is simple: instead of  [Read More…]

Remix OS for Mobile transforms your Android smartphone into a PC

Back at CES 2015, a little-known device maker called Jide launched a 2-in-1 Android tablet called Remix, which looked very much like Microsoft’s Surface hybrid. The device actually ran a custom version of Android called Remix OS which bundled features such a taskbar and support for running apps in re-sizable windows. What Jide was trying […]

HTC will launch a mobile version of the Vive this year

HTC will design and release a mobile VR solution this year.

HTC isn’t selling as many phones as it used to, and is now referring to itself as a “VR company,” much to the delight of its shareholders.

The company has informed CNET UK that is working on a mobile version of the HTC Vive, though the design and functionality is not yet clear. What is clear is that “it’s not a phone slapped onto a headset.  [Read More…]

Back that thing up: Lifetime of iDrive unlimited encrypted mobile backup only $19.99 (Deal of the Day)

Imagine the horror of a bricked or water-damaged phone and the sudden realization that all of your valuable photos, contacts, and sensitive information are drifting away in the digital wind. We think that years worth of collected data is invaluable. Luckily for you, iDrive does, too. Our Deal of the Day aims to put your […]

YouTube mobile live streaming is here, starting with channels above 10,000 subscribers

You can now go live with just a few taps.

YouTube has been talking about live streaming straight from your phone since mid-2016, and now it has expanded to make it available to everyone … who has more than 10,000 subscribers on YouTube. Thankfully, this is only a limited-time restriction, as the ability to live stream directly from your phone will expand to everyone very soon.

Live streams can start up right away with just a few  [Read More…]

Mobile World Congress 2017: The Android Central preview

The biggest phone show of the year is about to kick off in Barcelona. Here’s what to expect…

Mobile World Congress, held each February (or sometimes early March) in Barcelona, Spain, is usually the event which kicks off flagship phone launch season. For the past two years, Samsung has unveiled its new flagship Galaxy S phone ahead of MWC, and although we’ll need to wait a few more months for this year’s Galaxy S8, there’s still a  [Read More…]

The difference between BlackBerry and BlackBerry Mobile

It’s time to make a few things clear: there’s BlackBerry the software company, and there’s BlackBerry Mobile, the hardware vendor.

As we move into the month of CrackBerry’s 10-year anniversary, and the return of CrackBerry Kevin, we thought it was important to highlight a few key differences between the BlackBerry we knew and the one we’re likely going to continue writing about.

From CrackBerry:

Late last year, BlackBerry signed a software and brand licensing deal with TCL  [Read More…]

10 arrest record and background check mobile applications

There are many good reasons why people are interested in looking up a criminal record or arrest record. For instance, you may have noticed suspicious activities from your new neighbor. In other cases, maybe you have started dating a person that you don’t know well. Or, maybe you just want to have some fun. It

ZTE Axon 7 Mini comes to Canada through Virgin Mobile

The ZTE Axon 7 Mini, which we voted as the best phone you can buy under $ 300, is coming to Canada this week through youth-oriented carrier, Virgin Mobile.

The phone, which will cost $ 49 CAD on a 2-year contract and $ 399 CAD outright, will eschew the MiFavor, um, flavor of Android in favor of a more stock experience, though it will still run Android 6.0.1 out of the box. The other main difference from the U.S.-sold unlocked  [Read More…]

Xiaomi isn’t attending Mobile World Congress this year

Don’t hold out for new Xiaomi phones at MWC.

Xiaomi unveiled the Mi 5 at last year’s Mobile World Congress, but the company won’t be announcing a new device this time around. In a statement to TechCrunch, a Xiaomi spokesperson said that the company will skip this year’s event.

According to the publication, Xiaomi doesn’t have any new devices to showcase at the event, debunking rumors that the Mi 6 will be unveiled at MWC. The  [Read More…]