Tag Archive: Phone


This ADB Console Windows app makes data communication with your phone quick and easy

Use ADB and Fastboot commands with no extensive setup

I know plenty of us are hardcore phone hackers who actually enjoy installing the Android SDK and tinkering with the command console. I also know that there are even more people who just need to push a file or use Fastboot every now and then and don’t want to mess with installing the SDK and monkeying around with the system PATH or files. If you’re part of  [Read More…]

How to take a screenshot on the Amazon Fire Phone

There’s a lot that the Amazon Fire Phone does different, which is no surprise given that while it’s an Android-based device, it’s mostly gone off the reservation with its on suite of apps and services. But one area in which Amazon hasn’t changed a thing is screenshots.

The Amazon Fire Phone is officially available today — here’s what you need to know!

It’s … different — but there are still some compelling features in the new Amazon Fire Phone

Today, the Amazon Fire Phone is officially on sale. Those who preordered it should already have them in their hands, however, and that includes us. Nobody’s expecting the Fire Phone to revolutionize smartphones, but there are more than a few interesting features that deserve mention.

So here we present you the short, short version of what you need to know  [Read More…]

Last chance to enter for a shot at a free 64GB Amazon Fire Phone!

There’s still time to enter! What are you waiting for?!

Don’t forget that we’re giving away a 64GB Amazon Fire Phone! The contest has been running since the announcement, and it’s almost time to pick a winner, but you still have time to enter if you want a shot at winning! All you need to do is head over to the contest post and leave your comment. That’s right, leave your comment on the original post,  [Read More…]

Amazon’s Fire Phone gets the teardown treatment

It looks like iFixIt had gotten their hands on Amazon’s Fire Phone, and the outfit subjected the phone to its usual teardown treatment. Opening the phone would activate a tab that reveals that the phone has been opened, thus signaling to Amazon that your warranty is void if you attempt this at home.

OneNote arrives on Kindle Fire and Fire Phone

Rocking a Kindle Fire or will you soon have a Fire phone? Then you’re going to want to check out the new OneNote app that Microsoft just released. OneNote is Microsoft’s cloud-based note-taking application and service that syncs your notes across every device you own. It’s now available for free in the Amazon Appstore for Android.

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Microsoft considers shifting Nokia X product designs to Windows Phone

In an email to Microsoft employees, CEO Satya Nadella announced that the software giant would trim its global workforce by 18,000 over the course of the year. The first batch of layoffs will begin later this year, and will see over 13,000 employees leaving the organization.

Amazon’s Fire Phone ad highlights Prime, little kids using it like adults

As we close in on a week until the Amazon Fire Phone becomes available, Amazon has just released its first 30-second ad for the product. Building on the messaging that was put in the launch event of the Fire Phone, the short ad shows two children using the phone and talking up a few features to their older counterparts who don’t yet know about the device. “It comes with Amazon Prime — tons of stuff, for no extra charge,”  [Read More…]

This week’s sidebar poll: Who hasn’t upgraded their phone in 2014?

Sometimes, you just love what you already have

We’re more than halfway through July, which means we’re more than halfway through the year 2104. We’ve seen some amazeball new phones from all the big names, and sales predictions and analyst speak aside, millions and millions of new Android phones have already been sold in 2014. Chances are, about half of the folks reading this were part of it, and have a shiny new Android in their  [Read More…]

I paid to unlock my phone and you should too

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Recently, I became the new owner of a Moto X; however, here was a giant hoop I had to get over first before I could claim it as my own. I received a beautiful 32GB white Moto X that was locked to AT&T’s network. This is all fine and dandy for a prospective AT&T customer – which I am not. Rather, I am a happy T-Mobile user  [Read More…]