Tag Archive: Phone


Email is broken — help us fix it (and maybe win a new Android phone in the process!)

We’ve all been there. Maybe you’re there now. You switch over to your email app and there’s this tremendous stack of unread messages. Some are important to you, some to your boss, a lot are crap. Increasingly it seems all but impossible to keep on top of it all — which do you need to read? Which need an immediate response? Which can you just delete without even opening? It’s like you can never win… but what  [Read More…]

Sharp Aquos Xx – The Bezel less phone

After shaking up the tech industry last year with the first almost bezel less (except at the bottom) phone, Sharp, the Japanese phone manufacturer, is already set to bring the next phone into its portfolio. Sharp just announced the Aquos Xx, a phone with no bezels on three of its sides.

Aquos-Xx-siderThe phone with looks amazing and boasts a pretty high end specifications to compete with the top-tier smartphones. The Sharp Aquos Xx  [Read More…]

Cortana is coming to Android, but it won’t have all of its Windows Phone features

Microsoft is bringing its Cortana digital assistant to the massive audience of Android users later this summer.

Microsoft says it will bring its Cortana digital assistant that was originally developed for Windows Phone 8.1, and later for Windows 10, to Android device sometime in June

From the Editor’s Desk: First phone for Daddy’s little girl …

We finally got rid of our home landline a few months ago. But one thing my wife and I quickly realized was that we still needed some sort of “home” phone, just in case our soon-to-be-9-year-old gets off the school bus and finds there’s no one here to meet her. I’d rigged up a Nexus 7 with Google Hangouts Dialer, but that was a clunky solution. We needed a real phone. Besides, I figured, it’s probably time  [Read More…]

Skrillex and Google bring the ‘wub-wub’ to your phone with custom cases

Google has teamed up with electronic artist Skrillex to launch the first in a series of “Edition” cases for certain phones.

Now on sale in the Google Store, the “Skrillex Live Case” is available in three different designs for Google’s own Nexus 6 and Nexus 5, along with a trio of Samsung devices, including the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S5, and Galaxy Note 4.

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Proper Google Maps app appears on Android Wear via latest phone app update

With the latest update to Google Maps on your phone, Android Wear gains some mapping functionality.

After updating to Google Maps version 9.9 on your phone — which brings a neat new transparent status bar and some navigation features — you may notice that there’s an actual Google Maps app on your connected Android Wear watch as well. The launcher icon for Maps showed up on our LG Watch Urbane (which of course has the latest  [Read More…]

Must-have Quick Charge 2.0 accessories for your Android phone and tablet

If you’ve purchased a new Android smartphone or tablet in the past 12 months, there’s a good chance that the device is compatible with Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0 technology. If you’re not aware, Quick Charge 2.0 can charge a 3300mAh battery from 0 percent to 60 percent in 30 minutes. That’s 75 percent faster than a standard 5 volt, 1 amp USB charger and 50 percent faster than Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 1.0 technology, which has been available for a few years.

Unfortunately, not every  [Read More…]

Amazon really wants you to buy the Fire Phone, slashes price to £99 in the UK

It looks like Amazon is eager to clear its unsold inventory of the Fire Phone, as the retailer has once again slashed the price of the device to £99 in the UK.

Get $100 off when you buy a new Samsung phone and tablet from T-Mobile

T-Mobile is offering customers savings of $ 100 when purchasing a Samsung phone and tablet together, and use T-Mobile’s Equipment Installment Plan to pay them both off.

If you are in the market for a new smartphone and tablet, you will want to check out T-Mobile’s latest promotion that will save you $ 100 on your purchase. With this new deal, customers can save when purchasing a Samsung smartphone, like the brand new Galaxy S6, along  [Read More…]

The most important feature for a phone

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very time a new phone is announced, it seems like it has more features packed into it than the last phone. This constant addition of new features to phones has been going on for a long time, but does it add anything of value to a phone? We have seen companies add things to phones that are totally pointless, but the companies do not seem to care. Consumers do not seem to care either, if they even notice  [Read More…]