Tag Archive: Phone


Unlocked Amazon Fire phone now $189 dollars

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You all know the sad story of the Amazon Fire phone, we all had high hopes but were sadly let down especially when Amazon tried to charge full flagship prices for its phones.  We’ve seen the price move up and down over the past couple of months, and today the price has dropped to its lowest ever at $ 189.00 dollars.  1-year of  [Read More…]

The World’s first Tor certified phone is a Boss

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CES 2015 rolls on with some great news in the Android security space.  The duo of Briggs & Spriggs announced The Boss phone alongside an Indegogo campaign.  Why is this device so important?  The Boss is the first phone of its kind in the US market, and it is a beast.  The fully unlocked 7” UHD machine sports a 1900×1200 resolution, a Meditek octa-core processor,  [Read More…]

Camera, or phone? Panasonic’s Lumix CM1 aims to be both with little compromise

Well, it’s mostly a camera — but we’re okay with that.

Panasonic is known far more for its cameras than its mobile phones, but the new Lumix CM1 combines its imaging expertise with a full-on smartphone experience to create one unique device. On one side is a standard phone experience with a familiar KitKat interface running on a 4.7-inch 1080p display and powered by a Snapdragon 801 processor. On the other side, you  [Read More…]

Boss Phone is a 7-inch phone that puts security at a premium

The Boss Phone is a new, 7-inch phone that puts an emphasis on security from startup Briggs & Spriggs, Inc. The Boss Phone will launch their Indiegogo campaign tomorrow, January 6, and is part of the crowd funding site’s CES 2015 setup. The phone is built on Android 5.0 Lollipop, and Briggs & Spriggs says that the device is Tor-certified for secure communication.

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Now you can install Google Play on your Amazon Fire phone

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Amazon made their debut in the smartphone market by introducing the Amazon Fire Phone. It is an Android powered smartphone featuring Amazon’s very own Fire OS. Although, it is Android but a user can only use the Amazon App store with the Fire Phone, which means no access to Google Play Store but thanks to someone over at XDA, Fire Phone users can now access  [Read More…]

Qualcomm teases a mystery phone for CES, perhaps the LG G Flex 2?

CES 2015 is coming up fast, and Qualcomm wants you to know that you’ll be seeing new hardware with a Snapdragon 800-series processor inside. The close-up graphically-transparent (probably not actually like that in real life) phone in question has hints of an LG design, down to the metal-but-not-actually-metal finish back panel set around the signature back-mounted power and volume buttons. It’s not any LG phone we’ve seen so far, and for all we know if might  [Read More…]

Amazon releases sizeable update for its Fire phone

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Amazon released a slew of updates to its Fire phone and it is for both the unlocked and AT&T models.  The AT&T Fire phone will upgrade to software version 3.6.5 and the unlocked GSM model moves to 3.6.8.  The Fire phone should update on its own when you are connected wirelessly.  But if some reason you aren’t wireless, you can upgrade the phone with a  [Read More…]

Fire Phone update focuses on camera, calling and messaging features

Amazon is rolling out a major update to its Fire Phone smartphone. The update is hitting both the AT&T model as well as the unlocked GSM edition. Amazon promises an improved camera experience, support for more keyboard languages, call blocking, custom ringtones, and improved battery life among the improvements featured in this update.

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Iowa to create digital driver’s license app for your phone

Iowa is leading the charge to become the first state in the nation to issue a digital ID. The state wants to create a smartphone-based driver’s license via an app that could be installed Android smartphones or the iPhone. The digital driver’s license would co-exist with a traditional plastic license issued today.

Hangouts Chrome app update brings proper desktop notifications, new phone tab

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For those that like to use the Hangouts Chrome app will be happy to know that a nice update came to it today. Now it includes a phone tab to allow calling from the desktop. You can start an SMS thread directly from the app if you have Google Voice. And now it has proper desktop notifications.

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