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Numerous smartphones have received the “mini” treatment, where a smaller version of the handset is also released to the public, and ZTE could well be adding another with a ZTE Nubia Z7 Mini. The mysterious ZTE handset has passed Chinese certification with the codename NX507J, which is pretty similar to the NX505J, believed to be the 5.5-inch Nubia Z7. The NX507J has a 5-inch display with a 1080p resolution, something that may attract consumers who don’t  [Read More...]

Plus more tips and tricks for using your phones during severe weather

We’ve got our first hurricane of the year — Arthur — and he’s starting to make his way up the eastern seaboard. That means it’s the perfect time to talk a bit, as we do every year, about how your smartphone can help out with the summer scourge.

This year, I’m using the Red Cross Hurricane app as my go-to tracker. There are a  [Read More...]

Holy Moley we saw a lot of great stuff at Google I/O 2014, didn’t we? Android on all of your screens, the new design language starting with Android L, and even new hardware. Being there and watching the presentations — and rewatching them on Youtube — was a blast, and I left more excited than ever for what’s in store from the minds at Google.

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Verizon has held its stance that only postpaid customers should receive LTE data on its network, but starting this month that may be ready to change. According to a source of Droid-Life, Verizon is set to add LTE data access to its prepaid ALLSET plan on July 17th to better compete with the growing prepaid offerings from other carriers.

Assuming that this comes with no price premium (that’s still to be determined), starting this month we  [Read More...]

A quick reminder, folks, that we’re podcasting today because tomorrow is a national holiday, which like so many others means we’ll be spending most of the day with hot dogs, adult beverages, American flags and small, airborne explosive devices. Your usual safe U.S. holiday.

So we’re podcasting today at 4 p.m. EDT — that’s 9 p.m. in the UK. Come join us here!

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htc profit___

At this point we could say HTC is used to losing money. They make great devices and yet the are unable to turn profit by selling them. Q2 was finally a successful quarter for the company, they turned first profit this year.

HTC’s revenue in Q2 was NT$ 65 billion ($ 2.17 billion) out of which they got NT$ 2.26 billion ($ 75 million) in profit.  [Read More...]

Get This Look: ‘Smart Clock’ Zooper Widget

smart clock zooper

We’re huge fans of changing the home screen around a bit and creating a new user experience for our Android. So much so that we present our ongoing series of Get This Look posts. In a nutshell we show you a new layout, app, widget, or icon set for your Android handset and tell you which apps you’ll need to mimic the feel.

Some of these are a  [Read More...]

The Witcher is a popular series of console games based on the novels of Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski. In the medieval fantasy world of The Witcher, powerful humans with mutant traits called Witchers seek out and destroy the monsters that threaten humanity’s survival. Polish gaming studio CD Projekt RED is currently hard at work developing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for PC, Xbox One, and Playstation 4.

As the Witcher console games become more well-known and  [Read More...]

At I/O, Google showcased three Android Wear smartwatch models from LG, Samsung, and Motorola, with the former two costing at least $ 199 and the latter’s price is yet to be revealed until later this summer. Now, it looks like Asus is rumored to be entering the wrist race with an Android Wear watch of its own, but this time at a much more affordable price.

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Razer’s getting into the connected entertainment market by announcing a micro-console powered by Android TV. Set to launch later this fall, Razer’s micro-console will be focused on gaming, and will be able to stream movies, music and other apps.