With so many battery packs out there in various shapes, colors, and capacities, there’s almost no end to the choices available. But, on the upside, it makes for a greater range of personalization. It’s easier than ever to accessorize with a certain look that you want to portray.
The jig is up, Sony, and we know full well what’s up your sleeve for next week’s Mobile World Congress. The Xperia M4 Aqua is an open book, and the Xperia Z4 Tablet is no big puzzle either. Alas, the Z4 smartphone will most likely stay on the sidelines a couple more months, hopefully to score enough upgrades to clearly set itself apart from the Z3.
Slowly but steadily, BlackBerry’s US business is picking up, with sales of unlocked Passports and Classics reportedly breaking recent records, and carriers lined up to get a piece of the on-contract action. AT&T just welcomed both hybrid touchscreen/QWERTY keyboard-sporting handhelds on the network, and Verizon quickly followed its main rival’s lead.
Ah, the #selfie. If there’s a more culturally relevant Millennial invention, I have yet to find it. The selfie changed the game, down to the very fundamentals of humanity. CES 2015 was the land of bifurcated tech gurus. One half patrolled the show floor with a selfie stick taking awesome, wide-angle shots of themselves in front more »
Ready to start the Galaxy S6 and One M9 countdowns? At least as far as the former goes, you can literally do just that by heading over to YouTube. Then, in a little under 48 hours, this link will replace the timer with a live video feed from Samsung’s pre-MWC Barcelona press conference.
Just when Verizon customers thought the torment was over, and they’d be able to buy the biggest, fastest, coolest Nexus smartphone yet directly from their favorite carrier… nothing happened. The Nexus 6 is still listed on Verizon’s website as “coming soon”, and the sign-up page gives away no clues vis-à-vis the launch date.
Let’s not act surprised. Year after year, it’s the same scenario. The big fishes present at glamorous events like CES or MWC steal all the limelight of the shows, while the lower-profile exhibitors are forced to resort to early announcements. It’s the only way they can secure their ephemeral 15 minutes of fame.
If you thought yesterday’s llama chase was laughable enough, I’m sure #TheDress controversy will just make you shudder. But the good news about bad news is that it leads to amazing reactions on social media. That way, when you’re freaking out wondering if the media has gone to the dogs, you can find solace in the fact that the rest of the world also sees the ridiculousness.
Acknowledging it doesn’t stand a chance against the likes of Apple and Samsung in a fair tablet fight for the time being, LG has pulled all the stops recently to make its G Pads too cheap to turn down. With or without contracts, from AT&T or Verizon, via eBay or Newegg, these respectable mid-rangers have constantly undercut iPads and Galaxy Tabs by hundreds and hundreds of dollars.
It should probably come as no shock Samsung has its sights set on a few mid-range Galaxies in addition to flagship smartphones for Lollipop bumps over the next months. It’s also no surprise the Galaxy S5 mini is among the non-high-enders targeted for 5.0 goodie packs.
No stranger to nichey gear, meant to survive wars, not look pretty, and all sorts of rugged experiments, Kyocera is ready to take things to the next level, by exploring the market for gadgets drawing their juice from alternative energy sources. Namely, the tireless sun.
Using a LoopPay fob digital wallet to pay in stores, taxis, and restaurants, has replaced my wallet, better than ApplePay, but it’s about to change as Samsung has acquired LoopPay as a fully owned subsidiary. The technology doesn’t require bank or store participation as it uses Magnetic Secure Transmission that can be read by POS (point of sale) as if a credit or debit card has been swiped.