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Posted: Fri, 06/24/2016 - 16:25
Nokia Lumia 1520 yellow AT&T

Apparently this is the week for Windows Phone 8.1 devices to get updated to Windows 10 Mobile, because not only is Verizon updating the Lumia Icon, but AT&T has revealed that it’s updating one of its own Nokia handsets.

The Nokia Lumia 1520 is now receiving an update to Windows 10 Mobile. AT&T says that the update began rolling out yesterday, June 23, so you can grab it right now if you haven’t already updated.

Source: AT&T Products mentioned: Nokia Lumia 1520 Companies mentioned: AT&T, Nokia
Posted: Fri, 06/24/2016 - 13:24
Nexus 5X hands-on

Remember that deal that offered a Nexus 5X for $269.99? It’s still around, but now you can get an even lower price.

Daily Steals is offering the 32GB Nexus 5X in Carbon black for $269.99. If you apply the promo code NEXUSEMAIL10 at checkout, though, you can knock another $10 off that price, leaving you at $259.99. Free shipping is included.

To compare, the Google Store is currently asking $399.00 for the 32GB Nexus 5X, meaning that the Daily Steals offer can save you $140.99.

Source: Daily Steals Products mentioned: LG Nexus 5X Companies mentioned: Google, LG
Posted: Fri, 06/24/2016 - 11:29
Google Support Nexus app leak

As we get closer to the launch of Android N and new Nexus devices, details on the final release of those products continues to leak out. Now details on a new Google app have surfaced, too.

Source: Android Police Companies mentioned: Google
Posted: Fri, 06/24/2016 - 09:42
Android N on-screen buttons refreshed design leak

There are lots of goodies coming with Android N, like a split-view mode for apps and a refreshed notification shade. Now another unannounced feature that might launch with Android N has leaked.

Source: Android Police Companies mentioned: Google
Posted: Fri, 06/24/2016 - 08:38
Incipio case Samsung Galaxy S7

Incipio and Skullcandy are two major names in mobile accessories, and today they’re becoming one.

Incipio and Skullcandy have announced that Skullcandy is being acquired by Incipio at a price of $5.75 per share. That works out to be a total of $177 million. The deal is subject to regulatory approval and other closing conditions, and it’s expected to close in Q3 2016.

Source: Globenewswire
Posted: Fri, 06/24/2016 - 06:25
Samsung booth CES

One month after Samsung introduced the Batman-ified Galaxy S7 edge Injustice Edition, another special GS7 edge has leaked out.

Source: @evleaks Products mentioned: Samsung Galaxy S7 edge Companies mentioned: Samsung
Posted: Thu, 06/23/2016 - 19:14
YouTube app for Android

Live streaming seems to be all the rage right now, with Periscope and Facebook Live both becoming popular ways to stream video of yourself to your friends and followers. Now YouTube is getting in on the action, too.

Source: YouTube Creator Blog, Official YouTube Blog Companies mentioned: Google
Posted: Thu, 06/23/2016 - 16:05
HTC logo One M7

Back in April, a report suggested that HTC will be making two new Nexus devices this year, but it offered few details about the Nexuses. Fast-Forward a couple of months, though, and a new report has shed some light on the features of one of those devices.

The HTC “Sailfish” — which is a codename for the phone — is said to feature a 5-inch 1920x1080 display and an 8-megapixel camera on its face, as well as a 12-megapixel camera on its rear. Also on the Sailfish’s backside is a fingerprint reader. Meanwhile, the bottom of the phone is said to be home to a USB Type-C port and a speaker or speakers. Finally, the top of the Sailfish is home to a headphone jack.

Source: Android Police Companies mentioned: HTC
Posted: Thu, 06/23/2016 - 14:05

If you want to add more local storage to your iPhone, you’re out of luck because Apple doesn’t include microSD cards with its smartphones. With a new SanDisk case, though, the iPhone’s lack of a microSD slot is no longer a problem.

The SanDisk iXpand Memory Case is a protective case for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s that adds more storage to the device. With it, you can add 32GB, 64GB, or 128GB of additional space to your iPhone. The case is available in blue, gray, red, and teal color options.

Source: SanDisk, SanDisk iXpand Memory Case (Amazon)
Posted: Thu, 06/23/2016 - 13:21

The fourth developer preview of Android N doesn't include many new features. Instead, it offers a number of behind-the-scenes bug fixes and stability improvements while actually removing a handful of features. For example, Android N no longer supports pressure-sensitive screens and the calculator quick settings icon is no more. With that said, the Android N APIs are now final, allowing developers to get their apps ready so they can launch on day 1 of the Android N consumer release. Google has also added an Easter egg that imprints "NAMEY McNAMEFACE" on the Android N logo. The official consumer release of Android N will be available later this fall, bringing a host of new features and of course an official "N" name for the OS. Are you excited for Android N?

Products mentioned: Huawei Nexus 6P Companies mentioned: Google
Posted: Thu, 06/23/2016 - 13:01
Moto X Pure Edition hands-on home screen

The Moto X Pure Edition is on sale pretty regularly, and today it’s being discounted once again.

Source: Moto X Pure Edition: Amazon, B&H Photo Video, Best Buy, Motorola Products mentioned: Motorola Moto X Style (Pure Edition) Companies mentioned: Motorola
Posted: Thu, 06/23/2016 - 11:08
Instagram Picked for You video recommendation channels

Instagram has announced a couple of notable improvements to its service.

First up, Instagram is rolling out “Picked for You” channels in its Explore tab. This channels will recommend videos that are grouped together and based on your interests. For example, Instagram shows a Picked for You channel with videos from comedians, and there could also be videos that show baking, skateboarding, or other things.

Instagram Picked for You screenshots

Source: Instagram (1), (2)
Posted: Thu, 06/23/2016 - 10:44
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

Sometimes we get a phone we like so much that we just have to tell everyone around us. Maybe it happens every year when you upgrade to the next flagship device. Or maybe you’re the person in your family and group of friends they go to when they’re looking for advice on buying a new phone.

Whatever the case, if you’re a fan of technology and smartphones, it’s hard sometimes not to want to show off the phone you’re using, especially if it’s one that you really like with a ton of features you enjoy using. When you know, or think, something is great, why not share it with everyone around you, right?

Products mentioned: Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
Posted: Thu, 06/23/2016 - 10:10
Nokia Lumia Icon hands-on

One month after the Lumia Icon became a member of the Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview program, it’s getting an official W10M update.

Verizon has announced that starting today, June 23, it’s updating the Nokia Lumia Icon to Windows 10 Mobile. The update to W10M is a big one, bringing new features like the Microsoft Edge browser, the ability to set a background image on your Start screen, and an improved keyboard.

Source: Verizon (1), (2) Products mentioned: Nokia Lumia Icon Companies mentioned: Verizon Wireless
Posted: Thu, 06/23/2016 - 08:53
Nextbit Robin hands-on

One of the highlight features of the Nextbit Robin is its cloud storage, which the phone intelligently uses to store apps and content that you haven’t recently used. Now Nextbit is teasing that it’s going to apply that same intelligence to improve battery life.

Source: Nextbit Products mentioned: Nextbit Robin
Posted: Thu, 06/23/2016 - 08:02
Walmart Pay app

Walmart Pay has been expanding quite a bit lately, and today the retailer-specific payment service has gotten its biggest expansion yet.

Source: Walmart (Businesswire)
Posted: Thu, 06/23/2016 - 06:45
T-Mobile event

Looking for a place to travel this summer? If you’re a T-Mobile customer, Europe just became a good choice.

T-Mobile’s Summer Unleashed promo will give all postpaid Simple Choice customers unlimited 4G LTE data across Europe, save for the tiny (180 sq. mile) principality of Andorra, for whatever reason. The free 4G LTE data will be flowing from July 1 to August 31, so T-Mo customers will have two months to enjoy the service.

Source: T-Mobile Companies mentioned: T-Mobile
Posted: Wed, 06/22/2016 - 18:09
Huawei P6 hands-on

Huawei is a major player in the Android world, but according to a new report, the company is also working on its own mobile operating system.

Source: The Information Companies mentioned: Huawei
Posted: Wed, 06/22/2016 - 15:53
Moto X Pure Edition hands-on

Earlier this year, Motorola ran a deal that’d get you a free Moto 360 (1st Gen.) when you bought a Moto X Pure Edition. Now that deal has returned, but with a newer watch.

The Moto 360 Sport is now free with the purchase of the 64GB Moto X Pure Edition. Pricing for that 64GB Moto X Pure Edition starts at $399.99, and you can add a leather backside if you’d like for an additional $25. Whatever kind of 64GB Moto X Pure Edition that you design, though, you can get a Moto 360 Sport to go with it for no extra charge.

Source: Motorola Products mentioned: Motorola Moto X Style (Pure Edition), Moto 360 Sport Companies mentioned: Motorola
Posted: Wed, 06/22/2016 - 14:21
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 hands-on

Samsung has been placing heavy focus on its curved Edge displays in recent years, but they’ve largely been used on the Galaxy S flagships, with the Note Edge being the only Note phone with an edge screen. That could change this year, though.

A new report claims that Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 will feature a dual-edge curved screen, similar to the one found on the Galaxy S7 edge. What’s more, it’s expected that Samsung won’t be launching a new Note smartphone with a flat display.

Source: Korea Herald Companies mentioned: Samsung
Posted: Wed, 06/22/2016 - 13:56

I’ve had a video game console in a bedroom or a living room for as long as I can remember, and the majority of those years usually meant having two set-top boxes right next to one another. The first for video games, and the second used for movies and TV. But obviously we live in a time of convergence, and cord cutting, so consoles like Microsoft’s Xbox One and Sony’s PlayStation 4 are basically the all-encompassing boxes many people are looking for.

Companies mentioned: Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Sony
Posted: Wed, 06/22/2016 - 12:38

More and more rumors seem to be surfacing that we should strongly consider lowering our expectations for this year’s iPhone launch, which is expected to arrive in September. Allegedly, the iPhone will be moving away from their tradition of drastically changing the iPhone every two years, and have decided to save their best moves for 2017. Whether it’s true or just a product of rumor has yet to be seen, but when somebody tries to under-hype something, I usually go for it (and prefer it to hyping something too much).

Companies mentioned: Apple
Posted: Wed, 06/22/2016 - 10:20

All the things you love about the Samsung Galaxy S7, but in a rugged — and a bit ugly — plastic and rubber shell. The Galaxy S7 Active features a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED Quad HD display, Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor, 4GB of RAM, 12MP rear camera, IP68 water resistance, 4000mAh battery and Android 6.0 Marshmallow. If you're a battery fanatic that just so happens to be an AT&T subscriber, the Galaxy S7 Active will likely appeal to you.

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Products mentioned: Samsung Galaxy S7 Active Companies mentioned: Samsung
Posted: Wed, 06/22/2016 - 10:08
AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Following Sprint, Verizon, and T-Mobile’s Galaxy Note 5 updates, the time for the AT&T Note 5 to get Android 6.0 Marshmallow has arrived.

Source: AT&T (1), (2), (3) Products mentioned: Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ Companies mentioned: AT&T
Posted: Wed, 06/22/2016 - 09:16
Unicode 9.0 emoji samples

Exciting news, emoji lovers: Unicode 9.0 has been made official, and it’s got 72 new emoji characters.

Unicode 9.0 includes several different categories of new emoji, including people, gestures, food, and animals. There are 72 new emoji characters in all, and included in there are some emoji that are sure to get people excited. For example, there are bacon and avocado emoji, there’s a fox face and an owl, and there’s a selfie emoji.

Source: Unicode Blog