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Purported Galaxy S4 Zoom image leaked, camera phone thicker than you’d expect

Purported Galaxy S4 Zoom image leaked, camera phone thicker than you’d expect An image supposedly showing the upcoming Galaxy S4 Zoom camera phone has hit the web revealing a rather strange device than one would have expected.This creation bears some similarity to the recently announced Galaxy S4 Mini but also to last year’s Galaxy Camera. At this point, it’s not clear whether the image is accurate, but we’ll probably find out more details in the near future, considering that the Galaxy S4 Zoom product name has indir...

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MOGA launching new Power Series controllers, will charge your phone as you play

MOGA launching new Power Series controllers, will charge your phone as you play Back in April, MOGA released its PowerA Pro Android gaming control, promising an improved experience over their previous generation controller. Now the company has announced they are back at it again, with plans to launch a new generation of MOGA Power Series controllers at E3.So what’s new? The biggest change is that the controls will now be adding a “Boost” feature, which will recharge your phone while you play your games.Unfortunately, ...

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Huge Increase in HTC One Sales in May

Huge Increase in HTC One Sales in May Kevin Chang, an analyst for  Citigroup Global Markets INC, reported that HTC One Sales are booming, as they might have sold over 1.2 million units in May of 2013, almost twice as much when compared to April. It is an almost 100% increase in sales figures in only one month, bringing the total number of HTC One Sales since its launching to almost 2 million units. And that's good news for HTC, as they were  plagued with all kinds of troubles, ra...

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PRISM and the End of the Illusion of Internet Privacy

PRISM and the End of the Illusion of Internet Privacy Nobody can be told what PRISM is, you have to see it for yourself. Well, if you were worried about the recent Verizon scandal, when NSA (the National Security Agency) obtained tons of metadata from the telecom company, you will have to hang on, because this time you're in for a real treat. The NSA  had a court order which allowed them to sniff through Verizon's data base, searching for key words and the like, meaning that every call, every da...

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Sketches of HTC T6 revealed

Sketches of HTC T6 revealed While it may be as good as some leaked photos of the device, some blueprints of the HTC T6 have surfaced over on mobileaks.nl and showcase the unannounced phablet. Coming with a 5.9 inch screen and two Tree Sound speakers, this could be an absolute gem. ...

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Sony Togari: Slimmest phablet in the world?

Sony Togari: Slimmest phablet in the world? The trend is clear: smartphone are getting bigger and no manufacturer (asides from Apple) seems to be able to resist the temptation to believe that bigger is better. With the Togari, Sony is reportedly working on the next big thing. Literally. A new picture suggests that Sony is vying for the spot of the "thinnest smartphone" in the world. Hopefully, their efforts aren't in vain. If this is the Sony Togari, we may be looking at a new stan...

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Beat down Bad Guys in Batman Arkham City Lockdown

Beat down Bad Guys in Batman Arkham City Lockdown We’ve got a new Superman game coming soon, but if you’re looking to have some heroic fun in the meantime there’s a new Android game you may want to check out. Batman Arkham City Lockdown was recently released on Google Play after spending some time over on the Amazon App Store, and it looks to be a slick little game if you dig the Dark Knight. Batman Arkham City Lockdown takes place before the events of Batman: Arkham City. You’ll take co...

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 gold-brown variant image leaks (picture)

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 gold-brown variant image leaks (picture) The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 is no longer a secret, and the fact that it would have a version sporting a “gold-brown” color scheme wasn’t much of a mystery, either, but nobody knew exactly how that variant would look.As you may remember, retailer Adorama was listing the device in gold-brown on its website. Be that as it may, we didn’t know exactly what the combination would look like, but we just might, if the picture fame...

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One step closer to release: HTC One Mini (aka M4) gets certified by Bluetooth SIG

One step closer to release: HTC One Mini (aka M4) gets certified by Bluetooth SIG The HTC One Mini refuses to stay out of the news. At the beginning of the week, we reported that the HTC One Mini would be arriving with an Ultrapixel camera, in similar fashion to its bigger brother. A few days later we also learned a bit more about the phone’s specs, and got a sneak peak of alleged photos of the device.Now it seems that the HTC One Mini has passed through the Bluetooth Special Interest Group under the design name “PO58XXX...

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The FBI’s PRISM program, and what it means for us.

The FBI’s PRISM program, and what it means for us. Google Data center in Council Bluffs, Iowa.The NSA obtaining metadata from Verizon is concerning. It’s tough for many to cannonball into the deep end of fear, but the news is increasingly troublesome the past few days. If the court order our NSA had against Verizon troubled you, PRISM may send you off that diving board.PRISM is an FBI program designed to do one thing: collect data about you. Under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA...

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Samsung slows down: Market forecast woes

Samsung slows down: Market forecast woes Samsung has, over the last little while, definitely become one of the leaders when it comes to smartphones, posting record after record. It has even gotten to the point where in some areas, the Galaxy brand is almost synynomous for telephone. However, some speculation as of late has revealed that Samsung might be in store for a slowdown on the global market and might be snapped back to reality. ...

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A&E’s Storage Wars Locker Slots arrives on Google Play

A&E’s Storage Wars Locker Slots arrives on Google Play Storage Wars is one of those shows people either love or hate. The premise behind the show is a great idea for an Android game, and the folks at A&E have delivered one with Storage Wars Locker Slots. Unfortunately, just because something’s a “great idea” doesn’t mean it’s going to be good. As the title implies, Storage Wars Locker Slots is a slot machine game based on the popular TV series Storage Wars. The show follows people that ...

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Is the HTC One Max (T6) shown in this blueprint?

Is the HTC One Max (T6) shown in this blueprint? The HTC T6 has been apparently shown in an alleged blueprint that has made its way to the Internet, revealing its potential size in the process (provided it’s real).Dutch site Mobileaks has published the blueprint, which you can see below, and the same source claims that the device, which is set to be HTC’s answer to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, will be called the HTC One Max, a name we’ve seen in a previous T6 report. HTC One Max...

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Falcon for Android gets a major update, brings multiple account support and more

Falcon for Android gets a major update, brings multiple account support and more Popular third-party Twitter application Falcon has received a major update on Thursday. It brings a ton of new features, including ones that have been requested by the community for some time now, such as multiple account support.Multiple account support works just as you might think it would. You can simply add another account to the app the same way you added the first one, and then you’ll be able to seamlessly switch between them. It...

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Odin Mobile, the first mobile network for the visually impaired

Odin Mobile, the first mobile network for the visually impaired Odin Mobile will be the first mobile network with services tailored to the needs of the visually impaired, including dedicated handsets, plans and customer service experience.An MVNO (mobile virtual network operator), Odin Mobile will use the T-Mobile network to provide its services, and the company promises to improve wireless accessibility for the visually impaired. First of all, it will offer its customers handsets that are easier to operate i...

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HTC One sales doubled to 1.2 million in May, but may have already reached the peak

HTC One sales doubled to 1.2 million in May, but may have already reached the peak By now you’ve probably heard that the HTC One is selling well, with over 5 millions units sold so far, helping HTC post some decent financial results for a change.There’s some more good news for the company: it appears that during the month of May sales of the HTC One doubled up compared to April, reaching a fairly decent 1.2 million units, according to Citigroup Global Markets Inc analyst Kevin Chang.In fact, the One accounted for around ha...

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Butterscotch Shenanigans releases Quadropus Rampage for Android

Butterscotch Shenanigans releases Quadropus Rampage for Android You stumble across all sorts of weird games when you’re browsing the Play Store, but just because something is strange doesn’t make it fun. Unless it’s a game from the guys at Butterscotch Shenanigans that is. They first caught our attention with the madness known as Towelfight 2, and now they’re back with a little game called Quadropus Rampage. Quadropus Rampage lets you see what it’s like to be a four-legged Cephalopod that’s out fo...

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AT&T HTC One comes with a Beats Pill Bluetooth speaker for just $99.99

AT&T HTC One comes with a Beats Pill Bluetooth speaker for just $99.99 If you’re in the market for the HTC One and its incredible Boom Sound dual speakers just don’t cut it, you’ll be happy to know that AT&T is running a special deal for all new customers. The carrier is throwing in a Bleutooth speaker for you to enjoy your music, movies, videos, games and everything in between.If you’re a new AT&T customer, and looking to buy the 32GB HTC One, not only will AT&T sell you the HTC One for the very...

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Samsung Galaxy S4 slide-out keyboard case available for $79.99

Samsung Galaxy S4 slide-out keyboard case available for $79.99 This Samsung Galaxy S4 Bluetooth keyboard could be very useful to you, if you’re always on the road, typing long emails and you don’t like using the virtual keyboard.Even with the Google Keyboard for Android available in the Google Play Store, the experience of a physical keyboard is most certainly unrivaled, and this product, which also has some added perks, can be a pretty good addition to your phone. First of all, you won’t h...

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Texas Instruments MaxLife tech brings fast-charging and 30% longer Li-ion battery life

Texas Instruments MaxLife tech brings fast-charging and 30% longer Li-ion battery life If I were a betting man, I’d wager that having to repeatedly charge a handset makes its way into virtually everyone’s list of top smartphone complaints, especially as processors continually step-up their power requirements in the pursuit of a little more performance.Back in late March, we initially covered some new Texas Instruments chips that supposedly cut battery charging times by 50%, which was a nice start. Fortunately, it seems that th...

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Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 in stock at some retailers, but it doesn’t come cheap

Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 in stock at some retailers, but it doesn’t come cheap The Samsung Galaxy Mega family is an oddity. Its members are larger than the Galaxy Note 2, but come without the much revered S-Pen. The Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 shares the same design ethos as the Galaxy S4, but with a supersized 6.3-inch 720p HD screen.The Mega 6.3’s other specs don’t quite share the same high-end specs as the Note range, coming with a 1.7GHz dual-core processor, 1.5GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel camera and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean...

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Samsung hit by Galaxy S4 sales woes to the tune of $12 billion off the market valuation

Samsung hit by Galaxy S4 sales woes to the tune of $12 billion off the market valuation Following on from the pessimistic sales outlook for the Galaxy S4 which we first heard about Share prices gapped down significantly at the market open today, continuing a bearish move for the remainder of the trading session. Chart source: Google FinanceOther investors are stating that the main reasons for the selloff are weakening sales expectations and a lull in momentum for the Galaxy S4. Kim Young-chan, an analyst at Shinhan Investment Corp, ...

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Rumor: Sony Xperia ZU (Togari) picture says device is ultrathin, doubles as kitten holder

Rumor: Sony Xperia ZU (Togari) picture says device is ultrathin, doubles as kitten holder The Xperia Togari rumors continue today with new revelations about the 6.44-inch smartphone including a reportedly leaked picture. However, the device is yet to be confirmed by the company.Earlier today we heard that the name of the rumored Togari could be Xperia ZU and that the device could be unveiled during Sony Mobile’s media event scheduled for June 25.Now we’ll show you an image of a ultrathin device that appears to be bigger than a sma...

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Our sources: three Google Edition phones and one X Phone are coming this year

Our sources: three Google Edition phones and one X Phone are coming this year A source with knowledge of the matter told Android Authority that one other “Google Edition” phone is coming this year, along with one X Phone.Much ink has been spilled in the last few days over the so called Google Edition phones. The announcement of the Galaxy S4 and the HTC One with the Nexus user experience has sent shockwaves throughout the Android community. And it seems more is coming.A source with knowledge of the matter told Android ...

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Rumor: Sony Togari to be called Xperia ZU – Snapdragon 800 on board?

Rumor: Sony Togari to be called Xperia ZU – Snapdragon 800 on board? Sony’s long rumored supersized phone may be called the Xperia ZU, and could run on a Snapdragon 800 processor, if an anonymous report is to be believed.Sony has been rumored to throw its hat in the large smartphone ring, with a 6-inch device to compete against the current undisputed champion of the category, the Galaxy Note.The latest piece of scuttlebutt suggests that the commercial name for the device currently known as Togari may be Sony Xpe...

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Facebook Home updated with app dock, Android app gets new features

Facebook Home updated with app dock, Android app gets new features Facebook for Android and Facebook Home have both received updates that bring some useful improvements.First of all, the Facebook Android app now offers you the ability to change who can view one of your updates, be it a photo or status change. This can be quite useful, should you decide that you don’t want your boss to see where you’ve been out last night and why you’re tired.You can also add more photos to a single message you&...

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Sprint announces upcoming LG Optimus F3 availability, LTE for $29.99 on contract

Sprint announces upcoming LG Optimus F3 availability, LTE for $29.99 on contract Some people would prefer a smartphone without all the bells, whistles, and expense that come with some of the higher-end models. Sprint now has an answer for those folks:  the carrier announced today the upcoming availability of the LG Optimus F3, a $29.99 (after a 2-year contract and $50 mail-in rebate) phone compatible with the Now Network’s LTE towers. That’s the cheapest 4G LTE phone Sprint’s offered yet.The specs are, as you might exp...

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iOS users spend 20% more of their time using apps compared to Android users

iOS users spend 20% more of their time using apps compared to Android users Since Android is winning the race for device market share, analysts and CEOs alike have turned their attention to other aspects of the battle between iOS and Android. There are of course a whole range of different ways to measure market share and user satisfaction including looking at market share in different countries, across different demographics and according to the relative wealth of the purchasers. Another way is to look at how much peopl...

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