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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 numb...

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 NS...

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. ...

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 o...

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...

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 g...

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 alle...

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...

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 Sa...

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 g...

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 s...

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 c...

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...

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 Apr...

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...

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 ev...

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 mos...

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 initia...

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 sha...

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 reas...

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 unve...

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...

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 th...

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...

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 r...

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 ...

Hov Set to Ink 20 Million Dollar Deal With Samsung

According to the Huffington Post, rapper/mogul, Jay-Z is reportedly about to ink a deal with Samsung mobile which would see the smartphone giant teaming up with the rapper on various projects Jay-Z''s deal with Samsung set to be worth about $20 million / ...

Google Sees Funny Faces As Future Passwords

The Three Stooges would've had foolproof funny faces. Remember the good old days when all you needed to remember was a single password? That's because in the early days of the Internet, you had at most a couple of e-mail accounts to look after. There was no Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram to...

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