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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...

Samsung Galaxy S4 wireless charging accessories now available for total of $90

Samsung has been very busy over the past few weeks with its flagship Android handset, the Galaxy S4. Earlier this week, it even introduced a brand new version of the same device, a model that’s meant to be used by people who need a tough, long-lasting handset. Today, Samsung is moving to make...

Light Flow LED Version 3.8 Adds Support For NinjaSMS, More Hangout Types, Fixes CyanogenMod Bugs

Light Flow is the kind of app that best showcases Android's sensibilities: esoteric, amazingly customizable, and downright impossible on other platforms. The popular notification manager for devices with LED indicator lights has just had a big update to version 3.8, most notably bringing support for...

Spinpod: take panoramic pictures and record motion time-lapse videos like a pro [Kickstarter]

A new Kickstarter project aims to help amateur photographers take better panoramic pictures and record great motion time-lapse videos with the use of a simple and highly portable accessory that fits a variety of smartphones and cameras.Spinpod is the name of this particular creation that needs to ra...

Smart clothes that speak to your mobile devices? No it’s not Sci-Fi, OMsignal makes it possible

Ladies and gentleman, the era of wearable technology is here, ready or not! While currently in its infancy, wearable technology already exist in various forms from wristbands, to watches or even tattoos. Then of course there is Google’s own highly ambitious Glass headware.So what’s next for...

Gameloft teases Modern Combat 5 with new trailer

Another year, another Modern Combat version, this time set in Europe. Mobile app developer Gameloft released a teaser trailer today for Modern Combat 5, the latest entry in the company’s ever-popular first-person shooter series. From the looks of the video, players will have an entirely new enviro...

HTC launches T-Mobile exclusive HTC One Trade Up program

If you’re in the market for an HTC One and have been considering T-Mobile as your service provider, then we have some very good news for you. HTC has paired up with T-Mobile to offer a trade in service to allow you to swap your old smartphone for cash when purchasing the HTC One from T-Mobile.The...

Want Google Fiber? The Fiber team tells us how to get it!

One gigabit of download speed. It’s easy to talk about, but not easily conceived. We can read all the stats and data we like, but until it’s experienced, none of it really makes sense.So, how can we actually experience Fiber? Building a fiber optic network is a huge task, so how does Google acco...

Evernote gets a new update, adds custom reminders

Two weeks ago, Evernote added reminders for its iOS, Mac and web apps – but no such luck for Android. If you were waiting patiently to try out reminders on Evernote for Android, your day has come. Evernote 5.1 is now available via Google Play.So how do the reminders work? The new update place...

Samsung Galaxy S4 gets software update: storage increase and more

It was a noticeable problem with the Samsung Galaxy S4: internal storage was limited and almost half of it was gobbled up before you even got to install anything on the device. An update has rolled out for the Galaxy S4 that brings with it some enhancements and stability fixes with it. ...

Why is the NSA collecting phone records of millions of Verizon customers daily?

Every call, every day.That is the “metadata” the NSA asks of Verizon. Through a court order, which was obtained by The Guardian, Verizon must turn over all telephony records, in their entirety, to the NSA. There is no discrimination, or noted target. There is no geography the NSA is interested i...

Is Asus On To Something Big With Transformer Book Trio?

Asus has announced the new Transformer Book Trio which is a tablet/laptop/desktop device that runs both Windows and Android. The device can be used as an Andorid tablet, it can also be plugged into a keyboard dock turning it into a laptop and can also be plugged into a computer dock which transforms...

Today Only: Get a free lifetime license for security app, Cerberus

For those of you that don’t have any type of mobile security app on your Android device, you should probably think about getting some kind of protection. After all, it’s nice to a little bit of recourse if your phone gets stolen, such as being able to SIM-lock your device, remote wipe it or eve...

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