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Improve Your Droid’s Battery Life With This Solar Charging Screen

We all know about the French that they make wonderful perfumes and great cheese, but today I found out about a tech company from France which promises to bring us a Solar Charging Screen for our smartphone. The company's name is SunPartner Group and their idea is so out of the box that you'd thin...

Galaxy S4 Mini available for pre-order in the UK, ships on July 5

The Galaxy S4 Mini is now available for pre-order in the UK, with shipping set to start on July 5.This particular Galaxy S4 family member is expected to offer users a mobile experience similar to its bigger and more famous brother, or at least that’s what Samsung officials will have you think.Howe...

AT&T reveals new GoPhone plans with LTE support

Prepaid cell service has come a long way in the United States in the last few years. What was once near-taboo, is becoming increasingly commonplace, even for those with the credit to qualify for post-paid plans. That’s because prepaid is often cheaper, all while offering more flexibility. Not to m...

First picture taken with Galaxy Note 3 (SM-N900) reportedly spotted

Galaxy Note 3 conceptThe first picture reportedly taken with the Galaxy Note 3 (SM-N900) has been spotted, well ahead of the handset’s official announcement.As you can see in the screenshot below, we’re looking at a test picture taken with a Samsung device, the SM-N900. The same model number has...

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active AT&T pre-order process has started

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Active, which AT&T announced as part of its smartphone lineup yesterday (after teasing it in a video) is now available for you to pre-order from the carrier’s website.The device is available in two color versions, Urban Gray and Dive Blue, and can be yours for $199.9...

Amazon outs Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ in Canada

It may have taken Amazon quite a while since the initial unveiling, but now it has finally managed to make both the Kindle Fire HD and the Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ available for purchase in Canada. These devices, according to Amazon, offer “the ultimate HD experience,” and the best par...

Snapdragon 800-based Galaxy S4 shows up once again, this time breaking benchmark records

Currently the Samsung Galaxy S4 is available with either a Snapdragon 600 or an Exynos 5 chip onboard, but a third processor configuration could soon be available as well.Last week we reported on the Galaxy S4 SHV-E330S, powered by a Snapdragon 800 and featuring LTE-Advanced support. Now the device...

Google+ and Google Play Music Updates bring small improvements

Well, the update Gods at Google have blessed Google+ and Google Play Music with some updates to their apps. You'll notice some improved notifications to Google+ and some changes to the way sets of music are streamed via Google Play Music. Small update, important changes. / ...

Galaxy NX: This is the camera you're looking for

Ahead of an official confirmation, Samsung's latest Android powered mirrorless camera has gotten a full reveal of press photos and boy do they look great. The Galaxy NX has been leaked in all its glory, and although it's not confirmed to be officially released until June 20th, we can check...

Do you love strategy games like Age of Empires? Then Tiny Token Empires could be something for you. The game is a mix of a strategy game and arcade games, where you use tactics which are easy to operate on a small screen. What sounds great in theory might not necessarily be much fun in practice. ...

HTC One Mini is confirmed by UAProf info, will feature Android 4.2.2 and 720p display

At this point, little doubt remains that HTC is planning to release a smaller variant of the HTC One.Not only has the HTC M4 been mentioned in several past rumors and leaks, just yesterday we received new photos and details that further shed light on the device. Still not sure what to think? Here...

Blackberry 10 devices will soon be able to run ported Jelly Bean apps

Support for Android Jelly Bean applications on BlackBerry 10.2 is available in the latest beta SDK (Software Development Kit), according to a post on the company’s developer blog.You might remember that the BlackBerry 10 OS lets developers port Android apps, but that only Android 2.3 apps coul...

Go for Gold in Shooting Showdown from Naquatic

A few weeks back we talked about Naquatic’s Guncrafter, and now we’re back to take a look at another Android game of theirs by the name of Shooting Showdown. Shooting Showdown is a shooting range game that lets you test your skills on several different types of targets. You can brush up on your ...

IHS: Nexus 7 II to come with 1920 x 1200 display, launch “not far”

Nexus family – Nexus 7 on the rightThe launch of the new Nexus 7 is “not far”, according to a recent CNET report that quote Ricky Park, the man keeping an eye on TV, Tablet, Monitor, and Notebook displays at market researchers IHS.The IHS analyst has provided some more interesting ...

EU to put an end to mobile roaming charges next year

Image source: The IndependentIf you’ve travel abroad at any point you’re likely to have incurred a roaming charge whilst using your mobile phone. Over recent years there’s been a concerted effort to bring these costs down across Europe, and after a new European proposal it looks like we could ...

New Nexus 7 with Android 4.3 apparently spotted at the FCC in two versions, Wi-Fi-only and GSM

Nexus family with Nexus 7 in the middleA new report says that the device recently seen at the Bluetooth SIG is actually the new Nexus 7 tablet, which has been spotted at the FCC, (there’s actual documentation to prove that the device is actually part of the Nexus family).TechTastic, a source of r...

Acer says Android is great as it is, won’t try to “fix” it

Custom launchers and tweaked Android experiences tend to either be love or hate for many consumers, but Acer has declared that it stands firmly on the side of the default Android experience.The Taiwanese manufacturer spoke with TechRadar recently to explain some of its reasons for choosing to keep...

Samsung’s craziness visualized: 26 screens in one image

An infographic shows the staggering variety of devices that Samsung has brought to market in the UK over the past year.It’s no secret that Samsung doesn’t believe in the “one size fits all” principle. The Korean giant prefers to carpet bomb the market with as many devices as possible, in an ...

Google+ gets updated, notifications now sync across devices

Google+ has been updated with a host of useful features, including syncing of notifications across devices and improvements to the Android app.According to a post shared on Google+ by Vic Gundotra, SVP of Engineering at Google, Google+ is now syncing notifications across your devices, thus solving a...

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 tablets coming to the U.K. in July

Samsung’s new Galaxy Tab 3 now have a U.K. release date, according to a page on retailer Carphone Warehouse’s website.According to the retailer, you will be able to purchase all three members of the Galaxy Tab 3 range starting with July. And while that’s good news if you were plann...

Google Play Music updated to reduce mobile data usage

The problem with cloud based computing is you need a good data connection to the Internet. Broadband services at home (including those lucky enough to have Google Fiber) are great and in the most part offer unlimited bandwidth. But on mobile it is different. Data plans are often capped or the carrie...

Google Interns make more money than you

While most people might associate an internship as the toil and struggle, usually unpaid, that young students or recent grads need to go through in order to make it in the business world, there seems to be a silver lining in some companies. Most notably, companies based around Silicone Valley seem t...

Android 4.2.2 for the Sony Xperia Z: Locked and loaded

The first major update for the Sony Xperia Z is almost ready to be rolled out. At least it looks that way in the screenshots that have been found circulating around the Internet. In them, they show Android 4.2.2 running on Sony's Xperia device, including some nifty extras. ...

Is this the Xperia Z Ultra (Togari), or is it fake?

A purported image of the upcoming Xperia Z Ultra has leaked showing a turned on device featuring a large display. But is it real?We’ve seen a variety of leaks allegedly showing the upcoming 6.44-inch Sony smartphone, but this is the first one that’s apparently showing a working handset. The imag...

Xperia Z Android 4.2.2 Jelly bean update unofficially available

The Xperia Z is yet to receive its Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update, but handset owners can apparently install a leaked version of the OS.According to Xperia Blog, the firmware for the Xperia Z is available, at least for those models that come with unlocked bootloaders, courtesy of xda-developer DooM...

“Below cost” Android licensing seen as anti-competitive by competitors, EU probe underway

European regulators are again looking at Google’s business in the region, this time investigating alleged anti-competitive practices related to its mobile business, namely Android.Yes, the EU wants to know more about Google’s Android licensing deals, and whether the company used its position to ...

The Google Glass Prices Should Be Much Lower

As you may already know, Google released a developer version of its much praised high tech gizmo, the Google Glass, at a hefty price tag of almost $1500. This sounds like a lot of money, don't you think? It IS a lot of money, but developers are not your regular consumers, for the average Joe, I ex...

Photos Leaked Show the Amazing Samsung Galaxy NX

Not long ago, actually yesterday if I recall correctly, Samsung confirmed the rumor about their PureView like Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 smart phone, now we already have a new one about an even cooler device, the Samsung Galaxy NX .The info was released by Samsung's CEO during a press conference abou...

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