Posts by Anton D. Nagy

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    There is no doubt about it: the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini will make an appearance, sooner or later. Every year, Samsung releases a Mini version of its flagship. However, there's little in common between the siblings, aside from the Mini (which is not so mini in most cases) trying to capitalize on the flagship's name. Usually, while the phone resembles the flagship, its specs are modest. This year, the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini will be available starting mid-July, according to a recent report. It is expected to pack a 4.5-inch 720p display, Exynos 3 Quad (Exynos 3470) SoC running at 1.4GHz, ...

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    Ever since Samsung tested out the waters with its phablet (and the Note line-up quickly became very popular), LG was eager to get in the game as well. The original Optimus VU was unveiled at the 2012 MWC, followed by the VU II post 2012 IFA, and the VU 3 at the end of September 2013. LG's take was different than Samsung's from two main perspectives: the VU phones didn't use a stylus (or pointing device), and adopted a 4:3 aspect ratio for the screen. From what we can deduce from @evleaks' latest tweet, the VU line-up will be replaced (?) by the LG G Stylus. However, if this will indeed be ...

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    A Microsoft smartwatch has been in the rumors and headlines for quite some time. Said gadget has been recently confirmed as being in the works, with a feature that we all want other wearables to have: cross-platform compatibility. A recent Microsoft smartwatch report seems to confirm that said gadget is not only in the works, but also that it will indeed work with different platforms. We've heard that Apple's upcoming iWatch might have more than 10 sensors inside; today's report claims that the Microsoft smartwatch will have 11, and it will continuously monitor your heart rate, syncing ...

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    The LG G Flex, with its curved display, was making waves at the end of last year. Around that time we saw a Samsung sheet depicting technology advancements over time. According to that, starting mid 2014, all the way through 2015, we should expect to see smartphones with a "bended", flexible display. A recent report citing "sources from the panel industry" claims that both South Korean manufacturers, Samsung and LG, will release flexible display smartphones in September. While September is the perfect time for the Note 4 announcement (at IFA), the sources claim that said flexible display ...

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    Now that the Google I/O dust has settled down (just a little bit), we can turn our heads and attention to the main competition: Apple. We're hearing reports talking about the iPhone 6 launch date, and Friday, September 19, 2014, is the date rumored. Apple is expected to unveil a 4.7 and a 5.5-inch iPhone 6, and apparently there will be no 16GB version; this year, Apple is rumored to only offer 32 and 64GB versions. However, the same way we heard that only the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 will get OIS features for its camera -- the larger phone being positioned, according to reports, as the premium ...

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    Last month the app returned to the Windows Phone store after a hiatus, and the WhatsApp new version brought some new features to the table. The client got functionalities already present on other platforms, but, needless to say, welcome additions if you're using the service on your Microsoft-powered smartphone. If you're heading over to the source link below, or check your Store app on the phone, you'll see that there's a new version of the app available, 2.11.516. While the changelog isn't extensive, you should receive "various enhancements and bug fixes" which will improve your user ...

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    The LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live are both set to begin sales (or pre-sales) later today, so if you're interested in purchasing an Android Wear watch that's not the Moto 360, you're probably debating between the two. To make the question of LG G Watch vs Samsung Gear live a bit easier, we've put together a table to let you quickly compare the specs of the two smartwatches. On paper, there's not much different between the two. There are differences in four key areas, which is what you should bring into consideration when debating which one to buy. The first is the screen. The G Watch's ...

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    Disappointing Samsung earnings are predicted by analysts for the second quarter of 2014. According to those who claim this, the main reasons behind weaker Samsung earnings figures are slower shipments of mobile devices, as well as a stronger currency exchange rate between the South Korean won and the US Dollar. Of course, analysts have been wrong in the past, and phones like the Galaxy S 5 are continuing to break records in terms of sales. According to Samsung Securities Co., the operating profit to be posted for April-June will be about 7.9 trillion won (US$7.74 billion), down from ...

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    Phones in general, and smartphones in particular, have become the center of our lives. We not only use them for calls and texts, but information contained on these devices is vast, varying from emails to pictures, and documents. That being the case, phone search conducted by the Police has received some limits, according to a Wednesday Supreme Court ruling. Among items found on those arrested by the Police, phones are considered "powerful devices unlike anything else police may find on someone they arrest", according to the Supreme Court. The ruling states that the Police can not conduct a ...

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    We've seen Nokia announce the successor to the X, X+, and XL line-up of phones yesterday. The X2 runs Nokia X OS 2.0, which brings some improvements to the table over the initial version of the software platform. Among these new features you'll find the ability to display four tiles side by side, the apps list, as well as a brand new user interface for the camera. If you are among those who purchased one of the initial devices, you'll be sad to find out that Nokia X OS 2.0 will not be available as an update for you. The Nokia X, X+, and XL will, however, get more updates to fine tune the ...

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    The Huawei Honor 6 was announced yesterday, as the phone-maker continues to release devices from the Honor family, which tries to combine affordable prices and flagship-like specs. The Huawei Honor 6 will be launched in China on July 1, with pre-orders starting today, June 25. The prices are CNY1,999 (US$321) and CNY2,299, depending on whether you go for the 16 or 32GB storage variants. As far as specs are concerned, the Huawei Honor 6 packs five-inch Full HD screen with 1080 x 1920 resolution, HiSilicon Kirin 920 octa-core processor clocking at 1.7GHz, 3GB RAM, 16 and 32GB storage ...

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    Update: stream embedded below! Google I/O is the most anticipated event of the year if you're a fan of Android-powered gadgets, or technology in general. Whether you are rocking an Android smartphone or tablet, or one powered by another platform and you like to stay up-to-date and informed on the competition, Google I/O should definitely be on your list of things to follow. This year's conference is happening on June 25 and 26, at Moscone West Convention Center in San Francisco, California. The keynote starts a 9a PDT, which is 12p EDT, or 4p GMT. It will be streamed live, and if you want ...

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    If you are based in Europe, chances are that you often find yourself in another country, while your phone picks up a foreign carrier's signal, and roams. While international roaming costs are still high enough, the European Commission is trying to further lower rates, until, eventually, these will be completely cleared. Starting July 1, European international roaming costs will drop more than 50% from last summer. Data is getting the biggest cut, one of 55.5%, from 45 cents per MB to 20 cents per MB. A text message will cost 6 cents instead of 8, while for receiving a call you'll pay 5 ...

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    The Slingshot Facebook app was launched last week, to take on Snapchat, but it was only available in the US. The new photo and video-sharing app enables users to share what's important with lots of people at once.  As per the description, you can "shoot a photo or video of what you’re up to and sling it to a bunch of friends". Starting today, the Slingshot Facebook app is available internationally. The offering is an alternative to Snapchat, another popular messaging application, with similar features. If you have an Android device or an iPhone, you can grab it from the source links ...

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    The Moto X+1 might, or might not show up at Google I/O (we'll definitely know for sure in less than 12 hours), but the phone was leaked and rumored extensively in the past couple of weeks. What you see above, and below, is allegedly a press render of Motorola's upcoming flagship phone. The Moto X+1 press render leaked today seems to confirm the rumors according to which there might be a front-facing speaker on the device. The report claims that the Moto X+1 has a great chance of being unveiled at this year's Google I/O, together with its front-facing speaker and all, but for now that's ...

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