Mobile Phones

HTC One (M9) makes a very small splash as MWC 2015 continues on

HTC One M9The HTC One (M9) has been shown off at MWC, and the reviews of it have been surprisingly unimpressed. Was it as much of a disappointment as so many media outlets are claiming?

As anyone who read the Mobile World Congress preview knows, I was a fan of the HTC One (M9). But a number of media outlets, for example The Verge, are calling is a disappointment and failure. Personally, I think it is a victim of its own hype, and that the device itself is solid.

Here is a breakdown of the phone, so you can decide for yourself.

+Continue Reading

Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge have finally been revealed in full at MWC 2015

Samsung Galaxy S6At MWC today, everyone was waiting with bated breath for the Galaxy S6 reveal. Now, after months of leaks and rumors, we finally have it…and something a little extra.

Samsung actually unveiled two new handsets today, not just one. Both are part of a highly secretive effort code named Project Zero. From early in learning of Project Zero, people believed it was an effort to entirely rebuild the Galaxy series as something new, and that is exactly what we got.

+Continue Reading

Mobile World Congress 2015 Preview

MWC 2015Barcelona is once again playing host to the largest and most important mobile event of the year, the Mobile World Congress. Already, people are on the edge of their seats as we anticipate the year’s most crucial and interesting releases in the mobile market.

By its very nature, this event has plenty of surprises. Smaller producers, or even well known brands that have fallen from grace in recent years, can sweep in with some really cool tech. But there are some coming unveilings that are known, and much anticipated. A few have already been shown off. Let’s take a look.

+Continue Reading

Microsoft releases earliest preview ever with Windows 10 for phones

Windows 10 for PhonesMicrosoft is well known for releasing new software for preview prior to the full release. Windows 10 is no exception, and as they work towards full PC, phone and tablet integration, they have decided to do that release earlier than ever before. You can now preview the OS upgrade for your Windows based smartphone through their Windows Insider Program.

The blog post addressing the release make it pretty clear why they are launching the preview so soon. They are asking for feedback, so users can be with them “every step of the way”. This is a rather cautionary measure that isn’t surprising. There have been a number of stumbling blocks along the way with Windows (we all know the versions no one likes, Windows 8 included).

+Continue Reading

Andromium wants to turn your smartphone into a desktop computer

Andromium User InterfaceWhen you look at the computing power of the average smartphone, then compare it to desktop computers fifteen years ago, the difference is staggering. Andromium wants to take advantage of that.

This unique Kickstarter campaign takes smartphones (primarily the Galaxy series of Samsung phones, based on their demos), and uses it as an operating system similar to a PC.

By placing it inside of a base connected via HDMI to your chosen display, it loads up like an application. Wireless compatibility via the device links it to a mouse and keyboard.

+Continue Reading

LG shows off the G Flex 2 smartphone at CES 2015

LG G Flex 2If you thought that the hype about curved smartphones was over, think again. LG made a surprise splash with the G Flex 2, an update to their original G Flex device.

When LG announced the first G Flex smartphone back in October 2013, it was during a rush to accommodate what was thought to be a more natural curving design.

+Continue Reading

Post-Holiday gift guide for tech junkies

Happy HolidaysThe holidays are all but over, with New Years just around the corner. It is too late to be buying gifts, right? Wrong! Plenty of us don’t get presents for certain people in our lives until after the holiday rush. Coworkers, friends, acquaintances…it is sometimes just easier to wait until the post-Christmas sales to start buying them their presents.

For those tech junkies in your life will waiting for a gift, here are ten cool ones to consider.

+Continue Reading