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T-Mobile isn't finished disrupting the wireless industry, not by a long shot. The wireless carrier's latest trick involves coverage maps. Typically when you view a wireless carrier's coverage map, you look at the ink blots denoting 4G LTE coverage... Read more...
Android fans are in a good place right now. There's the continued roll out of Android 5.0 Lollipop to an increasing number of devices, the recent release of Samsung's premium design Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, the release of HTC's One M9, and talk... Read more...
No one likes a thief, but it's somehow better to hear about one that's as dumb as a doorknob. I'm talking the sort of thief that doesn't know when to call it quits, and ends up doing something... Read more...
If you're ever worried about not being noticed, the obvious solution is to throw hyperbolic claims around. We saw a great example of this just last month, where MoffettNathanson analyst Craig Moffett compared Google's Fiber Internet service to... Read more...
HTC parted ways with another executive this week, though the company didn’t indicate who had initiated the split. Jonah Becker, the lead designer on HTC’s One M9 smartphone, announced his departure on Twitter yesterday. The move follows the... Read more...
Try not to confuse the Note 4 with the G4 Note. The former is Samsung's flagship phablet, while the latter is LG's answer, or at least it will be once it comes out later this year. In the meantime, an XDA Developer forum member who claims to be an... Read more...
HTC has scheduled a press event in Beijing, China for April 8, 2015, at which time it will unveil a new smartphone. The invitation carries the slogan, "More than One," which suggests it's getting ready to unveil the oft-leaked One M9 Plus (One M9+)... Read more...
Facebook isn't a company that rests on its laurels, as it's always looking to expand its reach into different categories. This has helped the world's largest social playground avoid the same fate as... Read more...
Smartphone security is a double-edged sword. If you're lax with security and leave your phone unlocked all the time, you're inviting mischief. And if you lock it down with a passcode or some other method, you'll have to unlock it each time you use... Read more...
It's been a good run for the HTC One M7, a device that was launched two years ago and still stands up well today (I should know, I own one). Unfortunately, nothing lasts forever, including upgrade cycles, and the One M7's has come to an end with... Read more...
There's no shame in misplacing your smartphone. We've all done it, and though it seems incredibly careless given the (ridiculous) retail value of these devices, life happens. One way to track it down is to use Google's Android Device Manager, which... Read more...
More heads among top level executives were surely going to roll if Samsung botched its Galaxy S6 launch and ended up with unsold inventory like it did with the Galaxy S5, but luckily for mobile boss J.K. Shin and company, sales have jumped out to a... Read more...
How low can the price of a newly launched Lumia handset go? Each time we think we have the answer to that question, Microsoft announces yet another model that's billed as the "most affordable Lumia to date," which this time is a distinction that... Read more...
A handful of renders showing Sony's forthcoming Xperia Z4 handset have leaked to the web. If the final design holds true to those renders, the Xperia Z4 is going to be a stunning device on par with some of the better looking smartphones currently... Read more...
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