How to Clean Smartphone and Computer Screens the Right Way

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Screens get dirty — really dirty. Touch screens make way for a whole new level of dirty because they’re meant to be touched by our grimy fingers. If you don’t believe me, take a look at your screen protector the next time you replace it. Peel it off, compare it side-by-side to a brand new […]

The Get Off the Phone Song

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As the slug line for this video suggests there is quite a bit of irony if you watch this video on your phone. About 30 seconds after the always connected life made possible by smartphones became a thing, we started seeing advice, recommendations, and suggestions that counseled us to turn off our smartphones and enjoy […]

7 Best Cyber Monday Smartphone Deals

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Today is Cyber Monday, which is the day after Black Friday in which all of the leftovers from that big shopping day are handed over. However, that doesn’t mean that there still aren’t great deals to be had. In fact, there are quite a few great deals on mobile phones that shoppers can take advantage […]

Amazon Smartphone Might Only Be Sold to Prime Members

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It’s already been reported that HTC might be making the multiple Amazon smartphones that have been rumored for quite a while, but according to a new report from Bloomberg, it’s said that Amazon and HTC have been in talks since June of this year. Plus, it’s rumored that the phone might only be sold to […]

HTC Reportedly Making Amazon Smartphones

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Amazon’s rumored smartphones will be made by HTC, according to a report by The Financial Times. It’s said that Amazon will make three different handsets, and one of them is already said to be close to completion. However, it’s still expected that Amazon will wait until next year to officially reveal any smartphones. While details […]

Smartphones Represent the Future of Democratized Health Care

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While Republicans and Democrats are still debating the merits of ObamaCare on Capitol Hill as the nation is starting to sign up customers under the Affordable Care Act, a new proposition could make the cost of primary healthcare even more affordable. Thanks to wireless connectivity and video chats, smartphones could now provide easy access to […]

Amazon Reportedly Working on Two Phones, One with 3D Interface

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It’s being reported that Amazon is currently working on two new smartphones, one of which will be the company’s flagship model, complete with a 3D eye-tracking user interface, and the other one will be a budget device running Amazon’s FireOS. The 3D model is codenamed “Smith,” and it’s said to have four front-facing cameras that can […]

9 Exciting Smartphones for Fall 2013: iPhone 5S, Sony Honami & More

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2013 is shaping up to be quite the year for smartphone launches with powerful, drool-worthy devices that either have launched or are launching soon. Sony’s Xperia Z kicked off the year in style with a 1080p display and elegant styling that hides its waterproof and dustproof capabilities. In the first half of the year, we […]

4 Smartphones With Amazing Cameras to Watch For Later This Year

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The ubiquity of smartphones in our lives, along with ever more capable cameras that they possess, have turned average consumers into prolific photographers documenting life’s many memories. From foodie adventures to your child’s memories, from roadtrips and vacations to wars and world events, smartphone photography is booming and manufacturers are adding features to try and […]

Verizon Wants to Stream Every NFL Game to iPhone & Android

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Verizon is reportedly working towards a deal with the NFL that will bring every NFL game to Verizon smartphones for the next four years. A report from Sports Business Daily claims that Verizon is close to making a $1 billion deal with the NFL that will extend the carrier’s current partnership with the league. The […]

Intel to Distance Itself From Netbooks, Dumps Atom Brand on Laptops, Convertible

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In a bid to distance itself from the failed netbook computing form factor, Intel will not be using its Atom brand in upcoming laptops and convertible devices. However, Atom will continue to exist in standalone tablets. “When Intel speaks to customers internally about micro-architectures, Atom is out, Silvermont is in,” the world’s largest chip-maker told CNET.  According […]

Lured by Competition, Sprint Begins Trialing Shared Data

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Sprint, a long-time U.S. proponent of unlimited data, has announced that it will begin offering shared data plans to customers in limited channels. The carrier will continue singing about the merits of unlimited, un-throttled data to customers in the consumer market, but Sprint is now offering a limited-time trial of shared data plans for small […]

Google Co-Founder Claims Smartphones Are Emasculating

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At the TED Talks Conference in Long Beach, California, Google co-founder Sergey Brin made a rather bold claim: smartphones are emasculating. According to Brin, the reasoning is that you’re just “standing around and just rubbing this featureless piece of glass.” Brin used the forward-thinking conference as a stage to further promote Google Glass, a device […]

Archos’ Econo-Priced Smartphones May Help drive Prices Down

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After having released a number of more economically priced tablets, Archos is back in the game and is rumored to be announcing as many as three new budget-conscious smartphones at Mobile World Congress at the end of the month. The phones will run the Android operating system and will come with more modest specs than […]

Americans Are Sitting on $33 Billion in Old iPhones & Smartphones

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According to a recent study from CellSell.com, every American has at least one used smartphone or cellphone in their house that they haven’t yet traded in for money or recycled. According to the survey Americans have an average of 1.88 used phones in their house that nobody is using. Many of those users simply store […]

AMD Hires Point to Tablet and Smartphone Focus

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According to Reuters AMD recently hired two senior engineers from Apple and Qualcomm in an attempt to move more into the tablet and smartphone arena. From Qualcomm, AMD hired Charles Matar who has experience in System-on-Chip processors. He will help the company make new SoC chips for mobile devices in his new role of vice president […]

Hidden Fingerprint Reader Could Secure Your Next Phone

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Validity is working to bring fingerprint scanning to smartphones for better security and an easier unlock process according to Laptop Mag. At CES, Validity showed off a small fingerprint reader that it built into a specially modified older Samsung smartphone. The implementation put the reader under the glass of phone, directly under the capacitive buttons […]

Sony Teases PlayStation 4 Announcement

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A Sony VP recently teased the PlayStation 4 could launch in May, according to Engadget. Sony Electronics VP of Home Entertainment Hiroshi Sakamoto recently told Spanish publication Emol that Sony is getting ready for a big announcement related to the next PlayStation. Sakamoto said the PlayStation team is currently focusing on E3 in June, but […]

iPhone Outsold Android Devices The Last 12 Weeks thanks to iPhone 5

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More Americans bought iPhones than Android phones in the past 12 weeks according to Kantar Worldpanel ComTech. According to the firm the iPhone accounted for 48.1 percent of all smartphone sales in the U.S. in the past 12 weeks. In the same period of time Android phone sales accounted for 46.7 percent of all smartphones […]