Author Archives: Juan Carlos Torres


Archos Platinum smartphones and Oxygen tablet revealed

IFA 2014 is almost upon us and Archos wants everyone to know that it will also be there. To stay ahead of the spotlight-grabbing flood of announcements that will take place next week, it is unveiling ahead of time its new batch of budget-friendly Android devices, including two new smartphones from its Platinum line and a shiny 10.1-inch Oxygen tablet.

HTC Desire 510 wants 4G LTE to be more accessible

LTE prices are starting to go down but the costs of smartphones that can support it aren't. Aspiring to bring an LTE-capable smartphone to the masses, HTC is unleashing the Desire 510, a mid-range smartphone touted to be an always connected multimedia device in your pocket and bears some of the highlights of HTC's more expensive selection.

BitTorrent Sync 1.4: an easier way to share huge files

Everyone is all about the cloud these days, from temporary storage, to backup solutions, to ad-hoc sharing of files with others. But what if you needed to share a file that was so huge that not only does it hit the limit of any cloud storage but also makes it time-consuming to first upload the file to the cloud before sharing it with others? That is where BitTorrent Sync comes in.

Crazy LG G Pad ad: tablets are dangerous

Trying to prove that its rival isn't the only one with a funny bone, LG has released a video ad that tries to sell its new G Pad series. But like many ads, it's all fluff, funny fluff mind you, that practically has nothing to do with LG's tablets until the very last parts of the clip.

California “kill switch” bill takes effect July 1, 2015

The once contentious "kill switch" feature, previously blocked and now accepted by the mobile industry, has finally been signed into law, at least in California. But given the practical implications of this new legal mandate, suffice it to say that we would most likely see this anti-theft feature implemented equally across the country, whether or not other states legally require it.

Huawei teases Ascend Mate7 with “7 Dreamers” ad campaign

IFA 2014 is almost upon us but it won't be a party exclusive to top Western brands. Popular, and some not so popular, Chinese companies are aiming to also make it big at Berlin next week, and Huawei will definitely not let the opportunity pass. But what will its expected Ascend Mate7 really be bringing to the table? Huawei isn't talking yet, but its teasing everyone with a new ad campaign focusing so-called "7 Dreamers".

OmniROM extends contact grouping to external syncing

Our phonebook lists have probably grown so long that the only way to tame these wild beasts would be to corral them into groups. While Android's People contacts app does have that capability, it is limited only to Google's proprietary syncing service or Microsoft Exchange. Ever an advocate of open source solutions, OmniROM has introduced a patch that opens the doors for other external syncing services to get the same functionality.
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