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  • What’s Firefly? A quick rundown of a neat Fire Phone feature

    Firefly was rolled out today, and Amazon is banking on it to tie you into their ecosystem even more than you are already. Firefly is simple enough, but also worth discussion. Just what is Firefly, and why should you care? We give

    June 18, 2014 • Views: 637

  • Three cool things the new Amazon Fire Phone brings to us all

    With the Amazon Fire Phone, some neat new features are incoming. Most of them naturally relate to media consumption, which is a strong suit of Amazon’s. Mayday is also on board, so here’s a rundown of all the adjunct, cool

    June 18, 2014 • Views: 703

  • Here’s your Amazon Fire Phone, everyone

    At the Amazon event today, we got exactly what we bargained for: a smartphone, which Amazon calls the Fire Phone. The device will tie directly into Prime, too. Specs aren’t bad either, and we’ve confirmed the SoC that will

    June 18, 2014 • Views: 769

  • We’re here at the Amazon event!

    Ready for an Amazon smartphone? We sure are. We’re here in Seattle, waiting to get our first look at whatever it is Amazon has in store for us. While we’re all anticipating a smartphone, it can’t be just hardware, can it?

    June 18, 2014 • Views: 600

  • Five great last-minute gifts for Dad this Father’s Day

    Need a gift idea for Dad this Father’s Day? The day is fast approaching, and if you need some ideas for a last-minute gift, we’ve compiled a few you can typically pick up while out and about. Dads can be hard to shop for,

    June 13, 2014 • Views: 667

  • Android 5.0 hinted at by Google in Twitter post

    Google may have tipped their hat to Android 5.0. In a recent Twitter post announcing a fun new Google Now utility, some users noticed the time on the clock said 5:00. That’s uninteresting move, considering Google has hinted to

    June 12, 2014 • Views: 612

  • Huawei Ascend Mate 2 hands-on; big screen, small price

    What if Android looked more like iOS? What if a 6-inch screen were somehow normal? In the world of Android, anything goes, including the Huawei Ascend Mate 2. Originally unveiled at CES, the device is an impressive, natural

    June 12, 2014 • Views: 815

  • ZTE reveals the Grand S Pro; high performance, low cost

    ZTE is announcing a new device today, the Grand S Pro. Set for release on US Cellular, the Grand S Pro delivers top-end performance at a rock-bottom price. For $99 with a two year contract, US Cellular customers can get LTE

    June 12, 2014 • Views: 375

  • 1Password for Android, hands-on with the cross-platform champ

    Free (for now), 1Password for Android is a revamped, rethought password manager for all your devices. From tablet to phone, 1Password for Android has come a long way from earlier incarnations. The question is whether or not

    June 11, 2014 • Views: 771

  • Sony SmartBand, hands-on and first impressions

    The Sony SmartBand, first shown off at CES this year, has arrived. The wearable wants to monitor your life, accompanied by an app that works with many Android phones. We’ll be strapping this to our wrists for a week or so, but

    June 10, 2014 • Views: 576