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LG rumored as planning to enter the high-end processor market

It is rumors like these that give fuel to the whispers that Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 just might not be up to scratch. Word is out that LG is not giving up on being a player in the processor industry, even after the high-profile failure of its second effort, the NUCLUN processor for the LG G3 Screen. It seems set on a new high-end processor, even as it has seemingly committed to Qualcomm for its 2015 flagship offerings.

Android devices can now stream live NBC shows (selected cities)

If you like keeping up to date with the latest news but you're always mobile, then Twitter and news feeds are your best friends. But what if you wanted to watch actual live streams of ongoing breaking news or programs and you didn't have access to an actual TV set at the moment? A new feature of the NBC app now lets you watch live programming from your smartphone or tablet, although where it is available is still pretty limited for now.

Qualcomm announces four new mid-tier Snapdragon chipsets

Until recently, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 600 and 400 tiers were marked with significant performance downgrades coming from the standard Snapdragon 800 series. But with the continued upgrading of mobile data infrastructure worldwide and the demand for better processor performance, Qualcomm is releasing four new chipsets – the Snapdragon 620, 618, 425, and 415 – with upgraded processor sets and high-speed LTE connectivity.

Samsung unveils Exynos 7 Octa, industry-first 14nm FinFET processor

For a number of years, Samsung has been relying on its 20nm chip production process, giving them the current batch of high-performance Exynos processors they are using today. But with industry competitor Qualcomm still gaining the upper hand in terms of performance and name recall, Samsung is pushing forward with a new 14nm (read: smaller, less power consumption) SoC made through its patented FinFET process – the Exynos 7 Octa processor.

Activate native call recording function in Samsung devices

It might be unethical (specifically when the person you're talking to doesn't know you're doing it) and maybe borderline illegal, but there are times when you just want to record the conversation you're having over the phone. While the old school feature phones do have this supposedly basic feature, OEMs have hidden the native call recording feature (probably to avoid problems with government) on the more widely distributed smartphones. But there is still a way to enable that feature because there's an app for that of course.

Malware infected about 16 million mobile devices last year

Not that we don't know this one yet but millions of mobile devices have been infected by malware last year. According Alcatel-Lucent, a French telecommunications equipment company, malware affected about 16 million gadgets in 2014. The figure saw a 25 percent increase compared to the previous year. Mobile devices' malware infection rate is still at 0.68 perfect but mobile spyware is on the rise.

Disa to unite your messaging, comm services in one place

There are numerous instant messaging and messenger apps available for mobile devices but I know are clamouring for a more all-in-one messenger. Looks like Disa will be that one app to unite all your communication and messaging services right on your mobile device. This app reduces the clutter on your phone as it brings all messages in just one location. Some of the apps you can access include Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and YouTube among others.

AT&T announces 7GB mobile share data plan

So many great new devices, promos, and data plans are being announced. The more mobile technology is improving, the greater network coverage, the faster connection, and the better data plan deals will be. AT&T is always quick to upgrade its systems and plans. Just last month, it started offering unlimited calling in Mexico and rollover data plans for shared subscribers. AT&T isn't the only carrier offering new plans though. Verizon was earlier tipped to slash $10 off most data plans last week. AT&T's prepaid carrier has also unveiled a new All-in Prepaid Plan while Verizon announced more data plan options for prepaid subscribers.

Amazon announces latest Free App of the Day Bundle worth $140

Amazon always giving away premium apps for free is not unusual. The company has been very generous when it comes to offering apps and games so it's one deal always looked forward to by Android users. The latest Free App of the Bundle is worth $140 of premium apps from now until February 14 only. The bundle includes 37 paid apps that are now offered for free. Thank you Amazon! This will be one great Valentine weekend for the geeks.

T-Mobile announces one sweet tablet offer

The countdown begins for February 14. Oh wait, for those who don't care about the special day, it's Valentine's Day. This weekend will be full of hearts, mush, red, flowers, and chocolates. I know some geeks will cringe at the thought of romance but there are many people who look forward to this day not to celebrate but to check out the numerous promos you can find everywhere. In the mobile industry, manufacturers and mobile carriers are expected to announce special promos. Before January ended, Motorola started to show some Motolove with big discounts for Valentine's Day.
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