Stories in Reviews

Farming Simulator 16: Everyone will have to farm at some point

It’s interesting what happens when a gaming bug hits you. It’s both different and similar for all gamers – different in that it will be different genres at different times for most users, and similar because we all know what happens when it hits us – that is, we are inexplicably hooked to the game no matter how illogical it may seem. Take care, because that’s what might happen to you if you get hit by the farming sim bug. And probably the best farming app to waste your time on – Farming Simulator 16.

DU Speed Booster review: A performance Swiss army knife

Most smartphones these days are behemoths of power, almost as powerful as micro PCs in a pocket-sized form. While all that power is available at our fingertips, quite literally, however, that doesn't mean that our smartphones are running at maximum efficiency. In fact, many apps simply presume that they have full access to all CPU, memory, and storage. Multiply that by the number of apps you have installed and you get a sordid mess of performance black holes. Now, Baidu has come up with DU Speed Booster in a bid to clean all that up. We tried it out to see how well it works.

DU Battery Saver Review: Feature-filled life saver

Gone are the days when you'd be worried about whether your smartphone or tablet can run an app or game. These days, you're more worried about whether your devices will last long enough for you to get home and plug in. Battery technology hasn't exactly progressed by leaps and bounds unlike other smartphone components. And, aside from hoping for bigger batteries or using power packs in an emergency, users are left with no other option than to make sure that their devices aren't consuming more power than absolutely necessary. Luckily for us, Baidu's got our backs with DU Battery Saver.

HTC One M9 review; newer, but not much better

By now, you’ve heard both sides of the argument. Either the HTC One M9 is a fantastic update of the One M8, or it’s iterative and boring. The camera is either ‘just fine for normal use’, or severely lacking. On paper, the One M9 is more like a One M8 1/2, but often times what you get is more than what you see. Is the One M9 really a boring, iterative flagship from HTC, or is this One still worthy to carry HTC’s banners into Android battle?

Samsung Galaxy S6 / Edge Review

The first question you should be asking yourself - after you've decided on a Samsung Galaxy S6 - is whether or not you want to go with the Edge. Your choice will influence the rest of your life in the smartphone environment. While the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge have a LOT of the same elements, they present ever-so-slightly different aims for Samsung in the smartphone universe. Samsung presents you with two options and a question: do you want the best of today, or a glimpse of tomorrow?

RHA T10 headphones review: literally music to our ears

When using our mobile devices, we usually make a lot of compromises. We compromise on screen size because we don't really want to carry around our 27-inch 2K monitors. We compromise on power because we can't really fit an Intel Core i7 or an NVIDIA GTX in our pockets and even if they could, they'd burn a hole right through them. One thing we don't need to compromise on, however, is audio. Regardless of what speakers our smartphones come with, we can always rely on headphones or speakers to keep up to the beat. RHA's T10 in-ear headphoneis the hero of this story, but can it really save the day? Read on to find out.

HTC One M9: an excruciating practice in refinement

HTC has shown its hand for 2015, it's high end race horse for this year, and the last smartphone to be launched under now ex-CEO Peter Chou. It is clear from a glance, and from a bit of reading of HTC's PR materials, that the One M9 is its most refined, most luxurious looking, and most advanced smartphone to date. But is it it's best? And more importantly, can it boast of being the best when put alongside other 2015 smartphones? SlashGear's Chris Davies takes the smartphone for a spin to find out the answers for himself.

Android 5 vs iOS 8 part 2: The Recovery

In Part 1, we took a look at how some iOS 8 features looked nice and perhaps were even better than their Android counterparts. But being Android Community, we will not be content to let it end there. In this part, we will try to find ways to have those features, or at least a semblance of those, on Android. The good news is that it is all perfectly possible, given a few caveats, of course. And that's all thanks to Android's nature of openness and reusability.

Android 5 vs iOS 8 part 1: The Showdown

We all love Android here, right? Right? But let's face it. Even if we have a soft spot for the little green guy, we could be considered blind fools if we believed that Android were 100% perfect. A minor nitpick here, a pet peeve there, Android doesn't have all the answers. Sometimes, it gets the answers wrong. And sometimes, the ones with the right answers are its competitors. Here we take another look at the eternal rivalry between Android and iOS, but with a slightly different twist. This time we try to see some of the things that iOS, particularly iOS 8, may have gotten right.

Galaxy Note Edge Review

Among Samsung’s more ambitious devices, the Galaxy Note Edge is equal parts intrigue and confusion. The Note Edge occupies a space few other than Samsung dare to go in that it brings a new form factor that won’t appeal to the masses. In this niche is where Samsung takes their R&D to new heights, broadening their horizons in search of what’s next. Is the interesting Note Edge screen gimmick, though? Do you need a screen that peels off the edge? We’re about to find out.
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