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HTC leaks turn into a flood: One M9, One M9 Plus [UPDATE]

Although LG has said it won't be trying to steal the spotlight this coming MWC 2015, Samsung isn't going to get away scot-free. HTC seems to have quite a lineup prepared for the annual event and details about those smartphones are starting to inundate the Internet. We're seeing a couple of leaked photos of the HTC Hima, a.k.a. the One M9, with some rather unfortunate surprises. But wait, there's a plus, quite literally. We're now hearing word of an HTC Hima_Ultra, the One M9 Plus, that might have those features that the One M9 itself might not have.

Vany ring light brightens your selfies

No matter how you feel about selfie takers, the selfie is here to stay. I blame the front mounted camera on smartphones for the rise of the selfie. If you like to take selfies, you may be looking for a way to get better image quality.

Upp is an efficient, zero-emission portable charger for your device

With so many portable chargers and battery extenders in the market today, it's a sign that always being on your mobile device isn't just a want anymore, but a need (or okay, maybe a "really really really want" kind of thing). Sometimes, though, charging the portable charger itself can also become a problem, especially if there's nowhere to plug it in once you've drained it of all life.

Smart Document Scanner turns mobile device into a pro scanner

There are a lot of document scanner apps available for mobile but only a few are highly recommended by experts in the tech industry. The CES Mobile recently awarded the Smart Document Scanner developed by Softxpert Inc. as part of the top 5 apps by SAP's pick and the People's Choice. The app turns your tablet or smartphone into a portable scanner. Not that desktop scanners are considered passé but a mobile scanner is much more convenient today.

iRig UA officially arrives for Android

Up until recently, recording half-decent songs on Android devices was a huge trouble, as most musicians would know. Hearing about IK Multimedia's plan to release the its famous iRig for Android sure was a boost, as the guitar adapter was only had an iOS existence before that. Enter the the new iRig UA and the iRig Mic Studio, which promise to make digital recording and processing for guitar music on Android devices that much easier and several notches more exciting than ever.

Nexus 9, Chromecast, Moto 360 now available in more countries

It was only last week that the Nexus 9 was released in sand color and the LTE version was made available by T-Mobile last December after being delayed for some time. All good news and more as Google is finally bringing the Android tablet in Taiwan and New Zealand. That's two different countries so more people will be happy to learn that the Nexus 9 is now available in their countries. Those people in these regions can easily visit the Play Store and order the Nexus 9, as well as, the Chromecast.

OPPO U3 ready to hit the market with ‘rabbit’s tail’ technology

Yes, you read that one right — the most distinguishable part of the new OPPO U3 phablet is not its huge screen size or even its crisp sound, but a special casing with a ball of white fur on the rear cover that looks, well, like a rabbit’s tail (which is what OPPO calls it, actually). This unintentionally cute innovative tech is apparently meant to help users grip the U3 better, due to the phablet's size.

Google Cellular Service in the works?

Is Google finally venturing into the cellular network service industry? Well, we've heard of this rumor before and now we've got word again that Google is already preparing to sell mobile phone plans. This seems to be ambitious but the search giant selling cellular phone plans and mobile data plans could enter this arena. Google is a big tech company it can really do anything but managing its own cellular network--I don't think so.

Streamus extension brings YouTube Music to Chrome

YouTube is great for one for reason and one reason only - hosting a massive amount of videos. Late last year, YouTube launched its music platform which offered subscribers unlimited amounts of music for $7.99 per month. Streamus is the new Chrome extension which gives you the freedom to stream music without having to pay. Search your favorite songs, create playlists, and play songs all day - without ever accessing YouTube directly.