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OnePlus One Bamboo cover is here and out of stock

Right on the dot, OnePlus has revealed the availability of the first "textured" StyleSwap cover for the still elusive OnePlus One smartphone. Of course, that depends on how you define "availability", as this unique wooden cover is currently marked as out of stock, making it pretty much like the smartphone itself: unavailable.

Galaxy S5′s Ultra Power Saving put to test in road trip

Since Samsung has been harping about the Ultra Power Saving mode of its Galaxy S5 for some time now, even going so far as to mock its rivals with a clever ad, they decided to prove its worth with a coast to coast road trip test. The trip was compressed into a 2.5 minute video that shows the smartphone managed to last 7 days on the road without needing to recharge it.

Sony Xperia Z2 now available in US market

Months after Sony announced its newest smartphone and months after it went on sale in other regions, the Xperia Z2 is finally available in the US market. However, it is still currently available only off contract through the Sony online store and they are offering their newest flagship at a $50 discount, bringing the price down to $699.99 from $749.99.

AT&T LG G3 eschews Qi, goes with PMA wireless charging

We are somewhat used to having variations between carriers or regional markets, but there are times when the differences are just plain ridiculous. The LG G3 supports wireless charging, via a special back cover accessory, using the Qi wireless charging standard in all but one instance. AT&T has chosen, against all odds, to go with the competing standard, the Power Matters Alliance's (PMA) standard.

Ovia app brings pregnancy guides to digital age

Expectant mothers, especially first-timers, generally like resource materials as they go through their pregnancy. Used to be, baby books and then websites were their go-to’s when it comes to research and step-by-step guides. But now that we’re in the mobile age, it’s only apt that apps will become a hot resource for expecting women. The Ovia Pregnancy Guide is one of the more exhaustive and personalised apps out there.

goTenna lets you message from remote locations

Hiking. Camping. Going out of town. Gone are the days when you can just leave your mobile phone while doing any of these activities. Even if you don’t have data connection in the area you’re going to, you still need to have your smartphone with you, whether it’s for productivity or even just simple messaging. A new device called goTenna wants to make sure you can at least have messaging capability wherever you are.