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LG’s Quick Circle apps uses G3 without opening phone case

LG’s Quick Circle case, which works exclusively with their flagship G3, is probably one of the most unique phone cases in the market as it is, well, obviously, round. There is now an app package to bring even more functionality to your G3 smartphone without even opening your case. The Quick Circle Apps lets you control your notifications and several functionalities, access your music, and many more, all from the “safety” of your Quick Circle case.

T-Mobile HTC One M8 gets 4.4.3 update, Verizon soon

This update has been floating around for a while now, with Verizon actually hinting that their update to Android 4.4.3 might come out today. As it happens, it looks like T-Mobile HTC One M8 users will be the first to get the update, as Verizon says it needs to “re-spin” the update and might delay the rollout.

Sharp unveils “edge-to-edge display” of Aquos Crystal

When Sharp announced that their upcoming Aquos Crystal phone would have “edge-to-edge display”, people’s expectations of what it would look like were heightened. As they have now unveiled the actual phones, it would seem to have met those expectations, as the front panel of the smartphone has super-thin bezels, giving justice to the original description.

Amazon Fire Phone has improved battery life in new update

While Amazon’s first smartphone, the Fire Phone, may have underwhelmed those who were expecting something at par with its competitors in the market, it is considered a work in progress and may yet find its stride in later versions. An update the software of the current phone promises better battery life (a must for all devices now) as well as a slew of other new features that should please the early adaptors who already have gotten themselves the Fire Phone.

Meizu’s next flagship phone launch imminent

It’s not just the low-end, entry level Android phone market that’s getting saturated, outfits from China – like Meizu – are becoming bolder in their quest to battle the big boys with flagship level devices that are priced relatively cheaper than those of Samsung, LG, Sony, or Apple. Meizu, according to social media updates, may be coming out with its own flagship sooner than expected.

Researchers reveal gyroscopes can be used to spy on you

It is almost difficult to believe that a seemingly innocuous part of your smartphone would be a huge security hole, but then again that is how miscreants usually gain unauthorized access to otherwise secure systems. Standford researchers are once again proving how a device's motion sensors, this time the gyroscope, can be used to compromise your security and spy on you, without you knowing the better.

Huawei skips digits, Ascend Mate7 slated for Sept. 4

Huawei is jumping over numbers again. While the jump from Honor 3 to Honor 6 was believed to be motivated by the upcoming Apple iPhone 6 and next year's Samsung Galaxy S6, going from Ascend Mate 2 right to Ascend Mate7 is a bit more perplexing. Whatever the Chinese OEM's reasons may be, the Huawei Ascend Mate7 is coming next month at IFA 2014 in Berlin.
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