smartphones

ZTE Zinger now available on T-Mobile Prepaid

Ah, Christmas gadget shopping season; the time when people look for a replacement for their older smartphone or a secondary unit (because why not) or an affordable device to give in to your young child's request for their own. If your reasons for Internet window shopping are the latter two, T-Mobile is offering ZTE Zinger, a budget smartphone, for Prepaid subscribers.

Stance compact tripod helps your smartphone stand on its own

While your smartphone may fit snugly into your hand (well, maybe except for those bigger phablets) for most of your purposes, there are times when you need it to be able to stand on its own. But bringing along a tripod wherever you go is a hassle. Stance compact tripod might just be the solution to that problem.

New pics of HTC Desire Eye and its selfie cam leaked

One of the facts of digital life that we might not like but would probably have to accept is that this really is the age of the selfie. Just a few days away from its supposedly official reveal, new pics of HTC's new "ultimate selfie" phone, the Desire Eye, have been leaked once again. This comes on the heel of reports that the OEM's newest product (or products) will be focusing on the photo and video taking capabilities of the smartphone/s.

Four camera apps to come with Sony Xperia Z3

The phone camera has evolved from just being a simple, bonus accessory to an essential part of the smartphone’s unique selling proposition. And it’s not just about having higher megapixels and features, but to what else you can do with it that you can’t do with other smartphones. The newly-launched Sony Xperia Z3 wants to get ahead of everyone else with four camera apps for their “smart social camera” that aim to revolutionise how we take pictures and videos.

Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact: PS4 Remote Play, 20MP, and more

Sony has introduced its new Xperia Z3 and its more svelte sibling, the Xperia Z3 Compact. The flagship and its smaller iteration share many of the same features, not the least of which is PlayStation 4 Remote Play and the promise of two days of run time on a single charge. As we've come to expect from Sony, both new Xperia phones are waterproof, as well.

Cool down your Android device with Coolify app

One side effect with us being eternally attached to our mobile devices is that more often than not, your smartphone or tablet will definitely overheat, particularly if you’re a heavy user (aren’t we all?). While you can’t use a cooling pad (yet) unlike with your netbooks or laptops, of course we expected that there will be an app for that. Coolify has one function only, and that is to ensure that your device will always be cool, literally.

Samsung releases “trailers” for its Unpacked event at IFA 2014

Teasers are defined as small, cryptic details that are revealed to makes us anticipate or get excited about an upcoming event or bigger reveal. Well in the days leading up to its press event pre-IFA 2014 in Berlin, Samsung has really been mercilessly teasing us with short videos about its upcoming Galaxy Note 4. The latest (maybe last?) Ready to Note? videos are now focusing on the Unpacked event itself, ratcheting up the excitement until the main event on September 3.

The US officially legislates Unlocking Consumer Act law

This, at its most basic, should be seen as a veritable win for the American people who first called out for the need of such a legislation – and has now reached its ultimate completion with US President Barack Obama signing into law the Unlocking Consumer Act, which basically says that any consumer who has already paid for their phone can have it unlocked and take it to the mobile carrier which they think provides the services that suit their needs best.

AT&T now offers the Amazon Fire Phone, HTC Desire 610

AT&T has just added to Android smartphones to its lineup, now making available Amazon’s Fire Phone and the HTC Desire 610 to its subscribers under contract or without one. Please hold off on snarky comments on whether the Fire Phone is indeed an Android phone or not, but consumers should be relatively glad that they are getting variety in their choices, not to mention the phone being sold in more places other than Amazon.
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