smartphones

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.

HTC One M8 shows off red and pink colors

If you’re the type of person who prefers to have your smartphone in flashy colors without resorting to using phone casings, then HTC One M8’s newest color offerings would be right up your alley. They are now making the smartphone available in two other color variants, namely red and pink, to appeal to those who would rather forego the original Gunmetal Gray and Glacial Silver colors.

Galaxy S5 LTE-A: 5.1-inch WQHD display, Snapdragon 805 core

It may not be the Galaxy F "S5 Prime" that was being leaked, but at least in the things that were important it might as well be. Samsung officially announced the newest member of its ever-growing smartphone family, the Galaxy S5 LTE-A, the first of its kind in its category in terms of its connectivity and Super AMOLED display.

Echo Lock Screen to help organise your notifications

Notifications can be both the best friend and banes of existence of smartphone users who are always connected. They can be annoying at times especially when you’re in the middle of your zone at work and they interrupt your work flow. But if organised and categorised properly, they can help you manage your apps. Echo Notification Lock Screen is aiming to do just that for your Android phone.

UNU Ultrapak portable battery series feature quick battery pack refuel

Gadgets running out of power are some people’s worst nightmare nowadays. And with most of us always being mobile, portable power sources are already a need and not just a want. The new Ultrapak portable battery features Ultra-X Charging Technology which allows the portable battery to recharge 2000mAh in 15 minutes.

New UI for LG G3 possibly spotted in leaked images

LG’s new flagship could bring a fresh interface as well. LG’s Android skin is fairly in-depth, and typically up-to-date with styling cues. Leaked shots, said to be from the LG G3, show a design that offers up flatter icons, rounded shapes, and a different color scheme.
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