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Smartwatch Comparisons: LG G Watch R vs Samsung Gear Live

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Smartwatch Comparisons: LG G Watch R vs Samsung Gear Live

by Cory McNutt     DECEMBER 22 2014 Introduction Man do we have a good one for you today with two smartwatches running Android Wear – the new LG G Watch R goes up against the Samsung Gear Live.  The LG G Watch R comes in full stainless steel with a round face and leather watchband while the Samsung Gear Live uses the more familiar looking rectangle face with metal trim and a rubberized watchband.  The LG G Watch R definitely looks like a fine piece of jewelry, although ruggedly masculine in looks.  The Gear Live would not be out of place at...

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Did you know: these smartphones don’t have a camera, and for a good reason

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Did you know: these smartphones don’t have a camera, and for a good reason

by Nick T  14 Dec 2014 One day, our grandkids will look back at the phones people used in the 20th century and wonder what kind of phones those were if they didn't have a camera. Or at least that's a safe prediction we can make now that cameras are one of a phone's key features. Even dirt-cheap, no-name handsets, the kind of which are sold by the pound by Chinese OEMs, have cameras, albeit very basic ones. Yet did you know that there is a small number of smartphone models designed without cameras? These are devices built for a niche of buyers...

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T-Mobile’s HTC Nexus 9 with 4G LTE up for grabs at $599.76

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T-Mobile’s HTC Nexus 9 with 4G LTE up for grabs at $599.76

by Shreya Shetty - Dec 14, 2014 T-Mobile has announced the launch of the 4G LTE version of the HTC Nexus 9 which is sold under the Google brand name. The carrier is the first one in the US to start selling the 4G variant of this tablet which was previously released in its plain old Wi-Fi flavor. While the price of $599.76 carried by the HTC Nexus 9  isn't inexpensive by any means, at least T-Mobile will not hit you with the whole bill at once. You can take home the tablet for $0 upfront and then pony up $24.99 every month for 2 years to...

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Text messaging turns 22: Five facts you didn’t know about SMSes

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Text messaging turns 22: Five facts you didn’t know about SMSes

By tech2 News Staff /  08 Dec 2014   Text messaging or SMSes might be one of the lesser-used features in the smartphone age, but the fact remains that no one has yet been able to fully replace it. People turn to text messaging for emergency communication, businesses still rely on SMS marketing to reach to customers and most organisations use text messages as an official form of communication after email. As the Short Message Service (SMS) turns 22 this month, here’s a look at five interesting facts you probably didn’t know about...

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DeathRing, a new Pre-loaded mobile trojan in the wild

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DeathRing, a new Pre-loaded mobile trojan in the wild

by Pierluigi Paganini on December 5th, 2014 The number of Pre-loaded mobile trojan in the wild is increasing, DeathRing is the last one discovered by the experts at Lookout firm. It’s not first the time that Android handsets come preloaded with malware, but cyber security experts are warning of a worrying increase of the cases. The problem is widespread in Asia and Africa, where criminals are able to compromise the supply chain. Similar cases are frequent for a cheap, low-level devices. The AV company Dr. Web recently spotted a mobile Trojan...

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Amazon Fire HD 7 & Fire HDX 8.9 Review

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Amazon Fire HD 7 & Fire HDX 8.9 Review

Dec 3, 2014 Via Phone Arena For more details, check out  Phone Arena Amazon Fire HD 7 Hardly a surprising move, Amazon wants to cater to as many consumers as possible – so it’s not all that shocking for us to find them giving consumers variety when it comes to its tablet line. Complementing its premier model, the Amazon Fire HDX 8.9, is the smaller and affordably priced Amazon Fire HD 7, which is poised for that one-two punch with its compact size and entry-level offering. If you’re the kind that’s seeking out a no-frills tablet that won’t...

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Google Nexus 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S5

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Google Nexus 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S5

November, 2014 Via Phone Arena For more details, check out  Phone Arena Throughout the entire year, there has been no shortage of high-end, memorable smartphones – they just simply keep on coming, giving consumers a wide degree of variety to choose from. One of them in particular, the Samsung Galaxy S5, continues to be a relevant thing in the space, even though it’s regarded by many as an “older” handset. Despite that attachment, there’s no denying the steady momentum that’s still accompanying Samsung’s flagship which it’ll no doubt need in...

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How to Bypass the SD Card Restrictions in Android 4.4 KitKat on Your Galaxy S4

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How to Bypass the SD Card Restrictions in Android 4.4 KitKat on Your Galaxy S4

 By Mike Baladad One draw that Samsung's Galaxy S line has had over the Google Nexus 4 and 5 and the HTC One (though the M8 appears to be following suit) is expandable storage. Pop a microSD card into the slot and you have extra storage for music, photos, and even apps themselves in some cases. However, with Android 4.4 KitKat, a change in the way the operating system gives read and write permissions to apps has caused a bit of a brouhaha among Android users. In regards to what the Android OS considers secondary storage, like an external SD...

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The Heartbleed Hit List: The Passwords You Need to Change Right Now

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The Heartbleed Hit List: The Passwords You Need to Change Right Now

An encryption flaw called the Heartbleed bug is already being called one of the biggest security threats the Internet has ever seen.

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