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5 days ago

Warning: Using a SIM adapter incorrectly brings down a world of hate

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M8 SIM tray

Or how a $3 piece of plastic can ruin your $600 phone

The HTC One M8 is the third high-profile smartphone to use a nanoSIM. Unless you already use an iPhone 5 or later, or a Moto X, you probably don't have a nanoSIM. But this is the way forward, and eventually every phone will be using the new standard. In the meantime, if you find yourself switching phones around a lot, you may need to adapt — with an adapter — any time you need to go bigger.

We went over switching from a microSIM to a nanoSIM and the various ways to go about it, but we only briefly touched on the dangers of a crappy SIM adapter. Let's talk a little more about that, and why you really need to be careful.

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6 days ago

The Samsung Galaxy S5 still has a menu button, it's just hidden

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Samsung Galaxy S5

You just have to know where to look for it

With the Galaxy S5, Samsung has at long last done away with the capacitive menu key and replaced it with the fast app switcher. The stock Touchwiz apps in their new form all sport a proper, on screen menu button now, and all is right with the world. But, what about when you come across a really old, but still totally necessary app that still uses a legacy menu button? Well, Samsung took it away...but not completely.

Read on to see where you'll find it on the Galaxy S5.

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6 days ago

Don't forget to claim 6-months free Deezer music with your Galaxy S5

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One of the value added bonuses you're privileged to with the purchase of a new Samsung Galaxy S5 is 6-months free music courtesy of Deezer. Well, in countries Deezer is supported, in any case. But it's not immediately clear how you need to go about claiming this, especially since there's no pre-installed app or anything. So here's the run down.

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6 days ago

HTC One M8 might turn up in red on Verizon

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A quick snippet of information has been delivered by @evleaks this morning regarding a new color variant of the HTC One M8 and a possible destination. No images, just the message that a red version is headed the way of Verizon.

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6 days ago

The HTC One M8 comes in 24-carat gold too — just ask John Legere

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24-carat gold HTC One M8

Today is Samsung's day. The brand-new Samsung Galaxy S5 launched today around the globe, taking away some of the attention that the HTC One M8 has enjoyed over the past two weeks. Not one to let an opportunity slip by, and knowing that T-Mobile CEO John Legere is a compulsive sharer on Twitter, HTC sent the chatty exec a shiny new HTC One M8 wrapped in a brilliant 24-carat gold finish.

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6 days ago

The Galaxy S5 has a great Photosphere mode, but you have to download it first

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Surround Shot

Samsung's Surround Shot add-on lets you take Photosphere images

Many Android phone makers have developed their own take on Google's Photosphere — the feature on Nexus phones which lets you take 360-degree panoramic images. LG has its VR Panorama, HTC has Panorama 360 on the One M8, and Samsung launched Surround Shot on the Galaxy Note 3 last year. On the Galaxy S5, however, it's not included out of the box — it's a downloadable plug-in you need to snag from Samsung apps.

Read on for more info.

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1 week ago

Samsung Galaxy S5 Developer Edition headed to Verizon

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Today you can head out and buy yourself a Samsung Galaxy S5 all around the globe, but what if you want a developer edition? Well, that might be coming soon as well. As Samsung did for the Galaxy S4, it appears as if an early listing for a developer edition Verizon Samsung Galaxy S5 has popped up on their website.

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1 week ago

HTC One M8 now available to purchase on T-Mobile

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HTC One M8

Zero down and $26.50 a month plus a T-Mobile plan

April 11 sees another big new Android smartphone hit T-Mobile, with the official availability of the HTC One M8 on the carrier. Picking one up will cost you nothing up front, with a $26.50 a month payment for the phone over 24-months.

Plans start at $50 a month for 1GB of data, rising to $80 if you want to go unlimited. It's only available in the Gunmetal finish, but if this is what you've been waiting on hit the source link below to place your order.

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1 week ago

Vodafone UK launches new entry level Smart 4 Mini for £50

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Vodafone UK sends word this morning of a hot new Android phone added to its lineup. No, it's not the Samsung Galaxy S5, say hello to the Vodafone Smart 4 Mini. OK, so it's not that hot, but it does occupy an important part of Vodafone's lineup, being a truly entry level Android phone at just £50.

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1 week ago

Samsung Galaxy S5 UK pricing round-up

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Samsung Galaxy S5

The where and the how much if you're looking to pick up a Galaxy S5 in the UK

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is officially with us, and those folks who didn't jump on the pre-order wagon might naturally be wondering where they can buy one from.

The good news is; you can pretty much buy one everywhere. Major carriers and retailers all want to sell you the Galaxy S5, and while SIM-free pricing is largely the same across the board, there are a few deals across the different sellers.

So, here's a quick roundup of the where and the how much, UK edition. Head on past the break for more.

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