The BlackBerry Priv is now officially available from Carphone Warehouse, and you can pick one up for £559 SIM free. For those looking to pick one up on contract, Vodafone is offering the Priv with 6GB of data each month for £59 upfront and £39 a month, which is only £12 a month more than just the cost of a SIM only plan with the same data allowance.
I've been looking at the new NVIDIA Jetson TX1 Developer Kit for a few days, and while it's not directly Android-related, it's too cool not to talk about.
This is the future of technology in its own tiny package. Machines can already see, hear and learn. They can drive a car. They can build a car. They fill ink cartridges, test condoms, and pick oranges — all without any direct human intervention. But things get really interesting when you join a bunch of them together and help them teach themselves, and each other.
You've probably heard the term "Neural Network" and might even know what one is and how they work. You get a bunch of powerful computers networked together, and let them let them analyze what they see, or hear, or gather from any other source of input. Together they learn and share data, so they can do things like read handwriting, detect cancer, play chess or trade shares on the stock market. Cognitive science isn't exactly a new thing, but it's taken off in a big way in the past few years.
Products like the NVIDIA Jetson TX1 are going to be a big part of where we go from here, and how fast we get there.
Sony's Xperia Z5 has received a lot of praise for its camera, and now the company is looking to make the experience even better. An update is now being pushed out to the camera app, which simplifies the interface by letting you swipe to switch between camera modes, and making the settings more accessible.
OnePlus has revealed the official timelines for updating its smartphones to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Both the OnePlus One and OnePlus 2 will be receiving the update in Q1 of 2016, but keep in mind that is a three month period.
It's easy to get lost in a sea of smartphones. Manufacturers tend to churn out so many versions of so many devices, it can be tough to keep track of what's what, of what's truly worth your time. Motorola's bucked that trend, however, releasing only three categories of phones since 2013. 2015 saw one of those categories expand a little to now include three phones. And of course Verizon is back with its own exclusive.
So here, now, are the Motorola phones that you need to concern yourself with. Do note that we're regionalizing this a bit — you will find, say, different models in South America and now China.
Amazon has a pretty sweet deal for the UK this week. Starting yesterday, the online retailer is selling Prime membership for just £59, a full savings of £20. This membership not only offers free next-day delivery on select items, but also access to a variety of additional services.
Philips recently launched a remote control for its connected Hue light bulbs. The previous remote, called the Tap, could change entire color sets between four buttons, and was powered by the kinetic force of pressing the device. The new dimmer switch maintains a much slimmer profile, but only works with white Hue bulbs and is battery-powered.
That sounds like an even trade-off, but the dimmer switch has one extra feature that could clinch a decision between the two — read on.
It's Appday Sunday and that means we're back with more of our favorites to share. Every week we bring a handful of great apps to the table and share them with everyone. Sometimes they are new apps, sometimes old standards, but every time they are apps we love to use.
Give these a look and then take a minute to tell us all about the apps you are using and love so we can give them a try. We all find some of our favorites right in the comments on these posts!
For our part we released the latest in our Android History series — this time breaking down 2011's progressions — and compared the new Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X to their predecessors. We also have a new leading device in our Best Phones list, and a new top Chromebook to consider if you're looking to buy now.
With the BlackBerry Priv review out of the way, we've now moved into helping folks get the most out of their device with plenty of help and how to articles to get you started with Android, whether it be the basics or more advanced options. Aside from that, we also posted up the first look at what will likely BlackBerry's second Android smartphone to hit the market, known as 'Vienna'.
Weird week—The iPad Pro went up for order on Wednesday… and promptly showed up in stores the same day! There were precious few Apple Pencils or Smart Keyboards to be found, which means frustrating multi-week delays for most everyone who wants them. We're still finishing Apple TV coverage but we'll be ramping up iPad Pro all this week as well. Keep it locked on iMore!
This week saw a lot of changes going on at Microsoft. Windows Central reported that Microsoft's attempt to let developer port Android apps to Windows 10 Mobile is being put on hold indefinitely. Unlike Project Islandwood for iOS, Project Astoria was closer to an emulator like system. Microsoft's three other software 'bridges' for web apps, Win32 apps and iPhone games continue.
Turning to more positive news and the Xbox One saw releases of Rise of the Tomb Raider [and Fallout 4}(http://www.windowscentral.com/fallout-4-ships-12-million-copies-retailers-game-generating-record-sales), both of which are receiving high praise.
The first major update to Windows 10 is now out. The so-called November Update brings a bevy of small, but useful changes throughout the OS, adding more polish, optimizations and UI tweaks.
Finally, we reported that Friday, November 20 is the release day for the AT&T Lumia 950. The phone will be available for $549 off-contract although on-contract pricing is not yet announced. The phone will also be sold unlocked through the Microsoft Store. The Lumia 950 XL is expected to be released shortly after and now includes the free Display Dock for Continuum.
This week on Kicked Weekly we feature the best prank greeting card, the world's smartest water bottle and even a moustache protector! And we talk about the video of the lady who ordered furniture from eBay but instead received bags of live fish. (A common mixup to be sure!) Plus, Dan's sweater needs to be seen to be believed.
Sony has two new Android phones that are very similar to each other. So which is right for you?
That's part of the purchasing decision that Sony has made pretty tough. While we're open in our admiration for the company that makes one of the only high-end, yet sub 5-inch Android phones around, the close nature of the two phones in hardware and in experience can make choosing all the more difficult.
Having spent a good amount of time with both, let's see if we can help.
A little more than a week ago I was atop an ancient wall in an ancient land, just an hour or so outside a modern, bustling city. I don't speak a word of Chinese. Can't read a single symbol. And when I first took this job nearly six years ago with the prospect of a good bit of travel, I admittedly was worried by the prospect of being seen as the dumb American overseas. I've seen a lot more of the world than I ever dreamed of six years ago — but I've still barely scratched the surface.
Let's be completely honest here — LG's generally known as the other South Korean smartphone company. But if that's all you think about LG, you're sorely missing out, as it's been making really good smartphones that too often fly under the radar. That's not to say we haven't seen LG make inroads in the past few years. Google chose it for the Nexus 4 and 5, as well as the new Nexus 5X, and the LG G2 in 2013 marked the start of a new class of flagship device.
LG's also known for making more than a few forgettable low-end phones. But these, here, truly are the LG smartphones you need to be acquainted with.
In addition to cellular carriers waiving fees for international calls, Skype has announced that it will be making calls to landlines and mobile phones in France free for a few days. This move follows attacks that took place in Paris on Friday night.
In the Android tablet space, price has always been a key factor in quality. The cheaper the tablet, the lower the quality, and it was almost always an instant no when talking about whether it should be purchased or not. Nextbook is trying to change things up in that space, offering a quality tablet at a relatively inexpensive price — meet the Nextbook Ares 11.
So, how does Nextbook begin to change things when it comes to affordable tablets that aren't terrible? Well, let's take a look at the hardware, software and what you get for the money, and then you can make the decision for yourself.
Following Friday's attacks in Paris, both Sprint and Verizon are helping customers stay in touch with friends and family in France, in many cases waiving their fees for SMS and international calls placed to France.
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