HP is back with a pair of new Android tablets geared towards businesses. The HP Pro Slate 8 and Pro Slate 12 bring a 4:3 aspect ratio that's more like standard paper sizes than the 16:9 tablets we're used to, and unlike some of HP's previous Android offerings, these two aren't terribly underpowered with a 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor (which while a year old at this point, isn't a bad chip to have running things). And both measure just 8mm thick.
Amazon has announced that Prime members in Canada now have access to unlimited photo storage with Prime Photos. In addition to Prime members, unlimited photo storage on Amazon Cloud Drive is available to Amazon Student and and Amazon Family members in Canada as well.
AT&T has revamped their AT&T World Connect $5 monthly international calling package to offer unlimited calls to Mexico. The news comes just days after AT&T got approval from the Mexican government for a $2.5 billion acquisition of Iusacell, Mexico's third-largest cellular carrier.
HTC's upcoming One M9 may feature a design similar to its predecessor, if leaked images posted by French publication NowhereElse are any indication. The photos, which claim to highlight the front and back of the device, reveal a similar BoomSound front speaker arrangement, reduced bezels, shiny gold color and a squarish camera module with dual LED flash at the back. What's more, the sides and base of the device appear slightly flatter than the M8.
Battery life is one of the areas of smartphone tech in which there's still much room for improvement. As a cutting edge handset, the Nexus 6 includes some of the latest developments in mobile tech — wireless charging, quick charging through the bundled Motorola Turbo Charger, and improvements on the software side thanks to Google's "Project Volta."
Despite this, there going to be times where you wish you were able to squeeze more juice out of this gigantic phone's equally enormous 3,220mAh battery. As we mentioned in our review, the device's battery life is pretty good, but not astonishingly so. So it's worth going over a few basic steps to help you get the most out of your battery.
Marriott is about to make your hotel stay much more rewarding. The hotel chain has confirmed to Bloomberg that it is testing a TV service that allows its guests to access streaming content from their own Netflix, Hulu Plus and Pandora accounts. The service is currently being trialled in eight hotels across the US.
It's no secret LG is excited about the G Flex 2. The company took what made the original G Flex so unique and has made some notable enhancements. LG has published a new promo video showing off some of these features and why you should definitely consider picking one up for yourself, should you be looking for a new handset.
If you're on T-Mobile (or planning to switch ... tonight) and want to pick up a Galaxy Note 4, you can save $36 on the purchase price if you pick one up online before midnight PST tonight (January 19). That comes out to just shy of a five percent savings on the full purchase price, but when you're talking about a $750 phone every little bit of savings adds up.
If you're tired of shelling out a ton of money each month on your favorite magazines, Magzter may have the solution for you. The company just launched its "Magzter Gold" subscription service, which offers up a Netflix-esque all-you-can-read approach to digital magazines via its Android app. Similarly, the company also unveiled a lite version of Magzter Gold that allows you to peruse your choice of 5 titles for a slightly cheaper $5 per month.
A quick reminder that the president's State of the Union address is Tuesday night (9 p.m. EST). And for those who indulge in such political exercises (and it really should be all of us), YouTube has become one of my favorite ways to watch the events. No tickers. No talking heads. (Other than the one on the screen. Zing.) Just the president of the United States, 535 of his closest friends (give or take a few extras), and me.
Android 5.0.2 factory images started arriving back in December and continued into January, and now we're starting to see the first OTA updates rolling out to Nexus devices as well. As is usually the case with these small point releases there's no major reason to run out and flash the file, but if you're the kind of person that absolutely has to be on the bleeding edge it's easy to take a few minutes and get up to 5.0.2 without waiting for the file to be pushed to you.
Head past the break for the links to the OTA files, and to find out how to use them!
Meet the best Android RPGs on the Google Play Store!
If you're in the market for the best Android RPG available, you've come to the right place. These are games that put the focus on slaying bad guys, amassing experience points, levelling up, and getting decked out in killer gear.
Update 1/20: Looks like AT&T let some update docs slip out where they shouldn't have been, and they've since been pulled. So if you don't see an update just yet, don't be surprised.
It's certainly no Lollipop (sadly), but AT&T has pushed out an update for its HTC One M8 today. While it's relatively minor in the grand scheme of things, the update does enable HD Voice on the handset, and brings it up to Android version 4.4.4 KitKat.
Smart lighting is a bunch of fun to play with, but for most people the current costs are way too high. Most people who have managed to justify the cost of a starter kit only go so far as to outfit a room or two, and that has just as much to do with there being absolutely no need for crazy color changing bulbs in your bathrooms as it does the price and design of the bulbs. The folks at Cree have been working very hard over the last year to release cheaper and cheaper LED bulbs, and with that comes the opportunity to release a connected bulb at less than half the cost of the more commonly known competition that you'd actually consider replacing all of your regular bulbs with.
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