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12 hours ago

Twitter will now allow users to receive direct messages from anyone

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Twitter is making a big change in its direct messaging feature, allowing users the option to receive direct messages from any other Twitter user.

Previously, Twitter only allowed for direct messages to be sent to people who followed each other on the service. Now users can make a change in their settings to allow anyone to message them. This option is opt-in only, so you don't have to do anything if you want to keep things the way they are.

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13 hours ago

Latest LG Watch Urbane teaser is a beautiful look at Barcelona

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The LG Watch Urbane was one of the hotter wearables we got our hands on at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona earlier this year. And while we're still waiting on the Android Wear device to become available — and it sounds like that's going to be sooner rather than later, because it'll be the first to have the latest Android Wear updates — LG's given us a new teaser.

If you've ever wondered about the city we visit each year for the latest in mobile tech, yes, it does look this cool.

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13 hours ago

Get an unlocked, refurbished Samsung Galaxy S5 from eBay today only for $299

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You can purchase an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S5 from eBay for $299, which is a 50 percent savings on the device.

If last year's technology doesn't bother you, eBay has quite the deal on the Samsung Galaxy S5, but the offer is good for today only. Priced at $299, a 50 percent savings, the Galaxy S5 features a 5.1-inch 1080p display, and has already received its Lollipop update.

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14 hours ago

EE battery charger offer gets over 1 million requests in first four days

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UK mobile operator EE's offer to give its customers a free portable smartphone battery charger has proven to be a popular one, with over 1 million requests from customers in just the first four days.

EE launched the offer to give its customers a free 2,600mAh Power Bar battery charger on Thursday, April 16.

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14 hours ago

LG G Flex 2 makes its way to AT&T starting April 24 for $299

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AT&T will begin selling the LG G Flex 2 both in-store and online on April 24 for $299 on a new two-year contract.

On April 24, AT&T will begin selling the platinum silver version of the LG G Flex 2 both in-store and online. The second-generation curved smartphone features a 5.5-inch Full HD P-OLED display powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 Octa-core processor and 3GB of RAM.

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15 hours ago

Android Wear gets support for Wifi, hands-free flicks and drawable emoji in new update

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Google will launch a software update for Android Wear smartwatches soon that will add many new features, including some that won't require the use of a phone.

Google will also add some hands-free features to Android Wear devices in the next update, such as flicking a wrist to move to a new card, along with support for always-on apps on the smartwatch.

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15 hours ago

Get the Fire HD 7 for $79 from Amazon today only

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Amazon is selling the Fire HD 7 for $79.99 as part of a one-day only sale.

Today only, Amazon is offering the Fire HD 7 tablet for a $60 discount, bringing the price down to only $79.99. Today's deal is good for the 8GB variant of the 7-inch tablet, which is powered by a 1.5 GHz processor as well as a front and rear facing camera.

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16 hours ago

How to block calls on the Samsung Galaxy S6

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Every now and then you're going to need to block a call. Here's how to do it on the Samsung Galaxy S6.

More and more of us are getting rid of our landlines and turning to our smartphones as our only connection. But that means the spammers and scammers and robo-calls follow. (And just wait until election season.) So there are any number of reasons why you might want to not just reject a caller, but block that number outright. And it's pretty easy. Samsung refers to its call blocking as "rejection," so we'll be using that term interchangeably with "block."

And there are a few ways to block calls on the Samsung Galaxy S6. Let's rap.

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16 hours ago

Nokia reportedly plans a return to smartphones in 2016

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Nokia is planning to make a comeback and return to making phones in 2016. That's according to personnel familiar with company plans, who reveal that releasing Android tablets under the brand simply isn't enough.

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17 hours ago

Huawei now accepting Android 4.4.2 trial sign-ups for the Honor 3C

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Should you happen to own the Honor 3C smartphone, you'll be able to sign-up for a trial of Android 4.4.2. This next update for the Android-powered device will include Huawei's Honor Android skin EMUI 3.0.

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18 hours ago

You will finally be able to buy the OnePlus One whenever you want

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OnePlus has announced that it will start offering the OnePlus One without invites from now on, with the successor to the handset — OnePlus 2 — slated to launch sometime in the third quarter.

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18 hours ago

Samsung's activity tracking app S Health is now available on the Play Store

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Following Motorola and HTC, Samsung has started to decouple its exclusive apps and launch them on the Play Store, making it easier for users to update to new versions when they're available.

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19 hours ago

Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge will not feature Samsung's logo in Japan

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In a bid to gain a foothold in Japan, Samsung is taking a new approach that sees the vendor ditching its logo from the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, opting instead to co-brand with local carriers.

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20 hours ago

Quick comparison: Sony Xperia Z4 versus Xperia Z3

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Sony Xperia Z4 + Z3

How does Sony's latest premium smartphone compare to its predecessor?

Half a year after the Xperia Z3 made its debut, Sony has revealed its successor — the Xperia Z4. Announced initially for the Japanese market, the Sony Xperia Z4 brings a familiar design and feature set in a slimmed-down body, with (mostly) upgraded specs.

If you're wondering how the new Xperia Z4 compares to its predecessor on paper, we've lined both up side by side below. Based on the specs alone, it's not a quantum leap forward for Sony — but we'll have to wait and spend some time with the phone before coming to any firm conclusions.

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21 hours ago

Sony Xperia Z4 specs

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Sony's first high-end smartphone of 2015, the Xperia Z4, is official. Essentially, it's an slightly tweaked version of its late-2014 flagship, the Xperia Z3, the main upgrades including a slimmer design, 64-bit Snapdragon 810 processor, new audio processing capabilities and a 5.1-megapixel selfie camera. Beyond that, the device will be very familiar to Z3 owners, and in fact one important hardware spec — the battery capacity — has actually seen a small downgrade.

Head past the break for a full rundown on the Sony Xperia Z4's hardware.

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