Holiday shopping can be tough, we know. Finding the best gift for your loved ones can be a pain, but we're here to help. This is the Mobile Nations 2014 Holiday Gift Guide so we can help you find the perfect gift for every name on your list. And this doesn't have to be for just that special someone — it's perfectly okay to get a little something special for yourself too. You've earned it.
So as we roll into the biggest and craziest shopping and gift-giving season of the year, it's time to find out what should be on your wish list — and what's on everybody else's lists. So let's dive right in to the Mobile Nations 2014 Holiday Gift Guide for the very best gifts for everybody from the writer and the student to the home automator and the businessman.
A few quick setting tweaks can have you take the best front-facing pictures possible
Selfies are a thing, and if you don't vehemently object to the practice you'll be glad to know that your Note 4 has several tools for taking great front-facing camera shots. The cameras on the front of phones are almost always second class citizens compared to the rear shooters, but the Note 4's 3.7MP camera with a super wide angle lens is actually quite good.
The software features that support the good sensor and lens also help things along, but there are quite a few to get a handle on if you want to take the best shots with your front-facing camera. We're going to walk you through some of the features you should be aware of on the Note 4's camera, and how to make the most of them for the best front-facing pictures.
We're reaching the time of year where rumors about next-generation flagship phones start to surface, and today we're seeing a couple of interesting nuggets from established HTC leaker @upleaks on Twitter. The China-based leaker reports that the next HTC flagship, codenamed "Hima," will debut in March 2015 with an expectedly high-end spec sheet.
The good folks at Sonos have just released a new and improved Sonos controller app for both Android and iOS. The new version makes some beta features official, and just in time to help spread some holiday cheer. The notable inclusions in this version are multi-account support and various Playbar sound enhancements.
Data caps seem to have become the norm in the cellular industry. Sure, you can find a carrier who lets you eat as much data as you want, but most carriers and plans have a limit of some sort. We don't like it anymore than you do, but we'll leave that for another discussion. This time around, let's take a peek at a new quick shortcut to see just how much data you've used that comes with Android Lollipop.
We’re compiling the very best T-Mobile phones across all platforms, so you can take a quick look at a glance, and find more information easily. Whether you’re a long-time T-Mobile subscriber, or you’re switching and want to find out what’s available at a glance, this should help you out.
If you (or someone on your gift list) are looking for a new tablet this holiday season — and we're not just talking Android, but any tablet, really — we've got just the place for you to start. We've compiled a list of the best tablets on the market across all platforms, so you can be informed before you even head out the door. The guide covers all of the best tablets that are available right now — so even if you're a hardcore Android fan — you can see how the competition stacks up.
We'll keep the post up to date as new devices hit the market, so you can always check back to see where the new players stack up against the old favorites. Swing on over to our sister site iMore where you can check out our full guide of the best tablets.
You may remember that back at CES 2014 in January, we got a live demo of Brothers In Arms 3: Sons of War from the folks at Gameloft. At the time, the World War II-themed game was supposed to be released later that quarter. That date came and went with no such launch but this week Gameloft has confirmed that Brothers In Arms 3 will finally be released later in December for Android and other platforms.
Spotify appears to be getting into the festive spirit with the holidays just around the corner. The popular music streaming service is offering consumers in both the UK and US special promotions on its premium subscription to tempt them into taking out new accounts for 2015. How does three months' worth of Spotify Premium for just $0.99 sound?
T-Mobile is in the holiday spirit and are dropping some deals to make the season bright. The latest offering is a $50 discount on the popular HTC One M8 (both Android and Windows Phone versions). The discount drops the full retail price from $585.60 down to $535.44 — not a huge discount but still some extra change in your pocket for the holiday season.
After first launching for iOS earlier this year, Wargaming.net has now made its World War II-themed game World of Tanks Blitz available for Android devices today via the Google Play Store, along with support for cross-platform multiplayer with its iOS counterpart.
The Oppo Find 7 is now available for pre-order at Amazon UK in both black and white variants. The smartphone is listed for £319 should you opt for the baseline model, while the more advanced version will set you back by £379. The Find 7 is expected to be released by Amazon for delivery on December 17.
UK carrier O2 has announced that it will commence sales of the Nexus 6 from later today. First stock of the device was scheduled to be available from December 1, but it looks like it may be a while before residents in the country are able to get their hands on the Nexus 6.
Google has released a new feature for its social network, the ability to pin posts on profile pages. If you have ever found yourself in the position of wanting to keep a specific piece of content at the top of your Google+ profile page, then this new functionality is for you. It's a small change that will go a long way to show off that incredible shot you took on holiday.
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