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4 years ago

Southwest Airlines app introduces mobile ticketing

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Southwest Airlines app introduces mobile ticketing

Mobile ticketing on Southwest Airlines
Mobile ticketing for Southwest Airlines

Mobile ticketing on Southwest Airlines

Budget U.S. airliner Southwest Airlines has added mobile boarding passes to their mobile apps on Android and iOS. The update brings functionality to Southwest's app that competing carriers have offered for some time: just load up your boarding pass code on your smartphone and scan it on your way through security and when boarding your plane. Not only does it save on paper, it's more convenient with automatic location-based availability.

4 years ago

New Broadcom chip to finally bridge the gap between wireless charging standards

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New Broadcom chip to finally bridge the gap between wireless charging standards

Wireless Charging

Wireless Charging

Broadcom has announced a new wireless charging chip that aims to simplify wireless charging by combining all three current standards onto a single chip. The Wireless Power Consortium (WPC), the Power Matters Alliance (PMA), and the Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP - of which Broadcom is a member) all have their own standards, though the PMA and A4WP have recently agreed to merge.

While the WPC's Qi standard has found its way into many products, it faces some challenges. For instance, though Nokia includes Qi charging in its phones, models bound for AT&T in the U.S. use the PMA standard, thanks to the carrier's partnership with the Alliance. This is set to change with Broadcom's new chip.

4 years ago

Sense 6 coming today to the Sprint HTC One M7

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Sense 6 coming today to the Sprint HTC One M7

HTC Sense 6 on an HTC One M7

HTC Sense 6 on an HTC One M7

Sprint is rolling out an update to the HTC One M7 which brings a bunch of its software features up to date with the M8, namely with the inclusion of the Sense 6 interface. The native TV, camera app, and Blinkfeed are also getting an upgrade as a part of the rollout.

4 years ago

Iterate 68: Gypps and Wong on Monument Valley

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Iterate 68: Gypps and Wong on Monument Valley

 Gypps and Wong on Monument Valley

Iterate features the best designers in the business discussing interface, interaction, icons, and experience. It's like DVD extras for apps! On this episode Ken Wong and Matt Gypps of ustwo join Marc, Seth, and Rene to talk about Monument Valley, its visual and audio design, launching on iOS and Android, and making great games for fair prices.

4 years ago

Samsung Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit review

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Samsung Gear 2 and Samsung Gear Fit

The Samsung Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit are the next-generation wearables from Samsung, following up on the popular Galaxy Gear smartwatch. There are three new devices, but we really can break them down into two categories, all with the same things going on deep inside. The Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo are really the same watch, only the Neo has no camera — and it costs $100 less than the Gear 2. The Gear Fit does mostly the same stuff as the other two, only it lacks a few of the advanced features, has a different form factor, and it’s the same price as the Gear 2 Neo. Lost yet?

4 years ago

AT&T ASUS PadFone X finally gets a preorder date and price: June 6 for $199

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AT&T ASUS PadFone X finally gets a preorder date and price: June 6 for $199

AT&T ASUS PadFone X

AT&T ASUS PadFone X

After a lot of noise and not a lot of real information, AT&T has finally announced a June 6 preorder date for the ASUS PadFone X. You'll be able to snag one for as low as $22.92/month, or $199 on a two-year contract. That price includes the PadFone Station tablet which the phone plugs into for a better view of whatever you're working on.

4 years ago

LG confirms 2014 release for G Flex 2 and Vu 4

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LG confirms 2014 release for G Flex 2 and Vu 4

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flexible display

There's a successor to the LG G Flex and the LG Vu 3 coming down the pike for the second half of 2014. The LG G Flex was one of the more interesting devices of 2014. It, along with the Samsung Galaxy Round, was one of the first true curved screen smartphones released, and it lived up to its name by actually being flexible. If you were wondering where LG might go with the Flex line now that they've formally unveiled the LG G3, well, we don't know that. But we can tell you that it and an LG Vu 4 are coming later this year.

4 years ago

BBC iPlayer for Android gets a fresh new look

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BBC iPlayer for Android gets a fresh new look

BBC iPlayer

BBC iPlayer

The BBC has today pushed out a pretty major update for its Android iPlayer application that has a whole new look and feel to most areas of the app. The Home, Channel and Category pages now sport the hot new look, with the same three pages also now getting added, curated content by way of the editorial collections.

4 years ago

Miss the LG G3 event? Watch it here!

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Miss the LG G3 event? Watch it here!

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If you somehow missed it — off-planet, perhaps — yesterday was LG G3 day in six cities around the world. We were on hand at the main event in London, the results of which LG has recorded for posterity, and which we present above.

As for our own part, we've got a few must reads:

4 years ago

Samsung's Galaxy Tab S tablets will allegedly come with a fingerprint scanner

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Samsung's Galaxy Tab S tablets will allegedly come with a fingerprint scanner

Galaxy Tab S finger scanner

Galaxy Tab S finger scanner

Samsung's upcoming tablet series, the Galaxy Tab S, will allegedly feature a fingerprint scanner that is similar in functionality to the one used in the Galaxy S5. In addition to the fingerprint scanner, the tablets will come with a battery saver mode that debuted on the Samsung's latest flagship, called Ultra Power Saving Mode.

4 years ago

HTC One M8 Ace leaks in red and blue plastics

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HTC One M8 Ace leaks in red and blue plastics

HTC One M8 Ace leaks in red and blue plastics

HTC One M8 Ace leaks in red and blue plastics

If you've been eyeballing the HTC One M8's more affordable plastic brother, the HTC One M8 Ace, you'd be interested in hearing about two new color options that have appeared through a recent leak. Red and blue versions of the HTC One M8 Ace appear to be in the works, in addition to the silver version we saw in the original leak.

4 years ago

Sony launches wireless charging kit for the Xperia Z2

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Sony launches wireless charging kit for the Xperia Z2

Xperia Z2 wireless charging kit

Xperia Z2 wireless charging kit

Sony has announced two new wireless charging accessories for the Xperia Z2. The accessories include a wireless charging cover (WCR12 Wireless Charging Cover if you want the official product name) that has been designed specially for the Xperia Z2 and a wireless charging plate (WCH10 Wireless Charging Plate). Both accessories conform to the Qi wireless charging standard.

4 years ago

LG G3 available for pre-order in the UK for £499, shipping July 1st

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LG G3 available for pre-order in the UK for £499, shipping July 1st

LG G3

LG G3

UK retailer Clove has started pre-orders for LG's latest flagship handset, the LG G3. The retailer has listed the device for £499, stating that the first batch of pre-orders will be shipping out July 1st. The retailer is offering the Metallic Black, Shine Gold and Silk White color variations of the device.

4 years ago

HTC One Mini 2 now available at Phones 4u in the UK

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HTC One Mini 2 now available at Phones 4u in the UK

HTC One Mini 2

HTC One Mini 2

Phones 4u have today announced availability of the HTC One Mini 2 in the UK. The retailer has the new Android smartphone from HTC priced at £359.95 SIM only or for free on select plans, starting from £25 per month. We've taken a look at the smaller HTC One, noting in our in-depth review how much easier it can be for consumers to use if you're not a fan of big screens.

4 years ago

Samsung shows why you should #ExpectMore from your smartphone with new Galaxy S5 ads

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Samsung shows why you should #ExpectMore from your smartphone with new Galaxy S5 ads

Samsung has released a batch of new advertisements for its Galaxy S5 flagship Android smartphone. The videos focus on common issues with mobile devices of today that have been addressed with the latest iteration of the premium Galaxy phone. From waterproof certification all the way to increased battery life through extreme power saving, Samsung is highlighting features that make the S5 the popular choice of many.

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