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4 years ago

The Fitbit channel on IFTTT lets you automate based on your activity

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The Fitbit channel on IFTTT lets you automate based on your activity

Fitbit Flex

Fitbit Flex

One of the leading fitness bands out there, Fitbit, now plugs into the service that plugs into everything else, IFTTT. Between these two, you can set up handy if-this-then-that tasks that automagically kick in with the right triggers. New Fitbit triggers include daily activity summary, daily goals achieved (steps, distance, calorie burn, etc.), and sleep data. On the action side, outside applications can now log heart rate, blood pressure, blood glucose, and weight from connected channels into the Fitbit service. Examples of IFTTT recipes include sending you an iOS notification if you don't meet your daily exercise goal, or logging sleep data in a Google Docs spreadsheet.

4 years ago

Incipio NGP Impact Resistant case for Galaxy S5

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Incipio NGP Impact Resistant case for Galaxy S5

Incipio NGP case for Galaxy S5
Incipio NGP case for Galaxy S5
Incipio NGP case for Galaxy S5
Incipio NGP case for Galaxy S5
Incipio NGP case for Galaxy S5
Incipio NGP case for Galaxy S5
Incipio NGP case for Galaxy S5
Incipio NGP case for Galaxy S5
Incipio NGP case for Galaxy S5
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Incipio NGP case for Galaxy S5

We recently took a look at the Incipio Feather Ultra Thin case for the Galaxy S5 and found it to be a fine minimalist choice, but for those who need a bit more protection there's the NGP Impact Resistant case. The styling of these two cases is nearly identical, but for extra protection this NGP model is extra thick and provides a bit more cushion.

It's easy to notice the extra material surrounding the phone on the top and bottom, which are more comprehensively covered to protect from unexpected tumbles. You can also see extra coverage around the power and volume buttons, which are completely covered due to the extra thickness on the sides. Thankfully none of the extra rubber and plastic changes the usability of your phone — it just gives you a little more to hold onto.

4 years ago

Reported HTC One M8 Prime image reveals raised Duo Camera

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Reported HTC One M8 Prime image reveals raised Duo Camera

The reported camera of the HTC One M8 Prime
The HTC One M8

The HTC One M8

Information about the rumored HTC One M8 Prime hasn't been as plentiful as that of the rumored Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime (despite the tremendously leaking nature of the standard HTC One M8, but that doesn't mean it's not too late to start. After yesterday's M8 Prime specs leak, today we're looking at what is purported to be the M8 Prime's camera.

4 years ago

Verizon to flip the switch on nationwide HD Voice VoLTE in a few months

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Verizon to flip the switch on nationwide HD Voice VoLTE in a few months

Verizon LTE logo

Verizon LTE logo

Verizon has just announced their plans to start rolling out voice over LTE, also known as HD Voice and VoLTE. The system should be rolling out over the next couple of months, and enable high-quality audio calling provided both users are in an area with a VoLTE network and are using supporting handsets. They'll be using AMR-wideband to deploy HD Voice. Verizon promises this upgrade will also include the ability to instantly hand off to a video call, and will eventually lead to improved file transfer size, group messaging, and location sharing.

4 years ago

LG G3 stops by the FCC for some poking and prodding

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LG G3 stops by the FCC for some poking and prodding

LG G3 backside
LG G3 label

LG G3 backside

The LG G3 has been leaked to the point where we're wondering if LG will have anything left to surprise us when the finally and formally unveil it. So imagine our surprise when the LG G3 slipped through the FCC with a confidentiality letter hiding any photos of the device undergoing testing. What, not more photos? Nope, just radios and FCC labels.

4 years ago

Box brings a new gallery, previewer to its updated Android app

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Box brings a new gallery, previewer to its updated Android app

Box update

Box update

LG's continued partnership gets users 50GB of storage for free

Cloud-storage provider Box today is releasing a major update to its Android application, adding a few new features and continuing its partnership with LG to bring a goodly amount of storage to the South Korean manufacturer's users for free.

A new previewer in the app supports more than 100 file types so you can see exactly what you're dealing with without having to guess at extensions or (worse) open the file to find out. You get page thumbnails, grid views, and the ability to search text inside documents themselves — all from the Box app. There's also a new gallery tool to quickly and easily let you preview images stored on Box.

And if you're using Box's OneCloud suite, you get a built-in gallery as well, a new business messaging client called Hall, Docs to Go integration, and much more that'll help the office types.

And for those using a "G Series" smartphone or tablet from LG, you'll get 50 free gigabytes of online storage. (See the fine print on that here.)

Check out the promo video after the break, and get your download on here or at the link above.

4 years ago

Google+ update bringing beautiful Stories feature

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Google+ update bringing beautiful Stories feature

Google+ update
Google+ update bringing beautiful Stories feature

Google+ update

An update for Google+ for Android is bringing several updated features, most notably a new Google+ Stories feature. Additionally, the app is seeing several user interface improvements, and handy features like being able to create animated GIF images on demand and browsing big photo libraries. The Google+ app for Android has always been a worthy offering, and the latest updates make it even more so.

4 years ago

Vector 41: Mergers and accusations

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Vector 41: Mergers and accusations

 Mergers and accusations

Vector is Mobile Nations technology news and analysis show featuring the biggest stories, the hottest trends, and the most interesting guests in the industry. On this week's show, Ben Bajarin of Techpinions talks with Rene about mergers, including the just-completed Microsoft and Nokia, the ongoing Comcast and Time Warner Cable, the just announced AT&T and DirectTV, and the rumored YouTube and Twitch and Apple and Beats deals.

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4 years ago

Samsung trademark application in Korea hints at a Gear Blink for your face

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Samsung trademark application in Korea hints at a Gear Blink for your face

Samsung

Samsung

We've already heard rumors of a Samsung face-mounted wearable in development and a new report may suggest an actual name. Previously dubbed 'Gear Glass,' a recent trademark application in Korea suggests such a device might actually be known as the 'Gear Blink.'

4 years ago

Apple lawyers claim Samsung lawyer's 'jihadist' comparisons are making talks difficult, Samsung says Apple's being difficult

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Apple lawyers claim Samsung lawyer's 'jihadist' comparisons are making talks difficult, Samsung says Apple's being difficult

Apple lawyers claim Samsung lawyer's 'jihadist' comparisons are making talks difficult, Samsung says Apple's being difficult

Apple lawyers claim Samsung lawyer's 'jihadist' comparisons are making talks difficult, Samsung says Apple's being difficult

Apple and Samsung were revealed to be in fresh settlement talks to put these billion-dollar lawsuits behind them, but it turns out that talking smack about each other over the past few years whilst being engaged in said lawsuits has made things, shall we say… difficult. In fact, judging by the tone of statements issued by both lawyers to the court that ordered, one might think they don't even want this to work and just want to spend the next decade litigating. Anything's possible, we suppose.

4 years ago

Motorola Razr HD and Razr M KitKat updates rolled out on Verizon

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Motorola Razr HD and Razr M KitKat updates rolled out on Verizon

Motorola Razr HD
Motorola Droid Razr HD KitKat

Motorola Razr HD

After some hints that an Android KitKat 4.4.2 update was on the way to Verizon Motorola Droid Razr HD owners, we heard from readers that they've received the over-the-air update and are good to go. Razr M owners seem to be getting the same treatment, meanwhile Droid Ultra and Mini updates are in the works. There are a bunch of new features introduced here, some of which you may have already downloaded and enjoyed. Here are the release notes.

4 years ago

Watch all the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games from your mobile device with BBC

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Watch all the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games from your mobile device with BBC

iPlayer

iPlayer

This morning the BBC has announced its plans for domestic coverage of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and it's good news for mobile watchers. Via the BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport apps for smartphones, tablets and Smart TVs as well as on the web you'll be able to watch live and on-demand coverage of every minute of action from the games.

4 years ago

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 rumored to have 5.7-inch 1440p display

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 rumored to have 5.7-inch 1440p display

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

If the rumors are to be believed, the Galaxy Note 4 will feature a QHD display. The folks at GSMArena got their hands on a document that allegedly reveals key details about Samsung's upcoming flagship device's display. It's said to measure in at 5.7 inches with an eye-popping 1440p resolution and a pixel density of 515 PPI.

4 years ago

Qualcomm to begin mass production of Snapdragon 615, Snapdragon 810/808 coming later this year

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Qualcomm to begin mass production of Snapdragon 615, Snapdragon 810/808 coming later this year

Qualcomm

Qualcomm

Qualcomm has announced that it will start mass production of its eight-core SoC, the Snapdragon 615, soon. At an event held in Shenzhen, China, Qualcomm revealed that the Snapdragon 810/808 would also be available before the end of 2014.

4 years ago

Twitter reportedly looking to buy SoundCloud after failing with first music venture

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Twitter reportedly looking to buy SoundCloud after failing with first music venture

Twitter

Twitter

Twitter is reportedly looking to acquire SoundCloud in what could be its biggest acquisition to date. According to Re/code, which cites sources familiar with the matter, SoundCloud's 250 million consumer base is a major motivator behind the deal.

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