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Pebble Time Steel is an All-metal Pebble Time with Some Upgrades

by Andrew Cheng · 4 hours ago · No Comments · 0 views

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Just last week the Pebble Time was announced, and so far, it has raised over US$12,000,000 on its Kickstarter campaign with more than 50,000 backers. Today, the company has announced a more premium version of the very same smartwatch, the Pebble Time Steel.

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MWC 2015: Alcatel OneTouch Launches The Hero 2+, Cyanogen OS Pre-Installed

by Terry Bass · 9 hours ago · 1 Comment · 611 views

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With Cyanogen announcing its partnership with Qualcomm, the company now has a new brand identity as well. Alcatel’s latest Hero 2+ is the same as the original Hero 2, except that it will have Cyanogen’s latest Kitkat-based operating system.

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Android Smartphones Shipping with Lollipop No Longer Required to be Encrypted by Default

by Andrew Cheng · 10 hours ago · No Comments · 405 views

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In the past, Google has made it a requirement for Android devices shipping with Lollipop to be encrypted by default. However, as it turns out, this is no longer the case; at least, for now. People started noticing about this change as they discover that encryption was not turned on by default on Android devices that came with Lollipop out of the box.

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MWC 2015: BlackBerry Officially Reveals The BlackBerry Leap

by Farhan · 11 hours ago · No Comments · 511 views

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BlackBerry has unveiled a midrange smartphone aimed at those who are only just beginning to build their careers. The 5-inch BlackBerry Leap is only one of four new devices that will be released this year, although the company did not share much information about what the other three might be.

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Disappointed with the Non-removable Battery of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge? Then Get This 3,300mAh Battery Case

by Andrew Cheng · 11 hours ago · No Comments · 1.3k views

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Most of us should know by now that the new Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge do not have a removable battery any more. A lot of consumers, especially power users, are clearly disappointed by this. If you’re one of them, then this 3,300mAh battery case from Mophie is definitely worth checking out.

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MWC 2015: Security Focused BlackPhone 2 and BlackPhone+ Unveiled

by Farhan · 12 hours ago · No Comments · 405 views

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Silent Circle has revealed a followup to the privacy minded BlackPhone at Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona, Spain. The BlackPhone 2 is a response to the greater amount of government surveillance and hacking attempts in the world. It runs on a forked version of Google’s Android OS, and is currently caters to an enterprise market looking for more secure communications.

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MWC 2015: Gionee Elife S7 is 5.5mm Thin and Boasts Two Days of Battery Life

by Andrew Cheng · 12 hours ago · 1 Comment · 922 views

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Gionee has officially unveiled its latest thin smartphone, the Gionee Elife S7. At 5.5mm thin, the Elife S7 is said to boast two days of battery life, which is pretty impressive for a smartphone this thin. It may not be thinnest device around, but it is pretty slim nonetheless.

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MWC 2015: Oaxis Reveals the Star.21 and O2 Fitness Trackers

by Terry Bass · 14 hours ago · No Comments · 424 views
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Oaxis O2 Fitness Tracker

While the big companies have gotten their announcements out early, Oaxis also has a few announcements of its own – Oaxis Star.21 and O2. The Star.21 has a unique feature where it only tracks your fitness in a 21-day cycle while the O2 is a more advanced fitness tracker with an LED display.

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MWC 2015: Intel Unveils New Line Of Mobile Atom Processors

by Farhan · 15 hours ago · 1 Comment · 884 views

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Intel has unveiled a new line of Atom processors meant for the mobile market at Mobile World Congress 2015.  The Atom x3, x5, and x7 follow a similar naming scheme to Intel’s Core brand of processors, and are meant to secure a better position in mobile devices.

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Maxis Now Lets You Buy an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus by Trading In Your Old Device

by Huei Song · 16 hours ago · 6 Comments · 4.2k views

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If you’ve ever been kind of bummed because Maxis’ trade-in program does not allow you to buy an iPhone, don’t be because you can now get an iPhone 6 or an iPhone 6 Plus by trading in your old iPhone, Samsung, Sony or HTC smartphone.

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MWC 2015: Fujitsu Unveils its Iris Authentication System for Mobile Phones

by Huei Song · 16 hours ago · 3 Comments · 579 views

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Remember The ZTE Grand S3 that we saw yesterday that features an eye-based biometric security system? Forget that and forget fingerprint sensor technologies too. Fujitsu recently unveiled an iris authentication system for mobile phones.

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MWC 2015: Google Working on Mobile Payment Called Android Pay

by Huei Song · 18 hours ago · 1 Comment · 262 views

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First, there’s Apple Pay then there’s Samsung Pay and now, say hello to Android Pay, a new mobile payment system by Google. At MWC 2015, Sundar Pichai, an executive from Google, just announced this new mobile payment framework and it will be available as an “API layer” to allow other companies to use it.

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