Samsung is set to unveil the Galaxy S IV in a few days, but some crude pictures have been leaked that could give a glimpse of what the Four could look like. Bigger than the III, with more room for screen space and less room for any buttons. Watch out Apple, Samsung is stealing some of the best phone designs that you once claim they stole from you.
Thanks to a lapse in DMCA regulations, cell phone companies now have the power to prosecute you for unlocking or jailbreaking your own phone that you bought from them, even if you own it outright and don’t have a contract. It’s completely ridiculous, and after a petition to the White House quickly got over the necessary 100k signatures, the White House responded, and they agree… the law is dumb.
While Steve Jobs said that he only wanted one size of iPhone, it’s inevitable that as the market grows, people will want different sizes and different prices. With the iPad mini doing really well, many think it’s inevitable that Apple might come out with a “phablet”, a 5” device that’s bigger than most smartphones, smaller than a tablet. And this is what it might look like.
If you want to send your loved one (or your doctor) a sweet little free thing this Valentine’s Day, the Re:Beat app for iOS and Android records your pulse and then sends an animated loop of your heart beating to the person of your choice. <3
When the Lytro camera came out in 2011, the tiny camera’s ability to capture enough light and color information that you could do things like change the angle of the shot or depth of field in post was mind-blowing. It still is. Now Toshiba is working on a tiny version of a cell phone camera with the Lytra-type technology that should be out by the end of this year.
Mophie finally released an external battery pack case for the iPhone 5 called the Juice Pack Helium. It wasn’t Mophie’s fault… if Apple wasn’t being such a stingy bitch over the Lightning connector, Im sure Mophie would have had this out on day one of the iPhone 5 launch. But now is better than never.
Research in Motion held a huge press conference today in which they announced a) the company’s new name is just ‘Blackberry’, not Research in Motion, b) a pair of two new great looking smartphones and c) a huge update to the Blackberry touchscreen OS, which also looks really nice. But is it enough? Blackberry is betting the farm on this, and they really don’t have much of a choice.
Sometimes one of the biggest pains in the arse with switching cell carriers is that dreaded early termination fee. Even if you’ve been with the same company and on the same phone for years, long past paying off the price of the phone, everybody still loves to dickslap you with early termination fees. But for the month of February, prepaid provider wants to pay your ETF, up to $350.
Not sure how many people here use Android phones and use them to download stuff off the internet. But, I remember when I saw they put Norton out for phones, and thought it was funny at the time until I realized about all the potential mayhem that could be caused by that mini computer in your pocket. And now there’s a trojan for Android that can use your phone to launch DDoS attacks without your knowing, all the while possibly racking up a hell of a bill.
There are a number of snap-on game controllers for iPhone and Android phones. But if you want true geek cred, you can always turn an old white Game Boy into an Android game controller. If you’re bad enough.
You think your mobile phone or tablet processor is bad? You ain’t seen bad. Today at CES, Samsung introduced the Exynos 5 Octa, a massively powerful yet tiny 8 core processor that could make your phone the speediest computer you own.