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Google's Project Ara Is Building A New Phone One Piece At A Time

February 28, 2014 | by Scott Lewis

Last month Google announced that they were selling Motorola to the Chinese electronics company Lenovo. Google's ownership of Motorola was short-lived and unprofitable, but during the sale Google still retained the portion of the company called ATAP. The Advanced Technology and Projects group is an innovative and forward thinking group similar to one of Google's other groups they call Google X. They are the creators of Google Glass and they are diligently working on other incredible projects like self-driving cars and broadband balloons. Since Google is... read more

Verizon, T-Mobile, And C Spire Wireless All Support Kill Switches

February 28, 2014 | by Scott Lewis

Wireless carriers are starting to change their mind when it comes to mandating kill switches in smartphones. Earlier this year a California Senator proposed a bill that supported the idea of kill switches. At that time AT&TSprint,... read more

Are Bigger Smartphone Better?

Is Bigger Really Better When It Comes To Smartphones?

February 27, 2014 | by Scott Lewis

Until the last few years, cell phone manufacturers were competing with one another to see who could make the smallest phone. Consumers were under the impression that small and compact meant cool and portable. Over the last few years people have changed the way they use their phone, which means that the demands of their phone has changed too. The increasing amount of people that use their smartphones for watching video has led to the demand for an increase in screen size. This new trend does not seem to be going away anytime soon. This week at Mobile World Congress, in Barcelona Spain, manufacturers introduced several new super-screen sized smartphones. The new phones ranged in size from 5" to 7" screens. Manufacturers including ... read more

Samsung Unpacks The New Galaxy S5 At Mobile World Congress 2014

February 24, 2014 | by Scott Lewis

The highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S5 was just unveiled at another one of Samsung's famous Unpacking Events in Barcelona Spain at Mobile World Congress 2014. Some of the things we learned about this new flagship smartphone from Samsung are that it has some new hardware and will be running some new software, but we also learned that most of the new GS5 has come from its predecessor the Galaxy S4.

Some of the new hardware inside the GS5 is the addition of a fingerprint scanner under the physical home button. The fingerprint scanner can be utilized to unlock your phone and to help secure mobile payments. This was a logical addition to the Samsung Galaxy S5 since we have already seen... read more

Samsung Unveils New Smartwatch With Fitness Features

February 24, 2014 | by Michele Farlow

With fitness bands being all the rage this holiday season, Samsung decided to jump on the bandwagon and plans to release two new versions of the Samsung Galaxy Gear watch, but this time with fitness features. This past Sunday, Samsung unveiled two more computerized wristwatches, but this time including health sensors and fitness features. These watches are said to mirror similar functions to the popular Fitbit or... read more

Best Free Apps To Have On Your Smartphone

February 20, 2014 | by Tracy Lewis

I am asked all of the time in the office, over social media, and at family events about the best free apps for Android, Windows, or Apple smartphones. When trying to answer this question for everyone over the last year, I came up with lots of free apps that I would recommend that new smartphone users put on their phones. Some of these apps take a subscription to utilize like Netflix or HBO Go, but if you have the subscriptions already, you should absolutely download the free app. To make it easier to navigate, I broke the list up in to different categories or activities.

Games:

This is a go to... read more

HTC Advantage- Designed With The Customer In Mind

February 18, 2014 | by Tracy Lewis

HTC has announced their new HTC Advantage Program with the goals of promoting the HTC brand while setting it apart from others by showing the importance of the customer experience. The four main points include Screen Break Coverage, Priority Access, Future Proof Guarantee, and Customer Loyalty.

Screen Break Coverage- Broken screens happen more often than we would like, even if you are careful accidents still happen. HTC feels that no one should have to carry a phone with a broken screen, so they have introduced a program that will allow for one free screen replacement in the first 6 months of ownership. This is a huge benefit that many people will be able to take advantage of.... read more

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