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Nokia’s Here Mapping App Coming To Samsung Galaxy Phones

News | August 30, 2014 12:30 AM | by Guile Canencia

Nokia announced last Friday that the Finnish mobile manufacturing company has teamed up with Samsung in order to bring its Here app to Android-run Galaxy smartphones and to Samsung's Tizen-based smartwatches. For those not in the know, Here is a mapping app that Nokia developed and kept, even when software giant Microsoft purchased the Finland-based phone maker's mobile device segment. The...

HTC Reveals The Carriers for Desire 510 Phone

News | August 28, 2014 12:56 AM | by Guile Canencia

When the new HTC Desire 510 was officially announced last night, the Taiwan-based phone manufacturer was not exactly too enthusiastic in revealing when or where buyers can get hold of the newly-introduced entry level Android phone. But just this afternoon, HTC USA revealed through their official Twitter account the names of wireless companies that will be carrying the HTC Desire 510 later this...

Samsung’s Galaxy Alpha The First Of Many Future Metal Smartphones

News | August 25, 2014 11:50 PM | by Guile Canencia

When the Samsung Galaxy Alpha was announced earlier this month, many geeked out over the soon-to-hit-store-shelves device's metal frame. The South Korea-based company is typically known for its plastic-clad mobile devices, so having a metal frame was definitely a welcome change for fans of the mobile manufacturing giant. Now, Samsung has revealed that going metal was its plan all along....

HTC Posts Teaser Images Of New 64-Bit Smartphone

News | August 25, 2014 10:19 PM | by Guile Canencia

Any mobile device techie will tell you that 64-bit smartphones became a reality with the release of the iPhone 5S. However, no other phone maker has been able to produce a 64-bit smartphone that runs on Android. Until now. Through its Weibo account, HTC has officially confirmed that the Desire 820, the mid-range phone they're currently developing, is 64-bit. As can be seen in the teaser images...

Verizon To Challenge Google’s App Store, per report; Verizon Denies Story

News | August 20, 2014 10:57 PM | by Guile Canencia

As reported by The Information earlier, Verizon was purportedly planning to create a new coalition of wireless service carriers and phone manufacturers in order to launch an app store that would challenge Google's Play Store, according...

ZTE Introduces Nubia 5S Mini LTE Phone to US Market

News | August 20, 2014 8:57 PM | by Guile Canencia

When it comes to making phones, China doesn't necessarily lack in that department. As a matter of fact, if you do a simple Google search using the phrase "chinese phone maker", brands like Huawei, Lenovo, and of course, ZTE, will come up. If you're not familiar with these names, there's no need to fret -- these brands are not that well-known in the United States. Take ZTE, for instance. Not...

Ignore No More App Locks Teens’ Phones Until They Call Their Parents Back

News | August 19, 2014 11:58 PM | by Guile Canencia

It's definitely something any parent can relate to: your teenage son or daughter ignoring your calls or text messages. Fortunately for frustrated parents everywhere, a certain mom decided that enough was enough. Sharon Standifir hails from New York City, and just like any other disgruntled parent, she had had her fair share of being-ignored-by-your-teenager stories. So one day, she made a...

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