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AT&T Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge now getting Android 5.1.1 update

It sure took AT&T a while, but the popular carrier is finally releasing the Android 5.1.1 update to Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge devices across the USA. Plenty of online reports claim the update started rolling out today and is ready for download.<p>Before proceeding with the update, keep in mind …

Android News

Leaked Huawei Nexus 6P reveals 4 color choices, 3450mAh battery, storage options, more

Huawei’s upcoming Nexus phone is as good as revealed already, but with further leaked evidence hitting the web over the past couple of days, there’s now very little we don’t know about the Huawei Nexus 6P. A series of images posted to Imgur (revealed by Android Police) lists many of the Nexus 6P’s …

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 review

Galaxy Note

On the Emptiness of Social Media Fame

<i>Read as a Google Doc or download the PDF.</i><p>—<p>Dear friend and fellow streettog,<p>I went to sleep last night, and woke up this morning in beautiful Leeds, …

The realities of a $50 smartphone

As mobile networks kill off phone subsidies, users might now begin to appreciate just how much their new smartphone really costs. It's an even bigger problem in the developing world, where relatively few have the cash to buy even a mid-range phone like the Moto G. Google attempted to remedy the …

Android vulnerability can lead to stolen fingerprints "in a large scale"

Biometric security is on the rise as more manufacturers adopt advanced security systems. The most popular method is the use of fingerprint sensors, a technique that has proven to be among the most secure and accurate. But is it really the safest authentication technique?<p>According to researchers Tao …

Samsung Galaxy S5

Ubuntu phone goes global, but you'll get slow speeds in the US

After a long wait, Ubuntu phones became a reality this year. But now Linux fans outside of Europe and China will be able to try out the newcomer OS for the very first time. Spanish smartphone maker BQ has announced that it is now shipping its Aquarius E5 Ubuntu smartphone across the world.<p>The E5 …

Apple.com, One Of The World’s Biggest Stores, Gets A Redesign

A redesign of Apple.com that went live today removed the standalone ‘Store’ tab, and the ‘store.apple.com’ domain entirely. This is an enormous change for one of the biggest online retail stores in the world.<p>The buying experience is now woven into the site as a whole, with purchasing buttons and …

eCommerce

Sony's RX100 IV is still the point-and-shoot to beat

Does the world need another point-and-shoot camera? Sony seems to think so. Despite an influx of smartphones that have put sophisticated imaging features in people's pockets, the company is still keen on improving its flagship compact shooter, the RX100. The latest model, introduced last month, …

Galaxy Note 5 photos confirm death of removable battery and microSD slot

And a rumored 3,000mAh battery won't inspire confidence<p>Like it or not, we all knew this day was coming; after Samsung got rid of expandable storage and a removable battery in the Galaxy S6, it seemed almost certain those same sacrifices would extend to the Galaxy Note line. Some hoped the company …

Galaxy Note 5 major specs and press image revealed by @evleaks

Gone are the days when Samsung was capable of keeping its wares under covers until the big reveal. The Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus have been leaking profusely and now ongoing inside info purveyor Evan Blass just opened the tap a little more.<p><i>@evleaks</i> published what appear to be press …

Phones

Microsoft reportedly investing in Uber at a $50 billion valuation

The deal could be seen as a hedge against Uber's growing competition with Google, also an investor<p>If it seems like Uber is working on another new round of funding, that is because Uber is always working on another new round of funding. <i>Bloomberg</i> and <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> are reporting that the …