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The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Is The New Hotness

The smartphone to beat this season is the Galaxy S6 Edge. It’s slim, stylish, and powerful, a mashup between the previous Galaxy S series with the original iPod Touch. It’s well-made and unique, a combination rarely found in cellphones these days and it is as far from the Galaxy S5 as the T-1000 …

Phones

Are You Ready for Phone Numbers as Unique User Identity?

Using the Web to support the social process has significantly increased in the last decade with the explosion of social network services like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and online dating sites.<p>While having an online identity has certain strengths in providing easy communication by minimizing the …

A new hack could let thieves bypass the iPhone's lockscreen

Researchers at the security firm MDSec have found a way to bypass the iPhone's lockscreen using just a few hundred dollars in equipment. The lockscreen typically bricks a phone after 10 bad guesses and has proven difficult to bypass on non-jailbroken phones, but MDSec has found a way to power off …

Security

WhatsApp's Latest Android Update Enables Voice Calling for All

If you’ve been wondering when, oh when, someone will ring you via WhatsApp so you’ll get its new voice calling feature, you won’t have to sit by the phone any longer.<p>Updating to WhatsApp version 2.12.5 via Google Play does the trick. Once you’ve got the latest version, you’ll see a revamped …

Flyp Lets You Add Multiple Numbers To Your Smartphone

Flyp is a new iOS/Android app that lets you have up to six different phone numbers simultaneously active on your smartphone. The first number is free and each additional “premium” phone number (a maximum of five) costs $2.99 per month (or $29.99 per year) to maintain. The Flyp app manages all the …

Apps

WhatsApp finally adds voice calls for all Android users, iOS coming soon

Android users can finally make voice calls on WhatsApp, thanks to a quiet but major update. The feature has been teased for months, with the update hitting select users a few weeks ago. Now, however, it seems it's available to all, with the latest version of WhatsApp offering a new, cleaner layout, …

Apps

Jay-Z’s new Tidal music service respects the artist, but rips off Spotify’s UI

In case you hadn’t heard, Jay-Z is this week launching (relaunching) the Tidal music service he recently acquired along with a lot of help from industry friends. The company is hoping its model is innovative and helps artists earn more, but its UI for the web app appears to be a shameless copy of …

21 remarkable new animal species that will freak you out (pictures)

A see-through Kermit

Zoology