frank

44 Flips | 2 Magazines | @fw9999 | Keep up with frank on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “frank”

Fantasy Football Draft Prep: Despite QB questions, Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders still have value

The Denver Broncos have questions at both quarterback and running back heading into 2017, but one thing you can count on is their receivers.<p>There are …

Privatext launches for Android, promises ultra-secure messages

In the wake of Snapchat’s security concerns related to the partial leak of 4.6 million user phone numbers, we imagine there are a number of folks that now consider themselves former-Snapchat fans, with no plans to go back to using the service.<p>To Snapchat’s credit, they have since released an app …

ERGO app makes it possible unlock a phone with your ear

When it comes to keeping your phone safe from prying eyes or would-be thieves, using a lock screen is a must-have security practice. There are plenty of different kinds of unlocking methods to choose from including pins, patterns, face unlock and a traditional password. We are also starting to see …

AT&T lights up new LTE markets

AT&T has announced that it's lit up 4G LTE service in "several" new markets today, including 20 highlighted in today's news release. Check out the …

Do you use the Infrared transmitter on your Android?

IR remotes on your phone — who is using them?<p>2013 was <i>not</i> officially the year of Infrared. We think that happened sometime back in the late 1970s. But …

OnePlus teases One CyanogenMod phone with 2014 flagship specs

OnePlus, the Chinese smartphone company founded by a former Oppo executive, promises that it’s first CyanogenMod smartphone will have only the best specs and components.<p>In a recent Facebook update the company said the OnePlus One, it’s first-ever smartphone will “be built using only the best …

T-Mobile doesn't just want to be your carrier, now it wants to be your bank

The Uncarrier wants to be the Unbank of prepaid debit cards<p>T-Mobile has been playing "bank" for some time now with its 24-month financing of devices, …

ZTE to show off Geek running Tizen at Mobile World Congress

ZTE is reportedly ready to show off a phone running the Samsung- and Intel-backed Tizen OS at Mobile World Congress next month.<p>The phone in question is the ZTE Geek smartphone, which the company has shown off several times before. The first time ZTE showed off the Geek was as a showcase of Android …

Best physical QWERTY Android Smartphones

Although physical keyboard phones might not be mainstream anymore, sometimes it’s hard to beat the feel of real keys under your fingertips. Blackberry may still be the default choice for many, but Android has a few of its own gems too. Sadly there are few great QWERTY Android handsets released very …

Moto X outperforms the competition in LTE network connectivity test

If you highly value the speed of your mobile connection, odds are you are packing a device that is fully capable of 4G LTE speeds. While various U.S. carriers will claim that their LTE network is the fastest, what’s equally important is how well your device actually performs when connected to a …

AT&T offering customers an easy move to Next payment plans from existing contracts

New two-year contracts also move to 20-month upgrade cycles<p>In an effort to move more customers over to its 'AT&T Next' phone financing and Mobile …

Eldar Murtazin: Galaxy S5 to launch on February 23, at 6PM, in Barcelona

Eldar Murtazin, a well-connected blogger with a relatively good track-record when it comes to leaks, just tweeted that the Galaxy S5 will launch on February 23, ahead of MWC 2014 Barcelona.<p>Murtazin claims the Galaxy S5 will be announced on Sunday, February 23, at 6PM, and that it will be in stores …

Samsung Galaxy S5

LG G Flex coming to over 20 European countries starting in February

LG’s first curved smartphone, the G Flex, will be available in “over 20 European countries” starting next month.<p>The Korean manufacturer announced it will release the unique G Flex in “major European markets”, including the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Sweden, and Austria. The official press release …

HTC M8 vs Galaxy S5: two concepts

With the Galaxy S5 and the successor to the HTC One right around the corner, various leaks, rumors, and unconfirmed reports are vying for our attention. Here are two interesting concepts based on the info available on the M8 and the S5 so far.<p>HTC M8 concept<p>Starting with the HTC M8/One (2014) – or …

Phones

Verizon leaks Nokia Lumia Icon smartphone on its own site

Nokia’s(s nok) Lumia 929 appeared on a Verizon test site as the Lumia Icon earlier this month. Now it’s on Verizon’s(s vz)(s vod) official site …

Korean carrier to launch insanely fast 225Mbps LTE network before 2014 is out

SK Telecom plans to hit hyper-speed with its new LTE-Advanced network<p>While LTE in the States or Europe is pretty fast, it still pales in comparison …

Think your LTE is fast? Koreans will have 300Mbps LTE-A this year

By combining three distinct spectrum bands, two of Korea’s largest carriers will be able to offer LTE download speeds of up to 300Mbps by the end of the year.<p>SK Telecom and LG U Plus, the largest and third largest carrier in South Korea respectively, announced today that they will offer 300Mbps …

Rumor: Sony’s flagship ‘Sirius’ to feature 3GB RAM and 1080p display

It’s 2014 and that means a brand new year filled new Android flagships just on the horizon. Not only have we heard quite a few rumors about Samsung’s Galaxy S5, but then there’s also devices like the HTC M8 and the Sony Sirius. While we already seem to know a great deal the Galaxy S5 and even a …

Samsung's alleged new UI leaks with Google Now-like predictive cards

According to <i>@evleaks</i>, who has a great track record at delivering insider information, Samsung is “exploring” a new user interface for smartphones. We first got a glimpse of the UI a couple of weeks back, and now the leaker is back with some screenshots that show a contextual information system that …

Korea Herald: the Galaxy S5 will feature a fingerprint sensors, not an iris scanner

According to a Korean publication, the Galaxy S5 will feature a fingerprint scanner rather than an iris scanner when it comes out later this year.<p>The <i>Korea Herald</i> cites industry sources claiming Samsung will use a fingerprint scanner on its upcoming flagship because iris scanning technology is not …

Solving the impossible problem of Android updates

Android updates remain a messy, unpredictable business — and although Google and manufacturers have made progress in the past year, there's still …

Can Samsung benefit by breaking away from Android?

The idea that Samsung and Google are locked in battle for the soul of Android won’t go away. Thus far it has been a symbiotic relationship that has propelled the platform into millions of people’s lives. Which of them is getting a better deal out of it is not an easy question to answer. As it …

AT&T HTC One X+ update to Android 4.2.2 rolling out now

Latest software update also brings Sense 5.0 along for the ride<p>We knew earlier in the week that AT&T's HTC One X+ was due a software update, and now …

Leaked HTC M8 case hints possibility of second camera

Going back a couple of months, there have been several rumors about the HTC M8, the HTC One’s next generation successor. More recently there have been leaks that help draw a picture of what to expect from the handset hardware-wise, but there are certainly at least a few mysteries left when it comes …

T-Mobile to start targeting switchers at U.S. Cellular and other smaller carriers

T-Mobile(s tmus) isn’t just trying to coax customers over from its three nationwide competitors with its new $350 switching incentive. It’s going …

Report tips bigger screen, twin-sensor camera, March release for next HTC One

A follow up to the HTC One might be right around the corner, but we still don’t know much about it. A report from Bloomberg on Friday might shed some …

Korean report: LG G3 to launch in May, to pack a QHD display?

According to sources in the Korean media, the flagship LG G3 smartphone will be released sooner than you may have expect- pencil May 17th into your diary LG fans.<p>The latest news from Korea also reveals a new important detail about the LG G3, the inclusion of a QHD display. QHD is a massive …

Phones

AT&T drops the LG G2 and Moto X to free on contract

You've got until January 31 to take advantage of this latest deal<p>AT&T is offering a great deal right now on a pair of fine Android smartphones. Right …

Sprint Wifi Calling poised to debut on two Samsung phones

Calling requires software update but no monthly fee; only supported in the U.S.<p>T-Mobile may soon no longer be the only major carrier offering …

Latest LG phone leak keeps hope alive for keyboard lovers

Smartphones with keyboards are increasingly rare, but LG must see some life left in the category -- @evleaks has just posted a leaked press shot and specs for the Optimus F3Q, a landscape slider reportedly headed to T-Mobile. While the image doesn't do much beyond confirm the five-row keyboard from …