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Best cheap phones ($500 and under)

There are a lot of great phones out there, but the reality is many of them cost well over $500. In 2017 we even saw flagships reach the $1,000 mark. So what if you want one of the good cheap phones that don’t cost over $500? Thankfully there are actually plenty of options for you.<p>In this guide we …

CM11 M6 out now for 50 devices; Milestone releases to replace Stable

On Sunday, the CyanogenMod team began pushing out the M6 release of CyanogenMod 11, based on Android 4.4. Moving forward, the plan is to release milestone versions of CyanogenMod every two weeks, replacing the old Stable/Release Candidate system.<p>At the time of this writing, CM11 M6 builds are …

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Mobile Apps That Made a Difference in 2013

Say what you want about this mobile device versus that mobile device. There are always comparisons by the dozens. But when it comes to mobile …

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DoubleTwist redesigns its music player for tablets and Android 4.4

DoubleTwist, one of the pioneering app developers for Android, released a completely new version of its music player today that offers support for Android 4.4 KitKat and an all-new interface specifically designed for tablets. The new app has a cleaner, easier to use design with a prominent focus on …

Google Glass competitor ships 50K devices, takes Intel investment, hints at Apple connection

Google Glass competitor Recon, which sells the Recon Jet heads-up display and bills itself as the Google Glass for athletes and professionals, has secured an investment from Intel Capital.<p>In perhaps bigger news, the company announced that it has already shipped 50,000 units worldwide of its Snow …

Nexus 5 Could Get LTE, 5-Inch Display And Snapdragon 800 Processor, Per FCC Filing For New LG Device

Rumors about Google’s next Nexus device are heating up in the wake of a perceived leak via the company’s own promotional video for Android KitKat earlier this week. Today, a filing from the FCC (via Engadget) that details a new, unreleased LG device making its way to the U.S. offers up what could …

OS X Mavericks reportedly launching at the end of October

Apple showed off OS X Mavericks, the latest update to the venerable Mac OS, back at WWDC in June, but there's been no word on when it might actually be released beyond a vague "fall" timeline. Now, with Apple's big iPhone event looming, some new details have emerged — <i>9to5Mac's</i> Mark Gurman is …

The Apple A7: new iPhone 5S processor is 64-bit and 40 times faster than original iPhone

Smartphone processors get faster every year, and the new iPhone certainly isn't bucking that trend. The iPhone 5S will come with the Apple A7, a new 64-bit system-on-chip Phil Schiller described as "a leap forward." Schiller said the A7 is "up to twice as fast" as its predecessor, introducing speed …

Apple iPhone 5c hands-on: the new, insanely colorful cheaper iPhone

For once, flagship phones weren't all Apple had to talk about. At its Cupertino event today, the company announced the iPhone 5c, a decidedly lower-end version of its once-flagship device. We've had a couple of minutes to check out the device, and basically? It's an iPhone 5, only a lot thicker and …

BMW unveils the production i8, a hybrid supercar to challenge Porsche and Ferrari

BMW has pulled the wraps off of the highly anticipated production version of its i8 hybrid supercar, and we're thrilled to report that many of the qualities that made last year's concept so exciting, so aggressive, and so sleek are still in place. The strikingly cool gull wing doors remain, as do …

Fingerprint analysis: will the iPhone’s newest sensor change the world again?

Biometrics could be the latest technology to benefit from Apple’s touch<p>The era of one-tap authentication is about to begin. Apple's announcement today of a fingerprint scanner in the iPhone 5s brings biometrics into the mainstream, enabling fast and secure access to your smartphone while also …

The Apple iPhone 5s fingerprint sensor: what we know

<b>Unless you've been under a rock all morning, you're probably aware that Apple launched two new iPhones this morning, and that one of them has a</b> …

Apple iPhone 5S and 5C: everything you need to know

Apple’s iPhone event on Tuesday brought us the two new devices we expected — and not much else. At a comparatively subdued and small event, the company replaced last year’s iPhone 5 with two models: the iPhone 5c, a colorful plastic phone that starts at $99, and the iPhone 5s, a high-end device …

Phil Schiller Says iOS App Developers Won’t Get Access To Touch ID, Yet

Apple’s new home button fingerprint scanner received a ton of attention at today’s keynote thanks to its sub-epidermal skin layers, 360˚ readability, laser cut sapphire crystal, and the fact that its going to make buying stuff with your iPhone painless as ever.<p>All that new tech is great and could …

Nike+ Move for iPhone 5s is a gateway to activity apps, won't replace a FuelBand

While Apple was explaining the iPhone 5s' new M7 motion coprocessor, it mentioned a Nike+ Move tracking app that left us wondering about the FuelBand's fate -- is it redundant? In a word, no. Nike tells us that Move is simply an "introductory experience" that generates a Nike Fuel score based on …

Apple iPhone 5s vs. iPhone 5c: which is for you?

We use the term loosely, but the iPhone is no longer a "one size fits all" smartphone. Today's Apple event marked the introduction of the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, and beyond price, the two devices are separated by several unique features. Considering your own desires for gaming, photography, …

iPhone 5S: Everything You Need To Know

The “S” models of the Apple iPhone have a tendency to underwhelm, given that they usually share the core design and features of the previous model. …

Galaxy Gear specs and features explained by new reports

<i>Galaxy Gear concept</i><p>A couple of new reports offer more unconfirmed details on Samsung’s first Android-based smartwatch, the Galaxy Gear, that’s expected to be unveiled during a special media event on September 4 right alongside the Galaxy Note 3.<p><i>GigaOm</i> has apparently managed to uncover specs and …

Nexus 5 (Nexus 4 V2) again said to be a Motorola affair

<i>LG Nexus 4</i><p>A source knowledgeable with mobile plans for some companies out there, suggests that the Nexus 5 may be a Motorola affair, which is what some recent rumors have claimed as well.<p>Moto Nexus 5 rumors<p>The source is the renowned <i>@evleaks</i>, whose mobile-related leaks have been mostly accurate so …

Galaxy Gear concept video insists on a flexible display smartwatch

A video shows off a Galaxy Gear concept “built” around existing Galaxy Gear patents, rumors and speculation about the smartwatch that’s expected to be unveiled in early September alongside the Galaxy Note 3.<p>While the video is inspired on existing Galaxy Gear online chatter (just like previous …

iPhone 5C captured in high-def video: red, yellow, green, blue, white

Apple may be revealing the new iPhone 5S and the cheaper, plastic-backed iPhone 5C on September 10, but you can see the multi-colored 5C right now.<p>At least, the back case.<p>iPhone jailbreaker Tanner Marsh, who has been reliable in the past at sniffing out soon-to-arrive Apple components, just posted …

The Xbox One’s controller design explained

A new video from Microsoft details several design choices and how the controller works with the system's Kinect.<p>Lead designer Quintin Morris said the controller has been in development for almost two years. To connect the controller with the system's Kinect, players only need to hit the "bind …

PlayStation 4 will win 2013 sales, not the Xbox One

Are you ready for a battle? Starting this November, the video game industry will be headlined by two major competitors: the Sony PlayStation 4 and …

Xbox One Vs. PS4: The Console Wars And The Attack Of The Fans

Xbox One is by far the best video game console of all time and everyone should buy it.<p>On the other hand, the PlayStation 4 is the greatest piece of video game machinery ever constructed and everyone should buy it.<p>Don’t even get me started on the Wii U. Or my PC. Or the Sega Master System….<p>Here’s …

Gamescom: Sony Shows Off New DualShock 4 Colors

Magma Red and Wave Blue on display.<p>This week at Gamescom, Sony displayed two new color variations for the PlayStation 4's DualShock 4 controller, …

Need For Speed Rivals is a living game, and a sign of things to come

Just a year after being handed over to Criterion, the Need for Speed franchise has a new steward, a studio created from the ground up specifically to make games for the franchise.<p>Starting with <i>Need for Speed Rivals</i>, Ghost Games will oversee all things Need for Speed, while Criterion will move on to …

Pick Your (Leaked) iPhone Colors, Three For The 5S And Five For The 5C

Sonny Dickson, an iOS developer from Melbourne, Australia, has had quite a week’s worth of iPhone photo leaks. Dickson modestly (ahem!) describes himself as, “the go-to source for apple news thanks to his many sources and developer skills allowing him to find hidden information in the codes of beta …

53058 The LG G2 is currently one of the hottest smartphones that have made it under the spotlight, and it's definitely the best device to come out of LG's factory gates so far. The G2 delivers top-notch hardware specs, an intriguing design and judging by some early tests, a pretty powerful camera that surpasses the one found on the SGS4 (despite their identical megapixel count). In any case, LG G2 enthusiasts that reside in the US should already be aware of the fact that the handset's exact release date in the States is unknown. Fortunately though, new rumors have now emerged, giving us an idea on when we might be able to buy the G2 State-side. According to sources, the G2 is scheduled for a launch in Verizon's stores on September 12, followed by AT&T on September 13. Although the source has not been able to shed more light on the

The LG G2 is currently one of the hottest smartphones that have made it under the spotlight, and it's definitely the best device to come out of LG's …

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