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Best launchers for Android

We use our phones for everything. From managing the office to organizing family schedules, making phone calls to making lists, keeping up with our …

The HTC One M8 appears to have passed the half-million mark

And execs (publicly, anyway) seem pleased with 500,000 or so phones sold thus far<p>On Friday's podcast we talked a little bit about the HTC One M8 and …

Samsung’s global smartphone domination showing signs of weakness

Samsung has been the king of smartphones for the past four years, but have they peaked? For the first time in four years, Samsung showed a dip in …

Why Nokia decided to go with Windows Phone instead of Android

In a recent ask me anything session, CEO Stephen Elop recently revealed the reasoning behind Nokia going with Windows Phone instead of Android. Hint: …

20 common problems with the HTC One M8, and how to fix them

It’s no secret that we’re fans of the HTC One M8. It’s a gorgeous looking handset and offers unique features and qualities that make it stand out. …

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Best Android Phone: Samsung Galaxy S5 vs. HTC One M8

The decision used to be clear. If you wanted Android, you got the latest Samsung Galaxy. Now, with HTC’s latest release winning critics’ hearts, …

HTC One M8: the camera review

The smartphone camera wars continue with the HTC One M8's ultrapixel sensor stepping up to the plate. Does it have what it takes to become a …

Five reasons the Galaxy S5 is worth an upgrade over the Galaxy S4

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is out in the market, and while it’s not the revolutionary upgrade that many were hoping for, the combination of familiar design elements and new highlight functionalities is a formula that has worked for Samsung flagship devices for several years now.<p>In our review of the …

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The 5 reasons One (M8) is better than the Galaxy S5, according to HTC

In a rare coincidence, HTC and Samsung are releasing their hero devices in the US almost at the same time. While HTC pulled off a quick release of the One M8, it was only available on Verizon initially, meaning that customers of AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint had to wait until yesterday to join in the …

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These Guys Are Trying to Improve Lebanese Sex Lives

According to Yalla founders Zadi Hobeika and Robert Tabet, the average Lebanese person isn't exactly comfortable when it comes to buying contraceptives. So, at a party in January of this year, the two came up with a remedy.<p><i>All photos by Omar Alkalouti; Zadi Hobeika (left) and Robert Tabet, founders</i> …

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Galaxy S5 resists 1 hour in the pool and 1 hour in the washing machine

The new Galaxy S5 has an IP67 rating. But what the heck does that even mean? We walk you through Ingress Protection (IP) ratings here, but if you need a more hands-on explanation, the video above, from the folks at <i>Tech Smartt</i>, should be a good starting point.<p>To be precise, the Galaxy S5 is …

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Samsung Galaxy S5 review

It’s flagship season here at <i>Android Authority</i>, and following our in-depth look at the HTC One (M8) and the Sony Xperia Z2, it’s now time to dive into Samsung’s latest high-end smartphone offering! As is the case with every Samsung launch, the Galaxy S5 is one of the most eagerly-anticipated …

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Galaxy S5 gets water tested, plus more

Samsung hasn’t marketed its Galaxy S5 as being ruggedized, but perhaps it should. Recently, we showed you a drop test in which the Galaxy S5 held up …

Blurring the background: Understanding focus, defocus, refocus and Ufocus

Your HTC One M8 isn't a Lytro, but that doesn't mean you can't create some neat-looking effects<p>Background defocus effects are the hot new feature for …

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HTC One M8 Google Play edition unboxing and hands-on

Some of HTC's custom software survives in the latest member of the GPe ranks<p>Behold, the HTC One M8 Google Play edition. Same M8, less HTC. Look, …

Best music player apps for Android

Get the best music experience on your Android phone or tablet with these great apps<p>Over the years music fans have gradually changed how they listen …

HTC One (M8) Camera Experience: Blurring Out the Competition

Besides the stunning design of the HTC one (M8), the most talked about feature of HTC’s latest flagship smartphone is its Duo Camera. Today, we’ll be …

WhatsApp is down this morning

Hang tight, folks. WhatsApp, Facebook's $16 billion baby, appears to be down for many this morning. While there's never a good time for an extremely …

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HTC One (M8) Design and Hardware: Iteratively Brilliant

The HTC One was almost universally praised for its hardware and design last year, which left us wondering how the company would follow it up. Not …

10 reasons why you should buy your HTC One M8 unlocked and direct from HTC

Take the plunge and ride into Freedom Country by buying an unlocked phone direct from HTC<p>For now, the new hotness in the smartphone arena is the HTC …

Sony Xperia Z2 unboxing and first impressions

Since the original Xperia Z, Sony has been really stepping up its game in the high-end smartphone market with some great devices released last year, including the Xperia Z1 and the Xperia Z1 Compact. Boasting the same fantastic build quality and similar design elements, along with some key hardware …

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