Cortana for Android updated with additional customization options

December 29, 2016
Microsoft continues to bring new features and improvements to its digital personal assistant, Cortana, especially that the AI is no longer exclusive to Windows Phone users.

Android users have been able to download Cortana on their devices for quite some time and since one of the reasons they prefer Google’s platform over other OSes is customization, it make sense for Microsoft to add more of these features to its personal assistant.

The newest update for Cortana for Android devices bring one additional customization option, which is a bit crippled by the fact that it doesn’t really …

Sprint offers the LG V20 at 50% off!

December 29, 2016
The LG V20 has been tied to some great promotions this month. Earlier in December, T-Mobile gave away 16 of the high-powered phablets, then Best Buy included it in its holiday discounts, and now, LG is selling the unlocked V20 bundled with a 200 GB microSD card. But the bargain offers don’t end there.

Sprint has now also joined the “sell a V20” fray by offering the device at almost 50% off! In order to make use of the deal, you need to either activate a new line with the carrier or be a well-qualified customer, eligible for an upgrade. Also, you need to pay off the device in 24 installments …

Pre-registrations now open for Capcom’s Mega Man mobile games

December 29, 2016

Capcom promised two weeks ago that it will bring no less than 8 mobile games to the Android and iOS platforms. However, the Japanese company did not mention when exactly these games will be available.

However, we do know that Capcom plans to launch all classic 8-bit Mega Man titles on mobile devices in early January, 2017. But for those of you who wish to be among the first to know when these games are released, Capcom made it possible to be notified every time a new game goes live in the App Store and Google Play.

Pre-registrations are now open for Capcom’s …

Samsung confirms Android Nougat arrives for Galaxy S7/S7 edge in January, 2017

December 29, 2016

Great news for Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge owners, as Samsung has just confirmed that the long-awaited Android Nougat update for these two devices will be released next month.

After a month of beta testing, the South Korean company announced that it would do its best “to distribute the official version in January as soon as possible.”

Moreover, Samsung announced that the Android Nougat beta program for both Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge devices will end on January 30, 2016. This means there will be no beta versions released for these smartphones and there …

Huawei’s revenue growth slowed down, compared to last year

December 29, 2016
Huawei has gained significant traction as a smartphone manufacturer around the globe this year. But despite having a good year in terms of smartphone sales, the company’s revenue growth has slowed down a bit, compared to 2015.

Last year Huawei saw a 35% revenue growth, while this year it reports 32% to its employees. Of course, this doesn’t mean that 2016 has been better or worse for the company, since a lot of factors are at play when it comes to a company’s revenue.

In an email to employees, acquired by Reuters, Eric Xu, Huawei’s rotating chief executive, had this to say for 2016:

The …

HTC Ocean Note to feature outstanding camera, no 3.5mm jack and Type-C USB port?

December 29, 2016
Just the other day, we told you that HTC would be launching a trio of new phones within the next three months. The code names for these models is allegedly the Ocean Master, Ocean Note, and Ocean Smart. The Ocean Note would probably have the largest screen of the trio. Today, some information about the model surfaced. The Ocean Note will supposedly be available in Black, White, and Blue, featuring Dual SIM capability. The first SIM supports 4G while the second supports 3G. The 3.5mm earphone jack will be MIA, continuing the new trend seen on the Motorola Moto Z handsets, the Apple iPhone 7 and …

Apple sued by the parents of a 5-year old girl who died in a car accident

December 29, 2016

Life changed forever for James and Bethany Modisette on December 24, 2014. That was the date when they lost their five-year old daughter, Moriah, to a horrific car accident. The family was in their car, slowing down because of  traffic congestion. But a 20-year old driver, whose name is not being made public, smashed into the Modisette’s car at 65 miles per hour. Why didn’t he slow down? He allegedly was in the middle of a FaceTime video chat on his Apple iPhone 6. When the cops arrived, they found the FaceTime call still in progress with the app still running.

In a civil lawsuit …

Enter by tomorrow to win the last Free Fone Fridays prize, the HTC 10

December 29, 2016
HTC’s Free Fone Fridays is coming to an end with entries for the very last of the eight weekly prizes due tomorrow. That would be Friday, December 30th. And HTC is saving the best prize for last. One winner will be given an HTC 10. Without a doubt, this is the best flagship phone ever produced by the company.

So how do you win the phone? Simple. Click on the sourcelink and fill out the entry form. Once it is completed, just submit it. To be eligible to enter the contest, you must be 18 at the time of entry, and a resident of the U.S.

The HTC 10 carries a 5.2-inch Super LCD 5 screen, …

First T-Mobile Tuesday of 2017 is about fitness and health

December 29, 2016
The first T-Mobile Tuesday of 2017 is January 3rd, and the carrier is looking to help you shed weight and get back into shape following the holiday eating period which started with Thanksgiving last month. T-Mobile subscribers will get a free month of Aaptiv. This is an exercise app that offers on-demand audio fitness. Having Aaptiv installed on your phone is like having a personal trainer in your pocket.

T-Mobile subscribers will also get a free year of Shape Magazine starting this coming Tuesday. If you’re serious about getting healthy, you might need to be cleaned out by the healthy equivalent …

T-Mobile achieves 1Gbps speed on its LTE network and teases 5G for 2020

December 29, 2016
T-Mobile released a video today showing an unreleased and unknown phone running over the carrier’s LTE network at a speed of nearly 1Gbps. According to the carrier’s CTO Neville Ray, T-Mobile was able to achieve this speed using three carrier aggregation, 4 x 4 MIMO (multiple input, multiple output) and 256 QAM.

MIMO increases data speed by adding more connections between a cell site and a customer’s phone. QAM increases the number of bits per transmission, increasing data speeds. Carrier aggregation allows carriers to join together multiple spectrum channels to increase the size of the …