Let’s be frank, we were all a little wary of tablet PCs when they first emerged as “laptop replacements.” Clearly, they had nothing on traditional computers in terms of power and productivity, merely standing out with compact form factors and, iPads notwithstanding, affordability. Only even the latter forte didn’t seem enough to make a stand against equally as cheap netbooks. Somehow, tabs took off nonetheless, bringing the demise of mini-notebooks and, for a few years, enjoying a swift popularity rise. Now, the market is in a...

According to a new report, Samsung is looking to speed up production of the Galaxy S6 Edge smartphone by changing production methods. We reported yesterday as to how its new display production unit will help speed up assembly of the new flagship. It is said that the company’s current manufacturing process which involves heating up both sides of the display panel (before being bent) is the reason there are such low yields at the moment. So the solution to this will be to just heat one side of the display panel, which will save time...

T-Mobile has been a disruptive carrier in the mobile industry, taking away marketshare from a variety of carriers with its attractive price points and consumer friendly promotions. The company seems to have carried on the momentum from 2014 into this year with new quarterly figures revealing that the company has added 1.8 million customers in the 3 month period ending March 2015. The carrier is said to have made $7.8 billion in the first quarter of the year, which is already a 13.1% increase over the same period last year. Compared to...

Korean manufacturer Samsung is said to be working on a new smartwatch scheduled to launch later this year. This wearable known as the Gear A is expected to be packing a circular display (which was recently confirmed by the company), a bezel ring which can be rotated to control the UI and cellular connectivity much like the Gear S from last year. A new report now tells us that Samsung is taking the design of this new wearable very seriously by seeking design inputs from fashion designers and artists. Samsung is currently said to be...

Sony unveiled the Xperia Z4 smartphone in select markets some days ago. However, the device didn’t manage to impress us given its lack of newness in terms of features and hardware. It seems like Sony is mindful of this as the company is reportedly intent on launching the device under the Xperia Z3+ moniker, thus making it more familiar with the Xperia Z3 rather than calling it a new and improved smartphone. The revelation was made by the compatibility list of the SCR30 Style Cover Window, which is an accessory for Xperia Z4....

With Google already sending out the Android 5.1 update for its Nexus handsets and tablets, GPE devices are not far along. One of the oldest Google Play Edition devices, the Samsung Galaxy S4 is now revealed to be receiving the Android 5.1 update. This comes as most GPE devices are currently running Android 5.0, with no sign of the Android 5.1 update as of yet. The source doesn’t have a fixed timeframe for the rollout of the update, but claims that Google and Samsung are currently working on bringing this idea to fruition. Since...

After being announced several months ago, the LG Watch Urbane has finally arrived on the Google Store. The new smartwatch comes in at $349 and comes in both Gold and Silver. This is the first device to arrive out of the box with the newest version of Android Wear that includes Wi-Fi (for certain devices), gestures, and hand-drawn emoji. With the software update, Android Wear now competes better with the recently-released Apple Watch, which already has those features. This is the Wi-Fi-only variant of the LG Watch Urbane, with the LTE...

Welcome to the 73rd part in our series of troubleshooting articles dedicated to the Samsung Galaxy S4. This phone which was released two years ago was once a flagship model. Despite unable to match current flagship models in the market it can still hold its ground against most of the midrange Android devices. Originally running on Android Jelly Bean this phone recently got the latest Android Lollipop update. While most users are pleased with the new features the latest software has brought there are others who are facing issues with it. In...