Bigger is better. That’s a nutshell description of the recent mobile market trend favoring size over palpable “innovation”, which some tried to enforce as a rule for future “evolution”. But it didn’t really catch on as an ultimate dictum. Instead, many nuanced it, envisioning a world of not just super-sized gadgets, but giants with a gentler, more sensible side. I’m talking of course about cost friendliness, and while the above mentioned motto isn’t a foolproof recipe for success yet, the following equation is truly infallible:...

Welcome to the third part in this series of troubleshooting articles dedicated to the HTC One M8. We have been preoccupied lately with Samsung devices that we have somewhat neglected other brands which is why we are featuring this model today. Truth be told, we receive lots of emails regarding Samsung devices compared to other brands. This is the reason why you see several Samsung related troubleshooting articles on our mailbag posts. Anyway, todays post is all about the M8. Several of our readers have sent us an email at [email protected]..

Anker is known for making several external battery packs serving a wide array of users. And one of its most recent products, the Astro E3 which is a 10,000 mAh battery pack is now going for a decent discount over at Amazon. While the usual pricing floats around the $40-50 mark, Amazon has it for just $25.99 at the moment. This is a mammoth discount on what is a very capable battery pack. We’re not sure how long Amazon will have the deal going, but it’s surely hard to miss given the attractive pricing. This external battery...

Google Maps is one of the most widely used mobile navigation applications in the world today. And to make the experience more better for the consumers (and rake in some more money), Google has decided to bring some new ads into the Maps application on desktop and mobile. These ads will be relevant to the user’s search and will also show out the location of the ad in question (restaurants, gyms etc) on the map itself. On the mobile version, the ad will appear right on top of the screen with a pointer on the map as well. The ad extensions...

We’ve waited too long for the metal clad Galaxy S5 (known as the Galaxy S5 Prime and the Galaxy F) which was recently christened the Galaxy Alpha. A new leak today confirms the handset’s official name and also tells us what to expect in terms of design. There’s no metal visible from the front and back of the device, but it is said that the chassis will be metal so the rest will remain the same as other Galaxy flagships. Interestingly, the company has retained the perforated back cover pattern from the Galaxy S5 and changed...

Interested in getting an unlocked model of the LG G3? This new deal on eBay might interest you as the device is retailing for a cool $499.99. This is the 16GB variant of the handset and color options include black and white with the gold version going out of stock just a while ago. This is a Daily Deals promo, which means it will only last until the end of the day. The smartphone should be compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile’s GSM networks in the U.S. making it one of the best deal’s on LG’s flagship smartphone. The...

Verizon has finally broken the silence and announced the HTC One Remix smartphone, with availability commencing tomorrow. The handset will set you back by $99.99 on a two year contract and is also available through Verizon Edge for upgrading customers. The smartphone is nothing but a renamed version of the HTC One Mini 2 and a smaller sibling of the HTC One M8. It features almost the same design, even with the front facing BoomSound speakers but a completely different internal hardware. The device sports a 4.5 inch 720p display, a 1.2...

Modern Combat 5: Blackout has finally arrived on the Google Play Store after being announced earlier this month. The developer Gameloft received a setback when the apk file containing the game was leaked prematurely on the internet. Gameloft will put that behind them and hope the latest in the Modern Combat franchise continues to surpass expectations. The interesting bit with Modern Combat 5 is the complete lack of IAPs or in-app purchases. This essentially means that the game is a standard first-person shooter and gameplay will remain...