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Amazon is sending out a new update for the Fire Phone with some decent additions in tow. The device is receiving some UI improvements and a new call blocking feature. For those keeping note, the software version of Fire OS changes to 3.6.8 with the new update. Interestingly, the update is only rolling out to the unlocked model and AT&T’s variant is still running Fire OS 3.6.5. Amazon mentions that there are some interface improvements along with the update, so it’s quite massive keeping that in mind. There’s also...

OnePlus is celebrating its one year anniversary today, which can only mean good news for existing owners and hopeful buyers. Going by yesterday’s teaser, the company has announced an external battery pack as we predicted, which has a charge capacity of 10,000 mAh. The highlight of this accessory is the $15 price tag it carries, which is much cheaper than most competitive offerings. Since its coming directly from the company, existing customers of the device can buy it with confidence. Further, the company will be slashing 15% off...

OnePlus has just teased the arrival of something new through its Google+ page. The teaser mentions that the announcement will be made tomorrow, with no word on what it will be about. It merely says “Go Further” followed by the date and four LEDs in blue and the customary company logo at the bottom. While it’s easy to predict that this is a new smartphone, the company is not expected to launch a handset until mid 2015, so we can positively rule that out. Judging by the teaser image, it is likely that OnePlus might announce...

Today’s Gold Box deal on Amazon is offering the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 from last year with a flat $125 discount. These discounts are only valid on the 16GB models of the tablet (even LTE versions) and will not last long. This deal brings the price of the entry level WiFi model to just $224, while the LTE models will set you back by $339 (without special offers). As a refresher, the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 packs an 8.9 inch 2560 x 1600 resolution display, an 8-megapixel camera on the back, a Snapdragon 800 quad core chipset, 2GB of RAM...

One of the major issues faced by OnePlus is with regards to the supply. Although there is plenty of demand for its One smartphone, the company struggles to keep up. However, this has now changed to some extent with the company temporarily ditching the invite system for the holiday season, so that you can have the smartphone on your doorstep before the 25th of December. Naturally, the device is selling off quite quickly with some users already claiming that the device is out of stock. At this point, it’s unknown whether the smartphone...

The makers of privacy centric Blackphone have announced plans to launch a dedicated app store which will only offer secure and privacy friendly applications. This will make its way to the Blackphone in the form of PrivatOS 1.1 which will start rolling out in early 2015. The inclusion of the app store is a welcome feature as the device lacks an app store at this point and it would help greatly to give users access to some much needed apps. The manufacturer hasn’t divulged details on what apps will be available on the device. PrivatOS...

Amazon’s 7 inch LTE models of the Kindle Fire HDX are now selling with a 50% discount through the retailer’s official website. The price is valid on the 16 and 64GB models of the tablet and there’s plenty of money to be saved. The pricing effectively makes the 16GB model available for as low as $139 while the 64GB variant can be had for just $159. Amazon mentions that this is the previous generation model, which should barely matter considering the hardware on board. Since this is part of Amazon’s Gold Box promotions,...

Over the past few months, reports in the internet have alleged OnePlus of shipping out used units of the OnePlus One to customers. And while the complaints piled to seven, the company was relatively quiet until now. The Chinese manufacturer has finally broken the silence to provide clarification to users about the allegations leveled against them. The first case which alleges that the smartphone had an image in the photo gallery app when it was unboxed, implying that it had been used beforehand. After investigating this, OnePlus concludes...