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Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge appear in Sprint advertising leak

Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge appear in Sprint advertising leak

It’s basically confirmed now, and short of hearing it from Samsung’s mouth (which we expect to in a few days), the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge will be unveiled at MWC 2015 in Barcelona. The phones look as shown above, and besides a few specs and key information on availability and pricing, there’s not much more you need to[Read More…]

by 9:14 pm on February 27, 2015 0 comments News, Phones, Rumours
Boost Mobile simplifies its prepaid recharges, moves to 30-day expiries

Boost Mobile simplifies its prepaid recharges, moves to 30-day expiries

Boost Mobile is making changes to its prepaid recharge options which will take effect from March 31 2015. The company is moving expiry to 30 days and the minimum recharge amount to $20, and simplifying their add-on packages with a single $10 option. Boost’s existing $10/5 day and $20/15 day “UNLTD” recharge options will no longer be available, to be[Read More…]

by 4:07 pm on February 27, 2015 3 comments Carriers
Citymaps goes global with a revised Android app and further funding

Citymaps goes global with a revised Android app and further funding

Citymaps, a company based in the USA, has been for a little while now been trying to create a mapping platform that is personalised, customisable, social, and designed for a mobile-first world. Overnight in New York, they’ve announced that they’re launching their social mapping app globally through an app update. The app update is rolling out to existing users now[Read More…]

by 11:24 am on February 27, 2015 0 comments Apps, News
iA Writer makes the jump to Android

iA Writer makes the jump to Android

iA Writer, until now only avaiable on iOS and Mac, today made a giant leap to debut on Android. The company behind the app, Information Architects, made the announcement via their blog, and gave a little insight as to why it has taken them so long to make the jump. In their post, they explain that the team was concerned[Read More…]

by 11:10 am on February 27, 2015 0 comments Apps
Sundar Pichai hints that Hangouts and Photos may split from Google+

Sundar Pichai hints that Hangouts and Photos may split from Google+

There have been rumours for some time now that Google might split some of its better-received and frequently-used features out of Google+ and it seems from recent comments by Chrome and Android boss Sundar Pichai that this may well be the case. In a pre-MWC interview with Forbes, Pichai stated that he thinks certain features should be split out of[Read More…]

by 10:03 am on February 27, 2015 11 comments Apps, Google Services
Google announces they will begin trialling ads in Google Play

Google announces they will begin trialling ads in Google Play

Since launching as Android Market back in 2008, Google has sold, or distributed a lot of content through their digital content store, which is now known as Google Play. In the last year alone they’ve shelled out over $7 billion to developers, but with the increasing amount of apps available, developers are having a hard time getting their apps known,[Read More…]

by 9:12 am on February 27, 2015 7 comments Android Development, Google Play
Move over Google Wallet, Android Pay is coming

Move over Google Wallet, Android Pay is coming

On the back of rumours of an update coming to Google Wallet, it seems that another payments system could be on the way from Google, this time centred around Android. According to an article from Ars Technica, the new system, called Android Pay, will be built from the ground up for Android Developers. Android Pay will allow developers to more[Read More…]

by 3:19 am on February 27, 2015 7 comments Google Services
Authy acquired by cloud communications company Twilio

Authy acquired by cloud communications company Twilio

Authy, the cloud-based two-factor authentication service, has announced this week that they are in the process of being acquired by cloud communications services provider Twilio. Twilio and Authy have had a long-standing relationship with one another, Twilio having been selected by Authy back in 2012 to power the sending of authentication codes via SMS and phone calls worldwide. Authy founder[Read More…]

by 9:42 pm on February 26, 2015 0 comments Apps, News, Other
Purported Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge images appear online

Purported Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge images appear online

With only a few days until Samsung announces the latest instalment of the Galaxy S line, it appears that the cat is out of the bag. Images are popping up all over the Internet showing the Galaxy S6 in all it’s glory, so we decided to pop them all into one post so you can decide for yourself: real or[Read More…]

by 9:41 pm on February 26, 2015 5 comments News
Vodafone adds the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime 4G to its prepaid offerings

Vodafone adds the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime 4G to its prepaid offerings

Vodafone has quietly added a new budget 4G device to its prepaid service with the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime 4G for $249. The Samsung Galaxy Core Prime 4G is a pretty descent offering for a lower spec prepaid smartphone. The full list of specs include: 4.5″ WVGA TFT display (800 x 480) 1.2GHz Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor Adreno[Read More…]

by 8:20 pm on February 26, 2015 1 comment Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones