Software Update for T-Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy S5 Rolling Out Today

gs5featIf you’re the proud owner of a Samsung Galaxy S5 and happen to use T-Mobile’s network, expect a small update to land on your device sometime today. The update is currently rolling out OTA and brings bugfixes that address audio and software stability. The update brings the GS5 up to software version G900TUVU1BNG4. Not a huge…

Today in Android Wear: Round LG G Watch Teased Again, Asus ZenWatch Spotted

bjwq7Whether you’re totally stoked on smartwatches or you think they are just a passing fad, one thing is for sure: we’re going to see more of the wristbound computers this year.Everyone and their grandma is jumping on the smartwatch train, and that train is set to unload at IFA in Berlin in a little over…

How to guarantee you get today’s trade-in value for your phone even after the iPhone 6 launches

Smartphone Trade-in

While months of leaks and rumors have painted what appears to be a very extensive picture of what we can expect from Apple's upcoming iPhone 6, nothing is certain until the next-generation iPhone is finally unveiled on stage early next month. Well, almost nothing is certain.

There are a few things we know beyond the shadow of a doubt, and one of them is the fact that there will be a massive influx of used smartphones being sold and traded in as people upgrade to the new iPhone 6. All those trade-ins inevitably drive used phone values down, but as it turns out, there is a simple way to guarantee that you get today's higher value for your current smartphone even if you don't trade it in until after the iPhone 6 debuts next month.

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Top-secret project could produce the most exciting Android phone ever made

Cyanogen Nextbit Android Phone

Forget the OnePlus One — there could soon be a brand-new Cyanogen-enhanced Android phone coming that will blow other Android phones away. Per Engadget, Cyanogen and a mysterious startup called Nexbit have announced that they're working together on "something really cool," although they never specify what that "something" actually is. There are some very good reasons to think it's going to be a killer new Android phone, however.

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Deal – Get an Oppo N1 looky-likey for not much cash at all actually

Since I bought the Samsung Galaxy S4 clone from the guys at GearBest they’ve been pretty happy with the publicity. So much so, that they’ve given us a special coupon code, just for our loyal, intelligent, handsome readers.

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Right now they have an upgraded version of the iNEW V8. As you can see, it in no way looks anything like the Oppo N1. Ahem.

Normally this retails for $219.99, which is about £132.99 or 167.07 EUR. It has a 5.5″ IPS screen (1280×720), 2GB RAM, 16GB ROM and that spinny camera up top is 13 megapixels. Powered by a Hexa Core 1.5GHz CPU, it has Android 4.4 KitKat inside and 3G connectivity alongside the usual WiFi / GPS etc. There’s a microSD slot for more storage and you get a two SIM card slots too.

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Whack in the coupon code of GBV8CN and it’ll bring the price down to $195.99, which is £118.47 or 148.84 EUR.

Head to the product page for more details.

Y’know when you go to Aldi and buy those Fruity Shots, Marsh Bars, Miller Yoghurt and Highnz kethcup? Yeah. That.

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HTC Desire 510 with 64-bit Snapdragon 410 SoC and 4G LTE announced

HTC Desire 510HTC has announced the Desire 510, its very first 64-bit smartphone. It’s not a powerhouse though, but a low-end smartphone that should deliver solid bang for the buck, or so we think. Inside the Desire 510, we find Qualcomm’s 64-bit Snapdragon 410 SoC which has four ARM Cortex-A53 ticking at 1.2GHz and Adreno 306 GPU.…

HTC announce the 64 bit Desire 510

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The budget phone market is a fiercely fought market these days, with companies like Motorola, Nokia, LG, ZTE, Huawei, Samsung and of course HTC battling it out. As Peter Chou says:

Owning the latest and greatest technology shouldn’t be reserved for those with the highest budgets.

The latest offering from HTC has something a bit unique, it’s 64 bit, not that spec point is relevant in the slightest to the man on the street. Spec wise it’s pretty much mid range, the addition of 4G, a removable battery and a Micro SD slot will benefit it sales wise.
- 4G LTE connectivity.
- Qualcomm quad-core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 410 processor.
- 8GB of on-board memory.
- 1GB RAM.
- MicroSD™ card slot.
- 4.7” display FWVGA (480 x 854) , 208 ppi.
- Android 4.4, KitKat, HTC Sense 6.
- Battery 2100mAh Li-Po, removable
- Dimensions 139.9 x 69.8 x 9.99 mm.
- Weight 158g.
- Camera 5MP rear, VGA front.
- Available in Terra White and Meridian Grey.

As you’d expect HTC have loaded it up with Sense 6 and BlinkFeed, just don’t trying to take fancy bokeh style pictures with it.
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As regards price and availability HTC have said the following.

The new HTC Desire 510 will be available with mobile operators and major retailers in London from September for around £149 SIM free.

It’s nice to see HTC plodding on and releasing phones. Especially phones with 64 bit processors. Whether it will become as the Moto G is another question, we’ll just have to wait and see.

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Two Asus Transformer Pad TF303 devices to be unveiled next week

Asus Transformer Pad TF303KAsus is preparing to unveil two additional Transformer Pad devices at next week’s IFA in Berlin. The Transformer Pad TF303CL and Transformer Pad T303K will both rock 10.1-inch full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) screens, 2GB of RAM, and 16 or 32 GB of internal storage. Android 4.4 KitKat will run the show right from…

Huawei Honor 3C Play is an affordable version of the Honor 3C

Huawei Honor 3C PlayHuawei officially announced the more affordable version of the Honor 3C, Honor 3C Play. This is an entry-level device that offers solid bang for the buck, including a 5-inch IPS 720p HD screen, MediaTek’s MT6582 quad-core chip clocked at 1.3GHz, 1GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable storage. In addition, there’s dual-SIM capability and a…

Is Google Docs a viable replacement to Microsoft Office 365 (iOS Update) ?

Google have taken a step forward in their on going mission to make Google Docs a viable option in the productivity space with key upgrades to their office suite apps on iOS.

Now available as standalone Apps on iOS outside of Google Drive the Google Docs (Word processor), Sheets (Spreadsheet) & Slides (Presentation) Apps provide feature rich collaboration tools across the cloud.

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Office Compatibility now included

The Apps may have a streamlined (somewhat bare) interface but are easy to use and whilst missing some bells and whistles of traditional desktop versions, they contain much of the core functionality that most would require from office suites. This now includes the ability to create, open and save documents in the industry standard Microsoft Office Standard format.

Connected through a Google Account to the Google cloud ecosystem, real time collaboration is possible and through the use of web storage you can take your work with you.

With iOS having such a large footprint in the business market place these app upgrades may provide a convincing alternative to its Microsoft competitor.
Email, Contacts, Calendar, (incredible) Maps, Word, Excel & PowerPoint, it would seem that Google should be considered a serious competitor, and at unbeatable value for money.

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