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  • Without paying for nice things we'll be left with a Candy Crush future

    27 November 2014, 3:57 pm by: Richard Devine

    In August 2013 I wrote a piece over on iMore about how EA had destroyed a once fine mobile franchise, Madden, by introducing a freemium hell. Paying for apps versus not paying for apps and getting fleeced by in-app purchases is an argument that will never,…
  • Top Android device, accessory, and app deals for November 27

    27 November 2014, 1:11 pm by: Simon Sage

    Anybody shopping for Android apps, accessories, smartphones, or tablets will want to take a skim through these sales we've scrounged up from around the web. Every day, we comb through these sales to make sure they're fresh and accurate, and try to find a few…
  • LG corporate shuffle brings in new mobile CEO

    27 November 2014, 12:43 pm by: Simon Sage

    Following corporate restructuring, LG's mobile division has a new CEO, Juno Cho. He has been the president and COO of the LG Corp., the parent company of LG Electronics, and has been in the company since 1986. From 2000 to 2007, he was in charge of business…
  • Please don't buy a cheap tablet on Black Friday

    27 November 2014, 12:30 pm by: Andrew Martonik

    Don't get caught buying a bad Android tablet just because it has a low price There are plenty of enticing deals on Android tablets of all kinds this Black Friday, but that doesn't mean you should buy purely based on price. We've told you time and time again…
  • Nest Thermostat and Dropcam get Black Friday discounts

    27 November 2014, 11:43 am by: Simon Sage

    The fine folks at Nest are putting their two big products on sale for Black Friday. Their super-smart Thermostat is $50 off, down to $199, and the original Dropcam security system is also $50 off, sitting at $99. The deal will run until December 1, so act…
  • Black Friday 2014 Deals

    27 November 2014, 11:38 am by: Derek Kessler

    The biggest shopping day of the year is fast approaching. They call it Black Friday, the day after American Thanksgiving, and while the origin of the name as the point where retailers' balance books shift from being in the red (running a loss) for the year to…
  • What does 'Connected, running sync loop' mean on Android Wear?

    27 November 2014, 11:08 am by: Alex Dobie

    In short, the 'running sync loop' part is nothing to worry about If you're using an Android Wear smartwatch, you may have noticed a slightly different connection message appearing in your notification tray of late. In short, instead of the standard "Connected"…
  • $130-worth of Amazon apps now available for free

    27 November 2014, 10:43 am by: Simon Sage

    Leading up to Black Friday shenanigans, Amazon has kicked off a great promotion on their Appstore, featuring $130-worth of apps for free. Some of the highlights of the collection includes Angry Birds Seasons, Perfectly Clear, Quell Memento, Edge Extended, and…
  • Sony Smartwatch 3 video walkthrough

    27 November 2014, 9:42 am by: Phil Nickinson

    Now that you've read our complete Sony Smartwatch 3 review, it's time for one last look at the fifth smartwatch in the Android Wear stable, and one that's quickly showing its stuff as an accessory for the active set. That is, if you're looking for a smartwatch…
  • Save 43% on these popular hard cases for HTC One M8 today!

    27 November 2014, 9:02 am by: Brent Zaniewski

    The SURFACE Case by Seidio is the ultimate low-profile HTC One (M8) hard case; combining a super-slim design with a protective outer shell. The exterior features a custom soft coating that provides additional grip to help prevent accidental drops. Get yours in…
  • U.S. passes E-Label Act to free your gadgets from ugly labels

    26 November 2014, 8:59 pm by: Chuong H Nguyen

    President Obama has signed the E-Label Act into law on Wednesday, which will allow electronics manufacturers to add labels for products using software rather than having to print the labels on hardware. Essentially, with the law, phones and tablets can be made…
  • Motorola starts selling $30 leather, $80 metal bands for Moto 360

    26 November 2014, 8:21 pm by: Dan Thorp-Lancaster

    Just as originally promised, and in time for holiday shopping, Motorola has begun selling individual bands for its Moto 360 smartwatch. The bands are available in both metal and leather, and come in various shades and hues.
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop starts rolling out to NVIDIA Shield Tablet LTE

    26 November 2014, 7:59 pm by: Dan Thorp-Lancaster

    Those who opted for the LTE variant of NVIDIA's Shield Tablet are in for a sweet candy treat today. NVIDIA announced via Twitter that Android 5.0 Lollipop has begun rolling out to the device just a week after its WiFi sibling.
  • Weekly Photo Contest: Feast

    26 November 2014, 7:52 pm by: Andrew Martonik

    Everyone likes a good feast from time to time, and this week there are more than a few people out there who will partake in one with their friends and family. We want to see the best "feast" pictures you can take, no matter the size of your plate or table, and…
  • HP debuts Slate 6 VoiceTab II in India

    26 November 2014, 7:21 pm by: Dan Thorp-Lancaster

    HP has announced a new entrant into its VoiceTab lineup today with the Slate 6 VoiceTab II. As its name suggests, the device is a 6-inch voice calling-capable tablet that appears to carry similar specs to its sibling released earlier this year.
  • Samsung Gear S review

    26 November 2014, 6:56 pm by: Andrew Martonik

    Samsung didn't just make a smartwatch — it made a really small phone for your wrist Samsung helped launch the idea of a modern smartwatch to general consumers when it unveiled the original Galaxy Gear. That was in September 2013, if you can believe it, and…
  • Hands-on with the Nexus 9 Keyboard Folio

    26 November 2014, 6:19 pm by: Phil Nickinson

    $129 is a steep price for a small keyboard, but it's one worth considering We've had the opportunity to play with the Nexus 9 Keyboard Folio a few times already, and this week it finally made itself available in retail form. And that means we've got one in…
  • In pictures: Galaxy Note Edge versus Galaxy Note 4

    26 November 2014, 4:37 pm by: Andrew Martonik

    So much hardware and style is shared between these phones, but there's no way you could mistake one for the other Announced at the same time, the Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge are clearly very similar devices, with that one (big) detail of a curved edge coming…
  • Twitter app graph raises privacy concerns as it tracks installed third-party apps

    26 November 2014, 4:15 pm by: Chuong H Nguyen

    In an effort to build a more personalized experience, Twitter has announced it will be collecting a list of user-installed applications on Android and iOS smartphones as part of its app graph program. Though Twitter says it will not be collecting data inside…
  • Simplicam review: This simple connected camera lives up to its name

    26 November 2014, 2:52 pm by: Adam Zeis

    It's inexpensive, it's easy, and it works great with your Android device Standalone Wi-Fi cameras are becoming more and more of a thing in the connected home. While many connected home systems include some type of camera, there are many inexpensive systems…

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