Sony Xperia Z3 Available On T-Mobile For Pre Order Oct. 15

Sony’s latest flagship, the Xperia Z3 will be available on T-Mobile for online pre order Oct. 15, and in stores Oct. 29.

The Z3 will be available for $0 down payment, and  $26.25 a month for 24 months, via T-Mobile’s equipment installment plan, or $630 up front.

According to T-Mobile, customers will be able to order the Z3 at midnight Pacific time, Oct. 15, and will receive the Z3 ahead of the national launch on Oct. 29. Continue reading

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Moto X 2014 – First Impressions

The new Moto X is official, and it already looks like Motorola has done it again, releasing a phone that challenges competitors with solid hardware and powerful software features.

This time Motorola really takes the X to a whole new level. Motorola has been able to refine a very successful design aesthetic introduced in the first generation Moto X, G and E.

In fact, everything about this years Moto X is a refinement on last years, taking many of the features that made competing phones popular and incorporating them into what looks like one of the most compelling smartphones this year. Continue reading

Evernote Update

Evernote Gets a Material Design Facelift

Evernote released version 6 of their popular note taking app for Android this week, introducing a material design inspired facelift.

Previewed at Google I/O early last summer, the app was shown running first on an Android device then on ChromeOS.

Material design, is what Google is calling their latest design aesthetic. Announced at I/O companies have been slowly updating their apps with the fresh new look. Continue reading

A Note About IFA The Note 3 – Xperia Z3

Many of you many have noticed a relative lack of coverage relating to the launch of two flagship phones at IFA yesterday.

Let me explain. Most of the information coming out regarding these phones is from the event itself. This makes it very hard to provide anything more than a regurgitated press release, that no one really wants to read.

For this reason later this week and early next, I will be doing follow up coverage, primarily examining the features and the changes made to the devices.

Big phone launches like these are hard to cover hundreds of miles from the event, so rather than provide meaningless specs I will give incites and maybe with some luck actually get some of these things in to review.




Lenovo’s Tab S8 An Atom Powered Android Tablet For The Masses

The Tab S8 announced today is Lenovos first bid for an Intel Atom powered Android tablet.

The Tab S8 will start a $199, feature an 8inch, 1920×1200 display, an Intel Atom Z3745, 2GBs of RAM, and 16GBs of internal storage.

According to Lenovo the Atom features a burst mode that helps scale the processor up for improved performance during heavy tasks and down while idling to improve performance.  Continue reading

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Paranoid Android 4.6 Beta 1 Adds A Splash Of Color With Dynamic System Bars

Paranoid Android, a popular custom ROM based on Android, introduced a colorful new feature today. Dynamic system bars adjusts the color of the status bar and the navigation bar to match the app.

Included in the update is a  new way to dismiss cover notifications. Users can now dismiss notifications by swiping up on Cover. Continue reading

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T-Mobile Offering Mirrored Data Plans For Tablets Sept. 3

Owning a tablet on T-Mobile just got a little more entertaining. Starting Sept. 3, customers who add a tablet will receive double the data offered by their voice plan.

For example, a customer on the $60 Simple Choice plan has 3GB of high-speed data for use on their smartphone. Adding a tablet costs an additional $10 and provides 3GB of high-speed data for use on that device. Continue reading


Pushbullet Updated – Reply To SMS Right From Your Computer

In an update released to the notification sync app Pushbullet, users can now reply to SMS messages right from their desktop.

The quick-reply feature works now works with any text messaging app, including Google’s own Hangouts messaging app. Previously this function was limited to EvolveSMS, a popular SMS client for Android.

Interestingly it isn’t possible to follow the conversation as the message window disappears immediately after sending the reply.

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T-Mobile Music Freedom

T-Mobile Adds 6 Streaming Services To Music Freedom

T-Mobile added six services, including, Grooveshark, Rdio and Songza, to their Music Freedom program which allows users to stream music without worrying their data plans.

Music Freedom is part of T-Mobile’s Simple Choice plans that range in price from $50 a month for 1GB of highspeed data to $80 a month for unlimited data and 5GBs of tethering.

Music Freedom was introduced by T-Mobile as part of their Un-Carrier 6.0 announcement. Music from select streaming services won’t count against the customer’s data allowance. Continue reading

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