AmberAlerts1Waze is a great app if you’re planning a trip or if you’re looking for the shortest route home. It’s also great if you’re trying to avoid roadblocks which while unappreciated by law enforcement officials, are submitted by users looking to help out other Waze users. Speaking of community, Waze has recently been updated with integrated AMBER alerts.

For those unfamiliar, AMBER alerts are usually broadcasted in the event that a child goes missing. According to Waze, “The AMBER alert program is a voluntary partnership between law-enforcement agencies, broadcasters, transportation agencies and the wireless industry that aims to galvanize communities in the search for and the safe recovery of missing children.” Read full post →Waze Updated With AMBER Alert Integration

lg-g3-phone-002Unfortunately for LG fans, the company did not unveil their new flagship phone at MWC 2015, instead opting to unveil new mid-range handsets. Instead word on the street has it that LG might unveil the device at a separate event in April to avoid competing with the likes of Samsung, and if recent reports are to be believed, it could be quite a fight.

A recent report from the Korea Times has quoted LG’s head of mobile division Cho Juno as stating that the upcoming LG G4 will sport a radical new design. This seems to be in line with what Samsung has done this year with the Samsung Galaxy S6 which came with a brand new design and made use of more premium materials such as metal and glass. Read full post →LG G4 Could Sport An Overhauled Design, According To LG Exec

ipad_pro_4The 12-inch iPad Pro is an Apple product that has been rumored to be in the works for a while now. No word on when it will launch, if at all, but if you were hoping to see it announced at either Apple’s 9th of March event or WWDC 2015 in the middle of the year, you’d be disappointed to learn that will not be happening.

According to reports, word on the street has it that Apple has delayed the production of the iPad Pro and has since pushed it to September. Apparently this is due to the difficulty of obtaining the necessary displays needed for the device. This is actually a pretty huge delay as previous reports have suggested that production was supposed to begin this quarter. Read full post →Larger iPad’s Production Delayed To September [Rumor]

vaio phoneIt wasn’t too long ago that Sony sold off their VAIO computing division which has since lived on as its own brand producing laptops, but could laptops be all VAIO might be interested in? We have heard rumors that VAIO could be thinking about jumping into the phone business and now thanks to new evidence, it looks like there could be some truth to those rumors after all.

According to various reports, a VAIO-branded smartphone has recently been certified over in Japan. The handset has the model number VA-10J and apparently it has been approved by Japanese authorities back in December of 2014, meaning that if and when it is released, it will be allowed to go on sale in the country. Read full post →VAIO Smartphone Certified In Japan, Retail Packaging Surfaces

ipad_pro_8We have had the rumors that Apple could be reversing directions and instead of making more compact and smaller tablets, they could be looking to take cues from Samsung and Microsoft by developing larger tablets. The rumored 12-inch iPad Pro has been floating about for a while now and thanks to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, additional details about the tablet has surfaced.

According to the report, it seems that Apple could be introducing a USB 3.0 port to the tablet which is actually rather interesting as we would have thought that Apple would stick to the Lightning port. Apple has relied on non-proprietary ports for their computers (save for the chargers) so for them to turn to USB 3.0 would suggest that Apple sees the iPad Pro as more of a computer and less as a tablet. Read full post →iPad Pro Rumored To Come With Rapid Charging & Optional Keyboard

macbook_air_2013_3-800x270As many of you are aware by now, Apple will be hosting an event on the 9th of March. While Apple was not specific as to what might be launched at the event, many have speculated that the event will most likely detail the Apple Watch’s launch which has been confirmed to begin shipping in April.

There has also been speculation that the event could see the announcement of the 12-inch MacBook Air but according to new rumors, that will not be happening. This is according to a report from The Wall Street Journal (via MacRumors) that suggested that the 12-inch MacBook Air will not be announced at the event. Read full post →12-inch MacBook Air Will Most Likely See A June Launch [Rumor]

oneplus-09OnePlus is a relatively new company with only one smartphone under its belt at the moment, the OnePlus One. While we expect the company will eventually launch a OnePlus Two, the successor to the OnePlus One, the company’s next product launch in April will not be that. OnePlus has recently confirmed to the folks at GSMArena that they will be launching a new product in April.

However it also seems that their upcoming product will not be a smartphone, leaving us to wonder what it could be. The company’s CEO Carl Pei revealed to GSMArena that the company would be entering a new product category and before you jump the gun thinking that it might be a tablet or a smartwatch, think again because Pei has confirmed it will be neither of these. Read full post →OnePlus To Launch New Product In April, Won’t Be A Smartphone

Sony_Xperia_M4__02The Sony Xperia M4 Aqua was one of the phones that Sony announced at MWC 2015. It’s not the company’s flagship handset but we guess it’s better than nothing and a great buy for those who are shopping on a budget. Now if you’re wondering when you can get your hands on the handset, you might be interested to learn that it is currently available for pre-order via Amazon’s website in Germany.

The handeset has been priced at €279 which is actually a little bit cheaper than what Sony had originally mentioned as to how much it would cost, but hey we guess we can’t really complain, right? The device will be available in either a black or white finish, depending on what you’re after. Unfortunately Amazon Germany’s website did not state as to when exactly the phone will be shipping, but you can place a pre-order if you’re interested. Read full post →Sony Xperia M4 Aqua Goes Up For Pre-Order Beginning In Germany

motorola-droid-turbo-hands-on-1Companies like Sony, HTC, Samsung, and LG release a ton of devices every year. Some of these companies focus on 1-2 flagships followed by a slew of low-mid range handsets designed to capture the rest of the market. If you were hoping to see Motorola follow suit, you might be disappointed to learn that will not be the case.

During a recent interview, Motorola’s CEO Rick Osterloh stated that the company’s strategy in the near future will not be changing as they will be sticking to releasing just a few handsets a year. According to Osterloh, he was quoted as saying, “We’re definitely not interested in going in a million different directions.” He did however promise that new products will be launched later in the year. Read full post →Motorola Promises New Handsets And Wearable Devices In 2015

netgearMobile hotspots are great if you’re traveling a lot and need to connect multiple devices at once, or if you’d rather not use your mobile phone as a mobile hotspot since this could end up draining your phone’s battery a lot quicker than you would like. The good news is that if you’re after such a device with fast connectivity, Netgear has recently announced their latest AirCard mobile hotspot.

This was unveiled by the company at MWC 2015 and it is essentially a mobile hotspot with support for LTE Category 9 connectivity. What this means is that the device has the potential to provide download speeds up to 450Mbps, although this could vary depending on the carrier and other factors, but in paper that’s as fast as you could get. Read full post →Netgear Launches 450MbpsCat 9 LTE Advanced Mobile Hotspot