The IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) number is a unique number given to every phone, and it is used for identifying a phone. Most people don’t know what the IMEI number is, as there is usually no need to use it.

However, this number is actually important, especially when your phone is lost or stolen. This number is required to identify your phone, so it could be blocked from networks (but that’s rarely the case). You may also be required to provide your IMEI number if you want to sell your phone, if the buyer wants to check if it was stolen.

Although the IMEI number is not located right in front of you, finding it is not a difficult job and there are many different methods to find it. Even if you have lost your phone, you can still find your IMEI number through different methods and report that it is lost. Read full post →How To Find Your IMEI Number (iOS + Android)



HTC Desire 828w

HTC is expanding its Desire range of smartphones and that too at a very steady rate. In the latest development, the company has added yet another device in the list, named as Desire 828w. The new device has made an appearance at the TENAA certification center in China.
Read full post →Mid-Range HTC Desire 828w Gets Through TENAA Certification 



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Samsung has unveiled the Galaxy A8 in India, and the device will up for purchase from today, for a price of Rs. 32,500 (Approx. $507). The company initially announced it in China last month and garnered much attention for its sleek metal design. Following the Galaxy S6, the Galaxy A8 also features a fingerprint sensor in the home button.
Read full post →Samsung Unveils Galaxy A8 In India For Rs. 32,500 (Approx. $507)


hugo barra xiaomiXiaomi is a company you’ve probably heard about even though for the most part, the company’s smartphones aren’t available for purchase in the US. However it seems that despite the fact that the company seems to operate largely in Asia, they are doing pretty well. In fact they are doing well enough where they have claimed the number one spot in China.

Previously companies such as Apple and Samsung have enjoyed their positions at the top of the list, but it looks like today Xiaomi will be stealing their spot. This is based on data from two analysts firms, with Canalys stating that Xiaomi actually accounted for 15.9% of smartphone shipments in the country. Read full post →Xiaomi Takes Top Smartphone Firm Ranking In China


angry birds 2 3mA few days ago, Rovio announced that Angry Birds 2 saw 1 million downloads in its first 12 hours. We were initially skeptical about the game given that the Angry Birds franchise is a little old, but it looks like we were proven wrong because in a recent tweet by Rovio, it turns out the game is doing a lot better than expected.

According to Rovio’s tweet, it seems that Angry Birds 2 has seen over 10 million downloads since its release which was about 3 days ago. That is very impressive for a game that has been around for several years now. Of course it helps that the game is a free download unlike previous Angry Birds titles. Read full post →Angry Birds 2 Sees 10 Million Downloads In 3 Days


oneplus-2-review-19With the announcement of the OnePlus 2, the startup company has basically two devices in the market, but what about the rumored OnePlus Mini? That’s a handset we have been hearing about for a while now and if you’re wondering when that phone will launch, you might be interested to learn it is on track for a late 2015 release.

This is according to a recent interview OnePlus’ co-founder Carl Pei did with USA Today. When asked if there are any plans for an additional smartphone this year, Pei replied in the affirmative where he was quoted as saying, “There’s going to be a second phone this year, before the end of the year. Hopefully for Christmas.” Read full post →OnePlus Co-Founder Confirms Third OnePlus Smartphone For 2015


nokia-here-mapsAccording to a report from last month, it was suggested that a group of German carmakers were close to making a deal with Nokia in which it would see them acquire Nokia’s HERE maps technology. Looks like it is official as it has been confirmed that the group which consists of BMW, Audi, and Daimler will be buying Nokia’s technology for a whopping $3.1 billion.

Given that there are three companies who are buying the technology, how would this work? Basically the technology will be shared equally amongst the three companies. If successful, it is expected that the deal will close in the first quart of 2016, but as is the case with acquisitions, regulatory bodies will have to be involved in approving it. Read full post →German Carmakers Snap Up Nokia’s HERE Maps For $3.1 Billion


imacThe last time we saw Apple refresh the iMac was in May earlier this year where they introduced a slightly more affordable 27-inch model. Then last month we heard the rumors that maybe a 4K 21.5-inch iMac could be in the works and now thanks to a report by KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, it seems that we could expect new iMacs in this quarter.

It is unclear as to what kind of refresh we’re looking at, but presumably it will sport faster and newer hardware. Interestingly enough Kuo also notes that these new iMacs could feature better quality LED displays. This will apparently involve the use of an LED phosphor material called KSF which will apparently help boost color saturation. Read full post →iMacs With Improved Processors And Displays Rumored For This Quarter


02_M5_gold_groupEarlier today Sony announced the Xperia C5 Ultra, but in case you’re after a slightly more rugged handset, you might be interested to learn that Sony has also announced the Sony Xperia M5. Just like what we’ve seen in the leaks, it seems that now the handset has been officially confirmed.

It also addresses one of the teasers that Sony put out last week in which they hinted at something gold would be coming, which is actually one of the colors of the Xperia M5. Moving on to the rest of the phone, the Xperia M5 is smaller than the Xperia C5 Ultra with a 5-inch Full HD display. Read full post →Sony Xperia M5 Officially Launched


01_C5_Ultra_Colour_RangeLast week Sony was posting teasers on Twitter in which they promised that they would be making an announcement come 3rd of August. We were then treated to leaked photos of what appears to be the Sony Xperia C5 Ultra and now it looks like the wait is over as Sony has officially announced the device.

The Sony Xperia C5 Ultra is Sony’s latest smartphone and just like the leaked photos, it has a near bezel-less border. Given that the phone has a 6-inch display, the lack of a border makes the phone a bit more manageable and potentially addresses some of the complaints users have had with regards to phablets. Read full post →Sony Xperia C5 Ultra Has Been Officially Announced