microsoft logoWith Microsoft’s agreement with Nokia, we all knew that the Nokia brand name used on their smartphones would not be kept around forever. In fact Microsoft had slowly hinted that they would be shifting the branding away from Nokia and possibly replace it with Microsoft. There have also been leaks which revealed the Microsoft branding on a possible smartphone.

That being said, Microsoft has recently confirmed to the folks at The Verge that they will indeed be rebranding their smartphones to the Microsoft Lumia moniker. Nokia France will be the first country to adopt the Microsoft Lumia branding for its Facebook, Twitter, and other social media accounts, and other countries are expected to follow suit in the following weeks. Read full post →Microsoft Lumia Moniker Will Replace Nokia Brand On Future Smartphones



samsung galaxy s5 plus 640x219Our smartphones are extremely powerful these days and as technology progresses, we can only imagine that they will get even more powerful. But the question is, do we actually need that much power? How many of us actually uses apps or runs activities on their phones that might require so much processing and graphics power?

Well if you are such a user, or if you’re hoping to future proof your smartphone for the next couple of years, you might be interested to learn that Samsung could be planning to roll out the Samsung Galaxy S5 Plus to other markets around the world. The handset originally debuted in Singapore as the Galaxy S5 4G+ which was a variation of the Galaxy S5. Read full post →Samsung Galaxy S5 Plus Appears On Samsung Netherlands’ Website



candy crush soda saga 640x236For some odd reason, Candy Crush is considered to be one of the most popular mobile games in the world. In fact last we heard, the developers of the game were raking in over $600,000 a day which is more money than most of us see in a few years. That being said if you’re a little tired of playing Candy Crush Saga, you might be interested to learn that King has launched Candy Crush Soda Saga on Facebook. Read full post →Candy Crush Soda Saga Makes Its Way Onto Facebook


doctor who 640x426There seems to be a growing consensus in which many believe that teaching children to program at a young age is a good idea for the future. We’ve seen apps created to do that and even President Obama has agreed that teaching programming courses in high school is a good idea and one that might be a necessity.

That being said, if you’re looking to teach your kids how to program in a fun manner, you might be interested to learn that the BBC and BBC Doctor Who Interactive have come up with a game that will not only be fun for kids to play, but will teach them the basics of programming at the same time. Read full post →BBC Creates Doctor Who Game To Teach Kids Programming Skills


About a couple of weeks ago, it was revealed that some of the Xbox 360’s features such as themes and custom background settings in the dashboard could be arriving for Microsoft’s Xbox One console in the near future. Well the good news is that you won’t have to wait too long because according to Microsoft, those features will be arriving in the November update.

Now Microsoft had recently released an update for the Xbox One and safe to say that the custom backgrounds were not part of it, but come next month that feature will be available to gamers. Gamers will be able to choose from pictures that they have unlocked via achievements, or upload a custom image of their own. Read full post →Xbox One November Update Will Feature Custom Backgrounds


lg g3 phone 004 640x426Samsung makes their own chipsets, Apple makes their own chipsets, Huawei has their own chipsets, so we guess it hardly comes as a surprise that LG has their own chipsets as well when it comes to mobile devices. Now we have been hearing about LG’s Odin chipset for a while now, although we have yet to see a device powered by it.

However according to a rumor, it seems that the wait could soon be over. The rumors are suggesting that LG could be planning to launch an Odin-powered smartphone later this month. Unfortunately the rumors are also claiming that the device will not be a high-end smartphone, but rather it will end up being a mid-range handset. Read full post →Odin-powered LG Smartphone Rumored For Launch This Month


amazon sign 652x350 640x343As it stands, Amazon is still having disputes with publisher Hachette which has led to books by the publisher having been pulled from Amazon’s website. Well perhaps to add pressure to Hachette to perhaps fall in line with Amazon’s demands, The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Amazon has recently forged a new agreement with publisher Simon & Schuster.

Now Amazon has had a deal with Simon & Schuster for a while now, but apparently this new deal should be enough to get Hachette’s attention. The publication reports that Simon & Schuster will be responsible for pricing their books on Amazon’s website, although Amazon will reserve the right to discount books in some situations, although both sides are claiming it as a win-win situation. Read full post →Amazon’s New Deal With Simon & Schuster Could Be A Dig At Hachette


iPhone 6 review 12 640x426According to an earlier report, it seems that Apple is shifting their focus away from the production of the iPhone 6 to the iPhone 6 Plus. This hardly comes as a surprise as it would seem that the demand for the larger iPhone far outweighs that of the iPhone 6. In fact according to the numbers, the iPhone 6 is outselling the iPhone 6 Plus by a huge margin simply because there aren’t enough units to go around. Read full post →Apple Reportedly Readjusting iPhone 6 Plus Orders In Face Of Great Demand


When Sony announced the RX100-series of compact cameras, they made quite a fair bit of waves. After all compact cameras weren’t known to sport large sensors and somehow Sony had managed to squeeze in a 1-inch sensor into a tiny body. As expected Sony’s competitors sure weren’t going to sit back and let them hog all the fun.

Canon has announced a similar-ish camera in the form of the PowerShot G7 X and if you were wondering which camera might end up being a better choice for you, the folks at TheCameraStoreTV have recently put together a video in which they compared the Sony RX100 MK III against the Canon PowerShot G7 X. Read full post →Sony RX100 MK III Versus Canon PowerShot G7 X


Styluses are pretty simple and straightforward accessories that allows us to interact with our phones and tablets. However we expect that there are some of you guys out there who might be a tad fashion conscious or who might be after something a little fancier other than just a plastic stick.

Well if you are, you might be interested to learn that Montblanc that teamed up with the folks at Samsung to create some luxury accessories for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, one of which includes a rather fancy-looking stylus. Now the stylus in question is part of Montblanc’s StarWalker series. Read full post →Montblanc Unveils Accessories For Samsung Galaxy Note 4