Regardless of what smartphone platform you use, there will always be die-hard fans. Sometimes these fans are well-informed and really know their stuff, while others feel like they’re just there on the bandwagon because it’s the “in” thing. Recently the folks at Dit Is Normaal decided to put Apple’s fans to the test.

They basically took a fake iPhone 6 (there are plenty of those floating around) which came with Android installed on it. They then took to the streets and asked Apple fans what they thought about the upcoming iOS 9, which was actually Android running on the phone. Amazingly enough there were some who thought Android was actually iOS. Read full post →iPhone Fans Trolled Into Singing Android’s Praises



oneplus-2-review-04Considering how popular the OnePlus One was, it isn’t surprising that the OnePlus 2 with its decent specs and affordable price tag would be just as popular, if not more. In fact recently in China, 30,000 units of the handset were sold in a little over a minute. Unfortunately for the rest of the world, we have to rely on an invitation reservation system.

Basically this means we have to wait for an invite to purchase the phone which is a somewhat ingenious albeit novel way of managing inventory. However with the list sitting over a million, safe to say some weren’t too happy and figured out a way to hack the system. As it turns out OnePlus isn’t too happy about that either and has promised to crack down on exploiters. Read full post →OnePlus Responds To Reservation List Hacking



galaxy-note-5The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is a large phone. It has a larger display than the Galaxy S6 which means that in theory, it would take more power to keep it on. However if you were hoping for a larger battery for the Galaxy Note 5, you might be disappointed. According to the folks at Droid-Life, they have gotten their hands on some leaked photos and some additional info about the upcoming device.

According to them, they have been told that the Galaxy Note 5 will come with a 3,000mAh battery. While 3,000mAh by itself is pretty big, the fact that the Note 5 has a larger display with a rumored QHD resolution, we were kind of hoping it would be bigger. After all no one likes running out of juice in the middle of the day, right? Read full post →Alleged Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Leak Suggests 3,000mAh Battery


MCB43718_RAT_PROX_AVG_001_lgEarlier this year, Mad Catz took the wraps off a new gaming mouse in the form of the R.A.T. Pro X. For those who loved what they saw and were wondering where and when they could get their hands on the device, you might be interested to learn that the company has recently announced that they will be taking pre-orders for the mouse starting today.

According to its product page, the mouse is expected to begin shipping in October which is admittedly a rather long wait, especially if you consider that the mouse was originally announced in January 2015 during CES. We’re not sure what took the folks at Mad Catz this long to get it to the market, but better late than never, we suppose. Read full post →Mad Catz Starts Taking Pre-Orders For R.A.T. Pro X Gaming Mouse


samsung logo 4India and China are huge markets that companies would love to tap into namely due to the size of their population. Unfortunately for Samsung, it was recently suggested that over in China, local company Xiaomi has stolen the number one spot and has pushed the likes of Apple and Samsung to third and fifth place respectively.

However it seems that over in India, Samsung is doing extremely well, or so they claim. According to Samsung India’s VP of marketing Asim Warsi, he was quoted as saying that the company was commanding a whopping 40% of the Indian market, which safe to say is a very impressive figure if Samsung’s figures are any accurate. Read full post →Samsung Claims They Have A 40% Market Share In India


When Lexus first teased its hoverboard, many thought it was a fake but the carmaker assured that it was the real deal. They even promised a full reveal on the 5th of August and sure enough they have (it’s the 5th in some countries due to the difference in timezones) and we have to say that it looks awesome!

Granted it doesn’t hover as high above the ground compared to the hoverboards we see in TVs and movies, but it does hover and it does a pretty good job of it. The video features skateboarder Ross McGouran and he puts the hoverboard through its paces, riding it like you would a skateboard, and even performing some tricks like grinding on raids and doing jumps. Read full post →Lexus Officially Unveils Its Hoverboard And It’s Awesome


Google has hidden the Android developer options in Android 4.2 (and above), the reason being simple: the developer options are not required by the average android user, and tinkering with these options may lead to abnormal phone behavior (like flickering or odd menu behavior).

In general, changing the Android developer options won’t lead to corrupting your phone’s system or something. However, it may lead to small visual changes and how you interact with your phone, and more importantly, it’s less secure (to ease the process of copying and installing unapproved apps… under development). The most common reason to access the developer options is to enable the USB debugging mode for direct connection between Android phone and a computer to receive commands, but there are many other reasons as well. Read full post →How To Enable Android’s Developer Options


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It can be a bit of a nuisance to type long messages when you’re chatting using a game console, it’s not exactly fun to use the joystick to moving between letters and select the correct one to type out the message. Surely there must be a better way to make chatting more easier and even fun on consoles. Microsoft has come up with a solution, it’s a full QWERTY chatpad for the Xbox One.

Read full post →Full QWERTY Chatpad For Xbox One Launched


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Since Microsoft acquired Mojang, best known for Minecraft, it didn’t surprise anyone when the company created a version of Minecraft just for Windows 10. It has been about a week since Windows 10 was released to the public which can now get to playing this popular game on their freshly updated machines. During Microsoft’s Gamescom keynote today Mojang announced that new features will be added to Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition beta later this year in the fall.

Read full post →Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta Gets New Features This Fall


If you’ve been following news coming out of Gamescom today you’ll be aware that Microsoft has made some impressive announcements today. Towards the end of its Gamescom 2015 keynote Microsoft made a surprise announcement: Halo Wars 2 is going to be released in 2016. The sequel to this popular strategy spin-off is under development and is slated for release in the coming year. Halo Wars 2 will be exclusive to Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs.

Read full post →Halo Wars 2 Coming Next Year