lumia830-chinaMany are still waiting on Microsoft to officially announce a flagship Windows Phone handset especially after they had acquired Nokia, but so far we haven’t really seen much from the Redmond company save for a slew of low-mid range handsets. According to a report from NPU, it seems that the mid-range trend will continue at Microsoft.

They have learnt from their sources that Microsoft has plans for some upper-mid range Lumia handsets, one of which is the tentatively-named Lumia 840. The handset is rumored to sport a 5-inch display and will come with a 13-14MP rear-facing PureView camera, a 5MP front-facing camera, a better processor and could sport a slightly modified designed compared to that of the Lumia 830. Read full post →Two Mid-Range Lumias In The Works [Rumor]



Running around and jacking cars in real life is probably not the best idea and is probably a really quick way to land yourself in prison. However if you’ve always wondered what it might be like, here’s a safer alternative – Grand Theft Auto 5 for the Oculus Rift. Yup, you read that right, it looks like some gamers have managed to bring the game over onto the virtual reality headset.

This will allow gamers to experience the city of Los Santos in a completely new way and we have to admit that it is pretty damn awesome. The Oculus Rift version for the game is only available for the PC version of GTA 5 which was released not too long ago with its VR functionality enabled by vorpX. Now in terms of gameplay, there really isn’t much at the moment. Read full post →Grand Theft Auto 5 Ported Onto The Oculus Rift



samsung-galaxy-s6_006In our review of the Samsung Galaxy S6, we loved the phone overall but in terms of battery life, let’s just say that Samsung’s had older phones with much better battery life, like the Galaxy S5 and the Galaxy Note 4. Now before this puts you off from purchasing the handset, rest assured because Samsung has recently pushed out an update that should address the battery issues.

The latest update can be found in the Google Play Store and according to the changelog, it states that the update will apply patches for reduced data usage and power consumption, so if you feel that your Galaxy S6 has been draining more data and battery than necessary, hopefully this update will be able to address that. Read full post →Samsung Galaxy S6 Gets Battery Improvement In Latest Update


bb osloThe BlackBerry Passport features a rather interesting design. Instead of being more rectangular like most smartphones are shaped, the handset is more square which is also largely thanks to its 1:1 display. It’s a unique design and one that BlackBerry has explained to its users in the past for choosing what they did.

Now if you were hoping that the Passport could do with rounder edges, you might be in luck because the folks at BlackBerry Central have reportedly gotten their hands on a leaked press rendering of the BlackBerry Oslo, which you can see in the image to your right. The handset is similar to the Passport in terms of design, except that it sports round edges on the corners and a different speaker grill design. Read full post →Image Of BlackBerry Oslo Handset Leaked Online


google_mobile_searchIf you’ve tried to search on Google using your phone, the results will sometimes display the URL of the website, but given that our mobile devices have smaller screens compared to our desktops, the URLs are sometimes cut off so you don’t really get to see the entire URL or know what it is that you’re clicking.

Google has recognized this to be an issue and has updated its URL presentation in its search results, which you can see in the screenshot above. The image on the left is how Google used to display its URL in search results, and the right screenshot is the new way. As you can see, Google has organized it in a neater manner so that users know which section of a particular website they are visiting. Read full post →Google Cleans Up URL Presentation On Mobile Devices


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Instagram has been under social scrutiny for apparently “biased” guidelines towards nudity. Taking a good lesson from all the blows, the app has finally overhauled its Community Guidelines and now voices strong opinion towards harassment and nudity. The “don’t be rude” section of the guideline has been changed with clear rules and regulations for posting an image. It now states, “it’s never OK to encourage violence or attack anyone based on their race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, disabilities, or diseases.”
Read full post →Instagram Overhauls Its Community Guidelines


cm12  yurekaEarlier this week Cyanogen released OS 12 for OnePlus One handsets with a promise that the OS 12 release for Yu Yureka handsets would be coming soon, although we did not think “soon” meant this week because the company has officially announced that the update should be rolling out to Yu Yureka users starting today.

For those unfamiliar, the Yu Yureka is a new handset effort from India’s Micromax. The phone will come with Cyanogen OS preinstalled which is great news for those who are fans of the Cyanogen platform. However we should note that this is different from CyanogenMod which is the community-driven version, while Cyanogen OS comes directly from the company itself. Read full post →Cyanogen Releases OS 12 For Yu Yureka Handsets


lg-ls770-stylusThe LG Stylus is a phone that we’ve heard about in the past, although we don’t really have much clue as to what it might look like. However thanks to the folks at TechnoBuffalo, they have managed to get their hands on a leaked press rendering of the handset which provides us with the clearest photo of the handset yet.

It’s a bit hard to tell what the rest of the phone looks like based on this, but from the front it does remind us of the Google Nexus 5 which was also built by LG, although this is not a bad thing as the Nexus 5 does sport a pretty nice design. The LG Stylus has been rumored to be a competitor to Samsung’s Galaxy Note series and should be the successor to last year’s LG G3 Stylus which unfortunately did not exactly launch with a lot of great reviews. Read full post →Alleged LG Stylus Breaks Cover In Leaked Press Render


EyeEmThere are plenty of photo sharing websites that also helps photographers sell their photos, such as deviantArt and 500px, just to name a few, but if you’re after something a little more casual and mobile friendly, EyeEm might be right up your alley. EyeEm has been described as a social network similar to Instagram, the difference being that the company hopes to be able to sell your photos for you.

The concept is similar to Instagram where users can upload photos, apply filters, and share them with their followers. However the difference is that EyeEm will introduce “Missions” which are basically photo requests from companies and users of their network will go about and try to accomplish said missions, and the photos that are chosen are the ones that get paid. Read full post →EyeEm Wants To Help You Sell Your Smartphone Photos


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CyanogenMod has revealed today that the community version of its ROM will not feature exclusive partner apps such as, Microsoft Office, Google apps and many more. This revelation comes from the non-corporate panel of CyanogenMod, while CyanogenMod OS has other set of plans since it will come pre-loaded with Microsoft products. Read full post →CyanogenMod Will Not Have Pre-Loaded Microsoft Apps