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The best iPhone 6 case (so far)

This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a list of the best technology to buy. Read the full article below at After surveying almost 1,000 Wirecutter readers and testing close to 100 iPhone 6 and iPhone...Show More Summary

Windows 10 phone preview will get Office universal apps by month's end

We've already seen Microsoft's Universal Office apps hit tablets, laptops and desktops as part of the Windows 10 Technical Preview, now the company has announced they'll be headed to phones by the end of the month. The Universal Office...Show More Summary

Amazon's Android appstore loses one of its best features

Free. It's a price we love. Ironically, free usually comes at a price. Today, that price, is the loss of Amazon's try-before-you-buy TestDrive service for Android apps. It turns out, with more and more apps being free (at least to download), there was less demand for a service that let you test 'em out in the browser/virtual machine. Show More Summary

Boost Mobile goes after Cuban-Americans with new prepaid plan

Now that the political relations between the US and Cuba have taken a turn for the better, American companies are pushing out marketing schemes to fit the bill. Today, Boost Mobile, Sprint's prepaid branch, announced a monthly plan that's geared toward customers who have loved ones in Cuba. Show More Summary

Microsoft apps will be bundled on Cyanogen Android devices

Cyanogen has revealed that it will pre-install Microsoft apps on its modded Android OS later this year, including Bing, Skype, OneDrive, OneNote, Outlook and Microsoft Office. The news doesn't come as a huge surprise, since it was rumored that Redmond had purchased a minority stake in Cyanogen with the express intention of bundling its software. Show More Summary

Google Drive for Android now shares files as soon as they're ready

Can't wait to share a photo as soon as it hits the internet? Google has your back. The company has updated Drive for Android so that you can start sharing files from the notification that your upload is done -- you don't even have to launch the app to get things going. Show More Summary

Mobile wallets more popular in Sub-Saharan Africa than anywhere else

In Sub-Saharan Africa, mobile wallets are huge -- bigger than anywhere in the world, actually. While it's been that way for years, the World Bank's latest Global Financial Inclusion database gives us solid details on just how prevalent they are in the region. Show More Summary

Yahoo wants to take on Meerkat, Skype and Snapchat all at once

Yahoo may have a way to restore some of its former glory in the messaging world. Tipsters for The Information claim that the company is building a mobile app that includes text messaging, Snapchat-style recorded video and elements of live video apps like Meerkat and Skype -- think of it as a hedge that covers all the hot trends at the same time. Show More Summary

Google search 'Find My Phone' to locate your missing Android

Google's making it even easier to track down your misplaced mobile device. While Android Device Manager already exists to help find lost phones and tablets, just getting to your account's ADM menu often requires a search of its own. But Find My Phone is as simple as a web query. Show More Summary

IKEA's wireless charging collection heads to the US this spring

If you're looking to install some wireless charging tech at home, and you fancy IKEA's home furnishing aesthetics, you'll soon be in luck. The Scandinavian company will begin selling its wireless charging collection that's already on...Show More Summary

LG is building a Windows phone for Verizon

LG pledged continuing support for Windows phones over a year ago. As you may have noticed, though, its actual support since then has been... less than enthusiastic. That could be changing shortly, as Neowin claims to have an image of a Windows-powered LG phone for Verizon. Show More Summary

Surface 3 review: Finally, a cheap Surface you'd actually want

Once again, the third time's the charm for Microsoft's Surface lineup -- for the most part. Last year's Surface Pro 3 was the software giant's most compelling implementation yet of its hybrid laptop/tablet concept. Now we have the Surface 3, the third entry in its cheaper Surface lineup. Show More Summary

Verizon says the security threats to your phone are 'overblown'

It may seem like mobile viruses are everywhere, but Verizon would beg to differ. The carrier has issued a report on data breaches which finds that the security threats to your phone are generally "overblown." The total number of security...Show More Summary

Huawei unveils a giant version of its high-end P8 smartphone

Huawei's isn't content to unveil just its flagship P8 smartphone -- there's an even bigger, beastlier handset in store. The company has revealed the P8max, a 6.8-inch device that literally expands on the slim, next-to-no-bezel design of its smaller sibling. Show More Summary

Huawei's flagship P8 smartphone is all about the camera

Huawei's come a long way since it shook its ODM label and started making devices for consumers, too. It's now the fourth biggest smartphone manufacturer in the world, and in the past year, we've seen the company launch new phones big and small, as well as new wearables including an Android Wear smartwatch. Show More Summary

Chess champ's high-tech cheating scheme involved an iPod touch

Georgian chess champion Gaioz Nigalidze has been kicked out and banned from the Dubai Open Chess Tournament after he was caught cheating. What exactly did he do, you ask? Well, he got help from a chess app running on an iPod touch. His...Show More Summary

Blizzard's 'Hearthstone' card game lands on your smartphone

There goes your hope of staying productive at work. Blizzard has updated Hearthstone for Android and iOS to support smartphones, so you can indulge in its Warcraft-themed free-to-play card gaming while you're stuck in your cubicle. You shouldn't lose any content in the translation, but there's an "all-new" interface designed for smaller screens. Show More Summary

Apple bought a company that makes depth-sensing cameras

Your next iPhone's camera may be decidedly more sophisticated. Apple has snapped up LinX, a camera technology company that specializes in depth-sensing cameras that can create 3D image maps -- think Intel's RealSense, or the Duo Camera in the HTC One M8. Show More Summary

Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge is ridiculously expensive to make

It's no secret that Samsung's curvy Galaxy S6 Edge costs a pretty penny, but there's now a good explanation as to why. IHS estimates that the raw price of assembly for a 64GB Verizon model is $290. That's more expensive to make thanShow More Summary

Apple's ResearchKit is now open to medical researchers

ResearchKit, Apple's open-source initiative to transform iDevices into medical diagnostic tools, is now available to researchers so they can create their own apps. ResearchKit launched with apps aimed at studying asthma, breast cancer,...Show More Summary

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