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Grab Some Popcorn: Bloatware Company Under Attack

A couple weeks ago we posted an article about Digital Turbine and its quest to rule the world of bloatware. The company has partnered with several large global carriers to preinstall its DT Ignite and DT IQ software which are meant to deliver personalized paid app recommendations on Android devices. The fact that Digital Turbine...

Is the Xperia Z5 Premium’s 4K Display a Step Forward, or an Absurdity?

The Xperia Z5 Premium is bringing 4K resolutions to mobile, with a 5.5-inch  3840 x 2160 IPS LCD, with 806 pixels per inch. This would obviously have some consequences on battery life and performance, especially given that the device is powered up by the notorious Snapdragon 810. Nevertheless, optimizations and clever tricks could help on these...

Hands On with the Huawei Watch

This week we're in Berlin ready for IFA, and today we managed to spend some time with Huawei. As Android Wear devices are becoming more common, and due to the fact that the OS itself doesn't change between watches, our hands-on day with the new Huawei Watch goes a fair distance in providing an overall impression of this...

Opinion: New Wear Watches are Coming, but You Don’t Have to Upgrade

Android Wear has come of age in many ways, and with a new generation of watches in the horizon, the smartwatch battleground is bound to get more interesting. The “Year of the Smartwatch”  didn't come come with 2014, and while 2015 might not mark the year of mass adoption, it is certainly an important year for...

Sony Unveils the Xperia Z5 Flagship Lineup, Specs and Features

At their IFA announcement, Sony took the wraps off the Xperia Z5 Flagship trio: the Xperia Z5, the Xperia Z5 Compact, and the Xperia Z5 Premium. Starting with the first differentiating factor amongst these is the screen size. The Xperia Z5 comes along with a 5.2" 1080p IPS display. The Xperia Z5 Compact comes with a...

OnePlus 2 Invite Giveaway Winners

The winners of our OnePlus 2 Invite Giveaway were selected yesterday, and each will soon receive their OnePlus 2 invite to the e-mail address tied to their XDA account. Those who get an invite can then purchase the device. If you won, please allow 24 hours for the e-mail to get to you. The Winners are: tkdsl ftdube Christopher8989 kalpesh6331 viralpatel94 darock1323 annoniem psnijjar ArkAngel06 samewaterbottle daninantro schlomomotion SCPadgeebar xperiax7 pomaro2006 ashu11122 QueQ Oomahey sublimaze akshayh696 cuci90 hllywd Uray11 InventedTiME fiz:ik Waterdroid blackline2008 ...

Smartwatch Battle: Moto 360, Gear S2 Announcements & What to Know!

As we approach bigger screen sizes for our smartphones, the attention is now being shifted towards getting a new kind of device on you - quite literally. The next generation of smartwatches is just on the horizon and these bring along marked improvements over their predecessors. First up, is the Moto 360 v2. Parent company Lenovo...

Which 2015 Releases Have Disappointed You?

There have been some great flagships this year, and arguably every 2015 phone makes for a solid daily driver for typical smartphone needs. However, enthusiasts expect a lot out of their devices, especially the ones they've been anxiously waiting for. But a single compromise can break an Android lover's user experience, and compromises are something...

The State Of The Internet Of Things

Tech giant IBM has invested $10 billion in research into the field so far and plans to invest a further $3 billion and hire an additional 2000 employees. Which, according to analyst firm Strategy Analytics, has solidified their place as a significant driving force behind IoT adoption. The company currently has 13 research centers around the...