Samsung’s mobile revenues fell last quarter, but the company says it will maintain demand at the high end with price ‘adjustments’ for its Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, and more new premium phones. Read more…

After ditching its Xbox Music brand, and relaunching the music service as ‘Groove’, Microsoft has rolled out its new app to Android, and launched an updated site, including web player functionality. Read more…

Nvidia has issued a recall for the Shield Android tablet after determining that its battery “can overheat, posing a fire hazard.” Although the recall is voluntary, Nvidia is asking users to back up their data and fill in the relevant online form to receive a replacement. The issue pertains to tablets sold between July 2014 and July 2015. You can check to see if your tablet is affected by heading to the Settings menu, clicking “About tablet,” then “Status,” and looking at the “Battery” section. If you see “B01,” you can carry on using the Shield as normal. If you see “Y01,” though, your tablet is at risk of overheating and you should arrange a replacement ASAP. Filed under: Gaming, Mobile, NVIDIA Source: Nvidia Tags: fire hazard, mobilepostcross, nvidia, overheat, recall, shield, tablet

What do you do with old gadgets that you no longer use? Give them away to relatives, or throw them in the bin? Argos is the latest UK company to jump into the trade-in business, offering cash for your unwanted phones and tablets. Plenty of smartphone trade-in companies operate on the web, such as Envirofone and Mazuma Mobile, but few have a high street presence like Argos. The company hopes that customers will prefer the convenience of walking into a store, getting a quote and then immediately receiving a gift card that can be used to buy something new. As the Guardian reports, Argos wants to expand the scheme to include cameras, laptops and other electrical devices in the future. Just like Game and CeX, however, its success will inevitably hinge on the prices being offered to consumers. If Argos is too stingy, the convenience will be irrelevant — people will simply hold onto their devices or offload them through other avenues such as eBay. Filed under: Cellphones, Tablets Source: The Guardian Tags: argos, phone, secondhand, tablet, tradein

Earlier this week OnePlus unveiled the successor to the OnePlus One, the aptly named OnePlus Two. Less than a day later, Motorola turned around and unveiled its own flagship at nearly as aggressive of a price point. With increasing competition, will the OnePlus 2 find the same level of success as the original? Obviously it’s way too early to answer that question, but so far things look pretty good. OnePlus 2 vs Samsung Galaxy … OnePlus 2 vs OnePlus One OnePlus 2 hands-on OnePlus 2 StyleSwap cover ha… According to OnePlus, the waiting list for invites has already passed the one million mark. Considering the OnePlus One sold roughly 1.5 million units during its entire life, that’s rather impressive. Of course, this is assuming that all the folks that requested invites will actually buy the phone once the invite is received. Nonetheless, the OnePlus 2 is off to a good start. What’s important now is that OnePlus works to avoid some of the issues that caused it hiccups with the OPO, including odd contests and mishandled PR incidents. It also needs to ensure that the invite process goes as smoothly as possible. Read also: ZTE Axon vs OnePlus 2 vs Moto X Style: value for money, redefined2010461 Starting at $329, the OnePlus 2 remains one of the cheapest flagship level phones on the market, even if devices like the ZTE Axon and Motorola Moto X Style are only marginally more expensive and offer a few advantages over the OP2. What do you think, plan on picking one up? If not, what upcoming device are you currently most excited about? Show Press Release NEW YORK, July 30, 2015 – On the heels of launching the OnePlus 2 via the world’s first virtual reality keynote, the excitement around OnePlus has continued to […]

Silent Circle, the company behind the security-focused Blackphone, today announced that its new Blackphone 2 smartphone has joined Google’s Android for Work initiative. Not only will this move help get the secure smartphone into more users’ hands, it will also allow users to easily separate personal applications and information from work-related content. This also marks the continued expansion of Silent Circle and its enterprise privacy platform, which includes a combination of devices, software and services that aim to offer users much more robust security measures. Related: Silent Circle gets talkative about the Blackphone 2 and the cryptically named Blackphone+ tablet8478 As for the device itself, the Blackphone 2 was announced back in March. It features a 5.5-inch Full HD IPS LCD display, an octa-core 1.7GHz Snapdragon 615 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of on-board storage as well as microSD expansion up to 128GB. It also has a 13MP rear-facing camera, a 5MP front-facing shooter and runs Silent OS, Silent Circle’s customized version of Android. The company says the new secure device will come with expanded support for existing Mobile Device Management (MDM) programs, as well as a new feature called Silent Meetings which allows for encrypted conference calls. “With support for Android for Work, companies can strike their own balance of control over data and connectivity with established productivity services that are used throughout enterprise,” said David Puron, SVP Engineering, Devices at Silent Circle. For more information on Silent Circle and the Blackphone 2, feel free to check out the press release attached below.

[Update: now we’re giving away six Honor 6 Plus’!] It’s giveaway time! This week, we’re giving away six Honor 6 Plus! We’re teaming up with Huawei this time around, to spread the love with you guys! The Honor 6 Plus boasts powerful internals, a vivd and crispy display, and packs a massive battery. It’s also features a beautiful metallic design, and is a great looking smartphone. Great content on the Honor 6 Plus Huawei Honor 6 Plus review Galaxy S6 Edge vs Huawei P8, Honor 6 Plus & HTC One M9 blind camera comparison: vote for the best phone Huawei Honor 6 Plus hands-on and first impressions Huawei shows off the photography prowess of its dual rear camera Honor 6 Plus Check out our other content on Honor, here. Giveaway! It’s super easy to enter. Follow the directions down below! Good luck, everyone! Honor 6 Plus International Giveaway! [6 Phones!] The giveaway is an international giveaway (Except when we can not ship to your Country.) If we can not ship to your country, you will be compensated with an online gift card of equal MSRP value to the prize. We are not responsible for lost shipments. You must be age of majority in your Country of residence. We are not responsible for any duties, import taxes that you may incur. Only 1 entry per person, do not enter multiple email addresses. We will verify all winners and if we detect multiple email addresses by the same person you will not be eligible to win. We reserve all rights to make any changes to this giveaway. The prize will ship when it is available to purchase. Full terms & conditions and FAQ | Past giveaway winners [Gallery]

Did you get around to turning tabs back on in Chrome through last week’s Android customization post? If your Recents list is a little cluttered, you might want to give it a go. This week, we continue to tweak Chrome, in an effort to help you reduce data consumption, speed up web page load times and even reduce your battery usage, let’s look at Chrome’s Data Compression tool. Before we begin You will need to be running a relatively recent release of Chrome on your relatively recent Android phone or tablet running a recent release of Android. No other requirements are necessary at this time, except, you may get mixed results if you are operating over a VPN. For most of us though, you should be ready to follow along. I will note once again that this week’s piece will be considered a beginner’s tool by many, I’ll have some good info for you below, but nothing ground breaking if you are already a frequent user of the advanced settings of Chrome. And one last thing, please don’t get caught up on the fact that my Chrome data usage was so small this month, I’ve been using Chrome Dev for my browsing. About data compression in Google Chrome on Android As mentioned earlier, data compression on Google Chrome for Android serves a few important roles. The main priority of the service is to reduce the amount of data your device needs to download in order to load a web page. In reducing the amount of data being downloaded, web pages load faster, and your radios turn off sooner, saving battery. What happens here is that Google acts as a middle man to all of the websites you visit. (Warning: Google sees every site you visit, but they pretty well see that […]

Ubisoft’s undead-infested, survival-horror game ZombiU was exclusive to Wii U when it launched in 2012, and back then we called it a “wonderfully frightening experience” thick with tension, death and a brilliantly unforgiving atmosphere. Now, the gam…

With cannabis legal in nearly half the US in some form or another, there are a lot more opportunities for people to drive while high. While a number of studies have suggested that driving stoned may not be as dangerous as driving drunk, you try expla…

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