Blu Life Pure mini first impressions and review

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I must admit, I wasn’t sure what to expect when I first received my unit. But at the sub $300 price point, I was not expecting anywhere near the level of quality with which I was greeted. Not only is the presentation everything you’ve come to expect from traditional manufacturers, ...

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Google improving on Samsung and PA’s Pie-style menu?

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Looks like Google is working on multi-touch pie-style menus as they’ve just filed a patent on touch-screen radial menus. Now, we’ve seen a lot of lead up to this in Android, with Samsung’s S-Pen menu options, Paranoid Android’s “Pie” navigation features, and ...

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1 million Nokia X pre-orders in China? Not so

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There has recently been a rumor floating around that there has been 1 million pre-orders of the Nokia X in China. But, as it turns out the website handling Nokia’s Chinese pre-orders just has a button that says “Pre-Order” which anyone can click at any time, without any sort ...

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Galaxy Core Advance new accessibility accessories

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Samsung’s mid-range offering the Galaxy Core Advance soon to be accompanied by some accessories to help enhance the accessibility options which are already offered by Samsung’s devices. Per Samsung’s own site • The Ultrasonic Cover allows users to detect obstacles and navigate ...

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Google Wallet’s tap and pay soon to be exclusive to KitKat and up

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Google will soon be cutting off support for the tap and pay feature on devices not running yet running KitKat. Pre-KitKat devices aren’t quite as secure as devices running 4.4 and up thanks to some firmware updates introduced in the latest version. In laymen’s terms, the new ...

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RAVPower wireless charging pad review

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Having used the stock Nexus 5 wireless charger exclusively until receiving this unit, I must say, I much prefer this form factor. There’s no magnet keeping the phone attached, instead the logo in the center of the pad is made from grippy rubber that holds the phone securely enough in ...

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RAVPower 5-in-1 file hub review

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Hardware At first glance the device appears to be nothing more than an external battery pack. There are 4 LED indicators on the face labeled with symbols: Battery, R/W, Wi-Fi (indicates the hotspot is active) and finally the Internet light which denotes when the device is connected to another ...

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Minuum 2.0 update adds month-long free trial

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One of the most innovative keyboard replacement apps on the market just updated to version 2.0 and simultaneously released a 30 day trial app in Play Store.   Aside from launching the trial version, the 2.0 upgrade seems to just be a collection of bug-fixes, speed and visual improvements along ...

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Smarty Ring V2 promises scrolling display

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Following the outstanding success of their first Indiegogo campaign, Smarty Ring has launched a second campaign which brags “upgrading to scrolling display.” The rest of the Indiegogo page is pretty similar to that of the first campaign. There are a couple of contribution options. ...

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CHIL Notchbook Review and Giveaway!

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The CHIL Notchbook is a quality case worth updwards of $50 but costing only half of that. The leather feels great and really has a “premium” design about it. You’ll find that it’s light, padded, and protective – three things we look for in a tablet case. The cutout ...

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OtterBox Preserver case for Galaxy S4 review

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The first thing that I noticed about the OtterBox Preserver case for the Samsung Galaxy S 4 is that the size difference between it and the defender case is negligible. Which is great if you’re upgrading, however the cons in moving up are; the back is plastic rather than the grippy rubber ...

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Work on CyanogenMod 10.2 has begun!

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For everyone without a Nexus device, we’ve received some exciting news! 4.3 Status Update #1 All AOSP repositories have been merged into our Github and branched to “cm-10.2″.Do not build it yet. There are a multitude of build errors that we are working through. We will put up another ...

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Motorola, now Holo-themed!

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It looks as though Google is making some much needed changes to the Motorola logo, bringing their Holo colors to surround the Original “M” symbol and updating the font and case of the company name. The now all lower-case will be followed by the new tag-line “a Google ...

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Minuum “The little keyboard for big fingers”

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In March 2013 the Minuum team began a campaign on Indigogo.com garnering such interest in their project that just 4 months later they’ve raised almost 900% of their $10,000 goal and delivered a nicely polished beta to their supporters. Let me preface this review by saying that I am a ...

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Secure messaging to come to CyanogenMod?

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Koushik Dutta recently shared of Google+ the possibility of a secure push messaging service which will encrypt messages sent between CyanogenMod users from end-to-end. Design inspired by iMessaging and ignited by recent security concerns. If the quote I’m about to paste isn’t good ...

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