OnePlus introduces new $15 Silver Bullet earphones

OnePlus Silver Bullet

You might still be waiting for a OnePlus One invite, but you’ll soon be able to get the company’s earphones. OnePlus has introduced new Silver Bullet earphones to accompany their phone, that they claim delivers “powerful and immersive sound while ensuring a compact yet durable feel.” It has a remote and volume control on the wire, and is complemented by a brushed aluminum finish. The earphones will be available beginning next week at $15, but you can try to get a pair for free by heading to the source link and filling out a Google Form for OnePlus’s contest.

Source: OnePlus

Over $135 of Android apps now free on Amazon AppStore

Amazon_Tablet_AppFor a limited time, dozens of Android apps are absolutely free from Amazon’s AppStore. The apps on sale are of all genres, from games to productivity apps. Among the apps: OfficeSuite Professional 7 ($15 value), Genius Scan+ ($7 value), Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode II ($5 value), and mSecure – Password Manager and Secure Digital Wallet ($10 value). If you’re interested, head to the link below and get downloading.

Source: Amazon

LG takes a shot at Apple’s #bendgate

LG_G_Flex_Left_Side_TAIf you use the internet even occasionally, you’ve definitely heard of #bendgate at this point. As expected, Apple’s competitors have begun taking shots at the tech giant in response to their unintentionally bending phones. Among them is LG, who recently sent out a tweet with a picture of their intentionally curved LG Flex, with a tagline of “Our phone doesn’t bend, it flexes…on purpose. #bendgate.” Check out the tweet via the source link.

Source: @LGUSAMOBILE

Could a gold Moto 360 be on its way?

gold_moto_360Right now, Motorola’s Moto 360 watch is only offered in silver and black, but could that be changing soon? The company posted a promo image recently, which you can see above, that clearly shows a gold framed watch, but when asked, they responded generically with “Although we can’t comment on gold specifically, we’re always exploring new materials and we intend to provide Moto 360 in a selection of styles in the future.”

So they didn’t deny it, and it seems pretty probable that we’ll see more customization options for the watch. We’ll just have to wait and see when they’ll appear, however.

Source: Android Police

Boost Mobile’s Moto G receiving Android 4.4.4

Moto_G_Back_Camera_TABoost Mobile Moto G users, it’s your lucky day. Android 4.4.4 is on its way to your devices. The update includes the newest version of KitKat, an update to the camera which allows you to pause video with a new button on the viewfinder, an updated dialer user interface, and the new Motorola Alert app, which sends periodic alerts with your location to your selected contacts.

To download the update, you need at least 50% battery and Wi-Fi once you get the notification to download.

Source: Motorola

Amazon Fire TV heading to Europe, UK and Germany first

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The US has had their fill of Amazon Fire TV for a while now, but Europe’s getting their first experience with the set-top box. Amazon’s launching Fire TV first in Germany, and then the UK. In Germany, it’ll begin shipping September 25 for €99, or €49 with Amazon Prime, while in the UK, it’ll be £79, or £49 with Prime.

This deal’s only valid for the next five days, so if you’re across the ocean and interested, act fast.

Source: Engadget

First Samsung phone with Snapdragon 410 coming?

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Samsung seems to be ready to release an Android phone that will be their first with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 410. It’s called the SM-G5309W, and we know a little bit about it now that it’s shown up on China’s Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center. There’s nothing flashy about the design, but the insides include Android 4.4 KitKat, a 5 MP front-facing camera, 8 MP rear camera with flash, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of storage space, and microSD card support. And of course, the SM-G5309W comes with a quad-core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 410 chipset (including an Adreno 306 GPU).

The device is made for China, but we could see variations reach other areas.

Source: TENAA

Via: Phone Arena

Sony teases dimensions in vague tweet ahead of IFA 2014

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Sony tweeted the above picture today, with a caption of “What could these numbers possibly mean? #SonyIFA #IFA2014.” Obviously the first reaction is to assume the numbers are dimensions of a device, but they are nothing like the leaked dimensions of the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact. It may not even be describing the dimensions of a smartphone, since the tweet was sent out by Sony UK, and not Sony Mobile. I guess we’ll have to wait and see for the truth.

Source: @SonyUK
Via: XperiaBlog

Snapchat’s “Our Story” sharing service live

snapshat_our_storyFor recent big events, Snapchat has opened up a feature that allowed users to beam their photos of the event to a public story, aptly named “Our Story.” During those test events, including the FIFA World Cup and Lollapalooza, over 350 hours of media were uploaded. It’s no longer a test now, “Our Story” is open to everyone.  With the latest update, a new Live section appears just below Recent Updates in the app after you capture a photo or some video footage, or alternatively via the Stories button on the edit screen. From there you have an option to select the appropriate event.

Source: Snapchat