LG G3 customers having issues with cracks in microphone area

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If you’ve got an LG G3, you might know exactly what I’m talking about — or you might find out pretty soon.

It appears that G3 customers from all over the world are having issues with the microphone area cracking. It’s becoming a pretty common issue, so we expect that LG as well as the carriers know about this already and are prepared to give out new devices to those who have had the issue with their device.

Hit the break for photos to see what we mean.


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Convenient, but is it efficient? Samsung’s upcoming USB cable charges three device at once

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It’s any techie’s dream. One charger for all (most) of their devices.

We’ve seen devices piled up on power-mats, but nothing really close to a three-way USB charger.

The USB plugs into the wall charger (as usual) on one end, and on the other, there three micro-USB plugs split from the original cable. With the $39.99 device, you’ll be sufficiently able to charge three devices at once — but is it worth it?


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[Deal]: Grab a Samsung Galaxy S5 from Radio Shack for $79.99 with a new two year contract

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Were you interested in getting a Samsung Galaxy S5 at launch but were deterred by its pricetag?

Well now might be a good time to pounce.

The Samsung flagship is currently on sale for only $79.99 (with a new two-year contract) at Radio Shack.

If you need a refresher on what the device has to offer, check out our review here.

Source: Radio Shack 

Details on upcoming Samsung Gear 3 leak, could debut in two weeks

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Many have argued that the market isn’t yet ready for a massive influx of smartwatches, but Samsung would disagree — and perhaps that’s all that matters.

We’ve already seen the Galaxy Gear, Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo, Gear Fit and Gear Live come from the manufacturer, and it appears that we should be expecting the arrival of the Gear 3 relatively soon.


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Cyanogen poaches executives from Electronic Arts, Facebook

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Cyanogen has added two key executives to its ranks — Vivian Lee is a senior director of mobile product marketing at Electronics Arts. She will now serve as VP of marketing at Cyanogen. Sid Murlidhar, hired away from Facebook, will be heading third-party integrations into Cyanogen’s platform.

Murlidhar is best known for developing the Facebook Zero program as well as Facebook Home. Now, he’ll work to incorporate other software into the Cyanogen OS.

It’ll be interesting to see how these changes affect the company, but it’s interesting to note the hire of a female into company leadership shortly after Cyanogen’s partner, OnePlus, ran a contest that was deemed to be sexist by many.

Source: Re/Code

New App: WeTransfer hits the Play Store, allows file transfers of up to 10GB at once

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It’s pretty annoying to find that a email to a friend with a bunch of photos didn’t end up sending because of your email’s attachment size limit.

But with new app WeTransfer, you won’t have to worry about exceeding that limit.

The app lets you send up to 10GB of data at once to another email address. The receiving address will get a download link — from there, they’ll be able to download all the photos on their device.

It’s pretty simple, and that’s pretty much all you can ask from an app — that it works, and that it’s easy. Hit the break for a list of the app’s features, a gallery of screenshots and a link to the app in the Play Store.


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Affordable and waterproof Xperia M2 Aqua announced by Sony

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Looking for a waterproof smartphone but don’t want to break the bank?

Sony finally has an answer for you.

Although the internals aren’t premium, the newly announced Xperia M2 Aqua is fully waterproof as well as dust resistant. You’ll still get the sleek OmniBalance design, though, as well as a dedicated camera button. Hit the break for the details.


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LG plans to bring G3′s UX to future entry-level and midrange phones and tablets

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The UX design and features found on LG’s G3 flagship will reportedly be brought to future LG entry-level and midrange smartphones and tablets, a company release said today.

The standardization of the UX features from the G3 is part of an effort to make its less-premium hardware feel more high-end compared to competing devices from other OEMs.

Some specific features brought over to other devices include Touch and Shoot, Gesture Shot, Clean View, Smart Keyboard and more. Hit the break for LG’s full release.


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Huawei’s Ascend G7 makes an appearance in pictures online

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Huawei’s upcoming Ascend Mate 7 has been making rounds online lately, but we haven’t seen much of its midrange little brother, the Ascend G7.

The G7, which is expected to have only a 720p display, 1GB RAM, has been teased by company officials in recent days, and now we get to take a look at a few leaked pictures of the phone.

The G7 should be announced officially at IFA 2014 in Berlin next month, but we expect more information on not only this device before then, but on the Ascend Mate 7 as well.


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