New image compares HTC One M9 with HTC One M9 Plus


Earlier today we say a posting from Twitter account @OnLeaks describing the dimensions of the HTC One M9 Plus, a smartphone that everyone is trying to figure out whether it is going to come to market or not. @OnLeaks has indicated since then that he was able to view a prototype of the HTC One M9 Plus and based on that, he created a mock up showing the device next to the HTC One M9.
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Don’t be surprised if the LG G4 lacks a metal body


This news is hard to believe based on the trend we have been seeing. According to ZDNet Korea, although LG is committed to using metal in their flagship smartphones, they might not be ready to make that move with the G4 even though it was previously reported that they would.

According to their sources, LG wants to manufacture their own metal cases, which is obviously a huge undertaking since it would require space, new equipment, and planning. The G4 is likely to be announced in May or June, and that is too close to get anything done.

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You won’t be able to subscribe to HBO Now directly from HBO


HBO officially announced their standalone streaming service, dubbed HBO Now, a couple of weeks ago. It will run $14.99 per month, but the perception was that you could just sign up directly from HBO and you won’t need a cable subscription. While the latter might be true, the former isn’t.

Apparently you will have to sign up through one of their partners. Now we already know that Apple is a partner as they are supposed to have a 3 month exclusive with Apple TV, but users will sign up for the monthly service through iTunes. Furthermore, Cablevision has just signed up as a partner and will offer HBO Now to their Optimum internet customers. So again, users will need to buy HBO Now through Cablevision, but they don’t need a cable subscription. It’s likely other cable companies will start offering HBO Now to those that subscribe to their internet services as well.

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Say goodbye to bloatware #2: The Galaxy S6 allows you to remove (most) pre-installed apps

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge (47)


One of the things that users frequently complain about smartphones is the amount of pre-installed apps, or bloatware if you will. It’s something that is present on many handsets, with Samsung’s offerings being one of the worst offenders thanks to its own suite of Galaxy Apps that come pre-installed. There are signs though that users will be able to say goodbye to bloatware from the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge handsets thanks to a post on the XDA Forums by Jeshter2000, who has managed to get his hands on a Galaxy S6 Edge running pre-release firmware.
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The Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 receives Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update in France via OTA and Kies


If you are the proud owner of a Galaxy Tab S 10.5 WiFi (SM-T800) tablet and you reside in France, you might want to dig into your settings and start tapping the software update button. Why? Because Samsung is pushing the Lollipop update to your device as we speak.

Update: According to a reader, the lollipop OTA is hitting the Tab S 10.5 WiFi in Canada as well!
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Download the 12 stock wallpapers of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge


So, the Samsung Galaxy S6 is getting closer and closer to becoming available in the retail shops, but what if you are in the middle of a contract or can’t afford to get the Next Big Thing? Well, you can always choose to give your current phone a fresh lick of paint by installing some new wallpapers. On that topic, we have the stock wallpapers of the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge handsets available for download after the break.

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[New Android TV App] Jamjitsu gives everyone at your party the power to add songs, videos, and photos to your playlist


Here’s a new app that’s likely to liven up your next party. Jamjitsu brings Nexus Q-type functionality to your Android TV, but offers more features. With Jamjitsu, you create a master playlist that all your friends can now connect to as well. Anyone can add music from Spotify, Deezer, Soundcloud and YouTube to the playlist. Your friends can even add photos and other (non music) videos from YouTube as well.

Now I know that at least half your guests will be sporting an iPhone, and the good news is that they can share in on the fun too since the app is also available in iTunes. The app works by everyone joining “The Party”, which then sends the info to your Android TV device. That is why iPhone users can join in since they aren’t communicating directly with your Android TV device, just the online playlist. Your guests (Android or iOS) don’t even need to be on your Wi-Fi.

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Promotional videos from AT&T show the Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, and HTC One M9


Promoting a new device is typically done through the manufacturer itself, but carriers have some work to do as well. These days, devices are released through multiple carriers; therefore, they need to make sure that consumers choose a specific device on their network. That is the reasoning for the carriers releasing promotional videos focusing on certain handsets. For two of the year’s most popular devices, AT&T has gone the route of in-depth promotional videos. The carrier has a single video covering the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge while another video highlights the HTC One M9. Covered in the videos are specifications and unique services bundled with the devices.

Hit the break for the videos.

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