Kyocera Hydro Vibe headed to Sprint and Virgin Mobile


Today Kyocera announced their most recent mobile device in the Hydro Vibe and will be released on Sprint and Virgin Mobile’s network come May 9th (May 27th for Virgin Mobile). Pricing for the Hydro Vibe will be set at $0 down and 24 monthly payments of $9.59 with Sprint’s Easy Pay plan while Virgin Mobile will have it at $149.99 off-contract.

As for specs, you can expect a 4.5-inch 960×540 display, 1.2GHz quad-core MSM8926 processor, 1.5GB of RAM, 8GB of built-in storage, a microSD card slot, an 8MP and 2MP front and rear camera respectively. The device will have LTE capabilities and come with a 2,000mAh battery to power it all. Also, it wouldn’t be named “Hydra” if it didn’t have something to do with water, right? You can expect the Hydra Vibe to come with an IP57-rate for protection against both dust and water. You can check the Hydra Vibe’s promo video and full press release after the break.

Read more

Send files from your mobile device via WiFi with IPCast

unnamed (2)

Thanks to an XDA forum member by the name of stefanuc111, you are able to send files wirelessly via Wi-Fi to other devices that are connected to the same network with his app called IPCast. As per the dev, “IPCast allows you to send, receive and stream content, without need cables, in a simple and easy way. IPCast operates through any Wi-Fi network and between any device that has a browser installed. In fact it does not require any client installation.” Here’s a small list of what IPCast can do:

  • Send and receive any file.
  • Send your installed apps.
  • Display photo in the browser.
  • Stream music and video in the browser.
  • SoundBeam: To synchronize playback between devices. (Supported by Chrome Beta, Firefox, Opera).
  • Create queues with video and audio file.

The app is also integrated into Android’s share functionality so it’s easy to transfer files even with Android native Gallery application. If you wish to check this app out, a download link and QR code will be available after the break!

Read more

Samsung Galaxy S 5 mini to sport a 4.47-inch display


Thanks to an image from the Zauba site, we may have a confirmation on the size of the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini’s display. The image shows to have the device sporting a 4.5″ (4.47″ to be exact) Super AMOLED display with the resolution of 720p. Other specs of the device include a quad-core Snapdragon 400 CPU, 1.5GB of RAM and 16GB of native storage paired with an 8MP rear and 2MP front-facing camera. The mini will also have IP67 certification just like it’s bigger brother.

Read more

Google Now aims to make your shopping life a little easier

products searched avail nearby

We previously reported that Google Now helps your shopping at a mall easier by providing you a list of what stores are available in that mall. Now it looks like the much popular assistant will also aim to make shopping easier on yourself by reminding you of products that you’ve searched for and if they’re in the area (if you’re currently near a store).

Let us know if these “shopping cards” have popped up for you already!

source: Google+

More information about Google Stars comes to light showing new bookmarks in action

Google stars

Google Stars is Google’s answer to how boring bookmarks are in web browsers. We knew the project was coming, but thanks to Florian Kiersch, we’re finally getting a look at exactly how the service is going to look.

Kiersch uploaded a 2 minute video playing around with Google Stars, showing how it will collect and organize content from the internet. The interface pretty clearly says that it’s still in the dogfood phase, so the design could still change between now and when it’s officially released to everyone, but we can at least get a glimpse at the core functionality Google is going for.  Read more

Google Play Music finally available in Canada


It’s a little late to the game, but Canada is finally receiving Google Play Music. You can now can set up web-based access, store music in an online locker, shop for music and sign up for an All Access subscription at $10 CAD per month ($8 if you register by June 30th). 30 days of All Access are free, and you’ll of course get Chromecast support. 

It’s not so simple, as you need to clear the Android app’s cache to see the new services, and there’s not an iOS app for Canadians just yet, but it’s a nice start for those up north.

Source: Mobile Syrup

Pink and red versions of Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo coming soon


According to an updated Korean Samsung catalog, their Galaxy Note 3 Neo is going to be coming in two new colors choices. The catalog, shown above, shows the phablet in pink and red options. There’s no word on exactly when these options will be available, or if they will be available outside of South Korea, but looking at the past, there’s a good chance they will make it international.

As a reminder, the Galaxy Note 3 Neo, which was launched in January, has a 5.5″ 720p Super AMOLED display, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of built-in memory. It’s powered by a hexa-core chipset, which consists of two 1.7GHz Cortex-A15 cores and four 1.3GHz Cortex A7 cores, while the HSPA+ features a 1.6GHz quad-core Cortex-A7 CPU.

Source: Samsung
Via: G for Games


Samsung Galaxy S 5 Developer Edition available now for Verizon


The Galaxy S 5 Developer Edition for Verizon has been quietly sitting on Samsung’s site for nearly one month. Today, it is finally available to everyone. The other carriers’ GS5 Developer Edition have yet to surface, but they are presumably on the way.

If you hit the source link below, you can by the Developer Edition of the GS5 for Verizon, but it does have a hefty price tag. Purchasing it will cost $600, but free shipping is included. The price is common among devices with unlocked bootloaders, so this really should not be a surprise to anyone. Also, only the Charcoal Black color is available.

Are you interested in the Galaxy S 5 Developer Edition?

Source: Samsung

How to setup and use WatchON or Smart Remote on the Galaxy S 5


The Samsung Galaxy S 5 has an IR blaster so you can control your home theater in not only your living room, but you can also control your TVs  and cable/satellite boxes in other rooms as well. Samsung offers you two different apps to do this. One is the Smart Remote that comes pre-installed and the other is WatchON, which is available in the Play Store.

Both apps work very much the same way, so you can use whichever one you prefer. You can setup all your equipment to control, but these apps also tell you what’s on TV as well as recommend shows based on your favorites. WatchON does seem a little more robust and it does provide you with opportunities to buy or rent movies and TV shows via Samsung’s own digital store.

I put together this video showing you how both apps work, so check it out after the break. Also be sure to hit up our other Galaxy S 5 guides.

Read more