Multi Window isn’t anything new for Samsung. They were the first manufacturers to truly embrace real multitasking. Over the years, Samsung has made changes to how it works along with how many apps that it’s compatible with, and the new Galaxy TabPRO tablets are no exception. So if you’re someone who is in constant need to have two or more apps open at the same time, then head on past the break to see how to truly multitask.
Samsung debuted My Magazine on last year’s Galaxy Note 3, but this year it is more a part of the UI and dubbed Magazine UX. The good news is that it doesn’t completely take over the UI, but the bad news is there is no way to get rid of it. So I guess it behooves you to give it a shot since you’re stuck with it.
Magazine UX is basically flipboard rebranded, and it’s great for those people that don’t already have an RSS feed setup or some other news app. What I mean is that it’s great for the casual user, which is where Samsung gets most of their sales from anyway. It does look pretty good and it’s fairly functional. So head on past the break to find out how it works.
LastPass, a fantastic password manager, has updated their Android application to create a much better experience across the Android OS. The new app will now autofill passwords in on your mobile applications, as well as the mobile Chrome browser. Autofilling passwords are already handled by Chrome, but if you use LastPass, you already know that it’s a slightly more secure, easier to manage option.
The biggest advantage now is the autofill option in applications. As long as you’re on Android 4.1 and up, whenever you open an app that has a username and password field, a pop up will appear that will let LastPass fill in your information. Since very few apps offer the ability to save passwords, this will definitely save you a lot of typing. Read more
HTC’s announcement of the HTC One (M8) yesterday came with news about an update to their UI overlay for their devices. One of the biggest components of HTC Sense 6, or Sixth Sense, is the BlinkFeed app. The app is a feed aggregator that collects information from social networks, your calendar, news sources, and other content and puts it all in one single stream. Currently, BlinkFeed is only available on the HTC One (M8). Read more
Samsung has flip flopped on operating systems for their wearable tech, starting with Android for the original Galaxy Gear and switching to Tizen for the Gear 2. However, the Gear Fit that will be launching alongside the Gear 2 doesn’t look like it’ll use Android or Tizen. Read more
Samsung is tablet crazy this year. After releasing the TabPRO line and NotePRO, they are readying the Galaxy Tab 4. The Tab 4 line could include 3 sizes (7-inches to 10.1-inches) with AMOLED displays. We now have the first pics of the 7-inch version. As expected, it looks just like any other Samsung tablet with the same exact styling and that dreadful home button. One more pic after the break.
HTC has been rumored to be working on an octa-core handset for a while now, and we finally have a little more info. The said phone will be the Desire 616 (or Desire 616w) and looks to be for only China.
Now don’t get all upset that it won’t be available elsewhere because it’s going to sport a MediaTek processor, so it won’t be as powerful as the One (M8). Plus, it’s going to be all plastic and have mid-range specs. The specs include a 5-inch (720p) display, a 1.7GHz octa-core MediaTek processor, 1GB of RAM, and Android 4.2.2. So you see, there is really nothing to get jealous about.
No work on a release date or pricing, but we will be sure to let you know when we hear it.
source: Phone Arena
The folks over at iFixit already got their hands on the All New HTC One (M8) and did their usual teardown. Now the HTC One (M8) is one of the best phones in terms of quality, but there is a huge downside to that. It’s the fact that a DIY repair is going to be very tough. The bottomline is that the higher the quality, the harder it is to do anything yourself. It’s one of the biggest reasons why Samsung continues to use lesser quality materials. It might not feel as great in the hand, but Samsung’s devices are more durable and easier to repair.
Anyways, going back to iFixit’s work, they have given a repairability score of 2 out of 10 for the HTC One (M8). That is pretty dreadful so make sure you protect that bad boy as much as you can.
Hit the source link for more info and pictures. You can also hit the break for a video showing you how to rip it apart.
Yesterday a report came out indicating Samsung might release the Galaxy S 5 in South Korea a little early because of a government ban for the carriers in the region. However, JK Shin says no such deal has been made with SK Telecom.
What’s most interesting about this is that supposedly SK Telecom, the regions largest carrier, was ready to announce the early launch. So it’s obvious the two parties were working out a deal and March 27 was a target date.
Sprint’s CEO Dan Hesse announced during a keynote at the Oracle Industry Connect that the operator is ready to launch its HD Voice service across the US by July.
Sprint’s HD Voice service was launched in a few cities, such as Kansas City, and was expected to be launched in the rest of the country by the end of last year. However, for unknown reasons, it didn’t happen, but Hesse said that HD Voice is still Sprint’s “killer app”.