Smartphone Stories: iPhone 6 Plus First Impression & Review

I’ve had bad luck with Android phones. Granted, my 2013 HTC One M8 lasted until last year, when I lost it while riding on my scooter in an unfamiliar place while it was raining. It got run over a few times by cars. I reported it lost at the nearest police station, and after a few days I got it back. Surprisingly enough, it was still running, even though the screen looked completely messed up.

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Chinese Star N9500 Phone Comes Pre-Installed with Malware

Plenty of phones comes with bloatware, but most of the time, manufacturers tend to limit the scope of these and won’t include malware. Well, the Chinese seem to have taken it up a notch, and will deliver you a phone that comes standard with malware!

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Read more: http://technabob.com/blog/2014/06/19/chinese-star-n9500-phone-malware/#ixzz36PTioKpQ

Dot View Case Hack for HTC One M8: Awesomesauce!

I’m all for retro gadgets, so I just love the Dot View Cover for the HTC One M8. It’s got a bunch of rows and columns of tiny dots through which notifications can be seen, in a retro 8-bit fashion – while also protecting the phone’s screen.

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Read more: http://technabob.com/blog/2014/04/23/dot-view-case-htc-one-m8/#ixzz2zjacdwSs

LG Lucid 3: Affordable Droiding

I recently changed smartphones after I had lost mine whilst after dropping it from my motorcycle, consulting it for directions when I was stopped. A few cars drove over it, and I was surprised that it still worked with a completely shattered screen. Nevertheless, I was happily surprised when I no longer had to fight the autocorrect on my new phone. If you’re going to change phones, check out the new and affordable LG Lucid 3.

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PanoPal Smartphone Stand: Take Perfect Panoramas Every Single Time

Taking panoramic photos using only your own hands can be problematic, as it’s tricky to keep steady and to turn around at just the right speed. That’s why RadiantModo Studio decided to make an accessory that will allow you to take perfect panoramas every single time.

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The Gramohorn II: Accoustic Speakers Gone Wild

The HTC One has been a pleasant phone to own, ever since I upgraded from my iPhone. But I have to say that I’ve never considered adding on a pair of 3D-printed speakers that cost thousands of dollars. These speakers look interesting, but they’ll cost you quite a bit of cash.

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August Smart Lock: Hope My Front Door Doesn’t Get Hacked

Keys have evolved over the last few years, quite significantly. There are cars which no longer require keys at all, starting at the touch of a button when the key fob is nearby. These days, people like controlling all of their stuff via smartphones, and I think it wouldn’t be a bad idea to control door locks with them. Or not.

The August Smart Lock is a system that allows anyone to enter your home, if they’ve been granted a virtual key.

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HTC One Review: iPhone 5 & Galaxy S4 Get Some Serious Competition

HTC has been criticized for years for bringing out smartphones that were too thick, something that the company even admitted themselves. This has changed in the last two years, and HTC has just released one of the best-looking Android phones I’ve come across. How will the new HTC One fare when compared with the competition?

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Urchin Bluetooth Speaker is Ready for Anything

I used to think that Bluetooth speakers were pretty superfluous, until someone gave me one. From then on, I’ve used one almost every day. The Urchin is a rugged new Bluetooth speaker and features interchangeable silicone skins, giving it a distinctive look.

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The 6.3″ Samsung Galaxy Mega: When 5.5″ Isn’t Big Enough

If you thought that the 5.5-inch Samsung Galaxy Note II wasn’t big enough for your needs, then you’ll be happy to learn that the Samsung Galaxy Mega takes it up a few notches with its 6.3-inch screen, begging the question – when does a phablet simply become a tablet? I guess when it doesn’t make phone calls.

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