First glimpse of the Desire 610 and 816 running Sense 6

First glimpse of the Desire 610 and 816 running Sense 6

Back in February, more than a month before the HTC One M8 went official, the Taiwanese manufacturer announced two mid-range devices, the Desire 610 and Desire 816. At the time, the phones were showcased running on the then current version of HTC’s UI, Sense 5.5, but it seems HTC has since found the time to update them to Sense 6, as has been revealed by hands-on pictures of both devices.

IFTTT finally releases an Android app

IFTTT finally releases an Android app

If you are a tech nerd, chances are you must have heard about IFTTT. The handy service allows users to automate certain tasks by using the If This Then That (IFTTT, get it?) logic. While the iOS app was released quite a few months back, Android users were ignored and told to wait patiently. Today, IFTTT is finally ready to release its beautifully designed app on the Play Store for all the various Android-powered smartphones and tablets out there.

LG G3 case hints at a new mysterious back cover element

LG G3 case hints at a new mysterious back cover element

Photos of the LG G3 cases have recently made an appearance on AliExpress, hinting at what could be the phone’s back cover design. This follows a series of leaks related to the G3 that have revealed many of the phone’s specs and UI features.

How to get an iOS 7-like Control Center on your Android device

How to get an iOS 7-like Control Center on your Android device

Quick Settings in Android is already a great alternative to iOS 7′s Control center. Depending on your Android device, you can control almost any aspect of your phone or tablet via this pane, unlike in iOS 7 which is limited to a few toggles. Thanks to Android openness though, you can replicate the Control Center of iOS 7 pretty easily, if you feel like. Read the guide below to find out how.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Crystal Edition launching in May

Samsung Galaxy S5 Crystal Edition launching in May

Samsung has just announced the new Crystal Edition Galaxy S5 which comes studded with — you guessed it — Swarovski crystals on the back. The smartphone will be available starting next month in South Korea with other markets expected to follow soon.

Nearly 46% of customers who bought the HTC One M8 traded in an HTC device

Nearly 46% of customers who bought the HTC One M8 traded in an HTC device

A new report by CompareMyMobile has revealed that over 46.18% of the customers who upgraded to the new HTC One (M8) were coming from an older HTC device. This tells us a lot about brand loyalty and the trust that people have over the company’s products despite its dismal showing in the market lately.

Samsung Galaxy Beam 2 launched in China

Samsung Galaxy Beam 2 launched in China

The Samsung Galaxy Beam 2 smartphone has just been launched by Chinese carrier China Mobile. This is the second generation projector-based device from Samsung with the original Galaxy Beam seeing a very limited release back in 2012.

Samsung explains why the Galaxy S5 display is so good

Samsung explains why the Galaxy S5 display is so good

The Samsung Galaxy S5 has the best Super-AMOLED display ever used by the Korean giant in any of its products. In fact, it is so good that it led Display Mate to crown it as the best smartphone display they have ever tested.

Now, Samsung has gone ahead and explained how it managed to make the Galaxy S5 display better than its predecessors. 

Sony’s Background Defocus camera app brings fake bokeh effect to Xperia handsets

Sony’s Background Defocus camera app brings fake bokeh effect to Xperia handsets

If you have not already figured it out — 2014 is the year of fake ‘bokeh’ effect in the smartphone world. While HTC used a second camera to achieve this effect, other OEMs are just using software tricks to achieve the desired results. Even the latest update to Google Camera introduces Lens Blur, which allows users to blur the background behind the subject. 

How to bulk install apps from the Play Store

How to bulk install apps from the Play Store

Every once in a while Google rolls out an update to the Play Store that brings some minor or major usability changes to it. The last update introduced the ability to bulk install apps directly from the Play Store — a seemingly minor feature for many, but great for people who continuously switch between phones.