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Samsung could have its own Amazon Mayday feature with SPOT support in Google Helpouts
By Andrew Kameka on Wednesday April 16, 2014

Amazon has a unique feature in its most recent tablet and TV that offers customers live tech support when someone runs into a problem or needs help figuring out how to do something. Samsung has launched a similar program for its home products, but it should do the same for mobile devices.

AT&T delivers BlackBerry 10.2 to Z10 and Q10
By Andrew Kameka on Wednesday April 16, 2014

AT&T today announced that the BlackBerry 10.2 update is rolling out now to the BlackBerry Z10 and Q10 models tied to its network. The BB10 OS devices gain several new features including actionable lock screen notifications and better battery monitoring so users know which apps negatively affect battery life.

AT&T Samsung Galaxy S4 Active gets Android 4.4 KitKat
By Andrew Kameka on Wednesday April 16, 2014

It's later than some other devices, but Android 4.4 KitKat has arrived for the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active. The update adds some UI enhancements, small performance boosts, and security patches. It also offers color emojis, a new lock screen with full-page album art, full-screen in some apps, better closed captioning, access to the camera from the lock screen, wireless printing, and setting volume in specific applications. Galaxy S4 Active owners can try to manually trigger the update by going to Settings > More > About Device > Select Software Update > Check for Updates. Be sure your phone has at least 75 percent battery life before applying the update.

Google Project Ara phones go on sale January 2015
By Andrew Kameka on Wednesday April 16, 2014

Project Ara, the modular phone concept started by the advanced projects group at Motorola (now Google), has been shown in increasing detail in recent months. Now we know the most important detail - the release date.

Apple, Samsung, Google, and several other companies agree to support smartphone "kill switch" next year
By Andrew Kameka on Wednesday April 16, 2014

Several smartphone manufacturers and carriers in the United States have banded together to announce the Smartphone Anti-Theft Voluntary Commitment, a program that will give consumers more options when their smartphone is lost or stolen.

Samsung Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner hacked just like Apple iPhone 5s
By Andrew Kameka on Tuesday April 15, 2014

Remember how the Apple iPhone 5s was defeated by a security researcher replicating a fingerprint and then placing it on the Touch ID sensor? Well, it turns out that the Samsung Galaxy S5 is also susceptible to the same hack.

Amazon smartphone prototype with 3D UI effects leaks
By Andrew Kameka on Tuesday April 15, 2014

The frequency and specificity of Amazon smartphone rumors have increased in recent weeks, and we now have somewhat of a glimpse into what to expect the phone finally becomes official later this year.

iPhone 6 front panel shows how much bigger it is than iPhone 5s
By Andrew Kameka on Tuesday April 15, 2014

Secrets about Apple's new iPhone continue to leak, and the latest leak includes a photo of the supposed new iPhone next to the current version, showing what will be the biggest change in screen and phone size yet.

Analyst claims Apple wants to raise price of iPhone $100
By Andrew Kameka on Monday April 14, 2014

It might sound strange to suggest raising prices at a time when companies are cutting corners in major ways to shave costs off high-end devices, but that's exactly what Apple wants to do according to one analyst that claims to have insider information.

T-Mobile puts an end to data overage fees and challenges carriers to do the same
By Andrew Kameka on Monday April 14, 2014

>T-Mobile says it's done with charging customers extra for going over their monthly data when within the confines of the United States. It also now challenges rivals AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint to follow suit.

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