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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 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.

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.

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.

Samsung says to "Kapture the Moment" in teaser for new event that may be for Galaxy Zoom
By Andrew Kameka on Monday April 14, 2014

Samsung, fresh on the heels of releasing four new devices last week, is already back to work and teasing another smart device soon to launch. That device may be the new Android-powered Galaxy Zoom.

Rumored LG G3 specs leak for Sprint
By Andrew Kameka on Friday April 11, 2014

There's a rumor going around that the Sprint website has helped leak the specifications for the upcoming LG G3, and the details appear to confirm what we've been hearing about LG's next flagship phone.

Battery-boosting HTC One M8 Extreme Power Saving Mode rolling out to Sprint One M8 now
By Andrew Kameka on Tuesday April 08, 2014

One of the marquee features of the HTC One M8 is the optional Extreme Power Saving Mode that can dramatically extend battery life. For the first time, Sprint users can test out that feature.

HTC One M8 Review
By Andrew Kameka on Monday April 07, 2014

The HTC One is a thing of beauty. The tech media fawned over itself when discussing the 2013 model for its aluminum body, large display, and above average design. Now the One M8 arrives to be even better.