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Apple Closing Beats Music
By Ang Torres on Friday November 13, 2015

When Apple bought Beats Electronics in a multi-billion dollar deal last year, plenty of eyebrows were raised. Was Cupertino really interested in Beats' admittedly sought after headphones and peripherals, or did Apple really have its eyes on the Beats Music streaming service? The latter is the most likely, but Beats Music will cease to exist on November 30th, when Apple will close its doors for good.

Wal-Mart Black Friday Deals Leak, Apple and Samsung Savings
By Ang Torres on Thursday November 12, 2015

Black Friday is imminent, which means retailers around the country will be offering huge deals on everything, including consumer electronics and smartphones. Wal-Mart, the largest retailer in the United States, will be among those slashing prices on numerous products in the mobile sector. A leaked copy of the company's Black Friday circular leaflet has leaked online.

Xiaomi Mi 5 Passes Benchmark Software
By Ang Torres on Thursday November 12, 2015

The ball is finally moving on Xiaomi's Mi 5 flagship handset. It has been nearly 18 months since the company launched the Mi 4, which in smartphone terms is an age. The Chinese giant has been holding out for Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 820 processor, but now that chipset is launched Xiaomi can press ahead with its belated flagship.

Xiaomi Talking with LG to Use Company's OLED Screen Tech
By Ang Torres on Wednesday November 11, 2015

Chinese company Xiaomi is reportedly going to ditch LCD panels in favor of OLED screens next year and the company will select LG as the supplier of those displays. A report in Korea suggests that the two companies are currently in negotiation for Xiaomi to adopt LG?s components for OLED supplies.

Microsoft Lumia 950 Landing November 20 with AT&T
By Ang Torres on Tuesday November 10, 2015

Microsoft's new Lumia 950 is an excellent smartphone. It has Windows 10 Mobile, has a good list of specs, and is even competitively prices. However, we have discussed before how the handset being a success will be a tall order because of hoe limited it is. In the United States the Lumia 950 will be available only through AT&T, with the carrier announcing that the handset will be available from November 20th.

Xiaomi Updated Redmi 2A with more Storage and RAM
By Ang Torres on Monday November 09, 2015

Xiaomi has unveiled a new updated version of its Redmi 2A smartphone, making the huge selling device a boost for 2015. The regular Redmi 2A has been a monster hit for the Chinese company, selling over 10 million units worldwide, and becoming one of Xiaomi's best-selling smartphones.

Microsoft Readying Windows 10 Updates for Older Lumia's
By Ang Torres on Friday November 06, 2015

We now that various Microsoft Lumia smartphones running Windows Phone 8.1 are in line to receive Windows 10 Mobile. The latest build of platform has rolled out on the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950XL flagships and it now seems as though Microsoft is readying to roll out the new software to some older Lumia models.

Facebook Mobile Advertising Revenue Grows
By Ang Torres on Thursday November 05, 2015

Facebook made the decision to transition to a mobile focused company and since then has continued to grow that side of the business. Through the third quarter of 2015 Facebook's mobile ambitions continued to bear fruit as the company revealed 78% of its revenue through advertising came from mobile.

LG G4 Receiving Android 6.0 Marshmallow Now
By Ang Torres on Wednesday November 04, 2015

We knew that LG's flagship G4 smartphone would be getting Android 6.0 Marshmallow quickly, the company's collaboration with Google on the Nexus 5X means it has had access to Marshmallow for a while. The G4 is now beginning its Android 6.0 rollout with LG sending out the update in its home nation, South Korea.

HTC Slashes Price of Nexus 9 Tablet
By Ang Torres on Tuesday November 03, 2015

Did you buy a HTC Nexus 9? Probably not, but then not many did. That is actually a shame as it was one of the very best tablets ever made... it just worked on all levels. Considering the Nexus 9 is still barely a year old, it still represents a great buy for those wanting a powerhouse slate, especially now that HTC has reduced the price right down.