Talon is one of the best third party twitter apps around. I personally just use the main twitter app. I got tired of purchasing third party twitter apps just for them to run out of tokens. When these apps run out of tokens and you replace your phone you find that downloading the app on the new phone means you can't access the app due to the token limit. Many of these third party twitter apps quit upating the app once they were unable to sell more apps.
Talon is one of the few that has continued to update their app. Version 4.0.0 of the app improves on the tablet layout. It also speeds up the quick actions and more.There is now an option for dual panel mode allowing you to view 2 streams at once. Head to the link below for the full changelog.
The Note 5 is a big device and it can get pretty tiring to hold it up for long periods of time. I have actually had digits fall asleep holding the Note 5 watching a football game on the watch ESPN app. Samsung may have a pretty cool trick up their sleeve for the Note 6.
Samsung filed a patent for an S-Pen that folds into a kickstand way back in the third quarter of 2015. The patent shows an S-Pen that would stick halfway in the device and halfway out. It bends in the middle making the kickstand. As long as the mechanism that allows the S-Pen to fold in half is nice and firm when in straight S-Pen form this might be cool. If the hinge is not sturdy and it folds in on itself randomly this could be pretty awful. Of course this is just a patent and who knows this could be vapor ware.
Every year we see advancements in cell phone technology. The screens have more pixels than our eyes can see, cameras are approaching DSLR quality, and build quality seems to get better every year. The only thing that has lacked any meaningful progression is battery tech.
There may be a new "fuel-cell technology" coming to phones within the next 2 years that could give your phone 7 day battery life! A UK based company says they have secured a large investment from an emerging smartphone maker who believes in the technology. "Intelligent Energy Holdings" says their tech will allow us to charge our devices once a week. I have a feeling that this would also pave the way for even more power hungry chips and screens. I sure hope this pans out!
1Password is one of the easiest ways to stay secure on the web. We are all members of dozens of sites on the web. Each site needs its own password. We are told that each site should have a different password. This is pretty good advice. If all your accounts have the same password a hacker who hacks one account now has access to all accounts.
1Password autogenerates passwords for each account, stores them, and autofills them for you. The app is like a password vault. The latest update adds fingerprint support which makes using the app much more intuitive. Grab the app from the link below.
What kind of color scheme will the Galaxy S7 TouchWiz Theme feature? One great way to get an idea is to take a gander at the wallpapers. A SamMobile Forum member has "leaked" the Galaxy S7 wallpapers or at least he is claiming these are the Galaxy S7 wallpapers. There are few elegant looking designs with blue being the overwhelming color scheme. One of the wallpapers features what appears to be a "6" which is strange considering these walls are supposedly from the Galaxy S7.
If you want an early taste of the Galaxy S7 this could be your chance. Head to the link below for the download link.
Other than the leaked image from Saturday, it's been a while since we heard an HTC One M10 rumor. Today breaks that drought again. According to today's intel, the display on the next generation HTC One flagship will have a 5.2-inch diagonal.
This goes contrary to earlier reports of a 5.1-inch display. Obviously, this is literally a tiny difference, but it is still worth sharing for those who are skeptical of larger displays. Will that extra .1 inches make that much of a difference? We will leave that judgment to you. The display is still rumored to be WQHD resolution, so that's nothing new.
What do you folks think? Will the HTC One M10 better HTC's battered business, or does it belie a backsliding blueprint for breakdown?
Here's our dedicated HTC One M10 section for further discussion: HTC One M10
For folks looking to jump from another carrier to Sprint and were looking at the Samsung Galaxy S6 or Note 5, now is your best chance if you can trade-in an old phone. Sprint will fork over $200 USD for folks who trade in their old (working) smartphone and choose either of Sammy's flagship models from last year.
The Sprint offer ends on 3/3/16, and requires a new line activation or eligible upgrade. The trade-in device must be your current working smartphone, and some restrictions apply. For more info, you will actually need to go into a Sprint store. Here's a link where you can find a Sprint store near you, as well as a number of additional Sprint deals going on right now: Best deals now available at Sprint
Don't forget to drop by and check out our Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy Note 5 sections for more discussions:
HTC is having a phenomenal sale on their Google Nexus 9 tablet. You can grab the tab for a whopping 40% off the normal price. This brings the price of the 32GB WiFi versions down to a very affordable $287.40.
We would list the 16GB version at a price of just $239.40, but that one has already sold out! That means the supplies are running out fast, so you might want to hurry to get hold of this offer. You can even get the 32GB LTE model for only $359.40 (only in black).
Here is a direct link below. To grab the various versions of the Nexus 9 that are still available at the time of this post, just click the corresponding model tab once you get to the link.
We have a couple of newish rumors to share regarding the Samsung Galaxy S7. We say "newish" because one of the two we have isn't new, but simply includes new details. The other is definitely new. Let's work backwards for you today.
According to the latest intel, the Galaxy S7 could have an "always on" display. Usually, this type of feature can only be found in the eBook/eReader industry. Also, occasionally you find this concept in fitness watches like the Pebble. This begs the question... why would a smartphone have or need such tech? Lest we forget, some Motorola smartphones actually have a similar feature. Even LG and Nokia have versions of the "always on" screen in a few of their devices.
The feature basically allows persistent display notifications, and/or the ability to respond to knocks and gestures without turning on the device with the power button. In fact, in some ways, this tech makes sense for Sammy's phones. Their OLED displays work a bit differently than LCD screens. Here's a brief quote with a few of the details,
"In contrast to LCD screens, OLED displays emit their own light. To show the color black, it simply needs to turn that light off, without actually turning off the display. On LCD's, black still requires the backlight to be on, draining power in the process. This is the very same technology that has made Samsung's own Ultra Power Saving Mode possible." ~...
One of the funniest of the movie related Super Bowl ads for this year was easily Coca-Cola and Marvel's Ant-Man vs the Hulk commercial. This inspired us to share a post with as man of this year's movie related or movie inspired Super Bowl videos/trailers as we could find. The trailers showcase everything from Superman vs. Batman, Captain America: Civil War, Deadpool, Independance Day 2, Jason Bourne and many more.
Here they are (including the Ant-Man vs. Hulk) in the thread below. Enjoy!