Google announced today that Android Wear now works with iOS. I don't own an iphone other than my work Iphone, but for the first time ever I am actually considering purchasing an Iphone when the Iphone 6s releases. This is mostly so I can compare the phone to other devices. My wife will actually probably carry the phone, but it is nice to know that Android Wear will be compatible.
During the Announcement Google announce that the LG G Watch Urbane as well as several soon to come smart watches can be paired to the Iphone. As it turns out the Moto 360 can also be paired with the Iphone. Your Moto 360 must be updated to the latest version of Anrdoid Wear which is v1.3. The device doesn't come out of the box with this version of Android Wear and you will need and Android device to get it updated. Once updated it will pair to the Iphone easily.
If you are able to root your Note 5 you can totally delete unwanted apps with titanium backup. The only problem with deleting apps completely is that this hinders you from receiving updates. You actually have to go out and reinstall those deleted apps before you will be able to accept an OTA. An easier way to clean up your bloated app is with an app called Package Disabler.
This app allows you to essentially freeze unwanted apps. This means that they are out of sight and out of mind. You won't be able to uninstall the apps, but that is fine since they will be present on your device and you will be ready for an update. The greatest feature of this app is that it doesn't require you to be rooted! Grab the app from the link below.
If you wanted to give the latest version of Touchwiz a try on your Note 4 now you have the opportunity thanks to developer "henrylife" who has ported the Rom over to the N4. Glamour Rom 3.1 brings Android 5.0.2 Lollipop with all the S6 updated apps and Edge features to the Note 4. The rom is prerooted and debloated. This includes the S6 Framework, all s6 apps ported including Phone, contacts, sms, and the themes app!
Don't worry the SPen features are all still working here as well. Other included features are the S6 music player, quick glance, improved speed and performance, and improved battery life.
A few weeks back Verizon announced that they were doing away with contracts and subsidized pricing. This gave grandfathered unlimited data useres like myself no reason to ever change to a tiered data plan since everyone would be paying full price for devices from here on out. Users who are already on tiered data were worried that they would never be able to buy a device at the discounted rate again.
Verizon has announced today that they will continue two year contracts and subsidized pricing for existing customers already in that structure. This however will no longer be available for new customers. Once an every two customer switches to a new Verizon plan there will be no going back to contracts and subsidized pricing. This means you will have to be more vigilant than ever to protect your current setup not allowing sneaky Verizon reps talk you into something you don't want to do.
New Verizon plans give you unlimited talk and text with 1GB of data for only $30. You can get 3GB of data for $45 per month, 6GB for $60 pre month, 12GB for $80 per month, and the plans go upwards from there. You will also be responsible for a $20 access fee per line.
Alright Apple fan boys its your turn now. Apple fans were laughing hard at the stagefright vulnerability a few weeks ago. Now it seems that over 225,000 Apple Logins have been compromised. It can be argued that this attack is more severe since the apple logins were actually taken. Virtually no one was ever affected by the stagefright vulnerability.
The only real difference here is that the Stagefright vuln existed on rooted and non rooted phones alike. This Jailbreak attack only affects those users that decided to jailbreak their phones outside of Apple's guidance. Apple login credentials were stolen via malware distributed through Cydia. The malware referred to as "Keyraider" was being distributed only in Weiphone's Cydia repositories. Types of data that were compromised include login credentials, purchasing receipts, device ID's and other data. Data was transmitted without the users knowledge.
Apparently T-Mobile's CEO, John Legere, is hopping mad about folks who abuse the T-Mo network by using tethering workarounds to game the system. He called them "thieves" and plans to go after them with multiple methods, including throttling. Here's a quote from his press statement:
It looks like the hot new leak crazy train is still forging ahead this morning! There was a new Sony Xperia Z5 video which leaked online recently, but is has since been pulled. Despite that, some still shot images were gathered for the device. Here they are in a compilation shot (shown in the thread below).
The most notable thing that this video revealed before it was yanked was that the device will supposedly have a 4K display. We have heard rumblings about that previously, but didn't put too much stock in them. The was also talk that this device will not be the base model Xperia Z5, but instead will be a more Premium/higher-end version.
What do you folks think? Isn't a 4K (2160x3840 resolution) complete overkill on a 5.2-inch screen? Either way, at least Sony is trying to push the envelope again. They really need to get a solid hit with a smartphone to avoid their mobile division crumbling into obscurity.
We are keeping this hot new leak train rolling this morning! The latest intel is about LG's next 2015 flagship. Even though one of LG's execs recently downgraded the next 2015 LG device from "super premium" to "high class," that doesn't mean it won't be a stout device. In fact, that might be the case in more ways than one.
The latest rumor shares some of the specs for the device and they seem a bit beefy. From the sound of these specs, this next LG will be closer to being another G Pro device than a regular G flagship. The intel indicates that LG is planning on including a 5.8-inch 2K QHD display and dual-rear cameras.
It was only last year that LG paused production of their G Pro line. Could this be a return to form for that line of phablet-style devices?
Holy smokes! Here's a hot new leak to follow-up the previous "hot new leak." According to Motorola will be bringing an all new active life-style flagship device to market in December of this year. It's called the Motorola Bounce, and it will supposedly be designed to do exactly that without breaking. Here's a spec-list which was shared along with the above leaked image:
5.43" Quad HD display
Snapdragon 810 chipset
3 GB of RAM
32 GB/ 64 GB storage
3760 mAh battery
21 MP rear camera
5 MP front camera
Other than the infamous Snapdragon 810 chipset, these specs seem phenomenal for a ruggedized device. If this rumint proves true, Motorola fans have something to look forward to this Christmas!
This is exciting stuff for folks who are curious about the rumored Blackberry Android. The image leaks we have to share today are of the new Blackberry Venice Android device. Along with the leaked pics, we also have some supposedly confirmed specs.
Obviously the pictures confirm the QWERTY keyboard, which slides out from behind the display. The pics if the phone show that it will also have a front facing speaker and a microSD card slot. Finally, the leak supposedly confirms that the device will have a 16MP camera with dual-flash. There's still no word yet on the internals of the phone, but we will keep you updated as more details emerge.
Check out the rest of the photos in the thread below.