Samsung Galaxy Alpha metal-frame phone unveiled

Samsung Galaxy Alpha metal-frame phone unveiled

Samsung has unveiled the Galaxy Alpha, its first smartphone with a metal frame offering a “luxury look and feel.” “It’s an entirely new look,” said a blog post unveiling the new phone on the company’s U.K. website Wednesday. Samsung’s Galaxy smartphones have traditionally been made of plastic, prompting criticism that they look and feel cheap compared with competitors in the higher-end smartphone market, such as the HTC One(which,...

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Blackberry Launches New Phone . . .

Blackberry Launches New Phone . . .

BlackBerry released its new Passport phone today, a keyboard smartphone with a 4.5-inch​ screen aimed at corporate users. John Chen, charged with turning around Waterloo, Ont.-based BlackBerry since last November, has said the company’s future rests on rebuilding its relations with the enterprise market, long a core of its business. The Passport is on sale starting today, available only at Telus until Oct 1. Users will pay $200 for the phone...

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Everything You Need to Know About the Apple Watch

Everything You Need to Know About the Apple Watch

ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT The wearable space just got bigger. Way bigger. Apple debuted its long-awaited wearable Tuesday, simply called Apple Watch. There are actually three products: Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport, and Apple Watch Edition. The differences between them are only apparent in the different materials (including aluminum, 18K gold, and pink gold) and wrist strap choices, which vary between feminine, masculine and youthful. The Apple...

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Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch Came to a Wrist Near You

Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch Came to a Wrist Near You

The Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch is real. The slightly bulgy piece of wristwear works in conjunction with Samsung Galaxy phones and tablets so you’re not pulling them out of your pocket every time they ping or vibrate. The Galaxy Gear unveiled at IFA today notifies you of incoming emails, texts, and messages via a Bluetooth 4.0 + BLE connection. A preview of the alert shows up on...

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Duh: Of Course the iPhone 6 Plus Can Bend in Your Pocket

Duh: Of Course the iPhone 6 Plus Can Bend in Your Pocket

 Josh Valcarcel/WIRED Some iPhone 6 Plus users are discovering their handsets do something Apple isn’t advertising: Bending. Yes, a few phablets are bowing slightly after being kept in back pockets and then sat upon. You could say it’s a pocket-sized controversy, and you’d (mostly) be right. Considering the device is just over a quarter-inch thick and made largely of aluminum, a flexible metal, the fact this jumbo...

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8 Generations of iPhone Cameras, Side by Side

8 Generations of iPhone Cameras, Side by Side

Though the new iPhone is called the iPhone 6, we’re actually on the 8th generation of iPhone that has existed. But who cares about that. Let’s just see how much the camera—maybe the most important feature on the iPhone after messaging—has improved over those 8 generations. Hint: a lot. Lisa Bettany compared the new iPhone 6 camera to those of the iPhone 5S, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S,...

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How to fix iOS 8 WiFi issue

Why Your iOS 8 Wi-Fi Is Weird and How to Fix It

A platform upgrade always comes with its fair share of bugs, and per Apple Forums, one of the issues popping up with iOS 8 is slow Wi-Fi. But fear not, apparently there’s an easy fix. Now, not everyone is experiencing sluggish internet connections on iOS 8—some of our staffers said they were, others didn’t notice anything different. But on the forums, users are saying their Wi-Fi...

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GIZMODO iPhone 6 Review: The Phone That Lured Me Back to Apple

EXPAND I’d rather get this out of the way up front: the iPhone 6 is the best smartphone you can buy. In fact, it’s better than that. The iPhone 6 convinced me to switch back to Apple. It feels strange to say this, but the last time I owned an iPhone, it was a 3GS. That wasn’t intentional; it just sort of happened. Like many...

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iPhone 6 Plus is the Best Tablet I’ve Ever Used

iPhone 6 Plus is the Best Tablet I’ve Ever Used

EXPAND Six years ago, I sat on my girlfriend’s couch, casually flipping her new iPhone 3G end over end. I was pondering why anyone would buy an iPhone over my clearly superior T-Mobile G1 handset. Yes, I was an Android nut, a former Sidekick owner who believed that smartphones should have physical keyboards and be held horizontally for maximum effect. In other words, I wanted a laptop that fit...

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Samsung moves up Galaxy Note 4 launch in response to strong iPhone 6/Plus sales

  Samsung has reportedly decided to move up the launch of its new Galaxy Note 4 smartphone following a positive reaction and strong first week sales from Apple’s new larger iPhones 6 models.The KoreaTimes cited an unnamed employee in Samsung’s marketing department who said “the positive reaction from consumers to those two Apple devices prompted us to launch the Note 4 earlier than previously scheduled.” The...

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