Amazon Launches Music Streaming Service for Prime Members

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 13:32 -- Sammy Snyder

As expected, Amazon has released its own music streaming service called "Prime Music". The company joins the likes of Pandora, Spotify, Apple, Google and Beats Electronics in the now crowded market of subscription-based music. Taking a page from Beats Electronics LLC, Amazon is not offering a free ad-supported version of Prime Music, instead the service is free for paying subscribers of Amazon Prime.

Prime MusicAmazon Prime members will receive unlimited access to over a million songs and hundreds of pre-made Amazon playlists. Users will also be able to download any track to listen on their Kindle Fire, iOS, Android and Mac/PC devices using the Amazon Music cloud player app.

T-Mobile Teams Up with Walmart to Offer 4G 'Data For Life'

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 09:18 -- Marshall Walker

T-Mobile is at it again. This time the cellular provider has teamed up with Walmart to bring affordable tablets and 4G data to the masses. T-Mobile customers can now receive 200MB of free 4G data when they buy an Android powered (4.2.2 Jelly Bean) Apollo Trio AXS tablet at participating Walmart locations. The Trio AXS is a 16GB 4G-enabled tablet with a 7.85" HD display and 1GB of RAM. It is powered by a 1.2GHz Cortex A7 quad-core processor and it is equipped with a 5MP camera and microUSB port. The tablet retails for only $180.

Trio AXS"The vast majority of tablet owners today are trapped in the Wi-Fi zone, " said Doug Chartier, senior vice president, T-Mobile. "First there's the extra cost of a cellular-enabled tablet. Then there's the added cost of the big three carriers' expensive data plans and the danger of overages. It doesn't have to be this way. With these great connected tablets, you get free 4G data for the life of your tablet on the blazing fast T-Mobile network -- and the freedom to live your life beyond the Wi-Fi zone -- at an unheard of price."

Galaxy S5: How to Turn On Do Not Disturb Mode and Block Calls

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 18:57 -- Marshall Walker

The Samsung Galaxy S5 features both a "do not disturb" mode and the ability block specific phone numbers from contacting you. The "do not disturb" mode is called "Blocking Mode". It allows users to block incoming calls, notifications and alarms at certain times, like when you're in a meeting. You can also whitelist specific contacts, and schedule recurring times to avoid having to reset it each day. You can access and enable "Blocking Mode" under the main settings of your device.

Griffin Technology Galaxy S5 Cases Now Available

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 19:15 -- Alex Gardner

If you didn't already pre-order your Galaxy S5 case from Griffin Technology they're now available for purchase on GriffinTechnology.com. Unfortunately there are not any new offerings, but these cases will fit the larger S5, and feature the proper port openings for Samsung's newer handset. Here's a quick breakdown of your options:

Survivor Clear for GS5
Survivor Clear for Samsung Galaxy S5 ($29.99) The Survivor Clear is crafted from clear polycarbonate and TPE rubber to protect your device from drops and bumps. Griffin promises it is drop proof from up to 6 ft and can withstand "18 hours of bone-shaking vibration, from 20 to 2000 cycles per second".

Get a OnePlus One Smartphone for $1 by Smashing Your iPhone

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 15:32 -- Marshall Walker

Chinese start-up OnePlus has announced its Smash the Past promotion where you could be one of the first 100 customers to buy a OnePlus One smartphone for only $1. What's the catch? You just have to make a YouTube video of yourself smashing your existing smartphone. But don't start smashing your device just yet! First you have to enter to win and be chosen, then you can start smashing things. Here are the official rules:

OnePlus One

1. Apply - Fill out the application form and send it in.

2. Stand Out - We'll choose 100 applicants to be our smashers.

3. Smash & Share - Share a video of your smash on YouTube and the OnePlus One will be yours!

Where to Pre-Order the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 11:40 -- Marshall Walker

Pre-orders are now being accepted for Samsung's Galaxy Tab 4. Here is a list of all the retailers that are going to carry the new tablet and links to those who are currently accepting pre-orders. We will update this page when more pre-orders open.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 is available in three sizes: 8GB 7-inch for $199.99, 16GB 8-inch for $269.99 and 16GB 10.1-inch for $349.99. All models are available in either black or white.

Here are the specs: TFT high-definition touch-screen display with WXGA (1280 x 800) resolution, 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1.5GB of RAM, Android 4.4 KitKat, 3.0MP rear-facing camera, 1.3MP front-facing camera, microSD slot for up to 64GB for simple storage expansion, GPS with GLONASS, Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, and USB 2.0 port.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Pre-Orders Open April 24th

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 17:16 -- Sammy Snyder

Update: Here's a list of pre-order links.

Samsung has announced that the Galaxy Tab 4 will be available on May 1, 2014, with pre-orders beginning on April 24th. The affordable tablet will be available in three sizes: the 7-inch model will retail for $199, the 8-inch version will cost you $270, and the 10.1-inch version will set you back $350. The Tab 4 is a lot cheaper than Samsung's pricier Galaxy Note which costs around $500.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4While the Tab 4 doesn't quite stack up to Samsung's Note 2014 editions but it is not a bad tablet at its current price. All three sizes are powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1.5GB of RAM and Android 4.4 KitKat. The Tab 4 also sports a WXGA display (1280 x 800 resolution), a 3-megapixel camera, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, and include Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, GPS and GLONASS.

Pre-Order the Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:06 -- Marshall Walker

Pre-orders are now being accepted for the Sony Xperia Z2 tablet. The Xperia Z2 features a 10.1-inch (1920 x 1200) Triluminos display, an rear-facing 8.1 megapixel camera, a front-facing 2.2 megapixel camera and a 6,000mAh battery. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 2.3GHz quad-core CPU, 3GB of RAM and Android 4.4 KitKat.

Sony Xperia Z2The 10-inch tablet is only 0.25 inches thin and 15.5 ounces light, plus it is waterproof and dust resistant. It is also equipped with front facing stereo speakers, digital noise canceling support, and it ships with Facebook, Google+, Twitter and Xperia Socialife preloaded. Other features include a microSD slot for expandable storage and Bluetooth 4.0 / NFC / MHL 3.0 / WiFi.

Save Up To $70 on Samsung Tablets: Note 10.1 (2014) and Tab 3 [Deals]

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 13:53 -- Alex Gardner

Samsung is holding a five day sale for its Galaxy Note 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 3 tablets. You can save $50 on a 16GB Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition Wi-Fi-only model, and up to $70 on select Tab 3 models. But before we get to the Samsung deals, don't forget T-Mobile is offering up to $130 in savings when you purchase a 4G LTE tablet.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014)T-Mobile's "Operation Tablet Freedom" allows customers to buy a 4G LTE tablet for the same price as its Wi-Fi only counterpart. For example, you can nab a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 LTE model for zero dollars down with 24 monthly payments of $8.33. That equals $199.92, which is the same amount as the Wi-Fi-only model. You will of course have to sign up for a T-Mobile 4G LTE data plan to take advantage of this deal.

Zagg invisibleSHIELD GLASS Screen Protector Now Available for HTC One (M8)

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 13:29 -- Marshall Walker

Zagg has released its new invisibleSHIELD GLASS for both the original HTC One and new HTC One (M8). GLASS is a lot like Zagg's original invisibleSHIELD, but instead it is made out of scratch-resistant tempered glass. The screen protector is amazingly only 0.4mm thick, and it promises to offer a "crystal clear" high definition view of your device's display.

HTC One M8 Screen ProtectorGLASS also features an oil-resistant nano-coating to keep your device fingerprint and smudge free, and it is 100% guaranteed to protect your device from scratches and damage. Zagg promises GLASS will also deliver a "silky-smooth feel for precision touch sensitivity."

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