Which is the cheapest smartphone in the world? The answer lies in India

Which is the cheapest smartphone in the world? The answer lies in India

Smartphones
An obscure company from India has managed the impossible: they have created a smartphone that is priced at $4. Yes, you read it correctly, that's four US dollars for a smartphone with interesting features. The company is called Ringing Bells and their product is called Freedom 251. This could be a major breakthrough for India, offering the possibility for poor areas to connect with the world. (more…)
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Rooting your Galaxy S5 and installing CyanogenMod 12. Is it worth it?

Rooting your Galaxy S5 and installing CyanogenMod 12. Is it worth it?

Smartphones
In the midst of the Galaxy S6 release date and the emerge of S6 Edge, a lot of geeks like me could decid to bring fresh blood to their Galaxy S5 smartphone, since the last Android Lollipop update brought out the good and the worse of this device. For me, the "upgrade" to a cyanogenmod environment was necessary, since I couldn't keep up with the moods of my device. Running on the stock ROM, it was laggy as hell, virtually freezing for tens of seconds, especially when I was using the keyboard in various apps. So, I decided to install CyanogenMod CM12. Is it worth it? Let me give you the pros and the cons. (more…)
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The future of smartphones – predictions

The future of smartphones – predictions

Smartphones
The future is here! We are entering a new age of technology, of outstanding devices and affordable gadgets. It's hard to predict what each smartphone manufacturer will do in the future, but one thing is certain: we'll witness a hard competition to create devices that have reasonable prices. The main interest will probably be the mid-range smartphone market, where we can expect the average price to drop. According to a study created by International Data Corporation's Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker (IDC), the price will drop from $297 down to $241 per device. The same study unveiled that emerging markets like India will develop $100 smartphones. In contrast, the price for the flag ship devices will remain in the same price range. This way, customers that want quality could get…
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Home Made Spider-Man Webshooter

Home Made Spider-Man Webshooter

Gadgets
If you combine a fan of comics with an inventor you'll probably get this guy and his webshooter. This dude took his time to create a real life device that allows him to capture various objects around him. Just watch the following video to see how it works and how he managed to create the webshooter.
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The best mobile games for iOS 8

The best mobile games for iOS 8

Video Games
Ever since Apple released their new iteration of iOS called (naturally) iOS 8, fans had various opinions on the operating system: some love the new features, some think that it’s becoming more and more like the Android OS. To tell you the truth, I think that over the years, Apple’s iOS changed for the better, and the latest iOS 8 brings some of the best features and design you can possibly think of. I love playing games on my mobile device, so I decided to compile a list with some of the best mobile games you can play on the new iOS 8. I will try to pick games from all genres, starting with sports, adventure and finishing with casino games and mind games. (more…)
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How to downgrade from iOS 8 to iOS 7

How to downgrade from iOS 8 to iOS 7

Technology
iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus along with the new iOS 8 were just released. Although I can't say too much about the new Apple smartphones, since I haven't had the chance to play with them, I thought it would be a great idea to help people that just upgraded to iOS 8 and they are not so happy with it. Most users have mixed opinions on the latest iOS, and those who doesn't love it have the chance to perform a downgrade and return to iOS 7.1.2. The iOS8 to iOS7 downgrade option will be available for a short period of time, until Apple will release the digital signature for iOS 7.1.2, which will lead to the impossibility to return to the previous operating system. If you want to downgrade,…
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Apple’s iPhone 6: price and specifications (unnoficial)

Apple’s iPhone 6: price and specifications (unnoficial)

Smartphones
iPhone 6's launch is just days away, but various companies are already allowing their customers to preorder the device. That's the case with China Telecom and China Mobile, two companies that teased the device to their loyal customers. What's interesting though is that on China Telecom's website there is plenty information about the iPhone 6. The images seem to present a smartphone with the same design found in latest iPhone 6 leaked. The smartphone has curved edges, redesigned buttons and a larger display. Just like iPhone 5S, we may have 3 colors to chose from when we buy it: black, gold and silver. (more…)
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Future Technology Trends: 2015

Future Technology Trends: 2015

Technology
Following last year's article on future technology trends, I decided to reiterate the invitation to peek into the near future and to see what are the best bets in terms of technology. There are many interesting projects to look for next year, but I will focus on things that are of great importance to us, things that we use in our daily life, things that could change our life for the better in the years to come. (more…)
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iOS 7.1 is out: major improvements for iPhone 4 and 4s

iOS 7.1 is out: major improvements for iPhone 4 and 4s

Apple
Apple just rolled out their latest iOS 7.1 update, and I've just had the pleasure of testing it on my old iPhone 4S. In the past, there was a real conspiracy regarding these updates, and many users stated that Apple was deliberately making new versions of the iOS run slower on older device just to "convince" the users to upgrade their devices. For a long period of time I agreed with this theory, but the iOS 7.1 update just clear Apple's name in my case. I'm not sure if it has something to do with the Android KitKat release, but iOS 7.1 brought a new life to my phone. I was actually considering an upgrade to iPhone 5 or 5s, but after this update I think I'm going to stick…
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