Battery life on the Samsung Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge isn’t something you will be bragging about any time soon. It’s borderline bad, actually. But these phones happen to have the best displays and cameras in any mobile phone, along with a hell of a premium build, so it’s hard to argue against anyone interested in buying one. With that said, we know that battery life is a top 3 category for some, especially those who aren’t near a charger all day long for quick re-fills.
For those people, we give you the ZeroLemon 3500mAh Slim battery case at just $28.99. With this case, you not only get quite a bit of protection, but you also get an extra 3500mAh of juice that can be used once your initial charge runs out. The case will add some thickness, but since the phone is quite small, it shouldn’t be unwieldy.
Companies like Mophie have made these types of cases famous, but they also charge a $100 premium for most. At $28.99, this is a pretty good deal.
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The Galaxy Note Edge from Samsung on Verizon is receiving its update to Lollipop, but do note, it is labeled as Android 5.0, not Android 5.1. Inside, users should see big changes to TouchWiz and other various features, including new animations and transitions between application windows. (more…)
If you own the Verizon-branded Nexus 6 and have not yet received the update to Android 5.1.1 (build LMY47Z), get ready, because Big Red has approved it for rollout.
This is the same build that already rolled out to Sprint and US Cellular models. It’s a minor bug fixer.
To check for the update, head into Settings>About phone. (more…)
For those who picked up a LG G4, the OEM is offering up a few free goodies, including a free leather back cover and extra battery. More specifically, for those who enter their proof of purchase and other information needed to verify ownership, you can receive your choice between one of five different leather back colors, an extra battery, and a battery charging cradle. That’s a value of $140, all for free. (more…)
Snapchat is in the process of receiving an update this morning, bringing reworked functionality for fans of the app. Before the update, users would need to hold down their finger to view incoming snaps and stories. But now, all you need to do is tap on the snap and it will play automatically, no holding needed. (more…)
Beginning today and concluding on 8/31, anyone who purchases a One M9 from HTC through a Verizon retailer will be gifted a $100 in Google Play credit, which is a solid bonus for anyone with a growing wish list on the Play store. (more…)
With Android 5.0, Google introduced support for guest accounts and additional users on phones. This is the type of feature that may not be of use to everyone at all times, but it certainly is a welcomed addition to a maturing platform, as it’s there for those who need it. When Google pushed Android 5.1 a few months after 5.0, they didn’t remove the feature. Although, if you are a DROID Turbo owner who recently updated to Android 5.1 (it’s rolling out now to all by the way), you are probably wondering where it is. (more…)
Motorola and Google both dropped the price of the Moto 360 today to $149. That’s a $100 discount and could be a sign that it’s time to kill off all remaining inventory before the new 2nd generation model arrives. We have seen the price jump up and down over recent months, but this price cut has happened without asterisks, footnotes, or banners that mention this as being temporary.
Is the Moto 360 still a good buy at $150, even though it’s about to be replaced? $150 is a $150, so it’s not like we are talking about spending pennies here. With that said, it’s a solid smartwatch for a 1st generation device. It has started to show its age (that damn OMAP processor) recently, but still gets the job done. And hey, it also has Android 5.1.1 now!
Look at it this way – you know what you are getting when you buy a year-old, first-gen product that is about to get replaced by a new, upgraded model. It’ll work, but there could be some jealousy in a few weeks. Then again, the new model won’t be this cheap.
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