Samsung Gear S2 Specs (Classic Too)

We now know just about all there is to know about the Samsung Gear S2 and its brother, the Gear S2 Classic, thanks to an announcement out of Samsung this afternoon. The watches are indeed round, carry minimalistic, yet classic designs, run Tizen, and in a way are very much like the Galaxy S6 in that they should be mostly future-proof.

Each watch has a high-res Super AMOLED display, 2-3 day battery life, wireless charging, dual-core processor, WiFi, IP68 water and dust resistance, and NFC for mobile payments. If you were looking for the total package in a Android-ready smartwatch, this is probably it.

Below, because we know some of you love the little details, you will find the full Gear S2 specs, along with those for the Gear S2 Classic and 3G model.  (more…)

T-Mobile to Stop Network Abusers Who “Steal” Terabytes of High-Speed Data a Month

In a post to the official T-Mobile blog, CEO John Legere announced that the company will begin to crack down on data thieves beginning today. The issue stems from abusers of the carrier’s unlimited high-speed data plan, which also grants a small portion of high-speed data for tethering devices.

According to Legere, approximately 3,000 T-Mobile customers are willfully stealing about 2TBs (yes, terabytes) of data for tethering each month. Utilizing rooted phones, software to help mask network activity, and other various means, these apparent evil-doers are not adding to an honest customer’s experience on T-Mobile. So, to put it simply, Legere is going to shut them down.  (more…)

Samsung Officially Announces Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic, With NFC Mobile Payments, and More

Samsung just made its new round smartwatches, the Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic official ahead of press events at IFA in Berlin. We now know specs, battery life, operating system, the differences between each, what the bezel does, how you will navigate around the UI, and also that it will have NFC for mobile payments. Ready to learn?

The Gear S2 Classic was “made for users who prefer a more timeless watch design, offering an elegant Black finish with a matching genuine leather band.” It’s the black watch in this post. The regular Gear S2 is “ideal for those who are on-the-go and have an admiration for minimal and modern design.” It’s the white watch picture above and below.  (more…)

Monday Poll: Blackberry Venice, are You Actually Interested?

I posted up the newest images of the Blackberry Venice this morning, thinking it had a substantial amount of hype surrounding it. I now know that I underestimated said hype. You are all crazy in love with the idea of a Blackberry keyboard attached to a Blackberry phone that runs what appears to be mostly-stock Android. I can’t say I fully understand the need for such a device in 2015, now that on-screen keyboards are as good as they are today, but hey, nostalgia is a thing, a real thing.

So, because I need to see the actual numbers that prove this isn’t just a few select fanboyistic droolers who love sliders known as the Blackberry Venice, it’s time for a poll. I need to know – are you really interested in the Blackberry Venice? Like, really really?

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Video: Using Android Wear on iOS!

What’s it like to use an Android Device on iOS, through an iPhone 6? We paired up a Moto 360 (yes, it works) and took it for a spin this morning to find out.

As you can imagine, the experience isn’t as fully featured as it is on Android. You don’t have access to all of your favorite 3rd party Android Wear apps from Google Play, because well, this is iOS and the Apple Appstore, not Google Play. It’s probably unlikely that Apple is going to let Android Wear apps show up or be available for install to an Android Wear watch any time soon either, so yeah, that’s just a part of the deal that Google likely understood going in.  (more…)