Has Your LG G3 Pre-Order From Verizon Shipped?

If you pre-ordered an LG G3 from Verizon, I would assume that it has shipped? The device officially launches tomorrow in stores and online, so if it hasn’t, you may want to check to make sure your order still exists. Verizon is normally really good about shipping pre-ordered devices so that they arrive on launch day or even earlier in some cases. We have already heard from a number of readers who are expecting devices tomorrow, thanks to shipping notifications that were sent out within the last 24 hours.

Has yours shipped?  (more…)

Video: LG G3 vs. Galaxy S5 vs. HTC One (M8)

Our LG G3 review is on the way, don’t worry, but as we put our final touches on it, we wanted to continue showing you all there is to see about this incredible phone. We gave you our 25+ tips and tricks for the LG G3 yesterday, ran through a series of features on Monday, and now have a better comparison of the device to the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the HTC One (M8) to show off.

At this time, these are the three flagships of the moment. Sure, the new Moto X is still on the way, as is the Note 4, but for now, if you are considering a smartphone purchase, these are the three phones you would look at.  (more…)

Samsung’s Level Premium Audio Products Available in the US Tomorrow

Level, the premium range of audio products introduced by Samsung back in April, will become available in the US starting tomorrow on Gilt.com. After the line passes through its 72-hour stint on Gilt, all products will come to Amazon (July 20), Samsung.com (July 21), and Samsung Experience Shops in Best Buy stores (July 27) shortly thereafter.

For those new to Level, you are looking at four different products. The Level Over is an over-ear Bluetooth headphone that delivers an “immersive sound experience.” It runs $349.99. The Level On is an on-ear, wired headphone that “packs a powerful, clear and pure sound in a compact design,” running $179.99. The Level In is a pair of in-ear buds that runs $149.99. Finally, the Level Box is a Bluetooth speaker that costs $169.99. We have yet to test any of these products, but hope they have something special in-store to justify those prices. At least they look pretty, right?

To see images and read the full specs, jump below and then through the source link.  (more…)

Verizon’s Device Payment Plan Died on July 13, Unlimited Data Tougher to Keep Than Ever

You may not have realized this, but Verizon killed off their Device Payment Plan on July 13, the same day they extended Verizon Edge to include tablets. The Device Payment Plan (DPP) has been an option for those looking to avoid Edge, but more importantly, for those looking to keep unlimited data plans, as it allowed you to buy a full-priced device and spread the cost out over 12 monthly payments instead of 20 while also leaving your current data plan intact. It wasn’t the best deal in town, since it included a $2 per-month fee, but again, it was an option for those with unlimited data plans who didn’t feel like forking out $600 up front for a new phone.  (more…)

InkCase Plus Wants to Put an E-ink Display in a Case for Your Phone, Crushes Kickstarter Goal in a Day

If you could think of a single accessory that would greatly enhance your smartphone experience, is there any chance that you would say, “Give me a secondary e-ink display that I could pair to my phone and attach in a case!” I can’t say that I would, but if the early success of a Kickstarter campaign for a product called the InkCase Plus is any indicator, maybe many of you would. The InkCase Plus went live yesterday on the crowd-funding site with a $100,000 goal. In less than a day, it eclipsed that goal and seems to be picking up even more steam.  (more…)

Android 4.4.4 r2 (KTU84Q) Factory Image Released for Specific Nexus 5 Models

Google posted a Nexus 5 factory image and binaries for a new Android 4.4.4 r2 build (plus pushed it to AOSP) this afternoon as KTU84Q. Don’t get too excited about, though, as it has been posted “For 2Degrees/NZ, Telsta/AUS and India ONLY.” In other words, you probably won’t see it as an OTA any time soon unless you are in New Zealand, Australia or India. But hey, it happened!  (more…)

LG G3: 25+ Tips and Tricks

Each time a new flagship device is released, we have tried to make a habit of putting together 25 or so tips and tricks to help new owners of the device get the most out of it. Since the LG G3 is by all means the ultimate flagship of the moment, we wanted to give it the same treatment.

In this video, we cover everything from the simplest of navigation tricks to utilizing the advanced features built-in to the G3. The video is 15-minutes of must-see tips for new G3 owners. If you want to learn to use Knock Code, get the most out of your quick toggles, quickly access Dual Window/QSlide/QuickMemo, use your phone with one hand, customize the navigation area, and take phone calls without ever leaving the app you are in, you should watch this.

Once you are finished, let us (and the DL community) in on any other tips and tricks we might have missed.  (more…)