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Google Play Books iOS App Now Offers Textbook Rentals

Google Play Textbooks For Rent

The Google Play Books app for iOS is now offering textbook rentals. Several weeks ago, Google during its Nexus 7 and Chromecast presentation announced that it was planning textbook rentals and sales for the month of August. Most of the titles available in the Google Play Books store are provided with a six-month rental period…. Read more »

Google And Motorola Hard At Work On Nexus 5 Smartphone

Google Moto X

Google is leveraging its Motorola Mobility acquisition in order to create the next Google Nexus 5 smartphone, according to a new report. The rumor was posted on Google+ by Taylor Wimberly, the very same person who gave a spot on leak account of the Moto X Phone. Wimberly says Google and Motorola are already hard… Read more »

Facebook Messenger Is Better Than Texting, Here’s Why [Op-Ed]

Facebook Messenger is better than texting

COMMENTARY | Facebook Messenger is better than texting, and here’s why. Ever since the initial evolution of cell phones, texting (or text messaging) has been the norm. Initially, cell phone companies tried to limit the amount of texting you can do in one month because they already had limits on talk time. This didn’t go… Read more »

iPhone 5S To Feature Dual LED Flash, Rumor Claims

iPhone 5S

The iPhone 5S will feature a dual-LED flash, according to the newest rumor to circulate around the web. The new camera option is meant to help customers take better pictures in low-light conditions. While the iPhone 5 takes great photos, those pictures only turn out with the desired result when proper lighting is utilized. Low-light… Read more »

Apple iPhone Fingerprint Reader And iPhone 5C Rumors

iPhone Fingerprint Reader

The Apple iPhone fingerprint reader is the most widely talked about possible feature for the upcoming iPhone 5S. The new feature, it is believed, will replace the Apple iPhone home button while providing a new level of security for users. The iPhone fingerprint readers existence appears to have been confirmed thanks to a folder in… Read more »

Low-Cost iPhone 5C Packaging Spotted In China

Low Cost iPhone 5C

A user at the Chinese discussion forum WeiPhone has posted what they claim is the plastic retail packaging for Apple’s rumored low-cost iPhone 5C. The device is also known as the iPhone Lite. The iPhone 5C, as it is rumored to be named (the C stands for Color), has been “spotted” in several rumored but… Read more »

Fake iPhone Chargers Causing Deadly Charger Electrocutions

Fake iPhone Chargers Causing Deadly Electrocutions For Users

In the past few days, there have been reports of multiple Apple iPhone charger electrocutions. In one case, a woman was killed, and in another, a man has been put into a coma. While the past few incidents have been reported in China, Mashable states that these charger electrocutions happen all the time. There are… Read more »

iPhone Electrocutions Continue, Second Person Zapped In China

iPhone Charger Electrocution

Ten days ago, a man in China was the victim of iPhone electrocution, and now he’s laying in a coma inside a Beijing hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU). According to a Beijing Wan Bao report posted on July 18 the man was shocked while attempting to charge his Apple iPhone. As the iPhone electrocution occurred,… Read more »

Apple iPhone 5S: A Collection Of Rumors

Apple iPhone 5S Rumors

The Apple iPhone 5S is expected to be announced soon, and that means the rumor mill is heading into full spin mode. Every year around this time, “insiders” and “sources close to Apple” begin to hint at the potential for new and exciting smartphone advances. This time around, the “S” in iPhone 5S points to… Read more »

Apple iPhone Dropped By Russia’s Major Wireless Carriers

Apple iPhone 5

The Apple iPhone is no longer being carried by any of Russia’s three major wireless carriers. While Russian cell phone users can still purchase the iPhone, they must do so at black/gray marketing pricing from Apple direct, at Svyaznoy outlets, and through various other third-party sellers. According to Fortune, the last holdout was VimpleCom, whose… Read more »

iPhone 5S, 6 Chips Rumor Claims Apple Will Buy Manufacturing Plant

iPhone 5S, 6 Chips Rumor Claims Apple Will Buy Manufacturing Plant

iPhone 5S rumors claims Apple iPhone Systems On Chip (SoC) designs will be manufactured internally by Apple. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 5S rumors say the next generation iPhones will likely be launched during the autumn and summer, respectively. Apple has already changed the iPhone with iOS 7’s new… Read more »

Bill Hader Stars In Hilarious T-Mobile Ads [Video Gallery]

Bill Hader T-Mobile Commercials

Poor Bill Hader. First he leaves his job at Saturday Night Live, and now he’s running into smartphone problems at every turn. The new pitchman for T-Mobile stars in a new set of commercials for the carrier, and the results are hilarious. Hader appears in a group of 30-second commercial spots meant to promote T-Mobile’s… Read more »

White Google Nexus 4 Pulled From Play Store

White Google Nexus 4

The White version of the Google Nexus 4 has been pulled from the Google Play Store. The 8GB setup for the limited-edition Google Android powered device sold out earlier in the week, and the 16GB model sold out over the weekend. The Google Play store sales page now simply reads “no longer available for sales”… Read more »

iPhone Lite Shells Shown Off In New Leaked Photo

iPhone Lite Shells

The Apple iPhone Lite is rumored to be arriving with various colored plastic shells, and a new photo leaked on Thursday claims to show off the products new outer casings. Built from a rumored polycarbonate plastic, the smartphone features metal housing that helps strengthen the smartphone while attaching all of its internal components. The smartphone is… Read more »

Flipboard Didn’t Lose Your Google Reader Data

Flipboard Didnt Lose Google Reader Data

Flipboard wants former Google Reader users to know that the company did not lose their Reader data. As part of the company’s iOS and Android platform updates, Flipboard last week began offering Google Reader users the option to import their data feeds. The company began accepting the requests and ended the program before Google Reader… Read more »

Apple iWatch Extends iPhone Functionality With Wearable Tech

Apple iWatch Extends iPhone Functionality With Wearable Tech

The Apple iWatch is launching soon and people want to know one thing about the iWatch: what will it do? The short answer is that the Apple iWatch will extend the Apple iPhone with extra functionality only available to users of the iWatch wearable technology. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the Apple iWatch will… Read more »

Smartphone Battery Life Improved By ‘Constant Juicing’

Smartphone Battery Life

Smartphone battery life can be vastly improved if you “constantly juice” your mobile device with repeated charging. In the past, users were warned about “memory effect” which occurred when a battery was charged before it was close to being drained. However, battery technology has greatly improved since the days of nickel cadmium batteries. Now users… Read more »

Samsung Galaxy S4 32GB Version Now $299 At Verizon Wireless

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Galaxy s5

Verizon Wireless is now offering the 32GB version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 for just $299. The new device option will begin shipping on July 3 and will be sold alongside the Galaxy S4 16GB version, which is still available for $199. Both the 16GB and 32GB versions require a two-year contract in order to… Read more »

Verizon 4G LTE Launches In 500th Market, Company Plans LTE-Only Devices

Verizon 4G LTE

Verizon Wireless has just launched its 500th 4G LTE market, and now the company is looking forward to launching 4G LTE-only smartphones. The company will launch the phones when it rolls out the VoLTE network. Reaching its 500th market means Verizon has completed its initial 4G LTE build-out. Speaking recently about the company’s focus on… Read more »

Free Google Android Apps Feature Intrusive Adware 6% Of The Time

Android Apps Mobile Security

The next time you install a free Google Android app, keep this statistic in mind: 6 percent of all free Android apps include some type of intrusive adware. Mobile security firm Lookout says Android users are more likely to fall for “adware” then classic criminal-based malware. According to Lookout, the number of adware installs far… Read more »

Apple In-App Purchases Settlement Approved, Get Your Free $5 Now

Apple In-App Settlement

Did your child take your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch and then make in-app purchases without your knowledge? Apple has agreed to settle a class action lawsuit that was brought forth over its old in-app purchases. Under terms of the settlement, customers can file a claim for their share of the fee. Apple will credit… Read more »

iPhone 5 Coming To Virgin Mobile USA

Apple iPhone 5

Virgin Mobile USA will begin offering customers unlocked iPhone 5’s starting June 28. The contract-free smartphones will be made available in 16GB ($550), 32GB ($650), and 64GB ($750) options. The devices will not be cheap, but they will allow customers to take advantage of Virgin Mobile USA pricing. Plans start at $35 per month and… Read more »

Mark Zuckerberg Tours Samsung, Facebook Phone Rumors Start Up Again

Mark Zuckerberg Tours Samsung, Facebook Phone Rumors Start Up Again

Wide spread speculation is littering the Internet as news that Facebook co-founder, Mark Zuckerberg, has taken a trip to South Korea, the home to smartphone makers Samsung. Since Facebook Home launched in April this year, exclusively for HTC and Samsung handsets, rumors have been doing the rounds regarding whether Zuckerberg and Samsung will team up… Read more »

Sony Xperia Z Shipping In US Within Weeks, Exclusive To T-Mobile

Sony Xperia Z

The Sony Xperia Z is making its way to the United States in the “coming weeks,” and it will be available for sale exclusively through T-Mobile online and T-Mobile retail stores. The Xperia Z is a water-resistant smartphone that features a 5-inch 1080p “Reality Display” that is powered by the mobile Bravia Engine 2. Also offered on… Read more »