iocean x8 iOcean X8, The Smartphone For Selfie LoversDo you love taking selfies? Is your Facebook profile full of photo albums of your face more than any other kinds of photos? If the answer is in the affirmative, then you might want to check out the iOcean X8, which is a smartphone that hails from China, where it will sport a 5MP camera in front that boasts of auto-focus capability.

It does seem to be a rather obvious solution right from the get go, doesn’t it? The thing is, how come other smartphone manufacturers never really figured this out? I guess the industry did not bother to move in a certain manner. Still, apart from the outstanding auto-focus 5MP front-facing camera, the iOcean X8 will also feature other specifications such as a 5.7-inch 1080p display, an octa-core MediaTek CPU, a Mali-450 GPU, 2GB RAM, a 14MP shooter at the back and a 2,560mAh battery with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean in tow.

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lg g flex 06 640x427 AT&T LG G Flex Set To Receive Android 4.4.2 KitKat Update This WeekAT&T’s support website has pointed out that they will be making available the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for the LG G Flex from Thursday, April 17th onward, in an Over The Air (OTA) format. Of course, before you perform any kind of software update, it would always be prudent to make a back up of all your existing data, as you can never quite tell just when will Murphy strike. The LG G Flex’s Android 4.4.2 KitKat update will be huge at 686MB, which means it is also highly recommended that your handset has at least 50% charge on its battery remaining, not to mention being connected to a Wi-Fi network.

AT&T has reiterated that this particular update will roll out in stages, so if you are not on the receiving end of it tomorrow, fret not – it will arrive to your smartphone eventually. Patience does have its virtue, and if you feel that you lack in this particular virtue, how about trying to pick it up manually by heading to Settings > General tab > About phone > Software update > Update now on your handset?

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It seems that the Samsung Galaxy S5 can now pull out a chair and have a nice, long chat with the iPhone 5s, since both smartphones can have their fingerprint readers fooled by fake digits. Yes sir, from the video above that was posted by SR Labs, it points to the recently launched Samsung Galaxy S5 being played out through the same modus operandi – you will need to be in possession of a good photo of a latent print however, where one from the touchscreen will do perfectly fine, before one creates a mold that can trick the fingerprint reader into thinking that it is the real deal.

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us airways tweet US Airways Tweets Sexually Explicit Photo To Passenger, Apologizes AfterwardsBeing in the service industry can get pretty challenging at times – as customers always expect you to provide them with the very best level of service that their money can buy, and to keep the same smile plastered on your face a good 10 hours into your shift could prove to be quite a challenge. Sometimes, patience wears thin and common sense gets lost along the way. US Airways must have gone through that, after they tweeted an offensive image which was sexual in nature to a customer who complained about their service, with a message that read, “We welcome feedback, Elle. If your travel is complete, you can detail here for review and follow up.”

This image was retweeted for over 500 afterwards, taking nearly an hour before US Airways actually removed the tweet. Needless to say, an apology was forthcoming, and at least US Airways did that via another tweet, “We apologize for an inappropriate image recently shared as a link in one of our responses. We have removed the tweet and are investigating.”

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twitter selfie painting “Ellen Seflie” Painting Hangs At Twitter OrficeI am quite sure that by now, many of us would have been sick and tired of the famous Ellen selfie which was snapped by a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 at this year’s Oscars. Since then, it has ended up as the most popular selfie and tweet of all time, and there does not seem to be any stopping it, either. Having said that, this world famous tweet has now been transformed into a painting that hangs over the halls of Twitter’s headquarters.

In a tweet that was sent out by Twitter employee Lauren Mitcheom, it featured the soon-to-be-famous painting as well as an invitation for Ellen to drop by the Twitter headquarters, so that she is able to snap a selfie with the employees there. Why not, right?

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gs5 active apps 277 Apps For Samsung Galaxy S5 Active Already (Rumor)@evleaks has a little something for us – it does seem as though the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active, which has not been announced to date by the way, might arrive with 277 apps at the very least right out of the box. After all, the tweet from @evleaks point to 277 active APKs that are allegedly part of the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active, and this particular smartphone is also said to go one up on the IP67 certified Samsung Galaxy S5 – by featuring IP68 certification. What does this certification translate to?

We are looking at a similar level to that of the Sony Xperia Z2, which would enable users to submerge their handsets to 1.5 meters (5 feet) of water for a full hour without actually risk getting spoiled. Of course, only time will tell whether this particular rumor is true or not, so sit tight and wait.

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htc one developer Sprint HTC One (M8) Harman/Kardon Edition Coming SoonIt was as recently as last month that the folks over at HTC revealed their latest HTC One (M8) smartphone, which happens to be the successor to a pretty good high end handset, which is the HTC One, of course. Arriving in a more streamlined design as well as wealth of new features, where among them include a dual speaker that certainly paved open the way for newer handsets to follow in its footsteps. Well, here we are with a rumor from @evleaks that point to Sprint offering the HTC One Harman/Kardon edition.

Apart from that, an XDA forum member has also clarified that all of Sprint’s HTC Ones do carry this hardware, but this particular “feature” had not been made public before because the legal portion of the agreement was not completed prior. Sprint looks set to market this exclusive HTC One Harman/Kardon edition the moment the deal is finalized. Hopefully the price would remain the same, though.

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lg l70 MetroPCS To Launch LG L70 It does seem as though those who are in the market for a mid-range handset will have the LG L70 to choose from, especially if you happen to be a MetroPCS subscriber. The thing about the LG L70 is, it is not entirely a new handset, having been announced by LG before Mobile World Congress kicked off in February earlier this year, being part of the new L Series III along the way.

The LG L70 will run on Android 4.4 KitKat right out of the box, which is uncharacteristically a departure for a non-flagship device, but we will not be complaining. @evleaks had leaked out a press render of the LG L70 complete with the MetroPCS carrier branding printed on the handset.

In terms of its hardware specifications, we should be expecting a 4.5” 800×480 IPS touchscreen, an 8 MP or a 5MP rear camera, a VGA front camera, a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, 1GB RAM, 4GB of internal memory, and a 2,100mAh battery.

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In the video above, you would definitely be interested to know more about what Nokia has done when it comes to research and development for the future of sustainability in the world of consumer electronics. The Solar Armor that you see above is an amusing fashion statement, but it gets the job done – keeping a Nokia Lumia 1520 powered and charged the entire day, relying on indoor light alone.

Does this mean that we will be able to kiss goodbye to the standard issue phone charger? Don’t throw yours away just yet, as such a “solar armor” still needs plenty of work before it can be perfected and incorporated into everyday clothing. After all, walking out dressed like that is definitely going to draw a whole lot of awkward stares in your direction than nods of approval.

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zte apollo ZTE Apollo 64 Bit Android Smartphone RumoredChinese media CNMO have brought whispers of ZTE working on a 64-bit Android smartphone, where this particular device has been given the codename Apollo. Apparently, the ZTE Apollo will be based on one of Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 808 and 810 CPUs, although we will not rule out the likes of the Snapdragon 410, 610, and 615, too. There has been nothing specific on what the exact model will be, although word has it that the ZTE Apollo will be a 64-bit smartphone.

Regardless, all of the options ought to be able to be a handset that is future-proof to a certain extent, despite sporting extremely different chipsets.For instance, the Snapdragon 410 and 610 happen to be quad-core models that will cater for low and mid-range devices, while the octa-core 1.8GHz Snapdragon 615 is quite a beast, with the hexa-core Snapdragon 808 and octa-core 810 being right at the high end side of things. Hopefully more information will be revealed in due time so that there need not be any more speculation.

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