gflex2-attWell, if you happen to be an AT&T subscriber, here is news for you – the long waiting time for it will soon be over, as come this April 24th, you will be able to place an order for the handset online, or via selected brick-and-mortar AT&T stores.

Just to recap, the LG G Flex 2 will be powered by the powerful octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor that boasts of 64-bit capable CPUs that have been specially optimized for Android 5.0 Lollipop, allowing one to enjoy robust multi-media playback and multi-tasking without missing a beat.

Other hardware specifications of the LG G Flex 2 will include 3GB RAM, up to 32GB of internal memory, a microSD memory card slot for expansion purposes, a fast charging 3,000mAh battery, where all of that will be crammed into a chassis that measures 5.87” x 2.96” x 0.35”. [Press Release

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minoteproIt looks like the long wait for the Xiaomi Mi Note Pro is about to be over, so watchers of the upcoming smartphone can now heave a collective sigh of relief, as we have heard that this device will be available to order from May 6 onward. Now that is definitely a burden lifted from anticipating shoulders, don’t you think so?

While the Mi Note has been made available in China via the company’s signature flash sales, the Mi Note Pro has more or less remained a persona non grata – at least until May 6 rolls around, where you can then place your orders for the handset, although I am not too sure just when will the exact shipping date be – it might be immediate or otherwise, who knows?

The Mi Note Pro will sport a 5.7-inch QHD touchscreen display, 4GB RAM, 64GB of internal memory, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 SoC, a 13MP shooter at the back, and a 4MP shooter in front.

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p8maxIt looks like the Huawei P8max is finally here, and so what can we expect from this relatively huge smartphone? For starters, it does come with an impressively large 6.8” display, which makes it tether on the brink of tablet territory, although the resolution could have been bumped up to Quad HD instead of remaining at Full HD, but then again I suppose this is due to the fact that the P8max is meant to be more affordable.

The entire handset measures 6.8mm thin with a 2.2GHz Kirin 935 chipset with a 64-bit octa-core processor keeping it running, while custom software offers split-screen multitasking. Apart from that, selfie lovers can take advantage of the 5MP front-facing camera, while the back lies a 13MP camera with OIS. The 4,360mAh battery should offer up to 2 days’ worth of normal usage, and it will arrive in 16GB and 64GB capacities, with the former retailing for €550 while the latter will cost €650.

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sprint_logoIt was just yesterday that we learned how Sprint has decided to entice travelers with something that is worth checking out – especially if you happen to be one who lives out from a suitcase. I am referring to Sprint offering them free texting as well as international 2G roaming, now how about that? Well, it seems that Sprint has a whole lot more up their sleeves, where iPhone customers on the network can also initiate high-quality calls over Wi-Fi with their very own phone number.

This is made possible through a software update that will be delivered, and such a capability will then enable Sprint to dramatically expand not only coverage, but also connectivity options for customers via a simple and easy Wi-Fi Calling experience for the following handsets from Apple – the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s.

David Owens, senior vice president of product development for Sprint, shared, “Wi-Fi Calling is like a major expansion of our network, allowing Sprint customers to get coverage anywhere they have Wi-Fi connectivity. Traditional wireless technology has some limitations in places like basements and high-rise office buildings. Wi-Fi expands our customer’s connectivity in a big way. The addition of Wi-Fi Calling for iPhone customers is just one more example of how Sprint is getting better every day.” [Press Release]

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lg-g3-lollipopSo, you happen to be a Verizon Wireless subscriber, and own an LG G3 flagship device. If that is the case, then chances are you would have noticed that your device is more or less the last to pick up the Android 5.0 Lollipop update, at least among the other carriers that also offer the handset. Being the biggest doesn’t mean that one is the fastest, but then again, there is always the other adage of “better late than never”, right?

We are pleased to inform Verizon LG G3 owners that the Android 5.0 Lollipop update is now available for download, although it might take some time for the rollout to be completed across the entire spectrum of their customers, as with any other update rollout, regardless of the mobile carrier.

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Huawei-P8-liteBoth Huawei P8 and P8 Lite smartphones are all set to be released or at least, announced later this coming April 15th, and hence in order to make sure that you remain all squeamish in your seat, holding on to the edges of it as well, a new leak has happened, where you will be able to catch a glimpse of what is to come. Patience would be a better companion here, since it is less than a week before the official reveal, so why not just sit back and relax?

Both the Huawei P8 and Huawei P8 Lite will come with a 13MP shooter at the back alongside a 5MP front-facing shooter, running on Android 5.0 Lollipop with the Emotion UI on top of it. The Huawei P8 will be the larger of the two, where its 5.2” 1080p display would eclipse the P8 Lite’s 5” 720p display. Apart from that, the former comes with 3GB RAM, 32GB of internal memory and a 2,520 mAh battery, while the latter has 2GB RAM.

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apple-watch-delayIt looks like you might have to postpone your excitement at the impending arrival of the Apple Watch on your wrists due to the dreaded words, “supply constraints”. Apparently, shipping times for the Apple Watch has been delayed, getting pushed back all the way to June instead of the April 24 date that many have looked forward to.

Of course, this particular delay in shipping does not apply to everyone who has placed an order for the Apple Watch, but rather, only select models from all 38 different Apple Watch models that went up for pre-order through Apple’s online stores in nine countries: Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, the U.K. and the U.S.

It is interesting to note that there are also the most expensive Edition range of Apple Watches being listed as shipping some time in June on the Apple US and Apple UK webstores. It would definitely help if Apple could provide a figure of how many models they are producing, but they’ve kept mum on the matter so far.

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Have you grown up on a diet full of violent video games? Well, certainly Mortal Kombat is one of those franchises that shocked everyone when it was first released, where digital blood was spilled along the way. It definitely looks tame by today’s standards, but back then, it created quite a buzz in the video game industry, and then some. Having said that, Mortal Kombat X for iOS is now available to download from the App Store, where you can check out the striking graphics in the trailer above.

There will be 24 Kombatants to choose from, which should offer you plenty of opportunities to master all of them, and apart from fan favorites such as Scorpion and Sub-Zero, there will also be newcomers to the scene, Cassie Cage and Kotal Kahn included. Mortal Kombat X for iOS works great across platforms, so that players will be able to unlock content across all platforms as long as they play.

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memopad7-lteSo, you happen to be an AT&T customer? If that is the case, then you might want to check out what is in store for you this coming April 10th. The ASUS MeMO Pad 7 LTE will be made available not only storewide across the nation, but also online as well as at select national retailers.

This partnership between ASUS, Intel and AT&T will be available for purchase for $8.75 each month for 20 months thanks to the AT&T Tablet Installment plan, or if you would settle for $74.99 alongside a two-year agreement. In addition, one can add the MeMO Pad 7 LTE to a new or existing Mobile Share Value plan for $10 each month.

This affordable tablet will run on Android 4.4.4 KitKat, sporting 16GB of internal memory which can be further augmented using a microSD memory card. Apart from that, it comes with dual front stereo speakers that have been designed with entertainment in mind, while the HD IPS+ display sports a 178 degree wide viewing angle with vibrant colors. There is also a rear-facing 5MP shooter, just in case you were wondering what the rest of its credentials are. [Press Release]

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cyberbullyCyber-bullying is not a new phenomenon, and if you have followed such news before, you would know that it has gotten a whole lot more prevalent in this generation than before, due to the numerous ways in which one will be able to remain connected. Well, a teachers’ union recently warned that even teachers are not immune to this social scourge of the 21st century, where a greater number of teachers have started to face abuse on social media.

In fact, pupils have begun to sling sexist, racist and homophobic remarks against school staff, in addition to some highly offensive mention of one’s physical appearance. Perhaps this is a bad example picked up by children from their parents, since there are also instances of parents being abusive on social media? Who can really tell the reason in the rise, other than the fact that the world has gotten a whole lot more connected, and not too many know the difference between freedom of expression and freedom of expressing oneself. There is always a level of tact and responsibility associated with the dissemination of information, and hopefully the affected teaching staff will have the mental and emotional fortitude to be able to shrug off these insults.

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