Tizen OS Has Minor Setback as the Samsung Z Launch Get Delayed

Samsung is by far and away the biggest player in the Android smartphone game and while they have to be pretty happy with financial results that it is producing Google is making all the money off their devices after they are sold. What's Samsung to do about it?  Place their own open source OS on their devices with their app store, search engine, etc....  That OS is Tizen and it is based on the Linux kernel and was developed in part by...

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Secure Mobile Device Blackphone Ships to Consumers
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Secure Mobile Device Blackphone Ships to Consumers

In the world of hacked phones, NSA and data miners it's tough to find an Android device that is really secure, but the Blackphone device was made to solve just that issue.  It was put up for pre-order in February for a cool $629 and is finally starting to ship now.  What type of security do you get for your money? custom-built PrivateOS encryption of all messages uses their own "Silent Circle" servers The device will block apps from...

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Windows Phone Threshold to Unify All App Stores

One of the big promises when Windows Phone 8 came out was a unification across all Microsoft Platforms (Windows Phone, Windows and Xbox), yet we have seen very little of it so far. According to the LinkedIn Profile of a Microsoft Program Manager, this will change next year with the release of "Threshold" for Windows Phone. While Threshold is expected to do many things it's main goal will be to unify the all Microsoft platforms in the...

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Fitbit Announces its Support for Windows Phone

Wearable fitness devices are all the rage these days from step tracking to sleeping patterns these little devices do it all.  However Windows Phone has been left out this trend for lack of support from device makers.  Well that's all about to change one of the major wearable fitness makers have committed to the Windows Phone OS. In a recent forum post Fibit stated: "Fitbit is developing an application for Windows Phone 8.1. Thank you...

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Bring Back the Physical Buttons on my Devices!

It's not often that I decide to stand up on my virtual soap box and give an opinion about the latest smartphone trend, but I feel compelled. The replacement of actual physical buttons with virtual ones is something that must be spoken up about. Before I get rambling on and on about the ills of virtual buttons, let's try to give out the point as to why manufacturers would want them to start with. Google would love if every device would...

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Microsoft Has a Chromecast-like Miracast Dongle That Just Leaked

According to a report and the above picture from Drwindows.de, Microsoft is working on releasing a Surface-branded, Chromecast-like dongle for their devices. It appears to get power from the USB port with the other end going into the HMDI port on the TV and requires no other special wiring for a connected television. Rumors suggest the device is expected to work with all Windows Phone (WP8 and above) and all of the Surface devices. A...

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