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Aereo Lowers its Antennae while the Courts Decide the Next Steps

Aereo was an alternative to watching live broadcasts on your TV, instead it offered a virtual remote Antennae and DVR service for its subscribers.  For a small fee, subscribers to the Aereo service could watch live television where and when they wanted using mobile apps for Android, iOS and more. Based in Brooklyn, Aereo houses a large antennae farm stating they have one antennae for each customer,  Which makes each signal they receive a single signal for each subscriber.  This was their attempt to overcome the limitations of hosting a public performance, which requires licensing. The U.S Supreme Courts disagree with this philosophy and finally issued an injunction against them on Wednesday this week.  This is not the final say in the matter, it’s the U.S. District Court in New York that must issue the preliminary injunction stopping the service. Aereo decided to preempt the next step and temporarily halt its operations ...

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Is the Apple iPhone Finally Growing Up! 4.7 and 5.5 Inch Display Rumored for iPhone 6

There’s been a long standing debate about screen sizes on mobile devices.  The Apple iPhone has always been a couple of steps behind Android in terms of display size but the Apple iPhone 6 is rumored to change all this.  Expected in fall of this year, the iPhone 6 is supposed to be larger, faster and stronger and may finally give the competition something to think about. Recent rumors are pointing to a couple of size variations in the works.  A 4.7 inch and a 5.5 inch display are coming according to an article from Macrumors.  You can also find lots of mock-ups around showing what people are expecting or wish they could be.  You can check out one video from Mac Otakara which the featured image on this article is taken from. Apple is know to produce an amazing looking display for their iPhones, but is the display any better ...

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T-Mobile Wants You to Have a 7 Night Stand Free of Charge

This evening T-Mobile announced quite a few things at their Uncarrier 5 unveiling in Seattle, like Uncarrier 6 also. One of the announcements was a partnership with Apple and a new 7 night stand free trial. The basic premises let you cheat on your carrier for 7 nights 100% risk free. No obligations, no charges, no upfront payments, no anything. Well, almost anything. “We think everybody should cheat on their carrier and enjoy every minute of it” said John Legere during the event when he started talking about the promotion. It all sounded good until we started looking through the terms on the test drive website. First thing to know is that it is for an iPhone 5s. You don’t get to test drive any device. John’s answer as to why an iPhone was simple, they found that not a lot of people know T-Mobile even carries the iPhone and second ...

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Griffin Survivor Slim HTC One M8 Case Review

you’ve probably noticed that we are on a HTC One M8 Case review run at the moment.  we’ve had the HTC One Dot View Case Review and the Griffin Reveal Case Review and we’ve more to come.  the next one in the list is another one from Griffin Technologies with their Griffin Survivor Slim case for the HTC One M8. The Griffin Survivor Slim case for the HTC One M8 is a high grade, mil-spec rated, dual layer case with a six foot drop test rating. Opening the box on the Griffin Survivor Slim you’ll find the case and unlike the previous case from Griffin, you’ll also find a screen protector with cleaning cloth and a little plastic applicator to help you smooth out your screen and remove any unwanted bubbles.   I was surprised to learn that the Survivor Slim for the HTC One M8 is cheaper than the Reveal case ...

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At What Point are More Pixels Too Many Pixels?

Everybody loves more pixels or at least the manufacturers want us to.  The war for larger more clear display in smartphones is on and has been for a long time.  Manufacturers keep upping the game with larger displays and larger resolutions.  For the larger screen devices, increased the resolution is a good thing as it ensures that our displays are sharp making everything easier to read. Look at the latest smartphone from LG, the LG G3.  It’s one of the first smartphones to feature a 1440 x 2560 pixel resolution or what they are calling quad HD.   Sounds awesome doesn’t it, but at what point do the extra pixels become irrelevant and only degrade our overall experience?   Let’s look at the pros of a larger resolution display. The obvious pro to a larger resolution display is the clarity or sharpness of everything displayed on it.  Text should be cleaner ...

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Griffin Reveal Case Review for the HTC One M8

What the one thing you want to do when you buy a snazzy new smartphone? Show it off to your friend’s maybe! There is a way to protect your new smartphone without hiding it and that’s the new Reveal case for the HTC One M8 from Griffin Technology. The Griffin Reveal case for the HTC One M8 protects your phone by adding only about a millimeter to its size and with its clear back, still preserves the look of your shiny phone. There really isn’t much to say about the Reveal case. Inside the box you’ll find just the case and not a lot else, not even any screen protection. If you ask me, any case should come with a screen protector. If you want to protect your phone, this also means the screen. The outer edges of the case are made of poly-carbonate with an ultra-thin rubberized interior lining ...

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HTC Dot View Case Review. Its Not For Everyone.

When HTC release the HTC One M8 earlier this year, they released the HTC Dot View Case at the same time.  A case like none we’d seen before.  Not only did it protect your phone, but it has a dot matrix style hole system on the front allowing the phone screen to show information through the case.  I can only describe it as a retro looking design more akin to old 8-bit video game. It’s definitely unique among cases. The HTC One Dot View case is a flip cover case so if this is not what you’re looking for, you can probably stop reading now.  The Dot View case is nice looking, feels tough and adds a pretty cool novelty factor to your phone.  It’s a great idea, but they also make you pay $50 for it. The Dot View case feels nice and fits perfectly.  The back of the case ...

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Route 66 Panoramic Car Kit Review

Route 66 Navigation and Panoramic Car Kit.   Founded in 1992, Route 66 started out by creating an alternative Navigation application for your Android devices competing with the likes of Google Maps and Waze.  Not only did they develop a navigation application, but they also offer custom car mounts for a good selection of devices called the Panoramic Car Kit. What makes them any different to existing navigation application available on the play store?  The first thing you’ll notice is they have a function called “Follow Me” which presents an augmented reality view using your phones camera.  They then overlay a car on the display, which can be changed, and all you do is follow it.  It actually works very well and even slows down and gets closer as you approach traffic and turns in the road.  The follow car even has real working lights so you can see it ...

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iTunes may be coming to Android

For the longest time, Android users have had to deal with the absence of an official iTunes app from the Google Play Store; sure there are substitute apps, but that’s a far cry from an official app that evolves with Apple‘s aspirations and focuses, much like other music providers like Spotify and Pandora have done over the last few months. That void may be filled soon, however, as Billboard reports that Apple may finally bring iTunes to Android. The change in heart is primarily due to a decrease in music download sales, down 11% according to Nielsen SoundScan. Conversely, while download sales are down, revenues from streaming sites like Spotify and Pandora have risen 39% in the past year, signalling to Apple that they should probably consider something along the lines of a music streaming service with an “All-Access” subscription model, possibly using the existing iTunes Radio platform as a starting ...

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