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Google’s Nexus 4 Gets a Hundred Dollar Price Cut

Google Nexus 4 If you’ve been thinking about getting a Nexus 4, then Google just made your decision easier. They’ve generously slashed $100 from the price of their flagship smartphone, bringing the price of the Nexus 4 down to $199 for the 8GB version and down to $249 for the 16GB version. Talk about a crazy deal!

Few smartphone companies make the moves that Google does, so when they do, you’ve got to pay attention so you don’t miss out. The Nexus 4 has specs that still hold up a year after its release, with its 4.7-inch 1280 x 768 resolution display, 1.5 GHz quad-core processor, and 2GB of RAM.

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Cordli iPhone Case Keeps Your Headphone Cord Out of the Way

Cordli

Things can get pretty messy with your earphone cord if you don’t have one of those holders or wire clips to keep them in place while you’re using them. The clips do a decent job of keeping the wires neat, but then there’s the hassle of where to put them when you want to use the entire length of your earphones. I’ve lost my fair share of these clips because they’re often so tiny that you don’t really notice when they slip out of your pocket or purse.

An alternative is the Cordli iPhone case. It has snakelike grooves on the back where you’re supposed to push the wire into. It promises to get rid of the “cord bulge” and allows you to adjust the cord to a length that you’re comfortable with by holding the excess in its grooves.

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iCracked Fixes Up Smashed iPhones So They’ll Almost Be Good as New

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Dropped your phone? Cracked the screen? Dropped it into a puddle of water? Fret not. The guys at iCracked can help you out. They’re a start-up that promises to fix up your phone, regardless of the shape it’s in. You don’t even have to drive anywhere or ship your phone out to a repair service, because iCracked’s repair technicians will come to you.

Aside from repairing busted-up devices, iCracked now offers a buyback service and are offering protection plans that start at $6 a month. These are options that you might want to check out, especially if you’re a particularly clumsy phone user.

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Prong PocketPlug Case Lets You Charge Your iPhone, Minus the Wires

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The Prong PocketPlug case makes charging your iPhone infinitely more convenient. All you have to do is slide your phone into the case, pull out the prongs, and plug it into an outlet. The case is specially convenient when you’re travelling since there are no more docks, chargers, or wires to deal with.

The disadvantage is that you won’t be able to use your phone comfortably while it’s charging, since it’s attached upright on the socket. If you prefer corded charging, then you can tote along your wire since the case has a micro USB port on the side.Continue Reading

Rumor Mill: Budget-Friendly iPhone 5C Might Have Scratch-Resistant Plastic Backs

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As we inch closer to the purported announcement of the budget-friendly iPhone 5C, more information about the yet-to-be-announced unit has surfaced. Apple is really deviating from their usual style, as the cheaper version of their smartphone will reportedly come in a bevy of bright-colored plastic backs. You might recall that the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS both featured plastic polycarbonate housings, and they were pretty much well-received by users worldwide.

A shift back to plastic definitely sounds possible, given that it’s a lower-budget phone, after all. But Apple won’t be going back to the same plastic. According to Apple Daily, the smartphone maker will be using a tougher kind of plastic that is scratch-resistant. They were reportedly able to get their hands on the rear case for the phone and attempted to scratch it with keys to no avail.

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Support the Fight Against AIDS While You’re Sleeping

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You obviously don’t use your Android smartphone when you’re sleeping, so why not let scientists who are working to find a cure for AIDS use it instead?

FightAIDS@Home is a project that calls for the involvement of citizens all over the world. Scientists who are trying to find more efficient drugs that can be used to treat HIV need a supercomputer, which will cost them $1,000 an hour. Funding isn’t exactly unlimited, which is why the researchers found an alternative: making use of the computing power of thousands of devices that aren’t being used–because their owners are sleeping.

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Lost Your Smartphone? It’s the Android Device Manager to the Rescue

Android Device Manager

There’s the Find My iPhone app for iPhones, and now there’s the Android Device Manager for Android devices.

This has definitely been a long time coming. Google finally launched the service, which will help Android device owners to find or locate their missing (or worse, stolen) smartphones and tablets.

The program is being pushed to Android devices by updating the OS. To check if your device already has it, just go to Settings>Security>Device Administrators to activate the Device Manager. Once you find it and activate it, head on over to https://www.google.com/android/devicemanager and log in with your Google account.Continue Reading

OFF Pocket Temporarily Puts Your Phone Off the Grid

Off Pocket

Need to go off the grid for a while? You can turn your phone off…or you can just slip it inside the OFF Pocket. It’s a portable privacy pocket of sorts that makes your phone untrackable and unhackable. It can successfully shield 100dB of signal in the 800MHz to 2.4GHz frequency range. That includes cellular signals, GPS, and WiFi.

The OFF Pocket is guaranteed to work with any phone and any carrier in any country in the world. It’s available in two sizes to accommodate most phones and is flexible and lightweight, which makes it easy to carry and take with you on your travels.

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Rumor Mill: Leaked Images of the HTC Max

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The One Mini isn’t the only smartphone that HTC has under wraps. Although like the One Mini, they’re doing a pretty bad job at plugging all the leaks. This time around, it’s for the HTC Max.

So from mini, we go to max. As the name implies, this smartphone is larger than your average phone. It’s rumored to come with a 5.9-inch screen with a stunning 1080p resolution. Taiwan’s ePrice claim that the Max will come with a 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor loaded with 2GB of RAM. No worries when it comes to storage, as the Max will come with 16GB of it. Continue Reading