Smartphone batteries are getting better, but some still struggle to last an entire day. If you need some extra juice for your mobile device, Woot has pretty nice external battery pack on sale today. The Limefuel Lite LP150X is extremely portable and will offer your smartphone an extra 15,000mAh worth of battery capacity. It also comes with a built-in flashlight, a digital display to indicate battery level, multiple USB ports for charging two devices at once, and a handy auto-on and auto-off mode to help preserve battery.
Woot is offering it for $29.99 (45% off list price) for today only, so you’ll need to act fast if you want the discount. $30 is a pretty great deal for this battery pack, considering it can charge most smartphones three times over.
Need Ariana Grande tickets and need them fast? Google will help you get the job done. Event information is the latest addition to Google search. Now, the search engine will return expanded results for specific events and venues. Whether it is a musician or a comedian, Google will offer a link to quickly purchase tickets. This is just another way that Google is cutting out the need to hit multiple links before finding what a user was on the lookout for.
Come comment on this article: Google search results are packed with event information including tickets
Are you a fan of The Lord of the Rings? If so, Bare Tree Media has a new BBM sticker pack that you cannot pass… up. (that was cheesy but I’m not apologizing) For $1.99 you can grab The Lord of the Rings BBM pack featuring several characters from J. R. R. Tolkien’s epic fantasy novels including Gandalf, Frodo, Gollum and more from Middle-Earth. You can have a look at the full pack below or hit this link here in your browser to be taken directly to the BBM Shop to purchase it.
PS: ‘You cannot pass’ is from the book. It was changed in the movie. The more you know.
Y’all thought we forgot, didn’t ya. But never fear, we’re back and recovered from CES for another live recording of the Android Central Podcast. We’ll hit up the biggest things to hit up since we last met, and we’ll answer your questions live on air.
It’s all going down at this link at 4 p.m. EST — that’s 9 p.m. in London.
Apple is continuing its behind-the-scenes work on the upcoming iOS 8.1.3 update, and as of yesterday, retail employees that have been testing the software received a second iOS 8.1.3 beta, build 12B466, which is six builds newer than the previous seed they received on Wednesday, January 7.
Last week, we speculated that the iOS 8.1.3 beta was close to release due to the fact that it was shared with quite a few retail employees, but it appears there are still bugs that Apple is working on fixing before it provides the 8.1.3 update to the public. MacRumors continues to see an uptick in the number of visits received from devices running iOS 8.1.3, and while we expect the update will be released to the public in the next week or two, it is not clear exactly when a launch could come.
Overall visitors to MacRumors.com from devices running iOS 8.1.3
According to our source, iOS 8.1.3 appears to contain only under-the-hood bug fixes with no readily apparent visual changes to the operating system. Apple has not provided employees with release notes.
With iOS 8.1.2 and iOS 8.1.3 positioned as minor updates, Apple has opted not to share the software with developers ahead of its release, instead testing the updates in house. Testing the iOS 8.1.3 update with retail employees is a new move for Apple, as it marks the first time retail workers have been invited to participate in the testing of an iOS beta. Retail employees have been involved in the beta testing of OS X for years.
Apple may have avoided seeding the iOS 8.1.2 and 8.1.3 betas to developers in order to focus developer testing on iOS 8.2, which is currently on its fourth beta. iOS 8.2 is a major update that is expected to be released alongside the Apple Watch in the spring months.
As we mentioned last week, along with iOS 8.1.3 and iOS 8.2, our site metrics indicate that a small number of Apple employees in Cupertino are also working on iOS 9, the successor to iOS 8 that we expect will be previewed in the summer and released in the fall alongside new iPhones.
An iOS 8.3 update that was also observed in testing months ago has declined in activity according to our web logs, with visits from devices running it having peaked in late November and not rebounding significantly in the new year following the holiday lull.
In addition to announcing new shared data plans, Virgin Mobile today introduced its Android phone, the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime. Arriving tomorrow, January 17, the $130 handset features a 4.5-inch display, 5-megapixel camera, and Snapdragon 410 processor. Other specifications include Android 4.4 KitKat and support for Virgin Mobile’s new shared data plans.
Sprint on Friday announced that it will lease the LG G3 and Samsung Galaxy Note 4 effective today. Both new and existing customers can take advantage of the program; the iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S5 are already offered.
The LG G3 can be leased for $15 per month over 24 months whereas the Galaxy Note 4 will be $25 per month over the same period. Upon arriving at the end of the lease customers will have a number of options to choose from:
- Turn in the currently leased LG G3 or Galaxy Note 4 and lease another phone with zero down at signing
- Purchase the leased device
- Continue leasing on a month-to-month basis
- Return the device in good working condition and terminate service when the lease ends
Note that the Sprint Lease program is for “well-qualified” customers and that not all will be eligible.
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The FCC is one amazing resource when it comes to getting little details about upcoming devices. While it isn’t the easiest place to navigate, and much of the documents that have to be made public talk a ton of jargon, a person can sometimes stumble upon something ever now and then. Liliputing came across a […]
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With Mobile World Congress around the corner, we turn our attention to Samsung who could be set to release a round smartwatch at the event. According to a new report, the company are set to release their first round smartwatch to complete directly with the Moto 360 and LG G Watch R. It seems however,… Read more »
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The holidays have come and gone and by now I am sure you have all broken in the batteries on those new phones, tablets and other gadgets quite well. That means you are fully aware of the battery life you can expect from each one. If you are finding yourself running low early in the […]
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