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Saturday, September 20, 2014

iPhone 6 Plus vs Galaxy Note 3 quick look

"Overall, the iPhone 6 Plus is a competent device, but the Note 3 is the better productivity device, with its powerful stylus and multitasking features. Samsung has figured out ways to use the large screen to its fullest, while the 6 Plus is mostly just a larger version of the iPhone 6.

Wrap up

We won’t issue a verdict after this quick look, but we’ll do list the features that we think tip the scale in favor of one device or the other. The Note 3 comes ahead thanks to its compact build and larger screen, larger, removable battery and microSD card slot (though not all users care about that), more hardware features, and especially the S Pen and all its software features. The iPhone 6 Plus has a premium build and a solid unibody construction, a fingerprint scanner, a great camera, and a fine-tuned operating system."

Ex-Employees Say Home Depot Left Data Vulnerable -

"The data breach at Home Depot compromised the credit cards of 56 million of its customers. "

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Samsung will give you $200 if you trade your old phone for the Note 4, even if it’s worth less

"Earlier today we learned the Note 4 will go up for pre-order in the UK and US starting tomorrow. For those that are planning to upgrade from an older handset, Samsung has now announced its “guaranteed $200 total trade-in” promotion.

In short, if you pre-order the Note 4 between tomorrow and 10/16 through any carrier or retailer, you’ll be eligible to trade in an existing handset for $200, even if the phone isn’t worth that much. As you can expect, there’s a bit of a process involved for getting your money back for the trade-in, but this could be a heck of a deal for those with older handsets like the Galaxy S3 and Note 2. For those with newer devices, you’re probably better listing your phone for sale online, as you’ll likely get much more than just $200."

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Amazon's $200 Kindle Voyage is the Rolls-Royce of e-readers

"Perhaps Amazon sold a lot of 3G Paperwhites without special offers. Or maybe Kobo's Aura HD has quietly taken the world by storm and Jeff Bezos decided he needed an answer. Whatever the impetus, Amazon has decided there is room in the world for a $199 e-reader. The Kindle Voyage was built for people who "love to read." Clearly the company thinks there is a place out there for a premium e-reader and, while we can't vouch for the vibrancy of the high-end e-reader market, we can confirm that Amazon has put together a stunner of a device. The familiar Kindle software has even picked up some neat new software tricks that the Voyage taught its more budget-minded siblings."

Kindle Voyage e-reader leaks on Amazon sites - CNET

Amazon might be planning to launch a new Kindle e-reader in the next couple of months.

Amazon Germany and Amazon Japan have both listed a new device from the company, called the Kindle Voyage. After they were discovered by The Verge and other publications, Amazon quickly took down the listings on the as yet announced device.

According to those listings, the Kindle Voyage will come with a 6-inch display and will launch -- at least internationally -- on November 4. Neither the Amazon Japan nor Amazon Germany listings show images of the new e-reader, but said it will come with 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity. One of the more interesting additions apparently on tap is a feature that will allow users to tap lightly on the bezel next to the screen to flip through pages.

If Amazon is indeed working on a new Kindle, it wouldn't be all that surprising. The company has been offering updates to its Kindle e-reader each year. The last update to its Kindle line came in November 2013 when Amazon launched its 3G version of the Paperwhite. It's due for an update.

Assuming Amazon is planning a Kindle Voyage, it's not clear when it might be made available in the US. On several occasions, Amazon has launched international versions of its Kindle devices months after the US launch. So while the Japan and Germany sites list November as the Voyage's launch date, it's possible the US might get the device sooner.

Kindle Voyage e-reader leaks on Amazon sites - CNET

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Apple iPhone 6 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3 – Is the Note 3 of Any Competition to the iPhone 6 Plus? Argyll Free Press

"The iPhone 6 Plus is the all new phablet that was announced alongside the new iPhone 6. This is the first time ever that Apple is offering an iPhone which comes with a 5.5-inch display screen. It is the largest ever iPhone ever introduced by the Cupertino. Last year’s iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5C came with a 4-inch screen.

The new iPhone 6 comes with a 4.7inch screen and the larger iPhone 6 Plus allows the Apple brand to penetrate into phablet category. The Galaxy Note 3 is the third iteration in the Note category from the South Korean tech giant. The Galaxy Note 4 is the successor model for last year’s Galaxy Note 3. It is yet to arrive in the market for purchase and the Galaxy Note 4 price has not been revealed by Samsung."