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Gizmag compares the features and specs of the Amazon Fire Phone and the iPhone 5s

After finding success with e-readers and tablets, Amazon is now digging its claws into smartphones. Are the Fire Phone's unique features enough to make it worth a look next to today's most popular handsets? Let's compare its features and specs to those of the iPhone 5s, and see if we can lend a hand.  Read More

The Fire Phone is Amazon's first attempt at conquering the competitive market

After what seems like years of rumors, Amazon has announced its first foray into the competitive smartphone space, in the form of the Fire Phone. The largely high-end device packs in some interesting features, chief among which is its Dynamic Perspective display tech and product scanning Firefly app.  Read More

The Viago app offers the basic features of a typical navigation app, but can be customized...

Perhaps best known for producing GPS hardware, Garmin has announced a navigation application for smartphones. In what looks an attempt by the company to recapture ground lost to Google Maps, Apple Maps and innumerable other smartphone-based alternatives, Viago features the basics of typical smartphone navigation, but can also be customized through a number of in-app purchases.  Read More

Gizmag compares the features and specs of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 and the Microsoft ...

Samsung's Galaxy Tab S rivals the iPad more than anything else, but the tablet is also launching with a Bluetooth keyboard that can transform it into a faux laptop. And who knows faux laptops better than Microsoft? Let's pit the Galaxy Tab S 10.5 against the Surface Pro 3, and see how their features and specs compare.  Read More

Gizmag compares the features and specs of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 and the Apple iPad ...

Samsung has always tried to eat into the iPad's tablet market share, but last week the company got really serious. The Galaxy Tab S is a spec monster squeezed into an impossibly light and thin frame. How do the features and specs of the the 8.4-in Tab S compare to those of the iPad mini with Retina Display? Read on, for Gizmag's look.  Read More

Here's how to make your iPhone, Windows Phone, or Android phone a Wi-Fi hotspot

If you find yourself in a situation where your smartphone is your only connection to the web, turning it into a Wi-Fi hotspot will come in handy. Here's a look at how to set up a Wi-Fi hotspot on Android, iOS and Windows Phone, and connect your tablet or laptop to it.  Read More

Gizmag compares the features and specs of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 and Apple iPad Air

A few days ago Samsung announced its first flagship tablet, the Galaxy Tab S. Make no mistake: this slate is designed to eat into some of the iPad's market share. How does the 10.5-in Tab S size up next to the iPad Air? Read on, as we compare the tablets' features and specs.  Read More

The TrackR bravo is a two-way item-tracking device

If you have a tendency to misplace belongings, then an item-tracking device may be just the thing you need. The new TrackR bravo is one such device. It can be used with its mobile app as a means of locating items to which it is attached, and will even help to find a misplaced phone by ringing it.  Read More

Gizmag goes hands-on with Samsung's first high-res Super AMOLED tablet, the Galaxy Tab S

It seems like just a few months ago that Samsung was unveiling its first high-end tablets (and, come to think of it, it was only five short months ago). But at an event this evening at Madison Square Garden in New York City, Samsung pulled back the curtain on what it's describing as its first flagship tablet, the Galaxy Tab S. Gizmag was there for some quality hands-on time.  Read More

The Edgepay terminal that uses NearBytes technology to allow card-free payments via mobile...

Last year, Brazilian startup Kinetics unveiled its NearBytes technology, which has now found a commercial application in the form of the Edgepay point of sale (POS) terminal that allows card-free payments of goods and services using a mobile phone.  Read More

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