Posts by Killian Bell


Amazon has inked a deal with HBO to bring popular shows like True Blood and The Wire to Prime Instant Video subscribers without an HBO subscription. The deal will also see an HBO GO app brought to the new Amazon Fire TV, but it’ll be exclusive to customers in the U.S.


Need military-grade protection for your new Galaxy S5? That’s exactly what you get with the CandyShell Grip from Speck.

CandyShell Grip by Speck
Category: Cases
Works With: Galaxy S5
Price: $34.95

Its dual-layer design combines a hard, impact-resistant exterior with a shock-absorbent lining that doesn’t just protect your beloved smartphone from scuffs and scratches, but from those occasional screen-shattering falls as well. It also has textured ridges on its back that provide even the sweatiest of palms with plenty of grip.

The CandyShell Grip is available in a range of pretty colors — including “Shocking Pink” and Caribbean green — priced at $34.95, and it’s worth every penny.


When you buy a Samsung smartphone, you quickly discover that most of its internal storage is taken up by the TouchWiz operating system. That’s because it’s jam-packed with pre-installed apps and features that Samsung believes we all want — but how many of those apps actually get used?

Not many of them. According to data from Strategy Analytics, the average Galaxy smartphone user spends little time with Samsung’s own offerings, with the company’s most popular app getting just 3.9 minutes of use per month.


After months of hype and speculation, the OnePlus One finally got its official unveiling today. At just $299 for 16GB of storage and $349 for 64GB, it is perfectly priced to compete with affordable smartphones like the Nexus 5 — but its design and internal specifications are very much taking aim at the latest flagships.

In fact, OnePlus calls its debut smartphone the “flagship killer.” So, does the device have what it takes to take on rivals like the HTC One M8, the Sony Xperia Z2, and the already popular Samsung Galaxy S5? We’ve compiled an in-depth comparison between them all to help you decide.


I don’t know about you, but after all the hype surrounding the OnePlus One in recent months, I was worried it was going to be ugly as sin. After all, it has all the cutting-edge specifications you’d expect from a high-end smartphone, but something had to give to meet that $299 price tag — right?

Maybe, but it certainly wasn’t the design. The One is as beautiful as you would have hoped, with a super-sleek magnesium construction that measures just 4.6mm thin and weighs just 162 grams. It will be available in Sandstone Black and Silk White as standard, which a choice “StyleSwap” back covers including wood, denim, bamboo and Kevlar.

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