Nike's new NBA jerseys for fans come with NFC tags that bring premium content to your phone

Yesterday, Nike introduced its new line of “NBA Connected” jerseys for NBA teams and players. Versions of the uniforms that fans can buy, come with an NFC tag that will “unlock” premium content for fans.  The tags work in conjunction with the NikeConnect app to bring to your smartphone pre-game arrival video, game highlights, and music playlists from NBA stars. A certain player’s replica jersey could be outfitted with a tag that will provide boosts to that same player’s NBA 2K18 capabilities.

The jerseys containing the embedded NFC tags will not be cheap. The $110 “Swingman” …


Grab a bunch of premium Android icon packs, now free for a limited time on Google Play!

If you’ve been following our various columns on Android customization, then you should know by now that we have a soft sport for custom icon packs around here. And how couldn’t we? Applying a custom icon set is like giving your home screen a fresh coat of paint and is among the basic rights of every Android user out there!

There’s no such thing as having too many icon packs and don’t you believe anyone who tells you the opposite! Okay, okay, we kid, but we do like custom icon packs and we also like sharing our favorites with you, the readers!

As usual, …

Grab a bunch of premium Android icon packs, now free for a limited time on Google Play!

If you’ve been following our various columns on Android customization, then you should know by now that we have a soft sport for custom icon packs around here. And how couldn’t we? Applying a custom icon set is like giving your home screen a fresh coat of paint and is among the basic rights of every Android user out there!

There’s no such thing as having too many icon packs and don’t you believe anyone who tells you the opposite! Okay, okay, we kid, but we do like custom icon packs and we also like sharing our favorites with you, the readers!

As …

Xperia XZ1 vs XZs vs XZ Premium: Sony flagship comparison

Staying true to its half-year upgrade cycle, Sony has announced its new top smartphone, the Xperia XZ1. If you were hoping for something brand new and revolutionary from Sony, just move on, because it isn’t here. Not this year. This year, we have yet another small refinement to the company’s flagships phone formula, resulting in a very minor upgrade over the XZs, which was released in the first half of the year. Still, the XZ1 is here, so we figured we could take a closer look at the few differences between Sony’s new flagship, the XZs, and, why not! – the XZ Premium big-screen …

40+ Awesome high-resolution wallpapers, perfect for your Galaxy S8/S7 edge, Pixel XL, LG G6, HTC U11, XZ Premium and others

It’s that time of the week again, folks! “Which time,” you may ask, and let me tell you – it’s the time of the week when we post our regular pick of awesome, high-def wallpapers! If you’ve been following our various columns on customization, then you should know by now that we like giving our home screens a fresh coat of paint every now and again. And by “every now and again”, we mean almost every week! This means doing a wallpaper rotation at the very least, and/or applying a custom set of icons in the case of Android users to really freshen things up.

However, …

Sony Xperia XZ Premium gets $100 price cut in the U.S.

The Sony Xperia XZ Premium has a feature-set unlike any other flagship phone on the market. Its signature feature, the 4K display, delivers that extra clarity that one can only fully appreciate when using the phone for VR or when looking at it up close, but some people want that extra resolution. For all else, it’s a clean Android experience with a very good camera, and very decent battery life.

$100 off on Sony’s 4K flagship phone brings its price down to $700What’s not so great about the Xperia XZ Premium is its price and availability in the …

The Sony Xperia XZ Premium is now the second phone to support Netflix HDR content

For a brief moment at the beginning of 2017, we all though HDR screens would be the next big smartphone marketing buzzword, promising the everyday consumer a future of vivid, magical colors previously unseen on a mobile screen, and so on. But while the feature itself is great and the list of phones supporting it is ever-growing, the everyday customer probably still doesn’t have an idea what HDR actually is.

This comes down to three different reasons: firstly, the term HDR is considerably more popular in the context of photography, where it essentially …

Huawei leaving the low-end market, focus is on premium smartphones

Let’s face it, long gone is the time when Huawei was mostly known for its budget-friendly smartphones. The Chinese company is now world’s number 3 handset maker, and not due to mainly selling low-end smartphones.

After trying to build itself an entirely different image, one that would not be associated with cheap smartphones, Huawei has decided to drop the budget-friendly smartphone market altogether.

Richard Yu recently confirmed that the profit his company makes for selling low-end handsets is too small, which means the business model is not sustainable …

Sony Xperia XZ Premium now comes with a free 64 GB memory card

Available in the US since June, the Sony Xperia XZ Premium is one of the newest high-end smartphones on the market, and it’s also among the most expensive models out there, costing $799.99 unlocked. If you’re not exactly sure you should spend that kind of money on an XZ Premium, maybe the offer that we’re presenting in this article will convince you.

Focus Camera (one of Sony’s authorized dealers in the US) is currently selling the new Xperia with a few extras in the box. More exactly, for $799, you’re getting the smartphone itself, plus a 64 GB Sony Class 10 UHS-1 …

Plastic to premium design Galaxies? Blame the Samsung guy in golden sneakers

Have you noticed something different in Samsung’s Galaxy line phones since 2015? Yes, that’s precisely the year after Samsung’s current design chief was promoted, and what followed was the demise of its plasticky flagships and midrangers. The Galaxy S6, S7 and S8, not to mention the newer A-series or J-line, have all come with more premium chassis materials like metal and glass, culminating into the “Infinity Display” of the new S8 and S8+.

Companies used to design phones to show off their technologyBlame it all on Samsung’s current design head M.H. Lee, who recently …