July 2014 SmartPhone Articles

Listed below are all of our news and reviews articles for July 2014. If you are looking for an article on a particular day or on a particular topic, you can use the menu on the right to narrow your search

SmartPhone Articles for July of 2014

Below are the 17 SmartPhone articles for July of 2014

Amazon Fire Phone Just Hot Air? Readers React

With Amazon finally throwing its hat into the smartphone ring, it was bound to bring a lot of buzz. Brighthand readers had a whole lot to say about the new[...]

Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini Shrinks the Flagship, Keeps Its Features

Samsung has quietly confirmed the Galaxy S5 mini, which packs less power than the larger Galaxy S5 but carries over many of its trademark features.

Best Android Apps: VSee

VSee is a video chatting app that works well over even the crummiest of connections. If you're fed up with Skype, it's worth a close look.

What Do Android L and iOS 8 Mean for Business?

Our sister site SearchConsumerization takes a look at how Google and Apple are both throwing a bone to the enterprise with their forthcoming mobile OS updates.

What’s Next for Smartphones?

It's an impossibly complicated question, but as smartphone specs continue to converge, we look at the areas in which our mobile gadgets could innovate in the near future.

Best iPhone Apps: Mindly

Mindly is a simple yet elegant solution for those who often find themselves with sudden bursts of inspiration and need a place to map their thoughts together.

Android Wear Review

Android Wear is Google's take on a wearable operating system, and it's based heavily on Google Now and Android's standard notifications. Is that enough to launch the wearable trend? Let's[...]

Android L Update Impresses: Readers React

The annual Google I/O conference just gave us our first look at the next major version of Android. Currently known only as Android L, it promises new features and a[...]

Nokia X Shifts from Android to Windows Phone as Microsoft Lays Off 18,000

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced the largest round of layoffs in company history this morning, and signaled the end Microsoft's flirtation with Android in the process.

Best Windows Phone Apps: Files

An official file management app for Windows Phone users was long overdue, but Files is a convenient perk for anyone who has made the upgrade to Windows Phone 8.1.

LG G2 Mini Review: The Biggest Mini Phone

With a 4.7-inch display, the LG G2 mini isn't exactly diminutive, but it provides an respectable midrange package regardless. Get the full rundown in our review.

Windows Phone Will Merge Into One Unified Windows OS

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has confirmed that all existing versions of Windows, including Windows Phone, will soon merge into one unified OS. Our sister site TabletPCReview has the details.

Best Android Apps: Wiper

Wiper is a security-oriented messaging app that lets you remotely erase your messages from your friends' phones. We take it for a private spin.

HTC Desire 816 Review: Powerful, Plastic, and Not So Pricey

The HTC Desire 816 is a relatively affordable midrange phablet that looks and performs better than that classification would suggest.

Samsung Galaxy Avant Brings Affordable KitKat to T-Mobile Today

There's another Galaxy phone on the way. Dubbed the Galaxy Avant, the lower-end Samsung device is available on T-Mobile's LTE network today.

Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 Arrives as Developer Preview Next Week

Microsoft has taken the wraps off the first major update to Windows Phone 8.1, which is set to bring a number of new features and expanded support for its Cortana[...]

Best iPhone Apps: FoxScanner

FoxScanner is an efficient document scanning app that lets you convert your papers to PDF files with your iPhone's camera, among other tricks.