Mobile Data Buttons Disappearing on Samsung Devices

A new bug in Android Lollipop has been going around recently, and this time it causes the mobile data icon to simply vanish from the Quick Settings toggles, particularly on Samsung devices running Samsung’s TouchWiz ROM. According to a user on Android Central, the bug is caused by an update to the Samsung Text-to-Speech engine that was pushed recently. How a text-to-speech engine can cause the bug is unknown, but Samsung users are adviced to perform these few workarounds for the time being: Manually go to the Data Usage screen in the Settings app to enable/disable mobile data. Add a home screen widget to enable/disable mobile data. Uninstall the Text-to-Speech updates, or disable the engine completely (not confirmed to be working). A temporary workaround is available! Install it, provided by XDA users here, here, and here. (Thanks Droid Agency) Samsung should be pushing out an update to fix this soon, […]

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Ulefone’s Teardown Videos

You like smartphone teardown videos, don’t you? Well, I do. The sight of electronics being broken apart into separate parts is just too cool to not see. Ulefone has recently uploaded a few videos on their YouTube showing teardowns of their flagship devices, the Ulefone Be Touch, and Ulefone Be Pro. With these videos, their customers can better understand how the internals of the device they may purchase look like. Other than that though, it’s just really cool to watch. You can watch the Be Touch’s teardown video here: The Be Pro’s teardown can be found on the same channel that uploaded the video above. As many OEMs begin pushing out newer flagships and ‘flagship killers’, we’d expect to see unique aspects of MediaTek OEMs such as this, alongside things like custom ROMs (Elephone), and newer technologies (bezel-less designs, ZTE). It’ll be interesting to see what happens in the future.

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Budget Earpieces – Brainwavz Delta Review

Audio devices are a thing I almost never do reviews of on this site, but recently with my Nakamichi MV7 broken I had to get a new pair of earpieces, to which I ordered a Brainwavz Delta and Xiaomi Piston 2. Since the Delta arrived first, I thought I’d do a review of it. The Brainwavz Delta is a pair of in-ear noise isolation earpieces built for Android. On the first look, one would think it looks pretty cool, with its coated cables that prevents excessive cable tangling, and earbuds with a pink Brainwavz logo on it. However, it is not just about the looks. It is also really cheap – I paid around 60 dollars for it, including shipping through vPOST.

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