People have been given the chance to place their pre-orders for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus but the number of people wanting to reserve their orders have clogged servers of Apple as well as their partner retailers and wireless carriers.
It would seem that getting the iPhone 6 off of retail walk-in stores is the only chance people would be getting their iPhones without having to suffer a long delivery time.
The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were made available via retailers Sept. 19 Friday but before the opening of stores, retailers were already expecting their in-store stock to quickly run out. Stocks have already been backordered online but retailers will have to wait for up to a month before getting the orders. more >>
The original Mass Effect trilogy by BioWare was one of the better games in the last decade, albeit with a not so well-accepted Mass Effect 3 ending. Although the company has confirmed that a fourth Mass Effect title is currently under development, the game is still years away from release as developers are committed to making the next game as good as they can make it.
Still, BioWare didn't want to leave their fans hanging so during the San Diego Comic Con a few months ago, the producers and developers of the game held a panel to answer most of fan's lingering questions. There's already the known fact that Mass Effect 4 will have a completely different storyline that has nothing to do with the original trilogy.
Fans have already been putting out lists of things they expect for the next Mass Effect title and one of those was the option to choose the character's race. One of the producers, Mike Gamble, has mentioned during the panel that "in terms of other playable races we can't talk about that at this point." It wasn't confirmed but Gamble didn't outright deny the possibility either so race selection might be a thing in Mass Effect 4. more >>
When it comes to smartphones, Samsung probably has one of the most number of selections. The main Galaxy flagship series is already up to its fifth device with sixth on the way while there numerous variations to the original flagship like a smaller "Mini" version and a bigger "Mega" version. The Galaxy Mega 2 is an example and can already be classified as a phablet due to its size.
The Galaxy Mega 2 is already released for the Asian markets, quietely aand suddenly popping up from various retail sites without any kind of warning. It first appeared in Malaysia but then only recently did Thailand get the phone as well. It is still unknown when the Western markets will be getting the phone.
A full list of specs is already out on GSMArena, probably taken from the Malaysian and Thailand release. more >>
Now that the Apple iPhone 6 is now released, the rumor mill can scratch one Apple device off of their lists and move on to the other devices such as the iPad Mini 3 and the iPad Air 2. The Apple Press Conference on Sept. 9 earlier this month not only unveiled the highly anticipated iPhone 6, but also provided some valuable insight on the release of the next iPad Mini and iPad Air.
As for the release dates of these two devices, Apple usually sticks with a yearly release date. The iPad 2 release date for example can just simply be a year after the release of the first iPad Air, which was on October 2013. If Apple follows their habit of releasing devices one year apart, then it would make sense to expect the iPad 2 to come out October this year.
The same goes for the iPad Mini 3. Back in October 2012, the first iPad Mini was revealed followed by its availability the next month. The second iPad Mini (referred to as the Retina Display iPad Mini) was unveiled the same month in 2013. Safe to say, the iPad Mini 3 could also be facing an October announcement this year. more >>
Sims 4 players can now also move about different worlds without having to create a new game. This takes the concept of the sandbox to a whole new level where Sims can now pursue different objectives across worlds without having to make multiple saves.
Create-A-Sim now also gives players a bigger palette of choices when creating their own original Sims to a simified version of real-life people. Support for more body shapes and ethnicities has expanded the limit to the looks of Sims players can create.
The new Build Mode now features a Drag and Drop building option with the choice of furnished or unfurnished rooms, allowing players to create their dream homes quickly. The added tools to Build Mode also allows for exact adjustments when expanding or building a home. more >>
Pre-orders first opened for the Moto X (2014) on Sept. 16 earlier this week along with other Motorola accessories such as the Moto Hint wireless headset and the Motorola Turbo Charger. Alongside the aforementioned Motorola products, the company has also made the Moto 360 smartwatch available for pre-orders again but only in limited quantities. Stocks of the Moto 360 were quickly depleted due to high customer interest, forcing Motorola to re-stock again.
The Motorola Hint headset is available for $150 while the Motorola Turbo Charger is available for $35.
The Moto X (2014) is available at AT&T in the U.S. at $99 with a two-year contract or $530 off-contract. A Pure Edition is also available for those who want a SIM-unlocked phone along with an unlockable bootloader for $500. more >>