• Contests and Giveaways

    by Published on 12-06-2016 08:00 AM
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    If you've got a Twitter account, the odds of winning this newly-announced contest are a bit better than usual. Because it's not just one 128 GB OnePlus 3T that YouTuber MKBHD is giving away... it's one hundred.

    To enter, follow these three Twitter accounts:

    @dbrandskins // @mkbhd // @oneplus

    That's it. Seriously.

    Okay, there is one catch: half of the one hundred units up for grabs have dbrand skins applied. I personally think that phone skins are stupid; if you feel the same you should at least be able to remove it if you're lucky enough to win a phone, but unlucky enough to win a skinned one. I should point out that dbrand is paying to ship the 100 units to their recipients, so I guess they're not all bad.

    If my calculations are correct the contest runs until 6pm Eastern Time on Monday, December 12th—after which the winners will be selected at random from across the three Twitter accounts. Here's how:

    We're using a custom Python script which was specifically programmed for this giveaway. It uses the Twitter Public Rest API to download a list of all @dbrandSkins, @OnePlus, and @MKBHD Twitter followers.

    Once the full lists have been loaded, the script generates a list of IDs which exist on all three lists. This ensures that the potential winner is following all three accounts.

    From this pool of unique account IDs, a random entry is picked using a randomly generated seed based on the NumPy project. This random pick is the resulting winner.

    For every subsequent winner selection, the script will run again. This triggers the Twitter Public API follower IDs fetch again. The script will download the newest followers and keep going until it reaches the followers which were downloaded during the previous run. What this does is save us from having to download a full list of followers every time a winner is selected – while also ensuring that everyone is included and has an equal chance of winning for each random draw.
    More details at the dbrand page below.

    For those of you without a Twitter account I'll do you a solid and enter on your behalf. If I score a OnePlus 3T I'll have it shipped to Howard for a giveaway of his own. If you're on Twitter and end up winning leave a reply and let everyone else know.

    Good luck!

    Link: OnePlus 3T Giveaway Winners & FAQ

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    by Published on 12-18-2015 11:36 AM
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    For our final giveaway of the holiday season on HowardForums we're giving away a iPhone 6S! Before entering, please check out our review of its big brother.

    To enter you can leave a comment on this post, like us on Facebook and like the link to this post that appears on our Facebook page, or follow us on Twitter @howardforums and tweet a link to this post with #HoFoiPhone6SGiveaway. Any one will give you an entry, two or all three will give you that many chances to win. Bonus: if you are a HowardForums Premium Member you will automatically get an extra entry (for it to count you must also leave a comment in this thread)! If you are not currently a Premium Member you can sign up or renew here.

    Contest ends on Tuesday December 22nd at 9:00 PM Pacific and the winner will be chosen randomly afterward. If the winner does not respond to us within 24 hours of being contacted, a new winner will be chosen.

    Good luck!

    ***Contest Rules and Terms: Contest is open to U.S. and Canada users who do not reside in Quebec. If a Canadian wins they must answer the skill testing question: "To what iOS feature do "peek" and "pop" refer to?" U.S. winner will be responsible for all taxes and customs. Carrier compatibility not guaranteed. Odds of winning depend on number of entries received. Only one entry per method described above allowed. Contest not open to HowardForums staff and their families. Rules and Terms and contest details can be modified at our discretion at any time and without prior notification.
    by Published on 12-15-2015 11:15 AM
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    To continue our celebration of the holiday season on HowardForums we're giving away a Nexus 6P! Before entering, please check out our review.

    To enter you can leave a comment on this post, like us on Facebook and like the link to this post that appears on our Facebook page, or follow us on Twitter @howardforums and tweet a link to this post with #HoFoNexus6PGiveaway. Any one will give you an entry, two or all three will give you that many chances to win. Bonus: if you are a HowardForums Premium Member you will automatically get an extra entry (for it to count you must also leave a comment in this thread)! If you are not currently a Premium Member you can sign up or renew here.

    Contest ends on Thursday December 17th at 9:00 PM Pacific and the winner will be chosen randomly afterward. If the winner does not respond to us within 24 hours of being contacted, a new winner will be chosen.

    Good luck!

    ***Contest Rules and Terms: Contest is open to U.S. and Canada users who do not reside in Quebec. If a Canadian wins they must answer the skill testing question: "What version of Android currently ships with the Nexus 6P?" U.S. winner will be responsible for all taxes and customs. Carrier compatibility not guaranteed. Odds of winning depend on number of entries received. Only one entry per method described above allowed. Contest not open to HowardForums staff and their families. Rules and Terms and contest details can be modified at our discretion at any time and without prior notification.
    by Published on 12-12-2015 01:16 PM
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    When we talk about Android flagships, each year HTC is usually one of the first names to pop up. However, 2015’s flagship, the One M9, has been maligned a bit in the media because it’s not that much better than it’s predecessor, the M8. While it ships with a more powerful SoC, due to heat issues, it rarely gets a chance to stretch its legs; the camera, while higher resolution doesn’t take very good pictures. That sort of thing.

    Fortunately, HTC usually releases something interesting in Q3/Q4. Previous Q3/Q4 releases include the HTC Butterfly (one of the first 1080P phones), HTC One Max (their first phablet) and the Nexus 9 (their first tablet in a while).

    Since the M9 is the most maligned HTC flagship in a while, they’ve decided to market their Q3 curiosity as their new flagship.

    Indeed, the A9’s slick metal body is certainly a good start. What about the rest of it? ...
    by Published on 12-09-2015 08:18 PM
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    To continue our celebration of the holiday season here on HowardForums we're giving away a Nexus 5X! Before entering, please check out our review.

    To enter you can leave a comment on this post, like us on Facebook and like the link to this post that appears on our Facebook page, or follow us on Twitter @howardforums and tweet a link to this post with #HoFoNexus5XGiveaway. Any one will give you an entry, two or all three will give you that many chances to win. Bonus: if you are a HowardForums Premium Member you will automatically get an extra entry (for it to count you must enter in at least one of the aforementioned ways)! If you are not currently a Premium Member you can sign up or renew here.

    Contest ends on Monday December 14th at 9:00 PM Pacific and the winner will be chosen randomly afterward. If the winner does not respond to us within 24 hours of being contacted, a new winner will be chosen.

    Good luck!

    ***Contest Rules and Terms: Contest is open to U.S. and Canada users who do not reside in Quebec. If a Canadian wins they must answer the skill testing question: "What company manufactures the Nexus 5X?" U.S. winner will be responsible for all taxes and customs. Carrier compatibility not guaranteed. Odds of winning depend on number of entries received. Only one entry per method described above allowed. Contest not open to HowardForums staff and their families. Rules and Terms and contest details can be modified at our discretion at any time and without notification.

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    by Published on 11-25-2015 12:48 PM
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    Please join us in congratulating NanaC on being selected as the winner of the OnePlus 2 giveaway!


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    by Published on 11-17-2015 07:14 PM
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    We're kicking off the holiday season early on HowardForums by giving away a OnePlus 2! Before entering, please check out our review.

    To enter you can leave a comment on this post, like us on Facebook and like the link to this post that appears on our Facebook page, or follow us on Twitter @howardforums and tweet a link to this post with #HoFoOnePlus2Giveaway. Any one will give you an entry, two or all three will give you that many chances to win. Bonus: if you are a HowardForums Premium Member you will automatically get an extra entry (for it to count you must enter in at least one of the aforementioned ways)! If you are not currently a Premium Member you can sign up or renew here.

    Contest ends on Tuesday November 24th at 9:00 PM Pacific and the winner will be chosen randomly afterward. If the winner does not respond to us within 24 hours of being contacted, a new winner will be chosen.

    Good luck!

    ***Contest Rules and Terms: Contest is open to U.S. and Canada users who do not reside in Quebec. If a Canadian wins they must answer the skill testing question: "What mobile operating system powers the OnePlus 2?" U.S. winner will be responsible for all taxes and customs. Carrier compatibility not guaranteed. Odds of winning depend on number of entries received. Only one entry per method described above allowed. Contest not open to HowardForums staff and their families. Rules and Terms and contest details can be modified at our discretion at any time and without prior notification.
    by Published on 08-24-2015 03:01 AM
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    We're giving away an Asus ZenFone 2! Before entering please check out our review.

    To enter you can leave a comment on this post, like us on Facebook and like the link to this post that appears on our Facebook page, or follow us on Twitter @howardforums and tweet a link to this post with #HoFoAndroidGiveaway. Any one will give you an entry, two or all three will give you that many chances to win. Bonus: if you are a HowardForums Premium Member you will automatically get an extra entry (for it to count you must enter in at least one of the aforementioned ways)! If you are not currently a Premium Member you can sign up or renew here.

    Contest Rules and Terms: Contest is open to U.S. and Canada users who do not reside in Quebec. If a Canadian wins they must answer the skill testing question: What tasty treat is Android M named after? U.S. winner will be responsible for all taxes and customs. Carrier compatibility not guaranteed. Odds of winning depend on number of entries received. Only one entry per method described above allowed. Contest not open to HowardForums staff and their families. Rules and Terms and contest details can be modified at our discretion at any time and without prior notification.

    Contest ends on Monday September 7th at 9:00 PM Pacific and the winner will be chosen randomly afterward. If the winner does not respond to us within 24 hours of being contacted, a new winner will be chosen.

    Good luck!
    by Published on 12-17-2014 06:38 PM
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    To continue our celebration of the holiday season here on HowardForums we're giving away an Alcatel OneTouch Idol 2 S! Before entering please check out our review.

    To enter you can leave a comment on this post, like us on Facebook and like the link to this post that appears on our Facebook page, or follow us on Twitter @howardforums and tweet a link to this post with #HoFoFreeAndroid. Any one will give you an entry, two or all three will give you that many chances to win. Bonus: if you are a HowardForums Premium Member you will automatically get an extra entry (for it to count you must enter in at least one of the aforementioned ways)! If you are not currently a Premium Member you can sign up or renew here.

    Contest Rules and Terms: Contest is open to U.S. and Canada users who do not reside in Quebec. If a Canadian wins they must answer the skill testing question: What tasty treat is the latest Android OS named after? U.S. winner will be responsible for all taxes and customs. Carrier compatibility not guaranteed. Odds of winning depend on number of entries received. Only one entry per method described above allowed. Contest not open to HowardForums staff and their families. Rules and Terms and contest details can be modified at our discretion at any time and without prior notification.

    Contest ends on Monday December 22nd at 9:00 PM Pacific and the winner will be chosen randomly afterward. If the winner does not respond to us within 24 hours of being contacted, a new winner will be chosen.

    Good luck!
    by Published on 11-21-2014 09:03 AM
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    To kick off the holiday season here on HowardForums we're giving away an unlocked space gray 16GB iPhone 6! Before entering please check out our review.

    To enter you can leave a comment on this post, like us on Facebook and like the link to this post that appears on our Facebook page, or follow us on Twitter @howardforums and tweet a link to this post with #HoFoFreeiPhone6. Any one will give you an entry, two or all three will give you that many chances to win. Bonus: if you are a HowardForums Premium Member you will automatically get an extra entry (for it to count you must enter in at least one of the aforementioned ways)! If you are not currently a Premium Member you can sign up or renew here.

    Contest Rules and Terms: Contest is open to U.S. and Canada users who do not reside in Quebec. If a Canadian wins they must answer the skill testing question: What is the latest version of iOS? U.S. winner will be responsible for all taxes and customs. Carrier compatibility not guaranteed. Odds of winning depend on number of entries received. Only one entry per method described above allowed. Contest not open to HowardForums staff and their families. Rules and Terms and contest details can be modified at our discretion at any time and without prior notification.

    Contest ends on Friday December 5th at 9:00 PM Pacific and the winner will be chosen randomly within three days afterward. If the winner does not respond to us within 24 hours of being contacted, a new winner will be chosen.

    Good luck!

    UPDATE: Entries are now closed. Thanks for participating. The winner will be announced soon. Good luck!
    by Published on 09-09-2014 02:51 PM
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    I'm watching the Apple webcast (which is the worst, most buggy stream I have ever watched). Here are some highlights.

    iPhone 6 and 6 Plus:

    Apple just announced 2 iPhones, the 4.7" iPhone 6 and 5.5" iPhone 6 Plus. Both of which have curved displays.


    The 6 has a 1334 x 750, 326ppi IPS display while the 6 Plus has a 1920x1080, 401ppi one.
    Each display has full sRGB wide color gamut and 'dual-domain pixels' to give a wider angle of view.



    The iPhone 6 is 6.9mm thin while the 6 Plus is 7.1mm.



    To take advantage of the bigger screen, the Plus supports landscape mode in the menus.
    It also has 2 up displays in many apps like the email client and dedicated copy and paste buttons in landscape.

    Both are powered by the 64bit Apple A8 processor with 2 billion transistors (A7 had 1 billion) which has up to 25% faster CPU performance and 50% faster GPU

    The iPhone 6's will come with a new M8 motion co-processor which has a barometer (for stairs).
    ...
    by Published on 08-30-2014 12:06 AM
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    Please join us in congratulating our OnePlus One giveaway winner: ...
    by Published on 08-29-2014 09:24 AM
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    I just got another OnePlus One 64GB Invite. If you want it, just reply to this post. I'll pick a one randomly later today (around 3PM EST). It has to be used by tomorrow 8/30 at 9AM EST.

    If you enter, remember, to check your forum PM around 4PM to see if you won. Also remember, a OnePlus ends up cost a little over $450 CAN after taxes, currency conversion, shipping and customs brokerage so don't enter unless you plan on buying. ...
    by Published on 08-14-2014 10:08 AM
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    Who needs an invite? We're giving away a 64GB OnePlus One! If you don't know what the OnePlus One is make sure you check out my review.

    To enter you can leave a comment on this post, like us on Facebook and like the link this post that appears on our Facebook page, or follow us on Twitter @howardforums and tweet a link to this post with #HoFoOnePlusOne

    Any one will give you an entry, two or all three will give you that many chances to win.

    Contest Rules and Terms: Contest is open to U.S. and Canada users who do not reside in Quebec. If a Canadian wins they must answer the skill testing question: What mobile OS does the OnePlus One run on? U.S. winner will be responsible for all taxes and customs. Carrier compatibility not guaranteed. Odds of winning depend on number of entries received. Only one entry per method described above allowed. Contest not open to HowardForums staff and their families. Rules and Terms and contest details can be modified at our discretion at any time and without prior notification.

    Contest ends on Friday August 29th at 9:00 PM Pacific and the winner will be chosen randomly within three days afterward. If the winner does not respond to us within 24 hours of being contacted, a new winner will be chosen. ...
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