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Meet the One, OnePlus' $299 Nexus killer

Rarely do we see a tech startup spending five months actively hyping up an unborn product; and when we do, most of them end up being vaporware. Luckily, that's not the case with OnePlus. Today, the Shenzhen-based company has finally unveiled its first smartphone, the One (not to be confused with …

Defiantly plastic: designing the Galaxy S5

"Our major aims were usability, friendliness and a more humanistic design. We wanted something with a pleasing feel ... and better grip. If we used metal, [we felt] the designs felt heavy and cold," explains Senior Product Designer Dong Hun Kim, pointing to why Samsung still plays in polycarbonate. …

New rumored Galaxy Note 3 image hits the web, shows entire handset

Galaxy Note 3 concept<p>Shortly after seeing a purported Galaxy Note 3 image hit the web, a second such image has been published – see picture below.<p>Unlike the first image, which only showed only a section of the screen, the second one shows the entire handset. However, we still can’t confirm whether …

Galaxy Note

Apple notifies iTunes users of $100M in-app purchase settlement details, $5 credit to those inappropriately charged under $30

Parents of kids who racked up hundreds of even thousands of dollars in in-app purchases can now begin to seek compensation for their bills.<p>The “Apple In-App Purchase Litigation Administrator” just sent out an email with information regarding the settlement and deadlines for submitting payment …

Samsung Unveils Galaxy S4 In Purple, Red, Brown and Pink

Samsung unveiled five new colors for the Galaxy S4, its flagship Android smartphone, at its ‘Premiere 2013′ event in London today: Blue Arctic, Purple Mirage, Red Aurora, Brown Autumn and Pink Twilight.<p>There was no word on when or where the new color variants would be available, but it’s a …

Siri Takes a Proactive New Role Against Apparent Suicide References

As noted by Giga<i>OM</i>, Apple has quietly revamped the way Siri addresses possible suicide references on their iOS devices, adding an automatic offer to …

Samsung's Ativ Q is a Windows laptop and an Android tablet in one insanely high-res package

Samsung's famous for launching every type of device under the sun, but this time it's crammed them all into a single package. The company's just announced the Ativ Q, a dual-booting device that runs both Windows 8 and Android 4.2.2 inside a 13.3-inch convertible laptop package. The most impressive …

Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MDP benchmarks: prepare for ludicrous speed

Today we had a chance to play with Qualcomm's latest MDP devices (tablet and phone) which pack the company's mighty Snapdragon 800 SoC (MSM8974). The tablet is slightly larger than than last year's and features an 11.6-inch 1,920 x 1,080-pixel display, 2GB of LPDDR3 RAM, 32GB of built-in flash …

Video shows what looks like iOS 7 running on an iPad

A new video surfaces that claims to show an iPad with iOS 7. Could this user have the software before other developers?<p>Apple has yet to give developers an<p>iPadversion of iOS 7, but photos, videos, and reports are popping up left and right about what the new operating system will look like on the …

iOS

Apple refreshes the MacBook Air with Haswell CPUs, longer battery life, new models available today from $999

Each June, just like clockwork, Apple refreshes its MacBook Air line -- sometimes with a new design, and always with brand new processors. Well, today is June 10th, and it's the start of WWDC, which means it's time to bring out the 2013 models. The company just unveiled the new 11- and 13-inch …

Apple Unveils iTunes Radio, A Streaming Music Service With The Full Power Of The iTunes Library

Apple had no shortage of new things to announce at WWDC 2013 today, and iTunes Radio is one of the highlights. The company’s new music service has been long-rumored, but now the curtains are drawn and we can see what the Pandora-like streaming radio offering actually looks like.<p>iTunes Radio is …

'Activation lock' to tighten iOS security

Apple's top-shelf security in iOS gets a bit tougher with new features revealed at this year's Apple developers conference.<p>Apple may not be able to do anything to stop a mugger from stealing your iPhone, but changes in iOS 7 will prevent the thief from trying to sell the phone as new.<p>At its …

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Apple shows off major design overhaul for iOS 7

Advertisement<p>20 Comments<p>Apple(s appl) has announced a major overhaul of iOS 7 on Monday at the company’s WWDC event, totally refreshing the design …

Apple announces iOS 7, 'biggest change' since the introduction of the iPhone, coming this fall

Apple has officially taken the wraps off of iOS 7 at its Worldwide Developer Conference today. iOS 7 is the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system that debuted back in 2007 on the original iPhone. According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, iOS 7 is the biggest change to the platform since the …

Apple unveils its latest desktop operating system: OS X Mavericks, coming this fall

Developer conferences have taken a turn in recent years, becoming as much an opportunity for companies to interact with the dev community as a platform for launching hardware outside larger all-industry shows. This year's WWDC, however, has been all about the software thus far. Apple has, as …

Apple's New iPhone Software Is 'Polarizing,' Hears Plugged-In Apple Blogger John Gruber

While we think we know what to expect, plugged-in Apple blogger John Gruber says he's not sure what Apple has up its sleeve. He says this is the first time in years that he didn't really know what to expect from Apple.<p>On his WWDC-preview podcast, he said, "The one thing I keep hearing over and over …

Microsoft retrieves lost Windows Phone handset running on prototype software

Apple famously lost an iPhone 4 prototype in a bar, sparking a hunt for the individuals involved in the loss and sale of the handset. Microsoft has also lost a phone, one running a future Windows Phone 'Blue' version of its mobile software. A Reddit user posted screenshots and information obtained …

5 Reasons Why Apple Will Announce iRadio At Monday's WWDC Keynote

Apple‘s World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) is Cupertino’s chance to reward the faithful of the faithful. This year, developers showed their love by scooping up the 5,000 paid seats in a record 90 seconds. What will Apple give in return?<p>New versions of OSX and iOS seem a given, and there is …

Apple said to limit wireless speeds on some U.S. carriers

Developer who provides iPhone hacks claims to have proof that device data speeds are being limited on networks operated by Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint.<p><i>Editor's note: See update at the bottom of this post.</i><p>A developer who provides iPhone hacks claims to have discovered code in iOS that suggests Apple …

Mobile

MacBook Air refresh looks set for WWDC, potentially with faster Wi-Fi

Apple appears set to release new versions of its MacBook Air notebook computer at next week’s Worldwide Developers Conference, according to information provided by a source. Earlier this week, we reported that Apple is planning to release four new Mac models at WWDC, and we narrowed this down to …

Will Samsung's SM-C101 be a Camera sequel or a new Galaxy S4 Zoom smartphone?

I’m sure that until now you’ve heard us on repeated occasions mentioning a rumored Samsung SM-C101 device. Samsung’s upcoming creation is said to have a camera powerful enough to beat even Nokia’s camera phones, a medium size screen with modest resolutions and, most important, phone …

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Apple overhauling repairs program, will replace iPhone 5 displays in-store for $149

<i>MacRumors</i> and other sites are reporting that Apple is now replacing broken iPhone 5 displays in-store. Previously, Apple would take the broken phone from the customer and send it off for repair and redistribution, while the customer went home with a refurbished replacement. If the customer was out …

Intel’s low-power, dual-core Haswell CPUs unveiled

On 1 June, Intel officially took the wraps off its first next-generation desktop and laptop CPUs based on the "Haswell" architecture. Absent from …

Google Buys 10 Years Of Renewable Energy For Its Finnish Data Center

You can say a lot about Google, but not that it doesn’t genuinely care about the environment.<p>Sure, striving to use 100% renewable energy across all its operations is good for the company’s bottom line, too, but Google has certainly gone to great lengths making its data centers as energy-efficient …

HTC COO becomes the latest high-ranking exec to depart the company

HTC's executive exodus has continued following the departure of Chief Operating Officer (COO) Matthew Costello. <i>Bloomberg</i> reports that Costello leaves his position after less than three years at the company, and will be replaced by Fred Liu, who will expand his role as president of engineering and …

Any iOS device can be hacked within one minute with modified charger, say researchers

Security researchers have discovered a way to push software onto an iOS device using a modified charger. The team at Georgia Institute of Technology says its charger was able to upload arbitrary software to an iOS device within one minute of it being plugged in. According to the researchers, "all …

My 'One Week Later' Review Of The Samsung Galaxy S4

Last week I started to review the Samsung Galaxy S4. Rather than take notes and build up a view of the device in a few weeks time, I’m going to review my usage of the device as I go along. Rather than a formal review process, I’ll simply look back on how the latest Android device is working out …

How Samsung Got Big

The cellphones were stacked up high in the Gumi factory yard and more were coming out every minute. Phones, TVs, fax machines, and other gear shattered as it hit the concrete and Samsung CEO Kun-hee Lee and his board cracked the screens and cases with heavy hammers. Then they lit a bonfire and …