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Got a laggy old Nexus 7? Here’s why Android 4.3 will restore its performance.

Don’t upgrade from an old Nexus 7(s goog) to a new one just yet; at least not if your reason for upgrading is because your current tablet has been …

Paid Apps On The Decline: 90% Of iOS Apps Are Free, Up From 80-84% During 2010-2012, Says Flurry

The trend toward more mobile applications going free continues, app analytics provider Flurry confirms this morning in a new report focused on app price changes over time. The company, whose analytics service now runs in nearly 350,000 mobile applications, found that around 80 to 84 percent of iOS …

HTC Hoping to Make Another Big Impression With One Mini

For HTC, a company that has struggled to keep up in the competitive smartphone market, the launch of its One handset was a biggie. But for its next …

Mobile

Mounting Evidence Shows Snapchat Doesn't Delete Photos (VIDEO)

Surprise! It's now even more likely that Snapchat doesn't delete your sexy selfies.<p>Snapchat, a mobile app that millions use to send self-destructing photographs and videos, is losing its once-held reputation as a paragon of privacy.<p>Earlier this month, digital forensics expert Richard Hickman …

Apple Reportedly Planning to Begin Fabricating Their Own iPhone and iPad Chips

- Jul 12, 2013<p>A report today from <i>SemiAccurate,</i> the site whose name describes their track record when it comes to Apple rumors, says Apple has just …

Soon There Will Be Google Glass for Everyone and Everything

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Now that Google Glass is a much-talked about, much-hyped tech thing, the pseudo-clones have already …

Survey: far fewer developers are prioritizing smartphone apps over tablet apps

Though smartphones still outsell tablets worldwide, tablets are picking up the pace quickly, and mobile developers are noticing that. Mobile app …

Apple issues OS X Mavericks Preview 3 graphics bug fix for random rebooting

A day following a minor OS X Mavericks Preview 3 update to correct an issue involving OS X’s Recovery Mode, Apple has pushed out an update to Mavericks users to resolve an issue for Macs that randomly reboot. Apple calls this update “Mavericks Preview 3 Graphics Update 1.0,” and it is available via …

PlayStation 4, Xbox One pre-orders sold out at most major retailers

Tech News<p>If you're eager to be one of the first gamers to get your hands on the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One but haven't pre-ordered either console yet, you might be in for a rude awakening.<p>While major video game retailers like Amazon and GameStop had already begun halting pre-orders for particular …

Wall Street

Microsoft Releases Yet Another TV Ad Criticising the iPad’s ‘Lack of Features’

- Jul 12, 2013<p>In yet another continuation of their campaign against Apple’s iPad, Microsoft has aired another TV ad, criticizing the iPad for its …

Video: Take a tour of the future of home automation via Google Glass

Revolv, a connected home startup that used to be known as Mobiplug, has shown off a video of one of its engineers using Google Glass(s GOOG) to …

ARM servers get a webscale win with Xen hypervisor support

The newest version of the Xen hypervisor will support servers that use ARM-based chips, according to a Tuesday announcement from the Linux …

Microsoft Lets In Over 100 Fake Apps Into the Windows Store

Over 100 fake apps and games have been discovered in the Windows Store, all using popular names to trick users into downloading them. Some are free, but most are priced at $4.99 and others go for up to $28.99, in a clear attempt to generate as much revenue from ignorant Windows 8 and Windows RT …

Flexible 'electronic skin' can help heal, detect touch and temperature

Surgeons could one day restore lost feeling in humans by using artificial skin that's been augmented with flexible sensors, and a new development from researchers at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology may bring that closer to reality. The research team has developed a flexible sensor that …

HTC One Glamour Red looks sexy in first hands-on video

<i>Credit: BestBoyz</i><p>When HTC officially announced the Glamour Red edition of the One, I was a bit skeptical about the color, which, at least in the press shots, was too intense for my taste. Now the folks from German tech site BestBoyz produced what is likely the first hands-on video of the HTC One …

HTC One

Why Apple needs a wearable computer as much as wearables need Apple’s touch

There are some pretty basic — but tough — requirements for creating a wearable computer with mass consumer appeal: it has to be comfortable, stand up …

NVIDIA’s Tegra 4 not selling as fast as expected

Recent successes by mobile processor makers such a Qualcomm and the Taiwanese fab-less semiconductor company MediaTek seem to be putting pressure on the sales of NVIDIA’s latest ARM based processor the Tegra 4. Although NVIDIA has managed to attract some big clients for its new processor, it seems …

AT&T Considers Selling Your Browsing History, Location, And More To Advertisers. Here’s How To Opt Out

Good news, everyone! Wait, no. Not that one. The other one.<p>Bad news, everyone!<p>AT&T is considering selling your usage data (location, web browsing history, etc.) to advertisers, having seemingly decided that it’s been too long since everyone was mad at them.<p>They noted the plan in a preview of an …

Why next-gen consoles won't run games at 4K

Back in March, Microsoft's CVP of Marketing and Strategy Yusuf Mehdi told <i>Forbes</i> that the Xbox One would support 4K gaming, saying that there was "no hardware restriction there at all".<p>However, some testing from <i>AnandTech</i> suggests that while that statement might be technically accurate, whether it's …

Apple Retail, Square partner to sell iPad-based Square Stand beginning July 9

Jack Dorsey’s Square payments company has teamed up with Apple to sell the new Square Stand point-of-sale system through Apple’s large chain of retail stores, according to multiple sources. The Square Stand is an iPad accessory that works with the Square Register app to turn in the iPad into a tool …

iPhone 5 trumped Galaxy S4 on user complaints at launch -- study

If you believe the griping on social media, then the iPhone 5 caused the most user angst of the major smartphone releases of the past year.<p>Social media analysts We Are Social gauged the reaction on Twitter, blogs, and forums following the release of the iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S4, Nokia Lumia 920, …

Does A $347 3-D Printer Mean The Future Is Here? Or Just Paper-Thin Progress?

Now on Kickstarter, the Buccaneer is designed for easy at-home use, costs less than an iPhone–and just might make or break our collective dream of technology.<p>The magic words, or magic number-plus-letter, of our technological fantasies to date are: 3-D. The 3-D printer is this year’s collective …

European watchdogs order Google to rewrite privacy policy or face legal action

Privacy watchdogs in the UK, Germany and Italy have told Google to rewrite its privacy policy in Europe or face legal sanctions, 15 months after the …

A Tale Of Two Netflix: Has The Streaming Giant Bounced Back After Qwikster?

Wall Street thought Reed Hastings was an idiot. Now Wall Street thinks Reed Hastings is a genius. Does Wall Street know anything about Netflix?<p>In the fall of 2011, <i>Saturday Night Live</i>‘s Jason Sudeikis skewered Netflix CEO Reed Hastings. In one skit, Sudeikis-as-Hastings announces 17 possible name …

Wall Street

Google And Others Reportedly Pay Adblock Plus To Show You Ads Anyway

If you work for a company that depends on advertising revenue, you won’t hear people talk that often about using Adblock Plus, but it’s something that millions of consumers probably can’t imagine their Internet browsing without at this point. It manages to block out most ads on websites, providing …

Programming is FUNdamental: A closer look at Code.org's star-studded computer science campaign

"All these people who've made it big have their own variation of the same story, where they felt lucky to be exposed to computer programming at the right age, and it bloomed into something that changed their life," explains the organization's co-founder, Ali Partovi, seated in the conference room …