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Why the iPhone 6—not the iWatch—is Apple’s biggest launch this year

While new gadget categories—such as the supposedly forthcoming “iWatch”—could fetch Apple plenty of attention this year, and take some pressure off CEO Tim Cook, the bulk of its growth is more likely to come from a familiar source: The iPhone, which will be 7 years old this weekend.<p>For some …

Tim Cook

How The iPad Air Compares To Samsung's Best Tablet Yet, The Galaxy Tab S

But now, four years later, Apple faces tougher competition than ever in the tablet space — particularly from Samsung.<p>Earlier this month, Samsung unveiled its newest tablet, the Tab S. It's one of the few 10-inch tablets out there that feels lightweight enough to carry everywhere while maintaining a …

A New App Called Moment Shows You How Addicted You Are To Your iPhone

Some of us jokingly say that we’re addicted to our iPhones. A newly released app called Moment will show us just how true that statement may be. Designed to promote a healthier balance between our real lives and those lived through the small screens of our digital devices, Moment tracks how much …

Here's How Apple Can Take Its Iconic Headphones To The Next Level

Apple said it's sold north of 600 million earbuds in a 12-year span — that's 1.2 billion tiny speakers — but despite a few design modifications made two years ago in the conversion of earbuds to EarPods, the design of Apple's headphones has gone largely untouched.<p>That needs to change. Apple has …

How iOS8 extensions could help college students dump their laptops and rely on their iPads

Every year around this time I start composing an article about how to get by in college with just an iPad. But in past years, once I get into it I …

Apple Airs New “Parenthood” iPhone 5s Commercial – MacStories

Apple aired a new iPhone 5s commercial today, focusing on parents using iPhone apps and compatible hardware devices in their everyday lives. The ad is called "Parenthood", and it aired on the seventh anniversary of the iPhone's launch in the United States on June 30, 2007.<p>The new commercial follows …

Apple to parents: iPhone is your little helper

Apple has spent the last few months making people feel deeply insecure.<p>All through its latest advertising, it's made you understand that if you don't have a verse, a purpose in life, you're very little.<p>Worse, if you don't get rid of your chicken fat, you're nothing but a retrograde slob, for whom …

iPhone

Walmart Permanently Slashes The Price Of The iPhone 5S And iPhone 5C

The entry-level (16 GB) iPhone 5S will cost $99 with a two-year contract contract. The entry-level (16 GB) iPhone 5C will cost $29 with a two-year contract.<p>Walmart has run deals in the past, but this discount is permanent.<p>The iPhone 6 is expected to be out in September. This usually leads to a slow …

$4,300 gold-plated iPhone 5S sports Putin's face

When Apple first debuted the gold-colored iPhone 5S in 2013, it sold out everywhere. That probably won't be a problem for Italian company Perla Penna and its unusual gold-plated iPhone 5S. Painting some gaudy gold onto an Apple product is nothing new, but Caviar went the extra mile and added a …

Apple Updating iTunes U With New Course Creation and Discussion Features for iPad

Apple today announced it is updating its iTunes U app with new iPad-related features that'll make it easier for teachers and students to use the tablet device for their online courses. These new features will be available starting July 8th.<p>“Education is at the core of Apple’s DNA and iTunes U is an …

14 of the Best iOS Apps From June

From ambient audio-sharing apps to free, unlimited storage for all your mobile photos, we covered a lot of ground with new iOS apps in June. So by way of a quick recap and, of course, to help you filter through the debris, here’s our pick of the newbies from the past month.<p>OverHeard<p>OverHeard is a …

10 Mac Apps Worth $400 – But You Name the Price

StackSocial has launched its latest Name Your Own Price Mac Bundle. This one, dubbed “The Summer Blockbuster,” features a few of our favorite apps like Fantastical, Flux, Gemini, and more. In full, it’s 10 Mac Apps worth $400, but you name the price.<p>For any price over $1, you can get Tangerine, …

Apple's iPhone Trade-In Program Expands to Italy

After it expanded to Germany in April, Apple has launched its iPhone trade-in program in Italy, reports <i>9to5Mac.</i><p>The program gives customers the opportunity to trade in an older iPhone model and receive an Apple Store Gift Card worth up to €220, which can be used towards the purchase of a newer …

Report: iPhone 6 will use new display tech for thinner design, could cause yield issues

According to a new report from China Times (translated by GforGames), Apple will make the next-gen iPhone even thinner by moving from two brightness enhancement films in the iPhone’s display to just one. The move will reportedly allow Apple to have an overall thinner design for the iPhone 6, but …

Possible 4.7-Inch iPhone 6 Front Panel Compared to iPhone 5s

As we creep closer to the fall release date of the iPhone 6, component leaks are becoming more frequent. While we originally saw the alleged front panel of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 back in April, <i>9to5Mac</i> has shared additional photos of the component.<p>Depicted in both black and white, the front panel in …

Impatient iPhone users switching to larger-screened Samsung Galaxy S5

Apple users are losing patience waiting for a larger-screened iPhone. New data showing that 26% of British buyers of Samsung's Galaxy S5 in the three months to the end of May switched from the iPhone - compared to 12% the year before, according to Kantar ComTech's Worldpanel.<p>Though the effect was …

Apple to announce Q3 2014 earnings results on July 22nd

Apple has posted a note on its official Investor Relations website to indicate that it will be holding its Q3 2014 earnings results announcement and conference call on Tuesday, July 22nd. The call begins at 2PM PT/5PM ET, and Apple usually releases the numbers in the form of a press release around …

Apple Rolling Out Two-Step Verification for iCloud.com

As first noted by AppleInsider, Apple has started rolling out two-step verification for iCloud.com, allowing iCloud users who opted-in for the authentication system to sign into web apps through a verification code sent to a trusted device.<p>Previously, iCloud.com web apps only supported basic logins …

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Another New Samsung Galaxy Phone Could Be Coming Next Month

Consistent with its predecessors, the Galaxy S5 will reportedly get its own smaller sized spin-off known as the Galaxy S5 Mini.<p>The phone is expected to come with a 4.5-inch screen, which is slightly smaller than the 5.1-inch display on the standard Galaxy S5. But it's still bigger than the 4-inch …

Samsung unveils a quartet of Android smartphones for the budget crowd

Not everyone can justify splurging on a powerhouse phone like the Galaxy S5, and Samsung clearly knows it -- the tech firm just unveiled four Android KitKat handsets for frugal types. The Galaxy Core II (shown here) is the standout of the bunch, although it's a curious case of taking two steps …

IRL: the Samsung Galaxy Round is a curved Note 3 that costs way too much

<i>Welcome to</i> IRL<i>, an ongoing feature where we talk about the gadgets, apps and toys we're using in real life and take a second look at products that already got the formal review treatment.</i><p>Flat smartphones are <i>so</i> early 2013; concave is the new hotness. At least, that's what Samsung and LG might have …

Samsung calls for mistrial over alleged “Asian” innuendo by Apple lawyers

Lawyers for Samsung have accused counsel for Apple(s aapl) of making subtle race-based arguments in a trial over smartphone patents, and are calling …

Samsung looks to increase market share two-fold in Africa in coming year

It’s no secret that Samsung’s meteoric rise in the smartphone industry is still continuing today. Surprisingly, there’s even more that the company …

Africa

Samsung’s upcoming device with three-sided display to be part of Galaxy line, says Bloomberg

As we reported yesterday, Samsung is planning on manufacturing a new device with a three-sided display. Today, Bloomberg said that this device would …

Google Glass

Galaxy S3 Android 4.4 KitKat (via OmniROM), Nexus 5 CyanogenMod 11 custom ROMs available

Galaxy S3 and Nexus 5 owners looking for custom ROMs should check out OmniROM and CyanogenMod 11, respectively, which bring Android 4.4 KitKat experiences to the handsets.<p>The Galaxy S3’s official Android 4.3 update is not going so well, as many handset owners complained about various performance …

RadioShack deals: $49.99 Galaxy S4, $39.99 LG G2, $19.99 Moto X and free Galaxy S3 with contracts

RadioShack has a few interesting deals on top Android handsets, provided that you’re looking to buy subsidized new devices.<p>The company has special prices for several 2013 handsets including the Samsung Galaxy S4, the LG G2 and the Motorola Moto X, but also on last year’s Galaxy S3, as …

Phil Schiller claims Samsung damaged Apple’s brand image through patent infringement

As part of Apple and Samsung’s latest lawsuit, one of Apple’s top marketing executives, Phil Schiller, took to the stand to discuss the damage …

Phil Schiller

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 International Giveaway

Welcome to the Sunday Giveaway! This week we are excited to announce that we are giving away a Samsung Galaxy Note 3. This week’s giveaway is sponsored by the good folks at BitDefender, check out our latest review of Smart Battery Saver.<p><b>The winner of last week’s Nexus 5 giveaway is: Sean Harnett</b> …

Near final version of Android 4.3 for Galaxy Note II (GT-N7100) leaks

The Galaxy Note II is supposed to get Android 4.3 by December, and it looks like things are on track. A near final firmware (N7100XXUEMK4) leaked …

Android News

AT&T puts Galaxy S4 Android 4.3 update on hold

Just last week, Android 4.3 started rolling out to Galaxy S4 handsets on AT&T’s network. If you’ve yet to receive the update, you might be in for a bit longer of a wait than previously expected.<p>AT&T and Samsung have pulled the Android 4.3 update and are now investigating some potential issues with …