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Teardown Shows Apple’s iPhone 6 Cost at Least $200 to Build

More memory, more profits.<p>Apple spends $200 to $247 in parts and labor to build an iPhone 6, a teardown analysis of the device due to be released later today shows.<p>For the larger iPhone 6 Plus, the costs begin at $216 for the starting model and go as high as $263 for the 128 gigabyte model. The …

Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus gets put through ‘bend test’ in new video

With recent reports of the iPhone 6 Plus suffering from a bendable body while in pockets and other tight places, YouTuber Lewis from Unbox Therapy decided to put together a proper “bend test” and see what all of the fuss is about. Obviously this is going to be an extreme situation, but as others …

iPhone 6 Plus Owners Are Reportedly Complaining That The Phone Bends When You Put It In Your Pocket

When Apple initially unveiled its biggest iPhone to date — the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus — many worried the device would be too big to stuff in their pockets. Now, as it turns out, those who can fit the phone in their pocket are reportedly complaining that the phone bends after being stored there …

The next iPad mini could be delayed til 2015 to differentiate it from the iPhone 6 Plus

Despite KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo’s usually excellent track record on Apple predictions, he messed up his last prediction that the iPad Air 2 would make its appearance at Apple’s iPhone 6 launch event two weeks ago.<p>Obviously, that didn’t happen. But if you’re eager for an iPad Air …

IPad Air

Apple Is Considering Renaming Beats Music, Not Shutting It Down

Apple is considering making a bunch of changes at Beats Music, but shutting down the subscription streaming service isn't one of them.<p>"It's not …

Another Report Says Apple Plans To Unveil A New iPad In October

Apple may launch an updated iPad Air in October, according to a Commercial Times report. (Via MacRumors.)<p>The report out of Asia says that Apple is also working on a new iPad Mini for next year and a super-sized 12.9-inch iPad for 2015. Bloomberg reported in late August that Apple planned to launch …

Black market iPhone 6 prices fall as Chinese regulators say final approvals are coming soon

iPhone smuggling into China is nothing new, but this year it has perhaps been even more of a problem as Apple awaits regulatory approvals to begin selling its new iPhone models in the country. The good news is that a report from CNBC notes that regulators in the country said today that final …

Sony Xperia Z3 will get you almost 10hrs screen-on time

According to a recent battery test, Sony‘s latest flagship Xperia Z3 has clocked out at 9 hours and 29 minutes of screen-on time. That’s a new record!<p>The test was run by Phone Arena, who paces phones through a grueling test using a web-script that simulates typical real life usage. Without a doubt …

Phones

New Moto X on Verizon to get Advanced Calling 1.0, run VoLTE

We’ve already mentioned that you have only to wait until this coming Friday, September 26th, to get your hands on the Verizon branded new Moto X. At which time, you’ll be in possession of one of the first phones that will get Verizon’s Advanced Calling 1.0.<p>We are really looking forward to the new …

Verizon

Samsung feels brunt of iPhone 6 launch, shares plummet to two-year low

Samsung has experienced quite the downturn after hitting lowest share prices since 2012. The Bloomberg report details some factors leading to this …

£12K Leica has no screen, but killer £6K lens

Gallery: £12K Leica has no screen, but killer £6K lens<p>Gallery: £12K Leica has no screen, but killer £6K lens<p>+ 4<p>+ 3<p>+ 2<p>The Leica M Edition 60, created …

Samsung said to accelerate Note 4 release in response to strong iPhone sales

Samsung is reportedly worried about the good iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus opening sales, and is moving forward the release of the Note 4 as a response.<p>With the launch of the 5.5-inch iPhone, the Galaxy Note 4 has a new and formidable opponent in its size class. Apple announced that it sold a record …

iPhone

AT&T tempts cord-cutters with $40-a-month broadband with HBO and Amazon Prime

If you tried to count the number of times that we'd wished cable companies would offer nothing more than HBO Go and broadband, you'd run out of limbs well before you hit the total. AT&T, however, is following Comcast's lead in offering a cord-cutter bundle that offers us exactly what we want …

Apple airs new iPhone 6 ads “Huge” and “Cameras” featuring Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3uAoeQBpcQ]<p>Apple has started airing two new iPhone 6 ads starring the duo of Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake. Tim Cook unveiled two ads starring the pair during the iPhone 6 announcement earlier this month with ads that focused on the Health application …

Xprize's next big challenge: software that lets kids teach themselves

The Xprize organization has inspired people to take on some pretty lofty goals, ranging from sequencing genomes to literal moonshots. Today, though, it's focusing on a very practical objective: improving education for hundreds of millions of kids. Its new Global Learning Xprize will offer a total …

Microsoft Lets Eligible Students Sign Up for Free Office 365

Microsoft has announced a new self-serve program for students at eligible schools that allows them to sign up for a free Office 365 license on their own. The offer is available first in the US and will roll out globally later this year.<p>The new program builds on the Student Advantage initiative that …

iPhone 6 Adoption Easily Outpacing iPhone 6 Plus

Apple's iPhone 6 Plus may be the most talked about iPhone model due to its larger screen and bigger battery, but early adoption rate metrics (via <i>Mashable</i>), suggest more customers are choosing the smaller iPhone 6 over its bigger counterpart. How much of the difference is due to customer preference …

Defend Your Home With Artificial Intelligence

The Canary security system learns about your daily routine -- and picks up on anything out of the ordinary.<p>You’re out of town for the weekend, and you want to keep tabs on your home. You could set up a sophisticated security system -- with live video feeds, multiple sensors, and remote access -- …

Artificial Intelligence

Timetraveler App Allows You To See The Berlin Wall Story In Augmented Reality

Metaio and Timetraveler Augmented announced the Timetraveler application today. Using Augmented Reality (AR), smartphone and tablet owners can view historical content about the Berlin Wall, in and near the locations where it used to stand. Content includes historical film footage, reconstructions …

Samsung's upscale Galaxy Alpha reaches AT&T on September 26th

Good news: if you want Samsung's slimmer, ritzier Galaxy Alpha in the US, you won't have to beg your Canadian friends to ship an unlocked unit across the border. AT&T has revealed plans to carry the Alpha starting on September 26th, the same day it launches up North. Be prepared to pay a premium …

AT&T will sell you the giant Galaxy Mega 2 on October 24, will charge a reasonable $150

Samsung is known for making some pretty outlandish phablets, including the 7-inch Galaxy W and the 6.3-and-5.8-inch Galaxy Mega. In mid September, …

Windows 9’s Preview May Not Touch Down Until October

Remember that upcoming Windows 9 event that Microsoft is hosting on September 30? It might not mark the actual release of Windows 9’s technical preview, as was long expected. According to Paul Thurrott, that bit of code might not become available until October.<p>So put your laptop down and pout, …

Google's Nexus 9 is made by HTC and coming very soon

Nvidia's Tegra K1 processor is expected to power the next Nexus tablet<p>HTC hasn't made a tablet since 2011 or a Nexus device since 2010, but pretty soon both lacunas will be brought to an end by the launch of a new device: the Nexus 9. Rumored over the summer and confirmed by <i>The Wall Street …

Skype app updated for iOS 8, includes interactive notifications for calls and messages

The Skype app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch has now been updated with support for iOS 8. Unfortunately, this does not include support for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus screen sizes, meaning Skype still renders at a scaled iPhone 5s resolution.<p>However, the update <i>does</i> add interactive notifications which …

LG Wine Smart is a flip phone for the modern age

They were all the rage in early 2000s. And then smartphones pushed them aside, and the world forgot about them. But flip phones still have a following of sorts, even though the ones you still see today tend to be venerable old-timers.<p>Not the Wine Smart, LG’s new clamshell smartphone that launched …

Mobile Technology

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Sales Top Ten Million in Launch Weekend

Apple today announced that opening weekend sales of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus topped ten million units, breaking the previous record of nine million units set by the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c last year.<p>“Sales for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus exceeded our expectations for the …