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Amazon Prime Air: Delivery by Drones Could Arrive As Early as 2015

For the next few weeks UPS, FedEx and the U.S. Postal Service will be working overtime to make sure you get your holiday gifts on time, but if Amazon …

Retina iPad Mini Comes ‘Distant Third’ In Display Shootout Against Nexus 7, Kindle Fire HDX

You’ve probably heard that the new iPad mini with Retina display has a significantly smaller color gamut that the larger iPad Air, but how does it …

Kindle Fire

A New Android App Gives You Amazing Control Over What Your Other Apps Can Do

Say no, and you might not get to use the app.<p>In the last version of Android, Google had included a feature called App Ops. It let you decide what you wanted to allow each app to do. Were you cool with the app waking up the device? Tracking your location? Accessing your camera? You got to choose.<p>And …

Apps

King's Thomas Hartwig on the Balancing Act for Free-to-Play Games

Free-to-play games have a bad reputation. The mechanics, structure and difficulty are often designed in a way that incentivizes in-app purchases. Some players feel they are being tricked into these payments and try to resist them at all costs, while parents worry what their children will rack up a …

Google responds to Microsoft smear campaign with witty retort about wearable computing

Yesterday, Microsoft started selling hats, mugs, T-shirts, and hoodies with a distinct anti-Google message, bearing phrases like "keep calm while we steal your data" alongside the Chrome browser logo. They're the latest wave of Microsoft's long-running Scroogled campaign, designed to frighten …

Appsfire Wants to Help Apps Get Discovered and Make Money

Building mobile apps is easy when you know how, but making an app popular enough that people download it and use it regularly is where many developers come unstuck. App discovery is tough as is retaining interest, and that’s the problem that mobile analytics startup Appsfire is aiming to solve with …

Microsoft Visual Studio

Smartphone microphone skin tattoos? Motorola already has a patent application on it

Motorola wasn’t kidding back in May during an interview when it said it’s working on a variety of mobile-related wearable devices, a recently discovered patent application reveals.<p>Filled a year before that interview, in May 2012, the patent describes “coupling an electronic skin tattoo to a mobile …

Mobile Devices

Samsung is planning its own custom chips and 4k phone displays

After building processors based on ARM Holdings(s armh) intellectual property for years, Samsung says it will create its own 64-bit core for mobile …

Samsung posts record profits, again

Samsung Electronics has posted a 26% jump in profits for the three month period ending in September 2013, mainly due to strong smartphone sales and better memory chip revenues. Net income for the quarter was 8.24 trillion won ($7.6bn) up from 6.56tn won during the same period last year. Samsung …

Televisions