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Make your Android Device Smarter with these Handy Apps

The leap from feature phones to smartphones didn’t happen overnight. Slowly but steadily, our phones grew smarter and smarter until they’d become capable enough that we could fulfil most of our computing needs on these pocket-sized devices. The onset of powerful third-party apps spurred that …

Android 4.x is Twice as Stable as iOS 7.1 - Benchmark Report

Contrary to the notion that iOS is very stable while the messy Android crashes too often due to inherent bugs, a recent survey by Crittercism reveals …

Apple may have found the answer to our battery nightmares

We think it's fair to say that many of us would forgo certain phone features just to have a better battery to see us through the day.<p>Now it looks as …

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Android 4.3 release date: when will you get it?

Android 4.3 Jelly Bean is old news, Google has already launches its successor in the form of Android 4.4 KitKat, but most devices are still waiting …

iPhone 6

The iPhone 6 marked a key turning point for Apple, as it introduced a new design and larger screen, leaving the iPhones of old in its wake.<p><i>[Update:</i> …

Samsung in record quarterly profit on smartphone boost

<b>Samsung Electronics has reported a record quarterly profit boosted by growing smartphone sales and a surge in earnings at its display panel division.</b><p>Net profit was 7.8 trillion won ($7bn; £4.5bn) in the April to June quarter, a 50% jump from a year ago.<p>It said the launch of new models such as the …

Apple hits three-year low in smartphone marketshare, shipment figures reveal

Fresh reports on the state of the cellphone market during Q2 2013 have blown through the barn door, and industry analysts are flaunting some fairly impressive figures. Smartphones have outsold their less-intelligent brethren for the second quarter in a row, and Strategy Analytics says shipments hit …

iPad Expected To Lose Ground In Tablet Market

To say that the iPad has been a very popular tablet would be an understatement. Since 2010, Apple has continued to sell millions of units every …

Android 4.3 comes with Ultra HD smarts, source code reveals

By now we all know that the new Nexus 7 comes with a full HD screen but the source code of Android 4.3 reveals that the OS can handle even …

Apple dropping as smartphone fans opt for Android

Apple may have reported healthy iPhone sales this week, but its being dwarfed by its robotic competitor.<p>The recent IDC tracker findings, which look …

Samsung’s Earnings Hit $51 Billion

Samsung has released its latest financial results for the second quarter of 2013, it looks like the company has beaten previous earnings estimates …

Samsung Galaxy S4 goes Arctic Blue at Phones 4 U

The Arctic Blue (read: blue) edition of the Samsung Galaxy S4 is now available in the UK from Phones 4U.<p>Arctic Blue: also a musically-confused …

iPad mini vs New Nexus 7 | Trusted Reviews

Read about the new iPad Air and iPad mini 2<p>Which small tablet is better? The iPad mini or the new Nexus 7 2 model?<p>We’ve compared the designs, the …

Samsung overtakes Apple in phone profits but others grow sales even more

Samsung topped Apple(s aapl) last quarter in terms of smartphone profits, but both companies didn’t see sales growth realized by most other handset …

Video: Apple should drop the iPhone

The Apple iPhone. A product synonymous with the advent of the smartphone and largely credited for shaping the current crop of mobile devices - but is …

Samsung Galaxy Note III may come in three screen sizes: 5.5, 5.7 and 6 inches

It's no secret that Samsung's working on a next-gen Galaxy Note, but little did we know that it might come in three screen sizes. We've previously seen the model number SM-N900 pop up in a number of places, and this time, our friend @techkiddy spotted the screen sizes alongside some new names on …

Battle of the upgrade plans: T-Mobile wins, but not the plan you might think

On Friday AT&T’s Next device upgrade program officially goes live, so we thought this would be an excellent time to compare the value of the three …

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is looking to continue in the same vein as the original Galaxy Note and Galaxy Note 2, offering you a phone which could …

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Tired of stubborn app permissions? Android 4.3 has a fix for that

It can be hard for Android users to keep track of what exactly their apps are doing, but it looks like that's about to change with Android …

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Starbucks gets increasingly digital, 10 percent of transactions made by phone

Counting out nickels and dimes at the cash register as you pay for your overpriced coffee is quickly becoming fodder for back-in-my-day stories. Ever since Starbucks debuted Square Wallet payments last November, the pay-by-phone approach has proved to be a popular strategy. According to a recent</i> …

Second-generation Nexus 7 gets the iFixit teardown treatment

We're sure glad there's iFixit to take apart new gadgets so we don't have to, and it comes as no surprise that the next-gen Nexus 7 is one of its latest experiments. If you've read our hands-on with the device, you won't be surprised by much of what the folks at iFixit saw while tearing it down. …

Samsung develops 'world's fastest' embedded memory, first with eMMC 5.0

The evolution of mobile memory chips keeps moving faster, if Samsung's progress is any indication. Not eight months since churning out those speedy eMMC 4.5 chips, and the company's next version of NAND is already here. Indeed, the South Korean company says it's now in mass production of what it …

Android this week: First look at the Nexus 7 and Android 4.3

If it feels like we’ve all been talking about the new Nexus 7 and Android 4.3 for months, it’s because we have. Rumors and leaked details of both …

Apple And Samsung In Settlement Talks Over $1 Billion Patent Dispute

Apple and Samsung are due to return to court next month regarding the lawsuit between the two companies, Apple were previously awarded around $1 …

iPhone 5S

<b>Update:</b> Not ready for the newer, larger and faster iPhone 7? We're still up to date on the best iPhone 5S deals and have our iPhone 5S review …

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Verizon Edge early upgrade program officially unveiled, will begin August 25th

Quickly following AT&T's footsteps, Verizon Wireless is throwing its hat into the early upgrade ring with a few unique twists and turns of its own. The program, known as Edge, will offer you the ability to pay the full retail price of your phone on a month-to-month basis, with the cost spread out …

A gallery guide to the Samsung GALAXY S4 family

Destiny's Child, Hanson, BLT – beautiful creations come in threes, and Samsung's new line-up of three new GALAXY S4s is no exception.<p>Kicking off with …

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Rumor Round Up

We have been hearing more and more rumors about the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 over the last few weeks, the device is expected to be made official at a …

Samsung Galaxy S3 and Note 2 may skip straight to Android 4.3

Android 4.3 is inevitably headed our way, but while the HTC One might have just been injected with Android 4.2.2, the<p>Samsung Galaxy S3<p>and<p>Note 2<p>might …

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