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Instagram makes teens and celebrities angry by killing millions of spambots

Clean-up of fake accounts causes follower counts to drop overnight<p>A crackdown on spam Instagram accounts has triggered a cataclysm in the world of low-grade social media celebrities. The event, which began today after the photo-sharing service made good on its promise to start deleting millions of …

Google Nexus Smartwatch Specs Leaked

Google recently announced a new Android SDK for wearable devices, the company is expected to release their first smartwatch some time this year, the …

Straight Talk confirms its “unlimited plan” is throttled after 2.5 GB per month

Advertisement<p>11 Comments<p>Straight Talk has long advertised its mobile broadband service as unlimited even though customers often bumped against a …

Google Glass just picked paint colors for me, thanks to the Color Snap app

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Sherwin-Williams brought its ColorSnap software to Google Glass(s goog) on Monday, letting Glass users snap a picture for color …

Purported Android 4.4 KitKat log file from Nexus 5 leaked (build version: KRS74H)

A purported Android 4.4 KitKat log file has been found, with build version KRS74H apparently coming from a Nexus 5 handset.<p><i>Myce.com</i>, a publication that was accurate with similar leaks before, says it has discovered the Android build in question “running on a Nexus 5.”<p>Considering the plethora of …

Android News

Apple to drop Lightning connector as standardised phone chargers are approved? | Trusted Reviews

<b>A European Union Parliament Committee has voted to standardised smartphone power connectors, meaning Apple could be forced to drop its Lightning port</b> …

Apple isn't dead yet – iPhone 5S and iOS7 have a secret weapon

The reality distortion field has gone into reverse, but it's blinding us to the truth: Apple is still leading the way<p>When Steve Jobs was still with us, many commentators – yours truly included – used to complain about the "reality distortion field" that surrounded Apple's charismatic leader. Those …

T3

There's an app for that? 9 oddest apps in the world today

The world of smartphone and tablet apps is a world of delights. There are applications that turn your device into a beautiful musical instrument, a …

Apps

GTA 5 cheats, easter eggs and secrets | Trusted Reviews

Over the next few weeks we’ll be spending a frankly unhealthy amount of time in GTA 5’s Los Santos. We’ll be there to uncover all the top easter …

Switched On: The why of the 'i' buy

<i>Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.</i><p>For the past few years, the media has met iPhone introductions with skepticism that precedes great sales success. This has become such a cliché that the superstitious might worry what would happen should new iPhones be …

Video: Every iPhone Ever Gets Speed Tested Side-By-Side

Sure, each new iPhone is faster than the last.. <i>on paper</i>. But how do these speed increases actually translate into day-to-day use? It’s one of life’s oldest questions; one that scholars and scientists have spent billions trying to answer, to no avail.<p>Fine. Maybe not. But it is <i>something</i> that’s cool …

Google Fiber Compared To Broadband By Putting A Middle Age Guy In A Bath Robe And Soaking Him With A Firehose

Provo, Utah is getting Google Fiber in the next few months. So how do you explain to the people of this small city north of Salt Lake what that will mean for their Interent service?<p>You get a guy to wear a bath robe and stand next to a raised swimming pool with a garden hose, symbolic of broadband …

Classic Steve Jobs keynote used to invalidate Apple's own patent

Nearly seven years after first showing off the iPhone to the world, a key Apple photo gallery patent has been invalided in Germany - and Cupertino …

Motorola

Take that, iPad mini: Retina display Nexus 7 at Google I/O says analyst

Advertisement<p>12 Comments<p>Credit: Google<p>While Apple fans are waiting for an iPad mini(s aapl) with improved screen, Android(s goog) enthusiasts may see …

Gigaom | Financial Times joins Flipboard, says it’s a better deal than Apple

Advertisement<p>The <i>Financial Times</i> is now making its content available through Flipboard, the popular reading platform that lets users draw on their …

iTunes for Windows 8 isn't app-ening, says Microsoft

Windows 8 users waiting for iTunes to land might not want to hold their breath - Microsoft has said that Apple is not willing to bring its music …

Software

Microsoft blues

IT IS always fun to watch the mighty fall. It is even better when they try to break their fall with corporate waffle. This week Microsoft said it was …

Software

Facebook Home knocks on the door of previously unsupported devices

The Android overlay Facebook Home, out for almost a month now, was only available on a handful of select devices. That is, until yesterday. Thanks to …

Android News

HTC First review

<b>Update:</b> <i>AT&T has dropped the price of the HTC First. With two-year contract, the phone is now just $0.99 cents.</i><p>Call Facebook ubiquitous and you're …

Phones

Google Brings Its Cloud Messaging Push Notification Service To Chrome

At last year’s I/O, Google launched its Cloud Messaging push notification service for Android. This week, it extended this service to Chrome and Chrome OS, which, Google says, allows Chrome apps and extension developers to wake up their apps remotely and/or send alerts to users.<p>While mobile app …

Struggling Google Wallet reportedly abandons the idea of plastic cards

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Android Police<p>It’s been two years since Google (s GOOG) launched its mobile payments platform, Google Wallet, but the …

Push notifications come to Chrome and Chrome OS with battery life as a focus

The push notifications on our mobile devices aren't just for convenience's sake -- they let apps stay idle and conserve precious battery life. That would explain why Google Cloud Messaging is now integrated with all versions of Chrome and Chrome OS, then. While both platforms are usually online as …

TechCrunch

Global LTE connections quadruple to 100M in less than a year

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Inq<p>Back in July, the GSM Association’s research arm Wireless Intelligence recorded only a measly 27 …

Through The Looking Glass: What You’ll See Through Google’s Lens

I’ve spent a little over three weeks with Google Glass, and I’ve noted that the utility aspect of the device is strong, but the fun isn’t there yet. It feels a lot like the original iPhone did, before it had the App Store.<p>In this video, we discuss some of the quick assumptions about Glass, …

Google's rumored Babel chat service will reportedly launch as Hangouts

Google hasn't even officially launched Babel, but word on the street has it that the aforesaid term was being used internally to reference a new, unified chat platform. Now, <i>TechRadar</i> is reporting that Babel will simply become a part of Google Hangouts -- almost certainly as a means to continue the …

Is that a phablet in your pocket?

As supersized smartphones from Samsung continue to get more and more unwieldy, it’s not just rival handset makers that are being forced to rework …

Flagship smartphone displays put under the microscope – literally

The race to offer a mobile device with the best display possible seems to have no end line, with companies pushing out ever higher-resolution, …

Since Photos Are Boring Without Filters, Glassagram Will Spice Up Your Google Glass Pics

Thanks to Instagram, we rarely see photos taken from camera phones without some type of filter on it. Even Twitter’s photo service uses Aviary to drop an earthy overlay or black-and-white treatment onto your digital masterpiece. Google Glass users aren’t going to be left out of this craze thanks to …