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Amazon lets developers create beta apps for user testing on Kindle Fire, Fire Phone, Fire TV

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>A new service called Live App Testing is available for programmers making apps that run on Amazon’s(s amzn) FireOS devices. …

BlackBerry creates new unit for potential high-growth assets | Reuters

TORONTO (Reuters) - BlackBerry Ltd said on Monday it has created a new unit to house what many consider to be among its most promising assets - cryptographic applications, its QNX embedded software and Project Ion platform for connecting devices.<p>The Blackberry sign is pictured in Waterloo June 19, …

Nokia Lumia 530, the £60 Windows Phone, on sale 4 September

Microsoft has confirmed the UK release date for the cheapest Lumia smartphone yet.<p>If you fancy a Windows Phone for £60, you only have a couple of weeks to wait: Microsoft has confirmed the Nokia Lumia 530 goes on sale in the UK on 4 September.<p>The 530 is one of the first Lumia phones to arrive since …

Mobile Technology

Xbox Video for Windows Phone gets faster app startup and faster playback in latest update | On MSFT

Microsoft has rolled out an update to the Xbox Video app for Windows Phone. The update improves the app’s performance and allows for a faster …

Chinese Android phone maker Xiaomi enters a software arms race

Growing Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has launched MIUI 6, the sixth edition of its customized Android system.<p>The major updates include, according to Xiaomi:<p>(1) It enables, with Xiaomi Cloud service, cross-platform syncing between Xiaomi devices with MIUI built-in, smartphone, tablet, smart TV, …

HTC's new flagship phone is designed to take over Japan

HTC CEO Peter Chou was in Tokyo today to unveil the company’s latest flagship smartphone for Japan, the new J Butterfly (HTL23) on KDDI. The phone has much in common with the excellent HTC One (M8) released in the rest of the world earlier this year: it features a 5-inch 1080p display, twin …

To get cash for an iPhone 6, lock in your old iPhone trade-in now

Now could be the best time to get the most buyback value for your old iPhone before the iPhone 6 officially launches and prices drop. Crave's Eric Mack has done some of the research for you.<p>Your iPhone 5S in excellent condition could be worth $350, even after the iPhone 6 drops in a few weeks, …

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Xbox One SmartGlass iPhone and iPad app updated with remote game purchases and more

• Rate your favorite game clips and activity feed entries<br>• Purchase things on your phone or tablet and they will start installing on your Xbox<br>• Browse new …

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The top free, paid, and trending Windows Phone apps and games as of August 17th | On MSFT

The Windows Phone Store is now home to over 300,000 Windows Phone apps, with new apps coming in on a weekly basis. Let’s take a look at the Windows …

Apps

BBM for Windows Phone picks up a bug-fixing update - MSPoweruser

Blackberry has continued their rapid-fire development of the Blackberry Messenger app for Windows Phone, updating the app today to version …

Android Wear's amazing smartwatch ancestors

Android Wear is almost upon us, promising to thrust the smartwatch into the limelight. But the concept isn't as new as you think. Join us as we take a look at Android Wear's amazing smartwatch ancestors. [MUSIC] Companion computers that live on your hand have been a long running sci-fi dream. From …

Wear OS

Transform your Android device into a desktop computer with three USB 3.0 ports - The Gadgeteer

I used to day dream about only needing one pocket sized device for all my communicating and computing needs. One device that would serve as my phone, …

iPhone 6: mass production of new sapphire screens begins

Near-unscratchable screens that are expected to be one of the biggest selling points of the iPhone 6 when Apple unveils the latest model in September are to go into large-scale production this month.<p>To create industrial quantities of man-made sapphire, the material already used to cover the …

Will Big Battery In 5.5-inch iPhone 6L Buy Full HD Video Or Just Less Wall Hugging?

Two rumored developments about the larger of the two expected iPhone 6 models emerged this weekend. First, a 2915 mAh battery (85% larger than the one in the current iPhone 5S) was leaked that seems to fit with a previously leaked chipset that would fit the 5.5-inch form factor. Second, a Chinese …

iPhone 6 could come with reversible USB cable

Apple could release a new version of its Lightning iPhone and iPad cable with the iPhone 6 that can be plugged into a USB port either way up.<p>The cable would remove the need to fiddle around to find the right way up to plug the iPhone’s USB cable into a computer.<p>The USB Promotor Group, which governs …

Xiaomi's New Android Software Looks Like iOS 7

Red hot Chinese smartphone-maker Xiaomi has announced a major upgrade to its MIUI Android software. MIUI 6, which will come to the company’s devices soon, bears more than a passing resemblance to iOS. It is certainly more Apple-like than the Google Android that we know, as Liliputing notes.<p>MIUI is …

The New iPhone 6 Looks Real Curvy

Ready to see the bigger and better iPhone 6? Feast your eyes, because EvasiOnJailbox, Feld and Volk and TMZ have acquired leaked photos of the new Apple smartphone, or at least, they think they have.<p>These photos are consistent with previously leaked images of what's thought to be the gold iPhone 6. …

Made For iPhone Hearing Aids: Hands On With Halo, A Mission-Critical Wearable

Electronic hearing aids have been in use for more than a century, yet in all of the contemporary buzz about wearable devices hearing aids have been conspicuously absent. My personal experience using the new Starkey Halo i110 made for iPhone hearing aids over the past two months has convinced me …

More Purported Photos of iPhone 6 Parts Appear, Including Assembled Front Panel

It's now less than a month until the rumored September 9 announcement of the iPhone 6, and photos of parts have appeared online. Notably, the Taiwanese blog <i>AppleClub</i> has posted photos of the front screen assembly. We had already seen photos and videos of the front glass, but this is the first time …

Phones

More than 25 million U.S. iPhone owners may be anxious to upgrade to the iPhone 6

The iPhone 6 appears to be on track to make its long-anticipated debut at an Apple event on Sept. 9, and there will be a pool of more than 25 million …

Apple

iPhone 6 Sapphire Display Is the Big Question--WSJ Says Limited to Pricey Models

One of the biggest question marks surrounding the iPhone 6 is whether it will use a sapphire crystal display or a sapphire laminate. Thursday's <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reported that the material isn't quite ready and that if it's used, it will only be in high-end versions of both the 4.7- and 5.5-inch …

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Want an LG G3 smartphone? AT&T will sweeten the deal with a $1 tablet, but there’s a catch

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Here’s a deal if you’re looking for a new phone and a new tablet: If you buy an LG G3 (or a couple other LG phones) with a …

LG G Pad 7.0 review: LG G Pad 7.0 is a supremely simple budget tablet - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The LG G Pad 7.0 starts at $150 and its simple design is comfortable to hold. It has an IR blaster, a microSD card expansion slot and an IPS screen with wide viewing angles. It also features dual-window functionality and comes in a 4G LTE version.<p><b>The Bad</b> The Wi-Fi model has only a paltry …

Gear & Gadgets

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Truly Waterproof: Xperia Z2 survives under the sea for six weeks

If you drop your smartphone down a toilet and it somehow takes you six weeks to realize, rest assured that if it’s an Xperia Z2, it’ll be just fine …

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