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Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 chip shows speed isn't everything

If you're already bored by the annual speed upgrades we're seeing in mobile chips (can you really feel the difference between a Galaxy S4 and S5?), Qualcomm's giving you a few more reasons to consider upgrading. Its octa-core Snapdragon 810 chip, which will likely end up in many of next year's top …

Qualcomm: Get ready for 4K smartphones

If you think the ultra-sharp Quad HD displays on today's state-of-the-art smartphones are as good as it gets, think again. According to Qualcomm, who …

iOS 8 How-to: Have your iOS device read text for you

Previously, I discussed how to have your iOS device read text for you in iOS 7, and in iOS 8 it works pretty much the same way – but with some little differences. It is now easier to set up and make text speakable on an iOS device. Before we discuss how to do it, let’s first set up our iOS device …

Galaxy Note 4 Appears On Retailers Website

Earlier we heard that Samsung had started advertising the new Samsung Galaxy Note 4, and now the handset has appeared on a retailers website.<p>The …

Galaxy Note

Meet Samsung’s new smartphone chip that consumes 25% less power

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Samsung<p>Samsung is often called a follower but this time it’s a leader: The company’s new Exynos 5430 smartphone chip …

Elemoon Wearable Bracelet Wants To Make Alerts More Chic Than Geek

Wearable tech that aims to blend in and look like a fashion accessory is the next obvious step in the trajectory of electronic things designed to cling to the human body. Bottom line: not everyone wants to put something utilitarian looking — or downright ugly — on their person.<p>Costume jewelry with …

Sony Xperia Z2 still alive after being submerged in salt water for 6 weeks

Well, here is an amazing tale of survival involving a Sony handset. Sony was actually one of the first smartphone manufacturers to run with the idea …

Front Panel from 4.7-Inch iPhone 6 Once Again Said to be Depicted

Taiwanese Apple news website <i>AppleClub</i> (Google Translate, via <i>9to5Mac</i>) shares new photos of the supposed front panel from the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, including the device's display and its insides.<p>The images are consistent with prior leaks of the iPhone 6's front panel, showing a larger screen, a thinner …

Apple iPhone 6 Retail Packing Leaked

Apple is rumored to launch the upcoming iPhone 6 on September 9th — it’s not confirmed but rumors suggest the company will schedule an event on …

A Fully Functional iPhone 6 Clone Up For Sale in China

Recently, the folks at NoWhereElse have posted some images of a fully functional iPhone 6 clone which is up for sale on Chinese shores.<p>The device’s …

Gear & Gadgets

iOS 8: will Apple's new Message leave users confused?

Apple is tweaking its message app - and risks being left with wreckage<p>Apple is taking a calculated risk with its iOS 8 software, due in autumn. It's tweaking the Messages app, normally used to send text messages, with pictures or videos attached if you want, so that it can also send short voice …

5 Things To Know About Siri And Google Now's Growing Intelligence

<b>This is a guest post from Lawrence Flynn, the CEO of Artificial Solution, a software firm that develops natural language processing (NLP) services and was established in Stockholm, Sweden in 2001. Flynn joined Artificial Solutions in May 2010 to step in as CEO, replacing co-founder and board</b> …

Apple Facing Production Issues with iPhone 6 as 5.5-Inch Version May Be Delayed Until 2015

The launch of Apple's 5.5-inch iPhone 6 may be delayed into 2015 as Apple's production issues with the smaller 4.7-inch version will likely carry over into the larger model, according to a new report from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.<p>Production bottlenecks on 4.7-inch iPhone 6 center on the …

Apple will reportedly announce its next iPhone on September 9th

Grab that box of sodium chloride, folks -- it's rumor time. <i>Re/Code</i> is reporting that Apple will hold its next iPhone event on September 9th. And while any publication can pull a date out of the hat and report on it, this particular entity has a good track record predicting Apple events (even when …

Motorola Nexus likely as Android Silver plans come into question

Over the weekend, news broke that a Nexus device codenamed Shamu would be coming from Motorola. In addition to the rumor of a massive 5.9-inch …

Alleged Nexus 9 image turns out to be just a stock image

Earlier today, Google sent some people into a frenzy thinking that the Nexus 9 (codenamed Volantis) was teased. On the Google+ account for Think With …

Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini starts shipping in the UK August 7

The Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini is set to begin shipping in the UK on August 7. The phone, announced earlier this month, is currently available for …

Samsung Galaxy S5

LG G3 will soon be offered in Moon Violet and Burgundy Red, starting in August

When LG first took the veil off the LG G3 in May, the company introduced the handset in five colors: Shine Gold, Metallic Black, Silk White, Burgundy Red and Moon Violet. Since then, we’ve seen the LG G3 arrive to all major markets across the globe including all four major U.S. Carriers, but …

Mobile Technology

The Information: Nexus phablet is happening, Android Silver's future uncertain

Over the weekend we reported on a new rumor claiming that the next Nexus handset would not only be built by Motorola, it would be a massive 5.9-inch device with the codename Shamu. Lending a little extra weight to the rumor, <i>the Information</i> says that they have now verified with “three people with …

Android News

New leaks show off the iPhone 6's curved edged display

Instead of a bend like the LG G Flex or the Samsung Galaxy Round, allegedly leaked photos show that Apple is going for edges that taper off.<p>While it's unlikely Apple could have gone with a curved display for its upcoming smartphone, there were plenty of curved-related rumors circulating as early as …

Phones

Why Apple switched from Yahoo to Weather Channel for Weather data in iOS 8

When Apple unveiled iOS 8 earlier this month, it didn’t take long for beta testers to notice it had replaced Yahoo with The Weather Channel as the source of data in the stock iOS Weather app. While recent reports suggested Yahoo was trying to get Apple to put even more of its services on the iPhone …

iWatch will reportedly have more than ten sensors, multiple screen sizes

The iWatch will also reportedly coming multiple screen sizes. It can be presumed that one size would be aimed at men and one at women, just like …

iOS 8 lets apps access Safari AutoFill credentials for quick & easy login

In iOS 8, Apple is making the process of logging into apps a much smoother experience by allowing native iOS apps to access usernames and passwords stored in Safari. The new feature, which works by letting iOS apps tap into Safari’s AutoFill & Passwords feature, will allow users to login to apps …

Apple CEO Tim Cook Described As Less Hands-On, More Interested In Broad Implications With iWatch

Apple CEO Tim Cook is the subject of a new profile in the New York Times today, and the profile includes plenty of background information about the executive and his commitment to human rights and environmental issues. But it also contained some information about the rumored iWatch project, how …

Amazon announces perplexing Fire Phone, matters nothing for Apple and iPhone

You've got a 720p display sitting on top of a Snapdragon 800 processor and Adreno 330 graphics chip. There's 2GB of RAM, which beats the iPhone on …

Apple TV likely to gain Continuity this fall, allowing tighter integration with Mac & iOS

Alongside the introduction of the current Apple TV design in fall 2010, Apple launched AirPlay. In short, AirPlay allows a user to watch a movie, listen to a song, or view a photo on an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch (or Mac in some cases) and stream that content to the Apple TV. AirPlay typically works …

Hundreds of businesses in London are about to flip the switch on payments via iBeacons

In Brixton, South West London, hundreds of businesses will soon integrate iBeacons as part of one of the first real-world networks for mobile payments using Apple’s Bluetooth LE iBeacon tech.<p>In Brixton, businesses introduced a local currency in 2009 that eventually switched from paper into mobile …

Apple’s iWatch Could Be The Next Big Sports Fashion Accessory

Sports sells gatorade, and sports sells sneakers, and sports sells clothing and hats and TV trays and bottle openers and anything that has enough surface area to hold a logo. But can sports sell the concept of the smartwatch? That’s what Apple might find out beginning in October, the rumored launch …

Physical iPhone 6 Mockup Compared to Galaxy S5 in New Images

Earlier this week Italian site <i>Macitynet</i> shared images of a high-quality physical mockup of the iPhone 6, based on earlier design drawings and renderings. The site has now shared [Google Translation] a new series photos comparing that mockup to a Samsung Galaxy S5 display model, showing how Apple's …