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The Blue Screen Of Death Is Showing On iPhone 5s

The iPhone 5s has been presenting a strange display to some users recently — the blue screen of death, presumed before now to be a uniquely Microsoft feature.<p>The problem, spotted first by The Verge, has been reported by several users in various threads on Apple’s support community, as well as …

BlackBerry reportedly in talks with Google, Samsung, and others about potential sale

In September BlackBerry received a $4.7 billion buyout offer from Canadian holding company Fairfax Financial, but it's still pursuing possible deals with other companies — and Google may be among them. <i>Reuters</i> reports that BlackBerry has asked for "preliminary expressions of interest" from a number …

SteamOS: could Valve's game console challenge Windows?

The Steam Box should have Microsoft worried<p>On Monday, the developer responsible for possibly the most critically acclaimed video games of the modern era — <i>Half-Life</i> and <i>Half-Life 2</i> — announced that it was building its own Linux-based operating system to deliver PC games to the living room. Sooner or …

Apple May Be Working With Quanta Computer on Larger iPad

Apple is continuing development of its rumored larger-sized iPad and working with supplier Quanta Computer, reports Chinese site <i>United Daily News</i> (via <i>Mac Otakara</i>) [Google Translation]. The report from <i>United Daily News</i> refers to the larger tablet as a 12-inch device, but rumors from <i>The Wall Street</i> …

LG G2 review: LG’s best Android phone yet, but not Android’s best phone

Advertisement<p>40 Comments<p>Credit: GigaOM<p>The LG G2 is a lesson in dichotomy. It is at once the fastest Android(s goog) phone I’ve ever tested, as well …

Even If Someone Chops Off Your Finger They Won't Be Able To Unlock Your iPhone 5S With The Fingerprint Scanner

If someone chops off your finger and then tries to use the fingerprint to unlock the phone, it won't work. The iPhone 5S's fingerprint reader relies on "the living layer of skin under the surface of your finger, using an RF signal," Mary Branscombe at CITEWorld reports.<p>Via: Daring Fireball

iPhone

Here's How Apple's Fingerprint Technology Works On The iPhone 5S

The fingerprint system, dubbed Touch ID, will let you unlock your phone by simply placing your finger on the home button.<p>We've broken down how the system works.

Touch ID

iPhone 5C preorders to start 12:01 a.m. PT on Friday

Among US carriers, Verizon Wireless, Sprint, and AT&T have so far confirmed the early morning preorders for the 5C.<p>US consumers aiming to preorder Apple's new iPhone 5C will have their chance starting 12:01 a.m. PT tomorrow.<p>Verizon and Sprint have both set up Web pages announcing the preorders and …

Mobile Technology

Apple is no longer an innovative company, says the man who helped Steve Jobs design the Mac

Hartmut Esslinger knows a thing or two about industrial design and what it’s done for Apple. He worked directly with Steve Jobs to establish a “design language” that was used on the Macintosh line of computers for over a decade. Esslinger’s iconoclastic firm had already designed over 100 products …

Entrepreneurship

Verizon ices Canadian expansion after acquiring Vodafone stake

After flying into Canada and making noise about acquiring spectrum or buying operators Wind Mobile and Mobilicity, Verizon is taking its ball and going home. You might expect that's because it just dropped $130 billion buying Vodafone's 45 percent stake in Verizon Wireless -- the largest US …

DEA supplied with access to vast database of AT&T phone records

Project Hemisphere, which was detailed in slides supplied to The New York Times, included access to phone logs dating back 26 years.<p>U.S. law enforcement officials working on counter-narcotics operations have had routine access to AT&T's enormous database of Americans' phone records dating back more …

Surveillance

The Most Important Part Of The Next iPhone Announcement Won't Be The Next iPhone

It seems like Apple will continue its pattern of releasing an "S" model phone as it does every other year. The "S" models always look like the last model but have some internal improvements like a faster processor and better camera. Don't expect a radical new design or a larger screen.<p>But we …

BlackBerry puts up 'for sale' sign, with Fairfax emerging as potential buyer

BlackBerry Ltd., the technology company from Waterloo, Ont., that changed the way millions of people work and communicate, has put itself up for sale, a victim of rapid change in an industry it helped create.<p>One of Canada's best-known investors has emerged as a potential buyer. Executives at …

AT&T lowers Next device pricing, just happens to trump Verizon

Competition can be a beautiful thing. AT&T's Next upgrade pricing hasn't looked good when compared against Verizon Edge in the weeks since launch, but today is a different story: the carrier has quietly lowered the monthly payments for some devices. While the company hasn't said which hardware is …

T-Mobile reports largest growth in four years

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: T-Mobile<p>It looks like this whole “uncarrier” thing might be working out for T-Mobile(s tmus) after all. The wireless …

Nokia Lumia 1020 Daylight Images And Camera Overview

When Nokia launched the Lumia 1020, the second iteration of the Finnish handset maker’s 41MP “PureView” camera technology, media coverage centered on the phone’s ability to pump out huge 7136 x 5360 pixel image files. An impressive feat indeed, but as any veteran of the camera industry’s megapixel …

Google tring too hard to keep Motorola at arm's length

Now that the Moto X has finally been revealed, the height of the so-called firewall between Google and Motorola is under the spot-light. Since Motorola Mobility is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Google it is surprising that the Moto X doesn’t come with Android 4.3 from launch. This raises the …

Android News

Sprint partners with IBM for real-time communication in connected cars

IBM is partnering with Sprint Velocity to “drive connected cars into the future.” The joint endeavor will bring IBM’s data management technology together with Sprint’s connected-car platform to create a faster, smarter in-car communication system.<p>Sprint made the announcement at the MobileBeat event …

AT&T’s Leap Wireless deal is yet another sign of the sector’s consolidation

AT&T, the second largest US mobile carrier, has agreed to acquire smaller competitor Leap Wireless for $15 a share in cash. The deal, an important step for AT&T in its hunt for wireless spectrum, is another sign of consolidation in the US wireless telecom sector.<p>AT&T had been studying a Leap deal …

T-Mobile

BlackBerry Z10 Prices Drop to $49 Amid Weak Sales

Four months after launching BlackBerry Ltd.’s flagship Z10 smartphone, U.S. carriers and retailers are already discounting the device by as much as …

Mobile

Nokia went with Windows Phone because it feared Samsung's domination

Stephen Elop, CEO, Nokia<p>When it comes to hardware most people agree that Nokia makes good handsets, just look at the new Nokia Lumia 1020. But the problem is Nokia’s smartphones run Windows Phone which is still playing catch-up in terms of consumer acceptance. The question that is often asked is …

Mobile

AT&T acquires Cricket for $1.19 billion, has a lot to gain

In a cellphone carrier market where high-profile acquisitions and the ready exchange of billions in cash are almost commonplace, AT&T’s $1.19 billion purchase of Leap Wireless – known better as Cricket to most – doesn’t seem that surprising. With yesterday’s buy, the network giant hopes to both …

Telecoms

How to turn an iPhone into a professional video camera

The Telegraph used an iPhone to film, edit and upload instant video reviews from Glastonbury festival. Chris Stone reviews the accessories he used to do it.<p>Mention filming on a smartphone in professional video circles and you'll generally be met with a barrage of derision. While camera phone design …

Videography

T-Mobile to introduce 'Jump' unlimited phone upgrade plan

<i>The Verge</i> has learned that T-Mobile will introduce an unlimited phone upgrade scheme today called Jump that would allow subscribers to "upgrade when [they] actually want to" by paying the same amount for a new phone that a new customer pays, as often as they like without waiting a certain number of …

Nokia's Lumia 1020 leaks

Microsoft's Windows Phone manager uploaded samples shots apparently taken on the new Nokia Lumia 1020 to his Flickr account.<p>Eagle-eyed Flickr users spotted that two of Joe Belfiore's images were marked as being shot by a Nokia Lumia 1020, potentially ending months of speculation about the phone's …

Mobile Technology

Google Edition Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One handsets now shipping

Here’s some good news if you’ve been eagerly awaiting the arrival of your new smartphone, the Google Edition Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One handsets have begun shipping out from Google, right on schedule. If you pre-ordered one, then you should receive an email with a tracking number sometime …

Android News

The Moto X’ Clear Pixel camera could feature a RGBW sensor

According to Taylor Wimberley, the founder of <i>Android and Me</i> and a person that leaked stuff from Google’s kitchen before, the upcoming Moto X will feature a Clear Pixel camera. Wimberley revealed the info on Google Plus, and, when asked what Clear Pixel actually is, he said “It means ‘dark, blurry …

Mobile Technology

Press shots for the ZTE U988S leak, unveil the world's first Tegra 4-powered smartphone

It has been a little over six months since Nvidia unveiled its next-gen Tegra 4 processor. While we were genuinely impressed with its performance and especially its monster 72-core GPU, it seems smartphone OEMs were not as impressed, as most of them opted for Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 600 and 800 …

Mobile Technology

Why Isn't T-Mobile's Cheaper iPhone Saving the Company?

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>As of April this year T-Mobile offered the best deal on the iPhone for just $99 up front and no …