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Cool Things: Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard for iPad mini

The <b>Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard mini</b> is the company’s shiny new ultrathin keyboard cover for the iPad mini. Logitech’s Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for the iPad 2,3, and 4 has been a hugely popular accessory – so extending the line to accommodate the iPad mini makes perfect sense.<p>I did a review of the …

Apple’s multi-billion dollar spend on gadgets you’ll never see

<i>Bloomberg</i> claims to have some info on how Apple plans to spend some of the $10.5B it has set aside for capital expenditure over the next year, saying that the investments will span everything from lasers to robots.<p>Apple is spending more on the machines that do the behind-the-scenes work of mass …

First look at Dropbox’s upcoming iOS 7 redesign

Dropbox today announced some big upcoming changes to Dropbox for Business, its paid enterprise offering that provides accounts for multiple users and enhanced security, support, and team management features. The big new feature is the ability to connect your business account to your personal …

Redesigned Facebook Messenger for iPhone launches with phone number integration

In line with our report from early-October has launched a completely redesigned version of its Facebook Messenger app for iPhone and iPod touch. The new design is in-line with the new, simpler aesthetic of iOS 7, and a similar design launched for Android a few weeks ago. In addition to the new …

Retro video game quiz - can you name the games?

Forget Grand Theft Auto and Call of Duty. The golden age of gaming was the early 1980s to early 1990s. But can you name these 10 games from their screenshots?<p><b>1</b> A huge amount of hype surrounded George Lucas’s foray into video games (with publisher Lucasfilm Games). The first, released in Atari 8-bit …

Android powers four in every five smartphones thanks to growth in China

Gartner's third-quarter smartphone research report is out, and on the surface it paints a very flattering portrait for Google. Mirroring Strategy Analytics' report at the end of last month, Gartner also estimates that Android has crossed the symbolic 80 percent mark, reaching 81.9 percent of …

Snapchat 'rejected $3bn bid from Facebook'

Photo messaging company Snapchat reportedly turned down a $3 billion (£1.9bn) acquisition offer from Facebook.<p>According to the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>, Snapchat is being wooed by other investors and potential acquirers, but Snapchat’s co-founder and CEO Evan Spiegel will not likely consider an …

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Smartphone sales account for more than half of global mobile phone market

Sales of smartphones are also up nearly 50 per cent on last year, according to research<p>Worldwide sales of smartphones are up nearly 50 per cent on last year, and now account for more than half all mobile phone sales for the first time, according to research published on Thursday.<p>Smartphones …

Formula 1: Sebastian Vettel rivals 'encouraged booing'

<b>Red Bull team boss Christian Horner says Sebastian Vettel's rivals have encouraged the booing of the four-time world champion.</b><p>Vettel, 26, has been heckled by Formula 1 fans at many races this season.<p>The German's domination and ignoring orders not to pass team-mate Mark Webber at the Malaysian Grand …

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'Smart' teddy monitors your child

A teddy bear that is able to monitor the health of the child hugging it has been developed to aid paediatric care.<p>Teddy the Guardian, developed in Croatia by entrepreneurs Josipa Majic and Ana Burica, is able to detect temperature, heart rate and blood-oxygen levels, simply by being cuddled.<p>The …

Daily Roundup: PlayStation 4 test drive, Moto G unveiled, Jawbone Up24 and more!

<i>You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past 24 hours -- all handpicked by the editors here at the site. Click on</i> …

Dual-screen YotaPhone is shipping in time to impress nerds at your holiday party

If you wrote Santa asking for a dual-display phone this year, the fat man from the North Pole may be gliding down your chimney with a YotaPhone on Christmas Eve. It's been nearly a year since we first spied the LCD <i>and</i> E Ink-packing handset, and now <i>TechCrunch</i> says the Russian-based company is …

Microsoft Office 365 comes to the iOS App Store, iPhone only so MS doesn’t have to change its ads

Microsoft just released the Office 365 iOS application (iPhone only), allowing 365 subscribers to “access, view and edit … Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint documents from virtually anywhere”.<p>Of note, Microsoft is currently running a commercial and online campaign touting the …

The era of unshackled Apple executives [Opinion]

Over the past few months, it feels as if Apple is on a media and publicity roadshow. Tim Cook has appeared on Rock Center, testified at the Senate’s corporate tax hearing, and was interviewed at All Things D’s D11 conference. In addition, as was mentioned during today’s Happy Hour podcast, the …

Video hands-on: iTunes Radio, Mavericks display integration for Apple TV

When iOS 7 launches later this year, Apple’s upcoming iTunes Radio service will not only be found on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, but on the Apple TV set-top-box as well. As we previously highlighted, the Pandora-competing streaming music service is available for testing on iOS 7 devices, but …

Air France Mobile app updated with Passbook support for boarding passes

Following British Airways earlier this month, Air France has just updated its iPhone app with support for storing digital boarding passes in Passbook. The feature of course requires iOS 6 and up, and will also require an update to version 4.5.1 of the Air France Mobile app.<p>New for Passbook and the …

Apple testing deep LinkedIn integration for iOS 7

Further bolstering the presence of third-party social networks in iOS, Apple is testing deep LinkedIn integration for the upcoming release of iOS 7, according to code-based references found inside of the first beta of iOS 7. The code points to a single-sign-on system, similar to how iOS integrates …

Big Apple TV 5.3 update adds HBO GO, WatchESPN, Sky News and more

.<p>Apple has just pushed out a massive update to its $95 set-top box that brings the much anticipated HBO GO and WatchESPN channels to the platform. According to the Apple press release, users will be able to watch content from HBO and ESPN directly from their Apple TV without the need for a direct …

Quick Thoughts on iOS 7 and the iPad

As expected, Apple previewed iOS 7 at yesterday’s WWDC 2013 keynote event and announced that it will be released to the public this fall. iOS 7 is of course the next generation of the operating system for iPad and iPhone.<p>I watched the entire keynote via Apple’s live stream, and looked on most …

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iOS 7: Which Features Will Work on Which iPad Models

iOS 7 is the next generation of the iPad and iPhone operating system, due to be released to the public this fall. It will be compatible with the iPad 2 and above, but … there’s a little more to compatibility than just that.<p>Apple has made clear that not all features of iOS 7 will work on all …

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Microsoft Office Finally Comes to iOS, but Not to the iPad

Towards the end of last week Microsoft brought a version of Office to iOS for the first time – while leaving out an iPad version. <b>Office Mobile for Office 365 subscribers</b> (catchy name!) is an iPhone only app for now, and is ‘the official Office companion optimized for your iPhone’.<p>Here’s a little …

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