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The Comical Irony That iOS 7 Users Are Suffering From Blue Screens Of Death

So Windows sometimes does this thing when your computer freaks the heck out, displays a blue screen, and then reboots or fails in some other way. Called the Blue Screen of Death, it’s long been a cultural meme among nerds about the shortcomings of Windows.<p>Blue Screens are more past than present, as …

Google Can Now Use Your Name and Photo For 'Shared Endorsement' Ads

Google published some upcoming amendments to its terms of service today, revealing changes that would enable the company to feature users’ names and photos in certain parts of its advertising.<p>The new terms of service (spotted by The New York Times) includes some limitations, however.User names and …

Apps are Crashing Twice as Often on the iPhone 5s Compared to the 5 and 5c

- Oct 12, 2013<p>A study by mobile app management firm Crittercism says iOS apps are twice as likely to crash on an iPhone 5s than they are on an iPhone …

Microsoft might ditch the back button in Windows Phone 8.1

We’re still waiting on another round of updates to come in Windows Phone 8(s msft), but that hasn’t stopped the WP 8.1 rumor mill from churning. Paul …

10 Things You Should Know About Google's Nexus 5

Google’s Nexus 4 sold well. It didn’t sell gangbusters crazy like the Samsung Galaxy S4. But that comparison is something akin to comparing the box …

The best laptop 2018: our pick of the 15 best laptops you can buy this year

Welcome to our list of the best laptops money can buy in 2018. If you're looking to buy a new laptop, whether it's a thin and light ultrabook, a …

Computer Hardware

Apple will announce next generation iPads at October 22nd event

According to a report from <i>AllThingsD</i>, Apple will debut the next generation of iPad hardware at a media event on October 22.<p>People familiar with Apple’s plans tell AllThingsD that the company will hold its next invitation-only event on Tuesday October 22. The focal point of the gathering will the …

Samsung Galaxy Round brings curve to smartphones

Samsung has won the race to be the first phone manufacturer this fall to launch a curved smartphone.<p>The company announced late Tuesday that the new Galaxy Round incorporates the latest in screen technology, along with other unique features.<p>The device resembles the<p>Galaxy S3andS4, but it has slight …

Does Samsung's new Galaxy Gear ad copy iPhone launch ad?

I know this subject never arises when Apple and Samsung are mentioned, but let's give it a tiny, experimental airing. Today's subject is copying.<p>Sunday, when Samsung launched two new ads celebrating its magical, revolutionary Galaxy Gear watch, some on Twitter felt an earthquake.<p>No, it wasn't the …

Samsung and LG are really close to announcing curved, flexible smartphones

Are curved, flexible smartphones the next frontier in smartphone innovation? LG and Samsung really want to make it so.<p>Both companies are weeks away from announcing smartphones with curved displays, whose plastic substrate should make them more durable and cheaper to produce.<p>LG said today that it’s …

The Steve Jobs Nobody Knew

When I first met Steve Jobs, I thought he was a loser. It was 1980, and I was just a Silicon Valley kid who knew nothing about computers. I had …

Why Did Apple Buy Cue? Because Google Now Eats Siri’s Lunch

Apple has acquired the ‘smart assistant’ company Cue, for over $40M. Why? Because Google is absolutely murdering Apple when it comes to the utility of Google Now.<p>Apple is likely to use the acquisition, or its talent, to bolster the offerings of its Today section with additional signals curated from …

Google Launches Web Designer, A Visual Tool For Building Interactive HTML5 Sites And Ads

Google today announced the launch of Web Designer, a new tool for building interactive HTML5 sites and ads. The company first hinted at this launch in June, but had been quiet about it ever since. Web Designer, which Google calls a “professional-quality design tool,” is now officially in public …

Nike FuelBand designer joins Apple, sparks iWatch rumours

Time for some more rumours of an Apple timepiece. The Cupertino company has poached Ben Shaffer from Nike. Shaffer was the man behind the FuelBand …

BlackBerry’s Busy Weekend of Shareholder Lawsuits and Buyout Chatter

If it seems as though things couldn’t get any more difficult for the beleaguered Canadian smart phone company BlackBerry, they appeared to do …

Android vs. iOS: The race has never been closer

The next stage of the smartphone wars has been set with the release of the iPhone 5S, which joins high-end phones like the HTC One, Galaxy S 4, and Moto X for the final battle — of 2013, at least. But in the big competition between iOS and Android, the choice is harder than ever, because the two …

REVIEW: The iPhone 5C

The iPhone 5C, the colorful new plastic phone from Apple, is the same phone Apple introduced last year.<p>It has the same processor, same rear camera, same screen (4 inches), and same glitzy new iOS 7 software that most iPhones and iPads updated to this month. For specs geeks, the only new things …

Limping BlackBerry makes buyout overtures to Google, others -- report

Struggling smartphone maker BlackBerry is in touch with Google, Samsung, Intel, and other tech heavyweights about a possible buyout, according to a Reuters report.<p>The news agency cites several unnamed sources "close to the matter" in reporting that the Canadian company "has asked for preliminary …

Samsung exec admits Galaxy Gear smartwatch 'lacks something special'

In an unusual bout of frankness, a Samsung official has acknowledged that the Galaxy Gear smartwatch lacks, you know, whatever the Korean is for <i>je ne sais quoi</i>. As reported by the <i>Korea Times</i>, the unnamed official said:<p>"We've acknowledged that our Gear lacks something special. With more investment …

Verizon Nokia Lumia 929 press image leaked, showing off the device in white

We've also been able to confirm, through our own sources, the date of November 6th is listed for the "phablet" device, which may range in the 5-inch …

Nokia

Here's a great way to show off that HTC One screen and BoomSound

Your HTC One has one of the best LCDs in the business, and some pretty amazing front-facing stereo speakers. Put it to the test with the new trailer …

Meet Microsoft’s Surface 2 And Surface Pro 2

Today Microsoft took the wraps off its holiday hardware lineup, unveiling two new tablets, and a number of new and updated accessories. It’s a lot of information to process, so let’s go through each piece in order.<p>I spent time in Redmond last week with the new hardware, and the team behind the …

Sony twists the bad publicity knife deeper into Microsoft

LOS ANGELES -- Thunderous applause greeted Sony Computer Entertainment of America CEO Jack Tretton when he announced that there would be no restrictions on used games for the PlayStation 4.<p>Tretton smiled and paused, garnering him a second wave of enthusiastic clapping and hollering.<p>In a battle …

Apple announces iOS 7, 'biggest change' since the introduction of the iPhone, coming this fall

Apple has officially taken the wraps off of iOS 7 at its Worldwide Developer Conference today. iOS 7 is the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system that debuted back in 2007 on the original iPhone. According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, iOS 7 is the biggest change to the platform since the …

Acer's 8-inch Iconia W3 is the first one-handed Windows 8 tablet

A month ago, an eight-inch Acer tablet running Windows 8 mysteriously showed up on Amazon, only to be removed from the site a few hours later. Well, today Acer is finally making the diminutive Iconia W3 official. The company is confirming that all of the specs listed on Amazon were correct: it …