Alex Clapp

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We obsessively covered the 2014 Detroit Auto Show

The 2014 Detroit Auto Show is over, which means below you'll find every production vehicle and concept debut that we brought you coverage of this week. Peruse the lot of them, and stay tuned for our best-in-show picks later this week.<p>With less than two weeks before the Mazda Skyactiv Prototype …

Uncovering a More Useful Android Lock Screen

Nowadays, there’s a smartphone app for just about everything. Need to hail a ride? There’s an app for that. Need a game for your cat? There’s an app …

Apps

Why 'Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag' May Be The Best Video Game Of 2013

First things first, I haven’t made up my mind yet when it comes to handing out my much-coveted Game of the Year award.<p>But I’ve been mulling over the many great games I played this year, and one keeps rearing its skull-and-bones-adorned banner: <i>Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag</i>.<p>I’m surprised by this. …

How to switch from iPhone to Android – the Eric Schmidt guide

In a rare Google+ post, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt offered his followers a very detailed how-to guide on switching from iPhone to Android.<p>Schmidt said that many of his iPhone friends are moving to Android and reminded buyers that some of the most recent Android handsets out there including the …

Eric Schmidt

Xbox One: An Occasional Gamer's Guide

Even if you’re not a gaming fan it will have been hard to completely ignore the fervor surrounding the impending launch of the next major hardware releases from the world’s biggest players in gaming. But just because you’re not a gamer, that doesn’t mean the consoles will have nothing to offer you, …

Xbox One vs PS4: All you need to know

Ahead of their release later this year, see how the launch titles, bundles and hardware for the Xbox One and PS4 compare.<p>Techradar takes a look at the latest information on the Playstation 4 and XBox One following the Gamescom gaming convention, including launch titles and bundles.<p>From the design …

Gaming Consoles

New iPhone coming September 10th. Here are the features to expect.

The new iPhone looks set to be revealed in September; and if a report from All Things D is to be believed, September 10th is the date to circle.<p>Though we shouldn’t expect significant innovations or improvements until next year, there are still likely to be a number exciting features that should …

Next-gen controllers, Xbox One headset up for pre-order

Next-gen buyers can now pre-order PlayStation 4's Dualshock 4 wireless controller and Xbox One's headset, controller and charge kit.<p>The Dualshock 4 wireless controller is listed on Amazon's website for $59.96, or through GameStop and Best Buy for $59.99. Those interested in the Xbox One can …

Verizon calls on President to veto coming iPhone ban

Advertisement<p>34 Comments<p>As an import ban on Apple(s aapl) products gets set to take effect two weeks from now, a Verizon executive is asking the …

Samsung tips: 10 Galaxy S4 “hidden” features and tricks

In a new blog post, Samsung describes ten “hidden” or “semi-secret” features of the Galaxy S4, which some of you may not be aware of.<p>Coincidentally or not, the Samsung post went live on the same day Verizon and Motorola unveiled new Droid smartphones, and a day ahead of the upcoming Nexus 7 …

iOS

Apple Reportedly Testing Bigger iPhone And iPad Screens, Starting Production On New 9.7″ iPad

Apple is reportedly testing out bigger iPhone and iPad screen designs, according to a new Wall Street Journal report. The Mac maker has been asking its supplier partners for prototype screens in sizes in excess of four inches, and also just shy of 12-inches, which would make the resulting devices …

Why the iPhone 6 is likely to come in three flavors instead of one

Rumors that Apple is looking to produce a larger smartphone gained more credence with a new report by the Wall Street Journal. It’s about time, since the iPhone’s four-inch screen is now dwarfed by other, popular options on the market.<p>But if Apple gives in to pressure to showcase a larger display, …

HTC One

Samsung sold 20 million Galaxy S4s in two months (that’s 228/minute)

Recently, Samsung has been plagued by a series of reports that questioned the market performance of its flagship Galaxy S4. Worried about a looming slowdown, a number of brokerage houses cut their estimates causing Samsung’s stock value to plummet in the past few weeks.<p>Investors might regain some …

Electronics Industry

LTE-Advanced iPhone 5S and budget model rumors surface

The budget iPhone is on the way in striking colors, and iPhone 5S could get fast LTE technology, according to reports.<p>In need of a daily dose of rumors about future iPhones? Well, A Chinese-language blog claims the budget iPhone is on the way, while a Korean news outlet expects a version of the …

Which?: Galaxy S4 wins battery life test

Samsung's Galaxy had the longest battery life in a test of seven popular smartphones, with twice the call time of the low-ranking iPhone 5.<p>Each phone's battery life was tested for call time and internet use by Which? and the Samsung Galaxy S4 was a clear winner in both categories.<p>The popular phone …

Phones

S4 and HTC One Google Editions out now, but may face update wait

Versions of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One running a stock version of Android are now on sale -- but it seems that both phones will have to wait a …

HTC One

Is iOS 7 Buying Time For Apple, Or Stealing Time From Android?

The new design of iOS 7 has already consumed vast virtual column inches on the internet as designers and developers weigh in and tear down the handiwork of Jony Ive and his team at Apple. Forbes.com contributor Haydn Shaughnessey asked the other day if, “Is Apple Facing A Designer And Developer …

Google Play Edition: exactly what we asked for, but maybe not what we wanted

The Nexus 4: maybe not your cup of tea, but a stellar device. Nexus devices are built with the aim of setting a hardware standard for the next year of Android, and raising the bar a bit for all manufacturers. We may look back at each Nexus with a laundry list of pros and cons, but those devices are …

HTC One

iOS 7 includes the ability to control your iPhone or iPad using head movements [video]

Discovered by an anonymous tipster, iOS 7’s “Accessibility” section now includes a feature that allows you to control your iPhone or iPad with left or right head movements. We’ve tested this ourselves and found it to be quite accurate, but it’s quite tedious to control your device this way since it …

Apple targets big business with new iOS 7 features

Apple has moved to reinforce its new iOS 7 as a competitive enterprise mobile operating system by launching a new business-focused page on its website. According to Apple, iOS 7 will deliver features that offer "more advanced ways to deploy devices and deliver a great user experience." The company …

10 Inspiring Entries in National Geographic's Traveler Photo Contest

You now have less than a week to enter the ultimate photo contest! To date, we've shown you both some nature standouts as well as some stellar animal entries in the National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest. If you think you've got what it takes, you have until June 30th to enter and win a …

Nature

Apple releases updated iOS 7 beta, introduces iPad support

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Apple(s AAPL) on Monday released the second beta of iOS 7 to developers, introducing support for certain iPad models.<p>The first …

iOS

Apple notifies parents of in-app purchase settlement details

E-mail lets parents know how they can claim compensation for unauthorized use of in-app purchase in games and apps sold through the App Store.<p>Apple has begun notifying the parents how they will be compensated for large bills racked up by their children through unauthorized use of in-app purchases …

Siri takes initiative to learn how to pronounce names in iOS 7

When Siri first launched, many users found lots of names were pronounced incorrectly and couldn’t do much beyond adding phonetic spellings manually for each contact. With iOS 7, it appears that Siri can now take initiative for learning proper pronunciations.<p>As discovered by <i>9to5Mac</i> reader RY, Siri …

Is Apple Facing A Designer And Developer Revolt Over iOS 7?

iOS 7 is one of the biggest changes for the iPhone and iPad since…. the iPhone, a stunning new interface according to Apple CEO, Tim Cook. It’s the first OS to be influenced by design guru Jony Ive. It has plenty going for it. But there is a strong and impassioned chorus of disapproval from …

Impressive Interactive Demo Lets You Try iOS 7 Beta Without Restoring Your Device

With all of the recent talk about iOS 7, it’s only natural to want to try Apple’s beta out for yourself. However, unless you’re a developer, have …

Xbox One: top features you probably hadn't noticed

In all the sound and fury that greeted the launch of the Xbox One, here are a few features you may have missed.<p><b>So, it's official: Microsoft has</b> …

Nextgen

iPhone 5S with dual-LED flash, slightly bigger battery spied in blurry rumor-gram

Did you back out of an iPhone 5 because it didn't have a dual-LED flash? If this leaked image from <i>MacRumors</i> turns out to be real, that may not be a problem for much longer. Inside and out, these blurrycam snaps purport to show an iPhone 5S which is nearly identical to its predecessor -- the only …

Disgruntled 'Xbox engineer' details unannounced game sharing and social features (update)

A self-professed Xbox engineer has taken to Pastebin to share his thoughts on Microsoft's recent Xbox One policy changes. Describing the backlash around the Xbox One's online requirement and used game policies, the engineer says "I feel that if we spent less time on them, and more time explaining …