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Best iPad Apps of 2013

2013 has been another memorable year for the iPad App Store. The number of apps designed specifically for the iPad hit the 500,000 milestone this year and is now well on its way to 600,000. By now, there are excellent iPad apps for just about any purpose. From heavy-duty productivity and business …

9 Ways To Improve iOS 7's Battery Life

iOS 7 has been out for a few weeks now, and people are torn.<p>While some of the new features are fabulous, and others are making us crazy, there's one thing we can all agree on: iOS 7 is not helping our battery life. As Ars Technica discovered, iOS 7 kills battery life faster than iOS 6.1 on every …

Amazon’s Kindle Fire HDX tablets pose real threat to iPad dominance

Amazon's new HDX tablets are a huge technological leap beyond last year's models, but are still priced aggressively.<p>Amazon's first trick was selling a tablet so cheap, it was hard not to buy it, despite the shortcomings. Amazon's next trick was to build a second, larger tablet, to show it could …

Should You Upgrade to iOS 7? A Guide

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>For those of you opting out of buying one of the two new iPhones coming out this week, there's still …

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 …

A Few Tricks All The New iOS 7 Users Should Know

At long last, iOS 7 has arrived. That is, it arrived for everyone who didn’t say “Developer? Oh, yeah, I’m totally a developer. Cough” and wiggle into the Beta months ago.<p>iOS 7 is a strange new land, especially on day one. Out with the gradients, in with the trippy fluorescents. Your favorite app? …

With new iPhones, Apple chose style over screen size

Apple's iPhone 5C lineup<p>There were no real surprises at the Apple press event in Cupertino, Calif., but we finally got a chance to see the iPhone 5S and 5C up close. While the flagship 5S does come with some engineering excellence, these phones on the whole play to Apple's core strength: Style. The …

Here’s What They’re Saying About the New iPhones

“It is the gold standard in phones,” Apple Senior Vice President Phil Schiller said of the iPhone 5s when he unveiled it during a special event at …

iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s reviews: Pretty, powerful and still leading the pack

Apple’s(s aapl) new iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s aren’t available until Friday, however, in typical fashion, Apple has provided review units to a few …

iPhone 5s to be constrained at launch as Apple preps app to check availability

While supply for Apple’s iPhone 5c has been strong enough to deter complete sell-outs from carrier stores and Apple’s own online store, sources say that supplies of the higher-end iPhone 5s will be constrained at launch (as we expected). According to sources at several large Apple Stores across the …

Apple’s New Ad Shows iPhone 5S’s Colors Off To Perfection

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8IAkbWJNfY<p>Apple‘s marketing department has decided that the iPhone 5C should be marketed like a chocolate bar, despite it only coming in the fruitiest and poppiest of colors. Its “Plastic Perfected” ad is 30 seconds of liquid color, while Sleigh Bells croon “Rill …

Apple now lets old iPhones download suitably old apps

With every generation of iOS, there's always a device that's left behind. This year, it's the iPhone 3GS' turn to become outdated, as the four-year-old smartphone will not be updated to Apple's new iOS 7. The inevitable march of technology, however, has often left users unable to download many apps …

Does Apple Really Need a Less-Expensive iPhone Right Now?

Apple’s decision to give its colorful new iPhone 5c a premium price far in excess of the $400 to $500 price range analysts had expected has been met …

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Edward Snowden 'living incognito in Russia'

Edward Snowden is living under guard at a secret location in Russia, but is able to travel around the country freely without being recognised, according to the Russian lawyer of the former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor.<p>"We believe the danger remains quite high and, as I see it, it is …

Chinese Consumers Seem To Prefer The iPhone 5s

Apple’s latest iPhones announced last week — the iPhone 5s and 5c — don’t appear to have blown consumers in China away. Piling on top of the outcry and disappointment over the lower-cost colorful iPhone 5c expressed by the Chinese, apparently the numbers reported by China’s second-largest carrier …

The best Android phones you can buy for 2018

If you are searching for a new phone, Android will be one of your main choices when picking a device. Fortunately, there has probably never been a better time to join team Android.<p>Devices running on Google's Android operating system offer far more choice and variety and some of the best Andoird …

Apple's new iPhone 5S and 5C ads are colorful (and not)

It's the day after the day before when not much happened.<p>Now the marketing begins.<p>So ads for both the iPhone 5C and 5S have appeared on YouTube.<p>The 5C ad was shown Tuesday by Apple CEO Tim Cook. I don't recall whether he called it "incredible," "amazing," or merely "cool," but I can tell you it's …

Upcoming Kindle interface shown in new Fire leaks

From the latest @evleak we can see the rumored new Kindle Fire third generation above. It would appear that Amazon is unfortunately keeping their big bezels and also their heavy proprietary overlay. From the image you can see updated UI improvements that will likely also hit the current lineup. …