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Will The Large Screen iPad Pro Be Apple's First In A Line Of Desktop Touch Devices?

This week’s report that Apple may already be in production on a 12.9″ iPad, dubbed the “Pro,” has been the source of much speculation. In a well researched and reasoned post in ComputerWorld, Mike Elgan comes to the conclusion that it will be an “iPad optimized as a desktop touch computer for …

An iPad Christmas, Sure, but Will It Be a Retina iPad Mini Christmas?

I think it’s going to be an iPad Christmas.— Apple CEO Tim Cook, Oct. 28, 2013When Apple finally ships its new iPad mini with Retina display next …

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Samsung's curved display is no gimmick, says researcher

The curved display on Samsung's Galaxy Round offers distinct advantages in reducing reflections and the high glossiness of flat displays, according to a report out Tuesday.<p>"There is widespread misunderstanding regarding curved displays. They aren't simply a marketing gimmick as has been widely …

MacBook Pro with Retina display review (13-inch, 2013)

When Apple held its last big keynote, it unveiled some new iPads, just like we knew it would. But it also used the 80-minute news conference to refresh its Mac lineup, announcing a new Mac Pro desktop and some slimmed-down MacBook Pros, all running Apple's brand-new operating system, OS X 10.9 …

Apple to sell 51 million iPhones this quarter, forecasts analyst

Apple could sell as many as 51.5 million iPhones during the holiday quarter, says Canaccord Genuity analyst Michael Walkley.<p>In an investors note out Tuesday, Walkley said he expects strong sales of the iPhone 5S through December as Apple bumps up supply to meet the heavy demand. The more expensive …

Facebook ad profit a staggering 1,790% more on iPhone than Android

A study of more than 200 billion ads on Facebook says that mobile ads on iPhone generate 1,790 percent more return on investment than ads on Android. Even worse, advertising on Android actually costs more than it returns.<p>The study is by Nanigans, one of the biggest buyers of Facebook ads, and it …

Global HTC One gets Android 4.3 update, improved low-light camera performance

If you're the proud owner of an unlocked HTC One smartphone, you should now have access to an Android 4.3 update. If you picked up a locked device from a US carrier, you're likely out of luck, but global users can now snag the latest version of Jelly Bean. According to <i>Android Highlights</i>, …

MLB to use iOS 7's iBeacon for pointing out sights (and seats) in stadiums

Major League Baseball is becoming very iPhone-friendly: it gave iOS 6 users Passbook ticketing this season, and it's now planning a treat for iOS 7 users. A 2014 update to MLB's At the Ballpark app will use iOS 7's iBeacon feature to guide sports fans as they pass by low-power Bluetooth …

BlackBerry Z30 'has missed the touchscreen boat'

BlackBerry's belated attempt to join the touchscreen party is too little too late, according to Matt Warman.<p>The <b>BlackBerry</b> Z30 smartphone has a 5-inch Super Amoled display and runs on a 1.7 GHz processor with quad-core graphics that makes browsing web pages faster and games more detailed, according …

With Two New Models, How Many iPhones Can Apple Sell in a Weekend?

The iPhone 3GS sold more than one million units during its first weekend at market. The iPhone 4 sold more than 1.7 million. The iPhone 4S sold more …

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Radio Shack stores will also start taking iPhone 5c pre-orders tomorrow

Radio Shack will begin offering pre-orders for Apple’s upcoming iPhone 5c tomorrow in its chain of retail stores. The pre-ordering will begin at the time of store opening. The company will be offering every available color (red, blue, pink, green, and yellow). Additionally, each color will be …

Apple details Fingerprint Sensor/Touch ID security, 48 hour wipe standard

Via the Wall Street Journal, an Apple spokesperson fleshes out some of the finer details surrounding the fingerprint sensor and Touch ID. To use Touch ID, it is mandatory to also set up a passcode. This acts as a fallback in case the fingerprint sensor fails temporarily or experiences a permanent …

What you need to know about pre-ordering the iPhone 5c from major carriers and stores

While it appears there will not be any preorders available for the iPhone 5s, many retailers and carriers are announcing their iPhone 5c pre-order plans. Starting tonight at 12:01 am Pacific Time tonight, you’ll be able to place your pre-order directly with Apple and have it delivered right to your …

Opinion: Why I love the iPhone 5s, and why I’ll be sticking with my 4S

I like my gadgets, and generally consider myself an early adopter. When my friends are looking at buying a new piece of technology, I’m the one they ask as they know I’ll either own it or have tried it.<p>So you might be surprised to learn that my phone is an iPhone 4S and that after yesterday’s …

Reminder: Apple confirms iPhone 5S orders start at 12.01am PT on September 20th

While it was known that the iPhone 5s would first go on sale on 20th September, and we <i>assumed</i> this meant midnight for online orders, this has now been confirmed by Apple. Pre-orders for the iPhone 5c are already live, and we did a round-up on the carriers and retailers.<p>We’re expecting iPhone 5s …

A look at what some high-profile apps will look like when iOS 7 hits

Apple announced on Tuesday that iOS 7 will be publicly available on September 18th. The revamped OS moves completely away from the realistic designs of the past six generations, dropping almost all “artificial shadows” (as Apple SVP Craig Federighi called them), gloss, and even button borders. …

Some iPhone retailers seeing double the demand they saw at last year’s launch

Via KnowYourMobile, Phones4U are reporting that demand for the iPhone 5s and 5c has already surpassed that of the iPhone 5. Although this is the first year that Apple is offering two models of iPhone, which would naturally boost interest, the fact that this milestone has happened so soon is …

iPhone 5c or the iPhone 5s? Why I’m upgrading … and going for the gold

Ben wrote quite the controversial post Wednesday entitled ‘Opinion: Why I love the iPhone 5s, and why I’ll be sticking with my 4Ss‘. He listed plenty of good reasons not to upgrade to a new high end iPhone and if you look at the comments, he’s not alone in that thinking. The tl;dr is that the …

Scott Forstall & iOS 6 Morph Into Jony Ive & His iOS 7 Masterpiece [GIF]

In just a few short days, everyone’s iPhone is going to look a hell of a lot different now that Scott Forstall’s felt and wood grain reign is coming to an end. To celebrate rise of Sir Jony Ive’s flat and parallax world, GadgetLove created one of the most incredible iOS 6 vs iOS 7 comparison GIFs …

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iPhone 5S: Apple’s golden ticket?

Two new iPhones, the 5C and 5S, have divided opinion – Matt Warman assesses their chances<p>Sometime this week, queues will begin to form outside Apple’s stores around the world. Two new iPhones go on sale on Friday, and just when people first start camping out, as they surely will, is likely to be a …

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Apple’s App Store Rankings Algorithm Changed To Consider Ratings, And Possibly Engagement

Apple may be testing changes to its iTunes App Store ranking algorithms, which see it taking into account app ratings and other new factors in the App Store Top Chart rankings. Whether or not the changes are more experimental in nature or indicative of a larger overhaul of how apps are ranked in …

Rdio for iOS updated with Station Tuning feature, new design for Collections

Rdio's used the past few months to bring an array of improvements to its iOS app -- some functional and some cosmetic. To keep the momentum going, the company today released yet another update, including a Station Tuning feature that lets listeners "adjust any station to play more familiar or more …

YouTube raises limits on video use in third-party apps

YouTube launched its Data API to let developers integrate online video into their apps, but the modest caps on daily use have limited the potential of those apps. As of today, YouTube is offering much more breathing room: developers now have 10 times more transaction units each day, and uploads …

iFixit teardown of Moto X finds it plenty repairable

Mere hours after the Moto X made it to stores, the iFixit guys have already torn it apart, revealing its innards to all. The guts of the American-assembled handset aren't entirely a surprise: under the hood we've got a motherboard, 16GB of eMMC NAND storage, the usual rear and front camera modules, …

Locket, Which Puts Ads On Your Lock Screen, Asks Users To Vote For The Ads They Want To See

Locket, the startup that pays Android users to engage with ads, is now asking those users to weigh in on the type of ads that they want to see.<p>When users install Locket, they’ll start to see ads on their lock screens, and they can swipe left to claim a deal, watch a movie trailer, or whatever the …

1Password 4 for Mac ‘sneak peek’ shows what to expect this fall

Back in December of last year, Agilebits updated its iOS version of 1Password taking user feedback to heart. With a completely redesigned user …

Google tightens Android app rules for device interference and in-game purchases

Google occasionally updates its Play Store rules to weed out inconsistent or shady behavior in Android apps, and we're witnessing one of its larger clean-ups today. The company's new guidelines more explicitly ban device interference: titles in the Play Store can't modify settings or other apps …

Pegatron employee spies a pile of iPhone 5Cs, all warming up for September

When we spotted this photo on French blog <i>NoWhereElse</i>, we were close to dismissing this as just a bunch of iPhone 5C knock-offs (the shanzhai industry works <i>very</i> fast), just as the site also speculates. But after digging around the original poster's Sina Weibo profile, we deduced that this spy shot …

Apple iPhone 5S and 5C: all the news and rumors

It might not be the iPhone 6, but Apple could have some surprises this year<p>Apple’s next iPhone is approaching fast. A new phone is all but certain to be revealed at Apple's September 10th event, and there have been hints that a big surprise may be in store: since as far back as January, rumblings …