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Samsung still top Android smartphone maker, but missing target on tablets

According to the latest data Android users prefer smartphones rather than tablets. A new report by Flurry shows that only 12 percent of Android devices are tablets. In comparison, some 28 percent of Apple devices are either an iPad or an iPad mini, and only 72 percent are iPhones. Apple’s biggest …

MoDaCo.SWITCH beta 1 for Galaxy S4 coming to initial backers

Galaxy S4 owners interested in running both stock Android and the default TouchWiz ROM on their handset should know that MoDaCo.SWITCH beta 1 for the handset will be released to initial backers starting today.<p>The news has been published on Twitter yesterday by Paul O’Brien, the developer of …

Galaxy S4

Motorola’s Touchless Control app available in the Play Store

Touchless Control, the ability to wake up and control the phone without ever touching it, is one of the marque features of Motorola’s 2013 devices, including the Moto X and the new Verizon Droid line.<p>Simply say “OK, Google Now” and the phone, which, thanks to its natural language processor, is …

New Nokia Lumia 1020 commercial pokes fun at Samsung vs iPhone rivalry

Want to make your product stand out? Easy, just make fun of the incumbent market leader and position your own product as hip and fresh. Apple did it to great effect with the Mac vs PC series, then Samsung took it to the next level with its ongoing series of Galaxy vs iPhone commercials.<p>Nokia seems …

Galaxy Note 3’s CPU choice to be the Snapdragon 800 at launch, report says

A report from Korea claims that the Samsung may have chosen Qualcomm as the main processor provider for its next-gen Galaxy Note model, instead of its Exynos 5 Octa line.<p><i>ETNews</i> has it from sources familiar with the matter that the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 may have been preferred as the main CPU for …

Shambling on: DayZ standalone waiting on "core network architecture" | PC Invasion

Joystiq caught up for a chat with <i>DayZ</i> standalone developer Dean “Rocket” Hall at GamesCom, to get an update on what the crazy-heck is happening with …

Xbox One Vs. PS4: No Clear Winner At Gamescom (So Far)

<i>Neither Sony nor Microsoft came out with any big surprises at gamescom this year.</i><p>There weren’t many surprises for gamers from the big console makers’ gamescom announcements today.<p>Perhaps the most welcome news was the price-cut for Sony’s PS Vita, though the neatest looking “new” game from Sony was</i> …

Battlefield 4

Well. well, well, another Battlefield 4 video. EA are really going for it this week. In this new video, DICE explain “levolution” once again but fail …

Captain Forever: A space odyssey

In June of 2009, Farbs - who on Earth is often known as Jarrad Woods - quit his job at 2K Australia and set off for the stars. Within a few months …

Updated: UK newspapers clash over Snowden surveillance scoop claims

<b>UPDATE (5.15am PT): Glenn Greenwald has asserted several things that, if true, would cast serious doubt on The Independent‘s version of events.</b><p><b>The</b> …

Google Maps Easter Egg Lets You Explore The TARDIS

Gasp! I would’ve had this post written 20 minutes ago, but I was too busy geeking the hell out.<p>Tucked away in a single streetview image of what appears to be a mere police box, a newly discovered Google Maps easter egg lets you go <i>inside the TARDIS</i>.<p>(If you don’t know what the TARDIS is, <i>come on.</i>)<p><b>How</b> …

Google: don't expect privacy when sending to Gmail

People sending email to any of Google's 425 million Gmail users have no "reasonable expectation" that their communications are confidential, the internet giant has said in a court filing.<p>Consumer Watchdog, the advocacy group that uncovered the filing, called the revelation a "stunning admission." …