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The Easy Profit Game Ends In Smartphones, So Apple Plays A New One

It seems Samsung and Apple at last have something in common. As the Korean giant forecast its profits would be massive, but slightly below expectations, its stock price took a tumble. It appears the industry has crossed through a level some call “peak smartphone” — the point of maximum profit. This …

Vudu for Android now available on (some) phones, not just tablets

Vudu's player for Android launched last year with tablet support, and now a new update lets it work on a limited selection of phones. Newer Samsung handsets, the Nexus 4, HTC One and several other devices round out the list, as the app works for either streaming or downloading movies. It worked …

HTC One Google Play edition: what's different?

Last week we got our hands on the HTC One Google Play edition and shared our first impressions. Today we dig a little deeper into how this superphone differs from its Sense 5-equipped siblings, with a focus on benchmarks, battery life and camera performance. As you'll recall, Samsung introduced a …

Samsung’s Quarterly Earnings Suffer On Slowing Growth, Gives Apple Room To Shine In The Fall

Samsung has missed expectations for its quarterly earnings guidance, which is bad news since those expectations were already pretty low. The slowing growth of the smartphone market dominator is being attributed to lackluster Galaxy S4 sales. Samsung’s premiere handset has reportedly sold 20 million …

Amazon slashes price of Kindle Fire HD to $169

Amazon is cutting the cost of the Kindle Fire HD, knocking 12 percent off the Android tablet's price. The price of the 7-inch, 16GB tablet has been slashed to $169 in the U.S., 139 pounds in the U.K., and 169 euros elsewhere in Europe.<p>The Fire HD originally cost $199. The discount follows a similar …

Phone screens could soon be visible in direct sunlight and even fight germs

What is unusual about this sheet of glass?<p>That circle in the center isn’t actually a hole; it received a new treatment from glass manufacturer …

Evernote for Windows 8 Adds Business Support, Two-Step Verification

Evernote today released an update for its Windows Touch application that brings a redesigned hub page, support for its Business product, and two-step verification to its users. While a move that may seem minor, the company calls them significant to help create the “best-looking, native experience” …

Instagram for iOS gets landscape mode, Cinema stabilization support for front-facing cameras

Today, the Instagram app for iOS gets a new landscape mode for both pics and video. This will be good news to anyone who's had the frustrating experience of taking photo or video while holding the phone sideways, only for Instagram to not flip your masterpiece accordingly. That new orientation …

Apple Retail, Square partner to sell iPad-based Square Stand beginning July 9

Jack Dorsey’s Square payments company has teamed up with Apple to sell the new Square Stand point-of-sale system through Apple’s large chain of retail stores, according to multiple sources. The Square Stand is an iPad accessory that works with the Square Register app to turn in the iPad into a tool …

iPhone 5 trumped Galaxy S4 on user complaints at launch -- study

If you believe the griping on social media, then the iPhone 5 caused the most user angst of the major smartphone releases of the past year.<p>Social media analysts We Are Social gauged the reaction on Twitter, blogs, and forums following the release of the iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S4, Nokia Lumia 920, …

Latest Samsung Galaxy S4 Ad Takes Bite Out of Apple With … Dancing Ninjas?

Samsung certainly hasn’t been shy about taking a swing at Apple in its TV commercials, but I don’t … I don’t even know where to begin with this …

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HTC One Android 4.2 update kills the awful menu bar, adds Instagram to BlinkFeed

The long-awaited Android 4.2 update for the HTC One has been slowly making its way around the world over the past week or so, but thanks to <i>Android Central</i>, we now have a good look at what's on tap in it. Essentially, HTC addressed many of the complaints we had with Sense 5 on Android 4.1, and even …

Samsung Galaxy S 4 Google Play edition: what's different?

Several days ago we received a Samsung Galaxy S 4 Google Play edition to play with and shared our first impressions. This week we take a closer look at what's different between this handset and its TouchWiz-equipped cousins by scrutinizing the benchmarks, battery life and camera performance. …