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Apple announces iOS 7, 'biggest change' since the introduction of the iPhone, coming this fall

Apple has officially taken the wraps off of iOS 7 at its Worldwide Developer Conference today. iOS 7 is the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system that debuted back in 2007 on the original iPhone. According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, iOS 7 is the biggest change to the platform since the …

LG Optimus L7 II Dual listed running Android 4.3?

While Android 4.3 never actually materialized at Google I/O last month, the latest version of Jelly Bean keeps popping up and making cameos all over. It most recently appeared in the specs for LG's Optimus L7 II Dual (that name's a handful, we know) on the company's website. The handset was running …

Apple's New iPhone Software Is 'Polarizing,' Hears Plugged-In Apple Blogger John Gruber

While we think we know what to expect, plugged-in Apple blogger John Gruber says he's not sure what Apple has up its sleeve. He says this is the first time in years that he didn't really know what to expect from Apple.<p>On his WWDC-preview podcast, he said, "The one thing I keep hearing over and over …

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iOS 7 said to feature a new look, new sharing features, and streaming music

WWDC is an annual tradition, and so is the <i>Wall Street Journal's</i> pre-show leaking of what the company is set to announce. This year, the <i>Journal</i> is reporting that Apple will be announcing a new, flatter, skeumorphism-free version of iOS — we've been hearing those rumors for months. But within this …

The Galaxy S4 Active Is An Outdoor-Friendly Addition To Samsung’s Flagship Phone Family

After unboxing last week’s Galaxy S4 Mini, Samsung is keeping the pedal pressed to the metal by announcing another new launch variant of its current flagship smartphone — this time aimed at users who want their device to be made of slightly tougher stuff. Iterating its portfolio in this way is how …

Should you Trust that New App? MyPermissions Wants to Help you Decide

MyPermissions, a startup that focuses on helping you keep track of which apps have access to your personal information, is attempting to give itself a more central role in the field of user privacy with the launch of a new certification program aimed at developers who want to gain the trust of …

FreedomPop wants to kill carriers with a completely free mobile phone service

After proving that there’s actually a decent business in offering free mobile data, FreedomPop is now aiming to take its crazy business model even further by replacing cellular plans entirely.<p>The new (and so far unnamed) mobile service, set to launch late summer, will offer free voice calls and …

As Apple's CEO Hints At 'Game Changers' Like Smart TVs, Watches, Patents Suggest iPen, E-Wallet

While Apple CEO Tim Cook declined to detail exactly what “incredible ideas” the company is working on, his hints this week around smart televisions and wearable computing devices suggest new gadgets in new categories are definitely in Apple’s future.<p>But an interactive TV, which analysts predict …

Apple’s iWatch Will Measure More than Time

Have you recently noticed all the journalistic detective work about the watch that Apple is developing?<p>Using unnamed company sources, patent filing analysis, and other sleuthing methods, technology writers have sketched a number of hypotheses about the appearance and material features of the …

What It's Like To See Through Google Glass

But now it's time to reveal what it looks like to actually see through Glass.<p>Google Glass and Android game developer Laura Ockel recently recorded a video of the user interface shown through the Glass device. Ockel and her company, Tesseract Mobile, are also the developers behind the unofficial …

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The sons and daughters of Google Glass

Even in the highly opinionated world of tech, there have been few products as polarizing as Google’s head mounted Google Glass computer. The device, a thin titanium band to which is mounted a computer, battery and display, is by far the sleekest and least unwieldy implementation of a technology …

How Wearable Computing Will Change Everything, Including Apple

Listen, you tech-savvy, trend-resisting cynic you. I want you to stop dismissing wearable computing as a pointless, narcissistic fad.<p>Wearable computing is not for people too lazy to look at their phones. It’s not a trendy toy for wealthy yuppies. And it’s not about joining Robert Scoble in the …

Apple, Samsung again take all of handset industry profits

Apple and Samsung can't be stopped in the handset market, according to new data from analysts at Cannacord Genuity.<p>The analysts on Monday reported that Apple and Samsung again combined to capture all of the operating profits in the handset industry in the first quarter of 2013. In other words, …

2013 Nissan Juke NISMO

It's not the one with the GT-R powertrain, but can it still excite?<p>Cynicism is easy to come by these days, and it’s easy to understand why. A world such as this, where maximizing mainstream appeal is the order of the day and even the man in charge of developing Porsche’s GT3 preaches the …

Epic +200 Lamborghinis Town Invasion!