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How to subtly unfriend someone on Facebook

If you want to avoid constant updates from irritating contacts on Facebook, but don't want to cause offence by publicly unfriending them, then you must do your research says Rick Maybury<p><i>My wife and I are not the brightest of individuals when it comes to IT, but we manage. One of our relations</i> …

Social Media

What is Android?

Android has evolved a lot over the years and has quickly become the dominant mobile platform across the globe. While most of us know exactly what Android is, and how to use it, there are still a number of folks that are new to Google’s mobile OS, finally ditching that old-school mobile phone or …

Snapchat's Evan Spiegel: 'Deleting should be the default'

Evan Spiegel’s app Snapchat is setting a new standard for the internet, he tells Matt Warman<p>Evan Spiegel is 23. He lives at home with his dad. And he’s worth at least $3billion.<p>This is not thanks to inheriting a fortune or winning a lottery: the app he built is now on one in four smartphones in the …

Samsung plans to release smartphone with wraparound display next year: Bloomberg

Samsung has led the curved display "movement" with the introduction of its Galaxy Round smartphone, but apparently the company isn't satisfied stopping there. Bloomberg today claims that Samsung will release a handset featuring a wraparound display at some point next year. According to the report, …

Somehow, Pebble is making a better smartwatch than gadget giants like Samsung and Sony

Samsung is a multibillion company with 425,000 employees and a massive supply chain. Pebble is 40-strong and fueled by $10 million in Kickstarter money.<p>So you might be surprised at which one is making the better smartwatch.<p>On Wednesday, Pebble unveiled the latest steps in its effort to take over …

Android under attack: rivals unleash nuclear patent hell against Samsung, Google

Advertisement<p>60 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Sergej Khakimullin<p>The mobile patent wars appeared to hit an apex in 2012 when Apple and Samsung …

Will 4G Replace Your Home Broadband?

4G is no longer a fantasy. More and more mobile devices are capable of tapping ridiculously quick LTE Internet, for downloads, streaming and anything else requiring the need for speed.<p>But what about desktops, laptops and other non-mobile devices that traditionally depend on a fixed Internet …

Samsung tops Apple in global smartphone shipments

Global smartphone shipments have reached an all-time high for the third quarter, according to a Strategy Analytics study released Monday. For the first time ever, more than 250 million smartphones were shipped worldwide in a single quarter, which is a 45 percent increase over last year. And Samsung …

iPhone

Windows 8.1: What you need to know (FAQ)

One year after the debut of Windows 8, Windows 8.1 is here. It feels significantly less dramatic, but Microsoft's latest version of its PC operating system has some changes, and some requirements, all its own. If you're a curious would-be adopter, or a diligent Windows 8 upgrader, read on for some …

Microsoft Windows

Google's uProxy: A Peer-to-Peer Gateway to Internet Freedom

In parts of the world where repressive governments control the Internet with unassailable firewalls, netizens don't see the same web that people in …

iPhone Battery Guide: Charging Your iPhone the Right Way

Just about every iPhone owner that I know of love their device, treating it with significantly more care than they usually treat their other gadgets. …

Everything we know about the giant HTC One Max and its fingerprint sensor

<i>Check out our review of the HTC One Max smartphone.</i><p>After many months of leaks, rumor and speculation, the HTC One Max is here. It’s HTC’s third phone …

Phones

Intel CEO takes on Apple A7, cites 'Moore's Law advantage'

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich touted the merits of Intel's manufacturing process compared with that of Apple's new 64-bit A7 chip today after the company's earnings report.<p>During Intel's third-quarter earnings conference call on Tuesday, an analyst questioned Intel about the advantages of going to a …

MacBook Air

Samsung may launch wireless chargers that work from a distance by mid-2014

The development of wireless charging has been plagued so far by high-costs, immature technology, and competing standards.<p>Currently, industry players have grouped around two technologies, inductive magnetic charging and resonant inductive magnetic charging, but only the former has made it into …

Tech Trends

Ready To Cut The Cable TV Cord? Here's How To Do It

In the face of rising prices, poor customer service and ever more frequent blackouts over fee disputes, many consumers yearn for a way out of the grip of their cable TV subscription. Though companies such as Google, Intel, Sony and Apple are all working on Internet-delivery TV platforms, none have …

Analyst Believes iWatch Will Feature Home Automation, Be More Than an iPhone Companion

The much-rumored iWatch may be used as a home automation gateway, allowing users to control various functions within their houses, according to a new research note by Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Brian White.<p>As an Apple supplier, our contact offered insight into the "iWatch" and described this …

Apple patents mid-air flip technology for protecting phones

<b>As smartphone owners know, even in the world of Gorilla Glass, accidents involving shattered screens still happen.</b><p>Apple's patent application number …

HP eyes end to telecommuting, needs 'all hands on deck'

Hewlett-Packard (HP) is starting to discourage its employees to work from home, according to a new report.<p>HP recently distributed a question-and-answer document urging employees to work from home, All Things Digital reported on Tuesday after seeing a copy of the memo. The directive has yet to be …

Employment

Apple iPads earn the “most responsive screen” tablet title in tests

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>If you think Apple’s(s aapl) touchscreen tablets are more responsive than the competition, you’re right. So says Agawi, which …

Simple announces MoneyDrop to help you send money to nearby friends

Online bank Simple today announced MoneyDrop, a new feature for its mobile app that lets users pay each other fee-free. The app uses Bluetooth Low Energy to help you connect with friends nearby and pay them with a few taps. MoneyDrop is essentially the same feature offered by banks like Chase which …

Xiaomi is shaking up the Chinese smartphone market with quality, and rabbits

In three short years since its inception, Chinese company Xiaomi has sold 20 million smartphones, cornered five percent of its home country's smartphone market, and been valued at $10 billion. <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> spoke to the company's founder and CEO, Lei Jun, to find out what fueled such …

Samsung Galaxy Round brings curve to smartphones

Samsung has won the race to be the first phone manufacturer this fall to launch a curved smartphone.<p>The company announced late Tuesday that the new Galaxy Round incorporates the latest in screen technology, along with other unique features.<p>The device resembles the<p>Galaxy S3andS4, but it has slight …

Gear & Gadgets

Samsung Goes First, Google Experiments And Apple Refines

There’s a new rhythm to product releases among the biggest players in mobile tech, and increasingly, Samsung is building a reputation as the most brash and quick-to-act of what I would call the ruling triumvirate, which also includes Google and Apple. Google plays the reasoned experimenter, Apple …

Samsung and LG are really close to announcing curved, flexible smartphones

Are curved, flexible smartphones the next frontier in smartphone innovation? LG and Samsung really want to make it so.<p>Both companies are weeks away from announcing smartphones with curved displays, whose plastic substrate should make them more durable and cheaper to produce.<p>LG said today that it’s …

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 …

Meet Piena, A Hassle-Free Baby Formula Maker Developed By Two Ex-Samsung Engineers

Any parent who has used powder formula to feed their baby knows that measuring the formula, making sure the water is clean and at room temperature, and mixing the formula and water is a challenging task. Especially when it is 3 a.m., and you have a hungry, screaming baby in your arms. Piena is a …

Microsoft Surface selling out? We've seen this movie before

Microsoft says its Surface tablets are close to selling out. Hmm...Time for a reality check.<p>First, a mea culpa. I wrote a story or two last year about Surface selling out. While technically accurate, it belied the catastrophe in the making for the first-generation Surface RT.<p>And here we go again. …

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