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The Galaxy S4 Is Samsung’s Fastest Shipping Smartphone Ever

Samsung’s new Galaxy S4 handset is on track to become the company’s “bestselling” smartphone. As long as you define “bestselling” as “bestselling to …

Galaxy S4

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. Galaxy Note 2

People like what they like. Yeah, that’s something that people (and writers, who don’t count as <i>real</i> people) say, but it also happens to be true. Case in point: the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. Remember all your friends who liked the original Note? Yeah, neither does anybody else.<p>But, as things often do, …

Phones

Product showcases appear before Apple Store opening in Berlin

As we have previously noted, Apple is set to open a gorgeous new Apple Store on May 3rd in Berlin, Germany, and now these beautiful showcases featuring Apple’s creative product displays have appeared in front of the entrance.<p>Each Apple Store features an attractive display at the store’s front …

Apple iOS 7 overhaul may push core app refresh to 2014

Apple‘s comprehensive overhaul of iOS 7 could see some of the new features delayed until 2014, insiders warn, with the challenges in redesigning the …

iOS

Larger-screen iPhone to launch in 2014 -- analyst

Jefferies analyst Peter Misek says the iPhone 6 will launch sometime next summer but believes the iPhone 5S will try to draw in customers with more color options.<p>Apple launched the larger-screen iPhone 5 last year, but the company isn't done upping smartphone display sizes, according to one analyst.<p>…

Mobile Technology

Kindle App for iOS Updated with New Accessibility Features

Amazon has updated its <i>Kindle</i> app for iOS to provide a number of new features for users who are visually impaired. Most notably, the app now incorporates Apple's VoiceOver technology to implement read aloud capabilities for more than 1.8 million Kindle Store offerings.<p>The update also provides …

iPad market share slips, still remains on top

The tablet market has been somewhat stagnant over past few months, but there are still some interesting developments that have formed. For starters, …

Tablets

Apple’s iOS 7 Team in Deadline Crunch Mode, Adding Engineers

Apple’s iOS 7 is so significant a reimagining of the mobile operating system that the company is mustering additional engineering resources to get it …

Apple

Samsung: Galaxy S 4’s app preload bloat is the price you pay for features

Samsung has defended the relative lack of user-available storage in the Galaxy S 4, arguing that the fact that the 16GB handset offers roughly half …

Phones

Samsung: We’re Wasting Half Of The Galaxy S4’s Flash Storage On Crappy Features No One Wants

When you buy a 16GB iPhone, iOS 6 takes up roughly 1GB of space on the device, leaving about 15GB or so to spare. Buy a 16GB Samsung Galaxy S4, on the other hand, and you get just 8.49GB!<p>Why? Samsung says all the bloat is because of the nonsense, half-baked “software features” they keep on baking …

Galaxy S4

Samsung says microSD slot makes up for Galaxy S4's storage shortcomings

Some buyers of Samsung's new Galaxy S4 have been disappointed to learn that the 16GB model offers only around 8GB of user-accessible storage. However, in a statement to <i>CNET</i>, Samsung is reminding irked customers that they can easily remedy any concerns with the help of the built-in microSD slot. …

Apple's iPhone Software Has Flaws, And Just Changing The Design Won't Be Enough

If Apple doesn't do more than just superficially update the way iOS looks, it puts itself at risk of seriously falling behind Google's Android.<p>The new iOS look will be "flatter," supposedly abandoning the familiar design style that made the iPhone a multi-billion success. Instead of glossy icons …

Google Maps

These Are The 25 Best-Selling iPhone Apps Of All Time

It's closing in on 50 billion apps downloaded. Just last year it was at 25 billion apps downloaded.<p>To celebrate, it listed the top 25 all-time paid apps. These lists are always fun to flip through.<p>One thing that stands out: How many early apps are on the list. There aren't a lot of recent …

Is it time to ditch the iPhone for the Samsung Galaxy S4?

In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon advises a longtime iPhone user who is tempted to jump ship for the new Samsung Galaxy S4. She also explains why Apple may need a low-cost iPhone.<p>There is no question that Samsung's Galaxy line of smartphones are giving Apple's iPhone a run …

Mobile