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Apple patent details how dual-camera system would work on a future iPhone

A simmering rumor suggests that in addition to dropping the audio port on the next iPhone, Apple may also have a dual-camera system around back. It sounds crazy, but a new patent details how it might work out.<p>In essence, the two camera would be used to feign a better optical zoom. Rather than …

The 25 best iPhone apps of 2015, according to Apple

Apple is known for being extremely selective, and this year's list contains a mixture of everything — from helpful productivity apps to innovative apps that take your mobile photography to the next level.<p>We've collected all of Apple's top picks in one tidy place for you to learn more about each one …

iPad Pro diary: Day 1, first impressions

This could be dangerous to my wallet. The last time I ordered an Apple gadget, confident that I wouldn’t be keeping it, I turned out to be wrong. Very wrong.<p>My view of the iPad Pro before mine arrived was very clear: this was a corporate device. It’s going to be great for carrying around lots of A4 …

Ashton Kutcher will help design new Lenovo handsets

Back in October, Lenovo brought Ashton Kutcher onboard as a “product engineer”, a position that largely involved promoting the Yoga tablet and other Lenovo products. At the time of the announcement, Kutcher acted like he was serious about really helping with product design, though most of us …

Fake Google Maps listings recorded calls to the FBI, Secret Service

After failing to get Google's attention about alleged security weaknesses on location listings added to Google Maps, an engineer created his own fake listings on the service that recorded calls made to the FBI and Secret Service. Bryan Seely, a former Microsoft and Avanade employee, set up listings …

Samsung KNOX will soon play nice with Microsoft enterprise software

Samsung has announced that its new security platform, Samsung KNOX, will support Microsoft’s security minded enterprise software, which includes Workplace Join, Windows Intune, Windows Azure and cloud printing of Microsoft Office documents.<p>The press release dated February 28th represents a big win …

Microsoft Office for iPad Coming 'Sooner Than Most Think'

Microsoft has been rumored for a number of years to be bringing its Office productivity suite to the iPad, and according to a new report from <i>ZDNet</i>, it is coming "sooner than most think." Sources have indicated to <i>ZDNet</i>'s Mary Jo Foley that Office for iPad may even arrive before the "touch first" …

iWatch May Use Optical Sensors to Measure Heart Rate and Oxygen Levels

Apple's iWatch may include optical sensors designed to measure physical functions like heart rate and oxygen levels, according to electronics analyst Sun Chang Xu of Chinese site <i>Electrical Engineering Times</i> [Google Translation], who cites supply chain sources with knowledge of the matter. Xu also …

Study: iPhone owners have ‘blind loyalty’ and will buy anything Apple makes

A study that will make blindly loyal Android fanboys giddy with glee has found that a huge chunk of iPhone owners admit to being blindly loyal to …

LG Announces the G Pro 2

There have been plenty of rumors and leaks, but LG has now made the G Pro 2 official after announcing details of its latest flagship smartphone today.<p>The device looks much like its predecessor — the G Pro — and it comes with the latest Android 4.4 (KitKat) operating system, is powered by a 2.26 GHz …

Strange bedfellows: Microsoft could bring Android apps to Windows

Of Microsoft’s many challenges in mobile, none loom larger than the app deficit: it only takes a popular new title like <i>Flappy Bird</i> to highlight what the company is missing out on. Windows 8 apps are also few and far between, and Microsoft is stuck in a position where it’s struggling to generate …

Twitter Testing Major Profile Redesign That Looks a Lot Like Facebook

Twitter is testing a major profile redesign that's very reminiscent of Facebook and Google+.<p><i>Mashable</i> assistant features editor Matt Petronzio spotted …

KnowRoaming's international sticker SIMs begin shipping to backers today

KnowRoaming, the company behind the roaming SIM "stickers" that popped up on Kickstarter last year, has begun shipping its device to the first 500 backers. The $35 pre-order kit, which includes a SIM sticker and a single-use applicator, enables international roaming at rates far lower than what …

Wozniak criticizes cloud dependence in light of NSA

SAN FRANCISCO -- Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says he has sympathy for companies at odds with the NSA and its surveillance tactics, but that their own dependence on server farms is part of the problem.<p>"I think most companies, just like Apple, start out young and idealistic," Wozniak said at the …

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Windows 8.1 Update 1 Reportedly Pushed Back To April

Slipping software release schedules are hardly new. Today ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley reported that she is now hearing, contrary to prior information, that Windows 8.1 Update 1 will ship not in March, but in April. As expected, it will ship as part of a Patch Tuesday event, meaning we’ll most likely see …

Firefox announces “Firefox Launcher”, powered by EverythingMe

It looks like Mozilla is preparing to release its own Android launcher, aptly called the Firefox Launcher. The new launcher is designed to use your location, the time of day and frequently used apps to create an ever-evolving home screen experience that helps you access the right apps when you need …

In its Q4 report, Twitter reveals strong financials, slower growth

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Twitter (s twtr) officially released its first earnings results as a publicly traded company after the closing bell at the New …

Foursquare Gets $15M And Licensing Deal From Microsoft To Power Location Context For Windows And Mobile

Today, Foursquare is announcing that it has received $15 million in funding as a result of a partnership with Microsoft. The deal will see Foursquare contributing to the Bing platform’s location and context layers on both Windows 8 and Windows Phone.<p>The funding will be rolled into Foursquare’s …

Twitter is Opening its Data to the Music Industry

Hot on the heels of a deal with CNN and Dataminr to bring the benefits of its data to journalists, Twitter is focusing on unlocking the potential of its platform for the music industry. The company today announced a partnership with 300 Entertainment, a music industry firm founded by ex-Warner …

Apple reportedly testing inductive, solar and motion charging for its unannounced smartwatch

We've heard that when Apple reveals its first smartwatch product, there's going to be a heavy focus on health and fitness, but there might also be a way to charge the wearable without plugging it in, according to a report from <i>The</i> <i>New York Times</i>. Inductive charging came in a wave of smartphones last …

Public Wi-Fi also a spying tool, Snowden documents show in new Canada scandal

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Here’s a new and potentially explosive twist to our ongoing surveillance saga: according to CBC News, documents obtained by …

Facebook to launch standalone news app ‘Paper’

Facebook is launching a new standalone mobile news app called Paper that features a slick new look and content creation tools.<p>Why is Facebook concentrating solely on a news feed app? Well, the company definitely understands that its news feed is one of the most vital components overall. It’s one of …

Apple is going to start mass producing sapphire, but it’s anyone’s guess why

The gumshoes at Apple-focused blog 9to5Mac dug deep into job listings and public documents to discover that Apple’s new manufacturing facility in Arizona will be producing sapphire, the hardest natural material after diamond. Based on some creative, perhaps even wishful, parsing of those documents, …

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Windows Phone 8

Want to learn more about Windows Phone 8?<p>Be sure to read our in-depth <b>review and overview of Windows Phone 8</b>, and click on the links below to learn …

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YouTube's music service said to be delayed until next year

Music fans will apparently have to wait until next year to finally give YouTube's much-rumored streaming music service a spin.<p>Originally expected to debut this past summer, the launch of the subscription service was reportedly pushed back to the end of the year. Now it appears the service won't …

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