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The chips of Samsung's Galaxy S5 -- Exynos and Snapdragon

The Korean electronics giant packs a lot of speed and multimedia features into its new phone with chips from Samsung and Qualcomm<p>BARCELONA, Spain -- Qualcomm and Samsung are back in the newest Galaxy device, theGalaxy S5.<p>The Korean electronics giant on Monday unveiled its<p>newest flagship phonewith a …

How to recover lost data from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch

Sometimes bad things happen to good data. Whether you’ve accidentally deleted an important file, forgotten the passcode to your locked device, or …

Operating Systems

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 specs leaked, rumored for MWC unveiling

According to insider sources who have been in contact with <i>ZDNet</i>, Samsung is preparing to unveil its new Galaxy Tab 4 and Galaxy Gear 2 at the upcoming Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.<p>There have also been leaks regarding the new Galaxy Tab 4’s hardware, which cropped up on <i>MySamsungPhones</i> the …

Phones

KitKat and SD cards — what's fixed, what's broken and what's misunderstood

Why your SD card doesn't work the same in Android 4.4 KitKat, and the reasons for the change<p>"Curse you, Google! Your KitKat update broke my SD …

Android News

Smartphones and Sex: How the tech in your pocket affects life in (and out of) your pants

One week ago we asked you about how your smartphone factors into your dating, romance, and sex lives. And while we expected quite a response, we …

BlackBerry

Could a Lenovo-Motorola Nexus 6, an Asus Nexus 8, and an HTC Nexus 10 v2 be in the Works?

Hot off the heels of selling money pit Motorola to Lenovo, could Google be eyeing the new Moto-novo as the next Nexus phone manufacturer? According …

How to get your iTunes music onto Android

Getting your Apple based music onto your Android device need not be a chore<p>If you've been a long time user of an iPod, iPhone or iPad there's a good …

Apps

Sprint reports quarterly net loss of $643 million, sees iPhone sales drop by a third

Sprint managed to lose a million customers and over a billion dollars last quarter. This time it's not <i>quite</i> as bad, with a net loss of $643 million on revenue that was broadly equivalent to the same quarter of last year (around $8.8 billion). Those following the carrier's big iPhone gamble will …

Samsung's budget Galaxy Note 3 Neo reportedly caught on camera

Remember that talk of a lower-cost Galaxy Note 3? You may be looking at the phone right now. <i>SamMobile</i> claims to have photos of the rumored Galaxy Note 3 Neo (aka Lite), and they show what you'd expect -- a slightly smaller, less advanced version of Samsung's pen-toting flagship. The leak also …

Open source OS Tizen gains 15 more allies; Sprint rejoins the list

In the world of mobile platforms, Tizen's but a new entry that's been through some tough times since its inception. The circle of 36 companies (aptly called the Tizen Association) backing up the open source OS is putting up a good fight, though -- it even just welcomed 15 new members to its number. …

HTC set to unveil mid-tier Desire 8 on February 24th

Though we were quite smitten by leaked photos of HTC's upcoming mid-range Desire 8, it's always prudent to hold out for something that's actually <i>official</i>. Now HTC has all but confirmed the phone's existence on its Weibo page with the same image, but a different announcement date of February 24th in …

Samsung's new Galaxy Gear might run Tizen instead of Android

Sure, the Tizen Association just welcomed new members, but the mobile platform is still having a tough start overall -- a Japanese carrier even canceled a Tizen smartphone release in January. So, Samsung (the platform's biggest backer) is reportedly taking matters into its own hands and loading …

'All New' HTC One leaks again with a bright gold paint job

Is there anything that <i>hasn't</i> already been leaked about HTC's photography-focused successor to the One? Not much, except that we haven't seen publicity renders quite as detailed as the one just shared by <i>@evleaks</i>. It suggests that the dual-camera handset will be offered in a gold flavor when it …

Here's Windows Phone 8.1's notification center in action (video)

Windows Phone users have been waiting years to have all their notifications in one convenient place, and over the past few months, there have been multiple reports that a notification center will come with WP 8.1. Today, a video showed up on <i>Unleash the Phones</i> that appears to confirm those earlier …

Your carrier wants you to buy into early upgrades, but should you take the bait?

We get it. It's been a year since you got a new phone, and it doesn't have a Super Ultra HD screen, 80MP camera or fancy pants 50-core processor. You pine for the latest and greatest mobile toy, but it's probably going to cost you a lot, right? Well, yes. But in the past year, every major US …

Lenovo expands DOit series apps with SNAPit Camera and SEEit Gallery

It’s Mobile World Congress 2014 and if you thought for a moment that it going to be all about devices and hardware, you were mistaken! Lenovo announced today that they will be expanding their DOit series apps. Currently, these apps include SECUREit, SYNCit, and SHAREit which are available in the …

Apps

LG is reportedly building Google's smartwatch

LG is building Google's long-awaited smartwatch, according to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>. Citing "a person familiar with the situation" in Barcelona, the <i>Journal</i> claims that LG's hardware partnership with Google will soon expand to include the wrist-worn device. But it may not be the only manufacturer …

New Moto X ad lets you change the color on a printed page

A remarkable new advertisement for the Moto X smartphone in the January issue of Wired brings interactivity to the print medium.<p>Motorola has gone to great lengths to market its flagship<p>Moto Xsmartphone as not the most powerful device, but one that a user can tailor to his or her tastes down to the …

Koru: Apple smartwatch next Christmas and other wearable trends for 2014

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>There are far more smartwatches to put under a Christmas tree this year than last although none of them are from Apple(s …

Wearable Tech

Hide your phone, hide your tablet, ’cause 1 out of 13 of you will have something stolen this month

Oh, it’s all peppermint mochas and seasonal ice rinks and Yankee Candle outlets — until someone steals the iPad mini you <i>just got</i> from Meemaw and giddily opened on the 22nd.<p>Serves you right, you Santa-hating glutton.<p>But seriously, it’s not just you. Around 8 percent of people report gadget theft …

Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner reportedly built into home button

During the early days of Galaxy S5 rumors we heard several reports suggesting that Samsung would one-up Apple by introducing an iris scanner. Eventually it was learned that the iris scanner wasn’t going to happen after all, and instead the device would feature some sort of fingerprint-scanning …

Gear & Gadgets

Could this be our first look at the much larger iPhone 6?

<b>Update:</b> These appear to be fake…<p>Sonny Dickson has posted images today which claim to show the casing for the next generation iPhone. The metal shell, which closely resembled both the industrial design of the current iPod touch and iPad Air, appears to be of unibody construction. While it’s …

LG Tone Ultra (HBS-800) review

<b>The Good</b> The <b>LG Tone Ultra HBS-800</b> is a Bluetooth stereo headset that improves on the design of the previous Tone models and is comfortable to wear. It also offers better sound (more bass, better clarity) and decent battery life, particularly when you turn the noise-canceling off.<p><b>The Bad</b> Expensive …

iOS dominating Enterprise, despite Android market share

A report by mobile enterprise specialist Good Technology shows that while iOS devices may be falling behind in overall market share, they are the devices of choice in the enterprise market.<p>iOS activations made up 73 percent of total device activations in Q4, up from 72 percent in Q3 and 69 percent …

Here’s the enormous hangar Google bought to fill with robots

<b>Update, 11/11/2014:</b> NASA announced today that it had approved Google’s plans to lease Moffett Airfield for 60 years, in exchange for $1.16 billion in rent, $200 million in capital investment and responsibility for maintenance.<p>Planetary Ventures, a Google shell company, will lease an airport—and an …

Aerospace

Lenovo is betting big on smartphones, but its PC sales are still growing

<b>The numbers:</b> Lenovo reported an impressive 31% jump in third-quarter profits to $265.3 million from $205 million a year earlier—well above average analyst expectations of $247.2 million. The Chinese firm warned that earnings in the immediate-term could be hurt by its pending purchases of Motorola’s …

Mobile

Jawbone Has A $600M Revenue Run Rate As It Paces To IPO

Happy Thursday. Kara Swisher is reporting that Jawbone is in the process of raising $250 million from Twitter, Flipboard and Square investor Rizvi Traverse.<p>We heard that the financing has closed, and that the deal actually got done a month and a half ago. Swisher’s numbers (around $250 million at …

How to scan, sign, and send a PDF from your iPhone or iPad, no printer required!

It's not uncommon nowadays for many of us to not have printers at home. For most of us our iPhones and iPads are a portable way to view and store …

Apps

AT&T Samsung Galaxy S5 reportedly in testing as the SM-G900A

Ready or not, we now appear to be entering the age of QHD smartphones! Not only has Vivo announced their XPlay 3S with a 2560×1440 resolution, even Oppo has confirmed their upcoming Find 7 will feature a QHD (aka 2K) display. Aside from these two Chinese handset makers, we’ve also heard quite a few …

Gear & Gadgets

What to Expect from Apple in 2014

As we noted last week, Apple had a relatively quiet 2013. However, this year should turn out to be different, as CEO Tim Cook has reassured employees that the firm has “big plans” for 2014.<p>New product categories?<p>Throughout 2013, Cook hinted publicly about Apple’s plans for new product categories. …