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Google Maps is getting a colorful redesign for iOS and Android

Google's colorful new design style is making its way to Maps this week. With an update rolling out over the next few days, the look of Google Maps on both iOS and Android will be overhauled to fit in line with Material Design, a style that's been quickly making its way across Google's biggest apps. …

The latest Note 4 teaser gives us a glimpse of the phone

Samsung has been liberal in its use of teasers for the Note 4, and today we’ve got another tantalizing little video drumming up the excitement for the September 3 launch.<p>Like the other ones, this latest clip is focused on the Note 4’s stylus and its capabilities, but this time, we actually get a …

Google reveals first Android Wear watches to go on sale

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1087000/1087961_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1529871254_ef9fae404589792864ed8f65a16c9034<p><b>Google has announced the first smartwatches powered by its Android Wear operating system are now available for pre-order.</b><p>The LG G Watch and …

Wear OS

Samsung Galaxy Tab S review

Samsung's gadget playbook is pretty obvious to anybody who’s been watching. It has created a relatively stable (if uninspiring) design language, chosen plastic as its preferred material, and cranked out device after device — each one based on small, iterative technological updates to the previous …

Europe and South Korea will develop 5G together

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Flickr / FlySi<p>5G is coming — slowly and hazily — and, having been a leader in 3G but a follower in 4G, Europe wants to …

New Samsung Tablets Use Size and Screens to Take On iPads

Samsung has trotted out another round of tablets: The 8.4- and 10.5-inch Galaxy Tab S line looks to take on the 7.9- and 9.7-inch iPads by offering …

iOS 8 features split-screen apps support, developer says

iOS 8, the next iteration of Apple's mobile operating system, may come with side-by-side app support after all.<p>App developer Steve Troughton-Smith tweeted Monday that Apple's iOS 8 software development kit has code built into it that allows users to run multiple apps simultaneously on the display. …

Apps

Here's What 2x2 MIMO And Download Booster Can Do For Your Samsung Galaxy S5

The Samsung Galaxy S5 has a lot going on underneath the hood. Turn it on, and immediately you'll notice its Super AMOLED screen— but once you start using the device, you'll see just how smart, powerful, and innovative it really is.<p>Streaming a movie or downloading a huge file is easy thanks to two …

Safari in iOS 8 uses camera to scan and enter credit card info

In iOS 8, Apple has a new feature in Safari that allows users to scan a credit card with the device’s camera rather than manually entering the number when making a purchase online.<p>When entering a credit card number into a form online to, for example, make a purchase, Safari already allowed users to …

More Samsung Galaxy Tab S Press Shots Leaked

Samsung will make the new Galaxy Tab S tablet official next week, the device will be available in two sizes, and it is rumored to go on sale on the …

iOS 8 WebKit changes finally allow all apps to have the same performance as Safari

When iOS 7 launched, developers discovered that their apps with built-in web browsers were unable to achieve the same level of JavaScript performance as the stock Safari app. This was because Apple restricted use of its improved Nitro JavaScript engine to its own app, leaving third-parties with a …

Why You Should Be Excited For Extensions In iOS 8

Apple is routinely criticized for its closed operating systems — particularly iOS, hence all the jailbreaking— but at its WWDC keynote Monday, Apple began liberating iOS with a new mobile model that borrows the best of open ecosystems with Apple's notoriously tight security.<p>Call it a war on …

Apple will bring third-party widgets to iOS 8

While introducing OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Craig Federighi showed off a new widget system for the Mac notification center, allowing users to pin small apps right in the "Today" view — and now we're learning that the iOS notification center will have a similar feature, as well. In iOS 5 and 6, users …

Apple Announces iOS 8

At Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) today, the company announced iOS 8, the next version of its mobile operating system, with a number of new user-facing features, as well as a raft of new developer SDKs. The mobile OS is available in beta to developers today and is scheduled for …

Siri now identifies songs, works without touching the phone

Apple is trying to make Siri smarter in iOS 8. The redesigned version of Siri can be activated without touching the phone at all if the phone is plugged in — in other words, "Hey, Siri" is the new "Okay, Google," if you're doing something like driving. Siri was already plugged into pop culture, but …

Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime may boast rapid download speeds

Samsung's Galaxy S5 Prime, the long-rumored update to the company's Galaxy S5, could deliver some seriously fast download speeds, according to a new report.<p>The Galaxy S5 Prime, which has been rumored for weeks but has yet to be announced, will feature download speeds of up to 225 megabits per …

Samsung Galaxy S5

Apple, Samsung reportedly want to settle all patent disputes

Apple and Samsung reportedly are giving truce talks another shot in an effort to settle their legal differences out of court.<p>The two combatants have recently "resumed working-level discussions" with the key topic being how to dismiss all lawsuits, the Korea Times said Monday, citing information …

Intellectual Property

Samsung plans to bring biometric security to its low-end phones

The Galaxy S5 was widely tipped to launch with iris-scanning capabilities. When the crunch time came, Samsung played safe with only fingerprint sensor support. According to the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>, the eye-centric tech is still on the company's radar and could soon debut in new high- and low-end …

iPhone 6 Camera May Feature Electronic Image Stabilization, Bigger Pixel Size

Apple may be planning to use electronic image stabilization instead of optical image stabilization in the iPhone 6, according to new details shared on Weibo [Google Translate] by ESM China analyst Sun Chang Xu (via <i>GforGames</i>). Xu suggests that the iPhone 6's camera will also boast a larger pixel …

Amazon phone: Forget the 3D gimmicks. It's all about the price

"They're happy to sell you a vending machine and they'll even sell you a vending machine at cost."<p>-- Current Analysis analyst Avi Greengart

Kindle Fire

Samsung Galaxy S5 Goes on Sale Worldwide

Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S5 back at Mobile World Congress in February, and today the company announced that its new flagship smartphone and its Gear wearable devices have gone on sale in 125 markets across the world.<p>Samsung says that the products are available to consumers in the “US, Europe, …

Microsoft unveils Windows in the car, battles Apple CarPlay

Microsoft has been powering a lot of different car entertainment systems over the years. Ford, Kia, BMW, Nissan, and Fiat have all used special versions of Windows to create their own interfaces and systems, but Microsoft is also focusing on its own "Metro" user interface for its Windows in the car …

How To Wean Yourself From Your Smartphone, At Least Temporarily

We have been exploring our increasingly smartphone-aided interactions and what they're doing to the old-fashioned ways of being together, like talking face to face. Hundreds of you wrote in with your thoughts, which tend to be a variation on a theme <i>All Tech</i> reader Cassie Anderson laid out:<p>"I want …

Samsung Galaxy S5 “best smartphone display ever tested” by specialist test company DisplayMate

DisplayMate Technologies, which makes display test kit for every major screen manufacturer in the world, has declared that the new Samsung Galaxy S5 has “the best performing smartphone display that we have ever tested” with “a long list of new records.”<p>While OLED screens have long been considered …

New iPhone 6 screens to enter production this spring, report

The next incarnation of the iPhone will launch with a 4.7-inch screen while a 5.5-inch version may be delayed, according to Reuters.<p>In a post out of Tokyo early Tuesday, Reuters quoted unnamed supply chain sources saying that Apple's suppliers -- Japan Display Inc, Sharp Corp and South Korea's LG …

iPhone

Samsung Galaxy S5 Review: Incremental Is The New Cool

Apple is under siege. Samsung is moving from strength to strength with every new version of its flagship Galaxy phones and this year is likely to be no exception, with the S5 on the horizon.<p>What started out as a poor alternative to the iPhone is quickly becoming a powerful adversary; Samsung is …

Apple said to place battery orders for iPhone 6

Apple is priming the Asia-based supply chain for production of its next-generation smartphone, according to a report from Digitimes.<p>Simplo Technology and Desay Battery Technology have received orders related to the future iPhone, according to a report Wednesday from the Taiwan-based media outlet, …

Mobile Technology

Apple To Launch 4.7- And 5.5-Inch iPhone As Soon As September, Report Claims

Apple is said to be readying to release its next iPhone in both 4.7- and 5.5-inch screen sizes, with a launch as early as September, according to a report by Japanese business news publication Nikkei today. The production cycle is already ramping up, with component makers producing elements like …

Apple engineer shares details on the iPhone’s long birth

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>By now most people are familiar with the introduction of Apple’s(s aapl) iPhone, which debuted in a 2007 Steve Jobs …