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6 Gorgeous Concept Photos Of The Big-Screen iPhone 6

A few weeks ago, The Wall Street Journal reported that Apple plans to release two new iPhones with bigger screens this year.<p>The first device will have just under a 5-inch screen, likely 4.7 inches to keep the same size ratio the 4-inch iPhone 5S has. The second phone will have a very large screen, …

BlackBerry postpones launch of BBM for iOS and Android

BlackBerry's big rollout of BBM for iOS and Android was due to start today, with the Android version planned to be available earlier this morning. Unfortunately, the app never made it to the Google Play Store, leaving those who've been waiting for it to arrive in the dark as to where it might be. …

Apple Will Reportedly Use Samsung Retina Screen For Next iPad Mini

Apple suppliers in Asia are working on a next-generation iPad Mini that will have a high-resolution retina display from Samsung, the Wall Street Journal reports, in an interesting collaboration between the two smartphone rivals.<p>Component manufacturers have reportedly been told that Apple is …

BlackBerry reportedly loses execs responsible for social apps, BB10 Hub

BlackBerry has had trouble retaining executives as of late, and its situation may not be getting much better when the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> claims that two software overseers recently left the company. T.A. McCann (pictured at left), a VP who oversaw BBM and social networking apps, reportedly said …

The next iPhone’s cool-factor: a slow-motion camera?

As the launch of the next iPhone approaches, rumor and speculation about what Apple’s latest and greatest smartphone could bring to the highly-competitive mobile marketplace is increasing. Based on the latest chatter, a reasonable snapshot of the new iPhone seems to be an “iPhone 5S” with the same …

RIM brass expected to face tough questions at AGM

Until recently, the most significant thing expected to happen at the annual shareholders' meeting of Research In Motion Ltd. was a name change.<p>Now, the gathering in Waterloo, Ont., on Tuesday morning is likely to be dominated by questions about RIM's disappointing fiscal first-quarter …

Facebook begins rolling out Graph Search to U.S. users

Brace yourself for another Facebook search bar change.<p>The social-networking giant will begin rolling out an advanced search feature on Monday designed to tap its massive base of 1 billion users to answers users' questions about people, photos, places, and interests. Graph Search, which was …

BlackBerry Q5 review: Can BlackBerry's mid-range best the rest?

BlackBerry has been getting a tough ride of it in the consumer press for the last few years, and for good reason – the majority of its releases have been at best forgettable, and at worst broken. Remember the Storm? Yeah, best forgotten.<p>But that was then and this is now. BlackBerry 10 is here and …

iPhone 5 The ‘Most Hated Handset’, Galaxy S4 The Most Loved [Report]

Apple’s iPhone 5 is “the most hated handset” currently available, receiving the most criticism on social networks, reports British tabloid <i>The Daily</i> …

Iceland Galaxy S4 ad is the weirdest anti-iPhone Samsung commercial yet

<i>Screenshot from latest Galaxy S4 ad | Image Credit: Samsung Iceland</i><p>A recently released Galaxy S4 ad in Iceland is arguably the weirdest anti-Apple ad made by the company.<p>Unlike with previous marketing efforts, especially for the Galaxy S3, Samsung mainly focused on showing Galaxy S4 features in its …

Apple to release fiscal Q3 financial results July 23

Apple executives will discuss the company's financial performance for its fiscal third quarter in a July 23 conference call, according to an update made Monday to the company's investor relations page.<p>The call, which as usual will offer an audio stream online, is expected to cover the company's …

If these leaked images are real, the forthcoming “cheap” iPhone is hideous

Two different channels for leaks direct from the production lines of Foxconn, where iPhones are made, have released, via social media, remarkably similar images of colored backs for what are supposedly the rumored, forthcoming “cheap” iPhone. If you’re in the market for this phone, we hope you like …

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LTE-Advanced iPhone 5S and budget model rumors surface

In need of a daily dose of rumors about future iPhones? Well, A Chinese-language blog claims the budget iPhone is on the way, while a Korean news outlet expects a version of the iPhone 5S with high-speed LTE.<p>Let's start with the most colorful rumor. Chinese tech blog lieyunwang claims -- via …

Apple Files iWatch Trademark in 6 Countries

Apple has filed a trademark for “iWatch” with Japan’s patent office, seeking to protect the name it has coined and adding credence to rumors that the company is developing a smartwatch, according to a June 3 filing made public last week (spotted by Bloomberg News).<p><b>UPDATE:</b> According to a 9to5 Mac …

Apple to Build Solar Panel Farm for Reno Data Center

Apple is planning to work with Nevada utility company NV Energy to build a solar panel farm next to its Reno data center, reports <i>GigaOM</i>. Like the company's two other solar farms located in North Carolina, the Reno solar farm will provide between 18 and 20 MW of power and will be built by solar …

BlackBerry posts $84m loss for Q1 2014, despite 13% revenue growth and 6.8m smartphone shipments

Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry has reported its first quarter fiscal results for 2014 (ending 1 June) revealing that total revenue and smartphone sales were growing in comparison to its previous quarter.<p>In total, revenue was up to $3.1bn representing a 15 percent increase from its last Q4 …

Twitter Notifies You When Someone Faves A Tweet You're Mentioned In

Twitter now notifies users when someone favorites a tweet they were mentioned in. Yes, this may seem like a minor change, but it expands Twitter’s existing notification system and gives users a deeper understanding of what’s happening beyond their direct connections.<p>Now, with this change in place, …

Video Killed The Instagram Star

Instagram, an app best known for photo-sharing, added video last week, as it (and parent Facebook) sought to defend against the advance of Twitter’s fast-growing video-sharing app, Vine. The hope was to give its users a whole new way to share what is happening around them with friends. But while it …

Facebook working on Flipboard-style mobile news reader: WSJ

Companies like Flipboard and Pulse have built a business on turning the articles that get shared online into a more digestible, magazine-like format. Well, according to <i>the Wall Street Journal</i><i>,</i> they're getting some new competition: Facebook. The <i>WSJ</i> reports that the project has been in development …

Instagram, Give Me A Photos-Only Stream Or Give Me Death

You hear that? It’s the sound of 130 million people closing the Instagram app.<p>Instagram video is a big mistake. Huge.<p>More than any other social network, Instagram is a consumptive experience first and foremost, even though it might have tricked you into thinking it’s all about taking …

Apple Reportedly Trying 4.7- and 5.7-Inch Screens On iPhones Next Year, Cheaper Model Coming In Fall

Apple is looking at various changes to its iPhone lineup over the course of the next year, according to a new report from Reuters, including two sizes of larger smartphone devices, in both a 4.7-inch and 5.7-inch flavor. The “phablet” plans are also being considered alongside a less expensive …

Apple reportedly considering a 5.7-inch iPhone

<b>Could the next iPhone hit the "phablet"-level screen size of 5.7 inches?</b><p>According to <i>Reuters</i>, the answer is yes, with "four people with knowledge of …

Facebook update for BlackBerry 10 brings photo album controls

BlackBerry 10 users haven't had much control over their Facebook photo uploads -- a big problem when they're trying to organize their pictures later on. Thankfully, they can be a little more restrained as of the Facebook 10.2 update. The revision lets socialites both create albums on-device and …

iOS 7 Leaves Older iPhones And iPads Out Of The Fun

iOS 7 hits iPhones this fall, but only the iPhone 5 and iPod touch will get all the features announced at WWDC. The iPhone 4 and 4S will only get the new iOS 7 look and a splattering of features. And forget about the iPhone 3GS and older iPhones. They will be stuck in the skeuomorphic world of iOS …

Apple's New Weather App Looks A Lot Like Yahoo's Updated Weather App

A lot of people were buzzing about this. We suppose it's a compliment to Yahoo's design team?<p>Here's Apple's new weather app. Below it, we have Yahoo's.<p>Here's Yahoo's app. Similar, no?

Take A Good Look At Apple’s New iOS 7 With These Early Screenshots

iOS 7 was announced today officially at WWDC 2013, and it brings a lot of visual changes to Apple’s mobile OS, plus a host of new features and functionality as well. The official release is still a few months off, but one enterprising developer, Brian Roizen, has posted a fairly extensive …

Watch this: Apple's WWDC 2013 keynote in exactly 10 minutes

Want to catch up on Apple's WWDC 2013 keynote but don't have two hours to spare? We've got you covered with a 10-minute edit of the event complete with plenty of Cook-isms, new OS X and iPhone / iPad features, and much, much more. If you prefer a more text-and-pictures-based education, here is …

Hands-on: New 11-inch MacBook Air gets big battery boost - CNET

Josh Lowensohn/CNET<p>Apple updated its MacBook Air line today at WWDC, and we got our hands on the new 11-inch Air to start reviewing. Stay tuned for all of that soon, but for now here are the details.<p>Apple's latest MacBook Airs don't change the equation, but they do finesse the product further with …