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Nexus 9, Nexus 6 reportedly launching tomorrow without any event fanfare

While Apple is holding a big launch event this week, Google is having a launch without an event, according to Jay McGregor, contributing to Forbes on …

Digital Music Sales Decline for First Time Since Opening of iTunes Music Store

For the first time since the opening of the iTunes Music Store in 2003, digital music sales have decreased year-over-year, reports <i>Billboard</i>.<p>In 2013, sales of individual digital tracks declined 5.7% from 1.34 billion units to 1.26 billion units, while digital album sales fell to 117.6 million units …

iOS vs. Android: The psychology that fuels the phone wars (video)

It's a battle that threatens to rend the Internet asunder with its forum-fraying ferocity: iOS vs. Android.<p>But why do we get so worked up over our operating systems? The latest episode of CNET's Adventures in Tech delves deep inside the human brain, to explain how something as simple as a …

Here’s What The iPhone 6 & iPhone 6c Might Look Like Running iOS 8 [Gallery]

It’s at least six months until Apple reveals iOS 8, and probably nine months until we see the iPhone 6 for the first time, but that hasn’t stopped Eric Vasille of iPhonesoft from imaging what the iPhone 6 and iOS 8 will look like.<p>And what does he imagine? On the hardware-side of things, a larger …

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How to encrypt your Android device

The reasonably recent debate in the US between law enforcement agencies and tech giants over smartphone encryption has once again brought the issue to center stage. There’s little doubt that keeping your personal data secure these days is pretty important, so it is fortunate that Android gives you …

Information Systems

What is Android?

Android has evolved a lot over the years and has quickly become the dominant mobile platform across the globe. While most of us know exactly what Android is, and how to use it, there are still a number of folks that are new to Google’s mobile OS, finally ditching that old-school mobile phone or …

Android News

The iOS 7 Jailbreak Is Finally Worth Installing On Newer iPhones And iPads

The iOS 7 jailbreak was released last Sunday, but it was a messy release that had a lot of bugs and compatibility issues. We warned everyone to wait at the time. Today the last major issue with the jailbreak was fixed for newer iOS devices with the A7 chip.<p>Jay ‘saurik’ Freeman, the creator of …

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The Best iOS Apps Of 2013 [Roundup]

As we approach the end of 2013, it’s time to take a look back and pay some recognition to some of the finest apps that have hit the App Store over the past 12 months.<p>It’s not easy to build a successful iOS app anymore — with over 1 million of them in the App Store, competition has never been …

The Best iOS And Android Apps Of 2013

Congratulations, Planet Earth! We made it another 365 days without crashing into the sun. Go team!<p>It’s the end of the year, and that means three things: booze, ridiculous sunglasses with numbers on them, and lists. Lots and lots of lists. You’ve seen our list of best/worst gadgets of the year. Up …

The Best And Worst Gadgets Of 2013

2013 was a heady year: a time of hope; a time for sadness; a time for twerking; and a time for doge.<p>But it was also a time for gadgets. As we wait for 2013 to come to a close and hope for brighter things for the year to come, here’s a look at the gadgets we loved, the ones we hated, and the ones …

Rumor: premium Galaxy F will feature metal body, may launch alongside the Galaxy S5

Going back as far as September, we’ve heard rumors that Samsung is preparing a premium handset under the name “Project F”, with a planned release for sometime in the first half of 2014. Now ET News is reporting that the handset may launch alongside the Galaxy S5, under the name Galaxy F.<p>Reportedly …

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The best, worst, and most controversial Android apps for 2013

2013 was an amazing year for applications. We saw some truly amazing Android apps come out along with new standards in design, video games, and quality. So which ones were the best, the worst, and the most controversial? You can check the video above if you’d rather watch or keep going if you’d …

Sony Xperia Ion gets Android 4.4 KitKat, via unofficial CM11 ROM

Owners of the Sony Xperia Ion haven’t seen a lot of love recently, at least when it comes to OS upgrades. Not only did Sony essentially abandon the device after updating it to Android 4.1.2, the device hasn’t seen a lot of community support when it comes to Android 4.2 or 4.3 ROMs, either.<p>The good …

Lenovo aims high with 5.5-inch Vibe Z smartphone (hands-on) - CNET

LAS VEGAS -- Lenovo is better known for its notebooks and laptops than for its smartphones, but that isn't stopping the electronics maker from introducing a handful of them at CES. The Vibe Z here, in a choice of silver or titanium color, is the most aspirational of the bunch.<p>The company's first …

Rumor: HTC One 2 (M8) “preliminary” specs and features include Snapdragon 800 CPU, KitKat with Sense 6.0 on top

The purported specs and features of the HTC M8, which will reportedly be called the HTC One 2, have been detailed again in a short tweet from a well-known leaker.<p>Interestingly, <i>@evleaks</i>, who has been accurate with his previous mobile-related leaks, labels the HTC M8’s specs as “preliminary,” …

Lenovo launches Vibe Z, its first LTE smartphone, and three other affordable devices

>With CES 2014 around the corner, big tech companies are already announcing their plans for the show and the year that just started. Among the first ones is Lenovo, the Chinese PC giant that recently announced plans to double down on its internationally smartphone business.<p>Today Lenovo unveiled its …

Mobile Technology

Rumor: Galaxy S5 wearing “new material,” flexible display “under review,” announcement at MWC 2014

A new report from South Korea says that Samsung’s Vice President and Head of Design Strategy Dong-hoon Chang revealed various Galaxy S5-related details in an off-the-record discussion with reporters. Strangely though, these details have been published.<p>According to him, the reports that say the …

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Scanner Pro for iOS available for free as the first iTunes App of the Week in 2014

Scanner Pro, the document-scanning app for iPhone and iPad created by Readdle, is available for free this week as part of Apple’s “App of the Week” promotion. The app uses an iOS device’s camera to scan documents, complete with real-time border detection for perfectly-sized scans, and stores them …

Ten practical uses for Google Now

Flashback to a year and a half ago during Google I/O 2012 where Android 4.1 Jelly Bean was announced. Jelly Bean included several improvements over …

Acer's latest all-in-one doubles as a 27-inch touch monitor and Android PC

Perhaps the best way to regard Acer's growing range of Android "all-in-ones" is not as PC replacements, or even as giant tablets, but rather as touch-sensitive monitors that have the added benefit of being able to run their own OS. That certainly applies to the latest model, the TA272 HUL, whose …

Samsung unveils Rose Gold Galaxy Note 3 in South Korea

A special Rose Gold version of the Galaxy Note 3 phablet has been unveiled by Samsung in South Korea. 3 different gold combinations will be available …

Acer’s new tablet is a low-cost Android alternative to the iPad mini

If you like the iPad mini(s appl), but wish it only cost half the price and ran Android(s goog), Acer has just the tablet for you. On Friday the …

Good Deal: Get the iPhone 5S starting at $124.99 on-contract at Best Buy

Best Buy is slashing the on-contract price of Apple's flagship iPhone 5S by $75 this weekend. That brings the 16GB model down to $124.99, one of the lowest prices we've seen for the 64-bit smartphone. The savings also apply to models with more flash storage; the 32GB iPhone 55S is $224.99, and the …

Archos to launch 4G phones and smartwatches at CES

Archos is planning to launch a range of connected devices at CES this year, including 4G smartphones and wearable devices<p>French phone maker Archos has announced that its first 4G handsets, the 45 and 50 Helium, will be unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas next week.<p>Both …

Kiwi Puts Its All-Purpose Wearable Up For Pre-Order, Aims To Be Everything To Everyone

We’ve spoken to the folks from Kiwi Wearables before: Back in September we caught up with them at the Disrupt SF Hackathon, when they were preparing their platform and demonstrated what it could do with a sensor-laden prototype used as a gesture-based musical instrument. Now, Kiwi is ready to …