Mitch Powell

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See a speed test between every iPhone model ever made

Years later, the original iPhone is a bit like the "little gadget that could" in some head-to-head tests with its successors.<p>Logic and Moore's Law would seem to dictate that the newly released iPhone 5S should blow the original iPhone from seven years ago out of the water when it comes to which …

Mobile Technology

Parallels Access: Run Mac and Windows Apps Like They Were Made for iPad

<b>Parallels Access</b> is a new iPad app launching tonight – that promises to let you experience Mac and Windows applications as is they were made for the iPad. It ‘applifies’ your Windows and Mac apps to make them feel as it they’re native iPad apps.<p>The app is published by Parellels, the makers of the …

Apps

HTC Mini+ smartphone remote (pictures)

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Gear & Gadgets

Fifth of new iPhone customers switch from Android

Apple may be losing ground to Android and Microsoft in the smartphone operating system market, but the company is still succeeding in winning customers from its number one rival, Samsung.<p>Apple has taken three times as many customers from Samsung as Samsung has taken from Apple in the past year, …

Let's take a deeper look at Xbox One's next-gen Kinect (video)

While Gamescom hasn't technically started yet, Microsoft's troops have already arrived in Cologne. In fact, we've already been gifted some details about new titles, but we also managed to get a little more intimate with the new Kinect. You know, the one there's been all that fuss about. But if you …

Samsung Users More Fond Of Apps, More Open To Ads, And More Like iOS Users Than Those Of Other Android OEMs

Samsung is more similar to iOS than to other Android makers in many ways when it comes to user demographics, new research from Flurry shows. Samsung users are more likely to use both smartphone and tablet apps vs. the Android average, and also tend to fit in demographics that advertisers are more …

The iPhone 5C Isn’t For The US; It’s The iPhone For The Rest Of The World

Reports suggest that Apple will introduce a cheaper plastic-bodied iPhone 5C on September 10. The 4-inch phone will supposedly replace the iPhone 4 and the iPhone 4S in the product lineup. While the company will certainly gain market share in the lower-end spectrum of the smartphone market in the …

Startups Apparently Do Not Care That Android Is Better

In a must-read post for the tech industry, Twitter experience designer and serial startup founder Paul Stamatiou writes: “Android is Better.” His op-ed serves as something of a wake-up call for the industry, where developers building the next generation of mobile applications still heavily prefer …

Build-a-Phone Workshop: my first encounter with Moto Maker and a customized Moto X

Turns out 18 is a lot of choices.<p>As one of the first people allowed into Motorola's Moto Maker program, I had a chance to design the phone I always wanted, to order a phone made by Motorola but designed by me. This was my Jony Ive moment. I was ready.<p>The Moto Maker tool itself is beautifully …

Minting a Moto X is fun, but not yet magical

Virtually making a custom Moto X offers some thrills but needs more options for real excitement.<p>Don't expect to be blown away by Moto Maker, the fresh online tool for creating unique Moto X phones with built-to-order designs. While its personal customization skills are a very cool differentiator …

Mobile Technology

What's your persona? Study dissects iPhone, iPad habits

The iPhone was the far more popular device for single people, new moms, and "value shoppers," according to the study by Flurry Analytics.<p>That people use smartphones and tablets for different tasks at different times is not so surprising, though a new study shows some of the distinct differences in …

Apps

Apple replacing some 2011-2012 iMac graphics cards

New program replaces failed graphics cards found in select models of its mid-2011 to late-2012 iMacs.<p>Apple on Friday began a new program to replace faulty graphics cards found in some mid-2011 to late-2012 iMacs.<p>The program covers systems with AMD Radeon HD 6970M video cards. Those were found in …

iMac

iOS 7 Beta 6 Arriving Next Week as Final Seed Before Golden Master?

<i>BGR</i> reports that its sources have laid out a rough timeline for the final developer seeds of iOS 7, unsurprisingly noting that Beta 6 should arrive sometime next week, roughly two weeks after the release of Beta 5.<p>The report indicates that Beta 6 is planned to be the final developer release before …

Nokia's 'Lumia Amber' update rolling out to Windows Phone 8 devices

Nokia's 'Lumia Amber' update is rolling out to its range of Windows Phone 8 devices this week. The update, that was originally due to launch in July, includes a number of Nokia specific app additions, and Microsoft's latest Windows Phone 8 version. Nokia is adding its Smart Camera software, that …

Here's Why You'll Be Hooked On Wearables By This Time Next Year

I bought a Fitbit Flex about a week ago.<p>In case you haven’t heard of it, Fitbit is one of these “wearable computing” companies. It’s a small little device that sits in a rubber wrist band which you wear all day and night.<p>There are other wearable computing devices for your wrist including the …

What happens to your Macbook Air battery in a year

Advertisement<p>25 Comments<p>I love my 2010 Macbook, but lately she’s become less of a workhorse and more of a gentle farm pony you feed carrots to at the …

Kinect app that turns any surface into a 'touchscreen' debuts for $149

Microsoft launched a Kinect Accelerator program for startups last year, and the results are starting to be shown. Ubi Interactive worked closely with Microsoft to create a system that uses a projector in combination with a Kinect sensor to create a virtual touchscreen that can be cast onto any …

Another Samsung flip-phone leaks out: the Hennessy, with dual 480 x 320 displays

In the realm of Samsung flip-phone rumors, color us confused. Earlier, we saw a manual on Samsung's site for a Galaxy Folder (SHF-E400K), with dual 800 x 480 displays, a dual-core Snapdragon 400 CPU, 2GB of RAM, gold trim and LTE support. Now, we're seeing a so-called Samsung Hennessy (SCH-W789), …

Why Is Amazon Hiring for a Secret New Jersey Warehouse?

Has Amazon taken a big step toward bringing its AmazonFresh grocery delivery business to the New York City area?<p>Last week, a Wall Street analyst …

Retina iPad mini and thinner, lighter iPad coming after new iPhone, says Bloomberg

Apple's plans for this fall are clearing up. A report from <i>Bloomberg News</i> today corroborates many of the rumors we've been hearing about refreshes to the iPhone, iPad, and iPad mini. The publication's sources back up <i>All Things D</i>'s rumor this weekend that Apple will reveal a new iPhone at an event on …

Why A Cheap iPhone Makes Absolutely No Sense

It’s all starting to come together now. Apple has revealed that it is hosting an event on September 10, and the world waits anxiously for the unveiling of wondrous new “magical” technology to delight the senses and fundamentally change our lives. One of the prevailing predictions is that Apple will …

iPhone 5S gets glitzy? Sapphire home button, gold option

Call it the iPhone 5S rumor roundup, bling edition: The champagne gold option seems a bit farfetched, but a Japanese Apple site reiterates the speculation.<p>Gold and sapphire. No, we're not talking about Rolex wristwatches but the iPhone 5S. All rumors of course.<p>The iPhone 5 already has a sapphire …

Mobile Technology

Moto X and the era of the 'good enough' smartphone

It's a remarkable thing to go back and watch Steve Jobs' announcement of the iPhone from 2007. Though it was only six years ago, returning to it you quickly get a sense of just how revolutionary the device was. Even now-basic things like scrolling on a touch screen or having Google Maps on a phone …

Mobile

WSJ says what we all knew: iPad 5 will look like a big Mini

The <i>WSJ</i> seems to have confirmed what we were all expecting: the next iPad will essentially be a scaled-up iPad Mini.<p>The same touch-panel technology that made the iPad mini thin and light will likely feature in the next iPad, which is currently being produced by Apple Inc.’s Asian suppliers, …

BlackBerry puts up 'for sale' sign, with Fairfax emerging as potential buyer

BlackBerry Ltd., the technology company from Waterloo, Ont., that changed the way millions of people work and communicate, has put itself up for sale, a victim of rapid change in an industry it helped create.<p>One of Canada's best-known investors has emerged as a potential buyer. Executives at …

Business (Canada)

Leaked images show a lime green Apple iPhone 5C

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>With the launch of Apple’s(s aapl) iPhone 5S reportedly less than a month away, the rumor mill for the iPhone 5C is heating up …

Moto X or LG G2? Why specs alone aren't enough to decide

In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon offers some advice on buying a new Google Android smartphone. And she suggests checking out the features and feel of the device over the specs when choosing your next high-end phone.<p>It seems like every week a new smartphone is introduced. …

Gear & Gadgets

Here’s what connected cars will be doing by 2020

<i>Pavan Mathew is Global Head of Connected Car for Telefonica Digital.</i><p>Many of us dream of autonomous cars. Just imagine the relaxation of completely hands-free driving that is both seamless and safe, unlocking new time for us to work, talk, and learn while going from point A to point B. A recent …