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Windows 8 tablet outscores iPad in new Microsoft video spot

The new baseball-themed ad pits the iPad's multitasking abilities against those of a Windows 8 tablet. Guess who wins?<p>Microsoft takes us out to the ballgame with its latest anti-iPad spot.<p>Dubbed "Windows 8: Baseball," the new ad challenges both the iPad and a Windows 8 tablet to come up with stats …

Moto X and the Droids of the future: what we know so far

Motorola tries to reinvent itself under Google's care with a new set of phones due this summer<p>The hopes of a reinvigorated Motorola are riding on a single much-rumored phone called the Moto X. CEO Dennis Woodside confirmed that the Moto X existed and provided the first official details on the phone …

Deus Ex: The Fall for iOS arrives in App Store a day early

Square Enix already informed us that developer Eidos Montreal would be releasing its highly anticipated iOS instalment of Deus Ex this week on July 11. Today the app appears to have hit the App Store worldwide a day early with the expected $6.99 price tag. The App Store link is already live for the …

Hackers Attacked Microsoft Using Security Hole That Google Found

By Jim Finkle<p>BOSTON (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp said hackers have attacked some computers by exploiting a bug in Windows first disclosed two months ago by a Google Inc researcher, who came under fire at the time for publicizing the flaw without going to the software company first.<p>Microsoft provided …

HTC One is highly repairable with special secret tool, says lead designer

Many folks who've torn down an HTC One agree that it's practically impossible to do so without damaging the body, hence iFixit's low repairability score of 1/10. That said, as we found out from HTC's Frequencies Asia event earlier today, there's apparently an elegant solution to this problem. This …

Wall Street consensus emerging for near-zero growth in Apple’s Q3 earnings

<i>Fortune</i> is reporting that most analysts expect Apple to report near-zero year-on-year growth when the company reveals its Q3 earnings figures on 23 July.<p>The pessimistic expectations began just a day after Apple reported its Q2 earnings, with Cowan and Company taking just 24 hours to post a Q3 …

In Five Short Years, Apple's App Store Changed Everything

It was five years ago today that the way software was made, distributed and paid for fundamentally changed.<p>Not very long ago, buying software for your computer was a much different experience than it is today. You’d have to go to a store—yes, a real brick-and-mortar type of deal—find the box of …

Groopic For iPhone Mashes Up Group Photos To Include The Missing Photographers

One of the more amazing things about our smartphones is that they don’t just put the capabilities of computers and cameras into small, portable form factors, they also leverage the combination of being both these things to give ordinary users the access to tools that previously required advanced …

Four apps that would make Google Glass truly useful

In its current incarnation, Google Glass is very much a beta, possibly even an alpha—in other words, a prototype that Google happens to be selling for $1,500 to a limited group of trial users. But as technology does its thing—smaller, faster, cheaper—and Google (or someone other than Google) …

Google Glass

Samsung Overtakes Apple for First Place in Mobile Web Traffic

For the first time, Samsung has overtaken Apple globally to take number one spot in terms of Internet usage. Furthermore, Google’s Chrome browser overtook Microsoft’s Internet Explorer for the first time in the US.<p>The latest data comes from website analytics firm StatCounter, which charted the …

Nanosolar is now selling off its solar assets

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Time is up for eleven-year-old thin film startup Nanosolar: the company is now selling off its assets.<p>Following layoffs, a …

Venture Capital

Why Steve Ballmer Is Reorganizing Microsoft

Steve Ballmer is reportedly going to announce his plans for a massive reorganization of Microsoft's corporate structure on Thursday.<p>This reorg will shape the remaining years of Ballmer's tenure as CEO.<p>In the past, he's told executives at Microsoft he plans to stay on as chief until his youngest …

Steve Ballmer

Samsung’s brand is top in Asia, but Apple has closed the gap by spending less

Samsung’s brand is going strong in Asia-Pacific, according to a Campaign Asia/Neilsen survey released on Monday. But despite the Korean firm’s home-field advantage and massive marketing advantage, Apple has closed the gap, and spent much less in the process.<p>Among the region’s 12 biggest economies, …

Mobile

The first hands-on video with HTC One Glamour Red

When HTC officially announced the Glamour Red edition of the One, I was a bit skeptical about the color, which, at least in the press shots, was too intense for my taste. Now the folks from German tech site BestBoyz produced what is likely the first hands-on video of the HTC One Glamour Red, giving …

HTC One

Don’t Worry, Motorola Isn’t Announcing Anything at Guy Kawasaki’s “Private Event”

Motorola’s Guy Kawasaki is having an event this week, but if you didn’t get an invite, you won’t be missing out on the launch of key new products.<p>As …

Guy Kawasaki

THL's W11 'Monkey King' phone packs a 13MP camera on both sides

THL is a name that makes us cringe whenever we come across it, not only because its logo is clearly "inspired" by HTC's older counterpart, but more so because it's been shamelessly cloning designs from the likes of HTC, LG and Samsung. Alas, these KIRF phones sell well in China, thus letting THL …

'Civilization V: Brave New World' expands the universe once again

<i>Brave New World</i> is the second giant expansion pack to be released for Sid Meier’s <i>Civilization V</i>, which was originally released in November of 2010. The previous release — last June's <i>Gods and Kings</i> — was a wonderful addition to an already challenging and addictive game.<p>But regular play of</i> …

Google Moonshots - Innovation Or Desperation?

Google has the most interesting innovation strategy in business today. Now a stock market darling, Google has positioned itself as a radical innovator and analysts are OK with that. It’s taken competitor Amazon more or less its whole life to school analysts into such long term thinking, and Google …

Insanely Popular Game Candy Crush Saga Is Bringing In An Estimated $633,000 A Day

It's No. 3 in the Apple App Store and is the top game on Facebook, with 44 million monthly active users, according to AppData.<p>It's played more than 600 million times a day and is bringing in an estimated $633,000 every day, according to mobile gaming monetization company Think Gaming.<p>We first saw …

Candy Crush Saga

Why your next iPhone should probably be the budget one

Apple has never been afraid to disrupt itself, and as the mass of budget iPhone rumors piles up, a picture of a device that will cannibalize existing iPhone sales but help guarantee Apple’s future is starting to emerge.<p>First, the rumors: The following video, produced as an advertisement for an …

Mobile Technology

Android still leads in U.S., but iOS grows stronger

Sales jump 3.5 percent for iOS in the three-month period ending May, thanks in large part to T-Mobile, says Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.<p>Android remains the top dog for U.S. smartphone sales, though Apple's iOS is creeping up.<p>Google's mobile OS took home 52 percent of all U.S. smartphone sales from …

LG teases G2, an Android phone with Qualcomm’s fastest superchip

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>The race for phones with Qualcomm’s(s qcom) best mobile chip is on and it appears that LG will cross the finish line on Aug. …

Mobile Technology

Falcon Pro update lets users circumvent Twitter's token limits by registering fake apps

For the first time since February, new users can log in to the Android Twitter client Falcon Pro — but only if they create a fake Twitter app, in an apparent violation of the social network's terms of service. Falcon Pro has been closed to new users since hitting the ceiling of 100,000 user tokens …

Sony's My Xperia smartphone recovery service launches worldwide

Sony's My Xperia phone-finding service isn't just for Nordic climates anymore; following a pilot earlier this year, the recovery tool is now rolling out worldwide. Anyone with a 2012- or 2013-era Xperia phone should get access within the next few weeks. Whatever Sony device is involved, the …

HTC One fails to solve HTC cash woes

The Taiwanese tech giant made roughly $41.6 million after taxes, a significant drop compared to last year, as it continues to struggle in the face of stiff competition from Samsung and Apple.<p>HTC's financial troubles aren't getting any easier, with the Taiwanese tech giant revealing an 83 percent …

Twitter translates tweets from leading Egyptians

<b>Tweets from leading Egyptians are being automatically translated as part of a new Twitter service for non-Arabic speakers.</b><p>As Egypt's military ousted President Mohammed Morsi on Wednesday, non-Egyptians were able to read his tweets in their local languages.<p>Other figures being translated included …

Social Media

Graphene may give us cooler, longer-lasting computers

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Cooling is an important and tricky part of modern computing – you don’t want those ever-more-functional processors overheating, …

Google Glass update teardown reveals clues of a 'Boutique' app market

A user named Zhouwei has taken a thorough look at the latest Google Glass Explorer XE7 version and found a few gems, including a possible app store called the Boutique. That would make sense given that there's no central repository for apps right now, and the code indicates that Glassware and APKs …

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> …

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Don't be a victim: How to spot a fake Samsung Galaxy S4

With Samsung still holding on to its place at the very top of the world smartphone market, there is no shortage of China-made clones of its most popular handsets — namely, the Galaxy S3 and its current flaship, the Galaxy S4. Unlike the imitation phones of many years ago, the ones that you can …

Samsung Galaxy