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Apple’s incremental 2013—and what to expect in 2014 | Ars Technica

Not every year can be like 2007.<p>The trouble with the Apple beat is that everyone wants it to be as exciting and newsworthy as it was in 2007 when …

Apple Might Go Full 'Phablet'

Last year with the iPhone 5C, Apple gave customers more colors, but customers more or less didn't care.<p>But soon, Apple may offer something the public has actually been asking for: bigger iPhones.<p>Apple is planning on larger displays for a pair of iPhones to be released this year, sources familiar …

LoveFilm Bolsters Kids' Streaming Content

LoveFilm has announced three new streaming deals with kids’ entertainment producers HIT Entertainment, Ludorum and DreamWorks Classics, as the Amazon-owned company looks to ramp up its child-friendly content.<p>The deal brings familiar shows such as Thomas & Friends, Fireman Sam, Pingu, Where’s Wally, …

The Little Snapper Is The Most Adorable Snapchat Hack Ever

Since hackers have poked holes in Snapchat’s relatively lax security, many have had their way with the image sharing service’s APIs, grabbing unread messages and doing things the app doesn’t traditionally let you do. This latest hack, Little Snapper, is far and away the cutest one yet.<p>UK-based …

Samsung investigates Note 3 accessory woes

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 owners who've seen third-party accessories stop working aren't imagining things -- there really is an issue.<p>Samsung is aware of a problem with its<p>Note 3smart phone, which sees third-party accessories not working on phones runningAndroid 4.4 KitKat.<p>The arrival of the new …

Galaxy Note

Nintendo's Mobile Push to Focus on Marketing Demos, Not Full Games

Earlier this month, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata indicated Nintendo was looking into a new business structure involving "smart devices" after the company experienced its third consecutive annual loss in light of increasing competition from mobile platforms.<p>While that statement was interpreted by …

Russia's Megafon inks 3-year deal with Apple to sell iPhone

It's an important deal for the Russian carrier, which hasn't been able to sell the iPhone since 2009.<p>Megafon, a Russia-based carrier that hasn't been able to sell the iPhone since 2009, will again get Apple's smartphone on its store shelves.<p>Megafon reportedly said on Monday that it signed a …

iPhone

Tablets with the best battery life

These tablets are at the top of the class when it comes to packing a long-lasting battery.<p>Battery life is the one feature that truly affects all other aspects of a tablet's functionality. Let's be real: if you run out of battery life, there's not much you can do with a dead tablet.<p>Here is a list of …

Gear & Gadgets

How Twitter Knows When You’re Depressed

With its 230 million regular users, Twitter has become such a broad stream of personal expression that researchers are beginning to use it as a tool …

Rose Gold Galaxy Note 3 now available from Verizon for $249

Gold edition smartphones seem to be popping up everywhere, but some handsets are definitely more tastefully done than others. Fortunately the Rose Gold Samsung Galaxy Note 3, which was leaked earlier this month, falls into the latter category.<p>The Rose Gold Galaxy Note 3 is now on sale from Verizon …

Phones

iPad Numbers: New Record 26 Million Sold Last Quarter

Apple revealed some impressive iPad numbers during their Q1 2014 financial call yesterday afternoon. For the quarter that ended on December 28, 2013 the company set an all time record for iPads sold in a quarter.<p>Here’s the record-breaking total and some other notable iPad numbers from the Apple …

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Nintendo denies smartphone software rumor, says it has 'no plans' to offer mini-games on rival hardware

Nintendo? Making games for other hardware? Not <i>so</i> fast. Nikkei's widely reported tale of Mario et al. coming to a smartphone near you is unlikely to happen -- at least in the way we were all half-hoping for. The company has told Engadget that it has no plans to offer "mini-games" on smartphone …

Blame Oreo: Why Your Twitter Feed Will Go Bonkers During the Super Bowl

The most memorable “ad” from last year’s Super Bowl didn’t come in the form of a TV commercial. It was a quick-thinking Tweet from the folks at Oreo. …

IFTTT Launches GitHub Channel

IFTTT today launched a GitHub Channel to let you connect repositories, issues, and pull requests to 77 other services. It’s available now; just go ahead and activate it over here and check out the recipes that have already been created here.<p>The only GitHub action available is to create an issue, …

Twitter said to be teaming with Stripe for in-tweet payments

Twitter could soon announce a partnership that would allow retailers to accept payment directly in tweets, according to a report by Recode.<p>Twitter may soon be a platform retailers use for more than just advertising and marketing. If a report published today is accurate, retailers may soon be able …

eCommerce

Write a tune, get it 3D-printed with Music Drop

The new service Music Drop lets you compose a little 16-note tune and have it immortalized in the form of a 3D-printed music box.<p>Though they only …

Hersheys to create 3D chocolate printer

Hersheys is to partner with 3D systems to create a 3D printer for creating chocolate and other edible products<p>The US chocolate manufacturer did not reveal the cost of the deal or if and when the printed products will be available to consumers.<p>Three-dimensional chocolate products are created by …

Girls Virtual World Stardoll Transfers UK/U.S. Ad Sales Out Of House, Focuses On Managing Shift To Mobile

Online gaming continues to be attacked on two fronts: the over saturation of casual titles and “me-too” offerings coupled with an increasingly savvy but fickle user base, and the rapid transition to mobile. This has led to major challenges right across the industry, from the likes of Zynga’s Wall …

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (SM-N900) KitKat update rolling out

The Android 4.4.2 KitKat update is now available for the Galaxy Note 3 (SM-N900). Currently the 4.4.2 update is only live in Russia, but should be rolling out across the globe over the comings days. As usual carrier banded devices will have to wait a little longer, or you could always flash the …

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LoveList For iPhone Is A Simple Product Scanner For Pinterest

Why bother with a gift registry or wish list, when you can just pin favorite products to a Pinterest board? With newly launched iPhone app LoveList, you can do just that, even when you’re out shopping in the real world. The app lets you quickly expand your Pinterest collections with products you …

Twitter Increases its Focus on Asia

On a hunt for more global engagement and in turn an increase in international revenue, Twitter is upping its focus on Asia. It has gone on a hiring spree that has seen it staff five key marketing and communications positions over the past two months.<p>The company previously focused the bulk of its …

Nobody 'Likes' Your Status Updates Any More? Blame Facebook

Do your Facebook friends seem inactive? Notification numbers shrinking by the day?<p>It's not <i>necessarily</i> that your friends are bored by the itemized details of your life (but aggressive food Instagrammers shouldn't rule that out). It's possible your friends never had the opportunity to see your status …

Report: Teens love Instagram, but aren’t abandoning Facebook

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / noporn<p>Throughout the bulk of 2013, a few key speculation narratives about the growth of social media …

Somewhere Between Coke And Nintendo, Rovio Wants To Be A Super Brand

Being a successful gaming company is hard. Not only is the competitive landscape vastly overcrowded, but the winds of change pull people from one gaming hit to another faster than you can water your Farmville strawberries.<p>But for the past four years, one gaming company has miraculously stayed …

Disney's 'Where's My Mickey?' Named App of the Week, Available for Free

Disney's <i>Where's My Mickey</i> app has been named Apple's App of the Week, and as a result, it is available for free for the first time since its initial June 2013 release. Based on the popular <i>Where's My Water?</i> game <i>Where's My Mickey?</i> is a physics-based game that asks players to help Mickey Mouse collect …

How “Candy Crush” is ruining the economy

The video game’s makers want to trademark the word “candy.” Behold: The sorry state of intellectual property law<p>Anyone who has played the game "Candy Crush Saga" for more than a few minutes has probably, at least on a subconscious level, grappled with the bankrupt soul of modern video-game …