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New Nokia ad says Samsung wants to copy Lumia 1020?

A peculiar Nokia ad, presaging the launch of the Lumia 1020 in Abu Dhabi, features parachutists. It also has a weird Asian man at the end who seems to be up to no good.<p>You, I am sure, will be excited to see parachutists.<p>I don't want to keep you from this joy. There are lots of wonderful flying …

Mobile Technology

Apple's tax strategy passes SEC inspection

The technology giant brushed off claims it had the "Holy Grail of tax avoidance" by senior US politicians. Now the US Securities and Exchange Commission has the company's back.<p>The US government has yet to find anything untoward about the state of Apple's tax affairs, four months after CEO Tim Cook …

Apple Store

iPhone 6 will offer a 4.8-inch screen, predicts analyst

Next year's iPhone will bump up the screen size from the current 4 inches, claims Jefferies analyst Peter Misek.<p>iPhone buyers yearning for a much bigger screen will get their wish next year, at least if a forecast from Jefferies analyst Peter Misek comes true.<p>After meeting last week with Apple …

Mobile Technology

Jony Ive-designed Leica M camera makes first appearance

The camera created by Apple's design chief and fellow designer Marc Newson has finally been shown off, and apparently went through 561 iterations. And yes, it's aluminum.<p>The limited edition Leica camera created by chief Apple designer Jony Ive and industrial designer Marc Newson has finally been …

Cameras

Samsung Galaxy Round brings curve to smartphones

Smartphone makers are always looking for another way to wow buyers and get them to pay for new devices. Samsung's giving it a go with the seriously curvaceous Round.<p>Samsung has won the race to be the first phone manufacturer this fall to launch a curved smartphone.<p>The company announced late Tuesday …

Electronics Industry

Samsung's Galaxy Round: Big on ergonomics, small on gimmick - CNET

This review does not take network data speeds into account, since the Round isn't compatible with US data networks. We will update the review if and when the Round comes to a US network in the future. All data was downloaded over WiFi.<p>With its bowed screen and back, it's tempting to think of …

Gear & Gadgets

6 phones with the best battery life

If a long-life battery tops your list of phone needs, you can't do better than these. Did yours make the list?<p>The last thing you want is for your phone to run out of juice when you need it most.<p>Usually, a phone lasts a full work day with moderate use. But if you use it heavily, you'll need to …

Phones