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Samsung Shares Slide More Than 6 Percent on Galaxy S4 Q3 Sales Expectations

Concerns that sales of Samsung’s flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S4, may fall short of expectations caused Samsung shares to fall more than 6 percent …

AT&T sees a brighter Q2, projecting 500,000 new contract subscribers

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>AT&T(s t) didn’t have the greatest first quarter. It sold a lot of smartphones, but it only brought in 296,000 new contract …

Apple Signs Sony Up for iRadio, Now Has All Three Major Music Labels on Board

Sony Music has signed on to Apple’s forthcoming iRadio service, according to a person familiar with negotiations between the two companies.<p>The deal …

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Sony still has a lot to prove at E3 2013

Despite Microsoft's messaging missteps of late, E3 won't be an easy win for Sony. Here's what it needs to communicate next week.<p>Heading into E3, Sony has more to prove with the PlayStation 4 (PS4) than its console-making competition. Microsoft has already shown that, in its quest to take over your …

iOS 7, OS X 10.9, MacBooks And iRadio: What To Expect At WWDC 2013

Apple is set to deliver its WWDC keynote address on Monday June 10, and there are bound to be a lot of new things revealed on that day. The exact details remain shrouded in mystery, but as with every major Apple event, there have been lots of leaks and rumors leading up to this one, so we can at …

Microsoft Contractors Are Manipulating Comments About Xbox One On Reddit, Says Redditor

Representatives of Microsoft may be hanging out on the social news site voting up positive comments about the Xbox One, voting down negative comments and adding pro-Xbox comments of their own, Misty Silver says.<p>Misty Silver didn't reveal his/her real identity, except to say. "I work for a marketing …

Internet

Bigger iPhone 6 coming; iPad Mini Retina delayed, Citi says

An iPhone 6 with a larger screen may be coming early next year, while the iPad Mini Retina may be pushed further out, says Citi Research.<p>A big-screen iPhone 6 should show up next year while the highly anticipated iPad Mini Retina may be delayed until the fourth quarter, according to Citi …

Google patents new facial recognition technology to let users unlock phones with a wink and a smile

Google first implemented face-unlock in ICS, and since then, it's been hard at work improving the feature and acquiring new IP related to it. Last fall, the search giant patented a way for multiple users to use face-unlock on a single device. This week it obtained a new patent for a method that …

Apple Clearing Mac Pro Inventory With Massive Refurbished Model Sale Ahead of WWDC

Following our earlier report that Apple’s Mac Pro retail stock is drying up at the majority of Apple resellers, it appears that Apple has now taken …

Google Now notifications (almost) ready for Mac

Google Now notifications for Chrome on OS X arrive, but so far they're only for the most adventurous testers.<p>Google continues to slowly build Google Now into its services. It made the data-rich Now-styled notifications available through an advanced option setting in Chrome for Mac on Thursday, …

Sony reportedly creating 'Google Edition' Xperia Z, following Samsung and HTC

Samsung's stock-Android Galaxy S4 was announced at Google I/O and HTC's stock One was unveiled at the D11 conference, but apparently those two companies won't be the only ones to offer flagship phones without custom skins. <i>AndroidGeeks</i> has reported (with <i>Android Central</i> confirming) that the Sony …

Google bans Glass from shareholder meeting

In an ironic twist, Google has decided to ban Glass from their annual shareholders meeting. Like so many bars and other establishments ahead of them, Google fears Glass may be a bit too invasive. If they were hoping to avoid controversy in Mountain View with regard to Glass, they failed.<p>To be fair, …

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Purported Galaxy S4 Zoom image leaked, camera phone thicker than you’d expect

An image supposedly showing the upcoming Galaxy S4 Zoom camera phone has hit the web revealing a rather strange device than one would have expected.<p>This creation bears some similarity to the recently announced Galaxy S4 Mini but also to last year’s Galaxy Camera. At this point, it’s not clear …

Phones

The Xbox One Might Let Sony's PS4 Win By Default

Last night, Microsoft dumped a pile of information into our laps about some of the more controversial specifics of the Xbox One. We heard confirmation about its practices for always on, used game resale, and game ownership in general. Some of the highlights:<p>- Your Xbox must check in via the …

Samsung, HTC, and LG bicker on Twitter, show fanboys how it's done

Visit almost any website covering mobile phones and you're likely to find comments full of fans arguing over which company's product is the best. To many, the behavior is unbearable, but the UK social media accounts of Samsung, HTC, and LG showed they're not above bickering yesterday on Twitter.<p>HTC …

Is the new Gmail app interface dumb, or am I a freak?

poll New Gmail app for Android swaps out a delete button for a read-unread toggle. CNET News' Stephen Shankland thinks the change is foolish -- but asks which you'd rather have.<p>I'm a Gmail fanboy. Priority inbox, stars, the archive tool, labels, filters, built-in translation, conversation view, …

Android this week: Google’s keyboard for all; Galaxy S 4 updated; Xperia Z going stock

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Google(s goog) continued an Android strategy this week to decouple core apps from the base software by releasing the native …

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The Enterprise App Economy

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Aaron Levie is CEO and co-founder of Box. Follow him on Twitter @levie.</i><p>Next week, thousands of developers will converge on WWDC, the vast majority representing companies and products that didn’t exist before the creation of Apple’s iPhone and App Store.<p>They’ll talk about the future of …

How Google and Facebook May Help with the NSA and PRISM

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p><i>An update and slight correction, 7:59 p.m.</i>: A spokesperson forwarded us this message from Google's …

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Watch Videos Of How To Use Cover Feed, Notifications And Chat Heads On Facebook Home

Facebook Home brings a variety of new features to the Android experience, and now you can see those in action in a video series released by launch carrier partner AT&T via their official YouTube channel. The features demoed are the new Cover Feed home screen, Notifications, and Chat Heads, all of …

Chrome 27 Beta Lets You Browse 5% Faster, Introduces New HTML5 Date And Time Input Forms

The latest Chrome beta just hit Google’s release channels and Chrome 27 for desktop, and mobile promises to speed up your web-browsing experience by making content appear on your screen 5 percent faster than before. Also new in this release are a new user interface for HTML5 date and time input …

Facebook Home: The Winners And Losers

If Facebook Home flies — and that’s a pretty big if — Zuckerberg’s freshly announced landgrab for Android owners’ eyeballs, is going to create a lot of losers. The big winner of course will be <b>Facebook</b> itself, as users who chose to install this alternative Facebook reality on their phone are …

iOS 7 Concept Features Widgets, New Lock Screen, Mission Control and More

Earlier this week, a number of Apple-focused bloggers claimed iOS 7 was running behind schedule and that it would bring a significant user interface refresh.<p>Designer F. Bianco has posted a set of images to Flickr with some interesting thoughts on what useful changes Apple could make to iOS 7 to …

ITC says Samsung text-selection feature infringes Apple patent

A decision from a judge from the federal agency that deals with trade disputes could keep Samsung from shipping phones to the U.S.<p>A U.S. trade agency judge has decided the text-selection feature Samsung has on its mobile devices infringes an Apple patent. If upheld, the ruling could stop Samsung …

Apple’s iMessage Encryption “Impossible To Intercept” For Surveillance Purposes, Claims DEA Report

Apple’s iMessage text messaging replacement and chat service has frustrated U.S. federal agents looking to get access to suspect communications, a new report from CNET reveals. According to government documents obtained by the news source, iMessage and its encryption are not vulnerable to existing …

Apple Patents A Convertible MacBook Design, And Street View Navigation That Can Go Inside Buildings

A couple of new Apple patent applications published today (via AppleInsider) show how the company might be thinking about competing with recent innovations from other big tech companies with similar, but different designs. The first is a filing that describes a convertible MacBook design, with a …

Sink or Swim: Waterproof iPhone Cases Put to the Test

Smartphones can do many things, but one thing they can’t do is swim. Yet we still insist on bringing them with us to the bathroom, the pool or the …

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Why You Might Actually Want a Facebook Phone

Facebook's got a new phone. And a new home screen. They're going to be fine, probably, more or less. But you are also asleep now because the idea of …

Apple aims to outdo Google's Street View

A newly published patent application from Apple envisions a panoramic navigation system similar to Street View but with one distinct advantage.<p>Apple may be eyeing its own "Street View" type navigation system and one that offers a key benefit over Google's version.<p>Published today by the U.S. Patent …

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