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Apple ‘tentatively’ plans mid-September iPhone event as iOS 8 nears completion

Apple is gearing up for its first major hardware and software launches of 2014. The Cupertino-based company is “tentatively” planning a keynote address in mid-September to announce the iPhone 6 and provide final details on iOS 8, according to sources briefed on the plans.<p>These people say that the …

Anyone Can Try The New, Unreleased Mac Operating System On July 24

OS X Yosemite features a fresh new design, flatter icons, translucent toolbars and windows, and plenty of increased integration with your iPhone and iPad.<p>It's important to note that the Yosemite Beta is exactly that, a beta, so there's always the chance for bugs and glitches to emerge. If you give …

Sony Xperia Z3 alleged hardware specifications leak w/ 2.4 GHz quad-core processor and Adreno 330 graphics

We’ve already seen several leaks this week, and today evleaks posted the specifications of the upcoming Sony Xperia Z3 with a purported model number of ‘D6653’.<p>The report states the successor to the Xperia Z2 will feature a 2.4GHz quad-core processor with an Adreno 330 GPU, 5.15” inch 1080P …

The voice renaissance: Why Amazon and Apple are returning to the roots of mobile

In 1973, Martin Cooper of Motorola used the earliest handset to make the first cell phone call. Since then, the mobile phone has evolved from a portable telephone to a personal digital assistant to a device for consuming nearly anything.<p>Advancements in mobile technology have changed the type of …

Apple, Swatch working together on an ‘iWatch’

<i>Update July 24: Swatch denies that it is working with Apple.</i><p>Apple has been working with at least one partner, Swatch, to release a line of smartwatches in variety of branded styles and price points, a source with knowledge of the situation tells VentureBeat.<p>While most Apple-watchers and media have …

Samsung Galaxy Alpha images come to light

While Apple is busy readying larger versions of its iPhone, Samsung is hard at work prepping a new, premium smartphone of its own -- the Samsung Galaxy Alpha. At least, that's what we've been led to believe by rumors and reports over the course of 2014.<p>A pair of images attached to the unannounced …

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Google Play Summer Sale brings plenty of discounted apps and games!

Summer is in full swing and it’s hot as blazes out there! While summer is a time for enjoying the beach, pools and other outdoor activities, sometimes we just want to hid out in our homes as well, ya know, where it’s nice and airconditioned. With that in mind, there’s quite a few premium games (and …

Galaxy S5 (Snapdragon 801) Gets G900FXXU1ANG2 Android 4.4.2 Major Update with Performance Improvement

G900FXXU1ANG2 Android 4.4.2 is now available for UK users<p>The European variant of Samsung Galaxy S5 with model number SM-G900F which uses Snapdragon …

Apple reportedly discussing mobile wallet plans with credit card companies, may launch with iPhone 6

The Information has a new report out discussing Apple’s progress on a mobile wallet payments service. The post echoes reporting by 9to5Mac earlier in the year.<p>The report says the service may launch this fall, enabling iPhone users to pay for goods with their devices in retail outlets. Apple has …

Google Maps Challenges Foursquare with New Explore Feature

Google announced today the addition of an Explore Nearby button for Google Maps on iOS and Android. The featuring is rolling out “starting this week.”<p>The new feature expands the Google Maps as more than just your go-to app for directions. Explore will adjust its results based on context, such as …

Smartphone charging spews out megatons of greenhouse gases

For the first time, smartphone shipments have reached 1 billion. That probably means a lot of calling, texting, and app use. It also means a lot of phones being plugged into the grid and charging.<p>A new study by analyst Juniper Research found that smartphone charging could soon be a massive …

Review: Gravitas from Henge Docks is a premium dock that ‘stays put’…almost (Video)

I don’t understand why Apple doesn’t sell a premium dock for iOS devices. There’s such an attention to detail when it comes to product design at Apple, yet they continue to sell a dinky plastic dock for select devices. I’ve never been a fan of these plastic docks and have been in search of …

30 Must-Have iPhone Apps For Frequent Flyers

Your iPhone could be your most valuable travel companion. It can help you get the best seats on and off the plane, get you to the gate on time, find convenient airport lounges, avoid weather cancellations and even help you find the bathroom in a pitch dark hotel room. All these apps are available …

Major case makers banking on leaked iPhone 6 design

For the past few months there have been a host of leaked schematics and dummies of the next-generation iPhone. While the veracity of those leaks won’t be fully confirmed until Apple shows the device off to the public later this year, at least one case designer is already creating covers for the …

LG Continues Recovery with Record Shipments

LG is bucking the trend of struggling Android smartphone companies like Samsung and HTC, after revealing that is shipped a record 14.5 million smartphones in the second quarter of 2014. That’s a 20 percent increase on one year previous.<p>The company isn’t just shipping more phones, it says that …

Samsung's leaked Galaxy Alpha looks like a smaller, prettier S5

Many have assumed that Samsung's fabled metal smartphone would be a very high-end device, but some new leaks hint that it could be considerably more modest. Both <i>SamMobile</i> and <i>Tinhte</i> have posted photos of the Galaxy Alpha (shown on the right), a mid-range Android handset that reportedly touts a …

10 Apps That Will Help You Sleep Better

We've all heard it before — the general rule of thumb is that a good night's sleep consists of about seven to eight hours. But with late-night work, …

There Will Be One Windows for All Your Devices. Soon.

Windows Pro, Windows RT, Windows Phone — it's all very confusing, isn't it? Microsoft thinks so, too.<p>But pretty soon, you won't have to worry about …

Lumia 930 Review: Finally, a Flagship Lumia That's a Phone First and Camera Second

The Lumia 930 is Microsoft’s first flagship Windows Phone handset since completing its acquisition of Nokia’s Devices and Services division earlier this year. Nonetheless, you’ll still find 5-inch handset branded as a Nokia.<p>Having started to trickle out to retailers around the world this month, the …

Future phones could house a terabyte of memory

You may think that the 3GB of memory in your new smartphone is hot stuff, but that pales in comparison with what Rice University has in store. Its scientists have detailed a form of resistive RAM (RRAM) that can be made using regular equipment at room temperatures, making it practical for everyday …

LG sells a record 14.5 million smartphones as profits nearly triple

LG has just reported a record quarter for mobile phone sales, showing that it's taking advantage of a slump from arch-rival Samsung. LG sold 14.5 million handsets over the last quarter, its highest total ever and 20 percent more than last year -- with more than a third of those LTE models. It …

What's wrong with Apple's iPad?

“iPad sales met our expectations,” Tim Cook told analysts Tuesday, “but we realize they didn’t meet many of yours.”<p>That’s a polite way of saying that …

Apple might be launching its mobile wallet with the iPhone 6

Visa is allegedly on board with the technology giant's plans<p>Apple might be launching a mobile wallet alongside the iPhone 6, according to <i>The Information</i><i>.</i> The company is reportedly in discussion with various banking institutions and credit card associations, including Visa who has allegedly agreed …

Lenovo K920 With Quad HD Display Coming Next Month

It looks like Lenovo will be the next company to launch a smartphone with a Quad HD display, the company will be launching a new handset next month, …

Mobile Technology

ZTE’s newest mid-range phone is running the stock Google Now interface

ZTE makes a lot of different handsets, from a sub-$100 phone running Firefox OS to extremely low-cost Android(s goog) devices for the United States …

Vodafone's first own-brand 4G phones could struggle to compete

Last year we would've bet our lunch money on Vodafone being the first UK carrier to release an own-brand LTE smartphone. After all, we spotted a "Vodafone Smart 4G" picking up its roaming permit from the US communications regulator, and only a few weeks after the carrier switched on its UK LTE …

Meter lets you customize the signal bars on your jailbroken iPhone

If you’ve never really understood why Apple decided to make the iPhone’s signal bars circular in iOS 7 (I haven’t, either), then you’ll be pleased to know that you’ll soon have the ability to change it, thanks to an upcoming tweak for jailbroken iPhones called Meter.<p>Meter will come with a pair of …

As iPhone 6 enters production, even more internal components leak

Both NowhereElse.fr and Apple.club.tw have published images of a myriad of alleged iPhone 6 components. This includes pictures of home buttons, ribbon cables and other elements of the device. Yet another photo of the iPhone 6 design is also included, this time shown off in the gold styling. The …

Samsung Galaxy K zoom review

Pros<p>Advanced camera, decent processor, expandable memory<p>Cons<p>Screen doesn't do the pics justice, bulky and heavy, battery life not as good as it could …

Paranoid Android gives OnePlus and Oppo devices same treatment as Nexus family

While ROMs like CyanogenMod have often attempted to officially support as many devices as possible, Paranoid Android does things a little differently. Until today, the only devices officially supported by the ROM maker were Nexus handsets and tablets, with all other non-Nexus handsets receiving …