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European Parliament reportedly wants Google to be broken up

The European Parliament is about to call for the “unbundling” of Google’s search business from the rest of its operations, as one potential way to …

Why hasn't Samsung's Tizen operating system taken off?

Samsung has made a lot of money selling smartphones based on Google’s Android operating system. So why is Samsung trying again (and again, and again) …

Google Maps offers more info about destinations and alternate routes

Earlier this month, Google Maps for Android received the requisite Material Design update and tacked on in-app restaurant reservations for good measure (in the US). A new version is rolling out, and with it comes some handy features to lend a hand with those navigation needs. The app will display …

Microsoft is bringing chat to its Word and PowerPoint web apps

Collaborating with co-workers using Office Online is about to get a bit easier: Microsoft is bringing chat to the web versions of Word and PowerPoint. Sorry, Excel users: it seems you can't yet chat while working on spreadsheets, nor does the feature support OneNote. The Skype-powered chat is more …

Samsung's Isocell sensor to boost low-light and colour performance

<b>A new sensor developed by Samsung could help improve photos taken in low-light conditions by producing a more true representation of colour than</b> …

Samsung counters iPhone 5S with a golden Galaxy S4

Two weeks after Apple's September 10th reveal of a champagne-colored iPhone, Samsung is launching its own golden phone in the shape of a new Gold Edition Galaxy S4. There are two options, Gold Pink or Gold Brown, which Samsung is proudly showing off on its United Arab Emirates social media outlets. …

New iPad sports iPhone 5S colours in leaked snaps

The next iPad appears to have been been rifling through the iPhone 5S' wardrobe, as new snaps seem to show the upcoming tablet decked out in the same …

Samsung Galaxy F super-phone could have curved screen

Two little tidbits of Samsung news could combine to become a fabulous new phone. The Korean giant is reportedly working on an even more expensive …

Samsung Opens Up Mobile Devices to Developers to Make Them More Attractive to Businesses

Aiming to further its pitch to businesses, Samsung is looking to create an ecosystem of developers building specialized products and services around …

France to investigate Apple's deals with wireless carriers -- report

Apple's carrier partnerships in France are going under the microscope, according to a new report.<p>An administrative watchdog called the DGCCRF, which operates in France's Finance Ministry, is investigating the clauses Apple enforces in its contracts with wireless carriers, reports out of France on …

Apple begins training support staff on iOS 7 & iTunes Radio, preparing for customer surprise

Apple has started training its AppleCare technical support staff on the changes and feature-set of iOS 7, according to multiple AppleCare employees. These people say that training began today, and AppleCare employees are required to complete the iOS 7 training by the second week of September.<p>The …

Galaxy Note 3 accessories suggest release on AT&T, Sprint and Verizon

Samsung isn’t planning to announce the Galaxy Note 3 until next week, but you can already buy accessories for it today on Amazon(s amzn). Laptop Mag …

More Galaxy Gear details leak: 10 hour battery life, two storage options

We’ve already heard most of the details on Samsung’s smartwatch, the Galaxy Gear, but there’s still room (and time) for some more information. The …

Here’s what Samsung’s Galaxy Gear companion app looks like

Let’s see, we know the hardware specifications of the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch and the expected battery life, so why not any info on the …

Samsung Gravity Q (T-Mobile) review: Buy it for the keyboard, but not much else - CNET

MSRP: $153.99<p><b>The Good</b> The <b>Samsung Gravity Q</b> has a simple design that's easy to use and a spacious, comfortable keyboard.<p><b>The Bad</b> The Gravity Q has a small, dark display and supports only 3G data. Call quality was variable, with a speakerphone that's almost unusable.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> If you're not …

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Microsoft Office Arrives On Android Smartphones For Office 365 Subscribers

Microsoft released the long-awaited iPhone version of its Office productivity suite recently, and now it’s showing that it’s not picky about platforms with the Android version, out now. Office for Android is smartphone-only, just like how Office for iPhone doesn’t come with an iPad version, and …

Google To Supply Free Wi-Fi Hotspots For All 7,000 U.S. Starbucks Locations

Google has just announced via a blog post that it will be offering free, faster Wi-Fi hotspots at all U.S. company-operated Starbucks locations, which will get up and running sometime within the next 18 months. Google says that its speeds should beat the existing hotspots at the coffee shops by at …

Samsung Denies Inflated Galaxy S4 Performance for Tests

Samsung has denied claims that it tweaks its flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone to help create inflated perform scores during benchmark tests.<p>AnandTech claims the company set the device to yield an 11 percent performance enhancement for benchmarking applications, which does not carry over into regular …

Samsung's 14-megapixel WB250 point-and-shoot now posts directly to Evernote

The WB250 Smart camera, Samsung's $179 WiFi-enabled point-and-shoot, just scored a major sharing boost. The pocketable cam can now boot images directly to Evernote. After downloading a software update, WB250 owners will be able to sync their images with the service seamlessly -- shots can then …

Microsoft forced to rename SkyDrive following trademark case with broadcaster

A UK court recently ruled that Microsoft's SkyDrive name infringed on a trademark owned by British Sky Broadcasting Group (BSkyB), and the software maker has agreed to change the name of its cloud-based service worldwide as a result. In a settlement issued on Wednesday, BSkyB notes that Microsoft …

Total Microsoft Surface revenue was lower than its $900M RT inventory adjustment

Microsoft Surface revenue so far: $853 million<p>Microsoft’s(s msft) 10-Q filing shows that total Surface product revenue for last quarter was $853 …

Samsung edges past Apple in US smartphone satisfaction study, but reverse is true in Korea

What a difference a year makes. Apple topped American Customer Satisfaction Index's smartphone rankings back in 2012, but Samsung has taken the lead in 2013 by a slim margin. Owners responding to ACSI's national survey gave an 84-point score to both the Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II, putting the …

Samsung preps Galaxy S 4, Galaxy S4 Mini variants with seamless dual-mode LTE

It hasn't been easy to bridge differing LTE network types in one phone; ZTE's attempt requires a reboot, for example. Samsung claims to have solved that problem with new dual-mode LTE versions of the Galaxy S 4 and Galaxy S4 Mini. Both devices can switch between the common FDD-LTE standard and …

Time Warner Cable app for Samsung Smart TVs launches with on-demand streaming

Time Warner Cable has launched its on-demand streaming app, TWC TV, for Samsung's Smart TV platform. If you own a compatible set released in either 2012 or 2013, the cable operator says you'll get instant access to "over 5,000" movies and TV shows — content assembled from a total of 94 providers. …

Senators Caution White House Over ITC’s Looming iPhone Ban

On Aug. 5 — Monday of next week — an International Trade Commission import ban on older iPhones and iPads found to infringe one of Samsung’s …

The head of Android design: Small screens are pushing a new wave in design

Matias Duarte, head of design at Android, is holding a Nexus 7 tablet, and he’s clearly proud of it. With its custom, high resolution screen—one that was selected not just for its pixel density but also its brightness and color gamut, says Duarte—it’s the perfect vehicle for showing off the …

Apple said to use Samsung components on A7 chip

After much back and forth, it is now rumored that Apple's forthcoming A7 processor will have at least some Samsung components.<p>A developer told 9to5Mac that he found references to a new A7 chip within the code of the iOS 7 file system. Another person familiar with Apple's chip design process told …

Apple Retail Workers Sue Over Unpaid Wages, Overtime

Two former Apple Inc. retail employees have sued the tech giant for "millions of dollars" for unpaid wages and overtime compensation, alleging hourly …

Google Now and Google Glass could become your hyperlocal news readers

Despite all the advances in location-based computing and smartphones, so far there has been very little done to take advantage of these technologies …