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Gionee ELIFE E6 smartphone leaks with 5-inch 1080p display, quad-core SoC and 13MP cam

It looks like the battle for affordable smartphone flagships is heating up. Hot on the heels of TCL / Alcatel's tasty $280 Idol X comes word of Gionee's ELIFE E6, also boasting a 5-inch 1080p display, 1.5GHz quad-core processor (MediaTek MT6589T) with 2GB RAM and 13-megapixel BSI camera with flash. …

Huawei Ascend P6 solves 4 x 4 Rubik's Cube in 50 moves, considers meaning of life (video)

Okay, it might not be the fastest phone-cubing you've ever seen (or the funkiest,) but it's likely some of the shrewdest. Using an Ascend P6 at its heart, "MultiCuber 3" is the latest contraption from serial cube-coder (and ARM Engineer) David Gilday which combines Lego Mindstorms, algorithms and …

An iPhone 5S with better camera? Bring it

commentary Will the 5S get a better camera? Speculation points in this direction. If true, it would constitute a significant upgrade for the iPhone.<p>Word is that the iPhone 5S is a minor upgrade. But if it's got a better camera, it's major.<p>Smartphone camera competition is getting stiff. And a …

iPhone

Boot animation and live wallpaper for Google Play edition phones available for download

The boot animation and live wallpaper for the Google Play edition phones (also known as Galaxy S4 and HTC One Nexus experiences smartphones) can be downloaded and installed on other devices.<p>After they started selling, we heard that the two brand new Nexus-like phones come with a new camera app, but …

Android News

Android 101: Keep your apps up to date

Those apps aren't going to update themselves ... by default, that is<p>One of the best parts about owning a smart phone is the limitless possibilities …

Apps

23 percent of Windows Phone users come from Android

Yesterday during a BUILD session geared towards Windows Phone, Microsoft aimed to motivate developers by talking a bit about the mobile OS’ current market penetration. During the presentation Microsoft shared a few stats about where Microsoft Windows Phone users come from.<p>According to the data, 42% …

Windows Phone

You Could Become The Next Street View Trekker And Contribute To Google Maps

Google has crept on all of us over the course of developing Google Maps into the ubiquitous product that it has become, and now the company is …

Gmail update brings the delete option back by default

A quick update to the Gmail app tonight brings about a couple changes. First off is that Google has brought back the delete option by default, …

Apps

Gripe and ye shall receive: Google fixes Gmail for Android

The delete button that Google had removed from the Android e-mail app is back. CNET's Stephen Shankland, though an ardent fan of Gmail's archive feature, is happy to see it.<p>Google has come to its senses with its Gmail app for Android.<p>A June Gmail overhaul dropped the delete button by default from …

Android News

Huawei 'analyzing the possibility' of 'Google edition' Ascend P6

Despite earlier denials, Huawei reportedly now says it's looking into the possibility of a 'Google Play edition' P6<p>At his company's flashy London …

Android News

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Toolkit (All GSM And WiFi Versions) Available For Modders And Tinkerers Everywhere

If you've got a Galaxy Note 10.1 handy and a hankering for root-enabled fun, noted modder mskip has just posted an initial version of his extensive …

Hands-on with leaked Android 4.3 ROM for the Google edition Galaxy S4 [Updated]

First glimpse of the next version of Android looks a lot like what's come before<p>There's a leaked Android 4.3 Jelly Bean ROM out in the wild this …

Galaxy S4

Bluestacks Announces Second Android Game Console, The GamePop Mini, "Forever Free" With $6.99 Monthly Subscription

Cross-platform specialist Bluestacks has already thrown its hat into the Android mini-console ring with GamePop, currently in the pre-order stage. …

DevBytes: Animating Multiple Properties in Parallel

Talk Mobile Apps Week Recap: The best things you said | Android Central

While the first week of Talk Mobile 2013 was all about mobile gaming, in the second topic we tackled broader issues with apps, developers, and app …

Apps

Big Android BBQ 2013 Tickets Now On Sale, Including The New [x] Package For $5,317.78

The Big Android BBQ 2013 is just a few months away at this point (October 10-12), and if you missed out on the early bird special, tickets are now …

Fresh Sony Xperia i1 'Honami' leak shows more hardware details

A couple of days back we got our first look at what could be Sony's upcoming 20-megapixel "cameraphone," the Xperia i1, or "Honami." In addition to a …

Phones

Mary-Louise Parker: A Woman We Love

Helpful cooking tips, a thank-you note to men, and some wonderful photographs from the sexiest pie maker alive.<p><i>Dear Ms. Parker,</i><p>This time, we don't know what to say. That pie. The crust, so flaky. The fruit, so sweet. The little apron. Thank you very much.<p>It's been what, eight or nine years that …

Baking

Kristen Bell Makes Everything a Little More Interesting

An early-morning hike in L.A. with the least typical actress in Hollywood<p><i>Published in the September 2012 issue</i><p><b>It's 8:47 a.m. on</b> a cloudy "June Gloom" Monday morning and I'm standing next to the grizzly bear statue at the entrance to L. A.'s Griffith Park and I'm starting to think that Kristen Bell …

Time I

Hayden Panettiere: Funny* Joke(s) from a Beautiful Woman

The Nashville star will now make you laugh. Watch her here on video, and don't forget the pictures....<p><i>Published in the January 2012 issue</i><p><b>Here's one:</b><p>A traveling salesman stops at the nearest farmhouse and asks if he can spend the night. The farmer says okay, and tells him he can go upstairs and …

Hayden Panettiere

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