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The world's most beautiful drone photography?

Instagram users are having to do more and more to make themselves stand out from the crowd.<p>Of course that's not such a challenge when you spend your days travelling the world and flying drones over some of planet earth's most remarkable landscapes.<p>User @dirka, or Californian Dirk Dallas, …

The man everyone thinks is the creator of bitcoin gave a speech discussing the history of the technology

Szabo was speaking at Devcon 1 in London, a conference dedicated to "Ethereum." Bitcoin attempts to decentralise money by using a public ledger of all transactions called the blockchain; Ethereum attempts to do this to law itself, creating "smart contracts" based on a combination of cryptography …

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33 Gifts The iPhone Addict In Your Life Will Want

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The 12 Worst Apple Products Of All Time

Apple is known for the hit products it has released in the last decade: the iPod, the iPhone, and most recently the iPad.<p>But the company hasn't always been a synonym for success.<p>Some of of its products, particularly in the '80s and '90s, were huge flops.<p>From the PowerPC to the Pippin game console, …

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Putting Smartphone Zombies In Their Place

City planners are charged with designing cities for residents, from developing spaces for popular activities to balancing the needs of different constituencies. For planners in Chongqing, China, one of those constituencies are people absorbed in their smartphones, who have come into conflict with …

Why People Aren't Buying iPads Anymore

Last week, a colleague of mine went to the Verizon store to get a new phone. An hour later, he walked out with a new smartphone and a free Android tablet.<p>That's how cheap tablets have become: Verizon will give you a free one when you sign a two-year contract with the company.<p>No wonder iPad sales …

AT&T rolls out the ‘new’ contract-free Cricket

AT&T has doubled down in the no-contract 4G LTE wireless arena.<p>Now that the company has completed its $1.2 billion acquisition of Leap Wireless, AT&T announced Wednesday that it is merging Aio Wireless into Leap's Cricket prepaid brand. This "new" Cricket is slated to give US users contract-free …

Key Samsung lawyer sees patent war ending soon -- with Apple getting nothing

"This has got to be the last straw. [Apple has] to realize they're not going to slow Android down by suing people."<p>John Quinn, attorney for Samsung

Samsung replaces its head of mobile design | Financial Times

Samsung Electronics has replaced its head of mobile design just weeks after the launch of its latest flagship Galaxy S5 phone, which was praised in …

Yahoo News Digest arrives on Android and launches an international edition

Four months after bringing its unconventional news app to iOS, Yahoo News Digest arrives on Android today along with international editions that bring a global perspective to currents. Yahoo News Digest for Android includes both the regular app, which provides twice-daily summaries of the day's top …

Apple and Samsung heading back to court after mediation talks fail, say reports

Apple CEO Tim Cook and Samsung's mobile chief and co-CEO JK Shin reportedly met last week to try and thrash out a settlement to their long-running intellectual property dispute. The meeting, while unconfirmed by either party, is being reported by multiple Korean news outlets and adheres to the …

Is a share buyback the best Apple could do with $14 billion?

Over the past two weeks, Apple has bought $14 billion worth of its own shares. The reason? According to chief executive Tim Cook, “It means that we are betting on Apple. It means that we are really confident on what we are doing and what we plan to do,” Cook told the Wall Street Journal …

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Feds accuse Apple of “character assassination” over antitrust monitor – UPDATE

<i>UPDATE: Late Monday afternoon, Reuters reported that U.S. District Judge Denise Cote refused Apple’s request to dismiss the court-appointed monitor,</i> …

Apple might finally sell a cheap iPhone—at least in India

Apple is planning to sell the iPhone 4—an older, discontinued version of its flagship smartphone—for around RS 15,000 (about $250) in India, according to a report by the Times of India, citing four unnamed Indian firms that work with Apple. The price, among the cheapest in the world for an …

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What to Expect from Apple in 2014

As we noted last week, Apple had a relatively quiet 2013. However, this year should turn out to be different, as CEO Tim Cook has reassured employees that the firm has “big plans” for 2014.<p>New product categories?<p>Throughout 2013, Cook hinted publicly about Apple’s plans for new product categories. …

Here's What Happens To Your iPhone In The Bitter Cold

Your iPhone is just like you: It really hates the cold.<p>When the temperature drops below freezing, iPhones can start malfunctioning: Your smartphone might not sense your touch, the battery dies faster and, if it's cold enough, the thing just shuts off.<p>On its website, Apple suggests that you only use …

iRing Is ‘First Motion Controller For Your Music Apps’

Remember those Topeka Capital Markets reports from last year about how, by this time, we’d all be using finger rings to control our newly launched Apple televisions?<p>While those predictions may not have come to fruition just yet, music technology company IK Multimedia is launching an iRing of its …

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Screen And Battery Issues Snag Apple’s iWatch Production

<i>The Information</i> reports that the iWatch team is having a hard time deciding on a screen technology that works with its battery. <i>MacRumors</i> reported the …

Apple's iPhone 4 most traded-in smartphone of 2013

The iPhone 4 was the most traded-in smartphone of 2013, with owner Apple the brand most consumers chose to exchange for cash<p>Data collected throughout last year found the 16GB version of the model made up an average 8.94 per cent of all smartphone trade-ins throughout the year, peaking at 9.82 per …

CEO Says BlackBerry Sued Typo Because The Keyboard 'Is Our Identity'

BlackBerry is fighting for its rightful place in in the smartphone market, especially when it comes to keyboards.<p>Last Friday the company filed a lawsuit against Typo, an LA-based startup that makes a physical keyboard accessory for the iPhone. Co-founded by American Idol presenter Ryan Seacrest, …

What Apple Versus Samsung Means For The Future Of Innovation

On November 21, 2013, a jury ruled that Samsung owed Apple more than $290 million in additional damages in its patent infringement lawsuit. This case–one in an ongoing series of trials–brought the total awards to Apple to about $930 million. A jury last year had already ruled that Samsung had …

Apple and Samsung CEOs to attend mediation session ahead of March court date

Apple(s aapl) and Samsung are heading back to court in March for another round of battle in their ongoing smartphone patent trial. But Apple CEO Tim …

Uber Is Popular In Nigeria? Why Today’s Mobile Apps Are Ranking Highly In Markets They Don’t Serve

On-demand ridesharing, taxi and black car services from companies like Lyft and Uber have been quickly growing their reach within new cities and countries worldwide, but they’re not yet globally available. That’s why seeing their mobile apps ranked highly in countries like Nigeria, Kazakhstan, …

Report suggests iPhone 6 could once again retain 8 MP camera, focus on improved optics

When Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone 4 in 2010, Apple began focusing heavily on the device’s camera as an area for continuous improvement and promotion. That device featured a 5 MP backside camera, and the next three models (iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5s) featured an 8 MP iSight camera with …

CloudApp, Droplr both updated with new design, features on Mac

Popular (and competing) cloud sharing services CloudApp and Droplr both announced big updates to their Mac apps this week with new features and designs.<p>CloudApp 2.0 (seen above) now features thumbnail previews, the ability to share links before an upload is complete, Notification Center support, …

Apple Store app starts the new year by giving away fitness app

As we have previously noted, Apple began giving away selected paid apps, music and books in the Apple Store app as an incentive for users to download and check out the app. For the new year, Apple’s first free app through the Apple Store App is the 7 Minute Workout Challenge.

Airlock, Facebook’s New A/B Testing Framework, Will Help Improve User Experience On Its Mobile Apps

Facebook has developed a new mobile A/B testing framework, it announced today. In a post on the company’s engineering blog, engineers Ari Grant and Kang Zhang explained that when Facebook switched to native development stacks two years ago, it gave them finer control over many aspects of mobile …

Pegatron will make half of iPhone 6 supplies, says sketchy rumor

Pegatron, which currently makes the iPhone 5c and iPad mini, is said to be gearing up to make around half of the production run of the iPhone 6 expected to be launched in the fall. It’s a pretty sketchy rumor, based on an anonymous source cited by Taiwanese site <i>Liberty Times</i>, but it is a plausible …