With Audi, Google Preps Android to Battle Apple’s Siri in the Car

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Google has formed an alliance between chip-maker NVIDIA and automaker Audi to bring Android into the car. The vehicle is now becoming a hot new battleground where Google’s mobile Android operating system will face off with rival Apple’s iOS. According to the Wall Street Journal, Google and Audi will announce the new partnership to bring Android […]

LG, HTC Continue to Chase Apple’s Gold in 2014

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Following the early success of the biometric fingerprint reader on Apple’s iPhone 5s, it appears that Android rivals LG and HTC will continue to chase after Apple’s gold in the new year. Reportedly, both Android smartphone manufacturers may utilize a similar design on their rumored HTC One 2 and LG G3 flagships in 2014 with […]

Potential New iPhone 6 Gesture Could Challenge Galaxy S5

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After having applied for a patent on a hover gesture a few years ago, the United States Patent & Trademark Office has finally awarded Apple the patent, which could potentially debut on a future iPhone and iPad tablet. Though owning the patent doesn’t necessarily mean that Apple would commercialize the innovation, but if Apple does […]

5 Smartphone Trends to Follow for 2014

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With each passing year, smartphones get more powerful and faster, and 2014 will be no different. Based on some of the rumors of exciting flagship models that will ship in 2014, we’re beginning to see a few trends that are emerging for the new year. If you’ve been eyeing a high-end phone–like an HTC One, […]

LG Prepping Galaxy S5 Rival in Rumored Fall G3

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After rumors surfaced that Samsung may be working on a phone with a whopping QHD resolution Galaxy S5, it looks like South Korean rival LG may be prepping its own Android competitor in the form of the LG G3, a device that will succeed the current LG G2 flagship today. The LG G3 is speculated […]

Researchers Break Into Samsung’s Fort Knox Smartphone Security

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Over the holiday, separate security research teams have uncovered a security flaw in Samsung’s Knox security system which is designed to secure data on the company’s line of Galaxy Android smartphones. Samsung introduced Knox as a way for consumers to use the same phone for both work and personal use while at the same time […]

Dead Before Arrival: BlackBerry Kills Two Smartphones Prior to Launch

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Struggling Canadian smartphone-maker BlackBerry has killed two new and unannounced smartphones even before they launch. Announcement of the canned launch was discovered by the Wall Street Journal and was buried in the company’s recently published third-quarter earnings report published last week. The company announced that it had made the decision to “cancel plans to launch two devices […]

Apple’s 12 Days of Gifts Begins with Bringing ‘Sexy Back’

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The 12 Days of Gifts promotion launched by Apple in which iOS users are given a free digital download every day begins today. To participate in the free giveaway, iOS customers would have to download the 12 Days of Gifts app on the App Store on their devices. In the U.S. market where the gift […]

PSA: iPhone 5s Giveaway Ends This Week

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If you’re gearing up for the new year and found out that Santa was not able to bring you an iPhone 5s for Christmas, be sure to enter GottaBeMobile‘s iPhone 5s giveaway with Numbridge. Winners will be able to choose a 16 GB iPhone 5s in the color of their choice that will work with the […]

Verykool s470 Black Pearl Review: A Budget Phone With Flagship Dreams

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We often focus on flagship phones because their manufacturers have spent a lot of time refining the designs, upgrading the software to create a more refined user experience, and bringing the best-in-class hardware specs for the time that becomes the talk of the year essentially. However, one phone to consider, especially if you didn’t get […]

AT&T Nokia Lumia 1520 Review

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The Nokia Lumia 1520 is a significant phone for both Nokia and Microsoft. It’s the first Windows Phone 8 device to debut with a large 6-inch display, a first smartphone from the platform to sport a full HD 1080p display, and one that comes with one of the wold’s most powerful processors in the form […]

Livescribe 3 Smart Pen Review

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The Livescribe smart pen allows users to combine the analog with digital to more effectively capture handwritten notes and drawings, something that could be difficult on a smartphone. We’ve seen various attempts in the past from different companies to allow a similar paradigm, including Evernote, which allows users to ‘scan’ in their Moleskin journals using […]

Motorola Smartwatch Patent Shows Premium Experience With Flexible Displays

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Motorola’s latest patent for a smartwatch shows off a more premium wrist computer with a flexible display. Rather than many swartwatches of today that utilize plastic, rubber, or leather wrist straps, the smartwatch that Motorola may be developing would utilize metal links. Additionally, rather than having a separate watch that’s attached to bands or straps, […]

BMW i8: As Cars Get Smarter, So Do Car Keys

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As we’re entering the convergence between mobile phones and cars, your smartphone, as powerful as it may be, still may not be able to replace physical car keys. Such is the case with the BMW i8, which will be relying on a newly designed smarter key to power the automobile. Though we may look towards […]

Apple Patent Gives Life to Wrap-Around iPhone Concepts

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We’ve seen artists create conceptual sketches of potential future iPhone models with wrap-around displays and now we know that Apple has taken notice and has filed for a few patents that feature wrap-around iPhone screens. The patent filed by Apple reveals that the Cupertino, California iOS-maker is considering using premium materials that it currently leverages […]

Sony Offers Huge Performance Upgrades to QX10, QX100 Lens Cameras

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Sony will be releasing a new firmware upgrade and a software update to the PlayMemories Mobile app for iOS and Android in the coming months that will offer significant performance gains to the QX10 and QX100 lens camera. The cameras are one of the most innovative, albeit clunky to use, camera in recent times. The […]

U.S. Airlines: Talking and Flying? It Can Wait.

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Despite the FCC moving to open up the discussion on whether or not airline passengers should be allowed to make in-flight calls, it looks like the issue may be a moot discussion with opposition from a number of airlines in the U.S. Delta Airlines CEO Richard Anderson not only says that his company opposes the […]

How to Stop Hackers From Playing Peek-a-Boo With MacBook Webcams

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In a startling discovery, it appears that the webcams on Apple’s iMac desktops and MacBook laptops could be remotely activated without the knowledge of the user. To assuage privacy concerns, many notebook manufacturers–including Apple–place a recording indicator light next to the camera lens to alert users that the webcam is activated. However, despite these efforts, […]

No More Fragmentation: Apple Pushes Developers to Create for iOS 7

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Given the drastic visual overhaul that Apple brought with the latest iOS 7 operating system, Apple is now forcing developers to adopt iOS 7′s visual UI for their apps. The company has advised iOS developers that all apps submitted after February 1, 2014 must be optimized for iOS 7 and built using Xcode 5. The […]