Get Your Colors On! Moto Maker Officially Launches for AT&T Customers Today

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Prospective buyers of Google-owned Motorola Mobility’s flagship Moto X smartphone who desire a bit more customization will be happy to know that the Moto Maker design studio has officially launched. Starting today, AT&T Mobility subscribers can head over to the Moto Maker studio to customize the color options on their phones, with options to change […]

Galaxy Note 3 Photos Show Massive Display, Tiny Bezels, New Design

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A set of over a dozen Galaxy Note 3 photos show what appears to be the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 display with very small bezels with a screen that dominates the front of the device. Samsung will announce the Galaxy Note 3 on September 4th at IFA 2013 in Berlin, which is where we expect […]

AT&T Locks Moto X Customizations to Two-Year Contract

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It looks like potential customers who want to buy the Moto X and customize their smartphones using the Moto Maker design studio will have to sign a two-year contract with wireless carrier AT&T Mobility. This means that customers cannot pay full retail price for the phone without signing a contract. The customization feature, which allows […]

Why Case-Less iPhone Users Should Opt for the iPhone 5C Over iPhone 5S

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Despite its use of plastics, which is often considered a less premium material than aluminum or metal in design, the iPhone 5C shows that it could survive scratches and more harsh conditions better than the flagship iPhone 5S. Given what we think we know about both phones, the iPhone 5C will utilize a unibody polycarbonate rear […]

Concept: How Apple Could Evolve OS X to Look More Like iOS 7

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iOS 7 represents a new design language and a radical departure for Apple from the skeuomorphic design that Apple had used on previous versions of the iOS operating system in the past. Under the design leadership of Apple’s fame Jony Ive, it appears that many consumers and developers are so far satisfied with the look […]

Is This Samsung’s All-Aluminum Galaxy S5?

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A new Samsung patent may give us hints as to what Samsung is envisioning for its flagship smartphone range as it moves away from the plastic body construction to more premium materials to stay competitive with rivals HTC and Apple. Whereas LG and Sony have both been using glass on their current flagship Optimus G […]

Porsche Design BlackBerry Q10: Two Wrongs Make One Hot Mess

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Porsche Design may be turning to smartphone partner BlackBerry once again to release a luxury smartphone based on the BlackBerry 10 operating system and with a keyboard in similar style to the consumer BlackBerry Q10, but can the partnership turn a success for the struggling Canadian smartphone-maker? This would be the second of such collaboration […]

Design: Why Windows Phone Needs a UI Reboot

The old Facebook app for Windows Phone used the panoramic UI. Separate, panes were available to show various major elements of the Facebook service, including news feeds, notifications, poasts, and photos. Users could swipe across each pane to go through these categories. That UI has since been replaced.

We’ve briefly touched upon a rumor recently that Microsoft may be giving a design reboot to Windows and Windows Phone, which could mean a move away from the Metro UI. The rumor has sparked some debate on the Internet and some are wondering if the Windows Phone platform, which had only debuted with the Metro […]

LG Optimus G2 Detailed in New Leaked Photos, Video

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LG’s highly anticipated flagship Optimus G2, which is due this fall with a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, had been leaked previously in some blurry pictures, but now we have the most detailed look at the phone to date. A series of high resolution photos and a leaked hands-on videos show the Android smartphone running […]

Will iOS 7 Kill the iPhone?

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In a non-scientific test involving a baby recorded on a short 35-second YouTube video clip, it appears that Apple’s iOS 6 may in fact be more intuitive to use than the new iOS 7 beta that was introduced at WWDC earlier this summer and is scheduled for a fall launch. If iPhone fatigue was a […]

Apple’s Latest Notebook Patent Continues to Make PCs Look Obese

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Despite moving into the thin, light, and powerful computing segment with Intel into the Ultrabook space, PC vendors are reportedly concerned about Apple’s latest patent filing. Apple, which has led the industry with its minimalist design and more recently with thinness thanks to the MacBook Air, has filed for a patent that would see the […]

Intel Teases Powerful, But Quiet Tablet

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In announcing some of its next generation chipsets, Intel also teased a new tablet design that is aimed at delivering plenty of performance and power while at the same time promising a quieter computing experience. The tablet itself will utilize Intel’s powerful fourth generation Core i-processor code named Haswell while using a fan-less design. News […]

iOS 7’s Flat Icons May Have Been Leaked On These Screenshots

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Newly leaked screenshots of iOS 7 may show the software influence that Apple famed hardware designer Jony Ive may have had on some of the icons. We’ve previously heard that with the newest version of the iOS software that is expected to debut this month at WWDC, Tim Cook and team will be eliminating the […]

Samsung Design 3.0 Could Arrive In Time for Galaxy S5

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While Samsung has only just begun to launch its flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone worldwide, company executives are said to already start discussions on its next-generation ‘Design 3.0′ paradigm, which could show up in time for the Galaxy S5 launch. “Reports are flying in today that the company’s top executives have met in Seoul to discuss […]

HTC Planning Liquidmetal Smartphone, Will It Be Beaten By Apple?

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HTC is now rumored to be planning a new smartphone that would be launching a smartphone later this year utilizing amorphous metal alloy materials, or Liquidmetal, in a bid to replace its all-aluminum HTC One. Report of the switch in material was delivered by Digitimes, which has a mixed track record on rumors. The publication says […]

Tim Cook: More Design Continuity Between Software, Hardware and Services

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Though Tim Cook didn’t expressly reveal anything new regarding the future of Apple’s iOS mobile platform or the desktop Mac OS X operating system, the CEO did give us some insight about the executive shuffle at Apple and what that means for consumers. When asked about senior vice president of iOS software Scott Forstall’s departure, […]

Liquid Cooling Coming to Smartphones to Keep Pockets Cool

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Liquid cooling is typically found on bigger rigs, like your car radiator and inside gaming PCs to keep those hot engines cool. Given the increasing power of mobile processors–which means that more heat would be generated–Japanese phone-maker NEC is looking to cool down the hot swelters with liquid cooling. Liquid cooling will be coming to […]