Apple Takes a Page from iOS 7 With OS X 10.10 Release

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Apple is rumored to be taking a page from the release of the latest iOS 7 release when the company debuts the next version of OS X, which has the code name of Syrah. OS X 10.10 is said to move more closer to the iOS 7 release with flatter icons and a more minimalist […]

Sony Xperia Z2 to Challenge HTC One’s BoomSound Speakers

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The HTC One’s front-facing stereo speakers was a simple idea that brought better audio to smartphones, and now it looks like Sony may be trying to replicate the success of its rival’s BoomSound audio. Leaked information for a device with a code name of D6503 Sirius, rumored to debut as the Sony Xperia Z2, shows […]

Can Your Eyes Replace Touch on Mobile?

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Capacitive touch was a disruptive technology on smartphones when the iPhone debuted in 2007 as it didn’t require a stylus and offered a fluid experience without requiring users to apply pressure into the display with their fingernails. Now, companies are looking ahead to not only applying touch to new forms, but also to the eyes […]

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 […]

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 […]

As Voice Becomes the New Touch, Google Prepares for a Display-Less Phone

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While hardware manufacturers are looking to the future of flexible displays to offer consumers larger screens that fold or roll up to become more compact for travel, Google is saying that we don’t even need the display anymore. The search giant, which has invested a lot of resources into the Google Search and Google Now […]

Monochromatic Android 4.4 KitKat UI Teased As Apple Plays With Color?

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A screenshot posted by Google on its Play Store for a Korean language keyboard for Android reveals what appears to be footprints for new design changes in the upcoming Android 4.4 KitKat operating system. Though Google has officially announced KitKat as the name for the Android 4.4 revision, it so far has not outlined any […]

Design: Why Windows Phone Needs a UI Reboot

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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 […]

3 Always-On Features Coming to the Moto X And What That May Mean For You

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The leaks surrounding Motorola’s hotly anticipated Moto X flagship continue to make waves, and now we’re learning of three new features that will be introduced with the smartphone, including new always-on voice commands, intuitive notifications, and gestures to quickly launch and activate the camera for mobile photographers. The Moto X is expected to debut in […]

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 […]

Exclusive: LG Working on Phone With Always On Voice Commands for 2014

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Three different sources who are familiar with the situation revealed to Gotta Be Mobile that┬áLG will be launching a new Android smartphone with always-on voice commands in 2014. However, unlike the voice commands employed by digital assistant services like Apple’s Siri or the Google Now search, LG will be implementing voice command more broadly for […]

Samsung Galaxy S4 v. HTC One: Feature-by-Feature Showdown Before You Buy

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You’ve probably read extensive reviews of the competing Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One Android flagships and are still indecisive about which one to take the plunge on, and we’re here to help. Fortunately, for users looking at either top-of-the-line flagships for 2013 in the Android camp, both are great devices and it would be […]

Brain Control May be Samsung’s Next Big Thing for Galaxy Phones, Tabs

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Samsung is quickly showing that it can create new experiences and user experiences with eye-tracking and smart sensing technologies that were showcased on the Galaxy S4 flagship smartphone, but the next wave of Samsung innovation may bring the sensing to your mind through brain control. Originally conceived of as a way for users with mobility […]

HTC M4 Rumored with Metal Alloy, Ultrapixel Camera

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Originally, the HTC M4 was rumored to be a simple variant of the Facebook-centric HTC First smartphone without the Home UI preloaded, but now it appears that HTC may be taking a page out of its One playbook for the mid-range smartphone. The HTC M4 is now said to be part of the struggling smartphone-maker’s […]

Facebook Home for iOS a Closer Reality Thanks to Jailbreak Tweak

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While Facebook brought the essence of its new Facebook Home UI and app launcher experience from Android to iOS through a Facebook app update that brought the Chat Heads messaging GUI to iPhone and iPad users within the Facebook app, all remaining traces of Home are left behind once users exit the iOS app. Now, […]

The Start Button to Make a Comeback with Windows Blue?

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With the rumored Windows Blue update coming later this year, it is now believed that Microsoft executives are considering a move to bring back the Start button. The Start button, or Start menu, has been a mainstay of the Windows graphical user interface, allowing users to quickly access programs and recently used apps. However, with […]