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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Android (As We Know It) is Dead.

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Maybe proclaiming the death of Android in early 2013 is a bit outlandish, but the Android landscape has changed dramatically since HTC had announced the very first Android smartphone, the HTC G1, in October 2008, and the platform will continue to evolve drastically in years to come. In a few years, I speculate that Android […]

Google May Add Touch Gestures to Rear of Phones

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Google had filed for a patent that could potentially bring a touch-sensitive controller to the rear side of the phone so users can interact with the back, rather than the primary touchscreen, for simple touch commands. The backside touch controller would be used for basic tasks, like scrolling, turning the page of an e-book, or […]

Applications for Capri Kinect Tech Could Extend Beyond Smartphones

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We had reported that Capri would bring Kinect’s motion tracking technology to smartphones and mobile devices thanks to the shrunken chipset that would be 1/10th the size of the motion tracking chip inside Microsoft‘s home gaming console accessory. On the surface, Capri would open the doors to natural user interfaces and new ways that a […]

HTC Sense 5.0 UI on HTC M7 Smartphone: Inspired by Microsoft’s Live Tiles?

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In another batch of leaked photos revealing the unannounced and oft-rumored HTC M7 smartphone, HTC’s latest Sense user interface was spotted with a refreshed look and feel. Though unannounced, the major revision to the Sense software may get branded as HTC Sense 5.0 once the Android user interface overlay gets announced with the latest HTC […]

HTC: Still Evaluating Phablet Market, But Says Consumers Want Sub-5-Inch

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We had a casual sit down conversation with Jeff Gordon of HTC Americas at the Consumer Electronics Show and we asked about the company’s plans for the emerging phablet market and the competitive tablet market. According to HTC, the company is still trying to evaluate the phablet market, but in general consumers do not want […]

AT&T’s Galaxy Note 2 Starts Getting Multi-Windows Update

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AT&T will be the fourth largest carrier in the U.S. to be pushing out a software update to its variant of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 that will deliver a split-screen Multi-Window view to the phablet, allowing the 5.5-inch Android device to run two apps simultaneously side-by-side. The Multi-Window view was launched natively on the […]

Microsoft: 2-Week Learning Curve for Windows 8

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Windows 8, with its touch-centric and re-designed UI, may not be as intuitive as Microsoft would like upgraders to believe as the software giant has confessed that getting used to the new user experience would take at most two weeks to learn. Windows 8 is a radical upgrade from Windows 7 on the desktop space […]

Google to Deliver Tablet-Optimized News

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Google is getting serious with tablet UIs, especially now that the company has waded into the tablet space with its own branded Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 tablets. In a recent announcement, Google has announced that it will be bringing a better news experience to the tablet space with Google News. The company says that […]

A Phablet Owner’s Wishlist for Android 5.0: Forced Tablet UIs

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Over the last few years, Google has made great strides in bringing a great user experience to the smartphone and to the tablet. With the debut of the Motorola Xoom almost two years ago, Google debuted Android 3.0, which for the first time brought the Android OS to the big screen officially with a new […]