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7 awesome paid iPhone apps you can download for free right now (a $24 value!)

7 awesome paid iPhone apps you can download for free right now (a $24 value!)

By about 12 mins ago.

It’s the last week of July and as we enter the last month of summer freedom before school starts again, we need to make sure that we finish out the month on a high note. We’ve been sharing tons of paid iPhone and iPad apps we you lately that have gone on sale for free for a limited time, and we have no plans to slow down now. Monday has brought some great new sales with it, and we have hand-picked seven sweet paid iOS apps that you can get for free if you move quickly. More →

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Galaxy S4 Fire

Galaxy S4 bursts into flames under sleeping 13-year-old girl’s pillow

By about 33 mins ago.

Galaxy S4 bursts into flames under sleeping 13-year-old girl’s pillow

Let this cautionary tale serve as a reminder to everyone: don’t buy unauthorized parts or accessories for your smartphone. We have seen stories of combusting cell phones before, but perhaps none have been quite as unsettling as a new report from this past weekend. According to a Dallas, Texas-based Fox affiliate, a 13-year-old girl was awoken last week when she smelled something burning. As it turns out, the Samsung Galaxy S4 that she slipped under her pillow as she fell asleep had caught fire in the middle of the night and had begun to burn her pillow and sheets. More →

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Hit List

Motorola Nexus 6 Shamu Specs

The Nexus 6 may be coming from the most unexpected source

By about 55 mins ago.

The Nexus 6 may be coming from the most unexpected source

Despite what many rumors said about the possibility of a Nexus smartphone being made by this particular company in previous years, it appears Motorola had to be bought and sold by Google to get an actual chance to making a Nexus smartphone. Following all the rumors that claimed Google is getting ready to discontinue the Nexus smartphone line next year, the company denied such plans at I/O 2014, suggesting a Nexus 6 is indeed in the making. And Android Police says that phone, dubbed Shamu, may be a 5.9-inch Motorola beast. More →

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iPhone 6 Rumors: NFC and Wi-Fi AC

New iPhone 6 component leak reveals major new features

By about 1 hour ago.

New iPhone 6 component leak reveals major new features

A new iPhone 6 internal component has been leaked, with Nowhereelse posting images that show the purported main iPhone 6 printed circuit board (PCB) as received from a reliable Chinese source. The leaked logic board does not have any of the chips you’d expect to see on it, and appears to fit the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 model. The component is similar to the iPhone 5s’ logic board, although it has a longer top section, with MacRumors noticing that screw holes in this elongated area fit screw holes from a leaked iPhone 6 back case. More →

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Game Changers

2014 Retina MacBook Pro Update

The updated Retina MacBook Pro you’ve been waiting for could launch tomorrow

By about 2 hours ago.

The updated Retina MacBook Pro you’ve been waiting for could launch tomorrow

A picture taken inside a new Paradise Walk store and posted on a Chinese forum apparently reveals that Apple is getting ready to update its MacBook Pro line at some point in the near future, 9to5Mac reports. Apple already updated the MacBook Pro with slightly faster processors and cheaper prices across the board, and launched an even cheaper iMac version earlier this year. The company is expected to update its Pro family and release other Mac models later this year. More →

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Apple Swell Acquisition

Apple’s $30 million Swell acquisition could be big for iTunes Radio

By about 3 hours ago.

Apple’s $30 million Swell acquisition could be big for iTunes Radio

For the time being, Apple’s iTunes Radio product is something of an also-ran. It’s a nice value-add for iOS device owners, allowing them to stream Pandora-like Radio stations for free, but it doesn’t really offer any compelling features compared to bigger rival services. According to a new report, however, that may soon change. More →

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Smartphone Unlocking Bill Passes House

It will soon be legal to unlock your phone and move to another carrier

By about 4 hours ago.

It will soon be legal to unlock your phone and move to another carrier

Handset unlocking in the U.S. is not exactly legal when done by device owners looking to move to a different mobile operator, but this will soon change, Reuters reports, as the cellphone unlocking bill has cleared the House. President Barack Obama said he’s looking forward to signing it into law. More →

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Xperia Z3 Pictures Leak

A closer look at the Xperia Z3, Sony’s next flagship smartphone

By on July 25, 2014 at 10:00 PM.

A closer look at the Xperia Z3, Sony’s next flagship smartphone

Sony still hasn’t found a way to effectively infiltrate the Western phone market, but that doesn’t mean the Japanese powerhouse is giving up any time soon. Our friendly neighborhood leaker @evleaks has published two new photos of what he claims to be the upcoming flagship Xperia Z3 smartphone, a phone that at first glance could easily be mistaken for an Xperia Z2. Upon further inspection, the Z3 does appear to be thinner and seems to lacks the silver trim which lined the edges of the Z2. More →

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Destiny Beta All Access

Everyone is now invited to play the Destiny beta

By on July 25, 2014 at 9:05 PM.

Everyone is now invited to play the Destiny beta

If you somehow missed out on all the code giveaways and couldn’t bring yourself to preorder the game, you’re in luck — the Destiny beta is now open to anyone with a active subscription on Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation Plus as of 4pm PDT on Thursday. Bungie is basically conducting a stress test over the weekend by allowing everyone to join in the beta, so don’t be surprised if there are some issues on Friday night after everyone gets off work. The beta was already taken offline for an extended period of time earlier in the week for maintenance though, so hopefully the servers are prepared for a massive influx of Guardians. More →

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Google Search Baseline Study

Next big moonshot project puts Google inside your body

By on July 25, 2014 at 8:00 PM.

Next big moonshot project puts Google inside your body

Google is far from being done searching for answers for some of your most pressing questions, including many surrounding health and the human body, The Wall Street Journal reveals. Baseline Study is a new Google X “moonshot” project that wants to look into the human body and find out exactly what makes us healthy so that the company can find new ways to improve our health. More →

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Microsoft Xbox One China Launch

Microsoft is ready to attack China with an exclusive Xbox One deal

By on July 25, 2014 at 7:05 PM.

Microsoft is ready to attack China with an exclusive Xbox One deal

Microsoft is far from beating Sony in the new gaming console war, but the company is reportedly ready to attack a huge market in the coming months. The Wall Street Journal has learned that the Xbox One maker will partner with China Telecom, the country’s most important fixed-line operator, to launch its latest console. More →

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Galaxy Tab Q Release

Samsung just launched a phablet with a ridiculous 7-inch screen

By on July 25, 2014 at 6:00 PM.

Samsung just launched a phablet with a ridiculous 7-inch screen

It’s official: we have reached the peak of phablet insanity. Samsung on Friday unveiled the latest addition to its phablet lineup. While the device officially falls under Samsung’s “Tab” product family of tablets, you’ll notice that the Galaxy Tab Q is not like normal tablets. Instead, it includes an ear speaker and a microphone, and it supports voice calling. In other words, Samsung expects you to hold this gigantic beast of a tablet up to your face to make phone calls.

Please. We beg you. Don’t. More →

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Halo 2 Anniversary Trailer

This is what Halo 2 looks like on Xbox One

By on July 25, 2014 at 5:15 PM.

This is what Halo 2 looks like on Xbox One

For many Xbox fans, the long-awaited announcement of Halo 2: Anniversary was a highlight of E3 2014. No one ever doubted that Xbox classic would be remastered for the new generation, but it was an exciting announcement nevertheless, especially when coupled with the reveal of The Master Chief Collection. Now 343 Industries has returned to the stage just a month later to show off the first overhauled cinematic cutscene from the Anniversary edition of Halo 2, and it’s even more stunning than you might have imagined. More →

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