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This might be our best look yet at Google’s next Nexus smartphone

This might be our best look yet at Google’s next Nexus smartphone

By about 20 mins ago.

Following the many rumors detailing the 5.9-inch Motorola Nexus 6 (also known as the Nexus X or its codename, “Shamu”) smartphone, Android Police managed to confirm the existence of the handset, and many of its characteristics, providing more details about the device in the process, including a mockup image supposedly based on the phone’s design (available below). More →

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Windows 9 Upgrade Price

The Windows 9 upgrade might not be as free as initially believed

The Windows 9 upgrade might not be as free as initially believed

By about 45 mins ago.

After a report last week revealed the President of Microsoft Indonesia confirmed that the Windows 8 to Windows 9 upgrade will be available free download, Myce has discovered that not all current Windows 8 users may be entitled to a free Windows 9 update. Well-known Russian leaker WZOR, the source of various Windows 9 leaks in the past, says that just those customers who have purchased a Windows 8 (or Windows 8.1) copy will qualify for free upgrades. Users who have purchased a computer with Windows 8 preinstalled (OEM version of the software) will have to pay a fee. More →

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Hit List

Apple Tax Scandal

Apple responds to allegations that it owes billions in unpaid taxes

Apple responds to allegations that it owes billions in unpaid taxes

By about 1 hour ago.

Yin and Yang are in full force at Apple right now, where its most massively successful product launch ever has been counterbalanced by an onslaught of scandals and bad news. First, there was iPhone 6 Plus “Bendgate.” Then, Apple bricked about 40,000 new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handsets with a buggy iOS 8.0.1 update. Earlier this week, a few big security flaws were found in iOS 8.0.2, and now Apple is in hot water over what the European Commission (EC) claims amounts to about $8 billion in unpaid taxes.

Now, Apple has responded publicly for the first time to the EC’s allegations. More →

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Apple Watch Photos

The Apple Watch makes a surprising first public appearance

The Apple Watch makes a surprising first public appearance

By about 2 hours ago.

Apple’s first smartwatch won’t hit store shelves until sometime early next year but in something of an uncharacteristic move for Apple, the device is making its first public appearance on Tuesday. For one day only in celebration of Paris Fashion Week, multiple Apple Watch models making appearances at a well-known shop in Paris, France. More →

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Game Changers

iPhone 6 Release Date

The iPhone 6 is ready for its biggest challenge yet

The iPhone 6 is ready for its biggest challenge yet

By about 3 hours ago.

Apple on Tuesday confirmed what various reports suggested in preceding days, launching its biggest iPhones yet in the biggest smartphone market in the world. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will start selling in China on October 17, both in local Apple retail stores and from the country’s main mobile operators. Just like in other markets, buyers will be able to preorder their chosen iPhone 6 model a week in advanced (on October 10), and reserve the device for in-store pick-up beginning with October 14.

FROM EARLIER: The next big step for Apple’s iPhone 6

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Comcast Time Warner Cable Customer Satisfaction

JD Power just released its cable customer satisfaction ratings – guess who ranked dead last?

JD Power just released its cable customer satisfaction ratings – guess who ranked dead last?

By about 10 hours ago.

Three things are certain in life: Death, taxes, and low customer satisfaction ratings for Comcast and Time Warner Cable. DSLReports points out that the cable industry’s non-dynamic duo have come in last place in JD Power’s latest customer satisfaction survey of cable customers. More →

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Yahoo Search

Yahoo is shutting down one of its biggest features this year

Yahoo is shutting down one of its biggest features this year

By about 12 hours ago.

When you go on to Yahoo, you’ll notice the same things you’ve noticed for the past 20 years: Search bar and the directory.  This past Friday, Yahoo announced on Tumblr that one of these things will go. Can you guess which?

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Windows Phone Vs. Android

Windows Phone may join Android in a race to the bottom for cheap hardware

Windows Phone may join Android in a race to the bottom for cheap hardware

By on September 29, 2014 at 9:31 PM.

One reason that Android has spread so quickly is that Google allows anyone to use the bare bones of the platform for free. This has allowed venders in emerging markets such as Xiaomi and Micromax to crank out dirt-cheap Android handsets that have killer specs and that generate razor-thin margins for manufacturers. Of course, many of these cheapie handsets don’t have access to Android essentials such as the Google Play Store since Google actually does charge a licensing fee for manufacturers that want to use those features, but that doesn’t seem to matter to many buyers who just want an ultra-affordable smartphone. More →

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OnePlus Two Release Window

OnePlus’s One sequel set for mid-2015 launch

OnePlus’s One sequel set for mid-2015 launch

By on September 29, 2014 at 8:47 PM.

There weren’t many smartphones that received even a fraction of the buzz that the iPhone 6 did this year, but the OnePlus One somehow managed to find its way on to that list. With an aggressive marketing campaign and an air of mystery surrounding it, the CyanogenMod handset piqued the interest of the Android community right away, but nine months later, the phone still isn’t available to the public. Nevertheless, OnePlus doesn’t plan on slowing down any time soon. More →

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Apple Record Tax Fine

Apple faces a record fine in Europe over alleged illegal tax-dodging practices

Apple faces a record fine in Europe over alleged illegal tax-dodging practices

By on September 29, 2014 at 8:01 PM.

Apple is not done facing tax-related inquiries, The Financial Times reports, as the European Union is investigating the company’s tax deal with Ireland. Preliminary findings apparently claim that Apple has benefited from illegal state aid after it reached certain special agreements with the Irish government that others companies based in the region — including Amazon, Facebook, PayPal and Twitter — do not enjoy. More →

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Cortana Vs. Siri Vs. Google Now

Here’s one way Cortana is well ahead of Siri and Google Now

Here’s one way Cortana is well ahead of Siri and Google Now

By on September 29, 2014 at 7:15 PM.

Microsoft has been touting Cortana as a key reason for people to buy Windows Phones and by all accounts it’s an extremely impressive voice-enabled personal assistant — and now it looks like there’s one way it’s clearly ahead of Siri and Google Now. Nokia is touting a new series of products from connected home company INSTEON that promise to let you control key home appliances such as thermostats and Wi-Fi enabled cameras using voice commands issued through Cortana. More →

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iOS-8.1-beta

Apple releases iOS 8.1 beta to developers, change log here

Apple releases iOS 8.1 beta to developers, change log here

By on September 29, 2014 at 6:35 PM.

Apple has just seeded iOS 8.1 to developers. This makes one of the fastest iOS x.1 releases ever — normally the first beta is released a couple months after the new version of iOS ships. It could have to do with an much more aggressive software release schedule and the fact that Apple not only has the upcoming Apple Pay update, but most likely a software update for the company’s new iPads, and another one early next year to support Apple Watch. The change log follows below. More →

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Mario Kart Oculus Rift

Video: Mario Kart on Oculus Rift shows us how amazing virtual reality can be

Video: Mario Kart on Oculus Rift shows us how amazing virtual reality can be

By on September 29, 2014 at 5:45 PM.

I’m the best player of Mario Kart in the world despite what all my lying friends say. My dream would be to play Mario Kart for real, but since heat-seeking turtle shells are only a dream, the next best thing is to use Oculus Rift to make that my reality.

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