iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

iPhone 6 reservations in China rocket to 2 million in just 6 hours

By about 2 hours ago.

iPhone 6 reservations in China rocket to 2 million in just 6 hours

Apple announced official iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus launch plans for China earlier this week, and while the phone will only start selling in local Apple and carrier retail stores on October 17th, with preorders and in-store reservations set for October 10th and October 14th, respectively, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus reservations are already available to early buyers, already topping 2 million units in the first 6 hours. Sina reports that even though Apple offered an October 10 preorder date for the new iPhones, all three major local carriers and other retailers have started taking reservations for the handset. More →

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Apple Watch Jony Ive

For Jony Ive, the Apple Watch is all about the tiny ‘fantastic’ details

By about 10 hours ago.

For Jony Ive, the Apple Watch is all about the tiny ‘fantastic’ details

Apple isn’t ready to sell you a brand new Apple Watch just yet, but the company is certainly interested in making you want to buy one. In addition to showing the device in Paris in celebration of Fashion Week, Apple also allowed fashion magazine Vogue to write an ample Jony Ive profile, providing the publication access to its top designer. Most importantly, Apple offered the magazine access to the unannounced device weeks ahead of the actual iPhone 6 event where the Watch was unveiled, although Vogue only published its interview on Wednesday, almost a month after the Watch was first introduced to the world. More →

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iOS and Android Malware

Sophisticated malware already spying on Hong Kong protesters’ iOS and Android phones

By on October 1, 2014 at 8:30 PM.

Sophisticated malware already spying on Hong Kong protesters’ iOS and Android phones

Whenever mobile malware comes up, the usual reports detail new malicious apps that are found to affect Android, while iOS remains largely unaffected by such programs. However, The New York Times now says that security researchers have discovered a sophisticated malware attack that’s currently spreading in Hong Kong between Occupy Central protesters, and which is able to infect and then spy upon both Android and iOS devices. More →

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Windows 10 Features: Cortana

Cortana is coming to Windows 10, but it’s not ready for the Technical Preview

By on October 1, 2014 at 4:35 PM.

Cortana is coming to Windows 10, but it’s not ready for the Technical Preview

Microsoft on Tuesday unveiled Windows 10 — not Windows 9, as users were expecting — and revealed various Windows 10 features, although not all of them. Microsoft focused on assuring existing Windows users that it understood their main concerns with Windows 8, and showed off various user interface changes that are supposed to offer both future desktop and tablet Windows 10 users a much better experience than Windows 8. More →

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Android L Material Design

Google adds finishing touches to make sure you’ll love Android L right from the start

By on October 1, 2014 at 1:10 PM.

Google adds finishing touches to make sure you’ll love Android L right from the start

Google is not yet ready to reveal anything about the Android L’s official launch – unlike last year, the company didn’t even announce the official name of its next major Android release ahead of its rollout – but the company is still working on improving the Android L experience. Android Police reports that as many as 18 bugs have been marked as “fixed” in Google’s Android Issue Tracker, with Phone Arena having discovered smaller design tweaks meant to further polish the visual experience in Android L. More →

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Galaxy Note 4 Release Date

Finally: Samsung releases new Galaxy Note 4 launch information for every market

By on October 1, 2014 at 12:45 PM.

Finally: Samsung releases new Galaxy Note 4 launch information for every market

Surprised by the impressive iPhone 6 launch sales during Apple’s launch weekendSamsung has pushed forward the Galaxy Note 4 launch, although it has only managed to release it in certain markets so far, including South Korea and China. Most markets will receive the Galaxy Note 4 later this month, and Samsung has quietly published a simple infographic on one of its Facebook pages that shows Galaxy Note 4 release dates for several markets.

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iPhone 6 iOS 8 Encryption and Privacy

It turns out Apple’s iPhone 6 and iOS 8 encryption is really good

By on October 1, 2014 at 9:20 AM.

It turns out Apple’s iPhone 6 and iOS 8 encryption is really good

Apple has mentioned more than once in the past few weeks its commitment to offering iOS 8 device users, including iPhone 6 buyers, better security and privacy. In the process, Apple also explained that it doesn’t hold the keys to iOS 8 data encryption — which is protected by the user’s PIN code — and therefore it can’t offer access to that encrypted data to law enforcement agencies. It turns out that Apple’s encryption is so good that law enforcement agencies are already criticizing it, and thus indirectly advertising this particular iOS strength. More →

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iPad Air 2 Specs: Color Options

Here’s one more way the iPad Air 2 will be more like the iPhone 6

By on October 1, 2014 at 8:20 AM.

Here’s one more way the iPad Air 2 will be more like the iPhone 6

Apple is preparing a special October press media event focused on iPad and Mac, according to many reports, where it’s expected to unveil a new 9.7-inch iPad model (unofficially referred to as iPad Air 2), which will share some design features with Apple’s iPhone 5s and iPhone 6. The recently released iOS 8.1 beta 1 version has already revealed that Apple’s next iPad will have a Touch ID fingerprint Home button like its latest iPhones, and Bloomberg reports the device will also feature one extra color option. More →

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Apple Watch Specs: Display Size

Watch display in Apple’s video is actually smaller than you initially thought

By on October 1, 2014 at 7:45 AM.

Watch display in Apple’s video is actually smaller than you initially thought

When unveiling the Apple Watch during the iPhone 6 event, Apple showed a longer than usual 10 minutes video, narrated by its design guru Jony Ive, in which the company talked about various Apple Watch features, from hardware to software. That presentation video was later uploaded on the company’s YouTube channel, just like most of its videos, but Apple on Tuesday pulled the clip, replacing it with an edited version. As 9to5Mac reports, the first video featured an Apple Watch with a display that’s slightly bigger than the Apple Watch’s actual display. More →

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Apple Pay vs PayPal

How PayPal missed huge Apple Pay deal because of the Galaxy S5

By on October 1, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

How PayPal missed huge Apple Pay deal because of the Galaxy S5

One of the most important products Apple unveiled during its iPhone 6 event is Apple Pay, the company’s official foray into mobile payments. Apple secured deals with the most important card issuers and banking institutions in the U.S. ahead of the keynote, but surprisingly left out one payments company that was rumored in the days preceding the announcement to be working together with the iPhone maker. Bank Innovation, which provided many details about Apple Pay long before its official name was revealed, has found out more details about Apple’s negotiations with PayPal, and why it kicked it out of the Apple Pay business. More →

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Netflix Crouching Tiger 2

Netflix is about to do the one thing movie studios dread

By on September 30, 2014 at 9:45 PM.

Netflix is about to do the one thing movie studios dread

Netflix isn’t content to simply make great original TV series, as it looks like the company also wants to make its own feature films. What’s more interesting about Netflix’s approach to movie releases is that the company is apparently planning a special launch for its first movie – and probably all future ones as well – making it available simultaneously both via Netflix and in cinemas, as BGR sister site Deadline reports. More →

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Apple Watch Release Date

Apple Watch production reportedly starting sooner than you might think

By on September 30, 2014 at 6:45 PM.

Apple Watch production reportedly starting sooner than you might think

When unveiling the Apple Watch during its big iPhone 6 event, Apple offered only a mysterious “early 2015” launch window for its first wearable computer, without committing to a specific release date for the gadget. Meanwhile, Taiwanese publication Apple Daily has found out the iPhone maker will start Apple Watch mass production as soon as January 2015, with Quanta Computer being the only company making the device for Apple. More →

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Project Ara Modular Smartphone

This is the most exciting power of Google’s awesome modular phone

By on September 30, 2014 at 6:00 PM.

This is the most exciting power of Google’s awesome modular phone

Google’s modular smartphone launch is on schedule, PhoneBlocks says, with the first fully functional models supposed to hit in early 2015 after being shown at the second Ara developer conference in December. The Project Ara phones will offer some exciting features, as Ara project director Paul Eremenko explained in a recent talk. More →

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