Office 365 Personal Subscription

Here’s an even cheaper way to unlock the full Office for iPad

By on April 15, 2014 at 12:45 PM.

Here’s an even cheaper way to unlock the full Office for iPad

Microsoft finally launched its Office productivity suite for iPad a few weeks ago, but the free application will only let users view documents unless an Office 365 subscription is purchased. The company offers new subscribers a way to purchase Office 365 inside the iOS application for $99.99 per year, out of which Apple gets its own cut. However, Microsoft on Tuesday announced that its Office 365 Personal subscription, a cheaper alternative for buyers, is now available at a big discount. More →

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NSA Heartbleed Security Flaw

The NSA has its own suggestions for dealing with Heartbleed

By on April 15, 2014 at 11:20 AM.

The NSA has its own suggestions for dealing with Heartbleed

The National Security Agency has already denied reports that claimed it had been aware of the Heartbleed security threat and used it in its advantage, and now the agency has issued its own document, picked up by Engadget, advising users on how to deal with this major security risk that has been found to affect a large number of websites. More →

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iPhone 6 Screen Size

Purported iPhone 6 front panel leak confirms major redesign

By on April 15, 2014 at 9:20 AM.

Purported iPhone 6 front panel leak confirms major redesign

A new image leak from China shows what is claimed to be the front panel from the bigger iPhone 6, suggesting once again that Apple’s next iPhone will be the first to offer a significantly bigger display, a major departure from Apple’s iPhone design policy so far. Discovered on Chinese social network Weibo by iPhonote, the image seems to show a 4.7-inch iPhone 6 placed next to a 4-inch iPhone 5s. More →

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iWatch Specs Flexible OLED Display

LG reportedly confirmed to be supplying flexible iWatch displays

By on April 15, 2014 at 8:10 AM.

LG reportedly confirmed to be supplying flexible iWatch displays

A new report out of South Korea indicates that LG may be the only provider of OLED displays for Apple’s upcoming iWatch, claiming that Apple plans to sell some 9 million smartwatches this year. Naver seems to confirm that the device will be available in various sizes, backing up KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo’s recent report about the smartwatch. More →

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Cost

IHS: ‘no breakthroughs,’ ‘nothing earth-shattering’ about Galaxy S5

By on April 15, 2014 at 7:25 AM.

IHS: ‘no breakthroughs,’ ‘nothing earth-shattering’ about Galaxy S5

Research firm IHS says the Galaxy S5 costs $256 to make, Re/code reports, a price that’s significantly higher than previous Samsung high-end handsets but which is becoming the norm for the company’s new flagships. While the $256 bill of materials for the handset does not account for the cost of software, distribution and marketing, Samsung is expected to enjoy a gross margin of about 60% on the Galaxy S5. More →

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Google Glass KitKat Update

Major Google Glass update rolls out, as new orders open up

By on April 15, 2014 at 6:25 AM.

Major Google Glass update rolls out, as new orders open up

Google on Friday is not only opening up Google Glass orders to interested buyers looking to score a pair of smart glasses, but it’s also rolling out a major update to its wearable device, bringing KitKat to Glass owners. Starting with 9 a.m. EDT, Google will be opening up a “limited number of spots in the Explorer Program,” but the device will only be available to U.S.-based customers willing to spend $1,500 for it. More →

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Sprint Nexus 5 Android 4.4.3 KitKat Update

Sprint’s Nexus 5 Android 4.4.3 update begins rolling out today

By on April 14, 2014 at 6:00 PM.

Sprint’s Nexus 5 Android 4.4.3 update begins rolling out today

Sprint has quietly updated its support pages for the Nexus 5 to reveal that the smartphone will be getting a new software update starting today. According to the carrier, Android build KTU48F for the Nexus 5 will enable the Sprint Spark band 26 and band 41, and bring other miscellaneous Android updates, which the carrier did not actually list in its initial change log. More →

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Moto X+1 Customization Options

Moto X+1: A rinse and repeat strategy?

By on April 14, 2014 at 4:15 PM.

Moto X+1: A rinse and repeat strategy?

Motorola’s yet-to-be-unveiled Moto X+1 smartphone will have even more customization options than its predecessor, @evleaks revealed in a recent tweet, including the leather backplate option that was previously rumored. The well-known gadget leaker has obtained a document that lists 25 different back covers users will apparently be able to choose from when ordering the device. More →

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Cortana vs Siri vs Google Now

Video: Cortana, Siri and Google Now battle in extensive comparison

By on April 14, 2014 at 2:21 PM.

Video: Cortana, Siri and Google Now battle in extensive comparison

One of the main features of Windows Phone 8.1 is Microsoft’s voice-based virtual assistant called Cortana. While Microsoft has extensively demoed Cortana on stage during its Build 2014 opening event and in many videos it posted on YouTube, now that Windows Phone 8.1 is available the assistant can be tested in real life situations. That’s exactly what WPCentral did, comparing Cortana to its rivals from Apple and Google. More →

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Galaxy S5 Battery Life Test

Galaxy S5 has ‘jaw-dropping’ tablet-grade battery life

By on April 14, 2014 at 1:20 PM.

Galaxy S5 has ‘jaw-dropping’ tablet-grade battery life

One of the features the many Galaxy S5 buyers will certainly enjoy is excellent battery life. While Samsung said that the Galaxy S5 can offer up to 10 hours of web browsing, up to 12 hours of HD movie watching and up to 21 hours of 3G, the phone scored 8 hours and 20 minutes of battery life in Phone Arena’s test. The publication concluded that the Galaxy S5’s 2,800 mAh battery is able to surpass phablets with bigger batteries and essentially provide tablet-grade performance. More →

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Galaxy S5 SM-G900 Root

This is how you can free your Galaxy S5 from bloatware and TouchWiz

By on April 14, 2014 at 12:29 PM.

This is how you can free your Galaxy S5 from bloatware and TouchWiz

As with previous Samsung flagship devices, the recently launched Galaxy S5 handset comes with the company’s custom user interface on top of Android, as well as various bloatware apps, which buyers may not necessarily appreciate. Luckily, there is a way to better customize and manage the Android device, although it requires users to root their Galaxy S5 units in the process. SamMobile reports that many Galaxy S5 versions can be rooted, thanks to the work of recognized developer Chainfire, including several models launched in the U.S. More →

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Steve Jobs Memorable Quotes

13 of the most memorable things Steve Jobs said

By on April 14, 2014 at 12:14 PM.

13 of the most memorable things Steve Jobs said

Apple’s iconic co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs was essential to the company’s successes, both in its early days and especially after he was hired back to steer it away from dark waters. The company has been responsible for reshaping various industries, including the computer, music, smartphone and tablet businesses, with Jobs at the helm — and the CEO was always ready to share his opinions on everything having something to do with the company. More →

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Apple iPhone 6 Images

New leak again points to major iPhone 6 design overhaul

By on April 14, 2014 at 9:45 AM.

New leak again points to major iPhone 6 design overhaul

A new set of leaked images from Weibo seem to indicate that the iPhone 6 production preparations are already underway and the phone will see a big design overhaul. The pictures, spotted by G for Games, reveal alleged schematics as well as molds that could be used to manufacture the iPhone 6’s chassis. More →

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