Galaxy Note 4 Release Date

Huge launches from Samsung, Sony, Microsoft and more are coming in three weeks

By on August 15, 2014 at 2:25 PM.

Huge launches from Samsung, Sony, Microsoft and more are coming in three weeks

This fall is shaping up to be an action-packed one for smartphone fans. While every unannounced handset we know about so far will likely be an iterative update as opposed to an innovative release — this is, after all, a boring year for smartphone lovers — there will still be plenty of solid new options for shoppers heading into the holidays.

As is the case each year, Apple’s upcoming new iPhone is easily the most hotly anticipated of the bunch. According to dozens of reports, the iPhone 6 will finally feature a significantly larger display alongside upgraded internals.

Beyond Apple’s new iPhone, however, there is plenty more in store — and it looks like the best and brightest of the bunch will all be unveiled in just a few short weeks. More →

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Google Now Cards

Google Now just got much better thanks to a killer Google app you’ve never heard of

By on August 15, 2014 at 11:50 AM.

Google Now just got much better thanks to a killer Google app you’ve never heard of

We’re not sure how exactly, considering how fantastic Google Now already is, but Google constantly manages to add awesome new features to its intelligent virtual assistant. Earlier this week Google added new capabilities to Now that are heaven-sent for travellers, offering them alternative flights, trains or busses in the event that a booked flight becomes delayed or gets cancelled. And now, Google has added a new range of features from one of its best little-known apps that adds a whole new dimension to Google Now. More →

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iPhone Vs Android

11 great tips that will help you switch from Android to the iPhone

By on August 15, 2014 at 11:23 AM.

11 great tips that will help you switch from Android to the iPhone

For some people, the thought of switching from one leading mobile platform to the other is terribly daunting. On the surface, iOS and Android are very different operating systems. While they share some similar features and each one is regularly accused of stealing things from the other, there are some fairly significant differences that can seem overwhelming.

As we’ve discussed in the past, however, the switch doesn’t have to be as traumatic as many people suggest it is. For those considering making the jump from Android to the iPhone 6 once it is released — or to any other iPhone, for that matter — the following collection of tips should definitely help ease the transition. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

10 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free right now ($23 value!)

By on August 15, 2014 at 10:27 AM.

10 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free right now ($23 value!)

This has been a terrific week for paid iPhone and iPad apps that were made available for free for a limited time, and some apps in our last post can still be downloaded for free if you move quickly. We’re finishing the week even stronger though, with 10 paid iOS apps worth a combined $23 that can all be downloaded for free right now. As always, be sure to act fast if you see anything you like because these sales could end at any time. More →

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iPhone 6 Rumors

TMZ runs ‘exclusive photos’ of iPhone 6 clone thinking it’s the real thing

By on August 15, 2014 at 9:05 AM.

TMZ runs ‘exclusive photos’ of iPhone 6 clone thinking it’s the real thing

“Drool, geeks!” Those were TMZ’s instructions on Friday when it published exclusive photos of what it claimed to be Apple’s next-generation iPhone 6. The only problem, however, is that the photos didn’t show Apple’s upcoming iPhone 6 at all. Instead, they’re just another handful of images of a well-known iPhone 6 clone running Android underneath an iOS 7 skin. More →

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Apple Shareholder Lawsuit

Shareholders file lawsuit against Apple

By on August 15, 2014 at 7:55 AM.

Shareholders file lawsuit against Apple

Investors have filed a lawsuit against Apple alleging that the company’s various anti-poaching agreements ultimately hurt the company’s stock. The class action suit was filed last week by Apple shareholder R. Andre Klein and it alleges that the anti-poaching agreements then-CEO Steve Jobs put in place with Google, Intel and other companies were a breach of Apple’s responsibility to Shareholders. Klein says the agreements were misleading to investors and ultimately damaged the value of the company. More →

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Moto 360 Video

Google releases four new Android Wear ads ahead of Moto 360 launch

By on August 14, 2014 at 6:15 PM.

Google releases four new Android Wear ads ahead of Moto 360 launch

At this point, Motorola’s upcoming Moto 360 is the only Android Wear-powered smartwatch we’ve seen that people are actually excited for. The wait is now almost over, with Motorola stopping just short of confirming that it will announce availability details during a press event on September 4th. Samsung and LG already have Android Wear smartwatches available for purchase, but their reception thus far has been lukewarm at best. So now that the 360 is almost ready for prime time, Google is making another push to get some exposure for Android Wear.

The first part of its effort involves four new ads that show off various Android Wear watches and their capabilities. More →

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Amazon Fire TV Discount

Amazon knocks 15% off the cost of its Apple TV rival for a limited time

By on August 14, 2014 at 5:49 PM.

Amazon knocks 15% off the cost of its Apple TV rival for a limited time

Amazon’s Fire TV set-top box is still the best-selling device in the electronics category on Amazon.com, having recently displaced Google’s cheap Chromecast dongle. Since Amazon never shares sales figures, however, we’ll never know exactly how well the Fire TV is selling. With a wave of new apps and games including a Flappy Bird exclusive recently hitting Fire TV, Amazon felt it was a good time to help boost sales even more — and it will likely do just that with a new limited-time discount offer. More →

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How To Use Facebook Messenger

How to keep using Facebook chat on your iPhone without installing Facebook Messenger

By on August 14, 2014 at 2:14 PM.

How to keep using Facebook chat on your iPhone without installing Facebook Messenger

Facebook gave users fair warning ahead of a recent change that requires people to install a separate iPhone application if they want to keep using Facebook’s messaging feature on their iPhones, but there is still plenty of outrage. So much so, in fact, that the Facebook Messenger app for iOS now has a 1-star average rating in the App Store out of spite.

But if you would rather not use a dedicated app to chat with your Facebook friends, don’t fret: A simple trick will let you keep using the main Facebook app for the iPhone to send and receive messages. More →

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Chromebook Vs Windows

The one reason you should consider buying a Chromebook over a Windows or Mac laptop

By on August 14, 2014 at 1:14 PM.

The one reason you should consider buying a Chromebook over a Windows or Mac laptop

When Google first announced its plans to offer a lightweight, browser-like operating system, pundits had a field day. Why go up against Windows? Why not use Android? Fast-forward to today, and you’ll find that sales of inexpensive Chromebooks are climbing faster than almost anyone expected, particularly in schools. It makes sense, of course – why should a school spend twice as much on a Windows machine when a cheap Chromebook can get the job done?

For personal use, Windows notebooks and Apple’s MacBook laptops are seen by many as the obvious choice over Chromebooks because they are so much more powerful and flexible. As it turns out, however, Chromebooks’ biggest weakness might also be their greatest strength. More →

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Apple Store Anti-Gay Slur

Apple Store insults customer with awful anti-gay slur printed on receipt

By on August 14, 2014 at 12:45 PM.

Apple Store insults customer with awful anti-gay slur printed on receipt

Apple Stores are perhaps the most respected retail establishments in the world, racking up more revenue per square foot than any other large retail chain on the planet. Of course, not all retail store employees live up to expectations, and one Portland, Oregon Apple retail location now finds itself in hot water following an unfortunate incident involving anti-gay discrimination. More →

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Top 8 Worst Security Breaches

Is your data really safe? These are the 8 worst security breaches in history

By on August 14, 2014 at 12:20 PM.

Is your data really safe? These are the 8 worst security breaches in history

Can your online data ever really be safe? Not when malicious hackers are lurking around every virtual corner, constantly developing devious new ways to steal sensitive data including passwords and credit card information. Online security is constantly improving, of course, but even the biggest companies in the world are susceptible to security breaches. And the sad truth of the matter is that there’s nothing you can do to protect your data once it’s stored on a company’s servers.

In case that harsh realization isn’t scary enough on its own, a new graphic helps remind us of the eight worst online security breaches in recent history. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

7 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free right now ($18 value!)

By on August 14, 2014 at 10:54 AM.

7 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free right now ($18 value!)

Yesterday’s batch of free iPhone and iPad apps had some great options in it, and several of them are still free if you hurry up and click here. Today is a new day, however, and with it comes an entirely new batch of paid iOS apps that are on sale for free for a limited time. As is always the case, there is no telling when each of the seven apps listed below will return to their normal prices, so be sure to act fast if you see anything you like. More →

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