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Gameloft Posts Modern Combat 5 Trailer for iOS, Android [Video]





Gameloft has posted a video trailer for its upcoming Modern Combat 5 game for iOS and Android.

Modern Combat returns! Watch the first exclusive teaser of Modern Combat 5, the next chapter in the blockbuster FPS franchise on smartphones & tablets!

No word on when it will be released.

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Friday, June 7th, 2013. 1:04

ITC rules Apple violates Samsung patent, limited ban could apply to some iPhones and iPads



The United States Trade Agency has ruled that Apple has violated one of Samsung’s smartphone and tablet-related patents.

Under the modified constructions, the Commission has determined that Samsung has proven that the accused iPhone 4 (AT&T models); iPhone 3GS (AT&T models); iPhone 3 (AT&T models); iPad 3G (AT&T models); and iPad 2 3G (AT&T models) infringe the asserted claims of the ’348 patent. The Commission has further determined that the properly construed claims have not been proven by Apple to be invalid and that Samsung has proven that a domestic industry exists in the United States with respect to the ‘348 patent. The Commission has determined that Apple failed to prove an affirmative defense based on Samsung’s FRAND declarations.


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Wednesday, June 5th, 2013. 16:40

Leaked Parts Reveal Gold Colored SIM Card Tray and Buttons for iPhone 5S



Several reports predicted that the iPhone 5S would be available in colors other than black and white, such as gold, green, and more. Now we have more proof. Some more parts allegedly for the iPhone 5S have been leaked online by iColorOS showing a gold colored SIM card tray, volume buttons and silent switch. Nowhereelse, who found the photos, notes that iColorOS has been reliable in the past.

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Monday, June 3rd, 2013. 23:29

Samsung Accidentally Leaks Galaxy S4 Mini [Images]



 

Samsung has accidentally leaked its upcoming Galaxy S4 mini smartphone.

The device was spotted Samsung’s official apps site by TGSpot. The site lets you sort apps by device and one of the devices in the list is the Galaxy S4 mini.

The smaller smartphone is expected to have a Super AMOLED 960x540 4.3-inch display, down from 5-inches. It's also said to feature a 1.6GHz processor and 8-megapixel camera.

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Monday, May 27th, 2013. 18:10

Bluetooth wireless audio Creative D200



Almost every iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch user faces a problem of listening music at home. Some use headphones, others listed through embedded speakers, however everybody wants to connect their gadget to some loud high quality home stereo system.

There tons of dock stations for various players and smartphones including ones for iPhone and iPod. However dock stations allow users to plug in just a single set of devices due to connection port incompatibilities. Even Apple changed it's port when iPhone 5 was released with lightning port. So if you actually bought expensive iPhone 4 dock station and realized you want iPhone 5 - you're in trouble, because a new dock station for iPhone 5 is needed. There are adapters and converters on the market that might help, but the idea is clear - there have to be some technology that would allow us to use different devices from various manufactures including iOS, Android, Windows Mobile, etc. Here comes Bluetooth. It is not just supported by almost all modern smartphones, players, tablets and even notebooks, it also does not require users to physically connect their gadget to a stereo, because it is wireless technology.

Today we want to take a look at Creative D200 - wireless speaker system that supports Bluetooth. While the quality of this device is quite good, the price is attractive as well. You can get one for about $100.


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Microsoft Attacks the iPad Using Siri [Video]



A new ad from Microsoft uses Siri voice to attack the iPad and tout the benefits of its own tablet.

You can watch the ad below. The company also recently released an ad that target the iPhone and Galaxy smartphone users.




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Thursday, May 23rd, 2013. 15:44

iOS And Android Continue To Dominate The Smartphone Market



Worldwide Smartphone Shipments in Millions of Units

Today research company IDC published a new report for the first quarter of 2013 tracking down shipments of mobile phones by OS.

The report shows that iOS and Android continue to dominate the market with 92,3% of shipments during the quarter. iOS marked its largest 1Q shipment volume with 34.7 million units shipped. iOS’s market share decreased from 23% to 17,3% year over year, while Android increased its market share from 59.2% to 75%.


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Thursday, May 16th, 2013. 20:38

Philips Updated Its ‘Hue’ Lighting System With A Number Of New Features



Last year Philips released its iOS-controlled "Hue" lighting system that allows users to personalize the lighting experience.

Today Philips announced a major update to the Hue adding many new features. Among the most interesting is integration with IFTTT protocols to allow the system to provide visual alerts for different situations.


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Wednesday, May 15th, 2013. 0:31

Apple Is Seeking To Add Samsung Galaxy S4 To Patent Suit In U.S.



According to a report from FOSS Patents, Apple is seeking to add Samsung's Galaxy S4 flagship smartphone to an ongoing patent lawsuit against Samsung in the United States.

Judge Lucy Koh has already ordered Samsung and Apple to narrow their case, which is scheduled to go to trial in March next year. Each side will be required to limit their accused products to ten (per side). At the current stage the companies have pared their lists to 22 products each.


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Tuesday, May 14th, 2013. 19:48

PayPal Executive Looks For Apple To Implement Fingerprint Sensors In Its New iPhone



CIO reports on a keynote presentation made yesterday at Interop by chief information security officer of PayPal Michael Barrett, in which he told about the future of account security and suggested that PINs and passwords will soon become a thing of the past. Michael Barret is a president of the Fast Identity Online (FIDO) Alliance, which is seeking alternative user authentication methods. The report said:


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Saturday, May 11th, 2013. 1:06

Chat App Traffic Has For The First Time Overtaken SMS Messaging



According to research firm Informa (via BBC News), app-based messaging traffic has for the first time overtaken SMS text messaging.

“Informa said almost 19 billion messages were sent per day on chat apps in 2012, compared with 17.6 billion SMS texts … It has projected that nearly 50 billion messages will be sent per day using these apps by 2014, compared with just over 21 billion traditional SMSs”.


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Tuesday, April 30th, 2013. 1:19

Amazon Acquired Siri-Competitor ‘Evi’ For $26 Million?



According to a report from TechCrunch, Amazon has acquired natural language search platform Evi for $26 million. Originally, the Evi app was distributed through the App Store, but Apple had threatened to delete the app over similarities to Siri. However, later the company said that it would "work with" the developer to reduce similarities. Evi was first launched in early 2012 and it is still available on the App Store as a free download. The report said:


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Thursday, April 18th, 2013. 1:19

Samsung Posts Its First Ads for the Galaxy S 4 [Video]



Samsung has posted its first ads for the new Galaxy S 4 smartphone that will be available for pre-order next week.


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Thursday, April 11th, 2013. 19:13

T-Mobile USA released software for iPhone 5



According to the report, provided this week, TmoNews reports that T-Mobile USA has begun distributing software updates for existing customers using an unlocked iPhone for this network.

 


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Sunday, April 7th, 2013. 10:49

Samsung and Best Buy officially announced their pertnership



Last week, it was noted that Samsung is going to usher in a new “store-within-a-store” concept inside Best Buy stores to compete the Apple Shops, which are located in many locations of Best Buy for several years.

 


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Sunday, April 7th, 2013. 10:43