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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

Facebook Unveils 'Home' Screen For Android Devices



Today Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg unveiled a new home screen experience called Home for Android devices. Facebook is trying to change the user experience on smartphones so that users can navigate "through people, not apps" on their phones.


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Friday, April 5th, 2013. 0:50

Apple television with 'iRing' accessory to launch this year



After meeting with Apple's suppliers in China, one analyst believes that Apple will release a TV with a new accessory that allows a user to control a TV using finger gestures.

 


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Thursday, April 4th, 2013. 20:49

Samsung is to open its stores in Best Buy



Apple has long been a partner of Best Buy at special departments "Apple Shop" in many retail stores of electronics, but a new report from Geek.com indicates that Apple shops will soon joined by similar Samsung stores, along with the upcoming Galaxy S4 that serves as an incentive for the first phase of shops rollouts.

 


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Saturday, March 30th, 2013. 22:25

Facebook Is Likely To Debut Its Own Android-Smartphone On April 4



Today Facebook invited members of the press to an event related to Android on April 4, and TechCrunch notes that Facebook will likely debut its long-rumored smartphone at the event. According to previous reports, the handset would be an HTC smartphone based on Facebook-modified version of Android OS.


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Friday, March 29th, 2013. 13:36

Lower-Cost iPhone Model Will Lack Retina Display?



Today an analyst Amit Daryanani from RBC Capital Markets has issued a new research report predicting a launch for both a lower-cost iPhone and the iPhone 5S in June-July timeframe, which is in line with other recent claims. However, Daryanani says that the cheaper iPhone appears to lack a Retina display. He said:


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Friday, March 22nd, 2013. 21:21

Future Smartphones May Include Displays Made Of Sapphire Instead Of Glass



While Apple has earned much praise for its iPhone design aesthetic, it also has received criticism for durability problems, with many users experiencing the issues after dropping their smartphones onto hard surfaces.

In the fifth-generation iPod touch and iPhone 5 Apple began using sapphire crystal in order to cover the rear camera of the devices, providing superior scratch resistance and durability. Apple notes:


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Thursday, March 21st, 2013. 23:04

iPhone 5S is to appear at the 3rd quarter



DigiTimes reports that the components for the next generation iPhone will be shipped at the end of may, and the new Apple’s smartphone may appear somewhere in the third quarter. This confirms other reports that iPhones will be released in June or July.

 


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Thursday, March 21st, 2013. 20:10