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The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 specs have leaked

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 appears to have leaked ahead of its supposed unveiling next month, revealing its full specifications which include a 1440p QHD display and a Snapdragon 805 processor. This leak comes via a retailer based in India, Eraphone, which is prematurely taking pre-orders for the upcoming device. …

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20% of Android devices now run KitKat

Google’s latest usage statistics have revealed that Android 4.4 KitKat is now running on a fifth of all active Android devices. However, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean still remains supreme, claiming over half of all devices. Google obtained these statistics by examining active Android devices over a period of seven days …

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Samsung officially announces the Galaxy Alpha

Samsung has officially announced the Galaxy Alpha smartphone today, just a few days after we reported on the rumors surrounding the device. The phone will finally ditch the plastic build that has plagued the Galaxy line for years, opting for a metal frame instead. As the rumors suggested, the phone …

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Is your mobile provider the worst for calls?

Mobile phone coverage in the UK might be a lot better now than it was ten years ago, but if you don’t live in one of the major cities, making sure your home have enough bars to receive and make calls is an important consideration. That’s why OfCom has recently …

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Samsung could launch Galaxy Alpha smartphone this week

Samsung could be planning a preemptive strike on Apple’s still unannounced but heavily leaked iPhone 6 with a new smartphone, dubbed the Galaxy Alpha. Samsung’s rumored, upcoming smartphone has been talked about for quite a while and has also been referred to as the Galaxy Prime and the Galaxy F. According …

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Apple sued over location technology patents

Apple is facing a lawsuit over its use of  mobile location detection technology as Colorado based company, TracBeam, has filed for patent infringement. TracBeam previously filed suits against Google, T-Mobile and AT&T earlier this year over the same patents. The company’s complaint states that Apple is infringing on four of …

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HTC’s Nexus 8 leaks again

The Google Nexus 8 leaks just keep on coming, the tablet, which is reportedly being created by HTC, has leaked again- this time via the Korean version of the FCC. The tablet is being referred to as the HTC T1, Voltanis and even the 0P8210000. According to GforGames, the HTC 0P8210000 has …

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EVLeaks is retiring from mobile leaks

After a very successful two year stint providing the Internet with reliable leaks of mobile devices and ruining launch event surprises, EVLeaks, AKA Evan Blass, is retiring from his Twitter handle and will no longer be leaking upcoming smartphone or tablet information. Blass earned quite the reputation thanks to the …

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Sony is giving up on Playstation for Android

Sony has announced that it is officially giving up on Playstation for Android, the cross-platform Vita and Android indie gaming publishing scheme will no longer be supported in newer versions of Google’s mobile operating system. The service will still run on older Sony certified devices. However, Sony can’t guarantee that …

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Apple to unveil iPhone 6 on the 9th of September – report

Apple intends to formally unveil its next-generation iPhone 6 family of smartphones on the 9th of September, 2014, according to a media report. The launch is projected to be the biggest iPhone introduction ever since Apple’s smartphones are going to finally get large screens, all-new design and a new operating …

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Microsoft sues Samsung over Android-related royalty payments

Microsoft Corp. has sued Samsung Electronics for not paying royalties related to Google Android operating system. Samsung stopped paying Microsoft after the world’s largest developer of software announced its intention to acquire Nokia Corp.’s devices and services division. “We don’t take lightly filing a legal action, especially against a company …

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Japanese companies form joint venture to produce OLED panels

Four leading consumer electronics and display panel makers from Japan on Thursday signed a definitive agreement to establish a new company, JOLED, which will develop and eventually manufacture OLED display panels. Japanese makers of displays and TV-sets, with exception of Sony Corp. and Panasonic Corp., have never invested a lot …

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Tablets are ‘crashing’, PC business is ‘reviving’ – chief exec of Best Buy

In the recent years it became common for high-technology industry leaders to complain about slow PC sales and praise booming sales of tablets and smartphones. Apparently, the situation changed drastically in the recent months. After Microsoft ceased to support its Windows XP operating system, not only enterprises, but also consumers started …

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BlackBerry to encrypt voice calls thanks to acquisition of Secusmart

Less than two weeks after Apple and IBM agreed to offer enterprise-tailored services with sophisticated security, BlackBerry, whose main customers are enterprises, governments and other organizations requiring advanced security, announced a plan to acquire Secusmart GmbH. The take-over enriches BlackBerry’s extensive security technologies with high-security voice and data encryption and …

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Apple quietly refreshes Retina Macbook Pro lineup

Earlier today the Apple Store went down for a few minutes, which is usually a telltale sign that the company is about to update a product lineup. Once the Apple Store came back online we were greeted with upgraded Retina Macbook Pro’s featuring updated Intel CPU’s and more RAM. The …

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LG readies Windows Phone 8.1-based smartphone

Although Microsoft Corp. and LG Electronics announced intention to bring Windows Phone-based smartphones to the market earlier this year, LG has not yet introduced any actual products. According to unofficial information, the South Korean maker of smartphones is working on a mid-range Windows Phone-based handset, which is projected to emerge …

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