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Apple completely loses the plot, revokes Computer Bild magazine accreditation over #bendgate video

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Just when we thought that the whole #bendage thing was behind us, here comes Apple to reignite it all over again. The company has revoked the press accreditation of German magazine Computer Bild after it published a video of its editor-in-chief bending iPhone 6 Plus and then failing to do so with the Galaxy Note 3.

Now whether or not an €800 phone should bend like that or if you should apply such force to it is beyond the point here. What’s important is Apple’s reaction to the case. Read more »

Weekly poll results: Apple iPhone 6 Plus takes a beating

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Last week we asked you to rate the Apple iPhone 6 in comparison with some of its closest rivals on the market. The Apple handset with the largest screen to date had to meet the LG G3, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge in a fight for your hearts.

As it turns out the first Apple phablet wasn’t quite up to the challenge and was properly beaten by all of its opponents. Read more »

Asus is the latest maker to take a hit at Apple’s new iPhone 6 Plus

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Bashing Apple and the new hardware the company unveiled on Tuesday is the name of the game these days. Asus is the latest to join the fun, although it has taken a slightly different approach to its competitors.

The Taiwanese used their Twitter account to post the image you see above, along with the line “The best 6 is the one everyone can have”. Read more »

LG teases a round smartwatch ahead of IFA announcement

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At this point it’s pretty certain that LG will be announcing a new member to its smartwatch family at this year’s IFA. The company has hinted at that a couple of times in the past and we’ve seen several leaks to confirm it.

Now we also get an interesting detail about the second-gen LG smartwatch thanks to an official video teaser released by the company. The 30 second clip clearly confirms that unlike the G Watch, its successor will come with a round screen. Read more »

Asus smartwatch teased ahead of IFA debut

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We’ve been hearing rumors about the fist Asus smartwatch debuting in Berlin at the IFA expo next month but now we have a solid proof. The company took to its Twitter account to tease an image of the upcoming smart wearable.

Naturally, the image doesn’t reveal a whole lot about the device – the full details will be kept in secret until the company’s press conference on September 3. Read more »

HP VoiceTab 6 Plus swings by GFX benchmark with better chipset and Android 4.4.4

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HP’s flirtation with Android devices will continue as a new phablet by the company is apparently in the works. The HP Slate 6 VoiceTab Plus has swung by the GFX benchmark and has confirmed some of its specs in the process.

Much like its predecessor, the Plus version will have a 6″ 720p display, but it will come with a Snapdragon 400 chipset with four Cortex A7 cores instead of the Marvel PXA1088 of the same core count. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy11 star-studded ad series concludes with the second half of the game

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The Samsung Galaxy11 commercial series has been one of the most impressive in the mobile world, or at least as far as number of celebrities involved is concerned. The videos that tell the story of aliens attacking the earth, who agree to spare our planet if we beat them at a game of football.

So Samsung gathered the most attack-minded team that you’ve ever seen (seriously, there are zero defenders in the squad), equipped them with a bunch of Galaxy gear and sent them to fight for us. It was probably Franz Beckenbauer’s job to teach some of the 12 field players selected to tackle. Read more »

Sony Xperia C3 and Xperia C3 Dual promo videos arrive

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The Sony Xperia C3 went live today, promising to reinvent the whole selfie business with its 5MP front-facing camera that comes with an LED flagsh.

As the tradition goes on such occasions, the manufacturer has released a couple of videos dedicated to the new device, highlighting its key selling points. The single-SIM and dual-SIM versions got a video each. Read more »

LG G Watch and Motorola Moto 360 smartwatches water resistance confirmed, release dates specified

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The Google I/O keynote is going at full swing and we’ve got new announcements coming in every minute. The company confirmed that the first two watches that were announced alongside the Android Wear debut in March, the Motorola Moto 360 and the LG G Watch, will be water resistant.

The water resistance is certainly very important for a smartwatch and these are some great news to everyone who wanted to give Android Wear wearables a try. Read more »

Android L’s Material design promo video arrives

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The latest Android version, only known as the L release for now, brings a wealth of cool new features, but Google is particularly proud of the UI enhancements it offers. The company calls the new look Material design and believes it’s cooler and more fluid than anything it has ever produced before.

We even got a short video, highlighting the new design that you can check out here. Read more »

Samsung to announce an Android Wear smartwatch next week

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Google announced the smartwatch-ready Android Wear platform in March with LG And Motorola immediately confirmed as the first two manufacturers to embrace it. Those two are expected to finally completely detail their offerings at the Google I/O developer conference that begins next week. However, a new report now suggests that they will be joined on stage by what is currently the biggest player in the smartwatch game – Samsung.

According to CNET sources familiar with the matter, Samsung is planning to launch its own Android Wear-running smartwatch at the event. Read more »

Weekend poll results: LG G3 demolishes the competition

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The LG G3 entered the smartphone arena last week, aiming to challenge for the best flagship title. And as it turns out you guys are really liking its chances.

Out last weekend poll pinned the LG G3 against the other high-end droids currently in the market and its results couldn’t be more convincing. The G3 not only won every single battle, it simply trashed every single one of its opponents – the Samsung Galaxy S5, the Sony Xperia Z2, the HTC One (M8) and the Oppo Find 7. Read more »

Oppo lets you win a QHD-packing Find 7 in a contest

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A 5.5″ QHD screen and the fastest Snapdragon chipset currently in the market squeezed into a super neat looking body – who wouldn’t want to give the Oppo Find 7 a try? And the great news is that you can now do it for free as long as you can write the number 7 quickly enough.

The Chinese company is holding a competition open to everyone around the globe, with a Find 7 unit brings its largest prize. There are also 2 units of the Find 7a trimmed down version up for grabs as well as 5 Bluetooth headphones and 5 6,000 mAh power banks. Read more »

Temple run scores 1 billion downloads

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Imangi studios, the developer behind the super popular endless runner series Temple Run, had a cool milestone to share today. Its titles have reached 1 billion downloads across the platforms where they are available.

The company includes both versions of Temple Run in the number, but not the Disney spin-offs Brave and Oz. All games are available on what are currently the top three smartphone platforms – Android, iOS and Windows Phone. Some of the titles also have BlackBerry 10 and Windows RT versions. Read more »

iOS 8 Safari scores 440 points on the HTML5 test, still lags behind Chrome

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Apple didn’t spend much time detailing the new Safari version that comes as a part of the iOS 8 update, only mentioning its slightly altered UI and improved search box. Today, however, we learn that it will also bring improved HTML5 support.

Benchmarks of the new mobile Safari appeared in the HTML5test.com database, showing that the browser scores 440 points (out of 550). That’s notably better than the 412 score of its predecessor and even beats the Android 4.4 KitKat stock browser, which achieves 428 points. Read more »