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Tablets expected to eclipse PCs in four years

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The latest Gartner report has global tablet shipments up some 42.7% compared to last year, while PC sales are predicted to be down 11.2%.

It’s predicted that by 2017, PCs – which include desktop computers, laptops, and ultramobiles – will become outshipped by tablets running primarily Android and iOS. Read more »

CyanogenMod-powered Samsung Galaxy Note 3 teased

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Steve Kondik, Mr. Cyanogen himself, has posted a screenshot of the new Samsung Galaxy Note 3 running the popular third party ROM CyanogenMod.

While he did not provide an estimated time of when we’ll expect to see a test build ready for the public, seeing the ROM up and running on the device undoubtedly indicates that it will be sooner rather than later. Read more »

New Apple iPad 5 leaks in high-res photos

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The next generation iPad 5 is expected to be unveiled at an Apple event on October 22. Before then, however, a slew of new images have leaked showing off the upcoming tablet in full detail.

The images show off the anticipated new design scheme that will be thinner and smaller, and more in line with that of the current iPad mini. Read more »

Samsung’s new regional lock can be disabled on Note 3 with an app

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Recently, Samsung introduced a new regional lock on Galaxy Note 3 units shipped in Europe and the Americas, mandating users activate it with a SIM in the region it is sold in before it can be used anywhere else.

Now it appears that the folks over at xda-developers have figured out a way to bypass said region lock automatically via a dedicated app – as long as the device is rooted. Read more »

Clash of Clans comes to Android

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The popular iOS game Clash of Clans has finally made its way to Android.

Just like the iOS version, the game lets you build your clan and battle other players online, all for free. Read more »

Some 2.9 million accounts compromised in Adobe Creative Cloud hack

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Cyber attackers have breached Adobe’s new Creative Cloud customer subscription model, and have gained access to some 2.9 million user accounts.

This includes customer names, encrypted credit card numbers, expiration dates, as well as information related to customer orders. Read more »

Google acquires gesture recognition firm Flutter

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Today Google has bought out Flutter, an emerging gesture recognition startup that relies on gestures caught by your webcam to control various applications on your computer.

The acquisition opens up some interesting possibilities in the realm of mobile development for Android, as well as Google Glass. Read more »

Apple allegedly won’t be widely rolling out iPad Mini’s with Retina displays this year

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Sources close to Apple’s supply chain of its iPad tablet department claim that a large-scale rollout of the anticipated iPad Mini with retina display won’t be taking place this year, if at all.

With manufacturing just starting, it’s likely that only limited quantities of the iPad Mini with retina display will be available for this holiday season. Read more »

Windows 8 adoption continues to rise as XP falls

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Adoption of Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system has not been without its share of speedbumps, but it continues to rise according to the latest web traffic figures from Net Applications.

The latest Windows version comes in at just over 8%, mainly eating into Windows XP’s share, which currently stands at 31.41%. Read more »

Apple looking into flexible OLEDs for the iWatch

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The upcoming Apple iWatch – which we likely won’t see until late 2014 – will allegedly have a flexible OLED display, according to a source out of Korea.

There are also several prototypes that are currently under consideration: 1.3-inch, 1.4-inch, and 1.5-inch models, with the latter having already been made. Read more »

Delta Air lines to equip its pilots with Microsoft Surface 2′s

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Last month we reported that Nokia had scored a big deal with Delta Air Lines to supply its fleet with some 19,000 Windows Phone-powered Nokia Lumia 920 units.

Today, Delta’s love for Windows continues, as now all pilots will get equipped with the just-released Surface 2 tablets from Microsoft. Read more »

Nokia takes a dig at Apple Maps on Twitter

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The latest Apple Maps flaw that resulted in several users driving onto the runway at Fairbanks airport has reignited the now infamous iOS 6 Apple Maps fiasco.

Nokia has taken to Twitter with a small dig at Cupertino, along with an image promoting its HERE Maps and Navigation suite. Read more »

Nokia’s Treasure Tag locator gets pictured

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There’s word of an upcoming accessory from Nokia that pairs with your phone via Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC and lets you locate anything it’s attached to.

Today, pictures of the accessory, called Treasure Tag, have surfaced, giving us a glimpse as to what it’ll look like. Read more »

New Oppo N1 promo videos reveal making-of process

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The just-announced Oppo N1 came out with its fair share of fanfare at its unveiling in China, and the manufacturer has posted a few videos detailing the device.

Both highlight Oppo’s design strategy for its new flagship, with one paying particular homage to its manufacturing process. Read more »

The Nokia Lumia 625 battery test

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The Nokia Lumia 625 arrives as one of the final Lumia smartphones from Nokia, and looks to build on the name set forth by the budget-range Lumia 620.

This time around the device sports a larger display at 4.7-inches, but also features a 2000 mAh battery. With such a hefty battery having to only power a dual-core device, we expected great battery perfomance and the Lumia 625 delivered. Read more »