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HTC shows us what a day with the One could be

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The HTC One is the focus of HTC’s latest infographic, dubbed “One Day with the new HTC One”. This seems to be part of HTC’s new aggressive marketing strategy and is something Samsung and others have been doing for a long time.

Whether you like to blast out music through your phone’s speakers, are a fan of night-time photography or you’re just the typical social networkholic HTC thinks the One can be you new best friend. Read on for the full infographic. Read more »

Skype celebrates the whopping 2 billion minutes a day milestone

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If you’re between 6 and 70 years old then you probably have or are still using Skype’s services for connecting with others on a daily basis. Well Skype is thanking all of you today with a special infographic because the service has reached 2 billion minutes a day milestone.

To put things in perspective (sort of) that means more than 3805 years or around 38 centuries of being connected on Skype, or enough time to walk around the Earth more than 845 times! Read more »

HTC camera guru talks the Ultrapixel camera, says many megapixels are harmful

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HTC’s camera expert, Symon Whitehorn, revealed why the HTC One comes 4 MP camera in a world believing a flagship should have at least a 13 MP sensor.

In an interview with ComputerWorld he talks about the magic number 4 and how it came to be, the benefits of OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) and addresses the issues some early HTC One units had with noise and processing. Read more »

Quickoffice editing for Google Apps for Business subscribers no longer exclusive to iPad, hits iPhone and Android

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Google, owner of Quickoffice, now lets users with Google Apps for Business use Quickoffice for editing docs on any Android smartphone and the iPhone. Previously, the editing functionality was available only for Google Apps for Business subscribers with iPads only so it’s good to see Google expanding.

As before Quickoffice is able to find and work with Google Drive documents and then let you save them into your Drive on iOS. Once you’ve signed in with your Google Apps for Business account in Quickoffice you’ll get the standard “Shared With Me”, “Starred”, “Recent” and any subfolders. Read more »

iFixit does its thing on the HTC One, exposes all its secrets

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If ever there’s a phone in need of a teardown the iFixit team is ready for action. This time the crew disassembled the HTC One and found that it’s no picnic.

The One ended up with a bad grade for repairability but received good marks for build quality and durability. We get to see the Snapdragon 600 CPU, the 4 “Ultrapixel” camera, inside the sweet looking unibody and those stereo speakers at the front. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. HTC One vs. Apple iPhone 5 display test confirms AMOLEDs can finally do accurate colors

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The guys over at HI-TECH@mail.ru decided to go all scientific about screens and put the Samsung Galaxy S4′s 5″ 1080p Super AMOLED against the 4″ Retina of the Apple iPhone 5 and the 4.7″ Super LCD3 1080p display of the HTC One.

The review involved quite a few number of tests – from color reproduction, brightness, gamma, sharpness, viewing angles, the lot. And although a clear winner isn’t appointed your personal victor can be chosen based on the stuff you value the most. Read more »

Here goes the Samsung Galaxy S4 hands-on video

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We’ve been enjoying the company of the Samsung Galaxy S4 for a while now and we finally managed to convince it to pose for a quick video for our camera.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 is a really impressive device that manages to top just about every smartphone in the world where it counts. Compared to the HTC One it features a larger 1080p Super AMOLED display, a higher-res 13 MP camera of great quality, expandable storage, bigger battery, a higher-clocked Snapdragon 600 CPU (or the Exynos 5 Octa with 4 Cortex-A15 cores inside) and manages to pull it off in an body that’s actually smaller. Read more »

TheDogHouseDiaries gives you its take on the future of smart watches

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Rumor has it that Apple is working on its own smart watch, which will reportedly be dubbed iWatch.

Well the TheDogHouseDiaries has posted a comic, which gives a fun look at the mobile space right now. Read more »

Facebook rolls out free calling on Messenger for iOS to the UK

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Back in February, Facebook launched free calling through its Messenger for iOS app in the US and Canada.

Today, the company is expanding its VOIP service to the United Kingdom, as well. Read more »

Apple design teams get closer, working on flat iOS design

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Sources close to Apple are suggesting that the hardware and human interface (software) design teams at Apple are getting closer and more involved in each others’ work.

It’s more evident now that pushing Scott Forstall out of Apple is working wonders in terms of increasing collaboration between Apple’s hardware and software teams. Allegedly Ive is currently pushing a more “flat design” into iOS’s next build. Read more »

Eric Schmidt on Google Now for iOS: “You’ll need to discuss that with Apple”

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So it’s not a pipe dream after all – Google Now for iOS may even be in the works. At the Big Tent summit in India Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt was asked point blank when could we see Google Now on the iPhone and had this to say – “You’ll need to discuss that with Apple”, “Apple has a policy of approving or disapproving apps that are submitted into its store, and some of them they approve and some of them they don’t,”.

Although skillfully avoiding giving a direct answer to the question Schmidt didn’t dismiss it entirely giving this blogger the idea that just like it did with Gmail, Maps, Drive and Chrome, Google intends to push its Now service over to iOS. Read more »

Newly-released iOS 6.1.3 patches Evasi0n jailbreak, you might be better of with the vulnerable passcode lock

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If you’re currently jailbroken thanks to Evasi0n you might want to steer clear of that iOS 6.1.3 update as it patches one of the exploits the jailbreak tool uses.

So if you update not only will you lose your jailbreak but as team Evad3rs dev-member David Wang (Planetbeing) says you might need to wait a long time before a new exploit is found and jailbreak is available again. Read more »

Tojan virus injects ads in OS X browsers, pretend Facebook ads on Windows

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A new trojan virus by the name of Trojan.Yontoo.1 has been discovered and has been confirmed to be harmful to both OS X and Windows machines. The virus prompts you to install an adware plugin on Mac, which injects unwanted ads into Safari, Firefox and Chrome.

Symantec also found the Yontoo virus to be effective on Windows machines targeting pretty much every version of the Microsoft OS, except for Windows 8. The virus issues ads on Windows which pretend to be coming from Facebook. Read more »

iCloud tops Cloud Media Services in the US for the fall with 27%

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According to a survey by Strategy Analytics which was gathered by data collected last fall Apple’s iCloud is the most popular cloud service in the US.

27% of those surveyed who use a cloud service have tried iCloud in US with Dropbox and Amazon Cloud Drive in second and third with 17& and 15% respectively. Read more »

Here’s an infographic on the Samsung Galaxy S line, up to number 4

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Since its arrival last week the Galaxy S4 has been all the rage, easily topping our website’s daily interest chart and being all over the tech-oriented web.

But the guys over at Toptienmobiel.nl decided to take a look at the roots of the flagship, down to the first Samsung Android flagship – the Galaxy S. Read more »