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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Rose Gold White, Rose Gold Black and Merlot Red hands-on

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The Mint Green Galaxy Note 3 Neo wasn’t the only new color flavor we found at the Samsung Forum 2014 in Bali. The original Galaxy Note 3 phablet had no less than three new paintjobs showcased – the Rose Gold White, Rose Gold Black and Merlot Red.

While the red Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is the actually the only new base color, the accent Rose Gold editions deserve our attention as well. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo Mint Green hands-on

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The recently released Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo was announced as the spiritual successor to the Galaxy Note II, except with the redesigned back panel introduced with the Galaxy Note 3.

Live from the Samsung Forum 2014 in Bali, we’ve been able to get our hands on the latest nifty new Mint Green color variant. Read more »

Xperia Z1 Compact has a plastic back, Sony confirms

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Sony Xperia Z1 Compact may look and feel like its bigger sibling, but as it turns out there is a subtle but important difference in the build of the two.

Some users have previously pointed out that the Xperia Z1 Compact rear may be actually made of plastic instead of “durable tempered glass” as its white paper claims. Well, this is indeed the truth – the Z1 Compact back is plastic. Read more »

Samsung unwraps new LED flash modules, Galaxy S5 to use one of them

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Samsung has officially announced its new camera flash LED unit, which it intends to use in future smartphones and tablets. The company has confirmed that one of them find its way in the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S5 flagship later this month.

The new LEDs in question include two reflector-integrated flash LED packages, plus a flip-chip flash LED, as well as two side-view LEDs. Read more »

Lava Iris Pro 30 review

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Lava launched its new line of smartphones under the theme of “Art meets Smart” a few days ago. With the new venture the company has promised to deliver high-end smartphone experience at an affordable price tag.

The first smartphone in the new line up is the Iris Pro 30, which comes with a quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex A7 CPU along with PowerVR SGX544 GPU on a MediTek MT6589 chipset. Read more »

IE11 update will remember passwords, WP8.1

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In addition to the plethora of new features and improvements that Windows Phone 8.1 will bring to the table, a more detailed digging into the SDK of the OS unveiled that Internet Explorer will also receive the option to store passwords.

This undoubtedly comes to a big relief to Windows Phone users, who are forced to type their passwords each and every time under the current version of WP. Read more »

First ad for Nokia Lumia Icon flaunts its audio recording capabilities

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Nokia officially announced the Nokia Lumia Icon, a.k.a. Icon, and the first teaser videos are out. By the looks of it, Nokia is still touting its quality audio recording feature by comparing it to the Galaxy S4.

Check out how clearly the Lumia Icon can pick out voice in the midst of revving hot-rod engines. Read more »

Cool renders show what the HTC M8 might look like

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We’ve seen the HTC M8 (the HTC One’s successor) star in plenty of leaks but they all have something in common – low quality photos. XDA-Developers user hamdir collected all leaked photos and created beautiful renders of the M8.

Some of the things are dubious – like the second camera. The images that showed it were called out as fakes by an HTC regional director, but there are plenty of leaked images that feature a second opening above the camera (including back covers). Read more »

Windows Phone 8.1 SDK promises a ton of updates

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The Windows Phone 8.1 SDK has leaked and it brings a bevy of software updates and added features.

The new layout looks like a bit like a combination of Windows RT and Windows Phone; the lines are blurring between the two platforms. Read more »

Samsung on the fence about price of Galaxy Gear 2

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Samsung is carefully deciding what the price of their next Galaxy Gear line is going to be.

It will be an especially important decision for the Korean Manufacturer since Apple has its own line of wearable devices in the works. Read more »

Google toying with cards-style YouTube Mobile browser UI

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If there’s one thing that persisted from Palm’s Web OS, it’s the “cards” feature that was so highly touted, and praised, from the now dead operating system.

It seems like Google is testing a cards-centric approach to their mobile YouTube web application. Big G is also playing with the idea of adding in a slide-out side drawer. Read more »

KitKat-based Cyanogen CM 11 M3 now available for download

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The development of CyanogenMod 11 is going strong and as of today M3 releases are available for download, bringing us one step closer to reaching Release Candidate status.

Built on top of Android 4.4 KitKat, CyanogenMod 11 is slowly but surely crawling to a large number of devices. The CM 11 M3 snapshots are already available for the Google Nexus 5 and 7 (2013) as well as the LG G2. Read more »

Flappy Bird to fly away

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Love Flappy Bird? Well we’ve got some sad news: turns out the game’s developer, Dong Nguyen, is taking the popular new title down.

He tweeted the information, which indicates that the game will be pulled offline tomorrow. Read more »

Here’s what a big screen iPhone 6 could look like

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Sadly, there’s not much truth to this story, but it’s always cool to look at concepts of what might be. It’s especially cool when dealing with flagships – the phones that will shape the mobile landscape in the future year.

This time we’ve got two concepts of an Apple iPhone 6, built around rumors of bigger-screened iDevices we heard recently. Both rumors suggest a 4.7″ and 5.7″ iPhone, but in these concepts we get a 4.7″ and 5.5″, both of 326 ppi sharpness thanks to their respective 750 x 1338 and 878 x 1568 resolutions. Read more »

Apple has huge Saphire crystal factory, possibly for making iPhone displays

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There were some reports last year about Apple opening a Sapphire Crystal furnace factory in Arizona.

It turns out that the Cupertino-based tech giant is pushing hard to get the factory up and running as soon as possible. So why the rush from Apple? Read more »