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85 million people use Apple’s iCloud

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In a little over 3 months, more than one person in a hundred now uses Apple’s cloud-sync service.

That’s more people on iCloud than the total sales of iPhones, iPads, iPods or iMacs combined, during that same period. Read more »

Samsung reports quarterly earnings, earns a record $42 billion in revenue and $4.7 billion in profits

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Samsung has releasing report of its Q4, 2011 earnings and the numbers are very impressive. For starters, the company earned 47.3 trillion Korean won (US$42 billion) in revenue and 5.3 trillion Korean won (US$ 4.7 billion) in profits.

Samsung’s mobile division saw a strong growth of 54 percent compared to last year, helped no doubt by the popular Galaxy S II, with 17.8 trillion Korean won (US$15.2 billion) coming from it. Unfortunately, Samsung hasn’t released sales figures so we have no idea about, say, the number of smartphones sold in the last quarter. Read more »

Nvidia: 3D graphics could lead to angrier birds

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Recently, an Nvidia representative went on record, saying that Angry Birds looks could use a visual makeover for its next iteration.

Rovio’s breakout hit may be on the way to receiving a 3D graphics engine upgrade. Read more »

Microsoft working on Xbox Live games for Android and iOS?

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Xbox Live is one of Microsoft’s fastest growing divisions; could a full-fledged Xbox Live Marketplace app be in the works for 2012?

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When asked about mobile OS gaming, a Microsoft spokesman stated that they would be working on bringing Xbox Live games to other mobile platforms besides Windows Phone. Read more »

Samsung tears the Galaxy Note to pieces, saves iFixIt the effort

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Normally, it goes like this – a cool product enters the market and the crafty guys from ifixit take its shiny new body to pieces and expose every chip hiding inside. Well that didn’t happen with the Samsung Galaxy Note, so the Koreans took it upon them to perform the task.

Samsung has provided detailed descriptions of all the important Galaxy Note functional elements. You should keep in mind that what we have here is the US version of the Note, featuring a Qualcomm chipset and LTE, instead of Exynos and HSPA+. Read more »

Fan-made Sony Ericsson Xperia music video will warm your heart

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Fans of the Sony Ericsson brand gather around, because now you’ve got yourself a theme song on which to cheer your beloved phones.

Well-known Xperia fan and YouTube user Domothy85 has created a third music video to celebrate the Sony Ericsson Xperia line-up and who knows, maybe attract new Xperia owners. The lyrics are really catchy and combined with the New Jagger melody by Maroon 5 it could really be worthy for your daily music playlist. Read more »

Samsung I9103 Galaxy R completes the battery test course, can it beat the I9100 Galaxy S II? [TEST]

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The Samsung Galaxy R is wiping the sweat from its brow as it just finished our battery test. We were curious to see how it will stack up against the Galaxy S II, but we’ll compare it to the other phones we’ve tested as well.

The SC-LCD screen should handle web pages better (since they are predominantly white, not a good scenario for AMOLEDs) and the chipset is clocked 200MHz lower, which might give the Galaxy R a crucial advantage when it comes to battery performance. Let’s find out. Read more »

Apple posts its highest quarterly revenue and earning figures, sells a truckload of iPhones, iPads and Macs

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There will be much celebration going on in 1, Infinite Loop, Cupertino right now and rightly so because the company just posted its highest quarterly revenue and earnings figures ever along with record-breaking iPhone, iPad and Mac sales.

Apple posted a record quarterly revenue of $46.33 billion and record quarterly net profit of $13.06 billion, or $13.87 per diluted share, which is up by almost 50 percent over last year’s quarter. Apple also generated over $17.5 billion in cash flow during this quarter and their total bank balance now sits at a lofty $97.6 billion in cash. Read more »

A new unofficial ROM lets you taste the MIUI flavor of Ice Cream Sandwich on your Galaxy S II

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Those of you that are eager to take Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for a spin on their Samsung Galaxy S II just got another option. In addition to flashing the leaked Samsung beta ICS ROM (which we tried), you can now try the ICS-based latest version of the MIUI ROM.

The unofficial release is said to be quite stable and ready to do the job as your everyday ROM. Of course, MIUI comes with a heavily customized interface, so if you are a fan of the stock ICS looks you probably don’t need to bother with this one. Read more »

Samsung keeps the ad war going – adds two more videos to its arsenal

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Samsung continued its controversial (but admittedly rather funny) promo campaign of the Galaxy S II with a couple of new videos.

Just like the previous ads that we covered, these two take a dig at the die-hard Apple fans, who seem to be so detached from the world, that they would prefer spending hours in queues and even camping in front of the store, instead of getting an obviously superior product like the Galaxy S II. Read more »

Motorola launches DROID RAZR MAXX promo video, promises all-day, all-night battery life with 4G [VIDEO]

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4G phones are (in)famous for their less than stellar battery life. Motorola seems to understand this very well, which is why they announced the DROID RAZR MAXX at the CES with a massive 3,300 mAh built-in battery.

Now they have launched a new promo video, that boasts about this outrageous battery capacity. Motorola is promising the longest battery life on any 4G LTE smartphone, that will supposedly last all-day, all-night. Motorola is also taking a jab at other smartphones in the video that die an untimely death when their battery runs out. Just curious though, Motorola, do these other phones include your own as well?

Anyway, enough talk. You can find the video below. Read more »

AT&T now offering Pantech Element tablet and the Pantech Burst phone for $249 on contract

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AT&T customers willing to pick up a new two-year agreement can get the Pantech Burst along with the Pantech Element tablet for $249.

The Element, geared towards the lower pricerange of the tablet sector, nevertheless boasts specifications that are nothing to be ashamed of. Read more »

Get iOS 5 on your older generation iPhone…kinda

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A new custom firmware called Whited00r lets you install portions of iOS 5 on older iPhone models.

Whited00r brings a few modern improvements to the older iOS 3 and iOS 4 platforms to match the latest developments of iOS 5. Read more »

Nokia Lumia 710 competes in our battery test, here are the results [TEST]

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The Nokia Lumia 710 just finished our battery test course and we guess you’re all very curios to see how it did compared to the Lumia 800. The 710 has a smaller battery (1300mAh vs. 1450mAh) and a different screen, which will have a major effect on the results.

Then again, when we tested the 800 it still hadn’t received it’s battery fix update from Nokia, so things might get pretty close. Read more »

Meet the Samsung Galaxy R in our unboxing and quick hands-on [VIDEO]

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Guys, meet the Samsung Galaxy R I9103, a value-oriented version of the Galaxy S II. But don’t rush into thinking that being cheaper than its bigger brother makes the I9103 a tripped horse.

The box certainly looks the part designed in stylish black with minimalist branding and hints that the phone inside is just as good-looking. Read more »