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Evleaks has an image and specs of the HTC Volantis [UPDATED]

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HTC hasn’t had that much success in the tablet space, but that might change with the rumored upcoming slate from the Taiwanese manufacturer, the Volantis.

Update: It turns out that the image was a hoax. Move along people – nothing to see here. Read more »

Twitter “Buy now” buttons likely marks the arrival of Twitter Shopping

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Twitter could finally be incorporating its long-time-coming Shopping integration, as starting yesterday several tweets with “Buy now” buttons have surfaced.

Although pressing the buttons doesn’t yet do anything, it’s expected that full implementation with Fancy is right around the corner. Read more »

Native folder support likely coming to Windows Phone 8.1

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Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform, which decided to forego separating its applications into folders as part of its “Metro” UI, is apparently willing to reconsider this decision.

Information has surfaced that an upcoming WP8.1 update will add this functionality, which will create a folder tile that can have an unspecified number of apps shortcuts inside. Read more »

Samsung expected to debut Android Wear-powered Gear Live smartwatch at Google I/O

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Google I/O continues to draw near, and the leaks keep coming. The latest involves not just Motorola or LG announcing a smartwatch at the event, but Samsung as well.

Like the Moto 360 and LG G Watch, the alleged upcoming Samsung Gear Live is expected to run on Google’s Android Wear platform. Read more »

LG’s G Watch spotted on Google Play Germany

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The LG G Watch is still flying under the radar but it’s continuing to pop up here and there, making sure we don’t forget it before it gets official. The latest public stunt saw it appear on Google Play’s devices website in Germany for a bit, before getting removed.

While we can take this to mean the watch is real, we already know that, so we’re just going to take as confirmation that Google will be selling it, probably alongside the Moto 360 smartwatch, on its Play website, much like with the Nexuses and Google Play Edition devices. Read more »

Samsung may be looking to purchase Nuance, the company behind S Voice, Siri

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Nuance, the folks behind the Samsung’s and Apple’s in-house voice assistant programs S Voice and Siri, as well as other commercial speech recognition applications like Dragon Naturally Speaking, are set to potentially get bought out by the Korean company.

In anticipation of the potential deal, Nuance’s market cap jumped from a valuation of $5.5 billion to almost $6 billion yesterday. Read more »

Apple CEO Tim Cook not so “hands-on” with iWatch

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Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs was known to be a pedantic perfectionist when it came to the design of his company’s products: he was a very hands-on guy.

CEO Tim Cook doesn’t seem to have this trait, however, as stated in a New York Times profile piece, and that he was more concerned with the “broader implications” of Apple’s products. The article did have some rumors about what this could mean for the iWatch, Apple’s upcoming wearable. Read more »

iOS 8′s split-screen feature demoed on video

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Ever since Apple announced the latest iteration of its mobile OS at WWDC last week, developers are busy perusing all the new features introduced with the iOS 8 beta build – and one that wasn’t.

One clever developer, Steve Troughton-Smith, has discovered that Apple has included code that will enable you to run apps in split-screen mode – and has just demoed the partially-working feature on video. Read more »

Smartwatches infographic tells about the ten-fold growth in the market

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Smartwatches seem to be all the rage at the moment – in hype if not in market value. But the latter is expanding and people seem to be considering them more and more as they progress in features and in style.

When Samsung got into the game with its Galaxy Gear to match and surpassed the Sony SmartWatch series and various fitness-oriented manufacturers like Nike and FitBit we all thought it was a nice but non-polished effort. Now that there are Pebbles and Gear 2 and Gear Fit are out there, the market seems ripe and ready. Motorola’s Moto 360 seems the tech junkie’s dream and all eyes are on Apple’s coming iWatch. But what do the numbers say? Read more »

LG G Watch firmware points to Snapdragon 400 chipset with quad-core Cortex-A7 CPU

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The trickle of information about the LG G Watch continues and not always from official sources – despite having scheduled the smartwatch for a launch next month there are still large parts of its spec sheet that are unclear, including the chipset.

Right from the get go LG unveiled the watch will have 512MB RAM, but a leaked firmware image has offered a wealth of information including a quad-core processor. Read more »

LG’s new G Pad 7.0 gets pictured

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The LG G Pad 7.0, the smallest in the new series of tablets announced by the Korean company at the MedPi trade show earlier this month, has been pictured in France.

The new hands-on images highlight some odd design choices for LG’s tablet lineup, including a relatively thick waistline and an oddly placed microSD slot on the top of the device. Read more »

Specs and pricing details of Surface Pro 3 emerge

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Microsoft has already sent out press invites for a “small” Surface event in New York on May 20. The Redmond giant is more than likely to announce the Surface Mini tablet there and it looks like we might also see the unveiling of the Surface Pro 3. Better yet we have some details regarding the hardware specs and pricing of the alleged tablet right now.

According to a report, the Surface Pro 3 will be up for grabs in five different versions with varying hardware configurations and pricing. Read more »

Split-screen multitasking tipped to arrive on Apple iPad with iOS 8

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According to a report in 9to5Mac, Apple is about to bring split-screen multitasking to the iPad range with iOS 8. The tweak will finally allow iPad users to use two apps at the same a time.

The feature is certain to enhance the productivity credentials of Apple’s slates, especially the full-size ones such as the iPad Air and the iPad 4. Read more »

New Android tablets may be incoming from HP

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Evleaks posted a number of images of HP tablets, though it turns out some of those are already official. Still, there are at least two new tablets among the images, possibly three.

One is very characteristic – a spitting image of the HTC One (M8). It looks quite similar to the HP Slate7 VoiceTab, except the front-facing camera is positioned differently. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Tab S with 2560 x 1600 AMOLED display leaks in detail

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More details on the previously rumored, yet to be announced Samsung tablet with AMOLED display made the rounds online. Set to launch in 8.4” and 10.5” display size, the slate will form a new family of Samsung tablets, dubbed Galaxy Tab S.

As expected, the biggest highlight in the specs of the new Samsung Galaxy Tab S family is the display. Read more »