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iOS 7 now running on 60% of iGadgets

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It’s been a bit over a week since iOS 7 became officially available to download and install on older iPhones and it has already hit around 60% adoption rate. Only a small part of that is due to newly purchased iPhone 5s and 5c units, as both combined account for around 2% of all iPhones according to Mixpanel.

Mixpanel has iOS 7 adoption at a hair over 62%, having surpassed the dwindling iOS 6 share sometime on September 20 (just a couple of days after release). Read more »

Google turns 15, announces upgrades to its search engine

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Well, Happy birthday Google and Google Search! The search giant (along with its bread and butter) turned 15 this month but showed that it’s not just eating cake and celebrating – there was serious work done before the actual party.

Inside the same garage that spawned it in the far 1998, Google announced its new search algorithm, dubbed Hummingbird, which affects 90% of all searches, says Amit Singhal, senior VP of Google. 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 charges a Lumia 925 using lighting

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So, Apple gadgets are charged with Lightning cables? That’s cute – Nokia uses actual lightning. No really, Nokia has partnered with the University of Southampton for the craziest scientist implementation of wireless charging.

The team managed to get a Nokia Lumia 925 charging from a simulated lightning. Read more »

iPad 5 and iPad mini 2 photos and renders leak

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The iPad 5 and iPad mini 2 leaks are intensifying now that the iPhones are out from under their secretive wraps. The new iPads will reportedly follow the iPhone 5s’s lead and come in space grey, silver and gold.

A couple of new leaked photos show us a peek at the space gray iPad mini 2, while good looking renders imagine what both new tablet will look like in all three color options. 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 »

iPad mini 2 to allegedly have A7 processor, Touch ID and new colors

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Sonny Dickson, known for his proficiency in acquiring and leaking Apple hardware well ahead of time, has managed to get his hands on the upcoming iPad mini 2 and has a lot of things to say about it.

First of all, the iPad mini 2 will have the same A7 processor with the new 64-bit architecture and 1GB of RAM found on the iPhone 5s. It will also have the M7 motion coprocessor, which will allow applications that require access to motion sensors to run in the background without waking up the A7 processor. Read more »

Speedtest.net for Android receives a major update, new features and UI

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The Android version of the popular network speed measuring app Speedtest.net got treated to a major update. The new version of the application, dubbed 3.0.0 brings new features on board, as well as revamped UI.

The new user interface of the app now sports the increasingly trendier “flat” look. Read more »

Has your iPhone 5 or 5c developed a battery drain issue on iOS7? Some of ours have

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Several people in the office along with some of our friends and family experienced a sudden battery drain on their iPhone 5 phones after the iOS 7 update and we noticed the same thing happen to the iPhone 5c (which has virtually the same internals as the iPhone 5). The iPhone 5s has not developed such a problem though.

It’s not just us, people have complained on the Internet that they’ve had the same issue with their iPhone 5/5c units. 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 »

Instagram for iPhone updated for iOS 7

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Instagram has released a new update for the iPhone version of their app, which has been redesigned to go with the new iOS 7 update that started rolling out last week.

The first thing you’ll notice in this update is that the design is now flatter with the gradients being replaced by solid uniform colors. Oddly, though, the camera interface still is the same, with the curved glossy shutter button, not to mention the icon, which is also the same and inconsistent with other iOS 7 icons. Read more »

Hangouts for Android update finally shows online status

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When Google replaced the Talk application on Android devices with Hangouts, they also took away the ability to check if a particular contact was available online, indicated by a small colored dot. Hangouts would occasionally show a green line below a contact name if they are online but that only worked for a handful of frequently contacted users.

The latest update thankfully takes care of this annoyance. Now, you will see a small green icon next to your contact names that indicates if they are online or not. It doesn’t have the same ability to select multiple availability status or a custom status message as Talk but this is better than nothing. Read more »

AT&T will be the exclusive US carrier to offer the Pebble Smartwatch

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AT&T announced that it will be the exclusive wireless carrier to offer the popular Pebble Smartwatch in the United States. The gadget will be available online and in over 500 AT&T stores this Friday, on September 27.

AT&T will be charging $150 for the Pebble Smartwatch. The device is currently in the record books as the most successful KickStarter campaign to date. It works with both iOS and Android devices. Read more »

Apple iPhone 5s is in the house, the hands-on video shows its Touch ID glory

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This is it – Apple’s flagship device for 2013 – the iPhone 5s. The new phone comes to sweep iFans off their feet with a new Touch ID home button, a 15% larger camera sensor, the spanking new Gold color option and a 64-bit Apple A7 processor.

At first glance the iPhone 5s looks identical to the iPhone 5 but when you look closer, you start seeing the differences. There’s a dual LED flash, the Space Gray version replaces the Black one of old (and looks grayer indeed), while on the front the home button now has a sapphire glass-covered sensor with an aluminum ring around it. Read more »

LG G2 for AT&T hands-on

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The LG G2 has been on sale in the United States for a couple of weeks now, so I managed to snag some quality time with an AT&T version of the company’s flagship. The smartphone is offered by AT&T for $199.99 with a two-year contract.

Save for the lack of FM radio, the AT&T LG G2 sports the same specs as its international sibling. Read more »