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Apple to have negative income growth for the first time since 2003, analysts say

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For the first time since 2003 Apple might report negative income growth, according to an analyst survey conducted by CNN Fortune.

Every single analyst that took part in the survey believes Apple will report a lower income for Q2, 2013 (ending in March – the company has a shifted fiscal year) compared to the same period last year. Analyst company Thomson Financial estimates Apple’s earnings per share (EPS) for the fiscal second quarter will stand at $10.18, compared to $12.30 in Q2 2012. Read more »

Google+ app update brings photo filters and updated UI

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Google has updated the mobile app for Android and iOS and introduced some new UI changes along with added features. One of the first major updates is the introduction of new image filters. Yes, Google+ now joins the ranks of countless social networking apps that let you add gaudy filters to your images before posting them.

The image filter option is thanks to the recent acquisition of photo editing application Snapseed. Although the editing options in the Google+ aren’t as comprehensive as in the Snapseed app there are a ton of filters for you to choose from. Interestingly, the photo filters are only available in the iOS version of the Google+ app. Read more »

Nexus 7 is now available for purchase from the Google Play Store in India

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The ASUS made Nexus 7 slate has officially made its way to the Google Play Store in India. Users can currently order the 16GB version of the tablet from the freshly popped up “devices” section of the market for everything Google.

The 7″ tablet is priced at Rs. 15,999, which is a smidge below $300. Read more »

Will the Galaxy S4 offer 1080p@60fps video recording? Qualcomm says yes

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The Snapdragon 600 version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 might have another ace up its sleeve that we didn’t know about so far. The Qualcomm-powered version is reportedly going to boast 1080p video recording at 60fps, which will be a first in the smartphone world.

Update: It turns out that it was a mistake on Qualcomm’s side. The company got in touch with us to confirm it.

This was mentioned as one of Samsung’s flagship key features in the chipmaker’s press release, issued after the Galaxy S4 announcement. However, the Galaxy S4 unit which we have in in our office, doesn’t offer such functionality, despite its Snapdragon chipset. So what is the truth? Read more »

Android 4.2.2 to be the last for Galaxy Tab 2 lineup, Samsung does test on first-gen Tabs too

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Android 4.2.2 will be the last update for Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 2 lineup. The slates have started their lifecycle on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, then were updated up to 4.1 Jelly Bean and now they will be getting their last major firmware upgrade with the 4.2.2 version.

The update rollout for those devices should be completed by the end of September this year. 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 »

BlackBerry Z10 gets its first teardown

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The newest flagship device from BlackBerry, the Z10, was released last month alongside the company’s brand new BlackBerry 10 OS.

Now that the device is finally available in a large number of markets, iFixit, the people that just love seeing what makes gadgets tick, give us a look at what’s under the hood of the latest BlackBerry. Read more »

HTC drops “Quietly brilliant” slogan, to adopt a more aggressive marketing strategy

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HTC’s chief marketing officer Benjamin Ho will ditch the company’s current “Quietly Brilliant” slogan for a “bolder” tagline.

In an interview with the Wall Street Journal Ho said HTC will be adopting a more aggressive marketing strategy as it’s time for things to change. He added that HTC “has a lot innovations but we haven’t been loud enoughRead more »

Here is the Sony Xperia Tablet Z EU pricing

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Sony is about to launch the Xperia Tablet Z in mid-April worldwide. The slate is going to be available in three flavors – 16GB Wi-Fi only, 32GB Wi-Fi only and 16GB with LTE.

The 16GB and 32GB model pricing is close in most EU countries, while the price of the LTE-capable Sony Xperia Tablet Z tends to vary quite a bit. Read more »

The latest security flaw in Sony Xperia Z allows you to bypass its passcode lockscreen in few simple steps

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The software glitches in iOS 6.x devices, Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Samsung Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note II and few other Samsung Galaxy devices had allowed the users to bypass the lock screen of their devices. Now, a latest security flaw in Sony Xperia Z allows you to bypass its lock screen in few simple and easy steps.

Scott Reed, a tech enthusiast, who has recently purchased a Sony Xperia Z smartphone, has managed to bypass the lock screen of the device with ease. The method involves few simple steps and allows you to gain full access to the device. 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 »

Steve “Cyanogen” Kondik leaves Samsung, praises the Galaxy S4, but hates TouchWiz

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Steve “Cyanogen” Kondik, the leading man behind the popular CyanogenMod, joined Samsung in mid-2011 but now, less than two years later, he left the company. He had spent some “quality time” with the new Galaxy S4 and had some words to share about it.

For one, he seems to be a fan of the device, saying in a Google+ post that it “blows the competition out of the water” and feels more solid than the Galaxy S III he loves and uses every day. What he had to say about TouchWiz was less pleasant. Read more »

Mailbox reaches 1 million reservations in six weeks

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Mailbox, the recently launched third-party email client for iOS devices has already managed to achieve more than 1 million reservations in just six weeks of availability.

To celebrate Mailbox, which is considered as one of the best alternatives to the native email app, has announced a new update for the app and the update is currently available in the App Store. Furthermore, the Mailbox team is said to be working on a new office with Dropbox. Read more »

BlackBerry 10 will take over your smartphone’s screen in a bid to keep its maker relevant

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BlackBerry is set to employ an aggressive attempt to gain traction in today’s ultra-competitive market. The Canadian company’s latest BlackBerry 10 OS will briefly take over the display of your iPhone or Android handset in a series of full screen ads.

Developed by advertising giants BBDO and Razorfish, the ads will showcase some of BlackBerry 10′s key features as if the OS runs directly on your smartphone. Read more »

Windows Blue early build leaks, shows us some of the new features

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A new build of the next update to Windows 8, codenamed Windows Blue, has been leaked on the internet. Build 9364 introduces quite a few changes and improvements to the existing Windows 8 and would make living with Microsoft’s newest operating system that much more easier.

One of the changes in Blue is addition of two new sizes for the live tiles. You can now have tiny, icon sized tiles, similar to the ones introduced in Windows Phone 8, as well as a giant new square tile that is twice the size of the previous largest tile. The theme settings have also been updated, with finer control over the color of the desktop background. Read more »