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Apple iPhone 5 promo video is now up, watch it here

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Apple’s event is now over and the company’s website is finally back up to normal operation. It gave us various specs of the new iPhone 5 and also the video that Apple showed during its presentation, so now you can watch it too.

Check out the video, presented by Jony Ive himself along with other famous Apple employees like Scott Forstall and Bob Mansfield. Read more »

Apple App Store reaches 700K apps, 90% of them get downloaded each month

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The Apple App Store is a force to be reckoned with – it is now the home of 700,000 apps. The fact was confirmed by Tim Cook himself at the iPhone 5 event, which just ended. All those apps don’t feel lonely either, 90% of them are downloaded each month.

An average user has over 100 apps installed on their iDevice. “It’s a revolution. It’s phenomenal,” says Tim Cook. Read more »

Apple’s new dock connector to be called Lightning, will be as fast, too

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The new 9-pin dock connector that Apple is rumored to announce today is going to be called “Lightning”, according to 9to5mac sources.

If the naming rumor turns out to be true, it would fit perfectly in Apple’s naming scheme, as the company is already utilizing Thunderbolt in its latest Macbooks models. Read more »

iOS 6 now features in-app navigation updates, hints at better multitasking capabilities

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A new feature has made its way through iOS 6 that takes advantage of the increased horsepower under the iPhone’s hood.



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More specifically, the latest version of iOS now supports directions from the Maps app to pop-up on top of the screen regardless on which app you happen to be in. Read more »

Android activations surpass 500 million, growth rate keeps increasing

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Exactly one week ago, Google’s Eric Schmidt stepped on stage during Motorola’s On Display event and announced that Android activations had surpassed 480 million. He also confirmed that there were 1.3 million daily activations of new Android devices.

Yesterday, the director of product management for Android, Hugo Barra, confirmed that the platform has shot past the 500 million mark. This means that about 20 million new Android devices have been purchased over the past six days alone, or about 3.3 million per day. Read more »

Sony announces Handycam NEX-VG900 full-frame and VG30H APS-C digital camcorders

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Along with some digital still cameras, Sony also had a couple of new camcorders to announce today. The first of them is the new NEX-VG900, which according to Sony is the world’s first consumer 35mm full-frame interchangeable lens camcorder.

The VG900 uses the same 24.3 megapixel sensor that we saw on the A99. That sensor is big by DSLR standards and enormous when compared to other consumer camcorders by as much as as 40 times. The VG900 is also capable of taking full-frame 24 megapixel still photos in RAW format, just like the A99. Read more »

Sony announces new RX1, NEX-6 and Alpha SLT-A99 digital cameras

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Sony has announced three new cameras, the most exciting of which is the DSC-RX1 that was leaked a couple of days ago. The other two are the NEX-6, the newest member of Sony’s mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras, and the Alpha SLT-A99.

Let’s talk about the RX1 first. As was revealed before, the RX1 packs in a 35mm full frame sensor within a compact camera size body. The sensor is a 36 x 24mm EXMOR CMOS with a resolution of 24.3 megapixels. To go with that sensor, the RX1 has a fixed Carl Zeiss 35mm/f2.0 lens with dedicated focus and aperture rings. Read more »

FIFA 13 demo hits PC and consoles

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The latest iteration of the long-running franchise from EA Sports, FIFA 13, now has a demo available for your latest virtual soccer fix.

The demo lets you play as one of several big name teams, but also showcases some of the features unique to FIFA 13. Read more »

Sony Xperia V to feature sensor-on-lens display technology

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Sony has confirmed that the upcoming Xperia V will feature a special sensor-on-lens technology.

This will allow for a decrease in display thickness, as well as for a more direct touch experience with whatever is being displayed. Read more »

Battery test for the Sony Xperia acro S is complete, here are the results

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The Sony Xperia acro S is a rugged dual-core droid with an IP57 certification, but how tough is its battery? It has a capacity of 1910mAh, which is certainly not bad for a phone with a 4.3″ screen.

With the extra durability the acro S offers, you might be tempted to take it outside the safe confines of the city and go hiking in the woods. Will the battery last you long enough to call for help if anything goes wrong? Read more »

Apple iPhone 5 spotted sitting next to a $3,000 metal case

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Apple’s iPhone 5 event is tomorrow, but this doesn’t stop luxurious gadget Gresso from issuing a newsletter advertising its future premium iPhone 5 case today. The iPhone 5 can be seen lying nonchalantly on the photo next to the case.

Dubbed Gresso Revolution, the case is made of solid titanium, which has been selected for its lightness and rigidity. It’s also scratch- and water-resistant thanks to the PVD coating. Read more »

Apple accuses Polish online food store A.pl for trademark infringement, takes the matter to court

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Apple has decided to sue Polish online supermarket A.pl over trademark issues. According to Polish website Telepolis, Apple has issued a request for the cancellation of the online food store’s trademark rights from Poland’s Patent Office.

The reason for Apple’s discontent is that A.pl’s brand and its sister company’s name logo (fresh24.pl) create a likelihood of confusion and may use Apple’s fame to its advantage. Read more »

Google releases new YouTube app for the iPhone, iPad version arriving later

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We reported last month that Apple will be officially dropping the YouTube application out of iOS with the release of iOS 6 due to the expiration of their license. At the same time Google also announced that they will be releasing their own application for iOS to make up for the loss, and they have.

A brand new YouTube application is now available on the App Store and can be downloaded for free on your iPhone and iPod touch. We decided to try it out and see how it fares. Read more »

Latest Google Drive update for iOS lets you create and edit documents

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When Google released the Google Drive application on iOS, it was a mere shadow of the application available on Android. The most you could do in that application is view all your files and documents uploaded on Drive but the lack of editing made the application fairly useless.

Well, that’s taken care of with the latest update, which brings with it several new features, the big one being able to edit all your documents. You can now tap on your documents and enter a view-only mode but with the tap of the Edit button you can start writing and also get basic formatting options. Read more »

Instagram said to be arriving on Windows Phone

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Instagram broke its iOS exclusivity earlier this year when it arrived on Android. Many expected, or at least hoped, that the Windows Phone version would follow shortly but that did not happen.

However, that does not mean that’s never going to happen. In fact, it might happen sooner than you you’d think. The Verge is reporting that according to their sources, Instagram is coming to Windows Phone. Read more »