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Analyst thinks a cheaper iPhone will launch ahead of the 5S in five different color options

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There’s a lot of talk about Apple introducing a cheaper iPhone (even if Phil Schiller said no) and analyst Brian White thinks Cupertino will also break it’s black and white color scheme to introduce 5 color options on the “iPhone mini”.

There’s some evidence that Apple will introduce a third color option for its iPhone flagship, so colors might be on Jony Ive’s mind. Also, the iPod touch (an iPhone without the “phone”) does come in five different colors. Read more »

Gigabyte outs Intel Haswell-powered gaming laptops

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Gigabyte outed a pair of gaming laptops today, each featuring the latest 4th generation Intel Core i7 quad-core processor.

The P27K and P25W are aimed at performance enthusiasts looking to get the most out of their mobile systems, and the latter can support up to 24GB of RAM! Read more »

Modern Combat 5 coming to E3 and then off to iOS and Android

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Modern Combat is an extremely popular Gameloft title that already has 4 great installments readily available in the Apple App Store and Google Play store so naturally we’re thrilled to see a trailer of the upcoming Modern Combat 5.

It’s little over a minute long and portrays the upcoming improved graphics, pioneering gameplay like riding (and shooting from) helicopters and speedboats with the whole ordeal based in a modern-day Venice-vibe town. Read more »

Nokia Conference beta app gets updated, makes it easier for Lumia-packing business people to join calls

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Windows Phone aims to be business friendly and it’s apps like Nokia Conference that make it so. The app is still in beta, but it’s getting closer to proper release – it’s currently at v0.9.5. The app takes out the hassle of joining a conference call, on a WP8-running Lumia it’s as easy as saying “conference join.”

The phone will figure out what call it needs to join based on your schedule. With the latest update, the app can handle recurring calls too, not just ones you got an invite for. Conference also integrates with Microsoft Lync and will launch the app automatically if your company uses it. Read more »

IDC predicts smartphones sales in 2013 to grow by 32.7% over 2012

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IDC has issued a report in predicting that in 2013 global smartphones sales will reach 958.8 million units. That’s a growth of 32.7% compared to last year smartphone shipments which accounted to 722.5 million units.

As a result of this growth, 52.2% of all mobile phone shipments will be smartphones. This effectively makes 2013 the first year in which smartphone shipments surpass those of feature phones, if only by a four of percent points. IDC believes this trend won’t stop soon as user demand for handheld devices is growing both in the developed and emerging markets. Read more »

Madfinger Games announces Dead Trigger 2

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Madfinger Games’ first attempt at a first person zombie shooter was pretty successful, judging by the 18 million downloads across iOS and Android. Now they have announced a successor in the form of Dead Trigger 2, which takes a slightly new direction with gameplay and also features improved visuals over its predecessor.

Unlike Dead Trigger, which was just a single player game, Dead Trigger 2 is actually a massively multiplayer online first person shooter. This means that you will be playing besides hundreds of other players in a common world against a common enemy. Read more »

Stock Android keyboard is now available in the Google Play store

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Google’s stock Android keyboard is now officially available in the Play store as a standalone app. The keyboard is available for free for users of devices running Android 4.0 and up.

Naturally, the Google Keyboard app promises a Nexus typing experience. Read more »

Jetpack Joyride makes its way to Windows Phone 8

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The wildly popular mobile game Jetpack Joyride made a landing to yet another mobile OS. This time around, the game became officially available for Windows Phone 8.

Fans of Barry Steakfries using WP 8 smartphone can now download the game from the Windows Phone store. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 battery life test is done, results are inside

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The Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 is a big device, no question about it, it even makes the Galaxy S4 look compact. We already have a feel for the Mega 6.3 from its preview and we’re working on a full review. But before that’s done, we have to ask – does the battery live up to the “mega” monicker?

We’ve seen great battery efficiency from dual-core Snapdragon chipsets and the 3,200mAh battery has plenty of juice. So, it all comes down to the screen – and what a screen it is, it measures 6.3″ in diagonal and its surface area is only 23% smaller than a 7″ tablet (assuming a 16:10 screen for the tablet, like the Nexus 7). Read more »

iOS 7 appears in GFXBench database ahead of release

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The anticipated iOS 7 release has been long in the making, and back in April it was reportedly even behind schedule, with some Apple engineers being moved from work on OSX 10.9 to work on Apple’s mobile platform.

It seems that things are one step closer to becoming a reality, as a supposed iPhone 5 running iOS 7.0 has appeared in the results database of the popular GLBenchmark benchmarking utility. Read more »

Microsoft gives us the first official video of the new Windows 8.1

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Microsoft has uploaded a 4-minute video giving you a first look of the upcoming update for Windows 8 dubbed Windows 8.1

The video demonstrates just a handful of the new features and customization options and the issues Microsoft has fixed. Read more »

ASUS CEO Jerry Shen teases the MeMo Pad FHD 10 LTE

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ASUS CEO Jerry Shen has teased the company’s yet-to-be announced Android tablet at a Qualcomm Keynote at Computex 2013. The ASUS executive also revealed the presence of Snapdragon chip along with an LTE radio inside the tablet.

The mysterious tablet is said to have a full HD display and given the looks of the slate, it might well be a LTE variant of the recently announced MeMo Pad FHD 10. Read more »

Sony unveils 11.6″ and 13.3″ Vaio Pro laptops and the new Vaio Duo 13

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A deluge of new laptops hit after Intel announced its next generation Core processors and Sony unveiled the spiritual successor of the Vaio Z (and P to some extent), the Vaio Pro, plus a new Vaio Duo.

The Sony Vaio Pro comes in 13.3″ and 11.6″ versions, both targeting “lightest laptop with touch, ever” for their respective sizes, thanks to a carbon fiber build. The big one weighs 1,060g, while the small one tips the scale at just 871g. Read more »

Google Glass update brings HDR photography and captions for sharing

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Google has released a new update for Google Glass, which should make one of the most popular uses of the device an even better experience. First up is HDR photography. Now when you take a picture with your Google Glass, the device will take multiple photos at different exposures and then combine them to create an image with greater dynamic range. This will allow you to see more details in the bright as well as dark areas of the shot that are otherwise not possible with a single exposure shot.

The other feature being added is the ability to add captions to your pictures before sharing them. Now, once you are done taking your picture, you will see an option to add a caption. Select it and then simply speak your caption and it will be added to your photo.

You can check out more samples of HDR images taken with Google Glass in the link below.

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Apple releases OS X 10.8.4 update with iMessage bug fix and Safari 6.0.5

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Apple has released an update for OS X, which brings the version number to 10.8.4. The latest update brings quite a few bug fixes, particularly to the Messages app and also a new version of Safari.

One of the key fixes in this update is to iMessage. The Messages app on OS X has a horrible habit of occasionally showing messages out of order, especially when communicating across multiple devices. Suddenly in the middle of the conversation, it would start showing previous messages, which stayed until you restarted the app. The new update aims to fix that problem. Read more »