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Apple iPhone 5s faces the LG G2 and Samsung Galaxy S4 in a specs shootout

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Apple has just revealed its iPhone 5s flagship smartphone and it’s everything that rumors made us expect, really. The company hasn’t redesigned the smartphone, but has made plenty of changes on the inside.

But is it enough? That’s what we will be finding out in the following comparison table. The main rivals of the iPhone 5S come from Korea and they’re the LG G2 and Samsung Galaxy S4. Let’s see what Apple has done with the iPhone 5s in an attempt to stop its melting user base jump over to the Android camp. Read more »

Apple posts first camera samples from the new iPhone 5s

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Apple just announced the new iPhone 5s and bragged about its improved iSight camera. The new unit has a wider aperture (F/2.2 vs. F/2.4 for the iPhone 5) and “15% larger pixels” (1.5µm, up from 1.4µm). Feast your eyes on the first official camera samples from the new iPhone.

By the way, Apple skirted the subject a bit but the camera still shoots 8MP stills. Read more »

Apple iPhone 5s promo videos are out, check them out

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Apple has already released the iPhone 5c promo video, so now it’s turn the Apple iPhone 5s to get the same treatment. As this is the flagship device, we got not one but two videos.

The iPhone 5s is company’s new flagship. It has the same screen and design as the now discontinued iPhone 5, but offers a new A7 chipset with better 64-bit processor and OpenGL 3 graphics. The smartphone also offers a better camera with new True Tone dual-LED flash, new motion sensor and a fingerprint scanner on its Home key. Read more »

Infinity Blade III will be released alongside the iPhone 5s

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At today’s iPhone launch event, Epic Games took the wraps off Infinity Blade III. The third and final installment of the popular iOS gaming franchise will launch alongside the iPhone 5s – it will be available in the App Store on September 18.

Infinity Blade III will make good use of the brand new A7 processor of the iPhone 5s with 64-bit architecture and OpenGL ES 3.0 support. Read more »

Watch the Apple iPhone 5c official promo video

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As usual, Apple has released an official promo video of its newly announced smartphone, and today we got a clip of the iPhone 5c. The phone was announced a few minutes ago along with the iPhone 5s flagship.

The Apple iPhone 5c model is replacing the iPhone 5. It features the same internals, but has a plastic shell though it brings a slightly bigger battery and supports even more LTE bands. It adds a few millimeters around the waist and some extra grams, though. Read more »

iPhoto, iMovie, Pages, Numbers and Keynote apps to be free on all new iOS 7 devices

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Apple iPhoto, iMovie and the iWork suite for iOS will be free for “all new iOS 7 devices”. That’s the exact wording Apple used so it’s unclear if existing iDevice users that qualify for an iOS 7 upgrade will be getting the same kind of treatment or if they will still have to pay for those apps.

Once you get a new iOS 7-running iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, the OS will automatically offer you to download those apps. Read more »

Intel shows off the working of next generation 14nm SoC

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Intel has officially announced its newest SoC, which is the world’s first chipset built on 14nm architecture. At the on-going Intel Developer Forum 2013 event in San Franciso, Intel’s CEO Brain Krzanich showed a functioning laptop that was running on the 14nm Intel SoC.

Brian did not reveal any details about the device, but we got to know that the latest chipsets will start shipping by the end of this year. Read more »

Apple to make their 700 millionth device sale by the end of the month

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Fresh off Apple’s iPhone unveiling event in California, Craig Federighi, Apple’s Senior VP and iOS development leader, announced that Apple expects to reach another sales milestone this month.

According to him, they expect to make their 700 millionth devices all-time sale by the and of September 2013. Read more »

Symantec: 1000 fraudulent apps submitted to the Google Play Store in August alone

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A recently published report by software security company Symantec shows that August has seen a peak of fraudulent apps for Android being submitted to the Google Play Store.

In fact, close to 1,000 scam apps have been published in August alone, which in total have been downloaded “at least” 8,500 times as per Google Play’s own statistic. However, Symantec says that this number is actually close to 10,000 as the statistics aren’t always showing the latest data. Read more »

Dryft keyboard for tablets makes typing easier by tracking your fingers

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A new keyboard interface designed for tablets aims to let you type easier and quicker by automatically repositioning the keyboard under your fingers, wherever they may be on the screen.

This is helpful because you no longer have to locate the row of buttons where you usually rest your fingers on traditional hardware keyboards, allowing you to type more intuitively. Read more »

PayPal announces Beacon, a Bluetooth USB dongle that will accept your smartphone as a hands-free payment method

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Meet the PayPal Beacon, a USB dongle, powered by Bluetooth Low Energy that will await PayPal customers in participating stores, recognize their PayPal identity by pairing to their smartphone’s PayPal app as they walk in and even let them automatically pay for their goods, no hands required.

The first participating stores are Booker, Erply, Leaf, Leapset, Micros, NCR, PayPal Here, Revel, ShopKeep, TouchBistro and Vend, but more are expected to crop up as 100 developers are poised to get the dongle and API early. The PayPal Beacon is expected to become wide-spread starting Q4 of this year. Read more »

Olympus OM-D E-M1 unveiled, brings premium heavy-duty body for $1,399

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Olympus has outed its new Micro Four Thirds camera flagship called E-M1. It brings along a 16.3 MP Live MOS sensor with on-chip phase detection, promising faster focusing. There’s also a new electronic viewfinder, touch-sensitive tilting LCD and rugged body capable of withstanding water, dust and freezing temperatures.

The Olympus E-M1 will become available in October with a body-only price of $1399.99/£1299.99. UK customers that pre-order prior to launch have a chance to get the HLD-7 battery grip for free. Read more »

Google revamps its Gmail for featurephones client

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The fact that featurephones are rapidly losing popularity hasn’t prevented Google from revamping its Gmail application for these phones in order to improve the performance and user experience.

Accordingly, Google is rolling out a new update that brings a new look that’s faster and easier to use. Read more »

Apple iPad 5 shows up alongside iPad 4, confirms iPad mini-like design

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A prototype of the upcoming iPad has suggested that the fifth generation tablet would sport an iPad mini-like design. Shortly after, more leaked images of the alleged back casing of the iPad 5 had also confirmed that the iPad 5 would resemble the existing iPad mini.

Now, we have couple of images, showing the next generation iPad sitting next to its predecessor. Those align nicely with previous rumors, giving even more credibility to those slimmer bezels. Read more »

Oppo releases third N1 trailer, gives us a sneak peak of the unibody precision cutting

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After Oppo teased its upcoming N1 smartphone’s camera in its first trailer and then its aluminum build in the second trailer, it’s now time for the third teaser in the series, which will eventually lead to the announcement on Sept 23.

The video focuses on the precision cut metal body and shows the SIM tray popping out of the production line. It also shows the edges of the phone being chamfered, reminiscing of the iPhone 5 and HTC One. Read more »