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Nokia releases two new cool-looking portable chargers

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Nokia has announced the availability of two new portable mobile chargers – the DT-601 wireless charger and the DC-19 universal portable USB charger.

The DT-601 wireless charger is not actually a charger even though Nokia calls it that, but a wireless charging plate ending up in USB port. It is much smaller than its DT-900 predecessor and will easily fit in pockets. The DT-601 is Qi compatible and you can get it in yellow, cyan, bright red, black and white. Read more »

Here’s how the iPhone 5c is Apple’s cunning move to boost the iPhone 5s sales

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After rumors made it abundantly clear that Apple will be delivering yet another S refresh to its flagship this year, rather than a proper upgrade, yesterday’s event become all about the iPhone 5c for me. I was quite excited to see Apple leave its comfort zone and do a smartphone that’s quite different from anything they have done so far.

As it turns out, though, the modest only upgrade that is the iPhone 5s, was only the second biggest disappointment of the night, with the iPhone 5c turning out to be the most notable consumer-stabbing, sales-serving excuse of a product. I know those are some strong words, which is why I waited with this article to see if the bitter taste in my mouth will go away, but sadly it didn’t.

Let’s get something out of the way first – the iPhone 5c is a pretty good smartphone. It’s fresh looking and adequately powered to be a decent mid-ranger, plus its camera has proved to be good enough for the last-year’s flagship. So how bad can it be? Read more »

Visit the Fort Worth plant where Motorola makes the Moto X

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The Moto X is assembled in the USA , challenging “conventional wisdom”, the experts and so on. Dennis Woodside, CEO of Motorola penned a blogpost explaining how and why Moto did it.

Anyway, you can take a drive to Fort Worth, Texas to see the plant where every Moto X sold in the US is built. I mean “take a drive” with Google’s Street View cars that even went inside the facility. Read more »

Apple stock takes a hammering in the aftermath of iPhone 5s/5c event

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The iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c might be the “most forward thinking” offerings out there according to Apple, but it seems not everyone is so excited about them.

Wall street has been rather disappointed by last night’s event it seems and has reduced the support for Apple’s stock. The Apple shares’ price dropped by 2.28% in the immediate aftermath of the event and have slid a further 5% in pre-market trading today. Read more »

ARM demoes true octa-core processing on the latest Samsung Exynos 5 Octa chip on video

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Just a day after Samsung announced its latest Exynos 5 Octa chipset with ARM’s big.LITTLE architecture, ARM has outed a series of videos that demonstrate how its Heterogeneous Multi-Processing (HMP) actually works.

ARM’s videos outline how the true octa-core implementation of the big.LITTLE architecture works when running apps like QuickOffice and Angry Birds. You can actually see when each of the cores is working and how much load it is currently under. Read more »

Apple’s Touch ID fingerprint sensor not accessible to third party developers

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One of the key new features on the iPhone 5s is the presence of a fingerprint scanner on the Home button, called Touch ID. It essentially remembers your fingerprint and then lets you and only you unlock your phone or make iTunes purchases by simply touching your finger on the Home button.

Turns out, however, those are going to be the only use cases for Touch ID, at least for now. Apple’s Senior Vice President Phil Schiller has revealed that the Touch ID sensor is off limits to third party developers and refused to comment on whether this would change in future. Read more »

Apple announces new docks for the iPhone 5c and the 5s

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Apple has been making docks for the iPhone, iPod and the iPad for a while now. But last year’s iPhone 5 launch didn’t see the release of a corresponding dock, which would have led most people to believe that Apple has given up on the idea.

But turns out, that is not the case. This year, Apple has not one but two docks for both the new iPhones, and they are available for $29 each. The docks are slightly different, with the 5c dock having a bigger slot to accommodate the slightly different shape. By the looks of things it seems you can use the 5c dock with both the 5c and the 5s but the 5s dock can only accommodate the 5s and the older 5. Read more »

Intel unveils its smallest chipset dubbed Quark

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After showing its 14nm silicon running laptop, Intel’s CEO Brain Krzanich has officially announced a new chipset series, dubbed as Quark, which is the smallest Intel has built to date.

The Quark chipsets are said to be one-fifth the size of an Atom SoC and the newest addition is built on an open architecture that is designed to be used in integrated systems. Read more »

Apple iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c start a family war, the HTC One interferes

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The Apple iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c are now official, which makes this the first occasion when we get two iPhones at ones. It was only logical then that we’ll pit them against each other and see who’s who in the new family. The HTC One is also here – firstly, because it couldn’t make it to our other specs shootout, and secondly, because we need a handset to put the two new Apple smartphones in perspective.

This HTC One and the iPhone 5s share a premium aluminum build, but that is where their similarities mostly end. Apple has refused to take the big screen approach with the iPhone 5s, but that’s not really the point of the ‘s’ in its name, is it? Read more »

Watch Apple’s unveiling of the iPhone 5s and 5c on video right here

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Apple didn’t livestream the iPhone 5s and 5c event, there wasn’t even an unofficial stream. However, the company has put up a recording of the whole event so you can experience the excitement of the announcement.

Keep in mind that Apple being Apple, the video requires QuickTime to watch. Read more »

Here are the official casses for the Apple iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s

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Apple has designed its own cases to sell with the upcoming iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s. The iPhone 5c cases are made of silicon and come in six colors – white, red, yellow, green, blue and black.

The iPhone 5c cases surely look unorthodox, though we are not sure those holes at the back will appeal to everyone. As a matter of fact, we believe they only go well with Crocs and we are not sure that’s a compliment, either. Read more »

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 »