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You can play Fruit Ninja on the Nokia Lumia 930 with a knife – GSMArena.com (blog)

Move over, iPhone 6. Sure, your rumored sapphire display can withstand pretty much anything one throws at it (except a car running it over, as it turns out), but in this regard the Nokia Lumia 930 is no slouch either. Its super-sensitive touchscreen adorned with Gorilla Glass 3 has in fact wonderfully survived an encounter with a knife – which was used to play Fruit Ninja, believe it or not. Video proof follows. So yes, someone thought it a good idea to use a knife (and a sharp one, no less) to operate the Lumia 930′s touchscreen, and what better way to prove that it was all smooth sailing than playing Fruit Ninja with said knife? The Lumia 930′s touchscreen Read More

Apple denies iPhones are ‘a national security threat’ to China – The Guardian

Apple has denied allegations from the Chinese state broadcaster that the location-tracking function of its iPhones poses a ‘national security threat’. Apple issued a response on its Chinese website stating that the firm has never “worked with any government agency from any country to create a backdoor in any of our products or services”. “We have also never allowed access to our servers. And we never will. It’s something we feel very strongly about,” said Apple. Frequent locations could leak state secrets Ma Ding, head of the online security institute at People’s Public Security University of China, reported on Friday via China Central Television – the state-owned television broadcaster – that Apple’s iPhone location functions can collect data and may Read More

Celkon, Intex set to be Google’s new India partners for Android One – Economic Times

NEW DELHI: Low-profile Celkon Mobiles and Intex Technologies are hoping to vault into a higher league by becoming the next set of Indian smartphone vendors to tie up with Google for the search giant’s low-cost smartphone initiative Android One, which is aimed at emerging markets, starting with the South Asian nation. Hyderabad-based Celkon Mobiles has become the fourth Indian vendor to sign a pact with Google for the Android One initiative, after Micromax, Karbonn Mobiles and Spice, while Delhi-based Intex is hoping to seal a deal soon. Taiwanese device company HTC, which is now focusing on emerging markets for growth, is also in talks with Google for a similar tie-up, president of global sales and chief financial officer Chia-Lin Chang Read More

Android takeover might not be welcome – Columbus Dispatch

SAN FRANCISCO — Google has laid out a stunningly ambitious vision for Android, its operating system originally developed for smartphones. Best described as “Android everywhere,” this effort will put the OS in a lot of new places, powering a wide range of consumer devices. Consumers will be able to run the same basic apps whether they have a smartphone, smartwatch or TV — and use Google’s services no matter what kind of gadget they’re on. But it’s worth noting that Google’s not the first tech company with so broad a vision. Since around the turn of the century, Microsoft has had similar designs for Windows. It would run in everything from handheld devices to cars. But Microsoft’s vision foundered; consumers Read More

Apple knows who it is, but Microsoft doesn’t – CNET

Who are you, Microsoft? Microsoft/YouTube screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET When new brooms sweep, the dust flies in the air, its comfort disturbed. Where does it go? Does it fall back down again? Or does it keep going inexorably upward, disintegrating as it seeks a new surface to lie on? The question is worth asking with Microsoft. This week, the company’s new CEO, Satya Nadella, penned 3,100 words of spring-cleaning aimed at motivating his staff and including them in the creation of a better company. He wants them to “question orthodoxy.” “The thing that I’ve found is this hunger for being clear on what is it that is our soul, our core, and that unique contribution and sense of purpose that Read More

Apple Denies China Assertions on IPhone as Security Risk – Bloomberg

Apple Inc. (AAPL) assured Chinese customers that location tracking on its iPhone can’t be used to identify activity of individuals, a day after China’s state-owned television broadcaster said the software poses a security risk. The iPhone function can collect data and may result in a leak of state secrets, China Central Television reported on July 11, citing Ma Ding, head of the online security institute at People’s Public Security University of China. In response, Apple said on its Chinese website that it has never “worked with any government agency from any country to create a backdoor in any of our products or services.” The tracking function is used to speed up applications designed to show iPhone users their own location Read More

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo: Apple’s 5.5-inch ‘iPhone 6’ faces production issues … – Apple Insider

Sunday, July 13, 2014, 03:58 pm PT (06:58 pm ET) Breaking By Neil Hughes Apple’s rumored 5.5-inch “phablet” iPhone model is said to be facing issues with its new in-cell touchscreen panel, as well as color unevenness on the new “iPhone 6” metal casing, which could see the device’s launch pushed back to next year, leaving the smaller 4.7-inch model to debut alone this year, according to one industry insider. “iPhone 6” and “iPhone 6c” concepts by Martin Hajek. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has a respectable track record in revealing Apple’s future product plans, issued a note on Sunday, a copy of which was obtained by AppleInsider. In it, he revealed that while Apple’s 4.7-inch “iPhone 6” is Read More

Possible New, Revolutionary Apple, Inc. Products: iPhone 6, iWatch, and…iHome? – Motley Fool

Apple‘s (NASDAQ: AAPL  ) product pipeline is loaded — maybe even more so than ever before. Not only has the company expressed great confidence in the products it has in its pipeline, but the rumor mill seems to think that Apple could be developing hardware — in not just one, but several new categories, including phablets, wearables, and the “Internet of things.” All of these products have the potential to be completely revolutionary — even the iPhone 6. iPhone 6 concept. Design by Tomas Moyano and Nicolas Aichino. The iPhone 6 is rumored to be launched as a bifurcated lineup, with 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch versions of the device — both larger than the 4-inch iPhone Read More

Nokia Lumia 930 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Review: Both Mobile Phones Have … – BREATHEcast

  Since Microsoft launched its flagship smartphone Nokia Lumia 939, many have been wondering how it will fare against the Galaxy Note 3, the third generation phablet from the South Korean tech titan Samsung. Below is a comparative review of both these next-gen smartphones to help the customer decide which one to purchase. Physical Appearance: Compared to Nokia Lumia 930, Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is obviously bigger as well as thicker. However, both the smartphones have the same weight. According to Samsung, Galaxy Note 3 measures 151.2 mm in height, 79.2 mm in width, and 8.3 mm in depth having a weight of 168 grams. It is available in Read More

Android 4.4.4 Kitkat OS update rolls out for Motorola DROID Maxx, Ultra, and … – ChristianToday

A lot of Motorola users confirmed through the Motorola Feedback Network that the Android 4.4.4 Kitkat OS update are now rolling out on their respective devices. It seemed that the mobile manufacturer skipped the 4.4.3 version of the Android Kitkat and will go directly to Android 4.4.4 Kitkat version. Some of the Motorola handsets that received the latest and final Kitkat update are DROID Maxx, DROID Ultra, and DROID Mini. Aside from the DROID smartphones, Moto E, Moto G, and Moto X users will receive the said update. Currently, the only devices that run with the final version update of the Android Kitkat OS are the Nexus and Google Play Edition devices. The Android 4.4.4 Read More