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Samsung Edges HTC in Battle of New Android Phones – New York Times

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Apple iWatch rumored for third quarter – CNET

Amazon Fire TV Amazon is ready to battle Apple, Roku, and Google to earn a spot in your living room. Apple iWatch rumored for third quarter – CNEThttp://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&ct2=us&usg=AFQjCNHKpJlmcygREIQwTFt47HBa3pJ5Hg&clid=c3a7d30bb8a4878e06b80cf16b898331&cid=43982371650517&ei=ZxtEU6iTEYeAmAKviwE&url=http://www.cnet.com/news/apple-iwatch-rumored-for-third-quarter/

iPhone 6 Renderings Based on Leaked Schematics Highlight Larger Displays – Mac Rumors

Late last month, a set of alleged design drawings was published by Japanese magazine MacFan, showing dimensions for upcoming 4.7-inch and 5.7-inch iPhone models. It’s not uncommon for us to see design and case leaks in the months leading up to the new iPhone release. In some cases, as with the iPhone 5C, early design leaks turn out to be quite close to the final product, though in other instances they turn out to be inaccurate. Based on those drawings, MacRumors commissioned designer Ferry Passchier to create some full product renderings of the rumored iPhone 6. While these aren’t the first renderings, we asked Ferry to also show how they would compare in size to existing devices such as the Read More

Yes, Apple Knows the iPhone 6 Needs a Bigger Screen – Motley Fool

The current iPhone 5s measures four inches diagonally. But that could change very soon. Source: Apple. Apple‘s (NASDAQ: AAPL  ) investors and consumers have been looking for a bigger iPhone for a while now. Samsung dominates the large-phone category and offers a wide variety of device sizes, but Apple has been conservative, increasing its phone to just four inches when it launched the iPhone 5 last year. But recent documents shared in a trial between Apple and Samsung show Apple knows how important a larger iPhone 6 could be in light of the competition. “Consumers want what we don’t have”In slides obtained by Re/code, Apple showed fiscal 2014 data that points to an Read More

Your gorgeous Android Wear smartwatch will be useless without a smartphone – BGR

Google’s recently announced Android Wear platform for wearable devices has sparked a lot of interest around Google’s vision of what smartwatches should do, especially considering the amazingly designed Motorola’s Moto 360 smartwatch which is based on Android Wear. However, potential buyers and developers may have missed a very important point: just like any other wearables, Android Wear devices will not work as standalone smart gadgets. Thus, a smarter device like a smartphone or tablet will also be needed for Android Wear smartwatches to perform most functions. In a recent video on the Ask a Dev YouTube channel, Android engineer Sagar Seth explains that Android Wear will only allow developers to add support to their existing apps for smartwatches. That means they’ll be able to create Read More

Nokia’s Asha phones get music, photo improvements – PCWorld

Nokia’s newest Asha phones are getting an OS upgrade that adds the company’s free MixRadio music service, camera features and integration with Microsoft’s OneDrive cloud storage service. The Asha 500, 501, 502, 503 and 230, both single and dual SIM (subscriber identity module) variants, will get the software upgrade, the company said Monday. They all run a proprietary OS called Nokia Asha platform. Nokia MixRadio will let Asha users, except owners of the Asha 230, stream music for free based on the artists they pick, but they won’t be able to select specific songs. The MixRadio so-called mixes can be streamed via a data connection or downloaded and stored on the phone for offline listening. The upgrades to the phones’ Read More

Delta Flight Attendants Upgrade to Nokia Lumia 1520 Phablets – PC Magazine

Delta flight attendants are ditching their Nokia Lumia 820 smartphones in favor of something shiny and new. The airline on Monday announced plans to outfit more than 20,000 of its flight attendants with Windows Phone 8.1-powered Nokia Lumia 1520 phablets this fall, replacing the Lumia 820s currently in use. The 6-inch phablet now will serve as their in-flight sales device and manual, and allow for more personalized in-flight customer service. “Delta continues to invest in the latest tools and resources for our flight attendants to provide exceptional service to our 165 million annual customers,” Delta’s senior vice president of in-flight service, Joanne Smith, said in a statement. The airline expects to save more than $1 million in Read More

Samsung Galaxy S5 is a phone with heart – USA TODAY

Samsung Galaxy S5(Photo: Samsung) The way Samsung hawked the many features in prior versions of its Galaxy S series smartphones, you’d think the devices belonged in a circus act: Step right up and see all the tricks your phone can do. However, this wow-the-consumer strategy too often went over the top. Things such as waving your hand to take a call made a neat demonstration, but I don’t know many people who actually answered that way. Not that you could entirely blame Samsung for trying to make its phones stand out against formidable competition. The fact is, along with Apple’s iPhones, the Galaxy phones are the most popular premium smartphones around the world. With the Galaxy S5, which becomes available Read More

iPhone 6 Release Rumors Slow Down iPhone 5S Sales in China – International Business Times AU

<!– Like us on Facebook –> Another reason of the declined sales of iPhone 5S was the availability of iPhone 5 handsets after it was released by two of China Mobile’s larger competitors several months ago. Other carriers also offered discounted iPhone 5 prices to compete with China Mobile. China is one of the biggest markets of Apple’s iPhone. It is also one of the main targets of Apple. Apple was still tight-lipped when it came to the official specs and features of the upcoming iPhone 6. But it was long rumoured the company will release a larger smartphone to enter the phablet category. Early reports cited iPhone 6 will come in two variants – Read More

iPhone 6 on Release Date Will Have These 10 Confirmed Feature Upgrades … – International Business Times AU

<!– Like us on Facebook –> Integrated apps Talks about the iOS 7 last year have suggested that Apple would love the applications found on the App Store to communicate with each other seamlessly. Data sharing between apps would make it easier for users to jump from one iPhone function to another. Or as Gurman puts it – the iPhone 6 cam will shoot a pic and immediately, Facebook or Twitter would pop out to suggest uploading the image. More likely, iOS 8 will finally present this functionality. Automatic message deletion To decongest the iPhone 6 message inbox, iOS 8 will usher an optional setting that will automatically get rid of ancient message exchanges. For Read More