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Secret Google deals made Android phones more expensive, lawsuit claims – PCWorld

Friday, May 02, 2014

A lawsuit filed Thursday accuses Google of strong-arming device manufacturers into making its search engine the default on Android devices, driving up the cost of those devices and hurting consumers. The consumer class-action complaint, filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, alleges Google does that by making secret agreements with manufacturers that also require applications such as YouTube and Google Play store to occupy prime real…

Here’s What the iPhone 6 Might Look Like (if the Leaks Are True) – Yahoo News

Friday, May 02, 2014

This fall, Apple is expected to launch a larger, 4.7-inch-screened follow-up to last year’s iPhone 5s. Supposed designs of this “iPhone 6” have hit the Web in the form of alleged schematics and digital renderings based upon those schematics. But that’s old news. Here comes a mocked-up iPhone 6 that you can actually hold. Yes, a physical model, strikingly similar-looking to those leaked image renderings, has popped up on YouTube,…

This iPhone Game Is Just A Bunch Of Simple Text, And People Love It – Huffington Post

Friday, May 02, 2014

In a dark forest, I fill a rickety cart with the sticks that litter the ground. I wheel the cart over a rough path back to my hut and check the traps I’ve left: a few scraps of fur, a handful of strange scales of unknown origin, meat, a few teeth. These are the fruits of my labor. They’ll build waterskins, spears, torches — rudimentary tools that will help me…

Google aims for purity with Android Silver – Computerworld

Friday, May 02, 2014

Computerworld – If you haven’t yet heard of Android Silver — assuming it’s real — that’s because it’s not been officially announced by Google. But recent reports from unnamed sources indicate Google is working to replace its Nexus line of pure Android phones with Android Silver devices sometime in 2015. Nexus has for years been Google’s hedge against fragmentation of pure Android by various manufacturers — including Android bestseller Samsung….

Here’s What the iPhone 6 Might Look Like (if the Leaks Are True) – Yahoo News

Friday, May 02, 2014

This fall, Apple is expected to launch a larger, 4.7-inch-screened follow-up to last year’s iPhone 5s. Supposed designs of this “iPhone 6” have hit the Web in the form of alleged schematics and digital renderings based upon those schematics. But that’s old news. Here comes a mocked-up iPhone 6 that you can actually hold. Yes, a physical model, strikingly similar-looking to those leaked image renderings, has popped up on YouTube,…

Here’s What the iPhone 6 Might Look Like (if the Leaks Are True) – Yahoo News

Friday, May 02, 2014

This fall, Apple is expected to launch a larger, 4.7-inch-screened follow-up to last year’s iPhone 5s. Supposed designs of this “iPhone 6” have hit the Web in the form of alleged schematics and digital renderings based upon those schematics. But that’s old news. Here comes a mocked-up iPhone 6 that you can actually hold. Yes, a physical model, strikingly similar-looking to those leaked image renderings, has popped up on YouTube,…

Android Modders, Your Ultimate Flagship Phone Has Arrived – Wired

Friday, May 02, 2014

Image: OnePlus If you’re into tinkering with your Android device, you’ve probably heard of CyanogenMod. It’s an open source operating system that lets you modify pretty much any aspect of your phone or tablet’s software. Until now, installing CyanogenMod wasn’t for the faint of heart. You had to root your device, wipe the stock operating system, and install the Cyanogen ROM. OnePlus, a brand new startup created by former employees…

How iPhone 5c helps Apple move toward larger new iPhones in the future – Apple Insider

Friday, May 02, 2014

Thursday, May 01, 2014, 11:23 am PT (02:23 pm ET) Feature By Daniel Eran Dilger Apple started 2014 with a diverse lineup of iPods and iPads in multiple sizes, but the company still only makes one form factor of iPhone. Here’s how the company’s iPhone 5c experiment has helped it to develop the operational sophistication needed to produce multiple sizes of iPhone. From one $400 iPod model in 2001 and…

One Route To Middle America For Apple’s iPhone – Forbes

Thursday, May 01, 2014

This heat map of Twitter users shows where Android, represented by scattered green dots, is popular among less-affluent Americans. (Image via MapBox) This heat map recently went viral across the web, confirming a vaguely-held stereotype about the kinds of phones that Americans buy. While iPhone users (marked in red) were concentrated in wealthier, metropolitan areas, Android users (the superimposed green dots — look closely) could be found further afield in suburbs and…

How to Stop Your iPhone from Remembering Everywhere You Go, All the Time – Yahoo News

Thursday, May 01, 2014

You probably know that a lot of iPhone apps log your locations so they can offer directions or geographic-based recommendations. But did you know the iPhone keeps a separate, locally stored history of everywhere you’ve been? Now you do! It’s called Frequent Locations, and as BuzzFeed recently found out, this cache of location info “contains a perfect record of where you’ve been in the last month or so. That includes the…

3 Simple Steps To Improving Your iPhone’s Battery Life – Huffington Post

Thursday, May 01, 2014

We’ve all experienced those moments when you’re about to Instagram the world’s most flattering photo, post truly the wittiest Facebook comment you’ve ever conjured up, or delete an accidental like that totally shows you were stalking someone … and your phone dies. You’re not alone! Smartphones have notoriously terrible battery life. To help you out, here are three steps to make those charges last longer, so you can snap, tweet,…

Should You Buy An iPhone 5s Now Or Wait For The iPhone 6? – Business Insider

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Soldier Knows Best See Also One of the most difficult decisions when it comes to upgrading your phone is whether or not you should purchase the newest model or wait for the next generation to come out. That choice becomes even  harder when you’re dealing with the iPhone, since there seems to be a new rumor about the iPhone 6 every day. For those wondering whether or not you…

3 Simple Steps To Improving Your iPhone’s Battery Life – Huffington Post

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

We’ve all experienced those moments when you’re about to Instagram the world’s most flattering photo, post truly the wittiest Facebook comment you’ve ever conjured up, or delete an accidental like that totally shows you were stalking someone … and your phone dies. You’re not alone! Smartphones have notoriously terrible battery life. To help you out, here are three steps to make those charges last longer, so you can snap, tweet,…

Goodbye Nexus? Google rumored to introduce high-end Android Silver … – Digital Trends

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Google is rumored to be working on the replacement for its long-running Nexus program, and it’s called the Android Silver Project. However, instead of producing low-price smartphones with solid spec sheets and a clean version of Android onboard, Android Silver will consist of range-topping smartphones similar to the Google Play Edition hardware we’ve seen launch recently, where Android takes center stage. The way Google promotes its smartphones could change too….

One Route To Middle America For Apple’s iPhone – Forbes

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

This heat map of Twitter users shows where Android, represented by scattered green dots, is popular among less-affluent Americans. (Image via MapBox) This heat map recently went viral across the web, confirming a vaguely-held stereotype about the kinds of phones that Americans buy. While iPhone users (marked in red) were concentrated in wealthier, metropolitan areas, Android users (the superimposed green dots — look closely) could be found further afield in suburbs and…

3 Simple Steps To Improving Your iPhone’s Battery Life – Huffington Post

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

We’ve all experienced those moments when you’re about to Instagram the world’s most flattering photo, post truly the wittiest Facebook comment you’ve ever conjured up, or delete an accidental like that totally shows you were stalking someone … and your phone dies. You’re not alone! Smartphones have notoriously terrible battery life. To help you out, here are three steps to make those charges last longer, so you can snap, tweet,…

Video: Leak may reveal how incredibly thin the new iPhone 6 will be – BGR

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The new, bigger iPhone 6 is again tipped to be a lot slimmer than its predecessor, with a video from Unbox Therapy suggesting that the iPhone 6’s profile will measure just 6.1mm. Essentially, the iPhone 6 could be almost as thin as the current iPod touch model, which apparently matches a purported iPhone 6 case when it comes to thickness. Unbox Therapy tested the case with the current iPod touch,…

Samsung to jury: You can’t copy iPhone features that aren’t in the iPhone – CNET

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Apple and Samsung are presenting closing arguments in their patent-infringement trial. James Martin/CNET SAN JOSE, Calif. — Samsung didn’t copy Apple’s patents because Google created the technology first and Apple doesn’t even use the specific accused features in the iPhone, attorneys for the Korean electronics maker told a jury here. “It’s true that if you don’t practice a patent, that doesn’t mean you can’t collect damages for it,” Samsung attorney…

iPhone 6 moulds show Apple is working on larger Samsung-style device – Daily Mail

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The images were published by French site Nowhereelse.fr They show a mould with curved edges that’s thinner than the iPhone 5S It is also larger than previous models – hinting further at a bigger screen Rumours claim suppliers are gearing up to begin work on production of a larger screen as early as next month By Victoria Woollaston Published: 03:54 EST, 30 April 2014 | Updated: 05:43 EST, 30 April…

Samsung to jury: You can’t copy iPhone features that aren’t in the iPhone – CNET

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Apple and Samsung are presenting closing arguments in their patent-infringement trial. James Martin/CNET SAN JOSE, Calif. — Samsung didn’t copy Apple’s patents because Google created the technology first and Apple doesn’t even use the specific accused features in the iPhone, attorneys for the Korean electronics maker told a jury here. “It’s true that if you don’t practice a patent, that doesn’t mean you can’t collect damages for it,” Samsung attorney…