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Another report predicts Apple’s ‘iPhone 6’ will see Sept. 19 launch – Apple Insider

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 05:23 am PT (08:23 am ET) By Neil Hughes In what is likely just an educated guess, yet another rumor claims that Apple will launch its next-generation iPhone on Friday, Sept. 19, which would be about one year after the debut of the iPhone 5s. Source: nowhereelse.fr What to expect: ‘iPhone 6’ rumors Larger screen, thinner design Two new sizes: 4.7″ & 5.5″…

Google Overhauls Android With L Developer Preview – Mashable

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

At Google I/O on Wednesday, Google unveiled the newest version of Android called L. This is Google’s most ambitious update to Android yet; it’s a complete reinvention of Android’s UI design. Taking elements from iOS 7 and Windows Phone 8, L features new colors, new notifications and brand new design guidelines. See also: 25 Other Names Google Considered for Android L Matias Duarte, the head of Android design at Google,…

Google will show a new version of Android tomorrow – The Verge

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Get ready to take a first look at the next version of Android tomorrow. In an interview with Bloomberg Businessweek, Android chief Sundar Pichai says that he wants to begin showing the world what Google is up to further in advance. To do that, he’ll preview the next version of Android on stage at Google’s I/O conference on Wednesday, rather than keeping the details a secret until fall, when Google tends…

Google To Unveil Android 5 "Lollipop" At I/O Conference – Forbes

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Following Apple Apple announcements earlier this month, Google Google will unveil the next big update of its own mobile operating system, Android, at Google I/O – its developer conference that kicks off tomorrow morning in San Francisco. Android is indeed due for a major update, as the latest one happened over 8 months ago – Android 4.4 (KitKat). Google’s latest Android “L” update is likely to be called Lollipop, keeping with…

Microsoft launches its first Android phone, the Windows Phone-like Nokia X2 – PCWorld (blog)

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Microsoft acquired Nokia earlier this year to bolster the Windows Phone platform, but it’s thus far refused to snuff out Nokia’s flirtation with Android, the Nokia X series. In fact Microsoft’s devices group announced the latest addition to the Nokia X series of Android phones on Tuesday, the Nokia X2—the fourth entry in the Nokia X line, but the first announced under Microsoft’s watch. Like the three previous Android handsets bearing…

Tech Five: Here come more iPhone 6 rumors – USA TODAY

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

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Android users love old, mostly Samsung phones – CNET

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

This 2-year-old Samsung phone is still king of the Androids. Josh Miller/CNET Based on all the hype and sales numbers, you might presume that the world of Android users is dominated by folks with a flashy Samsung Galaxy S5 or Galaxy S4 in their hands. The truth seems to be that the public is much slower to upgrade to the latest and greatest phones. There are over 3,500 unique types…

Hackers show how to protect your iPhone – CNN

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

(CNNMoney) — Here’s one way to make your iPhone hacker-proof: Ask hackers for advice. I recently caught up with security researchers at the online security conference Infiltrate. At dinner one evening, I placed my iPhone on the table. I was surrounded by ethical hackers whose jobs are to find vulnerabilities before the bad guys and exploit security flaws. “I could hack your phone pretty easily,” security researcher Tomi Tuominen mentioned….

Android everywhere: 11 things to watch for at Google I/O – The Verge

Monday, June 23, 2014

The Google I/O conference is ostensibly meant for developers, but the reality is that there are always important products announced there. Every year we expect big things from the company that has become much more than a search giant. Two years ago we witnessed the wild hijinks of co-founder Sergey Brin leaping out of a zeppelin to demonstrate Google Glass, while last year brought us an array of incremental updates…

Google’s Android Wear watch OS: What you need to know on the eve of Google I/O – PCWorld (blog)

Monday, June 23, 2014

Google’s Android Wear smartwatch operating system has captured the world’s imagination ever since it was first announced on March 18, and all signs point to a huge Android Wear coming-out party at this year’s Google I/O. At this Wednesday’s keynote, we expect Google to announce the full Android Wear SDK; share more details on Android Wear hardware pricing and availability; and even seed developers with free Android Wear watches, so that…

Apple iPhone 6 Release Date Coming: Foxconn Reportedly Hiring 100K … – International Business Times

Monday, June 23, 2014

Apple Inc.’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) upcoming flagship smartphone, dubbed the “iPhone 6,” is set to enter mass production with Foxconn Technology Co Ltd (TPE:2354), one of Apple’s primary partners, reportedly gearing up for a massive hiring spree to produce the next-generation iPhone. According to a report on Monday from Taiwan’s Economic Daily News, Foxconn will recruit as many as 100,000 people to help produce the iPhone 6, boosting the company’s total iPhone manufacturing…

Are these the first images of Apple’s larger iPhone 6 display? Leaked shots … – Daily Mail

Monday, June 23, 2014

Images of LCD panel were leaked by Melbourne-based, Sonny Dickson They suggest Apple is already producing parts for larger-sized phones Foxconn has hired 100,000 more workers in China to produce iPhone 6 Both these moves suggest Apple is gearing up for a September launch Handset is believed to come in 4.7in screen and 5.5in screen versions Sources say camera in the iPhone 6 will get a boost to 10 megapixels…

How To Really, Really Annoy iPhone Thieves, In 2 Steps – Huffington Post

Monday, June 23, 2014

iPhone thefts are a huge problem, especially in New York City, where more than 40 percent of thefts involve cell phones. But there are steps you can take to protect your iPhone, or at least really annoy thieves after they steal it. Yes, it’s time for you to set up “Find My iPhone” and its new feature, “Activation Lock.” If someone steals your iPhone, and you have Find My iPhone…

iPhone 6 Has Significant Changes Making It Worth the Upgrade – Guardian Liberty Voice

Monday, June 23, 2014

The latest iPhone, the iPhone 6, finally has enough significant changes that an upgrade is worth it. Past iPhone versions would often tweak only a few minor things in the phone. However, the iPhone 6 will have plenty of new features that will make the price sound bearable. Apple’s newest iPhone is scheduled to be released in September. The new phone has been rumored to be a “fit phone” as…

Motorola Droid Maxx, Ultra and Mini to Skip Android 4.4.3 KitKat for Android 4.4.4 – International Business Times AU

Monday, June 23, 2014

<!– Like us on Facebook –> Despite the delay, it should also be a plus for Motorola owners because they will be one of the first in line to experience the Android 4.4.4 update. Previously, reports indicated that the Android 4.4.4 was only released to Nexus devices initially. Android manufacturers often take some time before they can release OTAs of Android updates with some even taking months after…

Amazon’s premium Fire Phone seeks to reverse Android’s ratchet status – Apple Insider

Monday, June 23, 2014

Sunday, June 22, 2014, 02:52 pm PT (05:52 pm ET) Editorial By Daniel Eran Dilger When Amazon launched its Kindle Fire in 2011, the mini tablet’s most compelling feature was its discounted low price. With its latest Fire Phone introduction, Amazon has sought to “reverse the ratchet,” attempting to distance itself from Android’s cheap identity. Amazon’s Fire Phone launches with the same entry price as Apple’s iPhone 5s and Samsung’s…

Android Beats Apple for Innovation – Guardian Liberty Voice

Monday, June 23, 2014

There has been a long-term debate over which phone company is better, Android or Apple. While both phone companies have great systems that offer a lot to their users, Android has a slight leg up against Apple when it comes to innovation. Android phones beat Apple when it comes to innovation for their phones as well as customization. Android’s phones have larger screens in comparison to the iPhone. Nowadays, the…

Samsung to Unveil Android Wear Smartwatch at Google I/O 2014: Report – NDTV

Monday, June 23, 2014

Samsung seems to be leaving no stone unturned for its smartwatches, as the Korean firm is now being said to reveal a new Android Wear smartwatch at the Google I/O 2014 event, scheduled for June 25 and 26th. Samsung’s Android Wear OS device is said to be similar to its Gear smartwatches, which the firm has been launching since last year. The Korean smartphone maker is said to be using…

Rumor: Foxconn to hire 100K workers for July ‘iPhone 6’ production, Pegatron … – Apple Insider

Monday, June 23, 2014

Monday, June 23, 2014, 02:17 am PT (05:17 am ET) By AppleInsider Staff A report on Monday claims Apple partner manufacturer Foxconn will supposedly hire some 100,000 people in a ramp up toward July production of the next-generation iPhone, while secondary supplier Pegatron is also preparing to increase recruitment efforts after netting a 30 percent share of orders. Alleged 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 mockups. | Source: TechSmartt via YouTube…

Here’s Why the Apple iPhone 6 Could Be Great for the iPad – Motley Fool

Monday, June 23, 2014

There’s a lot of fear among Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL  ) investors that the upcoming larger iPhone 6 models (reportedly coming in both 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch flavors) will serve to cannibalize the iPad product lines (in particular, the iPad mini). While this may very well be the case, the end result of this is likely to be a net positive for the Cupertino-based computing giant. …