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iWatch release date: Apple smartwatch as good as vaporware

OMG Apple smartwatch is MIA: The iWatch release date is said to be at least five months away, even though Apple is expected to unveil its iOS smartwatch on 9/9. Can you wait until 2015 for your Cupertino wearable? I guess that's the...

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5 reasons Apple's getting into mobile payments

Apple has lots of great reasons to introduce mobile payments, not least the hope that doing so will help it build its presence in emerging markets....

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Is Microsoft right -- does Cortana clean Siri's clock?

Microsoft is swamping the airwaves with a new ad showing how its Windows Phone personal assistant Cortana is superior to the iPhone's Siri. Is Microsoft on target or making false claims?...

First mobile device with MIPS 64-bit processor coming in 2016

The Warrior i6400 chip will support Android 64-bit operating systems starting with the L release...

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Are your calls being intercepted? 17 fake cell towers discovered in one month

CryptoPhone users found 17 fake “cell towers” in a month, but don’t know who deployed them or why. Most phones don’t show any signs that they are a target of stingray surveillance, such as when users’ calls are recorded, texts spoofed...

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Spotlight will be on smartwatches at IFA

Google's Android Wear will be used on all but Samsung's latest product, the Tizen-based Gear S...

As tablet growth slows, Apple may face a year-long iPad sales contraction

The iPad will be hit hard this year as global tablet shipments and sales growth slow dramatically, especially in North American and Europe....

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Facebook tries to quell Messenger rumors

Facebook is going on the offensive, trying to do damage control for its Messenger app....

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How to run Flash on your iPad (if you must)

Adobe Flash is a relic, but somehow pockets of the sketchy multimedia software remain, so you may sometimes need to play some item in the format, you can using these solutions:...

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Tablets sales will grow just 6.5% this year

Tablet shipments worldwide will continue to grow this year, but not as quickly as earlier expected....

Toshiba sensor to sharpen smartphone photos

Toshiba has developed an image sensor for smartphones and tablets that should deliver better image resolution for smartphones....

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Drivers want their cars to get to know them better

More than 80% of drivers under 35 think their in-vehicle technology is lacking and not intuitive to their needs, a new survey revealed....

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How IBM Serves Up Data to Tennis Fans at U.S. Open

IBM is using a combination of mobile, cloud and data analytics technologies to help the United States Tennis Association transform the U.S. Open fan experience....

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As smartphone screen sizes max out, stylish designs expected at IFA

New smartphones expected to bow at the IFA show in Berlin next week will likely show that makers are taking a step back from larger screen sizes and emphasizing better design....

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Nokia's navigation service Here comes to Samsung smartwatch and Galaxy

Samsung has partnered with Nokia to bring navigation service Here to its new smartwatch and Galaxy Android phones....

Microsoft unifies OneDrive consumer and workplace versions on Android app

Microsoft has consolidated the consumer and enterprise editions of OneDrive under a single Android app, a move it plans to replicate across all the platforms that the cloud storage service runs on....

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Apple makes Sept. 9 event official, hints at more than iPhone 6

Apple confirmed today it will host an event Sept. 9 in Cupertino, Calif. to unveil its newest iPhone and perhaps other new hardware....

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SAP, a devices company? Maybe, maybe not

SAP has made a big push into mobile software and device management with the acquisition of Sybase and a series of apps, but it hasn't made overt moves into the devices market. This could change down the road, judging from a recently...

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