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Nokia Music coming to iOS, Android and desktop, according to leaked graphic

Nokia Music coming to iOS, Android and desktop, according to leaked graphic

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Nokia Music is going cross platform, according to a report out of China. The service, which is an answer to Apple's iTunes, brings Lumia users and the like a slew of songs, artists, and albums in 43 countries. Nokia is said to be releasing the web app... >>

Sony tops 1 million PlayStation 4 sales in 24 hours

Sony tops 1 million PlayStation 4 sales in 24 hours

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Sony has announced that PlayStation 4 is off to a solid start, selling 1 million units in the first 24 hours after it became available last Friday. The console was available only in the United States and Canada at launch, ahead of a broader worldwide... >>

Coin wants you to forget about paying with your smartphone, use its fancy card instead (update)

Coin wants you to forget about paying with your smartphone, use its fancy card instead (update)

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UPDATE: Coin has hit its $50,000 pre-order goal in just 40 minutes.Everyone in the mobile space is trying to crack how customers will pay with their smartphones. No one seems to have figured it out yet - just look at Google Wallet, Passbook, ISIS, and... >>

Purported BlackBerry C-series handset leaks, packing what looks to be a budget punch

Purported BlackBerry C-series handset leaks, packing what looks to be a budget punch

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It's been a while since we've heard anything about a new device out of BlackBerry, given its internal struggles. Luckily for the BlackBerry lovers in the crowd, CrackBerry was able to score shots of what looks to be an upcoming C-Series smartphone that... >>

Nike+ FuelBand SE gold colour released to match your iPhone 5S in limited edition

Nike+ FuelBand SE gold colour released to match your iPhone 5S in limited edition

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Nike has announced a limited edition of the Nike+ FueldBand SE - this time in gold. Dubbed the Rose Gold Nike+ FuelBand SE, the fitness band will be available to match your gold iPhone 5S in colour.The FuelBand SE usually ships with a $149 price tag,... >>

Samsung reportedly planning Galaxy smartphone with wraparound display

Samsung reportedly planning Galaxy smartphone with wraparound display

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Samsung has plans to release a Galaxy smartphone with a wraparound display, according to Bloomberg.The wraparound display is said to give users the ability to read information from a different angle, rather than looking straight on.The handset will use... >>

BBM for iOS updated with support for non-3G/4G iPad and iPod touch

BBM for iOS updated with support for non-3G/4G iPad and iPod touch

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As expected, BlackBerry has updated BBM for iOS with support for Wi-Fi-only iOS devices, including iPad, iPad Air, iPad mini, iPad mini with Retina display, and iPod touch devices, bringing several enhancements along with it. Previously, the app only... >>

Asus roadmap for 2014 includes Chromebook line and new smartphones

Asus roadmap for 2014 includes Chromebook line and new smartphones

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Asus is looking to expand its footprint past the dwindling traditional PC business with the launch of more smartphones and its first Chromebook line.Asus CEO Jerry Shen told investors at a recent conference that the company planned to launch new smartphones... >>

Apple expands amount of US stores opening on Thanksgiving

Apple expands amount of US stores opening on Thanksgiving

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Apple is looking to capitalise on early Christmas sales by starting the shopping season a few hours early in the US.In the past, the Apple Stores that have stayed open on the American Thanksgiving holiday were limited to the Apple Store in Caesars Place... >>

LG G Flex for US market: AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile tipped

LG G Flex for US market: AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile tipped

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LG is ready to bring its curved smartphone outside of the South Korean market. There's been some speculation around a release in Europe, and now EvLeaks has word for customers in the US seeking the curved LG G Flex.The mobile device tipster, who is frequently... >>

YouTube Capture for iOS adds more editing features for your Miley Cyrus covers

YouTube Capture for iOS adds more editing features for your Miley Cyrus covers

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Google's commitment in December 2012 to its iOS apps is becoming more evident. The company rolled out a solid update to the YouTube Capture for iOS app on Wednesday with new features that may leave some Android users envious. You can now log-in to all... >>

Google and HP suspend Chromebook 11 sales after overheating issues

Google and HP suspend Chromebook 11 sales after overheating issues

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Google and HP jointly announced suspending sales of the Chromebook 11, following a small numbers of users reporting overheating issues during use. "We are working with the Consumer Product Safety Commission to identify the appropriate corrective action,... >>

Sprint becomes first carrier in US to carry HTC One Max, lands 15 November for $250

Sprint becomes first carrier in US to carry HTC One Max, lands 15 November for $250

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After an initial launch in the UK, the HTC One Max is finally landing stateside. The nation's third-largest carrier Sprint announced it will carry the plus-sized HTC handset on 15 November for $250 on two-year contract, just in time for Christmas shopping... >>

Amazon unveils service to stream games and apps from the cloud to mobile devices

Amazon unveils service to stream games and apps from the cloud to mobile devices

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Amazon has announced a new service for developers called AppStream which will allow them to stream apps, games, and desktop interfaces from the cloud to mobile devices.The company says AppStream will remove the need for developers to develop their apps... >>

Tesla announces plans to build electric Ford-like truck

Tesla announces plans to build electric Ford-like truck

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So you thought Tesla was going to sit back with only the Model S sedan and Model X SUV in its fleet? Think again, Elon Musk doubter. The budding CEO revealed during Business Insider's Ignition conference on Tuesday that the company plans to build an... >>

Nokia releases Lytro-like Refocus app for Lumia PureView handsets

Nokia releases Lytro-like Refocus app for Lumia PureView handsets

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Nokia has released its anticipated Refocus app, which features Lytro-like capabilities, to the Windows Phone Store. It's available exclusively to Nokia Lumia handsets with a PureView camera, allowing users to take a picture and refocus the image later.... >>

Motorola Moto G announcement live stream: Watch it here (video)

Motorola Moto G announcement live stream: Watch it here (video)

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Update: While the event is over and the stream is no longer valid, you can now check out Pocket-lint's pictures and hands-on with the Motorola Moto G, including the reasons why we think it's basically a Nexus handset by another name.In addition, you can... >>

Google begins Android 4.4 KitKat rollout for Nexus 7 and Nexus 10

Google begins Android 4.4 KitKat rollout for Nexus 7 and Nexus 10

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Google has announced that Android 4.4 KitKat has begun to roll out to Wi-Fi versions of the Nexus 7 (2012 and 2013) and Nexus 10, following the October unveiling of the new OS along with the Nexus 5. Users can open software update in the settings menu... >>

Apple plans updated Apple TV set-top box and not new television for 2014, says notable analyst

Apple plans updated Apple TV set-top box and not new television for 2014, says notable analyst

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Rumours surrounding Apple's foray into the television space never cease, indicating Apple is hard at work behind closed doors or insiders within the industry are doing something wrong. Notable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is chiming in Tuesday with his... >>

Installing the custom CyanogenMod Android software developers adore drastically simplified

Installing the custom CyanogenMod Android software developers adore drastically simplified

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The open source nature of Android allows users to do anything they want with the platform in respect of customisation. This has prompted open source ROMs to hit the internet, a collaborative effort from developers to better the features of Android. An... >>

Phablets accounted for 21 per cent of smartphone market in Q3, says IDC

Phablets accounted for 21 per cent of smartphone market in Q3, says IDC

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Phablets, smartphones 5 to 7 inches in size, have become all the rage among smartphone makers.And new research from IDC indicates the phablet market is really heating up. So much so that the phablet market has grown 18 per cent in a year, perhaps indicating... >>

Google announces Music integration for Glass, unveils special earbuds

Google announces Music integration for Glass, unveils special earbuds

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Google is turning up the volume ahead of Google Glass's official foray into the market in 2014.It has announced that Google Play Music will soon be available for Glass users, shortly after developers in the community side-loaded the music playing service... >>

Twitter releases Vine on Windows Phone with a few exclusive features

Twitter releases Vine on Windows Phone with a few exclusive features

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As anticipated, Twitter-owned Vine is expanding beyond iOS and Android on to Windows Phone. We got a brief impression of the new app at Nokia World in October, but the app is now available on the Windows Phone Store.The six-second video sharing app has... >>

Google Chrome beta will let you know which tabs are being noisy

Google Chrome beta will let you know which tabs are being noisy

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It started with YouTube, but a new addition to the Google Chrome beta will let you know what tabs you have open are being noisy. In fact, you can just visually scan the "tab row" and quickly find the culprit thanks to a sound indicator. This will allow... >>

Pioneer will re-enter the television market as Dixons exclusive, 40, 46 and 55-inch Full HD

Pioneer will re-enter the television market as Dixons exclusive, 40, 46 and 55-inch Full HD

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After leaving the market in March 2010, former television maker Pioneer plans to come back. Pioneer will return to the European television market this year as a Dixons-exclusive brand, first reported ERT Online. Dixons has the exclusive rights to source,... >>

Call of Duty: Ghosts companion app for iOS, Android and WP8 released

Call of Duty: Ghosts companion app for iOS, Android and WP8 released

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Following the release of Call of Duty: Ghosts last week, the new Call of Duty app for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone 8 is now available for free. Given second-screen apps are all the rage these days among gamers, development firm Beachhead and Infinity... >>

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi sells 220,000 smartphones in three minutes

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi sells 220,000 smartphones in three minutes

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China-based smartphone maker Xiaomi has been putting up big numbers in the space as of late - 180 seconds alone tells us that. During the Chinese Single’s Day (the holiday opposite Valentine’s Day) on Monday, Xiaomi managed to move 220,000 phones... >>

Apple TV set delayed until 2015 thanks to content deals, says analyst

Apple TV set delayed until 2015 thanks to content deals, says analyst

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Apple's long-rumoured television ambitions may be delayed, if word from NPD DisplaySearch's Paul Gagnon is to be believed. The analyst claims that sources within Apple's supply chain have notified him 2014 is no longer the year for Apple's big foray... >>

BlackBerry's new chief John Chen will get roughly $88m in pay package

BlackBerry's new chief John Chen will get roughly $88m in pay package

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BlackBerry's new chairman and interim CEO will have quite the impressive pay package. A filing with the SEC on Monday revealed John Chen - tasked with bringing BlackBerry back from the dead - will receive roughly $88 million over the next five years. Chen's... >>

Sony Xperia Z1S - the mini Z1 for global release - spotted on Sony's website

Sony Xperia Z1S - the mini Z1 for global release - spotted on Sony's website

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Sony might have just taken the wraps off early on the Sony Xperia Z1s, the miniature version of the Xperia Z1 flagship heading for the international market.We caught our first glimpse of a miniature version of the Xperia Z1 on the Asian market in October,... >>

Photos show a new look inside Apple's 'Spaceship' campus

Photos show a new look inside Apple's 'Spaceship' campus

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New photos of Apple's Spaceship campus have surfaced, after it gained approval in Cupertino, California, last month. We've seen plenty of photos of the campus before, but the new ones n Cupertino’s municipal archive give the best glimpse of how work... >>

Is Apple's Arizona factory for 30m 5-inch iPhone displays with added toughness?

Is Apple's Arizona factory for 30m 5-inch iPhone displays with added toughness?

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Speculation has begun about Apple's new factory in Arizona that we reported on last week. For the project, Apple has linked with GT Advanced Technologies  - a company that focuses on sapphire crystal -  and will be capable of manufacturing 5-inch... >>

Want PS4 games for launch? Amazon and Target introduce 'Buy 2, Get 1 Free' promotion for the US

Want PS4 games for launch? Amazon and Target introduce 'Buy 2, Get 1 Free' promotion for the US

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Amazon and Target have announced a "Buy 2, Get 1 Free" promotion on a slew of video games, but most importantly, on titles for the PlayStation 4. For now, the promotion is locked to the US and there's no word on a similar offer for UK gamers.Target's... >>

Microsoft won't support purchased video content on WP7 starting February 2014

Microsoft won't support purchased video content on WP7 starting February 2014

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Microsoft has announced that Xbox Video content will not be available on Windows Phone 7 and Zune devices from February 2014, as the company works to push more attention on the Windows Phone 8 platform. Microsoft notified users by email over the weekend,... >>

Mad Catz MOJO could work with NVIDIA's GameStream to beam over PC games

Mad Catz MOJO could work with NVIDIA's GameStream to beam over PC games

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Mad Catz revealed in October that its MOJO console will eventually feature PC game streaming capability, available through a software update sometime shortly after launch. Now we have more word on how that might work.Alex Verrey, Mad Catz's global PR... >>

Amazon adds Sunday delivery for customers in the US and UK, starting in select cities

Amazon adds Sunday delivery for customers in the US and UK, starting in select cities

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Amazon will begin delivering packages on Sunday for customers, making for everyday delivery from the online retailer. The company is working with the US Postal Service to deliver packages on the extra day, first starting in Los Angeles and New York with... >>

Apple reportedly releasing 4.7 and 5.5-inch iPhones with curved glass in 2014

Apple reportedly releasing 4.7 and 5.5-inch iPhones with curved glass in 2014

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Apple has plans to release two next-generation handsets next year, to include a bigger screen and curved glass, according to Bloomberg.The report notes the new handsets, to be 4.7 and 5.5 inches in size, will be available in the second half of 2014 to... >>

Lucky few receive the Xbox One early, show 17-second console start time

Lucky few receive the Xbox One early, show 17-second console start time

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Someone at Target made a big mistake. According to several gamers around the net, Microsoft's Xbox One console has reached door steps early, originating from the retailer.Twitter user @moonlightswami has been the most helpful filling us in with a few... >>

AT&T fears Android virus and malware, will pre-loaded Lookout app on all devices

AT&T fears Android virus and malware, will pre-loaded Lookout app on all devices

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AT&T has apparently decided there is a malware issue on Android, and in turn, has partnered with Lookout to bring new security functionality to its line of devices.Lookout is an antivirus app on Android that offers protection "to your phone and tablet... >>

Apple releases fix for 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro keyboard and trackpad issues, 15-inch graphic issues

Apple releases fix for 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro keyboard and trackpad issues, 15-inch graphic issues

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As promised, Apple has released a 5MB update to its new MacBook Pro-line, bringing along several necessary fixes.Many users who bought the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro in October noticed the keyboard and trackpad becoming unresponsive at times.The update,... >>

Star Wars: Episode VII coming to cinemas 18 December 2015

Star Wars: Episode VII coming to cinemas 18 December 2015

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Looks like you'll be waiting a while Star Wars fans. Directed by JJ Abrams, Star Wars: Episode VII is coming to cinemas on 18 December 2015, Lucasfilm and Disney announced on Thursday.With the new Star Wars, Abrams wants to go back to the aesthetic of... >>

Rejoice: Apple releases crucial OS X Mavericks Mail update for Gmail users

Rejoice: Apple releases crucial OS X Mavericks Mail update for Gmail users

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Apple has finally released the crucial update to OS X Mavericks that fixes the Mail app for Gmail users. It's a problem we noticed quickly after installing Mavericks in October. We noticed Mail causing a heap of syncing issues, bombarding our mailbox... >>

Nokia tipped to release Lumia 2520, Lumia 1520 on 22 November

Nokia tipped to release Lumia 2520, Lumia 1520 on 22 November

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It's set to be a big day in Microsoft-land on 22 November. According to WPCentral, which has a solid record in reporting on the Microsoft ecosystem, Nokia is set to release its Lumia 2520 tablet and Lumia 1520 phablet on 22 November. Does that date ring... >>

Microsoft adds real-time collaboration to Office Web Apps

Microsoft adds real-time collaboration to Office Web Apps

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Microsoft has added new features to Office Web Apps to bring the service up to par with Google Docs found within Google Drive. Users will now be able to collaborate with each other on documents, using real-time co-authoring like what is found in Google's... >>

Twitter IPO priced at $26 a share, valuing the company at $18bn

Twitter IPO priced at $26 a share, valuing the company at $18bn

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New details have been unearthed ahead of social networking giant Twitter becoming a public company on Thursday morning under the ticker "TWTR". Most notably that the company is valued at $18.1 billion. Twitter come out hours before the initial public... >>

Skype backtracks: Will still support hardware and call recording, despite ceasing third-party apps

Skype backtracks: Will still support hardware and call recording, despite ceasing third-party apps

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Skype has changed its mind and will continue supporting third-party hardware through its applications, a Skype spokesman told Pocket-lint.The Microsoft-owned company originally planned to shut down its API fully last week, taking with it third-party... >>

Android 4.4 KitKat will show Google+ photos for incoming calls in 2014

Android 4.4 KitKat will show Google+ photos for incoming calls in 2014

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Following the revamp of the phone dialler in Android 4.4 KitKat, Google will soon link verified phone numbers and Google+ profile photos to display whenever someone calls you. The news was shared on Google+ by project leader Attila Bodis, who said: "Coming... >>

Apple reportedly tapping more suppliers to keep up with iPhone, iPad demand

Apple reportedly tapping more suppliers to keep up with iPhone, iPad demand

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Apple is fully expecting its products to be in even higher demand over the next few months, and is preparing to crank out more supplies. The Cupertino-based company has contracted new manufacturers, other than its usual Foxconn and Pegatron, in the hope... >>

Microsoft shows how crazy-fast Xbox One's Kinect will redeem a code

Microsoft shows how crazy-fast Xbox One's Kinect will redeem a code

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Microsoft's Major Nelson has done plenty of bragging about the Xbox One's features ahead of its 22 November launch, and it doesn't stop today. The Xbox spokesman uploaded a six-second video to Vine, showing just how fast the Xbox One's Kinect will redeem... >>

YouTube's overhauled Google+ comment system now rolling out

YouTube's overhauled Google+ comment system now rolling out

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Google wants Google+ integrated across all of its services. Arguably the company's most popular product, YouTube will this week start to get an overhauled comment system based around Google+. YouTube first announced the move in September, and after... >>