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Nike+ FuelBand SE now available from Apple's website

Nike+ FuelBand SE now available from Apple's website

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Nike's next-generation FuelBand - the FuelBand SE - is now available for purchase on Apple's Online Store, following an October unveil. The FuelBand SE brings several new features over the first version, including hourly goals, sessions, and the ability... >>

Foxconn reportedly testing 12.9-inch iPad for 2014 launch

Foxconn reportedly testing 12.9-inch iPad for 2014 launch

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One of the world's go-to tablets might increase in size by a few inches, if reports out of China turn out to be true.Apple manufacturer Foxconn is testing a larger 12.9-inch iPad for the company, reports PadNews. The company is said to be targeting a... >>

Betaworks launches Digg Video to curate video content from around the web

Betaworks launches Digg Video to curate video content from around the web

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Betaworks-owned Digg is expanding beyond article curation with the launch of Digg Video, a new vertical on its website dedicated solely to video from around the web."We noticed we were getting really consistent clicks from video stories on the Digg homepage,"... >>

Google's new London office delayed a year as it searches for new designs

Google's new London office delayed a year as it searches for new designs

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The new Google London head office has been delayed by a year as the company asks architects for new designs, reports Building Design Online. Google reportedly wants architects to draw up new plans that will "push the boundaries" of office design - aka... >>

T-Mobile US 'UNcarrier' movement seems to be working, posts improved earnings

T-Mobile US 'UNcarrier' movement seems to be working, posts improved earnings

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T-Mobile US, the country's fourth-largest carrier, is on the up-and-up, its Q3 2013 earnings revealed on Tuesday. The self-described "Un-carrier" posted increased revenue, decreased losses, and more customers as it works to shake up the mobile industry.Specifically,... >>

Nike+ Move, first motion app for iPhone 5S, released to the App Store

Nike+ Move, first motion app for iPhone 5S, released to the App Store

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As expected, Nike has released the iPhone 5S-optimised Nike+ Move app to the App Store.Announced at Apple's September iPhone event, the Nike+ Move app is the first to take advantage of the new M7 processor found within the iPhone 5S, which enables the... >>

Apple confirms next US factory, set for Arizona to create 2,000 plus jobs

Apple confirms next US factory, set for Arizona to create 2,000 plus jobs

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Apple and the state of Arizona have announced a second Apple factory in the US - in Mesa, Arizona - as Apple works to bring some manufacturing back to its home country. The factory will be in partnership with GT Advanced, which will "own and operate... >>

Nokia reportedly has 8-inch Windows RT tablet in the works for next year

Nokia reportedly has 8-inch Windows RT tablet in the works for next year

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Nokia is building an 8-inch tablet to compete with the iPad mini, according to EvLeaks on Twitter. The tablet will reportedly run Windows RT, making it Nokia's second Windows RT tablet behind the Lumia 2520 announced in October. EvLeaks, often reliable... >>

Wii Mini launches in the US for $99, just in time for Christmas

Wii Mini launches in the US for $99, just in time for Christmas

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Following a launch in Canada and the UK earlier this year, the Wii Mini is finally making its way to the US in time for Christmas, Nintendo has announced. The budget console will be landing in stores by the middle of November, with a price tag of $99,... >>

Nokia Lumia 929 breaks cover in clearest leak yet, headed to Verizon

Nokia Lumia 929 breaks cover in clearest leak yet, headed to Verizon

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The Nokia Lumia 929 has had a further sighting, ahead of its rumoured November launch. Nokia has had trouble keeping under wraps the Lumia 929, an anticipated Windows Phone 8 smartphone heading to Verizon Wireless to increase Microsoft's US presence.... >>

iPad Air activations up 200% compared to previous iPad launch, says AT&T

iPad Air activations up 200% compared to previous iPad launch, says AT&T

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US wireless carrier AT&T has announced impressive stats for the iPad Air's opening weekend. According to the carrier, iPad activations on AT&T were 200 per cent higher than the iPad opening weekend last year. AT&T didn't specify if the iPad 3 or iPad... >>

Skype API closes down in December, taking third-party apps and accessories with it

Skype API closes down in December, taking third-party apps and accessories with it

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Skype has announced it will end its desktop API in December, 2013 - after seven years of availability.As well as third-party software not working, supported headsets, cameras, and other accessories will cease to work in roughly a month's time. Skype has... >>

Has Google accidentally leaked its next Android tablet?

Has Google accidentally leaked its next Android tablet?

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Even with the Nexus 5 now official, the leaks don't stop for Google. The company updated its Android website over the weekend with KitKat information, but in typical Google fashion, may have revealed an unannounced product in the process.The "A Library... >>

State of Android: Jelly Bean finally surpasses 50 per cent distribution

State of Android: Jelly Bean finally surpasses 50 per cent distribution

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Android Jelly Bean has finally surpassed the 50 per cent distribution mark among Android devices, more than a year since the release of Android 4.1. The numbers incorporate Android 4.2 and Android 4.3 as well, and should bring some satisfaction to those... >>

Netflix begins testing 4K streaming content, ahead of 2014 rollout

Netflix begins testing 4K streaming content, ahead of 2014 rollout

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Netflix has begun the testing of 4K HD videos through streaming on its service. While the 4K videos are not the content you would exactly sit around all day and watch, the company's testing is a step in the right direction to a wide-scale, working 4K... >>

Android 4.4 KitKat ships with advanced photo editor for the perfect selfie

Android 4.4 KitKat ships with advanced photo editor for the perfect selfie

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Following the announcement of Android 4.4 KitKat last week, more features have begun to surface. The latest is an enhanced photo editor found within the software, capable of full-size image processing and is all around said to be "pretty powerful".Presumably... >>

Eminem's new album is the first to stream on iTunes Radio First Play

Eminem's new album is the first to stream on iTunes Radio First Play

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Besides being able to dole out prescribed songs to users over its internet radio functionality, iTunes Radio can also serve up whole albums to users before their public release. This means they won't have to go searching all corners of the net to find... >>

Apple testing update to OS X Mavericks' Mail app, bringing much needed fixes

Apple testing update to OS X Mavericks' Mail app, bringing much needed fixes

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Apple is bringing major fixes to the Mail app within its new Mavericks operating system, reports 9to5mac.The fixes come after widespread complaints from users saying Mail causes a heap of syncing issues, bombarding their mailbox and leaving no choice... >>

iPad Air sales begin rolling across the globe, as we wait for Retina iPad mini

iPad Air sales begin rolling across the globe, as we wait for Retina iPad mini

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Sales of Apple's anticipated iPad Air kicked-off around the globe on Friday, starting in Sydney, Australia where the clock has hit 8am and Apple stores have opened up.Read: iPad Air reviewSeveral photos have surfaced across social media from Apple's... >>

HTC One updating to Android 4.4 KitKat within 90 days, says HTC

HTC One updating to Android 4.4 KitKat within 90 days, says HTC

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Following the reveal of Android 4.4 KitKat, HTC has told Pocket-lint when it plans to upgrade its handsets with the software."We're all excited about Google's Hallowe'en treat and plan on breaking off a piece of that Kit Kat bar for the HTC One," the... >>

Google+ Hangouts with integrated SMS will ship with Nexus 5, come to Google Play in weeks

Google+ Hangouts with integrated SMS will ship with Nexus 5, come to Google Play in weeks

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The second version of Google+ Hangouts for Android will land on the Nexus 5 initially, and will follow on Google Play in the coming weeks, Google announced on Thursday. The changes to Hangouts, the biggest yet in less than a year of availability, were... >>

AT&T to take over Vodafone by next year?

AT&T to take over Vodafone by next year?

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AT&T, the largest US carrier, is aiming to take over Vodafone, the largest carrier in Europe, according to Bloomberg. Informal talks between the two companies have begun, in a potentially complex deal that would give AT&T a foothold in Europe.This isn't... >>

Budget Moto G handset alleged specs: 4.7-inch 720P display, quad-core processor

Budget Moto G handset alleged specs: 4.7-inch 720P display, quad-core processor

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Motorola's upcoming budget version of the Moto X is thought to be launching soon, thanks to a slight slip-up on Motorola's website earlier this week revealing the handset's Moto G name. Now EvLeaks brings us specifications for the handset, sure to add... >>

Android 4.4 KitKat increases budget smartphone performance, but won't support Galaxy Nexus

Android 4.4 KitKat increases budget smartphone performance, but won't support Galaxy Nexus

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One of the prominent changes to Android 4.4 KitKat is a focus on budget smartphone performance. Google highlighted the major change to the Android platform on Tuesday, when it unveiled KitKat, the next version of Android, in its mission of "building a... >>

First Bitcoin ATM launches in Canada

First Bitcoin ATM launches in Canada

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The first Bitcoin ATM has launched in a Vancouver coffee shop, thanks to company Bitcoiniacs which plans five more machines for the rest of Canada.The machine can scan a user's hand and allow them to transfer up to $1,000 a day in hard currency and Bitcoins.... >>

Dell responds after customers claim laptop smells like 'cat urine'

Dell responds after customers claim laptop smells like 'cat urine'

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Several Dell Latitude 6430u Ultrabook users have reported their machine having the "smell of cat urine." A lengthy support thread dating back to August surfaced on Dell's website, creating a bit of Wednesday afternoon hilarity among the tech community. "The... >>

Sprint launches enhanced LTE 'Spark' network, eventually hitting speeds of up to 1Gbps

Sprint launches enhanced LTE 'Spark' network, eventually hitting speeds of up to 1Gbps

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US carrier Sprint has announced its plans for an enhanced LTE network, following the trend of many other carriers around the globe. The Spark network, as Sprint is calling it, will give customers added speed when streaming movies, browsing the web, video... >>

Facebook finally admits usage drop among teens, but isn't worried

Facebook finally admits usage drop among teens, but isn't worried

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Facebook acknowledged for the first time its teen user base may be headed south, after claims from industry analysts, pundits and users. Facebook CFO David Ebersman revealed on the company's quarterly earnings call on Wednesday that it has been tracking... >>

Tesla in the UK: What to expect from the automaker

Tesla in the UK: What to expect from the automaker

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California-based Tesla is an automaker that sells luxury electric vehicles, and it started with the Tesla Roadster.Founded by innovator Elon Musk, Tesla has seen a lot of success as of late with its Model S, a fully electric luxury sedan that has caught... >>

Turn-off the just announced media previews within Twitter's mobile app

Turn-off the just announced media previews within Twitter's mobile app

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Twitter updated its apps on iOS, Android and the web on Tuesday to be more visual. // The destined-to IPO company added photos and Vine video to be front and center in Tweets - to where when scrolling down your timeline you see a large preview embedded... >>

Grand Theft Auto V closes in on 29 million units sold to date

Grand Theft Auto V closes in on 29 million units sold to date

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 Take-Two Interactive Software, the parent company behind Rockstar Games, is reporting huge earnings thanks to the success of Grand Theft Auto V. The company says it has sold nearly 29 million Grand Theft Auto V units since its launch - an astounding... >>

Google previews new Glass hardware with earbud

Google previews new Glass hardware with earbud

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Google has given us a first look at the redesigned version of Google Glass first announced on Monday. The photos highlight users wearing Glass, featuring the mono ear bud Glass Explorers will be able to switch out for later this year. While the new version... >>

BBM for iPhone and Android launch adds 20M users in one week, plans in-app ads

BBM for iPhone and Android launch adds 20M users in one week, plans in-app ads

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BlackBerry announced the BBM platform is growing handsomely thanks to its launch on iOS and Android. BBM has added 20 million active, new users since the multi-platform launch last week, bringing BBM's total number of active users across all platform... >>

Amazon set-top box reportedly delayed until 2014

Amazon set-top box reportedly delayed until 2014

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Amazon won't launch its foray into the living room until 2014, according to AllThingsD. The Seattle-based company had originally planned to launch its Roku and Apple TV competitor in the autumn of this year, but now that's not the case as the company... >>

Motorola website slip reveals 'Moto G' handset may be launching soon

Motorola website slip reveals 'Moto G' handset may be launching soon

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Motorola added a listing for the "Moto G" for a brief moment on its website Tuesday, in an apparent mix-up. No specifications, pricing, or release date were revealed, but the listing indicates the handset may be launching soon. The Moto G has been rumoured... >>

Is Samsung planning a 12.2-inch Galaxy Note tablet w/ quad-core processor?

Is Samsung planning a 12.2-inch Galaxy Note tablet w/ quad-core processor?

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Samsung may be planning a 12.2-inch Galaxy Note tablet, if benchmarks appearing on the web are to be believed. A plus-sized tablet would add to its Galaxy Note 10.1 and Galaxy Note 3 line. The new tablet would not only be a screen-size beast, but have... >>

Worse than expected: Adobe security breach effects 38m users

Worse than expected: Adobe security breach effects 38m users

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The security breach into Adobe's web servers leading to compromised user names, email addresses, encrypted credit card numbers and more, is actually worse than originally thought. The security experts over at Krebs on Security say hackers gained access... >>

iCloud Keychain: Everything you need to know and how to set it up

iCloud Keychain: Everything you need to know and how to set it up

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If you've upgraded your iPhone to iOS 7.0.3 and your Mac to OS X Mavericks, iCloud Keychain is now an option for you to create the ultimate cloud storage experience. Unveiled at WWDC 2013, iCloud Keychain is baked into Apple's services, allowing you to... >>

Detailed Nexus 5 specs leaked early by Canadian carrier

Detailed Nexus 5 specs leaked early by Canadian carrier

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Leaks for the LG Nexus 5 now have confirmation courtesy of Canadian carrier Wind, which posted a pre-registration page for the handset a bit early. Google still hasn't officially announced the handset even after it appeared briefly on Google Play, but... >>

Apple says future OS X versions will be free like Mavericks

Apple says future OS X versions will be free like Mavericks

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We all remember a day when Apple would charge heavily for its desktop software - Leopard specifically.Now that's all changed, perhaps because of pressure from Microsoft and other companies. Last week Apple announced that Mavericks, its latest version... >>

Apple CEO Tim Cook alludes to iPad mini with Retina display shortage come Christmas

Apple CEO Tim Cook alludes to iPad mini with Retina display shortage come Christmas

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Apple CEO Tim Cook has provided a bit more context around why the new Retina iPad mini hasn't been given a release date.Speaking on the company's FY13 earnings call on Monday, Cook said the Retina iPad mini would be shipping "later in November". That's... >>

Apple CEO Tim Cook continues to tease new product categories for 2014

Apple CEO Tim Cook continues to tease new product categories for 2014

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Apple CEO Tim Cook is vague about the company's plans for the coming months, but the budding executive continues to tease customers will see "exciting new products" and product categories in 2014. In a world where pundits expect an Apple TV set and iWatch... >>

Sony PlayStation app gets 13 November launch, as Dualshock 4 and PlayStation Eye now shipping

Sony PlayStation app gets 13 November launch, as Dualshock 4 and PlayStation Eye now shipping

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Ahead of the 29 November launch date for the PlayStation 4, Sony is doing a bit of preparatory work for the big day.The company not only announced last week its redesigned Android and iOS app for the PlayStation 4 will be available on 13 November in North... >>

Apple announces FY13 Q4 earnings: $37.5bn revenue, $7.5bn net profit, 33.8m iPhones, 14.1m iPads, 4.6m Macs

Apple announces FY13 Q4 earnings: $37.5bn revenue, $7.5bn net profit, 33.8m iPhones, 14.1m iPads, 4.6m Macs

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Apple has announced its FY13 Q4 earnings to give us perspective on its last 90 days of business.The company is reporting $37.5 billion in revenue (up from $36 billion a year ago), $7.5 billion in net profit (down from $8.2 billion a year ago), 33.8 million... >>

LG G Flex curved smartphone officially announced, packs 6-inch display and 'self-healing' back

LG G Flex curved smartphone officially announced, packs 6-inch display and 'self-healing' back

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As expected, LG has officially taken the wraps of its curved screen LG G Flex smartphone. The manufacturer has previously claimed this smartphone opens up "a world of design innovations in the smartphone market". Unlike Samsung's take on the curved display,... >>

Is Google building a Google Glass store in San Francisco Bay?

Is Google building a Google Glass store in San Francisco Bay?

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Google is building something massive at Treasure Bay, an old navy base in the middle of San Francisco Bay. CNET first reported that it could be a data centre, but more interestingly, KPIX says it will be a structure aimed at consumers. It may sound... >>

LG Nexus 5 will reportedly be released in white and black on 1 November

LG Nexus 5 will reportedly be released in white and black on 1 November

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Google and LG will release the Nexus 5 on 1 November in both white and black colour options, according to EvLeaks. The handset has been long leaked to be on its way to launch, but if the often reliable leakster is correct we won't be waiting much longer.... >>

Samsung fined for paying students to bash HTC online

Samsung fined for paying students to bash HTC online

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Following record earnings last week, Samsung has got itself into a bit of trouble with Taiwanese officials. The local FTC in the country fined Samsung for using a “large number of hired writers and designated employees” to “highlight the shortcomings... >>

Galaxy Gear return rate reportedly 30 per cent, Samsung wants to know why

Galaxy Gear return rate reportedly 30 per cent, Samsung wants to know why

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Samsung has expanded its support of the Galaxy Gear beyond the Galaxy Note 3 and to the Galaxy S4 with an update that is rolling out worldwide. Next up in its device line-up are the Note II, Galaxy S III, and Galaxy S4 Active, according to a leaked Samsung... >>

Apple designer Jony Ive creates red Mac Pro for Product (RED) charity

Apple designer Jony Ive creates red Mac Pro for Product (RED) charity

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Apple impressed when it unveiled the redesigned Mac Pro at WWDC 2013 in June and subsequently announced a release date at its latest event. But now Apple designer Jony Ive and design partner Marc Newson have another trick up their sleeve with a Mac... >>