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Liftoff: Apple 'spaceship' campus approved, building to begin

Liftoff: Apple 'spaceship' campus approved, building to begin

By Jake Smith

The City of Cupertino, California, has approved Apple's plans for its new "spaceship" headquarters, Mercury News reports. After a six hour meeting on Tuesday evening the council voted unanimously in favour of allowing Apple to realise Steve Jobs's... Read more

Apple reportedly cuts iPhone 5C production for Q4, raises concern about demand

Apple reportedly cuts iPhone 5C production for Q4, raises concern about demand

By Jake Smith

Apple has cut iPhone 5C orders with two manufacturers in China for the fourth quarter, The Wall Street Journal reports. The move by Apple might suggest demand for the lower-cost iPhone is weaker than expected, which insiders blame on the awkward pricing... Read more

Nike+ FuelBand SE vs original FuelBand: What's the difference?

Nike+ FuelBand SE vs original FuelBand: What's the difference?

By Jake Smith

Following the launch of Fitbit's new Force band, Nike is out with a follow-up to the original FuelBand called the FuelBand SE, and you bet the company isn't dropping its focus on FuelPoints. Tracking physical activity, steps taken daily, and amount of... Read more

Nike+ Running for iOS updated with photo capabilities to capture running moments

Nike+ Running for iOS updated with photo capabilities to capture running moments

By Jake Smith

Following its FuelBand event, Nike has released a small (but neat) update for its Nike+ running app for iOS.Now in version 4.4, it's able to snap photos on the run, directly from the Nike+ Running app. Nike suggests photos can be taken before, during,... Read more

For your lead foot: Microsoft highlights Xbox One racing accessories

For your lead foot: Microsoft highlights Xbox One racing accessories

By Jake Smith

As the weeks leading up to the launch of the Xbox One on 22 November come and go, more details about the console begin to emerge. Xbox Live's Major Nelson sat down with Branden Powell, director of strategic alliances for the Xbox One, to talk about the... Read more

Google is readying second Google Glass version for 2014, will be 'cool'

Google is readying second Google Glass version for 2014, will be 'cool'

By Jake Smith

Following its Project Glass foray into wearable technologies, Google is preparing a second version of Google Glass for 2014. The news was revealed by Dr Mary Lou Jepsen, head of Google’s [x] labs display division, speaking to MIT Technology Review.... Read more

Sony SmartWatch 2 released in the US, sets sights on Galaxy Gear

Sony SmartWatch 2 released in the US, sets sights on Galaxy Gear

By Jake Smith

The Sony SmartWatch 2 has finally been released in the US, following a summer of leaks and a hands-on tease. Gearing to take on the Samsung Galaxy Gear, the SmartWatch 2 will be available stateside for $199.95 (£124) on Sony's online store and in select... Read more

Sony releases Android 4.2 update for Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra, tweaks display

Sony releases Android 4.2 update for Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra, tweaks display

By Jake Smith

A new update should make Sony smartphone users happy. The company has announced it is now rolling out an update for Android 4.2 Jelly Bean to Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra devices worldwide. Inside the update, Sony says it has been listening to customer... Read more

Android 4.4 KitKat will allow third-party messaging apps to act as default

Android 4.4 KitKat will allow third-party messaging apps to act as default

By Jake Smith

Several Android users have found themselves fancying a third-party messaging app from Google Play, over the stock one provided within the OS. WhatsApp, HandSMS, Go SMS Pro, and others are among the top choices among users. Google realises this and has... Read more

Microsoft likes the idea of cross-platform play between Xbox One and PC

Microsoft likes the idea of cross-platform play between Xbox One and PC

By Jake Smith

Cross-platform gameplay between the PC and Xbox One could be an interesting approach, given that a lot of titles are found on both. According to Microsoft's Phil Spencer, it "makes a lot of sense".The topic came up in a discussion with AusGamers. Spencer... Read more

Bring it together: Asus unveils stylish all-in-one PC running Windows 8

Bring it together: Asus unveils stylish all-in-one PC running Windows 8

By Jake Smith

Asus has taken the wraps off an impressive looking All-in-One PC, dubbed with the confusing name of "ET2321." The new computer was shown in a marketing video posted by ASUS on its YouTube account on Monday, but there's no sign of it on the company's official... Read more

Gallery may show subtle changes and features in Android 4.4 KKat

Gallery may show subtle changes and features in Android 4.4 KKat

By Jake Smith

Google is expected to take the wraps off Android 4.4 KitKat soon, with reports pegging an unveil as early as 15 October. To hold us over, ZDnet has published a large gallery showing several design changes and features Android 4.4 will encompass. The... Read more

BlackBerry publishes open letter after negative headlines to set the record straight

BlackBerry publishes open letter after negative headlines to set the record straight

By Jake Smith

The struggling BlackBerry is working with 30 major news publishers to spread an open letter across nine countries to let customers know: "You can still count on us." The open letter comes at a time when BlackBerry has been the recipient of negative headlines,... Read more

iPad mini 2 expected to be thicker than first version, thanks to Retina display

iPad mini 2 expected to be thicker than first version, thanks to Retina display

By Jake Smith

When Apple includes a Retina display on the second-generation iPad mini at the end of this month, the tablet will increase in thickness. Japanese blog Macotakra says Apple will use a thickness of 7.5mm on its new tablet, 0.3mm more than the iPad mini... Read more

First press renders of LG's curved display 'G Flex' smartphone leak

First press renders of LG's curved display 'G Flex' smartphone leak

By Jake Smith

It was just last week when LG announced its curved display smartphone plans. Now Engadget has obtained alleged photos of the "LG G Flex". Not many details were provided with the photos, but the smartphone is said to launch next month.To create the bendable... Read more

Netflix wants to be on cable set-top boxes in the US

Netflix wants to be on cable set-top boxes in the US

By Jake Smith

Netflix is in talks with several cable providers in the US to have its app on their set-top boxes, according to The Wall Street Journal.It would follow a similar move in the UK with Virgin Media. However in the US, cable companies are traditionally seen... Read more

Notable Apple analyst predicts 2014: 12-inch Retina MacBook, cheaper iMac, iPad w/ better screen

Notable Apple analyst predicts 2014: 12-inch Retina MacBook, cheaper iMac, iPad w/ better screen

By Jake Smith

Often reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities is out with a new research note with claims of Apple's plans for 2014 (or at least some of them). Here at Pocket-lint we typically try to stay away from what analysts have to say, but Kuo has been... Read more

Worst kept secret: HTC One max fingerprint sensor shown in clear photos

Worst kept secret: HTC One max fingerprint sensor shown in clear photos

By Jake Smith

The HTC One max is turning out be one of the company's worst kept secrets - we know pretty much everything there is to know.A new set of leaked photos offer a bit of credence to past leaks and offer the closet look at the fingerprint sensor on the HTC... Read more

Nintendo 2DS hits stores in Europe, North America and Australia

Nintendo 2DS hits stores in Europe, North America and Australia

By Jake Smith

The Nintendo 2DS has launched in Europe, North America, and Australia with customers on a budget in mind. Nintendo announced the Nintendo 2DS in August, a 2D version of its 3D hand-held console that it launched in March 2011.The single wedge gaming device... Read more

Google Nexus 5 shown-off completely in seven minute video

Google Nexus 5 shown-off completely in seven minute video

By Jake Smith

A seven minute video shows the Nexus 5 in the clearest form yet, adding validity to past leaks and sightings. The unit shown in the video shot on 9 October looks like a prototype, tipped by the missing Nexus branding on the back and reference to "Key... Read more

Sony puts smartphone focus in Europe and Japan, not the US

Sony puts smartphone focus in Europe and Japan, not the US

By Jake Smith

Sony, the seventh-largest smartphone manufacturer worldwide, has been making notable products as of late, including the Xperia Z and its Ultra brother. But, the company will need to reinvigorate its plans if it wants to jump to a better spot like third.Sony... Read more

Valve shows how Steam Controller will work with any game

Valve shows how Steam Controller will work with any game

By Jake Smith

One of the neat things about Valve's Steam Controller is that it will work with any mouse and keyboard-controlled game. This opens up Steam's entire game library to work with Steam Machines, due out in beta form later this year to run SteamOS.Valve has... Read more

First press shot of Nokia's Lumia 2520 tablet leaks in cyan blue ahead of 22 October event

First press shot of Nokia's Lumia 2520 tablet leaks in cyan blue ahead of 22 October event

By Jake Smith

Ahead of Nokia's 22 October media event in Abu Dhabi, EvLeaks has posted what is believed to be the first press shot of Nokia's upcoming tablet. Allegedly dubbed the "Lumia 2520," the tablet is hoping to take the tablet world by storm, offering a Windows... Read more

Bose SoundTouch Wi-Fi music systems clone multi-room Sonos experience

Bose SoundTouch Wi-Fi music systems clone multi-room Sonos experience

By Jake Smith

Bose, a company already well-established in the audio industry, thinks it has a new product to out-do Sonos' home wireless streaming solutions. Bose has introduced the SoundTouch WiFi music systems, comprised of three one-piece speakers made to embed... Read more

Google ditching Google TV branding, wants to invade the living room with Android TV instead

Google ditching Google TV branding, wants to invade the living room with Android TV instead

By Jake Smith

Google is preparing to kill-off its three-year-old Google TV brand, which has struggled to gain traction among partners and customers. GigaOm, citing manufacturers in the industry, reports that Google is no longer selling its software for the living... Read more

Samsung planning Galaxy S5 for January 2014?

Samsung planning Galaxy S5 for January 2014?

By Jake Smith

Samsung management is making plans to launch its next-generation Galaxy S5 flagship in January, to go on sale in February, a report from Korean site Joseilbo notes. Pocket-lint is unable to confirm the rumour, but there is some evidence as to why Samsung... Read more

App makes iPhone 5C's horrid case a little more appealing

App makes iPhone 5C's horrid case a little more appealing

By Jake Smith

When Apple launched its colourful iPhone 5C in September, the case it launched alongside the handset was quickly mocked for its bad design. Never fear though, as the developer community is always there to fix problems. A free app dubbed CaseCollage has... Read more

Grand Theft Auto 5 updated with fix for 'game progress loss' in GTA Online

Grand Theft Auto 5 updated with fix for 'game progress loss' in GTA Online

By Jake Smith

Rockstar Games has released a title update for Grand Theft Auto 5, that should appease users who have been plagued with a few issues since launch. The update is now available to instal on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and here at the Pocket-lint office,... Read more

BlackBerry co-founders considering buying back company, as proposed Fairfax deal crumbles

BlackBerry co-founders considering buying back company, as proposed Fairfax deal crumbles

By Jake Smith

A filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission reveals BlackBerry co-founders Mike Lazaridis and Douglas Fregin may be considering buying back the company they helped to found.The filing showed Lazaridis has increased his stake in the company... Read more

Samsung Galaxy J officially announced, bringing a Note 3 and S4 mix to Japan

Samsung Galaxy J officially announced, bringing a Note 3 and S4 mix to Japan

By Jake Smith

As expected, Samsung officially took the wraps off the tenth Galaxy smartphone for this generation. The Samsung Galaxy J was unveiled at a DoCoMo event on Thursday, a smartphone headed for the Japanese market specifically. It's an interesting smartphone,... Read more

Sony announces Xperia Z1F, its flagship Z1 shrunken down

Sony announces Xperia Z1F, its flagship Z1 shrunken down

By Jake Smith

Sony has condensed its flagship Xperia Z1 smartphone, announced earlier this year, into a more comfortable size for the general market. Unveiled at an DoCoMo event, the Xperia Z1F (aka the Xperia Z1 Mini) packs a 4.3-inch 720P display, headed to only... Read more

You fancy, huh? LaCie unveils Porsche-designed USB key with up to 32GB of storage

You fancy, huh? LaCie unveils Porsche-designed USB key with up to 32GB of storage

By Jake Smith

There's nothing new about a Porsche-designed technology product - look at BlackBerry. But now if you're looking to add a little bling to your keychain, LaCie's got you covered. The company is ridding itself of the plastic and opting for a sleek, design-driven... Read more

Alleged HTC One Max specs leak: quad-core 1.7 GHz processor and Sense 5.5

Alleged HTC One Max specs leak: quad-core 1.7 GHz processor and Sense 5.5

By Jake Smith

The HTC One Max is turning out to be one of the most leaked handsets this autumn, and the latest rumour adds a bit of credence to what we've heard in the past as well as new information. Steve Hemmerstoffer, editor of tech-blog Nowherelse.fr, tweeted... Read more

T-Mobile US announces free global data coverage in 100+ countries for customers

T-Mobile US announces free global data coverage in 100+ countries for customers

By Jake Smith

T-Mobile, the fourth-largest carrier in the US, has announced global data coverage in over 100 countries at no additional charge. The third feature part of its "UnCarrier" branding, the data initiative will allow T-Mobile US users to travel country to... Read more

Windows Phone 8.1 rumoured to gain 10-inch tablet support

Windows Phone 8.1 rumoured to gain 10-inch tablet support

By Jake Smith

A third update is expected soon for Windows Phone 8 but, as it did with the desktop version of Windows 8.1, Microsoft is also planning a 8.1 bump for its mobile software. WinSuperSite is out with the first details of Windows Phone 8.1, noting it will... Read more

Vevo launches on Samsung Smart TVs for your music video obsession

Vevo launches on Samsung Smart TVs for your music video obsession

By Jake Smith

Vevo, a popular music video streaming, has launched on Samsung's Smart TV line, the company announced. Vevo will provide access to 75,000 HD music videos and concert performances from users television sets, for the whole family to dance and gawk over... Read more

Google Maps gains multiple destinations, knows you want to make several stops

Google Maps gains multiple destinations, knows you want to make several stops

By Jake Smith

Sometimes if you ask, Google will oblige. Perhaps one of the most requested requested features on Google Maps has been added to the preview version, as the company announced the ability to add multiple destinations to Google Maps. The feature will be... Read more

Jumio Port to make mobile payments easier, scan credit cards into iOS Passbook

Jumio Port to make mobile payments easier, scan credit cards into iOS Passbook

By Jake Smith

Mobile payment-focused Jumio has announced its latest product dubbed Port, which aims to make online transactions easier with an embedded wallet infrastructure on iOS and Android.Jumio is backed by Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin and investor Andreessen... Read more

Panasonic pulling out of plasma TV market by March 2014?

Panasonic pulling out of plasma TV market by March 2014?

By Jake Smith

Panasonic has long been a player in the plasma television space, but that may soon end if reports from Reuters and Nikkei are to be believed. According to both publications citing sources, the Japanese electronics giant is planning to exit the plasma... Read more

Samsung officially announces Galaxy Round, featuring curved OLED display

Samsung officially announces Galaxy Round, featuring curved OLED display

By Jake Smith

After much rumour and speculation, Samsung has officially announced the Galaxy Round, one of the first smartphones with a curved OLED display to enter the mass market. The smartphone is similar to the Galaxy Note 3, with a 5.7-inch 1080p display and leather-like... Read more

Rollei launches dashcam in the UK so you capture the next viral video while driving

Rollei launches dashcam in the UK so you capture the next viral video while driving

By Jake Smith

DashCams have been all the rage in Russia, as drivers are able to protect themselves from being wrongly blamed in a traffic accident. They're also cool for catching events like meteor showers. German-based gadget company Rollei is hoping to bring the... Read more

AT&T HTC One updated with Android 4.3, as it rolls out worldwide

AT&T HTC One updated with Android 4.3, as it rolls out worldwide

By Jake Smith

HTC One customers have long waited for their handsets to be updated to the latest version of Android - known as Android 4.3 these days. Stateside, carrier AT&T has announced HTC One customers on its network can expect to see Android 4.3 hitting their... Read more

Apple reportedly holding 22 October event, new iPads and Macs expected

Apple reportedly holding 22 October event, new iPads and Macs expected

By Jake Smith

Apple's big September event to detail its new iPhones and iOS 7 apparently wasn't enough for the company. Tim Cook and Co. have plans to hold a 22 October media event, according to AllThingsD, where their latest products are set to be unveiled. Does 22... Read more

Motorola planning 6.3-inch Xplay phablet?

Motorola planning 6.3-inch Xplay phablet?

By Jake Smith

Following a busy 2013 launching the Moto X, Droid Ultra, Mini, and MAXX, Google-owned Motorola is preparing to unleash two new devices for customers. According to rumours out of Chinese social network Weibo, the company is working on a successor to the... Read more

First press photos of Samsung's curved display Galaxy smartphone leak

First press photos of Samsung's curved display Galaxy smartphone leak

By Jake Smith

Update: the handset has officially been announced by Samsung.Samsung already confirmed a smartphone with a curved display will be launching in October, and now, we may have an early look at the new handset. One of the first curved display smartphones... Read more

Microsoft Office for iPad confirmed by Ballmer, coming after touch version for Windows

Microsoft Office for iPad confirmed by Ballmer, coming after touch version for Windows

By Jake Smith

Microsoft's long-awaited Office for iPad app has finally been confirmed by Steve Ballmer while speaking at a Gartner event on Tuesday. The outgoing CEO hasn't provided a release date for the iPad app, so don't expect it anytime soon, but it's reassuring... Read more

Apple reportedly launching iTunes Radio in UK, Canada and more in early 2014

Apple reportedly launching iTunes Radio in UK, Canada and more in early 2014

By Jake Smith

After a September launch in the US, thanks to iOS 7 and iTunes 11.1, Apple's iTunes Radio is said to be expanding into the UK and other countries in early 2014. The information comes courtesy of Bloomberg, which cites sources "with knowledge of the situation"... Read more

BBC to launch personalised 'My BBC' iPlayer today

BBC to launch personalised 'My BBC' iPlayer today

By Jake Smith

Launched in 2007, the BBC iPlayer is probably due for an update. And BBC director-general Tony Hall is expected to announce a revamp of the streaming app on Tuesday for licence-fee payers. According to a report from the BBC, users will be given the ability... Read more

Samsung 'Galaxy Round' curved smartphone could debut this week

Samsung 'Galaxy Round' curved smartphone could debut this week

By Jake Smith

Following Samsung's confirmation that a smartphone with a curved screen is on its way, more details have been provided before its launch. According to South Korea publication Asiae and others, Samsung will dub the curved smartphone the "Galaxy Round"... Read more

Beats Music streaming service will launch before 2014, bringing curated playlists

Beats Music streaming service will launch before 2014, bringing curated playlists

By Jake Smith

Beats, the company behind the widely popular Dr. Dre headphone line, has plans to launch a music streaming service to compete against Spotify, Pandora, and others. Luke Wood, president and COO of Beats, told The Next Web that Beats Music will be launched... Read more