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BlackBerry's next budget smartphone leaks, to be priced lower than Q5

BlackBerry's next budget smartphone leaks, to be priced lower than Q5

By Jake Smith

Even with the corporate environment at BlackBerry in a bit of a tough time, the company is still chugging along with its smartphone plans. BGR has obtained leaked photos of BlackBerry's upcoming budget handset, codenamed Kopi that looks close to the Palm... Read more

Gold iPhone 5S snags $10,000 on eBay: Do they know it's not real gold?

Gold iPhone 5S snags $10,000 on eBay: Do they know it's not real gold?

By Jake Smith

The gold version of the iPhone 5S (or champagne as some like to call it) is driving a serious price bubble on eBay.The high prices follow limited availability of the gold version of the iPhone 5S worldwide, with several Apple Stores receiving very few... Read more

Microsoft says Surface 2 with LTE launching 'early next year'

Microsoft says Surface 2 with LTE launching 'early next year'

By Jake Smith

Following the launch of the Surface 2 on Monday morning, Microsoft says the LTE version of the tablet is coming "early next year."Speaking on a Reddit AMA thread Panos Panay, Microsoft corporate VP of Surface, revealed the news: "Great question. We didn’t... Read more

Netflix launches Breaking Bad Spoiler Foiler just in time to block out series finale tweets

Netflix launches Breaking Bad Spoiler Foiler just in time to block out series finale tweets

By Jake Smith

Just in time for the series finale of Breaking Bad on Sunday, Netflix has launched a new tool to block out any spoilers found on Twitter, dubbed the "Spoiler Foiler." This tool is especially useful if you find yourself not on the US' East Coast, where... Read more

Apple TV 6.0 update pulled after bricking issues (Update)

Apple TV 6.0 update pulled after bricking issues (Update)

By Jake Smith

The 6.0 update released to the Apple TV last week has been pulled by Apple. The move, which has yet to be officially confirmed by the company, was prompted by several installation issues that left users unable to use their set-top box.The update went... Read more

Android 4.4 KitKat user interface allegedly leaks

Android 4.4 KitKat user interface allegedly leaks

By Jake Smith

We know Android 4.4 KitKat is definitely on the way, thanks to Google spilling the chocolatey name in early September.As we wait in anticipation for new features that have been kept under wraps by the company, 9to5Google conveniently scored a few shots... Read more

Global rollout of BBM for Android and iOS paused, as 1.1 million use an unreleased version

Global rollout of BBM for Android and iOS paused, as 1.1 million use an unreleased version

By Jake Smith

The 21 and 22 September global rollout of BBM for Android and iOS has been paused, BlackBerry announced.The choice to delay the two apps comes after 1.1 million active users began using the unreleased Android version that leaked online on Saturday. The... Read more

Nokia Sirius tablet to be called 'Lumia 2520' when it hits the market

Nokia Sirius tablet to be called 'Lumia 2520' when it hits the market

By Jake Smith

Even with an impending acquisition by Microsoft, Nokia is rumoured to be launching its first Windows RT tablet in the near future. In leaks over the past few months, the 10.1-inch tablet's codename has been Nokia Sirius, but now we have reason to believe... Read more

BlackBerry announces plans to cut 4,500 jobs - 40 per cent of its staff

BlackBerry announces plans to cut 4,500 jobs - 40 per cent of its staff

By Jake Smith

Times at BlackBerry become more grim, as the company has announced official plans to cut 4,500 jobs, or 40 per cent of its global workforce. Before the news hit the wire, BlackBerry suspended public trading.Along with the job cuts, BlackBerry also announced... Read more

iPhone 5S gets the iFixit teardown treatment, is there real gold inside?

iPhone 5S gets the iFixit teardown treatment, is there real gold inside?

By Jake Smith

iFixit has begun the ritual teardown of the iPhone 5S, just as the handset has gone on sale in Australia. The team travelled 17 hours to the country to get the iPhone 5s early. This will be the first time we've seen the inside of the device clearly,... Read more

iOS 7 adoption eclipsed Android 4.2 Jelly Bean in less than a day

iOS 7 adoption eclipsed Android 4.2 Jelly Bean in less than a day

By Jake Smith

Online advertising network Chitika says Apple's latest mobile endeavour iOS 7 has reached 18 per cent of all iOS handsets and tablets in a 24-hour period since release. The numbers aren't official from Apple, but provide an overreaching look at how effective... Read more

Nestle's Facebook page says Android 4.4 KitKat is launching in October

Nestle's Facebook page says Android 4.4 KitKat is launching in October

By Jake Smith

Nestle's Facebook account in Germany has taken to the comment section of one of its photos to say Android 4.4 KitKat will launch publicly in October. "Kit Kat Hi Tim, Android 4.4 KIT KAT ist ab Oktober verfügbar," the eager employee writes. Word of... Read more

Offline YouTube viewing on mobile detailed, some channels can opt-out

Offline YouTube viewing on mobile detailed, some channels can opt-out

By Jake Smith

Google this week announced news that YouTube videos watched on mobile devices will soon be able to be saved for offline viewing for up to 48 hours. The company's announcement left out some useful details. Luckily, Google has offered a bit more in an... Read more

Google redesigns logo, rids of black navigation bar for apps grid

Google redesigns logo, rids of black navigation bar for apps grid

By Jake Smith

Google has announced a change to its logo, redefining the colour palette and letter shapes. The changes come as Google begins to refocus the way it designs online services. The Google logo is iconic, and people have to come to know and love (or hate)... Read more

Internal retail listing says Nexus 10 from Asus to ship for £349.99

Internal retail listing says Nexus 10 from Asus to ship for £349.99

By Jake Smith

An internal retail listing from what appears to be PC World UK shows an Asus-made Nexus 10 in the pipeline for release in the near future. Shared by Twitter user Rage06, the graphic allegedly shows the tablet shipping to customers for £349.99 - not... Read more

Tesla says 'auto pilot' car coming in three years, fully autonomous later on

Tesla says 'auto pilot' car coming in three years, fully autonomous later on

By Jake Smith

Following rumours Tesla has plans for a self-driving electric vehicle, the company's CEO Elon Musk has come out with more details. Speaking to the Financial Times, he noted that fully autonomous cars will take a while for Tesla to develop, though in... Read more

BlackBerry reportedly slashing up to 40 per cent of its staff

BlackBerry reportedly slashing up to 40 per cent of its staff

By Jake Smith

Even with a new flagship on its hands, times are still looking tough at BlackBerry. According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, the Canadian smartphone-maker is planning to lay off 40 per cent of a workforce of about 12,700, in what would be... Read more

Social network addicts: Twitter and Facebook apps given iOS 7-like revamp

Social network addicts: Twitter and Facebook apps given iOS 7-like revamp

By Jake Smith

Just in time for the release of iOS 7 on Wednesday, social networking giants Twitter and Facebook took the wraps off revamped apps. In addition to a new coat of paint for each app, the updates bring several small features that users can now take advantage... Read more

iCloud.com updated with iOS 7-like design

iCloud.com updated with iOS 7-like design

By Jake Smith

Apple has released a redesign of its iCloud web product, now featuring an iOS 7-like feel, on the eve of the mobile software's launch to the public. The new design brings a sleeker look and comes on the heels of Jonny Ive taking over Apple's design team... Read more

Full version of Windows 8.1 priced at $120; Windows 8 users can upgrade free

Full version of Windows 8.1 priced at $120; Windows 8 users can upgrade free

By Jake Smith

Ahead of the launch of Windows 8.1 on 18 October, Microsoft has officially detailed how it plans to launch the massive operating system update to the masses. Microsoft will make Windows 8.1 available to current Windows 8 users for free. Windows 7 users... Read more

Google Wallet for Android no longer requires a NFC-packing handset

Google Wallet for Android no longer requires a NFC-packing handset

By Jake Smith

Google has released a substantial update to its Google Wallet for Android app, doing away with the long-time requirement of a handset needing NFC technology to download the app. Google Wallet is now available on Google Play for all Android phones running... Read more

Nexus 7 4G LTE goes on sale in the UK for £299 with 32GB of storage

Nexus 7 4G LTE goes on sale in the UK for £299 with 32GB of storage

By Jake Smith

The 4G LTE version of the new Nexus 7 is now available in the UK for £299, along with availability in Australia, Canada, Germany, Spain, France, Japan, and South Korea, as well. The LTE-packing tablet was first made available in the US at the beginning... Read more

Nexus 4 completely sells out ahead of suspected Nexus 5 launch

Nexus 4 completely sells out ahead of suspected Nexus 5 launch

By Jake Smith

Google's flagship Nexus device - the LG Nexus 4 - has sold out on the Google Play Store, following various price drops for both the 8GB and 16GB versions."We are out of inventory," Google Play states. "Please check back soon." It's not clear if Google... Read more

The CrossLink is the last charge cable you'll ever need: Lightning, 30-Pin, Micro USB

The CrossLink is the last charge cable you'll ever need: Lightning, 30-Pin, Micro USB

By Jake Smith

If you're like us, you'll often find yourself fumbling for different charging cords for all of your different handsets. It's a pain, and we wish every manufacturer would stick to the same standard (we're looking at you, Apple).Luckily, id America has... Read more

LG Nexus 5 leaked from a bar, shows Android 4.4 KitKat boot screen

LG Nexus 5 leaked from a bar, shows Android 4.4 KitKat boot screen

By Jake Smith

New images of what is believed to be the upcoming LG Nexus 5 have leaked, this time from a bar (reminds us of Apple's iPhone 4), and not the FCC. The images, provided by 9to5Google, confirm what we've been seeing over the past few weeks: what looks to... Read more

Apple planning 15 October event to detail new iMac, MacBook Pro and iPads?

Apple planning 15 October event to detail new iMac, MacBook Pro and iPads?

By Jake Smith

If a report from French-based publication MacGeneration is to be believed, Apple is holding a media event on 15 October to talk new products. Rumour of a second Apple event for the second half of 2013 comes at a time when iMac stock has begun to dwindle... Read more

Telsa planning self-driving electric vehicle

Telsa planning self-driving electric vehicle

By Jake Smith

Tesla plans to jump into the self-driving car space like many other manufacturers, according to the company's website. A job listing seeks someone for the position of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems Controls Engineer, and Wired notes the job comes... Read more

Twitter planning massive app overhaul following launch of iOS 7

Twitter planning massive app overhaul following launch of iOS 7

By Jake Smith

Twitter is planning to release the third major redesign for its set of mobile apps, The New Yorker first reported. The social media network, soon to go public on the stock market, will first release a minor app update following the release of iOS 7, with... Read more

BlackBerry Z30 launching in Asia in the coming week, US launch 2 - 3 weeks later

BlackBerry Z30 launching in Asia in the coming week, US launch 2 - 3 weeks later

By Jake Smith

BlackBerry plans to launch its flagship BlackBerry Z30 in Asia next week, people familiar with the matter told Pocket-lint.The launch date for the BlackBerry Z30, a 5-inch BB10 smartphone that was long-associated with the A10 codename, makes sense, given... Read more

LG Nexus 5 launching with Android 4.4 KitKat on 14 October?

LG Nexus 5 launching with Android 4.4 KitKat on 14 October?

By Jake Smith

We've seen plenty leaked about the LG Nexus 5 thanks to a Google employee and the FCC, but now, we also have an unverified launch date.According to Ausdroid and several other publications around the net, LG and Google will officially be taking the wraps... Read more

Burberry will capture its London fashion show with the iPhone 5S

Burberry will capture its London fashion show with the iPhone 5S

By Jake Smith

Luxury brand Burberry has announced that it will use Apple's new iPhone 5S to capture photos and video of its runway show in London on Monday 16 September. The collaboration between the two companies comes just after Apple announced the iPhone 5S with... Read more

Don't fancy your iPad? Microsoft launches trade-in program to sell you a Surface

Don't fancy your iPad? Microsoft launches trade-in program to sell you a Surface

By Jake Smith

In the hope of swaying you away from Apple, Microsoft has launched a trade-in programme to help you get rid of your iPad. The trade-in programme comes at a time when Microsoft is believed to be launching a new Surface line on 23 September.Outlined on... Read more

Twitter for Android given major UI revamp in latest beta

Twitter for Android given major UI revamp in latest beta

By Jake Smith

The beta version of Twitter for Android has been given a major user interface revamp as it hits version 5.0. Upon first firing up the app, you'll notice the top bar now includes Home, Notifications, Messages, Activity and more, in a revamped look. No... Read more

Twitter Music becomes more useful thanks to Spotify app

Twitter Music becomes more useful thanks to Spotify app

By Jake Smith

Twitter #Music has been added to Spotify, making it easier to discover the music your friends and the rest of the world are listening to from within the music-streaming app. "Discover the hottest new music in the World right now," the app says. Users... Read more

Microsoft's Outlook.com gets IMAP, meaning more third-party app support

Microsoft's Outlook.com gets IMAP, meaning more third-party app support

By Jake Smith

After a long wait, Microsoft has finally announced IMAP (and OAuth) support for Outlook.com users. Outlook users will now have email access from more third-party applications, including Mac Mail and Thunderbird on a Mac.Why the long wait for IMAP support?... Read more

iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C: Where can you buy them in the US?

iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C: Where can you buy them in the US?

By Jake Smith

We've told you virtually everything you need to know about Apple's new iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C. We've gone hands-on with both devices, compared both to each other, and we gave a run down of specifications and new details that emerged after the event.Now... Read more

LG Nexus 5 shown-off in clearest form yet at FCC

LG Nexus 5 shown-off in clearest form yet at FCC

By Jake Smith

The LG-D820, better known as the Nexus 5 to us common-folk, has been leaked in the clearest photos yet, thanks to a minor screw-up by LG or the FCC.When a phone launches to the masses, it typically goes through the FCC at the last minute. LG recently... Read more

iPhone 5S can tell if you're walking, running or driving; soon can locate your car

iPhone 5S can tell if you're walking, running or driving; soon can locate your car

By Jake Smith

Cupertino-based Apple has provided more details on the power of its M7 processor found inside the iPhone 5S, following its media event on Tuesday. On its website, Apple lists several use cases for the motion processor as app developers and the company... Read more

Google+ Photos adds Photoshop-like editing, putting Snapseed acquisition to work

Google+ Photos adds Photoshop-like editing, putting Snapseed acquisition to work

By Jake Smith

Putting its 2012 acquisition of Snapseed to work, roughly a year later Google has announced editing tools within Google+ Photos. Using Photoshop-like functionality, Google+ users will now be able to make refinements and edits to their photos from within... Read more

Windows Phone world gets larger: Nokia tipped to announce 6-inch Lumia 1520 on 26 September

Windows Phone world gets larger: Nokia tipped to announce 6-inch Lumia 1520 on 26 September

By Jake Smith

Nokia will announce the first Windows Phone phablet on 26 September, according to leakster EvLeaks.The Lumia 1520 is said to pack a lightweight design, with a hefty 6-inch 1080p display glaring right into your eyeballs. Pocket-lint's own sources have... Read more

Right on time, OtterBox releases iPhone 5S Defender Series case

Right on time, OtterBox releases iPhone 5S Defender Series case

By Jake Smith

OtterBox has released its Defender Series case for the iPhone 5S, following the announcement of the iPhone 5S on Tuesday.OtterBox is known for its cases that are capable of handling rugged conditions, protecting iPhone owners from drops with three layers... Read more

Updated Apple TV could land as early as October

Updated Apple TV could land as early as October

By Jake Smith

Apple has plans to release a new version of its Apple TV hardware next month, according to venture capitalist and TechCrunch columnist MG Siegler. No specifics about the hardware refresh were shared, but presumably Apple's new A7 processor will be included... Read more

Nike+ Move will be first motion app for iPhone 5S, taking advantage of M7 processor

Nike+ Move will be first motion app for iPhone 5S, taking advantage of M7 processor

By Jake Smith

Get ready for a new generation of apps on the App Store. Apple marketing guru Phil Schiller revealed during Apple's September iPhone event that the iPhone 5S features a special M7 processor, which enables the handset to gather data from the accelerometer,... Read more

Accessorising: Apple launches dock and cases for iPhone 5S/5C

Accessorising: Apple launches dock and cases for iPhone 5S/5C

By Jake Smith

The star of Apple's September show were the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C, but afterwards, we were left to rummage through the Apple Store for new bits. This year, Apple has chosen to begin accessorising its iPhones once again, offering new docks and cases... Read more

AppleCare+ now available in UK, Italy and France - service fees raised $30 in US

AppleCare+ now available in UK, Italy and France - service fees raised $30 in US

By Jake Smith

Following the launch of the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C, Apple has rolled out its AppleCare+ warranty to customers in the UK, Italy and France - after first launching in the US with the iPhone 5. AppleCare+ is an extension of AppleCare. Since AppleCare... Read more

You can now re-watch Apple's September iPhone event

You can now re-watch Apple's September iPhone event

By Jake Smith

Apple has made its 10 September iPhone event available for streaming on its website, less than two hours after the event ended on Tuesday.Apple didn't stream the event live on its website as with the past two events held, so fanboys will definitely turn... Read more

Apple's 2013 iPhone event: We're live from Berlin

Apple's 2013 iPhone event: We're live from Berlin

By Jake Smith

Another year, another iPhone - or in this case, iPhones.We're live at the Berlin event at which Apple will debut its latest plans to the world from its campus in Cupertino. The smartphone field continues to heat up from Samsung, HTC and other manufacturers,... Read more

Nexus 7 2013 with LTE now available in the US for $349

Nexus 7 2013 with LTE now available in the US for $349

By Jake Smith

As promised by Google, the LTE version of the Nexus 7 2013 edition is now available on Google Play for $349 (£222) with 32GB of storage. According to the listing, Google and T-Mobile have partnered to sell the tablet shipping with a T-Mobile SIM card... Read more

Xbox Music launches on iOS and Android, free streaming comes to web version

Xbox Music launches on iOS and Android, free streaming comes to web version

By Jake Smith

Microsoft is extending Xbox Music past Windows Phone and Windows 8 with the release of iOS and Android versions.Soon available on their respective app marketplaces, the Xbox Music app allows users to access 30 million tracks, build playlists, and build... Read more

As it hits 150m users, Instagram says ads are coming within the year

As it hits 150m users, Instagram says ads are coming within the year

By Jake Smith

Instagram has announced that more than 150 million people are now accessing its apps on both iOS and Android. Of the 150 million users, the photo-sharing network says 50 million of them have joined in the last six months, an impressive growth rate.With... Read more