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Apple reaches settlement with the US Federal Trade Commission

Apple reaches settlement with the US Federal Trade Commission

15 January, 2014 | comments (30)

Apple employees received a note from the man in charge, Tim Cook, that the company has settled with the US Federal Trade Commission over the issue with in-app purchases. The dispute came about when parents complained that it was too easy for...

Tags: Apple, iOS


Nokia Lumia 521 now just $30 on MetroPCS

Nokia Lumia 521 now just $30 on MetroPCS

15 January, 2014 | comments (19)

Just when you thought that the price of the Lumia 521 couldn't get any lower, MetroPCS comes in and offers the handset for $29. It's worth mentioning that this is the price of the phone after a mail-in rebate. You'll have to shell out $49.00...


Sony Xperia Z1 Compact hits China as Z1 Colorful Edition

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact hits China as Z1 Colorful Edition

15 January, 2014 | comments (45)

Sony has announced the Xperia Z1 Compact for China. It will be oddly called Xperia Z1 Colorful Edition instead of Compact, but the rest is pretty much. The specs of the Xperia Z1 Colorful Edition are similar to those of its global sibling - a...

Tags: Sony, Android


Blackphone unveiled, gives you full control over your privacy

Blackphone unveiled, gives you full control over your privacy

15 January, 2014 | comments (56)

One of the biggest problems in recent times is the digital surveillance by that invades our personal privacy. Well, with the upcoming smartphone named Blackphone, you can breathe a sigh of relief. Silent Circle in association with Geeksphone has...


Mid-range Oppo Neo now official, costs $215

Mid-range Oppo Neo now official, costs $215

15 January, 2014 | comments (20)

After yesterday's tease of the upcoming Oppo Neo, the Indonesian branch of the Chinese phonemaker just made the phone official. The Oppo Neo is built around a 4.5" IPS LCD display, which is extra sensitive and is capable of detecting touches even...

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Microsoft to pay Samsung and Sony to make WP8 phones

Microsoft to pay Samsung and Sony to make WP8 phones

14 January, 2014 | comments (91)

Before Microsoft bought out Nokia's phone division, the software giant was subsidizing the phone maker to the tune of $1 billion a year. That was a big incentive for Nokia to go with Windows Phone over other alternatives. The company may be...


Sony Xperia E1 to cost  €140, T2 Ultra will go for €400

Sony Xperia E1 to cost €140, T2 Ultra will go for €400

14 January, 2014 | comments (42)

Sony announced two budget-minded devices – the Xperia E1 and Xperia T2 Ultra – both of which have optional dual-SIM versions. However, the company neglected the most important part – how much do they cost? It seems that the entry-level handset,...


Android 4.3 now available on AT&T's Galaxy S4 Active

Android 4.3 now available on AT&T's Galaxy S4 Active

14 January, 2014 | comments (21)

Samsung is now seeding the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update for the AT&T's Galaxy S4 Active. The update is available both via Kies and over the air and weighs about 770MB. The Android 4.3 firmware update brings Galaxy Gear support, Knox security,...


HP Slate6 VoiceTab and Slate7 VoiceTab go official

HP Slate6 VoiceTab and Slate7 VoiceTab go official

14 January, 2014 | comments (37)

We already knew that HP was working on its own phablet and tablet duo and today, the company has official announced the two new devices. The first one is a phablet that is named Slate6 VoiceTab and the second one is a tablet, which is dubbed Slate7...

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It's official: international LG G2 KitKat rollout starts this month

It's official: international LG G2 KitKat rollout starts this month

14 January, 2014 | comments (36)

LG Mobile's official Twitter account for Saudi Arabia has confirmed that the Android 4.4 KitKat update will arrive for the local LG G2 smartphones by the end of this month. This marks the beginning of the update rollout we knew was coming in this...


Samsung handset with WP8 appears in Bluetooth certification

Samsung handset with WP8 appears in Bluetooth certification

14 January, 2014 | comments (25)

A yet to be announced Windows Phone device by Samsung appeared in Bluetooth SIG certification and UA profile. Carrying the model number SM-W750V, the smartphone is likely headed to the North American market. The bits of data reveal that the...


Moto G Google Play edition is now available for $179

Moto G Google Play edition is now available for $179

14 January, 2014 | comments (32)

A Google Play edition of Motorola’s budget-friendly Moto G quietly became available for purchase in the United States. The characterful smartphone with stock Android is priced at $179 for the 8GB version and $199 for a device with 16GB of built-in...

Tags: Motorola, Android


Huawei announces dual-SIM B199 with 5.5

Huawei announces dual-SIM B199 with 5.5" screen

14 January, 2014 | comments (31)

Huawei announced the B199 dual-SIM Android smartphone as a successor to the A199, which debuted last April. Just like its predecessor the B199 has dual-SIM support with CDMA/GSM dual stand-by. What's interesting is that the B199 packs a large...


China Mobile ordered over 1 million iPhone 5s

China Mobile ordered over 1 million iPhone 5s

14 January, 2014 | comments (38)

This Friday is a big day for Apple and China Mobile, as the carrier is betting big that the debut of the iPhone 5s will be a successful one. China Mobile's so confident that the company purchased 1 million iPhone 5s units for its release. The...

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Gold LG G2 to launch in Taiwan soon

Gold LG G2 to launch in Taiwan soon

14 January, 2014 | comments (31)

It seems LG G2 will be the next flagship to get a golden paintjob. You see those are coming back in fashion after the iPhone 5s revived the golden flavors. HTC and Samsung also have gold version of their flagships and now it's LG's turn to join the...

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Another Samsung exec: No Galaxy S5 at the MWC

Another Samsung exec: No Galaxy S5 at the MWC

14 January, 2014 | comments (34)

Samsung execs seem to have gotten their wires crossed or maybe something changed in the last few days as now ZDNet Korea is reporting that a Samsung executive stated that the Galaxy S5 will not be announced at the MWC. This contradicts what another...

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Oppo teases Neo smartphone with 4.5-inch screen

Oppo teases Neo smartphone with 4.5-inch screen

14 January, 2014 | comments (12)

Oppo is cooking the Find 7 phablet but it seems to be a smaller device in the pipeline too. The Oppo Neo (Neo is a popular choice of name recently for some reason), which had its name and basic specs revealed by a teaser on Oppo Indonesia's fan...

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Sony announces Xperia T2 Ultra and Xperia E1

Sony announces Xperia T2 Ultra and Xperia E1

14 January, 2014 | comments (96)

Sony has announced two new Android smartphones. The first is the Xperia T2 Ultra, a mid-range 6.0-inch phablet designed specifically for Asian and African markets where big screen smartphones are all the rage, and will compete against the likes of...

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Motorola Moto X hits Europe, costs €429/£380

Motorola Moto X hits Europe, costs €429/£380

14 January, 2014 | comments (36)

Today Motorola announced that its Moto X flagship is finally hitting Europe. The handset will go on sale in UK, France and Germany on February 1 and will be available through a number of major retailers including Phones4u, Carphone Warehouse, O2,...

Tags: Motorola, Android


Android 4.4 KitKat updates resume for Droid Mini, Ultra and Maxx

Android 4.4 KitKat updates resume for Droid Mini, Ultra and Maxx

14 January, 2014 | comments (34)

A few days back Version started rolling out the Android 4.4 KitKat update for the Motorola Droid Mini, Droid Ultra and Droid Maxx smartphones only to pull it out a couple of days later. However, Verizon has now resumed its firmware upgrade that...