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Why Galaxy Note 4 is a must-win for Samsung? Hint: Big-screen iPhone

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 12:21

Apple is expected to launch its own big-screen smartphones a week after Samsung's Unpacked event, putting more pressure on the Korean electronics giant.>

5 more awesome Android apps you may not have heard of

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 12:15

Because you can never have enough apps in your life, we’ve decided to comb through a recent thread of new Android app recommendations over at Reddit’s Android community and pluck out the best gems for your enjoyment. Some of these apps have been out for a while but some of them are brand new so don’t be shocked if they come with bugs. That said, they’re all highly rated and you can be sure the developers will issue patches to fix any reported issues people may find. And without further ado, here are five more terrific Android apps you may never have heard of. Moon+ Reader Pro Moon+ Reader Pro is a widely acclaimed book reader app that’s won praise for

Google may reveal first low-cost Android One phones at September 15th event

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 12:02

Google has begun working with hardware manufacturers to help them easily produce low-cost Android Phones, and the first phones built as part of that effort could see a release soon. Google is holding an event in India on September 15th, according to NDTV, and it seems likely that it'll take this opportunity to focus on these new phones. The phones come as part of Android One, a reference program announced back in June that allows manufacturers to make phones based on inexpensive hardware designs put together by Google.

Say hello to men who hate NSA spying but blame women for being spied on

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 11:56

The last time, a man named Christopher Chaney illegally accessed more than 50 email accounts to steal nude photos and was later rewarded with 10 years in prison. Take some of the members of Reddit, for example. If you're not familiar with Reddit, this is the best way I know how to describe it: it's an "anything goes" online message board where the loudest voices belong to misogynistic trolls who value anonymity over decency. In reality, "anything goes" is a bit of hyperbole, since the site does have two major rules: no child porn, and no posting "personal information." And because Reddit is a special place, its ban on posting personal information will protect you unless you happen to be an attractive woman that lots of people want to see naked.

Iran president urges clerics to tolerate Internet

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 11:46

Iran's president urged the country's clerics Monday to be more tolerant of the Internet and new technologies, which are often the target of criticism by influential hard-liners in the Islamic Republic. ...

Next-gen flagship Moto X+1 leaks in new photos

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 11:25

Motorola is set to announce a handful of new products later this week during a media gathering that BGR will be attending, but it looks like the star of the show has made an early appearance. TK Tech News on Monday posted photos it claims show the upcoming Motorola Moto X+1, and the images appear to be authentic. There are a few interesting takeaways from the photos. First, it looks like Motorola may have its exotic case backs ready for launch this time around. Early buyers of last year’s Moto X didn’t have access to fun materials like wood, and reports suggest that this year’s model will be available in even more unique finishes. The new photos show the Moto X+1 with

Will the 'iWatch' be worth $400?

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 11:06

Reports suggest that Apple's team is considering charging a premium for the company's first wearable technology device. And while all 'idevices' come with a hefty price tag, charging so much for a smartwatch would mean that Apple would be putting it on a par with brands like Tissot and Breil, rather than Samsung or Fitbit.

Here’s another way the iPhone 6 might disappoint you

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 10:35

We hope you weren’t getting your hopes up too much that Apple was going to just give you a cool new reversible USB cable when you bought the iPhone 6. 9to5Mac directs our attention to a new research note from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who says that Apple’s new reversible USB Lightning connector won’t be shipping with the iPhone 6 and it’s not clear whether Apple plans to release the new connector at all. Kuo says that Apple believes the reversible USB connector will offer only “limited improvements to overall user experience” and thus won’t be worth the extra money to ship with the iPhone 6. FROM EARLIER: The most disappointing rumor about the iPhone 6 may have just been confirmed

Mars rover to get a long-distance memory wipe and reformat

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 10:16

NASA aims to correct a series of problems with the Opportunity rover's memory by giving it a reformat from far, far away.>

Asus says it will unveil the best-looking Android Wear smartwatch yet on Wednesday

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 10:15

Asus says that it's built the best-looking Android Wear smartwatch to date and that it plans to fully unveil it just two days from now, according to Taiwan's Central News Agency. Called the ZenWatch, this will be Asus' first Android Wear smartwatch, and it'll reportedly be sold for less than $199 — potentially making it less expensive than competing watches from Samsung and LG. It's also reported to include voice control features in English and, eventually, in Chinese, but it's not clear how those would differ from the built-in commands that are already used to control Android Wear watches. The watch will reportedly come in one size and can be used even without being paired to an Android phone, but that's about it in the way of details right now.

$55 worth of awesome paid iPhone apps you can now download for free (7 apps total)

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 10:10

It’s Labor Day, and what better way to celebrate than by downloading a bunch of great paid iPhone and iPad apps for free? We’re starting off September on the right foot with seven nifty paid iOS apps that are all on sale for free for a very limited time. See anything you like? You’d better hurry, because these awesome sales could be over at any time. As a side note, there are still a few freebies from our last post in this series, and you can get them now if you hustle. These are paid iPhone and iPad apps that have been made available for free for a limited time by their developers. There is no way to tell how long

My Banned Word Holiday Rant

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 10:02

According to the US Department of Labor (, Labor Day (the first Monday in September) is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of our...

Alibaba IPO planned for week of September 8, report says

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 09:48

The Chinese e-commerce giant is reportedly set to launch its blockbuster IPO in the US in the very same week Apple is expected to bring us the iPhone 6.>

5.5-inch iPhone 6 shell shown off in hands-on video

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 09:45

We can finally see it now — the light at the end of the tunnel. The seemingly unending flood of leaks and rumors surrounding Apple’s next-generation iPhone 6 handsets will, in fact, soon come to an end. Apple is scheduled to unveil one or both new iPhone models next week during a big press conference on September 9th and then we can finally move on… to iPhone 6s rumors. In the meantime, however, we can expect plenty more leaks between now and next Tuesday, the latest of which examines the aluminum housing said to be from Apple’s upcoming 5.5-inch iPhone phablet. FROM EARLIER: Watch a fully assembled iPhone 6 boot up for the very first time French blog on Monday published a video

​Apple teams with top credit cards for iPhone 6 payments, reports say

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 09:41

Apple is partnering with American Express, Visa, and MasterCard on a mobile wallet system expected to be introduced with the iPhone 6 on September 9, according to two different reports.>

Xbox One Asia launch: Everything you need to know

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 09:31

The Microsoft console is finally arriving in the region. How much will it cost in each country? Which games are available? All the answers are here.>