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    These are exciting times for Motorola fans as we're hearing (and seeing) a lot of cool things about the company and its upcoming products. Lots of devices are popping up in certification documents, the Moto Maker could be enabled to customize the upcoming (2015, 3rd generation) Moto G, and the new Moto X, alongside the Moto G, and some other Droids are starring in the latest Motorola-themed leak. Talking about the 2015 Moto G, a report from Brazil tries to fill in the blanks and anticipate even more details of the device. The 2015 Moto G will allegedly see the light of day on July 28, a ...

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    The Turing Phone, pictured above and below, is the world's first device made out of liquid metal. Actually, it is called Liquidmorphium, and, according to the official wording, it is "an amorphous “liquid metal” alloy tougher than either titanium or steel". This alloy is said to be stronger than steel and titanium, so there's no risk of another "bendgate" while using it. The Turing Phone can be preordered in the USA and China starting July 31, for $740 (64GB) and $870 (128GB). Inside the Liquidmorphium shell there's a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB of RAM, 16-, 64-, and 128GB ...

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    The last time we heard about an upcoming OPPO smartphone was with the occasion of the Mirror 5, a device that has a backplate that reminds us of the HTC Touch Diamond from the good old days. However, there's a certain OPPO A51 in the works which popped up on Chinese regulator TENAA's website not so long ago. The upcoming OPPO A51 shouldn't be far out, according to a recent report. While there's no official wording on the launch date (or any other official details), the leak mentions that the phone has a price tag which is claimed to be the real deal. Also, having the price tag confirmed, ...

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    Yesterday we heard that, thanks to a Samsung patent, your smartphone would be able to measure your body fat levels in the future. As usual, as far as patents are concerned, just because an idea has been patented, it doesn't mean that it will actually make it to the masses. That being said, there's another Samsung patent that would allow users to operate their smartphones using... invisible smartphone buttons. These invisible smartphone buttons are called "sensor pads" and the Samsung smartphone from the future might have it integrated. These sensor pads would be configurable and the user ...

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    Last week we've heard the first report about the Galaxy Note 5 launch; it claimed that Samsung will break its habit of announcing the flagship at IFA, and, instead, in order to avoid head from Apple's 2015 iPhone line-up, has moved the announcement date to an earlier one. This report from today mentions an exact Galaxy Note 5 launch date. According to "sources at Taiwan-based telecom carriers", the 2015 phablet will be announced on August 12, in New York. The same report claims that the Galaxy Note 5 launch event will be followed by a launch of the model in major markets just two days ...

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    Update: According to the Korea Herald, LG U Plus is planning on partnering with Huawei for 5G as well. What comes after 4G? 5G! ...and it's no secret that it's a recent buzzword and trending topic. If you want to know more about what 5G is, and whether you should care about it or not, make sure to read our own Joe Levi's piece explaining the technology. According to a recent report citing official word from the horse's mouth, Huawei and ZTE are not only interested in 5G, but the companies are heavily investing in research and development.  US$600 million is what Huawei, and roughly ...

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    Motorola's Moto Maker, the offering that allows you to completely customize your hardware at purchase, is currently available for the Moto X smartphone, and Moto 360 smartwatch. Future owners of lower-end/budget models, like the Moto G or Moto E, are not yet able to custom-build their future smartphones, but that's about to change if this latest Evan Blass leak is accurate. Not many bits of information have been shared (leaked), except "moto-g-maker" and the image above. However, in this case, this is more than enough to go by. It will likely go live (if the leak is accurate), at the time ...

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    The HTC Aero is rumored to be the Taiwanese company's next smartphone, a company that's not doing as well as expected on the market. The HTC One M9 (and subsequent phones like the M9+, etc.) failed to stop the company's decline, but would you buy its next phone if it looked like this HTC Aero concept? We don't know much about the upcoming HTC Aero, except for the fact that we all expect it to be a super-phone, probably the "hero" phone (to land in October) company executives have talked about. It can also be the phone that can save HTC (or at least stop the decline), so all eyes are on ...

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    Update: HSBC confirmed that Apple Pay will be supported later in July. Barclays confirms it will support Apple Pay in the future. Apple Pay is now officially available in the UK; we've heard reports last week indicating that it might happen, granted, with some rumored limitations, and, nonetheless, it is now official. Apple Pay is the Cupertino-based company's take on contactless payment. Users of the iPhone and Apple Watch in the UK are now able to make purchases in more than 250,000 shops, as well as pay for their tube, bus and railway ride. Apple Pay has been available in the US since ...

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    Apple made its music streaming service, Apple Music, available to the masses at the end of June. While a three-month trial period is available, the subscription for the service is $9.99 in the US, pretty much in line (identical) with what other competing companies (like Spotify or Rhapsody) are charging for their offerings. However, according to a recent Reuters report -- that cites three distinct industry sources -- the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is looking closely at Apple's Apple Music service. While Apple is charging the same amount as main competitors ($9.99) for its own ...

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    An Android Wear platform update should have been officially introduced on July 28, claims a recent report which also mentions that this alleged date has been now purportedly moved to a so far unknown date in August. However, the same report claims knowledge of some of the features coming to the next Android Wear iteration, including interactive watch faces, as well as Together, a new watch to watch communication method. The report claims that Android Wear watchfaces will gain single tap interaction functionality. Some watchfaces out there already support this (thanks to a workaround), but, ...

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    The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 launch might not happen at IFA 2015. The Berlin International Radio Show is where Samsung has been historically announcing its phablet device (lately, devices, since the Note 4 came in pair with the Note Edge), but this year, there seems to be an exception from the rule, if this recent Wall Street Journal report is to be believed. The publication cites a "person familiar with the matter" (so keep your skeptical hat on) who claims that Samsung is allegedly moving the announcement date several weeks forward, somewhere to mid-August, which, could very well be a ...

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    The North American Sony Xperia Z3+/Z4, dubbed Sony Xperia Z4v, should be coming to Verizon soon. It is a special version of the phone which has a higher resolution screen (Quad HD versus Full HD), as well as wireless charging support. According to the initial information, as well as the one we heard a couple of days ago, August 13 was the day to circle in your calendar if you wanted to get this water and dustproof smartphone. Sadly, that is no longer the case. Despite displaying the August 13 date on the aforementioned microsite, Burson-Marsteller, the PR agency for Sony's North American ...

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    Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have performed (and still are) well; according to a recent research, the two Apple smartphones are still accounting for almost 50 percent of the US smartphone market. It is very clear that the 2014 models are the company's best selling smartphones ever, and the Cupertino-based company saw the potential, with 70 to  80 million units in the initial production plan. However, according to a recent Wall Street Journal report, Apple is raising that initial production figure to 85-90 million units by December 31. The 2015 models, dubbed the iPhone 6s and the ...

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    A couple of days ago we've seen a leak referring to the Xiaomi Mi 5 and its bigger brother, the Mi 5 Plus, complete with some specification of the Chinese manufacturer's upcoming smartphone duo. Now, the Xiaomi Mi 5 Plus has popped up on Chinese regulator TENAA's website, complete with images (above and below), as well as some specs. The Xiaomi Mi 5 Plus is expected to pack a 5.7-inch Quad HD display, Qualcomm  Snapdragon 820 SoC, 4GB of RAM, and a 3,500mAh battery. The smaller sibling, the Mi 5 (sans Plus) is expected to pack a 5.2-inch Quad HD display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 ...

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    We lost count of how many Samsung Galaxy A8 rumors, reports, and leaks we have recently seen; we know the specs, we've seen the device in leaked pictures and even a video, and all of these hint towards Samsung's thinnest device yet, built on a metal chassis, with a fingerprint scanner embedded in the home button. Today's leak doesn't bring anything new to the table, except yet another confirmation of things to come. The Samsung Galaxy A8 we're allegedly seeing above in this press render is not yet official, but it really feels like we've been knowing this phone for quite some time. As a ...

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    The "selfie phone" started to become a thing last year -- yes, we were wondering whether the trend will pass the test of time -- and Sony capitalized on it with its C3 smartphone, one that packs a beefed-up front facing camera with an LED flash. While there are some problems with these so called selfie phones, Sony doesn't seem to care as the company followed up on the C3 with the C4, and Windows Phone selfie phone fans were happy that we called the Lumia 735 "the original selfie phone". There were some other products focusing on the topic, like Polaroid's attempt to copy the OPPO N3, and ...

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    Yesterday we've seen a report that claimed Microsoft's upcoming operating system, dubbed Windows 10, is expected to do more for notebook sales than to smartphone ones. While it doesn't necessarily conflict with this report, today's bit, coming from the same source, doesn't seem to confirm it either, so it just makes sense for us to present the other side of the story as well. According to "many" Taiwan-based ODMs, Windows 10 will not be able to boost large-scale PC replacements and upgrades. This, according to the report, is mainly due to the fact that, according to said ODMs, web surfing ...

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    Google Maps for iOS is one of the the go-to solutions (together with Here Maps and other third party offerings) for many iPhone owners that are not satisfied with Apple Maps. If you are a Google Maps for iOS user, you should check your iTunes app (or the link below) for an update to your application, as it brings a couple of new things to the table. Redesigned transit directions are now available in the latest version of the app (4.8.0) which also enables real-time information regarding arrival at your destination, where available. Additionally, you now have new options for sharing a place ...

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    Update: According to recent reports, the Galaxy A8 will launch in China on July 17, for about $485, a tad below $500 reported in the original story below. There's little that we don't know about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy A8. It's safe to say there's more we know about the device than what we don't, thanks to all the leaked specs sheets, videos, and so on. Now a new set of live images has surfaced showing off the Galaxy A8 in its full glory, in addition to confirming the existence of a fingerprint scanner embedded in the home button, just like in the Galaxy S6 and Edge's case. ...

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    Whether the leaked Galaxy Note 5 video render we've seen the other day is real or fake is yet unknown. What we do know, however, is that Samsung has a new design philosophy that debuted with the introduction of the Galaxy S6 and the S6 Edge; the company ditched plastic in favor of aluminum and glass. Judging by Samsung's history, it would make a lot of sense for the Galaxy Note 5 to follow these new design principles (and let's not forget about the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus either). If that will really be the case, not only the battery of the Galaxy Note 5 will be baked in (non-removable), but ...

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    Smartphones and extreme temperatures don't play well together, regardless if we're talking too cold, or too hot. Since it's summer (granted, in some places), you know the temperature in your car can get hell-ish if you happen to leave it parked in the sun for even the shortest period of time. If you also happen to forget your smartphone inside, you're looking for trouble. Well, not the explosion kind of trouble (though there have been reports in the past), but exposing smartphones (or any other electronic device with a battery) to extreme heat will definitely impact, negatively, on battery ...

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    Have an iPhone? Updated to iOS 8.4? Congratulations, you just lost Home Sharing for music! You are basically not able to stream music (video still works) from your library to your iOS devices in your house. The change happened once the 8.4 update was introduced, the version of iOS which enabled Apple Music. It wasn't by mistake, or an oversight, as the official Apple Support page has now been updated to reflect that Home Sharing for music is not supported on iOS 8.4. According to Apple's Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services, Eddy Cue, the company is working on iOS 9 ...

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    After the LG G4 was announced and all the dust settled, we started hearing about a certain LG G4c, which was believed to be the mini version of the flagship. Fast forward to May 19 and the company officially introduced the LG G4c, alongside the G4 Stylus, and now we're hearing rumors of a certain LG G4 S. But before we look at the LG G4 S, Business Korea reports that the LG G4 flagship is ranking higher in Consumer Reports' list than its direct competitors, the Galaxy S6/S6 Edge and the iPhone 6. On to the LG G4 S rumors: the device is expected to pack (as per an alleged GFXBench result ...

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    It was very early this year that we caught a glimpse of Android Lollipop running on the LG G2, the company's 2013 flagship. Since then, LG did a good job in officially bringing Android 5.0 to the two-year old device (in some cases, even earlier than its -- back then, before the G4 -- flagship, the G3) but apparently support has not been abandoned for the LG G2. According to this report from Germany, the company is already working hard on the LG G2 Android Lollipop 5.1.1 update, claims the report that cites an unnamed person inside the manufacturer's software development department. The ...

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