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    One of the many rumors surrounding Apple's plans to deliver its iPhone 6 lineup has concerned the presence (or not) of support for NFC. Granted, such talk is hardly new, and last year we were hearing about possible NFC support for the iPhone 5S – hell, we were even seeing NFC rumors surrounding the iPhone 5 back in 2012, continuing up until just hours before the phone's launch event. So of course, they returned this year, with a flurry of new claims, and some circumstantial, if less-than-ironclad evidence. But this time we finally might see some results, and new imagery of the iPhone 6 ...

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    Between those new rumors about HTC wearables, and the surprise pre-IFA launches of the LG G Watch R and Samsung Gear S just the other day, we've totally got smartwatches on the brain. We've also been thinking a lot about Apple's plans for its next product launches, especially with that invite for a September 9 event going out yesterday; would the iWatch be featured? We heard a rumor just the other day specifically saying that this would be a dual iPhone/iWatch event, but now we're doubting just how useful that iWatch announcement might be, as we get word that sales of the smartwatch might ...

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    With IFA just a week away, smartphone fans all across the world are gearing up for announcements of the latest hardware to hit platforms like Android and Windows Phone. But then there's also the contingent of Apple users out there, and while they don't have much to look forward to from IFA, they've got plenty to anticipate over the next few months as we expect to get word of new iPhones, iPads, and maybe even iWatches. So far, though, we haven't been able to nail down just when Apple planned to reveal any of this new gear. Today, our answer arrives, as the company distributes invitations ...

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    Even though we're pretty much settled on a probable iPhone 6 event on September 9, most of the rumors around claim that we'll only see the 4.7-inch iPhone being announced. The reports even claim that we'll see the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 until December, along with the iWatch as well. At this point it's hard to know what rumors to believe, but some credible sources chime in with new data. Most of the credible Apple leaks have always come from the Wall Street Journal, but given the fact that Re/code hired most of its tech news team, we can safely say that this is another credible source as well. ...

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    The image quality of photos taken with a smartphone camera flash have always been a topic of debate. Some mock the color reproduction, while others just want to see their face on the night shot, and could care less about quality. As such, both Apple and HTC have added True Tone Flash technology to their latest flagships in order to boost this quality, but given the recent iPhone 6 leaks, it was hard to predict if the technology was good enough to make it to another round. Today we find some leaked photos of the all the internals that will power the flash on the iPhone 6, and if you look ...

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    It's easy to tell if an app sucks when there are issues with its basic functionality. If it crashes all the time, or causes the phone to freeze, or just doesn't respond to certain functions, that's a pretty obvious problem and we all know how to inform the developers of those issues in the app store reviews. However, there are lots of really poor design decisions that are common-place in today's smartphone apps. For some reason, people don't care as much about these obvious flaws that should be common sense, but have somehow become acceptable. Perhaps Paul Rand put it best: "The public is ...

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    For many of us, web browsing is the heart and soul of our mobile usage. Browsing web pages from a coffee shop on your phone or buying something from Amazon while waiting in line are what make modern smartphones so different from their ancestors. Mobile browsing today is not all that bad, fairly enjoyable, and actually pretty efficient. So how do the two most popular mobile platforms compare when it comes to mobile browsing? Ignoring all the third-party options available on both and not considering meaningless benchmarks or page load times, the out-of-the-box browsing experience on Android ...

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    If you've noticed, we don't pay much attention to the literature that comes with each smartphone that we unbox. Surely if this is your first smartphone, the best way to start is with the user manual, but more than a few of us have been there and done that a couple of times already. Apple would be on the list of companies that provides you with the least amount of literature possible, but these documents can be quite revealing if leaked ahead of time. If you've followed Apple launches over the last couple of years, you'll notice that the launch date of its products is always used either on ...

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    For many of you, the new school year is just beginning. Others have just a few days or weeks before they're back in the classroom, as well. Fortunately, the transition back into the school year doesn't have to be so hard. Education and productivity applications are available in droves. There are literally hundreds of note taking applications, task list managers, calendar apps, and more. There are even applications where you can go to ask questions about your homework, or knowledge engines to reference, right from your phone. If you're after help inside or out of the classroom, we have a ...

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    We're just a couple of weeks away from the rumored announcement of the iPhone 6. The device reportedly entered mass production a couple of weeks ago, so the amount of leaks that show us some finalized hardware will only start to grow. We've seen a couple of leaked backs of what the iPhone 6 will look like, but new leaks show us a finalized phone, or so they claim. New leaked photos from an Asian source show us the iPhone 6 being compared with the iPhone 5. By the looks of the iPhone 6 unit, it's clear that the device is still not as refined as what you'll get on a retail box, but the ...

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    With the launch of the iPhone 5s, Apple made a lot of buzz over how its M7 coprocessor would help its A7 processor with additional data. The M7 is intended to relieve the A7 chip from the stress of tracking the motion data that come from the accelerometer, gyroscope and compass, and therefore making it more power efficient. Some still debate its usefulness, but rumors have it that Apple is working on its logical successor for the iPhone 6, and the oddest part is its name. Instead of hearing the name "M8" motion coprocessor, the charts leaked by GeekBar are of a coprocessor named ...

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    The Internet is flooded with leaks of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, be it in mockups, or in photos of some parts here and there, but it's extremely rare to find 5.5-inch iPhone 6 leaks. There is some sense to this, as rumors claim that only the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 is being manufactured at the moment, and with the 5.5-inch model starting production until later this year. Still, Apple is known for being unpredictable every now and then, and new leaks claim that there is progress with the 5.5-inch model. New leaked photos show us the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 rear shell being compared against its 4.7-inch ...

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    Apple's reluctance to adopt expandable storage on its iPhone lineup makes choosing the right iPhone a little dramatic. The 16GB iPhone is priced accordingly with other competing smartphones, but choosing more storage means an incredible price bump, and we all know surviving with 16GB of storage is not realistic. One of our biggest concerns is how Apple will approach its storage options for the iPhone 6, and today we get some interesting data about it. GeekBar has been in charge of a ton of iPhone 6 rumors lately, though some of these have been questionable. Today this source has revealed ...

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    Plenty of apps give you the ability to share short videos on social networks, but Vine, the granddaddy of them all, is still the gold standard. Despite its prominence, the software hasn't been without its problems, and especially for video fans used to a more flexible editing and sharing experience, the constraints Vine imposes can be a little frustrating to deal with. Luckily, things are improving for the better, and today we catch wind of an update for the Vine iOS app that, among other things, adds the much-needed ability to import external videos. Shot a clip with your phone's regular ...

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    Secret is one of those apps that can drive a tad of controversy. It's designed for office gossip, and hey, getting your complaints out of your system without others really knowing who you are. Sadly it has also led to bullying in certain cases as well, as there is no safer place to keep your office secrets, than in your own mind. There is also a similar app called Cryptic for Windows Phone, and news are that there is a country that wants them banned. A Brazilian Judge is already fed up with all the reports of bullying cases, and the fact that these services haven't been able to put these ...

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