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    Most of the rumors that surround Apple lately have to do with the company's plans to build a wearable. We're still not sure that it'll be called the "iWatch," but we do know that the company has been hiring people from different sectors in health and fashion in order to build its first smartwatch. The sudden death of the Nike Fuelband has left a ton of very talented people available for such a task, and Apple is already taking action. Two former Nike Fuelband employees have just updated their LinkedIn profiles to confirm that they work for Apple. The two new Cupertino employees are Jon ...

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    The voice search functionality built into Google Search is one of those really convenient features that keeps getting better; in the past week alone, we've seen hotword detection expand to include new languages, and witnessed the arrival of new voice-actuated media controls. Now Google's cluing us in to another feature it's delivered for voice search, letting you use voice commands to refine a query. Google's already offered a degree of contextual awareness in how it interprets voice searches, and the feature it's talking about today expands on that by letting you offer corrections when it ...

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    Case makers have been famous for getting an early look at what's to come from Cupertino in order to build compatible products. We've been bombarded with a ton of iPhone 6 cases and mock-ups over the last couple of weeks, and given their similarities, it's hard to deny that these could point to the final product we might see in September. Today, famous case maker Spigen has listed one of its compatible products for Apple's iPhone 6, which only gives the previous leaks an added level of credibility. Spigen published an Amazon listing for cases that are compatible with the iPhone 6 in 4.7 ...

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    It's hard to deny that every iPhone ever launched has gained a significant level of popularity. Apple may not sell most of the smartphones in the world, but with the amount of iPhones seen in the public these days, it's clear that Apple has a significant lead. If you're interested in seeing just how popular a device like the iPhone 5s is today, the numbers are in. ABI Research has just published its report for Q1 2014, and the firm is declaring the iPhone 5s as the most popular smartphone in the world for that quarter. Sadly the details as to how this ranking was determined are hard to ...

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    Each year, dozens of new phones are introduced to the market. One has a marginally faster processor than last year's model; another has a larger display with nearly double the resolution; some other phone gets twice the RAM while this one gets more storage space; and all of them get the latest upgrade to expandable storage support. Most would agree that, on a yearly basis, upgrading your phone is a waste of money – that the gains of spending several hundred dollars to get a slight improvement over the phone you currently have isn't worth it. Frankly, the majority would be right. If I ...

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    A new Google Play Music iOS update has landed today, bringing even more features to Google's popular music management app. This update is surprisingly large for what we'd consider to be an already well-refined app, with more new features supplied in the changelog than the fixes. First and foremost in the update is the addition of gapless playback, meaning there'll no longer be a pause between the end of one song and the start of the next. It's easy to see how this could be a useful feature, so we're glad it's made the jump for our iOS device-toting friends. Users of the app can also now ...

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    Apple's announcement of iOS 8 at WWDC 2014 was met with a lot of praise. Surely it looks like iOS 7 in every way, but this is the boldest change in functionality that we've seen Apple provide to its mobile operating system since iOS 5 three years ago. Even with the recent reports that iOS 8 beta 3 would not reach developers until tomorrow, June 8th, Apple has launched the update a day early, and the changes continue to be focused on bug fixes. Oddly the iOS 8 beta 3 release notes are not yet available, but it should be just a couple of hours for that to happen. We're currently downloading ...

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    As we get closer to the launch of Apple's next-generation iPhone, which we continue to dub the iPhone 6, more rumors emerge on what to expect. We've heard that Apple might bring a sapphire crystal panel to at least one of the alleged iPhone 6 models, though if you're wondering why this is worth it, you can watch our extensive introduction to sapphire. Still, it seems that Sonny Dickson got his hands on one of these panels and decided to show you just how durable it is. Sadly, even though Dickson does mention the word sapphire in the title of this video, that doesn't confirm that what he's ...

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    You might remember that at the launch of the HTC One M8 I wrote an article titled “I was going to switch my iPhone 5s to an HTC One M8, but..”  and my arguments for avoiding the change were based on the poor camera, its lack of a fingerprint scanner, and the fact that boom sound wasn’t everything. Fast forward to today, give me an HTC One M8 for a week and now my iPhone is in a drawer. Since a lot of you asked us why this happened in our previous After The Buzz episode of the HTC One (M8), we'll compare both of these devices in a video, and tell you the reasons why. There is no such ...

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    It's hard to understand why Facebook tends to ignore tablets in the way that it has, but it's been the case ever since the launch of its original iPad app. In that same fashion, we've seen other Facebook services like Facebook Paper, which make total sense on a tablet, but which are still exclusive to the iPhone. The good thing is that even though slow, services eventually get launched, and such is the case of Facebook Messenger. Facebook has just launched its stand-alone messaging app for the iPad, and the good thing is that all of its services made the final cut. Stickers may not be as ...

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    Apple is reportedly going to launch two different iPhone models this year, and even though we've called both devices the iPhone 6, we do know that there are significant differences between both of them. Earlier this year the rumors were that these devices would launch separately, but two credible reports recently have pointed to a launch date of both devices on September 19th. At this point it's hard to confirm that, and with some new reports today of a later date, things have begun to get complicated. A new source is claiming that both iPhone models will have a different name, just like ...

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    Productivity applications are a dime a dozen, especially on iOS. There are literally hundreds of calendar apps, note taking apps, and todo lists to help you get things done on the go, and new applications enter the scene all the time. However, sometimes it takes us a while to sift through all the muck to find the best and most helpful productivity apps around. Since our last iOS video about productivity apps, we've found three more extremely helpful and awesome iOS productivity apps. Be sure to check out the apps in the video and to share your favorite productivity applications for iOS in ...

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    One benefit that many people have found in owning Apple iOS products is the combination of its AppleCare+ extended warranty, and Apple's Genius Bar service. For $99 you receive two years of warranty protection for any iPad or iPhone, and in case of any accidental damage to the device on your part, you could replace your iPad for $49, or iPhone for $79, with a total of two incidents being covered. Sadly if you didn't purchase the warranty when you bought the product, the most you were allowed to wait was 30 days, though Apple has just decided to change that. As of yesterday Apple is now ...

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    Apple has garnered some fame for its "Reuse and Recycle" policy for iPhones and iPads. You can trade devices as old as the iPhone 3G from 2008, to the iPhone 5 of 2012 and get some credit for your iPhone upgrade. With prices ranging from $99 for an iPhone 4, to $199 for an iPhone 4s, upgrading to another device could be free on contract in some cases, and that deal was much sweeter with devices like the iPhone 5, though we used the word "was" intentionally. Apple has just cut the trade-in value of the iPhone 5 from $270 to just $225, which is a whopping $45 less. This change is currently ...

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    Android passed iOS in total shipments many moons ago, probably because of the sheer number of Android devices that are on the market as of this moment and the platform's open-source nature. Even with that stat, though, Android has still remained below iOS in global usage, though (if the data we're referencing is to be believed). From analyzing trends in said data, though, it looks like Android mobile web usage will soon beat out iOS. Net Applications is one of the most well-respected traffic-monitoring firms out there, and its data for the month of June shows that Android and iOS are ...

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