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    When it comes to bringing smartphone interaction to a vehicle, without the risk of a fender bender, CarPlay and Android Auto are the way to go so far. The only problem is that even though these services were launched a year ago, it took for ever for car makers to adopt them, and it would force you to buy a new car if you wanted some love. Lucky for us Pioneer and Kenwood gave us an affordable alternative, and one of the options goes live today. The Kenwood DDX9702S and Kenwood Excelon DDX9902S are both shipping to stores and customers today, and what made them stand apart from Pioneer's ...

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    Facebook Messenger is much more than a convenient way to get in touch with your friends while you're busy wasting time on Facebook, and has evolved into an important communication tool in its own right. We've known that Facebook has grand plans for the service, and have already seen some big improvements this year, like the arrival of mobile payments and video calls. The next major change for Messenger concerns how users access the service, giving them the ability to sign up without the need for a full Facebook account. Starting in the US, Canada, Peru, and Venezuela, users can register ...

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    Accessing real 3D content on your smartphone is a breeze these days, thanks largely to the efforts of Google in promoting its bare-bones Cardboard viewer. A couple lenses, an enclosure for your phone, and you've got everything you need to start checking out tons of 3D apps. And while there are any number of extremely affordable Cardboard viewers out there, there's no beating free, and that's exactly what we're talking about today, as Conan O'Brien hands out free VR viewers for Android and iOS users. Remember the Adult Swim Cardboard-viewer giveaway we heard about back at the start of the ...

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    Even though Google owns the most popular smartphone platform in the world, the company has proven that ignoring strong competitors is a bad idea. We've seen the company update most, if not all of its iOS applications to match Android counterparts in almost every way possible. One of the only services that was left behind was Google Calendar, or at least until today. Google has just published an update for Google Calendar on iOS, and the plan is to have it resemble its Android sibling in just about everything. Google Drive integration is a major update, so now iPhone users can integrate ...

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    Many may consider Apple to be the most conservative company in the smartphone industry, but that's if you completely ignore what smartphones were like before the iPhone. Cupertino has been famous for leap frogging competitors in some cases, and for not adopting technologies until it can perfect them. At a time when curved displays are making an appearance, it seems Apple is already interested in the idea, but don't hold your breath. Sources claim that Apple is very interested in OLED display technology, and that is good news given how well these displays have evolved in color saturation ...

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    Apple has a significant amount of cash available to solve its many needs, and as such, it gives the company enough leverage to gain some very lucrative negotiations with suppliers. Something else that Apple's cash is useful for, is in retaining exclusive rights to certain products, even if only for a certain period of time. Some of these benefits we've seen in how Apple was able to acquire the technology behind Touch ID, but we've even seen this in products Apple has still not used. Liquidmetal Technologies Inc. is a very famous case of how Cupertino can use its money in a product it has ...

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    When iOS 9 was announced, one of the major features mentioned was requiring less storage space available for software updates to work. If you remember, this was one of the biggest complaints with iOS 8, mainly because devices withh 8 or 16GB of storage would require nearly half of what was left available. As iOS 9 beta 2 emerges to developers, we learn of some new tricks up Apple's sleeve. For a moment we thought that iOS 9 would simply require less storage space available by design, but developers have shared that Apple also offers an additional walk around. What iOS 9 will do is offer ...

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    Apple's announcement of the iPad mini 3 disappointed many users, mainly because the company barely took two or three minutes to share the minuscule differences to its predecessor. The first-generation iPad mini did a great job in inspiring the design of the iPad Air, but Apple didn't use that same mentality with its iPad Air 2 refresh in favor of the smaller counterpart. We are expecting an iPad mini refresh later this year, and reports claim that we already know what it'll look like. We've got some leaked photos of a possible iPad mini 4 silicon case, and it seems that it'll look a lot ...

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    Many of us are still skeptical about the success of the Apple Watch, and that's mainly because Apple hasn't provided any data to back the device's sales. Beyond a few "thrilled" comments from Tim Cook, and a few analyst predictions, there's now way to know if the product has sold well, and the news of people already selling watches on eBay isn't a good sign. Developer interest is a good indicator of success though, and today we learn more about how much they love Cupertino's wearable. Tim Cook was recently interviewed by the Chinese edition of Bloomberg Businessweek, and he had a lot to ...

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    Jailbreaking is not be as popular as it once was, and that's mainly because iOS has kept maturing, and in the processs, providing users with most of the features they would jailbreak their phones for. That said, there is still a community focused on making this a thing, and if you're still interested in some hacking fun, a new update has just arrived. TaIG has just released an untethered jailbreak for iOS 8.3 on both the iPhone and iPad, so long as your device is compatible with this version of the operating system. The service only works for Windows computers at the moment though, with ...

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    The battle between streaming music services is heating up once again, as Apple Music gets ready to go live at the end of the month. While Apple's entry may be getting all of the recent headlines, its competition isn't about to take the arrival of this new threat lying down, and they're looking to do all they can to keep the public's attention. Today Google has a solid chance of doing just that, as it announces a new ad-supported version of Google Play Music. It used to be that the free component of Play Music was its role as a locker for storing your own personal library of tracks, and ...

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    When we first learned that Pebble was returning to the crowdfunding route for the new color-screened Pebble Time, we weren't sure quite what to think. Wasn't crowdfunding more for upstarts, not companies that had already established themselves on the market? But just hours later, our concerns quickly evaporated as the funding total hit millions upon millions of dollars. That's great news for Pebble, but with the campaign now closed, what's a smartwatch fan who missed all that excitement to do? Well, a little under a month back we learned about the forthcoming start to general pre-orders ...

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    We're just a week away from Apple Music going public for consumers, but there are a few software requirements for the service to work. We've covered a ton of news regarding iOS 8.4 beta, and these have served as a platform for us to see what Apple Music will be all about. If you're curious on the progress of this new version of iOS, and its timing for a launch, we've got new rumors on the matter. Sources claim that we should expect iOS 8.4 GM to be seeded to developers today. For those of you not aware, GM, or Gold Master candidate is the term used by Apple to confirm that this is a near ...

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    There are a lot of great uses for smartphones and tablets, from communicating to navigating the world around you, sharing to social media, capturing photos and videos, and much more. One of the most popular uses for mobile devices, particularly tablets, is gaming. But not everybody has the time to sift through the endless list of titles in the App Store for every new game that might come out. Instead, Hayato sorted through his top 5 iOS games that you may not already be familiar with, so you don't have to. There are plenty of well known and great titles — Angry Birds, Temple Run, Crossy ...

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    Facebook's got a new app out this week. Called Moments, the software for both iOS and Android streamlines how you share pictures with friends. It does this by going through an album of images, employing facial recognition technology to identify your friends, and suggesting you share your shots with the subjects pictured in them. It's pretty straightforward, and right now the app's available to users in the US, with plans for international expansion to follow. But it turns out that won't include availability in Europe, as Facebook cites issues with privacy concerns. Regulators have informed ...

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    Apple's iPad mini has been nothing if not a trooper. The tablet launched nearly three years ago, and despite the arrival of not one, but two follow-up models, Apple had continued to make the original mini available to shoppers – that would be like if the iPhone 5 were still part of Apple's lineup. At some point, however, we need to do out with the old to make room for the new, and today we see the first step towards pruning down the company's tablet family, as Apple puts an end to sales of new iPad mini tablets. Beyond disappearing from Apple's website, the first-gen mini is reportedly ...

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    When Apple announced iOS 9, we were surprised to hear that there will be a consumer preview for the first time in iOS history, and eager users itching to try out the new features got excited. But a few weeks later, we still haven't seen one release to the public just yet — likely because Apple wants to put out a more polished beta for the masses, rather than the buggy developer preview that's currently available. But what about those who just can't wait? Typically with iOS developer previews, you have to be a registered developer to gain access and be able to install the system onto ...

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    So far Apple has not provided the media with any solid sales figures for the Apple Watch. Tim Cook hasn't gone further than expressing that he's "thrilled" with the popularity of the watch, and we assume that sales figures aren't at their best with the current retail strategy. Today we get some estimates backed up by solid data, and we also get cost estimates that would make anyone cringe. Slice Intelligence has just revealed a study that's based on scanning the email inboxes of more than 2M panel members. It reveals that in the US alone, Apple has sold 2.7 million Apple Watch units, a ...

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    The Apple Watch was barely launched in a few markets two months ago, and just a few days ago on Apple Stores. Users are still mixed about how useful this wearable is, up to the point that some wouldn't even recommend it to a friend. If you're holding up for the Apple Watch 2 and expecting a much better watch than the one currently being sold, we learn more about it today. Trusted sources claim that Cupertino might launch a few band updates for the Apple Watch later this year, but that we might not see a second generation unit until 2016. These sources claim that Apple might improve the ...

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    Apple spent a great deal of time talking about security at its WWDC keynote a few days ago, and it makes sense after how bad things got with the recent iCloud security issues it dealt with. As such we've seen the company invest in two-step password authentication for iCloud, in addition to other enhancements that are pointed in that direction. The problem is that it seems iCloud isn't the only insecure Apple service, and today we learn more. A recent study conducted by six researches from Georgia Tech, Indiana University and Peking University expose a series of vulnerabilities that allow ...

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    Apple chose a rather unconventional route to sell its Apple Watch this year, and many attribute it to low device inventory at launch. The only way you could purchase an Apple Watch was online, and there are customers who are still waiting for their shipment. Following the rumors that Apple Stores were already receiving select Apple Watch models yesterday, things now go official. As of today Apple Stores have begun offering the Apple Watch, though there is still need for a procedure to be followed. First of all you must reserve your device online, and then confirm if there is in-store ...

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    How many times is it that you wished your smartphone was thicker, but had better battery life? That's because "thin" is often achieved by trimming down the battery, but other key components contribute to the measurements. Just in case you thought devices nowadays weren't thin enough, even thinner smartphones might be on their way. Sharp is happy to announce that it started mass production of new in-cell type touch displays. This technology "has the touch sensor function built into the LCD", instead having the touch sensor attached to the LCD, like on most displays used in smartphones ...

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    You'd assume by the level of demand of the Apple Watch, that the device has proven to be a home run in sales, but we wouldn't bet on that just yet. The fact that Apple evaded the topic at the WWDC 2015 keynote is not a good sign, and it seems we'll have to wait until Cupertino's next quarter results to get solid data. If you're wondering how satisfied users are with the device so far, news don't seem positive. Research firm UserTesting surveyed 52 Apple Watch owners, a small sample indeed, but understandable given how few people own one right now. When users were asked if they'd recommend ...

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    Just like with the iPhone 6, Apple was clearly not prepared for the amount of demand it received with the Apple Watch, and we don't blame the company to a certain degree. Smartwatches have proven to be very late-blooming market, so it made sense for Apple to be conservative about its supply orders for this new product. Up until today you could only order the Apple Watch online and wait for it, but reports claim this changes today. Sources claim that Apple Stores have begun receiving Apple Watch units as of today. We're not given details on what specific models are showing up, but the ...

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