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    Even though the web is full of photos of iPhone 6 mock-ups, we all know these are based on the leaked schematics we saw months ago, and not really something that came out of a Foxconn assembly plant. Prototypes evolve, as we learned with devices like the iPhone 5, and clearly Apple has months until the final release of the iPhone 6 in order to polish the final design. If you're wondering what additional polish is missing, rumors already point to what to expect. Leaks from trusted sources in Japan point to major changes, starting with the plastic borders we currently see. The report claims ...

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    Are you a sci-fi fan? Do you like mobile gaming? If you answered yes to both of those questions, Mi-Clos studios has just the game for you: Out There. Set in the 22nd century, you are a lone Earth astronaut who has just awoken from cryonic sleep in a far, unknown corner of the galaxy. Your mission is to explore and survive the harsh environment by traveling between stars and planets and gathering resources – oxygen for obvious reasons, iron to repair your ship's hull, and hydrogen to top off your fuel levels. You also collect other various materials along the way and learn up to 20 new ...

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    Summer can be expensive: all those tankfuls of gas for road trips to the beach, tickets to the latest blockbuster movie, and you probably don't even want to look at what that A/C is costing you to keep cool. If you're trying to keep a handle on spending, though, that doesn't mean you have to pass up on some of the hottest smartphones and their accessories, and today we've spotted a couple solid deals that should help your summer dollar stretch a little farther. Apple's iPhone pricing has been notorious for its resistance to discounts. That's not to say that we don't see them, but while ...

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    Last year, Facebook caught a lot of flak for releasing a Snapchat clone last year, dubbed Poke. However, the app never really caught on and Facebook pulled it from the App Store back in May. Just last week, Facebook tried its hand at the destructive photo sharing app again by releasing another Snapchat competitor, Slingshot. It's easy to mistake Slingshot as a Snapchat knock-off. And while the two services have a lot in common, like the same basic function, Slingshot has its fair share of differences from Snapchat – the UI, the "pay to play" mentality, and other small details. Which app ...

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    Apple isn't really committed to a specific timeframe when it comes to its beta releases of iOS for developers, but there's somewhat of a trend. With the launch of iOS 7, iOS 6 and even iOS 5, we all noticed that the trend would start with weekly releases, which would later expand to bi-weekly releases as the final release was getting close. iOS 8 has proven to be a different animal though, and the beta 3 of iOS 8 might be another example. Even though most of us were expecting iOS 8 beta 3 to launch tomorrow, reports have it that it won't reach developers until Tuesday, July 8th, which is ...

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    Apple hasn't been seeing its best times when it comes to its iPod line-up, and these changes were expected. Apple at some point admitted that it would be smarter to cannibalize the iPod itself by selling the iPhone, than to see another company do it. As a result, the company has seen terrible quarter results with its music player, and it's only logical that it should work on ways to make it more attractive. Today Apple has decided to ditch its entry-level front-facing 16GB iPod Touch, and to launch a regular 16GB iPod Touch that has all the bells and whistles, aside from all the same color ...

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    In the last month, both Apple and Google have unveiled their upcoming versions of their respective mobile platforms, iOS 8 and Android "L" as it shall be called for now. It's in our nature to want to compare the two opposing operating systems and divide out which OS had which features first, but that's a fruitless battle that is never-ending. Both updates come with some very important features in tow which help performance, future-proofing, appearance, fluidity, and usability. Below, you will find a comparison of the two updates – what each will bring, how they look, and more.   ...

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    One of Google's most successful devices from last year was quite surprising -- the Chromecast. The little inexpensive streaming stick is now learning new tricks at Google I/O. It will now work without it being on the same network as the device you're using to Cast, mirror your Android screen to the big screen, and more. The first new Google Cast feature is quite self explanatory. Even if the device you want to Cast from is not on the same WiFi network as a friend's Chromecast, you need not nag said friend for their WiFi password (which they may have forgotten due to length). Even on a ...

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    If you are based in Europe, chances are that you often find yourself in another country, while your phone picks up a foreign carrier's signal, and roams. While international roaming costs are still high enough, the European Commission is trying to further lower rates, until, eventually, these will be completely cleared. Starting July 1, European international roaming costs will drop more than 50% from last summer. Data is getting the biggest cut, one of 55.5%, from 45 cents per MB to 20 cents per MB. A text message will cost 6 cents instead of 8, while for receiving a call you'll pay 5 ...

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    The Slingshot Facebook app was launched last week, to take on Snapchat, but it was only available in the US. The new photo and video-sharing app enables users to share what's important with lots of people at once.  As per the description, you can "shoot a photo or video of what you’re up to and sling it to a bunch of friends". Starting today, the Slingshot Facebook app is available internationally. The offering is an alternative to Snapchat, another popular messaging application, with similar features. If you have an Android device or an iPhone, you can grab it from the source links ...

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    One of the cool things about patent trials is that even though one company might accuse the other of infringement, the accused has a right to access confidential information from the accuser in order to defend itself. Such is the case of Samsung, as the company and its lawyers had access to all the Apple/Nokia patent deal documents that were confidential, but that were used in the recent trial that Samsung lost. Even though the documents were all stamped with "for attorney’s eyes only", Samsung later quoted exact terms of the deal in its own negotiations with Nokia. Obviously Samsung ...

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    By their very nature, smartphones have always been fairly private devices. The conversations we have, the pictures we take, and the other various types of data we store on our smartphones are likely very private and often very sensitive. While I don't personally keep anything compromising – pictures, text, or otherwise – on my smartphone, private conversations I wouldn't want other people to read abound. My smartphone also has access to my bank account, my LastPass account, which holds the passwords to all my online accounts, and cloud access to all my photos, documents, and other ...

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    Ever since the launch of Siri back in 2010 on the iPhone 4s, it has set the bar for what digital assistants have become ever since, mainly because you'll remember that back then everything was just about voice command. Still, one of the biggest disappointments with Siri on its launch is that it only supported one language, and its eventual support for other languages has been quite limited when compared to how well it works in English. Apple's new Job posting hints to the company wanting to expand Siri's capabilities in foreign languages. The posting reads: Come and join the team that ...

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    Jailbreaking has lost a lot of popularity lately, specially because Apple has brought major changes to iOS that have come to provide features that jailbreakers were looking for, Still, the community is vibrant and still existent, and now some new Chinese members have figured out how to jailbreak iOS 7.1.1 Pangu is a service that works on Windows and is based on the system exploits discovered by i0n1c. According to iH8sn0w the service is quite legit and it does get the job done without harming the host device in any way. The service is pretty straight forward, just like most iOS ...

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    Reports keep pouring in of Apple preparing for an iPhone launch in September. It's happened in the last two years, and Apple's recent preparations to begin manufacturing have also revealed much progress. Obviously Apple just designs and then its partners manufacture, and Foxconn in particular has just taken a gigantic step to get ready. Foxconn is reportedly hiring as many as 100,000 employees in mainland China to begin production of the iPhone 6. Pegatron is also reported to increase its work-force by 30% in order to satisfy the demands that Apple has for the production of its future ...

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