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    Hankering for a new iPad? You're in luck, as with Apple's next press event just days away, we're almost certain to get news of at least one new iPad model. Most likely to make an appearance is the second-gen iPad Air, a tablet we've heard plenty about in leaks and rumors, as well as managed to recently check out on camera – well, at least a dummy unit. Today we step that up to what seems to be some real hardware, before looking some very well done concept renders. First up are the components, and the most notable one here is the tablet's main logic board. It's a bit difficult to make out ...

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    Perhaps it was an inevitability: a smartphone accessory maker takes a look at the Samsung Gear VR, doesn't see much more than a couple lenses and a plastic shell, and thinks, “hey, I could do that!” We're still waiting for sales of the Samsung model to begin, but imitators aren't waiting around any to get their own products out, and today we see the launch of what's being billed as a more affordable, cross-platform alternative to Gear VR, the VR One from Carl Zeiss. Yup, just like the lenses in your camera: that Carl Zeiss. Only now, the company's got a VR headset with interchangeable ...

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    The debate of which voice assistant came first is still a shady topic. While many agree that Siri was the service that made the idea mainstream, we do know that Google's Voice Search has existed for a bit longer, and even though Microsoft's Cortana is the newest in the crowd, we all remember Microsoft's Voice Command from the Pocket PC days. Still, if you leave history aside and ask yourself which service is currently better, some experts claim to have a winner. A marketing consulting firm by the name of Stone Temple claims to have found Google Now's voice search to be significantly ...

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    We're just a week a way from an Apple event that we all assume has to do with iPads and iOS 8.1. We've seen some interesting leaks that show iOS 8.1 launching new services like Apple Pay, but it also seems that there could be more under the hood. That same developer that uncovered the Apple Pay leaks has discovered more new stuff to come, and this time it has to do with iPads. At the moment, every single credible source claims that the 12.9-inch iPad Pro will not be launched until 2015, and the main reasons point to the fact that Apple prefers to meet the iPhone 6 Plus demand before ...

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    Two of the best cameraphones out there. Two of the best-designed phones out there (though our own Michael Fisher would like to disagree). How do the HTC Desire EYE and Apple iPhone 6 / 6 Plus compare as far as there internals go, though? That's something our HTC Desire EYE vs iPhone 6 / 6 Plus specs comparison does a fine job of answering. Apple generally hasn't been known to include the highest-end specs in any of its mobile offerings, and that's largely due to the immense hardware/software optimization performed by the company. But, with that warning aside, for the sake of science, ...

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    Microsoft has been doing some interesting moves to extend the cross-platform support of its existing services. We've seen how the company has brought Office Mobile to iOS, and to Android to some extent as well. We've also seen a lot of Microsoft Research gain a lot of popularity for its new projects recently, and today we see more of it. Microsoft has just announced XIM, a new cross-platform photo sharing service, that's actually more than what it sounds. At first we thought this was just another SnapChat competitor, but it turns out to be something unique. It allows you to share photos ...

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    You've heard about HTC's new hardware, you've heard about the EYE Experience software, and now we've got one more bit of HTC news to share from today's “double exposure” event, as the company takes its Zoe software out of beta and launches Zoe 1.0. The heavy social focus on sharing and remixing content with your friends continues, and the introduction of a new content engine is designed to create impressive Zoe compilations even with only a sparse collection of source material. When you do have more to work with, options for Zoes of varying length give the user more control over how ...

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    The day has arrived for HTC's latest launch event, an announcement it's been teasing under the “double exposure” banner. We've been looking forward to news of hardware with camera performance among its main features, including both a new camera accessory and a smartphone with exceptional selfie capabilities. This afternoon, HTC has announced both such model; let's get started by checking out what the company calls its “remarkable little camera,” the HTC RE. The design is just what we've seen in previous leaks, something you might mistake for an asthma inhaler. That layout is ...

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    Apple has just announced its press invitations for an event to happen on October 16, and historically this has everything to do with Macs and iPads. If you're wondering what changes are coming to the new iPads, we've heard that they're getting significantly thin, but there's nothing better than a visual demo of what to expect. A very credible Vietnamese source has just leaked some photos of a dummy of Apple's new iPad Air, which we're currently dubbing the iPad Air 2. You'll notice that this tablet is significantly thinner, as the source claims that it's just 7mm thick when compared to ...

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    After all the IFA launches last month, not to mention the headline-grabbing debut of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, you might have expected mobile device manufacturers to take a little break, gather their thoughts, and meditate on their strategies for dominating the holiday season. But no, oh no: we find ourselves smack-dab in the midst of another busy period of events. HTC's got its “double exposure” announcement later today, Sony has something to share with us tomorrow, and there's that Oppo N3 launch coming at the end of the month. But between this week's news and that N3 action, there's ...

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    We're just hours away from HTC's “double exposure” event, with the festivities getting underway at 4pm Eastern. We've heard plenty of theories about what hardware the manufacturer could be getting ready to introduce, but the one sure bet seems to be the HTC RE Camera. After all, HTC dropped a teaser video revealing that RE Camera name, and some poking around the corresponding RE Camera website revealed some imagery that appeared to be the camera accessory itself, a little snorkle-looking guy. As we get ready to see HTC make the RE Camera official, we've got one more last-minute leak to ...

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    As much as many of you may assume a level of rivalry between Google and Apple, the reality is actually quite the opposite. Google has launched almost as many Google services for Android as it has for iOS, which clearly shows that the partnership that was started with the first-generation iPhone continues to be strong. Today Google launches yet another service for iOS, and ending its Android exclusivity. Google News & Weather has just reached iOS devices and bringing a very similar user interface to what we currently see in Android. The app is pretty much described by its name, ...

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    Apple is well known for testing all sorts of prototypes, well ahead of a possible launch of any. We've been seeing the design of the iPhone  6 leaked all over the place since the time of the iPhone 4s launch, even though it took the company 3 generations to make it possible. In the same fashion, we've been hearing about a possible 12.9-inch iPad in the works for a more professional crowd, and new rumors point to how Apple plans to pull it off. Supply chain sources claim that Apple is testing two 12.9-inch iPad models, both running different operating systems. On one, we have one iPad ...

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    We're expecting big iPad news from Apple in an October event, with the exact date standing at October 16 based on the rumor mill (if previously-reliable sources are to be trusted). With the fact that we're closing in on that date, it's only natural that we start seeing the pace of the rumor mill pick up. And that's exactly what we've got with a new report from The Michael Report (no, not that Michael), which states that the next-gen iPad Air 2 will supposedly take the designation "world's thinnest tablet," as well as drop the 16GB storage capacity. Supposedly, there'll be a 0.5mm ...

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    One of the biggest questions that was left on the table with the launch of the iPhone 6 is its lack of sapphire. We heard significant teasers that Apple would include the technology on its latest smartphones, tablets and wearables, and for the time being the material can only be found on certain elements of the iPhone 6. If you're wondering why this is, it seems that a new twist in the production of sapphire could be to blame. Apple's sapphire partner GT Advanced Technologies has just filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. That said, it seems that there isn't much to worry about here. GT ...

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