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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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    Both Android L and iOS 8 have been hot topics of late. Both developer previews have provided us with plenty to look forward to – third-party keyboards and sharing options in iOS, a new design language in Android L, built-in health and fitness features for both, and major improvements all around. Yesterday, we compared the Android L and iOS 8 developer previews, and while we understand these still are not completely finished versions of software, there are some things we'd like to change about each OS. There are things Google could learn from Apple and vice versa. Below, you will find ...

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    Apple's launch of the iPhone 4s was met with much praise because of one particular feature, Siri. Ever since then, competing companies have evolved what we previously knew as simple "voice command" into something that can actually assist you with certain tasks. There is still much work to be done in order to improve these services, which still remain in beta for the most part, and it seems that Apple has a master plan that could be executed soon. A recent article by Wired magazine points to all of the recent efforts that Apple has been commanding in order to improve Siri's reliability. ...

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    Rumors continue to point to Apple launching its next-generation iPhone 6 during September. For the company to be able to meet demand, manufacturing has to begin months ahead of the launch, which was also a big rumor that happened a couple of weeks ago. At this stage you can expect some finalized iPhone parts to emerge, and today we've come across the most important one. Leaked photos show us a full comparison between the black and the white screen glass of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6. These comparison photos also show us what the display looks like when compared to the display of the current ...

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    In the last month, both Google and Apple unveiled the upcoming releases for Android and iOS, respectively, through developer previews. Both companies announced new features which will reduce the friction between using multiple devices and operating systems. Users will be able to run Android applications on Chrome OS, as well as sync notifications from their Android phone or tablet when using a Chromebook. Apple users will have the ability to start a message on an iOS device and finish it from a Mac or even sync SMS to Messages on OS X. That's only the tip of the iceberg, though. Both ...

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    Apple's historically made back-to-school promotions available for students during the summer season, and this year is no exception. There are deals to be had in the 2014 Apple Back to School promotion on iPads, iPhones, and Macs, so listen up to find out just how much you'll be able to save. Let's talk iPhone first, as that's always a hot topic among students. You'll get a $50 Apple Store gift card (not the iTunes kind), with no further discount -- that's not to say that's a bad deal, though. If you're buying an iPad, you'll receive the same $50 gift card, but you will be able to couple ...

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    Android Wear will finally be hitting consumer wrists soon, but that doesn't mean archenemy Pebble isn't on top of its game. It's gone ahead and released yet another Pebble firmware update, along with an updated iOS app, to tide update-hungry users over with even more new features. First, let's talk about the firmware update to version 2.3. That brings improved Bluetooth Low Energy connectivity with your Pebble smartwatch's companion device, which is anything but a bad thing, along with better notification handling. To elaborate on the latter point, when viewing notifications, you'll now be ...

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    Ever since the launch of the first-generation iPhone, Apple's obsession over making a phone that's thinner and lighter than its competition has always been clear. Ergonomics are a big deal for the Cupertino kids, and every subsequent launch of the iPhone has seen additional loss in weight and millimeters. Rumors have the iPhone 6 going through the same process, but manufacturing issues have already begun to surface. Reports have it that for the iPhone 6 to be just 6 mm thin, Apple has recurred to using just one Brightness Enhancement Film (BEC) in its backlight. The iPhone has historically ...

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    We're a little over two months removed from the release of iOS 7.1.1, and a lot's happened since then. The attention of devs and users alike may be soundly focused on iOS 8 by this point, but in the days leading up to WWDC 2014, we picked up on the rumor that a new 7.1.2 update was imminent. It may have taken a little longer than we expected to get here, but today finally brings word that 7.1.2 is arriving for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch models. The release is Apple's build 11D257, and the OTA weighs-in at a little over 30 megs. So what's new? Well, that problem with mail attachments not ...

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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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