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    Apple's launch of the iPhone 5s came along with a lot of criticism from industry experts, mainly because of the A7 64-bit processor. There's no denying that this is a 64-bit chip, but until this day, we haven't seen any dramatic improvements in using an iPhone 5s when compared to an iPhone 5 from last year. Many of us felt that the chip was a marketing stunt, but a recent study from AnandTech wants to prove otherwise. The study, as with everything that comes from AnandTech is extremely detailed, but explains the substantial differences between Apple's old A6 chip, and what we find today in ...

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    Apple's iOS 7.1 is now upon us, delivering fixes, new features, and ruining the latest jailbreak – all the stuff we expect a significant iOS release to do. But along with the functionality it delivers, it also holds a few secrets, and one of them sure seems to suggest that Apple's got a couple new hardware variants in the works. The iOS 7.1 code mentions support for two currently unknown iPad models, identified as the 4,3 and 4,6 editions. The former is likely a new device of the iPad Air lineage, while the latter would logically be a new iPad mini. Before you start getting too excited, ...

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    Part of what makes the Mobile World Congress such a special event to cover – as opposed to a trade show like CES – is that its focus is so specific to the mobile industry. That gives the manufacturers involved the opportunity to really put their smartphones and tablets front and center, not drowned out by new gaming consoles, HDTVs, and connected appliances. The organization behind all of this is the GSM Association (yeah – like from the phone standard), and in addition to putting on this whole shindig, the GSMA recognizes some of the companies, products, and services that really ...

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    Sony's new Xperia Z2 Tablet may have another big 10.1-inch screen, but this puppy is seriously compact, measuring-in at just 6.4mm thick. Of course, we can't talk about incredibly thin tablets without stepping outside the Android sphere and looking at Apple's also-crazy-thin iPad Air, with a slim 7.5mm thick profile. We brought along just such a tablet to the MWC this morning, letting us put these two slates head-to-head. Even though we're looking at comparable display sizes when measured diagonally, the difference in aspect ratio here really make the two contrast well; even with the Air's ...

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    Apple's quest for thinner and lighter has been quite notorious with every iPhone and iPad model that's ever been launched. With the exception of the third-generation iPad, Apple's products continue slimming down in size, weight and heft with every major generation change, and the tendency continues for Apple's 2014 line-up. One of Apple's biggest hurdles in making devices thinner and lighter is the LED backlight used to power the display. Reports have Apple going from a 0.6 mm LED on its current-generation devices to a 0.4 mm component. Now what's even more interesting about this report is ...

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    One of the biggest selling points for the iPad ever since the launch of Apple's first-generation tablet was its battery life. This is one of those few products that is rated for 10 hours of battery life, but that has gone for one or two hours more in every test that analysts have thrown at it. After four years of iPad, and lots of competing tablets from Android and Windows, you'd think that the iPad met its match, but that doesn't seem to be the case. New tests conducted by Which.co.uk show that the iPad continues to reign supreme in battery life when compared to every tablet in the ...

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    Apple isn't just famous for its design and product line-up, but also because of its supply-chain business tactics. In the past you remember how hard it was for any OEM to secure flash storage, and other silicon chips from manufacturers. The company has enough cash to secure all the supplies it needs at very attractive prices, and with its new sapphire manufacturing facility in Arizona, it did just that as well. Apple's new sapphire manufacturing facility in Mesa, Arizona won't just give it exclusive rights to build its own sapphire displays. The company has just procured 518 furnaces to ...

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    One of the most exciting devices out of CES this year was easily Samsung's monstrous Note tablet, the Galaxy NotePRO 12.2. On paper, it's nothing terribly mind-blowing. It's quite literally the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition, which we reviewed last year, on a much larger scale. Inside, it has the same 3GB RAM, 32 or 64GB of fixed storage with expansion via microSD, a 9,500mAh battery, and one of two SoCs. Like the 2014 Note 10.1, the LTE variant comes with a Snapdragon 800 chip and the Wi-Fi model is fitted with an Exynos 5 Octa chipset. Both have 8-megapixel cameras, the S Pen, and 2,560 ...

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    Yesterday, we covered the top social apps for Android. Naturally, we had to make a video for iOS, too, since many social applications land on iOS first, and some never leave Apple's App Store. As always, downloading all the official applications is a great start. Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Vine, Instagram, and practically every other social network has a first-party application, and they all work pretty well. But when you start digging through the App Store, you find third-party applications, which are generally on an entirely different level. Watch this top five social apps list, and ...

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    The processor inside the iPhone 5s, and later, inside the iPad Mini with Retina Display, as well as the iPad Air, is Apple's latest 64-bit A7-chip. Whether the new architecture brings any utility, features, or speed to devices is powers is not the topic of debate here, but the very raison d'être. Apple has been sued over acts of infringement which are claimed to be willful and intentional, by the plaintiff. The plaintiff -- the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) on behalf of the University of Wisconsin -- claims that Apple has violated its own patent no. 5,781,752, referring ...

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    Apple's recent name change for its larger iPad to iPad Air has left a lot of speculation in the tech world. Given the fact that Apple's MacBook line-up is made of the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, and also due to some rumors of Apple building a 12.9-inch iPad, many of us assumed that this larger iPad would make Apple's iPad Pro line-up in the future. Sadly new rumors don't paint a pretty picture for this possible iPad Pro as analysts at IHS have just told CNET that: “Some manufacturers over the last six months have received sample quantities of a larger panel. They’re playing around ...

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    Just after Apple's quarter results were in, the IDC has already begun to put its numbers together regarding the tablet market. Traditionally the iPad has seen a decline in worldwide market share over the last couple of years with the obvious proliferation of cheap Android tablets, and more-affordable Windows tablets. Still it seems things are starting to change, and this time, for Apple's benefit. The IDC's latest results show that the iPad's market share grew during the holiday season. This leaves Apple owning 33.8% of the market share, up from 29.7% last quarter, which is definitely ...

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    Even though the stylus dates back to the old Apple Newton, and almost every single piece of smart technology that followed, we all remember that Steve Jobs wasn't a fan of it. One of his biggest arguments with the iPhone was that our fingers could do a better job, and that has proven to be true in most cases, but not all. Samsung has shown us how a smarter stylus can do wonders with its note line-up, and it seems Apple now wants a piece of that pie. Apple's new patent for the iPen envisions a device with an orientation sensor, in order to determine the direction and type of scribble you're ...

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    A couple hours back we brought you some of the most recent mobile sales data, specifically looking at how Apple and Samsung fared with US smartphone sales over the course of the holiday season. Apple sure appeared to be the winner there, but what about some official numbers? Well, we are smack-dab in the middle of another earnings reports mini-season, and Apple is the latest company to share its numbers. Unsurprisingly, revenue is up, with this past quarter bringing in $57.6B, compared to $54.5B a year ago. Despite that growth, profits haven't budged, with both periods generating the same ...

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    In two month's time, it will have been four, long years since Apple released the original iPad, which disrupted the mobile space and kick-started a new era for the fluttering tablet market. Since then, Apple has released four new iterations of the full-sized iPad: the iPad 2, third-generation iPad, fourth-generation iPad, and the most recent iPad Air. In 2012, Apple also released a new version of the iPad, a much smaller, 7.9-inch iPad called the iPad mini. And late last year, it added the iPad mini with Retina display to the lineup. In total, that makes for two different display sizes, ...

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