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    Trademark applications are often a good indicator of what a company wants to name its upcoming products, and LG has just submitted applications for a handful of names. Most of these this time around (unlike last time) actually do make sense -- we're seeing familiar faces like the G3 Beat and G3 Vista, among other ones which are a bit more curious. Let's go over G3 Beat first. This is allegedly the name for the Chinese "mini" G3, so it's natural that the OEM would want to trademark the name for safekeeping. This phone will probably be a mid-ranger, with specs such as a 5-inch 720p display ...

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    With all the smartphones available, picking your next phone can be a serious challenge. Each month, multiple new phones are added to the mix, all with varying levels of specifications, different software, new features, different degrees of build quality, and designs. To make it worse, a lot of the newer – and sometimes older – phones overlap one another. For instance, some of HTC's newest smartphones (the Desire 610 and One mini 2, for instance), while slightly different, cover the exact same ground and target the same demographics. The other factor to consider is your carrier of ...

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    We know the next Motorola flagship is coming late this summer, and references on its own website tell us that it will likely bear the name "Moto X+1" -- so, now it's time for the leaks to start flowing. Today, we have video footage of the Moto X+1 booting up, showing off the playful Motorola boot animation. The boot animation itself shows us tangled yarn, a tomato, pancakes, and more fun Google-esque things, despite the fact that Motorola is soon to be owned by Chinese OEM Lenovo. There are many other circular characters showing up under the Motorola logo, and this boot animation is quite ...

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    One of the best features of the LG G Pro 2 was its unique Knock Code feature, allowing users to unlock their phones using one of 86,367 tap combinations instead of traditional PIN codes or passwords. Users of the AT&T LG G2 are finally now receiving this feature on their smartphones. A 39MB update brings Knock Code, along with enhancements to Exchange Active Sync (EAS) and the Calendar. The update, version D80020u, requires WiFi to install according to AT&T, and should be pushing out via FOTA (Firmware Over-the-air) to all AT&T G2 owners. The Android version number remains at ...

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    In order to boost slowing iPhone sales, Apple may be planning a large-scale iPhone-related event for its retail stores this week. Sources of 9to5Mac claim that iPhone owners eligible for upgrades will be emailed to come into an Apple Store to grab a new iPhone 5s or 5c, though it is unclear whether they will be able to do so at a discount. The same sources also claim that Apple is preparing for traffic at the levels we've grown accustomed to seeing after new product launches. Store employees will be briefed on the event tomorrow, allegedly. This news comes right after Apple's recent hire ...

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    Most people closely relate mobile enterprise solutions with BlackBerry. And rightly so. The company formerly known as Research In Motion dominated the mobile enterprise industry for well over a decade. But the company has since slipped from its glory days. Ever since, others have stepped up to fill the gap and the mobile enterprise industry has evolved itself into a vastly different beast. Mobile enterprise devices are no longer just for email or handling light work on the go. Mobile devices are now used as point of sale (POS) systems, vital retail sales floor tools, and much more. Last ...

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    There's no denying 2013 was an impressive year on the software side of things. Both Android and iOS underwent major UI overhauls, and both the respective application catalogs broke the 1 million application mark. Back in January, the App Store was growing by approximately 20,000 applications per month. It's reasonable to suggest that number has since doubled, since the App Store was at 900,000 apps in June and hit 1,000,000 by late October. It's also not unlikely that Android's rate of growth is even higher, considering it caught and surpassed the App Store this year alone. Sifting through ...

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    Both Google Play and Apple's App Store are home to over one million applications each. While that's nothing to complain about, it does make new application discovery tricky, and it makes finding the best applications out there somewhat difficult. Over the years, however, I've managed to hone in on the best applications around, and I've come to rely on many. Each time I setup a new device, there are dozens of applications I feel I must download. But of those dozens, only a handful are applications I can no longer go without. In the below video, I briefly detail my must-have applications. ...

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    We often compare mobile platforms by various metrics – market share, user-friendliness, the size of their respective app catalogs, and much more. But rarely do we take the time to compare the cost of owning one mobile platform versus another. It's no secret that applications sometimes cost more or less on opposing platforms. Some games cost more on Android than they do iOS. In the same vein, a $0.99 Android application may cost more on iOS or Windows Phone. Which platform will cost you the most over time? Which platform is home to the most expensive applications? It's no simple question ...

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    The venerable phone number has been around, in some form or another, for over a century. Beginning as short two- or three-digit codes given orally to an operator or entered via turns of a wall telephone's crank, phone numbers have grown to lengthy proportions over a century of exploding growth in person-to-person calling. Today, dialing an old friend (or saving the "digits" of a new friend) in America means entering a string of numbers at least ten digits long. Depending on factors like region and international dialing code, numbers can be even longer. That's a lot of numerals to keep in a ...

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    "I'm at the beach and I can't use my phone. That sucks." So reads the note I jotted down during last weekend's visit to a Boston-area beach. The weather was perfect, the crowds minimal, and the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, for once, not too cold. It was a perfect day on the sand. Or rather, it would have been, if I hadn't been so worried about babying my communication devices. Yes, yes, I know: "leave your phones at home! The beach is a place to get away from all that! Unplug from the internet for two seconds," and blah, blah, et cetera. Normally, I'd agree; there's a time and a place for ...

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