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    Tomorrow is September 18, and while that means we still have a few days to go until the new iPhone hardware goes up for sale, iOS 7 updates are only just around the corner. With that software finally about to become available, are you excited to see it arrive? Based on the comments we've been hearing, iOS 7 may be the most contested of Apple's platform updates in recent memory. Chalk that up to the Jonathan-Ive-led effort to give the UI a new, simpler, cleaner look, but for users who have grown accustom to iOS appearing a certain way, even those on-the-surface positive changes may be ...

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    The new iPhones are here, and they're easily the most colorful to date. Besides the five color options available on the iPhone 5C, even the flagship 5S plays dress-up, being available in silver, gold, or gray – actually, make that "space gray," according to Apple. As if all those base color options weren't enough for you, Apple offers even more color choices by means of official cases. The options for the 5S are crafted from "premium" leather and come in brown, beige, black, yellow, blue, and red, selling for $40 a pop. The 5C cases do things a little differently, and let the phone's ...

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    A few weeks ago, I said I was done with large phones, that it's a bit of a burden to carry an oversized phone if you're prone to carrying two phones on a daily basis. In a nutshell, the Xperia Z Ultra and Galaxy Mega 6.3 ruined larger phones for me. They were bigger for the sake of being bigger. Plain and simple, pocket space in your standard pair of (reasonably stylish) jeans simply doesn't allow for a 6-inch phone. Downsizing to the Moto X and Lumia 1020 was, unsurprisingly, quite pleasant. And although I've loved the Galaxy Note II for the year or so I've been carrying it, it was time ...

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    Unless you've been living under a rock, you've no doubt picked up on the fact by now that we're nearly ready to get underway with IFA 2013 in Berlin. The sort of announcements we've been hearing so far this week are only the prelude – manufacturers hoping to get a jump start on everyone else. In the days to follow we'll be getting even more of these pre-IFA announcements, including some eagerly anticipated news from Sony and Samsung on Wednesday. In fact, IFA proper doesn't actually start until this Friday, running through a week from tomorrow. Every year, we prepare for the same sort of ...

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    For the last four years, save for a few different models, practically every smartphone started to look the same and came in a very limited choice in color (or lack thereof, technically): black or white. And in the last year or so, several OEMs have started to "revolutionize" the industry by offering a marginally broader selection of colors. Nokia has introduced a handful of different models with some standardized color options: candy red, yellow, cyan, white, and black. HTC also jumped on the colored bandwagon with its Windows Phone models, offering red, yellow, blue, purple, black, and ...

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    Despite all the leaks, and all we thought we knew about the Moto X, today's reveal still managed to bring a few surprises. One of the most pleasant has been learning the full extent of the customization options available to shoppers, not only allowing them to set front, back, and accent colors, but (eventually) to choose from alternate materials, like the wood veneers Motorola showed off. Still, not everything's perfect: the issue about how these customizations will initially be AT&T exclusives is annoying, and the color selection doesn't sample from all colors of the rainbow equally, ...

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    The HTC One Mini makes a few sacrifices that keep it from being simply a smaller version of the HTC One, but even with the hits it takes, still manages to pack a decent, modern processor, and a very high-res yet petite display. HTC also backed away from the original One a tad when it comes to the Mini's design, and while there's still plenty of metal, the handset's sides are now formed by easier-to-work-with plastic components. That means that while the One strongly resembles its big brother, it's got a look to it that's still uniquely its own. Now that the One Mini is fully official, and ...

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    As indicated by the amount of conversation surrounding Nokia's strains of PureView, HTC's UltraPixel, Apple's iSight and many other flagships with unbranded image sensors, cameras on smartphones are always a hot topic. It's a topic I personally devote a lot of time to in full reviews. And on today's podcast, Michael admitted that reviewing the camera is his favorite part of every device review. Often, the camera can stand between a device being a mundane, iterative piece of hardware and being off-the-charts awesome. But it's also difficult to weigh the camera against all of the other ...

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    This morning, we got an early look at Microsoft's Surface pricing, revealing the tablet to be just a bit more expensive than we were hoping. Since then, Microsoft's pre-order page for the Windows RT tablet has gone live, confirming what we had just seen. Now that you have the chance to place a pre-order for Surface tablet, will you be jumping at it? The big news to come of all this is just how much Microsoft will be selling Surface for, starting at $500 without any keyboard. In a world where everyone's been trying to release tablets in the $200-$300 range, that might be a difficult sell. ...

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    Yesterday, we hooked you up with the details on when Apple's pre-orders for the new iPhone 5 would open overnight. Why would someone stay up until past midnight just to get an order in? Because they sold out in less than an hour, that's why. We've heard that you might have some better luck trying to order directly from your carrier of choice, and for the moment at least, they do appear to still have models ready for launch-day delivery. With the rate Apple burned through its own, though, don't expect these guys to last much longer, either. Orders placed through Apple as of now are ...

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    Samsung just pulled the curtain back on a few new color options for its headlining superphone, the Galaxy S III. We had the blue and white already, as well as limited availability of red, but the revelation of three entirely new colors has really opened the door on extra options for buyers just now planning to pick up a GS3. At first, you might reject these as a little bland; certainly, they're no Nokia Lumia models, and all the new colors revealed today are neutral earth tones. Still, even the brown option looks pretty nice, and with its grained appearance is a far cry from the sort of ...

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    Every once in a while, we like to poll our readers to determine the split of operating systems being used. These polls help us to cater our content to suit your needs. As a reminder, you can always use the platform filter on our homepage to filter out only Windows Phone, iPhone, or Android coverage. That said, please vote in the poll below and let us know what operating system you're rocking! Which Operating System is on Your Phone?

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    All Apple products, whether it's an iPhone, Mac computer, iPod Touch, or iPad, can work with FaceTime. Apple has yet to fulfill their promise of opening FaceTime to work on multiple platforms, thus forgoing perhaps a huge opportunity to make FaceTime the de facto video chat standard for all smartphone platforms (it's likely that Microsoft might soon make Skype that de facto standard). But that begs the question: how often do you use FaceTime? Personally, I used FaceTime quite a bit when I first got the iPhone 4. But as with most things that are new, the novelty wore off, and I no longer ...

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    Quick Response (QR) codes have been around since the 90s, and were originally used to track vehicle parts during manufacturing. They've since involved to help marketers (by pointing a user to an website), app developers (by pointing users to an app), professionals (by exchanging contact info), and so on. QR codes actually come in multiple formats. The micro QR code can only contain 35 characters once decoded and are much smaller in size that Standard QR codes. The most information-rich QR code is 177x177 pixels and can contain 1852-4296 characters. For smartphone users, QR codes can be a ...

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    Most high end smartphone now either have an HDMI output in the form of a type C or D port, or can do HDMI output with a special cradle or USB accessory. In fact, Sprint's latest high-end Android, the Photon 4G, joins the ranks of HDMI-ouput-capable devices. Granted, OEMs make it difficult to spontaneously connect your phone to an HDTV, but the option exists if you're willing to hunt down the proper accessories. This begs the question: if your phone has an HDMI-output feature, do you use it? If so, what do you use it for? Do You Use Your Phone's HDMI Output?customer surveys

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