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    The quest for thin and light always has its drawbacks. We've seen both Apple and Samsung ignore optical image stabilization on smartphone cameras for the longest time in order to ensure device ergonomics, and we wonder if this trend will continue on the iPhone 6. We do know that this would be the thinnest iPhone ever, and in order to reach that goal, it seems that Apple might copy a design it brought to the market a couple of years ago. Leaked schematics show us that the iPhone 6 might have a camera lens that protrudes 0.77mm from the chassis, in order to fit all the planned optics into ...

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    Apple wasn't the first company to focus on giving us sharp displays, as we do remember the old days of HTC, and its development of WVGA displays. Still, we can't ignore how significant it was for Apple to bring the Retina Display to the iPhone 4, and the trend that begun after that launch. One of the biggest questions we have with the iPhone 6 is what screen resolution Apple plans to bring to the table, and some conflicting rumors claim to know what we should expect. Let's start by clarifying that we have two different sources claiming two different screen resolutions. On one side, Feld ...

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    Someday, smartphones may beam images directly onto our retinas, offer near-ubiquitous broadband-speed connectivity, and last for days (if not weeks) on a single charge. But no matter how good they get, it seems inevitable that carriers will continue to find ways to mess with them. Maybe they're forcing OEMs to remove attractive features, blocking access to software, or just loading our phones up with bloat. Beyond the crap they pre-install, we've also seen carriers experiment with their own little app stores – forgettable efforts that offered little to get excited about. But while those ...

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    We've all heard a ton of rumors pointing to the possible launch of the next Moto X, and there is even a scheduled Motorola event that points to this launch as well. These rumors claim that this Moto X+1 will sport a 5.2-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 801 processor, and 2GB RAM, all decent specifications for this year. Now, what if some new rumors point to another Motorola smartphone in the works, and oddly, a more powerful one? Leaked CPU-Z screen shots show us a new Motorola device under the codename "Quark_Verizon," and with a model number XT1254. Motorola regularly keeps model numbers ...

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    One of the biggest complaints that Windows and Windows Phone users have with both of these platforms, is how hot features get killed for no particular reason. Surely there must be a reason for these features to die, but you'd assume that the evolution of a platform should only make it look and perform better. Such is the case of the death of the animated Live Tile for Xbox Music, which died with the birth of Windows Phone 8, and which is rumored to make a come back. It seems that there is a version of Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 that is currently being tested in Italy, and one of the ...

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    We spend so much time talking about things like screen size on smartphones, display resolution, and the presence (or absence) of bezels, that it's easy to forget that not all smartphone users place such a premium on a handset's visual output. For those of us with varying degrees of impaired eyesight, today's phones already offer plenty of options to help make life easier: everything from big phablet-sized displays to screen-reading software. Last year we even sat down with just such a smartphone user to hear what life is like using tech with a visual impairment. Now we're hearing about ...

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    For some, size does matter, and one-handed usability doesn't. Such is the case of the Galaxy Mega lineup that was unveiled last year, and which received a decent amount of acceptance from the market, even though many considered it to be "too big for average use." If you thought Samsung's experiment was finished there, it turns out that we've been following the Galaxy Mega 2 for quite some time now, and more specifications get leaked today. If you remember, the previous list of specifications provided by GFXBench claimed that his phone had 1.8GB of RAM, a 12 megapixel primary camera, and a ...

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    ASUS has been talking about releasing a smartwatch for a while now, and this past spring the company's CEO offered Q3 2014 as a likely launch window. Rumors have since suggested that this would be an Android Wear device, and one that would stand out from the pack both by means of an extremely low price tag, as well as a noticeably slim build. The other day brought us notice that ASUS is hosting an IFA 2014 press event; might this smartwatch make an appearance? We're leaning very strongly towards “yes” after seeing the teaser the company distributed on social media early this morning. ...

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    Apple hasn't necessarily done the best job in pushing the latest and greatest cellular technology to its iPhones on time. The first generation iPhone launched with EDGE at times when 3G was already ubiquitous, and the same thing can be said about its late arrival to LTE and HSPA+. With LTE Advanced being the new thing in a few countries in Asia, you could say it's a little too early for Apple to consider the technology on the iPhone 6, and then again, rumors claim otherwise. More parts of the iPhone 6's logic board have emerged, and these include a new MDM9625 LTE modem. In contrast to the ...

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    Going back quite a while now, well into last year, we've been hearing about the idea of Google expanding its subscription music services beyond Play Music All Access to bring a subscription component to YouTube. It looked like it might arrive as YouTube Music Pass, and Google's even played on our awareness of that name to mess with the community a little, but we still had plenty of questions about just how it might work. Now the picture of this service might finally be coming together, as new leaks arrive arm-in-arm with a new name: YouTube Music Key. Remember those signs pointing to ...

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    What happens when a Japanese carrier buys a US carrier? Well, at the moment, nothing has really happened, but wouldn't it be cool if this would mean that some hot Japanese phones will make it to the US earlier on that carrier than any other? We have nothing official to claim that there will be any of this collaboration between SoftBank and Sprint, but a little puzzle could point to that possibility. Sprint's event tomorrow teased the phrase "take the edge off," and showed a lot of crystals all around the invite. If you match that with the recent announcement of the Sharp Aquos Crystal, and ...

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    Sony has done an amazing job at regaining its popularity for cutting-edge smartphones, though we wish we could say the same about its tablets. We can't deny that we loved the Xperia Tablet Z at the time of our review, but neither this tablet, nor its successor gained a decent level of popularity. We do know that Sony is working on an Xperia Tablet Z3 for a possible launch at IFA, but it seems there's probably more to look forward to, or less if you look deeper. Some documentation of the Sony BSC10 Bluetooth speaker has emerged, and within the listing of compatible products, we see that ...

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    Tomorrow is August 19, which means that HTC's next press event is nearly upon us. While the company hasn't out and confirmed what it will be announcing, nor does the event invitation itself hint at the product to expect, a number of signs have been pointing to the company revealing a Windows Phone-running version of its Android One M8. The latest bit of circumstantial evidence turns up at this late hour, with the release of an image showing off some in-store Verizon promotional material for a WP8 One M8. We spot a couple things of interest here. First is that name, and there's no HTC One ...

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    One of the features that received the most publicity with the launch of the iPhone 5s is Apple's A7 64-bit chip. We're still scratching our heads over why this matters if the phone barely has 1GB of RAM, but some claim there are improvements here and there. We all thought the iPhone 6 would be the first device to make use of this extra horsepower in the processor, but new rumors claim otherwise. Leaked schematics show that the iPhone 6 will be shipped with just 1GB of RAM one more time. The source has done a decent job with iPhone leaks in the past, and in the documents we find that the ...

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    In its not-subtle-at-all press event invite from last week, Motorola all but confirmed that a new Moto G is on the way. Sure, based on the rumors and evidence that had been piling up, that sounded pretty likely anyway, but finally this was starting to feel official. But even even if the Moto G2 does take the stage on September 4 to introduce itself to the world, what will it look like? One of the more prominent rumors to attach itself to the Moto G2's story has been that of a larger display, moving up to five inches, and today we get a look at what just might be that screen itself, with a ...

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