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    Apple has never been famous for the 30% cut it makes over any data that's distributed through its stores. We saw how publishers made a big deal about the policy when it was introduced back in 2011, but eventually, it seems all of them decided to give in if they wanted to be part of Apple's current success in digital media. The only area where Apple has fumbled in succeeding so far is with its Apple TV, and reports claim that the company took drastic measures to change this. Trusted sources claim that in order to retain popular services like Hulu Plus, Netflix, and MLB.tv, the company had ...

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    Samsung's place in the smartphone world may not quite be as firmly guaranteed as it once was, with new competition delivering pressure in multiple market spaces. As Samsung makes adjustments to help it maintain its spot on top, other companies are trying to capture some of that Samsung success for themselves, and to hear a new report out of South Korea, Huawei is attempting to do just that by going right to the source, and luring Samsung employees over to its side. Specifically, we hear that Huawei has been recruiting Samsung user interface designers (the team behind TouchWiz), as well as ...

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    The past few hours have been busy ones for Sony rumors, as some new reports arrived that attempted to turn our current expectations on their head. One started looking past the Xperia Z4 -which Sony still hasn't launched- to the Z5, while the other took the position that we've been getting a little off-base with this whole Z4 business, and the phone that's actually featured in all those leaks and rumors has been one that will launch as the Z3 Neo. We're still not sure if there's any truth to that, but even if the specific device we've been talking about may be something else, there's little ...

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    Recent Sony leaks have led most of us to believe that we're seeing imagery and information about the company's next flagship – likely to be dubbed the Xperia Z4 – but we've been skeptical of some. New information from respected leaker ViziLeaks has us scratching our heads now, though. Could these leaks have been representing the Sony Xperia Z3 Neo the entire time? Could the Z4 still be way in the future? Confusion has ensued. The leaker tweeted the following out on Monday: By the way, none of the 'Z4 leaks' are Z4 leaks. Sony has different plans #sayhellotoZ3neo It's pretty ...

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    We've kept a close eye at Xiaomi's offerings, and specially the Mi4, even if the company's market focus is China. The Mi4 is a special device, particularly because we've even seen Microsoft experiment with some Windows Phone love on its hardware. Still, it seems that was just the tip of the iceberg for Xiaomi, as some rumors show us that there's more. First of all, to have the company schedule an event in New Delhi says a lot, but to tease a catchphrase like "i is coming" could also spell the company's first true international flagship. We've followed the rumors of the Xiaomi Ferrari for a ...

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    Google's working on plans to offer cellular service directly to users, operating as an MVNO: the company has confirmed that much, leaving us to wonder about the details. And while Google I/O may soon bring new info about the company's ambitions, today we get some early insight into how this all might work, with the discovery of a Nexus 6 firmware image containing an apparent account management app for this MVNO. The app goes by the name Tycho and also makes reference to the Project Nova codename for the MVNO service itself we've heard before, as well as suggests a new internal codename for ...

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    As Apple Watch pre-orders opened last Friday, and the first shoppers swarmed to get theirs in, we saw estimated ship times slip further and further back. After a few hours, it was looking like if you were to submit a new pre-order, you had basically no chance of seeing your smartwatch arrive before June. That's a frustrating position to be in, especially considering how long Apple fans have been waiting to get their hands on this wearable in the first place. Luckily, those June ETAs may not be set in stone, and today we take a look at one reason Apple Watch shoppers might have cause to ...

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    Even though Apple hasn't provided any official guidance as to how many Apple Watch units were preordered last Friday, many analysts are predicting that the numbers scratched the million units. We do know that the company sold out in just a few hours, but it could also be easy to assume that only a few units were available on April 10. What you will find is a ton of polls over which device sold the most, and today we find some credible examples. Slice Intelligence, which requires you to provide an email receipt of your Apple Watch purchase, has just published some numbers on the matter. The ...

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    What's a smartphone launch without leaks, right? The LG G4 is set to be announced on April 28 in New York City and London press events, but what appears to be a slip on the company's side has resulted in the outing of the entirety of the smartphone – we're talking what looks to be every single feature the phone has to offer. It's possible this is all a very elaborate fake, but this is likely the entirety of the LG G4 revealed. There are lots of issues with the microsite in question which have led many to believe that this could be a well-placed fake, though it looks to us like an ...

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    With so many players in the streaming music game, it's becoming increasingly difficult to make your service stand out. You can try and undercut everybody else on pricing, but you're largely at the whim of record labels, and that whole endeavor is just a race to the bottom (where no one wins). New entries like Tidal have bet on providing higher-quality audio than their peers, but it remains to be seen if users will respond (or even care). Apple seems to be working on a re-tooled Beats Music as its next big streaming offering, and a new report claims that one of the ways it intends to ...

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    What makes Nokia “Nokia” these days? The company's sold off its smartphone manufacturing arm. We have that new Nokia N1 tablet, but that's arguably as much a Foxconn product as a Nokia device. Is there any pure Nokia left? Well, on the software and services side we've continued to see progress, maybe most visibly though its HERE apps. But even that may not last forever, as we get word that Nokia could be considering selling off HERE Maps. Nokia's reportedly considering selling HERE in order to focus more on wireless networking, and while no deals may be moving just yet, bids on HERE ...

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    We won't even bother reminding you all the information we know about the unannounced Sony Xperia Z4 -- thanks to leaks, rumors, and all -- but we'll bring yesterday's leaked render to your attention in case you missed it. We know so much about this phone that 1. we feel it's been out for some time or 2. it's already suspicious, just in case Sony's playing with us all. The render you see above looks to be legit (or a pretty good fake). Not only it matches the render we've seen leaked yesterday, but it's higher quality. We do have one objection though, which could make us cry "fake": the ...

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    We've been hearing a ton of rumors on the Huawei P8 and the Huawei P8 Lite, mainly because it's taken a while for the company to launch these products. We thought that the company would take advantage of its huge media presence at MWC to unveil its new batch of flagships, and instead we found a couple of wearables that also included the new Huawei Watch. If you can't hold your curiosity for what the company will unveil on April 15th, leaks just spilled the beans. Today we find some leaked press shots of both devices, and even some specs to talk about. In the case of the more-powerful ...

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    Apple's launch of iOS 8.3 came with a ton of the fixes that many of us were waiting for. Surely the software update brought a couple of new features, but the lack of stability of iOS 8.2 was the main reason for anybody to upgrade to Apple's new mobile OS. The problem is when something what wasn't broken starts giving users trouble, and today there seems to be a new one. Users have begun to complain about issues with Touch ID after updating to iOS 8.3. The problem seems to affect only a certain amount of users, and we haven't been able to confirm if this only applies to certain specific ...

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    This time last year, the OnePlus One was just about to launch. But here in 2015, we still seem to be quite a while off from getting a sequel. We know that a OnePlus 2 is coming -the manufacturer has confirmed as much- and even have had a general launch timeframe to expect, with the phone's debut set to fall sometime during the second or third quarters of the year – basically, between now and the end of September. But now we're hearing rumblings that even waiting until the summer's fading into fall might not be enough, with the arrival of reports that OnePlus could be looking at a ...

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    Some smartphones are able to make their way to market in the shadows, with little information about them going public before they see their formal launches. Others pop up in a rumor or two, maybe even starring in a super-blurry pic that gets leaked on social media. And then there are phones like the Sony Xperia Z4, where we spend more time looking at its dozens of pre-launch leaks than we spend with some phones over their entire lifespans. This week has already brought us a bunch of new shots of the Z4's hardware, and today we add a couple new entries to the ever-growing list, with the ...

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    The Galaxy Note is more than just Samsung's high-end phablet line: over the years it's found itself becoming the manufacturer's platform for trying out new things. With the Note 4 we saw Samsung introduce some firsts for the phablet's display, not only releasing the curved-screen Note Edge, but also making the phone its first wide-availability quad HD model (after the limited GS5 LTE-A edition). For this year's Galaxy Note 5, we've been expecting Samsung to push the limits of its display tech even further, and an early rumor going all the way back to last fall suggested it could do so by ...

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    Even though Mobile payments have existed for years, thanks to Google Wallet, we really haven't seen the service take off. Apple has spent its last two events boasting about how much Apple Pay is growing, but none of that data is backed by factual numbers. All this being said, we do know that Microsoft is building a lot of new payment functionality on Windows 10 for mobile devices, and today we hear more about what's to come. A new regulatory filing has just emerged in which Microsoft applies to deploy a money transmission service in all 50 states. Sadly no specifics have been provided on ...

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    Samsung is very interested in making you love the Galaxy S6, so much so that the company wants to make sure it builds enough variants to fit your needs. We've got the Galaxy S6 Edge in case your geekiness requires more technology, and we've even heard rumors of a Galaxy S6 Active in the works. Now if you thought Samsung was done with just two variants of its new flagship, you'd be underestimating them. We get the first leaked photos of a dual-SIM Galaxy S6 that sports the same model number as the existing Galaxy S6, and even the same specifications. Really the only change is that you get ...

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    By now, you're probably well aware of the timetables we're looking at for the Apple Watch: pre-orders opening this Friday, with full sales following two weeks later. And while many shoppers will no doubt take their shiny new wearables home on April 24, will that be the case for all possible Apple Watch configurations? After all, between the three different material types, the two different sizes, and the myriad strap options, there's plenty of potential for availability issues to get in the way. While Apple's not yet publicly discussing any such possibility, it looks like a configuration ...

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    As Samsung's Galaxy S6 makes it into the hands of more and more new owners, we're starting to pick up on reports of more and more issues with the phone's hardware. For a really high-profile flagship model, that kind of scrutiny's expected, and complaints have run the gamut from the easily dismissed (like that failed attempt at another “bendgate” scandal), to those worth a closer look (like the scratched-screen Edge reports we're still waiting for Samsung to comment on). Today we have a new source of concern to share with you, and while this one doesn't sound like a huge problem, it ...

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    Long before the arrival of Samsung's Galaxy E series of phones, long before before the Galaxy A models launched, Samsung had its Galaxy J. Introduced all the way back at the tail end of 2013, we've since seen the original Galaxy J joined by the Galaxy J1. To hear the latest rumors, that's far from the end of the story, and we could have another couple Galaxy J phones coming down the pipeline soon, with the arrival of the Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7. Those are names we've seen before, with Samsung filing trademarks for both a few months back. While that also included a trademark for the Galaxy ...

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    Microsoft may not be the most timely company when it comes to updating its operating systems to be on par with competition, but we're ready to forgive them after the announcement of Windows 10. The company has addressed almost every single complaint that the whole world had with Windows 8.1, and to sweeten the pot with a free update to Windows 10 this summer just makes things better. Still, we know Microsoft isn't just working on Windows 10 on the short term, and today we learn more about future updates. Just like Windows 8.1 was codenamed "Blue" and Windows 10 was codenamed "Threshold," ...

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    Even though many of us are still debating the purpose for Apple's acquisition of Beats, many of the rumors surrounding a new music streaming service from Cupertino match directly with the Beats Music business. We do know that the company is preparing for a major launch later this year, but the last we heard was that negotiations with record labels weren't going so well, and now the cause for a new batch of rumors. Reports from sources familiar to the matter claim that the FTC and even the DOJ are already looking closely at Apple's Music streaming service. According to the source, the fact ...

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    For the past few months now we've been awaiting word of a new Samsung smartwatch, and to hear the rumors, this one could mark the manufacturer's first attempt to craft such a wearable with a Moto-360-style circular display. The watch codenamed Orbis was once rumored to launch at MWC, but subsequent reports suggested it could still be half a year out. While there are still many questions about its launch to be addressed, today we check out a trove of new details about what to expect from Orbis, including a possible launch name and some specifics about the smartwatch's connectivity. Taking a ...

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