Samsung Galaxy Note 3 – a multi-pronged attack on the iPhone 5S?

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You know how Samsung has offered lots of different versions of its Galaxy S4 mobile. Well might it be about to do the same thing with the Samsung Galaxy Note 3? This much we know that the Note 3 is expected to land later this year and be touting a six inch - or thereabouts…

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Why Apple iPhone leaks are like UFO sightings

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Yesterday Google celebrated the 66th anniversary of the Roswell incident, when an alien craft apparently crashed in the New Mexico desert, with one of its cute squiggles. Which got me thinking once again about alien life forms. Give the number of stars in the sky there has to be a very strong probability that there…

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Survey says that Britons love Samsung phones more than Apple iPhones

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It seems as if the British public is starting lose a bit of faith in the iPhone. A new study by a mobile phone comparison website has discovered that 65% of Britons predict that the new iPhone (5S or 6) will generate poor sales when Apple releases it later on this year. When asked whether…

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Is this the Apple iPhone 5S on the production line?

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So is this the iPhone 5S on the production line? It has been published by the site gforgames, and it certainly looks real enough. If the iPhone 5S is going to launch in late summer/autumn then it would need to go into mass production pretty soon, so maybe this is real. Judging by this pic…

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You can now buy Amazon MP3s songs on your iPhone/iPod touch

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It might seem incredible but up until today you haven't been able to buy MP3s from Amazon to play on your iPhone. That has all changed with the announcement by Amazon that as from today its MP3 are compatible with iPhone and iPod touch devices. The retailer says that its 25 million song catalogue is…

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Has Nokia just labelled Apple iPhone users as zombies?

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Is Nokia labeling all iPhone users as zombies? Well that appears to be the rationale behind the company's new ad for its Lumia 925 Windows powered mobile phone. The ad features a street full of iPhone touting zombies taking images in low light with powerful flashes shooting off everywhere. The implication is that if you…

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New iPhone app Heard saves conversations from five minutes ago

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Ever had a conversation and then five minutes later completely forgotten what was said? Well if that's a regular occurrence for you then you then you might like the sound of a new iPhone app called Heard. Billed as the app that will 'Turn your iPhone into a time machine!' it basically continually records the…

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Apple iPhone 5S rumours – it is all about the camera

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We ran a feature last week about the different ways that makers are taking on the Apple iPhone, and one of the key ways is to add cameras that are way superior to those on the Apple device. There are rumours though that Apple is striking back. Phone Arena has what it is billing as…

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How LG and Apple might finally make voice control really useful

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Interesting stuff coming out of the Gotta Be Mobile blog which claims that in 2014 LG will release a smartphone that is always listening out for voice commands. At the moment if you use Siri, the iPhone voice assistant, you need to hold down the home button to launch it. The key issue here is…

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Is Apple's iOS7 original? Here's the list of its features copied from other platforms

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As you are probably very aware Apple unveiled its latest operating system for the iPhone - iOS 7 - on Monday. The jury seems out on the upgrade with some critics praising the simplicity and cleanness of the design and the interesting new features. Others have been a bit more cynical. Among them is the…

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Apple announces iPhone trade-in programme. But would it work in the UK?

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Some fairly interesting news coming out of the Apple camp tonight. Bloomberg is reporting that the US consumer electronics giant is about to unveil a trade in programme for its iPhones. The deal is that if you own an older model you will be able to take it to an Apple Store and swap it…

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Is Sony next to offer stock Android with a version of the Xperia Z?

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I like quite a lot of what Sony is doing in the mobile and tablet space at the moment this looks like it is going to be a good move too. Android Geeks is speculating that the Japanese maker is the latest to be swayed by the potential of stock Android and will release a…

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Apple 5S to have same screen size!? But double the number of pixels

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After a few quiet days the old iPhone 5S rumour circuit has been buzzing today with a very interesting claim coming from the Wei Feng Network reported here. It suggests that the next iPhone will keep the iPhone 5's four inch screen but will have twice its number of pixels, an upgrade from 730K to…

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Samsung Galaxy S4 sells 10 million in first month – how does that compare to iPhones?

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There has been a fair bit of speculation in the last few days as to how many Samsung have sold of its flagship Galaxy S4 phone in the month since it launched. Well today it offered up the figures and claimed to have cleared 10 million handsets since the end of April. Pretty impressive stuff…

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Flashback: the first guy to buy the original iPhone (video) and the low-key UK iPhone launch

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So Apple today has made the original iPhone obsolete, which could be bad news for Greg? So who is Greg? Well he was the first person to buy an iPhone in New York as he was first in the queue in the Apple Store back in the summer of 2007. It is fascinating to compare…

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Apple says farewell to the original iPhone – a groundbreaking but flawed mobile

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Got an original first generation Apple iPhone - this one rather than this one? Well your phone if you are still using it, is about to be labelled obsolete by the company which means that it will no longer be serviced by Apple's retail network. if you want to get it fixed then you have…

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Apple CEO Tim Cook confirms two new products for 2013 – but which ones?

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So it was an interesting night for Apple watchers, with the company's financial results not really anywhere near as bad as some analysts had predicted. There does however seem to be some underlying issues that the company needs to tackle the most urgent of which is getting some new product out to rival the endless…

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