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Sony sets sights on Windows Phone, says report - CNET

December 31, 2013 - 11:19am

The Verge

Sony sets sights on Windows Phone, says report
CNET
Sony, which has been making Android devices for years, could reportedly offer up a Windows Phone handset in the middle of 2014. Don Reisinger. by Don Reisinger. December 31, 2013 9:14 AM PST. (Credit: Josh Miller/CNET). Microsoft might have a new ...
Microsoft reportedly talking to Sony about Windows Phone launch in 2014Engadget
Sony VAIO Windows Phone tipped for mid-2014SlashGear
Sony Expected To Launch Windows Phone Smartphone In 2014Ubergizmo
TechnoBuffalo -Pocket-lint.com -WMPoweruser.com
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Mac Pro teardown finds easy disassembly, great potential for repairs & upgrades - Apple Insider

December 31, 2013 - 9:51am

Apple Insider

Mac Pro teardown finds easy disassembly, great potential for repairs & upgrades
Apple Insider
Another dissection of Apple's new cylindrical Mac Pro has once again discovered that despite its unique design, the parts inside the desktop can be easily accessed, repaired or upgraded if need be. Mac Pro. iFixit took its traditional deep look at the latest ...
New Mac Pro teardown uncovers highly fixable, upgradable machineVentureBeat
Mac Pro teardown reveals simple repair process and upgradeable CPUEngadget
Teardown of New Mac Pro Reveals Surprising Amount of Accessibility, Circular ...Mac Rumors
iSource
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LG Lifeband Touch pictured, though plans unknown - CNET

December 31, 2013 - 9:38am

NDTV

LG Lifeband Touch pictured, though plans unknown
CNET
The prolific leaker @evleaks posted an image of the device on Twitter on Tuesday without any further details. Don Reisinger. by Don Reisinger. December 31, 2013 5:49 AM PST. LG Lifeband Touch. pic.twitter.com/ixWxxVsYsf. — @evleaks (@evleaks) ...
LG's fitness tracker, LifeBand Touch, leaks in pre-CES product shotVentureBeat
LG Lifeband Touch fitness tracker leaks ahead of CESMobile Burn
LG LifeBand Touch fitness accessory spotted in a new imageThe Droid Guy
IntoMobile -TechnoBuffalo -Clickonline.com
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Sprint Wants To Revive Nextel As A Business Brand, Merge Boost + Virgin ... - TechCrunch

December 31, 2013 - 8:11am

Wall Street Journal

Sprint Wants To Revive Nextel As A Business Brand, Merge Boost + Virgin ...
TechCrunch
It was only six months ago that Sprint decommissioned and shut down the Nextel iDEN push-to-talk network, and while the carrier has no plans to bring that legacy service back, the brand is another story. According to a source close to the company, Sprint ...
Sprint said to use Nextel to court business customersCNET
Sprint CEO Dan Hesse says faster data and higher definition calls are his ...Marketplace.org
Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile will merge to form Sprint Freedom: RumorThe Droid Guy
Android Headlines - Android News -Wall Street Journal (blog) -Investor's Business Daily
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Stay safer while drinking with apps, gadgets - W*USA 9

December 31, 2013 - 8:01am

W*USA 9

Stay safer while drinking with apps, gadgets
W*USA 9
The upcoming Alcohoot attaches to your iPhone or Android headphone jack, and is available for preorder for $99.(Photo: Alcohoot). Tweet; Share. Facebook · Twitter · Google buzz; Del.icio.us · Digg · Reddit; Newsvine; Buzz up! Fark it. Print; - A A A + ...
TECH NOW: Stay safer while drinking with apps, gadgetsThe Journal News / Lohud.com
Too Tipsy To Drive? There's An App For ThatWLTX.com
Blow for Fun, Not for SafetyWired

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Introducing The INQUIRER Android experiment - Inquirer

December 31, 2013 - 5:35am

Techie News

Introducing The INQUIRER Android experiment
Inquirer
The days when Microsoft PCs reigned supreme are long gone. Now, because there are such a variety of devices fighting for our attention, and our wallets, the concept of the “format war” has become more relevant than it has ever been. All this got me thinking.
Unencrypted Windows Error Crash Reports a Treasure for NSA, Hackers AlikeThreatpost
Windows Crash Reports Open To HijackingDark Reading
Microsoft to stop supporting Windows XPKFDA
Computerworld Australia
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Blow for Fun, Not for Safety - Wired

December 31, 2013 - 5:32am

Blow for Fun, Not for Safety
Wired
The results can be inconsistent. Blowing into the device to get a reading takes some practice. Users are going to feel a false sense of security when it comes to getting behind the wheel. With all the devices one can attach to a smartphone to extend its ...

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Mobile apps showdown: the best of 2013 - Hindustan Times

December 31, 2013 - 4:12am

Hindustan Times

Mobile apps showdown: the best of 2013
Hindustan Times
Who would have ever thought that a phone could double up as a mosquito repellent? Mobile apps have become an integral part of our lives like never before. From setting reminders for calls or meetings to keeping track of our health, these seemingly simple ...
The best apps to make and save you moneyTelegraph.co.uk
Mobile Threat Monday: A Look BackPC Magazine
Why Apple Must Reconsider Emerging Market StrategyInformationWeek
Fox News -Philly.com -San Francisco Chronicle
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African-Americans own the Twitter - Grid Chicago

December 30, 2013 - 11:00pm

Grid Chicago

African-Americans own the Twitter
Grid Chicago
They're also more likely than any other group to use Instagram and LinkedIn, according to new research. BY SANDRA GUY. twitter_web. African-Americans in Chicago are more likely than those nationwide to use Twitter and LinkedIn as their go-to social ...

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Can Apple learn China about quality? - ZDNet

December 30, 2013 - 10:29pm

Aviation Record

Can Apple learn China about quality?
ZDNet
Summary: The doom and gloom about Apple's future contimues. The party line goes that Cupertino must repent of its ways and make a New Year's resolution to produce cheaper and cheaper systems. How else can it really succeed? David Morgenstern.
China Mobile Expands 4G Lineup as Samsung to Sony Add HandsetsBloomberg
Initial Apple iPhone orders on China Mobile underwhelmingInvestor's Business Daily
China Mobile Sees 100000 iPhone Pre-orders In 2 DaysUbergizmo
Business Mirror -Cult of Mac -Seeking Alpha
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NSA team spies, hacks to gather intelligence on targets, report says - CNN

December 30, 2013 - 9:22pm

Washington Post

NSA team spies, hacks to gather intelligence on targets, report says
CNN
(CNN) -- A top-secret National Security Agency team uses spyware and hacking to gather intelligence on targets, according to a new report based on internal agency documents. According to Der Spiegel, a German magazine that published some of the ...
NSA worked on iPhone spyware to remotely monitor users, leaked documents ...Apple Insider
Good or not, change is coming to the NSAWashington Post
Report: NSA intercepts computer deliveriesBusinessweek
VentureBeat -Ars Technica -Forbes
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Nokia wins injunction against all HTC devices (in Germany) - CNET

December 30, 2013 - 8:50pm

Techie News

Nokia wins injunction against all HTC devices (in Germany)
CNET
The ruling came down on Monday in Germany, and includes the popular HTC One series of handsets. Don Reisinger. by Don Reisinger. December 30, 2013 9:16 AM PST. (Credit: HTC). Nokia has won an important injunction in Germany that could see the ...
HTC loses second German patent ruling in Nokia caseFocus Taiwan News Channel
Nokia wins patent injunction against all HTC Android devices in GermanyTechie News
German judge says Nokia should be granted injunction against all HTC devicesTechSpot
Android Headlines - Android News -Android Community -Ubergizmo
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New malware roosting place: Inside your SD Card? - CNET

December 30, 2013 - 7:34pm

The Droid Guy

New malware roosting place: Inside your SD Card?
CNET
A pair of security researchers have figured out how to subvert tiny controller chips in flash-memory storage devices, an approach that could expose people's private data. Stephen Shankland. by Stephen Shankland. December 30, 2013 4:00 PM PST.
Beware SD cards: Turns out you can hack those, tooVentureBeat
SD Cards Aren't As Secure As We ThinkTechCrunch
SD Cards Are Tiny, Hackable Computers (For Good Or Evil)Gizmodo Australia
The Droid Guy -O'Reilly Radar
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LinkedIn, Pinterest more popular than Twitter -study - Reuters

December 30, 2013 - 6:45pm

Daily Mail

LinkedIn, Pinterest more popular than Twitter -study
Reuters
SAN FRANCISCO Dec 30 (Reuters) - More U.S. adults use LinkedIn and Pinterest than Twitter, but that website attracts a greater proportion of blacks and young adults than do its social media peers, a Pew Research Center study released on Monday showed ...
With parents on Facebook, teens find other appsSan Francisco Chronicle
Facebook still leads social media, but sees slower growth among young usersWashington Post
We 'like' looking at Facebook, Pew study suggestsNBCNews.com
PCWorld -PC Magazine -CNET
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Video: Google chairman Eric Schmidt shares his predictions for 2014 - BGR

December 30, 2013 - 6:16pm

Brisbane Times

Video: Google chairman Eric Schmidt shares his predictions for 2014
BGR
Mobile, mobile and more mobile. Google's executive chairman Eric Schmidt might not have a buzzy catchphrase for it like “post PC era,” but he is certainly on board with late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs's line of thinking: the future is mobile, and the future is ...
What to expect in 2014? Eric Schmidt fills us inCNET
Eric Schmidt's Big Predictions for 2014Mashable
Google's Schmidt Discusses Possible Internet Censorship In Russia, Moving ...Forbes
Engadget
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Netflix's new plan: save a buck with SD-only streaming - Ars Technica

December 30, 2013 - 5:17pm

Hypable

Netflix's new plan: save a buck with SD-only streaming
Ars Technica
Netflix has added a new streaming plan to its slate: for $6.99 per month, customers can get a plan that allows streaming to a single screen at one time, in standard-definition only, Engadget reported Monday. This plan costs a dollar less than what was ...
Netflix Tests Subscription Pricing Based on Number of UsersBloomberg
Netflix intros cheaper standard definition streaming plan for new subscribersEngadget
Netflix Lowers Streaming Price by $1 for Some New MembersMashable
The Verge -BGR -Hypable
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iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C Pre Orders In China Are Underwhelming Thus Far - Headlines & Global News

December 30, 2013 - 3:31pm

Headlines & Global News

iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C Pre Orders In China Are Underwhelming Thus Far
Headlines & Global News
iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C pre-order sales in China are falling below expectations. (Photo : Reuters). Recently Apple and China Mobile, the world's most popular and largest mobile service provider, cut a deal to offer the iPhone through China Mobile's service.
China Unicom to Launch 4GZacks.com
Apple Inc. (AAPL): Wedge Partners offers cautious China Mobile iPhone estimatesSeeking Alpha
China Mobile's Apple iPhone 5S and 5C Pre-Orders At 100000Franchise Herald
Consumer Electronics Net -StreetInsider.com (subscription) -Times of Malta
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Samsung Unveils Powerful, Efficient New Mobile Device Memory - PC Magazine

December 30, 2013 - 3:28pm

Samsung Unveils Powerful, Efficient New Mobile Device Memory
PC Magazine
Samsung on Monday unveiled its new 8-gigabit memory solution, available in 1GB chips for mobile devices, which the South Korean tech giant is calling the first low-power, double-data rate 4 (LPDDR4) DRAM solution to hit the market. The new LPDDR4 ...

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No Tracker? No Problem! Fitbit App Updated To Add Support For M7 Coprocessor - AppAdvice

December 30, 2013 - 1:15pm

AppAdvice

No Tracker? No Problem! Fitbit App Updated To Add Support For M7 Coprocessor
AppAdvice
Fitbit, the folks behind the Flex and Force motion trackers, have updated their companion iOS application making a handful of useful changes. Though iPad support is still not present, a new “MobileTrack” feature makes it possible for users to have the ...
Fitbit adds fitness tracking to its iPhone app, thanks to M7 processorPocket-lint.com
Fitbit's latest iOS update turns the iPhone 5S into a fitness trackerThe Verge
Fitbit App Now Support Activity Tracking Using the iPhone 5s M7 Motion ...iClarified
9 to 5 Mac -iSource
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Apple: Wedge Sees Slight Bump up in China iPhone Sales with China Mobile Deal - Barron's (blog)

December 30, 2013 - 12:58pm

3G.co.uk

Apple: Wedge Sees Slight Bump up in China iPhone Sales with China Mobile Deal
Barron's (blog)
Wedge Partners's Jun Zhang today reiterates a view that Apple's (AAPL) deal with China Mobile (CHL), announced a week ago, will boost the company's sales in China, in line with Zhang's thoughts on the matter previously. While there are some puts and ...
Late Start May Be Tempering China Mobile's iPhone PreordersAllThingsD

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