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    by Published on 07-30-2013 07:21 PM
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    The Samsung Galaxy S4 runs an Exynos 5 Octa central processing unit with multiple cores and a GPU or graphical processing unit which operates at 480 MHz GPU. In February a forum member at Beyond3D suggested that Samsung overclocks the GPU to 532 MHz while running benchmarking tests that are intended to showcase how powerful the processing unit is, while throttling it to just 380 MHz when in actual use. The folks ...
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    by Published on 07-30-2013 05:28 PM
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    In perhaps another sign that the premium smartphone market may be maturing, the struggling handset maker, HTC, has predicted its first-ever operating loss. The company revealed its plans to concentrate more on mid-range phones as a result. HTC’s operating margin was just 1.5% in the third quarter but the company has forecast a range of zero to negative 8% operating margins in the third quarter.

    The ...
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    by Published on 07-30-2013 05:03 PM
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    Apple is issuing notices to developers, warning them that it may take time to review their apps for the App Store according to recent reports. One of the messages being sent out to developers mentioned the following:



    Although Apple has sent out similar notices in the past, it’s believed that the company is trying to deal with an especially large backlog due to the extended ...
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    by Published on 07-30-2013 04:27 PM
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    Following months of rampant rumors that the company is planning to open a chip fabrication plant primarily to provide for Apple's needs, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) isn't doing much to stop the rumor mill from churning out more speculation this week.

    As it turns out, TSMC's July job fair in New York is the latest indication that the company will ramp up production of mobile processors ...
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    by Published on 07-30-2013 03:18 PM
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    In its recent quarterly earnings announcement, Sprint said it sold 1.4 million iPhones for the July quarter but almost lost 2 million subscribers as it shuttered the NexteliDen network in late June. As it did in the first quarter of 2013, Sprint saw strong smartphone sales but ended up losing a significant number of subscribers, which for the second quarter came close to 2 million customers according ...
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    by Published on 07-30-2013 02:41 PM
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    In a recent filing, both Apple and Google’s Motorola agreed to drop a combined 14 patents from a Florida case which was slated to go to trial in 2014. This narrows the claim to a total of 8 patents-in-suit. The decision to pare down the Miami trial’s assertions leaves each company with four patents in play, down from a total of 24 patents and hundreds of claims and counterclaims according to Florian Mueller.
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    by Published on 07-30-2013 01:46 PM
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    Within hours of the emergence of reports out of China that suggest Apple's "plastic iPhone" will bear the name "iPhone 5C" when released to consumers, cases purportedly designed for this device turned up on Amazon.

    Meet the Elago S5C Slim Fit 2 cases. Available now for preorder, we're told these cases are made only for the rumored plastic smartphone being manufactured as we speak on the other side of the world. ...
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    by Published on 07-30-2013 11:42 AM
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    Here’s an interesting jailbreak tweak. Control Unlocker by iOS developer Stevie Hetelekides gives you a virtual old-school game controller on the lock screen that you can use to unlock your iOS device.

    Shown above, the virtual game controller gives you an A and a B button, as well as a thumb pad that gives you Left, Right, Up, and Down controls.

    After installing the tweak, your default unlock pattern will be to press A, B, A, B in that order. ...
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    by Published on 07-30-2013 11:41 AM
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    Slipping beneath the global radar until after his return trip home (assuming he's already back), it looks like Apple CEO Tim Cook recently traversed the globe and make an ultra top-secret visit to China.

    If reports surfacing Tuesday are true, Cook was in China at some point in recent days to have a brisk but productive meeting with China Telecom. It goes without saying that Apple isn't ...
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    by Published on 07-30-2013 11:30 AM
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    If you want a quick way to search the Web for something, then check out a new Notification Center add-on called NCSearch by iOS developer Meirtz Suu BlueCocoa. As shown above, the add-on is very clean looking, and supports multiple search engines, such as Google, Wikipedia, Bing, TinEye, and Baidu.

    You can swipe between the multiple search engines by paging left or right in the widget. There are page indicator dots at the bottom of the widget to let you know what ...
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    by Published on 07-30-2013 02:59 AM
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    According to a recent report from the Far East, Apple’s manufacturing partner, Foxconn, is in the midst of hiring 90,000 workers in preparation of expectedly large orders of the next-generation iPhone. The news comes from Taiwanese publication Focus Taiwan which reports Hon Hai, better known as Foxconn, is starting a massive round of recruiting for its Shenzhen factory that will add as many as 90,000 people to the ...
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    by Published on 07-30-2013 02:22 AM
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    As originally noted by the folks over at MacRumors, Apple TV customers will be able to soon fully support Netflix’s newly announced user profiles. Although Netflix says that a complete rollout to all the devices will be completed by the end of August, it appears that the feature is partially available today for certain Apple TV and Netflix users.

    The new user profiles give subscribers the ability to ...