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Samsung Galaxy S III Mini Revealed

Galaxy S III Mini

The Samsung Galaxy S III Mini was officially announced by the South Korean smartphone manufacturer on Thursday morning. The mid-range device is slightly smaller than the Galaxy S III and features a 4-inch WVGA Super AMOLED display alongside a mid-range processor and other popular smartphone offerings. The Galaxy S III Mini features a 1GHz dual-core… Read more »

Google Analytics Spots Some Devices Running Google Android 4.2 ‘Key Lime’

Apple Android 4 2 Keylime Pie

Google Analytics is a great tool for discovering when new web browsers and mobile OS are being tested ahead of release. This week’s discovery showcases some users beta testing Google Android 4.2 “Keylime Pie,” the next iteration of the company’s uber-popular mobile operating system. The Android Authority was delving through OS information when it stumbled… Read more »

Want An Apple iPhone 5 In Hong Kong? You Have To Win A Lottery

Apple iPhone 5

iPhone 5 buyers in Hong Kong can’t just walk into an Apple store and purchase the popular new smartphone. Instead, short supply levels have forced Hong Kong locations to implement a lottery type system. Residents in the tech-friendly city tell AllThingsD that finding an iPhone 5 has become extremely difficult because every single store is… Read more »

iPhone 5 Red Flare Camera Issue, Apple Says We’re Out Of Luck

iPhone 5 Purple Haze

Almost immediately after the iPhone 5 was released for sale, many customers began to complain about a purple flare or halo image showing up on their iPhone 5 camera photos. Shortly after those reports began to surface, Gizmodo posted a less than stellar response to the issue, which was sent to a customer by Apple… Read more »

AT&T Wireless Reduces Cancellation Policy To 14 Days

ATT Wireless Store

AT&T Wireless is reducing its 30-day phone and contract plan return period to just 14 days. In the past, customers were given a full month to determine if the company’s service matched their need while providing top-notch service in the customers service area. The move is effective today (October 7, 2012), although the company is… Read more »

Samsung Reports $7.3 Billion Quarterly Profit

Samsung Records Record Profits

Samsung may be forced to pay Apple $1.1 billion over its ongoing patent dispute but that charge is just a drop in the bucket for the technology firm. Samsung on Thursday announced a fourth straight record-breaking quarter in which the company took in $7.3 billion. Samsung executives also announced that the Galaxy line of smartphones… Read more »

Samsung Galaxy S III Sales Skyrocket Following iPhone 5 Release

Samsung Galaxy S III

Remember when the release of an iPhone device destroyed the sales success of other smartphones? That isn’t the case anymore, in fact the iPhone 5 release appears to have skyrocketed demand for the Samsung Galaxy S III. According to analytics tracker Localytics, which tracked Galaxy S III sales for the last four months, the flagship… Read more »

Apple Maps Failing Because Of Apple Executives [Rumor]

Apple Maps Failing because of executives

Apple Maps has been an early launching failure because Apple executives are not capable of understanding and implementing the company’s internet services. That was the sentiment coming from various former Apple employees who were interviewed this week by the New York Times. In one interview, an employee says Apple Maps was originally planned for the… Read more »

Bad Piggies Out Today For iOS, Already Nabs No. 1 Download Spot

Bad Piggies

Bad Piggies, the newest game from Angry Birds creator Rovio, is now available for Apple iOS users, and the game has already nabbed the top spot on Apple’s download charts. The game was released simultaneously today for iOS and Android device, and it is already the most-downloaded paid app for both iPhone and iPad users…. Read more »

Google Play Celebrates 25 Billion Downloads, Launches $.25 Apps Sale

Google Play Reaches 25 Billion Downloads

Google Play, the store that powers Google Android smartphones and tablets along with various Google computer applications has announced the downloading of more than 25 billion apps. The Google Play store currently features 675,000 apps and games both in paid and free formats. Thanks to that milestone Google has announced a massive apps sale that… Read more »

iPhone 5 Production Slowdown Blamed On In-Cell Touchscreen Panels

iPhone 5 Review

At the time of its official iPhone 5 release Apple only had 10 million smartphones on-hand. That type of supply would normally suffice for most hardware manufacturers, but Apple sold 2 million units in the first 24 hours of pre-order in the United States alone and ended up handing out more than 5 million units… Read more »

Apple Headhunters Are Actively Hiring Ex-Google Maps Employees

Google Maps vs Apple Maps

Apple headhunters are actively seeking out former Google Maps employees to help grow the company’s own iOS 6 Maps app. According to a source at TechCrunch Apple headhunters are specifically going after workers who were on contract with Google and not permanent employees. The insider also reveals that former Google workers have been overall excited… Read more »

Apple iPhone 5 Sells Over 5 Million Units In First Weekend

Apple iPhone 5 Sales Weekend

More than 5 million iPhone 5 smartphones were purchased by Apple customers over the devices opening weekend, exceeding some analysts expectations and prompting Apple CEO Tim Cook to release the following statement: “Demand for iPhone 5 has been incredible and we are working hard to get an iPhone 5 into the hands of every customer… Read more »

Apple iPhone 5 Passes Durability Drop Test [Video]

iPhone 5 Drop Test

Here’s a test Samsung would wholeheartedly get behind, dropping an iPhone 5 repeatedly to test how well it stands up to normal wear and tear accidents and then revealing when it finally gives in and breaks. The drop and durability test was performed this week by 9to5Mac and iFixYouri and involved dropping the new 4G… Read more »

Apple Maps Quality Questioned As Complaints Flood The Market

Apple Maps Broken

Apple’s first foray into mobile mapping software is not going as planned. Since releasing the company’s new iOS 6 software on Wednesday the tech firm has been hit with various complaints from users. One of the most notable complaints came from Ireland’s Justice Minister, Alan Shatter, after he noticed a mistakes with Airfield Park in… Read more »

Google Maps For Android Gets Updated, Offers New Features

Google Maps Update with Search

Google on Thursday rolled out its newest update for Google Maps on Android. With the update users will find themselves with some new and useful features. Announced via the Google Latlong blog Google revealed that the program now adds search capabilities while allow Android users to more easily move between Google Maps while operating various… Read more »

American Airlines Flight Attendants To Receive Samsung Galaxy Note Devices

Samsung Galaxy Note and American Airlines

The Samsung Galaxy Note will soon be in the hands of flight attendants at American Airlines. The company on Wednesday announced plans to give all 17,000 of its flight attendants the smartphones in an attempt to better access flight information. Using the Galaxy Note flight attendants will be able to access passenger information, track food… Read more »

LG Optimus G Arriving Stateside In November

LG Optimus G

The LG Optimus G Android superphone will make its US debut in November, two months after making its home debut. While LG has not yet managed to secure a competitive foothold in the Google Android market in the United States, the company’s “superphone” — as it is being called — should place the device’s performance… Read more »

Samsung Galaxy S III Goes After Apple iPhone 5 In New Print Ad

Samsung iPhone 5 Print Ad

On September 19 the Apple iPhone 5 will officially enter the mobile market. In preparation for the iPhone 5 release Samsung has already begun attacking the new smartphone in a print ad. In the ad the Samsung Galaxy S III is placed directly in the iPhone 5’s line of fire. Samsung lists features the devices… Read more »