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Apple releases iOS 8 beta 3 to developers

Apple has released the third beta of iOS 8 to developers in the run-up to its public release this fall. While the first couple of betas usually contain many bugs and missing features, Apple tends to hone in on the major issues by the third release, so this one should be safer to install for

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Sony to announce ‘Selfie’ phone on July 8th with front-facing LED flash

Sony is expected to unveil the Xperia C3 tomorrow, a self-proclaimed Selfie Phone that features an LED flash next to the front-facing camera. As selfie functionality becomes increasingly important to the vain masses of the world, companies like Sony are taking full advantage. The Xperia C launched a year ago and featured self-guided prompts for

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LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live review: Android Weary

The first time I realized the triage potential of a smartwatch, I was walking home from the grocery store with two bags in each arm, and a wrist vibrating because three separate family members were trying to get in touch at the same time. It was a small thing, to alleviate that anxiety, but it

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With Android One, Google prepares for a Silver future

One of the most important announcements made during Google I/O last week was also one of the least-reported. Android One, a reference platform for manufacturers looking to create high-performance, low-cost devices in developing countries, will see Google working with three Indian manufacturers on a pilot project to deliver better sub-$100 smartphones. The idea is sound:

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Streaming and LPs are the only signs of growth in a flagging music industry

Streaming and LPs are the only areas of the U.S. music industry that saw growth between this year and last, according to Nielsen SoundScan and Billboard. On-demand audio streaming, which includes services like Rdio, Deezer, Spotify, Beats Music, Songza and others, grew 50.1% between December 30th, 2013 and June 29th, 2014 to 33.6 billion plays.

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Facebook Messenger is now optimized for the iPad

Facebook has updated Messenger for iOS with iPad compatibility, making it possible for chatters and callers to take advantage of the tablet’s full screen real estate. The app takes advantage of the iPad’s ability to display two frames on screen, so the existing list of conversations stays on the left while the active one is

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LG G3 coming to Rogers, Bell, MTS, SaskTel and Videotron on August 1st

LG announced today that its latest flagship will come to several Canadian carriers on August 1st. While pricing will be revealed by the individual providers, Rogers, Bell, MTS, SaskTel and Videotron have all come on board with the release of the G3. The device will also be available at Tbooth, The Source, Wireless Wave, Wireless

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SyrupCast Episode 3: Canada Day Google I/O Spectacular!

Welcome to the third week of SyrupCast! By now, we’re a lean, mean podcasting machine — except for the fact that each episode has been over an hour. This week, we talk about Android, Android and more Android. Oh, and BlackBerry. And LG. And Bell. Google I/O just ended, but that doesn’t mean we have

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