Category: Manufacturers

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Bootloader unlock process for the Xperias just got easier

Smartphone manufacturers generally believe that the custom UI they slap on top of their phones’ Android install is perfect. It’s the best possible experience you could have on a phone and you would never, ever want to change it, right? Well, not quite. Many companies  recognise that devs and enthusiasts like to tweak the software,

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Samsung reportedly in talks to acquire SmartThings for $200 million

The connected home is gaining traction this year as we’ve recently seen several major acquisitions in the category. In January, Google acquired Nest for $3 billion, known for its the popular Learning Thermostat and Protect Smoke Detector. More recently, Apple announced its first Internet of Things-based projects with HomeKit. Now, according to a report on TechCrunch, Samsung has

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Contest: Win a Rogers Samsung Galaxy S5 and a Gear 2 Neo

Fancy yourself a new smartphone and smartwatch? Here’s something for you! Up for grabs in the first of many summer contests is a Rogers Samsung Galaxy S5 and a Samsung Gear 2 Neo! Both devices were released earlier this year and the LTE-enabled GS5 runs KitKat, has a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED HD display (1920×1080, 432ppi),

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Apple and IBM announce enterprise software and device partnership

Apple and IBM have announced a partnership that will see the two companies team up in an enterprise push involving IBM software and Apple hardware. This exclusive partnership will see IBM’s big data and analytics capabilities arrive on Apple’s iOS devices. The deal covers more than 100 industry-specific enterprise solutions and will include native apps designed exclusively

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Google secures partner for glucose-tracking smart contact lens

Google’s been dabbling in wearable tech for the last couple of years, with the most public-facing examples of its progress being Google Glass and Android Wear. However, Google is also quietly pursuing some other, arguably more significant wearable technologies. Back in January, the company announced plans for a smart contact lens that would monitor a user’s glucose

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Nokia begins rolling out Lumia Cyan Windows Phone 8.1 updates, coming soon to Canada

Nokia has unveiled the rollout schedule for its Windows Phone 8.1-based Lumia Cyan update, which will eventually come to all Canadian-sold Lumia devices running WP8. The update folds in Microsoft’s general Windows Phone 8.1 improvements with some Lumia-specific functionality, such as improved Nokia Camera, Creative Studio, Storyteller, as well as a new Device Hub, which

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Apple: 90% of devices are using iOS 7

In the latest update to its developer site, Apple has stated that “90% of devices are using iOS 7.” That stat, along with other percentages of iOS usage, are mainly for the developer community and shows which version of iOS people are using when visiting the App Store. Unfortunately, there isn’t a country breakdown as it would be

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Samsung rumoured to announce the all-metal Galaxy Alpha next month

Samsung tends to release devices in many sizes and specification range to attack each market and price point. One of the latest smartphones that Samsung is rumoured to launch is the Galaxy F. Information about the device has leaked over the past few weeks, which is expected to sport a metal frame and a QHD screen. However, this foray

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Google’s augmented reality MMO ‘Ingress’ arrives on iOS

Google’s augmented reality game, Ingress, has finally arrived on iOS. Ingress hit general release in December following a year-long beta, but has been Android only since the official launch. The iOS version has been a long time coming — Google confirmed it was working on Ingress for iOS back in October – but there’s been

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Samsung Apps brands to GALAXY Apps, promises ‘hundreds of exclusive apps’

Samsung has rebranded its Android app store to align more closely with the Galaxy brand, which is perhaps more well-known in North America than the company itself. Galaxy Apps is the destination for “hundreds of exclusive apps” only for Galaxy owners, and will be the single portal for promotional apps and discounted products.