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Samsung to possibly reveal Galaxy S6

Last week, Samsung announced its Unpacked event will take place on March 1st. The company typically reserves this event for its top-of-the-line devices, so at least the Galaxy S6 is expected to be revealed.While there is no confirmation on what specs it will have for now, here are some of the most plausible rumors, courtesy of AndroidGuys:To start off, it could have a 5.1-inch, Quad HD (about 2560x1600p) Super AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode) display with Gorilla Glass 4.It also ...

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Microsoft has best iOS Gmail app

I don’t use iOS as my mobile operating system of choice, mainly because I’m so tied into Google’s services such as Hangouts, the Play Store and Gmail.According to an article by The Verge, the user experience on the Gmail app is quite mediocre compared to its Android counterpart. That’s not much of a surprise considering the fact that Apple and Google are rivals, and Apple is not willing to bring some of its popular apps to Android as Google brings some of its apps to iOS.Author Vlad Savov, ...

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Microsoft announces Windows 10 details

On Jan. 21, Microsoft announced more details relating to Windows 10, its next operating system.There was a lot of great news but the most exciting I believe was their offer of free upgrades to the OS for up to a year after its release.First off, this applies only to users of Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1. Users of Vista and XP — the latter still runs on almost 20 percent of almost all computers around the world — will be left out. Windows 8.1 only ...

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Protecting your online footprints

Let’s talk a bit about a topic that’s always on everyone’s minds: online privacy.Firstly, let’s start with your search engine of choice, which I’m assuming to be more than likely Google, Bing, Yahoo, or AOL. When a user browses the Internet, they essentially leave footprints of themselves behind. These include his or her IP address (think of this as like a home address for computers), a browser cookie (a unique identifier), the user agent of the browser, and login information, such as ...

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Highlights from the Consumer Electronics Show

Let’s talk about some of the news from this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) that happened last week.Now, CES is a huge technology trade show. It’s just not possible for me to cover every unveiling, so here are some highlights from the tech event.First up: does anyone like cars? CES is very much an auto trade show nowadays. After all, cars are being outfitted with tech, including GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, monitors, and so on. You could say that they’re not much different from our computers.The ...

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Amazon deals extend beyond Cyber Monday

Are you still looking for gifts at low prices this holiday season? As if the holiday season starting again on Thanksgiving on a day now known as officially as Gray Thursday was not enough, Amazon started its Cyber Monday on Saturday, November 29. It is set to end Saturday night on the December 6. As is typical with Amazon, sales will not last long, so prepare in advance. Discounts will be offered as often as every 10 minutes on electronics, toys, games, books, movies, music, home items and more; ...

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Blackberry bets on the classic

I know what's on your mind. You read the title of this post and thought, "BlackBerry is still around?" That's right. It's not out of this fight yet. The last time I heard of BlackBerry was when I read an article last semester detailing the woes of the company (formerly known as Research In Motion, or RIM).  Honestly, I was worried it was going to go under and a loss of competition is never good for consumers. Nonetheless, BlackBerry still has a lot of ground to cover as it struggles to even ...

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Microsoft Office now available on iOs and Android

Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are now available free of charge on iOS, with an Android version to be released soon. As of November 6, users no longer need a subscription of Office 365 to edit their documents or put them in cloud storage. This comes days after Microsoft announced a partnership with Dropbox, which will be the service people use to store their files.In order to generate revenue from its mobile apps, Microsoft will require businesses to have an Office 365 subscription ...

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Motorola unveils smartphone, longer-lasting battery

On Tuesday, October 28, Verizon and Motorola unveiled the latest smartphone in their collaborative Droid franchise, according to CNET.The device has a 3,900 milliampere hour (mAh) battery that will last up to 48 hours. It also has a 5.2-inch Quad-HD (3840 by 2160 pixels) display, a 21-megapixel camera capable of 4K (another name for Quad-HD) video and 3GB of RAM. The Turbo will come with an aptly named Turbo Charger, which can provide eight hours of battery life on 15 minutes of ...

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Your New Inbox

Late last week, Google announced Inbox by Gmail, an application for Android, iOS and the browser (although supposedly only Chrome can use it for now). Currently, the service is invite only and you can request one from http://www.google.com/inbox. Google describes the app, “Built on everything we learned from Gmail, inbox is a fresh start that goes beyond email to help you get back to what matters.” The feature that separates it from Gmail and other email apps is Bundles, which groups promotions, ...

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