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Brace Yourselves: The iPhone/Android Wars Are Back In Town

With the announcement that Apple’s holding an event on September the 9th that’s likely to see the official reveal of the next iPhone, we’re going to shift back into the inevitable Android/iOS fan bickering. I really wish we wouldn’t.


7 Glimpses Into Android's Beautiful Future

The newest version of Android (Lemon Meringue Pie?) is on its way, bringing with it a whole new look for Google at large. For now it’s just a beta, but designers are already playing with Google’s new guidelines. So far, so good.


HTC's First 64-Bit Phone Will Be A Mid-Range Desire

HTC’s signalled that it’ll launch a 64-bit ARM-based handset on September 4th. The surprising news is that this isn’t a high range handset.


The Nexus 6 Could Be The Nexus X Because Of Blade Runner

When talking about unannounced smartphones, everything is uncertain — including the name. And while it makes sequential sense that Motorola’s rumoured upcoming contribution to the Nexus line would be the Nexus 6, it will likely be called something else. Because the Nexus 6 already exists.


China Wants Its Own Homegrown OS To Replace Windows And Android

The Chinese computing market looks much like most of the world. Windows rules desktops. Android rules smartphones. Now, the Chinese government wants to challenge both giants by putting its own homegrown operating system on everything.


'Lemon Meringue Pie' Could Be Android's Most Delicious Branding Yet

The most important part about any new Android version is what new features it brings to our smartphones — and to be sure — Android L is bringing plenty. But one thing we didn’t know for sure is what delicious dessert would become its moniker. It looks like lemon meringue pie may be the winner.


Take Control Of Your Connection With These Wi-Fi Management Apps

Between your home and corporate networks, from personal hotspots to Open Access Points and everything in between, keeping track of which network your mobile device is using and managing access to all these connectivity options is getting really tough these days. It doesn’t have to be.


Our Favourite Android, iOS, And Windows Phone Apps Of The Week

Y’all must’ve been good little smartphone users, because Appaclaus brought a giant bag of new Android, iOS, and Windows Phone apps for you this week. Why is there an app-focused Santa, and why does he visit randomly in the middle of August? Nobody knows. Quit asking and start downloading!


50 Things Cortana Can Do Right Now (Compared To Siri And Google Now)

Cortana is Windows Phone’s answer to Siri and Google Now: A voice-activated artificially intelligent personal assistant with an only slightly off-putting robot voice. Technically, she’s still in beta on Windows 8.1, but PhoneBuff is here to show us 50 things Cortana can already do.


What Android Fragmentation Looks Like

This seemingly random assortment of colourful rectangles, reminiscent of a terrible paint swatch accident, actually represents the state of Android fragmentation in 2014. OpenSignal, a website dedicated to mapping all things mobile, pulled together this data and saw 18,769 distinct devices downloading its app on Android. And we thought last year was bad.


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