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Google Announces Q2 Earnings. Profits Up, Thanks to Mobile and YouTube

Although Google has enjoyed consistent financial growth for a while now, but it too saw a downfall during the last two quarters as they...

Apple iPhone 5S Outselling iPhone 5C More than 2-to-1

The latest numbers coming out of a Consumer Intelligence Research Partners poll revealed that 64% of people who bought an iPhone in September opted for the iPhone 5S, compared to just 27% of customers who bought the iPhone 5C.

Introducing Yet Another Unique iPhone Gaming Case, the WynCase

Not too long ago we covered news about Flipside, a unique iPhone case that also doubled as a gaming controller. Now it seems another similar effort has hit Kickstarter, this time under the name “WynCase”.

Sony is Preparing a New Flagship Phone to Better Compete, Could...

Sony might be known for reasonably high-quality hardware, but it certainly isn't one of top-sellers in the smartphone market. According to Sony's CVP of sales and marketing, the company is planning to release a flagship device in the near future that could finally push them forward competitively.

Microsoft SmartGlass App now Arrives on iOS as well

Looking to make the most out of your Xbox multimedia experience? With Xbox SmartGlass you can control your Xbox through the tablet for many functions, including selecting movies, rewinding and a whole lot more. Best of all, the control app is now out for iOS devices as well.

Photive Natural Slim iPhone 5 Case for Only $10

You probably want to make sure that your precious new iPhone is properly protected, but that doesn't mean you need to buy an expensive case. Sometimes, a cheaper $10 one will do.

iPhone 5 Preorders Start September 12th, Ship September 21st

Now, we're hearing that Apple will make the formal reveal of the next iPhone on September 12th and that the first batch will become available on September 21st.

America Waits In Line For iPads, China Waits Hoping To Build...

Apple products give us shiny new toys to play with, and that's exciting- but in China the idea of upcoming new Apple products means that plants like Foxconn will need more seasonal workers to help push out these upcoming units and for those that are currently unemployed, nothing is more exciting than having income, even if there have often been accusations that Foxconn's conditions are less than desirable.

Instructions to Unlock Your AT&T iPhone

If you've been itching to take your AT&T Apple iPhone to another carrier -- either permanently or just when you're traveling abroad -- it looks like we've got some good news. AT&T has announced that they're willing to start unlocking iPhones for customers.

Expect Same 3.5-Inch Screen for New LTE iPhone This Fall

We've heard all sorts of wild rumors about what we can expect from the next iPhone, whether we decide to call it the iPhone 5, the iPhone 5.1, the iPhone HD, the iPhone LTE, or simply the new iPhone. Now, some of those rumors are getting substantiated.

Why the iPhone 5 Could Simply Be Called the New iPhone

What's strange is that instead of calling it the iPad 3 or the iPad HD, Apple came forward and simply introduced the new iPad as the iPad. Will the next iPhone have the same fate?

Verizon iPhone Sales Double Over Holidays

Then, on top of that, Verizon had this setback with three separate outages of their 4G/LTE network in December alone, and it's unclear whether customers will be receiving a credit on their accounts because of the outage or whether the 4G/LTE network will be able to support additional devices like the iPhone 5.

Should you wait for the iPhone 5 or just get the...

So, the question arises whether you should just snatch up this incrementally updated smartphone or if you should keep playing that waiting game for a real iPhone 5. Well, it depends on your situation.

Everything you need to know about the Apple iPhone 4S

After months of hearsay, rumors, and conjecture, it's finally official. Apple did not announce a new iPhone 5 this morning. Instead, it followed in the tradition started by the 3GS by revealing the new Apple iPhone 4S to the world.

Version 3.5 of Facebook for iPhone includes tagging and photo uploads

Facebook for iPhone version 3.5 has now been revealed and it comes with some nice upgrades. For instance, you'll notice some new sharing options from the compose screen, making it easier for you to get desktop-like Facebook functionality on your iPhone. Other updates include better privacy controls, redesigned Profile and Group walls, and the ability to tag your friends in posts.

Apple is the largest smartphone maker in the world, has more...

We all knew this day was coming. It was inevitable. And now it is here. Apple has jumped ahead of the crowd and landed itself on top of the heap as the largest smartphone maker in the world based on volume. And it does this by releasing just one new model each year.

Apple Says No to Incentivized Apps in App Store

What do you do when you're competing with over 200,000 other applications, fighting for the attention of the even shorter attention span-wielding smartphone user? You give them a reason to pay attention to you... until Apple says that you can't do that.

Android set to overtake BlackBerry for 2nd place in USA

The newest data is for November 2010 and it shows that RIM's BlackBerry dropped from 33.9% in June to just 26.1% in November. By comparison, Google Android-based devices rose from 15% to 25.8% over the same time period with no real sign of slowing down. That puts Android within fractions of a percentage point of RIM. For frame of reference, Apple is sitting relatively steady at 28.6%.

Increased Q1 shipment goals point toward imminent CDMA iPhone launch

Ah yes, the CDMA iPhone. The long-since rumored device that was supposed to show up at Verizon, thus taking away the iPhone exclusivity of AT&T. When will that day ever arrive? Well, we've found some more "evidence" that the CDMA iPhone could be making its freshman foray into the world in the next quarter.

iFan case for iPhone really blows (in a good way)

One of the unfortunate byproducts of our addiction to gadgetry is that it may not always be so good for the environment. In order to treat mother nature a little better, Tjeerd Veenhoven fashioned together a special iPhone case that he dubs the iFan. Yeah, it's a case with a giant fan at the top of it.

How typical iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry users see eachother

They say that perception is 95% of reality. The trouble is that everyone's perception is a little different and there are few places where this is more evident than among smartphone evangelists. Are you an Apple fanboy (or fangirl)? Well, other people don't see you in the same way that you see yourself.

iPhone 4 metal back mod is $13 well spent

It's amazing how a single grain of sand can supposedly destroy the glass back on the iPhone 4, shattering it into a million pieces. That's not a burden that anyone wants to deal with, but you can prevent it with a simple $13 fix: install a metal back.

India’s wireless carriers pushing for CDMA iPhones

Ever since the iPhone first launched with AT&T many moons ago, we wondered when and if Apple would ever come forward with a CDMA version of the device. The push seems to be getting closer, because two major wireless providers in India are reportedly "in talks" with Apple about the possibility.

iOS 4.1 released, still no jailbreak, iPhone 3G ‘faster’

Apple today released iOS 4.1, the anticipated update for iPhone and iPod touch devices that fixes bugs with the proximity sensor, Bluetooth connectivity, and the apparent iPhone 3G lag.

Leica M9 skin not official, turns iPhone 4 into a retro...

As far as camera phones go, the iPhone 4 does a really good job at capturing the moment. Even so, when you stop to take that picture, you're quite clearly holding up a mobile phone and not a real digital camera. Why not fool a few folks into thinking you have a snazzy Leica instead?

Netflix movie streaming iPhone app released

You don't have to be in your living room to be watching television anymore. You don't even need to be at your computer. Thanks to the kind folks at Netflix, you can go ahead and enjoy all your movies and other programming on the road with the newly released Netflix for iPhone app.

Apple iPhone 4 launches in Canada, long lines as expected

After lagging a little more than a month behind our American counterparts, Canadians were finally able to purcahse the Apple iPhone 4 as of this morning. As with so many other Apple launches, the lineups to buy were certainly noteworthy.

iOS4 upgrade on iPhone 3G causes slowdown

This "upgrade" seems to result in remarkably sluggish performance, slowing the phone down to a nearly unusable crawl. Getting off the unlock screen can take as long as ten seconds and there are significant delays when opening and replying to text messages.

So you wanna get a free bumper

Before this whole "grip of death" and "anatennagate" thing hit the masses, you may have already purchased an iPhone 4 and the bumper case to go with it. You forked out some hard earned money, and now Apple wants to give it back to you. Anyone buying a new iPhone 4 is now provided with a bumper case, which wraps all the way around the exterior bezel of the device, free of charge. That's to stop the whole signal dropping problem. Naturally, people that paid for the bumper feel a little ripped off.

Samsung rejects Apple’s claims on the Omnia 2 antenna

Samsung today joined forces with RIM, Nokia and HTC by releasing their own statement towards Apple’s distraction of drawing the competition into their Antennagate problem. Apple's tests showed the Samsung Omnia II being susceptible to signal loss via the “grip of death.” Samsung took their time in responding, perhaps because Apple uses a good number of memory chips from the company. So Samsung needed to be respectable and remain true to their manufacturing methods, but doing so without losing whiney customer.

HTC, Nokia, RIM refute Apple’s diversion

Apple sure has created a big stir with the Antennagate conference. Thinking that a $100 million anechoic chamber announcement and a free case would increase customer confidence and appreciation, and satisfy their troubled minds. But their tests and remarks towards other phone makers has prompted an immediate response from industry and consumers.

Apple’s $100 million test chamber, Droid Eris and Blackberry Bold 9700...

In addition to Apple’s press conference this morning, which is now available to watch online at the Apple website, Apple unveiled their massive 100 million dollar test chamber. I call it the clockwork orange room. Here engineers spend thousands of hours being repro.. er testing the iPhone 4. They knew good and well ahead of time that it would lose signal when you held it a certain way.

Guy makes iPhone into a DSLR, but why

It must be a “mine is bigger than yours” thing, because this iPhone DSLR mount prototype is just way out to left field. Anyone with any photographic sense knows that the quality of glass you shoot with is tres-importante. But adding a lens on top of a lens seems on top of an iPhone is like a sick act of desperation, perhaps some type of shooters withdrawl?

Firefox Home for iPhone is not complete, but a good start

I'm pretty content with Mobile Safari, I don’t need a full-fledged browser for my smartphone and I highly doubt Apple will allow something to go above and beyond the current native offering. We’ve seen Fennec (FireFox Mobile) get released for Android, and Windows devices, so naturally Apple iOS should be next.

Fido offers 8GB iPhone 3GS for $99

Maybe you're not interested in having the latest iPhone 4 with five-megapixel camera that takes yellow pictures. Or even having to hold it a certain way to get signal. Maybe you just want to save a few bucks and go for the tried, tested and true model. Although the iPhone 4 has not yet launched in Canada, the iPhone 3GS has been available for ages, and up until now, you could only get the 3GS in 16GB and 32GB flavors.

iPhone 4 camera tests make you look yellow

The good news? The new Apple iPhone 4 has an upgraded five-megapixel camera. The bad news? It may actually take worse pictures than the three megapixel camera on the iPhone 3GS. As it turns out, using the iPhone 4 camera under regular indoor lighting can result in some remarkably yellow-looking pictures. This is under the "warm" glow of your typical incandescent bulb.

Apple iPhone 4 reception problem to be fixed with “software update”

"You're holding it wrong" doesn't really qualify as a suitable fix for the reception issues on the new iPhone 4, so Apple has finally come forth to admit it's a real problem. The Cupertino crew are also saying that they're going to fix it, through a software update. Apple's official press release claims the reception issues are not a hardware problem; they have to do with the software. As such, they're working on a fix and this software update will be pushed out some time soon.

Verizon iPhone coming January 2011, says analyst

Just about as popular as the iPhone 4G rumors, inevitably leading to the release of the iPhone 4, the Verizon iPhone reports continue; this time it’s coming from Bloomberg. On the TV show “Street Smart”, Rodman & Renshaw senior technology analyst Ashok Kumar explains how the AT&T hold on Apple’s smartphone will be ending this year, giving way for Verizon Wireless to offer the iPhone in the U.S. this January 2011.

Law firm opens iPhone 4 complaint hotline

Have you been in a car accident, injured? Perhaps your iPhone 4 antenna is not performing as it should? Call Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff now. That seems to be the message from a Sacramento lawfirm who have put the word out to disgruntled iPhone owners in order to round up a class-action suit against Apple. "If you recently purchased a new iPhone and have experienced poor reception quality, dropped calls and weak signals, we would like to hear from you," reads a a message on the injury attorneys website.

1.7 million iPhone 4 units sold since launch

I’ll have to admit, the iPhone 4 has been getting much more negative feedback from owners than we had expected. Despite all this, the smartphone does have the most advanced hardware and features of any phone to date. Apple has sold 1.7 million units since the June 24 launch, that’s in just three days and it’s expected to keep going once additional countries are added to the shipping list.

Ballistic nerfs your iPhone 4 with protective case shell

Now that we know how fragile the iPhone 4 really is. Giving it the white glove treatment the moment you pull it out of that shipping box and every moment thereafter is no way to enjoy it. Since it will have to be nerfed almost immediately, ballistic is planning to an iPhone 4 case, the Ballistic HC Case that will provide your device with four layers of protection.

How to replace your iPhone 4 screen after final contact

Has that new iPhone 4 screen of yours shattered? Dropped from a mere 3 feet and making an impact with it's destiny. DirectFix.com has created a simple video to show how quick and easy it is to repair your busted screen. Apple has made the iPhone 4 easily serviceable with simple tools and a couple screws. If you didn't opt in for that insurance plan, or didn't get an iPhone 4 case yet, DirectFix's tutorial may be your only answer.

White Apple iPhone 4 sees delays

The iPhone 4 is already hard to come by and some countries like Canada are still waiting on an official launch. If you're willing to wait a little longer, you might be able to get your hands on what some might believe is a bit more special.

iOS 4 is here: Prepare for the next generation of mobile...

Apple is pushing the iPhone OS 4 update (iOS) to all iPhone models. The iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, and iPhone 3G will all run iOS 4. Apple will fix a few things that should have been done long ago, like the ability to organize your mail, organize apps with folders, create your own playlists too – this is not rocket science, it's a catch up game. Unfortunately not all features will be available to the iPhone 3G; multitasking has been held back due to a slight lack in the hardware department. Expect hacks to come out the day after. All phones will of course get the most important feature of all: iAds.

iPhone 4 price is roughly $180 out of Apple’s pocket

The Apple iPhone 4 price remains quite competitive when considering that it shares several of the same components that its oversized brother, the iPad does. The same A4 processor, possibly clocked down to conserve battery life, a wireless 802.11N antenna, Bluetooth 2.1 module and 16GB/32GB of memory are some of the common similarities the two devices share. Screen size is obviously reduced on the iPhone, Retina Display technology does give it that extra sharpness, but the iPad's display added roughly $95 to it's manufacturing component cost; more than double that of the iPhone 4.

Apple sells 600,000 iPhone 4 units on launch day

AT&T put the breaks on pre-orders for the Apple iPhone 4 yesterday. Apple managed to sell 600,000 units on launch day demolishing iPhone 3GS pre-orders ten fold. Due to the large number of people rushing the websites, a few things got bogged down and many users couldn’t get their pre-order in. So it’s possible Apple could have broken the 1 million mark if they were able to handle the traffic.

Video: The iPhone 4 screen is about as sharp as it...

Apple seems to be making a pretty big deal about this whole Retina display technology used in the new iPhone 4, but is the 960 x 640 pixel resolution LCD with 326 ppi really that good? A new video released will let you see for yourself.

Speakal iCrystal’s UFO orb docking station for the iPhone 4

What floats, shaped like an orb and has a glowing blue light? Not a UFO ship, it's the Speakal iCrystal docking station. It's designed to cradle all iPhones, even the new iPhone 4 and iPods through the Apple connector, or a 3.5mm headphone jack for unsupported gadgets.

Apple iPhone 4: All you need to know

It’s been leaked, peaked, and sneaked, but now we have it for real, and its got just about everything we expected, with a bit of unsuspected tweaks; the iPhone 4 from Apple. This is Mobile’s definitive guide to the iPhone 4, we hope it helps you understand what is coming; it will change the very way we communicate.

Apple iPhone 4 official, has HD but no 4G

With leaks coming from California bars to Taiwanese manufacturing plants, the newest iPhone 4 release by Apple will definitely go down in history as one of the worst kept secrets the company has ever had. Was it all marketing, or just carelessness? No one will ever know, but legal actions against Gizmodo for revealing the device ahead of schedule can only lead us to believe it wasn't intended. At the WWDC today Steve Jobs unveiled the iPhone 4 and it appears to be just as we thought it would. A front facing camera allows you two-way video communication over VoIP with other iPhone 4 users, this is done through a new app called FaceTime (see video below). HD video (720p / 30fps) can be recorded on the back side camera with the new iMovie app that will cost an extra $5. Still shots have been upgraded with a 5 megapixel sensor and 5x digital zoom from the rear which is accompanied by an LED flash.