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27
Jun
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Walmart dropping iPhone 5c to $29, 5s to $99 beginning tomorrow


If you’ve been holding out for reduced pricing on Apple’s latest smartphones, you’re in luck. Walmart is planning to make both models a bit more affordable beginning tomorrow, according to a spokesperson. The 16GB iPhone 5c will be available in stores for $29 with a two-year contract (down from $49), while the 16GB iPhone 5s is expected to retail for $99, a 50-dollar savings. The retailer ran a similar promotion earlier this year, but this week’s move is permanent and should take effect beginning at 9 tomorrow morning (local time), available only in stores. We don’t have specifics for the 32GB versions, but pricing will be reduced for both of those models as well.

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8
Apr
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Most Suitable Device for Gaming


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There have been so many developments in technology in recent years that means it has become easier than ever for games developers to ensure that their games can be accessed across all portals and devices.  Of course it depends on the type of game, which device would be most compatible.

With the introduction of the likes of Google Play this has made things fairly standard for Android phones so game can be brought into the mobile market quicker.  This is also similar for the iOS platform with the app store.  There has even been the launch of the likes of GameKlip that now allows you to attach PS3 controllers to your Android device just like you would with a PS Vita.  It means you don’t have the added complication of using the touch screen and can simply use the controls.

We thought that we would give you the scoop on some of the best mobile devices that can be used for gaming.

Apple iPhone 5C

This little number is very compact which means it’s not a pain to transport around.  It’s also less expensive than the iPhone 5S making it attractive to consumers.  The resolution isn’t as good as what you could get with other mobile phones at 1136×640 a 325ppi. The best thing about this phone is the range of games that you can play on it.  With the Apple App store, you can do just a quick search and be presented with a flurry of gaming treats.

Google Nexus 5

The Google Nexus 5 is available in both black and white, so would appeal to those of you who want to look stylish.  It is powered by Android 4.4, so has a fantastic HD resolution.  This is perfect for those of you who enjoy good graphics and animations whether you are playing Angry Birds or having a game of some mobile bingo. Find out more details about mobile bingo sites.  The only downside about this device is that there is no section for an external card to be inserted, so it’s only available in 16 GB and 32 GB. This may be an issue if you are playing games that require a lot of data.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

This game allows up to 64 GB in storage which is double that of Google Nexus and can offer up to a further 64 GB if required.  The quad core and GPU will allow you to have a go on any game you come across and with Google Play at your disposal there is more than enough to choose from.  It has a high resolution of 1080p and 386ppi making games even more enjoyable to play.

LG G2

The LG G2 is one of the best selling phones by LG.  It’s available in 16 different varieties with 32 GB.  What is most promising about this device is the visuals that it offers. It runs at 1080p and 424ppi and has the capacity to support HD graphics.  The downside with this device again is that it doesn’t have a memory card slot so there is minimal space for data.

Nokia Lumia 520

Nokia Lumia is of course a Windows phone.  This means that there are fewer games that are compatible with it. Although the selection is smaller, there are some games that are only exclusively available to that phone.  It has a 6 inch screen which is the largest on the list, prefect for games that require a little more detail than normal.  It runs at 1080p and 367ppi and has a fantastic touch screen.

There we have it folks a full list of phones that are great for gaming!  If you are looking for a phone that can support games with a large amount of data then you may like the Samsung Galaxy Note.  Or if the enjoyment of graphics and animations are more top on your list, then the Google Nexus 5 will be right up your street.  If it’s variety you are after then the iPhone 5C is the one for you!

19
Mar
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Daily Roundup: Sony’s ‘Project Morpheus,’ the Moto 360 smartwatch and more!


You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past 24 hours — all handpicked by the editors here at the site. Click on through the break, and enjoy.

This is Motorola’s new Android Wear smartwatch: Moto 360

Motorola’s new wearable, the Moto 360, takes smartwatch form factor back in time (har), boasting a seriously eye-catching design and circular watchface. Powered by Google’s Android Wear, owners can utilize the power of Now from their wrists. What’s more, this isn’t the Moto 360′s only design. It’ll come in a variety of styles once it launches this summer.

‘Project Morpheus’ is Sony’s virtual reality headset for the PlayStation 4

Sony’s officially jumping into the VR realm with “Project Morpheus.” Now just a prototype, the two-part headset has a 1080p display and packs a 90-degree field of view. And though it’s still unclear how the device will work with consoles, the hardware you see above will double as a developer kit.

Google announces the Android Wear platform

Earlier today, Google unveiled Android Wear: a Nexus-like platform designed to power wearables, featuring contextual updates similar to Now and the same always-listening feature found on the Moto X. This mobile OS will focus on the smartwatch form factor for now, but Google says that’s just the beginning.

Apple’s new 8GB iPhone 5c now available worldwide

It looks like the rumors were true. An 8GB version of Apple’s iPhone 5c is available from several European carriers on multi-year contracts. And though the colorful handset has also arrived for Australia and China via Apple’s online store, we’ve yet to hear word of US availability.

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18
Mar
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Apple’s new 8GB iPhone 5c now available worldwide


The rumors are true, Apple is launching an 8GB version of the iPhone 5c. After internal documents from German carrier O2 clued us into a new variant of Apple’s mid-tier phone, carriers across Europe have now begun taking orders for it. UK operator O2 and French provider SFR are offering the handset for free and one euro respectively on multi-year contracts, discounting it by more than £50 ($83) to tempt new customers. Apple has also added the new model to many of its online stores worldwide, pricing unlocked models at £429 ($714), which means you’ll need to pay an extra £40 ($67) to double your storage. While the 8GB variant is available in China, it remains conspicuous in its absence from the company’s US store. Apple has remained quiet regarding sales of its multi-colored iPhone, but today’s price drop could certainly indicate sales didn’t meet expectations.

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Via: 9to5mac

Source: O2 Shop, SFR Store, Apple Store (UK)

18
Mar
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Daily Roundup: 8GB iPhone 5c rumor, Microsoft OneNote goes free, and more


You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past 24 hours — all handpicked by the editors here at the site. Click on through the break, and enjoy.

Apple reportedly launching a cheaper 8GB iPhone 5c on March 18th

Rumor has it that Apple’s cheaper and more colorful iPhone 5c hasn’t sold quite as well as the 5s. That might soon change, though. According to leaked documents unearthed by O2 Germany, Apple’s releasing a cheaper 8GB version of the 5c overseas on March 18th.

​Apple’s Jony Ive: ‘We’re surrounded by anonymous, poorly made objects’

During a rare interview, Apple’s Jonathan Ive offers some insight into his own design process and how Apple products graduate from the drawing board. Every detail is given incredible thought, and for Jony, “It’s not just about aesthetics… Our success is a victory for purity, integrity – for giving a damn.”

Microsoft’s OneNote goes completely free, launches for Macs

OneNote, Microsoft’s productivity tool and Evernote competitor, has been available to Windows users for a long while, but now it’s finally arrived for those running OS X. Starting today, Mac users can download the full desktop version from the App Store for the wonderful price of $0.

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Microsoft intros an LTE version of the Surface 2, arrives tomorrow for $679

We knew a cellular version of Microsoft’s slate was coming, but now the company’s made it official. The $679 LTE Surface 2 comes in a 64GB flavor, packing the same battery life as its less-connected counterpart. You can pick one up from Microsoft and Best Buy starting tomorrow.

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17
Mar
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Apple reportedly launching a cheaper 8GB iPhone 5c on March 18th (updated)


Apple doesn’t talk about how many iPhone 5c devices it sells, but the rumors are that it’s not doing as well as its two siblings. According to leaked documents from O2 Germany, Cupertino is looking to boost its middle child by launching an 8GB version that’ll retail for 60 euros less than the current 16GB model. What does this spell for the “bottom tier” iPhone 4S, which is currently offered to customers for free on two-year deals? We couldn’t possibly speculate, but if this trimmed-down hardware is appearing in Germany, it’s probably going to launch everywhere else in the world, too.

Update: A reader sent in a photo (below) of the 8GB 5c’s packaging, confirming that the device is in hand.

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Source: Caschy’s Blog (Translated)

29
Jan
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Apple rolls out iOS 7.0.5 to iPhone 5s and 5c in China, promises network fixes


Apple’s usually pretty quick when it comes to fixing issues with its software, and today is no exception. The iPhone maker has begun delivering iOS 7.0.5 to 5s and 5c models that are available in China, an update that is expected to solve “network provisioning” for some affected handsets there. This comes shortly after Apple finally announced a deal to bring the iPhone to China Mobile, which put an end to a long, long period of negotiations and landed its shiny new devices on the carrier. As such, and even though the changelog doesn’t single the network out, iOS 7.0.5 would appear to be tailored for China Mobile subscribers who recently bought an iPhone. Either way, for those of you outside of China, no need to be hunting for this particular version — it’s only for those who actually need it.

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Source: 9to5Mac

28
Jan
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Apple reports record iPhone and iPad sales with fiscal Q1 2014 results


Apple’s earnings are in, and as expected the company got a nice boost in sales over the holidays. We’re talking 51 million iPhones sold — an all-time quarterly record — up from 47.8 million during the same quarter last year. It’s unclear just how the iPhone sales break down between the iPhone 5c and 5s models, as Apple didn’t offer those numbers. iPad sales reached a record quarterly high as well, at 26 million up from 22.9 million during the same year-ago quarter. Profit, meanwhile, comes in at $13.1 billion, showing no change year-over-year.

Mac sales are also up; with a jump to 4.8 million from 4.1 million in the year-ago quarter. Also record-setting was Cupertino’s reported quarterly revenue of $57.6 billion. Apple’s board of directors has also announced that shareholders will receive a $3.05 cash dividend per share early next month.

If Apple took a huge hit anywhere, though, it’s with iPods. Year-over-year sales are down a whopping 52 percent, with revenue down 55 percent. Those figures suggest that the more expensive iPod models took the hardest hit. That ugly stat aside, there are plenty of positive numbers this time around. As always, we’ll be listening in on Apple’s earnings conference call, so stay tuned.

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23
Dec
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China Mobile to Officially Begin iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c Sales on January 17


Apple and China Mobile have officially announced today that the iPhone 5s and 5c will be available at the carrier’s stores as well as Apple retail stores across mainland China beginning January 17, 2014, with pre-registration for both devices beginning on December 25, 2013.

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“Apple’s iPhone is very much loved by millions of customers around the world. We know there are many China Mobile customers and potential new customers who are anxiously awaiting the incredible combination of iPhone on China Mobile’s leading network. We are delighted that iPhone on China Mobile will support our 4G/TD-LTE and 3G/TD-SCDMA networks, providing customers with high-speed mobile service,” said Xi Guohua, China Mobile Chairman.

“Apple has enormous respect for China Mobile and we are excited to begin working together. China is an extremely important market for Apple and our partnership with China Mobile presents us the opportunity to bring iPhone to the customers of the world’s largest network,” said Tim Cook, Apple CEO. “iPhone customers in China are an enthusiastic and rapidly growing group, and we can’t think of a better way to welcome in the Chinese New Year than getting an iPhone into the hands of every China Mobile customer who wants one.”

China Mobile is currently the world’s largest carrier with over 760 million subscribers and is expected to bring many new customers to Apple, significantly increasing the company’s presence in China. Multiple signs of an approaching deal between the two companies have popped up during the final months of 2013, with Apple receiving licensing needed to operate on China Mobile’s TD-LTE standard in September and releasing the iPhone 5s and the iPhone 5c with TD-LTE support.

    



12
Dec
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iPhone 5s Top-Selling Smartphone at All U.S. Carriers, iPhone 5c Takes Third


The iPhone was the top-selling smartphone at AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile for September, October and November of this year, according to Canaccord Genuity analyst T. Michael Walkley (via AppleInsider). We previously covered Walkley’s September numbers.

The iPhone 5s, which came out in the second half of September, has proved extremely popular with customers and has only recently gotten close to a supply/demand balance.

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Before the iPhone 5s and 5c’s release, Apple, Samsung, HTC, Nokia, Sony, and Motorola all had handsets enjoying top-three sales at at least one of America’s big four carriers. Apple’s September announcement pushed all but Samsung out of the picture and relegated the South Korean conglomerate’s Galaxy S4 to the runner-up position across the board.

Apple has maintained a significant edge outside of the U.S. as well, even before the long-anticipated launch of the company’s devices on China Mobile, the world’s largest wireless carrier. The iPhone 5s was “by far the top selling smartphone…at most channels where the smartphone launched globally,” Walkley notes.

Samsung’s Galaxy S 4, the iPhone’s chief competitor, now holds second place across all carriers with the iPhone 5c coming in third. Closer to the launch of the 5c and 5s, the 5c held second place at AT&T and Sprint.

Last year, the numbers were similar, although with different phone models. NPD claimed the iPhone 5 was the best-selling model of Q4 2012, followed by the Samsung Galaxy S III, and then the iPhone 4s and iPhone 4 models.

    



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