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    The iPhone 6 build/supply/buy/smuggle/sell chain

    A little perspective is always a good thing, so while some of us are waiting to buy the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus and thinking, "Gee, this is expensive," what about the guys and girls who make the device. A report today shows how much the average iPhone 6 manufacturer gets paid, and how much it would cost them to purchase Apple's latest smartphone. More

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    Moto X on Verizon from Sept. 26th for $100

    Motorola is getting a lot of things right with its new Moto X. Firstly, the American company has crafted an amazing flagship smartphone, an improvement on the first model in every way. Secondly, the brand also seems to be getting pricing right this time, with the Moto X set to land soon with a very enticing on contract price. More

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    Samsung's Galaxy A5 is made from cold stuff

    Samsung rolled out the Galaxy Alpha last month. It was the company's first handset to be made from premium materials, boasting a metal chassis, although the Galaxy Note 4 has since followed that suit. I like the Alpha but it launched in the UK at a crazy price that makes it more expensive on contract than even full blown flagships. Samsung likes the device too and we have reported previously how the company is expanding the Alpha name and creating a whole series behind it. More

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    Samsung offering $200 for old smartphones to get a Galaxy Note 4

    With pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 now up and running with carriers and networks, you may be turning your attention to financing the handset. The king of the phablet world does not come cheap, but Samsung is making things a little easier with a new cashback program that could make it simpler to get the S Pen packing Note 4 in your hands. More

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    Samsung planning mobile payment focused smartwatch

    If Samsung has an idea, it makes a product for it. The Korean company already has six smartwatches in the market, but is reportedly developing a new one that will be focused on mobile payments. Obviously spurred on by Apple Watch and Apple Pay, Samsung is working on the new NFC oriented smartwatch to go alongside its numerous other efforts. More

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    Pebble releases version 2.5 of its smartwatch software

    Before all the tech giants embarked on the smartwatch wagon there was Pebble, the company that in some ways started a trend. The Pebble smartwatches may not be as high tech as the examples that followed from more established mobile players, but they are still functional pieces of kit. Pebble has now rolled out some new firmware for its wearable devices, bringing even more features to the party. More

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    Google now requires developers to make their physical address public

    Google has made some controversial changes to its requirements for app developers, now insisting that each one provides an actual physical address when filling in their app details page. The new rule was spotted by Jared Rummler, of JRummy Apps, who detailed the change of policy in a Google+ post and showed an image of the requirement as it is in the terms and conditions. More

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    OnePlus One available for pre-order in October

    The saga of the OnePlus One will be long remembered in tech circles, but there does seem to be some light at the end of the tunnel. PR disasters, case cancellations, delayed release dates and more may have halted the budget flagship, but what's left at the end is still an extremely good smartphone. For the money it costs, the OnePlus One is a masterpiece and now the company has confirmed that the device will be available for pre-order at the end of October. More

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    Sony to launch all three Xperia Z3 devices in the US soon

    Today is the new dawn of Sony's smartphone strategy after the company confirmed yesterday that it will be focusing on higher end devices and will not offer as many mid-range and low end devices. With that in mind, the company's latest batch of high end Xperia Z3 products are getting the kind of treatment other Sony devices rarely get. That's because they are arriving in the United States, and not months after launch either. More

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    Steve Wozniak likes the iPhone 6 and will ditch Android

    Apple co-founder and the general tech brains behind Steve Job's passion and drive, Steve Wozniak, has given his verdict on the iPhone 6 and seems to have given the device a thumbs up. That may seem a given, the company co-founder liking the newest product, but those familiar with "Woz?s" history will know that him liking an iPhone is a big deal. More

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    US carriers detail Galaxy Note 4 release dates and prices

    Here's the fact; the Galaxy Note 4 is the best smartphone Samsung has ever made, and it is arguably the best smartphone ever made, period. The handset launched at Sammy's IFA event in Berlin a couple of weeks ago and we have been waiting on availability ever since. Today, the major US carriers have confirmed when the device will be available for pre-order and when it will start shipping. More

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    Moto X will not arrive on Sprint confirms Motorola

    Have Motorola and Sprint had a falling out? It has been revealed today the Motorola's new flagship, the Moto X, will not be available via Sprint, the third largest carrier in the United States. The handset went live through AT&T and T-Mobile today, with a Verizon variant due later in the month, but Sprint has been left out. More

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    New DROID coming to Verizon next month

    It seems the DROID line is going to get a new device, with Verizon preparing a new smartphone in the series to launch in October. The carrier's exclusive line of devices is due for a refresh as the 2013 models are starting to get a little long in the tooth. Apparently Big Red has been taking its time in developing this handset and could usher in some general changes for the DROID brand. More

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    Tim Cook launches new security page with open letter to Apple consumers

    The recent celebrity nude gate was for the most part laid at the feet of Apple, or more to the point the company's iCloud service. While it was first thought that iCloud was hacked, Cupertino has since confirmed that it was actually a phishing attack that found the passwords to enter celebrity accounts before posting nude images of them online. More

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    Amazon's new tablet line up detailed in full

    Amazon has taken a thrashing in the smartphone market with its Fire Phone flagship flopping to be one of the tech disasters of recent years. However, the retail giant does have a history of making moderately successful hardware with its Kindle tablets, while the company's Kindle e-readers have proven the market leaders in that niche. More



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