Vevo Releases New iOS App With A Real-Time Feed And Live Vevo TV Streams

vevo ios app Music video distributor Vevo just launched an “>update to its iOS app today, providing users a new, regularly updated home page, as well as access to the company’s live, programmed music channels. The new version of the app, which the company showed to some reporters at SXSW, follows a major redesign to its website that Vevo launched last fall. Read More

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UPDATED: Time for iWatch? iPhone is strong in Apple earnings, but iPad sales slump

UPDATED: Time for iWatch? iPhone is strong in Apple earnings, but iPad sales slump

Today’s earning report out of Cupertino suggests that the iPhone is still increasingly popular among consumers and that declining iPad sales make room for the next big thing from Apple.

Apple managed to sell 43.7 million iPhones and 16.3 million iPads in the second fiscal quarter, beating the Wall Street estimates for iPhone sales of 37.7 million.

The iPhone 5S certainly helped prop up its year-over-year revenue boost. Apple CEO Tim Cook said that each of its three iPhones were better than their predecessors.

Which iOS handset the reportedly struggling iPhone 5C was competing against wasn’t spelled out in the company’s quarterly conference call.

iPad Air sales a little too light?

Apple’s tablet sales had a bit of a drop off compared to both expectations and last year’s earnings in the same period, even with the redesigned iPad Air in tow.

Apple sold 16.35 million total iPads in the second fiscal quarter when the markets were looking for 19.7 million iOS tablet sales.

Cook blamed the declining iPad sales on an inventory change during its quarterly earnings conference call, but said he "remained bullish on the iPad."

He also tried to put the miss in perspective: the iPad remains Apple’s fastest growing product and it was an instant hit among its three demographics of consumer, business and education.

iWatch could be up Apple’s sleeve

Cook said "the key thing is for us to stay focused," but that Apple is comfortable in expanding the number of things it’s working on.

"We’ve got things that we’re working on that I’m proud of and excited about," Cooked explained in the conference call, noting that he wasn’t ready to pull back the curtain on any announcement today.

This immediately brings to mind the rumored iWatch that Apple is said to be developing as a merger of a smartwatch and fitness band.

The unconfirmed iWatch could rival the already-released Samsung’s Gear 2 and Gear Fit and the summer-bound Moto 360 running Google’s Android Wear operating system.

These release dates don’t matter much to Apple. While never mentioning smartwatches specifically, Cook noted that Apple has historically never minded being late to the fray.

Apple’s wasn’t the first to release a tablet, phone or MP3 player, he pointed out. "It means more to us to get it right than do it first."



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Weekly Photo Contest: Yellow

The only rule here is the dominant color in the picture, and we can’t wait to see your creativity.

We’re back to a standard photo contest, building on a single topic that gives you a wide range of subject options that fit your style. This week’s prompt is “yellow,” so we’re looking for pictures that are dominant in that color — beyond that, the choice of subject and style is up to you. We’ve done plenty of wide-open contests before with amazing results, so we can’t wait to see the pictures that come in this week.

After a huge giveaway last week, we’re settling back down to our usual setup of giving smaller prizes to more winners. This week, we’re picking out three winning photos to each receive a $50 ShopAndroid gift card!

Entering is easy. Just drop your entry in a forums post at the link below. Tell us what Android you used to get the picture, and any back story you want to add to it. We’ll pick a winner Tuesday (April 29) night at 11:59 PM ET, and announce them on the blog with next Wednesday’s contest.

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Meizu MX4 potrebbe arrivare ad agosto a 320$ con due versioni

Da tempo se ne parla, ma ancora nulla di fatto. Tanti rumors vedevano l’atteso Meizu MX4 presentato in concomitanza del lancio francese di MX3, ma nulla.

Ora nuove indiscrezioni vedono il futuro flagship phone dell’asiatica Meizu come protagonista.

Si parla infatti un possibile arrivo ad agosto (presentazione e commercializzazione potrebbero non coincidere), con due varianti all’appello. Una più TOP e l’altra che ripercorre di più quello che è l’ “attuale TOP”.

Infatti una proporrebbe un ampio display da 5.5″ con una risoluzione di ben 1536 x 2560 pixel, mentre la seconda un ormai classico 5″ 1080 x 1920 pixel. Dai rumors non è chiaro seper  tutti e due o solo per il TOP (personalmente penso solamente quella da 5.5″), ma il processore dovrebbe essere l’imminente Snapdragon 805 di Qualcomm, con 3GB di RAM, 5MP di Cam anteriore e 16MP posteriore. Il tutto equipaggiato di Flyme OS 4.0, ovviamente sempre basata su Android. Niente di confermato comunque, ma se fosse, vedrei la versione da 5″ più vicina all’attuale MX3, quindi come un leggero upgrade del modello. In ogni caso sembra che questa versione possa arrivare a 320$.

Staremo a vedere cosa ci riserverà il futuro…per ora vi ricordo che Meizu è ora ufficialmente presente anche sul mercato italiano, con garanzia ufficiale italiana sia sul sito Meizu.it (che a breve subirà il restyle per conformarsi al sito globale) e su Topresellerstore.it, entrambi di proprietà dell’azienda Le.Ali S.r.l che ha stipulato il contratto di partnership con Meizu in Cina.

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Apple Q2: Cook explains the iPad lag; Office for iPad; ramping up its enterprise efforts

iPhone sales are up, but iPad growth crumbled. Apple CEO Tim Cook explained more on its earnings call. Cook also explained the firm’s greater push to reach the enterprise.

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Un video compara il presunto iPhone 6 con iPhone 5S, Nexus 5 e Galaxy Note 3

Ci stiamo avvicinando pian piano alla presentazione del prossimo iPhone che con molta probabilità si terrà nel solito periodo di Settembre / Ottobre, salvo sorprese durante il prossimo WWDC che si terrà il 2 Giugno. Nel frattempo qualche giorno fa vi abbiamo parlato della presunta cover che dovrebbe contenere il prossimo gioiellino di casa Apple e i ragazzi di UnboxTherapy hanno pensato di compararla con alcuni device attualmente in commercio.

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Tra i device in questione ovviamente troviamo l’attuale top di gamma di Apple, l’iPhone 5S che, secondo i rumors, potrebbe essere l’ultimo dispositivo ad avere uno schermo con 4 pollici per passare ad un display con maggiore ampiezza, almeno secondo la cover presa in oggetto.

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Come vedrete voi stessi nel video, la cover risulta essere leggermente più lunga rispetto all’iPhone 5S, non solo. Anche lo spessore è sensibilmente differente, lo spessore del telefono che dovrebbe entrare in quella cover è inferiore di molto rispetto all’attuale iPhone.

Il secondo device preso in esame è il Nexus 5, device che ha uno schermo da 5″. Si avvicina molto al device che dovrebbe entrare all’interno della cover, almeno per quanto riguarda l’altezza. La larghezza del Nexus è leggermente superiore a quella della cover ma nel complesso il dispositivo si avvicina moltissimo alle dimensioni dell’iPhone che potrebbe entrare in questa cover.

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Il terzo e ultimo dispositivo confrontato è il Samsung Galaxy Note 3, sicuramente un grande prodotto da mettere in comparazione con quello che potrebbe presentare Apple, che non rientra nel mercato Phablet. Personalmente avrei preferito un confronto con un Galaxy S5 piuttosto, ma purtroppo attualmente non abbiamo la cover sotto mano. Di seguito il video comparativo completo, buona visione:

Via | 9to5mac



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Apple CEO Tim Cook Lauds Office On iPad, Chides Microsoft For Not Delivering It Earlier

office-ipad Apple CEO Tim Cook took time to answer a question about Microsoft Office for iPad arriving this past month, and his answer was surprisingly long. “I do see that Office is a very key franchise,” he said, and also added that he “wholeheartedly welcome[s] Microsoft to the App Store.” Cook admitted that Apple’s “customers are clearly responding in a good way that… Read More

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HTC One (M8) in red leaked, destined for Verizon

On Verizon and want the HTC One (M8)? You might want to wait a bit, especially if red is your favorite color. Earlier this month we reported that a red version of handset was rumored for Verizon. Looks like we have our first look at this special edition from leakster @evleaks.

You’ll remember that the HTC One (M7) came in a variety of colors. It looks like the new HTC One is no exception. There are reports out there that red and blue versions are in the pipeline for the HTC One (M8). Up above is your first look at the red variant. It looks to be pretty similiar to the ‘glamor red’ HTC One from last year.

Anyone out there want this red HTC One?

Source: @evleaks



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Facebook’s Standalone App Plan: Launch Betas, If They Work Grow To 100M Users, Then Monetize

Facebook Apps Facebook plans to launch more standalone apps, and today on its Q1 earnings call, Mark Zuckerberg laid out a blueprint for picking which ones to throw the company’s weight behind. First, its Creative Labs initiative will build apps with specific purposes. If they resonate with users, Facebook will push to grow them to 100 million users. If that works, only then will it try to earn money off them. Read More

Source : TechCrunch » Mobile http://techcrunch.com/2014/04/23/test-grow-monetize/?ncid=rss

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Rugged (and ugly) Kyocera Brigadier tipped for Verizon release

Verizon always seems to have a wide range of phones available for customers of all types, and that means having at least one good rugged and waterproof phone on the roster. The latest rumored to be coming to the carrier is the Kyocera Brigadier, a device that looks like its ready for whatever you throw at it. Kyocera is good at making these kinds of devices, and we wouldn’t expect anything less than a phone that looks like this and can take a beating. According to info and a picture from @evleaks, we’ll see the Brigadier coming to Verizon sometime this year.

Source: @evleaks



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