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  • ZTE (basically) confirms it’s launching a Firefox OS phone at MWC

    ZTE, China's second largest telecoms manufacturer, seems to have all but confirmed that it will push forward with plans to launch a Firefox OS-powered smartphone by the end of 2013, following on the announcement it made last year. According to Engadget, ZTE sent out an invite mentioning a new mobile launch and the hashtag "ZTEMozilla", which suggests the phone will be announced at Mobile World Congress next month. Least year the smartphone maker revealed that it was teaming up with Mozilla to produce smartphones running on the open source Firefox system. About 90% of ZTE's smartphones currently run on Android,...

  • Sony adds 320kbps streaming to Music Unlimited on web, Android and PS3

    Sony's Music Unlimited, part of the Sony Entertainment Network, has been bumped up and now features high-quality 320kbps streaming for web surfing, Android and PS3, as reported by The Verge. Launched last year, the service was seen as a bit tongue-in-cheek for its 48kbps streaming, yet had an impressive collection of tunes available at an affordable price of US$12 per year. While it used to be in the shadow of Spotify which has...

  • Microsoft promises more, gives less: 64GB Surface will only have 23GB storage

    The new 64GB Microsoft Surface Pro will have only 23GB of free storage. Yes that is confusing, but it's true. According to The Verge, a company spokesman has confirmed that more than half of the Surface Pro's storage is taken up by the Windows 8 install program, built-in apps, and a recovery partition. The time of exponential gigabyte capacity in hard-drives has been dying. No more do we see 500GB+ HDDs in devices...

  • Apple announces 4th-gen iPad with 128GB for $799

    As per usual, the rumours were true. Apple’s gone and announced a new, 128GB version of its 4th-gen Retina Display iPad for the low, low price of US$799 (WiFi only) or US$929 (WiFi plus cellular). Both versions will be on sale at retail and online Apple stores. More capacity means more videos, music, and games. And at 128GB, it’s now the tablet with the most possible onboard storage. Here’s what Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing, had to say about the new, massive-storage iPad 4. “With more than 120 million iPads sold, it’s clear that customers around the...

  • iOS 6.1 now available for download from iTunes

    As of today, iOS 6.1 will be available for download across all devices (iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and Apple TV). The update is running OTA and contains certain improvements and bug fixes. In the official update information, the improvements are listed as follows: LTE support for more carriers (complete list of supported carriers available here) Purchase movie tickets Fandango with Siri (US only) iTunes Match subscribers can now download individual songs from iCloud New button to reset...

  • Sneak preview of the new iPad 5 surfaces in rumour rich China

    Leaked images from an accessory manufacturer in China, shows the back of a supposedly new iPad model, and has surfaced on 9to5Mac. With rumours flying of a new iPad 5 with 128GB internal memory, could this be the new model? A China-based iPad accessories maker apparently leaked these images that show the back design of the next 9-inch iPad model and from the onset there is a thinner casing, chamfered edges, and a...

  • Superbowl Sunday kicks off the iOS 6.1 jailbreaking party

    “This is the new shit,” sang Marilyn Manson and it’s what every single (we predict) iPhone 5 user has been waiting for. An actual, honest-to-god jailbreak for iOS 6.1 is being released this Sunday. The jailbreak is for newer iDevices such as the iPhone 5, iPad 4, iPad mini, and iPod touch 5G. iOS 6.1 releases today for mostly every iDevice under the sun and MuscleNerd, one of the primary jailbreaking experts has this to say on twitter: @unicornhacker yes, every other 6.1 device variation will be supported. All TWENTY-TWO of them (omg!). Plus atv2 if it's out in time. — MuscleNerd...

  • Budget-priced Samsung Galaxy Express quietly launched

    Budget phones are looking to be more of whats in store for this year. Even the elite priced Apple iPhone range could be getting a cheaper, smaller younger brother if rumours are anything to go by. So the announcement of a budget orientated Samsung Galaxy Express by AT&T adds more to this idea. And it’s on sale as of today. And let's be honest, as the world is increasingly turning over to mobile,...

  • Pantech’s Vega No. 6 is a six-inch 1080p LTE monster phablet from Korea

    Things are just getting ridiculous now. Is the Pantech Vega No. 6, a six-inch behemoth of a phone the largest phablet to ever hit the market? Probably. And it’s a Korean exclusive. Me loving you long time It’s an LTE phone, powered by Android Jelly Bean and sporting an insane 13-megapixel camera. Other specs include a quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU. No word yet on the pixels-per-inch but we predict something crazy like 400PPI or more. There’s a wrinkle in the plan though. The Vega No. 6 is going to cost an insane US$780. This makes it one of the...

  • Steroid induced iPad 4 with 128GB for mid 2013 [rumour]

    As it has done before with some of its devices, Apple is set to produce a "non-market release" 128GB version of the iPad 4 on iOS 6.1 Beta for exclusive Apple employees, government agencies and some high-and-mighty customers. According to 9-to-5 Mac, reliable sources have let it slip that Cupertino intends to release this single, additional iPad model later this year. This new iPad from Apple's fourth generation will be exactly the same...