iPhone 5s “Powerful” ad highlights apps not specs; Slyly pokes Samsung

iPhone 5s “Powerful” ad highlights apps not specs; Slyly pokes Samsung

Apple has kicked off a new ad campaign for the iPhone 5s, taking a subtle dig at "unique" features from rivals like Samsung's Galaxy S5 pulse sensor by pointing out that its phone can do that too. Dubbed "Powerful" - and using the tagline "You're more powerful than you think" - the new commercial highlights what the iPhone 5s can do courtesy of the App Store, including fitness, gaming, music, and more.

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Vonage ReachMe Roaming pipes US cellphone calls to VoIP

Vonage ReachMe Roaming pipes US cellphone calls to VoIP

International cellphone roaming is slowly getting cheaper, but Vonage's new ReachMe Roaming system wants to bypass carriers altogether for those going abroad, though still letting them use their existing cellphone number. The app uses VoIP, capturing incoming calls made to US cellphone numbers and pushing them over an internet connection instead: assuming you're on WiFi while you're traveling, there's no roaming fees involved in answering the call.

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Galaxy Tab 4 USA release tapped in three sizes

Galaxy Tab 4 USA release tapped in three sizes

The fourth generation of Galaxy Tab devices is upon us: Galaxy Tab 4 in 7-, 8-, and 10.1-inch iterations are headed toward the United States. The first wave of Galaxy Tab 4 tablets from Samsung will be appearing with Wi-fi-only releases starting on May 1st, with pre-orders beginning tomorrow (April 24th, 2014). These devices will be delivered in carrier data iterations this summer.

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Samsung’s Galaxy apps generally ignored says research

Samsung’s Galaxy apps generally ignored says research

Samsung bloatware or bonus features: however generously you want to refer to them, it turns out Galaxy smartphone owners aren't actually using them, according to new research. Total usage time for a sample of Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S5 users of Samsung's key homegrown apps amounted to less than seven minutes in March 2014, whereas they used three of Google's apps for 149 minutes in all.

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Google Maps turns time machine with evolving Street View

Google Maps turns time machine with evolving Street View

Google Maps has added a time machine, adding historical photos from earlier Street View captures that allow users to scroll back and see how locations have changed. Street Video media collection has been underway since 2007, giving Google plenty of old imagery to choose from, and allowing for an insight into how building projects and the shifting seasons affect different places.

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Amazon inks HBO deal for Prime Instant Video and Fire TV app

Amazon inks HBO deal for Prime Instant Video and Fire TV app

Amazon has inked a deal with HBO which will see Fire TV gain an HBO GO app, and Prime Instant Video the home for select back-catalog access to shows like The Wire, True Blood, and The Sopranos, as well as new content in the future. The agreement, which Amazon - sparing no hyperbole - is describing as "unprecedented", is the first time HBO has licensed out its content to an online streaming service, and comes only days after Netflix announced it would be putting up its rates to offset the increased cost of bolstering the shows it offers.

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Bing for Schools exits beta and goes into use with thousands of schools

Bing for Schools exits beta and goes into use with thousands of schools

Last summer Microsoft announced that it was beginning work on a new version of Bing that was aimed at schools called Bing for Schools. The idea for Bing for Schools was to provide a somewhat sanitized version of the Bing search engine that would help insulate kids using computers at school from content that they shouldn’t be able to see. Microsoft started with a small pilot program for Bing for Schools that had operated in five schools.

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Sprint will unlock your mobile phone if you meet unlocking requirements

Sprint will unlock your mobile phone if you meet unlocking requirements

Sprint has announced that many of the phones or tablets that operate on its network have been programmed with a master subsidy lock known as the MSL that locks the devices to parameters that allows it to work on the Sprint network only. Sprint has announced that it will provide people on its network any MSL codes to allow them to unlock their phones and take it to other carries if they meet certain unlocking requirements.

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