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Mobile Payments heat up: Android Pay coming, Apple Pay growing

Mobile Payments heat up: Android Pay coming, Apple Pay growing

In less than a day, Google I/O will commence, and with it, the expected full announcement of Android Pay. A few weeks after that, Apple is also expected to reveal improvements to its own Apple Pay system. The mobile payment competition is about to get heated and the market even more crowded. But even with two, or three if you count Samsung, industry giants paving the way, analysts foresee substantial bumps in the road for the payment system that is sometimes described as a solution in search of a problem.

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Chart shows which smartphones have the most screen space

Chart shows which smartphones have the most screen space

There was a time when a larger screen meant an equally larger body, but of late, manufacturer's have been trying to buck the trend by cutting out bezels and other tricks. Not all, however, are as successful as others, and not all new devices are better than their predecessors. Mobilsiden has compiled a list of smartphones and their so called "screen to body" ratios and helpfully put them into a handy infographic for easier perusal. And the revelations it holds are pretty amusing and even a bit perplexing.

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Galaxy S6 edge Iron Man Limited Edition lands in Korea 27 May

Galaxy S6 edge Iron Man Limited Edition lands in Korea 27 May

Ever dreamed of becoming Iron Man? Yes? Sadly, no one yet has the brains or the money to develop his or her own hi-tech body suit (some might believe Elon Musk fits the bill) so we'll have to settle for approximations of the real thing. Like this Galaxy S6 edge, for example. Promised last week, the special limited edition bearing all the hallmarks of the Mark II has finally arrived on the platform. But, depending on where you are, you may never be able to get your hands on it.

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Samsung patents dual OS phablet-laptop dock combo

Samsung patents dual OS phablet-laptop dock combo

Samsung has recently teamed up with Microsoft in a deal that brought the latter's Android apps pre-installed on Samsung's flagships. But Samsung might actually have something even more intimate in mind. A patent filed back in late 2014 reveals one of Samsung's ideas for combining two platforms: a phablet that runs Android by default but switches to Windows when joined with a dock that is practically an empty laptop shell, thereby providing the familiar mobility of Android on mobile with Windows productivity in the workplace.

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Galaxy Note 5, Project Zen leaked with puzzling details

Galaxy Note 5, Project Zen leaked with puzzling details

It's not unusual for OEMs to venture outside of their comfort zones in search of the perfect pitch. That is especially true for Samsung, who has, at least for the time being, diverged from its usual path with the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge. That said, there are some choices that still boggle the mind and confound imagination. Like these new tidbits that are coming about Samsung's rumored two high end smartphones, particularly the one called Project Zen, the Galaxy Note Edge successor that might not be a successor at all.

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Samsung says no July release for Galaxy Note 5

Samsung says no July release for Galaxy Note 5

If you're a fan of Samsung's Galaxy Note series and were hoping for an early release of this year's device, it looks like you're still going to have to wait until September. One might think that with the critical success of the recent Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge that the Korean company would want to move up the release of its larger-screened flagship, but that's not the case. Samsung's own President Shin Jong-kyun has stated that the Galaxy Note 5 will be announced in June or July, as has been rumored recently.

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Nearly 1/3 people use Facebook while driving

Nearly 1/3 people use Facebook while driving

AT&T commissioned Braun Research poll finds nearly 1 out of every 3 people use Facebook while driving. Driving their automobile. On the road, in the United States, where you live. The study was done by poll, asking 2,067 in the United States aged between 16-65 who use their smartphone at least once a day AND drive at least once a day a number of questions. What was found was a bit shocking, to say the least. Not only do a lot of people drive while using their phone, a lot of those people do some pretty involved things on their phone whilst driving.

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Samsung Flow beta lands in the US for supported devices

Samsung Flow beta lands in the US for supported devices

Lots of people use multiple devices for surfing the web and other activities. While at home or in the office, you might watch videos on your tablet or read a specific website for your industry news. When you need to go on the road, you might use your smartphone for the same tasks. Most of us would agree that being able to seamlessly transition the app or other activity from one of those devices to the other would be a great thing.

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Apple’s Samsung damages cut by $382m after “rounded corners” appeal

Apple’s Samsung damages cut by $382m after “rounded corners” appeal

Apple's $930m win against Samsung in 2012 faces a slash of more than 40-percent, after an appeals court ruled that the things like rectangles with rounded corners couldn't be protected. The closely-watched court case eventually decided three years ago that not only had Samsung infringed on iPhone patents, it had infringed "trade dress" too, effectively damaging its unique brand in the process. Now, though, the latter part of that ruling is being called into question, and it's worth $382m.

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LG G4 begins its global journey

LG G4 begins its global journey

If you've been on the edge of your seats waiting for LG's flagship to finally land on the market, then the wait is over for you. Somewhat. The Korean OEM has just signaled the start of the rollout of the LG G4 in "key markets" around the world. That said, it hasn't given exact dates or even prices, especially for the US. It also doesn't seem to be prioritizing the usual countries were big players make a big splash, giving way, instead, to those in emerging markets first.

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