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RokForm v3 accessories turn smartphones to wall-mounted televisions

RokForm v3 accessories turn smartphones to wall-mounted televisions

The accessory company RokForm has been releasing accessories since 2010, coming up here in 2013 with a family of components that allow a smartphone - one of several models - to be attached to essentially any hard surface you've got near you. Though the group continues to keep the use cases for their accessories wide open, we'd like to suggest one that's proven itself to be pretty neat right here at home: dish washing.

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iOS Amazon Cloud Player hits Ford SYNC AppLink-equipped vehicles

iOS Amazon Cloud Player hits Ford SYNC AppLink-equipped vehicles

This week Ford and Amazon have attached at the hip, pushing their Amazon MP3 app's connectivity in iOS device to Ford SYNC AppLink-equipped vehicles. Now if a user works with an iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad and has a Ford vehicle with SYNC AppLink abilities, they'll be able to stream music from their Amazon Cloud Player music library automatically. This is a rare moment in which iOS connectivity has come after, not before, a similar feature working with Android devices.

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T-Mobile iPhone unit sales reach 500,000 in less than a month

T-Mobile iPhone unit sales reach 500,000 in less than a month

This week T-Mobile USA has reported earnings for their financial first quarter of 2013, making a special point of recognizing iPhone sales. As this quarter was the first that the company was able to sell any iPhone directly, it had the potential to be a new era for the company with a new operating system amongst their ranks. As it were, 500,000 unit sales of the iPhone 5, this after introducing the device for sale on April 12th.

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OPPO Find 5 vs iPhone 5: brands’ top-tier mobile devices clash

OPPO Find 5 vs iPhone 5: brands’ top-tier mobile devices clash

With the OPPO Find 5 seeing a surprising amount of interest in the forums and across-the-ocean mobile carriers of the world this month, it comes time to compare to one of the other most-searched smartphones on the planet: the iPhone 5. Both devices are the hero smartphone for their manufacturer, and both work with the newest (or ever-so-close to newest) mobile operating system available to them. Other than that, they're quite a bit different from one another.

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Flagship smartphone displays put under the microscope – literally

Flagship smartphone displays put under the microscope – literally

The race to offer a mobile device with the best display possible seems to have no end line, with companies pushing out ever higher-resolution, sharper, brighter screens on their highest-end handsets. Likewise, the battle between which flagship devices have the best displays have raged betwixt consumers, with fans of various devices touting reasons why their favorite device is best. Taking a perhaps more scientific approach, the folks over at Gadget Guy have put the most popular handsets' displays under the microscope - literally.

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Verizon iPhone 5 discount rumor suggests new model incoming

Verizon iPhone 5 discount rumor suggests new model incoming

The iPhone 5 has been out on the market for roughly seven months, but the phone has never seen a big discount on any of the carriers. However, that could change very soon, as it's rumored that Verizon will be discounting the iPhone 5 by $100 starting at mid-month. This could possibly hint that a new iPhone model is incoming, as Verizon looks to possibly clear some inventory to make room for new stuff.

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Low-cost iPhone in Apple’s future as iPad mini succeeds

Low-cost iPhone in Apple’s future as iPad mini succeeds

As the next release from Apple approaches after the most recent change in Apple's approach with a smaller-sized iPad in the iPad mini, analysts have suggested that a lower-cost iPhone has become inevitable. What Mark Moskowitz and Gokul Hariharan of J.P. Morgan have suggested this week is Apple's approach toward a segment in the market hit by the iPad mini since its release last year. As the iPad mini took the middle-market between the $199 tablets and the $499 tablets popular last year at this time, so too will Apple move in on the mass market once more with a new lower-cost iPhone.

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iPhone spreads as US Cellular says it will offer Apple devices this year

iPhone spreads as US Cellular says it will offer Apple devices this year

US Cellular will offer the iPhone later this year, the regional carrier has confirmed, finally jumping onboard Apple's bandwagon as it hunts new smartphone subscribers. Announced alongside US Cellular's latest financial results, there's still no exact date for when would-be subscribers will be able to find the iOS handsets in-store; however, the carrier does leave the door open to offer Apple's 3G/4G-enabled iPads, too.

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Google Now for iPad and iPhone hands-on: Exclusivity Ends

Google Now for iPad and iPhone hands-on: Exclusivity Ends

This week the until-now Android-exclusive system Google Now reaches out to iOS inside the Google Search app for Apple's iPad and iPhone. Both versions are tuned to the display size they appear on, with sets of "cards" appearing in a single column for iPhone and a set of two columns for iPad. These cards contain information about current events and the environment around the user based on their search history and interests.

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