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Apple TV’s cable-killer said close to all-important deals

Apple TV’s cable-killer said close to all-important deals

Apple is hoping to do to cable TV what Apple Music looks set to do to radio, with deals for a broadcast TV service reportedly close to being finalized. The Cupertino firm's ambitions to offer live TV content - only without the typical cable pricing - are long-standing, dating back to the days when Steve Jobs was still at the helm according to some rumors, but have traditionally stumbled on the scale of the agreements Apple would need to organize with networks and affiliates. Now, insiders claim, Apple may have figured out a workaround.

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Galaxy Note 5 specs leak anew: 4GB RAM, 5 MP OIS front cam

Galaxy Note 5 specs leak anew: 4GB RAM, 5 MP OIS front cam

If the previous rumors are correct, we might actually get to see Samsung's Galaxy Note 5 and possibly a Galaxy S6 edge Plus next month, which could explain the rising tide of leaks and rumors surrounding these smartphones. This latest round paints an almost complete picture of the Galaxy Note 5, especially its internals. Unsurprisingly, it will showcase Samsung's newest, and sometimes experimental, tech. But there are also a few surprises in store, like its front-facing camera and what could be an Edge model as well.

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Uber reportedly dropped its $3bn Nokia HERE bid

Uber reportedly dropped its $3bn Nokia HERE bid

Uber is no longer courting Nokia HERE, having reportedly dropped out of bidding for the mapping company after having an offer as much as $3bn rebuffed. The taxi-disruptor was tipped to be wooing HERE back in May, and said to be keen to add its high-resolution maps to its platform not to mention pave the way for self-driving cars. However, new reports suggest Uber has fallen by the wayside, leaving a consortium of tough-dealing German automakers in pole position.

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Sony Lavender tipped for launch next month as Xperia T4 Ultra

Sony Lavender tipped for launch next month as Xperia T4 Ultra

Sony is working n a new product that has been tipped by a leak in recent weeks dubbed the Sony Lavender. A new report making the rounds this week suggests that the Lavender device will launch in August and it is tipped to launch as the Xperia T4 Ultra (E5503). We don't know all the details about the Lavender at this time, but we do know that it will be a phablet.

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Huge Force Touch iPhone 6s orders tipped plus 4th color

Huge Force Touch iPhone 6s orders tipped plus 4th color

Apple is ordering record-setting numbers of new iPhone handsets, insiders claim, pushing suppliers to their limits as the iPhone 6s nears. Production of what's expected to be the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus is believed to have begun back in June, but new leaks indicate Apple has potentially placed orders for as many as 20m more of the handsets than of last year's new phones. Among those orders could be a fourth color option, it's said, as well as a Force Touch display.

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Apple co-designing 3rd party boxes to match its style

Apple co-designing 3rd party boxes to match its style

Apple's minimalistic approach to its packaging is legendary, but that light hand on styling may end up a requirement if accessories want to join Apple Store shelves. The Cupertino firm's spartan approach has already inspired many third-party accessory makers, but new leaks suggest Apple has gone so far as to work with those manufacturers over the past six months to bring their box art in line with official products, thus making the stores more harmonious.

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Xiaomi leak hints at smartphone with rear dual cameras

Xiaomi leak hints at smartphone with rear dual cameras

Rumor has had it for a while that Apple is looking to introduce a dual camera setup with an upcoming iPhone model, and according to a source Xiaomi might be planning the same. An image has cropped up showing a Mi handset with two cameras on the rear, each near the other and positioned in the upper right corner. The idea behind dual-camera tech is that with it a smartphone's photography capabilities increases, producing photos that have a quality eclipsing present-day mobile photos.

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Leaked OnePlus 2 sketches hint at dual camera setup

Leaked OnePlus 2 sketches hint at dual camera setup

The clues leading to the OnePlus 2 are piling up even as we barely have a month left before we see the real thing. Although OnePlus itself is only too happy to tease its fans, this recent batch doesn't come from the horse's mouth. Someone somewhere leaked out design sketches for the upcoming "flagship killer part deux" and it has some very interesting tidbits. Provided you give it credence of course. Aside from confirming rumors of a glass and metal build, the drawings also suggest that there might be a dual camera ala HTC.

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iPhone 6S leak hints at faster LTE, better battery life

iPhone 6S leak hints at faster LTE, better battery life

While we wait for the dust of the Apple Music launch to settle down, we take a peak at another of Apple's most awaited product, as if it ever had a non-awaited product. Courtesy of a brave leak source, we now have a view of what is supposedly the iPhone 6S motherboard. And with that, the smartphone's LTE modem has also been revealed: a Qualcomm MDM9635M, known by its other name, the 9X35 Gobi mobile platform. This chip promises not only Cat. 6 LTE speeds but more efficient power usage, leading, hopefully, to a longer battery life.

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iTunes 12.2 update hints at iPod refresh with new colors

iTunes 12.2 update hints at iPod refresh with new colors

It's been quite a few years since Apple refreshed its iPod line-up, but a newly discovered image hints we might be seeing just that sometime this year. With the release of the iTunes 12.2 update this week include support for Apple Music, an official Apple picture of an iPod Touch, iPod Nano, and iPod Shuffle was found, but with all three in colors currently not available. The composite image shows up when a user connects an iPod to iTunes for the first time, or chooses to restore it.

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Samsung trademarks S6 Edge Plus name

Samsung trademarks S6 Edge Plus name

A few weeks back a leak turned up online claiming to be a rendering of a coming Samsung smartphone dubbed the S6 Edge Plus. The rendering and details on that device didn’t seem to be 100% legit, even though the source had been correct with similar leaks in the past. We took the leak with a big grain of salt. Another bit of evidence has now surfaced hinting that there may indeed be a S6 Edge Plus in the works.

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