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Apple’s automated iAd change might be coming really soon now

Apple’s automated iAd change might be coming really soon now

Whispers have already been heard as early as 2014. Some insiders are even wondering why it took Apple this long. But the it seems that Cupertino has finally called it quits and will be ceasing its advertisement selling business. While the iAd brand will remain, it will be transformed into a more automated advertisement platform rather than one where Apple has full and tight control over. This change will be the strongest evidence of how it failed to make a change, or even a dent, in the ad business.

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Samsung 14nm LPP process used on Exynos 8 Octa, Snapdragon 820

Samsung 14nm LPP process used on Exynos 8 Octa, Snapdragon 820

Samsung has just revealed more details about its newest top of the line processor, the Exynos 8 Octa. The chip already has the distinction of being the OEM's first integrated one-chip solution. Now Samsung is braging about the manufacturing technology behind the chip. To be specific, the new 14 nanometer FinFET Low Power Plus (LPP) process it uses promises even greater savings in energy without gimping on processing power. Interestingly, Samsung also took the opportunity to publicly confirm that Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 indeed uses this Samsung process.

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Apple might lose its encryption battle in New York

Apple might lose its encryption battle in New York

While Apple is still fighting any nationwide attempt to have backdoors installed in otherwise secure devices and Internet services, it might already be losing ground just in New York state alone. The state assembly has proposed a bill that, if approved and enacted, would force smartphone manufacturers and operating system provider, like Apple in both cases, to unlock and decrypted devices or risk being fined a hefty $2,500 per related device. This would, in turn, force Apple to weaken its encryption system and maybe even turn it off all together.

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Skype group video calls coming to mobile really soon

Skype group video calls coming to mobile really soon

It sounds unbelievable, both because it feels too young and at the same time too old, but Skype's video calling service launched for free. At least that is what the company, now owned by Microsoft, is celebrating. And to commemorate that tenth anniversary, Skype is announcing that it will be launching something new soon. Well, not exactly new but new for mobile at least. Group video calling, which has been possible on the desktop version of Skpe, will soon be available on Android, iOS, and even Windows Phone. And it will all be available for free too.

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Amazon Echo might have a portable “Fox” version soon

Amazon Echo might have a portable “Fox” version soon

If you still can't figure out what place Amazon's Alexa has in your living room, perhaps you'll be able to figure it out better once she's in your hand or in your bag. Amazon Echo, the rather odd Amazon speaker contraption that also behaves as a smart assistant, has gotten rather mixed but generally positive reviews and that has prompted the retailer to expand, not just to cars or fridge magnets, but also to portable devices. Codenamed "Fox", the portable version of Amazon Echo is tipped to be coming in the next few weeks and will be Amazon's more formal bid to make Alexa a more prominent figure in the smart personal assistant wars.

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White House’s latest social effort lands it on Snapchat

White House’s latest social effort lands it on Snapchat

It's no secret the White House has been working to increase its social presence, and latest among that effort is its new Snapchat account. According to the administration, the new “WhiteHouse” account on Snapchat provides a “behind-the-scenes glimpse” of current White House happenings and likewise gives the public a way to engage with the administration. This follows the VR holiday tour the White House released last month.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 photos surface (or would appear to)

Samsung Galaxy S7 photos surface (or would appear to)

The Samsung Galaxy S7 appears in several images and a video which suggests that the final model specifications have leaked. While the Samsung Galaxy S7 release date is likely still weeks away, this video shows the Galaxy S7 in several colors, matching last year's release as well as adding Samsung's take on Rose Gold and another Silver. This would make the release of the Galaxy S7 the most colors initially offered with one single worldwide release. Of course, there are some caveats.

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Zeiss and Fellowes Brand unveil trio of smartphone lenses

Zeiss and Fellowes Brand unveil trio of smartphone lenses

Zeiss and Fellowes Brand have announced a collaboration to produce lenses for smartphones, the first three of which were recently shown off at CES 2016. The two companies plan to launch telephoto, macro, and wide-angle lenses for the iPhone in the second quarter of this year, doing so with Zeiss optics in conjunction with the Fellowes ExoLens brand. The lenses are promised to “meet even the highest aesthetic standards.”

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Motorola clarifies its rebranding scheme

Motorola clarifies its rebranding scheme

We've said it before and this time, Motorola itself is setting the record straight. Motorola Mobility, the formal name of the subsidiary that Lenovo purchased from Google, isn't going anywhere. It will remain as Motorola Mobility inside Lenovo and will, in fact, be given more control over the Chinese OEM's smartphone direction. What is going away, though apparently not completely, is the "Motorola" name, but only as it is used in official marketing materials, preferring to use the more hip "Moto" brand. In everything else, it's still Motorola. At least for now.

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Vimble gimbal makes your iPhone steady even when you’re not

Vimble gimbal makes your iPhone steady even when you’re not

Smartphone cameras have ome a long way since the paltry yet faithful 2MP shooters of old. But try as they might, there are still some things that these mobile devices can't do perfectly, like stabilization. For that, you'll need an honest to goodness three-axis stabilizer. That or you'll need a gimbal like DelTron's Vimble for the iPhone, which, together with the ViCam app, not only promises superb stabilization, but also great control over your iPhone camera's functionality. Say goodbye to shaky footage, tilted panoramas, or even low resolution selfies.

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