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OS X 10.9 tipped to further close gap with iOS features

OS X 10.9 tipped to further close gap with iOS features

When Apple released OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion last year, it was a further step in decreasing the gap between the desktop platform and iOS. However, it looks like the next version of OS X will take it even further. OS X 10.9 is rumored to come with a handful of iOS-like features, including a multitasking panel similar to iOS, as well as the ability to pause background apps.

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Retina iPad mini may not come this year

Retina iPad mini may not come this year

People have been waiting on a Retina display-equipped iPad mini ever since the small form factor tablet first came out. However, it looks like it may not see a 2013 release, since it's said that the 2nd-generation iPad mini won't begin production until October of this year, which rules out a fall release date.

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Samsung GALAXY S 4 tipped with rugged makeover in July

Samsung GALAXY S 4 tipped with rugged makeover in July

As more companies become more aware of the build quality of their smartphones, the more likely we are to see tougher devices come to the market. It's reported that Samsung is working on another version of the GALAXY S 4 that is said to be waterproof and dust proof, but will sport the same design as the company's current flagship model.

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Xbox 720 rumored to come with PS4-like sharing features

Xbox 720 rumored to come with PS4-like sharing features

Microsoft's next-generation Xbox gaming console, which the company just confirmed the other day, is the latest to be involved in the rumor hype, and we certainly haven't seen a shortage of speculation making its way around. Today, it's been rumored that Microsoft will be emphasizing sharing features with the Xbox 720, and will even be taking a page out of the PS4 book by including their own "Share" button on the Xbox 720 controller.

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Call of Duty: Ghosts appears in retail promo ads

Call of Duty: Ghosts appears in retail promo ads

If history is any indication, then it's quite clear that yet another Call of Duty game will be released this fall. However, we've yet to really hear any solid details about the new title. However, leaked box art and promo ads have shown up, with the title of the game being Call of Duty: Ghosts and a release date of November 5, 2013.

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Samsung Galaxy Note III tip claims plastic replacing glass display

Samsung Galaxy Note III tip claims plastic replacing glass display

We've heard ramblings of the the rumored Galaxy Note III in the recent past, and today's rumor takes the claims a bit further. It's said that Samsung's next Galaxy Note phablet-style handset will do away with traditional glass for plastic in order to make the screen more robust and less prone to crack when dropped.

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Apple reportedly returns 8m iPhone to Foxconn over quality issues

Apple reportedly returns 8m iPhone to Foxconn over quality issues

Apple has reportedly sent back a batch of as much as eight million iPhones to Foxconn after the Cupertino-based company deemed the new units unfit for sale. The reason behind Apple's rejection of the new batch of phones remains rather dubious at this point, but it's said it's "due to appearance of substandard or dysfunctional problems."

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Google Now source code hints at desktop web version

Google Now source code hints at desktop web version

Google Now is one of the main features in the latest Android iteration, known as Jelly Bean, but it's also hinted for iOS and it's in the works for Chrome. However, according to some source code from Google Now, the search giant looks to be planning to implement Google Now in the web, meaning that any browser on any computer could use it.

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Microsoft reportedly bringing back Start button in Windows 8.1

Microsoft reportedly bringing back Start button in Windows 8.1

We've heard whispers of Microsoft possibly bringing back the Start button just recently, but more reports are coming in that reinforce this possibility. In the next update to Windows 8, which is said to be dubbed Windows 8.1 as a part of Microsoft's "Blue" update initiative, the Start button will make its way back into the OS, but not all the way.

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Microsoft working with OEMs on smaller Windows tablets

Microsoft working with OEMs on smaller Windows tablets

During Microsoft's quarterly earnings call yesterday, CFO Peter Klein mentioned that the company is working with OEMs to manufacturer "a new suite of small touch devices powered by Windows." Klein didn't specifically mention what exactly these devices would be, but it's a good guess that we could be talking about the smaller 7-inch variety.

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Google’s Larry Page hints at upcoming rugged Motorola devices

Google’s Larry Page hints at upcoming rugged Motorola devices

Google announced their latest quarterly earnings yesterday, and the company had another good three months in the black, earning a revenue of $14 billion, with $3.35 billion of that as cold, hard income. However, Google's recently-acquired Motorola Mobility is struggling, losing $271 million, but Google CEO Larry Page seems to have big plans for the subsidiary, and teased some of the features we may see on upcoming devices.

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Nokia tipped to be working on Galaxy Note rival

Nokia tipped to be working on Galaxy Note rival

Nokia reported its Q1 2013 financial results this morning, and while they're slowly digging themselves out of a deep hole, they're coming back around, and it seems they're appetite for competition is growing, as it's reported that the Finnish company is working on a phablet-style smartphone to be released later this year in order to take on Samsung's Galaxy Note series.

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