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Time for iWatch: Apple’s Beats

Time for iWatch: Apple’s Beats

The company that created the iPhone is no stranger to fashion. They’ve taken cues from - and given cues to - the fashion industry for years, for everything from product presentation to in-store packaging. Even an Apple Store bag is considered a fashion accessory in malls. But Apple is about to take a much more clear step in to this industry very, very soon.

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Is this a working iPhone 6?

Is this a working iPhone 6?

Apple's big iPhone 6 event is almost upon us, but a new leak could've spoiled what surprise is remaining, seemingly showing not only a functional handset but perhaps confirming mobile payments support too. The phone, shared in photos by Weibo user zzray with cnBeta, is compared with an iPhone 5s to show the increased screen size, while a new Passbook icon apparently gives the nod to Apple's plans for cashless payments.

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Selfie Brush: the strangest iPhone case

Selfie Brush: the strangest iPhone case

If you’re on the lookout for the strangest of all the iPhone cases, look no further. Here be the Selfie Brush, ready to provide you with the unnecessary protection for your iPhone that you so desperately crave. It’s a hair brush, but it’s also a case for your iPhone.

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Is Moto G better than Moto X (2014)?

Is Moto G better than Moto X (2014)?

Last year we had a bit of a chat surrounding our reviews of Moto X and Moto G, and several readers suggested something outrageous. They suggested that the Moto G (2013) might be a better value than the Moto X (2013). This year, the differences between the two devices are more radical than they were last year. Could Motorola have made a mistake, creating too large a value gap between their two hero phones?

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Moto X’s secret weapon: Custom Voice Prompts

Moto X’s secret weapon: Custom Voice Prompts

When Moto X was first launched last year, it came with the first "any screen" voice command system. Re-named Moto Voice, that system is back with the 2014 version of Moto X. To further differentiate from the standard "OK Google" system installed with several Android devices in the wild today, Motorola has added Custom Voice Prompts.

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All hail the new Moto G, 2014’s budget monster

All hail the new Moto G, 2014’s budget monster

The Moto G is a hard act to follow. Motorola’s best-selling smartphone of all time, and the poster-child for delivering a capable user-experience without breaking the bank in the process, it proved to be one of the most popular Android handsets of 2013. Now, for 2014, there’s the new Moto G, promising to answer the key complaints about its predecessor while still keep its budget crown.

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This is the new Moto X for 2014: Hands-on

This is the new Moto X for 2014: Hands-on

As recipes for success go, the new 2014 Moto X has a good one: take the wildly popular concept of a keenly priced flagship smartphone that punches well above its weight, and then refine the heck out of the design, construction, and materials until it can comfortably stand alongside rivals with no shame whatsoever. If you thought the original Moto X was competitive, then its update for 2014 is nothing less than fighting talk from Motorola.

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