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Huawei Honor 6 Plus launches alongside TV Box and Spree 4X

Huawei Honor 6 Plus launches alongside TV Box and Spree 4X

This week the folks at Huawei have taken it upon themselves to launch a whole line of products with the "Honor" brand name. They've started with the Honor 6 Plus, a smartphone with 2x 8-megapixel cameras on its back. You'll also find the Honor Spree 4X, another smartphone, this one released with a 64-bit processor under its hood. The Honor TV box is being prepared for UK Ultra HD video signals and will be released inside China only - the Spree 4X may be released beyond China's borders, while the Honor 6 Plus will also likely stay inland.

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iPhone 6 metal, magnet accessories can mess up OIS, NFC

iPhone 6 metal, magnet accessories can mess up OIS, NFC

Magnets and consumer electronics do not usually mix well, except for a few, well engineered cases. That tenuous relationship between the two seems to be the cause of some reported problems with the Optical Image Stabilization feature on their iPhone 6 Plus, as well as NFC performance on both the iPhone 6 and its larger sibling. And the source of this problem might be that fancy metallic case or magnetic accessory that you have may have just purchased from some reseller off the net.

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Lumia 435 leaked to be Microsoft’s entry-level contender

Lumia 435 leaked to be Microsoft’s entry-level contender

It is no secret that Microsoft wants to take its smartphone platform to devices even lower on the hardware spectrum than its Lumia 5XX series. That desire might actually soon take flesh, if this Lumia 435 that has been repeatedly sighted and passed around the Internet really does take flight. This low-end smartphone from Microsoft Mobile will practically fill in the missing slot in Microsoft's lineup, a slot that has so far been occupied by the non-Windows Asha line and a bit by the Android-powered Nokia X.

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Audi Q7 features Virtual Cockpit in premium SUV

Audi Q7 features Virtual Cockpit in premium SUV

Inside the newly announced Audi Q7, the newest version of Audi virtual cockpit will run the show. Users will be working with a new MMI all-in touch control unit, and both Google Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are also able to be run to connect to users' iPhone or Android smartphone. This vehicle makes its debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, bringing on a vehicle that emphasizes Audi's abilities to deliver a vehicle with lightweight construction, efficiency, and smart assistance systems inside.

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Galaxy S6 details tipped with prototype appearance

Galaxy S6 details tipped with prototype appearance

What you're about to see might very well be the first appearance of the Samsung Galaxy S6. This device has been tipped to be the new "project zero" for the company, meaning they're attempting to bring their top-selling line through a new door to re-bolster sales. What this prototype image suggests is that they will indeed be releasing such a device - not exactly in looks, but with functionality. And with just about as close to an "edge-to-edge" screen as the company has ever produced.

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Galaxy Note 4 SM-916S variant seen with Snapdragon 810

Galaxy Note 4 SM-916S variant seen with Snapdragon 810

Benchmarking site Geekbench seems to be confirming one persistent rumor from the past few days. It seems that Samsung indeed has a variant of the Galaxy Note 4 probably headed for its home market of Korea. The difference with this model, shown to be the SM-916S, is that it comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 instead of the 805, the former being the chip maker's high end octa-core processor based on a 64-bit architecture.

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Galaxy Alpha first to use Gorilla Glass 4, Galaxy Note 4 follows

Galaxy Alpha first to use Gorilla Glass 4, Galaxy Note 4 follows

With the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus missing the expected sapphire glass display, the world goes back to normal and eyes turn once again to industry leader Corning. Long detractors of the whole sapphire glass hype, Corning has been pushing its latest iteration of its own damage resistant glass, Gorilla Glass 4. The company has just revealed who its very first customer was: Samsung. The Korean manufacturer bestowed this thin but strong glass first on the metal clad Galaxy Alpha, followed later on by the Galaxy Note 4.

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Amazon app kicked from Google Play

Amazon app kicked from Google Play

The app you may have used for the past several years to access Amazon (outside of your web browser) has been axed from Google Play's app store. As was found earlier this year, Amazon updated their app to include app and game purchases and downloads - effectively making their app an app store within an app store. Google did not like that, and since have brought up a bit of a rule tweak on what should have otherwise banned the sales of apps within apps listed on Google Play.

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Microsoft acquires HockeyApp – not what you think it is

Microsoft acquires HockeyApp – not what you think it is

The acquisition team at Microsoft have made known their purchase of HockeyApp, a group that creates a testing grounds for apps. Mobile developers are able to launch HockeyApp in iOS, Android, or Windows Phone then launch their app, testing out its flaws in the process. Microsoft will be taking HockeyApp as it exists today offline, integrating this simple system into Visual Studio, their suite of tools for development of content for all manner of devices, mobile or otherwise. Financial terms have not been discussed.

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