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New iPhone 5se details tipped for Spring release

New iPhone 5se details tipped for Spring release

Apple is tipped to be releasing a new iPhone this spring, well before the traditional timeframe for a smartphone in the company's main line. This device would be called the iPhone 5se, coming with a design that's not entirely unlike the iPhone 6, sized closer to an iPhone 5, and coming with Live Photos to boot. This device would also work with the same cameras as delivered in the iPhone 6 (not the iPhone 6s). This new iPhone would likely fit in place below the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, replacing the ghost of the iPhone 5s in the process.

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“Find my phone” apps tag wrong location, doesn’t find phone

“Find my phone” apps tag wrong location, doesn’t find phone

It almost sounds like an episode for a "truth is stranger than fiction" TV show. A young couple living in a suburb in Atlanta regularly get disturbed, sometimes even threatened, by people, including the police, insisting that their lost or stolen smartphone is in the house. At one point, they even came looking for the girl who owned a lost smartphone. The lost items came from all types of manufacturers under different carriers. The only thing they all have in common is that they used so called "find my phone" apps to locate their missing beloved mobile.

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HTC M10 to come with 2 CPU variants but only after MWC

HTC M10 to come with 2 CPU variants but only after MWC

By now, CES 2016 is history, so naturally almost everyone is setting their gaze on MWC 2016 in February. But you know who isn't? HTC, that's who. That is, if rumors of its not so enthusiastic plans for its next flagship smartphone have any ring of truth. While its other rivals, like Samsung and LG, are always on the rumor mill, HTC's One M10, also called elsewhere as the "Perfume", is as elusive as a unicorn when it comes to MWC news. And that's probably because, according to sources, it will be waiting until after MWC to unveil it.

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First iOS app dev center opens in Europe

First iOS app dev center opens in Europe

Apple has announced that it has opened its very first iOS app development center in Europe. The goal of the center is to help students learn how to create apps for the Apple ecosystem of devices. The iOS App Development Center will be located at a partner institution in Naples, Italy.

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Xiaomi Mi 5 leaks hint at laser guided AF, IR blaster

Xiaomi Mi 5 leaks hint at laser guided AF, IR blaster

Althought literally dozens, if not hundreds, of smartphones come out of China every year, few ever reach international distinction, even if not internationally available, as Xiaomi's flagships. The Chinese manufacturer's fatal combination of mid to high range specs and dirt cheap prices produces devices that sell out in just minutes. Every year, Xiaomi gets closer and closer to premium specs, and the upcoming Mi 5 might not disappoint. That said, it is also getting closer and closer to premium pricing, which might turn off a few fans.

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Windows 10 Mobile for older phones delayed to end of February

Windows 10 Mobile for older phones delayed to end of February

Star Wars Episode VIII isn't the only thing that's delayed, but hopefully Lumia users won't be waiting that long for their deserved update. At best, they just need to wait yet another month, on top of already two months of waiting. In a tweet sent to French carrier Bouygues Telecom, subscriber Joel Devaux revealed that he was advised by one of the carrier's representatives that the Windows 10 Mobile update for older but supported Lumia smartphones won't be coming until the end of next month, further delaying the much needed refresh of Microsoft's mobile OS.

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Here are the top 10 apps of 2015 (most downloaded, most used)

Here are the top 10 apps of 2015 (most downloaded, most used)

For both iOS and Android, combined, the number one ranking app in the world for the year 2015 was WhatsApp Messenger. After that is Facebook Messenger, Facebook (the basic Facebook app), and Instagram. The next couple of apps on this list of most-downloaded apps in the world for the year 2015 are slightly more difficult to believe: Clean Master, 360 Mobile Security, and Skype. After that you've got YouTube, UC Browser, and Snapchat.

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Windows Continuum for phones adds mid-range Snapdragon 617

Windows Continuum for phones adds mid-range Snapdragon 617

One of the biggest things that Microsoft has been singing about in Windows 10 is the universal app platform, a utopia where apps written for one device factor will also be usable on others, give or take a few tweaks. Part of that promise is realized in Continuum for Phones, which saw the light of day in the high-end Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL. Now, however, Microsoft is lowering the requirements for Continuum for Phones just a wee bit, embracing mid-range devices running on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617.

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No surprise: Saygus V2 delayed but still coming Q1

No surprise: Saygus V2 delayed but still coming Q1

Saygus, the makers of the almost wonderful smartphone in 2009 that never came to be, is close to once again being the center of ridicule. That Iis, if it can't avoid yet another delivery fail. The Saygus V2, pronounced as "V-squared", announced early last year won't be making it early this year. Or at least not next month. The company announced over at Twitter that it's still on the road for a first quarter launch, though the reasons it gave might not spark that much confidence in the new schedule.

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