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IDC: 1 billion smartphones shipped in 2013, most running Android

Remember when BlackBerry and Palm dominated the fledgling smartphone market? Things have changed a lot in the past decade. Research firm IDC reports that a billion smartphones were shipped in 2013, and 80 percent of them were running Google’s Android operating system. Apple’s iPhones come in second at just over 15 percent, and everyone else […]

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Google Play Movies & TV now available on iPhone and iPad

Google’s online movie and TV rental service is now available for iOS. Up until now if you’ve wanted to view content you’ve purchased from Google you’ve needed an Android device or a PC with a desktop operating system. Now you can access your Google Play video library on an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad using […]

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Razer “Kazuyo” could turn iPhones into mobile game consoles

Gaming peripheral maker Razer may be working on an iPhone accessory that turns Apple’s smartphone into a handheld gaming system, complete with direction pads and shoulder buttons. According to a tip sent to @evleaks, the upcoming  will have pressure-sensitive buttons and a hinge that lets you rest the phone flat against the controller or tilt […]

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Lilbits (10-09-2013): Running full Android apps on Samsung’s smartwatch

The Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch may be designed as a device that you pair with an Android phone to act as a sort of remote control and display. But it actually has the guts of a tiny Android smartphone… so it should come as no surprise that you can get real Android apps to run […]

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Lilbits (9-20-2013): A little taste of KitKat (or Key Lime Pie)

Someone at Google uploaded a few new screenshots of the Korean IME keyboard input app to the Google Play Store… and accidentally gave us a first look at Android 4.4. The images have since been removed, but in the left corner where you’d normally find a Jelly Bean debug icon when running Android 4.1 or […]

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Apple iOS 7 coming to iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch on Sept 18th

Apple has announced that iOS 7 will be available starting September 18th. The latest version of iOS features a dramatically different user interface with new, flat graphics, icons, and other elements. It also introduce a new Control Center, notification center, and more. Like most updates, iOS 7 will be available as a free update for […]