Posts by John Brownlee

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One of Apple’s most famous patents is slide-to-unlock, a method of waking up a touchscreen smartphone that has proven to be one of the most valuable in Apple’s arsenal. Now, Apple is trying to patent a similar system that would use gestures to unlock an iPhone. And if that sounds familiar, it should, because Android already does it.

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Here’s one major way the Samsung Galaxy S5 is superior to the iPhone 5s: If you boil the upcoming Android phone in hot water for two minutes, it’ll still work, while the iPhone 5s will crap out within 30 seconds or so.

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Google has settled on the specs of its first Android-powered smartwatch, and could be preparing to launch it in June… around the same time rumors suggest Apple might announce the iWatch.

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Unlike on iOS, it’s easy to change your homescreen’s theme on Android without a jailbreak using apps like Themer. Well, at least it was: Google has pulled Themer from the Google Play Store following a copyright complaint from Apple, which made Android devices look almost identical to iOS 7.

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Looks like the rumors were true. Following reports leaked from Sprint that a red Nexus 5 would go on sale February 4, and leaks of the box art, the red Nexus 5 is now available from the Google Play Store.

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