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Samsung Prepares To Take On iPad Mini With Galaxy Note 8.0 [Rumor]

The Galaxy Note 10.1 could be about to get a little brother.

The Galaxy Note 10.1 could be about to get a little brother.

Samsung looks to be preparing to take on the iPad mini with the Galaxy Note 8.0, a smaller version of the Galaxy Note 10.1, which is expected to be priced very aggressively. In addition to an 8-inch display, the device will reportedly offer a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 1.3-megapixel front facing camera, and of course, Samsung’s S Pen stylus.

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This Man Doesn’t Have Your Missing Smartphone, So Stop Waking Him Up In The Night

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If you lose a smartphone and you use a service that can track its location via GPS, ignore it when it tells you that your handset is a Wayne Dobson’s house. For the past two years, this 59-year-old retiree has had cellphone owners showing up at his Las Vegas home demanding their devices back. They turn up at all hours of the day, yelling and threatening to call the police.

But Dobson is no thief, and he doesn’t have their phones. It’s a strange glitch that appears to be affecting devices on Sprint, and its making this man’s life a misery.

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Garmin Replaces Its Best Ever Bike GPS With iPhone-Connected EDGE 510 [CES 2013]

Garmin Replaces Its Best Ever Bike GPS With iPhone-Connected EDGE 510 [CES 2013]

CES 2013 bug LAS VEGAS, CES 2013 – End-of-lifing the Garmin EDGE 500 bike computer is a little like Apple ditching the iPod mini. It’s a classic which would surely keep selling millions for years to come. But the new EDGE 510 is as odd a replacement as the iPod nano, only it’s bigger, not smaller.

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U.S. Court Says iPhone Is Patent-Infringing

U.S. Court Says iPhone Is Patent-Infringing

A U.S. court has today ruled that Apple’s iPhone infringes three patents owned by MobileMedia Ideas, a so-called “patent troll” jointly owned by Nokia, Sony, and Denver-based MPEG LA.

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Parrot Asteroid Classic Car Sound System: The Deck I Wish I’d Had in High School [Review]

Parrot Asteroid Classic Car Sound System: The Deck I Wish I’d Had in High School [Review]

This is the original Parrot Asteroid Classic car stereo head-unit ($349), and it made quite a splash when it launched last year. The single-DIN, 4×55 watt receiver boasts a formidable array of features: Bluetooth connectivity, powerfully accurate voice recognition for both calls and music, a GPS receiver, a bright, 3.2-inch LED screen and a quiver of apps that run off its customized, upgradeable, early-vintage Android 1.5 OS (all of which require a data connection via a dongle).

Though this model was originally called the the Asteroid (no Classic), the Classic nomen was added to lessen confusion as three new models were announced a few months ago. However, the Asteroid Classic still very much in play; in fact, as this review goes live, the Classic is the only member of the Asteroid family currently available, as its new siblings haven’t shipped yet.

With its Android-based OS, you’d be forgiven if you thought the Asteroid Classic was more friendly to Android phones than the iPhone. In fact, the opposite is true, as I’ll explain later. And while it suffers from something that can probably be described as teething trouble, it’s still a lust-worthy system.

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Lookout App Tracks Your iPhone Even When The Battery Is Dead

Lookout is like Apple’s Find My iPhone app, only it adds a whole bunch of extra features. It’ll let you track your lost phone from any web browser, even when the battery has dies (kinda), and it also adds a slew of features that only the dumbest of people will need.

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Aperture Bug Means That You Can’t Strip Location Data From Individual Pics

Aperture Bug Means That You Can’t Strip Location Data From Individual Pics

Modern cameras include GPS data in photos, and software like iPhoto and Aperture uses this data to provide location info for features like Places. Not only are many people unaware that GPS data is included in the pics they’re taking, but uploading these pics online means that the world knows exactly when and where they were taken.

Apple’s professional photo Mac software, Aperture, is supposed to let you strip location data from your pics before you share them from the app. The problem is that the feature doesn’t exactly work in the current version of Aperture.

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Apple’s New Maps App May Need Work, But Its Turn-By-Turn Is Better Than Google’s

Apple’s New Maps App May Need Work, But Its Turn-By-Turn Is Better Than Google’s

Going somewhere? Trust Apple’s turn-by-turn directions to get you there.

If you’ve opened up Apple’s new Maps app in iOS 6, you probably have a good idea of the faults everyone’s been complaining about. But it does have one feature that works well: turn-by-turn navigation. In fact, when compared to Google’s turn-by-turn feature on Android, Apple’s service is actually much better in many ways.

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Snag My Spot Is Like Instapaper For The Real World

Snag My Spot Is Like Instapaper For The Real World

Did you ever find yourself walking down a neighborhood street and coming across a heretofore unknown (to you at least) restaurant? Did you promise yourself that you’d check it out next time you were in the mood for pizza/Indian/sushi/brunch?

And did you totally forget where it was when the time came? Then Snag My Spot is for you.

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iPod Touch To Get ‘Biggest Upgrade Ever’ Adding 5MP Camera, GPS, 4-Inch Display & More

iPod Touch To Get ‘Biggest Upgrade Ever’ Adding 5MP Camera, GPS, 4-Inch Display & More

What the new iPod touch might look like.

We’re all excited to see what the iPhone 5 has in store for us later today, but it may not be the only new iOS device worth celebrating. One analyst believes the iPod touch will also get its “biggest upgrade ever,” one that adds a 5-megapixel camera, a GPS, a 4-inch display to match that of the new iPhone, and much more.

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