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Tune In With One Year Of Ad-Free Music With Grooveshark [Deals]

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Nothing gets us through a day at the office quite like some brand-spankin’ new music. And Grooveshark is one of the best places to discover what’s on the cutting edge.

Cult of Mac Deals has teamed up with Grooveshark to bring you a premium one-year subscription to Grooveshark Anywhere. This gives you unlimited commercial-free streaming of their on-demand music service on your desktop, tablet, and smartphone browsers. Enjoy over 15 million tunes, easy music curation, and online radio from the largest community of music lovers on the web. And do so for 50% off the regular price – just $49.

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John Sculley: We Had The Funds To Buy BlackBerry, But We Waited Too Long

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Former Apple CEO John Sculley has confirmed that he and a group of investors were lining up a bid for BlackBerry, but they waited too long and lost out. In an interview on Bloomberg Surveillance, Sculley reveals how he was surprised when the struggling smartphone maker announced a $1 billion investment deal earlier this week.

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Thanks To Touch ID, The Smartphone Fingerprint Scanner Market Is Booming

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The iPhone 5s wasn’t the first smartphone to offer a fingerprint scanner, but it’s undoubtedly the most popular one to date. In fact, it’s so popular that Touch ID is now driving massive growth in the smartphone fingerprint scanner market, with sales of fingerprint scanning handsets expected to reach 525 million units in 2017.

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251.4 Million Smartphones Were Sold Last Quarter, And 81.3% Were Running Android

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Worldwide smartphones shipments reached a whopping 251.4 million units during the third quarter of 2013, up 45% from the 172.8 million units sold during the same quarter last year, and 81.3% of them were running Android. The iPhone’s share fell to 13.4%, while Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform reached 4.1% — an improvement over last year’s 2.1% share.

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Nokia To Announce iPad & iPod Shuffle Competitors Tomorrow [Rumor]

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Apple isn’t the only consumer electronics giant hosting a major press event tomorrow. Nokia is also gearing up to make a number of big announcements at Nokia World in Abu Dhabi, and they won’t all be new Lumia smartphones.

The Finnish firm is also expected to unveil a Windows-powered iPad competitor with a 10.1-inch 1080p display — pictured above and below — and a new music player called the “Nokia Guru” that hopes to take on the iPod shuffle.

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Apple Could Have Doubled U.S. Smartphone Share In September

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The iPhone 5s has been in limited supply, and according to many accounts, the iPhone 5c is in limited demand. But September has still been a huge month for Apple. How huge? According to one study, Apple’s share of the U.S. smartphone market has doubled in September.

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Stay Charged With The Portable Enerpak Plus [Deals]

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When you’re on the move, you don’t want to have to worry about your smartphone running out of juice. When you’re doing important work on your tablet, you don’t want to have to speed through it just to make sure that you’ve got enough battery life.

About the size of a deck of cards, The Portable Enerpak Plus has the best of both worlds. It’s strong enough to power some of your largest electronic devices while still being able to fit in a purse or pocket. And Cult of Mac Deals has it for $35.99 – 54% off the regular price – for a limited time.

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Microsoft Brings Remote Desktop App To Android & iOS

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As promised, Microsoft has released its official Remote Desktop app for Android and iOS to coincide with the launch of Windows 8.1. The app is free to download and use, and just like the many third-party remote desktop clients, it allows you to access your Windows PC remotely from your smartphone or tablet.

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Get A Grip On All Your Handheld Devices With The GripGo Universal Car Mount [Deals]

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I remember when my mother used to drive around with a relatively new invention back in my childhood: a notepad that was use a suction cup mechanism to stick to the windshield of the car. She was a realtor, so she liked to have something easily accessible so she could make notes without having to fumble for a piece of paper and pen (which was also attached to the mechanism).

While this device wouldn’t have been practical for me (I’m left-handed), I’ve found in recent years that I am using my iPhone in my car for things like its GPS capabilities, to stream Rdio through my car stereo, and have my task manager at the ready for when I’m running errands. That’s why the GripGo Universal Car Mount is really appealing to me – and Cult of Mac Deals is currently offering it for just $13.99.

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New LG Ads Detect Which Phone You’re Using So That They Can Troll You

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When you’re browsing the web on your mobile, prepare to stumble across new popups that bash the smartphone you’re using.

LG, together with advertising agency M&C Saatchi, has designed intelligent new ads that find out what smartphone you’re using to take trolling to a new level. They’ll pick common faults with your iPhone, your Galaxy S4, or your HTC One — and then tell you why the LG G2 is better.

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