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Jay-Z Ditches His iPhone Just in Time for His Big Samsung Ad

Hey, remember when Oprah Winfrey, or whoever social-messages on her behalf, tweeted about her love for Microsoft’s Surface tablet while using an iPad? Well, Jay-Z is way too smart for that! The brand-endorser/value-adder/Beyonce’s husband/musician has a big deal with Samsung to give away free copies of his new album to people who ...

Alcatel One Touch Idol Smartphone: Nothing to Be Idolized

How do you introduce the world to a new smartphone from a company that most people have never heard of? With a cameo in “Iron Man 3,” of course. Alcatel One Touch is a cellphone brand from Chinese consumer electronics company TCL Communications. Its first U.S. smartphone, the mid-range Idol, will ...

Google Cloud Print app for Android makes printingsimple

Once only possible using proprietary apps by numerous vendors like HP, printing on Android tablets and smartphones just got simpler. Google Cloud Print promises Android users a straightforward method of sending print jobs to any printer connected to Google's print service. The Google Cloud Print app -- which appeared on the ...

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 hits the FCC with LTE you probably can’t use

The FCC can be cruel sometimes, showing us devices we're unlikely to see in the US without significant changes; this is one of those moments, unfortunately. A Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 has once again surfaced at the FCC, this time as the SM-T315 with built-in cellular access. However, it's ...

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 headed to AT&T on June 21, priced at$399

AT&T has announced that it is bringing one of Samsung's high-end tablets, the Galaxy Note 8.0, to its customers on June 21. The wireless carrier will be selling the device for $399 with a two-year contract. Although first released in the U.S. as a Wi-Fi only tablet, AT&T's version will ...

Samsung Ativ Q: a laptop-tablet hybrid running Windows 8 andAndroid

There’s no mistaking it now; the global shift from desktop PCs to mobile devices is in full swing. In an attempt to bring out the best of both worlds, Samsung unveiled the Ativ Q on Thursday, a true laptop-tablet hybrid. Although the device can seamlessly shape-shift from one form to ...

Always-on voice controlled smartphones to appear in2014

Citing multiple sources, GottaBeMobile reportsthat LG has plans to release a smartphone with always-on voice activation as soon as next year. Reportedly, smartphones armed with the technology will respond only to the owner's voice and may require just a simple "hello" to begin processing voice input. Buttonless (and touchless) voice activation ...

This Week On The TechCrunch Gadgets Podcast: Bye Bye BlackBerry And Vanilla Android On The HTC One/GS4

BlackBerry is “circling the toilet,” as Chris Velazco puts it so eloquently. Meanwhile, Google is now offering stock Android versions of the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4. We’re also mildly interested in Hyundai’s new infotainment system, Blue Link, (especially given Apple’s foray into the car with iOS 7). Just as ...

Kaspersky identifies the most sophisticated Android trojan todate

A new trojan recently identified as “Backdoor.AndroidOS.Obad.a” is being described by Kaspersky as the most sophisticated Android trojan to date. The nasty bit of code utilizes several undocumented security holes to wreak havoc in a number of different ways. Once the trojan successfully infects a device, its first goal is to ...