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Apple pushes out iOS 7.0.5 update for iPhone

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Apple pushes out iOS 7.0.5 update for iPhone
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Apple released the iOS 7.0.5 update on Wednesday, a very minor update for iOS 7 that should fix network issues for the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c in China. The update comes less than two weeks after the launch of the iPhone on China Mobile.  According to MacRumors, the update is only available for select devices, specifically those that are compatible with China's mobile networks. This is the first software update since 7.0.4 in November, which also contained minor bug fixes, including a FaceTime issue that was said to affect every device. The full list of iOS devices that will receive the 7.0.5 update follows below:

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New Video Shows 'iOS in the Car' Functionality from iOS 7.0.3 in Action

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New Video Shows 'iOS in the Car' Functionality from iOS 7.0.3 in Action
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Last week, app developer Steven Troughton-Smith shared a series of screenshots of what seemed to be Apple's "iOS in the Car" feature announced by Apple as "coming soon" to iOS 7 devices. The feature is intended to allow an iOS device to take over the in-dash display of a car, providing access to navigation, phone functions, messages, and music.

Troughton-Smith has now posted a video showing iOS in the Car in action, via a barebones implementation that is actually present in the already released iOS 7.0.3 but not accessible by default. The video shows the feature being run in the iOS Simulator software for developers, with the in-dash display represented by a separate 800x480 window.


In notes posted alongside the video, Troughton-Smith points out that the iOS in the Car feature supports multiple resolutions of external displays, touch inpu…

BlackBerry Makes Global BlackBerry 10.2.1 Rollout Official Starting Today!

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BlackBerry Makes Global BlackBerry 10.2.1 Rollout Official Starting Today!
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BlackBerry has made the much awaited BlackBerry OS 10.2.1 rollout official today. Nothing shocking here but it is starting today in the U.S., Europe, Canada, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America, and will be available for the entire line of smartphones running BlackBerry 10 (including the Porsche Design P'9982). They don't mention anything about the easy to install Android apps in the press release which is odd. Check out the full announcement below:New BlackBerry OS 10.2.1 Lets You Do More, More EasilyUpdate includes hundreds of new enhancements and refinements and is rolling out to customers through carriers around the world beginning todayWATERLOO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Jan. 28, 2014) -Editors Note: There is a photo associated with this press release.BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY)(TSX:BB), a global leader in mobile communications, today announced BlackBerry(R) 10 O…

Microsoft 'Office Online' set to replace existing Word and Excel Web Apps

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Microsoft 'Office Online' set to replace existing Word and Excel Web Apps
The Verge
Microsoft is readying a launch of new "Office Online" branding for its existing Office Web Apps. Sources familiar with Microsoft's plans have revealed to The Verge that Office Online will roll out in the coming weeks, and Microsoft's office.com site will be refreshed to accommodate the changes. The name change follows a similar rebrand for SkyDrive, which is now being christened OneDrive after a trademark case. While the Office Online branding is not related to legal issues, we understand it's largely focused on making the online versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote more accessible and easy to find. ZDNet first reported on Office Online earlier this week.We're told that Microsoft will start using "Excel Online" and "Word Online" monikers instead of the slightly more confusing "Excel Web App" and "Word Web App" names tha…

OS X 10.10 to Feature 'Flatter' Look, but Not as Stark as iOS 7

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OS X 10.10, the next version of OS X which carries the code name of "Syrah", will take a few cues from iOS 7 with a somewhat flatter look compared to OS X Mavericks, but the changes will not result in as stark a look as seen on iOS 7, according to a new report from 9to5Mac. The report comes on the heels of comments from Apple executives reiterating that convergence of iOS and OS X is a "non-goal" for the company.
Instead [of a complete iOS 7-like overhaul], I am expecting OS X 10.10 to have user-interface tweaks that will make the interface “flatter,” but not as stark as iOS 7′s look. I’d also expect some blur and translucency effects in a few places, but not in anyway that is central to the experience like it is on iOS. There will be a little bit more white space, more defined menu bars, and squared-off window controls, but I would not expect a full color palette change and redesigns for every single application and icon.
The report indicates that internal build num…

SkyDrive Is Now OneDrive, Until Microsoft Gets Sued Again

Microsoft's SkyDrive is a terrific little cloud service that doesn't get as much attention as it deserves. Unless, of course, it's being sued by British Sky Broadcasting Group over its name. But now SkyDrive will be called OneDrive, for just as long as is legally allowable.

South Korea to Develop 5G Network 1,000 Times Faster Than 4G

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South Korea to Develop 5G Network 1,000 Times Faster Than 4G
Mashable!
Buffering may be a thing of the past by 2020 in South KoreaThe country's Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MEST) announced Wednesday that it would invest 1.6 trillion won ($1.5 billion) to develop 5G technology that will be 1,000 times faster than 4G LTE and quick enough to allow users to download full-length films (usually an 800-megabyte file) in one second.See also: New Macs Might Support Super-Fast Gigabit Wi-Fi MEST plans to roll out a trial 5G service by 2017 and have a commercial service available by 2020. In addition to developing the 5G network itself, MEST will prioritize developing new, key features for 5G, including Ultra-HD streaming, hologram transmission and upgraded social networking services. Read more...More about Mobile, Technology, Tech, 4g, and South Korea

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First BlackBerry-Foxconn Handset To Debut At MWC 2014

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First BlackBerry-Foxconn Handset To Debut At MWC 2014
Ubergizmo
Back in December 2013, BlackBerry and Foxconn announced a partnership in which it would see Foxconn help BlackBerry manufacture some of their phones. Now the good news is that if you were wondering how long it would take for you to see the fruit of their efforts, it seems that you might not have to wait too long. According to Terry Guo, the chairman of Hon Hai also known as Foxconn, it looks like the first BlackBerry-Foxconn handset will be making its debut at MWC 2014.  According to Guo, "We are working with them to design a new device, and we will showcase multiple devices at the trade show in Barcelona in February."Unfortunately the specifics of said device was not revealed by Guo, although many speculate that it could be the BlackBerry Jakarta, a low-end BlackBerry device that interestingly enough will not sport a physical keyboard, but a full touchscreen display, thus making it a low-cost alternative for cust…

BlackBerry 10.2.1 28th January Launch Date Confirmed

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BlackBerry 10.2.1 28th January Launch Date Confirmed
Ubergizmo
According to the rumors from earlier, it was suggested that BlackBerry could announce BlackBerry 10.2.1 come 28th of January. Given that it's been a while since we last saw a major BlackBerry update, we guess it wouldn't be completely out of the question to think that BlackBerry would have something new to announce. In any case it looks like the rumors have proven to be true because according to the folks at N4BB, they have received an email from BlackBerry in which it was revealed that the launch of BlackBerry 10.2.1 would be taking place on the 29th of January. (more…)Follow:CellPhones, , BlackBerry 10.2.1 28th January Launch Date Confirmed original content from Ubergizmo.


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Microsoft finally makes it easier to shutdown your PC in Windows 8.1 Update 1

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Microsoft finally makes it easier to shutdown your PC in Windows 8.1 Update 1
The Verge
Microsoft is readying a number of improvements to win over desktop PC users with Windows 8.1 Update 1. In the latest round of screenshots from Russian leaker WZor, it appears some of those changes will make it easier for PC users to shut their machines down. The shutdown and restart options are clearly repositioned on the Windows 8.1 Start Screen in the latest Update 1 screenshots, alongside a new search button. It also appears you can right click on Live Tiles and get a context menu for options to resize, pin, and uninstall. It's a subtle change from having to right click and then move to the app bar at the bottom of the display to manage the options.Shutdown and restart options are no longer hidden awayWhile the position of shutdown options seems like a minor point, one criticism with Windows 8 is the way the shutdown and restart options have been hidden away under the new settings options on t…

Windows 8.1 Update 1 reportedly arriving in March

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Screenshots of Microsoft’s next Windows 8 update, expected to be named 8.1 Update 1, have surfaced recently, and reports suggest it may be released in March. ZDNet reports that Microsoft is targeting a March 11th release date for the update, the same day the company releases its monthly security patches. While Microsoft has still not acknowledged Windows 8.1 Update 1 officially, many had expected the company to detail it at the upcoming Build developers conference in April. Instead, it appears Windows 8.1 Update 1 will be a minor update released before Build takes place. ZDNet suggests most of the work is related to decreasing the footprint of Windows 8.1 for low-cost tablets, and The Verge can confirm that’s one particular aim for this update. Other changes include the ability to pin Windows 8-style (“Metro”) apps to the taskbar, and Media Center-like close and minimize buttons on Metro apps. While Microsoft is looking to merge the desktop and Metro worlds a little more closely in fu…

BlackBerry OS 10.2.1 Confirms Launch On 28th January

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With all that jazz about the launch event in Malaysia, word went around that BlackBerry 10 could be launching without the carriers. Besides that, BlackBerry was set to launch the first wave of OS 10.2.1 to all BlackBerry 10 users starting from 28 January has also been confirmed. Are you excited? With the above, it is clear that UK, APAC could just be getting the OS on the first wave and judging by previous trends, the USA could probably wait a long long time and even not see the light of this OS officially. Anyway, the OS that is set to launch is OS 10.2.1.1925. So what do you guys think? Via N4BBUnlock ANY BlackBerry ($6 for Legacy & $39 for BlackBerry 10)!!! @ BerryReview Unlocking StorePosted by Terrence T for ©BerryReview | BlackBerry OS 10.2.1 Confirms Launch On 28th JanuaryIf you liked this article, you might find these interesting:BlackBerry 10.2.1 Rollout Rumored To Start on January 28thBlackBerry PlayBook Sale Now Ending January 28th?BlackBerry 10 January 2013 Device Laun…

Microsoft reportedly planning Windows 9 release in April 2015

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Microsoft reportedly planning Windows 9 release in April 2015
The Verge
Microsoft is currently working on an "Update 1" for Windows 8.1, but the company has bigger plans for the future of Windows as part of a "Threshold" wave of updates. Windows watcher Paul Thurrott reports that the company's Threshold plans will involve a release of Windows 9 around April 2015. Microsoft will allegedly unveil its vision for Windows 9 at the company's Build 2014 developer conference in April, with a release planned for a year later.It appears that Microsoft is currently planning to use the Windows 9 branding and vision as a way to move away from some of the criticisms of the Windows 8 operating system. It's not immediately clear what type of changes will be made to Windows 9, but "Metro 2.0" inside the new OS will reportedly include a major focus on improving Microsoft's new app world and tiles. Previous rumors have suggested Microsoft is planning to separa…