By Poornima Gupta and Padraic Halpin SAN FRANCISCO/DUBLIN (Reuters) – Apple has operated almost tax-free in Ireland since 1980, welcomed by a government keen to bring jobs to what was then one of Europe's poorest countries, former company executives and Irish officials have said. Chief Executive Tim Cook faced criticism from a Senate subcommittee in Washington on Tuesday over the iPad and iPhone maker's tax practices, which had been shrouded from full view behind secretive tax-exempt Irish-based corporate entities. …
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It’s a spiritual sequel to Hot Pursuit, seemingly. EA has announced Need for Speed: Rivals, a current and next generation Frostbite-powered racer from Ghost Games in Gothenberg, which we outed as a Need for Speed developer in February. It will release on 19th November 2013 for current gen platforms, and will hit Xbox One and PS4 later this year. Click here to read the full article
Samsung’s fabled flexible displays are one of the most hotly anticipated technological developments in recent memory, and today MobiLeaks has brought us a leaked concept showing off one such display. As you can see in the picture, this leak is a full render of a new Samsung 10″ tablet, and if thats not enough, the leak came with some specs too. The flexible screen is a full 1080p HD resolution (1920×1080 pixels) and has a front facing 3-megapixel camera. Inside is Samsung’s very own Exynos 5 Octa processor clocked at 1.6 GHz, 2 GB of RAM, an 8000 mAh battery and 16 or 32 GB storage options, expandable via
It’s here! The gigantic 6.1-inch Huawei Ascend Mate, which makes even the Samsung Galaxy S4 look puny, has landed on our shores, and it can be yours for less than the price of a Samsung Galaxy Note 2!
Samsung’s Galaxy Mega 6.3 phablet might have topped Huawei’s 6.1-inch behemoth on the size sheet, but it doesn’t keep up in the specs department. Under the 720p HD Gorilla Glass-coated display, you’ll find a beefy 1.5GHz quad-core processor coupled up with 2GB of RAM and an eight-megapixel camera strapped on the back. The Mate runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and claims an epic battery life of 22 hours of talk time. No need to be put off by the epic screen size either: Huawei’s made some clever tweaks to the software to help you use it one handed, like a keyboard that pops up to one side, in easy reach of your thumb.
What’s even more impressive is the price. Expansys has it priced up at £335 SIM-free, which is a whole lot cheaper than the £450 the Galaxy Note 2 would set you back, or even the £470 that the Galaxy Mega 6.3 will cost. For a whole lot less, you get a lot more phone for your cash, and a decent spec list that will last you for ages, as long as you don’t get tired of wielding a massive phone – or embarrassed!
Think you’ll be cashing in on this giant phablet, or are you waiting for Samsung’s next big phone? Let us know what you think in the comments below.
Apple’s case against Samsung grows larger, and indicates that the company’s next target could be Google itself thanks to alleged Siri patent infringement
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Samsung has shipped 10 million Galaxy S4 smartphones in less than a month, easily beating its previous record, and celebrates with the promise of new colours
Twitter is an extremely popular social media site, and like all other popular services, it suffers from its share of security concerns. Well, today Twitter is stepping up to help ease some of those security issues by introducing two-factor authentication for accounts. Basically, you can set up your account to require a confirmed phone number to verify you whenever you log into Twitter from a new location. This cuts down on unauthorized use from someone stealing your credentials and logging into your account miles away. Setup is simple; go to your account settings page, check the option to require a verification code when you sign in