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Earlier today we reported that according to an analyst, Samsung was reportedly in talks with RIM about licensing Blackberry 10. This isn?t the first time that it has been suggested that a company was interested in either taking over the Blackberry arm of RIM or licensing its software, and while RIM has admitted that they are looking into the possibility of licensing out their technology, Samsung has come forward and denied the recent reports. In a request for comment from All Things D, a Samsung spokesperson was quoted as saying, ?Samsung Electronics has not considered the acquisition of Research In Motion or licensing BB10.? So there you have it, unless Samsung was trying to be coy with us, it seems that there is no possibility of Samsung licensing Blackberry 10 or taking over RIM in the near future. While this has been discussed before in the past, what are your thoughts about another OEM putting out Blackberry devices? Yay or nay?By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Samsung could license BlackBerry 10, Analyst does not believe Blackberry 10 will be able to steal any market share from Apple,
If you?re looking for an iPhone case that will provide lighting as a form of notification, you might recall that not too long ago we reported on the FLASHr Kickstarter project. If you can?t wait for that project to take off or if you?d like an alternative, Adrienne Maloof and Robert Croak have come up with a set of iPhone cases that will do something similar. Dubbed OMG Cases, these casings for the iPhone will come with a set of lights that will light up, glow, pulsate and offer dynamic light patterns. (more…)By Ubergizmo. Related articles: These mini iPad and iPhone pins from the London Olympics are pretty cute, More alleged next-gen iPhone components surface,
If you?ve been eyeing the third-generation iPad but felt that it might be a little out of your budget, it seems that Apple?s online refurbished stores have been recently updated to include third-gen iPads. If you don?t mind owning a previously owned product then perhaps the refurbished store might be worth checking out. Granted the savings on each tablet is only $50, we guess it?s better than nothing and will probably please those who have been keeping their eyes open for a deal. After all with a refurbished tablet, Apple will be replacing its outer shell, its battery and will give you full warranty on the device as well, making it a pretty good deal especially for the 16GB WiFi only model which is currently selling for $449 after the $50 savings.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: These mini iPad and iPhone pins from the London Olympics are pretty cute, The STRUT LaunchPort System for the iPad will cost you $1,250,
If the Retina Display on the new MacBook Pro has dazzled and blown you away, you might want to take into consideration the future. By future we mean that if you plan to keep your MacBook Pro for the next few years, it is natural that wear and tear will take place, and there is also the likelihood that the laptop?s battery life will not be what it was when you first bought it. While certain laptop manufacturers allow the battery to be removed while charging, unfortunately this is not the case for the MacBook Pro.
So if you?re wondering how much it might cost you to replace the battery, the folks at iFixit have completed their repair guide for the MacBook Pro and has estimated that it could cost you a whopping $500 to have the battery replaced. They are also working under the assumption that the “technicians follow the safer Apple-suggested procedure and replace the entire upper case assembly along with the battery.” We can?t say we?re too surprised since iFixit dubbed the MacBook Pro with Retina Display as being the ?least repairable? laptop to date. $500 is indeed a lot to pay for a battery replacement so if you are still considering getting a laptop that will last you say, the next 5-6 years, then perhaps this is something worth taking into account.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Hard Candy may ship first Macbook Pro with Retina hard case , 49.46% of Mac gamers on Steam are using the MacBook Pro,
If you?re a fan of the novelty or the collectible, you might be interested to learn that in conjunction with the 2012 London Olympics, Apple been giving away a set of pins designed in the likeness of the iPad and iPhone on a daily basis. Only 1,000 are given out each day and they can be had at some of Apple?s retail stores located in the London area. They are given out on a first come first serve basis, so you really want these pins, you might have to go early to avoid disappointment. We have to admit that they are pretty cute and are probably the closest thing we can get to an iPad mini, at least for now until Apple announces it (if it even exists to begin with). For those who do not live in London or who did not drop by for the Olympics, don?t worry as there are enterprising sellers out there who have put these pins up for sale on eBay. They are pretty pricey for pins but we guess they might be worth something to collectors out there.
[Image credit ? Andrew Wingert]By Ubergizmo. Related articles: 40% of device thefts in NYC are reportedly Apple products, Samsung not allowed to use Steve Job's quotes on Android for upcoming trial,
While OS X Mountain Lion might be Apple?s latest operating system at the moment, it might not really be the greatest as far as MacBook Pro users are concerned. According to a test conducted by Ars Technica, they have discovered that there might be evidence to suggest that it could be draining battery life on MacBooks faster than its predecessor, OS X Lion. Their test results have shown that they have lost about 38% of runtime after upgrading to OS X Mountain Lion. This is compared to the 8 hours they managed to achieve with Lion versus the 5 hours they got with Mountain Lion. Of course these tests can hardly be called scientific, but this is not the first report of battery drain when the operating system was launched. There is a thread on the Apple support forums where there are many reports on MacBook users complaining about how battery life has dropped considerably after installing Mountain Lion. Any OS X Mountain Lion users on MacBooks who can attest to these claims, or do you find that battery life has not differed that much from OS X Lion?By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Demo Mac units at Apple's retail stores might not be running OS X Mountain Lion due to some hiccups, OS X Mountain Lion seeded to Apple Care reps ahead of launch, 25th of July release looking more certain,
As we get closer to September, which is purportedly when the next-gen iPhone will be announced, images of alleged leaked components are starting to become more commonplace. It wasn?t too long ago when the SIM tray for the next-gen iPhone was spotted, revealing Apple?s plans to use the nano SIM standard for its upcoming device. Now thanks to the folks at iColorOS, more images of the next-gen iPhone have surfaced. This is not a photo of the fully assembled device, but rather some of the alleged components belonging to the phone. This includes the glass cover, internal sensors, external buttons along with a thin sheet of metal which we assume belongs to the iPhone?s back.
Now if you?ve seen the leaked images before, you will know that the next-gen iPhone is expected to be two-toned in color, with the middle of the backplate being a different shade compared to the rest of the device. If that is true, then this metal sheet may very well be it. We?re not sure if this was done purely for aesthetic reasons or for EMI shielding and whatnot, but we guess we will have to wait and see if the final product will actually look like the leaked images. In any case be sure to check back with us in September for the details! Until then we suggest you take this with a grain of salt.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Purported next-gen iPhone front panel part leaks, "confirms" larger display, Purported next-gen iPhone headphone jack and earpiece component surfaces,
Good news international Samsung Galaxy S3 owners, if you were one of the few that has been experiencing the ?cell standby? battery drain issue, you should have received a notification today that informed you that you have an update. In case you didn?t receive the notification just yet or have yet to check your phone, this is a tiny OTA update that should be about under 1MB in size. Dubbed as a ?stability improvement? patch, this update will reportedly bump your baseband version up to XXLH1 which we assume will fix some of the issues there might be with the phone?s radio firmware. However since we don?t have the Galaxy S3, we can?t confirm if this OTA update will address any radio issues you have with your phone, but if you have updated and notice improvements, let us know in the comments below! In the meantime for those who have yet to update, you can try manually pulling it by going to your phone?s Settings > About device > Software updates.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE is their first Voice over LTE smartphone, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean updates headed for Galaxy S2, Galaxy S3, Galaxy Note and Galaxy Note 2,
We?re not sure how many of you guys are fans of pico projectors, but in case you are and you can appreciate perhaps your laptop or tablet to project slideshows, word documents, movies and the likes, you might be interested to learn that a company dubbed STMicroelectronics has recently acquired an Israeli company by the name of bTendo. This is important to note because both companies have worked together in the past to produce a projector that can fit into a module measuring 1.7 cubic centimeters and is less than 5mm thick. The company plans to introduce this technology into future smartphones, digital cameras and laptops and reportedly have given out samples of their technology to potential customers. Naturally they declined to name their customers but it will be interesting to see if pico projectors will become more mainstream or if it end up just being a novelty. What do you guys think? Would you like your future mobile devices to sport integrated projectors?By Ubergizmo. Related articles: 3-axis gyroscope from STMicroelectronics, Nikon 1 J2 announced officially,