The new HTC One looks like the best Android phone yet

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HTC today officially announced their latest flagship smartphone. The HTC One (M8) features a refined design, larger display, and various internal and functional upgrades over last year’s HTC One (which was, for those keeping track, the M7). (more…)

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NetworkModeMenu tweak coming soon to iOS 7

att-4g-lte-logoA new tweak, called NetworkModeMenu, is on its way to iOS 7 if a new concept vide posted on Vine is to be believed. The tweak intends to give users the ability to decide which kind of cellular network they would like their iPhone to stay connected to. For example, AT&T and 3G  and 4G are available and you only want to use 3G to save data, this tweak will lock it in. (more…)

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Mac OS X turned 13 yesterday

thYesterday marked an anniversary that largely went unnoticed, likely due to it not ending in a “0″ or a “5.” However, Mac OS X — the operating system that continues to power the Mac line, and that even forms the basis of iOS, after many revisions and changes — turned 13. On March 24, 2001, Apple began shipping Mac OS X 10.0.

I’m a relative late-comer to the OS X world, as my first experiences were with OS X 10.5 Leopard on a Hackintosh HP Mini 1000. However, since then, I haven’t looked back: OS X has, hands down, become my operating system of choice, and it’s what makes the Mac line continue to be the best computers you can buy.

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NPR News now on iTunes Radio

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Apple’s first news station on iTunes Radio features NPR News. Re/code reports that the station will feature some of the most popular shows on NPR:

NPR’s station, which should be live today, will offer a free stream, 24 hours a day, which mixes live news with segments from pre-recorded shows like “All Things Considered” and “The Diane Rehm Show.” NPR officials say that within weeks, some of the broadcaster’s local stations should begin offering their own stations, with a similar mix of live and taped news.

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UK iTunes and App Store prices may rise soon

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Due to new laws, digital retailers such as Apple, Amazon, and various others may have to increase their prices by up to 20% to comply with new VAT laws. According to The Guardian:

The budget document said: “As announced at budget 2013, the government will legislate to change the rules for the taxation of intra-EU business to consumer supplies of telecommunications, broadcasting and e-services. From 1 January 2015 these services will be taxed in the member state in which the consumer is located, ensuring these are taxed fairly and helping to protect revenue.”

Large companies currently get around the UK’s 20% VAT rate by selling their digital goods from countries within Europe that have lower rates. That trick, under the updated law, would be illegal.

[MacRumors]

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