Here’s what the Future of SmartPhone Market Looks Like According to IDC

It's that time again where "experts" like to look into their crystal ball and try to tell you what the smartphone landscape will look like for the next four years or so. While we all know it's not always going to turn out be the truth - remember, no one saw the rise of the iPhone or Android early on - it's a fun game to play so let's see "what the future holds" shall we? Well, there it is according to this chart. While Android will...

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Microsoft Has a Chromecast-like Miracast Dongle That Just Leaked

According to a report and the above picture from Drwindows.de, Microsoft is working on releasing a Surface-branded, Chromecast-like dongle for their devices. It appears to get power from the USB port with the other end going into the HMDI port on the TV and requires no other special wiring for a connected television. Rumors suggest the device is expected to work with all Windows Phone (WP8 and above) and all of the Surface devices. A...

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Windows Phone 9 Coming Q2-Q3 of Next Year

With the Windows Phone 8.1 developers preview barely in the rear review mirror, rumor has the next big release of the Windows Phone OS about a year away. According to documents leaked on the Neowin forums Windows Phone 9 developers preview will coming to a handset near you in Q2 or Q3 of 2015.  This means that Microsoft is doing major OS updates about every 18 months or so.  While this isn't as fast as say Google is hammering them...

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Google’s Brand Now Worth More Than Apple

The tech world is home to the most valuable companies in the world and it would seem that torch has been passed for world's most valuable brand from one company to another. This is according to Millward Brown, a global research agency that specializes in advertising. This year's findings show that Google has leap frogged Apple in over all value. Keep in mind this is not about money in the bank, which Apple still remains as the richest...

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Verizon Rolling out XLTE Service that Increases Peak Data Speeds

Verizon just announced that they are rolling out a new "faster  internet" on the 700MHz band and they have dubbed it "XLTE".  They claim they are "doubling the 4G LTE bandwidth and providing faster peak speeds in cities coast to coast. While this sound awesome what does it really mean if you are Verizon customer? From what I can gather this new band will not necessarily be any faster than the current LTE banding there will simply be...

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