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Why Apple chooses Imagination for its GPUs

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by on March 6, 2014 6:42 am
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Last month Apple announced that it had extended its license agreement with Imagination Technologies allowing it to use the PowerVR GPUs. Without a doubt Apple is Imagination’s biggest mobile customer, however other chip makers like Samsung, MediaTek, AllWinner also use the same GPUs. What is it that makes these GPUs so popular, especially with Apple?

MWC 2014: Three takeaways

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by on March 3, 2014 9:53 am
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Now that Mobile World Congress 2014 is over, what were the key trends that dominated the show and how do they relate to the next generation of mobile technologies?

How Nokia runs Windows Phone apps on Android

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by on February 28, 2014 3:40 am
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How did Nokia port its MixRadio app to Android? Did Nokia re-write the app in Java? No, what Nokia did was to use a special bit of software from a company called Xamarin that basically lets Windows Phone app run on Android.

Samsung Gear Fit features overview

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by on February 27, 2014 9:25 am
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The Samsung Gear Fit is a hybrid smartwatch and fitness band. Here is an overview of its main features including a look at the Gear Fit Manager app.

Samsung Galaxy S5 software feature overview

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by on February 27, 2014 5:23 am
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Samsung Galaxy S5 Hands on MWC 2014-1160031

The new Samsung Galaxy S5 isn’t only about hardware, Samsung has also tweaked the Touchwiz interface, it may not have all the changes that some users have been asking for, but there are some nice additions.