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TI announces iBeacon support across its Bluetooth portfolio

There are a few solutions for deploying iBeacons in a venue, but Texas Instruments is striving to make it even easier with their newly updated SimpleLink SensorTag and reference designs for the Bluetooth beacons. TI is also rolling out support for iBeacons across their entire Bluetooth low-energy portfolio. But for those that don't want to take the raw chips and radios to build their own modules, TI's SensorTag is a "low cost, small form-factor broadcaster reference design" that can be deployed as a whole unit.

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Amazon merging Kindle documents and Cloud Drive, 10GB combined free storage

Good news this morning for Kindle owners; it seems you're likely to be waking up to some changes in the way your cloud documents storage works that results in a combined 10GB of free Amazon Cloud Drive. We've received a tip that this is pushing out, and that the merger of 5GB of Kindle documents and 5GB of Amazon Cloud Drive is now amounting to a combined 10GB account that covers everything. Pretty neat.

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iPhone 5c 8GB goes on sale in more countries across Europe

It looks like Apple's latest model in the iPhone 5c line, the 8GB version, is beginning to go on sale in some additional countries today. We've received a tip that it has just this morning gone on sale in the Czech Republic for the first time, while the folks at 9to5Mac have confirmed it has also gone on sale in The Netherlands, Sweden, Italy, Belgium and Poland.

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Manufacturers and carriers get together to bring anti-theft tools to smartphones

Apple, Google, and Microsoft are but a few of the names that have announced a commitment to including features to deter smartphone theft in all future products. Even the carriers are on board, with the big four announcing support and commitment as well.

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Rogers has new international roaming plans and they're still awful

Rogers has announced some new roaming add-ons for Canadian travelers. Not too long ago, Rogers unveiled a $7.99 daily roaming plan for the U.S. (which already faces stiff competition against WIND’s $15 unlimited plan), and this new one is built for roaming worldwide. But don’t get too excited; it’s $9.99 for a day for up to 20 MB (depending on where you're going), with no voice or text.

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Prototype of Amazon's smartphone leaks out, could make iOS 7 parallax look tame by comparison

Today we're getting our first look at what may well be Amazon's first foray into the smartphone arena, courtesy of a scoop from BGR. What we see here is a prototype, BGR writes, and clearly shows some of the interesting hardware features. A series of cameras on the front of the 4.7-inch device are said to be of the infrared variety, used to track your face and eyes to change how things look on the display, giving a 3D effect without the usual 3D hangups.

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Pioneer adding Apple CarPlay to existing in-dash hardware

Pioneer has confirmed that they’ll have a selection of CarPlay-friendly aftermarket dash systems available this summer thanks to an upcoming firmware update. The five receivers due to get that update are the AVIC-8000NEX, AVIC-7000NEX, AVIC-6000NEX, AVIC-5000NEX and AVH-4000NEX. The update will enable hands-free call handling, Siri commands, media playback, GPS directions, and all of the other good stuff CarPlay is built for.

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Alleged photo of iPhone 6 front leaks, showing larger screen real estate

A photo has been published on a Chinese forum, claiming to show off the larger front panel of the unannounced iPhone 6. According to the account which uploaded the image, what we're looking at is an iPhone factory. The iPhone 5s is also featured in the photo to act as a comparison, illustrating the increase in display size of the reportedly new front panel.

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Cyber-shot QX cameras get a firmware update

Sony has released a firmware update for the Cybershot QX10 and QX100 lens cameras, bringing them to version 3.0. Included changes are the ability to half-press the shutter button to focus, reduced connection times for NFC pairing, and the ability to use the camera key on an Xperia device for the shutter release. Links to download the new firmware, as well as installation instructions for both Windows and Apple computers are after the break.

Via: Xperia Blog

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BlackBerry pressing courts to stop sales of Typo keyboards

BlackBerry is pushing to immediately halt sales of the Typo keyboard case for iPhone. While Typo insists that they are a small company that lacks the capability to produce a large quantity of keyboards, BlackBerry alleges that Typo has contradicted these statements, flooding the market with keyboards before an injunction could be imposed.

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