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Facebook enables Photo Sync, automatic picture uploading for iPhone and Android

Facebook has taken a page out of its rivals’ books and activated a little feature called Photo Sync.

What the heck is it? In a nutshell, Photo Sync automatically uploads your smartphone pics to a private Facebook album, allowing you to easily pick and choose which pictures to share.

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Review of the week

Review of the week

Lewis Curdie  Dec. 1, 2012 at 13:00

Hello, from Friday night! Completely sober, I hasten to add. How weird is this? Anything could happen in the 12 hours between penning this article and publication. Or, more realistically, nothing will happen.

Where were we? Ah yes, mobile phones. What happened this week? Well, I’m glad you asked. I’ve laid out 42 – yes, forty-two – slabs of news headline below for your perusal. Most comments? Get this; the Lenovo IdeaTab article. For serious.

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Apple to ditch Samsung in favour of TSMC?

Team Cook and Team Shin have a funny old relationship. While the two are seemingly never out of court, with Apple claiming that Samsung copies its every move and Sammo insisting that the iPhone couldn’t exist without its technology, Apple is in fact one of Samsung’s biggest clients.

We heard a few months ago that Apple was looking to spread the supply chain love, and now we’re hearing that it might ditch Samsung’s CPUs.

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Sony in third place: how the hell did that happen?

Sony in third place: how the hell did that happen?

Lewis Curdie  Nov. 28, 2012 at 13:00

Yesterday evening, Martin relayed the somewhat surprising news that Japanese manufacturer Sony took third place in the Q3 smartphone arms race – that’s according to the folks at IDC.

It’s probably fair to say the question on everyone’s lips (literally, in the case of Pondlife) was: “How the hell did that happen?” Sony Mobile, third only to Apple and Samsung? Zuh?

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Sony rises to global smartphone No. 3 behind Samsung and Apple

Samsung and Apple may be the  dominant forces in smartphone land circa 2013, but Sony Mobile has quietly moved its way into third place, according to IDC.

The analyst firm’s numbers for Q3 sees Sony jump three places on last year’s positions, pushing past RIM, Nokia and HTC in the process.

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Analyst: iPhone profits have ‘likely peaked’

Analyst: iPhone profits have ‘likely peaked’

Lewis Curdie  Nov. 27, 2012 at 14:00

We’ve hosted plenty of Apple-related negativity on our hallowed pages of late. Over the weekend, we heard a former engineer describe Apple’s web services as a “clusterf*ck”.

Worse still, Apple’s stock is taking a bit of a bashing, and now some analyst guy is telling us that the Californian manufacturer’s profit per unit on the iPhone has – in all likelihood – “peaked”. Sucks to be Apple.

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Will.i.am camera accessory to turn iPhone into ‘genius-phone’

Will.i.am camera accessory to turn iPhone into ‘genius-phone’

Lewis Curdie  Nov. 26, 2012 at 18:00

Will.i.am isn’t all about making terrible pop music; he also has a penchant for technology. He appeared in the CNN newsroom “via hologram” in 2008, and more recently had a song beamed back from Mars.

Now Will.i.am is on the verge of releasing a new iPhone accessory that promises to greatly enhance the camera.

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Budget iPhone coming in 2014? Apple's great temptation

Say what you like about the Apple iPhone, but it isn't exactly cheap. And yet Apple can't seem to make enough of the things, and each new release sees a repeat of the usual stock shortages and queuing-round-the-block madness that are now par for the course for an iPhone launch.

So why, then, would Apple be considering launching a budget edition of its wonder-phone, one that will retail for as little as £125, or so the theory goes? Simple – because you and I don't matter any more.

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Former Apple guy: ‘Apple’s approach to the web has been a clusterf*ck’

Former Apple guy: ‘Apple’s approach to the web has been a clusterf*ck’

Lewis Curdie  Nov. 24, 2012 at 16:00

Californian manufacturer Apple clearly gets a lot of things right, primarily when it comes to product design and marketing. People just want Apple goodies.

But it’s far from infallible, with iTunes standing out as the classic Apple bugbear, and now a former Apple engineer has described their various web-based ventures as nothing short of “a mess”. Oh dear.

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Review of the week

Review of the week

Lewis Curdie  Nov. 24, 2012 at 13:00

Another week, another swollen bag of news juice. 'S'happenin'? Well, Apple and Samsung continue to bicker, and we're still waiting for BlackBerry 10. Same old.

The Nokia Lumia 920 'selling like hotcakes' story claimed the most comments, with plenty of constructive squabbling about prices, and some token jabs at Apple. Y'know, since we were talking about the Nokia Lumia 920.

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