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Best alternative messaging apps: BBM, LINE, Kik, Viber and more

Unfortunately, the messaging ecosystem is a mess across all of today’s smartphones. Instant messaging does not have a universal protocol that all apps can tap into (like email, for example) so our conversations are tied to the messaging services that we use. That makes switching between messaging apps difficult as our friend lists, conversations, account…

“iPhone 5” pictures emerge from assembly line, NFC chip in tow?

We’re getting very used to seeing various iPhone 5 components being flashed around the web, but this latest rumor appears to show images that have been snapped directly from the assembly line. The pictures were spotted in a Photobucket album, and of the 9 photos in the album, 6 could conceivably be credited to the iPhone 5. The pictures point to an…

New iPad shipments arrive at Best Buy

With the new iPad’s March 16 launch just a few days away, photos have started to hit the web of the tablets as they arrive at Best Buy locations across the country. The photo in questions was sent into Engadget by an anonymous tipster. Best Buy will be selling the new iPad on launch day, along with Radio Shack, Sam’s Club, Target, Walmart,…

Apple users getting Samsunged?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?f&v=vOSgfvTC35A Samsung has yet again released an attack ad against Apple promoting their new Galaxy S II, this one introducing a new term: Samsunged. The Korean company is obviously going for the Google approach by making their company’s name into a verb (like Googled). I am assuming that to be “Samsunged” means that…

My iPhone launch day experience

Since the iPhone 4S announcement, I’ve made it pretty clear that I do not plan to upgrade my device (though I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t tempted once or twice). As such, you won’t find me joining The Woz and many of you in line at the Apple Store today. However, in the spirit of the launch, and the dedication many of you are expressing through your…

Woz waits like the rest of us

People all over are lining up outside of Apple stores to make sure they get the latest iDevice before everyone else. Well, it looks like the co-founder of Apple Steve Wozniak is a mere mortal when it comes to getting the latest Apple products. If you were to head to the Apple store on Santa Cruz Avenue in downtown Los Gatos, you would find him at the head…

Getting in line for the iPhone 5 already? One guy is…

Its not unheard of for people to camp out in front of stores to get the latest products as soon as they are available. You see it outside clothing stores and electronic stores around the holidays all the time. But only at an Apple store would you see a man getting in line for an unannounced product a month before it is scheduled to come out. Well…