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Google officially announces Android One in India 

[From Hans] Google launches Android One. “Google has officially launched the Android One platform in India. The initiative sees Google collaborating with Indian vendors Micromax, Karbonn Mobiles and Spice in providing an entry-level smartphone that offers a near-stock Android experience and a turnkey hardware solution. The tagline for Android One in India is “Apni Kismat Apne Haath”, which translates to “Your fate in your hands.”” Read in full.

New Samsung Ad talking about the iPhone 6 Plus

image [From Tom Walker, Eric Mann] Have you seen the new Samsung Ad talking about the iPhone 6 Plus? 

The Phones Show 233 is available for your viewing pleasure 

Speaking of keeping you up to pace with technology news The Phones Show is available for your viewing pleasure. “News catch-up, Facepalm, Lumia 530” Deets after the jump.

The latest TechTalk podcast is available for your listening pleasure 

The latest TechTalk podcast is available for your listening pleasure - a firm favourite for me. “Just three days later, in a super sized special edition, Kev gives his first impressions of the Moto G 2014 Edition, Nick wins the predictions battle and we give our thoughts on the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.” Listen after the jump.

The best to-do list apps for iPhone 

[From Hans] A good editorial from iDownload Blog on task lists for the iPhone. Personally I use something called GoTasks, I have always used it and it works out well for me. “Not everyone needs a super duper comprehensive getting-things-done list. I may need to be able to schedule out every moment of my day, but it wasn’t always like that. I used to just make lists, which I think is the best way to be the most productive. Sometimes, you need a little bit of both. A solid list-making app can go hand-in-hand with a robust scheduling app.” Read in full.

Best of both worlds.

[From Mark Dunne] Sammy, great site I love both Android and IOS. Each platform has both have their pros and cons. Personally I love my iPad Air and my Galaxy Note 3. Best of both worlds.

AT&T Announces it Breaks Sales Record With iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus 

[From Hans] Record breaking iPhone 6 sales. “Earlier in the day, AT&T executive Ralph de la Vega publicly stated to Re/code that Friday morning was a successful pre-launch for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus and that the demand for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus has been higher than any other iPhone in AT&T’s history – and that’s all of them, because AT&T was the first carrier to get the iPhone.” Read in full

Tim Cook talks Steve Jobs, Beats buyout and more in Charlie Rose interview 

[From Hans] Well worth watching. “Apple CEO Tim Cook is making the media rounds this week, following his company’s big product unveiling event on Tuesday. He’s spoken with ABC, The Wall Street Journal and several other outlets, and today he has popped up in an interview on PBS’ The Charlie Rose Show.” Read in full

A Watch Guy's Thoughts On The Apple Watch  

[From Thomas JK] Thanks TJK a interesting editorial on the Apple Watch, worth reading. “I was lucky enough to be invited to Cupertino to witness the announcement of the Apple Watch firsthand, and though I do not believe it poses any threat to haute horology manufactures, I do think the Apple Watch will be a big problem for low-priced quartz watches, and even some entry-level mechanical watches.” Read in full

iCloud Photo Library Feature Demoted to Beta Status and SMS Continuity Feature Delayed 


[From Hans] I hope this does get sorted, it’s a feature I look forward to. “Although the iCloud Photo Library was available during the iOS 8 beta testing period, Apple seems to have demoted the feature to beta status and even went as far as removing it from the iOS 8 golden master, which is the software set to be distributed to the public next week.” Read in full

'Incredible' Response to iPhone 6 and 6 Plus as Apple Sets Overnight Pre-Order Sales Record - Mac Rumors 

[From Hans] This really is great to read. “Despite some significant hurdles that saw the U.S. Apple Online store remaining down until almost 3 AM Pacific Time and issues with ordering in the Apple Store app, it appears that Apple has set a new record for iPhone orders with last night’s iPhone 6 and 6 Plus pre-orders.” Read in full

Analyst predicts 11 million Galaxy Note 4 and 1 million Galaxy Note Edge units will be shipped in 2014  

[From Thomas JK] Still a lot for the Note 4 but I’d thought more for the Edge. “A Hyundai Securities analyst expects Samsung to ship 11 million units of the Galaxy Note 4 and just 1 million units of the Galaxy Note Edge. The former’s shipments won’t eclipse that of its predecessor, Galaxy Note 3, which was released around the same time last year.” Read in full

A Flood of Samsung Smartphone Trade-In Requests Surface After iPhone 6 Unveiling 

[From Hans] Trade in proving popular. “Old iPhone owners aren’t the only ones that are making the jump though – many Samsung users are also eager to upgrade their experience. According to buyback service, Gazelle, trade-ins of Samsung devices were up threefold on a weekly basis immediately after the media event this past week” Read in full

iPhone 6 Plus Shipping Times Slip to 3-4 Weeks 

[From Hans] I’m glad I got my order in on time. “The demand for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus has far surpassed any iPhone to date, and 11 hours after the beginning of pre-orders, Apple’s Web site is now showing a 3-4 week shipping estimate for Apple’s new iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone 6, on the other hand, shows that it will ship immediately on September 19th (the launch date) on Apple’s Web site.” Read in full

So I’ve purchased the iPhone 6 Plus

I could not help myself, I went and did it, I purchased the new iPhone 6 Plus. Yes it is a temptation and I would categorise myself as an Apple fan boy but the larger screen, slimmer design, better camera and increased battery life was all too tempting. I used the Apple app on my iPhone, it’s loads fast and it is one click purchasing, plus the Apple.com website was still down so it was easier using the app. So I will let you know my thoughts once the new iPhone arrives, however I noticed that some devices are already selling out, we shall see what happens. I hope that you are having a great day.

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