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Top 5 third-party keyboards for iOS 8

Top 5 third-party keyboards for iOS 8

One of the best new features of iOS 8 is the ability to (finally) add a third-party custom keyboard that will work throughout the entire operating system. iOS users, it's time to find out what you've been missing out on.

5 things to know before installing iOS 8

5 things to know before installing iOS 8

The latest version of Apple's mobile operating system is now available for download on all iPhones from the 4S on, as well as newer iPads. Here are five things you should know before deciding if you want to upgrade.

Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus telco price plans comparison (Updated)

Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus telco price plans comparison (Updated)

Both the contract-free and 2-year contract prices for Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have been announced by the three telcos here. Who has the best deal? We tally them up, and here's what we found.

Sony launches complete range of Xperia Z3 smartphones and tablets in Singapore

Sony launches complete range of Xperia Z3 smartphones and tablets in Singapore

Following the unveiling of Sony's new range of Z3 products at IFA 2014, the entire portfolio was officially launched in Singapore today. More details including prices and release dates inside.

Canon announces 4 new cameras, including the highly anticipated EOS 7D Mk II & PowerShot G7 X

Canon announces 4 new cameras, including the highly anticipated EOS 7D Mk II & PowerShot G7 X

Tapping into the F1 theme, Canon held a launch for the highly anticipated EOS 7D Mk II, with three new lenses in tow. Also announced are three new PowerShot compact cameras, including the PowerShot G7 X that packs a 20MP, 1-inch-type sensor. More details after the jump.

6 new camera features in iOS 8 that don't need you to buy an iPhone 6

6 new camera features in iOS 8 that don't need you to buy an iPhone 6

Not getting an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus despite you wanting their improved cameras so badly because you're still under contract or you find them too expensive? If you've a compatible device, here are some camera improvements in the new iOS 8 that don't cost a single dime.

First looks: Nikon D750 full-frame DSLR & Coolpix S6900 selfie camera

First looks: Nikon D750 full-frame DSLR & Coolpix S6900 selfie camera

Nikon just announced the enthusiast-oriented D750 full-frame DSLR, a new 20mm F1.8 lens, a new Speedlight, as well as a new Coolpix camera. We had a chance to have a quick look at these products before they hit the stores here, and here are our first impressions.

AMD Radeon R7 vs. Plextor M6 Pro - Two high-end SSDs challenge for honors

AMD Radeon R7 vs. Plextor M6 Pro - Two high-end SSDs challenge for honors

The AMD Radeon R7 and Plextor M6 Pro are two of the latest high-end SSDs to hit the market. We put them through their paces to see if they can challenge other established high-end SSDs, such as the Samsung SSD 840 Pro and OCZ Vector 150.

Hands-on with the Apple iPhone 6 & 6 Plus (pictures and videos)

Hands-on with the Apple iPhone 6 & 6 Plus (pictures and videos)

Apple's latest iPhones are its biggest yet, so how do they look and feel in real life? Check out our first impressions of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in this hands-on, with photos and videos, plus info on its availability and pricing in Singapore.

Hands-on with the Apple Watch (pictures and video)

Hands-on with the Apple Watch (pictures and video)

This is it: the mythical Apple Watch has finally been revealed! Check out our hands-on with pictures and videos.

Everything we know about the iPhone 6 so far

Everything we know about the iPhone 6 so far

With Apple's big event less than 24 hours away, it's time to take a look at everything we know about the iPhone 6 (or should we say the iPhone Air and iPhone Pro?) so far.

The LG G Watch R is possibly our favorite Android Wear device so far

The LG G Watch R is possibly our favorite Android Wear device so far

Three months after unveiling the G Watch, LG is back with yet another Android Wear device, the G Watch R. Sporting a 1.3-inch Plastic OLED display, the G Watch R will take the fight to the Motorola Moto 360 as they are the only two Android Wear devices in the market with a circular display. Read on to find out more details from our use.

Hands-on: Sony's new mobile devices at IFA 2014

Hands-on: Sony's new mobile devices at IFA 2014

Sony had a stronger presence in IFA 2014 with a string of new mobile devices including two smartphones - the Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact, its first 8-inch tablet – the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, two wearable devices - the Smart Watch 3 and SmartBand Talk. Join us as we check them out in detail at the show floor!

Watch out for the classy looking ASUS Zen Watch!

Watch out for the classy looking ASUS Zen Watch!

Like many of its Android competitors, ASUS has jumped on the smart watch bandwagon with its Zen Watch. Known for their excellent design and engineering expertise, can ASUS cook up a stylish smart watch to take on the competition? We think so. Read on for our initial hands-on experience of the latest wearable device.

A close look at the Samsung Galaxy Alpha and its new metallic frame

A close look at the Samsung Galaxy Alpha and its new metallic frame

Samsung introduced a new design philosophy with the Galaxy Alpha as it is the first phone from the company to sport a metallic frame. Is the change in strategy a good one for Samsung? We share our findings in this hands-on article with the Samsung Galaxy Alpha.

Hands-on: Samsung Gear S smart watch

Hands-on: Samsung Gear S smart watch

Samsung's fourth wearable, the Gear S is shaping up to be the best smart watch in the market with its 2-inch curved Super AMOLED display and 3G connectivity. Join us as we check out what's new in the Gear S at Samsung's Mobile Unpacked Event Episode 2 in Berlin.

Hands-on: Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge

Hands-on: Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge

Samsung just launched the new Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge. We know you would love to check out more photos of it and how it handles, so here's our detailed hands-on experience with both devices!

Exclusive! First looks at the Sound Blaster X7, Creative's new desktop USB DAC and Audio Amplifier

Exclusive! First looks at the Sound Blaster X7, Creative's new desktop USB DAC and Audio Amplifier

Creative's new Sound Blaster X7 is a desktop USB DAC and audio amplifier that connects to your TV, sound system, and smart devices, bringing high quality sound to your home thanks to the high-end 24-bit /192kHz, 127dB desktop USB DAC and audio amplifier that features a Dolby certified decoder.

Experience freestyle photography with the Casio Exilim EX-FR10

Experience freestyle photography with the Casio Exilim EX-FR10

We traveled to Japan to take a closer look at Casio's new Exilim EX-FR10, a surprisingly fun outdoors digital camera with a detachable modular body.

HWZ readers go hands-on with ASUS ZenFone 5 LTE in an exclusive session!

HWZ readers go hands-on with ASUS ZenFone 5 LTE in an exclusive session!

85 HardwareZone members attended an exclusive hands-on session with the ASUS ZenFone 5 LTE and were among the first in Singapore to test out the new smartphone and its updated features. Check out what took place at the event!

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