Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo spotted for preorder in Belgium?

The rumored Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo might soon be officially announced, if a recent leak is to be believed.

Samsung-tracking site Sammobile on Thursday said that it received a tip from a reader claiming that a Galaxy Note 3 Neo preorder page has been designed and will soon go up on a Belgian retailer Web site. According to the site, the preorder price is 599 euros ($818). The tipster didn't know, however, when the page might go live.

The Galaxy Note 3 Neo is expected to come with a 5.5-inch display and 8-megapixel camera. It's believed … Read more

Rose gold Samsung Galaxy Note 3 coming to Verizon

Samsung quietly announced that Verizon will be the only US carrier to offer the Galaxy Note 3 in a new color. A short mention on the hardware maker's Web site confirms Verizon will carry the 5.7-inch smartphone in Rose Gold.

Unfortunately, the phone's exact availability isn't clear, but we can assume it'll cost the same as the Jet Black and Classic White versions -- $299.99 on contract. And, while Samsung does have Rose Gold accents for both black and white body colors, it appears Verizon may only carry the white and rose gold version. … Read more

Samsung Galaxy S5 could have the look of Windows Phone

Samsung wants ours to be a world full of widgets, if what we saw at CES and the latest leaks of the purported Galaxy S5 home screen are any indication.

Prolific leaker Evleaks initially posted the above images earlier this month, and then later shared the below shots on Twitter of an apparent new home screen design that borrows from both the tiled look of Windows 8 and the constantly updating "cards" of relevant data that Google Now users will find familiar. … Read more

Take simple notes with simple iPhone note-taking app Noted

I've yet to discover a note-taking app that's lasted me more than a week. Typically, I find they require too many taps to create a note or get in and out of an existing note and I soon return to my trusted method of jotting down notes on an actual pad of paper. The thing is, I often wish I had that pad of paper with me instead of my iPhone, which I carry with me pretty much everywhere I go. Thus, I continue on my search for a simple note-taking app.

Today, I came across Noted by Tack, … Read more

Review: Quick Note for Mac syncs notes automatically between your Mac and iPhone

Quick Note for Mac lets you type a note on your Mac that will almost instantly appear on your iPhone or vice versa. This is a very convenient piece of software that does just what it promises. It syncs your devices automatically through iCloud, so you don't even have to create a new account or log in to the app. As long as both your iPhone and Mac are logged in to the same Apple account, you're ready to share notes.

When you install Quick Note, it opens a small window and you can immediately start typing. This … Read more

11 must-see videos from CES 2014

LAS VEGAS -- During the full week that we spent at CES 2014, CNET TV was hard at work filming every corner of the annual techapalooza. From stage-shy movie directors to the new Roku TV, we captured it all on camera. So, if you couldn't be in Vegas, here are the top 11 CNET TV videos for your viewing pleasure.

1. Michael Bay quits Samsung's press conference In an bizarre, -- and painfully awkward -- moment, "Transformers" director Bay walked off the stage during Samsung's press conference before he could chat about one of the … Read more

Android 4.4 KitKat starts to hit Galaxy Note 3

Owners of the international version of Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 should expect Android 4.4.2 KitKat to flavor their phablets before too long.

The latest version of Android for the Note 3 has already begun showing up in Poland, according to blog site Sammobile, where users must download and install it via Samsung's Kies software. An over-the-air variant is expected to appear as well.

No specific dates were revealed to indicate when additional regions might see the update. But other Note 3 owners around the globe will likely receive it sometime over the next couple of weeks.… Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo photo leaks online

Samsung's alleged Galaxy Note 3 Neo or Note 3 Lite may have gotten its first public exposure courtesy of a leaked photo.

Tweeted by Sammobile on Friday, the image reportedly displays the Note 3 Neo side by side with the regular Note 3. The two phones look alike except the Neo is slightly smaller.

Beyond the model number, SM-N750/5, Sammobile's tweet didn't serve up any details about the phone. But a story out Wednesday from blog site GSMArena claimed to have the specs via an unnamed tipster.

The Note 3 Neo may resemble the full Note 3Read more

Samsung exec: We're being more cautious with unproven device features

LAS VEGAS -- Samsung has never hesitated to release to introduce far-out features in its mobile devices, but that may be changing a bit.

The Korean electronics giant is "becoming a little more cautious about integrating unproven technologies in devices," Ryan Bidan, director of product marketing for Samsung's US mobile business, told CNET here at the Consumer Electronics Show. That includes fingerprint or iris scanning or any other technologies the company has considered using in its gadgets, he said.

"What we want to make sure is not only does it have a useful purpose, but does … Read more

Review: NoteCard for Mac creates notecards for all kinds of projects and ideas

NoteCard for Mac allows you to create multiple cards containing lists, ideas, or anything else you want to write down so you don't forget. You can then organize these notes into stacks or drag them to the edge of the screen to create a tab that you can expand again later. Notes can also be minimized to save space and you can move multiple notes around on one sheet or create a new sheet for a new project.

The first time you open NoteCard for Mac, you will be greeted with a sheet containing several sample notes. Each of … Read more