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Apple will unveil a new iPad Air 2 with a anti-reflective laminated display, Touch ID, and a gold color option at its September 9th event, according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. It’s also said that the iPad mini with Retina Display could gain Touch ID Support, notes MacRumors.

In light of limited development resources and the fact that iPad Air contributes more to Apple’s sales and earnings than iPad mini, we think that only iPad Air 2 will see a major upgrade in specs this year, including anti-reflective coating for the cover lens, full lamination for the touch panel, a gold-colored metal casing, an A8 processor, Touch ID/ fingerprint recognition and an 8-megapixel rear camera. iPad mini may be upgraded with fingerprint recognition, if any.

A recent Digitimes report said that suppliers are ramping up production of components for a new iPad Air that will be thinner and feature an improved Touch ID fingerprint sensor. It’s possible that the change in thickness could be due to the laminated display.

Kuo says the anti-reflective display and full lamination could delay the iPad Air 2’s availability until October.
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The Skype app has been updated to let you start a group audio call from your iPhone.

Say “hello” to the new Skype for iPhone. Remastered to put your conversations with the people who matter most at your fingertips. Stay in touch with free messaging, voice or video calls on Skype. 

Features:
• Find all your friends and family in an instant – With over 300 million people using Skype, you’re bound to bump into someone you know.

• Talk with your fingers – No matter where you are, your friends are always available with free messaging.

• Call your world from Skype – Free voice and video calls let you talk to your heart’s content with all your friends and family on Skype.

• Low cost calls to mobiles and landlines too – Keep in touch, even if they’re not on Skype, with low cost calls to mobiles and landlines on the other side of town or the world.

• Share your favorite snaps – Take a great photo you want to share? Send it over Skype to friends and family and you won’t have to worry about email size limits or expensive MMS charges.

• Video messaging – Record life’s everyday moments and share them with the people who matter most, with free and unlimited video messaging over Skype.

• Chat with anyone, anywhere – Skype’s available on smartphones, tablets, Macs, PCs, and even TVs. Whatever your friends or family use, Skype is there. Simple.

What’s New In This Version:
Start a group audio call from your iPhone.
• Turn a chat, an audio call or a video call into a group audio call with up to four people.
• Add (or remove) people to an existing call.

Accessibility improvements
• New messages are now read out from anywhere in the app and reliability has also been improved.
• Delete recent conversations using the VoiceOver rotor.

General improvements

You can download Skype for iPhone from the App Store for free.

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Samsung has introduced the Galaxy Note Edge, a new smartphone that features a curved edge screen.

Samsung’s relentless pursuit of the best in innovation through the optimization of mobile technology and the user experience has led to the debut of the innovative and unique Galaxy Note Edge. Taking the Galaxy Note experience to the next level, the Note Edge provides users with a new way to access information, engage with their mobile device, and express their personality and tastes. The Galaxy Note Edge’s unique curved Edge screen provides quick access to frequently used apps, alerts and device functionality – even when the cover is closed – all with the swipe of a thumb. Users can also receive notifications directly on the Edge Screen while watching videos without disturbing their viewing.

The Samsung Galaxy Edge appears to draw from a patent we posted on last November that details a Galaxy smartphone with a three-sided display that wraps around the edges of the device.

Galaxy Note Edge will be available in “Charcoal Black” and “Frost White” in select markets through Samsung’s retail channels, e-commerce and carriers later this year. We’ll post a video walkthrough of the device once available.

Take a look at the photos below and let us know what you think! Will it compete with the iPhone 6?