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Back in October several phone makers were called out by AnandTech for cheating in benchmarks. At the most basic level, the site found that some Samsung, HTC, LG, Asus smartphones were optimizing their CPUs in order to run better on benchmark tests. That resulted in some phones performing better than others, but only because they were rigged to do well on the test, Now, at least on benchmark maker is fighting back.
HotHardware recently noticed that several HTC and Samsung devices have been "delisted" from Futuremark's 3DMark benchmark charts. Devices including the Galaxy Note III, Galaxy Note 10.1, HTC One mini and HTC One have been delisted because Futuremark suspects that the phones (and tablet) aren't playing fairly.
"In simple terms, a device must run our benchmarks without modification as if they were any other application," the company said in a statement provided to HotHardware. "People rely on Futuremark bechmarks to produce accurate and unbiased results. That's why we have clear rules for hardware manufacturers and software developers that specify how a platform can interact with our benchmark software."
Samsung when question has denied cheating in benchmarks, but it seems the makers that develop bench marking software truly disagrees.
T-Mobile is getting in on the Black Friday tradition this year offering $0 down for some of its most popular smartphones including 16GB models of Apple's iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy S4, and other flagship devices from LG, Sony, and existing customers starting Friday Nov. 29 through Sunday Dec. 1.
You can pick up any of these great smartphones at a T-Mobile store throughout the entire promotion, but if you want to grab a new Samsung or Apple handset for $0 down online you'll have to do it on Cyber Monday (Dec. 2). Each device comes with a two year plan that includes 24-monthly payments coming in at $27 per month for the iPhone 5s, $22.91 per month for the iPhone 5c , $29.50 per month for the Galaxy Note 3, and $25 for the Galaxy S4.
T-Mobile is also extending the same deal for the LG G2 and Sony's Xperia Z through Dec. 10 with $25 and $24 monthly payments, respectively. All devices are also covered by the carriers Jump! plan, which lets you upgrade to a new device twice per year for an additional monthly fee.
The OPPO N1, set to launch December won't be the only device running CyanogenMod out of the box in the near future. The newly announced software developer on Wednesday teased via its official Google+ page that's it's partnering with another hardware company, however it didn't name just who yet. Speculation so far has pointed towards OEMs such as Huawei, Xiamoi and Sony, but there is not way of knowing for sure.
CyanogenMod admits that there are a lot of rumors circulating, and only went so far as to confirm it's working with a "new" hardware partner, with a full announcement undoubtedly set for the coming weeks. Wight there being so many OEMs to choose from, there are a lot of possibilities; even then CyanogenMod has made it easier to use their software thanks to a recent installer in Google Play
Tumblr pushed out an update for its iPhone and iPad apps today, finally changing its design to reflect the new look of iOS 7. The. Yahoo-owned service may have dragged its feet a little trying to catch up with Apple's new operating system, but the final result may have been worth the wait.
Tumblr's iOS app version 3.5 includes a completely redesigned dashboard to match iOS 7's new flat design. There's also a new UI for composing posts as well as a new menu for choosing what type of post to create. The app also includes a faster way to reblog other posts, and introduces autocomplete for tags.
After Yahoo's $1.1 billion dollar acquisition Tumblr faced some criticism over a handful of family friendly changes to the site. For the most part, however, David Karp's creation continues to chug along. You can download the redesigned app via the source link below, though if you're running iOS 7 it should update automatically.
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