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Samsung remains primary Apple supplier through 2014 despite deal with TSMC

Word surfaced back in April that Apple distancing itself from fierce competitor Samsung, forming a partnership with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Those plans didn't pan out immediately, however, because the Taiwanese company - called TSMC - failed to make chips that were up to Apple's various standards. Today TSMC announced that it has ironed out the issues and officially entered into a deal with Apple, but through the next year Samsung will remain the company's main supplier.

Motorola to launch hero Moto X contextually-aware smartphone this summer

At today's D11 conference, Motorola's Dennis Woodside talked about the company's ambitious plans to reinvent itself via the launch of a handful of smartphones, starting with a "hero" device called the Moto X. Such a device will be contextually-aware of its surroundings via low-powered sensors, enabling it to respond in ways that Woodside says isn't available on current smartphone offerings.

Swype now available from the Google Play Store

It has been a long time coming, but Nuance has finally released Swype on Google Play, doing so with a special low price and a free trial option. This is in addition to the app being updated with a couple new keyboards and a few new features and improvements. For a limited time, users can grab Swype for $0.99, with the price later on increasing to a yet-unspecified rate.

Google Glass specs revealed, offers 16GB of storage and 5MP camera

As we noted on Monday, Google has proclaimed the rumors that Glass Explorer edition devices will begin shipping soon to be true, with some of them possibly having been shipped today, and the rest slated to follow in waves over the coming weeks. The Internet giant followed the announcement up with the release of Mirror API documentation and sample code, and has now released a support page that (finally) details Glass's tech specs.

Facebook Home privacy concerns are addressed in Q&A

Excited about Facebook Home but wondering what the privacy aspect of it is looking like? Facebook has published a Q&A-format response to the most common questions that have been asked so far, addressing things like what information Home will gather and what it can see. We've got a full run-down of the privacy information, which you can check out after the jump.

Facebook to introduce its new “home on Android” on April 4

It seems Facebook is up to something, and hopefully that something is exciting. Just a bit ago, press invites went out to an event on April 4 inviting guests to "come see our [Facebook's] new home on Android." What that means is up in the air, but we won't have to wait very long to find out. The event is in seven days, and some sources are already leaking information.
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