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Today's Tech: Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini revealed, best Android reference apps rounded up, Dell buyout becomes three-way struggle

Thought the mobile rumour mill was starting to churn in the direction of Apple and its mythical iPhone 5S? Think again. The latest reports indicate that Samsung is fighting hard to maintain its place at the top of the gossip food chain, with new speculation focusing on the South Korean manufacturer's likely introduction of a Galaxy S4 Mini handset in the near future. A rash of photos alleging to depict the Galaxy S4 surfaced today, showing a device with rounded corners and a svelte bezel - a design similar to the recently unveiled Samsung Galaxy S4. The leaked images are complemented by a full suite of rumoured Galaxy S4 Mini specifications. Unsurprisingly, there pared-down handset won't exactly set the world alright, but it might pack a nifty surprise or two under the hood to win it some fans. Follow the link for your first look at the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini (opens in new tab).

One of Android's great selling points is its wealth of apps - more than 700,000, in fact. But the downside of that is that searching through the lot, trying to separate the wheat from the chaff, can be a pretty thankless task. Luckily, ITProPortal is here to provide a helping hand with our series of articles in which we bring you the top Android apps in various categories. After rounding up the best Android utility apps and news apps of 2013 last week, we tackle reference apps this time around (opens in new tab). From Google’s expert reference apps themselves, such as Translate and Maps, through to WebMD and that font of all Internet knowledge Wikipedia, we’ve lined up some must-have apps from the Play store. Read on to find out what your smartphone or tablet may be missing.

In business today, fresh interest in US tech giant Dell has opened up a three-way bidding war for the company (opens in new tab), which may see founder and CEO Michael Dell miss out on a deal. Ahead of Saturday’s (23 March) deadline, financial services company The Blackstone Group and billionaire investor Carl Icahn both lodged interest in Dell, with financial proposals that may trump the joint bid from the CEO and private equity firm Silver Lake which seeks to take the firm private. Follow the link above to see what the new bidders are offering and what the future may hold for one of the industry’s biggest players.

Today we are exactly one month away from one of the biggest events on the IT security calendar - Infosecurity Europe 2013. Ahead of this year’s show at London’s Earls Court, we get the low-down from the hosts (opens in new tab) over what we can expect from the three day extravaganza, running from 23 to 25 April. All the major vendors will be present, government policy on cybercrime is sure to be back in the limelight, and with speakers from News International, Santander, Betfair, Channel 4, Microsoft, Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, EasyJet and more also in attendance, the full security spectrum is sure to be covered, so follow the link to see what’s in store.

Will began working life as a technology journalist at ITProPortal as Senior Staff Writer. He's worked as a Copywriter, then Creative Lead across video, social, email, web and print. He is currently a Senior Content Strategist at Zone.