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Amazon outs Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ in Canada

Amazon outs Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ in Canada It may have taken Amazon quite a while since the initial unveiling, but now it has finally managed to make both the Kindle Fire HD and the Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ available for purchase in Canada. These devices, according to Amazon, offer “the ultimate HD experience,” and the best part is that either of them can be bought for less than 300 clams each.Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD is the latest iteration of that 7-inch tablet origin...

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Snapdragon 800-based Galaxy S4 shows up once again, this time breaking benchmark records

Snapdragon 800-based Galaxy S4 shows up once again, this time breaking benchmark records Currently the Samsung Galaxy S4 is available with either a Snapdragon 600 or an Exynos 5 chip onboard, but a third processor configuration could soon be available as well.Last week we reported on the Galaxy S4 SHV-E330S, powered by a Snapdragon 800 and featuring LTE-Advanced support. Now the device has appeared again in AnTuTu, breaking all existing records.With a score of 31,491, it’s hard not to be impressed by the SHV-E330S. It’s also har...

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Google+ and Google Play Music Updates bring small improvements

Google+ and Google Play Music Updates bring small improvements Well, the update Gods at Google have blessed Google+ and Google Play Music with some updates to their apps. You'll notice some improved notifications to Google+ and some changes to the way sets of music are streamed via Google Play Music. Small update, important changes. / ...

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Galaxy NX: This is the camera you're looking for

Galaxy NX: This is the camera you're looking for Ahead of an official confirmation, Samsung's latest Android powered mirrorless camera has gotten a full reveal of press photos and boy do they look great. The Galaxy NX has been leaked in all its glory, and although it's not confirmed to be officially released until June 20th, we can check it out now. ...

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Tiny Token Empires – Strategy and Arcade game rolled into one awesome package!

Tiny Token Empires – Strategy and Arcade game rolled into one awesome package! Do you love strategy games like Age of Empires? Then Tiny Token Empires could be something for you. The game is a mix of a strategy game and arcade games, where you use tactics which are easy to operate on a small screen. What sounds great in theory might not necessarily be much fun in practice. Whether it will toot your horn will be discussed in today's app test review.(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.) ...read m...

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HTC One Mini is confirmed by UAProf info, will feature Android 4.2.2 and 720p display

HTC One Mini is confirmed by UAProf info, will feature Android 4.2.2 and 720p display At this point, little doubt remains that HTC is planning to release a smaller variant of the HTC One.Not only has the HTC M4 been mentioned in several past rumors and leaks, just yesterday we received new photos and details that further shed light on the device. Still not sure what to think? Here’s some even more evidence that the M4 is the real deal: the handset has now shown up in a User Agent Profile (UAProf).According to the UAproof detail...

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Blackberry 10 devices will soon be able to run ported Jelly Bean apps

Blackberry 10 devices will soon be able to run ported Jelly Bean apps Support for Android Jelly Bean applications on BlackBerry 10.2 is available in the latest beta SDK (Software Development Kit), according to a post on the company’s developer blog.You might remember that the BlackBerry 10 OS lets developers port Android apps, but that only Android 2.3 apps could be emulated initially. The company has expressed its hope to port Android Jelly Bean apps one day and that day is here.The blog post says that the ...

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Go for Gold in Shooting Showdown from Naquatic

Go for Gold in Shooting Showdown from Naquatic A few weeks back we talked about Naquatic’s Guncrafter, and now we’re back to take a look at another Android game of theirs by the name of Shooting Showdown. Shooting Showdown is a shooting range game that lets you test your skills on several different types of targets. You can brush up on your skills solo or go at it in quick-play matches against folks online. The practice course consists of 9 different setups including paper targets, plates...

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IHS: Nexus 7 II to come with 1920 x 1200 display, launch “not far”

IHS: Nexus 7 II to come with 1920 x 1200 display, launch “not far” Nexus family – Nexus 7 on the rightThe launch of the new Nexus 7 is “not far”, according to a recent CNET report that quote Ricky Park, the man keeping an eye on TV, Tablet, Monitor, and Notebook displays at market researchers IHS.The IHS analyst has provided some more interesting information about the new device, regarding who will be making the tablet. Quanta is said to be the actual manufacturer of the device, with displays ...

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EU to put an end to mobile roaming charges next year

EU to put an end to mobile roaming charges next year Image source: The IndependentIf you’ve travel abroad at any point you’re likely to have incurred a roaming charge whilst using your mobile phone. Over recent years there’s been a concerted effort to bring these costs down across Europe, and after a new European proposal it looks like we could be rid of them for good next year.A group of 27 European Commissioners voted in Brussels on Tuesday to push through plans to remove roaming charges be...

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New Nexus 7 with Android 4.3 apparently spotted at the FCC in two versions, Wi-Fi-only and GSM

New Nexus 7 with Android 4.3 apparently spotted at the FCC in two versions, Wi-Fi-only and GSM Nexus family with Nexus 7 in the middleA new report says that the device recently seen at the Bluetooth SIG is actually the new Nexus 7 tablet, which has been spotted at the FCC, (there’s actual documentation to prove that the device is actually part of the Nexus family).TechTastic, a source of reliable leaks in the past, says that the Asus K008 device, which we saw earlier at the Bluetooth SIG, has been spotted at the FCC, but that’s someth...

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Acer says Android is great as it is, won’t try to “fix” it

Acer says Android is great as it is, won’t try to “fix” it Custom launchers and tweaked Android experiences tend to either be love or hate for many consumers, but Acer has declared that it stands firmly on the side of the default Android experience.The Taiwanese manufacturer spoke with TechRadar recently to explain some of its reasons for choosing to keep Android as pure as possible, rather than developing its own UIs for its products. Probably the biggest reason is the time and monetary investments in...

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Samsung’s craziness visualized: 26 screens in one image

Samsung’s craziness visualized: 26 screens in one image An infographic shows the staggering variety of devices that Samsung has brought to market in the UK over the past year.It’s no secret that Samsung doesn’t believe in the “one size fits all” principle. The Korean giant prefers to carpet bomb the market with as many devices as possible, in an effort to fill every imaginable niche and put a Samsung device in the hands of, well, everyone. And, for the most part, this somehow inelegant strateg...

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Google+ gets updated, notifications now sync across devices

Google+ gets updated, notifications now sync across devices Google+ has been updated with a host of useful features, including syncing of notifications across devices and improvements to the Android app.According to a post shared on Google+ by Vic Gundotra, SVP of Engineering at Google, Google+ is now syncing notifications across your devices, thus solving a potentially annoying issue. Namely, if you dismiss a notification on your smartphone or tablet, the notification will now also disappear on the web v...

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 tablets coming to the U.K. in July

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 tablets coming to the U.K. in July Samsung’s new Galaxy Tab 3 now have a U.K. release date, according to a page on retailer Carphone Warehouse’s website.According to the retailer, you will be able to purchase all three members of the Galaxy Tab 3 range starting with July. And while that’s good news if you were planning to upgrade your gadget portfolio with the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0, 8.0, or 10.1, no information on prices is specified on the page.As you may remember, t...

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Google Play Music updated to reduce mobile data usage

Google Play Music updated to reduce mobile data usage The problem with cloud based computing is you need a good data connection to the Internet. Broadband services at home (including those lucky enough to have Google Fiber) are great and in the most part offer unlimited bandwidth. But on mobile it is different. Data plans are often capped or the carrier’s unlimited options are beyond the means of many users. To help ease the data usage problem for those streaming music over a 3G or 4G connecti...

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Google Interns make more money than you

Google Interns make more money than you While most people might associate an internship as the toil and struggle, usually unpaid, that young students or recent grads need to go through in order to make it in the business world, there seems to be a silver lining in some companies. Most notably, companies based around Silicone Valley seem to not only treat their interns well, but they're probably paid more than you are. Hey Google, want to hire me? / ...

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Android 4.2.2 for the Sony Xperia Z: Locked and loaded

Android 4.2.2 for the Sony Xperia Z: Locked and loaded The first major update for the Sony Xperia Z is almost ready to be rolled out. At least it looks that way in the screenshots that have been found circulating around the Internet. In them, they show Android 4.2.2 running on Sony's Xperia device, including some nifty extras. ...

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Is this the Xperia Z Ultra (Togari), or is it fake?

Is this the Xperia Z Ultra (Togari), or is it fake? A purported image of the upcoming Xperia Z Ultra has leaked showing a turned on device featuring a large display. But is it real?We’ve seen a variety of leaks allegedly showing the upcoming 6.44-inch Sony smartphone, but this is the first one that’s apparently showing a working handset. The image seems to clearly suggest that we’re looking at a rather large handset here, of tablet proportions if you will, that sits comfortably in someone...

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Xperia Z Android 4.2.2 Jelly bean update unofficially available

Xperia Z Android 4.2.2 Jelly bean update unofficially available The Xperia Z is yet to receive its Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update, but handset owners can apparently install a leaked version of the OS.According to Xperia Blog, the firmware for the Xperia Z is available, at least for those models that come with unlocked bootloaders, courtesy of xda-developer DooMLoRD.The leaked firmware (version 10.3.A.0.407) works on models C6602/C6603, after having been “adapted from developer handsets to work with product...

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“Below cost” Android licensing seen as anti-competitive by competitors, EU probe underway

“Below cost” Android licensing seen as anti-competitive by competitors, EU probe underway European regulators are again looking at Google’s business in the region, this time investigating alleged anti-competitive practices related to its mobile business, namely Android.Yes, the EU wants to know more about Google’s Android licensing deals, and whether the company used its position to impose certain condition to business partners.While the probe is informal, it looks like the commission has sent out questionnaires to various compani...

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The Google Glass Prices Should Be Much Lower

The Google Glass Prices Should Be Much Lower As you may already know, Google released a developer version of its much praised high tech gizmo, the Google Glass, at a hefty price tag of almost $1500. This sounds like a lot of money, don't you think? It IS a lot of money, but developers are not your regular consumers, for the average Joe, I expect a price tag of up to $350, tops! Let's take a look at the facts, shell we? If you didn't know, the engineers from Catwig took the Google Glass f...

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Photos Leaked Show the Amazing Samsung Galaxy NX

Photos Leaked Show the Amazing Samsung Galaxy NX Not long ago, actually yesterday if I recall correctly, Samsung confirmed the rumor about their PureView like Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 smart phone, now we already have a new one about an even cooler device, the Samsung Galaxy NX .The info was released by Samsung's CEO during a press conference about the Galaxy S4 sales and he confirmed his company is developing currently two Android running cameras. So, what do we have here? Samsung working on ...

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Sony opens up its SmartWatch platform, now allowing third-party firmware

Sony opens up its SmartWatch platform, now allowing third-party firmware While the rumor mill continues to buzz about a possible Samsung or Apple smartwatch, let’s not forget that Sony has had their own watch for a while now. Sony’s SmartWatch might not have taken the world by storm, but it does seem to have a small, loyal following behind it.Probably the biggest problem for Sony’s SmartWatch was that the software wasn’t exactly great when it debuted in 2012. The good news is that Sony has been good ...

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Amazon selling HTC One for just $79.99 on Friday to new AT&T and Sprint customers

Amazon selling HTC One for just $79.99 on Friday to new AT&T and Sprint customers HTC’s future might still be more than a little uncertain right now, but it’s obvious the HTC One has (at least so far) been the hit the company hoped it would be. Not only has the handset received quite a bit of positive attention in reviews, many consumers are singing the phone’s praises as well.If you’ve been thinking about picking up the HTC One, tomorrow could be the day to do it. In honor of Father’s Day, Amazon is offering up ...

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Samsung Galaxy NX mirrorless camera appears in leaked press images

Samsung Galaxy NX mirrorless camera appears in leaked press images Just yesterday, Samsung confirmed they will reveal a new Samsung Galaxy Camera at their upcoming Premiere 2013 event in London. So for photography buffs, should you be excited? Let’s just say that if you were even slightly impressed with the Samsung Galaxy Camera, you’re going to be blown away by the Samsung Galaxy NX Camera.The latest next-gen Galaxy camera details (including press images) were first spotted on the site Tinhte. Based on th...

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The consumer version of Google Glass should be priced lower, much lower

The consumer version of Google Glass should be priced lower, much lower If you were planning to buy a pair of Google Glass, but the $1,500 price tag was just too much for you to swallow, fear not, because it looks as if Google Glass will be released to consumers at a much lower price.After the guys and gals at Catwig performed a teardown of Google Glass, we began to realize that Glass wasn’t stuffed with little magical fairies shoveling coal into a firebox (we hope that no magic fairies were hurt in the making of G...

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Urara-Works releases Pixel Rooms for Android

Urara-Works releases Pixel Rooms for Android Escape The Room style games have been extremely popular over the past couple of years, and Pixel Rooms is the latest Android game to take a crack at the room escape genre. It’s Pixely, and it’s from the folks at Skipmore & Urara-Works, so there’s bound to be some quirk thrown in for good measure. Pixel Rooms lets you step into the shoes of Mr. Pixel, part-time adventurer, full-time pimp. Actually, we don’t know what he does on his of...

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