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Apple drops Google for Siri searches, switches to Bing

Apple drops Google for Siri searches, switches to Bing During the keynote presentation at its developers conference, Apple has revealed that Google is to be dropped as the Internet search engine for Siri in the next release iOS 7. Bing will now be used instead of Google for all Internet searches requested via iOS’ build-in voice assistant. According to comScore, Bing is only used for around 17 percent of Internet searches in the USA. Although switching from Google Search to Bing is clearly a ...

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More Xbox One Info Announced at E3

More Xbox One Info Announced at E3 More information about the Xbox One was announced at E3 earlier today. Also a suprise announcement was another version of the Xbox 360 being released. More was revealed about the upcoming Xbox One gaming console earlier today at E3 / ...

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Cruzerlite Gift Code Giveaway – 20 $10 Codes Up For Grabs

Cruzerlite Gift Code Giveaway – 20 $10 Codes Up For Grabs The Contest20 $10 gift codes for It’s that time again. Time for Android Authority and Cruzerlite to give you 20 chances to win $10 gift cards for Good luck Android fans! ...read more Via: Android Authority...

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iOS 7 unveiled, includes new UI and features – all you need to know

iOS 7 unveiled, includes new UI and features – all you need to know   Apple unveiled a variety of new products during its WWDC 2013 keynote, including iOS 7, the next-gen operating system for its mobile devices including the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.In what follows, we’re going to show you all you need to know about what’s new in iOS 7 – after all, when the main Android rivals get updated, we simply have to check them out.From the start, we’re going to tell you that the iOS 7 rumors were right when t...

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Paranoid Android’s HALO project is now open source

Paranoid Android’s HALO project is now open source Intrigued by HALO but not exactly interested in moving over to the Paranoid Android ROM to try it? We have good news for you. Taking to Google+, the folks behind Halo and the Paranoid ROM have announced that they are going open source with the HALO project. This means that Android developers can now poke through the HALO code and incorporate it into their own builds.That said, the Paranoid Android team reminds us that HALO is still in beta and t...

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New RAM Module Announced by Hynix, World's First 8 gigabit LPDDR3

New RAM Module Announced by Hynix, World's First 8 gigabit  LPDDR3 SK Hynix, one of the world's largest semiconductor companies, just revealed today its latest high tech RAM memory module, the 8Gb LPDDR3. As you might know, the RAM memory is a key component in personal computers and mobile devices, smart phones included, and its importance tends to be overlooked quite often. But as the technology evolves, so do the apps, and the quality and speed of the RAM memory is becoming  a crucial factor in the smooth...

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Tip: Add A Phonetic Name To Contacts Voice Recognition Just Can't Get Right

Tip: Add A Phonetic Name To Contacts Voice Recognition Just Can't Get Right Perhaps the most time-saving key on the Android keyboard is the microphone, but using it is more hassle than it's worth when certain words just refuse to be recognized. More often than not, these words are contact names. Luckily, there is a way to trick your phone into recognizing even the most tongue-twisting of names. If you're tired of your phone turning "Demonte Jones" into "Demon's bones," just teach it to recognize the latter as the former....

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The Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 Is Now Official, Running on JellyBean 4.2

The Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 Is Now Official, Running on JellyBean 4.2 Just yesterday, I showed you pictures of the rumored Samsung Galaxy Ace 3, today it's official, as Samsung just made it public. This device is the latest  in the mid-range portfolio of Android running smartphones from the Korean company. As I told you before, the Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 is looking very similar to its predecessors and its kin from the Galaxy line. It comes with a decent price tag and with lots of features, offering an excellent...

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Apple Announces New Mac Book Air Products at WWDC

Apple Announces New Mac Book Air Products at WWDC Apple has just announced some new Macbook air products. The products can be ordered from the Apple website starting today and they come cheaper than they did last year, starting at $999. The New MacBook Air's From Apple / ...

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iOS 7: Here is what's new.

iOS 7: Here is what's new. IOS 7 has revealed a completely redesigned version of Apple's mobile operating system. Redesigned from the ground-up, iOS 7 boasts some pretty big changes for the way iOS devices will look, including both iPhones and iPads. ...

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BBC Weather Android app available to U.K. users in the Google Play Store

BBC Weather Android app available to U.K. users in the Google Play Store The BBC Weather Android app is now available for you to download in the Google Play Store, provided you live in the U.K.The app has been built on native code, rather than using HTML5, as a result of user feedback. As well as speed and simplicity, it offers you an easy way of accessing the BBC’s weather forecasts. It will determine your location the moment you open the app, and provide you with the forecast. You can, of course, also search f...

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HTC has a new Vice President of Global PR

HTC has a new Vice President of Global PR Let’s just get this out there: HTC makes some really awesome devices. Sense may be hit-and-miss, but the quality of their hardware is really hard to overlook. The HTC One is no exception, and may even be their best device to date.If Sense isn’t your thing, even after the new update it received when the One launched, you’ve got another avenue. The HTC One Nexus experience device will hit the Google Play Store on June 26th, which gets rid of ...

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Mad Catz gaming console will support Google Play out of the box

Mad Catz gaming console will support Google Play out of the box When the Ouya was first announced, the idea was met with quite a few mixed opinions. Some felt the idea of an Android gaming micro-console was an odd proposition, others felt it was genius. Since then, we’ve seen quite a few companies rise up with their own Android gaming system offerings, such as the Gamestick or Bluestacks Gamepop. Now well-known accessory maker Mad Catz is jumping into the fray as well.Just yesterday we reported that Mad...

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Apple WWDC: OS Mavericks Announced

Apple WWDC: OS Mavericks Announced One of the first announcements of the Apple's WWDC was the reveal of their update to their operating system. OS X Mavericks will be the latest iteration of Apple's operating system and will move away from the feline naming convention they've used for the last nine updates. ...

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Paranoid Android meets Halo

Paranoid Android meets Halo The team behind Paranoid Android has now released the beta of the popular custom ROM now with added Halo Integration. In Halo, the notifications are displayed as small circles above your current screen contents. The idea comes from the "chatheads" of Facebook Messenger, but Paranoid Android extends the principle throughout the system for any application. I'll show you how it works on my Nexus device. Paranoid Android....now with Halo. / ...

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AT&T extends its upgrade period from 20 months to a full two years

AT&T extends its upgrade period from 20 months to a full two years While T-Mobile is busy working to rid its customers of contracts through its “uncarrier efforts”, Verizon recently extended the period of time that its customers have to wait to upgrade phones, going from 20 months to 24 months. Now AT&T is following suit, with the new 24 month limit applying to any new customer or any current customer that has a contract ending March 2014 or later.Is this move that surprising? Not really. Contracts are ...

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Logo Quiz – how many can you recognize?

Logo Quiz – how many can you recognize? We see these everyday in abundance: logos! On TV, on billboards, around the city...but do we really remember everything that we see and read? Do we really know what hides behind a logo? With this Logo Quiz, you can put yourself to test and see which logos are recognizable. Whether this free app is worth downloading will be exposed in today's app test review!(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.) ...read more Via: Android P...

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Google seeing the benefits of having their services on iOS devices.

Google seeing the benefits of having their services on iOS devices. We heard it time and again at Google I/O: The search giant is about services above all else. Their dictum seems to have the undertone that things like Android and Chrome are simply conduits for their services. This is the real reason Nexus devices are so cost effective for consumers, so that attitude is clearly working. Things like Google Maps are far and away the best around, bolstering their position as a service-first company.While Android dem...

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HTC Butterfly S and HTC Desire 600 to be shown off on June 19

HTC Butterfly S and HTC Desire 600 to be shown off on June 19 The HTC Butterfly S and the HTC Desire 600 will be shown to the press in Taiwan on June 19, according to an invite that HTC is sending out to the press.While the HTC Desire 600 has already been officially announced by the manufacturer not too long ago, the HTC Butterfly S is still in the rumor stage at the moment.You may remember that the HTC Desire 600 is a dual SIM device and has a 4.5-inch Super LCD2 display at qHD resolution (960 x 540 pixels...

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New RAM Module Announced by Hynix, World’s First 8 gigabit LPDDR3

New RAM Module Announced by Hynix, World’s First 8 gigabit  LPDDR3 SK Hynix, one of the world's largest semiconductor companies, just revealed today its latest high tech RAM memory module, the 8Gb LPDDR3. As you might know, the RAM memory is a key component in personal computers and mobile devices, smart phones included, and its importance tends to be overlooked quite often. But as the technology evolves, so do the apps, and the quality and speed of the RAM memory is becoming  a crucial factor in the smooth...

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom – Official pictures or clever mockups?

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom – Official pictures or clever mockups? This weekend brought with it some pictures of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom. On the one hand, we have what looks like an official image from the site, SamMobile thanks to an anonymous source. On the other hand, from TechTastic (….who were also the source behind the latest reveal of the Galaxy Note 3) we get an actual photograph of this hybrid digital camera and smartphone. ...

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7-inch Asus K008 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean tablet spotted at the Bluetooth SIG

7-inch Asus K008 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean tablet spotted at the Bluetooth SIG An unannounced Asus tablet has been spotted at the Bluetooth SIG apparently running an Android 4.3 version.The K008, a 7-inch device according to the Bluetooth SIG documentation, runs software version JWR11, which is said to be an Android 4.3 Jelly Bean build version.Other details are not available about the device except for this description on the site:The tablet features a 7″ LED-backlit capacitive multitouch screen for easy carrying and...

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Is Google Wallet the future of mobile payments, or nothing more than a money pit?

Is Google Wallet the future of mobile payments, or nothing more than a money pit? It has been two years since Google first introduced its “Wallet” service, offering its users an easy way to store credit/debit card information, as well as make purchases both offline and in-stores via their phones. In that time, the company has invested over $300 million just in acquiring digital startups to develop the app. They’ve also dedicated hundreds of developers to Wallet. Despite Google’s hard work, Google Wallet is still f...

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Picasso: the ''painter'' for Android developers

Picasso: the ''painter'' for Android developers For those of you who have been following the latest developments in the Android world you might know that Square Inc. launched some open source projects the week before Google I/O 2013. Since they rely heavily on open source software, it was a way to give back to the community. Today I'll write about one of those Android libraries, Picasso, that I'm actually using to develop the new version of our Android app and that really made my life easie...

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Softbank is considering a bid for T-Mobile if its Sprint offer falls through

Softbank is considering a bid for T-Mobile if its Sprint offer falls through Softbank, one of Japan’s largest telecommunications companies, is still currently engaged in an attempt to secure a $20.1 billion deal which would see the company purchase 70 percent of the US carrier Sprint. But if the offer falls through it seems that SoftBank is prepared to change tack and offer a separate bid to purchase T-Mobile from Deutsche Telekom, according to three unnamed sources which claim to be familiar with the situation.T-Mobile...

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Sprint Vital is official, has release date and price

Sprint Vital is official, has release date and price The Sprint Vital, a device that surfaced a few days ago, has been made official by the carrier.Pictures and information about the Sprint Vital were published a few days ago, and it’s good to see the device, which is manufactured by ZTE, getting officially confirmed. While you already knew some things about it, what you didn’t know is that the handset will cost $99.99, provided you buy it with a new line or eligible upgrade, on a two-y...

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Is LG dropping “Optimus” from high-end phones?

Is LG dropping “Optimus” from high-end phones? LG, makers of such great Android phones as the Optimus G Pro and Nexus 4, may be branding their upcoming phones in a different light. If reports out of Korea are correct, it seems LG may be dropping the “Optimus” from their flagship device(s), instead opting for a simple tag.Korean website Chosun.Biz is reporting, exclusively, that LG will utilize the “Optimus” branding for their mid and low range devices. Their higher end devices, like t...

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Oppo Find 5 Mini spotted in multi-color options, should arrive in July

Oppo Find 5 Mini spotted in multi-color options, should arrive in July Joining the ranks of Samsung and HTC, OPPO Electronics may be preparing the release of a “mini” variant of the well-known Oppo Find 5 handset, and one powerful enough to threaten the competition. According to various leaks, the upcoming variant may feature a quad-core CPU clocked at high frequencies and a display with approximately the same viewing quality as its bigger brother.Pegged to arrive in July by various Asian reports, the Op...

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