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Over Half of the Smartphones Sold in April in US Run on Android OS

Over Half of the Smartphones Sold in April in US Run on Android OS Yeah, you got that right, Android is the crowned king when it comes to mobile OS sales in April in the US. Kantar Worldpanel released the latest figures, and according to them, Android is running on 52% of the smart phones sold in the United States in April. It is very interesting to see how things develop in the mobile phone OS market, especially when it comes to Android, my favorite, and if you're reading this blog, probably yours too. In t...

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Asus MeMO Pad FHD 10 Android 4.2 tablet announced at Computex 2013

Asus MeMO Pad FHD 10 Android 4.2 tablet announced at Computex 2013 Together with the cheap MeMO Pad HD 7, Asus today also announced a new 10-inch tablet known as the Asus MeMO Pad FHD 10. Aside from its 10-inch screen with 1920x1200 full HD IPS display with 178-degree wide viewing angles, this tablet is also packed with 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z2560 processor. Asus is also proud to announced that the Asus MeMO Pad FHD 10 is equipped with stereo speakers with SonicMaster audio technology. This together with the 10-i...

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Confirmed to Use the Snapdragon 400 SoC

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Confirmed to Use the Snapdragon 400 SoC Samsung officially released the information about the system on chip which will be used in the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, namely Qualcomm's Snapdragon 400. The announcement was brief, Samsung only gave details about the frequency of the processor, it will run at 1.7 GHz and will be a dual core version, the rest of the specs sheet is yet to be released. The official information about the processor used on the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini is kind of red...

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Elevator Kills Nurse Who Was Transfixed On Her Phone

Elevator Kills Nurse Who Was Transfixed On Her Phone The gruesome scene after the accident. Have you noticed that our younger generation these days tend to be so engrossed in their respective mobile devices, smartphones and tablets included, that they tend to walk around while fiddling with the touchscreen display of their mobile device, relying on their peripheral vision instead to navigate through the throngs of people in a cosmopolitan city? Well, after reading news of a horrific accident in ...

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Canada catching up: customers don't have to wait three years anymore.

Canada catching up: customers don't have to wait three years anymore. In it's latest ruling in regards to the mobile service in Canada, the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has issue a wireless code that is destined to help Canadians understand their contract and set out a "charter of rights" for their use. The new code will go into effect on new contracts for mobile devices starting on December 2, 2013 and unfortunately, won't be retroactive. Hey Canada! Welcome to 20...

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Canada catching up: No more 3 year contracts

Canada catching up: No more 3 year contracts In it's latest ruling in regards to the mobile service in Canada, the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has issue a wireless code that is destined to help Canadians understand their contract and set out a "charter of rights" for their use. The new code will go into effect on new contracts for mobile devices starting on December 2, 2013 and unfortunately, won't be retroactive. Hey Canada! Welcome to 20...

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It’s official! HTC One coming to Verizon this summer

It’s official! HTC One coming to Verizon this summer The HTC One isn’t just another flagship phone. It represents the last bastion of hope for a company that wishes to rebuild its lost empire. So far the HTC has certainly provided a much-needed boost to HTC’s reputation thanks to its sexy, well-built design. Unfortunately, it has also yet to launch on America’s biggest cellular network. All of that changes this summer, as Verizon Wireless has finally confirmed the HTC One is in f...

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ASUS announces MeMO Pad FHD 10 and MeMO Pad HD 7 tablets

ASUS announces MeMO Pad FHD 10 and MeMO Pad HD 7 tablets Well, it looks like tablets are the talk of the town and it was no exception for ASUS at Computex. ASUS has just announced two tablets in their MeMO line: the MeMO Pad FHD 10 and the MeMO Pad HD 7. The FHD 10 is a 10-inch tablet boasting a 1920x1080 screen and Atom processor (!!!) and the Pad 7 is a refresher of ASUS' popular budget friendly MeMO Pad. ...and yes, before you ask, it is available in pink. / ...

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Android accounts for 52% of U.S. smartphone sales in April; iOS and Windows Phone growing

Android accounts for 52% of U.S. smartphone sales in April; iOS and Windows Phone growing Interested to know how the big mobile operating systems rivals have been stacking up against each other so far this year? Kantar Worldpanel has you covered, as it has conducted some insightful research into the U.S. market share of each operating system.Our favourite mobile operating system grabbed an impressive 51.7% of all U.S. smartphone sales in the three-month period from the beginning of February to the end of April, securing the top spot. ...

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[Deal Alert] Philips Fidelio Docking Speaker Going For $39.99 With Free Shipping On Amazon

[Deal Alert] Philips Fidelio Docking Speaker Going For $39.99 With Free Shipping On Amazon Unless you have the HTC One with BoomSound , you probably don't want to listen to music through your phone's wimpy little speakers. A Bluetooth speaker is a popular solution to the problem, but they can get pricey. The Philips Fidelio Docking Speaker for Android is priced pretty reasonably, and it's on sale through Amazon today. The Fidelio connects to any Android device running 2.1 or later, and it doubles as a universal phone dock. The micro...

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Verizon HTC One Confirmed

Verizon HTC One Confirmed If there is one thing about smartphones in the US, it is the fact that unlocked models are extremely rare to come by as most of them are locked to a particular carrier. Well, if you so happen to be a subscriber of Verizon Wireless, and have longed to own the HTC One, the long wait is finally over. Verizon took to Twitter to officially announce that the HTC One will finally hit Verizon this summer.(This is a preview - click here to read the en...

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Final Fantasy IV now available in Google Play Store (video)

Final Fantasy IV now available in Google Play Store (video) The Final Fantasy IV Android game is now available in the Google Play Store, and it’s not one of the cheaper Android games out there.Square Enix, the developer of the game, must have been happy with the success of the Final Fantasy III Android game, which must be the reason why it chose to put the same $15.99 price tag on Final Fantasy IV.The game is hailed by the developers as a “complete 3D remake” of the game, initially launc...

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MSI introduces three tablets, all very Apple-esque

MSI introduces three tablets, all very Apple-esque We haven’t heard about MSI in a while, since January to be more precise when the Taiwan-based company brought the low-price Enjoy 71 tablet to market. At this year’s Computex event, MSI introduced several tablets under the Primo brand. One of them,  the Primo 81 has an interesting concept in mind; elegantly bringing Apple iPad Mini’s elements to the Android world.If we wouldn’t know better we would go even in saying that MSI is t...

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Vine Labs releases the Official Vine for Android App

Vine Labs releases the Official Vine for Android App You’ve heard about it, you’ve watched the funny videos, and now you can finally see what all the fuss is about. Vine for Android has officially been released, and it’s the coolest way to make and share short video clips with friends and followers. In case you’ve been living under a rock, Vine for Android is a simple little app that allows you to make short, looping 6-second videos of anything you’d like. Vine was purchased by Twitter l...

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Glass: No plans for facial recognition software…..yet.

Glass: No plans for facial recognition software…..yet. For years, Google has been on the forefront of data protection and the privacy concerns of its users. Since the announcement of the Glass Project, however, it seems that these issues are popping up more and more as talk of recognition software become more prominent. Yet again, Google is trying to fight against this. For now, it seems Glass Faces must rely on using their own eyes for facial recognition. / ...

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Acer’s new Orbe is a 2TB cloud storage curiosity

Acer’s new Orbe is a 2TB cloud storage curiosity At Computex 2013, Acer unveiled to us a very odd looking device. Named “Orbe”, it is meant as the data hub for the AcerCloud service. The device has 2TB of storage, and will work with any device running Acer’s cloud storage app or software.If you’re wondering how the device is different from other cloud storage options, like Drive or Dropbox, the answer is fairly simple. Local file hosting, coupled with the app, creates a peer-to-peer con...

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A Fair Trade Smartphone

A Fair Trade Smartphone Fairphone wants to create a "seriously cool" Android phone that puts social values first. The group behind the phone is hoping to raise enough funds to make their vision of a fair trade smartphone a reality. ...

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ASUS unveils the Budget-Friendly MeMo Pad HD7

ASUS unveils the Budget-Friendly MeMo Pad HD7 There have been a lot of Nexus 7 rumors popping up lately, and things got a little more interesting today as ASUS officially announced the Memo Pad HD7. The Memo Pad HD7 is the latest tablet from ASUS, and it’s basically a cheaper version of last years Nexus 7 with a few new additions. The Memo Pad HD7 will come in a variety of colors along with a 5-megapixel rear shooter. The other addition is the microSD slot which lets you expand the stor...

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Canada adopts $50/month data overage cap, is immediately dubbed ‘genius’.

Canada adopts $50/month data overage cap, is immediately dubbed ‘genius’. If you’ve ever looked at your monthly cellphone bill and wondered where those extra charges came from, you’re not alone. Maybe it was going over your SMS limit, or call minutes. Increasingly, the culprit is data. As our mobile devices get more data hungry, and mobile providers offer less of that precious cell sustenance, we’ve got to throttle ourselves.In Canada, there is new wireless code, issued by the Canadian Radio-Television and Teleco...

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Twitter’s Vine for Android now officially available in the Play Store

Twitter’s Vine for Android now officially available in the Play Store   Twitter’s short video sharing Vine app is no longer an iOS exclusive, as the Vine for Android app is now available in the Google Play Store.In case you don’t know what Vine is, you’ll have to know the app lets users record and share videos that aren’t longer than six seconds. That’s pretty much all you need to know about it before you start using it.As the company explains it, Vine for Android is not perfectly in sync with Vine for ...

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Type to Take Down Bandits in Wagon Shootout for Android

Type to Take Down Bandits in Wagon Shootout for Android I’m a sucker for Western themed games, and while there aren’t many of them available for Android we did get a new one over the weekend. Wagon Shootout puts you in charge of a wagon train, and you’ll need quick fingers and great typing skills if you want to make it through the borderlands alive. Wagon Shootout is a western themed typing game where you’ll have to tap out words to keep your enemies off your tail. As soon as your wagon takes...

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Cheap quad-core tablets heading our way, as MediaTek launches its new chip

Cheap quad-core tablets heading our way, as MediaTek launches its new chip MediaTek has released a new quad-core processor, named the MT8125, which will be targeted for use in tablets. Compared with other big chip manufactures such as Samsung, Nvidia, or Qualcomm, MediaTek processors tend to be cheaper, meaning that we might soon see a few more reasonably priced quad-core tablets and smartphones.The new processor is built from four in-order ARM Cortex A7 cores, meaning that it’s not going to be an absolute powerhouse...

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Vine for Android: The Stop-Motion Sensation Is Finally Here

Vine for Android: The Stop-Motion Sensation Is Finally Here The most popular video app in history has been ported to the most popular smartphone platform in the world. Twitter has announced today that the long-anticipated Vine app for Android will be available today. Vine for Android is here!/ ...

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Android 4.2.2 Features for the HTC One Leaked

Android 4.2.2 Features for the HTC One Leaked Android 4.2.2 update Quick Settings and new battery features to the HTC One and HTC Butterfly. / ...

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini uses Snapdragon 400 chip, the company confirms

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini uses Snapdragon 400 chip, the company confirms The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini will be using the Snapdragon 400 chip, the company has confirmed recently.The official announcement for the smartphone mentioned a 1.7GHz dual-core CPU, but didn’t give any other specific details. Not that the type of CPU didn’t appear in benchmarks of the device, even before it was officially announced.Well, Samsung has decided to make everything crystal clear, and gave Phone Arena details about the CPU th...

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Vodafone to launch its 4G services in the UK before the end of the summer

Vodafone to launch its 4G services in the UK before the end of the summer Credit: JonOakley/Flickr 4G is slowly coming online in the UK. Currently EE is the only network offering consumers a 4G service, but Vodafone is setting up to be the next big carrier to offer the faster service to its consumers. Earlier today Vodafone announced that it will be rolling out its own 4G high speed network by late summer.Vodafone is increasing its infrastructure spending by 50% this year in preparation for the launch, bringing spendi...

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Duolingo: Learn Languages Free – it really worked for me!

Duolingo: Learn Languages Free – it really worked for me! I've used Duolingo: Learn Languages Free's web app a lot and I have been waiting for Duolingo: Learn Languages Free for a very long time. Until now it was only available for iOS. Last week it was finally released and it is awesome. Now everyone can learn most major languages for free (no ads) while you are waiting for the bus, train or your commute time in general. I'm going to use the app myself to learn German because I've been living in Berlin...

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Future Intel Pentium and Celeron chips coming to Android

Future Intel Pentium and Celeron chips coming to Android Intel was initially absent from the market boom that was smartphones and tablets. The company has long been playing catch-up to ARM in terms of mobile market share, and its Atom line-up of processors simply hasn’t cut it, compared with the more energy efficient designs of its competitors.However, more recently Intel has been making some waves, indicating that it’s keen to finally play its hand in the mobile market with its new line of Sil...

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