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Twitter for Android gets an update, now supports direct message syncing

twitter Don’t you just hate when you read a Twitter direct message on your PC, only to find that your tablet or phone still has the same message marked as unread? Okay, it’s not the end of the world, but it’s still a minor annoyance. The good news is that Twitter is rolling out a new Android app, alongside a new cross platform sync feature that ensu...

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Jelly Bean overtakes Gingerbread to become most popular Android version in use today

Google Lawn Statues of Android versionsJelly Bean now used on just under 38% of active Android devices. The latest set of numbers showing which versions of Android are actually being used in the real world have been published by Google. The new data shows that Android 4.x, which includes Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly bean, runs on over 61 percent of devices, while Jelly Bean itself (Andr...

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CyanogenMod’s download site gets a much needed makeover

CyanogenMod CM Old PageCM’s old page. CyanogenMod has been all over the news lately. New builds for new devices are coming out all the time, and they’re even doing their part to boost mobile security. However, one that hasn’t been new in a long time is their ROM download portal. It’s been around a long time and if there’s anything left in Cy...

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More LG G2 photos leak – show off the button-less sides

LG Logo aa 600px 2 The successor to the LG Optimus G, the LG G2, has been caught in a few snapshots already, but it seemed like the sides of the smartphone were a little camera shy. Techtastic has leaked what is apparently the left side of the LG G2 and since the volume buttons have been moved to the back, we are looking at a button-less side and an overall sleek a...

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Purported Moto X shown in new images; phone reportedly not coming on July 10-11

Motorola X Phone Ad Images showing alleged Moto X phone components (specifically the front and back panels of the handset) have hit the web, ahead of the phone’s announcement. At the same time, a new report is now claiming that the phone won’t be introduced later this week, as previously rumored. While the images can’t be confirmed at this time – so ...

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Rogers Canada may be getting the exclusive on the Motorola X Phone

Rogers exclusive X Phone An internal screenshot from Rogers shows that the Canadian service provider will have an exclusive Motorola X Phone, with release in mid August. While we’re not sure if this means they have exclusivity to the Motorola X Phone in general, it does indicate they will have some sort of Rogers’ device. As you can see below, the all caps “excl...

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Amazon drops price on Kindle Fire HD 7″

kindle fire hd price drop For the Amazon faithful, the Kindle series of tablets is exactly what they need. The tablets were instrumental in setting the pace for modern tablet pricing, and their tie-in to Amazon’s ecosystem is great for Prime members. Their attention to safety for kids is great, and their media selection is nearly unbeatable. Even at the regular price, th...

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Why are smartphone companies losing their market value? An inside look at the smartphone industry.

Galaxy series sales If your stock portfolio is made up of big mobile technology companies, you’re probably feeling a little worried about the return on your investment recently. Over the past months we’ve seen lots of troubling financial data and weak stock performances from many of the big smartphone companies. The chart below shows the stock performance of a se...

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Iceland Galaxy S4 ad is the weirdest anti-iPhone Samsung commercial yet

Galaxy S4 IcelandScreenshot from latest Galaxy S4 ad | Image Credit: Samsung Iceland A recently released Galaxy S4 ad in Iceland is arguably the weirdest anti-Apple ad made by the company. Unlike with previous marketing efforts, especially for the Galaxy S3, Samsung mainly focused on showing Galaxy S4 features in its TV commercials. Sure, there have been hits at iP...

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Nexus 4 Completely Disappears From Carphone Warehouse

lg_nexus_4_official-580x461Looking to pick up a Nexus 4 in the UK? Well, you have one less option today. Carphone Warehouse, one of the largest online mobile retailers in the UK, has removed the Nexus 4 from the site. There isn't even an 'out of stock' notice – it's just gone. The Nexus 4 is getting on on toward late middle age now, and the limited edition white Nexus 4 ...

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QWOP is now available for Android, still making us look silly.

QWOP for Android If you’ve got nothing going on today, and feel the need to be humbled, give QWOP a try. A track and field game that looks like something out of Archer, the Android version made its debut on the Play Store yesterday. A long standing iOS and PC favorite, QWOP is an acquired taste. If you like really difficult games that make you want to break your...

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Colorful Moto X custom backplate covers leaked, including purple, teal and red

Motorola X Phone While the Moto X phone sign-up page is already live on Motorola’s official website, the Google-owned company is still unwilling to divulge more information about the anticipated smartphone. However, thanks to eager sources of leaks regarding the device, we now have a clearer glimpse of what the device’s back side would look like. They&...

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UPDATE: Samsung acquires Boxee for $30 million

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Purported HTC One Max (T6) and HTC One Mini sightings keep coming in

HTC OneHTC One It’s not news anymore that HTC is expected to launch two additional handsets part of the One line, a smaller HTC One Mini smartphone to take on all the mid-range minis from the competition, and a HTC One Max flagship device to compete against supersized smartphones, but the devices have been sighted in reportedly leaked carrier docume...

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Nokia and Android, A Possible Love Story?

Nokia According to market analysts, Nokia should take a closer look to Android OS, if they want to survive in an increasingly competitive smartphone market, i.e. Nokia and Android equals love. This idea is not new, there were bets made about Nokia's success with Windows Phone OS (or, more, the lack of) starting with 2012 and people suggested Android a...

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Sony Xperia ZU Pictures Leaked, Looks Huge

Sony Xperia ZU Once again I write about the latest phablet  Sony is expected to launch any time soon, I am talking about the Sony Xperia ZU. Some of us are looking forward to see it in action, for others maybe it's not such a big deal, anyway, just minutes ago photos of the Xperia  ZU surfaced on the internet, let's take a look: The images are leaked by an a...

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Official Test Confirms What We Already Suspected : Snapdragon 800 is KING

Snapdragon 800 Yeah, there's a new kid on the block and his name is Qualcomm Snapdragon 800. The latest system on chip from one of the biggest semiconductor manufacturers in the world seems to have vanquished its competition by a long shot. There were benchmarks in the past which suggested that the Snapdragon 800 is better than Samsung's Exynos Octa (which has...

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Sony SmartWatch goes open-source, looking for more innovation

Sony SmartWatchAfter releasing the first true smartwatch from a major manufacturer, Sony shows its pioneering skin again by making the project fully open-source. Hoping to attract extra attention and possibly more innovative ideas from independent developers, Sony has granted them opened access.Running on pure Android essence, Sony’s SmartWatch was already com...

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Xperia Z Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean features showcased on video

Xperia Z Although Sony has yet to officially release the upcoming Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update for the water-resistant Xperia Z, some people have already installed an unofficial leaked version (which we covered in an earlier report) on their own phones. As a result, they are now able to run the latest available version of the Android software on their h...

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Samsung and Jay-Z to reveal details of new sponsorship deal during NBA finals game

Samsung Jay Z teaser Samsung wants us to tune in and watch Game 5 of the NBA finals this weekend because it plans to fully unveil the details of its new sponsorship deal with Jay-Z which we first reported on nearly two weeks back. At least that’s what a new teaser photo it sent out to the press implies, which shows the Galaxy S4 alongside what appears to be a go...

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Samsung’s craziness visualized: 26 screens in one image

Samsung devices size infographicAn 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 Sa...

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Clearwire board recommends shareholders accept Dish offer, not Sprint’s

Clearwire logoThe saga continues for Sprint.When the announcement came that the US carrier would be purchased by Japanese counterpart Softbank, it seemed pretty cut and dry. Softbank had a respectable offer in place, Sprint accepted it, and life would go on. Of course, the deal had a few caveats, like Sprint purchasing the remaining interest in Clearwire they no...

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Galaxy S4 torture tests include drops, water accidents, heat, electricity; Samsung reveals [video]

Samsung Galaxy S4In a new video, Samsung shows us some of the torture its new devices go through before becoming official, including drops and impacts, water submersion, electricity, heat, humidity and dust. The Galaxy S4 is the star of the video below, in which Samsung explains how the tests were performed on the device.The testsFor drops, the company performs the...

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 with LTE coming exclusively to AT&T (video)

samsung galaxy note 8.0The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 with LTE will be available as an AT&T exclusive, the carrier has recently announced on its website.According to the carrier, you will be able to buy the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 with LTE “in the coming weeks” but, unfortunately, the price has not been announced. No color options are mentioned, either, so w...

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Google releases official Cloud Print app!

Cloud Print official Android appFile this under “what took so long?!”Today, Google released an official Cloud Print app for Android. While there were other very respectable apps in the marketplace that tied into your Google Cloud Print account, this is the first official app from Google.Cloud Print, which has been around since mid 2010, was meant as a (you guessed it) cloud b...

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Sony Xperia Z Ultra (Togari) teased in July 4 Paris press event invite

Sony LogoSony in a press event invite has teased its rumored 6.44-inch smartphone, currently known as Xperia ZU, Xperia Z Ultra and Togari.According to the image, the company will host a special media event in Paris, France, on July 4, during which the Sony Xperia Z Ultra will most likely be unveiled.The image shows the ultrathin profile of a rather long de...

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Verizon Casio Commando 4G LTE press image apparently leaked

Verizon LogoA new rugged Android-powered handset is heading to Verizon soon, according to an apparently leaked press image of the smartphone.The picture below, provided by the well-known @evleaks, who has been the source of plenty of similar leaks in the past, shows the Casio Commando 4G LTE (also known as the G’zOne Commando 811), which should be launched b...

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Nvidia Shield Showcase: Cribs Edition

Nvidia Shield Closeup 1600 aaThere’s plenty of gaming news coming out today thanks to E3, but rather than big fancy presentations, Nvidia has taken a slightly more laid back approach to advertising its new gaming platform with its latest promotional video.This latest Nvidia Shield ad, if you can call it that, comes in the form of a “Cribs Edition” show, featuring a behin...

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