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Opera Mini browser lands on Bada

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Opera Mini is among the more popular browsers out there for mobile phones and it’s now become available on yet another platform. The free web browser alternative has now hit the official Bada app repository – Samsung Apps.

It’s supposed to be compatible will all Bada devices, running version 2.0 or later of the OS. Read more »

Apple gives credit where it’s due – acknowledges Open Street Maps in iPhoto

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Back when Apple released its iPhoto app with the arrival of the new iPad some people noted that the company was using map data that doesn’t look Googlish in origin.

Some digging in the matter revealed that Apple (who back then claimed they were using Gmaps) is using Open Street Maps with a custom overlay on top. Now we see an acknowledgement to OSM in the latest iPhoto version. Read more »

Gmail gets a couple of hot new features – translation and mute

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Gmail Labs released two new features to the popular mail client – Automatic Message Translation and Smart Mute. It also tweaked the Gmail titles to highlight the number of unread messages.

The most important addition is Auto Translate – it basically incorporates Google’s translate feature into your email, which is something many have demanded for a long time now. Read more »

Dropbox updated, lets you extend free storage by 3GB

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Obviously feeling the heat of Google Drive, Dropbox has brought an update for its service, featuring a new Photos page for its web interface.

And that’s not all, if you update now and use the auto upload feature for pictures and videos you can get up to 3 GB of free storage. Read more »

IKEA unveils the cardboard camera

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Furniture giant IKEA is apparently out to improve the disposable camera concept. The company has unveiled a digital camera housed in a cardboard body, which it plans to sell in its stores around the globe.

The cardboard IKEA digicam can store up to 40 pics and has a USB port for transferring them to your computer. Read more »

Sony Tablet S gets an Android 4.0 update and a price drop

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The Sony Tablet S is currently receiving its due serving of ICS.

The Android 4.0 update is available over the air and includes an enhanced lockscreen, direct SD card access, folder support, web browser improvements, screenshot capture and more. Read more »

Google’s latest interactive Doodle celebrates zipper creator’s birthday

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We all know what zippers are – or at least we should anyway.

But I bet most of you don’t know who was the inventor of the awesome thing and the fact that he was born on this day, 132 years ago. Read more »

Samsung I9800 just got Wi-Fi certification – wait, what?!

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As if the rumor mill wasn’t full with bits and pieces about the next Galaxy flagship smartphone already, here comes another addition.

A yet unannounced Samsung device, carrying the product number I9800 just got Wi-Fi certification. Read more »

Samsung Denmark posts a new teaser for the Galaxy S III

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We have a new addition to the Samsung Galaxy S III rumor-mill.

This time it’s actually coming from Samsung Denmark’s Facebook page, where the company posted a teaser for their upcoming flagship smartphone. Read more »

HTC One X torn down, take a peek inside

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HTC’s quad-core Tegra 3-wielding flagship One X got the teardown treatment over in China.

If you were wondering what secrets hide behind the gorgeous Super LCD 2, read on to find out. Read more »

Nokia to open up 10k jobs with new Vietnam-based factory

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Expected to officially break the news to the world next Monday (April 23), Nokia will reportedly build a factory in Vietnam to speed up its device production rate.

According to sources quoting Niklas Savander, Executive Vice President of Markets for Nokia, the company will shell out a cool $300m to build the factory and will hire around 10 thousand people to work in it. Read more »

Latest Google Chrome OS dev release now seeding, looks more like a regular platform

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Looking at Chrome OS now will show you a browser and not much else. The latest release of the platform, which just started seeding to developers, is looking to change that, though.

There’s a taskbar, called shelf, and an app launcher, reminiscent of Apple’s Launchpad. Read more »

Microsoft Office lands on Symbian, you can get it for free right away

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The Nokia-Microsoft alliance is still going strong and Symbian smartphones are the one with the benefit this time.

If you own a Nokia 701, 700, 603, E7, X7, C7, Oro or C6-01, you can now install the Microsoft Office app via the Software Update tool on your smartphones or via the Nokia Suite app on your computer. The Office app will also become available to Nokia N8, Nokia E6 or Nokia 500 in the following weeks, while the 808 PureView will have it preinstalled when it ships. Read more »

Nokia builds a phone for the Ice Age, check it out

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Northern-based and ice-clad Nokia has prepared an interesting new phone for the world – the cold, awaiting an eventual next Ice Age world.

The phone’s exterior is made from, wait for it, ice, while the innards are superhydrophobic or otherwise water-proof. It also seems to run Windows Phone, judging by the provided picture. Read more »

Transform your video-call cam into a joystick, no it’s not a joke

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Playing games on your touch-enabled phone can be frustrating if you’re not, you know, a Galaxy Note owner.

Well, a research group from Keio University are in development of a joystick add-on that’s placed on top of your front-facing camera and can, depending on the precision of your hardware, perform the simple actions of navigating left, right, up and down in apps and games. Read more »