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Google Workshop: create custom cases for your Nexus 5

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The Moto X has been getting a lot of love for it’s Moto Maker custom phone option, but what about customzing the main “strictly” Google phone- the Nexus 5?

Well Big G isn’t letting you change the body of the phone, but Google will be serving up customized cases for its latest Nexus phone with an upcoming service called Google Workshop. Read more »

BBM for Windows Phone beta version now available

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Are you a Windows Phone user who’s been jealous of all the BBM love iPhone and Android and owners have been receiving lately?

Well you’re in luck as the Canadian tech manufacturer has just released the BBM beta for Windows Phone. Read more »

Mac Mini may be getting refreshed soon

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The Mac mini hasn’t received any hardware update love for some time.

But that might change soon though, as rumor has it that Apple is planning on refreshing its little computer-that-could. Read more »

Signal will keep your iPhone calls private

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Spooked that the NSA is snooping on your phone calls?

Then you might want to try out Signal, the app that encrypts your iPhone’s calls. Read more »

EA Access is a carte blanche Xbox One gaming pass for $5 a month

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EA and Microsoft have worked together to bring a Playstation Now-esque service for Xbox One owners called EA Access.

For $5 a month or $30 a year, players will have the ability to have unlimited access to a selection of “vault” games. Read more »

Xiaomi allegedly sending your info to Chinese servers [UPDATED]

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You always had a feeling that Xiaomi’s deals were too good to be true, but you just couldn’t figure out what the catch was exactly, right?

Update, July 31: Please have a look at our follow-up on this story before drawing conclusions and leaving a comment.

Well it’s safe to say now that that puzzle’s been solved, as the RedMi Note was caught red-handed sending private user info to a Chinese server. Read more »

Wireless charging panels coming to GM vehicles

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Do you hate fussing around with charging cables when you’re driving?

Well it looks like Detroit-based car manufacturer, General Motors, feels your pain. Read more »

Facebook to make Messenger a mandatory download

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Facebook has been pushing its Messenger application pretty zealously, and there’s even been talks of the social networking giant monetizing the app.

Well it looks like Zuckerberg and company are making the installation of Facebook Messenger a mandatory affair for anyone who wants to communicate with their Facebook friends from their mobile device. Read more »

Search for jobs, Tinder style

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Tinder’s swipe-happy layout is so addictive, that other app developers are taking notice.

Weave is one such app, that helps you not find dates, but potential workplace connections. Read more »

Use your Android device as a controller for PC games

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Hate gaming on your PC with a mouse and keyboard set up, but don’t want to spend money for additional controllers?

Well, if you have an Android phone, you can now use your phone or tablet as a gamepad for your PC games. Read more »

Call people in Hangouts through Google Voice

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Google’s Voice service now supports calling people with Hangouts, and you won’t even need a Google+ account to do so.

The feature also works even if you are using Hangouts outside of gmail. Read more »

Tablet sales increase globally

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Around the world, people are buying more tablets.

At least that’s what new sales reports indicate. Tha market share has grown 11% with 49.3 million slates sold in Q2 2014 alone. Read more »

Google Play Store now features an offline games section

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So you’re caught in the subway with no cell phone service and want to stay occupied. You fire up a game on your smartphone and get ready to enjoy some time-killing action, but you just find out that the app you downloaded earlier from the Play Store only works when you’re connected to the internet.

Well Google has decided to help you avert this crisis by creating a special section dedicated to offline games. Read more »

Turn your face into an emoticon

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Do you love taking selfies and posting them online, but wish there was a way for your face to be seen more often and by more people?

Well with the new mobile app Imoji, you’ll be able to barrage anyone you text with mini-emoticons of your face. Read more »

Samsung Gear VR features and software leak

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Samsung hasn’t done the best job of the keeping the Gear VR under wraps, so it isn’t surprising that images of the Gear VR’s software was leaked.

The leak suggests some initial apps that’ll be launched with the Gear VR, along with the software’s aesthetic. Read more »