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Update to Google Messenger for Android brings stickers and location sharing

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Google updated its popular Messenger app for Android with support for Stickers and Location Sharing. In the previous update, Google added support for emojis.

With sticker support, Google Messenger follows the suite of its competitors, headed by Facebook Messenger. Read more »

Sony’s Live Screen Streaming app for Android can broadcast your screen activities

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Sony Mobile has rolled out a new Live Screen Streaming app for its Android smartphones and tablets. Whether it is a mobile game or a tutorial, this app will let you broadcast the screen activities live to the masses.

While being on Xperia phone or tablet, this new app lets you stream pretty much everything on their your to either YouTube or Twitch. Read more »

A premature Ciri DLC for The Witcher 3 may hamper your game

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CD Projekt RED accidentally sent out a premature free DLC for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt game on PlayStation Store and Xbox Marketplace. Marcin Momot, community lead at CD Projekt Red warned that the free Ciri DLC offering new outfit should be avoided until it is released again.

The new Zerrikanian outfit offering DLC for the playable character Ciri apparently carries some bugs. Adding it might put several hours of your gameplay time at risk. Read more »

Fallout Shelter for Android to come in August

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Bethesda Softworks announced the Fallout Shelter game for iOS and Android at the E3 2015 Expo last month. Pete Hines, VP of PR & Marketing for Bethesda Softworks, stated that the Android version of the Fallout Shelter mobile game is expected to release in August.

Following the launch, Fallout Shelter was made available immediately on the iOS platform. With that, a time frame of two months was promised by Bethesda and hence the August release expectations doesn’t sound bad. Read more »

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 gets a cheaper variant with Intel Core i7 CPU

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Microsoft has added a new Surface Pro 3 model to its convertible tablet lineup. The newcomer is the most affordable variant of the slate with an Intel Core i7 CPU.

The new Intel Core i7-based Surface Pro 3 has 128GB of built-in storage and 8GB of RAM. It costs $1,299, which also happens to be the price of a version with Intel Core i5, 256GB of onboard storage, and 8GB of RAM. Read more »

Xiaomi Mi Band 1s will feature a heart rate monitor

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Xiaomi is quietly working on the Mi Band successor dubbed Mi Band 1s. According to a listing sourced from the Taiwanese National Communications Commission the wearable will feature a heart rate monitor.

The Mi Band 1s carries the same design as its predecessor with three LED lights atop an aluminum cap. Read more »

Samsung Level U wireless headset goes official

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Samsung added another member to its Level family of audio products. The Level U is a wireless in-ear headset with ergonomic around-the-neck design and beefy 12mm audio drivers.

The Korean giant has integrated two microphones into the Level U – one handles voice, while the other one blocks ambient noise. Read more »

Huawei unveils Honor Band Zero smartwatch, Honor Whistle Bluetooth headset

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Along with the new Honor 7, Huawei announced a new wearable called Band Zero and a Bluetooth headset called Honor Whistle. The Band Zero will launch in China in August.

The Honor Band Zero by Huawei has been designed with aesthetic appeal in mind. Read more »

Windows 10 Mobile may arrive with native call recording

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Windows 10 Mobile might feature call recording. The latest Windows 10 Mobile build number 10149 contains hints about the heavily demanded feature.

So far, Microsoft has not been able to bake the functionality inside the Windows Phone platform. Not even Apple has added it in iOS, or Google in Android. Read more »

Google Drive app update adds multi-file downloads, new sharing interface

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Google has pushed a new update for its cloud storage syncing Drive app for the Android devices. The key feature is brings is the option to download and send multiple files at a time.

Along with that, the Sharing interface gets a face-lift. You can now share a document to many people at once, while adjusting their editing rights. Added folks appear as a label stack making it much easier to see if anyone has been missed. Read more »

Grab an unlocked LG G4 for $500 from eBay

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Those still looking out to buy the LG G4 should stop for a minute and pay attention to this amazing deal. eBay is offering an unlocked European edition of LG G4 for just $500 in White and Gold color options. Otherwise, the unlocked version of G4 goes for about $600 in the US.

This unlocked LG G4 bearing LG-H815 model number handset is offered in limited quantities so you will have to act quickly it goes out of stock. Though this is an European model, it will pack a power adapter meant for US region. Read more »

New OS X El Capitan Beta confirms 21.5” iMac with 4K Retina display

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Apple might have a 21.5” iMac with 4K Retina display in the works. Code within the latest Mac OS X El Capitan beta mentions the unannounced all-in-one.

A 4K Retina variant will likely replace the currently available 21.5” iMac. The desktop will slot below the 27” iMac with 5K Retina display in the company’s product range. It will also certainly carry a more affordable price tag than the 27” model. Read more »

Microsoft Office for Android is now available for everyone

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Microsoft took the Office apps for Android out of their beta status. The productivity applications are now available for users across 83 different countries.

Microsoft introduced the Office for Android preview for smartphones back in May. The preview was also available for certain Android tablets since last year. Read more »

Parrot launches five new affordable MiniDrones for land, air, and water

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Parrot has introduced five connected toy drones which can be controlled using smartphones. The new FreeFlight 3 app has been released which can be used on iOS or Android based smartphones or tablets.

Three different MiniDrones lines are Jumping Drones for land at $189, Airborne Drones for night patrol $129, cargo carrying ones at $99, and the hybrid Hydrofoil Drones at $179 that can even sail on water. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 edge themes crosses 6 million downloads

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Samsung has tweaked the new TouchWiz interface with several new features including the new theme engine and themes section. The Galaxy S6 and S6 edge buyers went ahead to try out different themes which has lead to over 6 million downloads already. Now this number is expected to grow rapidly as Samsung is reportedly expecting to ship 45 million units of Galaxy S6 and S6 edge units this year.

The Galaxy S6 edge Iron Man Limited Edition spurred the craze of superheroes among rest of the owners with the release of the Avengers: Age of Ultron movie in the summer. Not all could buy that limited edition unit so it seems a lot of people went for the next best thing and the Avengers: Iron Man theme was the most downloaded theme globally. Samsung has shared an infographic about top five themes globally as well as in different regions. Read more »