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A stripped-down, official YouTube app for Windows Phone is back in the Marketplace

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After getting blocked a couple of months back, the official YouTube app for Windows Phone is now back in the Marketplace as version 3.2. The popular app however, has lost some functionality compared to last time it was available.

YouTube for Windows Phone has returned to simply being a shortcut for a web-player. Read more »

Skype for iPhone and iPad gets the iOS 7 look with the latest update

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Skype for iPhone and iPad got treated to a major update which brought its look in line with the iOS 7 appearance. The update sports version number 4.13.

Along with the refreshed look, the app update brings a few other improvements. Read more »

A duo of catchy Samsung Galaxy Gear ads go live in the United States, check them out

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Samsung launched a duo of cool ads for its Galaxy Gear Smartwatch in the United States. The commercials take the viewer on a trip down memory lane by featuring some of Hollywood’s most memorable interpretations on the watch as a tool of communication.

Both ads feature timepieces from movies such as Star Trek, Knight Rider, Predator, Jetsons, etc. Read more »

Archos refreshes its Platinum lineup with a trio of Android tablets

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After launching the Platinum line in the beginning of this year, Archos pulled the cover of three new members with updated internals. The ARCHOS 97b Platinum HD, ARCHOS 101 Platinum and ARCHOS 80b Platinum aid to take on the established players on the market by sporting a lower price tag to go with premium looks.

Leading the way is the ARCHOS 97b Platinum HD pictured above. Read more »

Google Chrome 30 brings image search for desktop and new gestures for Android

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Google released an update for its Chrome web browser. The latest iteration of the popular application, dubbed Chrome 30 brings a few neat changes to the desktop and the version for Android devices.

Chrome users for Android will have three new gestures at their disposal. Read more »

Logitech gamepad for iPhone leaks out in press images

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After letting us catch a glimpse of it in a blurry photo a few months back, the Logitech dedicated iPhone gaming controller made yet another appearance. This time around the iOS 7 compatible gadget leaked out in press images, showcasing it in its full glory.

In line with the previous leak, the Logitech gamepad is designed as a full enclosure around the Apple iPhone 5s, equipped with a dedicated cutout for the camera. Read more »

LG boasts about the G2 camera’s OIS with the help of a chicken

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In the latest LG G2 ad, the Korean manufacturer’s marketing team has taken an unorthodox approach towards boasting about the camera of its flagship. LG employed a chicken named Lizzy to help it better explain the optical image stabilization of G2’s shooter.

The ad is as helpful as it is hilarious. It is focused on the bird’s natural ability to keep its head leveled regardless of the motion its body makes. Read more »

Speedtest.net for Android receives a major update, new features and UI

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The Android version of the popular network speed measuring app Speedtest.net got treated to a major update. The new version of the application, dubbed 3.0.0 brings new features on board, as well as revamped UI.

The new user interface of the app now sports the increasingly trendier “flat” look. Read more »

AT&T will be the exclusive US carrier to offer the Pebble Smartwatch

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AT&T announced that it will be the exclusive wireless carrier to offer the popular Pebble Smartwatch in the United States. The gadget will be available online and in over 500 AT&T stores this Friday, on September 27.

AT&T will be charging $150 for the Pebble Smartwatch. The device is currently in the record books as the most successful KickStarter campaign to date. It works with both iOS and Android devices. Read more »

LG G2 for AT&T hands-on

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The LG G2 has been on sale in the United States for a couple of weeks now, so I managed to snag some quality time with an AT&T version of the company’s flagship. The smartphone is offered by AT&T for $199.99 with a two-year contract.

Save for the lack of FM radio, the AT&T LG G2 sports the same specs as its international sibling. Read more »

YouTube comments get a complete overhaul, utilize Google+

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YouTube implemented a massive overhaul of its often maligned comments section. In the near future, all comments left in the popular video sharing website will be powered by Google+.

The changes do not end there. Going forward, users will see the most popular comments at the top of the list below each YouTube video. Read more »

Hackers claim to have cracked the Touch ID fingerprint scanner of the iPhone 5s

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According to a claim by the hackers of the Chaos Computer Club, the Touch ID fingerprint scanner of the iPhone 5s has been successfully cracked. The biometric security system has been broken by “using easy everyday means.”

The Apple fingerprint sensor has a higher resolution compared to the ones used so far. Read more »

Hands-on with the Best Buy exclusive blue HTC One

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We managed to spend some time with the Best Buy exclusive blue HTC One at a press event in NYC. The smartphone is available in the United States for AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon Wireless.

In the flesh, the Best Buy exclusive blue HTC One actually sports a darker shade of the color than the version which broke cover during IFA. Read more »

Grand Theft Auto V sales make it past $1 billion in only three days

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Already the fastest-selling video game in the world, Grand Theft Auto V reached yet another milestone today. The Rockstar Games creation made it past $1 billion in worldwide sales only three days after hitting the retail shelves.

GTA V’s publisher Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. reckons that the video game title is the fastest entertainment property to reach the ten-digit milestone. Read more »

Apple is blocking unauthorized third-party Lightning cables with iOS 7

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It appears that Apple is blocking non-certified Lightning cables from charging iPhones running iOS 7. The move is line with a warning from the Cupertino giant, issued during the launch of an iOS 7 pre-release version.

Certified cables from Apple contain a chip which allows them to get authenticated by the new OS. Read more »