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Official CyanogenMod installer is now available in the Google Play Store

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As promised, the developers from CyanogenMod Inc. released an installer to help users with flashing the company’s popular Android ROMs on their device. The app is currently available for free in the Google Play Store.

The app requires companion desktop software which is available to download on Windows PCs for free. Read more »

Gmail for desktop update expands the functionality of the quick action buttons

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Google’s Gmail for desktop got treated to a subtle, yet quite useful refresh today. The update expands the functionality of the quick action buttons in the inbox.

In addition to doing things such as checking on flight confirmation or sending an RSVP via dedicated buttons, users can now view YouTube and Vimeo videos, or Google Docs sent to them via email straight from their inbox. Read more »

A duo of NVIDIA Tegra Note 7 promo videos made the rounds, check them out

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As the first slates using the platform are beginning to make their way into the marketplace, a couple of NVIDIA Tegra Note 7 promo videos made the rounds online. Announced back in September, NVIDIA’s creation aims to bring powerful internals and affordable price to the tablet realm.

The first promo video gives a broad outlook of the tablet platform’s talents. Read more »

Stephen Elop reportedly mulling Xbox and Bing split if elected as Microsoft CEO

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According to a report in Bloomberg, Nokia’s former chief Stephen Elop has grand plans in consideration if elected as the next CEO of Microsoft. Already on the shortlist for the position, Elop is said to consider selling off the Xbox business and axing Bing.

In addition to the abovementioned changes, Stephen Elop is reportedly mulling over expanding the reach of the popular Microsoft Office to a broad variety of devices, including iOS and Android products. Read more »

This extensive Xbox One demo showcases its main features, check it out

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The Xbox One got treated to a video demo before its retail launch. The extensive video is starring a duo of high-level Xbox executives.

The demo video features live code from the Xbox One. Read more »

EXOvault EXO18 luxury case for iPhone 5s review

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The EXOvault EXO18 case for the iPhone 5s is aimed at users who find the look of their already high-end smartphone a tad too common. The cover is made using exotic materials which include aluminum, brass, nickel, rosewood, ebony, and ziricote wood.

EXOvault accessories are handcrafted in low volume by a small team of artists in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Being manufactured in New York’s trendiest neighborhood undeniably adds an extra layer of cool to the EXOvault products, so hit past the break to find out what it’s like to have an iPhone 5s in one of them! Read more »

Google Now for iOS update brings hands-free voice control and notifications

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Google Now for iOS got treated to a major update today. The latest version of the app got a host of new features which brought its functionality in line with that of its Android sibling.

The most notable new feature which the app update brings to iOS is the ability to receive notifications. Read more »

Nexus 5 gets torn down by iFixit, walks away with a high repairability score

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As usual, the folks from iFixit gave the LG Nexus 5 a proper teardown shortly after its announcement. The latest and greatest Google smartphone achieved an impressive repairability score of 8 out of 10.

The Nexus 5 is held together by plastic clips which are stubborn, yet easy to open with a simple tool. Read more »

Nokia is reportedly working on a compact Windows RT tablet dubbed Illusionist

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As the Nokia Lumia 2520 enjoys its fair share of attention, a report on the company’s second Windows RT tablet made the rounds. Allegedly, an 8” Windows RT slate dubbed Nokia Illusionist is in development.

Reportedly the Nokia Illusionist will be released in early 2014 with Qualcomm silicon on board. Read more »

Nokia Lumia 1020 boards a copter in Poland, captures impressive footage

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Nokia Poland came up with an interesting way to showcase the camera chops of the Lumia 1020. Instead of the typical walk around town, the smartphone boarded a radio controlled copter for a flight around Krakow.

A historically rich city, Krakow turns out to be a perfect location for the exercise. Read more »

Amazon celebrates FAA ruling with a surprising one-day Kindle sale

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Last week the Federal Aviation Authority in the United States issued a ruling which allows the airlines to expand the use of personal electronics during flight. Today, Amazon decided to celebrate the occasion with a one-day sale of its Kindle family of tablets.

Today only, users can snag an Amazon Kindle tablet with 15% off its regular price. Read more »

SMS Audio Street by 50 on-ear headphones review

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The SMS Audio Street by 50 headphones are the company’s entry-level on-ear offering. At a quick glance, the headset is equipped and priced to go head to head to head with the popular Beats Solo HD.

Majority owned by hip-hop legend 50 Cent, SMS Audio (SMS stands for Studio Mastered Sound) aims to capture a chunk of today’s lucrative market for premium headphones. Read on to find out how the entry-level Street by 50 model fares on a daily basis! Read more »

Nexus 5 gets the root treatment from Chainfire

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Roughly 24 hours after going official the LG Nexus 5 got the root treatment. The feat was accomplished by the renowned Android developer Chainfire.

At a quick glance, the root method appears easy to accomplish. Read more »

LunaTik Taktik Strike and Seismik iPhone 5s cases review

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The LunaTik Taktik Strike and the LunaTik Seismik are a duo of rugged cases for the iPhone 5s. However, unlike many of the strictly utilitarian-looking offerings out there, the LunaTik bunch comes with a decidedly heavy accent on design.

Based in Chicago, LunaTik originated as a Kickstarter success story back in 2010. The design studio powerhouse MNML is responsible for the looks of the company’s products. Read on to find out how the Taktik Strike and Seismik iPhone 5s cases fare on a daily basis! Read more »

Nexus 5 promo video is out, check it out

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As expected, the Nexus 5 launch was accompanied by the usual promo video. Entitled “I Do”, the short clip is wedding-themed.

Unsurprisingly, the promo video showcases the Nexus 5 top features. Read more »