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The latest Amazon Kindle Fire HDX ad takes a poke at the iPad Air

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Amazon joined the likes of Nokia and Microsoft this holiday season by throwing a punch at Apple in a commercial. The retail behemoth’s latest ad for the 8.9″ Kindle Fire HDX aims squaarely at the iPad Air.

As expected, the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 commercial focuses on its larger-resolution display, as well as lower weight and price tag in comparison to those of the iPad Air. Read more »

Nokia Lumia 2520 will be exclusively offered by John Lewis in the UK

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Nokia announce UK pricing and availability of the Lumia 2520 tablet. The 4G LTE slate with Windows 8.1 RT on board will be exclusively offered by John Lewis starting next week, on December 4.

The Nokia Lumia 2520 will be priced at £399.99. Read more »

CyanogenMod installer app removed from the Google Play Store

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The official CyanogenMod installer was pulled out of the Google Play Store. The app was voluntarily removed after the Google Play Support team contacted CyanogenMod that its creation was violating the store’s terms.

The app specifically violated the Google Play Store Terms of Service by encouraging users to void the warranty of their devices, despite being harmless in its nature. Read more »

Acer C720P Chromebook goes official with a touchscreen on board

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Acer took the wraps off a new member of its Chromebook lineup. Carrying the model number C720P, the newcomer puts an Intel Haswell Chip, an 11.6” 1366 x 768 touchscreen, and affordable price tag under the same roof.

The Acer C720P is only the second Chromebook to sport a touchscreen behind Google’s own Chromebook Pixel. Read more »

Assassins Creed: Pirates for smartphones and tablets goes official

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Shortly after Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag made its way to consoles and gaming rigs, Ubisoft took the wraps off a new addition to the popular franchise, made specifically for gaming devices. Titled Assassin’s Creed: Pirates, the game will be available for iOS and Android devices on December 5 for $4.99.

Assassin’s Creed: Pirates will utilize a new 3D graphics engine, designed specifically for mobile devices. Read more »

Apple officially acquires the 3D sensor tech company PrimeSense

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In a short statement to AllThingsD, Apple confirmed its acquisition of the 3D sensor technology company PrimeSense. Based in Israel, the company is responsible for the Kinect sensor of the Xbox 360.

Apple reportedly paid close to $360 million for PrimeSense. Read more »

Eric Schmidt posts a lengthy guide for switching from iPhone to an Android handset

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Google’s chairman Eric Schmidt surely surprised us on this otherwise quiet Sunday. The top executive posted a lengthy guide for switching from an iPhone to an Android smartphone on his personal Google+ account.

Unsurprisingly, the guide takes a couple of jabs at Apple. Read more »

Dropbox is the latest popular app to get the iOS 7 look

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Dropbox for iOS received a major update. The popular file sharing app now features a flat look in line with the iOS 7 user interface.

Alongside the new design, version 3.0 of the app brings several new features to the table. Read more »

MediaTek MT6592 octa-core SoC takes on Antutu, posts an impressive score

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Antutu benchmark scores for the freshly announced MediaTek MT6592 octa-core chipset have emerged, showcasing its top-shelf performance. The MT6592 SoC with 1.7GHz CPU cores posted a result of 29415, while its sibling with 2GHz cores, came out with a truly impressive 32606.

The abovementioned scores put the 2GHz CPU version of the chipset at the very top of the Antutu performance chart, besting every high-end Android device we’ve tested this far. Read more »

Nokia Music is now Nokia MixRadio, comes with an updated app

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Nokia Music for Windows Phone 8 got rebranded in the latest update. The ad-free music streaming service is now called Nokia MixRadio.

The name of the service puts the accent on its free of charge, ad-free music streaming feature. Read more »

Google Play Newsstand is now available for Android devices

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Google launched a Play Newsstand application which aims to take over most reading duties on the user’s Android device. The app places Google Play Magazines and Google Currents under the same roof.

At a quick glance, Google Play Newsstand appears to offer similar functionality to the one from its biggest rival, Apple’s own Newsstand for iOS. Read more »

Official Instagram beta app hits Windows Phone

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As originally promised, the popular photo sharing app Instagram is now available for Windows Phone 8 devices. The app is now ready to download from the Windows Phone Store although it’s still a beta version so you can try it at your own risk.

The application is not a completely finished product. Read more »

Official Nexus wireless charger hits the Play Store in the United States

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The official Nexus wireless charger is now available in the Google Play Store in the United States. The gadget is priced at $49.99 plus shipping and local taxes.

The Qi wireless charger is compatible with the Nexus 5, the Nexus 7, as well as the Nexus 4. Read more »

Second generation Nexus 7 with 32GB of memory gets a price cut on Newegg and Amazon

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With the holiday shopping season about to kick off in full frenzy, the ASUS Nexus 7 (2013) got treated to a price reduction from a duo of major retailers. Newegg and Amazon are now offering the 32GB version of the slate with a serious discount.

The retail giants have the Nexus 7 with 32GB of built-in memory for $239 – only $10 more than the 16GB version of the tablet. Read more »

Google is working on new camera API with RAW support

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According to data from public Android source code, Google is working on new camera API. Support for camera RAW is apparently also coming our way, meaning that Nokia smartphones will not be alone in carrying the feature.

The public source code revealing the juicy details dates a month before the release of Android 4.4 KitKat. Read more »