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Baton cloud sync and backup service by Nextbit for Android goes official

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The young and ambitious startup Nextbit launched a forward-thinking cloud sync and backup service for Android called Baton. The new service aims to integrate deeply into the OS and allow users to easily switch devices by seamlessly syncing their apps and data.

In addition to syncing data into the cloud, Baton users will be able to push the current state of any open application to another Android device. Read more »

Third-party bamboo case for OnePlus One hits the market

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A third-party bamboo protective case for OnePlus One made its way to the online marketplace. The accessory aims to fill the void left by last month’s cancellation of the Chinese manufacturer’s own bamboo StyleSwap covers.

The case features two-piece design and completely encloses the OnePlus One. Read more »

Nexus Player Gamepad lands in the Google Play Store

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The optional Gamepad for Google Nexus Player is now available in the Google Play store. Like the set top box it is designed for, the Asus-made accessory is set to leave the warehouse in 3-4 weeks.

The Gamepad is priced at $39.99 and, as expected, it can be used as a remote control for the Nexus Player. Read more »

House of Marley Liberate on-ear headphones review

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The House of Marley Liberate headphones sit in the middle of the company’s on-ear lineup. The headset aims to deliver attractive looks, eco-friendly materials, and House of Marley’s signature sound for less than $100.

In past encounters, I found House of Marley headphones to cut a fine balance between style, sonic experience, feel good factor, and price. Let’s find out if the Liberate on-ear model fits into the same mold. Read more »

Amazon quietly made its Appstore app for Android redundant

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In a rather stealthy fashion, Amazon made its Appstore application for Android redundant. The retail giant baked its Android marketplace into the main app, which is available in the Google Play store.

Going forward, you will be able to access your Android apps from Amazon by simply going into the Apps & Games section of its Android app. Read more »

Apple iPad mini 3 gets a poor repairability score from iFixit

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After picking the iPad Air 2 apart, the team at iFixit focused its attention of the iPad mini 3. Like its predecessor, the latest compact slate from Cupertino received the poor repairability score of 2.

The iPad mini 3’s identical repairability score with that of last year’s model should hardly catch anyone by surprise. Read more »

Rooms message board app by Facebook launches for iOS

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Facebook launched a brand new app for iOS dubbed Rooms. The newcomer allows users to create or participate in message boards that cover any topic they might be interested in.

The app consist of rooms that are organized by area of interest. Read more »

iFixit tears down iPad Air 2, gives it poor repairability score

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Hot on the heels of the Apple iMac with 5K Retina display, iFixit tore down the iPad Air 2. Cupertino’s full-size tablet received the poor repairability score of 2.

As it turns out, despite being even more elegant, Apple iPad Air 2 is just as difficult to repair as its predecessor. Read more »

Torque by Microsoft is a nifty search app for Android Wear

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Microsoft launched a crafty search application for Android Wear devices dubbed Torque. The app activates on the Android Wear device via a twist of the user’s wrist.

Of course, the search engine used by the app is powered by Bing, not Google’s own solution. Read more »

Creative Sound BlasterAxx AXX 200 wireless speaker flash review

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Creative Sound BlasterAxx AXX200 is another entry in the market for compact premium wireless speakers. The gadget aims to stand out from its rivals by offering an overwhelming set of additional features to its users, including the ability to act as a standalone sound card.

An established player in the field of computer sound solutions, Creative Labs has focused its recent product efforts on the lucrative field of mobile audio products. Read more »

Firmware update for Moto 360 brings new features, squashes bugs

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Motorola’s Moto 360 smartwatch received a major firmware update. The new Android Wear build brings a host of new features and improvements to the wearable timepiece.

The two most notable new features that the update brings are Smart Battery Saving and more frequent time checks. Read more »

Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact goes up for pre-order in the United States

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Sony opened the pre-order books for the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact in the United States. The IP68 certified compact slate is available to order directly from Sony’s official online store.

Only the 32GB version of the Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact is available for pre-order for the time being. Read more »

Next Gmail app for Android will handle all your email accounts

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The next version of Google’s beloved Gmail app for Android will feature a a lot more than new material design. Gmail 5.0 for Android is bound to make most email clients for the OS redundant by offering support for accounts beyond those hosted by Google.

Gmail’s hot new feature appeared in a short walkthrough video. Read more »

Fitbit Surge smartwatch with built-in GPS leaks out

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The maker of wearable devices Fitbit has a smartwatch with built-in GPS on the way. Dubbed Fitbit Surge, the device will reportedly be released in the coming weeks.

According to a leaked slide, Fitbit refers to the Surge as a “superwatch.” Read more »

Microsoft tipped to release a wearable device in the near future

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According to a report in Forbes, Microsoft is about to launch a wearable device in the coming weeks. The gadget will reportedly hit the shelves in time for the holiday shopping season.

Microsoft’s upcoming creation will focus on tracking physical activities that include steps, heart rate, and calories burned among others. Read more »