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Microsoft acquires the developer of the popular email client Acompli

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Microsoft acquired the developer of Acompli – a popular email client for iOS and Android. The deal is reportedly worth more than $200 million.

Unsurprisingly, Microsoft plans to merge the high level of functionality of Acompli with its own Outlook platform. Read more »

Motorola Nexus 6 battery life test

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The top-shelf internals of the Motorola Nexus 6 are powered by a beefy 3,220mAh battery. As the first handset to run Android 5.0 Lollipop, we were really curious to put the Pure Google phablet through the paces out battery test.

Curiously, the Nexus 6 features the exact same size battery as its main Android rival, Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Read on to find out how the newcomer’s battery performance stacks up against the Korean offering! Read more »

Pebble gives its duo of smartwatches a major price cut

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Pebble gave both its smartwatch models a major cut for Black Friday. Both the original Pebble and the Pebble Steel are now available with 20% and 25% off their usual retail price in the manufacturer’s official retail store.

The promo brings the price tag of the original Pebble into impulse buy category to $79. Read more »

The latest batch of Samsung Galaxy Note 4 promo videos is too cute to miss

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Samsung just released its most adorable batch of Galaxy Note 4 promo videos to date in an attempt to find “the cutest animal in the Galaxy.” The latest marketing stint by the Korean giant features a trio of rare and adorable animals – a quokka, a river otter, and a blue penguin.

The latest Note 4 promo videos arrive barely a few days after the last batch. Read more »

Original leather and metal bands for Moto 360 are now available

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The original leather and metal replacement bands Moto 360 smartwatch are now available to order in Motorola’s online store. The leather option for the smartwatch is priced at $29.99, while the metal band costs $79.99.

Made from high-quality, hand-treated Horween leather, the cheaper band is available in three different finishes – Black, Cognac, and Stone. Read more »

Nexus 9 Keyboard Folio case is now available to order

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The official Keyboard Folio case for HTC Nexus 9 is now available to order from Google Play n the United States. The search giant’s official online store has the cover in stock, ready to leave the warehouse in 1-2 business days.

As expected, the Nexus 9 Keyboard Folio costs $129. Read more »

HTC Re Camera is getting half of its price cut on Black Friday

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HTC’s recently announced Re Camera will get treated to a 50% discount starting on Black Friday. The sale kicks off exactly at 9pm Pacific Time on November 27.

The promo cuts the $199 price tag of the gadget to only $99. Read more »

The latest iPhone 6 ads showcase its gaming chops and Continuity with OS X Yosemite

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Apple released a duo of brand new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus ads in time for the holiday shopping season. Once again, the Cupertino giant’s marketing efforts feature the voices of Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake.

The first ad is entitled “Gamers” and focuses on the gaming chops of the A8 found in the duo of devices. Read more »

Google is about to light up a giant interactive billboard in New York City

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Just in time for the holiday shopping season, Google is set to light up a giant interactive billboard in New York City. Powered by Mitsubishi Electric, the Diamond Vision AVL-ODT10 display will become the largest electronic billboard to ever grace the iconic Times Square.

The display is located on Broadway, not far from the search giant’s HD in Gotham. Read more »

Samsung outs a quartet of new Galaxy Note 4 promo videos

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With the holiday shopping season poised to enter its most critical phase, Samsung unsurprisingly released a quartet of new Galaxy Note 4 promo videos. As expected, each of the clips focuses of a specific feature of the Korean company’s flagship phablet.

Three of the video clips are narrated by a little boy, who describes some his family member’s pre-Note 4 smartphone troubles. Read more »

Microsoft takes another swing at Apple in a Siri vs. Cortana ad

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After repeatedly bashing the MacBook Air in its Surface 3 commercials, Microsoft released yet another ad that takes a swing at Apple. The holiday themed video puts Nokia Lumia 830 side by side with Apple iPhone 6 Plus in a battle of virtual assistants.

The clip consists of showcasing Cortana’s unique features via rhetorical questions towards Siri. Read more »

Motorola Camera and Gallery apps update brings new features and refreshed design

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Motorola released an update for its Camera app in the Google Play store. The latest version of the application brings Material Design and new features to users.

The new additions to the camera app’s already extensive repertoire of tricks include new three and ten-second timer options. Read more »

Apple iPad Air 2 in 24K gold looks as gaudy as expected

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Does the gold iPad Air 2 from Apple look a tad understated for you? Put your worries aside, as the Vietnam-based jewelers from Karalux are now offering Cupertino’s flagship tablet in 24K gold.

Pricing of the gold-plated iPad Air 2 is surprisingly sensible. Read more »

Mozilla makes Yahoo the default search option in Firefox

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Mozilla ditched Google for Yahoo as the default search engine in the popular web browser Firefox. The change will first affect Firefox users in the United States beginning in December as part of a five-year agreement between the tech giants.

Users outside the US will get the Yahoo treatment early next year. Read more »

Sony offers three free movies with Xperia Z3 devices in some markets

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With the holiday shopping season set to kick into high gear, Sony decided to sweeten up the Z3 family of Android devices even further. Going forward the company will bundle three free movies with Sony Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact, and Z3 Tablet Compact.

The trio of free movies will include “Ghostbusters,” “Captain Phillips,” and “The Amazing Spider Man 2.” Read more »