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You can now launch desktop apps straight from Google Drive in Chrome

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Google Drive added one more feature to its already rich set of utilities. Going forward, users of the search giant’s cloud storage solution will be able to open their files straight into compatible applications installed on their computers.

The new feature will allow users to open and edit their Google Drive files with their desktop apps, and save changes seamlessly to the cloud. Read more »

iFixit tears down Nexus 9, gives it poor repairability score

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The freshly launched Nexus 9 got the iFixit teardown. The HTC-made slate received the poor repairability score of 3.

As expected, the iFixit disassembly of the Android 5.0 Lollipop tablet reveals a number of details. Read more »

Google reportedly working on cross-platform local file sharing service

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Google appears to have a cross-platform local file sharing service on the way. Dubbed Copresence, the upcoming offering will reportedly be a cross between Apple AirDrop and Android Beam.

Copresence will allow iOS and Android users to exchange a plethora of information that includes files, messages, photos, and directions among others. Read more »

MSI GT80 Titan is a gaming notebook with mechanical keyboard

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MSI took the wraps off the GT80 Titan gaming notebook. The 18” beast features a mechanical keyboard with Cherry Brown MX switches.

The number pad of the notebook is not mechanical. Read more »

Microsoft Band goes official with ten sensors and $199 price tag

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The freshly leaked Microsoft Band is now official and will work with iOS, Android, and Windows Phone devices. Redmond’s wearable device is made for the right hans, packs ten sensors, and will cost $199 when it hits the shelves on October 30 online and in Microsoft stores in the United States.

Microsoft Band’s sensors allow it to measure heart rate, stress levels, and UV exposure among others. Read more »

Lenovo announces Yoga Tablet 2 with 13-inch display and Windows 8.1

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Lenovo took the wraps of a Yoga Tablet 2 model with 13” display and Windows 8.1. The slate will hit the shelves in November for $699. The price tag includes a bundled keyboard cover.

The latest Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 is powered by an Intel Atom Processor Z3745 with four CPU cores, clocked at up to 1.86GHz). Read more »

Upcoming fitness band by Microsoft makes another appearance

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The previously tipped upcoming wearable device by Microsoft appeared ahead of its scheduled unveiling. The gadget’s dedicated sync app landed in the Mac App Store had of schedule.

Microsoft Band will be the name of the name of the wearable device when it debuts. Read more »

Tylt announces a duo of VU wireless chargers

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The designer and manufacturer of mobile accessories Tylt announced a duo of Qi wireless chargers. Tylt VÜ Solo and and VÜ Wireless Charging Car Mount will hit the shelves before the end of the year.

Tylt VÜ Solo is the desktop solution from the bunch. Read more »

Microsoft Office 365 subscribers get unlimited OneDrive storage

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Microsoft Office 365 subscribers will receive unlimited OneDrive cloud storage going forward. OneDrive subscription plans that include the sweet cloud storage option kick off at $6.99 per month.

The new arrangement will begin rolling out to users with Home, Personal, and University accounts beginning today. Read more »

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 »