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Instagram for Android gets leaner and faster with the latest update

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Instagram for Android received a major update. Version 5.1 of the popular photo sharing app brings a host of improvements including revamped UI and snappier overall performance.

The new Instagram for Android will now load twice as fast thanks to reduced size and the aforementioned optimized performance. Read more »

Microsoft Surface Power Cover goes up for pre-order

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The battery-packing Microsoft Surface Power Cover with full QWERTY keyboard is now available for pre-order in the Microsoft Store. Deliveries of the handy accessory for the Windows slate are set to begin this month, on March 19.

The Power Cover is priced at the far from unsubstantial $199.99. Read more »

The third All New HTC One teaser video is out, check it out

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HTC released yet another teaser video for the upcoming All New One. Like the duo of clips which preceded it, the latest one is focused on a specific feature of the upcoming smartphone.

Hot on the heels of a teaser image from earlier this week, the new video brings the spotlight on the device’s camera. Read more »

LG G Flex stars in a bizarre commercial, check it out

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LG released a rather bizarre ad for its curved G Flex phablet. The head-scratching video clip aims to accentuate the natural curve of the device, as well as its self-healing capability.

The ad goes to great lengths to convince the viewer that the device is “the most human phone”. Read more »

House of Marley Legend in-ear headphones review

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The House of Marley Legend sits on top of the company’s range of in-ear headphones. Like the rest of the manufacturer’s Bob Marley-inspired product range, the flagship headset it crafted from Earth-friendly materials, coupled with superior attention to detail.

About a year ago, I spent quality time with the House of Marley Zion in-ear headphones which left a good impression thanks to their natural bass. With a price tag twice as large, the Legend enters a market segment which is inhabited by properly heavy hitters. Read on to find out if the headset lives up to the expectations. Read more »

Cortana virtual assistant for Windows Phone 8.1 gets demoed on video

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Hot on the heels of yesterday’s leaked details, Microsoft’s Cortana virtual assistant for Windows Phone 8.1 appeared yet again. This time around Siri’s upcoming rival showed up in a brief video.

Slightly over two minutes long, the video shows how Cortana is set up. Read more »

HTC teases the dual camera setup of the All New One

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Hot on the heels of the video clip from earlier today, HTC released another teaser for the All New One. Published on the company’s official social network channels, the image offers more than subtle hint at the upcoming device’s dual camera setup.

As you can see above, the teaser image shows a collage of photos and the number 253 (the release date for the device is March 25). Read more »

Samsung announces Chromebook 2 with Exynos 5 Octa processor

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After leaking out yesterday, the Samsung Chromebook 2 got officially announced. The Chrome OS notebook will be available in April with a choice of 11.6” or 13.3” display.

Powered by an Exynos 5 Octa processor, the Samsung Chromebook 2 features the same stitched faux leather look as the Korean giant’s latest Android smartphones and tablets. Read more »

Details and screenshots of Cortana virtual assistant for Windows Phone emerge

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Details and screenshots of the upcoming Cortana virtual assistant for Windows Phone made the rounds. Microsoft’s answer to Siri will debut with Windows Phone 8.1.

Cortana is tipped to replace the Bing search functionality in Windows Phone 8.1. Read more »

Leaked screenshots show Windows Phone 8.1 Start Screen backgrounds

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The Start Screen of Windows Phone 8.1 will be customizable with background images. Several leaked screenshots revealed the upcoming WP feature and its settings screen.

The new customization option will not be enabled by default. Read more »

Next generation Samsung Chromebook press image leaks

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A press image of the next generation Samsung Chromebook made the rounds on Twitter, courtesy of @evleaks. The photo reveals that the upcoming device will feature the same look as the Korean giant’s latest smartphones and tablets.

Allegedly named Samsung Chromebook 2, the yet to be revealed gadget totes the same stitched faux leather finish as the Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Tab Pro family, etc. Read more »

Nokia X gets rooted, runs Google apps with no fuss

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The inevitable happened. Google apps got installed on the freshly announced Nokia X after a crafty member of XDA Developers rooted the Android handset.

The root was achieved via the Framaroot app. Read more »

Android is not designed with safety in mind according to Sundar Pichai

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Sundar Pichai, the head of Android at Google made an interesting statement regarding the safety of the popular mobile OS. According to the executive, Android was designed with freedom, not safety in mind.

Mr. Pichai delivered the words as a response to a question from a journalist regarding the high amount of malware targeting Android. Read more »

Samsung unveils Knox 2.0 mobile security platform

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A year after it introduced it for the first time, Samsung unveiled Knox 2.0 security platform for Android. The beefed up enterprise suite will ship with the Samsung Galaxy S5, while older devices will receive it after they upgrade to Android 4.4 KitKat.

The biggest change which Samsung Knox 2.0 brings to the table is different method of handling Android apps. The suite digitally secures Google Play apps data, therefore eliminating the need to run them in a dedicated Knox mode like in the previous version. Read more »

Nokia X+ can get conventional Android UI via Nova Launcher

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Fancy a Nokia X+ with more conventional Android user interface? It looks that you are going to be in luck as the handset was caught looking like a “regular” Android device on the MWC floor thanks to Nova Launcher.

As you can see in the image above, the freshly announced Android child of the Finnish company runs the wildly popular homescreen replacement without any hiccups. Read more »