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Google outs Docs, Sheets, and Slides apps for Android and iOS

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Google released standalone Docs, Sheets, and Slides mobile apps for Android and iOS. Docs and Sheets are already available to download and install, while Slides will be available soon.

The apps work both online and offline. Read more »

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact owners fix a flash bleed issue by swapping its back cover

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Sony Xperia Z1 Compact owners have found an original way to solve a commonly-occurring flash bleed problem. The resourceful bunch resolved the issue by simply swapping the plastic back cover of the device with that of its Japan-only sibling, the Sony Xperia Z1 f.

The glass back cover of the Sony Xperia Z1 f can be found online for less than $20. Read more »

Oppo has a Sony QX-style attachable camera in the works

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Oppo will launch an attachable lens-style camera a la Sony QX in the near future. Live images of the upcoming gadget made the rounds on the Chinese social network Weibo.

The live photos show the bulky-looking snapper attached to an Oppo Find 7. Read more »

Facebook acquires the mobile fitness app Moves

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The company behind the popular fitness tracking app Moves announced that it got officially acquired by Facebook. Financial details of the transaction have not been revealed.

Like Instagram and Whatsapp, Moves will continue to operate independently. Read more »

Microsoft outs Remote Desktop Preview app for Windows Phone 8.1

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Microsoft released a Remote Desktop Preview app for Windows Phone 8.1. If you are among the many early adopters of the new OS, you can head to the Windows Phone Marketplace (where the app enjoys quite a few good reviews already) and try it out.

The application supports multi-touch and Windows OS gestures thanks to Remote Desktop Protocol and Remote FX. Read more »

AdDuplex: Windows Phone 8.1 runs on 3.1% of all WP devices after three days of availability

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It appears that Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1 is hotter beyond anyone’s expectations. Only three days after going live, the developer version of the newly-launched OS runs on 3.1% of all WP devices.

The data you see above comes from AdDuplex – the largest cross promotion network for both WP and Windows 8 apps. Read more »

Apple iPhone 5s has its multiple talents showcased in a new ad

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Apple released a new ad for the iPhone 5s. The clip made its debut on major networks in the United States this evening.

The new commercial’s music is a cover of a song by the rock band Pixies which is entitled “Gigantic.” Read more »

Sony announces US pricing and availability of the Xperia Z2 Tablet

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Sony officially announced US pricing and availability of the Xperia Z2 Tablet. The ultra-skinny, water-resistant slate is now available to pre-order directly from Sony across the Atlantic. It will hit the shelves early next month, on May 4.

Pricing of Sony’s flagship tablet kicks off at $499.99 for a Wi-Fi-only slate with 16GB of built-in memory. Read more »

WSJ: Apple and Google are in a tussle over mobile games exclusivity

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According to e report in The Wall Street Journal, Apple and Google are in a battle to secure exclusive rights over popular mobile games. The two giants are said to be hard at work at courting top-tier game developers to ensure their games arrive on iOS or Android first.

Neither Apple nor Google offer developers money for exclusive titles. Read more »

By Atelier dresses Samsung Galaxy S5 and Gear Fit in crocodile leather

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In case you find that faux leather look on the back of the Samsung Galaxy S5 a tad too cheap, don’t despair, By Atelier has you covered! The young French Luxury brand released a limited edition of Samsung’s latest smartphone and the Gear Fit in orange alligator leather.

The far from subtle looking combination of the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the Gear Fit you see above is priced at €1,800. Read more »

Refurbished iPad mini with Retina display is now available in the Apple Store

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A refurbished iPad mini with Retina display is now available to order in the US Apple Store. Depending on the built-in memory on board, the refurbished slate is priced 15 or 16 percent less than an equivalent brand new model.

With a $339 price tag (down from $399), the refurbished 16GB, Wi-Fi-only iPad mini with a Retina display was the first to sell out. Read more »

Google Chrome Remote Desktop is now available on Android

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Google’s Chrome Remote Desktop service is now available for Android devices. A dedicated app is now available to download in the Google Play store.

Setting up Chrome Remote Desktop on your Android device is easy. Read more »

Official Google Camera app for Android hits the Play store with new features

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In line with the rumor from a couple of weeks ago, Google launched a refreshed camera app for Android devices. Dubbed Google Camera, the application is now available to download in the Play store.

The most notable new feature which Google Camera app brings is called Lens Blur. Read more »

Cheaper Microsoft Office 365 Personal subscription goes live

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As promised, Microsoft released cheaper subscription plan for Office 365 productivity suite. Dubbed Office 365 Personal, the plan costs $6.99 a month or $69.99 for the year.

The newly released subscription plan is valid for one PC or Mac, and one iPad or Windows tablet (the service also works on iPhone, Android, and Windows Phone devices). Read more »

Samsung SDI outs 210mAh curved battery for wearables

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Samsung SDI released a curved battery with 210mAh capacity. As expected, the newcomer is bound to find home in wearable devices going forward.

The newly released battery is manufactured using V-bending technology to increase its energy density. Read more »