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Update to Microsoft Next Lock Screen for Android expands functionality

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Microsoft’s Next Lock Screen for Android got treated to a major update. Version 1.5.10695 of the application received new functionality headed by music player controls.

The above mentioned feature works on devices running Android 4.3 an up. Read more »

The rumored large-screen iPad might launch with optional stylus

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According to the popular KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple’s rumored 12.9” iPad will launch with a touchscreen stylus. The latter is said to be an optional accessory for the upcoming slate.

The stylus will aim to make the user experience on the large-screen Apple slate better. Read more »

Xiaomi teases gaming product announcement on January 20

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It looks like Xiaomi is not done with the announcements this month. Hot on the heels of the Mi Note and Mi Note Pro unveiling, the Chinese tech giant released a teaser for a January 20 gaming product announcement.

There is no word on what will Xiaomi unveil in three days. Read more »

DODOcase launches premium leather straps for Moto 360

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The manufacturer of leather goodies for smartphones and tablets DODOcase launched a collection of premium straps for Moto 360. The San Francisco-based company is known for its bespoke cases for iPhone and iPad.

DODO’s leather bands are made from premium Pergamena leather. Read more »

Microsoft Band update adds exercise feedback to the device

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The Microsoft Band got treated to its first major update. The new firmware brings a new feature to the wearable called Guided Workouts.

As the name kindly suggests, Guided Workouts will deliver exercise feedback straight from the Microsoft Band. Read more »

VLC player preview for Android TV goes live

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A preview version of the popular VLC player is now available for Android TV. The application is yet to hit Google Play, though you can sideload on your compatible device if you are overly anxious.

Being a preview release, VLC for Android TV contains a few bugs here and there. Read more »

Apple receives patent for mountable sports camera

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Apple received a patent for a mountable sports camera. The Cupertino giant drafted the application for the gadget back in 2012.

Curiously, Apple’s patent filing contains criticism at GoPro’s HD Hero2 – a market leader at the time. Read more »

Micromax took three seconds to sell 10,000 Yureka phones, has more on the way

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Micromax needed only three seconds to sell the first 10,000 Yureka smartphones to anxious users. The Indian manufacturer boasted about the achievement via its subsidiary’s official Twitter account.

The popularity of the smartphone should hardly catch anyone by surprise. Read more »

Another Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer is out, check it out

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Marvel released a second trailer for the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron blockbuster. The mega-budget, star-studded flick is set to debut this spring, on May 1.

At one minute and forty seconds long, the latest trailer for the movie is decidedly dramatic. Read more »

Chrome Remote Desktop by Google arrives on iOS

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Google’s Chrome Remote Desktop app made its way to iOS. Nine months after its Android sibling launched, the application is available to download and install for free in the Apple App Store.

Setting up Chrome Remote Desktop for iOS is easy. Read more »

Element Case brings Schneider Optics to iPhone 6

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Earlier this week, the California-based manufacturer of luxury smartphone accessories Element Case took the wraps off an iPhone 6 cover with interchangeable photographic lenses. Dubbed iPro 6 Trio, the case aims to make the already stellar camera of the iPhone 6 even better.

The interchangeable lenses of the iPro 6 are developed by the pro lens gurus at Schneider Optics. Read more »

Reach79 is a rugged iPhone 6 case which boosts signal strength

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The ambitious California-based startup accessory maker Antenna79 took the wraps off a rugged case for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus that improves the device’s network connectivity. Dubbed Reach79, the case boosts the signal of a device up to 2x (1.6x on average).

The PhD scientists from Antenna79 have done the trick by embedding the case with a micro-thin, gold-plated antenna. Read more »

Meizu M1 note will cost more in stores than online

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The recently announced Meizu M1 note will cost more in stores than on the web. The budget-friendly, colorful smartphone will cost CNY 999 (about $160) online.

There is no word on what price premium will the smartphone carry in stores. Read more »

Acer outs a 15-inch Chromebook with Intel Broadwell silicon

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Acer took the wraps off a Chromebook with a 15” display and Intel’s latest generation Broadwell silicon. The Taiwanese manufacturer will showcase the budget-friendly Chrome OS device during CES in Las Vegas this week.

The 15” Acer offering is the Chromebook with the largest display to date. Read more »

Flappy Bird hits Android Wear devices

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The popular 2014 time wasting phenomenon Flappy Bird is now unofficially available for Android Wear. A crafty developer ported the title to Google’s wearable device platform.

As as an unofficial port, the game is not available to install from Google Play. Read more »