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Skype for WP updated with voice commands support

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Microsoft introduced its new WP 8.1 mobile operating system at its BUILD conference in San Francisco. Jeo Belfiore, the head of Windows Phone group while demonstrating the Windows Phone 8.1 features with Cortana voice assistant also revealed that the Skype application for WP has been updated. The new version is not yet available for the general public, but it should launch in time for the WP 8.1 debut.

The latest version of Skype for Windows Phone 8.1 comes with support for Cortana voice commands. This means you can tell Cortana to Skype one of your contacts and the virtual assistant will launch the application and call whoever it is that you need without even having to touch your smartphone. Pretty cool indeed. Read more »

Micromax and Prestigio join the Windows Phone game

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Microsoft at its on-going BUILD conference in San Francisco announced two new hardware partners in Micromax and Prestigio for its Windows Phone ecosystem. We even got a glimpse of two actual phones that are currently being developed by each of the companies, although no details were provided.

Both the OEMs are quite popular in their home countries and as a matter of fact, Micromax is one of the biggest smartphone manufacturer in India, which is the world’s second largest country by population. Read more »

Sony Xperia Z2 gets rooted

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Sony Xperia Z2 is yet to go on sale across the globe, but the developers have already found a way to gain root access on the smartphone.

The rooting process for the Xperia Z2 requires you to unlock its bootloader before being able to flash the Kernel and install SuperSU to gain the root access. Read more »

Edison Research: Radio is the most popular way to stay updated with new music

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If you ever thought that the likes of Spotify, Pandora, iTunes and other such similar digital music services are the best methods to discover new music you are probably right. However, they still aren’t the most popular option and have been unable to dethrone traditional media.

According to a research from Edison Research and Triton Digital, the conventional AM/FM radio is the most popular way to discover new music and artists. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy S5 features a baby monitor

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Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5 comes with a host of new features that includes a heart rate sensor and a fingerprint scanner. Now it has been discovered the device also packs a unique option called baby monitor, which alerts the parents when a child starts crying.

The distinctive attribute, which most of us never knew about is hidden inside the accessibility menu of the Galaxy S5. Read more »

Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet goes on sale in the UK

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Sony announced its latest flagship tablet, the Xperia Z2 at this year’s Mobile World Congress. Back at its press conference, Sony did mention that the device would hit the shelves in March, but there was no official word on how much it would cost.

Well, the pricing details are no longer a mystery as the Xperia Z2 Tablet has gone on sale in the United Kingdom. For now, the slate is available only on Sony’s online store, but the slate is expected to hit the brick and motor stores in the coming days. Read more »

Box vs Dropbox – Here’s an infographic explaining the cloud storage battle

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Cloud storage is undoubtedly one of the best evolutions in the field of computers. The flexibility offered by this storage model is unmatched and the ever increasing demand for the storage space in the cloud has attracted big companies like Google, Amazon, Apple and Microsoft.

Among the brands contributing in this field, Box and Dropbox are the most recognized firms providing the cloud content management service. We have come across a pretty interesting infographic that explains how these brands are battling it out to stay ahead of the game. Read more »

HTC One to star in latest Captain America movie

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HTC’s current flagship smartphone, the HTC One might make an appearance in the upcoming superhero movie – Captain America: The Winter Soldier, according to a new promotional page on the company’s US website.

The newest promotional campaign from HTC might see Captain America using the HTC One as his personal gadget or we might see the smartphone having a small cameo in the upcoming movie. Read more »

Windows 8.1 will get its first significant update this spring

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Microsoft has announced that the first significant update for Windows 8.1 will start rolling out in the spring.

Mr. Joe Belfiore, the vice president and manager for Windows Phone Program Management, made the announcement during the company’s press event at the Mobile World Congress. Read more »

Google’s smartwatch to be manufactured by LG

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A Google-made smartwatch has been living in Rumorland for quite a while now, but the hotly anticipated accessory might finally debut at the company I/O developer’s conference that kicks off on June 25.

According to the notorious tipster evleaks, the upcoming wearable from Google will be manufactured by LG. Read more »

Sony continues to tease Xperia Z2 ahead of its MWC event

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Sony has released a new video teaser with the promise that “Something extraordinary is coming…” at its MWC event, which takes place in two days from now.

The teaser runs for about 15 seconds and doesn’t give anything away. The short video ends with a “what comes next?” tag line and what we can guess based on the rumor mill is that the upcoming device could well be the new flagship device and the successor of the Xperia Z1 smartphone. Read more »

Lava Iris Pro 30 review

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Lava launched its new line of smartphones under the theme of “Art meets Smart” a few days ago. With the new venture the company has promised to deliver high-end smartphone experience at an affordable price tag.

The first smartphone in the new line up is the Iris Pro 30, which comes with a quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex A7 CPU along with PowerVR SGX544 GPU on a MediTek MT6589 chipset. Read more »

Samsung outs KitKat source code for Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 and Galaxy Note Pro 12.2

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Samsung has released the Android 4.4 KitKat kernel source code for its Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 and Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 tablets.

If you have a thing for developing kernels and ROMs for huge powerful slates, then the source links below have the codes for you to play with. Read more »

Google Search for Android updated with a bunch of new features

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Google is rolling out an update to its Search app for Android bringing a bunch of cool new features and improvements.

One of the major novelties that come with the update is the ability of Google Now to let you know when you should leave for work, airport, events and dinner in order for you to get there on time. Read more »

Qualcomm launches Glance beta, an app that replaces your lock screen

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Qualcomm has released a new application named Snapdragon Glance, which is essentially an intelligent lock screen app that lets you to access a wide range of information very quickly.

Currently in Beta stage, Snapdragon Glance will allow you to view all the important notifications, see when your next appointment is, and check the weather forecast. You can also launch applications and contact people from your smartphone’s lock screen. Read more »