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Google brings Photo Sphere app to iOS

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The Photo Sphere feature has been a staple in Google’s Camera app for Android for quite a while now, but today the search giant has decided to bring the exact same functionality to iOS.

It’s done this by releasing a new app for Apple’s mobile operating system. It’s called Photo Sphere Camera, and, as you’d expect, its one goal is to let you create Photo Spheres on iOS. Read more »

Samsung Level Box Mini wireless speaker officially announced

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Today Samsung has unveiled the newest member of its Level family of audio products – the Level Box Mini. This is a wireless speaker that’s supposed to deliver “premium-quality sound within a light, compact metallic body”.

Inside is a 55mm stereo speaker with passive radiator, alongside a 1,600 mAh battery that should last for 25 hours of music playback, 30 hours of talking, and 1,000 hours of standby. Read more »

Verizon posts introductory video for the new HTC One (M8) for Windows

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A few hours ago, the long leaked Windows Phone running version of the HTC One (M8) finally got official as a Verizon exclusive. And the carrier didn’t wait long to upload the first video about the new handset to its YouTube channel.

The strangely named HTC One (M8) for Windows basically brings you the exact same hardware that’s inside its Android-running sibling, only with Windows Phone 8.1 running the show. Read more »

LG will unveil world’s first 21:9 curved IPS monitor at IFA next month

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LG has let us know that it will be showcasing the world’s first 21:9 curved IPS monitor at the IFA trade show in Berlin at the beginning of September.

As you may have gathered from the above, this is a new monitor that features ultra-wide 21:9 aspect ratio and comes with a curved IPS panel. Its size is 34″, by the way. Read more »

Original iPad Mini now going for $199 through limited time offer

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The iPad Mini from 2012, sans Retina Display, is still being sold as you may know. Its normal starting price (for the 16GB Wi-Fi model) is $299, but now you can get it for just $199.

The only thing you need to do is buy one from Target, though you must do that this week – as this is a limited time offer. Read more »

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Docking Station now available in the US and Canada

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Microsoft has announced that the Docking Station for its Surface Pro 3 tablet is now up for grabs in both Canada and the United States.

This dock allows the Surface Pro 3 to come even closer to a full blown computer, since it has a myriad of ports on its back. They let you connect an HD monitor, audio system, full size keyboard, mouse, printer, or a wired network to your tablet. Read more »

Windows 9 tech preview said to be coming next month

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A public ‘tech preview’ of the next version of Windows, codenamed Threshold, could apparently land as soon as next month, according to certain unnamed sources.

This version will almost certainly end up being called Windows 9 when it’s going to be released in spring 2015. Read more »

iPhone 6 motherboard allegedly photographed

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By now we’ve seen dozens of leaks regarding the upcoming iPhone 6, but here’s one more. The handset’s motherboard has apparently undergone a photo shoot somewhere in the wild.

This is claimed to be the first picture showing the actual final part for the new iPhone. Read more »

Acer refreshes the Iconia Tab A3, new look and Android 4.4 KitKat in tow

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Acer has apparently decided that its Iconia Tab A3 was in need of a revamp, and so the company worked on the A3-A20. This looks like it will succeed the previous model (A3-A10) in Acer’s portfolio.

In fact, it’s already been listed by Acer official sites in both Italy and Spain. And thanks to that, we get to know everything about it. Read more »

Sony SmartWatch 3 will get official next month, details rumored

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Sony is getting ready to launch the third generation SmartWatch, according to the latest rumor. The SmartWatch 3 should be unveiled at IFA next month, most likely at the company’s event on September 3.

The new SmartWatch 3 will not run Android Wear, instead going its own way once more with Sony’s dedicated wearable OS. Read more »

Twitter intros Promoted Video ads

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If you’re getting sick of seeing “promoted tweets” in your Twitter timeline, well, get ready for Promoted Video ads to show up in there too. Twitter has announced a beta run of a new service that lets advertisers promote videos.

It works in basically the same way as the promoted tweets that have been available for a few years now – but combining those with a video card. So, in your timeline the Promoted Video ads will look just like a regular tweet that has a link to a video in it (and which you can play in-place on the Web or in the Twitter apps for mobile). Obviously though, below you’ll see that “Promoted by” mention as you do for promoted tweets. Read more »

Foursquare’s Swarm check-in app is now out for Windows Phone

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Following its launch on iOS and Android back in May, Foursquare’s new check-in app called Swarm is now available for Windows Phone.

It’s been released in Microsoft’s app store today, and it will work with Windows Phone 8.1. It brings with it the set of features based around checking into places that got separated from the company’s main app for iOS and Android recently. Read more »

OnePlus One gets Android 4.4.4 update along with new camera feature

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Today a new firmware update for the OnePlus One started rolling out, albeit slowly. It’s expected to have reached all the devices out there by the end of this week and it brings with it the absolute latest version of Android – 4.4.4.

Alongside that and many bug fixes, there’s also a new camera feature called Clear Image which stitches together 10 individual shots for a final “super high-res photo”. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 with Spark LTE lands at Sprint on August 15

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Sprint has just announced that it will start selling the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 on August 15, which is this Friday. The tablet will be the first in the carrier’s roster to support its Spark high-speed LTE network.

The Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 will be available in all of Sprint’s sales channels, with a $299.99 full retail price sans taxes. Read more »

Facebook Messenger receives barrage of one-star reviews amid forced switch

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As has been expected for quite a while, Facebook has started taking the Messenger part out of its official app for iOS and Android this week, prompting those who want to use the feature to install the standalone Messenger. To say that this hasn’t gone well with users would be an understatement.

Facebook Messenger is now the No.1 app in the iTunes App Store for iOS, but it has a paltry one-star rating. It’s unclear if something like this has ever happened before – for the most downloaded app in the App Store to have such dismal reviews. Read more »