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LG G Pad 8.3 can now be grabbed for just $224.99

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If you’re looking for an Android tablet yet find a 7-incher to small, a 10-incher too big, and Samsung’s 8.4-inch offerings too expensive, then this is surely for you.

Thanks to a hefty price reduction, the LG G Pad 8.3 can now be yours for just $224.99. That’s apparently $125 off the current recommended retail price for this tablet. Read more »

Skype 5.5 for iOS comes with interactive notifications

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Skype has just released the latest version of its app for iOS in the iTunes App Store. Thanks to enhancements in iOS 8, Skype 5.5 now features support for interactive notifications.

These allow you to quickly and easily manage calls and messages from the lock screen, banner notifications, as well as the notification center in iOS. Read more »

Nokia’s UK website gets moved to Microsoft.com

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It’s started. The oft-rumored move by Microsoft to get rid of the Nokia brand for mobile devices seems to have begun today. If you go to Nokia.com’s website for the UK, you’re met with the following message: “Nokia devices and services have moved to a new website”.

Unsurprisingly, that new home is under the Microsoft.com domain. This seems to have only happened for the UK regional site, but undoubtedly more will follow. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 now available at Verizon with 4G LTE

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Verizon has started selling the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 today. The tablet is being offered with built-in 4G LTE connectivity, as you’d expect. It’s already up for grabs at the carrier online, as well as in brick and mortar stores.

For a limited time, if you get it with a two-year data contract you’ll only need to pay $499.99. Otherwise, the full price of the Tab S is $599.99. You can also use Verizon’s Edge installment plan to pick up the tablet. In this case, you don’t pay anything upfront, but then you have to make 20 monthly payments of $29.99. Read more »

6-inch Kindle Voyage e-reader leaks, may be out in November (updated)

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Amazon is apparently hard at work on its next Kindle e-readers. The Kindle Voyage was erroneously listed for a short while by the company in Germany and Japan, and what you see below is purported to be an image of the device taken straight from its user manual.

Update: an actual press image of the upcoming e-reader also leaked out. Read more »

CyanogenMod 11.0 M10 released, adds Sprint’s Galaxy S5 and drops CDMA Galaxy Nexus

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Another month has passed, so it’s time for another ‘M’ release by CyanogenMod. The popular custom ROM for Android is now at M10 for CyanogenMod 11.0, based on Android 4.4 KitKat.

The new software adds support for Sprint’s Samsung Galaxy S5, but it also drops support for the Verizon and Sprint versions of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus from yesteryear. Read more »

NVIDIA Shield Tablet with 4G LTE and 32GB of storage now on pre-order

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The NVIDIA Shield Tablet has been available for many weeks now, but so far only in a 16GB Wi-Fi-only iteration. A 32GB version with support for 4G LTE networks has been promised, and starting today you can pre-order it.

It will set you back $399, which is $100 more than the model that comes with less storage and sans high-speed data connectivity. Read more »

Canon EOS 7D Mark II gets official

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Just as was leaked a few days ago, the new Canon EOS 7D Mark II was officially announced at Photokina. The DSLR has been years in the making, and it will be in stores in November.

It comes with a 20.2 MP APS-C sensor, which can record 1080p video at 60fps. The camera has Dual Pixel CMOS autofocus, and Canon’s first 65-point All Cross Type autofocus. Read more »

Apple Watch home screen now available for Android Wear

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If you like what Apple has done with the design of the home screen for its upcoming watch, but you already own an Android Wear smartwatch, this might be for you. It turns out that someone has already copied the home screen of the Apple Watch, with all those circular icons, and made it available for Android Wear devices.

There is one huge, albeit probably not unexpected caveat though: this is just a watchface. Hence, the icons don’t do anything, you can’t tap them to enter apps or the likes. Read more »

GTA V arrives on PS4 and Xbox One on November 18, PC only in 2015

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The highly anticipated Grand Theft Auto V will finally be out on November 18. There’s a big caveat, though: this release date only applies for the PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game. In case you want to play it on a PC, you’ll unfortunately have to wait until January 27, 2015.

That represents quite the delay, as previously Rockstar said all three versions would be out this fall. Alas, that won’t be the case. Read more »

PopKey is an animated GIF keyboard headed to iOS

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PopKey is going to be a very special keyboard for iOS. The idea here is something along the lines of – why write words when you can simply send people animated GIFs instead?

That’s right, PopKey bills itself as “the world’s first animated GIF keyboard”. And it’s coming soon to an iDevice near you. Read more »

Cisco launches Android game in which you fight against virtual malware

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Cisco is known for its networking gear, of course, but it seems like the company is now looking to branch out into other things as well. Specifically in this case – games for Android. Net Invaders is such a title that Cisco has released into the Play Store today.

In Net Invaders, you have to protect the “Cisco security island” from being attacked by worms, trojans, viruses, and spyware – all while using Cisco security technology. The island is comprised of three areas: the office, the data center, and the mobile workforce. Read more »

Sony goes through nine features of its Xperia Z3 family

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Sony seems to be very proud of the three members in its recently unveiled Xperia Z3 family of devices – the Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact, and Z3 Tablet Compact. To prove this once more, the Japanese company has now published an article which outlines nine individual features that can be found across the three devices.

These are all things you might not have known about, according to Sony. So let’s go through them. Read more »

HTC smartwatch allegedly not canceled, due early 2015

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HTC hasn’t actually stopped working on a smartwatch of its own, according to the omniscient “people familiar with the matter”. This report comes to contradict a rumor from last week, which said that the Taiwanese company had given up on the idea of creating its own smartwatch.

The speculation back then was that this had something to do with the company’s effort lacking any ‘wow’ factor when compared to its prospective competitors. Read more »

Rovio Stars’ Plunder Pirates will be available globally on September 18

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Plunder Pirates, an iPhone and iPad game made by Midoki and published by Rovio Stars, was launched back in June. However, so far it’s only been available in Canada. Thankfully, that’s set to change next week.

On September 18, Plunder Pirates will get a global release. That said, we’re still talking iPhone and iPad only – there’s currently no information on whether an Android version will ever be made. Read more »