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LG Watch Urbane will arrive in the Google Store next week

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LG will start selling the Watch Urbane this week in South Korea and will make it available in 13 different countries through the Google Store. Those 13 markets include Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Spain, UK and the United States.

Google announced that LG Watch Urbane will be the first Android Wear smartwatch to ship with the latest version of the OS. Read more »

New LG G4 promo video is all about the UX 4.0 user interface

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LG released a brand new promo video for the upcoming G4 flagship smartphone. Unlike the clip from a couple of days ago that focused on the handset’s 16MP camera, the new video is all about the brand new UX 4.0 user interface by LG.

The Korean giant’s latest promo effort focuses on four key features of the user interface. They include Quick Shot, Gesture Interval Shot, Ringtone ID, and Quick Memo+. Read more »

Samsung patented an ultra slim, Jawbone-like fitness band

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It looks like Samsung has a Jawbone-rivaling fitness band coming our way. The Korean giant received a patent for such device from the Patent and Trademark Office in the United States.

Samsung’s patented device does not pack a display like the Gear Fit. Read more »

New TV ad focuses on the ultra vivid screen of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge

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Today Samsung made yet another TV ad for its latest flagship smartphones official. This ad is around 30 seconds long, and thus it has time to focus on just one feature: the display.

As you may know, both the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the S6 edge have 5.1-inch Super AMOLED touchscreens, with the insane QHD (2,560×1,440) resolution. These displays, according to certain professional opinions, are the best ever seen in a smartphone. Read more »

Microsoft adds video streaming support in OneDrive for Android

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Microsoft appears to be more active in keeping its official apps updated on the Android platform than iOS. The company’s cloud computing service driving OneDrive app for Android has just got a nifty update.

The new update enables Video Streaming in the OneDrive app and one does not have to leave the app to open another one to watch the videos. Read more »

Facebook launches Hello, a new dialer and contacts app for Android

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Facebook Home may not have been a success at all, but the social network isn’t ready to give up on the idea of replacing built-in functionality on Android with its own apps. Case in point – today Facebook has launched a new app called Hello. This is basically an alternative dialer app for Android, and it’s already up for grabs in the Google Play Store (though it seems to be geo-restricted, so you may not be able to download it depending on where you are).

Hello combines a dialer with an interface for viewing contacts, along with easy call blocking and seamless search for people and places. The search part feels especially well tailored for queries relating to businesses. You just need to type a few letters of the name, and if that business has a Facebook page you’ll then be able to call it with one tap (if it has a phone number listed on Facebook itself, of course). Read more »

LG Watch Urbane promo video brings us back to Barcelona

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The LG Watch Urbane was announced at Barcelona a couple months ago, but the latest promo video brings us straight back to the picturesque city.

The tagline reminds us that “Time flies and never returns” to reinforce the time-lapse footage in the video. Read more »

Adobe Lightroom app gets support for DNG raw files, microSD card and tablets

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Adobe has rolled out an update for its Lightroom app for Android that’s loaded with features. For starters, the new app build finally brings support RAW files, thus meaning that you can transfer actual DNG files from your computer to an Android 5.0 Lollipop running smartphone or tablet for further editing.

Furthermore, the Adobe Lightroom for Android now offers support for microSD cards. Read more »

UFC mobile game by EA Sports hits Google Play

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EA Sports released a UFC mobile game for Android. The graphic-intensive game was previously available in only a few markets globally – now everyone can install it for free from Google Play.

The game features real UFC fighters and touch-optimized controls that consist of taps and swipes; special moves appear as separate buttons at the bottom of the screen. Read more »

Android 5.1.1 changelog arrives in Google AOSP

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A changelog for Android 5.1.1 made an appearance in the Android Open Source Project. Google is yet to release to release the aforementioned Lollipop build.

Sporting the build number LMY47V, Android 5.1.1 will bring a number or under-the-hood improvements to the platform. Read more »

ASUS elaborates on the ZenFone 2 in a ten minute video

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ASUS recently announced the new ZenFone 2, the company’s newest flagship with all the bells and whistles, most notably the dual-channel 4GB RAM, the first on any phone.

The company has now released a ten minute long video, detailing all the notable features of the phone. It’s a bit indulgent, but if you have time on your hands and are really interested to know more about the phone, catch the video after the break. Read more »

Android Wear 5.1 update to also include pop-up notifications and adjustable font sizes

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Google announced an update to Android Wear, that brings with it many new features, such as a new launcher for apps, always on apps, wrist gestures, and ability to draw emoji, but there are a couple of other features that Google missed out on.

In its blog post for SmartWatch 3, Sony mentioned couple of other features that will be available with the upcoming update. One of them is popup notifications, which means you will get notified even when you are in some other app on your watch. The other is adjustable font sizes. If you ever had a problem reading the fonts on your watch, this should hopefully fix that. Read more »

You can now receive Direct Messages from anyone on Twitter, even if you don’t follow them

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Twitter has made changes to its direct message (DM) feature, allowing you to receive private messages from other users, even if you don’t follow them. The feature is available in the form of a new setting, which is turned off by default.

“Previously, if you wanted to send a Direct Message to the ice cream shop down the street about how much you love their salted caramel flavor, you’d have to ask them to follow you first,” the microblogging company said in a blog post. “With today’s changes, the ice cream shop can opt to receive Direct Messages from anyone; so you can privately send your appreciation for the salted caramel without any barriers.” Read more »

Another Samsung Galaxy S6 promo showcases its battery charging prowess

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Samsung continued its Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge marketing blitz with another promo video. The latest clip showcases the various options for charging the battery of the two flagship devices.

A tad longer than one minute, Samsung’s video highlights the fast and wireless charging capability of Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge. Read more »

AT&T will offer the ZTE Spro 2 smart projector in the United States

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AT&T announced that it will offer the ZTE Spro 2 smart projector in the United States. The Chinese tech giant’s gadget combines a projector and mobile hotspot in a single package.

Pricing and availability of the device will be announced at a later date. At this point the ZTE Spro 2 is listed as ‘Coming Soon’ on AT&T’s website. Read more »