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Android usage surpass iOS for the first time ever

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It’s been a long time coming, but the latest usage statistics from Net Applications show that iOS has fallen behind Android in terms of total active usage.

While Android has long since surpassed Apple’s offering in terms of market share, this is the first time that Google’s mobile OS is also being used more than iOS. Read more »

New Samsung Galaxy Tab S ads show off Galaxy Gifts premium content

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The Galaxy Tab S tablets and their slick AMOLED screens have a new series of ads that highlight their exclusive content extras.

The content includes a 6-month subscription to The Wall Street Journal, additional cars for Asphalt 8, and others. Read more »

LG G Pad 7.0 LTE coming to AT&T on August 8

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AT&T will be offering the LG G Pad 7.0 LTE on its website as well as its brick and mortar stores, starting from August 8.

The G Pad 7.0 LTE can be all yours for just 99 cents when you bundle it with a G2, G3 or G Flex smartphone. You can also pick up the tablet for $12.50 a month with zero down and no annual service contract or for $149.99 with a two year agreement. Read more »

Attopedia puts Wikipedia on your Android Wear smartwatch

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If the recently gone native Wikipedia mobile app seems to much of a hassle for you, meet Attopedia – the first Android Wear app to put Wikipedia on a smartwatch.

The app is free and features an interesting UI paradigm in line with Android Wear’s gesture based control. Once you’ve selected an article, swiping up or down selects an article section, while a left or right swipe explores the content of the section. Read more »

‘The Inner World’ for iOS and Android game review

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The Inner World is another one of those popular indie games that was released for the PC and then eventually trickled down to the mobile platform. The game released on iOS late last year but the developers recently ported the game over to Android as well.

The Inner World is a point and click 2D game, along the lines of Machinarium. But although the gameplay might seem familiar, the game has its own story to tell. So let us take a look at the insides of The Inner World. Read more »

Weekly poll: Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 vs Apple iPad mini 2

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We’re taking a little detour from our regular routine with poll making and will be pitting two slates against each other instead of smartphones. Well, maybe not such a big detour after all.

In this weekly poll installment we’re putting the two best-equipped portable slates around – the newly-arrived Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 against the market-leading Apple iPad mini 2. Read more »

Ask Ooloo is an app that gets real people to be your personal assistant

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Ok Google, Siri, Cortana; these personal assistants have been helping us with our search queries, appointment scheduling, and navigation needs on a daily basis. But what if we wanted our smartphone’s personal assistants to be a little more personal?

Enter Ask Ooloo, a mobile assistant application that gets your questions answered by an actual person. Read more »

Flappy Birds ‘Family’ flying to Fire TV

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The Flappy Bird story is one that still leaves lots of mobile users scratching their heads: the insanely popular game was quickly removed from mobile App stores due to the developer’s personal issues.

If you didn’t get a chance to download the game before it was taken offline then have no fear, because you’ll be able to play a new version of the title on Amazon’s Fire TV. Read more »

Google Now Launcher is available to download by all Jelly Bean 4.1+ devices

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Google has launched its Now Launcher for all devices running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and higher. This makes it easier for anyone to get access to Google Now with just a swipe on the homescreen.

Google’s homescreen replacement features all the basics you’d need: you can add or remove widgets and app shortcuts, change wallpapers and reorder homescreen panes. Read more »

Meet HP’s premium smartwatch

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Smartwatches aren’t really known for being sexy, although this trend is starting to be corrected by the likes of the Moto 360 and the OnePlus One Watch.

Well it looks like HP is entering the smartwatch game, with a smartwatch that classes is up above all current offerings. Read more »

Google Workshop: create custom cases for your Nexus 5

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The Moto X has been getting a lot of love for it’s Moto Maker custom phone option, but what about customzing the main “strictly” Google phone- the Nexus 5?

Well Big G isn’t letting you change the body of the phone, but Google will be serving up customized cases for its latest Nexus phone with an upcoming service called Google Workshop. Read more »

BBM for Windows Phone beta version now available

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Are you a Windows Phone user who’s been jealous of all the BBM love iPhone and Android and owners have been receiving lately?

Well you’re in luck as the Canadian tech manufacturer has just released the BBM beta for Windows Phone. Read more »

Moto 360 rumored to be made out of plastic, measures 48mm in diameter

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Motorola announced the Android Wear running Moto 360, but was mum about a lot of details, including a launch date. The company also showed a bunch of photos of the smartwatch, on which it appears to be made of metal. Well, not so fast with the conclusions.

The latest rumors have it that the phone will actually be made out of plastic. Additionally, because of the wireless charging feature, the Moto 360 is rumored to be 13.5mm thick. In comparison, it’s brethren the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live are 9.9mm and 8.9mm thick, respectively. Read more »

Verizon’s LG G Pad 8.3 getting Android KitKat update

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If for some reason you went with the Verizon version of the LG G Pad 8.3 instead of the Google Play edition, you will be glad to know that the device is now getting the KitKat update.

The G Pad gets the usual set of improvements that come with the KitKat update, both under the hood and in terms of UI. It also gets the useful Knock Code feature found on LG’s newer smartphones (and something you won’t find on the GPe). Read more »

Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini goes through a teardown

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The iFixit team has decided to do a teardown on the Galaxy S5′s little brother and see if the similarities on the outside continue with the internal design too.

And as you can probably guess, Samsung didn’t feel the need to rethink everything from scratch and the Galaxy S5 Mni shares the same negative and positive repair traits as its bigger sibling. Read more »