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Twitter updates iOS and Android apps, brings new UI and photo DMs

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Twitter has rolled out version 6.0 update for its iOS and Android mobile applications, which bring with it some big new changes. The most obvious one is the redesign on both versions, unique to their platform. The iPhone version gets a new white themed bar at the bottom unlike the black on the previous version. The ‘Connect’ tab has been replaced with ‘Notifications’ (essentially the same thing) and ‘Discover’ tab has been replaced by ‘Messages’.

Twitter is pushing their Activity and Discover section in a big way with the latest updates, that show you activity of the people you follow and other people on Twitter respectively. On the iPhone, you now swipe on your timeline to go to the new sections, indicated by the three dots at the top. Read more »

Official Nexus 7 Folio case makes its way to the Google Play Store

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Google launched an official Folio case for the Nexus 7. The cover is now available to order alongside the freshly released, white color version of the slate at the Google Play Store in the United States for $49.99.

Available in black or red, the Nexus 7 folio features bumper-style design with a trifold magnetic cover. Read more »

Images of white LG V510 show up

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LG’s upcoming slate, the V510 has been leaked on more than one occasion and we even saw the service manual of the tablet. Now, we have yet another internally leaked document, which shows the device in its white version.

Apart from showing the slate in white, the leaked document also confirms that V510 is a Wi-Fi slate just like the LG G Pad 8.3. So, the V510 is either a regional variant of the LG’s flagship tablet, which doesn’t make much sense (Wi-Fi only tablets works almost everywhere with no need for special versions), or it could be its Nexus sibling as earlier rumors suggests. Read more »

Google updates Hangouts app for Android

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Google has updated its Hangouts app for Android and the new version of the messenger now comes with a couple of tweaks and bug fixes.

The Hangouts app recently integrated SMS and MMS messaging, but that update also brought a few bugs along with it. Read more »

Motorola Moto G hands-on

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The Motorola Moto G has been all the rage recently being hyped as the best-spec’d entry-level offering in the market right now.

It’s made its way into our offices, and we’re stealing it away for a quick peek before our review team takes it away. Read more »

Unannounced Samsung SM-G900F shows up in benchmark scores Top 5

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A Samsung SM-G900F – an model number for an unknown device – has found its way into the Top 5 Web Phones chart of BrowserMark 2, sandwiched between the two Galaxy Note 3 variants.

So, what’s this yet unannounced Galaxy device? Read more »

ZeroLemon brings 10000mAh to Galaxy Note 3 for just $60

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For those of us who find the 3,200mAh battery on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 insufficient, a new extended battery case from ZeroLemon adds a huge 10,000mAh power juice.

While you may also need to buy a new belt due to the added weight, the 10,000mAh case also offers NFC connectivity, as well as a belt clip holster that also doubles as a kickstand. Read more »

Indian winners of Android KitKat Nexus 7 giveaway being given last year’s model

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If you remember, Google and Nestle had started a promotion contest for Android 4.4 KitKat, where they were giving people a chance to win a 2013 Nexus 7 tablet. All you had to do is purchase the special KitKat packs with the Android logo on them and message the code inside to a particular number.

Now that the contest is over, the winners are getting their hands on a brand new 2013 Nexus 7. Except for one country, where Nestle, who organized the contest, thought it was cool to give last year’s model instead. People from India who participated in the contest were promised the same 2013 model as everyone else in the promotional material but when it came to actually giving away the device, Nestle pulled a fast one and decided to give away the 2012 model. Read more »

‘Assassin’s Creed Pirates’ for iOS and Android game review

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It’s not uncommon for developers to release a companion game on mobile whenever they release a major title on the consoles. These mobile versions often share the same name but offer nowhere near the same experience, with a different, watered-down version of the story and gameplay found on the console version.

Following the release of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Ubisoft has released a companion game called Assassin’s Creed Pirates on iOS and Android, with a Windows Phone 8 version coming later. Other than the pirate theme, the mobile game doesn’t have a lot in common with its console counterpart. But is it still fun to play? Let’s find out. Read more »

24ct gold-plated HTC One hands-on

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The 24ct gold-plated HTC One which we got to spend quality time with, is even more exclusive than the 18ct, MOBO awards celebrating version we saw back in October. HTC will make only two units the 24ct gold-plated One, compared to five 18ct devices.

At a quick glance, the 24ct HTC One looks a tad more subtle than its 18ct sibling, thanks to its matte finish (the 18ct version is glossy, thus even more blinged-out). Head inside to check out our extensive photo gallery. Read more »

Google Play Music All Access now available in Germany

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Google’s on-demand music streaming service that was introduced at this year’s Google I/O event, is now available in Germany.

With Google Play Play Music All Access, you can stream millions of songs on any device and you can also store up to 20,000 songs for free. Read more »

Google and Facebook are leaders in the US smartphone usage game

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Yesterday we brought you comScore’s breakdown of the smartphone OS distribution in the US and today we’re bringing you the mobile app and mobile browsing usage.

According to the firm’s research users in the US are mostly accessing on Google and Facebook through their smartphones. Google takes the top spot with a huge 88.0%, while Facebook is close in second with 84.4%. Read more »

Motorola Moto G costs $123 to build

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Motorola’s newest offering, the Moto G has been the talk of the town for its impressive hardware specifications and very attractive price tag. Motorola is selling the 16GB version of the smartphone for $199 without a contract in the US, which made many suspect that it makes no profit of the actual hardware. According to an analyst though, it costs only $123 to build so there’s some profit to be extracted there.

Adding the other expenses to get the phone to the market and in turn in your pockets reduces the amount of course, but Mark Newman believes Motorola has an operating profit margin about 5% from the Moto G. Read more »

Microsoft revamps Bing for Android with new features

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Microsoft has revamped its Bing app for Android platform and the latest version now comes with a redesigned UI along with a host of new features.

Bing for Android now has the ability to set daily Bing images as your Android wallpaper to make your smartphone look a lot cooler. Read more »

Design your life easily with Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Gear and Robin Thicke

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“The busier you are the smarter you have to be” – that’s what Robert Thicke believes in. And Samsung would like you to believe that utilizing its Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear smartwatch is all it takes for you to become smart enough to have no trouble handling your busy life.

#Design Your Life is the headline of two Samsung ads starring Robin Thicke – the first one featuring him rocking the Samsung gear on a motorcycle and this new one, #Design Your Life Easily shows him using ChatOn to connect with a whole bunch of hotties on their Galaxy Note 3s. Read more »