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Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 passes through FCC, Tab 8 specs confirmed

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Information on all three Samsung Galaxy Tab series 4 leaked a month ago with detailed specs, model numbers and other information. We expected the trio to go official at the MWC in Barcelona, but it didn’t happen.

Today the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 made it through the FCC and the uploaded documents confirm its design and connectivity package – GSM, 3G, LTE, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n and Bluetooth. Read more »

OnePlus One will have always-on voice commands, unlocking

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OnePlus’ upcoming One smartphone is going to sport always-on voice commands similar to what the Moto X premiered with. The information comes straight from the source and there’s even a poll going to see which command the phone will take – “Ok, OnePlus!”, “Wake up, OnePlus!” or “Alakazam”.

The OnePlus team has tailored the voice feature using Qualcomm’s tech while the CyanogenMod team, which is making the OS for the OnePlus One has implemented it to recognize your voice even in locked state. Read more »

Americans no longer find Apple ads interesting

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The latest report from Ace Matrix finds that Americans rate Apple ads lower than they used to in terms of persuasiveness and watchability.

The number one spot was taken by online retail giant Amazon, while Samsung, LG, and Windows Phone have also passed the Cupertino company since last year. Read more »

Gameloft to bring The Amazing Spider-Man 2 to smartphones in April

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Gameloft has announced its plans to launch The Amazing Spider-Man 2. The successor to the game that got almost 1 million downloads in the Google Play Store is going to bring improved graphics and new storyline.

The gamemaker says The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will stick to the plot of the movie as a result of the ongoing collaboration with Marvel Entertainment. Read more »

Instagram for Android gets leaner and faster with the latest update

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Instagram for Android received a major update. Version 5.1 of the popular photo sharing app brings a host of improvements including revamped UI and snappier overall performance.

The new Instagram for Android will now load twice as fast thanks to reduced size and the aforementioned optimized performance. Read more »

Watch this cute Magic Focus ad for the LG G Pro 2

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The LG G Pro 2 camera introduces the so-called Magic Focus mode, which works in a manner similar to Nokia’s Refocus. It captures several shots of the same scene with different focus and then lets you do the blurred background effect that smartphones normally fail to produce.

LG has released a really cute commercial starring a fluffy puppy and showing how the Magic Focus mode works. Read more »

Usage of custom Android launchers on the rise, says Flurry

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There are over 4,500 launchers in the Google Play Store and their usage is increasing quickly. According to data by Flurry, in the first quarter of this year users have spent more time using launchers than they did in the whole of 2013. And there’s still most of March to go before the end of the quarter!

Compared to the final quarter of 2013, Q1 2014 will see more than double the custom launcher usage. Read more »

The Midia InkPhone has an e-Ink screen, promises weeks of battery life

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Polish tech distributor Arta Tech will be selling a phone with an e-Ink screen in Europe soon called Midia InkPhone. The handset promises comfortable reading and two weeks of battery life thanks to the energy-efficient screen and 1,800mAh battery.

It features a 4.3″ Pearl e-Ink screen (like the Kinde reader screens) of 480 x 800 piexel resolution that is front illuminated. Read more »

Here are all apps and services the Samsung Galaxy S5 gets for free

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Samsung is preloading lots of value-adding apps and services on its latest top-tier devices. First we saw those premium software packages on the latest Tab Pro and Note Pro slates and now the Galaxy S5 is getting an even better treatment.

The apps and services every brand new Samsung Galaxy S5 is entitled to cost north of $600, but of course, chances are you wouldn’t have purchased them all anyway so it’s up to to judge how much they are worth to you. Read more »

The third All New HTC One teaser video is out, check it out

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HTC released yet another teaser video for the upcoming All New One. Like the duo of clips which preceded it, the latest one is focused on a specific feature of the upcoming smartphone.

Hot on the heels of a teaser image from earlier this week, the new video brings the spotlight on the device’s camera. Read more »

‘Smash Hit’ for iOS and Android game review

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Smash Hits is the latest game from the folks who brought us Sprinkle, Sprinkle Junior and Sprinkle Islands. If those games tell us anything, it’s that Mediocre knows how to emulate physics in games.

In Smash Hits you throw balls at glass structures, which earns you points and keeps you moving forward. The game makes extensive use of physics for the movement of the balls and the glass and it all looks very nice. If that sounds interesting to you then you should read on for the full review. Read more »

CyanogenMod 11 M4 now available

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CyanogenMod 11.0 M4 version has been released on all supported devices. It brings various improvements and bug fixes and is already available for download.

In case you are relying on the CyanogenMod 11 Mx ROM, then you should be eager to flash the newer version. Here is the official change log: Read more »

Night Tokyo shines in these Sony Xperia Z2 low-light samples

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Sony Xperia Z2 with improved 20.7MP camera sensor was unveiled a few days ago over the MWC in Barcelona. We are very eager to test the new bigger sensor performance, especially its low-light behavior.

And while we are waiting our review unit to arrive, someone already got lucky and took an Xperia Z2 for a spin in night Tokyo. Read more »

LG G Pro 2 battery life test

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With the full review of the LG G Pro 2 now complete, it’s time to turn your attention to our battery test and see how LG’s latest phablet fares. One of its main competitors is going to be none other than the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, so it’s going to have to do well to stand a chance.

And chances are it will, when you consider that both phones pack equally large 3,200mAh batteries, have the same chipset and have 1080p displays close in size Read more »

Meet Samsung’s new exclusive music service: Milk

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Samsung has decided to throw their hat into the online music service game with their own internet radio called: Milk Music.

The nomenclature may sound a bit odd, but apparently it was inspired by Samsung’s “fresh” take on delivering internet radio service to its user base. Read more »