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Google updates Gmail for desktop, Android and iOS with new tabbed inbox

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Google has just unveiled the latest design refresh of its Gmail service, which now sports four prominent new tabs allowing you to easily filter your content.

The new tabs in question are Primary, Social, Promotions, Updates allowing you to easily see what kind of email you’ve got and what’s the nature of it. Read more »

iPhone owners spend more time on their phone than Android users, talk as much as they text

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Experian Marketing Services has studied how Americans use their smartphones and has uncovered some curious differences between Android and iOS. On average, a smartphone owner would use their phone for 58 minutes each day.

This is where the first difference between the two platforms comes in – iPhone users spend an hour and 15 minutes on their phone on average, while Android users spend less than 50 minutes. Read more »

Apple CEO Tim Cook does a D11 interview, watch the full video here

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The D: All Things Digital stage has been arguably the best place to see top dog company officials give interviews. Most prominent of which is the Steve Jobs and Bill Gates duo back in 2007.

Most recently, Apple’s CEO took a seat at the red chair for an extended 1 hour and 21 minutes interview. Read more »

Rumor has it Apple is looking to introduce a 12.9″ iPad Maxi in the first half of next year

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Apple higher-ups always say “We’re never going to do X” and later they go and do X anyway – the company was claiming that 9.7″ is the perfect screen size for a tablet and then went and released a smaller, 7.9″ tablet. Can the same happen in the other direction, a tablet with a bigger screen?

Korean site ETNews thinks yes and claims Apple plans to launch an iPad Maxi (no, it’s not going to be called that) in the first half of next year. The publication also suggests that Apple is already talking to parts suppliers that will make the screens. Read more »

Real Racing 3 set to receive a Dubai-themed update soon, will let you race at the Dubai Autodrome

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The popular racing game Real Racing 3 is about to get a major update dubbed simply The Dubai Update. As you’ve already guessed by now, racing will take place in Dubai, and more specifically at the Dubai Audorome.

EA, who is behind the game, is keeping its cards close to its chest at the moment and not much information is available. What is known however, is that there’ll be a new batch of cars. Read more »

Microsoft pits the Lumia 920 camera against the iPhone 5 and the Galaxy S III

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If you ever stumbled upon the recently created Windows Phone tumblr blog, you’d have notice a smattering of amusing GIFs comparing the quality of the Lumia 920′s low light images against those of the iPhone 5 and the Galaxy S III.

Now, they have released a video that shows the three phones placed side by side, shooting the same bizarre scene all at the same time and then the results are provided for you to see. As you can guess, the Lumia 920 comes out on top with a significantly brighter image, with the iPhone 5 a distant second and the Galaxy S III in the last. Read more »

Another Microsoft ad goes after Apple’s iPad

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Shortly after Windows 8: Less talking, more doing commercial, Microsoft released yet another video that goes after Apple’s iPad.

This time the ad focuses on multi-tasking, Office package, microSD expansion and printing capabilities. Read more »

Apple releases new iPhone 5 TV commercial: ‘Music Every Day’

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After some short, fast-paced ads with upbeat music, Apple went back to its roots with slower, more emotional ads for the iPhone 5 with the last one. Well, now, there is one more. Whereas the previous ad concentrated on the camera functionality of the iPhone, the new one focuses on the music experience.

As with the previous one, the entire ad is practically wordless with just some simple, soothing music playing in the background. We see people enjoying music on their iPhones in a variety of ways, from using the iconic white earbuds to loudspeaker, sound docks and even DJ consoles. In the end, you get a simple message: ‘Every day, more people enjoy their music on the iPhone than any other phone.’ Read more »

Mailbox for iOS now available on iPad

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Mailbox, one of the most popular third-party email client applications, which was initially launched for the Apple iPhone, is now available for iPad as well.

Mailbox for iOS is updated and the latest version for iPad comes with a two-pane interface, which makes it easier for you to clear your inbox messages. Read more »

Microsoft’s latest Windows 8 tablet ad bashes the Apple iPad with the help of Siri

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In one of its most memorable Windows 8 tablet ads to date, Microsoft utilized the voice of Apple’s own Siri virtual assistant to make a case for its product. The Redmond giant took a jab at the iPad in a parody of one of Apple’s commercials.

Microsoft’s ad puts the spotlight on Windows 8′s Live Tiles, office, and multitasking capabilities by putting the ASUS VivoTab Smart side by side with an Apple iPad. Read more »

‘Karateka Classic’ for iOS and Android game review

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Last year we reviewed the new Karateka game on iOS. It was a remake of the 1984 game that was originally released for the Apple II. The original game has a cult following and although the 2012 remake was a decent effort it didn’t quite have the charm of the original.

Now Jordan Mechner, the developer who created the original game and worked on the remake, has released a port of the 1984 game for iOS and Android. Called Karateka Classic, the game is a blast from the past that lets you relive the classic gameplay on your modern smartphone or tablet. Let us take a closer look at it. Read more »

Apple reduces iPad Mini’s display orders, hints at decline in shipments

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Apple has reduced its orders for display panels from AU Optronics, the company that supplies the panels for the iPad Mini. The firm will now ship only 2.5 million to 2.8 million units in the second quarter, which is down from 4 million shipped in the first quarter.

According to a report from DigiTimes, Apple is cutting its orders due to a slowdown in iPad Mini shipments for the rest of the second quarter. Read more »

Video stabilization test shows OIS is best, Galaxy S4 improves over S III

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With the megapixel race fizzling out, Optical Image Stabilization seems to be the “next big thing” in mobile phone cameras. But it’s very rare – only two phones currently on sale have it, while the rest rely on digital processing to stabilize the image. CNET did a test to see how some of the most popular phones on the market cope with a user’s shaky hands.

The Nokia Lumia 920 and HTC One naturally were involved in the test (the two phones that do have OIS), then there are the Samsung Galaxy S III and S4, the Sony Xperia Z and the Apple iPhone 5. Read more »

eBay for iOS updated, gets an improved user interface and other performance tweaks

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eBay has updated its iOS app and the latest version comes with few significant changes which enhance the user experience.

The user interface of the app has been tweaked and the application now has a much simpler and smoother UI. The update also brings an improved last minute bidding process, larger photo views and the ability to checkout multiple items at a time with the new eBay shopping cart in the United States and United Kingdom. Read more »

You can now request an invite for the updated Google Maps

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Google uncovered the redesigned Maps service featuring a slew of new features and capabilities at its Google I/O keynote yesterday. Alas, you will only have to wait until the summer to experience the new Maps in its full glory. Despite that, Google has set up a page for you to request an invite to experience the beta version of the service.

The new service sports a new user interface that’s centers only on the map itself. The map imagery itself is also slightly touched and is now completely vector-based. The search giant boasts the new Maps to be ‘tailored-made’ for you that gets better and more personal the more you use it. Read more »