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HTC One to star in latest Captain America movie

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HTC’s current flagship smartphone, the HTC One might make an appearance in the upcoming superhero movie – Captain America: The Winter Soldier, according to a new promotional page on the company’s US website.

The newest promotional campaign from HTC might see Captain America using the HTC One as his personal gadget or we might see the smartphone having a small cameo in the upcoming movie. Read more »

Nokia takes a jab at Apple over 8GB iPhone 5c

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Today Apple announced the availability of an 8GB iPhone 5c. The flavor is already available for purchase and costs €549 – just €50 less than its 16GB sibling. This is quite unattractive pricing considering the phone comes with year and a half old hardware and still costs good €100 more than the 32GB Samsung Galaxy Note 3.

Anyway, we are not the only one to dislike the Apple’s overpriced gadget. Finnish manufacturer Nokia grabbed the opportunity and used it to make fun of the 8GB iPhone 5c over Twitter. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy S5 to be considered a “leisure” medical device in Korea

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With its latest flagship, the Galaxy S5, Samsung decided to ramp up the health tracker angle, so much so that they included a heart rate sensor – the first of its kind on a mainstream smartphone.

In certain countries this qualifies it to be considered as a medical device, and Samsung’s home country of Korea is among them. Read more »

CyanogenMod 11 Nightly builds now available for Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

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CyanogenMod 11 Nightly builds are now available for the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact. This is the first CyanogenMod treatment the Xperia Z1 Compact is getting since its launch earlier this year.

CyanogenMod 11 is based on the latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat version. The custom ROM weighs about 250MB and you can have it right now. Read more »

Sense 6.0 demoed on HTC One on video

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We’ve caught glimpses of HTC’s Sense UI through leaked HTC M8 / All New One videos, but HTC’s current flagship will get it too eventually. Here’s a screen recording of Sense 6.0 running on the HTC One.

You’ll spot several changes to how things look in the new UI starting with the lockscreen. Note that it’s a beta ROM and might not have been finalized. Read more »

Galaxy S5 gets a full review before launch

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The first official review of the Galaxy S5 is out, even though the phone is still some way off from being officially available. The review touches upon various aspects of the phone’s performance, talking about some of the new features and how it fares compared to its predecessor.

Starting with the design, the S5 is physically larger than the S4 but it more than makes up for being water resistant. Although Samsung made it clear that the phone is only water resistant and not waterproof, as you can see in the image above the phone can safely be left underwater for a while without damaging it. Read more »

Lava, Karbonn, and Xolo Windows Phone handsets detailed

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As you probably know Indian manufacturers Karbonn, Xolo, and Lava are all gearing up to create new Windows Phone handsets. Now, thanks to Times of India we also get to learn some details on what they’ll be about.

They’re all very competitively priced and we’ve got a bit of info on their specs, too. Read more »

Weekend poll: LG G Pro 2 vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 3

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We’re writing an LG G Pro 2 vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 3 article, but before we are done we decided to get some input from you, our readers. Both phablets pack some of the best technology available on the market, they are very evenly matched.

We have several key categories – design, screen, software and camera – for you to vote on. Read more »

Weekend poll results: The hots and nots of MWC 2014

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You’ve had a week to vote for your favorite hardware from the MWC, now it’s time to review the results. The Mobile World Congress saw brought us several new flagships and expanded the wearables category, but there were plenty of other interesting devices too.

Most results from the polls are very clear – those were some good devices, but the companies still have a lot to work on. Read more »

Samsung launches a trio of accessibility accessories for the Galaxy Core Advance

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Samsung has just launched three accessories for the Galaxy Core Advance smartphone that will enhance its accessibility options and experience.

The new accessories include Ultrasonic Cover, Optical Scan Stand and Voice Label. Read more »

Apple reduces iPhone return period to 14 days

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Today Apple slashed its iPhone return period from 30 days to 14 days. The policy change applies to iPhones bought from both Apple’s online and brick and mortar Stores.

Other than the shorter period for returning the product, Apple has made no other changes to the conditions. The iPhone you plan to return in that time frame has to be undamaged and include all of the original accessories. Read more »

Windows Phone 8 supports 128GB microSD cards

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SanDisk has announced the availability of the world’s first 128GB microSD a few weeks ago at the MWC in Barcelona. It is the world’s highest capacity microSDXC card. But is your device even accepting 128GB memory cards?

Well, if you own a WP8-running Nokia Lumia 1520, then you can insert and use such card. 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 »

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 »

This iPhone Air concept looks cool and credible

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Talented designer Sam Beckett has created an interesting concept of what the next iPhone might look like. Dubbed iPhone Air, the concept sports a 4.7″ display with extremely slim bezels. Beckett has also taken into consideration the latest rumors of Apple using an Sapphire protection for the display.

The video is very cool to watch and seems quite credible, unlike most iPhone concepts out there. We even don’t rule out the possibility of Apple going from its current naming convention to simply calling their latest smartphone the iPhone Air. Read more »