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Google Suggest on mobile Goole page gets Universal Search features

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Google’s search has grown many more features beyond searching – a calculator, a currency converter, you can also check the weather and more. These features are integrated into Google Suggest (the desktop version), so you don’t even have to wait for the search results page to load.

Now, this same integration is coming into the mobile version of the Google home page… Read more »

Samsung i8910 Omnia HD turned out a real powerhouse, runs 63 apps at the same time

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While some more recent smartphones pack as much RAM memory as some not that old computers, the Samsung i8910 Omnia HD relies on only 256 megabytes. Nowadays, that doesn’t seem to be much but as the following video proves, it’s enough for the Omnia HD to run 63 applications simultaneously.

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Over 9,300 apps and games were entered into the Android Market last month

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Apple has done plenty of chest-beating about their App Store but the Android Market is catching up fast.

The number of apps and games being uploaded to the Android Market per month keeps growing, but still more than half of those are free… Read more »

Nokia N900 gets FTL speed, overclocked to 1GHz

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OK, it’s not the speed that will take you to Pegasus galaxy in an instant, but it’s still quite impressive given the standard 600 MHz processor clock of the Nokia N900. There is no voltage tweak involved in this overclock, only a precompiled system kernel.

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iPad is now selling – and it’s got touchable Gmail, remote wipe and external display mode

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Google rolled out iPad optimized versions of their services with tablet-oriented interface. In other news a new application allows you to use your iPad-ish or iPhone-ish device as an additional multi-touch monitor to your iMac/MacBook.

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Early beta of Firefox for Android (a.k.a. Fennec) already available, demoed on video

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It’s been a little while since I last heard of the Firefox for Android (a.k.a. Fennec). It was about time for its first beta version to become available. If you want to give it a try, you’ll find the link after the break but before that, enjoy the video demos I managed to find.

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Nokia N97 and N97 mini just got smarter, thanks to the Nokia Bots

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The Nokia Labs have just released one of their latest goodies for Nokia N97 and N97 mini, the Nokia Bots. Those are a set of add-ons developed to make your life even easier. They change your phone’s profile when needed, remind you to charge its battery before it’s too late or help you reach more easily the apps you use most.

Yeap, the Nokia Bots aren’t the genie in a bottle that does the impossible for you but they do make life a little easier.

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Both BlackBerry Storms get an optimized Google Mobile App with voice search

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If you thought a voice search app was all that separated your BlackBerry Storm or BlackBerry Storm2 from perfection, you are in luck. Google released a version of their Google Mobile App, specially optimized for the BlackBerry touchscreen devices.

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Swype gets its first competition in the face of T9 Trace

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I’ve written about Swype a few times before but now it’s getting competition from an old heavyweight in input prediction, Nuance, better known for their T9 product.

Their competitor is called T9 Trace and the idea behind it is pretty much the same, though reportedly, there are a couple of advantages… Read more »

Google Voice for Android updated, made faster

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Google Voice has a long list of features already, but you know how Google engineers are, they can’t help themselves but add more and more new features. The latest addition greatly speeds up notifications – no more waiting before you’re alerted of new messages in the inbox.

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NDrive USA (CTIA Edition) for iPhone now available at the App Store

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It’s always good to have an iPhone around. Especially when there are offers like this: now, during this year’s CTIA, you can test the NDrive USA navigation software for free. What you need to do is get to the App Store and download the CTIA edition of the NDrive USA app.

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Yahoo launches Sketch-a-Search and Yahoo Search apps for iPhone

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Starting today Yahoo offers two new free apps in the Apple US AppStore. The Sketch-a-Search is an interesting map app that doesn’t involve any typing at all. The standard Search app brings the regular Yahoo search engine to the iPhone and spices things up with features such as voice search, local shortcuts, etc.

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Guinness World Record for typing set with Swype, hype too

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I’ve mentioned Swype here before (it was released as beta for Android) and I mentioned it should be a devilishly quick way to enter text.

Samsung decided to prove just how fast it is by setting a Guinness World record…

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The Football – Real Kick: table football the iPhone way

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You’ve gotta see this to believe it! I know that the iPhone lacks lots of features that even times cheaper phones have but how about that: the iPhone brings table football to a new level allowing you to play using only your phone, a tiny Styrofoam ball and the Football – Real Kick app. See how it works.

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Nokia Diagnostics beta app is now available for Symbian S60 3.2 phones

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What I like about Nokia Labs is that they just don’t stop launching new apps. And some of them are really useful. Like the Nokia Diagnostics application.

The Nokia Diagnostics was first made available for touch phones running the S60 5th Edition and as of yesterday it’s also compatible with their non-touch bros with the S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 2 on board. Read more »