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Adobe releases Flash Player 11.3 and AIR 3.3

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Adobe has updated the Flash Player for the desktop and Android. On the desktop, the Flash Player 11.3 now supports keyboard input even in fullscreen mode and low latency audio support for streaming audio and Sound API. Other features include sandboxing which is available for Firefox users on Windows. On the Mac, you now get the ability to upgrade the Flash Player in the background. It also comes signed with the Apple Developer ID so it can work with the Gatekeeper feature in the upcoming OS X Mountain Lion.

On the mobile front, 11.3 update adds stylus support for Android 4.0 devices. Read more »

Facebook App Center goes live

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The Facebook App Center that we talked about before has now gone live. Currently, it is only available on the web version of Facebook but it should soon arrive on iOS and Android as well.

Like we said before, the App Center will house all the web apps and games that you currently play on Facebook in one place and also add mobile apps to the mix. However, unlike other mobile app stores, the Facebook App Center won’t actually house the mobile apps but will direct you to the application stores of their respective platforms. Read more »

Instagram for Android gets an update, eliminates bugs and improves search

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You might’ve thought that since Facebook cashed out $1bn for Instagram, the company will be more focused on integrating into the world’s largest social network, than providing updates for its the mobile app, but that’s still not the case.

The latest Instagram release has just hit Android and you’d be happy to know that it fixes some nasty bugs and improves searching. Read more »

Galaxy S III mod enables 30Mbps superfine video recording, lets you use the volume rocker as shutter key

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The Samsung Galaxy S III records videos with impressively high quality, but what if we told you that it’s doing so without even firing on all cylinders? And now, thanks to custom ROM developer hyperX, you can squeeze every ounce of performance from the flagship device.

The newly released mod enables a new superfine mode for the 8-megapixel camera and lets it shoot full HD 1080p videos with a bitrate of 30 Mbps and192 kbit stereo audio. Read more »

Dropbox upgrades its Android app, adds Korean language support and video streaming

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Dropbox has launched an update for its Android application bringing its version number to 2.1.4.

There aren’t too many new features in the latest version, though. Added is a Korean language support, which should be great news for Korean Android users. Read more »

Nokia Transport update brings detailed line view and multiple tiles

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Nokia has launched an updated version of its Transport app for Windows Phone 7.

The new release comes with updated detailed timetables for more than 100 cities around the globe such as New York City, London and Berlin as well as estimated routes in 410 cities. Read more »

Instapaper gets ported to Android

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The popular Instapaper app for iOS is now available on Android as well.

If you’re unfamiliar with the app, it lets you take any website and save it in a newspaper-like format for offline reading later. It’s specially designed to support all sorts of screen sizes and aspect ratios, from phones to large tablets – even NOOK and Kindle tablets. Read more »

Microsoft SkyDrive for iPad gets updated, shakes hands with the Retina display

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Microsoft SkyDrive for Apple’s iPad got bumped up to version 2.1. The app’s update brings support for the Retina Display of the popular slate’s latest incarnation.

You will now be able to open multimedia files from within the app at a rather eye-pleasing 264ppi. Read more »

Opera Mini 7 with Smart Page now available for feature phones

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The world’s most popular mobile browser, Opera Mini, has now been updated to version 7 and brings the new Smart Page feature. What this does is brings all your news and updates from your social networks onto a single page.

Once you install the browser, you will notice a new Home tab. Here you will see your bookmarks, the news feeds you have subscribed to and updates from social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. Read more »

Flipboard Beta launches for Android, user feedback is more than welcome

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Flipboard for Android didn’t launch as the company planned. This however, hasn’t stopped them from launching a Beta version to see how it handles on the various droids out there.

The company seems to be testing the water first, before launching the final version of the app, and is eager to collect as much of the user feedback as possible in order to ensure their app is working flawlessly. Read more »

Dropbox app for Galaxy S III with 48GB of free space can now be installed on other devices

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Get this one while its hot! The Dropbox app for the Samsung Galaxy S III, which offers 48GB of free cloud storage for all S III owners, has been ported for other devices.

This means that you’ll be able to install the dropbox apk from the S III on your device (if it’s rooted), and get some free cloud storage love. Read more »

Samsung revamps Music Hub, aims to rival iTunes and Google Music

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Samsung has stepped up its game with Music Hub, now offering unlimited streaming of your music and access to a library of over 19 million songs for 10 euro a month.

Currently Music Hub is a Galaxy S III exclusive but will become available across Samsung’s smartphones eventually. Read more »

Leaked S Voice digital assistant works again, droids from all makers are invited

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A little after Samsung’s new Siri-killer app S Voice leaked, the South Korean company blocked it on non-Galaxy S III devices. Now that restriction seems to have been lifted as the app started working again, even on phones by other manufacturers.

We’re not sure what caused this change of heart or how long this will last, so you’d better hurry and ask S Voice all the joke questions you can think of before Samsung flips the off switch again. Read more »

AT&T HTC One X bootloader gets unofficially unlocked

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Since last year, HTC started giving users the option to unlock the bootloader on their phones if that is what they wished for. However, the AT&T One X was not part of the list of handsets for which HTC is offering the unlock. The reason for this was widely believed to be AT&T, although HTC never actually officially mentioned that.

Of course, it was only a matter of time before the people at xda-developers, who view restrictions as hurdles instead of a dead ends, managed to get the phone unlocked and as usual they have come through. Read more »

Bing Maps to now use Nokia’s traffic and geocoding information

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When Nokia partnered with Microsoft to make Windows Phone as their primary smartphone platform, they also mentioned that this partnership will run a lot deeper than simply installing Windows Phone on their devices. It would be a two-way street, with both companies bringing something to the table.

Till now we have seen Nokia release phones based on the Windows Phone operating system but now we are going to see the other side of this partnership. From now onward, Microsoft’s Bing Map service will use Nokia’s traffic and geocoding information. Read more »