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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 »

Nokia Asha 308, 309, 310 and 311 get Mail for Exchange app to sync their Microsoft email, contacts and calendar

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Great news for the nearly 10 million Asha Touch phones out there, as Nokia has just added Mail for Exchange support to these devices.

The Nokia Asha 308, 309, 310 and 311 will now be able to sync email, contacts and calendar entries via the Microsoft Exchange Server 2003, 2007 and 2010 protocol as well as use the Microsoft Office 365 Mobility Online Service. Read more »

BatteryGuru app by Qualcomm goes out of beta, promises clever battery savings

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Qualcomm has a special app called BatteryGuru that optimizes power usage on phones with Snapdragon chipsets and it just graduated out of beta. It’s an easy to use app as it does its own thing – it spends a couple of days in the background learning your usage habits and then gets in control of things like Wi-Fi, which apps are allowed to run in the background, and so forth.

BatteryGuru learns the locations of the Wi-Fi networks you use and powers off Wi-Fi connectivity when you’re away from them. Read more »

doubleTwist update brings redesigned Holo interface

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The doubleTwist music player has received a new update, which brings with it a fresh new UI. Although the previous version looked quite stunning, the UI had started looking a bit out of place on the clean, flat UI design of modern Android versions.

The latest version addresses that by opting for the new Holo UI guidelines while maintaining some of the look of the previous versions. You will now see flatter textures and typical Holo UI elements such as action bar at the top with an Up button and drop down lists. However, the app still maintains the dark gray background color and the custom fonts that make sure it stands out and doesn’t look like just another Holo app. Read more »

Splashtop 2 now available in the Windows Phone Store

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Splashtop 2, the popular remote desktop applications that allows you to access all your content from any device from anywhere, is now available to Windows Phone users.

The Splashtop 2 for Windows Phone gives you remote access to your PC or Mac from your smartphone and the app is capable of delivering full audio and HD video streaming along with interactive 3D gaming. Read more »

BlackBerry 10.2 update is in the works, brings emoji, reminders and more

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BlackBerry’s Product Manager Michael Clewley has confirmed some of the features coming with the BlackBerry 10.2 update.

The new version will bring support for standard Unicode emojis, multiple alarms, reminders and level 1 notifications. Read more »

Google Drive app for Android updated, brings new UI and document scanning

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Google has updated the Google Drive app for Android with some sweet new features. First of all, there is a new UI for the app, with a convenient drawer on the side for some of the menus. The app also lets you set a thumbnail view for the documents instead of a simple list view.

One of the major additions in this update is the ability to scan receipts, letters and documents with the camera and then save them as PDF files on Google Drive. The app then OCRs these documents and lets you search for the text within the PDFs. You can now also download documents for offline viewing on your device. Read more »

Google+ mobile page gets updated design to match the updated Android app

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Google recently updated the desktop version of its Google+ social network and the accompanying Android app. Those who check Google+ through the browser on their smartphone can now enjoy the new design too.

The new Google+ mobile page uses the search giant’s new favorite UI element – the card. Now all posts in your stream are displayed as cards and they feature easy to use +1 and Share buttons. Read more »

Opera for Android with WebKit engine now out of beta

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Back in March, Opera released a brand new version of the Opera browser for Android. Unlike the previous version that ran on the Presto engine, the new version was running on the more ubiquitous WebKit engine and also brought with it several new features and a new UI.

The browser is now finally out of beta stage and available for download on the Play Store. Read more »

Flickr gets a redesign, offers 1TB of free space to everyone, updates Android app

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Flickr has gone through a major redesign that completely changes the look of the homepage and your photostream. Your homepage now has large photos from your friends as well as from other Flickr users that you can like and share without even having to open the image.

Your photostream also has received a major upgrade. You now have a large cover image up top and your photos span the entire width of the screen in a tiled pattern. Open an image and it takes up a major portion of the screen and the image information is placed below while giving more prominence to the image, the way it should be. There is also a beautiful new slideshow mode. Read more »

Google Knowledge Graph reminders can now be sent directly to Google Now

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Hot off the Google I/O 2013 announcements, the search giant has implemented Google Now reminders feature from Knowledge Graph search results.

From now on whenever you’re signed in with your Google account and make a search that returns a Knowledge Graph entry containing a future date, you’ll get a “Remind me” button. Read more »

CyanogenMod 10.1 for Sony Xperia Tablet Z now available

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Sony is readying the Xperia Tablet Z for global launch in a few days, but the guys behind the CyanogenMod are already ready with a Release Candidate of CM 10.1 for the slate.

As usual, the ROM is based on the latest Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. 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 »

Google asks Microsoft to take down Windows Phone YouTube over lack of ads

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A few days ago we reported on the release of the brand new YouTube app for Windows Phone 8. Unlike the previous ‘app’ that was basically a link to the YouTube mobile site, the new app developed by Microsoft was a proper client that let you watch videos within the app itself.

It seems, however, Google isn’t particularly fond of this app and has asked Microsoft to take it down. The point of contention is the lack of ads in the app, which Microsoft has disabled. As you may know, Google earns its revenue from ads, as do some of the content creators who earn revenue from the YouTube videos through AdSense. Read more »

Google revamps Maps for mobile and web with new UI, Google+ sync and personalized maps

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Leaks of the redesigned Maps spoiled the Google’s surprise, which was supposed to be the official release of the revamped service at Google I/O. Launching in the summer, the new Google Maps will sport an updated user interface as well as deeper Google+ synchronization

The desktop version of Google Maps got some very cool features from Google Earth such as flyover immersive images, 360-degree viewing and even taking a peek inside buildings. Read more »