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Apple iOS 6 to start seeding on September 19, GM build available now

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In case you are participating in the iOS 6 beta test, you might want to know that the GM (Golden Master) build has been seeded to the developers.

You can get it via Apple’s official developer channel right now. Read more »

Windows Phone Store is the new name of the Marketplace

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Microsoft has officially scrapped the Windows Phone Marketplace, folks. The new go-to place for the software giant’s mobile OS applications will be called Windows Phone Store from now on.

Along with the new name, Microsoft has introduced several improvements to the Windows Phone Store. Read more »

Apple App Store reaches 700K apps, 90% of them get downloaded each month

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The Apple App Store is a force to be reckoned with – it is now the home of 700,000 apps. The fact was confirmed by Tim Cook himself at the iPhone 5 event, which just ended. All those apps don’t feel lonely either, 90% of them are downloaded each month.

An average user has over 100 apps installed on their iDevice. “It’s a revolution. It’s phenomenal,” says Tim Cook. Read more »

Google releases new YouTube app for the iPhone, iPad version arriving later

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We reported last month that Apple will be officially dropping the YouTube application out of iOS with the release of iOS 6 due to the expiration of their license. At the same time Google also announced that they will be releasing their own application for iOS to make up for the loss, and they have.

A brand new YouTube application is now available on the App Store and can be downloaded for free on your iPhone and iPod touch. We decided to try it out and see how it fares. Read more »

Latest Google Drive update for iOS lets you create and edit documents

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When Google released the Google Drive application on iOS, it was a mere shadow of the application available on Android. The most you could do in that application is view all your files and documents uploaded on Drive but the lack of editing made the application fairly useless.

Well, that’s taken care of with the latest update, which brings with it several new features, the big one being able to edit all your documents. You can now tap on your documents and enter a view-only mode but with the tap of the Edit button you can start writing and also get basic formatting options. Read more »

Instagram said to be arriving on Windows Phone

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Instagram broke its iOS exclusivity earlier this year when it arrived on Android. Many expected, or at least hoped, that the Windows Phone version would follow shortly but that did not happen.

However, that does not mean that’s never going to happen. In fact, it might happen sooner than you you’d think. The Verge is reporting that according to their sources, Instagram is coming to Windows Phone. Read more »

Nokia City Lens available now for first-gen Lumias, more powerful version for new the Lumias in the works

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Nokia used the City Lens augmented reality app to tease the new Lumia phones before they were announced, but the app is not exclusive to the Lumia 920 and 820. Sure, the duo of Windows Phone 8 handsets will be getting a more powerful version, but older, WP7-running, Nokia phones can grab City Lens right now.

What is City Lens? It’s an augmented reality app – that is, it overlays info on the camera viewfinder – and helps you discover places nearby where you can eat, shop and so on. If you’ve used Layar, then you know what I’m talking about. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy S III XXDLI5 Jelly Bean ROM appears, squashes all known bugs

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The Samsung Galaxy S III Jelly Bean ROM leaks continue and today we get the latest iteration, version XXDLI5. Early adopters have reported no major bugs so far, so we might be getting near to an official release.

Keep in mind, that while the ROM is Samsung-made it’s not meant for public distribution and installing it will void your warranty. That said, the XXDLI5 Jelly Bean ROM for the Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III is the most stable so far and is fully capable of serving as your daily driver. Read more »

Shadowgun: The Leftover, Modern Combat 3 and Asphalt 7 now free on Galaxy S III

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Good news, Galaxy S III users! Samsung is giving you three hot titles for free – Shadowgun: The Leftover, Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation and Asphalt 7: Heat.

The offer is for a limited time so hurry up! Read more »

Mobile LinkedIn apps get updated with new features

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The Android and iOS mobile LinkedIn apps got new updates today. They bring new features, notifications and languages.

If you are using one of those mobile apps, the update should be waiting for you in your Play/App Store. Read more »

Adobe updates Photoshop Touch with Retina display and higher resolution image support

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Adobe has released v1.3 of their Photoshop Touch app for iOS and Android and comes with a handful of improvements. First of all, v1.3 brings with it Retina display support for the new iPad, making it a lot more usable now.

The other important feature available on both iOS as well as the Android version is that Photoshop Touch now supports up to 12 megapixel images, which is great for quickly editing those high resolution images from you camera while you are outdoors and away from your computer. Read more »

Windows Phone 8 camera interface to support pinch zooming and third-party addons

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Adding pinch-zooming to the camera interface is nothing to shout home about, but the addition of third-party plugins certainly is. All smartphone users have their favorite photo apps, but imagine having them all inside the main camera interface. That’s what the new camera lenses feature on Windows Phone 8 promises.

As Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore demoed today, when you install a new camera-centric app from the Marketplace, it integrates as a sort of a lens, an add-on inside your main camera app. So when you start the camera, you have all the special effects, panoramas and image manipulation tricks, in one place. Read more »

Confirmed: Built-in screenshot capabilities coming with Windows Phone 8

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Today, Microsoft’s Corporate VP for Windows Phone, Joe Belfiore, stepped on stage to demo some never before released features of the upcoming Windows Phone 8 in honor of the unveiling of the new generation of Nokia Lumia phones. One of the first features he was to quick to show, was the new built-in screenshot feature that comes with the new iteration of the mobile OS.

Now built-in screenshots are really not a make-or-break feature for any mobile OS, but we guess the presentation stated with that as an ice-breaker. Read more »

Google Maps Navigation arrives in India, brings turn by turn voice navigation and traffic updates

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Although the basic Google Maps service has been available in India for years now, some of the fancier features such as Navigation remained unavailable. That is, until now.

Google has now enabled the Navigation feature in India, which means now along with being able to get driving directions you will also have a voice reading them out so you can focus on the road instead of your phone’s display. Read more »

Firefox OS Marketplace screenshots reveal how Mozilla is approaching the mobile store

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Screenshots of the Firefox OS Marketplace have leaked revealing for the first time how the app store looks like.

Previously known as Boot to Gecko, Firefox OS seems to be making significant progress towards its release in early 2013. Read more »