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Amazon to finally bring its Appstore to Europe this summer

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Android users based in Europe will finally get access to Amazon’s Appstore. The company announced today its expansion plans for the old continent and while they are not massive, it’s a decent start.

The Amazon Appstore will launch in France, Germany, Spain, Italy and the United Kingdom this summer. Developers are also encouraged to start certifying their apps for distribution in those countries. Read more »

New Swype beta is out, brings 4-in-1 keyboard capabilities

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Nuance, the company that acquired Swype last year, has launched a new beta version of the popular text input method.

The new Swype Beta for Android features a 4-in-1 keyboard and now supports voice as well as touch inputs . You can now draw letters one by one or just tap it, like on classic keyboard. The Dragon voice engine takes care of voice inputs. Read more »

Flipboard receives Google+ integration

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Flipboard, the social and news aggregation app, is set to receive Google+ integration as Google announced a new partnership with its developer. The deal includes the launch of a new API specially formulated to write content for Flipboard.

Soon, Flipboard will be able to show your Google+ stream alongside your Facebook and Twitter accounts, as well as news and RSS feeds. Read more »

Dolphin Browser HD beta for Android released with new Dolphin Engine, we pit it against its rivals

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Dolphin has released a new version of its popular Dolphin Browser HD for Android. The browser, currently in beta state and available only from the official website, uses a new version of the Dolphin Engine, which it claims makes it the highest performing HTML5 browser available today, not just on mobile but on any platform.

Its main claim to fame is the absurdly high HTML5 test score, where it scores an astounding 450 points (plus 3 bonus points), more than any other browser that is currently available, including those on desktop. Dolphin says it has paid special attention to canvas elements, 2D context and text rendering and that the Dolphin Engine made significant GPU technology improvements around GPU accelerated canvas rendering and optimized CPU / GPU parallel computing. Read more »

Google releases I/O 2012 app for Android

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The Google I/O developer conference is starting next week and just like last year Google has released an app for Android that would allow visitors to find their way around the conference and know what’s happening at what time.

The following are some of the things you can do with the Google I/O 2012 app: Read more »

WinZip now available for Android, rolls back the years

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Anyone who has used a .zip file manager before has heard of WinZip and has used it too.

Well if you want to relive some of that nostalgia anew and you own an Android-powered device you can – the app is available for free in the Google Play store. Read more »

VLC Media Player is officially heading to Android

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VideoLAN today announced via its Twitter account that it’ll be officially launching the VLC Media Player on Android.

Don’t get too excited however, as the tweet didn’t give any specifics whatsoever. There’s no release date, no requirements or even a feature list we might be looking forward to. Read more »

Facebook confirms rumors, acquires Face.com

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Today Facebook officially announced that it has sealed the deal for acquiring the face-recognition software company Face.com for an undisclosed sum. A move that’s hardly surprising as we’ve been hearing about it for a while now.

The deal is expected to go through in the coming weeks. There’s no telling what Facebook’s plans about Face.com are, but the company’s services are already widely used around the world’s largest social network. Read more »

Mozilla Junior prototype re-imagines the browser interface on the iPad

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Mozilla are always toying with new designs for a web browser – their latest effort is called ‘Junior’ and is a browser prototype for the iPad with a design that’s a clean break from the standard Safari browser.

Mozilla created Junior because even though, according to them, the iPad offers the best browsing experience on a tablet, it’s still “miserable”. Read more »

Dropbox updates iOS app, brings automatic video and photo uploads and up to 3GB free

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Dropbox has launched an update to its iOS application and now supports automatic video and photo uploads.

Just like the company did when they first introduced the feature on Android, to motivate users to use the new service, Dropbox will match every uploaded megabyte with a megabyte of free cloud storage up to a total 3GB (in increments of 500MB). Read more »

Amazon launches its Cloud Player app on the iPhone and iPod Touch

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Amazon has finally released its Cloud Player app to iOS. Right now only the iPhone and iPod Touch units running version 4.3 or later of the platform are supported.

The app provides an alternative to users, who don’t feel happy about iTunes’ DRM policy on songs and makes it possible to play the tracks from the Cloud Drive. Read more »

Facebook Camera app on iOS gets an update, new name

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It appears that we are not done with the Apple-related Facebook news, as the company just released an update for the iOS version of its camera app.

The first change you are going to notice after you apply the version 1.0.2. update is the Facebook Camera app has been given a new screen name – Camera•. Read more »

iOS 6 beta download links now available, you can try it if you want

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Links to the iOS 6 beta are going live all over the place and you can now get it through both legitimate and slightly shady ways and experience the new iOS release before its official fall launch.

Maypalo has posted download links to the iOS 6 beta for the iPhone 4, 4S and 3GS, iPad 2 and 3 and the 4th generation iPod Touch. Read more »

Android Ice Cream Sandwich gets twice as fast thanks to Linaro, the future looks even brighter

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There’s no arguing that Android could feel a little sluggish at times, especially when faced with less capable hardware. Even in its latest, Ice Cream Sandwich release, Google’s mobile OS feels like it could do with more code optimization. And that’s exactly what the Linaro team has done.

The indie developers created an optimized, faster and streamlined Android 4.0.4 build called Linaro, which performs up to 100 percent faster than the AOSP (stock) version. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy S III owners get one month Eurosport Player for free, just in time for the Olympics

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Since the Galaxy S III is the official phone for this year’s Summer Olympics, Samsung and Eurosport have made a sweet deal to celebrate the largest sports event.

European Galaxy S III owners will be offered an exclusive one-month free access to the Eurosport Player, granting them live video streaming of various Olympic events right on their phone. Read more »