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Internet Explorer beefs up its security against plug-ins

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Sure, your web browser might be secure, but the same cannot always be said for web plug-ins.

Well Microsoft has decided to do something about this security flaw, by adding greater protection against vulnerabilities found in browser plug-ins in Internet Explorer. Read more »

Facebook Messenger now supports Android Wear

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Looks like WhatsApp isn’t the only messaging service that’s supporting Android Wear.

Facebook’s recent update has brought some new features and compatibility to the smartwatch software. Read more »

Android L smartphones may support multiple user accounts

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Google might bring support for multiple users to smartphones with Android L. The feature was somewhat confirmed by a Google project member in an official developer forum.

In a discussion thread regarding multiuser functionality in Android handsets, the Google employee posted the following reply to forum members: Read more »

Timex Ironman One GPS+ standalone smartwatch announced

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If you thought the $299 Samsung Gear 2 smartwatch was expensive, then you definitely won’t like what Timex, Qualcomm, and AT&T have partnered up to bring you. The Timex Ironman One GPS+ smartwatch that resulted from the cooperation of these three companies is set to arrive this fall, and it will cost a whopping $399.95.

It’s a standalone device, though, so you don’t have to keep it tethered to your phone, as it has its own data radios. In fact, if you buy one AT&T will throw in one year of data access. Read more »

The revamped Foursquare app is now out for iOS and Android

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The new Foursquare app, which was detailed back in July, has finally gone live in both the iTunes App Store for iOS as well as the Google Play Store for Android.

The purpose of the new app is mainly to let you search for and discover great places, no matter where you may be in the world. The check-in feature that basically made the old Foursquare famous will only be available via Swarm, which is another app by the same company. Read more »

China takes Apple devices off its government’s procurement list

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China has reportedly ousted Apple devices from its government’s official procurement list. This means that the company’s wares can no longer be purchased by Chinese institutions using public money.

The reason cited for the move apparently has to do with “security concerns”, according to some government officials familiar with the matter. Read more »

Moto 360 smartwatch appears in a ton of photos, confirms steel build and wireless charging

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A fresh set of Moto 360 photos has hit the web showing the device next to the LG G Watch. It was rumored that the Moto 360 could be made out of plastic instead of steel, but these photos debunk those reports.

In one of the photos portraying the back of the Moto 360, a text reads that the smartwatch is made of Stainless Steel 316L. The watch also features wireless charging and is devoid of any charging pins, unlike the LG G Watch and the Gear Live. Read more »

New Nook GlowLight brings sharper screen with smoother page flips

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Barnes & Noble just unveiled its latest eBook reader. The Nook GlowLight brings a better display and is available now in the US and UK for $119 and £89 respectively. The device builds on the Simple Touch with GlowLight with a sharper screen and more even illumination.

In the previous generation, Amazon’s reader had the advantage when it came to even illumination. Read more »

Sony Xperia Tablet Z3 spotted in Indonesia Postel website, anticipated to debut at IFA 2014

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An upcoming Sony Xperia Tablet has been caught in a listing on the Indonesia Postel website. The tablet sports a model number SGP621, which suggests one thing – Xperia Tablet Z3.

The original Xperia Tablet Z sports the model number SGP321, while its successor carries the model number SGP521. There have been rumors that the upcoming Xperia Tablet Z3 is going to be smaller than its predecessors with an 8-inch display. Read more »

Sony will not support PlayStation Mobile past Android 4.4.2

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PlayStation on Android is dead, practically dead anyway. Sony has just announced that PlayStation Mobile will not be supported on Android versions 4.4.3 and newer. The game store and the games themselves will continue to work but Sony doesn’t guarantee they’ll continue to work if you update past 4.4.2.

The company states that it will move its focus to the PS Vita and PS Vita TV, where the game store will live on. Read more »

Angry Birds Stella kicks off September 4, watch the trailers now

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Angry Birds Stella is one of the most teased Rovio games ever. Luckily this is coming to an end very soon – on September 4 – when the game will be released officially on all major platforms.

The new game will introduce a bunch of female characters ad will supposedly resemble the original Angry Birds game in terms of gameplay. Read more »

Watch Panasonic’s ad for its UHD TVs starring Neymar Jr.

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Panasonic is continuing its advertising campaign for its 4K UltraHD televisions that feature Neymar Jr., star of the Brazilian national team.

Big sporting events usually drive up sales of large, expensive TVs, just ask Samsung. I haven’t looked at Panasonic’s numbers but the World Cup is bound to have boosted the performance of its TV division too. Read more »

Microsoft to launch a Windows 8.1 update next week, but don’t call it “Update 2″

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Microsoft is scheduling an update for Windows 8.1, but has unequivocally stated that it’s not going to be called “Update 2″, as rumors were suggesting. That’s because the company doesn’t want to wait longer in order to build a more comprehensive update pack, and strives to release the fixes and new features as soon as possible.

With that in mind, the not-Update 2 includes the usual set of security fixes in addition to some new features. The Start menu isn’t making its long-awaited return in this one, but rather in the upcoming Windows Threshold release. Read more »

LG now selling G Watch charging cradle on the Play Store

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One of the problems with the G Watch (and the Gear Live) is that it comes with a proprietary charging port that necessitates the use of the bundled charging cradle. While that may not seem too bad at first, there was no way to replace the cradle in case you lost it. What made the problem even worse in case of the G Watch is that there is no power button on it and if it switches off the only way to switch it back on is to put it on the charger.

Thankfully, LG has now started selling the charging cradle separately on the Play Store, which should put your mind at ease if you happen to have a G Watch. Read more »

You can pick up the Pebble in three new neon colors

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Don’t like neon? Then you won’t be a fan of the new color options Pebble is offering up for its smartwatch line.

If neon is most definitely your thing, then hit the jump to learn more about the limited edition run of the wearable. Read more »