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Gmail for Android update brings notification screen shortcuts

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Google has updated the Android version of the Gmail app and has added a very useful new feature for Jelly Bean users. As you may know, Jelly Bean features expanded notifications, which allows applications to integrate additional functionality within the notification screen, a feature the Gmail app now takes advantage of.

If you have a device running Jelly Bean, you will notice Gmail notifications now have a reply and archive button within the notification screen itself. This way, you don’t have to launch the app to reply, for instance, and can do it from the notification screen directly. Read more »

Google releases new ad for the Nexus 10

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Google has been releasing some amazing ads lately, especially for their Nexus devices. And the latest ad for the Nexus 10 takes things up a notch.

The ad shows a couple about to have a baby. The focus of the ad is on the ‘shareability’ of the Nexus 10, and how you can have multiple user accounts on the tablet, use it for reading, watching movies, social networking, video calling and how two can people do all this from a single device. Read more »

Lenovo releases redesigned ThinkPad ultrabook for under $1000

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The latest ThinkPad from Lenovo, the T431s, reflects a slightly more modern design strategy which still meets the company’s standards for ruggedness and durability.

The 14-inch ultrabook sports a thinner profile, with a 1600 x 900 pixel resolution display, as well as the usual array of connectivity features. Read more »

Here’s an infographic on the Samsung Galaxy S line, up to number 4

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Since its arrival last week the Galaxy S4 has been all the rage, easily topping our website’s daily interest chart and being all over the tech-oriented web.

But the guys over at Toptienmobiel.nl decided to take a look at the roots of the flagship, down to the first Samsung Android flagship – the Galaxy S. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy S III will soon be available in purple

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Samsung Galaxy S III is the most successful Android smartphone in the market with more than 50 million sales across the globe. The popular device will soon be available in new Purple color variant, according to a leak.

The latest shade of the Galaxy S III smartphone is said to hit United States in the mid-April and the device will be available on Sprint. Samsung Galaxy S III is currently available in six different color variants – Black, White, Red, Blue, Brown and Grey. Read more »

Sony Xperia SP promo videos are in, watch them here

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Sony has just announced the premium mid-ranger Xperia SP. It has a 4.6-inch 720p display and is powered by a dual-core 1.7GHz Krait processor and the Adreno 320 graphics.

As tradition goes in such cases, Sony also published a bunch of promo videos, highlighting the smartphone’s key selling points. The Sony Xperia SP was treated to four of those, which you can check right here. Read more »

Sony Xperia L promo videos make a point about its camera and easy sharing

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The Sony Xperia L has just been announced and as usual, there’s an official promo video, showcasing the smartphone’s talents. In this case, the video is about a particular talent and it’s picture taking.

The Xperia L comes with Sony’s latest mobile Exmor RS image sensor and it can do both HDR stills and HDR videos. But best of all, it comes with a hardware camera shutter key, which is something of a rare sight these days. Read more »

Apple answers to the Galaxy S4 announcement with a new ad

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Reluctant to sit by the sideline, while Samsung is making homeruns with the Galaxy S4, Apple has launched a new ad campaign, highlighting the iPhone 5′s key differentiating features.

This time, Apple has chosen to make a dedicated web page rather than launching a new TV ad. That’s probably due to the fact that it wouldn’t be able to fit all the information in just 30 seconds.

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Samsung Galaxy S4 uses the latest Gorilla Glass 3 for screen protection

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Somehow last night during the announcement we missed the fact that the Galaxy S4 is the first phone to feature Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3. Yeah, I know, it’s not a big thing, but tech geeks are sometimes excited by small things like this.

The Gorilla Glass 3 was announced back at CES, earlier this year, and is marketed as having Native Damage Resistance™. Of course, that’s just a bunch of words marketing people love to use. What matters is that the new glass reportedly provides enhanced scratch resistance, reduced scratch visibility, and better retained strength once a scratch occurs. Read more »

OtterBox’s Defender, Commuter and Reflex coming to Samsung Galaxy S4

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OtterBox, the popular case maker has confirmed that the company will be bringing its Defender, Commuter and Reflex cases to the Samsung Galaxy S4, which was announced yesterday. The hard covers will be available in different shades as well.

OtterBox Defender is the hardest of the three cases with a three piece hard cover, which consists of hard plastic shell covered in a silicone outer layer and comes with an integrated screen protector. Read more »

Microsoft has reportedly sold 1.5 million Surface tablets

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Microsoft’s Surface tablets have added a new dimension to the way we look at tablets. The Surface series of Windows tablets, which can also function as a laptop with a help of a dock has further reduced the gap between tablets and laptops.

According to a few recent reports, Microsoft has sold more than 1.5 million units of the Surface tablets. The Windows giant has managed to sell about 400,000 Surface Pro units and just over a million units of Surface RT tablets. Read more »

Here’s what Times Square looked like during the Samsung Galaxy S4 announcement

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Do you wonder how the Times Square in New York looked during the Samsung Unpacked event yesterday? Don’t worry – Samsung has you covered. The Koreans just released a few dozen photos that should help you get a taste of the atmosphere. There are “Be Ready 4 The Next Galaxy” boars all over the place and a huge crowd waiting in line to enter the Radio Music Hall.

Samsung also gave us some shots of the inside and outside of the Radio Music Hall while the event was happening. Read more »

Here are all the Galaxy S4 accessories – fresh out the oven

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What’s a high-tech product without some equally high-tech accessories? Samsung presented a whole suite of those, though they kinda slipped under the radar at yesterday’s show. The accessories however are worth a look on their own.

The list includes the S Band pedometer, the Game Pad, a Wireless Charging Pad / Cover, an Extra Battery Kit, plus a heart rate band sensor and a Body Scale. There are also several cases such as the S View Cover, a regular Flip Cover, a classic Pouch, the Protective Cover+. Read more »

HTC’s CMO adds fuel to the fire against the Galaxy S4

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During the Galaxy S4 announcement, HTC took a few jabs at Samsung on Twitter, making fun of its announcement and calling it #theNextBigFlop.

Today, HTC’s Chief Marketing Officer Ben Ho continued the sophomoric display of jealousy in a statement made to hype their new HTC One flagship. Read more »

The Samsung Galaxy S4 promo video gives you the features rundown in little over 4 minutes

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Samsung has posted the first Galaxy S4 promo video on YouTube. As usual the clips goes through the phone’s design, software and hardware perks, and does so with a catchy background music and a patterned background to match the pattern of the smartphone itself.

We get to see Air View, which lets you hover a finger over the screen and get a thumbnail preview pop up. Smart Pause, which can monitor if your eyes move away from the screen and pause a video for you. See the S4 operated with gloves and much more. Read more »