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Valve launches 2-week no fuss refund policy on steam games, DLC and more

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Valve’s game distribution service Steam has been updated with a new refund policy. Under the new Steam Refunds policy, you can file for a refund for any reason within 14 days of game purchase and game play of less than two hours.

No matter if your PC didn’t meet the hardware requirements, the game was purchased by mistake, or you just didn’t like the game after playing it for an hour – Steam will grant you a refund. Read more »

Amazon Kindle Fire Kids Edition goes on pre-order in Europe for €150/£120

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It has been over half a year since Amazon unveiled the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition and now you can almost buy one in Europe. US users have been able to grab one for months now, but now kids across the pond get to pre-order one of these as well.

The tablet is based on the Kindle Fire HD 6 (which is even cheaper), but the Kids Edition has been ruggedized to survive the hardships of being a child’s toy. Read more »

Auto upload Google Photos using Desktop Uploader app for Mac or Windows

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Google recently announced the new Photos service with unlimited storage for smartly organizing and arranging the photo collections. In addition to making it a standalone Android app, Google has now also released a Desktop Uploader app to help you add the photos on your computer to the Photos storage.

The Desktop Uploader app is available for the Windows and Mac platform for automatically uploading the images once set up. Google Photos does upload all your images but do note that it uses a compression method to accommodate all those images. Read more »

Apple’s new ‘Shot on iPhone 6′ campaign focuses on video

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After publishing a series of photographs on its website from users using the iPhone 6, and then eventually using it for offline advertising, Apple is now turning to video.

Just like the previous campaign, the new Shot on iPhone 6 campaign has content from users around the world shot on the iPhone 6, except instead of photos they are videos. Apple’s website has seven different videos, showcasing different aspects iPhone 6 videography, such as slowmotion, timelapse, an even macro using a lens adaptor. Read more »

Skype for iPhone update brings web link previews, new ways to manage conversations from Apple Watch

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Microsoft has updated its Skype for iPhone app to version 5.13, bringing web link previews for chat, as well as more ways to manage conversations from Apple Watch.

The updated app now shows you a preview of the content whenever you send or receive a web link, thus making it “much easier to see the cat video or information that’s been shared before you open the link,” the company said in a blog post. Read more »

Google Maps now deliver real-time public transit information

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Beginning today, Google Maps will show you real-time transit information. The search giant has been providing transit information for a while now, though not in real-time.

The feature will deliver live arrivals for buses, metro trains, and subway. Read more »

Xiaomi Mi Power bank 16,000 mAh to sell for $22 in India from June 9

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Xiaomi has announced it sell a new Mi Power bank with 16,000 mah capacity to replace the existing 10,000 mAh one in India. The new external charger 16,000 mAh will go on sale for INR 1,399 ($22) on June 9 on the from Mi.com website.

Slowly, Xiaomi is moving the sale of its accessories to the official Mi website in India. The company also confirmed that the 5,000 mAh capacity power bank will be sold the week following that. Read more »

Nintendo NX game console will not run Android after all

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Yesterday, we reported about a possibility that Nintendo will adopt Google’s Android platform for its upcoming game console codenamed NX.

However, today a company spokesperson refuted the claims and stated that there is no truth to the report. No reasons were cited for not using Android for NX game console. There goes a possibility of having yet another Android game console down the drain. Read more »

Nexus 6 is now $150 cheaper, Nexus 9 nets you $50 Google Play credit

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At the moment, Google is holding some limited time promos in its hardware store. Clearly the best deal is to be had for the Motorola Nexus 6. This smartphone is now $150 cheaper than its normal price.

That means the 32GB model can be yours for just $499, while the 64GB version now costs $549. There’s no telling how long these offers will last, by the way, so if you’ve always craved a Nexus 6 but couldn’t quite get yourself to pay the whole price, now may be the time to act – fast. Read more »

Android 5.1 to bring RAW support and lower ISO values for the camera of the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge

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It’s already been rumored once before that the Android 5.1 update will bring RAW support to the camera of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge. This update might make its way to devices this month or in July.

Today a new rumor comes to confirm the addition of RAW support in the camera arriving with Android 5.1 on Samsung’s latest flagships. Furthermore, lower ISO values will also be added. Read more »

Imgur finally gets a proper Android app

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Imgur is one of those services you never really pay too much attention to when using on and off. Once you get into it, however, you will quickly discover that, just like reddit, the image platforms has grown into somewhat of an internet sensation and has an amazing ecosystem of its own.

There is tons of content to discover, trends to follow and all the viral memes and jokes you can handle. After only have a web app on Android for a while, Imgur now finally has a proper native app. Its interface is quite intuitive and user friendly. It is almost entirely card-based and swiping left and right navigates the endless stream of content. A tap brings out additional options like commenting, voting and adding to favorites. Read more »

Samsung unveils designer cases for the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge

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Samsung rounded up a selection of popular designers and luxury companies to create exclusive cases for its beloved Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge flagships. Swarovski, Montblanc, Romero Britto, Rebecca Minkoff and Burton were tapped to produce signature designs.

Fair warning – your sense of good taste might feel a little dizzy. Read more »

Best Buy offers Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro tablets at $100 off

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Best Buy in the USA is having a sale on the Galaxy Tab Pro tablets, each is $100 off. The most affordable model is the 8.4″ version, which currently goes for $200. That’s for the 16GB Wi-Fi version.

The same model goes for $255 on Amazon.com. Read more »

Foursquare users can now request Uber rides from within the app

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Foursquare has integrated Uber’s ride-hailing service into its mobile-discovery app, allowing you to request Uber rides from within the app.

From now on, when you look up for a destination on the Foursquare app, you’ll see an Uber button alongside other details regarding that place. Tapping on the button will automatically load the destination’s address into the Uber app, where you’ll be able to select the car type (see image above). Read more »

Intel brings more graphics power to new fifth generation Core, quad-core processors

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Intel has managed to maintain supremacy on the CPU front for quite some time now. The company has built such a formidable reputation for itself, that it is truly a household name. Few people, however, tend to associate the chip maker with graphics and beastly GPU performance.

With its fifth generation Broadwell architecture, Intel pushed the envelope even further in terms of power to performance ratios. Yet, if you want a truly capable onboard graphics solution, Intel chips typically get outshined by what AMD’s APUs have to offer. The California company has been trying hard to bridge this gap in performance and its latest additions to the Broadwell lineup are a testament to this effort. Read more »