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The Nokia Lumia 625 battery test

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The Nokia Lumia 625 arrives as one of the final Lumia smartphones from Nokia, and looks to build on the name set forth by the budget-range Lumia 620.

This time around the device sports a larger display at 4.7-inches, but also features a 2000 mAh battery. With such a hefty battery having to only power a dual-core device, we expected great battery perfomance and the Lumia 625 delivered. Read more »

Google Translate for iOS gets a new user interface, handwriting input and new languages

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Google has updated its Translate application for the iOS platform. The latest version of the Google Translate for iPhone and iPad now comes with a couple of new features that were previous available only on the Android ecosystem.

Google Translate for iOS now comes with a re-designed user interface to compliment the new iOS 7 OS. Read more »

Apple iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c goes through drop test regime, check out the video inside

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Apple recently announced its iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c a couple of days ago and both the smartphones went on sale earlier today. The folks at Android Authority have already managed to get their hands on the latest iPhones and guess what, the first thing they did was to drop it.

If you are planning to pick up the iPhone 5s or the iPhone 5c for yourself, then you might be interested in checking out what happens to your favourite gadget when you drop them. Read on to see how the new iPhones perform in a drop test. Read more »

Sony announces BRAVIA Smart Stick, supports Google Services and apps on BRAVIA TVs only

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Sony has just announced its answer to the Google Chromecast dongle. Dubbed BRAVIA Smart Stick, the TV accessory comes with full support of the Google Services—Ä, which means Android apps on your TV. This also includes the popular Chrome web browser (with Flash enabled).

The BRAVIA Smart Stick currently only works on the company’s 2013 line-up of BRAVIA TVs and all prospects point at this not changing any time soon. Nevertheless, it comes with a set of cool features. Read more »

iFixit dissects the iPhone 5s, fingerprint scanner and all

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The iPhone 5s is just fresh out the door but it’s already going commando for the iFixit camera, where the guys are quick to undo its glass and aluminum shell and see what hides underneath.

The team deems the iPhone 5s slightly less fun to open compared to its predecessor, to some extent thanks to the short connection cable for the Touch ID sensor. We also get a look at the phone’s bigger 1560 mAh battery, the latest Apple A7 chip and more. Read more »

Quickoffice goes free on iOS and Android

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Google recently acquired the company behind the Quickoffice app for iOS and Android devices. And just like with Snapseed, they have now made the app free and available on both platforms.

Quickoffice is a mobile productivity app that lets you create, view and edit Microsoft Office files, such as your Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents. The new app now also integrates with Google Drive and if you download and log into your Google account from the app, you also get an additional 10GB of Google Drive storage space for the next two years. Read more »

Google Wallet now available on the iPhone

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Google’s ambitious Wallet service has largely been ignored by everyone since it launched a couple of years ago. The service was available only on a handful of carriers and Android devices with NFC built-in and thus was unavailable to a majority of people out there.

Google partially solved the problem earlier this week by lifting the NFC limit and making the Wallet app available on every Android device and US carrier. But starting today, you can now also use the Google Wallet service on your iPhone. Read more »

Apple is blocking unauthorized third-party Lightning cables with iOS 7

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It appears that Apple is blocking non-certified Lightning cables from charging iPhones running iOS 7. The move is line with a warning from the Cupertino giant, issued during the launch of an iOS 7 pre-release version.

Certified cables from Apple contain a chip which allows them to get authenticated by the new OS. Read more »

The Sony Xperia Z1 battery tests are done, here’s the score

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The Sony Xperia Z1 draws the crowds with an impressive camera and powerful chipset, but it’s also worth mentioning that the slender phone packs a large battery as well. It’s got a 3,000mAh fuel tank capacity, let’s see if it will go longer than the Xperia Z Ultra, which has virtually the same size battery (and chipset too), but proved to be a bit disappointing.

Well, the smaller screen should make a big difference (that’s 40% less surface area), but will that be enough? Read more »

Leaked inventory system confirms ASUS as the next Nexus 10 manufacturer

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We had earlier reported that Google has chosen Asus as the next manufacturer to build the successor of the current Nexus 10 tablet. Now, a leaked PCWorld inventory screen confirms that Asus is indeed the company behind the second-generation Nexus 10 slates.

The alleged leak also suggests that the upcoming Nexus 10 will carry a price tag of ¬£349.99 (about $562). Read more »

Apple bumps the cellular download limit to 100MB, adds Chrome and Firefox bookmark sync to iCloud

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Without making a big fuss about it, Apple has increased the download size limit over your cellular connection in the App Store apps and the iTunes videos, books, and music content to 100MB. Previously, the cap was set to 50MB, but as app development for iOS progresses, the size of apps increases and the bump was simply unavoidable.

Additionally, iCloud has dropped its exclusive Safari/Internet Explorer bookmark syncing capabilities and now supports syncing your iOS device bookmarks with both Chrome and Firefox. Read more »

Nikon announces AW1 mirrorless camera, the world’s first waterproof shooter with interchangeable lenses

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Nikon has officially unveiled the world’s first waterproof camera with an interchangeable lenses, the AW1. The mirrorless camera is complimented with two new waterproof, shockproof and freeze proof lenses – the Nikkor AW 11-27.5mm and the Nikkor AW 10mm f/2.8.

The 11-27.5mm lens is the more versatile option with its 2.5x zoom range, while the wide angle 10mm lens due to its wider aperture offers shallow depth of field and higher shutter speeds in low-lighting conditions. Read more »

Unlocking the Sony Xperia Z1 bootloader disables camera functionality, the company is working on it

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Sony has been pretty open to the developer community of its Xperia line-up of products, and that’s more than fantastic for the open source community. However, as it has been recently found out, unlocking the bootloader on the Xperia Z1 renders the camera nonfunctional.

As a result, while it is still possible for advanced users to unlock the bootloaders on their Xperia Z1 smartphones, they should have in mind this caveat. Read more »

Angry Birds Star Wars II now available on Android, iOS and Windows Phone 8

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A few hours ago Rovio released the Angry Birds Star Wars II into the Android’s Play Store, Apple’s AppStore and Windows Phone Store. The games costs 99c, but you can have it for free on Android if you opt for the ad-supported version.

Angry Birds Star Wars II covers the events of the Star Wars prequel trilogy (Episode I, II and III), so the nostalgic fever we felt in the first game is now gone. Read more »

Gameloft announces GT Racing 2: The Real Car Experience for iOS and Android, watch the trailer

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Gameloft has officially announced the GT Racing 2: The Real Car Experience racing game. The successor of the popular GT Racing is developed in partnership with Mercedes-Benz.

The upcoming game is said to be realistic and accurate with over 67 cars, which are manufactured by 35 different makers. Read more »