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Samsung Galaxy NX leaks out in press and live images

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A week before its scheduled announcement, the previously tipped Samsung Galaxy NX appeared in press and live images. The photos confirm that Samsung is about to release a mirrorless camera which boots Android – right in line with what Samsung’s CEO JK Shin told the press today.

As you can see in the image above, the yet to be revealed Samsung Galaxy NX is way different from the Galaxy S4 Zoom. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy S4 cases by Cygnett hands-on

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Being one of the fastest growing designers and makers of mobile accessories, Cygnett naturally released a range of Samsung Galaxy S4 cases. Created in Australia, Cygnett products aim to bring design flare and substance into one package – enough to get me curious enough to want to spend time with them.

With tens of millions Samsung Galaxy S4 units expected to be sold, it is hardly a surprise that there’s an overwhelming amount of cases available for the Korean smartphone flagship. Starting with the offerings by Cygnett, I will try and cover some of the notable players in this field, worthy of your attention. Read more »

Samsung CEO confirms there’s an Android-powered mirrorless camera on the way

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Samsung CEO JK Shin has been talking to the press about the Galaxy S4 sales and patent disputes, but somehow in the middle of all that he confirmed that the company is working on two Android-powered cameras.

One is a mirrorless camera and will presumably be part of Samsung’s NX series (allegedly called the Galaxy NX) and the other will be the Galaxy Camera 2. Read more »

Google updates its Gesture Search to identify more than 40 languages

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Google’s Gesture Search – the nifty Android capability which lets you quickly access contacts, settings, applications and more through the use of on-screen gestures – has received an update which extends its character recognition to cover over 40 new languages.

New native character support also supports pinyin for Chinese language gestures. Read more »

CoPilot launches for Windows Phone 8 in free and premium versions

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Popular navigation app CoPilot has made its debut on Windows Phone 8 in both free and premium versions.

The free version of CoPilot for WP8 brings a map of the supported countries to your phone which can be saved for offline use as well as route planning, driving directions and alternate routes. Read more »

Samsung reveals internal Galaxy S4 testing procedure, seems pretty brutal

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Samsung puts the Galaxy S4 through tough tests to make sure the flagship is sturdy for everyday use – falls, hard knocks, water, heat, electricity, dust, the S4 has to face all smartphones’ biggest fears at the testing facility.

It’s an unpleasant affair for the phone, but it’s fun to watch for us humans, so Samsung released a video of the tests. Read more »

Apple ditches Google for Siri, replaces it with Bing

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Add another one to the list of changes we can expect in iOS 7 – Microsoft’s Bing Search will be the brain behind Apple’s Siri virtual assistant on the iPhone.

The new search engine is accompanied by Siri’s new look, voice templates, and extended capabilities in iOS 7. Read more »

Samsung shows off the camera abilities of the Galaxy S4 zoom in a new video

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Yesterday, Samsung took the wraps off the Galaxy S4 zoom, which is part smartphone and part point and shoot camera. And they have now released a three minute long video that demonstrates the camera capabilities of this device.

Unlike some of the other Samsung videos in the past, this one cuts to the chase and actually shows what the phone is capable of. Even the little story of the girl going around and taking pictures is likable this time. You get to see the design of the phone in action, particularly the multifunction ring around the lens, along with features such as in-call photo share, 16 megapixel sensor, 10x optical zoom, optical image stabilization and the various camera modes and sharing options. Read more »

Google releases Cloud Print app for Android

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Google has launched a new application for Android that will allow you to print your documents wirelessly over the cloud.

Your printer obviously needs to be connected to the internet and if it is supported it will show up in the Share menu on your Android device when you are in a webpage or viewing a document. Read more »

Apple’s latest video shows the ways apps can change lives, hits right in the feels

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For most of us, apps on our smartphones or tablets are means of either entertainment or communication. We have our games, social networking apps and some other stuff that help us get through the day.

There are some people whose lives have genuinely been impacted by these apps. For them, these apps are not just means of entertainment or connectivity but help them learn, grow and function in a way that would otherwise be either impossible or very difficult. It has helped them lead a normal life. In their latest video, Apple shows us some examples where iOS devices and the apps running on them have helped change lives. Read more »

Rovio teases Angry Birds Go – its most action-packed game yet

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Rovio released a teaser for the latest installment of the Angry Birds saga. Dubbed Angry Birds Go, the upcoming title promises to be the “most thrilling and action-packed” installment of the franchise yet.

Judging by the short teaser, the yet to be revealed Angry Birds Go looks set to bring a racing theme to the series. Read more »

Intel has a Haswell chip with 4.5W SDP, might be getting ready to challenge ARM’s tablet dominance

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Intel has been gunning after ARM in the mobile space for a while now and the chip giant may have an ace up its sleeve – a Y-series Haswell processor with SDP of only 4.5W. This should be low-enough to go into relatively small and light tablets as it’s close to the power draw of ARM chipsets.

The chip features a dual-core processor that comes in two versions – 6.5W SDP and 4.5W SDP, both having the same TDP, 11.5W. In case you’ve missed the new terminology, TDP is the maximum power draw (CPU and GPU at full throttle), while SDP is a target for “regular” usage. Read more »

Google Glass torn down, regular smartphone guts found inside, save for the fancy display

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Google Glass is available only to a select few and one of them agreed to sacrifice the $1,500 smart glasses in the name of science. By which I mean “people who want to see gadgets disassembled.”

Glass was apparently not meant to be torn down but the Catwig team that did the disassembly managed to put it back together in fully operational condition and with only minor cosmetic damage. Read more »

Apple iPhone 5 vs Galaxy S4 destruction tests are a pain to watch

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We’ve seen all sorts of comparisons between the top dogs of the smartphone world, Apple’s iPhone 5 and Samsung’s Galaxy S4 in the past couple of months, but nothing quite like this.

This destruction test aims to show how sturdy the hardware of the two devices is – even going as far as getting run over by a car! Lets just say things didn’t go well for either contestant. Read more »

Incognito Mode feature coming to CyanogenMod, keeps your personal info safe from your apps

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Core CyanogenMod developer Steve Kondik has used his Google Plus page to tease an upcoming privacy feature that the project may soon adopt.

“Run in Incognito Mode” as it is called will allow you to choose which apps have access to your personal data. The feature works on a per-app basis and if enabled returns an empty list of contacts, calendar entries, browser history and messages for the selected app. GPS will appear to be off as well. Read more »