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Apple adds two new stories to ‘Your Verse’

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Apple’s ‘Your Verse’ page showcases people from around the world using their iPad to do creative work in their field using various apps that are only available on iOS. Apple has now added two new videos to the list, Jason Hall’s story and Yaoband.

Jason Hall is a biker from Detroit who started a biking club called Slow Roll, which organizes weekly bike rides to improve Detroit’s image in people’s mind and make them see it differently. In his story, he shows how his iPad helps him organize the events and meetings, along with all the apps he uses. Read more »

Cortana might be included in the final release of Windows 9

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The Siri-dominating Cortana might be included in the final release of Windows 9. Microsoft’s virtual assistant has so far received a good deal of praise for its performance on Windows Phone 8.1.

According to a report from Neowin, Cortana has been upgraded from an engineering build to a more stable release cycle in the early builds of Windows 9. Read more »

Sony Underwater Apps for Xperia smartphones go live

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Sony Mobile released six apps that showcase the water resistance of its flagship Xperia smartphones. Sony Underwater Apps is currently available in the United States for Xperia Z1s and Xperia Z.

The apps, which look undeniably fun and goofy, utilize a great deal of clever engineering to work. Read more »

PC vs Mac turf wars are back

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Looks like Microsoft isn’t interested in taking the high road, and are launching a new set of PC vs Mac advertisements.

In the 3 ads, MS compares its Surface Pro 3 to the Macbook Air. Read more »

You can now download torrents on your iOS device

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Torrent apps have not been allowed on iOS devices for a while due to all of the stigma (usually due to piracy) associated with the downloading medium.

That is, until now. Blue Downloader is a bit torrent application for iOS that let’s users download torrent files right onto their device. Read more »

Get a Now TV Sky Sports Pass for £10.99

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Want to watch all of your favorite sporting events on Sky TV, but are bummed out by the price tag for only 24 hours of access?

Well now, you’ll be able to get a Sky Sports Pass for for seven days and enjoy streaming your games all from your mobile device or tablet. Read more »

OnePlus One gets Android 4.4.4 update along with new camera feature

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Today a new firmware update for the OnePlus One started rolling out, albeit slowly. It’s expected to have reached all the devices out there by the end of this week and it brings with it the absolute latest version of Android – 4.4.4.

Alongside that and many bug fixes, there’s also a new camera feature called Clear Image which stitches together 10 individual shots for a final “super high-res photo”. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 with Spark LTE lands at Sprint on August 15

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Sprint has just announced that it will start selling the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 on August 15, which is this Friday. The tablet will be the first in the carrier’s roster to support its Spark high-speed LTE network.

The Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 will be available in all of Sprint’s sales channels, with a $299.99 full retail price sans taxes. Read more »

Samsung trademarks the Galaxy Note Edge, hints at a Note 4 with a three-sided display

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Samsung has been granted a trademark over the “Galaxy Note Edge” name, further suggesting the company plans to launch two versions of the Galaxy Note 4.

The Note Edge moniker is strongly indicative of what has been confirmed by a previous company patent – a Note 4 with a three-sided display. Well, we can now safely call this one a Galaxy Note Edge. Read more »

XDA-modified YouTube app allows playback with the screen off

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Playing YouTube videos with the screen off has been a highly requested feature for a very long time and finally you can have it today. Thanks to the work of an XDA developer theos0o, who has modified the YouTube 4.4.11 apk file, the feature is now a reality.

The nice thing about the modified app is that you don’t need to have root privileges on your device. Simply uninstall the existing YouTube app by visiting the Play Store (you can always re-install it later on), then side-load and install the modified YouTube app. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Alpha to get a 64GB version as well

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Samsung already showed off the metal-clad Galaxy Alpha in Russia over the weekend sporting 32GB of built-in storage. Interestingly, SamMobile claims to have information that confirms the phone is also gong to launch in a 64GB variant.

The Galaxy Alpha doesn’t feature a microSD card slot and considering its high-end metal posture, it’s logical for Samsung to consider a 64GB version, too. Read more »

Microsoft’s SNIPP3T app lets you keep track of your favorite celebrities

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Microsoft has released a new app for the iPhone called SNIPP3T that lets you keep track of all your favorite celebrities.

SNIPP3T lets you follow your favorite celebrities by clicking on their profiles. There, you can get detailed information about them and read all the latest news involving them. It’s like stalking your favorite celebrities without actually stalking them. Read more »

Security-heavy Blackphone gets rooted in five minutes

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This must be really awkward for the party involved. The security-heavy, Android KitKat-toting Blackphone handset got rooted in five minutes at the BlackHat security conference.

To make matters even more interesting, the abovementioned feat was achieved without the need to unlock the Blackphone’s bootloader. Read more »

Huawei giving 40 percent off on Ascend Mate2 accessories

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Huawei is running a promotional offer on their website that lets customers purchase accessories for the Ascend Mate2 at a 40% discount.

To avail the discount, you have to enter the code HW40OFF and you will get a 40% off on your price. The list of accessories include items such as headsets, cases, Bluetooth speakers, car chargers, external power packs, and charger cables. Read more »

HTC One (E8) battery test

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The HTC One (E8) sheds the weight of the aluminum unibody and drops the low-res UltraPixel camera in favor of a 13MP shooter. Neither of those affects battery life compared to the One (M8) and the battery capacity is still at 2,600mAh.

What could affect the battery endurance is the new chipset – the One (M8) we tested used a Qualcomm 8974AB while the One (E8) uses 8975AC. Read more »