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Next generation Samsung Chromebook press image leaks

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A press image of the next generation Samsung Chromebook made the rounds on Twitter, courtesy of @evleaks. The photo reveals that the upcoming device will feature the same look as the Korean giant’s latest smartphones and tablets.

Allegedly named Samsung Chromebook 2, the yet to be revealed gadget totes the same stitched faux leather finish as the Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Tab Pro family, etc. Read more »

‘LYNE’ for iOS, Android and Windows Phone game review

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LYNE is a minimalist puzzle game. You connect all the dots of the same shape following a few simple rules and you complete the level. Sounds simple enough, only it isn’t.

Let’s see what this game is like. Read more »

Sony Xperia Z2 system dump appears, porting spree to follow

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If you would like to try some of the latest software goodies by Sony, but don’t want to splash on a new Xperia Z2, we have some good news for you. A system dump of the smartphone, complete with all the apps and features has appeared enabling ROM builders to try and extract those and implement them in their own solutions.

Of course, it’s anyone’s guess how long the porting of a certain apps will go – those that are reliant on the Sony Xperia Z2 hardware, like the camera, can need more tweaking before they are able to run on other handsets and support their different sensors. Read more »

‘Tengami’ for iOS game review

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Tengami is a very uniquely designed puzzle game. It takes the appearance of a Japanese pop-up book and you move between worlds by sliding over the pages.

The game has already received accolades for its design and was also chosen the Editor’s Choice on the App Store. We decided to take a look at it for ourselves and see how good it really is. Read more »

Nokia X gets rooted, runs Google apps with no fuss

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The inevitable happened. Google apps got installed on the freshly announced Nokia X after a crafty member of XDA Developers rooted the Android handset.

The root was achieved via the Framaroot app. Read more »

Microsoft will let you try Windows 8.1 for free, 8.1 update on April 8th

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Microsoft is toying with a version of Windows 8.1 that comes with Bing, which is a different, low-cost version of the OS that comes packaged with Microsoft applications and services.

Sources say that Windows 8.1 with Bing could even be a free upgrade option for current Windows 7 users. Read more »

EU on Apple’s case about “free” app reform

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How many times have you downloaded a “free” app that manages to sneak in advertisements and premium content that you need to pay extra for? Probably a lot.

Well the European Union is meeting with various companies today to lay down some rules and come up with clearer lingo that stipulates which applications are truly free, and which are “free.” Read more »

Benchmarking the Androids from MWC 2014

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We managed to do a few field tests while at the MWC, including several benchmarks. We collected them all into one post to make it easier to compare several of the more interesting new devices from the Cognress.

The set of phones spans the whole spectrum, from expensive flagships to affordable entry-level phones. Read more »

Amazon UK offering 8 free games, today only

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Amazon UK is stepping up its promotions – first a 20% cut on Kindle Fire tablets, now 8 Android games with a combined cost of £10 for free. You don’t even need a Kindle tablet, just the Amazon App Store installed.

This promotion is valid only today, February 28. Read more »

LG G Pad 8.3 is a must-have deal at $224.99

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The LG G Pad 8.3 had its price slashed over at Newegg and now costs just $224.99. This makes the premium slate, which also has an Google Play Edition version out, $5 cheaper than the Nexus 7.

The promo applies for the 16GB model of the G Pad 8.3, but considering the slate packs a microSD card slot, storage isn’t a big issue. Read more »

Yahoo holding an Android Tech Talk in New York on March 20

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Yahoo is hosting an Android Tech Talk on March 20. The news comes from Jean-Baptiste Quéru, former AOSP lead at Google and current Yahoo employee. He’ll do a short presentation, focusing on architecture, but there will be other speakers as well.

The event will be held in the New York office and is invite-only. Read more »

Chrome beta gets hands-free voice search

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A few months back, Google had released an extension for Chrome that would allow you to use search simply by using your voice and saying the phrase “Ok Google”. Now, that functionality is being built-in to the browser and is available first through the new beta.

If you install or update to the latest Chrome beta, you will be able to do a voice search from the Google homepage or from the new tab page. You can use it the same way you’d use it on your Android phone, by starting with “Okay Google” and then saying your query. You can also use it to set a timer or a reminder. Read more »

Nokia X app store ported to regular Androids

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We know Android apps can be sideloaded on Nokia X devices, but XDA-Developers member opseemnik flipped the tables on them and found a way to install the Nokia Store on regular Android devices.

While the Nokia Store isn’t nearly as rich as the Play Store, it does have some exclusive apps many people would love to get their hands on, HERE Maps especially. Read more »

Hangouts 2.0 on iOS brings new UI, stickers, location sharing and short video messages

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Google has released a major update to the iOS version of the Hangouts mobile app. Whereas the previous app left a lot to be desired and didn’t look or work as you’d expect from an app on iOS, the updated version completely changes that and also adds some new features.

One of the most noticeable changes in the new version is the new UI redesigned for iOS 7. Read more »

FCC comes out with their own iOS speed test app

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Want a speed test app for your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad? Why not try out the FCC’s?

The speed test application from the Federal Communications Commission measures mobile internet speed and provides a visual breakdown for you to enjoy. Read more »