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iPad Air 2 front panel photos surface, hint a thinner shell

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A bunch of photos of the upcoming second-generation iPad Air have leaked straight from factory floors in China. The photos are obtained by Dutch website OneMoreThing and show the iPad’s glass front, which now has the LCD layer integrated into the glass itself – currently, that’s not the iPad Air’s case where the two layers are distinct from one another.

And here’s the front panel compared with a coin for measure. According to the report, it’s just 1.5mm thick, which could allow Apple to fit a larger battery. Read more »

LG G Watch announced in Champagne Gold, no official specifications yet

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We know LG is working on its G Watch as it was revealed alongside the Android Wear announcement. Today, while keeping mum about specs, the company has added a slew of photos of the smartwatch and is announcing its Champagne Gold version, too.

The LG G Watch sports a square display with rumors floating around of a 1.65″ 280×280 pixels display. The photos that LG has provides also give a more practical glimpse of how the watch will operate. Read more »

Apple’s patents are worth pennies per feature

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Samsung and Apple have participated in more than their fair share of court battles with one another, and the cases mostly have revolved around Apple’s patents.

However, Yale professor of economics and finance, Judith Chevalier, has deemed the worth of Apple’s patents as negligible, and that the Cupertino based tech giant is greatly overestimating the value of its patents. Read more »

Latest Google Hangouts update combines conversations

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The latest update to Google’s messaging service, Hangouts, now blends your Hangout and SMS conversations.

It even provides an option to control whether or not you send the message via text or Big G’s IM client, which is most likely bad news for cell phone providers out there, as it draws us closer to the day where SMS will become defunct. Read more »

You can now see your iPhone text messages on Google Glass

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Are you a Google Glass user with an iPhone? Well the latest update for Big G’s wearable tech has some goodies for you.

You’ll soon be able to read your text messages on your Glass headset and even have calendar alerts displayed as well. Read more »

Sony announces US pricing and availability of the Xperia Z2 Tablet

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Sony officially announced US pricing and availability of the Xperia Z2 Tablet. The ultra-skinny, water-resistant slate is now available to pre-order directly from Sony across the Atlantic. It will hit the shelves early next month, on May 4.

Pricing of Sony’s flagship tablet kicks off at $499.99 for a Wi-Fi-only slate with 16GB of built-in memory. Read more »

WSJ: Apple and Google are in a tussle over mobile games exclusivity

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According to e report in The Wall Street Journal, Apple and Google are in a battle to secure exclusive rights over popular mobile games. The two giants are said to be hard at work at courting top-tier game developers to ensure their games arrive on iOS or Android first.

Neither Apple nor Google offer developers money for exclusive titles. Read more »

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 and HD 8.9 get CyanogenMod 11 Nightly builds

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CyanogenMod 11 Nightly builds are now available for Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 and HD 8.9. The new custom ROM comes as a blessing for all the Kindle Fire users who were stuck on the older version of Android.

CyanogenMod 11 is a build based on the latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat operating system. Read more »

Alcatel Idol X+ hands-on

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Alcatel has slowly been building momentum in the midrange segment, and has accrued quite a following in emerging markets, particularly in South America.

Its latest Alcatel Idol X+ offering is an update to its flagship Idol smartphone, this time with a “true” octa-core processor from Mediatek that also comes with a boost to its battery, but still manages to retain the same slick design at a competitive price point. Read more »

Sony Xperia Z2, Z2 Tablet and Z1s owners get free stuff, you can win a Z1 Compact

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Sony is feeling quite generous this Easter. The company is holding a special giveaway for every Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 Tablet owner with free movies and games for everyone.

Sony has prepared six free movies and eight free PlayStation Mobile games for you. Read more »

Google gives refund and $5 store credit to customers of fake “Virus Shield” app

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Couple of weeks back, a fake app called Virus Shield came to light when Android Police did an exposé, revealing that the app did nothing in reality other than swindle you out of your $4. The story quickly gained momentum and it wasn’t long before Google pulled the app from the Play Store.

But what about those who purchased the app? Turns out, Google is now giving a refund to all those who purchased the app. On top of that, it is also offering a $5 store credit as an apology.

If you purchased the app, you will get a mail informing you of your refund, along with a redemption code for the $5 store credit.

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Samsung data center fire causes error messages on products

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A Samsung data center caught fire today, shutting down Samsung.com.

That wasn’t the only tech casualty from the fire, however, as various Samsung products, including Smartphones and TVs, were adversely affected. Read more »

LG G2 mini hands-on

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The second-generation LG G family of smartphones is now complete with the launch of the G2 mini. The phone keeps the familiar design characteristics of the G2, which includes the rear-mounted controls as well as extra thin bezels.

The LG G2 mini packs a 4.7″ IPS LCD display, which LG claims takes 71% of the phone’s surface. Unfortunately, it’s only qHD resolution, which results in a pixel density of 234 ppi leaving it behind its 720p rivals. Read more »

‘Hitman GO’ for iOS game review

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Hitman GO is a brand new game for the iOS platform that shares almost nothing with the other Hitman games. Whereas the Hitman games have traditionally been third person action games with a focus on stealth but with this latest mobile release, developer Square Enix has decided to go with a whole new style of gameplay with turn based puzzles in a scale-model style visuals.

Let’s see what that is like. Read more »

Oppo Find 7a hands-on

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Announced last month, the Oppo Find 7a is the lesser spec’d brother of the Find 7. The two models are identical, but for the screen, which only has 1080p resolution on the Find7a as opposed to QuadHD.

We are happy to have the Find 7a here in our office and before we set off writing the proper review, we are happy to give you a quick glimpse of the device. Oppo’s Color OS is based on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean but comes with lots of custom features. The top-of-the-line Snapdragon 801 chipset takes care of running everything smoothly. Read more »