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Apple’s 12 Days of Gifts includes the US this time around

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Apple is setting up its annual 12 Days of Gifts promotion and for the first time it will allow US users to join in on the giveaway (Canada and Europe got stuff in previous years but not the US). Each day between December 26 and January 6, people with an iOS 7 running iDevice will be able to download a free gift.

The offer each day will be available for 24 hours only, so you should download the dedicated app to keep track of those. Read more »

Google updates Hangouts app for Android

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Google has updated its Hangouts app for Android and the new version of the messenger now comes with a couple of tweaks and bug fixes.

The Hangouts app recently integrated SMS and MMS messaging, but that update also brought a few bugs along with it. Read more »

EA holding a Christmas app sale on WP

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The Christmas Holiday season is closing in and you know what this means – sales. EA is no exception and the company has decided to slash the prices of some of its most popular games for Windows Phone.

Some of the games that the game studio has included in the promotion include Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit, SPY Mouse and the SIMS Medieval. Check out the full list below. Read more »

Nokia Tablet with 8.3″ 1080p display coming up

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After waiting what seemed like decades before producing its first Windows tablet Nokia went with the 10.1″ Lumia 2520, but that still left a compact tablet-sized hole to fill.

Turns out that Nokia is working on just such a device and, according to import documents from India, a device codenamed RX-115 has an 8.3″ FullHD IPS touchscreen, nanoSIM slot and is already undergoing testing. Read more »

Nokia Lumia 1520 disassembled, all components meticulously labeled

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The Nokia Lumia 1520 is the first of the new generation Nokia devices – the first with a 1080p screen, the first with a quad-core Krait processor, one of the first two 6″ Nokia phablets. It even has a new PureView camera.

All of that adds up to an attractive, powerful device on the outside. Thanks to WindowsMania.pl now we know what it looks like on the inside too. Read more »

Viber puts the heat on Skype with new global calling option

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Everyone’s favorite cross-platform calling and VOIP service, Viber, has announced Viber Out, its latest service that lets users place calls to any phone number.

More importantly, Viber is directly targeting Skype’s similarly-named Skype Out service by offering significantly cheaper rates. Read more »

Pandora for iOS update brings alarm clock functionality to the app

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Pandora for iOS got treated to an update which brought alarm clock functionality. The new feature complements the previously added sleep timer function of the popular music streaming app.

The Pandora for iOS alarm clock feature allows users to wake up to the tune of their favorite music station. Read more »

Motorola Moto G hands-on

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The Motorola Moto G has been all the rage recently being hyped as the best-spec’d entry-level offering in the market right now.

It’s made its way into our offices, and we’re stealing it away for a quick peek before our review team takes it away. Read more »

Nokia BH-121 is an NFC Bluetooth stereo headset

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Nokia today unveiled its latest accessory – the BH-121 NFC Bluetooth stereo headset. Measuring 39 x 39 x 12mm, the Nokia BH-121 headset is slightly larger than the iPod Shuffle and is offered in cyan, red, yellow and black.

The headset is equipped with NFC and Bluetooth for pairing with your phone and features a large button on top used to answer calls and play music. On its bottom there’s a 3.5mm headphone jack and a microUSB port for charging, while the right side holds a volume rocker and a microphone. Read more »

Concept images of a Xiaomi modular phone appear

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Chinese phone manufacturer Xiaomi is developing a modular phone inspired by the Phoneblocks concept. This is suggested by a couple of photos shared by the company’s founder and CEO Lei Jun, who posted the modular phone concept on its Weibo account.

The images have since been removed from the website, but you can see a copy of them above. Apparently, the phone is carrying the codename Magic Cube and while it doesn’t offer the same level of customization, it will let users change key features of the phone. Read more »

Samsung launches the first 1TB mSATA SSD

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Samsung announced today the first mSATA SSD drive of 1TB capacity. The drive is from the EVO 840 family and is destined to find a new home in ultrabooks, but will also fit virtually anywhere you place it – be it your home PC or a laptop.

The 1TB mSATA EVO 840 SSD is capable of reaching 540MB/s and 520MB/s of read and write, respectively. Random read/write speeds are rated at 98,000 and 90,000 IOPS. Read more »

Unannounced Samsung SM-G900F shows up in benchmark scores Top 5

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A Samsung SM-G900F – an model number for an unknown device – has found its way into the Top 5 Web Phones chart of BrowserMark 2, sandwiched between the two Galaxy Note 3 variants.

So, what’s this yet unannounced Galaxy device? Read more »

ZeroLemon brings 10000mAh to Galaxy Note 3 for just $60

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For those of us who find the 3,200mAh battery on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 insufficient, a new extended battery case from ZeroLemon adds a huge 10,000mAh power juice.

While you may also need to buy a new belt due to the added weight, the 10,000mAh case also offers NFC connectivity, as well as a belt clip holster that also doubles as a kickstand. Read more »

Razer ‘Kazuyo’ gamepad for iPhone 5/5s leaks

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Ever since Apple announced support for gamepads in iOS 7, we have been seeing a few designs that have been made for the iPhone 5 and the 5s. There is the MOGA Ace Power gamepad that snaps around your iPhone, along with the new Logitech PowerShell.

Now, it seems Razer, who is renowned for making accessories for gamers, will be throwing its hat into the iPhone gamepad ring. What you see above is an image by evleaks and is codenamed ‘kazuyo’. Read more »

Indian winners of Android KitKat Nexus 7 giveaway being given last year’s model

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If you remember, Google and Nestle had started a promotion contest for Android 4.4 KitKat, where they were giving people a chance to win a 2013 Nexus 7 tablet. All you had to do is purchase the special KitKat packs with the Android logo on them and message the code inside to a particular number.

Now that the contest is over, the winners are getting their hands on a brand new 2013 Nexus 7. Except for one country, where Nestle, who organized the contest, thought it was cool to give last year’s model instead. People from India who participated in the contest were promised the same 2013 model as everyone else in the promotional material but when it came to actually giving away the device, Nestle pulled a fast one and decided to give away the 2012 model. Read more »