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WhatsApp prioritizes voice messaging in latest update

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WhatsApp has started rolling out a new update across the various platforms that prioritizes the voice messaging feature of the service. This move probably comes after other messaging services have started incorporating and promoting their voice messaging feature.

To be clear, this is not a new feature even for WhatsApp as the functionality was always available. The only difference is that now it is prominently placed in the UI with the latest update. Now, you’ll see a microphone button instead of the Send button when no message is being typed in the message field. Press and hold this button and your message starts getting recorded. Slide left any time to cancel the recording. Read more »

Office Max offers 20% discount on the Google Nexus 7 2

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Google officially announced its second-generation Nexus 7 last month and the slate is already on sale starting at $229. Now, the new Nexus 7 is available at a discounted price from Office Max for a limited period.

Office Max is currently offering a 20% discount on the 16 GB and the 32 GB variant of the new Nexus 7 tablet. The 16 GB variant now costs you $183.20 and the 32 GB version is up for grabs with a price tag of $216, which saves you $54 as compared to the official pricing. The offer requires the usage of a coupon code that is available in the source link below. Read more »

Firefox 23 launched with new logo and some new features

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Firefox recently announced its logo and it’s now officially seeding with the latest Firefox 23 browser. Firefox 23 brings some cool new features such as share button, mixed content blocker and network monitor on the desktop browsers.

Share button, the newest addition now enables developers to let users share content with friends and family in just one click. Read more »

LinkedIn is now available on Nokia S40 and Asha touch phones

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LinkedIn has officially brought its app to the Nokia S40 phones in an attempt to expand its user base even further. This means that if you own a Nokia Asha, you will now get a chance to connect to the largest professional network right from your handset.

The newest LinkedIn app is designed exclusively for Nokia S40 phones and the applications is said to works Asha smartphones like Nokia Asha 501, Asha 305, Asha 306, Asha 308, Asha 309, Asha 310 and Asha 311. Read more »

Skype for Windows Phone 8 updated with an improved home screen

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Skype, the popular instant messenger, has updated its Windows Phone 8 application and the latest version now comes with few new features and tweaks to improve its performance.

Skype for Windows Phone 8 now has a people list filter, which allows you to filter out your phone contacts and your Skype contacts. You can now have a list of all your contacts, just Skype contacts or only those that are online. Read more »

Google launches Play Store v4.3.10 update with minor tweaks

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Google has launched an update for the Google Play Store app bringing it to version 4.3.10. The update doesn’t bring major user interface changes, as most of the updates are under the hood.

Android Police has dug around the app’s inner workings and have found exactly what the fixes and improvements are. In the latest version of the Play Store Google introduces the “Recently updated” section. Its idea is simply to provide you an app list of the ones that have received an update most recently. Read more »

Lenovo K910 benchmark score surfaces, confirms Snapdragon 800 chipset

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The Lenovo K900 was one of the most exciting smartphones from the company. The impressive design and the impressive chipset of the K900 made quite a few geeks regret that the exotic device didn’t enjoy wider availability. Lenovo is now expected to raise its game and compete with the top dogs of the industry with its next generation flagship smartphone.

An early benchmark result of the Lenovo K910, company’s next best handset have been leaked and it looks like, the device is all set to rub its shoulders against the top performers on the market this Fall. Read more »

IDC: Apple tablet share in Q2 falls to 32% as Android sales explode

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Market analysts IDC has released its report on tablet shipment numbers for the second quarter of this year. Although Apple retains top tablet spot and shipped more tablets than Samsung, ASUS, Lenovo and Acer combined it controls only 32% market share of the entire quarter.

Compared to Q2 of 2012 when Apple saw 60.3% market share of tablet shipments it saw a 14.1% drop in shipments year over year. Samsung saw an increase of 277%, Lenovo had its sales explode by 313.9% and ASUS extended its shipments by 120.3% with Apple the only one seeing a negative trend. Read more »

UPDATED: HTC teases One Max in a six-second video

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With the hashtag #HTChange comes a video with the title Big things ahead, which HTC posted on its Facebook page. The video originally comes from Instagram and it’s only 6 seconds long.

The video doesn’t really say much but it does give a brief glimpse of a device that we’re guessing is the centerpiece of an upcoming HTC announcement. The device looks very much like the HTC One and One mini so it’s almost certainly the upcoming 5.9″ HTC One Max. That would also explain the “Big things” tagline of the video. Read more »

Nokia compares Lumia 925 camera quality to the iPhone 5 in the latest commercial

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Nokia has released a new commercial for the Lumia 925 that showcases the camera capability of the device and pits it against the iPhone 5.

The video is directed in the same way as the recent iPhone commercial, showing people using the Lumia 925 in almost near identical situations, obviously intended more as a mockery of Apple’s commercial rather than flattery. Nokia shows side by side comparisons of low light shots taken through the Lumia 925 and the iPhone 5 and the former obviously has an edge over the latter due to the presence of optical image stabilization that enables the use of a longer shutter speed. Read more »

Element Case Atom and Eclipse cases for Samsung Galaxy S4 hands-on

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The California-based designer and manufacturer of smartphone and tablet accessories Element Case recently released a duo of premium covers for the Samsung Galaxy S4. Dubbed Atom and Eclipse, the cases feature quality materials and a Sound Boost System which notably improves the multimedia experience delivered by the Korean smartphone flagship.

With a primary focus on Apple smartphones, Element Case has established a reputation for making some of the highest quality protective cases money can buy, using only premium materials such as metal, carbon fiber, and wood. Read on to find out about the company‚Äôs latest Samsung Galaxy S4 offerings! Read more »

11 new devices now have CyanogenMod support, get in line for Android 4.3

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The CyanogenMod team nonchalantly added a total of 11 new devices to the CyanogenMod 10.1 whitelist. The latest batch of devices to support the most popular custom ROM out there have also entered testing phase for the next version of CyanogenMod ROM, 10.2, which is based on Android 4.3.

As for the devices, the majority of them are Motorolas and include the Motorola Atrix HD (mb886), Motorola Photon Q GSM (xt897) and CDMA (xt897c), Motorola Droid Razr M (xt907), Motorola Razr HD GSM (xt925) and the Motorola Droid Razr HD CDMA (xt926). Read more »

Sorry Potter ad says Samsung Galaxy S4 can make you a wizard

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Samsung is doing some really crazy Galaxy S4 commercials lately. The newly launched Asian ad takes after the Harry Potter fans – it shows how the Galaxy S4 can help you become a wizard.

The ad, of course, accents on the Galaxy S4 air gestures that let you control the device without touching the screen. Read more »

Promo video of LG’s Quick Window leaks, no G2 to claim it yet

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Joining in a pile of promo videos for the yet unannounced LG G2 comes a video showing off the LG Quick Window features.

Quick Window is LG’s take on Samsung’s S Cover View, which is a specially designed cover with an opening at the front and a UI modification to go with it. The video shows off LG’s Quick Window giving you weather, calls, music player controls, a number of clocks and the flip cover accessory in many colors. Read more »

Google Nexus 7 2 subjected to a drop test

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The guys from Android Authority have developed a habit of sending various shiny gadgets crashing against the pavement and seeing how much damage they sustain. The latest piece of tech to be subjected to their frightening tests is the just launched second-generation Google Nexus 7 tablet.

If you are into that stuff (and let’s face it – we all are, unless it’s happening to us), you can check out the video with the drops below. Read more »