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Samsung GC110 found in Bluetooth SIG docs, may be a Wi-Fi only Galaxy Camera for Europe

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The Samsung Galaxy Camera GC100 managed the impossible – it’s an Android-powered camera that actually went on sale, rather than remain in perpetual “announced” limbo. However, it might have company soon as a filing for Bluetooth certification revealed the GC110 model number.

Unfortunately, info is very scarce – the filing came from Samsung (with Geographic availability listed as “Europe”) and it’s about Bluetooth 4.0 capability (which is what the GC100 has). Read more »

Google Drive for iOS is now integrated with QuickOffice

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Drive, one of the more recent additions to the cloud storage club maintained by the search giant, now has an updated application for iOS to include QuickOffice integration.

Google has been working on bringing QuickOffice to Google Drive ever since it purchased it back in June of last year. Read more »

Facebook for iOS updated with voice messaging and the ability to add timeline videos

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Facebook is by far the most popular application in the iOS App store, and the good news is that the app is updated with voice message recording, the ability to post videos to the timeline, along with an improved Nearby tab.

The latest version of the application allows you to record voice by just tapping the ‘+’ button, which is located next to the writing box, then tap on the ‘Record’ option and hold down the record button while you talk. Read more »

Canon updates PowerShot line with three cameras, one can upload photos to your phone over Wi-Fi

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Canon announced three new point-and-shoot cameras for its PowerShot ELPH / Ixus line, which range from a simple shooter to a high-end model with wireless connectivity and accompanying Android/iOS apps. The announcement comes ahead of the start of this year’s CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show in Japan.

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 330 HS (Ixus 255 HS in Europe) packs a 12.1MP CMOS sensor and DIGIC5 processor, 10x zoom lens (24mm to 240mm in 35mm equiv.) and built-in Wi-Fi connectivity. Read more »

Next generation Nexus 7 rumored to pack full HD display, to be revealed at Google I/O in May

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The Google Nexus 7 is one of the most desirable tablets around, and according to the latest rumors it’s going to become a lot more so come May, when the next generation of the slate is expected to be announced.

According to a report by DigiTimes citing upstream supply chain sources, ASUS and Google are currently working to unveil the next generation Nexus 7 tablet packing a full HD display at the upcoming Google I/O 2013. Read more »

NVIDIA allegedly to manufacture low-cost Android devices for other companies

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Following the rather modest success of the Tegra platform in the smartphone and tablet segment, it seems NVIDIA is now gunning for a bigger share of the pie, so far dominated by the likes of Qualcomm and Mediatek.

According to Eldar Murtazin of Mobile-review.com, NVIDIA is planning on manufacturing smartphones and tablets of its own and will be selling them to companies to be rebranded and sold under their brand. Read more »

Purported images of next generation iPad back panel leak

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It’s just been a few months since Apple launched the fourth generation model of the iPad with Retina display and we have already started seeing leaks of the next generation model, expected to go on sale later this year.

What you see above is allegedly a prototype back plate of the fifth generation iPad and as you can see it looks exactly like the current generation iPad mini, pictured right next to it. Read more »

WhatsApp investigated over breach of international privacy laws for phone numbers

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WhatsApp, one of the most popular instant-messaging services, breaches international privacy laws over phone numbers according to the Canadian and Dutch data protection authorities.

The application forces you to provide access to your entire address book and this policy has been criticized time and time again. Read more »

Amazon Kindle Fire crowned the most popular Android slate, accounts for 37% of all droid tablets

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A research carried out by mobile app analytics service Localytics shows that despite the fuss the Google Nexus 7 generated, the Amazon Kindle Fire range of tablets is the one with to dominate the Android market.

Localytics claims that it used data from over 500 million unique devices during its research and came up with some pretty interesting numbers. Read more »

ZTE announces the 8-inch V81 slate with a 4:3 display

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ZTE has unveiled the V81 slate featuring an 8-inch 4:3 display with a resolution of 1024×768 pixels, which is ready to take on the Apple’s iPad mini and Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note 8.0.

The ZTE V81 is powered by a dual-core 1.4GHz processor and comes with 1GB RAM. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 gets special Garnet Red Edition, costs $220 with a bonus book cover

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Samsung must really love the Garnet Red color – first the Galaxy S III got that color option, then the Note II and the Galaxy S III mini followed suit and now it’s turn for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0. It’s a special edition that will arrive just in time for a Valentine’s day gift.

The Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Garnet Red Edition comes with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of box (the base model got it as an update) and Samsung is throwing in a matching Garnet Red book cover (those go for $50 if bought separately). Read more »

Galaxy Note Jelly Bean update might be just around the corner, as Samsung publishes manual

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The hotly anticipated Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean upgrade for the original Galaxy Note might just be around the corner. Samsung UK has already posted the Jelly Bean manual for Galaxy Note smartphones, which suggests the rollout should start any moment now.

The Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update will bring a lot of new features including some niceties from the company’s latest flagships, Galaxy S3 and Note 2. Read more »

RIM slashes minimum app price in BlackBerry World, tries to attract more developers ahead of BB 10 launch

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The minimum app price in the BlackBerry World store has been slashed from £1.00 to £0.75 in UK and from €0.99 to €0.89 in the rest of Europe.

The up-to 25% reduction of the minimum price comes after RIM added multimedia and revamped the interface of its app store a week ago. Read more »

Google+ overtakes Twitter to become the world’s second most popular social network

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Google+, one of the latest additions to the social network club has overtaken Twitter to become the second most popular social networking website after Facebook.

According to Global Web Index report Facebook, Google+ and Twitter are the most used social platforms. Read more »

Nokia unveils Music+ – unlimited listening with a monthly subscription

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Nokia unveiled its Music+ service, which builds on the free Nokia Music by adding an optional monthly subscription of around €3.99/$3.99. Nokia Music+ will roll out over the next couple of weeks.

Nokia Music+ adds unlimited skips, downloads, lyrics and the option to listen to your music on a PC via a web-app. Read more »