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Microsoft Office 2013 and Office 365 Home Premium go on sale

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The Microsoft Office 2013 and Office 365 are finally on sale. The Office 365 Home Premium is currently available for $99.99 a year as expected. For that kind of cash you get to install the software on up to five PC’s or Macs.

Office 365 is also available in a “University” version for all the college students and the variant is priced at $79.99 with a four year plan. Read more »

Oppo Find 5 arrives at the office, we gawk at its 1080p screen

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It’s pretty clear that 2013 is the year of the 5” 1080p phones and the Oppo Find 5, which just arrived at our office, is part of the zodiac. 2012 was the year of quad-core processors, especially the Snapdragon S4 Pro chips towards its end, and the Find 5 has that too.

It’s not a matter of choice – with nearly 2 million pixels on the screen, the chipset will have to offer a lot in terms of both CPU and GPU power to make for a smooth experience. The Project Butter-enabled Android 4.1 Jelly Bean also helps. Read more »

Apple iOS 6 now powering over 300 million iDevices

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With the availability of the iOS 6.1 update Apple announced the iOS 6 is now ticking inside more than 300 million devices worldwide.

Since there are about 500 million iGadgets out there, those running on iOS 6 account for 60% of the entire flock. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 gets priced ahead of announcement

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The Galaxy Note 8.0 slate just can’t put ahead of its announcement, can it? First we got an official confirmation of its existence and then we saw its face twice.

Today the Galaxy Note 8.0 is once again making headlines, this time with some pricing details. Read more »

Nikon announces no less than 10 new Coolpix cameras ahead of CP+ 2013

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The announcement includes two budget compacts, five mid-range compacts, and three waterproof models. The key word is obviously zoom capabilities and Wi-Fi connectivity.

The highlights include the Coolpix P520 42x superzoom with a GPS receiver, the Coolpix L820 30x budget superzoom, and the S9500 22x compact superzoom with GPS and Wi-Fi connectivity.

The list of the mid-rangers also includes the Coolpix S9400 with 18x zoom and the really compact CoolPix S5200 with Wi-Fi connectivity.

The waterproof models are the rugged Nikon Coolpix AW110/AW110s and the cheaper, but sleek looking S31.

The budget offerings Coolpix L28 and L27 complete the tally. The announcement comes ahead of the start of this year’s CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show in Japan. Read more »

Google adds North Korea detailed coverage to its Maps service

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Google Maps can now show you detailed maps of North Korea – both road maps and satellite view. This is something I never thought I’d see so soon.

This happens shortly after Eric Schmidt returned from his visit to North Korea. Read more »

128GB Apple iPad with Retina Display is now official

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Apple has just made the 128GB edition of the iPad with Retina Display official.

The fourth-gen Apple tablet will not replace any of the already established storage capacity options of the slate, and will be sold alongside them. Read more »

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 »