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New GTA V trailer shows the main characters

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Rockstar Games has released a brand new trailer for its upcoming GTA V game, which consists of three separate parts – for each of the three main characters.

Here, you can watch the stories of Michael, Franklin and Trevor. Read more »

Unannounced Samsung Galaxy Camera GN120 gets Bluetooth certificate, said to have phone functionality

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The Samsung Galaxy Camera is so far unique in Samsung’s lineup and quite a rare beast in general – an Android-powered camera (especially if you don’t count the once that get announced but never make it to the market). It may not be lonely for long though, the Bluetooth SIG has certified a Samsung GN120 Galaxy Camera device.

The current Galaxy Camera has two versions – GC100 with mobile connectivity and the GC110, which is Wi-Fi only. Notice it’s GC, while the new device is GN. Read more »

Google reveals schedule for I/O, there will be just one keynote this time

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We eagerly await each Google I/O as it usually brings some exciting new development for Android and Google’s other projects. Except this year things will probably be different – the schedule is out and it shows that the keynotes that usually span two days have been cut down to a single 3 hour session.

Last year at Google I/O was announced along with Google Glass and the ill fated Nexus Q. Read more »

Google Now on iOS review: a proper Siri competitor let down by lack of system integration

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Google finally delivered its Google Now service to iOS. First there was a leaked video then Erik Schmidt vaguely told people to ask Apple when to expect Google Now on iOS. And yet here we are – using it on iOS already.

Coming from an Android device you’ll immediately recognize Google Now. The design scheme is left unchanged with simplistic UI elements, clean tile-like cards of information, the font, etc. but there is also an unmistakable iOS feel to the app which users might appreciate. Read more »

Refocus camera app for WP8 lets you change focus after you snap a photo

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Refocus is quite an interesting camera app compatible with all Windows Phone 8-running smartphones. It has one major feature – it lets you refocus after you snap a picture.

This sounds cool and is quite simple to operate – the app just takes a few shots with different focus and works with those. There is no magic or heavy post-processing involved here. Read more »

Here’s how the HTC One was brought into life

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HTC, the Taiwan manufacturer has released a video, which details the development of its latest flagship smartphone. This comes soon after Samsung revealed its design story of its Galaxy S4 smartphone.

The video is just under two minutes long and the clip was a part of the HTC One’s launch event in London and New York. The company has edited the video slightly this time, though. Read more »

The world’s first tablet with a projector announced, offers 100-inch projection display

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The world’s first tablet with a built-in projector has been announced and it has been named LumiTab. The tablet allows you to enjoy interactive games, process documents, make presentations, read e-books and enables even control your laptop PCs.

LumiTab’s one button projection system lets you show the contents of your display on a wide screen. Read more »

Google releases how-to video for the Google Glass

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Google started shipping the early developer version of the Google Glass to early adopters last month but the rest of us still don’t have much of an idea how the device is even operated. Thankfully, there is a new Google video which demonstrates just that.

In the Google Glass how-to video, you are told that the UI is made up of cards arranged horizontally, with the ones on the left being new. You scroll through the cards by swiping along the touch sensitive side of the Glass. When you want to select a card, you tap on the side; to go back, you swipe down. Read more »

Verizon offers cloud storage service for its Android smartphones

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Verizon has officially announced that it will be providing cloud storage services for its customers. The service is going to be called Verizon Cloud and will allow you to backup music, documents, texts, call logs, pictures and videos on the cloud.

Verizon offers 500 MB of free storage space for its users, which can be upgraded to 25 GB package at a cost of $3 per month or to 75 GB for $5.99 a month. The pro package includes 125 GB of storage and costs you $10 a month. Read more »

‘Switch to Windows Phone’ app helps you find your favorite Android apps on Windows Phone

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Microsoft has been asking users of other platforms to switch to Windows Phone for a long time now but so far the biggest hurdle has been the lack of a good quality apps on the platform. Or at least that’s what it seems like. Things aren’t that bad in reality, though, and there are Windows Phone versions of several of the popular apps out there right now.

To bring this to everyone’s notice, Microsoft has now released a new app for Android, called Switch to Windows Phone, which scans your Android phone for all the installed apps and then shows you which ones are available on the Window Phone Store. Read more »

Mophie Juice Pack for HTC One is now available

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Mophie’s popular Juice Pack extended battery/protective case is now officially available for the HTC One. Users of HTC’s metal-clad flagship can pick up the popular accessory in silver or black to match the color of their brand new handset.

The Mophie Juice Pack for the HTC One adds a 2,500mAh backup battery to the smartphone’s non-removable 2,300mAh unit. Read more »

A new Facebook beta for Windows Phone 8 with more functionality and eye candy is now available

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It looks like Facebook for Windows Phone 8 is on its way to catching up with its iOS and Android counterparts. A new beta of the official app for Microsoft’s smartphone OS improves the social networking experience, while allowing users to submit their feedback.

The app’s beta redesign includes support for high-resolution photos, improved sharing of posts, and Facebook Timeline. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 gets benchmarked, shows notable speed improvements over its predecessor

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 with a new S4-like design was unveiled just yesterday, but the benchmark scores of the tablet have surfaced courtesy of GLBenchmark.

According to the benchmark results, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 is powered by a Marvell PXA986 chipset with 1.2 GHz dual-core Cortex A9 processor. The SoC is not the most impressive in the market, but is still a significant upgrade when compared to the one powering the Galaxy Tab 2. Read more »

Faking iPhone 5S spy shots – the hows and the whys

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In our line of work, we get to see a lot of spy shots of yet to be announced devices and sometimes those turn out to be complete fakes. Now we get a rare glimpse of the other side – what it takes to create a convincing fake.

The fake in question is an iPhone concept based on a patent filed by Apple, which showcases an unusual design with a wraparound display. These images were sent to us by someone named Fredrick Proll. Read more »

Samsung begins manufacturing 4Gb DRAM for its high-end smartphones and tablets

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Samsung has announced that it has started the production of ultra-high-speed 4Gb low power double data rate 3 (LPDDR3) mobile DRAM. The DRAMs are produced using a 20 nanometer process, which makes them ideal for high-end smartphones and tablets.

The upcoming 4Gb LPDDR3 mobile DRAM is said to enhance the performance when compared to the standard DRAM, which is used in the conventional computers. Read more »