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Intel’s Ivy Bridge architecture now available on more affordable processors

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Intel has released its latest budget line of desktop processors, and the Core i3 has joined the ranks of the throwback Celeron and Pentium processors.

The new Core i3-3210 looks to give you some great Ivy Bridge performance at a very competitive price. Read more »

Sony’s personal content station to be launched on April 30 in Japan

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Sony’ personal content station, which was briefly showcased at the recently concluded CES 2013 is set to be launched on April 30th in Japan.

The station uses NFC for pairing with Android phones and tablets and has an app for managing the backups over WiFi. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Grand pays us a visit, is in perfect shape for a preview

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Samsung’s mobile division is all about filling the market voids and creating unique niches (like the Galaxy Note). The latest device to come out of the Koreans is a 5-inch, extra cheap dual-SIM droid with a dual-core CPU.

Meet the Galaxy Grand Duos GT-I9082. Read more »

Samsung’s JK Shin confirms Galaxy Note 8.0

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Samsung head of Mobile Communications JK Shin recently confirmed the release of an 8 inch model of their popular Note lineup of devices.

If this is the same model which we reported on earlier, it will most likely be a direct competitor to the Apple iPad mini. Read more »

RIM’s revamped app store goes live as BlackBerry World

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RIM’s app store, which was known as BlackBerry App world earlier has been relaunched as BlackBerry World. The revamped app store focuses on music and video content, according to previous reports.

The changes are a part of the company’s preparations for the upcoming BlackBerry 10 OS launch, which is scheduled to be happen later this month. Read more »

GSMArena.com loads faster now, thanks to our new deal with MaxCDN

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At GSMArena.com we’re always looking for a way to improve the browsing experience for our users. The latest change is behind the scenes, so you’re not going to see it, but you’ll feel it – we’ve started using a CDN, which tangibly reduces page load times.

The Content Delivery Network or CDN, as it’s more commonly known, is a network of servers around the world, which serve static data (images, CSS, static html and scripts) to your browser and is a great way to improve page load times for websites with visitors from all over the world. Read more »

BlackBerry Z10 compared to the iPhone 5 on video, found to be noticeably better

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It looks like RIM is all set to compete against the smartphone top dogs with its upcoming BlackBerry 10 OS. A recent video comparison suggests that BlackBerry Z10 is perfectly capable of matching the performance of the Apple iPhone 5.

The comparison also goes through some of the hardware highlights such as the display and battery capacity. Read more »

New Samsung ad tells you to take your Note to the office

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While Samsung didn’t announce much in terms of mobile devices during its CES press conference, one term that was thrown around a lot was BYOD.

Bring Your Own Device refers to a growing trend among enterprise users of bringing multi-function mobile devices to work, and Samsung wants to be a major part of it going forward. Read more »

Mega gets one million users in a day according to Kim Dotcom

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Kim Dotcom’s new cloud storage, which was launched yesterday has allegedly hit the one million users mark already. The eye popping stats was acknowledged by Dotcom himself during the cloud storage party in New Zealand.

Dotcom explained that Mega was built upon MegaUpload, which turned out to be a prey for the US Justice Department. Read more »

Sony announces 10-inch Xperia Tablet Z for the Japanese market

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Sony has announced a brand new Android-based tablet in Japan, called the Xperia Tablet Z. This new tablet is 6.9mm thick and weighs 495g, which makes it the thinnest and lightest 10-inch Android tablet on the market and even thinner than smaller tablets such as the iPad mini.

On the front the Tablet Z has a 10.1-inch, 1920 x 1200 resolution ‘Reality Display’ powered by Mobile Bravia Engine 2. The design language of the tablet is similar to the recent Sony Xperia handsets, such as the Xperia Z. Also, just like the Xperia Z, the Xperia Tablet Z happens to be dust and water resistant. Read more »

Pantech Discover landed in front of the camera, we did a hands-on

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Freshly announced last week during AT&T’s developer conference in Las Vegas, the Pantech Discover aims to rewrite the rulebooks for a budget Android smartphone in the United States. Priced at only $49.99 with a contract, the LTE handset offers better hardware specs than many members of the top-tier Android establishment at the moment.

The Pantech Discover features a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 chipset with a 1.5GHz dual-core CPU and a gig of RAM. Read more »

Temple Run 2 for Android expected on January 24

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Temple Run is undoubtedly one of the most popular games available in the Play Store. Imangi Studios in a joint venture with Fuzzycube Software had released the sequel of the game for iOS, just the other day.

After the overwhelming response the game received in the App Store, Temple Run 2 is heading towards a grand release on Android. The much anticipated game is expected to hit the Google Play Store as early as January 24 according to the folks at Android Community, who claim to have confirmed with the game developers. Read more »

Sony Xperia Z and ZL will soon be available in South East Asia

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Sony has been the talk of the town ever since it announced its Xperia Z and Xperia ZL smartphones at CES 2013. It’s safe to say that, both smartphones have created a buzz among the tech enthusiasts and the exciting news is, Xperia Z and ZL will soon be launched in South East Asia.

Sony Xperia Z and Xperia ZL will reach the shores of Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam and Malaysia before the end of Q1 and is very likely to be launched in other regions shortly after. Read more »

Microsoft Office 2013 rumored to launch on January 29

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If you have been waiting for the next major release of Microsoft Office, then you won’t have to wait too long. According to a pre-order page on Canadian retailer Future Shop (which has now been taken down), Office 2013 is set to release on January 29.

Microsoft announced Office 2013 back in July, and a Preview version was made available for download. Since then the software suite has shipped on every Windows RT device out there in the form of the same Preview version but the final version is now just over a week away from release. Read more »

Megaupload creator starts new service called Mega

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Exactly a year ago, The US Justice Department shut down popular file sharing website Megaupload on grounds of promoting piracy, with the founder Kim Dotcom being arrested for it.

Dotcom has since then been working on a successor to Megaupload, which now a year after the original site went down, has finally gone live under the name Mega. Read more »