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Windows 8 Release Preview arriving in the first week of June

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The countdown to the Windows 8 launch is slowly ticking (although we are not sure which date it is ticking down to) but while we wait for the final version to go on sale Microsoft is going to keep us busy with another beta version of the desktop OS.

Microsoft announced at the Windows 8 Developer Days conference that the Windows 8 Release Preview (previously known as Release Candidate) will be released in the first week of June. There was no further mention about the exact date or what changes this new version might bring. Read more »

SkyDrive mobile app updated, Windows and Mac OS desktop apps make first appearance

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Microsoft has just updated its SkyDrive app on iOS and Windows Phone to version 2.0. The application now supports the iPad, including the Retina screen on the latest one, and there are other new tidbits meant to make the life of the users of both platforms a lot easier.

To start with, you can now choose multiple images or videos to upload from your device. The full lists follows below.

Update: Microsoft has also released desktop apps for Windows and MacOS allowing you a local access to your files in lieu of what Dropbox does. These aps are just preview versions, but they are a clear sign of what’s coming. Now it’s Google’s turn to come up with a stronger card. Read more »

Nokia releases a new version of the S40 web browser

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Good news for all S40 fans – you haven’t been forgotten. Nokia has just released a new 2.0 version of the S40 Nokia Browser.

The major update brings faster web browsing, new user interface, easier sharing, better media handling, etc. Read more »

Dropbox update lets you share anything with direct links

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Dropbox has updated the desktop version of its app, introducing the option to get direct links to any of your files.

Previously, you could only give public link to files put from your Public folder, but now the Dropbox boffins have put an end to this, making the cloud sharing service a whole lot easier to use. Read more »

Samsung I9800 just got Wi-Fi certification – wait, what?!

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As if the rumor mill wasn’t full with bits and pieces about the next Galaxy flagship smartphone already, here comes another addition.

A yet unannounced Samsung device, carrying the product number I9800 just got Wi-Fi certification. Read more »

Intel launches its Ivy Bridge processor line-up, leaves dual-core and low-voltage varieties for later

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Today, a little ahead of schedule, Intel is launching its Ivy Bridge family of processors.

Originally, Intel was supposed to launch the new CPU family on April 29, but after the numerous delays, doing it a bit early won’t hurt anyone. Read more »

Pricing for Adobe CS6 packages announced, coming on May 7

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Adobe will officially announce all of its latest products part of the Creative Suite 6 today at a dedicated event in San Francisco. Expected to arrive on May 7, the design and video editing products can be had in a variety of suites.

In fact, as we told you earlier, the company is also introducing its new monthly subscription plans, which will allow customers to use the products by paying smaller monthly fees, as opposed to spending a large chunk of cash upfront buying them . Read more »

Skype for Windows Phone no longer in beta

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Microsoft has released the final version of the Skype client for Windows Phone devices. The latest version includes the ability to search and add contacts, call landline phones, improved app startup time and general bug fixes.

However, there are still some caveats left. The application cannot run in the background, which means once you exit it you cannot get calls anymore, nor do you get any toast notifications from it. Read more »

SAM offers a free software method to unlock your iPhone 4S, 4, and 3GS

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Yup, it’s the big news. The unlock everyone’s been waiting for is here. It comes totally free courtesy of a nifty little program called SAM.

The app has been around for quite a while allowing users that have hactivated their iPhones to use them in other than the legitimate carrier, while still enjoying cool features such as Facetime, Push notifications, and evading the battery drainage connected with hacktivating.

Only now however, has SAM been updated to really spoof the credentials of a legitimate SIM card to an extent that allows you to use a SIM card from another carrier without the phone locking down. It essentially tricks iTunes into thinking there’s a SIM from the intended carrier inside the phone. Of course, there’s a caveat or two. Read more »

Samsung Denmark posts a new teaser for the Galaxy S III

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We have a new addition to the Samsung Galaxy S III rumor-mill.

This time it’s actually coming from Samsung Denmark’s Facebook page, where the company posted a teaser for their upcoming flagship smartphone. Read more »

HTC One X torn down, take a peek inside

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HTC’s quad-core Tegra 3-wielding flagship One X got the teardown treatment over in China.

If you were wondering what secrets hide behind the gorgeous Super LCD 2, read on to find out. Read more »

Samsung might also unveil a new tablet at the May 3 event in London

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Samsung could be lining up for a new Galaxy Tab announcement at their big London event on May 3.

According to sources close to the matter, the announcement of the upcoming Galaxy S II successor will be joined by a launch of a new tablet. And it won’t be a quad-core Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, which was rumored to be coming later down the road. Read more »

Latest update to Facebook for Android will flood your app drawer with two additional icons

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Facebook has released a new update for its Android app. Version 1.9.0 brings a much needed performance update, and the whole app feels a lot faster than before.

Unfortunately, it also brings along a new nuisance. Facebook has decided that it will be a good idea to provide direct shortcuts to the messenger and image upload service, so now they have dedicated icons for both of these in your app drawer, taking the total count of icons for a single app to three! Read more »

Google+ SMS now available in 41 additional countries

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If you haven’t heard of the Google+ SMS service until now, I wouldn’t blame you. The service isn’t particularly popular (neither is Google+, for that matter) and was only available in the US and India until now.

Google has now expanded the list of countries where the service is now functional and it includes the following places: Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bahrain, Benin, Cambodia, Cameroon, Congo (DRC), Cote D’Ivoire, Egypt, Ghana, Guinea, Indonesia, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Morocco, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and Zambia. Read more »

Crysis 3 teaser trailer released

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A few days ago, Crytek announced that the third game in the Crysis series will be out in 2013 and now the first teaser trailer has officially been released.

Being true to its name, the teaser shows only a handful of the key elements of the game. For starters, you see that the game is based again in New York City like the previous one, except this time it is within a sealed off portion covered by the Nanodome. Read more »