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MEGA launches an app for Android

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Kim Dotcom’s file hosting service MEGA now has an official app for Android called, well, MEGA. The app isn’t new per se – MEGA just acquired one of the top third party apps, which is a wise move instead of developing your own app.

The MEGA app should be familiar to those who have used apps for other file hosting services before. You can manage your account, create folders, upload and download files, move, rename or delete them, search for them or even share them. There is also a camera sync feature that automatically uploads your camera images to your MEGA account. Read more »

Freemium is the future of mobile gaming, says Nick Earl

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The freemium payment model, which is often seen in mobile games from several known developers and publishers, is criticized for the in-game item buy-ins. However, Nick Earl, the senior vice president and general manager of EA All Play reveals that freemium is the future of mobile gaming. It is also one of the major features mobile gamers want.

Electronic Arts, one of the popular gaming brands, who offer a wide range of titles for iOS and Android devices have adopted the much criticized freemium structure and have been very successful. Read more »

Apple tries to patent Waze-like navigation system with crowd-sourced traffic data and accident reporting

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A patent filing from Apple, published last Thursday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office reveals the company’s intentions of making a navigation system for creating routes based on user input as well as real-time accident reporting.

Apple’s patent application also includes a method for generating car travel routes based on user preference and real-time traffic data — just like the crowd-sourced navigation app Waze. Read more »

Google publishes Beautiful Design 2013 collection on Google Play, gives 11 apps a pat on the back

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Google has published the Beautiful Design Summer 2013 collection on Google Play and the heap includes 11 beautiful apps with well-crafted design details.

Google has set a very high standard for this category and these applications pay attention to detail, which makes an app truly beautiful, transitions are fast and clear, layout and typography are crisp and meaningful. Read more »

New octa-core K3V3 processor from Huawei confirmed

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Huawei is reported finalizing development of its new octa-core processor, dubbed Hisilicon K3V3.

It will reportedly feature a new technology that improves power efficiency and also cools the processor when running at high temperature. Read more »

An Android vulnerability lets you modify apps without breaking signatures

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A vulnerability in Android that exists from Android 1.6 Donut, allows you modify any signed application into a Trojan program and steal data or take control of the OS, according to mobile security firm Bluebox.

The San Francisco-based company has found out the security glitch present in Android affects 99% of the devices and the company claims to have informed the Google developers about the flaw in the OS. Read more »

White Nexus 4 runs out of stock, no longer available for sale on Play Store

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The white color variant of the Google Nexus 4 was officially made available in few selected markets that included Hong Kong, Asia, North America, Europe and the Middle East. Surprisingly, the stocks of the White Nexus 4 are already sold out and the white variant of the Nexus 4, which seems to be a limited edition will no longer be available on the Google Play Store.

The 8 GB and the 16 GB versions, which made their way to the United States, just over a month ago are no longer available for sale on the internet giant’s online store. Read more »

Electronic Arts offers up to 43% discount on top six WP games

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Microsoft has teamed up with EA to offer six of the game publisher’s titles to Windows Phone users with a discount of up to 43% discount.

The promotion is going to be live for six days, from July 3 to July 9, and offers cool games such as Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit and The Sims 3. Read more »

Galaxy S4 consumer guide has the answers for the 140 most common questions

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Have an issue with your Samsung Galaxy S4? Samsung’s Consumer consultant guide is here to help with answers to 140 common questions.

The guide is split into two parts – the first troubleshoots issues with some of the advanced features of the Galaxy S4 (like teaching you to use Smart scroll properly), the second handles issues like Wi-Fi connection problems, failed updates and so on. Read more »

Online petition urges HTC to reconsider One S update

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Unsettled HTC One S users have started a petition in an attempt to convince HTC to continuing the software support for the smartphone.

This happens just a day after HTC officially revealed its plans to abandon the One S, and not release an Android 4.2 Jelly Bean update with Sense 5. Read more »

Apple sends timeline posters to celebrate the App Store 5th birthday

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The Apple App Store’s 5th birthday is approaching (July 10) and Apple is already preparing to throw it a big party. The PR team has started sending out App Store timeline posters to the media reps.

The poster illustrates the growth of the AppStore during these five years, including important milestones in the number of downloads, the revenue paid to developers. All key device released and best-selling apps are marked as well. Read more »

Nokia sends out invites for #ZoomParty, teases low-light imaging prowess of the Lumia 1020

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Nokia is planning a “Zoom, Reinvented” event for July 11, which will start 11AM in New York. The fun will start after dark though – a new invite has been sent out for the #ZoomParty, which starts at 7:30PM.

The party bears a new tagline too, “Zoom. Reinvented, after dark.” This is all in preparation for the Nokia Lumia 1020 / EOS launch. Read more »

Latest Vine update for iOS brings new camera tools, channels and revining

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Vine has updated the iOS version of its app with several new features. First of all, there are some new camera tools such as grid mode, focus and ghost. Focus allows you to tap on the screen to focus at a particular point (usually tapping on the screen starts the recording). Ghost places a translucent overlay of your last shot on the viewfinder to make composition easier.

The other new feature is channels. There are now 15 channels that you can upload your videos to, such as comedy, music, art, cats, dogs, etc. and you can also choose to view Vines from a particular channel. Read more »

Mysterious device running Intel’s Bay Trail crushes the competition in AnTuTu

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Last week we reported on an alleged AnTuTu benchmark score of the brand new Sony Xperia Z Ultra running on the new Snapdragon 800 chipset with four Krait 400 cores wiping out the competition, including the upcoming (alleged) Galaxy S4 Advanced.

Today, a mystery Android 4.2.2 device running Intel’s next generation of mobile processors – Bay Trail – has surfaced, which blows those chart-topping numbers clean out of the water. The smartphone or tablet posted an unheard so far score score of over 43,000. Read more »

HERE Maps now available on Nokia Asha 501

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Nokia has just released HERE Maps of its latest Asha 501. Nokia promised to bring us soon its mapping service to the new Asha platform during the Asha 501 announcement event and it kept its promise.

This beta version of HERE Maps is specifically designed for devices without GPS, but still offers drive, walk and public transport directions. Read more »