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The latest Samsung Galaxy Note 3 ad features a pop-up book and stop-motion animation

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Samsung released yet another catchy ad for its Galaxy Note 3 phablet. A couple of days after outing a commercial with Leo Messi, the Korean giant’s marketing department took a different, craftier approach to showcasing the Android powerhouse.

The latest Samsung Galaxy Note 3 ad is London-themed. Read more »

‘The Cave’ for iOS game review

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The Cave is a new puzzle game by the creator of the critically acclaimed Maniac Mansion and Monkey Island games. The game was first released on consoles and PC and was later ported over to iOS with optimizations for the touchscreen.

The Cave features seven different characters, each with a unique ability and you play with three at any time and solve puzzles using their individual skills, often used simultaneously. The premise is fun and the game is great on the console/PC. Let’s see how well that has translated over to the mobile platform. Read more »

Updated: Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet dressed in cyan and red leaks out in press images

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The upcoming Nokia Lumia 2520 Windows RT tablet made yet another unscheduled appearance, thanks to @evleaks. After allowing us to potentially catch a glimpse of its kickstand three days ago, the slate leaked out in a press image, dressed in a cyan outfit.

Update: @evleaks posted another press image of the upcoming tablet, this time dressed in a red outfit. Read more »

Android 4.4 KitKat might feature a new location settings option

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Google teased its latest Android release, version 4.4 KitKat, a month ago. The upcoming version of Android OS is expected to be available this month alongside the upcoming Nexus 5 and as we are nearing the official announcement, the leaks are picking up intensity.

According to leaked image, the Android 4.4 KitKat will be featuring new location settings menu with a simplified layout. Read more »

Apple iPhone 5s and Samsung Galaxy Note 3 go head to head in a drop test

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We recently saw the individual drop tests of the Apple iPhone 5s and the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. Now, both flagship smartphones hit the pavement again in an attempt to prove which one is more durable.

In the first round, the aluminum Apple iPhone 5s came on top with flying colors, while the Samsung Galaxy Note 3′s display was shattered. So, does the fate of the smartphones remain the same in its second encounter? Well, go ahead and see for yourself. Read more »

Google Maps for Android gets an update

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The Google Maps app on Android OS has got a pretty decent update. It includes new notifications that now utilize the expandable interface. Now you can see your next turn, estimated time of arrival, and remaining distance to destination without having to open the app itself.

There are a few more new things in this update such as smaller navigation cards and smoother scrolling. Read more »

Dropcam Pro goes official, brings a new Android app

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Dropcam has officially announced its new streaming camera device, dubbed Pro. Dropcam Pro is said to be brighter than before and the newest spy cam comes with superior hardware than its predecessor.

The new Dropcam promises enhanced image quality and brings an Android app to go with the already existing iOS app, expanding the reach of the device quite significantly. Read more »

Sony Xperia Z1 Mini goes through a round of benchmark tests

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Sony launched the Xperia Z1 Mini (Z1 f) exclusively on the NTT DoCoMo network in Japan yesterday and its Snapdragon 800 chipset with quad-core Krait 400 CPU makes us feel all fizzy inside.

With such specs, the Z1 Mini seems to be a result of our quest for a high-end compact Android smartphone, which we started a while ago. It seems Sony has listened and we’re now going to see just how fast the Xperia Z1 Mini really is thanks to some benchmark results that have surfaced today.

The benchmark test in question is AnTuTu and the result it shows are quite intriguing. Read more »

Acer Liquid E2 battery life test

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The Acer Liquid E2 also known by its V370 alias has come to our office sporting a very respectable spec sheet for a very reasonable price. It has an 8 MP camera on the back, quad-core CPU with four Cortex-A7 cores, 1 GB of RAM and a 4.5″ display of qHD (960 x 540) resolution.

All of that is powered by a 2000 mAh battery and we decided to check out just how much juice the Acer Liquid E2 has before it goes under and to do that we put it through our rigorous mix of calling, browsing and watching video, coupled with an overnight stand-by to determine what sort of endurance rating the Liquid E2 has. Read more »

Tablet-friendly Twitter app for Android debuts on Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition)

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Twitter announced the official availability of a tablet-optimized app for Android. The highly-anticipated app will be exclusively available for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) for the time being. It will make it to other tablets by the end of the year.

The tablet-friendly Twitter app is unsurprisingly enjoyed best in landscape view. Read more »

Sony Xperia Z1 f promo videos are out, check them out

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Unsurprisingly, Sony launched a couple of promo videos alongside the freshly announced Xperia Z1 f smartphone. The compact handset with top-end specs is exclusively available for NTT DoCoMo in Japan.

The first promo video is quite extensive – it features the Sony Xperia Z1 f alongside its bigger brother – the “regular” Z1 with a 5” display. Read more »

Nokia releases Glance Background for the Lumia lineup

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Nokia has just published an awesome app that builds upon the popular Glance Screen feature. If the Glance screen was a bit too boring for your taste, you can now spice it up by adding a background to it.

Thanks to the Glance Background (still in beta), you can choose a set of backgrounds for your Glance Screen. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 ad features Lionel Messi, Lorde’s Royals

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Samsung is stepping up its advertising campaign for the new Galaxy Note 3 phablet with a musical short featuring Lionel Messi and a group of kids singing Lorde’s Royals.

Messi plays the role of The Developer, a mysterious stranger that arrives with his shiny new Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear and uses them to organize the construction of a football stadium. The video is directed by Adam Hashemi, a pop video director from Denmark. Read more »

Windows Phone 8.1 to power 10″ tablets, swallow up Windows RT

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We’ve been hearing that Windows Phone and Windows RT might merge but a new rumor suggests it will be more like Phone displacing RT. Microsoft is working on a Windows Phone 8.1 update, which will allegedly add support for 7 to 10 inch screens to enable WP8.1-powered tablets and merge parts of the API so developers can easily create apps for both platforms.

Multitasking is reportedly the biggest issue ahead of this plan – the GDR3 update will let users close apps manually, but apps running in the background are still a no go. Not until the 8.1 update that is. Read more »

Final Fantasy VI to hit Android and iOS this fall

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Square Enix’s director and producer Takashi Tokita confirmed the popular Final Fantasy VI will be launching on Android and iOS this fall. The game won’t be just a port though, Square Enix will make a few changes including a visual facelift.

Final Fantasy VI will launch after the Final Fantasy IV: The After Years expansion is released later this year. Read more »