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Sony Xperia Z Ultra Triluminos display compared to the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 screens

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The mobile market has many competing display techs and each flagship seems to go a different route – Triluminos for the Sony Xperia Z Ultra, Super LCD3 for the HTC One and Super AMOLED for the Galaxy S4. So which one is the best?

It turns out it’s difficult to pick – both LCD and AMOLED panels have advanced to the point where the weak points have been all but eliminated Read more »

LG shows off 5.5-inch ‘Quad HD’ display for smartphones

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In a short period of time our phones went from having Retina displays to HD displays and now Full HD displays. You might think that we don’t need any more pixels on our mobile screens but the pixel density race is far from over.

LG has just showcased a new 5.5-inch display for smartphones that has a resolution of 2,560 x 1,440, with a pixel density of 538 PPI and 430 nits of brightness. LG is calling it a ‘Quad HD’ display because it has four times the resolution of a typical 720p HD display. Read more »

HTC Butterfly S poses for our camera before its full review

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The HTC Butterfly S, a refresh of the original HTC Butterfly (DROID DNA in the US) released this January, comes as yet another flagship from the Taiwanese company, this time in the 5-inch display range.

Apart from the larger display, the Butterfly S has a beefier processor than the HTC One, and a huge 3200 mAh battery. Read more »

Google Maps now supports real time Waze reports on Android and iOS

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Just two months after Google acquired the community-based traffic and navigation app Waze, the company’s Maps app now supports real time incident reports. The information will come directly from reports submitted by the Waze community, but the feature won’t be available everywhere.

At first users in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, France, Germany, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Switzerland, UK and the US will benefit from real time accident, construction, road closure and other reports submitted from Waze users. However, Google Maps isn’t the only app that benefits from the collaboration of the two companies. The Waze app has been updated as well. Read more »

Nokia Lumia 925 helps you remember what happened last night at the club

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Do you get blackout drunk regularly? Because if you do, Nokia thinks you should buy the Lumia 925 – the optical image stabilization and ZEISS optics mean you can get good photos of the dodgy, poorly lit night clubs you visit, so that you can remember what you did last night.

Someone must have had quite the hangover when they thought of this ad. Read more »

Nokia Transit for Series 40 leaves its beta tag behind

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Nokia has released the final version of its popular public transport information app dubbed Nokia Transit for the Series 40 platform. The app, which was previously beta and exclusive to Lumia phones has now been made available to the Asha platform and Series 40 users can enjoy it as well.

The Transit app is very useful and is great for finding nearby stations. You can search for them by address and once you find the one you’re interested in, the app displays departure times allowing you to plan a route to your destination. Read more »

Oppo confirms the N1 cameraphone with teaser images, will unveil it in September

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Oppo is working on a cameraphone called the N1 – it leaked early this month and now the company has officially confirmed that it will announce it in September with a couple of teaser images. The Oppo N1 will be the company’s next flagship, at least until the Find 7 is ready (which Oppo said will launch after September).

So far we’ve seen renders of the device, with info suggesting it will have a 12MP camera with a chip called Owl (a nocturnal creature, hint, hint) and a special N-Lens, plus a xenon flash. Read more »

Origin store introduces refund system for your games

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EA’s Origin store has forever been living in the shadow of the much more popular and beloved Steam. But now it finally has something that Steam does not, and that is a refund system.

Now, when you purchase a game, you have 24 hours to return it if you don’t like it. Read more »

Moto Maker’s engraving feature won’t be available at the launch of the Moto X

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Barely a few days before the retail launch of the Motorola Moto X, we found out that one of its key customization features will be missing. Customers will not be able to place their own messages on the device’s back when it launches this Friday.

According to a statement from Motorola, the quality of the engravings was not up to the manufacturer’s consumer product standards during testing. Read more »

Update to YouTube for Android brings new features dressed in new UI

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Google released a major update to its YouTube app for Android. The new version brings new features, dressed in a brand new, even more user-friendly UI.

The most notable new feature of the redesigned YouTube app is a multi-window feature. It allows users to have play their video in a small window while browsing the endless amount of available content. Read more »

V-Moda Crossfade M-100 over-ear headphones review

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The V-Moda Crossfade M-100 over-ear headphones are the company’s flagship offering at the moment. V-Moda has taken a unique approach with their development – over two hundred audiophiles, world-class DJs, and Grammy-winning musicians have collaborated on the M-100’s tuning and features.

Despite being around for less than ten years, V-Moda has firmly established itself as a premier designer and manufacturer of high-end headphones. A few months back, I came out impressed after spending quality time with the V-Moda Crossfade M-80 model. Read on to find out what it’s like having the bigger brother as a daily driver! Read more »

Oppo R819 battery test is over, here are the results

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The Oppo R819 is impressively thin at 7.3mm, but that didn’t come at the cost of the battery – 2,000mAh sounds good, when you consider other minis like the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini duos and the HTC Desire 600 dual sim both have about 1,900mAh batteries.

The chipset with a quad-core Cortex-A7 and PowerVR SGX544 should be very power efficient too, but it’s driving a 720p screen rather than qHD like on some other minis, that’s about 78% more pixels to draw. Read more »

Oppo R819 flies into our office, lands right in front of the camera

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The Oppo R819 was announced just hours ago and we’re ready to share our first impressions of the new dual-SIM Android. It’s impressively thin and light and the screen looks great too. But can the up-and-coming company challenge the established players?

Samsung and HTC both have dual-SIM versions of their flagships, but those are hard to find and expensive. In comparison the more affordable R819 aims for broader availability, while also offering a quad-core chipset and a good camera. Read more »

Nokia Pro Camera on the Lumia 920 produces images with a yellow hue?

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After Nokia rolled out the Amber update, adding the Pro Camera app on the higher-end Lumias (920, 925 and 928) some Lumia 920 owners are reporting on Reddit that their phones have an unusual yellow hue on their images.

The reportedly hue appears when taking pictures with the Nokia Pro Camera and not the regular one. Read more »

IT researcher finds security hole in Facebook, uses it to post on Mark Zuckerberg’s wall

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Facebook takes security seriously – as it should seeing how over a billion people trust it with the private details of their lives. Yet a high profile incident came to question the company’s capability. An IT researcher found a vulnerability that allows you to post a comment on anyone’s wall, even if you’re not friends (which Facebook rules prohibit).

The researcher initially reported the problem, but after feeling that Facebook didn’t take the issue seriously, he posted on none other than Mark Zuckerberg’s wall (in case you don’t know, Zuckerberg is founder and CEO of Facebook). Read more »