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Sony highlights water resistance in latest series of Xperia videos

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Ever since the release of its IP57-certified Xperia Z flagship, water resistance has been on Sony’s lips almost every time the word Xperia gets mentioned.

The latest series of ads aims to emphasize just that by showing a cute water droplet looking for friendship. Read more »

Opera for Android updated with new Chromium, video downloads and faster start-up

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Opera for Android, one of most popular third-party browsers for the Google OS has been updated. The latest version of the browser now runs on Chromium 28, which is a lot faster than ever before.

Opera for Android now has an improved start-up time along with improved tab-UI animations. The update also brings a new “open in private tab” context menu and has updated the overall translations. Read more »

More photos of the Nokia Lumia 1020 battery pack show the grip, tripod mount and more

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The battery pack for the Nokia Lumia 1020 (codenamed EOS) has leaked again, this time with more photos that offer a much better look at the accessory. By the looks of it, the battery pack won’t add a lot of thickness – the 1,020mAh battery seems to be contained in the grip.

The grip has a nice rubbery-looking strip that should give you a rock solid hold on the Lumia 1020. Read more »

Kirik SD File Viewer for Windows Phone is now available for $1.99

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Kirik SD File Viewer, the first file viewer for the Windows Phone is now available in the Windows Phone Store. The app lets you open and view files and folders on your memory card.

Kirik SD File Viewer will show a heap of file formats, which includes pdf, epb, mkv, flv, vob, zip,rar and other such known formats directly. However, the viewer would require a supporting app to open your files. Read more »

Google Maps 7.0 for Android starts rolling out

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Google has started rolling out an update to the Maps application on Android, which brings it to version 7.0.0. The biggest change in this update is a refreshed UI, which was first displayed back at the Google I/O 2013 event.

The updated UI brings the Android version of the app in line with the iOS version, along with the new beta of the web version. There is a new, always visible floating search bar on top, which isn’t really any quicker to use but has slightly more functionality built-in, namely the ability to quickly set a navigation route and look up contact details. Read more »

Pandora for iOS updated, comes with auto-pause and other improved features

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Pandora Radio for iOS has been updated and the latest version of the personalized radio service comes with a few cool new features and improvements.

The Pandora for iOS 4.4 now has an improved playback buffering and keeps your favorite music stutter-free. Furthermore, the update brings the ability to pause the music, when the phone is muted for a while. Read more »

Micromax Canvas 4 hands-on: First look

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Micromax finally announced its much anticipated Canvas 4 smartphone – a 5″ 720p device that aims to become a one of the hits in the budget market. The successor of Canvas HD, which was one of the most popular smartphones, is powered by a quad-core processor and promises to deliver excellent value for your $295.

We were at the launch event and we got a chance to play with the smartphone for some time. Here is our first impression on the Micromax Canvas 4, complete with a bunch of live shots. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy S4 mini comes back to the office, says it will stay for a complete review this time

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Samsung Galaxy S4 mini was announced a month after the Galaxy S4 flagship hit the shelves worldwide. The mini version is powered by a less capable dual-core Snapdragon 400 chipset but still runs on the latest Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean skinned with Samsung’s own TouchWiz and promises the same solid smartphone experience as the flagship.

We did an extended preview at the announcement day, but now we get finally to meet with the final unit and do a complete review. Read more »

Nokia releases HERE Drive+ for non-Lumia devices, voice-guided navigation comes for a fee

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If you’re of the small demographic who own Windows Phone 8 devices devices not made by Nokia (which is now under 20% of WP users), you’d be glad to hear that Nokia is making its HERE Drive+ navigation service available to all WP8 smartphone.

Until now, HERE Drive+ and its global, offline turn-by-turn navigation was exclusive to high-end Lumias, and one of the key advantages to owning a Lumia over other WP8 devices. Read more »

eBay Now launched for Android

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eBay has finally launched its eBay Now app for Android. eBay Now is a service that lets you have products from local stores delivered to you in about an hour.

eBay Now for Android allows you to purchase products and get them deliver to you at your work place, your neighbourhood bar or anywhere else you want. Read more »

Rockstar releases the official gameplay trailer of Grand Theft Auto V

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Rockstar has been teasing its upcoming game with lots of in-game screen shots. One of the trailers revealed the main characters of the Grand Theft Auto V and we even saw a dozen of other screenshots to build up the hype for the game.

Now, Rockstar has finally released a trailer, which reveals in gameplay of the Grand Theft Auto V. Read more »

SanDisk announces Extreme Micro-SDXC, the world’s fastest memory card for mobiles

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SanDisk has announced a new lineup of SanDisk Extreme Micro-SDXC cards. The Extreme will double the performance of the Ultra micro-SDXC cards, which was claiming to be the quickest in the world so far.

SanDisk Extreme Micro-SDXC will be available in 16 GB and 64 GB varieties. SanDisk has designed its latest cards to offer high speeds, while giving the durability a top priority. The newest addition from SanDisk will support read speeds of up to 80 MB/s and write speeds up to 50 MB/s. Read more »

Android security vulnerability has been fixed, patch sent out to OEMs

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It was recently discovered that Android has had a major security hole since version 1.6, which allowed hackers to modify almost any Play Store app and turn it malicious without tripping the built-in security measures. Well, that hole has already been plugged and the fix has been sent out to OEMs (Google was made aware of the issue in February, so it has had time to fix it).

Google claims that it hasn’t seen any app from the Play Store (or other app stores for that matter) that have been affected by this vulnerability. Read more »

Nokia Windows RT tablet pictured, alleged full Windows 8 version on the way

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What we may be seeing here is Nokia’s rumored Windows tablet, which has been doing the rounds in Rumorland for quite a long time now, but is yet to be officially confirmed.

The slate runs Windows RT nd not the full-blown Windows 8. However sources, allegedly close to the situation at Espoo, claim that Nokia may have given up on the RT version (pictured here) and will move its focus to delivering a slate with the full Windows experience. Read more »

Twitter updates apps to add DM sync, improved search

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Anyone who uses Twitter regularly knows how annoying it is to receive a direct message (or DM, as they are commonly known) on one of your Twitter apps and read it, only to find it still being marked as unread on all the other apps. Thankfully, the latest update fixes this issue, at least on the official first party Twitter apps.

In a co-ordinated update to its iPhone, iPad, Android, OS X apps, as well as TweetDeck, Twitter Web and Twitter Mobile, Twitter now syncs your read DMs, which means reading them on one device automatically marks them as read on other official apps. Read more »