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Samsung Galaxy S III mini battery life test finishes, the results are inside

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The Samsung Galaxy S III mini is a scaled down version of its big namesake – that means a smaller 4″ screen, two CPU cores instead of four and a smaller battery too, with 1,500mAh capacity.

Did the battery life scale accordingly, is it still the same, or even better? That’s what we’re here to find out. Read more »

Photoshop Touch updated for iPad mini and 7-inch Android tablets

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Adobe’s Photoshop Touch may not be quite in the same league as its desktop counterpart but compared to other image editing applications available on mobile it does allow you to do a heck of a lot more.

The app was so far only available on tablets on both the platforms and was optimized for the bigger 10-inch displays. In the latest v1.4 release, however, Adobe has optimized it for smaller tablet displays. The UI is now optimized for the iPad mini and 7-inch Android tablets, such as the Nexus 7, up to a minimum resolution of 1024 x 600. Read more »

Google updates Google Drive and Chrome apps for iOS and Android

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Google has updated their Google Drive and Chrome apps on both the platforms.

The new Google Drive app gets a slew of new features but the biggest one is the ability to edit spreadsheet within the apps, which makes it so much more useful now. Read more »

Will.i.am officially launched the i.am+ foto.sosho line of iPhone camera accessorie, meet the C.4, V.4, V.5 and L.5

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Just as promised, the famous singer and musician Will.i.am (Black Eyed Peas) introduced his intriguing 14MP camera accessories for the Apple iPhone 5 at a special event in London.

The accessories are part of the i.am+ foto.sosho line-up and comprise of the C.4, V.4 for the iPhone 4 and 4S V.5 and L.5, naturally, for the iPhone 5. All of them come with interchangeable lenses and a dedicated app. Read more »

Nexus 4 glass back could crack with temperature change

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Although not a lot of people have managed to get their hands on Google’s latest and greatest smartphone, we have already started seeing some complaints from the early adopters. One of the major issues so far has been a buzzing in the earpiece that a significant number of owners are reporting.

But by far the biggest pain point is the glass back on the Nexus 4, which has an affinity to crack when the device is dropped. However, it seems that dropping may not be the only way to break the glass. It can also break with something as simple as temperature change. Read more »

Microsoft takes a jab at Google with new ‘Scroogled’ website

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In an attempt to pull more users towards its Bing search engine, Microsoft has launched a site targeted at Google Shopping.

Microsoft claims that Google Shopping is basically a system where advertisers pay to have their products show up higher in a “pay-to-rank” system, and that you’re basically viewing ads when browsing its results. Read more »

iPad still dominates tablet market, things are getting closer though

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The Apple iPad share in the tablet market in Q3 has remained flat at 55%. That’s more than half of the entire segment, which is a pretty great achievement.

However Android now covers 44% of the tablet shipments in Q3, which means the open-source OS is gaining speed faster than previously projected. Read more »

Nokia Lumia 920 taken on rough ride through the desert for the ultimate optical stabilization test

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The Nokia Lumia 920 features optical image stabilization (OIS) for its 8MP camera and while Nokia dropped the ball when it was discovered its promo video was not shot with the 920 at all, fans took it on themselves to reshoot the sample. But riding a bike is too mellow, driving a four by four through the desert puts lot more stress on the OIS and is much cooler too.

UK Mobile Review has a series of posts on how its team did the test, culminating in a 8 minute long video of them driving across sand dunes in the desert near Dubai. Read more »

Microsoft sells 40 million Windows 8 licenses a month after the launch of the OS

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At the end of October, Microsoft officially launched the Windows 8 operating system and now, a month later, the company reports it has already sold 40 million licenses.

An impressive achievement for the guys at Redmond, indeed. In comparison, there were 60 million Windows 7 licenses sold in the first 10 weeks after its launch at the end of 2009. Read more »

The Nokia 3310 can probably survive the apocalypse, but will it blend?

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The Nokia 3310 is widely regarded as the toughest phone on the face of the Earth. A Chuck Norris of the phone world, if you will.

And to check out if this is an urban legend or an actual fact, the guy from the Will it Blend series of videos puts the mighty 3310 to the ultimate blend test. Read more »

Scratchgate: How does a two-month old Apple iPhone 5 look like?

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The beautiful aluminum body of the iPhone 5 is a scratch magnet and there’s no denying that. However, how bad exactly does Apple’s latest smartphone look after two months of use?

Gizmodo’s Sam Biddle compares two black iPhone 5s – one used with a case, and the other not. Read more »

Acer CloudMobile battery life test completes, here go the results

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The latest offering from Acer features a dual-core 1.5GHz Krait CPU, and pushes out an 4.3 inch HD display on Adreno 225 graphics.

It’s seems that this is quite a lot to ask from a 1460 mAh battery, but let’s if it’s up to the task. Read more »

Microsoft shifts 750,000 Xbox 360 consoles during the Black Friday week

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It might be six years old and have a replacement lurking right around the corner, but numbers say that the Xbox 360 is still one hell of a gaming console. Microsoft announced that it sold 750,000 units thanks to the shopping frenzy surrounding the Black Friday week.

The above number handily trumps the achievements of some of Microsoft’s major competitors, including Nintendo’s spanking new Wii U, which was plagued by stock shortages during the same period. Read more »

Microsoft to release update to Windows Phone 8 to fix the reboots

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Early adopters of Windows Phone 8 devices have been complaining about their devices randomly rebooting repeatedly. Fortunately, a fix is on the way.

Microsoft has confirmed that they have identified the cause of the problem and will be delivering an over-the-air update in December that will fix the problem. Read more »

Google Drive gets integrated into Gmail, making 10GB attachments a reality

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Back in the day when Gmail was introduced, Google redefined the concept of email storage. Today, the wildly popular email service broke more new ground by integrating Google Drive into it. The trick will allow you to email files up to 10GB in size.

Gmail attachments from Google Drive will always be kept in sync, so recipients will have access to the most recent version of a document or project. Read more »