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Here are the official Nexus 7 accessories

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I am sure there are lots of people interested into pairing their new Nexus 7 slate with some original accessories. So here are all the official ASUS extras for the first Google tablet.

There are plenty of stuff to go with the slate – a rotating stand case, a Bluetooth keyboard case, a folio case with wallet, a basic leather stand, a screen protector, a Nexus dock and a flip case. Read more »

Apple’s iPad dominates tablet market with record-breaking quarter, according to IDC

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While Android was the undisputed ruler in the smartphone world, it’s a different story when it comes to tablets – Apple’s iPad had a record quarter and accounted for 68.2% of tablet shipments during Q2 of this year.

For comparison, the biggest maker of Android tablets is Samsung and their share is just 9.6%. Read more »

Android gets its own official blog, read all about the OS straight from the Android team

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So far, the Google Mobile blog has been the major source of info on Android, coming from the source. The blog, however, covers a lot of other Google mobile services (like Google’s mobile sites and apps for other mobile OSes), so when the Mountain View team received an overwhelming amount of requests for an Android-only blog, they delivered.

The Official Android blog will be the go-to place to learn what’s new with the Google mobile operating system. Read more »

Windows 8 goes gold, now released to manufacturing

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It seems Microsoft is right on track with its Windows plan – the new OS has been released to manufacturing as it’s been scheduled.

Microsoft’s OEM partners now have the final release of Windows 8 and they can start embedding it into their new devices. Read more »

A joint venture between Fujitsu, NTT DOCOMO, NEC, and Fujitsu Semiconductor wants a piece of the mobile semiconductor cake

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Another player has entered the thriving market of semiconductor chips with built-in modems, people. A newly formed joint venture, which includes Fujitsu, NTT DOCOMO, NEC, and Fujitsu Semiconductor, called Access Network Technology Limited aims at capturing a piece of the lucrative pie.

Fujitsu will own 52.8% of the newly minted company, with NTT Docomo, NEC and Fujitsu Semiconductor owning 19.9, 17.8, and 9.5% respectively. Read more »

Dropbox admits leak of account emails, no passwords have been stolen

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After investigating complaints from its users getting crazy amounts of spam, Dropbox has announced that emails and passwords stolen from third-party websites have been used to hack into existing Dropbox accounts.

One of the breachеd accounts is a Dropbox employee’s and it happened to contain some project files with a number of Dropbox client email addresses. Hence the spam spree. Read more »

This fresh iOS UI concept shows what the iOS 6 should have been

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We already know everything there is to know about the upcoming iOS 6 and let’s face it – it’s not going to be the jump Apple is trying to convince us it is. Everything is pretty much the same, with a few tweaks here and there, an overdue Facebook integration and extended Siri functionality.

The major new feature with the iOS 6 is the new Maps app, now with TomTom map data and, of course, the addition of navigation. Well, people do use Siri and navigation for sure, but those people have also been using this same tired iOS interface for 6 years now. They need something new, refreshing and they are not getting it this year.

Joost van der Ree published a few inspiring ideas that could easily fit into iOS, boosting the user experience along the way. Some of them are so obvious that makes you wonder why Apple didn’t come up with them in the first place. But maybe they have? Read more »

Amazon Cloud Player adds automatic song match and upgrade feature like iTunes

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Amazon unveiled a pretty major update to their Cloud Player service that launched early last year. The update makes the Player more independent from Cloud Drive and offers a free, automatic audio quality upgrade, similar to iTunes Match.

The audio upgrade program is pretty neat – music on your hard drive will be scanned and matching songs (that Amazon has the rights to) will be upgraded to a high-quality 256Kbps version and they won’t even have to be uploaded. Read more »

Latest Google Chrome update brings Retina display support on OS X, webcam support for everyone

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Google has released the latest version of the desktop Chrome browser, which brings it to version 21.0.1180.60. One of the two important features is the support for the Retina display on the new MacBook Pro. This feature was so far available on the beta version but now those who use the stable release can take advantage of it as well.

Another feature that was only available on the beta version before is support for a camera and microphone. Now thanks to addition of the getUserMedia API, websites will finally have access to your webcam (if you allow them), which will let you use services like Webcam Toy, Magic Xylophone and Sketchbots, to name a few. Read more »

Google giving away Nexus Q for free to all who have pre-ordered it, proper launch delayed

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It seems Google has finally realized no one really wants a $300 bowling ball whose only real abilities are streaming your music and movies from the cloud while completely ignoring all the content on your Android smartphone or tablet and using them just as a glorified remote control.

So now they have done the sensible thing and suspended the launch of the device by removing it from the Play Store. Meanwhile, they are working on making it “do even more than it does today”, which is not much. Read more »

Microsoft replaces Hotmail with Outlook.com, gets a million new users in a few hours

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Microsoft has launched the new Outlook.com, which replaces the existing Hotmail webmail service. The new website makes good use of the Metro UI and also offers users to switch from their current @hotmail.com email addresses to @outlook.com addresses.

Upon opening the new website you’ll notice just how clean and uncluttered the UI is. In fact, it’s so minimalistic that at first glance you’d think you accidentally opened the mobile version of the website. Read more »

Samsung launches its Music Hub service in the United States

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Samsung launched its own mobile music service in the United States. The Samsung Music Hub will be initially available on the Galaxy S III smartphones offered by AT&T and US Cellular. Availability for the rest of the flagship’s carrier versions is yet to be announced.

The service will be offered in free and premium variations with the latter set to cost $9.99 a month. Read more »

The first full 007 Skyfall trailer is here

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MGM released a teaser of the new Bond movie last May. It’s just today though when we get to see the full-length trailer of 23rd Bond movie called Skyfall.

We recently saw Daniel Craig land with a parachute at the Olympics opening event and visitors were treated with a 30-second teaser for Skyfall. Now here is the official trailer. Read more »

Samsung has started pushing out Android 4.0.4 to Galaxy Tab 10.1

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The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 has reportedly, just started receiving its update to Android ICS.

Currently, the update has gone live in Italy, but should hit other regions soon. Read more »

Leaked Sony slides reveal a new Xperia tablet

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According to some leaked slides, Sony is going to release a new Android tablet under the Xperia brand, thus unifying its smartphone and tablet business into one brand.

If the slides prove to be correct, the tablet is going to feature a 9.4-inch display with a 1280×800 pixels resolution powered by the quad-core Tegra 3 chipset. Read more »