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Google offers books, movies and TV shows in Brazil, Amazon counters with books and Kindle

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Two Internet giants just opened their virtual storefronts in Brazil – Google brought Play with books and movies, while Amazon is offering digital books store. The basic Kindle reader will be going on sale soon too.

There is no exact launch date for the Kindle, but it should become available in a few weeks. Read more »

Twitterrific 5 for iOS now available on the App Store

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Twitterrific has been around pretty much since Twitter itself came into existence. It was one of the reasons why people started taking Twitter seriously and also spurred a lot of development in the Twitter client segment, which has become a huge deal today.

Iconfactory, the creators of this iconic app, have now released the fifth and the most significant update to this client in its history. Major changes include a completely revamped UI, unified app for iPhone and iPad and option of new themes and fonts. Read more »

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City now out for iOS and Android [UPDATE: Android version temporarily removed]

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Rockstar has released the 10th Anniversary Edition of their popular Grand Theft Auto: Vice City game on iOS and Android. The game is available on the App Store and Google Play for $4.99.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City for mobile is the exact same game that you may have enjoyed ten years ago on a console or a PC. The graphics have been updated with today’s mobile devices in mind, which means the game you will be playing today will be running at a higher resolution compared to what it did on the PS2 all those years ago. Read more »

Dropbox for Android updated with ability to move files and folders

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We all love Dropbox here. It’s easily the best way to quickly transfer small files between devices without the hassles of using a cable and also great for backing up important data.

Now the Android version of the app has hit version 2.2.2, which brings with it a small but significant change. You can now move files and folders around, something that was annoyingly missing in the previous versions. Just tap on the drop down menu button next to the file or folder, and then use the Move option to select a location where you’d like to move it. Read more »

Google Search app for Android updated with improved Google Now functionality

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The Android version of the Google Search application has been updated and improves upon the Google Now functionality on Jelly Bean devices. There are some new cards that provide you with even more information. For example, Google Now will tell you about events nearby your location or provide suggestions to help with your research (not sure how this works).

There are some functionalities that have been borrowed from iOS, such as the Passbook like ability to automatically pull up boarding passes from your Gmail to be scanned when you reach the airport and the Siri like ability to post status messages on Google+ using just your voice. Read more »

It’s Jelly Beans for dinner – the Google Nexus 4 comes to our office

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The Google Nexus 4 is a much sought after phone, but we finally managed to secure a review unit. As usual, we’re going to take it for a quick spin in front of our camera before we get to writing our review.

While the quad-core Krait processor and the 4.7″ WXGA screen are great, we have to admit we spent quite a while just playing with the back. Read more »

Google updates the YouTube app with iPad and iPhone 5 support

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Google finally updated its YouTube app to support iPads and the latest iPhone 5.

As you probably remember, Apple removed the default YouTube player from iOS 6, so Google was forced to release a dedicated app to the App Store. Until now though, the app had no support for Apple’s slates and the iPhone 5. Read more »

Amazon drops the Verizon’s HTC DROID DNA price to $150

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Amazon US has dropped the HTC DROID DNA price for by $50 and is now offering the smartphone $150.

Naturally, the offer only applies if you are willing to sign a two-year contract with Verizon. Read more »

TomTom for Android updated, compatibility issues fixed

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Up until now, the TomTom GPS navigation app for Android had one severe handicap: it wouldn’t run on displays wider than 480 pixels.

The latest update fixes that, and adds several other optimizations as well. Read more »

If you’re having problems with touch sensitivity on your Nexus 4, this fix might help

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Have you had problems touching a Nexus 4? No, I don’t mean getting your hands on one (which can be a challenge) but problems with the touch sensitivity of the screen. Users have complained about it and if it’s bugging you too, now there’s a fix you can try.

Coming courtesy of XDA-Developers members, the fix reportedly improves touch and it can be undone if you want to go back. Read more »

One of a kind Samsung Mobile Store opens in Paris

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Samsung opened its first Samsung Mobile Store in Paris, France on December 1. It’s dedicated to mobile devices only and offers a similar experience and support as the Apple’s Retail Stores.

The store spreads to 170 square meters and you can find and try every one of the latest Samsung’s smartphones, players, slates, portable cameras and notebooks. Read more »

Nokia Lumia 620 promo video shows the Lumia-exclusive features and many color options

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Nokia just unveiled a third member of its Windows Phone 8 lineup, the Nokia Lumia 620. It’s a budget offering that will take on the HTC Windows Phone 8S. Anyway, the first promo video for Nokia’s new phone is out and it offers a glimpse at the looks of the phone and its many colors (7 in total).

The video also goes over the exclusive features that the 620 is getting for being a part of the Lumia range. Read more »

The Sony Xperia E and Xperia E Dual video ads go live in FullHD

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Hot on the heels of just announced Xperia E and Xperie E Dual we now have their first video ads.

We’re not talking high-end devices here, but rather simple smartphones that won’t break the bank. Read more »

Microsoft kicks off #DroidRage again, asks for your Android malware horror stories

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Last year in December we reported about the #DroidRage trend that Microsoft started on Twitter, asking Android users their horror stories about using their phones and the people with the best stories would get a free Windows Phone 7 device.

This year, they are back again with the same hashtag, asking Android users for their best/worst Android malware horror stories. They haven’t exactly mentioned what prize the winners will be getting, only referring to it as a ‘get well present’ but it’s likely that it will be a Windows Phone again this year. Read more »

Google I/O coming back next year on May 15 in San Francisco

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We are still in December but Google has already announced the dates for the next year’s Google I/O event, which will be taking place in the Moscone Center West in San Francisco from May 15 to 17, 2013.

If you’re not aware of Google I/O, it’s Google’s developer event where developers from around the world come together to check out the new stuff Google has in store for them, attend all the training sessions and interact with other developers. Read more »