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Amazon drops the price of its 7″ 8GB Kindle Fire to £99 for Black Friday

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As you’ve probably learned by now, today is Black Friday in the US, but Amazon is bringing some of the price slashing action to its UK store as well. In fact, the company has been doing so the entire past week, but now they caught our eye by cutting the price of its 7″ Kindle Fire by £30.

Now you can buy the last-gen 7″ 8GB Kindle Fire for £99 (with special offers) or £109, if you don’t want to have sponsored screensavers on your device. Read more »

Apple’s international Black Friday sale is live today and only today

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As expected, Apple Stores throughout the world now offer a special sale on many items and it’s valid only today. Some of the stores were down last time I checked, but I’m sure patience will be rewarded.

Currently some of the most popular Apple devices cost roughly 8% off. That means you can get the latest iPad for about 40 US dollars/euro less than the regular price.

The latest iPod Touch can be had for around 30 US dollars/euro less and finally, most of the MacBooks are down by 100 US dollars/euro as well. Read more »

Nook HD and Nook HD+ go on sale in the UK

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After being announced back in September, the new Nook HD and Nook HD+ have finally gone on sale, in the UK for now. Those who pre-ordered theirs from Barnes & Noble online store should get it this week or you could purchase them from stores such as John Lewis, Argos, Asda, Dixons, Sainsbury, Waitrose, Blackwell’s and Foyles in the UK.

For those who don’t know, the Nook HD and Nook HD+ are Barnes & Noble’s answer to Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ respectively. Read more »

Samsung shows off upcoming Premium Suite for Note 10.1 in a video

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Samsung has announced a Premium Suite update for the Galaxy Note 10.1, which will be provided with the upcoming Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update whenever it is released. They have now released a lengthy video that shows these new features in action.

Most of the features in the Premium Suite extend upon the existing features in the Note 10.1. For example, the multi-window app functionality now lets you run several apps simultaneously and even increase their size. The Air View feature, borrowed from the Note II, lets you hover over content in default Samsung apps and preview them. The clipping feature lets you cut images from web pages and send them or add to documents. Read more »

Nokia Lumia 820 completes our battery life tests, here are the results

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The Nokia Lumia 820 is our first brush with the Finnish company’s next generation of Windows Phone handsets. It has a relatively small battery (1650mAh), smaller than even HTC’s Windows Phone 8X juice pack. And that one certainly didn’t impress us much with its battery life.

The Lumia 820 has a dual-core Krait processor running at 1.5GHz inside (like most other WP8 phones) so we don’t expect this to make any difference, but that 4.3” AMOLED screen probably will. Read more »

Nokia Lumia 920 gets the rough treatment again, the abuse knows no boundaries

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Today, we welcome the third installment in this series of Nokia Lumia 920 torture tests. This time around, it finally meets its proverbial maker.

Not long ago, we saw the Nokia Lumia 920 star in a video where its build quality was tested by a key, a knife and a hammer, after it was subjected to a drop test. Read more »

US Turkey day sees lots of app discounts in the Google Play Store

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As part of the Thanksgiving celebration and the upcoming Black Friday and Cyber Monday, many apps in the Google Play Store are have received reduced prices.

We already knew Gameloft was having a sale on some of its games, but some Reddit users have managed to find a huge growing number of other bargain priced apps earlier today. Here go the more popular among them. Read more »

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 gets its ICS update at long last

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Samsung is finally reseeding the Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Galaxy Tab 8.9. The Galaxy Tab 8.9 didn’t gain much traction though I have always considered this screen size to provide the best combination of portability and big-screen user experience.

Back in July, Samsung started seeding an Ice Cream Sandwich update to most of its tablets. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 was on the list but the update for it was stopped in its tracks due to some pending issues.

Now, we hear, the updates are seeding again. But seriously? An Ice Cream Sandwich update in the end of December? Read more »

Google expands indoor navigation to desktop Google Maps, adds thousands of new floor plans

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A while back Google unveiled indoor plans for Google Maps on Android smartphones. As of today, the service is also available on the desktop web version, which you probably use on your computer.

Not only that, but the map data is no longer limited to places in France, but has now been expanded to include select locations and places of interest in Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Japan, the UK, the US, Sweden, and Switzerland. Read more »

Today’s online deals for phones and tablets rock (Black Friday or not)

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Yes, it’s this time of the year again and most of you living up there in the States are probably looking around for a good deal on something you’ve already planned on buying. Well, in case you were up for a new cellphone or an iPad, here are some nice online deals to get you started.

Unfortunately, here in Europe we don’t have our own version of Black Friday deals, so all listed deals concern US prices and availability. By all means, this is not meant to be a complete list. If you know some more deals, share them in the comments. Read more »

Nokia updates Transport app for WP8, releases WP7 and Symbian versions for beta testing

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Nokia has updated its Nokia Transport (known as Transit in North America) for Windows Phone 8 with a revamped interface. The company is also working on apps for Windows Phone 7 and even Symbian, but those are in beta right now.

One of the changes is that the route is segmented and you can look at each segment more closely with a single tap or swipe. Read more »

Jelly Bean for Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Wi-Fi now seeding

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The Jelly Bean update rollout for the Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Wi-Fi (P3110) has just started.

The first country to get the update is France, but more are expected to follow in the next few days. Read more »

Samsung adds new iPad, iPad mini and iPod touch to lawsuit against Apple

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The legal war between Apple and Samsung continues and the latest move from the South Korean conglomerate is adding some of the new products that were recently announced by Apple.

The already long list of Apple products that Samsung claims violates their patents will now include the new fourth generation iPad with Retina display, iPad mini and the fifth generation iPod touch. Read more »

EA and Gameloft celebrate Thanksgiving Day with iOS and Android sales

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Thanksgiving Day is here and so are the sales. EA and Gameloft have decided to kick things off by offering discounts on some of their popular titles.

EA has slashed the prices on many of its popular titles, which means you can now pick up games such as Dead Space, Mass Effect Infiltrator, Shift 2 Unleashed, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit and Mirror’s Edge for just $0.99. Read more »

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City coming to Android and iOS early next month

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In celebration of the 10 year anniversary of 80′s style car thievery and gunplay, Rockstar is re-releasing Grand Theft Audo: Vice City for Android and iOS on December 6th.

It seems like just yesterday we were busy rolling through Miami on a killing spree to the tune of Roxette. Read more »