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Mozilla updates Firefox Beta for Android, bugs get squashed and stability is improved

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No, this is not the big announcement Mozilla will be making at tomorrow’s Google I/O, although judging by the new features, it easily might have been.

Instead, Mozilla has ditched the Beta and launched v.14.0 of its native Firefox browser for Android. Just as usual, some bugs are squashed and stability is improved, but most notably, the look of the browser UI has changed. Read more »

OneCloud from Box now available on Android

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Box.com’s recently released OneCloud platform, aimed at providing enterprise level cloud storage solutions, is now available to Android users.

OneCloud is designed to allow third-party app developers the ability to sync to a Box account from within their app, which eliminates the problems when trying to view files edited via a mobile platform in a desktop environment. Read more »

Bing Maps gets its largest update to date – 165TB worth of aerial imagery

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Bing Maps has received a huge update, amassing a total of 165 terabytes of information and imagery. This is the largest update to the mapping service ever and it’s larger than all of the past Aerial releases combined! To give you a little perspective the prior existing Aerial coverage of Bing Maps was 129 terabytes in total.

The update brings high-quality aerial photos of North America, South America, Africa, Australia, Europe and Asia with the total covered area being around 38 million square kilometers or roughly Russia’s land area multiplied by two plus the whole of India. Pretty impressive stuff. Read more »

Instagram update brings revamped profile tab, improved sharing

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Instagram has been updated for iOS and Android with the most prominent change being the revamped profile tab, which is now more intuitively arranged.

Sharing has received improvements too – users can opt to share their likes on Facebook. The usual array of bug fixes and optimizations are included in the update. Read more »

Microsoft to acquire Yammer for $1.2 billion

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Microsoft has announced its intention to acquire Yammer for $1.2 billion in cash. The company will be part of the Microsoft Office Division and will be headed by the division President Kurt DelBene.

For those who are not aware, Yammer is an enterprise social networking service. Think of it as Facebook for the corporations. The company was started four years ago and currently has 5 million corporate users, which includes employees from 85 percent of the Fortune 500 companies. Read more »

The eco-friendly Samsung Galaxy Exhilarate for AT&T dropped by, here’s a hands-on

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The AT&T exclusive Samsung Galaxy Exhilarate i577 is not the first Android smartphone with eco credentials from the Korean giant. However, the LTE packing, inconspicuously looking handset offers last year’s top shelf spec sheet to go with its low price . All in all, enough to get us curious.

The Samsung Galaxy Exhilarate features a Qalcomm Snapdragon S3 chipset with two 1.2 GHz Scorpion cores, and a gig of RAM. Read more »

Skype gets more than 70 million downloads for Android, makes an infographic to celebrate it

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Skype announced today that their Android app has surpassed 70 million downloads from the Google Play Store.

The achievement is celebrated with a special infographic showing the progress the app has made to become the most popular video calling application for Android. Read more »

Google Nexus 7 tablet leaks ahead Google I/O, reveals its specs and design

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The long rumored Google Nexus tablet manufactured by ASUS has revealed its specs and its pretty face thanks to a leaked internal training document. And here’s what it’ll probably look like.

As usual with rumors, you should take this with a pinch of salt, but it all looks pretty real to me and matches most of the previous rumors. It’s got the curved front like the previous Nexus family members, too.
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This Asus Transformer Pad Infinity promo video might make you want one

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With the retail availability of the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity 700 quickly approaching, a promo video of the slate has emerged. Narrated by the people, who were directly involved in its development of the slate, the video showcases some of the talents which the Transformer Pad Infinity has on tap.

As you probably know by now, the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity 700 shapes up to be one of the best equipped Android tablets this far into 2012. Read more »

Apple quietly quits claiming that its Mac OS X is virus proof

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This might not be the stuff of major announcements and news releases, but it is likely a bigger deal than many of them. In the stealthiest of all fashions, Apple has quit bragging about the invincibility from computer viruses of the OS X operational system, which powers the giant’s computers.

    The change regards the marketing messages on Apple’s website, which highlight the qualities of the Mac operating system. Read more »

The Nokia heavyweight is here, we take the Lumia 900 for a spin

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Just days after the exciting Windows Phone 8 announcement we have the Lumia 900 at our doorstep.

The Nokia Lumia 900 immediately felt special with its glossy white finish and gorgeous display. Jump past the break for more. Read more »

Mozilla prepares ‘something BIG’ for Firefox on Android next week

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Mozilla is cooking something big, according to their Twitter teasing a major Firefox update on Android. At least that’s what it looks like.

There are virtually no indications on what the ‘something BIG’ part might be, but judging from the not so many Firefox goodies the browser has seen on Android, it’s safe to assume the announcement is in this ballpark.

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AMD releases Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition, takes back the performance crown from NVIDIA

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When AMD released the HD 7970 last year, it was the fastest single-GPU graphics card on the market. That was until NVIDIA launched their GTX 680, which took the crown from AMD and left the 7970 with a bloody nose.

Now AMD is back with a tweaked version of the HD 7970, called the HD 7970 GHz Edition, to take back what’s now rightfully theirs, the title of the fastest single-GPU graphics card. Read more »

Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut comes free of charge on June 26

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BioWare has just announced the Extended Cut DLC for Mass Effect 3 will be released on June 26 worldwide for PC and Xbox 360. The PlayStation 3 update will be pushed on June 26 in North America and July 4 for the rest of the world.

The DLC is free, weighs almost 2GB and expands the cinematic sequences at the end of the game. Once again – there won’t be any changes on the story, just more answers and closure. Read more »

PureView’s take on the PureView: We shoot a hands-on video with the Nokia 808

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We’ve had a lot of requests for all sorts of tests of the PureView’s camera capabilities, and one which caught our eye was using the device to shoot one of our hands-on videos.

And what more appropriate smartphone to put in front of the camera than…another PureView! PureViewception anyone? Check out our video to see how well it did. Read more »