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Samsung releases two official hands-on videos for the Ativ S

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The Windows Phone 8-running Ativ S is yet to be released, but Samsung is already starting to warm up for the launch.

The Ativ S should go on sale some time this month, but Samsung is yet to confirm the first countries to get its WP8 smartphone. That probably won’t take long as the company has already started its marketing campaign on the device. Two newly uploaded videos demonstrate pretty much everything the Ativ S can tempt you with. Read more »

Sony’s own Flash tool beta released, will let you revert to Sony software

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Sony has released its own Flash tool for download. It lets you flash back to a Sony-made ROM in case you have stranded into hostile custom software territory.

Currently only the Xperia S, arc and arc S are supported and an unlocked bootloader is a must. Read more »

YouTube gets a new coat of paint, makes it easier to discover new videos to watch

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If you’ve visited YouTube today you might have noticed that it has a brand new design. But there’s another change that you might not notice right away – Google is trying to make it easier to follow the channels you’ve subscribed to and to find new content.

Let’s start with the new look. Read more »

HTC Butterfly ad spends 2 minutes subtly implying that the phone is awesome

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HTC’s Butterfly, the droid with the 5″ 1080p screen, started off in Japan, moved to the US and has now finally gone international. It keeps the same cool specs as the country-specific versions, including the high-res S-LCD3 and the Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset.

But instead of telling you about it, it’s easier to show it with this video ad for the HTC Butterfly. Read more »

Samsung showcases Galaxy S III Premium Suite upgrade in a video

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We reported a few days ago about the Android 4.1.2 update for the Galaxy S III, which brings with it Samsung’s Premium Suite features, features that are basically borrowed from the bigger Galaxy Note II.

Now Samsung has released a video that showcases some of the features in this Premium Suite upgrade. It’s a multi-part series of videos and the first of the lot has been uploaded on YouTube. Read more »

Archos releases 7-inch Android-based GamePad

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Archos has released its latest Android tablet, called the GamePad. As you can tell, the device has been optimized for gaming and as such comes with a full set of physical controls besides the display.

Of course, simply having the controls isn’t going to help. The games need to be able to use these controls, without which the whole thing would be pointless. This is where Archos’ mapping tool comes into play. Read more »

The Google Nexus 10 lands in the office, shows its 4 megapixel screen to our camera

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The Google Nexus 10 has finally graced our office with its presence. Not only is this Google’s first swing at a 10-inch slate, but it’s also the tablet with the highest resolution screen on the market. It’s got a 2560×1600-pixel LCD with a pixel density of 300 ppi, which can put even the Retina iPad to shame.

The Google Nexus 10 is also the first tablet to be powered by Samsung’s new Exynos 5250 chipset, featuring a couple of Cortex-A15 cores. And all Google is asking for this impressive package is $400. Read more »

Snapseed photo sharing and editing app lands in the Google Play store

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The award-winning photo sharing and editing application Snapseed has made its way to the Google Play store. The already wildly popular for iOS app also dropped its price from $4.99 to free for all Apple products.

Along with the usual plethora of visual effects, Snapseed allows you to crop images, adjust their brightness and contrast, as well as easily share the final results in Google+ thorough a neatly integrated button. Read more »

Apple to invest $100 million in moving iMac production to the US

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Designed by Apple in California. Assembled in USA. – This is what lots of new iMac owners noticed engraved on the back of their computers. A while ago there were some iMacs assembled in the US according to the retail box, not the aluminum back, but they were believed to be refurbished.

Now lots of the iMacs currently sold within the USA are actually build there too. The speculations are over, CEO Tim Cook came up with a statement on the matter. Here is what he said: Read more »

Microsoft’s #DroidRage Twitter campaign backfires in a spectacular manner

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Sometimes things go exactly as planned, other times – as Microsoft found out – things fail with a loud bang. The software giant has been on an offensive against Google lately – the Scroogled campaign and, more recently, the #DroidRage campaign.

Except most of the Twitter missiles that Microsoft though users will fire at Android as part of the campaign were smacked right into Windows Phone. Read more »

Star Trek Into Darkness teaser trailer finally available

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The official teaser trailer of Star Trek’s sequel – Into Darkness – is finally available. The world premiere is on May 17, 2013.

J.J. Abrams is taking the director’s chair once again, while the screenplay is done by Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof. Yeah, the whole Fringe and Lost gang is here. Read more »

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 »