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Skype for iOS updated to v4.1, brings HD video calls and better in-call quality

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Skype pushed out an update for its iOS app, which brings only a few improvements the most important of which is support for HD video calling. It only works on the iPad 4, though.

Owners of other iGadgets also have reason update – the Skype v4.1 brings improvements to the call quality and stability. Also, the country code picker has been redesigned. Read more »

RHA takes its in-ear headphones lineup upmarket with the newly launched MA600i and MA750i

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The British designer and manufacturer of headphones Reid Heath Acoustics announced two new additions to its lineup of in-ear headphones. The RHA MA600i and MA750i aim to sit in a decidedly more upmarket segment compared to the rest of the company’s offerings.

The MA600i and MA750i are designed to work with Apple devices, so each of the headsets sports a three-button remote. A version of both headphones without remote will be available in September. Read more »

20 people injured at an LG G2 marketing event in Korea

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The LG G2 is one of the hottest phones of the year and people’s desire to get a hold of it can easily go out of control. So much so, that at a launch event in Korea, twenty people were injured during a not-too-well thought marketing stunt.

LG decided it was a good idea to put vouchers for free phones in balloons full of helium amidst an open area full of people. You can guess what ensued. Read more »

Robert Downey Jr. revealed in HTC’s latest ad campaign

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We have seen short teasers of HTC’s new ad campaign ‘Here’s To Change’ before. Now HTC, has released the third video in the series and the mysterious man in the first two ads is revealed to be none other than Robert Downey Jr.

We had heard rumors of RDJ being hired by HTC to promote its brand and this is the first in what is clearly a series of videos that will star the Iron Man himself. Read more »

New Nexus 7 facing GPS connectivity issues

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Being an early adopter is not all fun and games. Although you get to use the latest and greatest technology before everybody else, you are also often the first one to face issues that someone who may buy later won’t have to deal with.

A similar situation has arisen for the owners of the new Nexus 7 tablet, which despite its excellent specs and price, isn’t free from glitches. According to the users, the tablet is facing GPS connectivity issues, where often loses connection to the satellite after a few minutes and fails to get a lock on afterwards. Read more »

ASUS to manufacture the second generation Nexus 10 slate?

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According to a report by our colleagues over at, Google has chosen ASUS to manufacture the refreshed Nexus 10 slate instead of sticking with Samsung. The information comes from an unknown retailer listing which ties ASUS to the second-gen Nexus 10 slate.

The filling has placeholder dimensions, weight and release date for the tablet, making its authenticity quite questionable. However, it wouldn’t be such a stretch for ASUS to be responsible for the Nexus-line of tablets, considering it’s been producing the original Nexus 7 as well as the 2013 version of the 7″ tablet and both of those are shaping to be quite successful. Read more »

World’s thinnest smartphone visits HQ, watch the Huawei Ascend P6 star in a hands-on

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Huawei Ascend P6 is widely advertised as the world’s slimmest smartphone to date. Indeed there is no thinner smartphone in our database so far and we just had to see it live. And here it is – the Ascend P6 knocking on our office doors.

Huawei Ascend P6 is powered by company’s home-brewed chipset – the K3V2 – featuring a quad-core 1.5GHz Cortex-A9 processor, a 16-core unnamed graphics unit and 2GB of RAM. We’ve already met this configuration within the Ascend Mate phablet and we know it performs very well on a 720p screen. Read more »

‘Pivvot’ for iOS game review

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Pivvot is a brand new game for iOS from developer Whitaker Trebella. The game focuses on minimal interaction with dead simple controls and delivers the complications through some seriously challenging gameplay. Add to that minimal visuals and a funky soundtrack and we may have a recipe for success. Let’s see how the game is in practice.

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ASUS waves goodbye to the Windows RT platform due to poor sales

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Poor sales performance of the Windows RT platform, which Microsoft hoped would making a dent in the tablet market, has made ASUS announce it’s ceasing making slates running it.

The company is currently only offering the VivoTab RT tablet, powered by the Tegra 3 SoC. Read more »

CyanogenMod ROM now supports Chromecast streaming for any video or audio file on your phone

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ClockworkMod Recovery developer Koushik Dutta has made some tweaks to the CyanogenMod ROM allowing you to play any video or audio file on your phone directly to your Chromecast connected TV.

Mr. Dutta has directly baked in the media playing functionality into the ROM’s framework. This means that even if the media app, be it video or audio, hasn’t yet utilized the Chromecast API, streaming would still work. Read more »

Nokia adds call and text blocking to WP8 Lumia phones running on GDR2 update

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A new update of the Extras + Info service app for Nokia Lumia brings options for call and SMS blocking. The update is available to all Windows Phone 8-powered Lumia smartphones, but the new functionality works only on those running on the GDR2 a.k.a. Amber update.

Thanks to new APIs coming with the WP8 GDR2 update, Nokia was able to add the call/SMS blocking functionality to its latest smartphones. Currently, Nokia Lumia 1020 and Lumia 925 are running it officially, while the rest of the Lumia WP8 gang (920/820/720/620/520) will be getting it any moment now. Read more »

Live images of Tegra 4-powered Nvidia Tegra Tab surface

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Rumors of Nvidia wanting to build its own tablet have been doing the rounds for a couple of months now, but they will probably gain even more traction now that we got leaked photos of an Tegra-4 powered Tegra Tab slate.

Manufactured by the Chinese company Shenzhen Homecare Technology, the Nvidia Tegra Tab is a 7″ slate powered by the company’s latest Tegra 4 system-on-a-chip that’s shuold offer blazing fast performance. Read more »

New Nexus 7 arriving in UK on August 28

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ASUS has announced that the European version of the second generation Nexus 7 tablet will go on sale in the UK on August 28. Although the tablet was announced couple of weeks ago and went on sale in the US last week, the European launch dates weren’t revealed until now.

In terms of pricing, the 16GB Wi-Fi-only model will cost £199.99 and the 32GB variant will be priced at £239.99 and will be available through multiple retailers along with the Play Store. Read more »

LG G2 produces impressive scores in initial benchmark tests

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LG’s latest flagship smartphone – the G2 – wowed us with its unique design and more importantly, the fantastic set of specifications. Naturally, then, it was bound to be put through its paces sooner or later and so it has.

Droid-Life managed to get their hands on a device and run two of the most popular benchmarks on it – AnTuTu and Quadrant. While the jury is out on the reliability of these benchmarks, especially considering how they can easily be gamed, you can still derive some idea about the device’s performance. Read more »

Google Play Music All Access now available in 10 more countries

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Google unveiled its own music stream service at its I/O event, three months ago. The on-demand service was initial available only in US, but Google has now expanded it to cover 10 more countries.

Google Play Music All Access is now available in Austria, Belgium, France, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Portugal, Spain and United Kingdom. Read more »