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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 appears on Office Depot shortly, priced at $399

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The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 should have been out by now, but Samsung recently decided to push back the launch to the end of this month. Pricing for the 10.1″ Ice Cream Sandwich tablet was never announced, but Office Depot may have let the cat out of the bag.

It has since been pulled down, but Office Depot put a $399 price tag on the 8GB model, which is a pretty low price for a new 10″ tablet. Read more »

Google recruits its users to improve indoor location accuracy

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Internal mapping has been in the mind of Google for some time, with the initial introduction of interior navigation making its first real appearance with Google Maps 6.0.

screens and the logo for the new location centric app

At the time you could use it to traverse places like airports, shopping centers and even your local IKEA, but navigating indoor spaces overall has remained relatively limited, something Google are attempting to rectify. Read more »

Instagram for Android gets updated, brings tablets to the photo sharing frenzy

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You probably remember that at its launch a few days back, Instagram for Android did not support tablets – a fact which left quite a few wannabe users frustrated. Well, folks, it took the photo sharing app’s developers only 3 days to fix that wrong.

The tablet support is not the only change which the update has brought to Instagram for Android. Read more »

Max Payne Mobile will hit iOS on April 12, Android two weeks later

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In case you are a fan of Rockstar’s original Max Payne from a decade ago, who’s itching to get some old school action in his/her pocket, we have some good news for you. Max Payne Mobile – the port of the original blockbuster will land on iOS devices on April 12. Android running hardware will follow suit two weeks later – on April 26.

The videogame developers promise the “full classic Max Payne PC experience” on your handheld device. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 stops by, we let you taste its Ice Cream Sandwich

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is the Ice Cream Sandwich refresh of the original Tab 10.1. But it’s more than that really. Despite the specs sheet seems the same it turned out the new Tab 2 10.1 is based on TI OMAP chipset instead on the Tegra 2.

The design has a few new touches as well – a bit different framing and the huge stereo speaker grilles on both sides of the screen. Read more »

HTC One V comes by for a visit, poses for a quick hands-on video

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First it was the Hero. Then came the Legend. And now the chin is back yet again with the One V. Yes, the epic naming convention is dropped, but in its place comes spectacular build quality and Ice Cream Sandwich with the latest Sense 4.0 user interface.

The One V comes in as HTC’s high-class entry level smartphone for those eager to give Android a try. And with its beautiful brushed black aluminum unibody and reasonable specs, the little chinned fellow has enough charms to win anybody’s heart.

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Dropbox introduces ‘drag and drop’ functionality for web uploads

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Now that you’ve invited some more friends to Dropbox and received the extra space you so wanted, it’s time to get cracking with uploading some more stuff.

And to make it easier for you to do so, the Dropbox team have enabled the ‘drag & drop’ upload functionality in their web interface, allowing you to stuff your Dropbox in a jiffy.
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HTC Rezound getting ICS today, Motorola RAZR and RAZR MAXX get minor update (ICS to come later)

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A leaked screenshot of an internal Best Buy memo caused a stir at first, promising Android Ice Cream Sandwich updates for the HTC Rezound and the Motorola DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX.

The update for the Rezound should hit today, if there aren’t any problems and misunderstandings. The ICS update for the Motorolas isn’t happening though, not now anyway. Read more »

Dolphin Browser 4.0 for iOS brings Dolphin Sonar and gesture support

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MOBOTAP has updated its Dolphin Browser for iOS to version 4.0. The main feature in this new update is Dolphin Sonar, which lets you do things like searching the web, sharing links on social networking sites, adding bookmarks, etc. using just your voice.

Other additions include the URL keyboard, ability to quickly switch between four different search engines, night mode, ability save images directly to your phone’s photo library, additional font size options and general stability and performance improvements. Read more »

ASUS offering external dongle for Transformer Prime owners suffering from GPS issues

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Since its launch in December 2011, the ASUS Transformer Prime has been hailed as the best Android tablet on the market and you could even see it in its sales figures which, the Kindle Fire and the Nook Tablet notwithstanding, were the best in its class. However, other than popularity and success the tablet has also had to deal with rather crippling GPS connectivity issues.

As we discussed before, the problem arises due to the all-metal shell used for the back of the Transformer Prime. Metal is known to block radio signals, which is why you will see devices like the iPad with a full metal back having a plastic patch on top for the radio antennas. ASUS tried to fix the problem with a few software tweaks but it seems neither of them have worked really well. So now we finally have a hardware solution to (hopefully) take care of it once and for all. Read more »

We check out Sony’s ‘Night of Imagination’ featuring top UK artist Labrinth

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For those who don’t know, singer/rapper/producer Labrinth (real name Timothy McKenzie) took to the stage last night in central London to promote the launch of his new album, Electronic Earth.

The event in question was actually a little soiree set up by Sony Mobile, not only acting as the launch platform for the artist’s new album, but also for the company to reinforce the new Sony Xperia name. Read more »

HTC One S pays us a visit to pose for the camera in a hands-on video

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HTC’s new direction with the One series of Android smartphones keeps reminding us of the Three Musketeers. The HTC One S, however, has abandoned the “all for one, one for all” motto to give our office a visit and pose for the camera for your viewing pleasure.

HTC’s engineers have spent a ridiculous amount of time working out the finest details on all members of the One series family, but the One S got a big share of their love, it seems. Read more »

HTC EVO 4G LTE hands-on

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We did get a chance to spend some quality time with the HTC EVO 4G LTE during its announcement in New York City yesterday, so here go some of our initial impressions. As you probably know already, the Sprint Wireless’s LTE flagship is closely related to the HTC One X for AT&T.

While the HTC EVO 4G LTE packs the same specs as its AT&T bound sibling, its design differs significantly. Read more »

Amosu Couture unveils iPhone 4S color series, charges 1299 quid for it

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There’s no denying that the Apple iPhone 4 is one of the hottest looking pieces of technology around. However there are a couple of issues with its design – first, it’s almost two years old now so it’s getting a bit boring, and second, the phone sold in millions, so you can’t stand out much carrying it as too many people have it.

Well, here comes Amosu Couture with a solution for both of these problems. The company, which specializes in luxurious customizing of smartphones announced the iPhone 4S color series. Read more »

BioWare announces Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut – free DLC adding extended endings

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After the unprecedented feedback that Mass Effect 3 received, BioWare promised to listen and respond. Well, today is a lucky day for gamers as the popular title receives the conclusion it deserves.

BioWare has just announced the next Mass Effect 3 DLC called Extended Cut. It does exactly what the name suggest – extend the current finale with additional scenes and so anyone interested can get answers to their questions and proper closure. Read more »