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Pandora for iOS updated, comes with auto-pause and other improved features

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Pandora Radio for iOS has been updated and the latest version of the personalized radio service comes with a few cool new features and improvements.

The Pandora for iOS 4.4 now has an improved playback buffering and keeps your favorite music stutter-free. Furthermore, the update brings the ability to pause the music, when the phone is muted for a while. Read more »

Micromax Canvas 4 hands-on: First look

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Micromax finally announced its much anticipated Canvas 4 smartphone – a 5″ 720p device that aims to become a one of the hits in the budget market. The successor of Canvas HD, which was one of the most popular smartphones, is powered by a quad-core processor and promises to deliver excellent value for your $295.

We were at the launch event and we got a chance to play with the smartphone for some time. Here is our first impression on the Micromax Canvas 4, complete with a bunch of live shots. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy S4 mini comes back to the office, says it will stay for a complete review this time

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Samsung Galaxy S4 mini was announced a month after the Galaxy S4 flagship hit the shelves worldwide. The mini version is powered by a less capable dual-core Snapdragon 400 chipset but still runs on the latest Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean skinned with Samsung’s own TouchWiz and promises the same solid smartphone experience as the flagship.

We did an extended preview at the announcement day, but now we get finally to meet with the final unit and do a complete review. Read more »

Nokia releases HERE Drive+ for non-Lumia devices, voice-guided navigation comes for a fee

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If you’re of the small demographic who own Windows Phone 8 devices devices not made by Nokia (which is now under 20% of WP users), you’d be glad to hear that Nokia is making its HERE Drive+ navigation service available to all WP8 smartphone.

Until now, HERE Drive+ and its global, offline turn-by-turn navigation was exclusive to high-end Lumias, and one of the key advantages to owning a Lumia over other WP8 devices. Read more »

eBay Now launched for Android

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eBay has finally launched its eBay Now app for Android. eBay Now is a service that lets you have products from local stores delivered to you in about an hour.

eBay Now for Android allows you to purchase products and get them deliver to you at your work place, your neighbourhood bar or anywhere else you want. Read more »

Rockstar releases the official gameplay trailer of Grand Theft Auto V

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Rockstar has been teasing its upcoming game with lots of in-game screen shots. One of the trailers revealed the main characters of the Grand Theft Auto V and we even saw a dozen of other screenshots to build up the hype for the game.

Now, Rockstar has finally released a trailer, which reveals in gameplay of the Grand Theft Auto V. Read more »

SanDisk announces Extreme Micro-SDXC, the world’s fastest memory card for mobiles

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SanDisk has announced a new lineup of SanDisk Extreme Micro-SDXC cards. The Extreme will double the performance of the Ultra micro-SDXC cards, which was claiming to be the quickest in the world so far.

SanDisk Extreme Micro-SDXC will be available in 16 GB and 64 GB varieties. SanDisk has designed its latest cards to offer high speeds, while giving the durability a top priority. The newest addition from SanDisk will support read speeds of up to 80 MB/s and write speeds up to 50 MB/s. Read more »

Android security vulnerability has been fixed, patch sent out to OEMs

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It was recently discovered that Android has had a major security hole since version 1.6, which allowed hackers to modify almost any Play Store app and turn it malicious without tripping the built-in security measures. Well, that hole has already been plugged and the fix has been sent out to OEMs (Google was made aware of the issue in February, so it has had time to fix it).

Google claims that it hasn’t seen any app from the Play Store (or other app stores for that matter) that have been affected by this vulnerability. Read more »

Nokia Windows RT tablet pictured, alleged full Windows 8 version on the way

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What we may be seeing here is Nokia’s rumored Windows tablet, which has been doing the rounds in Rumorland for quite a long time now, but is yet to be officially confirmed.

The slate runs Windows RT nd not the full-blown Windows 8. However sources, allegedly close to the situation at Espoo, claim that Nokia may have given up on the RT version (pictured here) and will move its focus to delivering a slate with the full Windows experience. Read more »

Twitter updates apps to add DM sync, improved search

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Anyone who uses Twitter regularly knows how annoying it is to receive a direct message (or DM, as they are commonly known) on one of your Twitter apps and read it, only to find it still being marked as unread on all the other apps. Thankfully, the latest update fixes this issue, at least on the official first party Twitter apps.

In a co-ordinated update to its iPhone, iPad, Android, OS X apps, as well as TweetDeck, Twitter Web and Twitter Mobile, Twitter now syncs your read DMs, which means reading them on one device automatically marks them as read on other official apps. Read more »

FIFA 13 makes its way to Windows Phone 8 as a Nokia Lumia exclusive

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EA’s FIFA 13 has officially landed on Windows Phone 8. The member of the ultra-popular soccer gaming franchise is available in the Windows Phone marketplace exclusively for Nokia Lumia smartphones, priced at $4.99.

The Xbox Live enabled title unsurprisingly offers impressive graphics, coupled with responsive controls. Game content is well-covered too – there are 30 leagues, 500 licensed teams with 15,000 players, and 32 authentic stadiums to choose from, resulting in a hefty 951MB download. Read more »

Windows 8.1 goes RTM this August

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Microsoft has just announced Windows 8.1 will be released to manufacturers this August and the OEM partners will be ready for the first devices in time for the holiday season.

The existing Windows 8 users will be able to update shortly after the RTM version goes live. Read more »

Android 4.2.2 update for Samsung Galaxy Grand coming soon, test ROM leaks

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We already know that quite a few Samsung smartphones and slates will get to taste Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean eventually. The previously leaked list includes both single and dual SIM models of the Galaxy Grand.

What we didn’t know though is when to expect those updates to launch. Well, it seems the new firmware for the ample-screened Samsung Galaxy is just around the corner,. Read more »

Nokia puts its phones through grueling tests, brags about it on video

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Over time Nokia phones have built up a reputation of being indestructible and Nokia reminds us of this with a cool video with pleasant music that describes the decidedly unpleasant process a phone has to go though.

“If testing shows a phone can be better, it’s back to the drawing board,” says the video. Here’s what testing includes. Read more »

Moto X to sport a gesture-controlled Clear Pixel camera

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The upcoming “All-American” smartphone from Motorola, dubbed Moto X, has had a few more of its details leak, this time regarding its camera.

Taylor Wimberly of posted that the new Moto X “will feature a Clear Pixel Camera with gesture controls.” Read more »