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ASUS elaborates on the ZenFone 2 in a ten minute video

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ASUS recently announced the new ZenFone 2, the company’s newest flagship with all the bells and whistles, most notably the dual-channel 4GB RAM, the first on any phone.

The company has now released a ten minute long video, detailing all the notable features of the phone. It’s a bit indulgent, but if you have time on your hands and are really interested to know more about the phone, catch the video after the break. Read more »

Android Wear 5.1 update to also include pop-up notifications and adjustable font sizes

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Google announced an update to Android Wear, that brings with it many new features, such as a new launcher for apps, always on apps, wrist gestures, and ability to draw emoji, but there are a couple of other features that Google missed out on.

In its blog post for SmartWatch 3, Sony mentioned couple of other features that will be available with the upcoming update. One of them is popup notifications, which means you will get notified even when you are in some other app on your watch. The other is adjustable font sizes. If you ever had a problem reading the fonts on your watch, this should hopefully fix that. Read more »

You can now receive Direct Messages from anyone on Twitter, even if you don’t follow them

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Twitter has made changes to its direct message (DM) feature, allowing you to receive private messages from other users, even if you don’t follow them. The feature is available in the form of a new setting, which is turned off by default.

“Previously, if you wanted to send a Direct Message to the ice cream shop down the street about how much you love their salted caramel flavor, you’d have to ask them to follow you first,” the microblogging company said in a blog post. “With today’s changes, the ice cream shop can opt to receive Direct Messages from anyone; so you can privately send your appreciation for the salted caramel without any barriers.” Read more »

Google to end support for YouTube on older Apple TV and iOS devices

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Google has announced that YouTube apps running on select devices manufactured in 2012 and earlier will no longer be supported after this month. These devices include Sony TVs & Blu-ray Discs, Panasonic TVs & Blu-ray Discs, older iOS devices, and devices running older versions of Google TV.

“As we upgrade the YouTube Data API to bring more features, we’ll begin shutting down the old version on April 20, 2015. This will result in the current YouTube app not working on certain device models from 2012 and older,” the Mountain View, California-based company said in a blog post. The upgrade also affects the 2nd gen Apple TV. Read more »

Looking to buy Galaxy S6 accessories? There’s now an official app for that

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If you are looking to buy accessories for the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, here is some good news: the company has released an app, dubbed Galaxy S6 Accessories, that lets you browse as well as purchase official accessories for the devices.

Items that are currently listed include cases, battery packs, wireless chargers, audio products. as well as several other accessories which have been developed in collaboration with various brands. The app can be downloaded from the Galaxy Apps Store. Read more »

Another Samsung Galaxy S6 promo showcases its battery charging prowess

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Samsung continued its Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge marketing blitz with another promo video. The latest clip showcases the various options for charging the battery of the two flagship devices.

A tad longer than one minute, Samsung’s video highlights the fast and wireless charging capability of Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge. Read more »

There is a celebrities-only Apple Watch Edition

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It looks like Apple has a version of its ultra-expensive Apple Watch Edition that’s reserved only for high-profile celebrities. The ultra-limited edition of the smartwatch packs a band made of solid gold.

The Cupertino giant has handed out the exclusive gadget to the likes of Beyonce and the fashion guru Karl Lagerfeld. Read more »

AT&T will offer the ZTE Spro 2 smart projector in the United States

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AT&T announced that it will offer the ZTE Spro 2 smart projector in the United States. The Chinese tech giant’s gadget combines a projector and mobile hotspot in a single package.

Pricing and availability of the device will be announced at a later date. At this point the ZTE Spro 2 is listed as ‘Coming Soon’ on AT&T’s website. Read more »

LG’s new promo video is all about the G4′s camera

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LG is continuing its teaser campaign for the G4, a smartphone that it will finally make official on April 28. Today the company put out a new promo video for the device, and this one is all about the camera.

The star of the video, aside from the G4′s camera, is Colby Brown, a full-time photographer turned LG fan. This transformation, we’re led to believe, has happened because of how good the G4′s camera actually is. Read more »

Microsoft outs an infographic for new Lumia users

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Do you think of getting a Lumia smartphone? Those have always been affordable and yet feature packed and thus the Lumia phones have always been an attractive alternative to budget conscious buyers.

Windows Phone 8 is uncharted territory for many, so in case you get or think of getting a Lumia smartphone, Microsoft has this very quick and easy to remember infographic. The image gives you the basics of Windows Phone 8.1 and will allow you to configure your Lumia in just a few easy steps. Read more »

CyanogenMod 12.1 nightly builds now available

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CM 12.1, the latest version of CyanogenMod, is now available on numerous devices. With the new builds CyanogenMod is dropping the idea of unified ROMs as those turned out impossible to support properly.

The new CM 12.1 build is based on the latest Android 5.1 Lollipop OS, refines the Material design and improves on the CM File manager. Read more »

AMD CEO spills the beans on Windows 10′s launch timing

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Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system will launch in July this year, according to AMD president and CEO Lisa Su, who revealed the detail while answering a question related to inventory plans during the company’s latest earnings call last week.

“With the Windows 10 launch at the end of July, we are watching sort of the impact of that on the back-to-school season, and expect that it might have a bit of a delay to the normal back-to-school season inventory build-up,” Su had said. Read more »

Samsung’s health management app S Health now available on Google Play

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Samsung has launched its personal health management app – S Health – on Google Play, a move that will allow you of the app to keep it up-to-date without waiting for software upgrades.

The version currently available in the Play Store (hit the Source link below) is reportedly same as the one found on the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, which means that users of non-Galaxy S6 devices will now be able to access the app’s new user interface that debuted on Samsung’s latest flagships. Read more »

Infographic details upcoming uses of mobile GPUs

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Imagination, the company behind the PowerVR GPUs found in iPhones and iPads among other smartphones and tablets, is excited about the future of mobile GPUs and has prepared an infographic for a crash course on how they will be used.

The company introduced its Series7 family of GPUs and they will soon reach consumers, coming first on the MediaTek MT8173 chipset (which might also be the first one with Cortex-A72 cores). Read more »

Maps app for Windows 10 phones gets into Technical Preview

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Microsoft is working on an updated Maps app for Windows 10 and thanks to the Universal App platform, the same app that has been running on Windows 10 Technical Preview for desktops is now available for Insiders testing the phone build of the upcoming OS.

The app is designed to work with both mouse and keyboard as well as touchscreens. This includes pinch zooming and two finger map rotation, both familiar gestures. Read more »