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Samsung releases two new graduation-themed Galaxy S4 ads

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Samsung continues its promo campaign for the Galaxy S4 flagship smartphone, adding two new graduation-themed videos to its arsenal.

The first ad promotes the Easy Mode on the Galaxy S4, which helps you discover the smartphone at your own pace. Read more »

‘Badland’ for iOS game review

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Badland is a 2D action adventure platformer where you control one of the game’s unnamed creatures through a maze of deadly traps.

The game has already won several accolades, along with Apple’s Editor’s Choice award on the App Store. We decided to find out for ourselves how good the game really is. Read more »

Updated Google+ API allows you to embed Photo Sphere images on the web

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Undoubtedly, one of the coolest camera features Android 4.2 Jelly Bean brought was the Photo Sphere. Shooting a full 360-degree panorama both horizontally and vertically allows you to capture everything surrounding you, Street View style.

Sadly, so far you could only view the Photo Sphere images on either Google+ or on another droid running Android 4.2. Not anymore though, as the Google+ Platform API has been updated to allow web developers include Photo Spheres they’ve taken or from around the web on their own website. Read more »

Samsung shows off Galaxy S4 features in a new commercial

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Samsung has released a new commercial for their latest Galaxy S4 smartphone. Unlike the previous one where you could barely see the phone, the new one actually takes you through some of the key features of the device.

The video goes through a select few features of the phone, with Air Gesture getting the most importance. You see the characters picking up calls with a wave of their hand and the call automatically going into speakerphone mode. Read more »

Google Keep gets its own Chrome app

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After announcing the service last month and releasing an app for Android, Google has now released a web app for Google Chrome.

The Chrome Google Keep app can be downloaded from the Chrome Web Store and works like any other Chrome app. Once installed you will see the icon on your homepage and clicking it will launch the Keep pop up window. From here you can create new notes and manage existing ones. Read more »

HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4′s cameras go head to head after software updates, check out the samples

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HTC One’s Ultrapixel camera didn’t get quite the best reception but the company has issued not one but two updates since, which supposedly improve on the quality of the photos.

Samsung also issued an update for its Galaxy S4 flagship, which tweaks the camera performance as well. Naturally we wanted to see what those are all about and took the two hottest smartphones of the season for another shooting session. Read more »

Acer Iconia A1 tablet goes official with 7.9″ display, quad-core CPU, and low price tag

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Acer took the wraps off the Iconia A1 Android Jelly Bean slate. The 7.9″ tablet sports a quad-core CPU and a starting price tag of $169.99 which is bound to stir things up in the market for entry-level tablets.

The Acer Iconia A1 is powered by a quad-core CPU whose type is yet to be known. Read more »

Toshiba unveils 11.6-inch Windows 8 powered WT310 business tablet

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Toshiba has announced the launch of WT310 tablet, designed exclusively for business users. The slate comes with a wide range of features, which include the DigitizerPen that converts handwritten notes into editable text.

Toshiba WT310 runs on Windows 8 Pro (64-bit), sports an 11.6″ Full HD screen and is powered by the latest Intel processor technology for Ultrabooks.. Read more »

Facebook launches Trusted Contacts: the latest password security option

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Facebook has a launched a new password security option called Trusted Contacts. The latest security option allows you to select few of your trusted friends, who will help you retrieve the password if you are unable to access your Facebook account.

If you set up the Trusted Contacts option in your account, the selected friends will be provided with security codes, which will allow you to access your profile in case you are locked out of your account. Read more »

Angry Birds Friends now available on Android and iOS

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Angry Birds Friends, the latest addition to the popular game series is now available on Android and iOS devices.

Angry Birds Friends already has about 60 million players on the Facebook platform and the availability of the mobile version allows you to challenge your social networking friends for the titles of ultimate pig popper and bird flinger. Read more »

Combined Apple and Samsung expected to ship 110 million tablets for 2013, Chinese makers to follow close by

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Following yesterday’s IDC analysis report for tablet shipments in the first quarter of the year, DigiTimes reckons that combined Apple and Samsung will ship close to a total of 110 million slates in 2013.

The news comes from a Taiwan-based TFT-LCD panel maker, who has received a massive order from both companies, as well as smaller Chinese manufacturers, who sell the “white box” Android tablets (the cheaper, low-margin ones). Read more »

Photos of Tegra 4 powered Toshiba tablet crop up, show a QWERTY keyboard accessory

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A number of Tegra 4 powered devices were discovered in AnTuTu benchmark results, including a Toshiba tablet. Now we’re getting a better look of that tablet thanks to photos sent to Techblog.gr.

The tablet runs Android 4.2.1 and is powered by four Cortex-A15 CPU cores clocked at 1.8GHz. The Tegra 4 chipset also packs a fifth power-saver core. Read more »

Doom 3 ported to Android, lets you fight hellish invaders on the go

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I remember when I first installed Doom 3 on my computer in 2004 – it struggled at even the lowest resolution. Now we have a Doom 3 port for Android phones, because that’s how far smartphone performance has gone.

Doom 3, like many other id Software games, got open sourced, which allowed the creation of many ports, including this one. The dev behind this one is the same that brought the Return to Castle Wolfenstein and Quake III ports. Read more »

Barnes & Noble adds Google Play Store support to NOOK HD and NOOK HD+

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Barnes & Noble have announced that they will be adding support for the Google Play Store on their NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ Android tablets. So far these devices have been restricted to downloading content only from Barnes & Noble’s content store but are now open to the entire Google catalog as well.

Along with the 700,000 apps and games, NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ users will also be able to access music, movies, books and magazines from the Play Store. Other than that, Barnes & Noble is also adding the Google Chrome browser and Google services such as Gmail, Google Maps, YouTube and Google Search. Read more »

Instagram 3.5 update brings photo tagging, minor UI changes

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Instagram has released v3.5 of their mobile app for iOS and Android and along with that introduced a new feature to the service. Now, you will be able to tag your friends in your photos and see all the pictures you have been tagged in in your profile.

To tag someone in a photo, click on the ‘Add People’ option after you take a photo. You will them be asked to tap anywhere on the photo you want to tag someone and then type their profile name. You then select the ID and the photo gets tagged. You can not just tag new photos but also existing ones by clicking on the options key in the bottom right of each photo. Read more »