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Microsoft to release “Switch to Windows Phone” app for Android smartphones

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Microsoft is planning to launch an application called “Switch to Windows Phone” for the Android platform. The app is expected to ease any app availability concerns of users who consider switching from Android platform to Windows Phone.

The application will help you see if your favorite Android apps are already available on the Windows Phone 8 platform, and in case they are not show you what alternatives inhabit the WP Store. Microsoft Phone store currently has about 135,000 applications and the Microsoft is obviously confident that this is enough to cover most users’ requirements. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy S4 drop test appears, the video isn’t for the faint of heart

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The latest flagship smartphone from the South Korean manufacturer is now available across the globe and the device has been the talk of the town ever since its announcement. The fourth generation Galaxy S smartphone has taken the spotlight, with tech enthusiasts testing every aspect of the smartphone.

Now, that the Galaxy S4 is available across the globe and if you are planning to pick one up for yourself, you might be interested to see how the smartphone performs in a drop test. Read more »

Intel to unveil its next generation “Haswell” chips on June 4

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Intel, the world’s largest chipset-makers will be introducing its highly anticipated fourth generation Core processors at the Computex technology show in Taiwan, which kicks off on June 4.

Intel is said to have started shipping its latest processors to manufacturers and one can expect the latest laptops, PCs and Ultrabooks to feature the “Haswell” chipsets soon enough. Read more »

HTC provided RUU and full ROM for One developer edition

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Recently, HTC launched the developer edition of the HTC One in the US. This model was mostly identical to the model sold by the carriers, but comes with the network and the bootloader unlocked.

Now, HTC has provided the RUU (ROM Update Utility) and the full ROM for the HTC One developer edition on their developer website. This would allow users to restore their devices safely in case things go wrong while flashing custom ROMs. Read more »

Sony Xperia ZL passes our battery test, doesn’t beat its glass-adorned sibling

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The Sony Xperia ZL went through our battery tests and we’ve got all sorts of interesting numbers to share with you.

The smartphone has a similar battery to its Xperia Z sibling – the 2370mAh capacity of the Xperia ZL unit is just 40 mAh more than the waterproof flagship offers. Yet, Sony has rated the Xperia ZL to last a tad shorter than the Xperia Z for both stand-by and talk time and as we found out there are in fact some differences in real-life performance.. Read more »

Asus Eeepad ME302C spotted in benchmark, complete with Intel Clover Trail+ processor

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An as of yet unknown tablet from Asus, the Eeepad ME302C has surfaced on the GLBenchmark website, revealing yet another variant of Asus’ successful Android based tablet.

The Android version in question will be the latest 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, but more importantly, the tablet will be powered by an Intel Atom Z2560 Clover Trail+ dual-core processor clocked in at 1.6 GHz. Read more »

Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset enters mass production in May

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Qualcomm’s most powerful platform to date is going to enter mass production this May. This was announced at a special event at Beijing by Yufei Wang, Qualcomm’s Senior Product Manager.

The Snapdragon 800 platform offers four Krait 400 processor cores that can be clocked up to 2.3GHz each. Those core can also maintain asynchronous clocks and thus save you some battery life. Read more »

Samsung provides accidental damage warranty for Galaxy S4 in certain markets

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Samsung is extending the standard 24-month warranty with an additional clause for accidental damage in certain markets at no extra cost. The accidental damage covers broken displays and boards damaged by liquids.

The new warranty will apply over 15 African countries and comes with a few limitations. Read more »

Samsung doesn’t think Galaxy S4 can revolutionize the market according to alleged internal test

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An alleged (that being the key word here) internal test on the Samsung Galaxy S4, performed by Samsung, revealed that the company thinks the device is good but not quite the best.

The report acknowledges that the device is good, but doubts that “this model can revolutionize the market”. Still the study concludes that Samsung is conquering the smartphone market and leading among manufacturers of Android devices. Read more »

Apple releases new iPhone ad, highlights the camera on the phone

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Apple has released a new TV ad for the iPhone. After a series of short ads that quickly ran through the various apps and features on the phone, the new ad takes a leisurely approach at showcasing just one feature of the phone: the camera.

Unlike Samsung, whose ads have now stopped making sense entirely, the new iPhone ad shows people actually using the phone. You can see people taking photos with the device in every day conditions, editing them on the phone and then sharing them. Read more »

Google to provide rival search results to placate antitrust whispers

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Google is proposing an agreement to the European Commission which will have it provide search results from rivals like Bing and Yahoo! more prominently.

This is in light of a preliminary conclusion made by the Commission that several of Google’s business practices could be in violation of the EU’s antitrust rules. Read more »

The official Iron Man 3 game is now available in the App Store for free

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Gameloft has just released the official Iron Man 3 game in the Apple’s App Store. It’s an universal app and goes for free.

The game weighs about 650MB, features nice 3D graphics and promises immersive gameplay. Read more »

Samsung releases a new Galaxy S4 ad, the most ridiculous one so far

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Galaxy S4 – Call for Rebellion: Punk rocks Tech is Samsung’s latest commercial about the just released flagship.

It shows pretty much nothing about the Galaxy S4, just that it barely fits in the pockets of that punk chic. Read more »

Fieldrunners 2 finally available on Android

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The iPhone and iPod Touch users were privileged to be among the first to get Fieldrunners 2, the sequel to one of the most popular titles in the tower defense genre. Later the game was made available for the iPad too and even the PC users got it via Steam.

Now I am so happy to tell you the game has finally arrived at the Android’s Google Play Store. Read more »

Nokia starts beta testing Nokia Chat for Windows Phone, helps you connect with your Asha using friends

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Is it me or is Nokia’s Beta Labs the most important part of the company? The Labs team constantly churns out Nokia-exclusive apps and features in a bid for your attention. The latest is a beta version of Nokia Chat for Windows Phone 8.

Chat is not a new service – it’s been around Symbian and Series 40 (including Asha) for a while now. Now Windows Phone powered Lumia phones get to join in on the discussion, too. Read more »