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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 »

You can fly your own Angry Bird with this remote control helicopter

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After being downloaded countless millions of times, the Angry Birds games have inspired Rovio to expand its business by introducing various sorts of merchandise including pillows, plush toys, t-shirts, cases… the list goes on and on.

The latest Angry Birds-themed product is this RC helicopter. Sporting dual counter rotating rotor blades and the unmistakable body of the unibrow red bird from the game series, this helicopter is aimed at children ages eight and above. Read more »

The Galaxy Tab 7.7 torn apart officially by Samsung

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After Samsung tore apart the Galaxy Note in its official blog, it’s now the Galaxy Tab 7.7 turn.

As usual, there are detailed descriptions of all the important parts and chips – the screen, panels, cameras, chipset modules, sensors, battery, etc. Read more »

iPad 3 Wi-Fi issues arise, Apple starts replacing affected units and investigates them

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The iPad 3 is the most successful tablet to date, but its launch hasn’t been all roses. We now hear that the latest Apple slate might be having yet another issue, in addition to its overheating and charging problems. According to a growing number of iPad 3 owners their beloved tablet has troublesome Wi-Fi radio, which causes intermittent connectivity, slow WiFi speeds, and failure to detect WiFi networks.

Apple is already aware of the problem and has even issued an internal note describing it. It turns out it only affects Wi-Fi-only iPads and not the LTE-capable units. Read more »

Samsung begins manufacturing of 80MB/s-capable microSD cards

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Over the past few years microSD card manufacturers have mostly focused on increasing the capacity, rather than improving the speed, but as mobile chipsets improve, things are obviously starting to change. Samsung just announced that it has begun mass production of its first UHS-I microSD cards, which should deliver a significant increase in performance, compared to their regular counterparts.

The new 16GB memory cards come with a 20nm 64Gb chip with toggle DDR 2.0 support and an advanced Samsung controller, which enables it to achieve a maximum read speed of up to 80MB/s. That’s a quadruple increase compared to its predecessors, but naturally you’d need an UHS-I compatible device to enjoy it. Read more »

Google announces Project Glass, lets you peek into the future

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File it in under unlikely to happen soon, but the Project Glass that Google just unveiled is one of the most exciting pieces of technology we have seen recently. Started by a group of Google employees, the project aims to make organizing your daily routines and sharing stuff with your friends as easier than it has even been.

Forget about using smartphones – all you need is a futuristic looking band on your head, your voice and Internet connectivity. We’ll let the following video do the rest of the talking as we don’t think words can do the promised experience justice. Read more »

Google Play Movies and YouTube add 500 Paramount titles to movie library

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Google is busy building up its movie catalog for YouTube and Google Play Movies, with Paramount joining in, making for a total of five out six major Hollywood studios (plus 10 independent ones). The catalog has swelled to almost 9,000 titles now.

The deal with Paramount will make 500 new titles available for rent through YouTube or if you’re on an Android device, through Google Play Movies. Read more »

SwiftKey 3 Beta now available for download

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Developers TouchType Ltd. have spawned another version of their popular and award-winning SwiftKey keyboard for Android. The version 3, which is still in beta, has now been released for its VIP community members in smartphone and tablet versions.

So what’s so great about this new version? For starters, the keyboard has now been optimized for Ice Cream Sandwich and comes with new themes that go with the Holo theme on ICS. The layout has been changed a bit and you will notice that the Space key is a lot bigger now, making it an easier target while typing quickly. Read more »