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Zynga to make Farmville 2 mobile app

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Farmville might not be the hottest game on Facebook right now, but Zynga is trying to change that.

The company is going to release Farmville 2: Country Escape for phones and tablets. Read more »

Refurbished iPad mini with Retina display is now available in the Apple Store

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A refurbished iPad mini with Retina display is now available to order in the US Apple Store. Depending on the built-in memory on board, the refurbished slate is priced 15 or 16 percent less than an equivalent brand new model.

With a $339 price tag (down from $399), the refurbished 16GB, Wi-Fi-only iPad mini with a Retina display was the first to sell out. Read more »

Samsung and Amazon team up to make special Kindle app

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So the Kindle application is free to download for all Android users.

But it looks like Samsung and the online retailing mega-giant have joined forces to create a Kindle app specifically designed for Galaxy devices. Read more »

AnTuTu statistics say Nexus and Xiaomi as popular as Samsung

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The makers behind the popular benchmark AnTuTu have compiled statistics from their app to try and paint a picture of the global popularity of Android phones. The results show Samsung and Google Nexus have a huge presence and so does (surprisingly) Xiaomi.

It should be noted that 50% of the info for these statistics came from users based in China, which clearly skews the results. Read more »

First camera sample from Galaxy K Zoom surfaces [Update: it's fake]

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The next generation Galaxy S Zoom device will be dubbed Galaxy K Zoom instead and will be unveiled in less than two weeks. The number of leaks for the K Zoom has been relatively low, but now the first alleged camera sample has appeared.

Update:It turns out that the photo is actually coming from a Sony H200 digicam and not the upcoming K Zoom smartphone and the EXIF has been modified. Move along people, there’s nothing to see here.

The EXIF info lists the device as Samsung SM-C115, in line with previous leaks. Read more »

LG G Pad 8.3 now available for just 119 quid in the UK

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Looking to strike a great deal on a mid-sized tablet? Well if you live in the UK you probably need to look no further than the LG G Pad 8.3. The slate, which we reviewed and really liked a while ago, can now be had for just £119.

Update: It appears the stock has been depleted rather quickly and the offer is currently unavailable. It’s unclear if there’s new stock on the way or if that was all about the promotion.

For the price you are getting an 8.3″ IPS LCD of 1200 x 1920 pixel resolution, a Snapdragon 600 chipset and a sleek metallic body that only weighs 338g. Even the Nexus 7 (2013) looks rather overpriced in comparison to this offer. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition gets Android 4.4 KitKat update

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Samsung is rolling out the Android 4.4 KitKat update to its Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition tablet. The update is currently available only for Wi-Fi variant, while the 3G and LTE models are expected to get it any moment now.

The newest firmware brings faster performance, wireless printing support, full screen album, new camera shortcut, white status bar icons, enhanced sound controls, default home and SMS apps and stability improvements. Read more »

Sony Xperia T2 Ultra dual benchmarks

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Sony announced its Xperia T2 Ultra in January and the phablet was designed specifically for Asian and African markets where the big screen smartphones are all the rage. We took the 6-inch device for a benchmark spin and stacked it up against some of its competition.

The Sony Xperia T2 Ultra is powered by a 1.4 GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor along with 1 GB of RAM. The specifications of the phablet are quite decent for the mid-range, but has the company managed to get the most out of it? Let’s find out! Read more »

YouTube for Android can now cast live videos to Chromecast

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An update has been released to the YouTube app for Android that brings with it a couple of changes. The major addition is the ability to cast live videos to Chromecast. Live videos are, well, videos of events happening live and not pre-recorded and previously there was no way to watch this on Chromecast, which has been fixed now.

Other change is the updated Watch Later UI, which is now in tune with the design of the rest of the app. Read more »

Upcoming PlayStation 4 update to add SHAREfactory video editor

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Sony has announced a new feature for the upcoming 1.70 update for the PlayStation 4 console. Called SHAREfactory, it is a video editor that will let you piece together your captured game footage and create a short movie out of it.

The PlayStation 4 always had the ability to record gameplay footage to the built-in hard drive. Now with SHAREfactory, you can combine multiple clips and add transition themes and effects to create a short movie that you can share directly to Facebook from within the PS4 UI. Or, thanks to a new feature arriving with the 1.70 update, you can export that video to a USB drive so you can upload it elsewhere. Read more »

Google Chrome Remote Desktop is now available on Android

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Google’s Chrome Remote Desktop service is now available for Android devices. A dedicated app is now available to download in the Google Play store.

Setting up Chrome Remote Desktop on your Android device is easy. Read more »

Official Google Camera app for Android hits the Play store with new features

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In line with the rumor from a couple of weeks ago, Google launched a refreshed camera app for Android devices. Dubbed Google Camera, the application is now available to download in the Play store.

The most notable new feature which Google Camera app brings is called Lens Blur. Read more »

First Bitcoin ATM arrives in China

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China now has its first Bitcoin ATM machine, courtesy of BTC China, a top digital currency exchange in the country.

BTC has also released an online and mobile phone application; meaning the people of China can now sell and purchase Bitcoin currency with one another. The trade of Bitcoins in this manner tip-toes around Chinese banking regulations, which aren’t too friendly to digital money. Read more »

Colorful ad highlights Galaxy S5 and Samsung Gear features

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Samsung’s ad campaign is going in full swing now that the Galaxy S5 and the new Gears are on sale. The latest ad is a colorful, sort-of psychedelic look of what the wearables and the new flagship phone can do for you throughout your day.

The ad really consists of 5 short segments with a common music, by the looks of it those are meant as short, separate spots. Read more »

Gmail update makes sending photos from phone easier

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Google has updated the Gmail web interface to make it a bit easier to send photos that you take from your phone. This is only applicable to those who use the Auto Backup option on their Android or iOS devices.

If you have the option enabled, the photos you take on your phone automatically get backed up to Google’s servers. Now, you can just hit the ‘Insert Photo’ option in Gmail web to access all the photos that got uploaded from your phone. You can then mark and send them quickly over email. If you have organized your photos in folders, you can mark an entire folder and send it instead of individual images. Read more »