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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 »

Facebook to pull the plug on its Like Box plugin in a couple of months

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Facebook has announced that it will be retiring its Like Box plugin in June this year. “With the release of Graph API v2.3, the Like Box plugin is deprecated and will stop working on June 23rd 2015,” the company said in a post on its page for developers

The world’s largest social network is recommending you to use the new Page Plugin instead, which according to the company enables users to embed a simple feed of content from a Page into their websites (see image above). Read more »

Simulation-based WWE 2K game arrives on iOS, Android

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For those who grew up watching WWE fights and still think they are awesome, there’s something new coming your way. Take-two Interactive’s publishing label 2K announced a new WWE 2K mobile game for iOS and Android. The new title is now available for $7.99 from the Apple App Store and Google Play.

The Visual Concept team at 2K, along with n-Space have worked on the simulation aspects the wrestling game. Both teams have taken inspiration from the console editions of the same title, and ported it for touchscreen-based mobile devices. Read more »

Best Apps and Games of the Week

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Here are some of the best apps and games that came out this week.

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LG AKA battery life test

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LG AKA is one very interesting smartphone not because its hardware, but its exterior. The AKA offers four different personalities, which define both the exterior and the notification eyes.

The AKA’s display is decent at 5″ and 720p resolution, but its Snapdragon 400 chip is rather dated. Still, the phone offers 1.5GB of RAM, which is more than most of the S400 devices, plus there is an 8MP very capable camera with laser autofocus. Finally, the battery for the Asian unit has 2,460 mAh capacity, while the European one comes with a beefier 2,610 mAh. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy E7 hands-on

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The Samsung Galaxy E7 has been a regular entrant in our weekly trending chart, and despite the fact it didn’t quite make it this week, it’s clearly receiving a lot of attention. And rightly so, judging by our first impressions after we just picked one up for review.

Now, there might be those, who will call the Galaxy E7 the poor man’s Galaxy A7, but just because it’s more affordable, doesn’t automatically mean the E7 is without merit. On the contrary. Read more »

OneDrive for iOS updated with the ability to view photos on the Apple Watch

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Microsoft has updated its OneDrive iOS app to version 5.3, allowing you to view your most recent photos and albums on the Apple Watch. You can also delete photos that you don’t want to keep as well as find photos by tag.

In addition, the update brings along a new PDF viewing experience – you can now search for text within PDFs as well as swipe from page to page. Finally, you can also print your PDFs directly from your iPhone or iPad. Read more »

comScore numbers reveal over 20% desktop market share for Bing in the US

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There is no doubt that Google is the undisputed king of the online search market, but it looks like Bing is slowly and steadily capturing market share, at least in the US. According to latest numbers from research firm comScore, Microsoft’s search engine has captured 20.1% of the US desktop search market, which means that it now powers 1 in every 5 desktop searches in the country.

As expected, Google is at the top with 64.4% market share, while Yahoo, ASK and AOL round-up the top five with 12.7, 1.8, and 1.1% market share respectively. “In total, 18.9 billion explicit core searches were conducted in March, with Google Sites ranking first with 12.1 billion (up 11%), followed by Microsoft Sites with 3.8 billion (up 12%),” the research firm said. Read more »

This year’s April Fools prank accidentally broke Google’s own security

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Every year, search giant Google comes up with something special for April Fools Day, and this year was no exception, with the company’s website coming out reversed. However, what’s different this year was that the prank inadvertently broke the website’s security.

“The prank compromised the site’s own security by omitting a crucial header that makes it vulnerable to user interface redressing attack, such as click-jacking,” said UK research firm Netcraft, which was the first to discover the vulnerability. Read more »

New WhatsApp update enables Google Drive backup option

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Last month, we reported that WhatsApp was working to integrate Google Drive backup to let you save a copy of messages and multimedia to Google’s cloud storage.

Now we can confirm the upcoming WhatsApp update build 2.12.45 brings exactly that feature. To enable it, you will have to first allow WhatsApp to access the Google Account on the Android phone. Read more »