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MEGA file-sharing app now available for Windows Phone as well

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If you have run short on file-sharing options on your Windows Phone, fret not, as the the new MEGA app is now available. The cloud storage service heir to controversial Megaupload had been available on Android, iOS or BlackBerry, but is now finally being brought to the Microsoft platform.

It’s a version 2.0.0.0 Beta, meaning the rough edges have been dealt with, but still requires some polishing. Read more »

Twitter acquires ZipDial startup in its first buyout in India

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In an effort to expand its presence in India, Twitter has made it first acquisition in the country, gobbling up a Bengaluru-based startup ZipDial, which offers services like missed calls for user verification and alerts to its customers. Although the financial details of the deal were not revealed, a TechCrunch report pegs the monetary value at around $30-$40 million.

Founded in 2010, ZipDial assigns companies special phone numbers that they associate with their brands and use in their print or TV commercials. Users just have to make a missed call, one that disconnects before the other party answers, to these phone numbers following which they begin receiving inbound content and further engagement on their phone in real-time through voice, SMS or an app notification. Read more »

Humble Mobile Bundle 10 offering $30 worth of Android games for just $4

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Humble Bundle, the company that offers large bundles of games for whatever price you want to pay, has released a new bundle for Android, bringing a nice assortment of games to the table. Dubbed Humble Mobile Bundle 10, the latest bundle offers three pay-what-you-want titles: Buddy & Me, LYNE, and Doodle Kingdom, which are normally priced at $2, $2.50, and $3, respectively.

However, if you’re willing to pay higher than the average, which as of writing sits at $3.90, you’ll also be able to access Sorcery 2, King of Dragon Pass, and OTTTD, normally priced at $5, $10, and $5, respectively. Read more »

Bangladesh blocks WhatsApp, Viber, Tango, LINE, and mypeople

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Bangladesh has blocked instant messaging and VoIP apps in the country, according to officials in the country. This includes the top five services in the country, namely, WhatsApp, Viber, Tango, LINE, and mypeople.

Out of these, Viber and Tango had been previously banned until January 21 midnight but that list has now been expanded to include WhatsApp, LINE, and mypeople as well. The ban is enforced by Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) over security concerns by the government. Read more »

Google to shut down ‘Chrome to Mobile’ and ‘Print to My Phone’

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Google will soon be shutting down two useful Chrome features In February. The first is the highly useful Chrome to Mobile extension for Chrome, which allowed you to push any open page in Chrome directly to the Chrome mobile browser. Print to My Phone is part of Google Cloud Print and worked similarly to Chrome to Mobile.

Google mentions on its support page that both the services will be shut down early February 2015 and that users should instead switch over to Chrome Tab Sync. While tab sync works, it’s not instant the way Chrome to Mobile was, where you have to open the mobile browser and wait for it to finish the background sync before your open tabs appear in the browser. Read more »

Leaked roadmap reveals plans for a MediaTek 20nm octa-core SoC by the end of 2015

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MediaTek seems to be gathering increasing support from device manufacturers and users all around. The Taiwanese chip maker used to mainly target the budget segment, but recent CPU MT CPUs have been performing admirably on mid-ranged devices and beyond.

A rather interesting roadmap graphic surfaced on the Chinese social network Weibo, supposedly revealing the company’s plans from the upcoming year in terms of chip production. The definite attention-grabber in the shot is the mysterious MT67XX, which the graphic hints should come out in Q4 2015. Read more »

Nat Geo photographer showcases the 4K chops of Nokia Lumia 930 in Africa

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In order to showcase the newly acquired 4K capture credentials of Nokia Lumia 930, Microsoft handed the device to the National Geographic photographer Stephen Alvarez. The cameraman has been tasked with capturing the seven wonders of the world with Victoria Falls being one of the stops in his journey.

Nokia Lumia 930 can shoot 2160p video at 24fps after the Denim update. Read more »

Asus Fonepad 8 tablet launches in India with voice call support

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Today Asus launched a new tablet in the Indian market. It’s the Fonepad 8, model number FE380CG, which was originally unveiled last June. Not only has it been introduced in the subcontinent, but it’s already available to buy.

The device has been priced at INR 13,999, which roughly translates into $227 or €195 at the current exchange rates. For that amount you’re getting a tablet, but you can also think about the Fonepad 8 as a huge phone – since it has voice calling features. Read more »

Skype for Windows Phone gets a compact view

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The Skype app for Windows Phone is getting a new update today, which should be live soon in Microsoft’s app store. Aside from the usual bug fixes and unspecified improvements, the new version of the app comes with one feature that’s been much requested by Windows Phone users: a compact mode.

Simply put, this makes fonts and messages smaller inside Skype. So, whereas before you could see a maximum of five contacts at a time, from now on you’ll get at least six on one screen. Read more »

Samsung Orbis round smartwatch to sport wireless charging

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Just last week we found out that Samsung seems to be hard at work on a round smartwatch. This will be called Orbis when it’s released, and today an interesting new detail about it has surfaced.

According to a report originating at some unnamed sources, the Samsung Orbis will be the first smartwatch made by the Korean company to feature wireless charging built-in. Read more »

ADUPS responds to FOTA misbehavior accusations on Micromax smartphones

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A few days ago we reported about a sketchy update service on Micromax phones. Multiple users complained that they were seeing ads in their notification areas or, even worse, completely new installed apps that they never approved. All these unpleasantries appeared after updating the phone’s firmware.

Today ADUPS issued a statement on the matter. The company denies any involvement in such activities through its services and suggests false claims by competitors. Read more »

Xiaomi Mi Note has its innards revealed days ahead of launch

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The Xiaomi Mi Note was only announced a couple of days ago and yet the industrious folks at MyFixGuide have managed to get their hands on one and disassemble it. The lesser of Xiaomi’s latest phablet duo has been torn down to pieces, revealing interesting facts about the hardware.

The 3D curved glass back panel is the initial staple, which is overcome using guitar picks, dexterity and patience. Read more »

Lumia RM-1099 passes certification, specs remain mysterious

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Microsoft’s latest smartphone carries the model name RM-1099 and has successfully passed certification in Indonesia. However, unlike other certification processes like TENAA in China and FCC in the US, the Indonesian authorities don’t reveal any details regarding the product.

This means that there are neither specifications, nor photos of the phone in question. Not too long ago, the RM-1110 and RM-1069 also passed Indonesian certification. Read more »

Samsung to launch Kies 4 in Q1 2015

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Samsung’s smartphone manager Kies suite for PC and Mac is about to get a major overhaul, as noted by a development cited by SamMobile. The suite is going to be redesigned to be more inline with the company’s TouchWiz look for the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop update.

As a result, we expect simpler user interface and if the chatter is true, Kies 4 will launch in Q1 2015. Coincidentally, that’s when the company also launches its flagship smartphones, so hopefully the Galaxy S6 will have a new computer buddy to play with. Read more »

Mugen Power releases 6,640mAh battery case for Samsung Galaxy Note 4

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 users that want a little bit of extra battery prowess from their top notch phablet look in Mugen Power’s direction.

The battery maker has a new extended battery case for the Galaxy Note 4 that provides a bit of extra protection, a 6,640mAh battery (or more than double the built-in 3,220mAh capacity), kickstand and both NFC and Qi wireless charging for the price of $89.50. Read more »