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Meizu secures $3.23 billion to sell more devices

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 20:01
Meizu has apparently managed to raise no less than 20 billion Yuan (about $3.23 billion) to sell more devices, GizChina is reporting. Said funds will be used to boost R&D efforts, and make more and better devices. On one hand, Meizu plans to launch its next flagship, MX4, this year; and on the other hand,… Read more
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Xiaomi Mi4 up for pre-order in Italy!

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 20:01
Before you go, wow – it’s available in Europe, I must add that this isn’t the case of Xiaomi’s expansion to the Old Continent. Rather, it’s an effort of a local importer who most likely doesn’t have the official relationship with so called “Apple of China.” In any case, the Mi4 is now up for… Read more
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7-inch Samsung Galaxy W launched in China as Galaxy TabQ

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 20:01
It was back in early June when we’ve told you about the Samsung Galaxy W, the 7-inch tablet with voice and cellular connectivity. Said device has also been caught at the FCC, hinting us it could also be unveiled in other parts of the world, perhaps even in North America. Now we have the same… Read more
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T-Mobile takes on AT&T and Sprint, Unveils $100 a Month Family Plan

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 20:00
T-Mobile has unveiled a new family plan that is poised to cut the legs off of AT&T’s “Best-Ever Pricing” plan as well as Sprint’s Framily plans. T-Mobile’s new offer allows a family of four to grab 10GB of data, unlimited messaging and unlimited talk time for just $100 a month. The plans will be available… Read more
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Microsoft’s New Ad Campaign: Siri Sucks, Cortana Rules!

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 20:00
In true underdog fashion, Microsoft has released a new video ad which smacks Apple square in the gut. The ad pits Microsoft’s Cortana against Apple’s Siri in a bloody battle of the digital assistants. Cortana is a part of Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8.1 update which is slowly making its way to various Lumia devices across… Read more
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Verizon Moto X Android 4.4.4 Update is A Go!

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 20:00
Verizon’s Android 4.4.4 update for the Moto X is rolling out today after a quick soak test last Friday. The update isn’t a huge one but does bring some enhancements to the aging Moto X, such as improved picture quality and a new phone dialer with an improved graphical layout and colors. Neat-o! Be on… Read more
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This app will change the look of your Android Wear watch

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 20:00
If you’re one of the few folks owning the LG G Watch or Samsung Gear Live, you may be looking to change its face and make it look more like “your own device.” Guess what? There’s an app for that. The newly launched Wear Face Collection will install both on your (Android) phone and your… Read more
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BlackBerry should team-up with HP to counter Apple/IBM

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 20:00
We’ve all heard it – Apple is going to bed with IBM (or that’s the other way round?) in a move that could give Cook & Co. new clients in the enterprise space, while helping the Big Blue mobilize (and modernize) its offering. Under the deal between the two giants, more than 100 new apps… Read more
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Facebook Will Force Users to Use Standalone Messenger App Soon

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 20:00
The days of messaging Facebook friends through the Facebook mobile app are quickly coming to an end. According to TechCrunch, Facebook will force its users with and iPhone or Android device to use the standalone Facebook Messenger app to chat with friends, removing the feature completely from the Facebook app itself. Facebook users on the… Read more
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How I developed my first Android app

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 20:00
I'd hardly consider myself a developer, but I can say that I've learned a lot about app development.
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Most Microsoft Lumia phones don’t allow Google as default search option

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 20:00
Regardless of which mobile platform you use, there’s usually only a small fraction of users who will poke around and adjust the default settings for things. If you’re one of the few that […]
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Samsung and Nest unwind Thread, the final piece of the smart home puzzle

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 20:00
We’ve got all of these great ideas for connecting bits and pieces of our homes to the internet, but for some reason these individual pieces aren’t talking to one another. There are several […]
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Out There, the best mobile game of 2014, getting PC version and huge update

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 20:00
The best mobile game of the year, Out There, is about to get even better thanks to a huge content update, and a PC version built on an entirely new graphics engine.
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Double your Galaxy S5 battery capacity with Unu Unity

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 20:00
Engineers are always designing more powerful processors to slap in the next big Android phone, but these chips cry out for larger batteries. There’s only so much that can be done in that […]
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What is sapphire glass and why is it in the next iPhone?

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 20:00
It's not going to be cheap, but sapphire glass could become the next must-have in phones.
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Apple and IBM join forces to take on the enterprise

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 20:00
Whether it’s talk about security, sales channels, or infrastructure, the questions surrounding mobile platforms and the enterprise have no clear answers. The current “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) strategy for most companies isn’t really a solution, […]
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Chrome OS is getting handwriting recognition, all we need now is a tablet

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 20:00
Ever since the launch of the very first Chrome OS device, there have been people hoping to see a tablet running Google’s browser-centric OS. Whether or not we see a tablet in the […]
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Microsoft to cut 18,000 jobs and scrap Nokia’s Android efforts this year

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 20:00
Staya Nadella announces a lot of job cuts, mostly from Nokia. We also won't be seeing any more Nokia phones running Android as the focus returns to Windows.
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Google Chrome will stop draining your laptop battery soon

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 20:00
Ever noticed that your Windows laptop’s battery life is pretty terrible when you’re running Chrome? You’re not imagining things. Chrome’s been draining batteries like your for years. It’s a known issue, too. Since […]
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MIT is creating power out of thin (humid) air

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 20:00
One day, your phone or tablet may be able to replenish its battery simply by airing out. As long as the air it’s airing out in is slightly humid, that is. Researchers at […]
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