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Google adds new features to Play Store website

Yesterday Google announced that TV shows, movie purchases and magazines were coming to the Play Store but this wasn’t the end of it. The Play Store website has been overhauled and while it still looks familiar some useful features have been added. The My Android Apps part of the website …

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Google Chrome and Drive arrive on iOS

Following yesterday’s news that Chrome had left behind the beta tag on Android it is now available on iOS. Alongside this, Google’s cloud storage system now has its own application for iOS. If you have an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch running iOS 4.3 or newer you will be able to …

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Google Chrome for Android leaves beta

We discovered this morning during the first of two main Google I/O keynotes that Google Chrome would become the standard browser in Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Today also marks the release of the first stable update for Chrome for Android, leaving behind the beta tag in the process. The update …

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Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is now official

The next iteration of Google’s mobile operating system has just been made official at Google I/O and will be known as Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. It appears to be focussed on the user interface and Project Butter has been introduced. Project Butter combines vsync, triple buffering to offer much smoother …

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Images of the Nexus 7 and Nexus Q leak

We knew it had to happen and it has. Thanks to a leak from Google’s Play Store we now have images and some information on the Nexus 7 tablet and a funnily-shaped object called the Nexus Q. The Nexus Q is apparently some sort of “social streaming media device” and …

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Specifications leak for three HTC Windows Phone 8 devices

While the Microsoft storm has subdued following the announcement of the Surface tablets and Windows Phone 8 last week, leaked information about some Windows Phone 8 devices from HTC reveal some powerful hardware. Specifications for three phones have been leaked that are currently referenced to as the Rio, Accord and Zenith. …

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Judge stops U.S. sales of Samsung Galaxy Tab

A U.S. judge yesterday backed Apple’s request to stop Samsung Electronics selling their Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet in the United States. This could have ramifications worldwide for Samsung as Apple chalk up a victory in the patent wars. Apple have had little challenge in the tablet sector since they announced …

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Google releasing $199 tablet to target iPad

Google are releasing a cheap $199 tablet, co branded with Asustek Computer Inc. They will showcase the new tablet at their developers conference this week and it is aimed at taking market share from Apple. Bloomberg spoke to sources close to the matter. The new Google tablet will be 7 …

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BBM for Blackberry 10 OS images leak online

Images of what is purported to be the upcoming Messenger for Blackberry 10 operating system have leaked online. These images were posted online at N4BB, which highlight a darker theme said to improve battery life. The annotations to the images posted online hint that the darker colours and optimisation for …

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HTC halts operations in Brazil, poor sales to blame

Recent reports have revealed that HTC is cancelling its planned One Series launch in the Brazilian market and ending all phone sales in the nation, effectively immediately. As such, dozens of employees have already been released while a small presence will remain to offer support for current devices. “After careful analysis of …

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Are Apple losing their edge after death of Steve Jobs?

Apple’s sales figures may still be staggering, but ValueWalk published an article yesterday claiming that Apple may be losing their cutting edge after the death of Steve Jobs. Author Brian says that pundits are already wondering if Apple are losing their edge, due to a lack of ground breaking products …

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Macintosh users spend 30 percent more on hotel bookings

An interesting story broke today based around the myth that Apple users have a higher disposable level of income. Orbitz Worldwide have said that people who use Apple Macintosh computers spend up to 30 percent more each night on hotel accommodation. Therefore the online travel agency is starting to show …

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Retina based Macs could generate $1 billion profit

Management consultant Rags Srinivasan has reported on gigaom that the new Retina powered MacBook Pro computers could generate another $1 billion in pure profit for Apple. He explains that Apple made a gross margin of $18.5 billion in the last quarter, it says $1.65 billion of this is due to …

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Samsung Galaxy S III demand exceeds supply

Samsung said today that they aim to sell more than million Galaxy S III smartphones by July. They said that they should achieve a 10 million sales record within two months of the product launch. Sadly, the company are struggling to create the smartphones fast enough, due to component shortages. …

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Windows Phone 8: What We Missed Yesterday

If you missed our Windows Phone coverage from yesterday we highly suggest you read up on those before venturing onwards – articles are found here, here and here. We also warned you that we were bound to miss something from yesterday and here is the article that will redeem ourselves. …

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