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iOS 8 now found on 72 per cent of devices

iOS 8 had a bit of a slow start but the adoption rate is finally starting to climb up at a faster rate with almost three-quarters of all iOS devices now running the latest version, which Apple launched last year alongside the new iPhone 6. Based on the latest statistics …

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Only 1.6% of Android phones run Lollipop

Android versions

Android 5.0 (or “Lollipop” as its known) has been out for over 3 months now and unfortunately despite the massive improvements over earlier version of Android, it is hardly managing to make a dent in the overall Android picture. Even the long since supported Android 2.3 “Gingerbread” has over four times …

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Outlook app for iOS and Android released

Outlook-for-iOS-and-Android

Microsoft has just released its new Outlook apps for both iOS and Android devices, and already, it has risen above Gmail and other similar productivity apps in the iOS store. While it has been based on the Acompli app that Microsoft bought at the end of last year, this new re-branded …

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Microsoft may invest in Android spin-off developer

Microsoft’s take on the mobile industry hasn’t ever been particularly strong. It has rebounded a little with its Nokia purchase and the recent Windows Phone push, but it is far and away the second fiddle and third wheel of the industry dominated by iOS and Android handsets. However that may …

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Alibaba sinks $10 million into OUYA Android console

OUYA

The OUYA console started its life as one of Kickstarters most successful projects back in 2012, raising over $8.6 million from backers and blazing past its $950,000 goal in less than a 8 hours. Since then the $99 Android console has been though a few ups and downs, it has been …

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Google may stop selling Google Play Edition devices

It looks like Google may unfortunately be giving up on its Google Play Edition program, which saw popular Android devices re-released with stock Android pre-installed and fully unlocked. Devices to be included in the program included the HTC One and the Samsung Galaxy S5. SlashGear was the first to notice …

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Whatsapp web messenger launches

Whatsapp web app

Today Whatsapp made a new web app available for its popular messaging client that will allow you to talk to your contacts from your desktop browser. While this currently only works in Google Chrome, support for other browsers is planned and should be available soon. Once your phone is linked to …

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MEGA launches new smartphone apps, beta testing MegaChat

The MEGA encrypted file locker service is now looking to expand into more mobile marketplaces, by launching its new swathe of updated smartphone applications for iOS, Android and Windows Phone. On top of that though, the company founder Kim Dotcom has also announced an ongoing beta to use MegaChat, the …

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HTC may launch its next flagship smartphone in March

HTC’s One (M7) and One (M8) flagship devices have been incredibly well received and were an integral part in turning around the company’s fortunes. HTC is hoping to continue this winning streak with this year’s HTC One flagship, which is due to launch on the 1st of March. HTC just sent …

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Google’s Project Ara gets an update

Google has detailed new developments on Project Ara, the company’s modular smartphone concept. At a Module Developers Conference this week, the company said that it plans to launch the product as a pilot later this year in Puerto Rico in order to get a feel for the market. This Project …

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Samsung Galaxy S5 finally gets Android Lollipop update

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is finally starting to receive the Android 5.0 Lollipop update. Samsung began rolling out the latest version of Google’s OS earlier this week, these updates usually happen in waves so some people may not have access just yet but it won’t take too long. As always, …

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Android bug leaves non-KitKat devices vulnerable

A new Android bug is exposing around one billion devices due to a security vulnerability. This bug only affects phones and tablets that are running versions of Android that are older than 4.4 Kit Kat, which is just under one billion devices in total. The vulnerability was spotted by security …

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NZXT to launch DOKO PC streaming box

NZXT is now targeting PC gaming in the living room thanks to its new PC game streaming box, the DOKO. The micro-console was announced today and will stream desktop titles to your TV at full 1080p resolution for $99. The box isn’t only intended for gamers though, it is capable …

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Samsung introduces Galaxy A7 5.5 Inch smartphone

Samsung has officially introduced its new smartphone, the Galaxy A7, the successor to last year’s Galaxy Alpha, which was recently rumored to be discontinued in favor of a new device. The Samsung Galaxy A7 is the latest device in the series, following the low end A3 and A5 smartphones. The …

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Google Now may soon start talking back to you

Google Now may soon start talking back to you thanks to voice notifications and third-party app support, according to some unused code found in the latest updates for both Android and iOS. It also looks like Google is looking for a way to better integrate the Chrome browser with Android …

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MediaTek introduces its first platform for wearable devices

MediaTek, a leading designer of inexpensive application processors for smartphones, has introduced its first platform for wearable computing devices based on Google Android Wear software. This is the first highly-integrated solution for wearable devices from a maker of affordable mobile chips. MediaTek MT2601 is powered by two ARM Cortex-A7 1.2 GHz …

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HTC One M8 to receive Android 5.0 update this month

Those of you that own an HTC One M8 will be fortunate enough to receive the Android 5.0 Lollipop update within the next two weeks. Google launched the latest version of its operating system late last year and has only made its way on to a handful of devices so …

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Samsung Z1 Tizen smartphone to launch next month

Samsung has sat on its Tizen mobile operating system for an awfully long time since its initial unveiling but it looks like the company is willing to finally launch its own smartphone powered by the home-made software. The Samsung Z1 will supposedly launch next month, running Tizen. There were some …

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Apple may double down on RAM for the iPhone 6s

We already know that work has begun on the next iPhone and iPad as Samsung has already started manufacturing the A9 chip but rumors surrounding other key specifications are popping up. According to reports straight from Taiwan, Apple is preparing to double the amount of RAM in next year’s devices. …

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TAG Heuer mulls smartwatch-related acquisitions and partnerships

TAG Heuer, a leading timepiece brand, understands all the potential challenges that emerging smartwatches bring to it. As a result, the company is serious about not only releasing their own smartwatches, but competing against consumer electronics companies head to head. While this means serious approach that will lead to a …

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