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Recon Snow2 heads-up-display adds full Facebook integration

Recon Snow2 heads-up-display adds full Facebook integration

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Recon is a heads-up-display pioneer as the creator of the world’s first HUD for sports. Now it’s pushing forward with its software too by offering full Facebook integration to its new Snow2 headset.Yup, even on a mountain, strapped to a snowboard,... >>

Instagram Direct hands-on: Facebook's pursuit of Snapchat

Instagram Direct hands-on: Facebook's pursuit of Snapchat

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Facebook-owned Instagram sits at 150 million users and looks to create the ultimate multimedia experience on mobile, borrowing from other services in the process.When Vine came on the scene in spring 2013, Instagram was quick to add videos too. Now as... >>

Google+ for Android update adds photo, notification and search features

Google+ for Android update adds photo, notification and search features

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There's a new version of Google+ for Android, and it brings a host of new features and holiday fun.The first new addition is a feature that actually rolled out to Google+ for desktop last week, and that is the #AutoAwesome snow animation. Just open one... >>

Razer Comms app lets you message and call between PCs and Android phones, while gaming

Razer Comms app lets you message and call between PCs and Android phones, while gaming

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Pausing your game to make a call just isn’t streamlined enough as far as Razer is concerned. So it’s expanded its Razer Comms app to Android mobiles to allow gamers to make and receive calls while gaming,  as well as send and read messages to and... >>

Instagram announces Direct messaging service

Instagram announces Direct messaging service

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Instagram, the photo and video social media platform, now also offers messaging thanks to its Direct update.Direct will allow users to send and receive messages with other member in real time, much like WhatsApp. But unlike that this will allow you to... >>

Eye-Fi Mobi automatically sends your camera photos to your phone or tablet wirelessly

Eye-Fi Mobi automatically sends your camera photos to your phone or tablet wirelessly

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Eye-Fi has been the pioneer in Wi-Fi SD cards for years and now it’s announced a new device called the Eye-Fi Mobi that works with phones and tablets.The Mobi has built-in Wi-Fi so you can transmit photos and videos directly from your camera to your... >>

i-Flashdrive helps you transfer files between iPhone and Android handsets

i-Flashdrive helps you transfer files between iPhone and Android handsets

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PhotoFast has announced a new version of the i-FlashDriveHD that will allow users to transfer content easily from an iPhone to Android phone, and vice-versa. Coming in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB flavours, the i-FlashDriveHD uses a free iOS or Android app... >>

Google Play edition phones, phablets, and tablets: Which manufacturers offer stock Android

Google Play edition phones, phablets, and tablets: Which manufacturers offer stock Android

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If you'd like to know more about Google Play edition devices, you've come to the right place.There are two new and shiny Google Play edition devices on the market, the LG G Pad 8.3 and Sony Xperia Z Ultra, bringing the total count of Google-sanctioned,... >>

Is this Nokia's Android smartphone? Reportedly set for 2014 release

Is this Nokia's Android smartphone? Reportedly set for 2014 release

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An image of a red Nokia smartphone leaked by EvLeaks in November now has a story behind it.According to The Verge, it is the long-awaited Nokia Android handset. Pocket-lint has been unable to confirm the validity of the rumour, so maybe approach this... >>

Android-based console Mad Catz MOJO now available for purchase

Android-based console Mad Catz MOJO now available for purchase

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Mad Catz' Android-based MOJO games machine is now available for customers to purchase from retailers, joining the slew of Android-based consoles on the market. Made available on Tuesday, the MOJO can be purchased for £219.99/$249.99 and for that you... >>

Want a projector? Here's how to turn your smartphone into one

Want a projector? Here's how to turn your smartphone into one

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Attention Macgyver wannabes: You can now turn your smartphone into a home cinema projector using common household items.Most people have experienced a time or two when they've wanted to share a photo, movie, website, or business presentation directly... >>

Everyone can now contribute to Google Street View: All you need is a camera or Android phone

Everyone can now contribute to Google Street View: All you need is a camera or Android phone

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Google’s all seeing eye of Street View has just grown a little more Sauron-like, with neither nook nor cranny now outside of its glare. Everyone can now add to Street View as long as they have a camera or Android phone.So if you’ve got some spare... >>

Android 4.4.2 for Nexus devices released days after Android 4.4.1

Android 4.4.2 for Nexus devices released days after Android 4.4.1

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Google has released Android 4.4.2 to Nexus devices, days after Android 4.4.1 was released with Nexus 5 camera fixes.In the new version you'll find a fix for clearing the VM Indicator, fix for delivery of the VM Indicator, various additional software fixes... >>

Square's redesigned credit card reader is thinner and swipes better

Square's redesigned credit card reader is thinner and swipes better

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Square has introduced a redesigned credit card reader that's thinner and more advanced than its predecessor.The new Square is 45 per cent thinner than the original, making it as slim as the iPhone 5S, and has tapered edges that make it easier to swipe... >>

Android devices may soon mirror their screen to Chromecast

Android devices may soon mirror their screen to Chromecast

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Google is planning to add Android screen mirroring to Chromecast "very soon", allowing users to stream their phone screen to a television set.It was found in Android 4.4.1 code by Koushik Dutta, co-founder of Cyanogenmod. It's not clear when Google plans... >>

Modular Project Ara smartphone prototype not too far off, says Motorola

Modular Project Ara smartphone prototype not too far off, says Motorola

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Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside has revealed the company's Project Ara initiative isn't too far off, and he even went as far as to say we'll see a prototype soon.Project Ara, revealed in October, is an experimental project by Motorola aiming to do for... >>

No Glasses 3D tablet announced by Hammacher Schlemmer

No Glasses 3D tablet announced by Hammacher Schlemmer

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It might be a medium that’s hit or miss at best for popularity but Hammacher Schlemmer isn’t giving up on 3D, bringing an 8-inch 3D LCD tablet to market. And in case it's rare talent wasn’t clear the tablet is going to be named No Glasses 3D.The... >>

Android Brightest Flashlight Free app has been secretly sending your location and device data to advertisers

Android Brightest Flashlight Free app has been secretly sending your location and device data to advertisers

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Have you downloaded the Brightest Flashlight Free app for Android? If so you may have inadvertently handed over your device and location data to advertisers.In a settlement with the US Federal Trade Commission the app maker has admitted that it deceptively... >>

Taggar is here to make augmented reality sociable: Hide messages in objects only your mates can find

Taggar is here to make augmented reality sociable: Hide messages in objects only your mates can find

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Taggar, a new app from the people behind augmented reality app Aurasma, has been launched. But it’s more than just an app, it’s an entirely new platform.The Taggar app takes the next step from intelligent augmented reality to socialising the technology.... >>

Unlocked HTC One sees 0 per cent financing option over two-years, comes with KitKat

Unlocked HTC One sees 0 per cent financing option over two-years, comes with KitKat

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HTC has begun to offer the HTC One unlocked to customers in the US with no deposit and 0 per cent financing on its online store. The company is following in the footsteps of Motorola with the financing option for its HTC One flagship.Customers who sign... >>

Aldi's Medion Lifetab E7316 budget Jelly Bean tablet to launch 8 December for £80

Aldi's Medion Lifetab E7316 budget Jelly Bean tablet to launch 8 December for £80

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In case you needed something else to consider buying this Christmas, there's a new tablet on the market from Aldi.Aldi has just introduced an Android tablet and it costs just £79.99. That means you'll have yet another choice to make when it comes to... >>

Quip hits Android: Creator and ex-Facebook CTO Bret Taylor talks about the future of word processing

Quip hits Android: Creator and ex-Facebook CTO Bret Taylor talks about the future of word processing

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If you’ve not heard of Quip yet, it’s a word processing app that uses cloud smarts for group editing of documents. It's been on iOs for months and now it’s arrived on Android.What’s exciting is that Quip will now work across platforms allowing... >>

Google's Andy Rubin is now making robots as part of next 'moonshot' program

Google's Andy Rubin is now making robots as part of next 'moonshot' program

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Andy Rubin has gone from leading Android OS to engineering droids at Google.Rubin confirmed in an interview with The New York Times that he is now spearheading a robotics division at Google. It's a new project considered to be one of Google's long-term... >>

Sky Go released on Android tablets today

Sky Go released on Android tablets today

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As promised by Sky a few weeks back, its Sky Go Android app has landed on tablets today. Head over to Google Play now to download it for free.The update - which works on most Android tablets running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and above - has been... >>

KitKat sits at 1.1 per cent Android marketshare less than a month after launch

KitKat sits at 1.1 per cent Android marketshare less than a month after launch

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Android 4.4 KitKat is now found on 1.1 per cent of devices running Android, a little over two weeks after it was released by Google.The new software, announced on 31 October, was first made available for the LG Nexus 5, Nexus 4, Acer Nexus 7 and Samsung... >>

Oppo N1 smartphone, with 13-megapixel selfies, gets 10 December release date and £372 price

Oppo N1 smartphone, with 13-megapixel selfies, gets 10 December release date and £372 price

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The Oppo N1 Android smartphone will be coming out of China for the rest of the world to buy from 10 December. The 5.9-inch smartphone will be priced at €449 (£372) and come with a Full HD display, touch-sensitive back, and 13-megapixel camera on an... >>

Official FIFA iOS and Android apps now out, offering live coverage of 2014 World Cup final draw

Official FIFA iOS and Android apps now out, offering live coverage of 2014 World Cup final draw

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FIFA has introduced a set of new apps which it hopes football fans will use to watch the final draw for the 2014 World Cup.The apps, which will stream live coverage of the World Cup draw on 6 December, are now available for iPhone, iPad and Android.... >>

Virgin TV Anywhere app arrives for Android, now includes 67 channels to watch

Virgin TV Anywhere app arrives for Android, now includes 67 channels to watch

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Virgin Media has taken the leap on to Android smartphones and tablets today as its Virgin TV Anywhere app rolls out to a device near you. With it come a whopping 67 channels available to watch online.The app also comes as Virgin adds nine new channels... >>

HTC One dual SIM with removable back for microSD coming to the UK

HTC One dual SIM with removable back for microSD coming to the UK

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The HTC One is undeniably a brilliant phone. Yet HTC, not happy with anything short of perfection, is releasing an updated version. This HTC One dual SIM will handle two SIMs and allows for an extra 64GB storage thanks to microSD expansion.The HTC One... >>

Track family, pets and anything else using Trax GPS: Now available to pre-order

Track family, pets and anything else using Trax GPS: Now available to pre-order

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Trax smart GPS tracker is now available to pre-order so you can track your family, pets, or anything else it will attach to. Yes, your dream of tracking a car like a secret agent can be realised at last.Trax is a physical GPS tracker that can be seen... >>

RAW and burst shooting modes are coming to Android mobile cameras

RAW and burst shooting modes are coming to Android mobile cameras

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If you’re a photography fan and enjoy editing a photo once in a while, the idea of shooting RAW on a mobile is exciting. And it’s one Google has seen would be loved by many so it’s been overhauling the Android OS to support just that.READ: Google... >>

Say cheese! Add credit and debit cards to Google Wallet for Android by snapping a pic

Say cheese! Add credit and debit cards to Google Wallet for Android by snapping a pic

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Not long after announcing that Google Wallet would have a physical Google Wallet Card, Google has updated its Google Wallet app for Android with the ability to add credit and debit cards just by taking a picture.Specifically, this new feature in Google... >>

Ouya 'Abominable Snowman' update now live, bringing new UI and more

Ouya 'Abominable Snowman' update now live, bringing new UI and more

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Ouya just rolled out the Abominable Snowman.The makers of Ouya, the Android-based gaming console that got a boost on Kickstarter, have been teasing an interface upgrade in recent weeks.  That upgrade is now finally available, and it's called the Abominable... >>

HBO Go updated: Chromecast support added to web and mobile apps

HBO Go updated: Chromecast support added to web and mobile apps

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Winter is coming...to Chromecast.The HBO Go app for Android, iOS and web has added Chromecast support, which means you can now watch episodes of Game of Thrones on your television by simply casting them from the HBO Go app or website.To cast something... >>

Is Nintendo working on an Android tablet?

Is Nintendo working on an Android tablet?

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It looks like Nintendo is going to make its own Android tablet. Could this be a gaming tablet like nothing that’s come before it?It could be. But not in a good way. Well it is good, it will be an educational gaming tablet. But that doesn’t sound like... >>

HTC One to get Android 4.4 KitKat upgrade in January

HTC One to get Android 4.4 KitKat upgrade in January

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Everyone seems to be announcing their queue position for the new Android 4.4. KitKat operating system. The next in line is HTC, which says the One will receive the OS update in January.READ: HTC Sense 5.5 vs HTC Sense 5: New features, tweaks and changes... >>

Twitter for iOS and Android update adds picture and video filters and more

Twitter for iOS and Android update adds picture and video filters and more

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There are some new search filters in the Twitter app for iOS and Android, one of which will allow you to view all tweets in your search results rather than the top few.To view all tweets, all you have to do is toggle between top Tweets and all Tweets... >>

Microsoft releases SmartGlass for Xbox One for iOS and Android ahead of console's release Friday

Microsoft releases SmartGlass for Xbox One for iOS and Android ahead of console's release Friday

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Microsoft has released the Xbox One SmartGlass app for iOS and Android, after arriving for Windows Phone and Windows 8.1.The Xbox One doesn't land in the hands of customers until Friday, 22 November, so in the meantime they'll just have to sit around... >>

Google releases Nexus 5 bumper on Google Play in four colour options

Google releases Nexus 5 bumper on Google Play in four colour options

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Google has released an official bumper case for the Nexus 5, a few weeks after the handset's global launch. Customers can find the Nexus 5 bumper on Google Play in red, black, yellow, and grey - sure to add a bit of style to the White or Black Nexus... >>

Sky Go adds 14 new channels to watch on your iPhone or Android device

Sky Go adds 14 new channels to watch on your iPhone or Android device

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Sky has just announced that it will expands its Sky Go app to offer a further 14 channels.Sky Go, available on iOS and most Android devices, allows Sky customers to stream content when they’re out and about. Or just in a different room while the Sky... >>

White Ouya launches in North America for Christmas - with double storage

White Ouya launches in North America for Christmas - with double storage

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Ouya’s Android-based video game console is now available in a limited-edition white variant, but it's launched only in North America.The original Ouya hit store shelves in June, and now, less than six months later and just in time for Christmas, the... >>

Google looking to add RAW image support in Android

Google looking to add RAW image support in Android

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Google has been revealed to be working on a new camera API for stock Android that brings, among other features, RAW image file support.Nokia has added RAW support to its Lumia Windows Phone range in the shape of a Nokia Camera update for the 1520 and... >>

Nokia Music coming to iOS, Android and desktop, according to leaked graphic

Nokia Music coming to iOS, Android and desktop, according to leaked graphic

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Nokia Music is going cross platform, according to a report out of China. The service, which is an answer to Apple's iTunes, brings Lumia users and the like a slew of songs, artists, and albums in 43 countries. Nokia is said to be releasing the web app... >>

Smartphone market: Android 81 per cent, Apple 12 per cent, Windows 3.6 per cent, BlackBerry 1.7 per cent - but guess who’s improving fastest?

Smartphone market: Android 81 per cent, Apple 12 per cent, Windows 3.6 per cent, BlackBerry 1.7 per cent - but guess who’s improving fastest?

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The smartphone market has taken a huge lunge in the direction of Android since Samsung started beating the iPhone with its mighty Galaxy handsets. Now Android accounts for 81 per cent of the mobile phone use worldwide.READ: Best smartphones 2013: The... >>

Nexus 5 review
4.5 stars

Nexus 5 review

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For many Android fans, the Nexus line is the ultimate expression of Google's mobile ambitions: affordable, powerful and unfettered with manufacturer customisation, the Nexus offers the purest Google Android experience you'll find. It's no surprise, then,... >>

Sky Go to arrive on most Android tablets by 3 December

Sky Go to arrive on most Android tablets by 3 December

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Sky Go has always taken its time to arrive on Android devices as each one is a little different and Sky doesn’t like to get things wrong. So it comes as little surprise that the wait for its Android tablet version of the app will go on for a little... >>

Android 4.4 KitKat review
4.0 stars

Android 4.4 KitKat review

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Another year, another version of Google's Android operating system. This time it's version 4.4, better known as Android KitKat. Yup, the Nestle four-finger chocolate wafer bar will have its name aligned with tech as much as it does with casual confectionery.... >>

Google begins Android 4.4 KitKat rollout for Nexus 7 and Nexus 10

Google begins Android 4.4 KitKat rollout for Nexus 7 and Nexus 10

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Google has announced that Android 4.4 KitKat has begun to roll out to Wi-Fi versions of the Nexus 7 (2012 and 2013) and Nexus 10, following the October unveiling of the new OS along with the Nexus 5. Users can open software update in the settings menu... >>

Installing the custom CyanogenMod Android software developers adore drastically simplified

Installing the custom CyanogenMod Android software developers adore drastically simplified

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The open source nature of Android allows users to do anything they want with the platform in respect of customisation. This has prompted open source ROMs to hit the internet, a collaborative effort from developers to better the features of Android. An... >>

Phablets accounted for 21 per cent of smartphone market in Q3, says IDC

Phablets accounted for 21 per cent of smartphone market in Q3, says IDC

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Phablets, smartphones 5 to 7 inches in size, have become all the rage among smartphone makers.And new research from IDC indicates the phablet market is really heating up. So much so that the phablet market has grown 18 per cent in a year, perhaps indicating... >>