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Twitter unveils Mute feature: Here's how to hide chatty users from your timeline

Twitter unveils Mute feature: Here's how to hide chatty users from your timeline

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If you're an active user on Twitter, you probably follow at least a few people who annoyingly tweet about 500 times daily. Now you can silence them - with a new account feature called Mute. Twitter has introduced Mute as a way to give you "even more control... >>

Archos ArcBook 10.1-inch Android netbook to launch in June for $170

Archos ArcBook 10.1-inch Android netbook to launch in June for $170

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France-based Archos has unveiled a new Android netbook called the Archos ArcBook. It's essentially a touchscreen tablet with a keyboard and trackpad as well as a very wallet-friendly price tag. The ArcBook features a 10.1-inch touchscreen display with... >>

Qualcomm's Vuforia AR gives 3D-life to Kazooloo games, Popar puzzles, and Colar books

Qualcomm's Vuforia AR gives 3D-life to Kazooloo games, Popar puzzles, and Colar books

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Qualcomm has shown off three stand-out apps to Pocket-lint. These apps are unique because they use a new augmented-reality technology called Vuforia. Vuforia has actually been around for a couple of years. In fact, there are more than 95,000 registered... >>

Connect SDK flings content from mobiles to multiple TV platforms easily

Connect SDK flings content from mobiles to multiple TV platforms easily

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LG has announced the development of its Connect SDK. This will allow developers to add simple code to their apps so users can fling video, photos and more from their mobiles straight to TV. The potential for this platform is huge as it will allow iOS... >>

Google Maps for mobile update adds Uber integration, improved transit info and offline support, and more

Google Maps for mobile update adds Uber integration, improved transit info and offline support, and more

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Google Maps for Android and iOS has updated with a number of features including offline support for a specific area. Starting with offline support, Google said the updated Google Maps app will now let you search an area, tap a place, then select “Save... >>

Google Now for Android will alert you if a nearby store sells the product you want

Google Now for Android will alert you if a nearby store sells the product you want

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Google Now on Android devices will now give you a little nudge whenever you walk by a place that sells something you've previously inquired about online. Google Now has updated a lot recently. It can now remember where you parked your car, for instance,... >>

KitKat gaining Android ground but most still prefer the taste of Jelly Beans

KitKat gaining Android ground but most still prefer the taste of Jelly Beans

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Android 4.4 KitKat has gained market share in April, now being installed on 8.5 per cent of Android devices globally. However, it has a long way to go in the operating system domination stakes as former releases of Jelly Bean (4.1 - 4.3) are still installed... >>

May the Fourth be with you: Google Play Store launches Star Wars Day sale

May the Fourth be with you: Google Play Store launches Star Wars Day sale

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Google has begun advertising a Google Play Store sale called May The Fourth Be With You in honour of Star Wars Day. Star Wars Day is an unofficial holiday on 4 May. It celebrates the Star Wars space opera saga and franchise created by George Lucas. Fans... >>

Google Now for Android can remember where you parked your car

Google Now for Android can remember where you parked your car

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Google has updated its Search to remember where you parked your car. There's will be a new card added in Google Now which will immediately show users where their wheels are parked.Version 3.4 of the Google Search APK has been opened up by Android Police... >>

Android Silver premium mobiles likely to replace Google Nexus phones

Android Silver premium mobiles likely to replace Google Nexus phones

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The rumour mill has been at full blast when it comes to Google's plans to replace Nexus with Android Silver. The plan, apparently confirmed by sources of The Information, is to get rid of the Nexus brand and replace it with high-end Android Silver phones... >>

HTC One (M8) vs Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Sony Xperia Z2: Which is the best?

HTC One (M8) vs Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Sony Xperia Z2: Which is the best?

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We've written a lot about the trio of the HTC One (M8), Samsung Galaxy S5 and Sony Xperia Z2. From reviews to comparisons to detailed breakdowns of what the software changes are.But the over-riding question is which is the best? Where should the smart... >>

Popcorn Time, the free Netflix for movie and TV torrents, is coming to Android

Popcorn Time, the free Netflix for movie and TV torrents, is coming to Android

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Popcorn Time, the movie and TV streaming website that uses torrents, is coming to Android in the next few days.The legally questionable streaming site was shut down a while back but is now up and running under new management: Get-Popcorn. Not only is... >>

Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition now available on Google Play for Android too

Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition now available on Google Play for Android too

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Attention Android RPG fans: Baldur's Gate has come to Android. First published in 1998 and developed by BioWare, Baldur's Gate is a Dungeons and Dragons-style role-playing game for Mac and PC. And now it's available for Android as Baldur's Gate: Enhanced... >>

Facebook's Nearby Friends feature in US lets you find and track friends on a map and vice versa

Facebook's Nearby Friends feature in US lets you find and track friends on a map and vice versa

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Possibly a little late to the game, though never too late, Facebook's apps have introduced a Find-My-Friends-like feature in the US called Nearby Friends. But the company has repeatedly stressed one thing about this new feature: it's optional. "Nearby... >>

Flickr apps updated with Instagram-like filters, HD video capture, and more

Flickr apps updated with Instagram-like filters, HD video capture, and more

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Flickr 3.0 is here. And it brings an overhauled experience to the Flickr photo app for iOS and Android. Apart from the obvious visual changes, Flickr has introduced some fancy features including Instagram-like editing options for photos and videos. You... >>

Background defocus: HTC One M8 vs Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Sony Xperia Z2 vs Google Camera app

Background defocus: HTC One M8 vs Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Sony Xperia Z2 vs Google Camera app

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The latest battle in the war of smartphone cameras appears to be for background defocus supremacy. HTC launched the HTC One (M8) with a second sensor for depth detection, perhaps the largest offensive in the bokeh wars. Samsung and Sony both offer background... >>

Leaked LG G3 retail box reveals trendy gold colour for flagship phone

Leaked LG G3 retail box reveals trendy gold colour for flagship phone

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LG's next flagship will be a golden-hued smartphone, it's claimed. All the best smartphones at the moment - including the iPhone 5S, Galaxy S5, and HTC One - are available in some short of gold shade. And it appears LG also wants to embrace this flashy... >>

Google Camera app for Android with Lens Blur and Photo Sphere launches

Google Camera app for Android with Lens Blur and Photo Sphere launches

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Google has launched a camera app in the Google Play Store. It's called Google Camera. "Today we’re launching Google Camera, a new app for your Android phone or tablet that makes it easy to take quick photos and videos. And being behind the lens just... >>

Google's Helpouts expertise service is now available for iPhone

Google's Helpouts expertise service is now available for iPhone

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Google Helpouts is now available for iPhone. You can download the new app on Apple's App Store. Helpouts is an online collaboration service that launched in November. It lets you share your expertise with other users through live video and real-time help... >>

BBC iPlayer adds video download support for all Androids running ICS or above

BBC iPlayer adds video download support for all Androids running ICS or above

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The BBC has allowed BBC iPlayer users to download videos onto specific Android devices since September. Now the broadcasting company has extended support to even more Android devices. "In response to public demand, instead of our previous policy of comprehensively... >>

Tips to prevent your iPhone or Android phone from being stolen and what to do if it is

Tips to prevent your iPhone or Android phone from being stolen and what to do if it is

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The BBC's recent investigation highlighting how easy it was to sell, and therefore buy, a stolen phone is quite alarming. According to the UK's National Mobile Phone Crime Unit, between 250,000 and 300,000 mobile phones are stolen in the country every... >>

First AMOLED smartphone screen with 513ppi is spied

First AMOLED smartphone screen with 513ppi is spied

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Future Samsung smartphones could feature a 5.7-inch QHD AMOLED 2,560 x 1,400-resolution display with 513 pixels per inch, thanks to Taiwan-based AU Optronics and its latest HD panel technology. Samsung revealed earlier this year that it was developing... >>

Dropbox's Mailbox app launches for Android - with Mac desktop beta coming soon too

Dropbox's Mailbox app launches for Android - with Mac desktop beta coming soon too

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Dropbox acquired Mailbox for iOS a little over a year ago, and now it has finally launched an Android version of the email client. Oh, and a desktop beta version for Mac is coming too. At an event in San Francisco, Dropbox showed off Mailbox for Android... >>

AllCast now lets you stream and mirror from Android device to Amazon's Fire TV

AllCast now lets you stream and mirror from Android device to Amazon's Fire TV

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You can now stream and screen-mirror from an Android device to your new Amazon Fire TV, thanks to a swift update to the AllCast for Android app. Develoepr Koushik Dutta didn't take long to add support for Fire TV to the AllCast app, as he just released... >>

Twitter acquires Android lock screen app Cover

Twitter acquires Android lock screen app Cover

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Twitter has bought a relatively small development team and its Android app called Cover. Cover is an Android-only app that replaces your lock screen. It learns the apps you use and puts them on your lock screen for quick and easy access. But not for long,... >>