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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... >>

Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet review
4.0 stars

Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet review

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Tablet season 2014 is upon us and vying for your attention is the Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet. It's slimmer, lighter and more powerful than its Tablet Z predecessor and offers some standout features such as waterproofing. If you want to splash around in the... >>

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,... >>

Samsung Galaxy TabPro 10.1 review
4.5 stars

Samsung Galaxy TabPro 10.1 review

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Samsung is certainly no stranger to tablets. But you might be left scratching your head and wondering what's what given how many model numbers and sizes are available throughout its ranges. Enter the Samsung Galaxy TabPro 10.1, the 10.1-inch Android tablet... >>

Google planning to launch Android TV, simplifying its Google TV for the masses

Google planning to launch Android TV, simplifying its Google TV for the masses

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Google plans to revamp its television offering by ditching the long-failed Google TV and launching a new Android TV platform. The Verge, who obtained screenshots of the Android TV interface, reports Android TV will be more closely aligned with other... >>

Cortana vs Google Now vs Siri: Battle of the personal assistants

Cortana vs Google Now vs Siri: Battle of the personal assistants

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Although voice-activated personal assistants are considered standard on smartphones, Microsoft has only recently stepped up to the plate with its Cortana offering on Windows Phone 8.1. And it's eager to trump Google's Google Now and Apple's Siri. Personal... >>

Nokia Lumia 630 vs Motorola Moto G: What's the difference?

Nokia Lumia 630 vs Motorola Moto G: What's the difference?

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There's a lot of activity in the budget handset sector. Things were rolling along rather sedately until Motorola fired the disruptive Moto G into the mix. Recent reports suggest the Moto G has gained 6 per cent market share in a few months. Nokia is... >>

Twitter's Vine app adds VM feature for private video and text messaging

Twitter's Vine app adds VM feature for private video and text messaging

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Twitter's Vine video-sharing app has added a new messaging feature appropriately called Vine messages (or VM - similar to DM for Direct messaging on Twitter). Twitter said it realised very early on that Vine users needed a way to privately message. It's... >>

Cut the Rope 2 for Android app lands on Google Play

Cut the Rope 2 for Android app lands on Google Play

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The sequel to ZeptoLab's Cut the Rope puzzle game is now available in the Google Play store as a free download for Android devices. Launched in December for iOS devices only, Cut the Rope 2 now supports Android and will also release in the Amazon Appstore... >>

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 review
3.5 stars

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 review

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The original Samsung Galaxy Camera was notable because, although it wasn't the first dedicated camera to use the Android operating system as its user interface, it was the first to integrate an up-to-date version of the operating system with great success.... >>

HTC plans BlinkFeed software for Android devices from other companies

HTC plans BlinkFeed software for Android devices from other companies

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HTC won't be selfish with the new version of BlinkFeed within Sense 6.0, planning to bring the app to Android devices from other manufacturers. "Following its popularity with HTC users, HTC will now make HTC BlinkFeed available to other Android devices,... >>

Valve's Portal puzzle video game is coming to Android - thanks to Nvidia Shield

Valve's Portal puzzle video game is coming to Android - thanks to Nvidia Shield

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Valve's Portal video game will soon land for Tegra-powered Android devices, according to Nvidia. Portal, which debuted in 2007 for Microsoft Windows, as well as the Xbox 360 and Sony PlayStation 3 consoles, is a first-person puzzle-platform video game... >>

HTC One (M8) release date, rumours and everything you need to know (updated)

HTC One (M8) release date, rumours and everything you need to know (updated)

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The HTC One (m8) is set to be launched later today, but what can we expect? We've been following the rumours for the last 6 months pulling it all together and updating this article regularly, giving you a one-stop for all the news, cutting through the... >>

What's new in the HTC One Android 4.4 KitKat update?

What's new in the HTC One Android 4.4 KitKat update?

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HTC has re-released the Android 4.4 KitKat update in the UK, after pulling it in February, saying that some users had experienced problems with it. Now it's back, headed to Vodafone, O2, and Three HTC One users. EE is coming soon.  We've already updated... >>

Motorola tipped to launch 6.3-inch phablet in Q3 2014

Motorola tipped to launch 6.3-inch phablet in Q3 2014

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Motorola isn't slowing down with smartphone launches and has plans to launch a 6.3-inch phablet in Q3 2014, according to a new rumour on the web. The information comes from a post on Chinese forum Weibo, from a person who correctly pegged the launch... >>

Apple iTunes store app for Android devices could be in the works

Apple iTunes store app for Android devices could be in the works

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Apple's iTunes store is exclusive to iOS devices. This is a fact of life. However, a recent report has claimed Apple is now considering giving Android device users access by launching a standalone iTunes app on Google Play. Billboard has reported - citing... >>

Amazon giving away apps worth £40 to Kindle Fire and Android owners, includes Swype and Runtastic

Amazon giving away apps worth £40 to Kindle Fire and Android owners, includes Swype and Runtastic

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Once again Amazon has decided to be generous with its apps. This time a £40 bundle is available to download for free today and tomorrow, 21-22 March. Amazon gave away a £15 bundle of apps in October that included Star Wars and Angry Birds. This time... >>

Ouya gives game developers the choice to offer free-to-try demos

Ouya gives game developers the choice to offer free-to-try demos

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Ouya's default free-to-try feature, which let gamers test titles before shelling out cash for the whole shebang, will no longer be a requirement starting in April, the company has revealed at the Game Developers Conference. The company elaborated on its... >>

Newsbeat for iOS and Android app will read your customised news aloud

Newsbeat for iOS and Android app will read your customised news aloud

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There's a new app available from Tribune that's kind of like Audible. But it's for news. And it lets you customise the type of articles, sources, topics, and sections you want to hear. Say hello to Newsbeat for iOS and Android. It's part news reader and... >>

Google Search for Android now lets you take a photo or video with 'OK Google' voice command

Google Search for Android now lets you take a photo or video with 'OK Google' voice command

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Google has expanded the functionality of its "OK Google" voice search feature within the Google Search app on Android. It now lets you take photos or videos. If your device is running Android 4.1 or higher, just open Google Search app. You'll then need... >>