Google Now widget coming to Android

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A Google Now widget may be coming to future versions of Android, according to a new round of rumors. Details found on a support page (since removed) show a glimpse of things to come but with no additional documentation. It appears that the cards would automatically fill in with your preferences ...

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LG Optimus L series gets refreshed for Mobile World Congress

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In typical fashion, LG has announced the new product line ahead of the annual Mobile World Congress. Normally we would see the new models in the days leading up to the conference; however, this time we get the details weeks ahead of time. LG today announced that a new range of mid-range L ...

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PadPivot NST review

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Spend a lot of time with your 7-inch tablet on your lap or next to you during those marathons of The Walking Dead? Maybe you’ve got an office desk at which you spend half your day. You should consider picking up a PadPivot NST. The PadPivot NST is essentially a lap stand and a mini... Read More

Review: BaconReader – The Reddit app you’ve always wanted

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If you’re like me, you spend a lot of time on Reddit. Huge, copious, generally relationship-ending amounts of time. (I’d like to take this opportunity to thank my wife for not just marrying me, but also my Reddit addiction.) Now, let’s be honest with ourselves – fueling ...

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Q&A with Celltick, makers of Active Lock Screen

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Last week I reviewed a nice little app called Active Lock Screen. It’s a simple, yet very functional lockscreen replacement that brings themes, plugins, and a unique UI. Shortly after publishing my review, I got the chance to have a quick Q&A with Celltick Technologies, the makers of ...

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What we expect: HTC M7

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As one of the most rumored and anticipated devices of the year, the HTC M7 is expected to make its formal debut on February 19 at a joint press event in New York and London. The HTC M7 has been the source of many Android rumors over the last couple of months and looks to... Read More

HTC One press render surfaces

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The first press render of the HTC One has surfaced roughly one week ahead of the formal unveiling. The source of the image, Unwired View (@evleaks) has nothing to add to the story at this time, simply giving us the photo. Perhaps this is because we pretty much know everything there is to expect ...

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Google Now gets spotlighted in new Nexus 4 commercial [video]

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If you watched the Grammys last night, chances are you saw LG / Google’s new commercial for the Nexus 4. The commercial had a slightly unexpected guest of honor: Google Now. The entire commercial was filled with people using Now to check schedules, train schedules, translate words, get ...

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Product Highlight: SEIDIO VITREO for Samsung Galaxy S III

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Forget plastic screen protectors… Seidio’s new tempered glass screen protector, the VITREO, is the ultimate product to safeguard the Samsung Galaxy S III. Stamped with a 9H hardness rating- you can be confident your screen won’t get scratched.  Tapered edges provide a sleek look and bolsters ...

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HTC M7 will debut with formal moniker of HTC One, rumor indicates

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After months of hype and speculation, the HTC M7 will come to market as the HTC One. Yes, that’s the name being reported by Unwired View (@evleaks) today. We’re confused and don’t really like the name; what do you give the rumored HTC M4 or HTC G2? Our advice would have been ...

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Google Nexus 4 sells over 1 million since it was launched

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Over at XDA-Developers, the brains of the operation have found a way to keep track of the total number of Nexus 4 devices sold. At the beginning of last month, the Nexus 4 had sold about 400,000 units, but as of this month, that number has more than doubled to over 1 million total Google... Read More

Analysis shows Android makes up 70% of smartphones in Q4

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Canalys, a company that has made a living doing analytics, has released some new information concerning the penetration of Android into the smartphone market. According to their research, not only did Android make up 70% of the new smartphone device market that shipped in Q4, but 34% of all new ...

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SF Launcher Alpha app review

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This minimalistic launcher redefines what launchers can be, and speeds up productivity in the process. If there’s one thing that Android is known for, it’s the plethora of home screen replacement apps. With countless choices that typically follow the same basic structure, I’ve ...

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LG promises Jelly Bean for Optimus L9, Optimus L7, Optimus 4X

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LG will deploy an Android Jelly Bean update for the Optimus L9, Optimus L7, and Optimus 4X in the first half of the year. It is unclear exactly which version(s) of Android will be issued to each device though we suspect it may be 4.2. The LG Optimus G has already picked up an Android... Read More

ASUS to debut Intel-powered “ultra budget” tablet

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ASUS will reportedly introduce a low cost 7-inch Android tablet in the second quarter, advises Bulgarian tech site Tablet.bg. How low cost? Well, the phrase “ultra-budget” is being tossed around so we’re hoping for the all-attractive $199 barrier. Additional details are ...

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