Samsung and Cisco sign cross-licencse patent deal

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Samsung and Cisco have inked a deal which should lead to more innovation across multiple fronts over the next decade or longer. Like the agreement between Google and Cisco from this week, the two companies will benefit by licensing patents from the other party. This works for existing stuff as ...

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Amazon shaves up to$80 off Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HDX models

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Just in time for Valentine’s Day 2014, Amazon has discounted the price of its popular tablet, the Kindle Fire HDX. Effective immediately, and for a limited time, you can score the Kindle Fire HDX 7 for $199.99, a savings of $30 off the normal asking price. The larger Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 ...

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BBM for Android updated with “find friends” functionality

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  Blackberry is rolling out an update to BBM for Android and iOS that lets users search and find friends from their contacts. Previously, there wasn’t really a decent way to find other users. Now, it will read your contacts and let you know who is using the service. Also, if your ...

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Samsung partners with Swarovski for limited edition Galaxy Note 3 cover

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Samsung today announced a partnership with Swarovski which has resulted in a limited-edition cover for the Galaxy Note 3. As you might expect, this thin is decked out in Swarovski crystals from top to bottom and adds a whole new layer of glitz and fashion to the device. The cover, which is ...

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Jelly Bean powers three in five Android devices

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It’s a new month which means new Android platform figures. We like to check in once every few weeks to see how the Android landscape looks and get a sense for which versions of the platform are growing and which are waning. According to the latest numbers, Jelly Bean (Android 4.1+) now ...

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Google Maps updated with new ‘faster route’ feature

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The most famous app by Google got another update. Maps now offers a new features which will alert you when a faster route becomes available while you are using navigation. For example, if you are stuck in a traffic jam, Google Maps will let you know if there’s any other way out. You ...

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Red Nexus 5 officially in the Google Play Store

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There have been more than enough rumors regarding the release of the Nexus 5 in bright red. Well, it’s officially official, beginning today in the Google Play Store. There isn’t much more to say here. Just that there is a bright red color option for the Nexus 5. It’s the same ...

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Android and the Smart Home

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Home security is no longer just for at home. The past 5 years have seen cell phone technology transform the way we interact with the things we own, putting their management into the palm of your hand. You can now control everything from baby monitors to refrigerators with your smartphone, and ...

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Gameloft and Marvel announce Captain America: The Winter Soldier game

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Gameloft and Marvel have announced the upcoming release of a smartphone and tablet game based on the film Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Arriving in late March, the game puts you in the boots of Captain America as you lead S.H.I.E.L.D. agents against enemies and bosses. According to the ...

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AllCast updated with Chromecast support

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Koushik Dutta has rolled out an updated release of his popular and handy app AllCast. As we expected would ultimately happen, his new version offer support with the Chromecast’s SDK. In essence, this app lets you cast pictures and video to “all the things“, or pretty much ...

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Pebble appstore beta now available for Android, finalized version coming soon

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Pebble promised to release its new appstore to the public Monday and it kept its word… sort of. If you’re on an iOS device, you can download the updated Pebble app from iTunes that has the appstore baked in, but Pebble is still fine tuning a few things before releasing the final ...

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Amazon guarantees $1.50 CPM banner ads in Amazon Mobile Ad Network for March, April

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Amazon’s latest promotion hopes to ensnare new apps and games Listen up Android developers! Amazon just announced a really great revenue opportunity for those who have yet to take advantage of the Amazon Mobile Ads API. Indeed, you’ll be able to earn $1.50 for every 1,000 ad ...

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Air Wireless refreshes no-contract offerings

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Aio Wireless on Tuesday rolled out new, no-contract service plans for customers. Effective immediately, the three plans range from $40-$60 per month, however all of them include unlimited voice and messaging. In addition to these affordable rate plans, customers who sign up for automatic ...

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Google and Cisco sign cross-license patent deal

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Google and Cisco today announced a new deal which sees the two benefiting from playing nice with each other. The two companies will license patents to the other in an attempt to promote innovation and freedom of operation. Rather than fight it out in court and waste time with litigation and ...

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Samsung details pricing and U.S. availability for Galaxy Note Pro, Galaxy Tab Pro

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Samsung on Tuesday announced the pricing and U.S. launch details for the brand new Galaxy Note Pro and Galaxy Tab Pro devices. Set to arrive on Thursday, February 13, these are the premium tablets with Samsung’s new UI, tons of power, and a host of productivity apps. With sizes that range ...

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