Facebook Home gets makeover; shown off in new video

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If you thought that Facebook had given up on its Home launcher for Android you’d be sorely mistaken. Indeed, the social networking giant has a rather impressive makeover in store for the experience. A new video posted to YouTube gives us a glimpse as to what users can expect in the latest ...

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Skype for Android updated, brings new features for tablet users

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Microsoft has decided to upgrade the famous video calling application Skype with some new features, and the version 4.5 is now available at the Google Play Store. There are crash and bug fixes for Nexus 5 and latest Samsung phones, but also there is some good news for tablet users. As ...

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Instagram announces Direct, for sending photos and videos to friends

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Instagram just announced a new feature for their popular image and video-sharing service, and they’re calling it Instagram Direct. In essence, it works the same way as posting a photo or video to Instagram, except that users can select specific people or groups of people to see it. ...

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Amazon announces second annual 12 Days of Deals for books

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You bought yourself a new Kindle Fire HD or Android tablet, eh? You do plan to use that for educational and informational reasons, right? Amazon has introduced its second annual 12 Days of Deals for books. Note that it is not required that you own an Amazon tablet or something with ...

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Jelly Bean accounts for 54.5% of Android builds as KitKat makes appearance

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KitKat is already making its presence felt however Jelly Bean rules the roost The Jelly Bean versions of Android (4.1-4.3) account for 54.5 percent of the platform, according to the latest Developer Dashboard figures. Statistics collected in the 7-day period ending on December 2 show Jelly Bean ...

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King.com debuts latest mobile game, Papa Pear Saga

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The makers of the popular game Candy Crush Saga are back with another sure-fire hit King.com, the developers behind wildly popular game Candy Crush Saga, are back with with their latest game, Papa Pear Saga. Dropping in the Google Play Store today, the game features more than 100 levels of ...

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Barnes & Noble offering Nook HD for only $79 on Black Friday

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Barnes & Noble officially announced their Black Friday deals today and chief among them is the Nook HD for $79.99. No, it’s not the high-end tablet you play games on or put through the paces, but it is more than enough for the casual user. And, now that it has access to Google Play ...

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Amazon shaves Nexus 7 (2013) price to $199

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Presumably as part of a pre-Black Friday promotion, Amazon is offering the flagship tablet at a discounted price Amazon is offering the Nexus 7 tablet for $199 (16GB) and $239 (32GB) today, a savings of more than ten percent. While that discount doesn’t sound all that fantastic at first ...

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Gameloft will optimize Modern Combat 5 for MediaTek processors

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Gameloft this week announced that their upcoming Modern Combat 5 game will be optimized for MediaTek’s MT6592 processors. As the “first true octa-core processor in the world”, this SoC will deliver “enhanced definition and stunning graphics” in games and other ...

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Facebook rolls out new Messenger experience to all Android users

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Facebook yesterday confirmed that the new look Messenger app has been expanded to all Android and iOS users. Initially released to a select group of users a few weeks back, it’s a refreshed feel that looks more modern and inviting. If you have not yet received the update, check your ...

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Neptune Pine announces updates, Kickstarter campaign coming soon

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If you’ve never heard of the Neptune Pine and you’ve been interested in a smartwatch that can be a full replacement for your smartphone, you may want to check it out. The Canadian start-up, which debuted the device in February, announced some updates to their smartwatch this week. ...

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Swype updated to be more powerful and personal than ever

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Nuance on Wednesday announced that a new version of its wildly popular Swype keyboard is available in the Google Play Store and Amazon Appstore. More powerful and personal than ever, features now include bilingual support, continuous dictation, and customized keyboards (size, layout, tablet, ...

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Cloud.tv’s Dayframe goes open beta ahead of formal release

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The Cloud.tv team has announced that the official release of Dayframe is but one week away. The app, which provides a screensaver experience for your Android device, arrives in the Google Play Store on Tuesday, November 12. The Dayframe experience is somewhat like that of Facebook Home but with ...

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T-Mobile: Nexus 5 will be here ‘in time for holidays’

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T-Mobile has joined Sprint in announcing the upcoming availability of the Nexus 5. Unfortunately, T-Mobile does not have any specifics to provide outside of “in time for the holidays”. Considering the device runs $349-$399 through the Google Play Store we should look for the same ...

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At long last, the Nexus 5 is official

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After spending much of 2013 in the rumor mill, the Nexus 5 is now a formally recognized device. If you’ve been following the Android space at all over the last few weeks then you undoubtedly know all of the hardware specifications. Suffice it to say, it’s one of the worst kept ...

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