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Instagram is now sending users highlights via email

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Instagram began sending out “Highlights” emails to its subscribers. The move is a bid by the now mature social network to keep its300 million users more involved.

The messages contain popular posts from the accounts one follows. Read more »

HTC One M9 received poor score in the DxOMark photography test

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DxOMark put HTC One M9 and its 20MP camera through the paces of its highly contested photography test. The Taiwanese manufacturer’s metal-clad flagship received the poor overall score of 69 (73 for still photography and 61 for video capture).

The result of HTC One M9 falls well behind the 86 points scored by the DxOMark leader, Samsung Galaxy S6 edge. The M9 shares 21st place with the Amazon Fire Phone and falls behind some decidedly devices such as Samsung Galaxy S III and iPhone 4s. Read more »

Android 5.1 Lollipop is now seeding to the NVIDIA Shield Tablet

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NVIDIA’s Shield Tablet is now getting Android 5.1 Lollipop over-the-air. The new firmware is seeding to both the Wi-Fi and the LTE variants of the video game-centric tablet.

As part of Software Upgrade 3.0 for the Shield Tablet, Android 5.1 brings improved performance and overall responsiveness to NVIDIA’s slate, as well as enhanced security. Read more »

Sony Mobile teams up with UEFA to promote its Xperia devices in the Champions League

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Sony Mobile and and UEFA announced a three-year global partnership. Under its terms, Sony will promote its Xperia smartphones and tablets during Champions League games.

Sony Mobile will also support the UEFA Super Cup, as well as the Women’s Champions League Final and UEFA Youth League Finals. Read more »

Apple rumored to showcase split-screen multitasking for iPad during WWDC next month

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According to a report in 9to5Mac, Apple will showcase the long-awaited split-screen multitasking for iPad tablets during WWDC next month. The functionality was initially expected to debut alongside iOS 8 last year.

The Cupertino giant will showcase the new feature using its currently available iPad models. Read more »

Olloclip Active Lens brings a telephoto and ultra-wide glass combo to iPhone 6

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Olloclip added another member to its already extensive collection of attachable camera lenses for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Dubbed active lens, the newcomer offers a telephoto and ultra-wide lens combo for Apple’s smartphone duo.

The functionality of the ultra-wide helps iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus shutterbugs capture images with the same field-of-view as an action camera. Read more »

Google outs limited-edition live smartphone cases designed by Skrillex

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Google released a trio of limited-edition live smartphone cases designed by the Grammy-winning producer Skrillex. The accessories are part of a new series of limited-edition covers for Android handsets by Google, dubbed Editions.

The cases are available for Motorola Nexus 6, LG Nexus 5, Samsung Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S6, as well as Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Read more »

Layout by Instagram is now available for Android devices

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The photo collage editor Layout by Instagram is now available for Android devices. The application was a available only for iOS since its launch in late March.

Layout for Android has the same design as its iOS counterpart and lets you combine multiple photos into a single image. Read more »

Google adds tweets to mobile search results

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Beginning today, Google added tweets to mobile search results. The new content will appear in the Google application, as well as on a mobile device’s web browser.

The new functionality will allow users to get real-time information about their searches. Read more »

WSJ: Apple shelved its plans to launch a 4K TV more than a year ago

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According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, Apple shelved its plans to build a 4K TV more than a year ago. Instead, the Cupertino giant will only launch an updated variant of its Apple TV set top box.

Apple has allegedly been exploring the possibility of entering the market for televisions for the past decade. Read more »

There is a major Apple Watch firmware update on the way

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According to a report in 9to5Mac, there is a major Apple Watch update on the way. The new firmware is said to bring a number of connectivity and security enhancements.

A “Find my Watch” feature will arrive on Cupertino’s wearable device after the update. Read more »

Blue Topaz Samsung Galaxy S6 and Emerald Green Galaxy S6 edge are now available

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Samsung announced the launch of the Blue Topaz Galaxy S6 and the Emerald Green Galaxy S6 edge. Previously, the flagship smartphones were only available in white, black, and gold.

The two eye-grabbing color schemes were announced during the launch of the two devices. Read more »

The latest Samsung Galaxy S6 edge promo videos are for Snapchat lovers

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Samsung released a series of Galaxy S6 edge promo videos dedicated for the Snapchat-loving crowd. The Korean giant’s marketing team teamed up with the social network’s celebrity Shonduras on a quartet of Edge-ucation videos (yes, the pun is intended).

As expected, the videos show viewers how to make catchy Snapchat content using the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge. Read more »

This LED light bulb by Sony has a built-in Bluetooth speaker

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Sony just reminded us that it used to be second to none in tech innovation. The Japanese giant launched an LED light bulb with a built-in Bluetooth speaker in Japan.

The light bulb produces 360 lumens of soft light, while the built-in Bluetooth 3.0 speaker utilizes a 40mm driver with maximum output of 2W. Read more »

Update to Gmail for Android brings new functionality, improvements

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Gmail for Android received a major update. The new version of the popular email client brings new functionality and improvements based on feedback from users.

The new version of the application allows users all their recent conversations with a contact by tapping on its avatar. Read more »