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Sony Xperia T2 Ultra dual benchmarks

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Sony announced its Xperia T2 Ultra in January and the phablet was designed specifically for Asian and African markets where the big screen smartphones are all the rage. We took the 6-inch device for a benchmark spin and stacked it up against some of its competition.

The Sony Xperia T2 Ultra is powered by a 1.4 GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor along with 1 GB of RAM. The specifications of the phablet are quite decent for the mid-range, but has the company managed to get the most out of it? Let’s find out! Read more »

Age of Empires coming to iOS, Android and Windows Phone this summer

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One of the most popular computer games ever, Age of Empires is coming to iOS, Android and Windows Phone this summer.

The mobile version of the blockbuster is being developed by KLab Games and the entire battle system is re-imagined for mobile phones. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy S5 hits the pavement from a two story building

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We have already seen Samsung Galaxy S5 fighting it out against its predecessor in a drop test and the device has proved its mettle when it was ran over by a Tesla Model S. Now, we have yet another drop test where the Galaxy S5 is subjected to a drop from the second floor of a building.

So, how does the smartphone survive a collision with the pavement? Read more »

Qualcomm, LG and Airtel join forces to bring LTE experience in India

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While many countries across the globe are enjoying the latest standard for wireless communication, the huge market that is India is struggling to keep up the pace with current technology. The lack of LTE enabled smartphones along with the high cost for deploying the next-generation networks has kept the country stuck on 3G.

Now, two of the biggest names in the tech industry – Qualcomm and LG have joined forces to bring the fourth generation mobile telecommunications technology experience to the consumers in the sub-continent. Read more »

Twitter launches web profiles, coming to you shortly

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Twitter has a new look! The popular social networking website has introduced web profiles and in more than one way the new feature looks quite similar to what the other social networking competitors have on offer.

As Twitter likes to call it, the “new and improved web profile” allow you to use a larger profile photo, customize your header and show off your best tweets. Read more »

SK Hynix develops 128GB DDR4 RAM module

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South Korean chipmaker SK Hynix has announced that it has developed the industry’s most advanced double data rate 4 modules with 128 GB of capacity.

The new DDR4 modules are based on Through Silicon Via (TSV) technology and will significantly improve speeds and efficiency. Read more »

Nokia Lumia 1520 might get Miracast support, older WP devices have no chance

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Microsoft introduced its latest mobile operating system, Windows Phone 8.1 a few days ago. Back at its announcement, the Redmond giant did mention that the newest OS supports Miracast, but we now know that the wireless screen casting service would require new hardware to work and will not be available on all WP 8.1 devices.

According to a tweet from Joe Belfiore, the head of Windows Phone group, Miracast would require new hardware and Nokia Lumia 1520 might be the only device to qualify. Read more »

You can use Cortana outside the US by just changing your region settings

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Microsoft revealed its newest operating system – Windows Phone 8.1 at its BUILD conference in San Francisco. One of the most talked about features of the WP 8.1 is its virtual personal assistant, dubbed Cortana.

During the announcement of WP 8.1 OS, Joe Belfiore confirmed that Cortana will be available in the US at first with the UK and China following up next. However, tech enthusiasts have found a way to use the service, regardless of where you roll. Read more »

Samsung launches Galaxy S5 wireless charging covers

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Samsung has officially launched the wireless charging cover for its flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5. The new accessory will be available in two options – a standard back plate with Qi charging module and S-View flip cover model.

The wireless charging back covers for Galaxy S5 come with perforated holes and look identical to the stock cover. The company has managed to retain the gaskets from the original design in both models and this means that your Galaxy S5 with an external cover will continue to be water resistant. Read more »

HTC releases One (M8) kernel source code for Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and international variants

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HTC had already released the source code of the KitKat kernel for its Google Play Edition One (M8). Now, the company has aired the kernel files for the Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and the international variants of the smartphone.

The latest move from HTC will allow developers to come up with tailor-made custom ROMs to bring the best out of the underlying hardware. Read more »

Windows 8.1 update announced

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Microsoft has officially announced an update to its Windows 8.1 operating system at the company’s BUILD conference in San Francisco. The Windows 8.1 update will be available for all Windows 8.1 consumers, starting April 8.

The Windows 8.1 update is focused on the navigational features of mouse and keyboard. The taskbar has also seen a significant change and you can now see taskbar in all metro apps when they move the cursor to the bottom of the screen. Read more »

Skype for WP updated with voice commands support

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Microsoft introduced its new WP 8.1 mobile operating system at its BUILD conference in San Francisco. Jeo Belfiore, the head of Windows Phone group while demonstrating the Windows Phone 8.1 features with Cortana voice assistant also revealed that the Skype application for WP has been updated. The new version is not yet available for the general public, but it should launch in time for the WP 8.1 debut.

The latest version of Skype for Windows Phone 8.1 comes with support for Cortana voice commands. This means you can tell Cortana to Skype one of your contacts and the virtual assistant will launch the application and call whoever it is that you need without even having to touch your smartphone. Pretty cool indeed. Read more »

Micromax and Prestigio join the Windows Phone game

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Microsoft at its on-going BUILD conference in San Francisco announced two new hardware partners in Micromax and Prestigio for its Windows Phone ecosystem. We even got a glimpse of two actual phones that are currently being developed by each of the companies, although no details were provided.

Both the OEMs are quite popular in their home countries and as a matter of fact, Micromax is one of the biggest smartphone manufacturer in India, which is the world’s second largest country by population. Read more »

Sony Xperia Z2 gets rooted

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Sony Xperia Z2 is yet to go on sale across the globe, but the developers have already found a way to gain root access on the smartphone.

The rooting process for the Xperia Z2 requires you to unlock its bootloader before being able to flash the Kernel and install SuperSU to gain the root access. Read more »

Edison Research: Radio is the most popular way to stay updated with new music

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If you ever thought that the likes of Spotify, Pandora, iTunes and other such similar digital music services are the best methods to discover new music you are probably right. However, they still aren’t the most popular option and have been unable to dethrone traditional media.

According to a research from Edison Research and Triton Digital, the conventional AM/FM radio is the most popular way to discover new music and artists. Read more »