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Google bringing ‘on-body detection’ in Smart Lock feature

by Christine Kitsati We all know that it sometimes becomes tedious to unlock your smartphone time and again. Google realized that and introduced the Smart Lock feature in Android 5.0, which makes sure that your smartphone remains unlocked, when it is in a trusted place or connected to a trusted device. Now, to make Smart Lock even more […] 22 March 2015 at 11:40 pm
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Facebook testing dialer & caller ID app for Android

by Dimitris Skiannis After attempting to drive Android users to use its Messenger as their default texting application, Facebook is now planning to release an app called ‘Phone’ for the caller ID and dialer needs of the smartphone users. The existence of this app was revealed after some Android users accidentally received a notification to install the app […] 21 March 2015 at 11:39 pm
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OnePlus to increase One price-tag in EU on March 25

by dlife OnePlus has announced that it is going to increase the price-tag of the One smartphone on March 25 for the EU countries. The company blames the decreasing value of the Euro for this step, as it is a start-up and can’t absorb the costs. According to OnePlus, it is currently selling the One at a […] 20 March 2015 at 11:38 pm
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LinkedIn launches a standalone job search app for Android

by Christine Kitsati LinkedIn on Thursday announced the arrival of its standalone job search app in Google Play. The app is simple known as ‘Linked Job Search’ and can be grabbed now from the Play Store. The application offers all the features that you normally find on the web version of jobs on LinkedIn and has been developed keeping […] 19 March 2015 at 11:37 pm
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Xiaomi to announce new Mi TV on March 24

by Dimitris Skiannis Chinese smart device maker Xiaomi is getting ready to introduce its new Smart TV on March 24. The upcoming device will succeed the company’s Mi TV 2, which was unveiled in May 2014. Given the last-gen Smart TV still looks quite great for the price-tag, we are not sure what exactly is Xiaomi planning to upgrade […] 18 March 2015 at 11:36 pm
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Microsoft working with Xiaomi to offer a Windows 10 ROM for Mi 4

by Dimitris Skiannis Microsoft has revealed that it is working with Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi to develop a firmware based on Windows 10 for the Mi 4 smartphone. This Windows 10 ROM will be offered to a select group Mi 4 power users in China. “As part of the Windows Insider Program, Microsoft will partner with Xiaomi to […] 17 March 2015 at 11:35 pm
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Huawei to unveil P8 smartphone on April 15

by Christine Kitsati Huawei is reportedly all set to introduce its new flagship Android smartphone in the form of P8. As per the invites sent out to the European tech press, the smartphone will be introduced on April 15 at an event in London. The company has not shared any other details at this point, but rumours and leaks […] 16 March 2015 at 11:34 pm
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Microsoft’s Cortana digital assistant is coming to Android

by Nikos Papanikolopoulos Microsoft is working to bring its Cortana digital assistant as a standalone app to Android (and iOS), reports Reuters. According to the publication, the Windows-maker is currently working on the next version of Cortana under the codename “Einstein” and it will be first released as a part of Windows 10 PC operating system and later make […] 15 March 2015 at 05:53 pm
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HTC One M9 global roll-out begins with Taiwan on March 16

by Nikos Papanikolopoulos HTC has revealed that it will begin the sales of the new One M9 smartphone in Taiwan on March 16, making it the first market to get this HTC flagship. The company has also stated that it will launch a 64GB variant of the phone in addition to the 32GB version in the country. The […] 14 March 2015 at 05:50 pm
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Android 5.0-based Cyanogen OS 12 coming to OnePlus One in next few weeks

by Nikos Papanikolopoulos Cyanogen has revealed that it is in final stages of the Cyanogen OS 12 preparation for the Yu Yureka and OnePlus One smartphones. The updated OS will reach both devices in the next few weeks. According to Cyanogen, Android 5.0-based Cyanogen OS 12 is currently in the QA/QE stage for both phones and it will […] 13 March 2015 at 05:49 pm