Category: Android

Skype rival Viber purchased by Japanese e-commerce giant

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Rakuten, a Japanese electronic commerce and Internet company purchased Viber for $900M. Viber was the first to introduce 3G VoIP, and now lets users call on any land-line or mobile phone, send messages and push-to-talk. Viber is one of the biggest Skype rivals with over 300M users worldwide. Rakuten is trying to expand its business […]

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Used iPhone With Flappy Bird Selling for $100,000 on eBay

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Have you missed a chance to get your copy of Flappy Bird, the megapopular iOS game which was mysteriously pulled from the App Store this weekend? Worry not, you can still get it — if you’ve got $99,900 to spare. An eBay user is selling an iPhone with Flappy Bird installed for the starting price […]

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Chrome Mobile New Feature Reduces Your Data Usage By Up To 50%

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Earlier today, Google announced the official release of a data compression feature for its Chrome mobile browser. This optional feature allows you to reduce your data usage on smartphones and tablets. It will also include safe browsing technology to protect against malicious webpages. By enabling this feature, you’re agreeing to route all your HTTP traffic […]

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Samsung’s Galaxy Camera 2 starts to refine the Android point-and-shoot

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In order to make up for its predecessor weak points, Samsung is launching Galaxy Camera 2, a second take on the point-and-shoot idea. Running Android 4.3, the Samsung Camera 2 seems promising. Here are its specs: -16 MP. -1/2.33-inch sensor size. -1.6GHz processor -2GB of RAM. -Battery life estimation: 350 shots. -Bluetooth, Wi-Fi & NFC. […]

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Android Action Bar overflow changes could mark beginning of the end for hardware menu button

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So, Android is ditching the hardware buttons and replacing it with on-screen buttons. Awesome! Not really… users have been using these buttons for many years, and getting over it is going to be a bit hard, causing confusion to the users. Google is doing the it can to nudge them away from such attachments. The […]

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Robots, the next big thing at Google.

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Amazon’s drones? Forget it! Tourists drone guide? That too! The New York Times reports that Google has acquired seven robotics companies in the US and Japan to help build a “new generation” of robots that would be able to automate the electronics assembly process or even help with Google’s same-day delivery efforts. The man behind […]

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