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New Microsoft Office for Android (phones) preview app now available

Published by on May 20th, 2015, 2 Comments

Office-for-Android-640x358As part of Microsoft’s overhaul of just about everything, Android phone users will shortly have access to an improved Office experience. The update has been available for Windows Phone, iPhone, iPad and Android tablets for a while now. In this initial release, Office for Android phones is only available as a beta, or preview, with three apps in the Google Play Store – Word, Excel and PowerPoint. (more…)

Supermodel Jourdan Dunn gets HTC ‘Ink-ed’

Published by on May 20th, 2015, No Comments

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Over the years HTC has employed some interesting methods to get its brand name out there in ways few other companies have tried. Their newest campaign? Launching limited edition HTC One M9 smartphones in conjunction with a supermodel.

Jourdan has collaborated with the Cally-Jo Apothecary, a celebrity tattoo artist, to come up with a new design. The open hand and eye symbolize the need for protection and strength while still being open and approachable in personality and style. (more…)

You can now tweet Barack Obama: @POTUS

Published by on May 20th, 2015, No Comments

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While the President of the United States (POTUS) is one of the most powerful people in the world, the government has never created its own Twitter account for the position. Until now, that is.

The White House announced today that @POTUS is the official handle for the commander in chief. Of course, president Obama has his own Twitter account (managed by his campaign workers), but whomever hold office will from now on be using the @POTUS handle to talk to the Twitter-verse.

With this new username, updates will come directly from the president himself as he continues working to make “his Administration the most open and participatory in history.” Shortly after the account was created, ex-president Bill Clinton and Obama exchanged some witty banter: (more…)

LG takes on the Galaxy Note with the G4 Stylus

Published by on May 20th, 2015, 1 Comment

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The newest flagship from LG has just hit stores internationally this week and will be on our shores soon, but they have already announced new variants of the leather-clad G4.

In addition to the LG G4, they Korean company are also taking aim at Samsung with the new G4 Stylus. As its name suggests, it also has a Rubberdium pencil for writing and other input with the screen, just like its target – the Galaxy Note 4. (more…)

L’Oreal is 3D printing skin to test cosmetics

Published by on May 20th, 2015, 1 Comment

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Since 2013, The L’Oreal Group has banned testing its cosmetics on animals in any of its laboratories. To compensate, they rely on a predictive model that utilises bits of skin grown in a lab – or as they like to call it, – “Reconstructed Human Epidermis” – to make sure their products are safe. (more…)

Apple shelves 4K TV plans

Published by on May 19th, 2015, No Comments

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For years, there’s been intense speculation that Apple has sought to move away from producing only a set-top box and instead sell its own television set. Now, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal, those plans are no more.

The report – which indicates Apple shelved any aspirations of producing its own television set last year – also lists a number of features the Cupertino company planned on including with the long anticipated product.

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Rumours surface of possible early iPhone 6S launch

Published by on May 19th, 2015, No Comments

appleGetting your nose in front of the competition in the smartphone market is crucial to build your customer base. But this can also have a negative side. Take the Sony Xperia range as an example.Due to their crazy almost 6-month release schedule in the recent past the company hasn’t been able to truly innovate with their products.

A few days ago news surfaced that Samsung could be looking to get a leg up on Apple by launching the Galaxy Note 5 as soon as July. Now however more rumors indicate that Apple could be planning an early launch of its own, introducing the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus in August. What’s the rush? (more…)

BWB TV Review: Microsoft Lumia 535 – Windows for all?

Published by on May 19th, 2015, No Comments

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2015 is an interesting year for Microsoft. For the first time in years, the Redmond company seems to be establishing a vivid ecosystem, with results which look – so far – to be impressive. From the forthcoming release of Windows 10, to Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia, Microsoft now has the opportunity to regain the confidence of its consumer base – and that pursuit of critical appeal is where the firm’s newest budget smartphone, the Lumia 535, comes into play.

You can read the full written review here. But first, below is the video review by Bryan Smith. Please check it out and let us know what you think. (more…)

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