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Android For Work arrives on Google Play

Published by on Apr 17th, 2015, 1 Comment

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Earlier in February this year, Google officially revealed Android for Work – a profile (for Lollipop users) or app (for Ice Cream Sandwich to KitKat users) designed to integrate enterprise and business functions into an employee’s private Android phone.

Yesterday saw Google release the official Android for Work app on the Play Store, which allows Android users to keep two copies of the same app – one for work, and the other for personal use.

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Opera Mini browser updated, aims for 275 million Android users

Published by on Apr 15th, 2015, No Comments

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Opera today announced the team has released a major new version of the Opera Mini browser, which is available for free from the Google Play Store.

The update brings with it a “dramatically” redesigned interface that should improve the overall experience for both veterans of the Opera browser, as well as those who are looking for an alternative to Google Chrome on Android. Here’s a list of highlights for the latest release: (more…)

Xperia Z4 images leaked

Published by on Apr 7th, 2015, 2 Comments

 

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In what’s quickly becoming another day at the office for Sony, new images of the firm’s upcoming flagship, the Xperia Z4, have been leaked. The images in question reveal the forthcoming smartphone’s frame and home screen.

Judging from the images, the Xperia Z4 continues the design legacy from the prior Z3, and collates with the Xperia Z4 tablet’s design language.

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HTC announces the One M8s

Published by on Apr 2nd, 2015, No Comments

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Fresh from releasing their 2015 flagship – the One M9 – HTC announced today a new smartphone model, which is positioned in-between the moderate to premium end of the price spectrum: the One M8s.

The One M8s is essentially a re-produced M8, sharing near exact specifications, design, and a frame that only differs by 0.2mm in width. However, there are key differences – the M8s comes equipped with two clusters of four Cortex A53 cores, a Snapdragon 615 processor, and a higher capacity battery (at 2840mAH) than the original M8.

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WhatsApp will now let you make voice calls

Published by on Mar 31st, 2015, No Comments

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Today, WhatsApp begins its first rollout of a highly-anticipated feature: in-app voice calling.

The new feature – dubbed, perhaps unsurprisingly, WhatsApp Calling – is a result of prior promises from WhatsApp executives (from February, last year) that in-app voice call functionality would soon arrive across all platforms. Android users are able – as of right now – to get a first taste of the new feature by updating to WhatsApp 2.12.19 directly from the WhatsApp website.

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Samsung to offer pre-installed Microsoft apps

Published by on Mar 23rd, 2015, No Comments

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Samsung have announced the intention to expand on a recent partnership with Microsoft, and offer pre-installed Microsoft apps on select Android tablets.

Microsoft’s entire Office suite – Word, Excel and Powerpoint –  will arrive pre-installed on Android tablets alongside the company’s OneNote note-taking app, OneDrive cloud storage facility, and the popular video-calling service, Skype.

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TAG Heuer enlists Google and Intel to build new smartwatch

Published by on Mar 19th, 2015, 1 Comment

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TAG Heuer, the company behind some of the most sophisticated – and expensive – watches on Earth have teamed up with tech behemoths Google and Intel to bring their own smartwatch to the market.

TAG Heuer intends to produce a traditional mechanical watch with smartwatch features, which will be powered by an Intel processor and run on Google’s Android Wear operating system.

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LG G Flex 2 launch: Keeping ahead of the curve

Published by on Feb 27th, 2015, No Comments

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The morning of Friday, February 27th saw LG Electronics launch two new handsets in Cape Town, South Africa: The high-end G Flex 2, and the budget-conscious C50.

Hosted at the One & Only, in Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront, LG punted the G Flex 2 under the auspices of the device’s newer form factor. Harking from both the design language inaugurated with the flagship G3 handset and the original G Flex, the G Flex 2 is an impressive specimen of a smartphone.

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