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Samsung sues Korean newspaper over negative report

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Samsung is no stranger to threatening the tech media – remember, they threatened to leave two bloggers in Berlin because they refused to promote their products at IFA in 2012. Well, the South Korean company is now suing a Korean newspaper, the Electronic Times, after it wrote a negative news article about the Galaxy S5. The article, published on March 17, claimed that Samsung was having issues with producing the six lenses […]

Microsoft Office for iPad to be released in coming weeks

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Hot off the heels of OneNote coming to Mac, The Verge is reporting that Microsoft Office for iPad, which had reportedly been completed a while ago, will finally be released in the coming weeks. At a keynote in San Francisco on March 27th, new Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella will be showing off the app as part of Microsoft’s new “mobile first, cloud first” strategy. However, it isn’t going to be a big change […]

Microsoft OneNote is out now on the Mac App Store, and it’s awesome

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Nothing beats the freedom of paper when it comes to taking notes. Well, for a Mac user that was. Which is why the release of OneNote on the Mac App Store today is so exciting. After 10 years of Windows exclusivity, the Microsoft notebook app is now available for Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad and Windows Phone. And did I mention it’s free? A OneNote notebook is basically a blank canvas. […]

SONIQ is producing a smartphone – running Android with a Windows Phone UI ripoff?

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Television maker SONIQ is entering the smartphone market, announcing today that it will launch a line of cheap Android-powered smartphones in the second-half of the year. The phones will target a specific subset of prepaid users, namely the elderly and parents who are looking for a phone for their children. The only problem? We’re not entirely sure what’s going to be inside the phone. For some reason, SONIQ won’t reveal […]

Samsung focuses on fitness with the Gear Fit smartband

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Samsung has announced its latest addition to the Gear smartwatch line with the Samsung Gear Fit – a smartband puts the company head-on with the FitBit. With a 1.84-inch curved Super AMOLED design and a changeable strap, the Gear Fit is designed to be lightweight and durable when you’re working out. Hardware specs include a 1.84-inch curved Super AMOLED display – the first smartwatch to feature such a thing – […]

Samsung reveals the Galaxy S5: 5.1-inch display, 2.5GHz quad-core processor, 16MP camera

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Samsung has revealed its next flagship device – the much-rumoured Samsung Galaxy S5 – at its first UNPACKED event for the year. The successor to the highly-popular Galaxy S4, the Galaxy S5 features a bigger 5.1-inch full HD display, a 2.5GHz quad-core processor, and a 16-megapixel camera rear camera. Other internal specs include a 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera, 2GB of RAM, a 2800mAh battery, and either 16GB or 32GB of onboard […]

Sony unveils Xperia M2 – its “slimmest” mid-range smartphone

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Sony also revealed a couple of other devices at its Mobile World Congress press conference – including this new mid-range smartphone, the Xperia M2. The successor to the Xperia M released last year, the Xperia M2 features a 4.8-inch display, an 8-megapixel rear camera, and 4G LTE support. Other hardware specs include a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of onboard storage (with a microSD card slot), and […]

Nokia adds one more device to Asha lineup – the Asha 230

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Nokia’s press announcement may have been heavily focused on the company’s Android smartphone, but it also made an announcement with its Asha line targeting developing markets. It has unveiled the Asha 230, designed to be the first phone to introduce new users to the world of touchscreen mobile phones. It features a 2.8-inch display; and like all Asha phones, the Asha 230 will include Fastline and popular apps like WhatsApp […]

Sony unveils the waterproof Xperia Z2: 5.7-inch display, 20.7MP camera, and can record 4K video

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Sony has revealed its new successor to the popular Xperia Z1 smartphone at Mobile World Congress today. The new flagship – the Xperia Z2 – combines the best of what Sony has to offer (according to Sony) and features a 5.2-inch full HD TRILUMINOS display and a 20.7-megapixel camera. Internal specs include a 2.3GHz quad-core processor, 3GB of RAM, and a large 3200mAh battery. It will also support 4G LTE. Design-wise, […]

Nokia confirms three Android smartphones – introduces the Nokia X family

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Nokia will release not one but three Android smartphones. The Finnish smartphone maker has revealed at Mobile World Congress the Nokia X, the Nokia X+ and the Nokia XL – all three targeting those who want a super cheap smartphone. For Nokia, the move to Android does not mean the end of its Windows Phone support. Adopting a similar approach to Amazon with its Kindle tablets, the Nokia X line of […]

Nokia reveals cheap Nokia 220 to connect the “next million”

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Nokia has announced a brand new feature phone as part of its continuing plan to connect the next million users to the internet – called the Nokia 220. Designed to be durable and cheap, it features a 2.4-inch colour display, a splash-proof keyboard, a 3-megapixel camera, and comes with Facebook, Twitter and Bing preloaded onto the device. It will also come with six games – Asphalt 6 Adrenaline, Assassin Creed, Block […]

Samsung reveals two new Gear smartwatches – ditches Android OS, but still looks ‘meh’

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Instead of announcing its successor to the Galaxy Gear smartwatch at its UNPACKED event this week, Samsung has decided to announce it today. Meet the Gear 2 and the Gear 2 Neo – the Korean company’s second attempt at the smartwatch. And you would have noticed that it’s no longer the Galaxy Gear – and that’s because Samsung has ditched Android in favour of its own Tizen OS. Both the Gear 2 and Gear […]

Google reveals Project Tango, a smartphone to map the world around you

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Google has revealed its latest prototype from the Advanced Technology and Projects group – one of the few bits of Motorola that Google has decided to keep instead of selling it to Lenovo. Called Project Tango, the phone looks like an everyday smartphone with a 5-inch screen with a 4-megapixel camera. However, Google says that this phone will be able to learn the space around you – and in real-time. […]

Facebook to buy WhatsApp for US$16 billion

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Image: Jan Persiel/Flickr (Creative Commons) Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has just announced that popular cross-platform mobile messaging app, WhatsApp, will become a part of the Facebook in a sale worth US$16 billion in cash and stock. The service, which is used by 450 million people every month, will remain separate from Facebook Messenger, with continued operations of the company to be independent. While this doesn’t rule out future integration with Messenger, […]

Nokia’s Android phone to be announced at Mobile World Congress, no new Windows Phone announcement?

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Nokia has been giving subtle hints that it is about to release its first Android phone. First it was the colour green all over its social media profiles for Valentine’s Day; and now it’s this teaser image above for its upcoming Mobile World Congress livestream featuring four arrows that form a green X. The teaser image does tie in with a recent leak from @evleaks of Nokia’s marketing material for […]