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Samsung announces new ruggedized tablet, the Galaxy Tab Active

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Samsung is no stranger to trying what no one else will, and that is extremely apparent with their newest tablet. They’ve just announced their new rugged tablet, the Galaxy Tab Active.

Armed with both water and dust proofing, the Tab Active boasts a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1280×800 LCD display, 1.5GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, and a 3.1MP rear-facing camera. It has SD card support for  [Read More…]

Seidio Convert Combo with Kickstand case for the Nexus 5

This case probably won’t take a bullet, but it feels like it would

When you read most case reviews online, you see words like slim, form-fitting, or not bulky. This review doesn’t use any of them, with good reason. The Seidio Convert Combo (with a metal kickstand) case for the Nexus 5 isn’t designed to give a bit of protection while keeping everything pocket friendly and slim. It’s big. It’s bulky. But it’s tough as hell  [Read More…]

Huawei introduces the mid-range Ascend G7

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Huawei is next in line for hardware announcements at IFA 2014, and it brings another mid-ranger to it’s already huge line of decently-priced smartphones. This one is dubbed the Ascend G7, and should be available in select markets in September of this year.

G7 boasts a 5.5-inch, 720p IPS display. It has a quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, a 13MP rear-facing camera, and a 5MP front-facing  [Read More…]

Email app Acompli arrives on Android, helps you focus on what’s important

The popular email app Acompli has been available on iOS for a while now, and today has officially arrived on Android as well. It not only handles many of your email accounts, but it also features a Focused Inbox that really looks to keep you on task when it comes to email. You can easily add in your Gmail, Exchange, Yahoo, or Outlook.com addresses.

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Download the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 lockscreen wallpaper right now

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Now Samsung have revealed the Galaxy Note 4 to the world and you can already get your hands on the wallpaper, here we have the lockscreen wallpaper for download.

So if you didn’t want to have to wait for the device to be officially released, given that no dates have been announced, then get your Note 4 fix right now with the above wallpaper.

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Trademark dispute with Twitter forces Twitpic to shut down

It looks like Twitter is using its legal powers to force Twitpic to shut down over trademark disputes. Effective September 25th, the Twitter-linked photo sharing service will cease to operate. According to Twitpic, a tool should become available over the next few days that will allow current users to export their photos and videos should they choose to archive their shared multimedia content for longevity after the service is gone.

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Evernote 6 arrives with refined design and a plethora of enhancements

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Evernote, one of the best note taking apps out there, is receiving a pretty decent update. The version 6 update comes with a slew of enhancements, as well as a Material Design-esque overhaul.

Andrew Sinkov writes,

For some, it’s an on-the-go companion to a desktop version of Evernote, while for many others, Android is their primary computing platform, and Evernote is their  [Read More…]

Android Wear BeeLink: Connect to Android devices from your smartwatch [‘Watch’ This App]

One of the biggest complaints from smartwatch users is that it’s a difficult process to connect the smartwatch to their different Android devices. Users oftentimes find it to be a confusing, tedious process, and just plain hard to switch from one device to another. If this is a problem you have, then the Android Wear BeeLink app might… Read more »

The post Android Wear BeeLink: Connect to Android devices from your smartwatch [‘Watch’ This App] appeared first on SmarterWatching.

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Google settles with FTC for $19 million due to in-app charges dispute

The Federal Trade Commission has announced a settlement agreement with Google, for $ 19 million, in a complaint that claimed Google was billing parents unfairly for in-app purchases that were made by their children without the parent’s consent.

Panasonic’s ultra-rugged FZ-X1 Toughpad now available

IFA 2014 Panasonic has added a rugged Android-powered smartphone to the deluge of hardware coming out of IFA this week. The announcement of the Toughpad FZ-X1 goes all the way back to Mobile World Congress, but today marks retail availability of the Android version of the handset for £1024. The Windows model will be coming out in November.

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