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Skype changing the way it charges VAT to EU customers

Skype has announced that it is changing the way it charges VAT to EU customers. Instead of charging VAT when customers add credit, Skype will add the relevant taxes when you actually use the service to make a call or buy a new subscription.

Quick comparison: Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini versus HTC One Mini 2 specs

How do HTC and Samsung’s ‘minis’ compare on paper?

Samsung this morning announced the Galaxy S5 Mini, the latest device in its line of miniature Android flagships. With a 4.5-inch 720p display and a physical design and feature set matching its big brother, the obvious comparison for the GS5 Mini is HTC’s One Mini 2, launched just over a month ago.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini specs

The Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini is official this morning, bringing the design language and features of Samsung’s flagship smartphone to a smaller form factor at a lower price point. If you’re wondering how the specs shake out, we’ve got all the details you need down below…

The Galaxy S5 mini is official with a 4.5-inch 720p display and 1.5 GB RAM

Rumored to launch later this month, Samsung’s Galaxy S5 mini is now official. The device features the same design with the textured back as the Galaxy S5, in a smaller form factor. Samsung is also bringing features that were exclusive to the Galaxy S5, like IP67 certification, Ultra Power Saving Mode, a heart rate monitor and the fingerprint scanner.

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TYLT ENERGI 2K makes sense for iPhone users, not so much for anyone else

The TYLT ENERGI 2K travel charger, on paper, makes sense. It’s got prongs that fold out of the body and straight into a wall charger, so there’s no mucking about with USB cables and separate charging warts. Just plug the battery into the wall and charge away. We get that. And if you’re an iPhone user, that makes sense. Who wants to carry around a microUSB cable that you might well have no other use for?

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Android 4.4.4 rolling out to Moto G Google Play edition

The Moto G Google Play edition is being graced with an update to Android 4.4.4. The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact and the LG G Pad also got 4.4.4 updates recently, while the rollout for Nexus device started a bit earlier. The Moto G’s previous update, 4.4.3, was released earlier this month.

LG ready for Android Auto, joins Open Automotive Alliance

LG has announced more formally their membership in the Open Automotive Alliance, which will be setting the groundwork for Android Auto. LG intends to build a range of audio, visual, and navigation products to plug into the car, which will be available by 2015. The system can plug your phone into the car with a single cable to enable access to navigation apps, contacts, voice calls, and text messages through the car display.

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Arcus Motion Analyzer ‘smart ring’ announced with Kickstarter campaign

Arcus Motion, a Hungary-based company, has launched a Kickstarter fund raising campaign for the Arcus Motion Analyzer, a “smart ring” that it claims can be used as both an activity tracker as well as a motion gesture controller for several platforms.

Blek game creeps onto Android

A minimalist game has made the leap from iOS to Android called Blek, which definitely qualifies as one of our top Android game releases for the month. This puzzle title has been earning accolades from all over for its wonderfully fresh mechanics. Players are presented with a series of circles that have to be popped before moving onto the next stage. Black spots are peppered in between; touch those and you have to start over. The  [Read More…]

Leaked photo shows off Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact’s front

If the recently leaked front panels for the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact are accurate, then Sony may be continuing the design trend that is found on its recent line of smartphones and tablets. The leak shows what is allegedly being reported as the front panels for the Xperia Z3 and the miniaturized Z3 Compact in both black and white, revealing slim side bezels and more chunky top and bottom sides.

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