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Nokia May Replace Their Maps With Bing Maps In Windows Phone 8

Nokia May Replace Their Maps With Bing Maps In Windows Phone 8

Nokia has been more and more involved in the Windows Phone platform, something that is understandable given the fact that Nokia’s future pretty much depends on the success of its Windows Phone smartphones. It is now being reported that in the upcoming iteration of Windows Phone, namely Windows Phone 8, Microsoft’s Bing Maps will be replaced with Nokia Maps.

By On June 13, 2012 Respond
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Project Magenta May Create An Open Source Version Of Apple’s iOS

Project Magenta May Create An Open Source Version Of Apple’s iOS

Apple’s iOS is, without a doubt, an excellent mobile operating system. Apple has been able to make it a hit but the one thing that vexes the developers at large is that Apple’s iOS is a proprietary piece of software. This means that it is not open-source and thus its code can not be explored, or tweaked, by other developers.

By On June 10, 2012 Respond
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Facebook Starts Rolling Out App Center

Facebook Starts Rolling Out App Center

We recently reported that the largest social network on the web, Facebook, was about to launch an App Center of its own from where users will be able to discover Facebook apps in a far better way. Also, Facebook seems to have plans of enticing developers to join the App Center. And now, the company has finally launched the App Center, although to a limited number of users.

By On June 10, 2012 Respond
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US Cellular To Offer Samsung Galaxy SIII 16GB For $199.99 And 32GB For $249.99

US Cellular To Offer Samsung Galaxy SIII 16GB For $199.99 And 32GB For $249.99

U.S. Cellular has announced through Twitter that Samsung’s flagship 4G LTE Galaxy SIII will be available for pre-order on the network from June 12. The company will offer Samsung Galaxy SIII 16GB for $199.99 and 32GB for $249.99. Interested buyers will get an option to prepay for the device from June 12 and sign up for updates from June 5 at uscellular.com/gs3. Unfortunately, the price includes $100 mail-in-rebate, even if you want to buy from online. Both models will be available in marble white color, and the 16GB version will also be available in pebble blue color. The operator did not revealed when the shipping will start.

By On June 9, 2012 1 Response
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AT&T Released OTA HTC One X 1.85 Update

AT&T Released OTA HTC One X 1.85 Update

AT&T has released a minor update for HTC One X, because users have been facing Wi-Fi problems on their phone. The new version 1.85.502.3 is rolling out an Over-the-air (OTA) update for users, actually it was leaked couple of weeks ago. The company said that the update would enhance operation when a device leaves Wi-Fi coverage as well as increases throughput. A conflicting reports is also published by the users of the xda-developers and Android Central forums. Someone claims the battery life has chapfallen and others don’t see the improvement to Wi-Fi performance.

By On June 7, 2012 Respond
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AT&T Launches Environment-Friendly Samsung Galaxy Exhilarate For $49.99

AT&T Launches Environment-Friendly Samsung Galaxy Exhilarate For $49.99

AT&T has announced that a environment-friendly smartphone called Samsung Galaxy Exhilarate selling will be started from June 10 with sustainable features. This phone is priced at $49.99 with a two-year agreement. It is AT&T’s first 4G LTE smartphone which has obtained UL Platinum certification. This phone is made by 80 percent recycled material and it is packaged with a low-load, energy-efficient charger which is able to give alerts to customers when the device will be fully charged.

By On June 6, 2012 1 Response
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Unlock Your Smartphone And Tablet Using Voice Commands Through Nuance’s Dragon ID

Unlock Your Smartphone And Tablet Using Voice Commands Through Nuance’s Dragon ID

Speech recognition is not something new and has been in the limelight in the arena of mobile platform in the form of Apple’s Siri and now, Samsung’s S Voice. However, there are still a whole host of possibilities that can be explored and speech recognition can be put to new uses. It would seem that Nuance has found one such use now.

By On June 6, 2012 1 Response
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Pwnage Tool 5.1.1, Cinject And Redsn0w 0.9.12b1 Updated With Rocky Racoon 5.1.1 Untether

Pwnage Tool 5.1.1, Cinject And Redsn0w 0.9.12b1 Updated With Rocky Racoon 5.1.1 Untether

Ever since the leaders of iOS hackers community, iPhone Dev Team and Chronic Dev Team, were able to release an untethered jailbreak of iOS 5.1.1 in Absinthe 2.0, this opened a whole world of possibilities for other iOS jailbreaking tools. The Rocky Racoon update landed a little later and now, thanks to this update, a lot of other jailbreaking tools are being updated.

By On June 5, 2012 Respond
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Get Native IPv6 On Android Phones With T-Mobile

Get Native IPv6 On Android Phones With T-Mobile

IPv6 has been around for quite some time but the standard still lacks implementation when it comes to wireless carriers. IPv4 is already exhausted and there is a pertinent need to move towards widespread use of IPv6 but there’s slow progress on that front. Now, T-Mobile has taken an initiative which we wish may inspire other carriers too.

By On June 2, 2012 Respond
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iOS 6 Will Feature A Redesigned App Store, iTunes Store And iBookstore

iOS 6 Will Feature A Redesigned App Store, iTunes Store And iBookstore

Apple is nearly confirmed to be unveiling the next big release for its mobile OS, iOS 6, this year at its WorldWide Developer’s Conference. As has long been expected, iOS 6 will probably feature a lot of changes and will bring many new features to iOS users. Now, some of these features have been reported.

By On June 2, 2012 Respond
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Microsoft Bags Victory Against Motorola Over Texting Patent

Microsoft Bags Victory Against Motorola Over Texting Patent

Microsoft has been pursuing Motorola for quite some time in courts. The reason was that Microsoft alleged Motorola infringed one of its patents by including certain texting features in its smartphones. These features, according to Microsoft, are owned by the company and Motorola should have bought a license to use them. And it seems now that a German court agrees.

By On May 25, 2012 1 Response
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A Comparison Of Siri And S Voice

A Comparison Of Siri And S Voice

Apple’s Siri has been lauded as one of the best voice-enabled personal assistants available. Although Siri is quite good, it is not perfect and does make mistakes. And now, Siri has a worthy contender in the form of S Voice, the voice assistant that Samsung unveiled to be a part of Samsung Galaxy S III. Galaxy S III will soon be in the hands of the consumers and S Voice will be pitted against Siri. Here’s a fairly accurate comparison of the two.

By On May 25, 2012 Respond
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Samsung Blocks Unofficial Use Of S-Voice With The Help Of Vlingo

Samsung Blocks Unofficial Use Of S-Voice With The Help Of Vlingo

We recently reported that the firmware of Samsung Galaxy S III was recently leaked, letting developers make use of the S Voice APK. S Voice is the voice-based assistant that is part of Galaxy S III. However, Samsung has been quick in responding to this and has worked it out with Vlingo, the service which is powering S Voice. And as a result, anyone not using Galaxy S III can no longer make use of the feature.

By On May 21, 2012 Respond
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Samsung Galaxy S III ROM Leaked, S Voice Now Available For Other Android Devices

Samsung Galaxy S III ROM Leaked, S Voice Now Available For Other Android Devices

Samsung has been touting its TouchWiz Nature UX in Galaxy S III as something which will be bringing the users a lot of new features. As it turns out now, the firmware for the device has somehow leaked which essentially means that the developers now have access to the firmware and are experimenting around with it. For instance, it has been found that the voice-recognition assistant in S III, S Voice, works on a number of other Android devices.

By On May 21, 2012 Respond
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Microsoft Wins Ban On Motorola Android Devices In US

Microsoft Wins Ban On Motorola Android Devices In US

While Motorola holds some very lucrative patents for the tech industry, it is still not immune to allegations of patent infringement itself. Now, Microsoft has been able to score a victory against Motorola over alleged patent infringement in some of its devices. As a result, ITC has banned the devices in question from entering U.S.

By On May 20, 2012 Respond
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