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Submission + - SPAM: HTC announces new Android smartphone, HTC One mini

harsh..itt writes: After so many rumors, leaks and expectations, Today HTC has officially announced its new HTC One mini, which is a smaller version of HTC’s flagship smartphone, HTC One.

For the smaller version of the flagship smartphone, recently HTC has revealed a infograph on its official blog, but has not confirmed what is it.

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Submission + - SPAM: Google Maps for iOS version 2.0 adds many new features

harsh..itt writes: Recently, Google has launched its new version of Google Maps for Android OS, and just after a week now it rolled out a new version of the app for iOS devices, with a new tablet optimized design.

The Google Maps for iOS 2.0 comes with many new features like turn by turn navigation, live incident reports with biking directions, public transportation info and navigation.

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Submission + - SPAM: AT&T launches new plan to get new devices every year

harsh..itt writes: There are many carrier companies which provides users smartphones in contacts for upto two years, it is the only thing that makes its upgraders impatient. Recently, T-Mobile has launched a new bi-annual upgrade program called Jump, in comparison AT&T has also rolled out a similar plan for its customers, now it will allow you to get a new smartphone and tablet each year under the new plan.

AT&T has tagged the new plan with “Next,” it will factor with 20 monthly payments in the price for a new smartphone or tablet. The installments for the device will cost from $15 to $50, according to the device.

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Submission + - SPAM: WhatsApp for Windows Phone get big improvements

harsh..itt writes: WhatsApp, the mobile messaging platform finally updated its Windows Phone optimized app, after seen some eternity from its users.

Few months ago, the apps leaked beta version is surfaced on the web and then it seems to bring many new features and most of the improvements. Now the updated version for Windows Phone is available in the store.

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Submission + - SPAM: BlackBerry Z10 now available for as low as $49

harsh..itt writes: Recently, the Canadian company, BlackBerry has seen a drop in its smartphone sale, and it has lost $84 million in the recent quarter. For the loss BlackBerry has dropped the price for its BlackBerry Z10 flagship smartphone.

After the price cut, the phone is now selling at AT&T and Verizon for just only $99, while on Amazon it is more lower for $49.

“Now is the right time to adjust the price,” a BlackBerry spokesperson told the Wall Street Journal (WSJ). “It’s part of life cycle management to tier the pricing for current devices to make room for the next ones.”

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Submission + - SPAM: Eric Schmidt spotted with unannounced Motorola Moto X

harsh..itt writes: Recently, Motorola has says that it would launch its Motorola Moto X smartphone and recently the CEO Dennis Woodside has revealed that it would come in October. Moto X is one of the most anticipated smartphone of this fall.

Over the past few months, there have many leaks and images surfaced the web, but now Google’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt has spotted using the Motorola upcoming smartphone.

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Submission + - SPAM: Ebay expands its business with 3D Printing app

harsh..itt writes: On Friday, the online store EBay has announced that it has now started 3D printing with a new iPhone app called EBay Exact, the app will let users to 3D print jewelry and accessories and then they will sent to them.

This idea is not so impressive, because the life of 3D objects is started from last few years and many of the companies and brands has already started giving away their 3D printed stuffs, such as a Robot that can make coffee for you.

Now, EBay has started its 3D objects printing business with the new iPhone app that can help you to customize things into 3D.

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Submission + - SPAM: WP 8 to get Vine, Path, Flipboard, Hipstamatic apps soon

harsh..itt writes: Along with the launch of Nokia’s another flagship smartphone, the Nokia Lumia 1020. Today, Nokia has announced that some of the most popular apps currently not on the WP 8 OS are coming soon including Vine and Path.

Currently, the WP 8 store has over 160,000 apps, which are much lower as compared to the most popular OS Android and Apple with 700,000 apps. Microsoft is now focusing on the apps that are needed and in terms of quality rather than on quantity, while Android is getting more and more apps daily. In Earlier week, WP 8 has added ABC News, Xfinity TV, Voxer, Walgreens, and MarketWatch apps.

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Submission + - SPAM: Nokia unveiled Lumia 1020 flagship with 41MP sensor

harsh..itt writes: Nokia has unveiled its much rumored another flagship smartphone the Nokia Lumia 1020. The most amazing feature in the smartphone is its 41-Megapixel PureView camera. The phone will first come to AT&T stores in United States, and will available for $299.99 with a two-year contract from 26 July. Nokia fans can also be able to pre-order the phone starting from July 16.

The phone is powered by a Dual-core 1.5 Qualcomm Snapdragon S4, and features a 4.5-inch display with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. Nokia offers a 7GB of free cloud storage with the smartphone. The phone boasts a 2000 mAh battery.

In connectivity, the phone supports Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0, WLAN IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n , NFC. It also supports Wireless Charging Pads and microUSB.

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Submission + - SPAM: Spice unveils Stellar Pinnacle Full HD smartphone

harsh..itt writes: Yesterday, the Indian smartphone maker Spice has launched its another flagship smartphone, Spice Stellar Pinnacle FHD. The phone is launched to compete with its similar phones like Micromax Canvas 4, Karbonn Titanium S9 and Lava Xolo X1000, along with Nokia Lumia 720, Samsung Galaxy Grand and LG Optimus L9.

Spice has featured a 5-inch Full HD display with (1920x1020p) resolution, the phone is powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core processor inside it. The phone runs full flavoured 4.2 Android Jelly Bean. The phone boasts a 1GB RAM and 8GB internal storage, which can further expanded via microSD card for upto 32GB. The phone comes with a 8 Megapixel rear camera with dual-LED flash, along with a 2 Megapixel at the front.

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Submission + - SPAM: Instagram now lets you Embed photos and videos

harsh..itt writes: After the launch of Video on Instagram, the photo sharing app has also launched embed photos and videos feature on Wednesday.

You can see how the photos and videos are embed below. The photos or videos will appear with your username and when you click on the logo you will be redirected to the website.

The embed photos and videos is an great feature for the app and will let users to share their posts across the network. As the embed features are on all the videos and photo sharing networks, the photo sharing app is also added on the list.

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Submission + - SPAM: Google adds Voice calling to Hangouts in Gmail

harsh..itt writes: As we all know that, Google has recently launched a new product called Hangouts and has also let users to upgrade their Google Talk Messenger to Hangouts in May, but many of the users has complaint about the removed feature to make voice calls.

On Tuesday, Google has accepts the issue and after that it has launched voice calls in Hangouts.

“For those of you who have taken the plunge and are using desktop Hangouts in Gmail, Google+ and the Chrome extension, we’ve heard loud and clear that you miss the ability to make calls from Gmail, so today, we’re happy to announce it’s back,” Alex Wiesen, a senior software engineer, wrote in a blog post.

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Submission + - SPAM: Gorilla Glass to get anti germs and sunglare technology

harsh..itt writes: The Corning Gorilla Glass developers that has used a tough material on a lot of smartphones and tablet screens to give users an quite experience. The Gorilla Glass developers is now working with a new technology that is anti-reflective and anti-microbial.

In Earlier month, the Corning senior vice-president and operations chief of staff Jeffrey Evenson spoke at the MIT Technology Review Mobile Summit 2013, where he says that they are working on a new innovation.

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Submission + - SPAM: Google Maps get more exploring and navigation features

harsh..itt writes: On May 7, many rumors and leaks has surfaced the web about Google Maps redesign, with Google is launching it a week later. The update has rolled out only for desktop as a beta, but now Google is launching the update for Android 4.0.3 and higher. Now you will see Google Play store with the updated channel log, you will see the change on the store before the update comes to your phone.

According to expectations, the Google Play channel log will appear after the update takes place on Android 4.0.3 and higher in the coming weeks. If you are using the older version of Android operating system were unable to update their Google Maps app, for this you need to head over Google to know about the version of the app available for your device. Google has linked out users on Google Play, but it currently leads to 404.

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Submission + - SPAM: Facebook update brings folders support to Facebook Home

harsh..itt writes: On Monday, Facebook has updated its recently launched Facebook Home app with adding folders support. It has also adds some other new features, this will let you to store and organize apps, to its launcher.

When Facebook has launched its Facebook Home app. Millions of peoples has downloaded it for their compatible smartphones, most of the users has complaint about the lack of folders for organizing apps. After some time the app has got 1-star rating in Google Play Store, and then the social network has start focusing on user complaints to make it more better and easier.

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