Google Hangouts 2.1 for Android announced, improves handling of SMS and Hangouts

By on April 22, 2014 at 5:59 PM.

Google Hangouts 2.1 for Android announced, improves handling of SMS and Hangouts

Google has updated the Hangouts app for Android. Called Google Hangouts 2.1, the new version brings merged conversations, ability to add Hangouts as a widget on home screen, and improved performance in terms of video calls and messages. More →
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LG G Watch is water and dust resistant

By on April 22, 2014 at 4:40 PM.

LG G Watch is water and dust resistant

LG has announced a few details about the G Watch, the kind of details that make the wearable device look very interesting. First, as we know, it's based on Google's Android Wear, which not only opens up a bright future but also makes it easy for the user to talk to the G Watch. Just say, "OK! Google" and the watch will respond. More →
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Samsung Galaxy S5 with a 2K display currently undergoing testing in India: Report

By on April 22, 2014 at 2:20 PM.

Samsung Galaxy S5 with a 2K display currently undergoing testing in India: Report

The newly launched Samsung Galaxy S5 might feel a bit left out, especially when the competition offers things like 4G compatibility and better looks, but not for long. Zauba, the database of imports and exports in India, has acknowledged that Samsung has sent ten unannounced devices for testing to India, and a 2K-screen equipped version of the Galaxy S5 is one of them. More →
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HTC One (M8) vs Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Sony Xperia Z2: Battle of the flagships

By on April 22, 2014 at 12:09 PM.

HTC One (M8) vs Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Sony Xperia Z2: Battle of the flagships

HTC launched its latest flagship device, the One (M8), for Rs 49,900. The aggressive pricing has made an impact already, with Samsung lowering the Galaxy S5's price to about Rs 47,000. Along with the upcoming Sony Xperia Z2, the trio will represent the best of the 2014's class of flagship smartphones. Let's see how they stack up against in each other. More →
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Google Now’s Hinglish recognition threatens to put Siri further in the Rearview

By on April 22, 2014 at 9:30 AM.

Google Now’s Hinglish recognition threatens to put Siri further in the Rearview

With Microsoft having recently debuted Cortana, the focus is once again back on voice-based personal assistants. While Google Now doesn’t really have the personality of Cortana or Siri, but because of the Google backend, it is a front-runner when it comes to pure functionality. While it cannot tell you a joke, or what it thinks of the competition, most voice-based queries are handled with aplomb. But here comes the real kicker. More →
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HTC Desire 210 vs Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2: Features and specifications compared

By on April 21, 2014 at 6:38 PM.

HTC Desire 210 vs Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2: Features and specifications compared

HTC launched three phones in India today — the Desire 210, the Desire 816, and the flagship One (M8). While the company seems to have got it right with the pricing of all three phones, it remains to be seen how the offering in the most price sensitive segment fares. We are talking about the Desire 210, which at Rs 8,700, has the Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2 — priced at Rs 8,500 — in sight. We take a look at the features and the specifications of the two devices: More →
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 listed on the company’s e-Store at Rs 36,340

By on April 19, 2014 at 11:41 AM.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 listed on the company’s e-Store at Rs 36,340

With the widespread smartphone range, Samsung has proven that it has something for everyone. It seems that the company wants to play the same card when it comes to tablets too. So, while there the Tab 3 Neo lineup sitting at the lower end of the range, and Note Pro catering to the high end market, a new tablet has emerged to fill the gap, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1. Displayed on Samsung India's e-store at Rs 36,340, the 10.1-inch tablet is yet to launch, and is currently listed as  "Not in Stock" on the website. More →
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Fingerprint scanners from both Apple and Samsung mere gimmicks, says Biometrics expert

By on April 19, 2014 at 11:29 AM.

Fingerprint scanners from both Apple and Samsung mere gimmicks, says Biometrics expert

It’s pretty safe to say that computer science Professor Willy Susilo won’t be relying on a fingerprint scanner to keep his mobile phone secure. In an interview with The Sydney Morning Herald, Susilo says that the fingerprint scanners used by Apple and Samsung are mere “gimmicks” that hackers can easily fool and that don’t give users and real biometric security. More →
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