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Samsung unveils Galaxy S4 Mini

Samsung has just announced the newest device to its smartphone lineup, the Galaxy S4 mini. As with the S3 mini, however, the little brother of the company’s flagship phone promises equivocal performance in a more portable design, but delivers poorly on specs. The S4 mini is powered by a lesser...

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Hands on: New Google Maps

In 2005, Google officially announced its mapping service. While there were some less-featured aerial mapping services beforehand, Google implemented an easy-to-use service that could be used by everybody with a web browser. Just a few months later, Google released the Maps API, which now accounts for 15 percent usage of...

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Google cosies up to Samsung with OLED Glass displays

It’s not a secret that some companies are getting wary of Samsung’s huge presence in the Android market. In Q1 2013 alone, the company shipped 106.6 million handsets, capturing almost 30% of the worldwide market. Apple have recently made bold moves away from the Korean giant, changing its suppliers for a...

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Software You Should Have: Google Chrome

Weekly columns/features are a good idea! So I thought I would give it a shot of my own and call it “Software You Should Own” catchy huh!? So each week I shall give a piece of software I think “You Should Own” yes you, reading this right now. It can...

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Microsoft to release a smartwatch, WSJ reports

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Microsoft are to throw their hat into the smartwatch game, joining Apple, Samsung and Google. The WSJ, citing unnamed supply chain sources, claim that Microsoft asked Asian suppliers to ship device components pertaining to an unconfirmed smartwatch. Microsoft would be joining other companies...

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Get a taste of Facebook Home…without Facebook Home

Captivated by Facebook Home but undecided whether you want Zuck & Co. to have total control of your beloved smartphone? Well, an update to Messenger for Android will let you sample “Chat Heads”; one of the more notable features of the recently unveiled Android skin. Chat Heads, simply, allow you...

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Google Glass breaks the ‘made in China’ trend

We’re used to pretty much everything we own coming, at least at some point, from China. No electronic device, item of clothing or indeed any other material good seems to lack the notorious ‘Made In China’ sticker. Originally the reserve of cheap tacky items, China are now the global industry...

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Talented startups to face tech ‘dragons’ at Google Campus

This Wednesday, January 16th, the UK’s brightest tech startups will be pitching for investment from more than 100 angel investors and venture capitalists at Google Campus in Shoreditch. These startups have just completed a 13-week boot camp where they receive mentoring from the likes of Amazon, PayPal and Google to...

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The real difference between Mac and PC

Something which never ceases to be discussed and/or argued about, is the real difference between Mac and PC. Which is better? I’m going to try and answer this in this article, though of course many people will still disagree. Let’s start with Apple. Apple control everything. That means the entire...