Archive for September, 2011

Flickr launches Android app, iOS Photo Sessions

Flickr launches Android app, iOS Photo Sessions

Popular photo-sharing service Flickr has finally released its first official Android app, two years after it launched its iOS app. Android users who've had to resort to third-party alternatives will now get a slick new Flickr app that allows them to easily upload and share images taken with the in-app camera and enhanced with various filters. Along with the Android app, Flickr is also releasing a new Photo Sessions feature for its iPhone and iPad app.

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Motorola XOOM 4G LTE upgrade starts tomorrow

Motorola XOOM 4G LTE upgrade starts tomorrow

The Motorola XOOM will finally be getting its long promised 4G LTE upgrade starting tomorrow. When the tablet first launched back in February, customers were told that it would initially only support 3G and that a 4G upgrade would be arriving shortly, but that was delayed to late summer with a time frame of sometime in September. Thankfully, the wait should be over soon, with the upgrade program kicking off tomorrow.

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‘Crybaby’ Google accuses Microsoft of extortion

‘Crybaby’ Google accuses Microsoft of extortion

Microsoft and Samsung announced today a new cross-licensing deal for greater collaboration on Windows Phone 7 devices, but the deal will also require Samsung to pay royalties to Microsoft for every Android device it sells. Following the announcement, Google chimed in with a statement sent to TechCrunch, accusing Microsoft's patent-wielding tactics against Android and its partners extortion.

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Kindle Fire IPS display vs Kindle Touch E-Ink [Video]

Kindle Fire IPS display vs Kindle Touch E-Ink [Video]

While we won't get too crazy here we do have a few photos and video comparing the display on both the Kindle Fire and the Kindle Touch 3G. With the Kindle Fire we have a 7" IPS panel with a 1024 x 600 resolution that features great colors and exceptional viewing angles. The Kindle Touch features the popular e-ink technology we have seen before and as always it looks great for e-ink. We'll let you decide for yourself so check out the photos and video after the break.

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Amazon Kindle 2011 Wrap-Up

Amazon Kindle 2011 Wrap-Up

Amazon's Kindle event today brought not one but four new models, along with some quiet rebranding and even a new browser. Heady stuff, then, and plenty to get your head around, especially if all you want to do is some casual reading. We've pulled together all of this morning's Amazon news to get you up to speed, so click on for the the ereader goodness.

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Kindle (2011) hands-on

Kindle (2011) hands-on

The entry-level Amazon Kindle has price going for it, especially if you don't mind adverts, with a $79 sticker for the WiFi-only ereader. On the flip side, without the touchscreen of its more expensive Kindle Touch siblings, and missing the QWERTY keyboard of its predecessors, it's possible Amazon has slimmed things down a little too much. Read on for our first impressions.

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