Archive for February, 2013

LG Optimus F7 and F5 hands-on: high-end experience in a budget line

LG Optimus F7 and F5 hands-on: high-end experience in a budget line

This week LG has revealed a new F-Series smartphone line with a software experience similar to the LG Optimus G and G Pro, but coming in with lesser specifications and, in the end, a lower market price. Both of these devices will be bringing 4G LTE connectivity to the international market and, eventually, to the United States as well. If you want to be part of the LG cool club but don't want to toss as much cash down as you'd have to with the G or the G Pro, the Optimus F7 or its smaller sibling, the Optimus F5, may be just what you're looking for.

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EE 4G spreads: Nine more LTE UK locations go live

EE 4G spreads: Nine more LTE UK locations go live

UK 4G trailblazer EE has switched on its next batch of LTE locations, adding high-speed data coverage to a total of nine new towns and cities, and bringing the total number of active 4G locations to 37. In fact, EE claims to already have 45-percent coverage of UK homes and businesses, as it races to cement its early-starter position ahead of rival services launching later in 2013.

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olloclip adapter for iPod Touch now available

olloclip adapter for iPod Touch now available

olloclip has announced a nifty adapter for the 5th-generation and 4th-generation iPod Touch that allows the olloclip lens system to be attached to the portable media player. Currently, olloclip is only available for the iPhone 5 and the iPhone 4/4S, but with an adapter, the iPhone 5 version can work with the 5th-gen iPod Touch, and the iPhone 4/4S version can work with the 4th-gen iPod Touch.

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Lexus comes out on top in Consumer Reports’ 2013 Car Brand Report Cards

Lexus comes out on top in Consumer Reports’ 2013 Car Brand Report Cards

Not only did Lexus earn top slot in Consumer Reports' annual Car Brand Report Cards, but it achieved a 100-percent recommendation across all its vehicles that were tested. Said Consumer Reports' Director of Automotive Testing Jake Fisher, "That is quite a feat for a brand whose cars are brimming with technology including impressive hybrid drivetrains and complicated infotainment systems."

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Surface heading to Japan, might hit shelves next month

Surface heading to Japan, might hit shelves next month

Originally, a report appeared from Nikkei news stating that Microsoft's Surface would be launching in Japan in March. This was followed up by partial confirmation to the folks over at CNET, with the Microsoft representative confirming that it will be available in the country "soon," but no specific date or time frame was provided. This is concerning the Surface RT, not the Surface Pro.

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Adobe announces Photoshop Touch for Android and iOS smartphones

Adobe announces Photoshop Touch for Android and iOS smartphones

It has taken quite awhile, but Adobe has finally released a Photoshop app for smartphones called Photoshop Touch. Available for both Android handsets and the iPhone, Photoshop Touch provides image editing tools "almost identical" to those found on the version for that has been available for tablets, making it easy to adjust and filter photographs from the comfort of your smartphone. Users can grab the app now from Google Play and the App Store for $4.99.

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