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Chrome for Mobile update brings data compression, page translation and app shortcuts

Chrome for Mobile update brings data compression, page translation and app shortcuts

The latest iteration of Google's Chrome for Mobile browser -- both the iOS and Android varieties -- will be bringing some new handy features with them. Among them, and perhaps most notably, will be data compression for both of the mobile OS apps, allowing iOS and Android users to reduce the amount of data their mobile browsing habits use up, something that brings Safe Browsing with it in tow.

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Apple settles with FTC on in-app purchases; Tim Cook sounds off

Apple settles with FTC on in-app purchases; Tim Cook sounds off

This morning Apple CEO Tim Cook has sent out a letter to his employees about their talks with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission over App Store in-app purchases. You'll find that Apple's chats with the FTC over the past few months have not been in vain, and have resulted in a negotiation ending in a consent decree. Cook suggests that "I know this announcement will come as a surprise to many of you since Apple has led the industry by making the App Store a safe place for customers of all ages."

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Horizon app brings always-horizontal camera to iOS

Horizon app brings always-horizontal camera to iOS

When we first heard about the developers behind Horizon making an effort to allow users have always-horizontal video recording with the iPhone, our immediate wish was that there was also an Android app. Here we're able to open the Horizon app, record video, and have no worries about recording with the camera in vertical or horizontal mode. The videos themselves always come out in landscape.

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Nest not giving Google data access, still supporting iOS and Android

Nest not giving Google data access, still supporting iOS and Android

Nest's $3.2bn acquisition by Google won't see the search giant immediately get its hands on the smart home firm's user data, founder Tony Fadell has insisted, and nor will it see products like the Nest thermostat ditch iOS support, despite Google's vested interest in Android. Chatter of Google gaining insight into when Nest thermostat owners were home and which rooms they were active in being factored into services like Google Now began almost immediately after the cash deal was announced, with many concerned that Google's hunger for more contextual information would overrule Nest's privacy policy.

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Loop Attachment Straightjacket case gives Mummy iPhone a boost

Loop Attachment Straightjacket case gives Mummy iPhone a boost

There's a rather odd case for the iPhone out there in the wild by the name of Mummy, one that was introduced last year with a concept so simple, we found it essentially perfect. In a variety of colors, the Mummy case provided a simple silicone covering for the iPhone with a bit of give so you could store your various cards and a tiny wad of cash with ease. Now the same group has created the next step: the Straightjacket.

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iPhone 6 camera tipped to retain 8-megapixel sensor

iPhone 6 camera tipped to retain 8-megapixel sensor

It’s been suggested this week by suppliers overseas that Apple’s next iPhone will continue to work with an 8-megapixel sensor. While this - for those of you only counting these megapixels - means that the end resulting photos will be the same amount of pixels wide and tall, there’s still plenty of room left for improving the resulting images therein. It’s also been suggested that Apple’s current OIS - optical image stabilization - will be improved in their upcoming engine.

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Apogee MiC 96k is a professional microphone for iPad and iPhone

Apogee MiC 96k is a professional microphone for iPad and iPhone

Apogee has rolled out an update to its MiC professional microphone, a mobile-centric device for those who needed professional-level audio recording on their tablet or smartphone. The MiC 96k is likewise a professional-grade microphone aimed at Apple products: the iPad, iPhone, and Mac. With this latest model comes the ability to make higher-fidelity recordings straight from one's gadget.

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Epson’s Pulsesense wearables, hands-on and heart stopping

Epson’s Pulsesense wearables, hands-on and heart stopping

Epson has come to market with a new line of wearable technology. On the surface, they’re your normal ‘monitor the heart rate’ wrist wear devices. Epson has surprised us with their forward thinking approach to wearables, though. We got the chance to check out their new wrist wear at CES 2014, and we were a bit surprised by what was on offer.

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