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Chrome for Android also gets bumped up to version 27

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Yesterday we reported that Google officially updated the stable version of Chrome to Chrome 27, introducing several new features and bug fixes. Chrome for Android (stable version) also received similar treatment and has been promoted to Chrome 27. It comes with several options that were previously included in past versions...
Chrome for Android also gets bumped up to version 27

Study: Android still dominates, but Windows Phone makes gains thanks to youth

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The latest numbers from Kantar show Windows continuing steady sales and, somewhat surprisingly, growing at a faster rate than those of Android. Windows Phone has seen its market share grow from 3.8 percent in February, March and April of 2012 to 5.6 percent during the same three month-period in 2013. That’s...
Study: Android still dominates, but Windows Phone makes gains thanks to youth

Hours after Instagram introduces video, Twitter starts sending email blasts to promote Vine

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The battle in the short-form video sharing space is heating up after Facebook announced it was bringing video to Instagram, unleashing war on Twitter and its 6-second video app Vine. Twitter has already taken up the war cry and sent emails to many of its users who do not use Vine yet,...
Hours after Instagram introduces video, Twitter starts sending email blasts to promote Vine
MOBILE INSIGHTS: Android Is Beating iOS In U.S. Smartphone Sales

Best free stuff, 2013 edition: The connected commuter

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The Connected Commuter One day we may all be lucky enough to work from home. For now, however, a regular commute is the reality for many of us. Fortunately, you can make the most of your daily journey and perhaps even cut back on your travel time with the...
Best free stuff, 2013 edition: The connected commuter

Mobile messaging service LINE opens new office in Taiwan to help grow its international userbase

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LINE, a cross-platform mobile messaging app with more than 160 million registered users, is doubling its efforts in Taiwan by opening a new office and kicking off a fresh recruitment drive in the region. Cindy Park, Manager of LINE Business Office, was quoted at a promotional event in Taipei by Focus...
Mobile messaging service LINE opens new office in Taiwan to help grow its international userbase
Amazon Storyteller Wants To Help You Produce Your Next Movie Hit

In case anyone is wondering, BlackBerry's messenger service BBM will drop on June 27 for both Androi

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In case anyone is wondering, BlackBerry's messenger service BBM will drop on June 27 for both Android and iOS. According to T-Mobile UK, at least. Update: And now Business Insider is citing a source that says this date is "bogus." [Slashgear]...
In case anyone is wondering, BlackBerry's messenger service BBM will drop on June 27 for both Androi

Seven apps Ars readers use to chase away the iOS default-app blues

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Last weekend the Ars staff got together and told you what apps we like to use on our iOS devices when Apple's tools let us down. As is usually the case, our recommendations didn't even scratch the surface, and all of you had even more recommendations to fix what...
Seven apps Ars readers use to chase away the iOS default-app blues

Glide combines cloud accounts on iPhone but Apple seems upset about the message sent

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Got too many cloud storage accounts with files seemingly scattered across them all? Perhaps Glide, a mobile app that combines multiple cloud storage accounts can help. The app already supports Windows 8 and Android devices, but added a version for Apple’s iPhone on Thursday. Even though Apple approved the application,...
Glide combines cloud accounts on iPhone but Apple seems upset about the message sent

HTC Desire 600 debuts with a quad-core processor, Sense 5 and dual BoomSound front-facing speakers

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HTC unveiled the Desire 600 today, the first mid-range smartphone to be equipped with dual BoomSound speakers and run its new Sense 5 Android skin, including its Flipboard-inspired BlinkFeed home screen. The device offers a 4.5-inch super LCD2 display – no pixel resolution just yet – and runs on an unspecified...
HTC Desire 600 debuts with a quad-core processor, Sense 5 and dual BoomSound front-facing speakers

Wary of iOS-Android duopoly, LG & Foxconn turn to Firefox

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Apple's iOS and Google's Android dominate the mobile computing segment, running on more than nine out of ten devices, but now a major Android manufacturer and a major Apple supplier are beginning to look elsewhere in order to pull away from the duopoly,    ...
Wary of iOS-Android duopoly, LG & Foxconn turn to Firefox

Editor's Letter: When it rains, it pours

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In each issue of Distro, editor-in-chief Tim Stevens publishes a wrap-up of the week in news. It's been a slow couple of weeks here through the beginning of May. Everyone, it seems, was saving up to pile all of their announcements at once, leaving us scrambling and our RSS feed...
Editor's Letter: When it rains, it pours
Sony reportedly creating 'Google Edition' Xperia Z, following Samsung and HTC

A majority of all American adults own a smartphone, poll says

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For the first time, a majority of American adults are now smartphone owners, according to a study released Wednesday. The Pew Center for Internet and American Life found that 56 percent of all American adults now use mobile phones that run an operating system such as Apple's iOS, Google's Android...
A majority of all American adults own a smartphone, poll says

UE Boom: a splash-resistant, Bluetooth-enabled speaker for overzealous rioters

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You know what'll go perfectly with that waterproof Bluetooth speaker ball that a Billy Corgan doppelganger recommended a few years back? That odd tube you're undoubtedly fixated on above. That's the Ultimate Ears UE Boom, and those people underneath are presumably blitzed from a day of raving at [insert...
UE Boom: a splash-resistant, Bluetooth-enabled speaker for overzealous rioters
Jawfish launches real-time multiplayer tournaments on mobile devices

The Best Android Phone On The Planet Is Officially Coming To Verizon This Summer (VZ)

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Verizon announced today via Twitter today that it will begin selling HTC's flagship phone, the One, this summer. The carrier didn't announce a specific launch date or pricing. Until now, the One was only available on AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile. But HTC left out a ton of potential customers because the...
The Best Android Phone On The Planet Is Officially Coming To Verizon This Summer (VZ)

ParkMe's Android app officially launched, does everything but the maneuver

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Finding a spot to stash your whip, especially in unfamiliar territory, can be a chore, so you might want to employ ParkMe to do the finding for you. The service -- which has been available on iOS and via the web for a while -- has now officially debuted...
ParkMe's Android app officially launched, does everything but the maneuver
Rdio bites some of Pandora's classic features to increase music discoverability

Intel says tablets with Bay Trail processors will start at under $199

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Intel expects tablets containing its upcoming Atom processor code-named Bay Trail will cost under US$200, a company executive said Wednesday."We believe we can push it well below the $199 price point," said Hermann Eul, vice president and general manager of Intel's Mobile and Communications Group, during a news conference...
Intel says tablets with Bay Trail processors will start at under $199

Google eases Android app development with a new IDE

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Google has introduced an IDE (integrated developer environment) aimed at easing development of Android apps....
Google eases Android app development with a new IDE

CitySocialising goes mobile and becomes Citysocializer, helping you tap social scenes wherever you roam

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Founded in 2007 by former BBC producer Sanchita Saha, CitySocialising may not be a name that immediately rolls off your tongue when discussing social networks. But the London-based company has carved a niche for itself in the UK for those wishing to take their online networking offline into the real world,...
CitySocialising goes mobile and becomes Citysocializer, helping you tap social scenes wherever you roam

Why I don't want iOS, Android or any other OS to 'win'

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Why I don't want iOS, Android or any other OS to 'win'

Galaxy S III Android 4.2.2 firmware leaked, adds several S 4 features (video)

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Samsung didn't stray far from its comfort zone when designing the Galaxy S 4, and now a leaked build of Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean for the S III makes it even harder to distinguish the older flagship from the newer one. The folks at SamMobile got their mitts on...
Galaxy S III Android 4.2.2 firmware leaked, adds several S 4 features (video)

Google lobbying front grossly overstates economic weight behind brief in Oracle Android/Java case

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I've now located the fifth and last amicus curiae brief supporting Google against Oracle's Android/Java copyright appeal. The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) has published its submission to the Federal Circuit on the organization's website.Last week I already said this about the CCIA's allegiance to Google:Google is a driving...
Google lobbying front grossly overstates economic weight behind brief in Oracle Android/Java case
Google Drive for Android updated with card-style grid view, quick preview, OCR document scanning, and more

Kindle newspapers: How the experience needs to improve

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There’s something great about subscribing to a newspaper on a dedicated e-reader for automatic daily delivery. Goodbye, wet rolls of paper on the lawn. I love to read the New York Times at all hours on my Kindle Paperwhite. But the overall newspaper experience on Amazon’s Kindle is in need...
Kindle newspapers: How the experience needs to improve

Newsreader app Circa hires Reuters Social Media Editor Anthony De Rosa as its new Editor in Chief

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News consumption service Circa announced today that it has hired Anthony De Rosa, currently Social Media Editor for Reuters, as its new Editor in Chief. De Rosa is expected to join the company in June and will help the existing editorial team “push the boundaries” of the content being showcased...
Newsreader app Circa hires Reuters Social Media Editor Anthony De Rosa as its new Editor in Chief

Triaged Email at Tablet-Scale: Mailbox App Comes to iPad

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Mailbox, the iPhone email app that some folks really love and Dropbox loves so much it paid many millions for, is now available for the iPad. The swipe-to-triage service still only works with Gmail, but it’s been modified with panels to fit the larger screen. No Android, yet....
Triaged Email at Tablet-Scale: Mailbox App Comes to iPad
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?