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Apple 2014 iPad event round up: all you need to know about iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3

Apple's iPad Air 2 (on the left) and iPad mini 3 (on the right)

Apple's iPad Air 2 (on the left) and iPad mini 3 (on the right)

Apple has just given its iPad lineup a refresh with two new devices: the iPad Air 2, the world’s thinnest tablet, and the iPad mini 3, a tablet… hm, actually, a tablet that has seen almost no change.
What are the new tablets all about, and how do they differ from last year's iPad Aid and the iPad mini with Retina display? Read on to find out.

Google unveils Android 5.0 Lolipop as an official name

"Along with the announcement of the Nexus 6 and the Nexus 9 today, Google also announced that the next iteration of their mobile OS, which we so far knew under the codename Android L, will actually be called Android 5.0 Lolipop. Android Lolipop was one of the top picks of the rumor mill anyway, but another not so distant possibility was also Lion, which seemed quite reasonable, bearing in mind it will follow right after KitKat. Android 5.0 Lollipop will ship on the just announced Nexus 6 and Nexus 9, but it will also will also be available on Nexus 4, 5, 7, 10 and Google Play edition devices in the coming weeks. Here you can find out more about Android 5.0 Lollipop." via gsmarena.com

Google's Nexus 9 available early next month with Android 5.0

As expected, today Google announced its latest tablet - the HTC-made Nexus 9 tablet. The tablet runs on Android 5.0, which has just been confirmed to be called Lollipop and packs a 9" IPS LCD with the unusual for Android aspect ratio and a resolution of 2048 x 1440 pixels (that's 4:3 plus extra space for the virtual buttons).The 7.9mm thick Google Nexus 9 is powered by the Nvidia Tegra K1 chip with a 2.3GHz CPU, the very potent Kepler DX1 GPU and 2GB of RAM. The available storage is either 16 or 32GB, but there's no expansion slot.The HTC nature of the Google Nexus 9 shines through with the BoomSound stereo speakers. For your photography needs the tablet features an 8MP rear camera and a 1.6MP front-facing snapper.Google fit a 6,700 mAh battery inside the Nexus 9, although it hasn't provided any estimates on how long it will last on a charge.Power users will appreciate the optional keyboard that Google unveiled alongside the slate. It magnetically attaches to the back of the Nexus 9 and should provide a huge boost to productivity. More here:

Google reveals the $649 Nexus 6

The Nexus 6 has finally broken cover. Google unveiled the Nexus 6, its sixth generation in the Nexus smartphone series, today, and it would be the official launch vehicle for the company’s new Android L platform.
The official Nexus 6 announcement puts an end to leaks and rumors that initially claimed Google has killed the Nexus program entirely early this year, only to switch opinion later on and bring us official renders of the device just before its official unveiling. So did the rumors come true? Let’s take a look here:

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus issues

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Shortly after the iPhone 6 Plus was released on September 19, reports of the device bending when placed in a pocket began to surface. One user, for example, reported slight bending after the iPhone was in a pocket for approximately 18 hours, and after that, several other reports trickled in.

Inspired by the reports of bending, a YouTuber created a video depicting him bending the iPhone 6 Plus with his hands, causing significant damage to the device. The video went viral, and began people worrying about bending the iPhone 6 Plus in their pockets.

Article via macrumors.com

CrazySoft's new game: Raining Coins teaser video



Crazysoft's brand new casual game 'Raining Coins?' will be in beta phase really soon.
After that It will soon be ready for release!!! It looks very promising from the promo video.

The ones that would like to participate in beta* join the community:
https://plus.google.com/communities/104267994410556451106

* Beta testers have benefits like in-app purchases for free while in beta.

Join Crazysoft's official Google Plus beta tester community and get benefits

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Crazysoft just announced their official Google Plus beta tester community!

They have just created a new Google Plus community where all their official alpha/beta testers will be. This community is free to join be anyone with a Google Plus account. All the members in this community will have these benefits:

  • Early access to unpublished games and Apps.
  • Ability to beta test games and find bugs, report them and be an active member of the development.
  • The most active beta testers will be included in the game's credits.
  • Beta testers will occasionally be rewarded with gifts and promotions.


Join here: https://plus.google.com/communities/104267994410556451106

PS: Members will soon have the oportunity to beta test their latest unpublished game called 'Raining Coins?'
Join now :)

BlackBerry Passport now available unlocked for $599, new features announced

BlackBerry Passport, the star of today's BlackBerry show, is already up for sale - unlocked for $599, just as promised. The Passport comes with a 4.5-inch square touch display with a 1440 x 1440 resolution and 453PPI pixel density. Thanks to the integration of a touch-sensitive panel inside the hardware QWERTY keyboard below the display, your fingers almost never get in the way of reading or otherwise interacting with on-screen content. The Passport's hardware brawn is supplied by a 2.2GHz Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor and a spacey 3GB of RAM along with 32GB of expandable internal storage. Running BB OS 10.3, the productive smartphone is powered by a huge 3540mAh battery, which BlackBerry said lasts 30 hours. Although the device ships with a 13MP camera with optical image stabilization, and a powerful processor, 4K video recording isn't being advertised anywhere, but it is said that the feature will come in an update. Read more here:

The Porsche Design BlackBerry P'9983 gets officially announced

Porsche Design and BlackBerry Limited, a world leader in mobile communications, today announced the new Porsche Design P'9983 smartphone from BlackBerry. The luxury P'9983 smartphone combines the unique stylish design of the iconic and timeless Porsche Design brand with the fluid and effortless productivity experience of BlackBerry(R) 10 technology. Marking the third smartphone collaboration between BlackBerry and Porsche Design, the device integrates premium quality materials such as sapphire glass for the camera lens, forged stainless steel for the Porsche Design floating logo and chassis, and a special glass-weave technology for the back door. Furthermore, Porsche Design has collaborated with BlackBerry for the first QWERTY version with BlackBerry 10 with specially crafted glass-like keys with the durability of rigid synthetic material, and a special 3D effect with silver font characters. Read more inside..

Apple iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Watch coverage roundup

Apple's event is over and matched the number of iPhones from last year – the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus finally brought the long-awaited screen boost, but that's certainly not all there's to them. There was another device on stage too - the Apple Watch smart wearable. With so much new hardware you'd be forgiven if you've missed something, so here's a quick wrap-up of all the major announcements. The Apple iPhone 6 Plus is not only the larger, but also the more premium new smartphone. It offers a 5.5" screen of 1080p resolution, superior battery life and optical image stabilization as its exclusive new features. Its price starts at the higher $299 on contract in the US though and €800 SIM free in Europe. The smaller Apple iPhone 6 comes with a 4.7" screen of 750 x 1,334 pixels and lacks OIS, while its battery endurance is roughly equal to that of the iPhone 5s. Its price is lower tough - starting at $199 on contract in the US and €699 commitment-free in EuropeBoth new iPhones come with a new A8 chipset with M8 motion co-processor and Ion-strengthened glass over their screens that curves towards the edges. They also have an improved connectivity department with 20-band LTE support (maxing out at 150Mbps) and Wi-Fi ac support. Read more here:

Alcatel One Touch Hero 2 is official, packs octa core CPU

The Alcatel One Touch Hero 2 has been announced at IFA 2014. Just like its predecessor, the Hero 2 features a 6" TFT LCD display of 1080p resolution (367 ppi), Dragontrail glass for protection and oleophobic coating. The Hero 2 keeps the general proportions of the original hero, but is a bit thinner at 7.9mm.Powering the Hero 2 is a MediaTek MT6592 chipset with an octa-core 2GHz Cortex-A7 CPU and 2G of RAM. Internal storage is 16GB expandable by up to 32GB via the microSD card slot. On the connectivity side, there's Wi-Fi 802.11n, Bluetooth 2.0, NFC and LTE. The battery of the Hero 2 is 3,100mAh rated at a 10hours of 3G talk time (4.5h in 4G mode) and stand-by time of 380 hours. The Hero 2 comes with a stylus akin to the Samsung S Pen. It boasts optimized handwriting recognition capability, but we're yet to test the company's claims. At the back, there's a 13MP OIS camera recording video of up to 1080p@30fps Alcatel will start selling the One Touch Hero 2 in Europe by the end of September. The price of the phone is €350 and there's no information if the phone will make it outside Europe.

Crazysoft accepts bitcoin for android games

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Crazysoft just anounced that from today bitcoin is accepted in ther website.
Android apps and games can be bought with bitcoin at www.crazysoft.com website.

Moto X and Moto G available in the UK today, Moto 360 in October

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"Motorola unveiled the new generation Moto X and Moto G and you don't have to wait. They are already available in the US, but they've also arrived in Europe. Flipkart in India is also launching the new Moto G. The long-awaited Moto 360 smartwatch is available in the US but will come to the UK next month.Here's the Motorola Moto X price in the UK, it's available at the newly arrived Motomaker with a basic back or a premium wood or leather back. The Motorola Moto G pricing scheme is simpler, the phone starts at £145 and is available today from Amazon UK. In India Flipkart is launching the Moto G today at INR 13,000 (for comparison purposes that works out to £132). There's no pricing info for the dual-SIM version yet. The Moto X and Moto G will be launching in France next month too, at €520 and €190 respectively. The Motorola Moto 360 will arrive in October to quite a few retailers – Amazon, Tesco, John Lewis and from O2. The price will be £200 for a leather strap (gray or black leather)." via gsmarena.com

Sony announces Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact and E3 at IFA 2014

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"Sony's just unveiled its brand new Z3 family of devices mere hours ago. But already the three new products have been listed by the Japanese company's various official online stores in Europe. TheXperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact, and Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact are all now up for pre-order in the biggest markets in Europe, and thankfully that means we also get to find out what Sony's official pricing for them is.The flagship Xperia Z3 smartphone goes for €649 in Germany, €679 in France, and €699 in Italy and Spain. In the UK, it's £549. The smaller Xperia Z3 Compact costs €499 in Germany, France, Italy, and Spain, and £429 in the UK. The Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact starts at €379 in Germany, France, and Spain (for the 16GB Wi-Fi model), and €399 in Italy. The same entry level SKU is priced at £329 in the UK. The tablet can also be had with 32GB of internal storage, in which case you'll need to pay €429 in Germany, France, and Spain, €449 in Italy, and £379 in the UK. Finally, there's also an LTE-capable model with 16GB of storage built-in. This is being offered for €479 in Germany and Spain, €499 in Italy, and £429 in the UK. For whatever reason, this particular SKU isn't up for pre-order in France just yet. Sony doesn't mention a specific shipping date for either of these devices, so it's still unclear when you should expect them at your doorstep. But if you want to be among the first people to own one, then you should pre-order. Just keep in mind that these prices probably represent the recommended values for each country, and third party retailers may go lower." via gsmarena.com

Sony Xperia M2 Aqua adds IP68 certification to M2 formula

Sony has made water-resistance a sort of trademark for the Xperia line but that's a feature usually reserved for the upper class of phones. The new Sony Xperia M2 Aqua brings the highest dust and water resistance IP rating found on a smartphone, IP68.That means the Xperia M2 Aqua is completely dust tight and can survive submersion beyond 1m depth indefinitely. This usually means up to around 3m but an IP58-certified Xperia Z2 recently survived a month and a half 10m under the ocean.
That aside the Sony Xperia M2 Aqua is virtually identical to the regular Xperia M2. It has a 4.8" qHD screen and is powered by a Snapdragon 400 chipset (quad Cortex-A7 at 1.2GHz, Adreno 305, 1GB RAM). The battery life is also very promising with a 2,300mAh battery and the available Stamina Mode.The Xperia M2 Aqua has an 8MP / 1080p camera with an Exmor RS sensor, HDR and SteadyShot video stabilization. It supports livestreaming to Facebook and downloadable in-app features like Vine and Motiongraph. The phone has 8GB of built-in storage and a microSD card slot.The Sony Xperia M2 Aqua boast 4G LTE connectivity, Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth and ANT+ for sports accessories. There's only a single-SIM version for now.
The Xperia M2 Aqua will launch straight with Android 4.4 KitKat, the regular M2 is already receiving its KitKat update.
The Sony Xperia M2 Aqua will be out this Autumn in Europe, Latin America and the Asia Pacific. The only info on pricing is that it will be "mid-range" (the regular M2 goes for around €180).

Introducing the Newest Member of the HTC Butterfly Family

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Allow us to formally introduce you to the newest member in the HTC Butterfly family – the all new “HTC J butterfly HTL23,” available through KDDI in Japan. This beautiful device will also go by the name of “HTC Butterfly 2,” available through Chunghwa Telecom in Taiwan, CSL in Hong Kong, and a number of other carriers throughout South Asia.
Packed with the latest HTC Sense 6 experience, HTC Duo Camera for advanced imaging, and an intuitive Motion Launch advanced sensor, the new HTC Butterfly 2 delivers an unparalleled smartphone experience.
“Our consumers always pursue perfection. Therefore, we chose the partner that we know will offer the best smartphones in the market,” said Takashi Tanaka, President, KDDI. “Since the HTC J series was released, it has become the most popular phone in our product portfolio.” Read more here:

Sharp Aquos Crystal and Crystal X go live in Japan

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Sharp unleashed two smartphones for Japan called Aquos Crystal and Crystal X tidat. The Crystal X is the better-equipped phone of the two with a 5.5" 1080p display, Snapdragon 801 chipset with a 2.3GHz processor and 2GB of RAM.
It has 32GB of storage and a 2,610mAh battery. Both Aquos Crystal smartphones sport incredibly thin bezels which means great screen to body size ratio with the 5.5" Aquos Crystal X measuring just 139 x 73 x 11mm, making it much smaller than the 5.5" LG G3 146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9 mm.
The Sharp Aquos Crystal opts for a 5" 720p panel, Snapdragon 400 with a quad-core 1.2GHz processor, 1.5GB of RAM, 8 gigs of storage and a 2,040mAh battery. It does pack a Harmon Kardon-branded sound package with Clari-Fi and LiveStage tech (the first allowing you to recover some information after compressing the music and the latter to stream to the Harman Kardon ONYX Bluetooth speaker). The phone is based on Android 4.4.2 KitKat.
The Aquos Crystal has an even smaller frame - 131 x 67 x 10mm. Interestingly neither phone is water-resistant, a feature some Aquos smartphones have.
Both smartphones will launch in Japan but the Sharp Aquos Crystal will also be available for pre-order in the US on Sprint (owned by SoftBank) tomorrow with availability kicking-in on August 29.via gsmarena.com

Samsung Introduces Galaxy Alpha, the evolution of Galaxy Design

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today unveiled its new design approach with the Galaxy Alpha. The latest addition to Samsung’s Galaxy smartphone line, the Galaxy Alpha features a sophisticated design in a carefully constructed compact body with a metal frame and a solid finish, while still maintaining the flagship Galaxy experience. Elegant and practical, the Galaxy Alpha is the optimal convergence of style and cutting-edge technology.

“The Galaxy Alpha was built and designed based on the specific desires of the consumer market,” said JK Shin, CEO and Head of IT & Mobile Communication at Samsung Electronics. “With an entirely new appearance, the Galaxy Alpha focuses on both beauty and functionality combining a stunning metal frame and slim, light weight design with the same powerful hardware and features users expect from a flagship Galaxy mobile device.” Read more inside..

XOLO 8X 1000 with HIVE official, coming to India next week

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The XOLO 8X-1000 is now official with a 5" 720p display of 294ppi, 8MP Sony Exmor R camera with f/2.0 aperture, Mediatek MT6592M chipset with a true octa-core 1.4 GHz processor and a quad-core Mali-450MP4 graphics chip. There's also 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage and a microSD card slot that supports up to 32 additional gigs.The XOLO 8X-1000 packs a 1,920 mAh battery and glass on its front and back. The front glass panel is made out of ASAHI Dragontrail glass while the back is Corning's Gorilla Glass.XOLO also announced the official launch of its HIVE OS that's built around Android 4.4 KitKat. The company says the UI is "Made in India, Made for India" and has some unique aspects to it.First off HIVE allows customer access, letting users become a part of the developer team and share ideas. The best-voted ideas are going to be pushed as new features via over-the-air updates and the users that came up with the idea are going to secure themselves exclusive credits and win digital content or merchandise.HIVE has two exclusive apps for its users - Connect and Edge. Connect will allow users to report bugs while Edge will give them a selection of themes, ringtones and wallpapers from a number of Indian designers. Users will also be able to create content themselves. Read more here:

Xiaomi announces the Mi 4 in China

Xiaomi has announced the successor to their flagship Mi 3 smartphone, the Xiaomi Mi 4. The key features of the Mi 4 smartphone include a new Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 SoC with a quad-core 2.5GHz CPU, 3GB LP-DDR3 RAM, 16/64GB internal memory, 5.0-inch, 1080p display from Sharp or JDI with One Glass Solution, 13 megapixel rear camera, 8 megapixel front camera with stacked Sony CMOS sensor, and a 3,080mAh battery. The phone runs the latest MIUI 6 on top of Android KitKat. The phone has a stainless steel machined frame around the sides although the back is made out of plastic that will seemingly be available in different finishes, such as wood, bamboo, marble, fabric, leather, etc. The Xiaomi Mi 4 is priced at approximately $320 for the 16GB model and $400 for the 64GB model. Xiaomi has also announced a fitness band called Mi Band that will sell for $13. via gsmarena.com

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