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The Cupertino tech giant, Apple, has a new ad today. And for the first time this year, the company is featuring the top end iPhone 5S instead of the iPhone 5C. MacNN says that the ad “features a band performing the Pixies song “Gigantic” while an array of apps — beginning with musically-oriented ones, then branching off in other directions.” Well, like most other ads form the company, this one also introduces you to some really cool and “powerful” things you could do on your iPhone. You can find the ad on the company’s YouTube channel, and after the break.

Source: MacNN

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There are a lot of people around the world who are waiting for the release of various smartwatches, LG’s G Watch being one of them. We have already got a taste of the features of the smartwatch, and even had a look at it. But the company has made a few more announcements regarding the smartwatch. To begin with, there will be a new color, a black face with champagne gold color and a white strap. The smartwatch is supposed to be released to the market by the second quarter of this year. And in the UK, the smartwatch will come for under £180 in July.

Source: Android And Me

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Everyone wants to have a piece of the location based services market, even Samsung. Samsung’s Wonpyo Hong, president of the Media Solutions Center, has admitted in a talk with Wall Street Journal that the South Korea based tech giant is looking into this market and probably, there will be some acquisition. Hong denied to spill out anything about the acquisitions in map, but it is pretty sure that there are talks going on between Samsung and location based services companies (FourSquare maybe?). Hong also said that the company’s music streaming service, Milk Music is a huge hit with 380,000 downloads already.

Source: Phone Arena

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If you are a fan of the Droid Maxx but have got bored with the same old black color, Verizon has some good news for you. The wireless carrier has now two new color options for the smartphone. You can either get it with a black and chrome accents model or a high-gloss red model. These two variants are already available on the carrier’s online store. And if you want to buy them at a store near you, you will have to wait till the stocks hit the stores on the 22nd of this month.

Source: Android And Me

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If you follow Google and Google Glass closely enough, you would know that there is a one-day sale today, on the 15th, Tuesday, April of 2014. The company, to coincide with this sale, has updated the device to have Android KitKat support. But there is one thing missing out from the bundle which would have made a huge impact on the sales, the ability to make video calls. Nonetheless, the device is going to sell out like a hot cake. But there are many other awesome software features which are included in the new software update to the product, and for more info on that, hit the source link.

Source: PC World

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The Samsung Galaxy S5 was a much anticipated smartphone of the year, which is also the S series flagship for the South Korean smartphone manufacturer for the year. The initial reviews did not praise the Galaxy S5 all that well. But the reviews seem to have made no negative effects on the sales of the smartphone. This is evident as the company released the smartphone on the weekend in 125 countries, and according to reports, the sales has crossed millions of units, just on the launch day. This means the company saw better launch day sales for the S5, compared to the S4.

Source: The Droid Guy

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It is well known that the Canadian smartphone manufacturer, BlackBerry, is losing out on its smartphone market share, and also the revenue that would be generated by its devices. And to make up for all this, the company has released new features on its BlackBerry Messenger (BBM). For example, you are now able to make free BBM to BBM voice calls. And enterprise users can even encrypt and record the conversation for a fee. There is also the option of tracking phones using satellite positioning, and lots more.

Source: Economic Times

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If you thought that the awesome Google Glass is only for people who want to take photos when they are walking, you are wrong. The US Air Force’s BATMAN (Battlefield Air Targeting Man-Aided (K)nowledge) research team has been working on Google Glass test units for some time now, and has been evaluating the platform to find out how they can use the device in the battle field. Also, the team is working on writing its own proprietary layer of code on what Google has already provided for more features and security. Do you think the Air Force will make this a part of its range of electronics?

Source: Talk Android

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Most of us have been wondering why Waze agreed to be acquired by Google, and for how much. We have had some estimate of the price that Google paid to acquire Waze, somewhere from $1.1 billion to $1.3 billion. But the exact figure was never known. Now, co-founder and CEO of Waze, Noam Bardim, has given more insight into this through his latest LinkedIn post. The company was acquired for $1.15 billion. This is what he says:

One of Waze’s mistakes was the valuation of its A round which significantly diluted the founders. Perhaps, had we held control of the company, as the Founders of Facebook, Google, Oracle or Microsoft had, Waze might still be an independent company today.

Source: Phone Arena

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Samsung has been releasing a lot of accessories for the Galaxy S5 lately, and a range of charging covers are the latest accessories to be showcased. There are a bunch of charging covers you can choose from. One is the standard black or white cover compatible with any Qi compatible wireless charger. Another charging cover is the S View styled cover, again in black and white, and again with Qi compatible wireless charger support. Also, if you don’t care about wireless charging, you can simply buy an S View case, for a bit less money. There is also a wallet styled cover for the Galaxy S5.

Source: Phone Arena