Sony reportedly launching 12-inch tablet in 2015

Sony_Logo_01_TA_CES_2014According to sources to DigiTimes, Sony will be launching a 12-inch tablet in quarter 1 of next year. Several other vendors are also developing large-size tablets for launch in the first or second quarters, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers. The sources say that Sony’s tablet will be high-end and come with a stylus. 

Large-screen tablets are all the rage these days, with Samsung releasing its 10.1-inch Pro series earlier this year, and Microsoft releasing its Surface Pro 3.

Source: DigiTimes

Amazon launches App Store in main Android app

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Before now, the only way to download apps from the Amazon Appstore was to download the apk for the Appstore online, and then download apps. Last month, however, Amazon launched the functionality to download apps through the official Amazon app. All you have to do is head to “Shop by Department,” and you’ll find a new category called “Apps & Games.”

Source: TeleCrunch

NBA 2K15 for Android exclusively available from Amazon

NBA-2K15-androidNBA 2K15 launched today for Android, but for now, the only official way to get it on your device is through Amazon’s AppStore. It’s unclear how long it’ll be until the game is also available on Google’s Play Store. The new game has greatly improved graphics, a new MyCareer mode that has players work through a storyline for their custom-made character, and a new Pharrell Williams-curated soundtrack.

You can download the app from the Amazon link below.

Source: Amazon

Google releases new Translate extension for Chrome

google_chromeGoogle Chrome revolutionized translation tools in web browsers when it first launched, and they’re improving it today with their new Translate extension. With the new extension, instead of translating the entire page as was required in the past, you can just translate certain parts of the page by highlighting, right clicking, and choosing “Google Translate”.

The extension is available in the Chrome Web Store, and is free for use.

Source: Official Chrome Blog

Google+ now allows age and location post restrictions

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Google+ keeps adding new useful features, and the latest one’s a good one. The social network now allows users to limit their posts to be viewable by only people in a certain age range or geographic location. For example, you can now decide that only users 18+ or 21+ should be able to see your posts, or specify ages on a country-by-country basis.

To start using the feature, all you need to do is visit your page or profile settings, scroll to ‘Audience,’ and choose your desired option. From then on your posts (old and new) will follow your restrictions.

source: +Google+ Your Business

Source: +GoogleBusiness

HTC M8 Eye captured in press image ahead of launch

htc_m8_eyeIt’s obvious the HTC M8 Eye is really close to launch, considering the leaks we’re getting. An alleged press image, shown above, shows the M8 Eye in all its glory, with the same design as the HTC One (M8), but instead with a stellar 13MP camera and a secondary sensor for depth of field measuring. Aside from those improvements, the same internals as the One (M8) are included, with Snapdragon 801 chipset, 5” 1080p display, and Sense-d Android 4.4.4 KitKat.

The M8 Eye is expected to launch on October 8 alongside an action camera from HTC.

Source: Weibo 

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OnePlus introduces new $15 Silver Bullet earphones

OnePlus Silver Bullet

You might still be waiting for a OnePlus One invite, but you’ll soon be able to get the company’s earphones. OnePlus has introduced new Silver Bullet earphones to accompany their phone, that they claim delivers “powerful and immersive sound while ensuring a compact yet durable feel.” It has a remote and volume control on the wire, and is complemented by a brushed aluminum finish. The earphones will be available beginning next week at $15, but you can try to get a pair for free by heading to the source link and filling out a Google Form for OnePlus’s contest.

Source: OnePlus

Over $135 of Android apps now free on Amazon AppStore

Amazon_Tablet_AppFor a limited time, dozens of Android apps are absolutely free from Amazon’s AppStore. The apps on sale are of all genres, from games to productivity apps. Among the apps: OfficeSuite Professional 7 ($15 value), Genius Scan+ ($7 value), Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode II ($5 value), and mSecure – Password Manager and Secure Digital Wallet ($10 value). If you’re interested, head to the link below and get downloading.

Source: Amazon

LG takes a shot at Apple’s #bendgate

LG_G_Flex_Left_Side_TAIf you use the internet even occasionally, you’ve definitely heard of #bendgate at this point. As expected, Apple’s competitors have begun taking shots at the tech giant in response to their unintentionally bending phones. Among them is LG, who recently sent out a tweet with a picture of their intentionally curved LG Flex, with a tagline of “Our phone doesn’t bend, it flexes…on purpose. #bendgate.” Check out the tweet via the source link.

Source: @LGUSAMOBILE