Facebook Messenger app adds video sending

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Facebook has updated their Messenger mobile app to add video sharing. Clips of up to 15 seconds can now be recorded and sent to your friends. All you have to do is tap the camera icon and hold the send button to begin recording your message.

That’s not all that comes in version 6.0, however. There’s a new feature called “Big Likes,” that allow you to press and hold the thumbs up icon to send an even bigger thumbs up sign, if that’s more your style.  The update is available in the Play Store via the link past the break.

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LG G3 outselling Samsung Galaxy S 5 in Korea by three times

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LG_G3_Lauch_Event_Main_TAThe LG G3 is still only a few days old, but in Korea, it’s selling fast. Korean media is reporting that Samsung is selling 25,000-30,000 LG G3 units daily, which is approximately two times higher than the company’s previous flagship device, the G2. Even more interestingly, the G3 is outselling the S3 by a factor of three, as the Galaxy S5 sold about 7,000-8,000 pieces per day in its initial launch period.

Of course the G3 is brand new so that definitely has something to do with it, and all of the new features can’t hurt either. Sources say that LG is still using a much smaller marketing budget than the monstrous amounts Samsung uses. Perhaps letting the device speak for itself is paying off.

Source: ETNews
Via: Phone Arena


Google bans external Chrome extension installations for Windows browser

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ChromeGoogle’s been threatening it for some time now, but it’s finally happened. Windows users can no longer download and install third-party extensions that don’t come from the Web Store. Users of the stable Chrome build will now see that the browser won’t allow you to install those extensions. This probably won’t impact most people, but developers and experimenters will be disappointed to hear this news.

If you’ve already side-loaded extensions, those will automatically become disabled today. If you want to continue using these, you must download the dev-channel of the browser. This news only impacts Windows users – Mac and Linux users can curiously continue side-loading all the extensions they want.

Source: Google


Asus launches refreshed FonePad 7 for $137

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fonepad_7Asus in the Philippines has launched a redesigned version of their FonePad 7 tablet. The new variant has model number FE170CG and is said to be significantly lighter and thinner than the original model. With a smaller body, however, comes slight spec declines. The screen resolution goes from WXGA to WSVGA, internal memory from 8 GB to 4 GB, and camera quality from 5 MP to 2 MP. The rest of the hardware remains identical to the original version.

The new device, FE170CG, is currently available in Philippines and is priced at PHP 5,995 (about $137).

Source: YugaTech
Via: GSM Arena


Google Play Store quick purchases of Google-endorsed hardware and accessories.finally has a mobile-optimized site


google_play_mobileIt took entirely too long, but Google’s Play Store finally has a mobile web version. Going to play.google.com/store on any mobile device allows you to see a version of the site optimized for smaller touchscreen devices. Obviously this doesn’t matter if you’re on Android and have the Play Store as an app on your device, but for iOS, Windows, and other platforms, it makes it easier to browse the store.

Also, there’s a section on the mobile site called “Device,” that allows you to quickly purchase Google-endorsed hardware and accessories. If you’re on a mobile device, tap the source link below and check it out for yourself.

Source: Google Play


Amazon invites customers to free 30 day trial of Fire TV

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Amazon initially sold out of their  Fire TV boxes within hours of having them available, and now that they have more in stock. They want people to buy them so much that they are actually allowing customers to try their $99 set-top box for 30 days for free of charge. According to emails being sent to some customers, once shipped, you can return the box without obligation and without being left out of pocket as long as you follow the conditions of Amazon’s returns policy.

Of course, customers without an invite can essentially do the same thing by returning the device via Amazon’s regular returns policy, but return shipping costs might be incurred.

Source: Recode


Budget LG L35 smartphone made official in Germany

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lg-phone-l35Just yesterday we told you about LG’s new low-end smartphone called the L35, and today it’s been made official in Germany. As a reminder,sSpecs include a 3.2-inch, 320×480 (HVGA) pixel resolution screen, a 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon 200 (MSM8210) processor with ARM’s Cortex A7 CPU and Adreno 302 graphics, as well as 512 MB of RAM and KitKat 4.4.2.

This is obviously the lowest end offering in LG’s L III series, which made its debut in February with the L40, L70, and L90. The L35 is offered in black and white and should soon be headed to Spain, Italy, Portugal, and Hungary.

Source: Unwired View


$100 HP 7 Plus tablet makes its way to the US

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The HP 7 Plus is a budget tablet in every sense, and it’s finally going to be available in the US. Originally available only in Europe, the 7 Plus is only $100 and comes with a quad-core processor, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean software, and up to 5.5 hours of battery life. Other specs include a 7 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel IPS display, 1GB RAM, 8GB storage + microSD card slot, a 2MP rear camera and a 0.3Mp front-facing camera.

In addition, HP throws in n 25GB of free lifetime storage with Box and Kingsoft Office software. It’s definitely an amazing deal for such a tablet. You can purchase the tablet via the source link below.

Source: HP

Box for Android receives major update, partners with LG

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new-box-2Box, one of the top cloud storage services, has received a major update to version 3.0. The update is being hailed as “one of the biggest updates ever” for the company, and introduces a brand new user interface, a new image gallery, fully native OneCloud, two new languages, and new security options.

That’s not all for Box. They are announcing a partnership with LG, which will provide 50GB of free storage for a year to anyone who owns an LG-G Series device. All you need to do to receive the storage is login to the Box app from your LG G-series device.

The update is live in the Play Store. You can view a full change log past the break.

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