HTC Gallery update includes Cloud Gallery, Face Fusion, and more

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On Christmas, HTC gifted its customers with an update to the Gallery app. The update adds a slew of new features with the main ones being Cloud Gallery and Face Fusion. Cloud Gallery saves photographs and videos online for viewing from Facebook, Dropbox, Flickr, or Google Drive accounts. The thumbnail images are saved for browsing in an effort to minimize the space used. The full-size file is brought back once the photo or video is downloaded. For Face Fusion, users can swap two faces to create a new person. It works with freshly taken selfies or downloaded photos.

The following is What’s New for the HTC Gallery app:

  • Browse your photos and videos in the cloud (coming soon in some regions)
  • Face Fusion photo editor
  • Tag view
  • Tag images on your phone with keyboards
  • Search files on your phone by tag
  • See and search tags from Facebook and Flickr (coming soon in some regions)
  • Updated timeline layout for feed view and grid view
  • Improvements

Hit the break for the gallery and download links.


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Motorola has most versions of Nexus 6 available

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It is not unusual for Google’s Nexus devices to be in short supply and high demand and that has been the case with the Nexus 6. Availability has been spotty at best since the big smartphone’s release. If you have been looking for a particular combination of color and memory size, you may want to head on over to the Motorola web site as they are listing most combinations as available to order.
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Xiaomi’s handset with sapphire display to arrive before Apple’s

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In August, Kyocera launched a smartphone with a sapphire display. The specifications were rather mediocre and everyone was left wanting more. It was expected that the iPhone 6 would launch with the technology, but Apple did not make that happen. So the door is open for a company to step forward with a device that has both cutting edge specifications behind a durable piece of glass. A report from DigiTimes pegs Xiaomi as the company to beat Apple to producing a handset with a sapphire display.


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Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy S4 to get Android Lollipop

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Samsung’s official web site for Finland has posted a list of Samsung devices that will eventually receive Android 5.0 Lollipop updates. The newer devices listed like the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 or even the prior generation Samsung Galaxy Note 3 are no surprise. However, for users clinging to older or more obscure devices, there appears to be some good news.
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Samsung spreads some holiday cheer with Galaxy S5 infused snowman

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To help celebrate the holiday season and spread a little cheer, Samsung decided to build a snowman. It is not just any snowman though. Thanks to the water (even the frozen, snowy kind) resistant qualities of the Samsung Galaxy S5, this special snowman has been infused with some unique features like animated eyes and a beating heart.

You can check out the video showing the Samsung snowman creation after the break.
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HTC offering 20% off any phone for today’s Hot Deal

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Many people are looking forward to the Christmas holiday later this week and trying to wrap up last minute shopping and HTC hopes to help them out with this week’s Hot Deal. Hot Deals are announced every Tuesday and this week HTC is offering a 20% discount off the price of any phone purchased through the HTC.com web site. In the past the Hot Deals have sold out quickly, but HTC has structured this one to last a little longer. Buyers can use the code HTCHOLIDAY20 when they checkout anytime until 9:00 PM PST on January 2, 2015. HTC does limit the offer to one per customer.

If you want to start your HTC shopping experience now, just hit the source link below.

source: HTC