HTC’s All New One specs and sales guide leaks

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When it rains, it certainly pours. This can certainly be said with HTC’s not so kept secret, the All New HTC One. Today a sales guide leaked of the device giving short descriptions on several of its features and also confirmed most of the specs. The new One will weigh in at 160g with the dimensions being 146.36 x 70.6 x 9.35, that’s a tad thicker than its 2013 predecessor. As previously rumored, the screen size will indeed be a 5″ 1080p LCD paired with the Snapdragon 801 processor. While there’s not much else regarding the camera, we do know that the front-facing lens will be upgraded to 5MP’s. As to the battery, it will come in at 2600mAh. For more info, check out the sales guide below after the break!

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Google Docs and Sheets get official add-ons in Chrome

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Google is ramping up their productivity suite by bringing add-on extensions to Google Docs and Sheets. This means users will now be able to browse different extensions for Docs and Sheets that can do things like add a built-in bibliography to a paper, or create labels within a document, all through several third-party add-ons. These add-ons are synced through your Google account, so they’re carried across all of your documents automatically.

Currently, there’s just a handful of add-ons available, but Google expects that to increase pretty quickly. Among the first few available are Avery, an extension for making and printing labels, EasyBib, an easy way to create a bibliography for your paper, and Merge, which allows users to send customized emails from Docs. They’re pretty useful and you can start playing with them right away.

source: Google Drive Blog

Instagram receives a new update, brings a refreshed user interface and faster performance

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Instagram, the world’s largest and most popular social networking, photo and video sharing service, released a new version (5.1) of its app that brings many new changes.

Among these changes is a revamped user interface bringing a more flatter look to the app. In addition, the developers have reduced the size of the app by half in order to increase the overall speed. In addition, navigating through the app is much easier now as the buttons have been re-arranged to be within easy reach of the user. Read more

HTC ‘Power To Give’ project helps cure Aids, Alzheimer’s Disease and Cancer through your smartphone

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A few weeks ago, HTC announced the ‘Power To Give’ project which is aimed at utilizing the unused processing power of your smartphone to process data and solve scientific problems.

This means that when your phone is idle, you can put the unused processing power into good use by donating some of it to help support research aimed at finding a cure for AIDS, Alzheimer’s Disease, and cancer. All you have to do is to download the ‘HTC Power To Give’ application from the Play Store and join the cause. The app will only work when your phone is being charged and has a battery level of 85%. During the night, “your phone will join an enormous secure computing grid” which aids research projects around the world.

The company has also posted an infographic detailing how the project works along with a video. We have both as well as download links right after the break.

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Advertisement for LG G Pro 2 features Magic Focus feature

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Smartphone cameras are getting more and more features over time, and one of the most recently added and popular features is auto-focusing. Near and far focus features are found on the Samsung Galaxy S 5, and the LG G Pro 2 has its own “Magic Focus” feature.

The device has a 5.9-inch 1080p IPS display, a 13 MP camera, 16 or 32GB of storage with a microSD card slot,  3GB of RAM,  a quad core 2.3 GHz Snapdragon 800 SoC, Android 4.4 KitKat and a 3,200 mAh battery.

The company has released a video highlighting the Magic Focus feature, which can be found after the break.

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Android game will be released in April

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Good news for all Spider-Man fans. Today, Gameloft released a trailer of its upcoming game, The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

While the movie will be available in theaters in May, Gameloft posted a 40-second trailer of the game on YouTube showing spider-man web-slinging through buildings and fighting off crimes and enemies. The company announced that the game will be coming to Android in April and like its predecessor, it is packed full of action and is an open-world adventure game. 

The company is yet to announce the full details of the game. Meanwhile, check out the trailer right after the break. Read more

WhatsApp sends update to Google Play with new privacy settings, other additions

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Popular messaging app WhatsApp, recently acquired by Facebook, updated their Android app to add some new privacy settings and other enhancements. WhatsApp beta testers have had access to the new features for several days. The privacy settings let users limit who can see their status, profile photo, and “last seen.” More information on what is new, along with download links, are available after the break. Read more

Check out Oppo’s very cool Find 7 event invitation

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When manufacturers send out invites for their events, they usually consist of an image sent over email. It’s good enough, it gives you the date and little bit about what we might see, but some manufacturers are stepping it up a bit. Last year, Vivo sent out a really cool invitation for the Xplay 3S event, and now Oppo is doing the same for their Find 7 event, which is March 19.

Oppo sent out a box that at first glance, you might think a phone was in it. Instead, it contains a map, QR codes, and a pyramid. Using another phone, the user scans the QR code, and shortly after, the fun begins augmented reality style.

Hit the break to check out the video.

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The upcoming ZTE Grand S EXT might sport the best combination of metal and plastic we have seen

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The ZTE Grand S EXT was spotted on the Red-Dot 21 design directory with a pretty slick unibody. It will apparently sport Nano Molding Technology (NMT), which combines metal and plastic by molding them together. It gives you a premium feel at a lower cost.

We have no idea when this phone will launch, but it sure is intriguing. Hit the break for one more image.

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Sony Xperia T2 Ultra makes an appearance both in and out of the retail box

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Sony’s hype machine has been all about the Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 tablet as of late, but don’t forget about the Xperia T2 Ultra (D53XX). It appears close to release since we now have a shot of the retail packaging along with a few other candid shots. This model is destined for China Unicom and sports the model number of XM50h.

It will feature a 6-inch 720p IPS display, 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 (MSM8928) processor, Adreno 305 GPU, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, 13MP rear camera, 1.1MP front camera, dual-SIM capability, and 3,000mAh battery. This might be mid-range, but it should last a long time on the battery.

Hit the break for more images.

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