New Google easter egg is a cheat code for unlimited free searches


Google has included a number of great easter eggs into search over the years, and the latest one is quite a doozy! Google has used the Konami code for a couple things before, but now it can be used, or at least part of it can, to unlock unlimited free searches!

To unlock it, simply do a voice search for “up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right”, and Google will speak back to you saying “Cheat mode unlocked. Unlimited free Google searches.” The easter egg can be unlocked on desktop, and both Android and iOS. Hit the break to watch the video!

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Xiaomi Redmi Note will cost $130 in China


The Redmi Note, confirmed on Monday, will be released in China with a price tag that equals roughly $130 in the United States. The device has a 5.5-inch display with a 720p resolution. Inside is an octa-core processor with either 1GB or 2GB of RAM depending upon the clock speed. Keeping it going through the day is a 3200mAh battery. As noted by the CEO of Xiaomi, this device will focus on performance and battery life. Clearly the display/processor combination shows it.

The variant clocked at 1.4GHz will cost $130 and the 1.7GHz model will cost $160. Both come in a variety of colors — black, olive green, dark blue, light blue, and hot pink. The release date is March 26 and pre-ordering opened today.

Of course, the Redmi Note will not be released in the United States. But if it was, would you buy it? If it cost $199 off-contract, would you still buy it? I know I would!

Via: GSMArena

Vueling is a boarding pass you can wear with the Sony SmartWatch 2


Sony’s SmartWatch 2 now has more than three hundred compatible applications to choose from. And the latest, which Sony announced today, has to do with boarding passes. In what Sony is calling “world’s first wearable boarding pass,” Vueling aims to put all user information on the wrist. The application will provide a 2D barcode that can be scanned and it contains the same information found on a boarding pass. The Vueling app for the Sony SmartWatch 2 will land in the Play Store later this month.

Source: Sony Mobile

Google Keyboard 3.0 brings personalized word suggestions


Google’s own keyboard has been updated to version 3.0. Despite the change to a full new version number, this isn’t a huge update. The update brings a few minor bug fixes and tweaks, such as a dedicated “ABC” button to switch from emoji. In addition, perhaps the biggest change is a new personalized suggestions feature which uses data from other Google Apps and Services to improve suggestions and corrections.

The personalized suggestions feature is disabled by default, so you’ll need to turn it on through the settings. The update is currently available in the Play Store, and you can download via the link past the break.

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New Google Now voice command will launch your camera


Google Now constantly has new updates to enhance the service’s functionality, and the latest one will let you open your device’s camera by simply tapping the microphone and saying “Ok Google,” then “take a photo” or “take a video.” It’s a simple addition that probably should have been included a while ago.

The update is launching through one of Google’s infamous staged rollout programs, so if you don’t have the Google Search update now, you will eventually.

Source: +Google shuts down, founder launches ‘Ketchup’ social app


Last November, made an announcement on its blog that its shutting down to focus more on the ‘Live experience’ and develop its new Turntable Live service. “For over 2 years, we’ve improved and evolved the experience. We made rooms expand to unlimited sizes, made thousands of UI improvements, launched GOLD, built a mini-player, designed tons of avatars and listened to our community, trying to make the experience as wonderful as possible. Over those two years, the community has played over 400 million songs in about a million rooms.”

Now, a few months later, the company is shutting down that service as well. As for the future plans, the company’s CEO, Billy Chasen, is going to start small. A month ago, he released a social app, Ketchup, designed to allow users to keep their friends and families updated on their status without having to spread it on their wider social network. Read more

Huawei will not release a Dual OS smartphone


A few weeks ago, Huawei’s Chief Marketing Officer, Shao Yang, said that the company is planning to release a Dual OS smartphone powered by Android and Windows Phone and that it would be available in Q2. However, according to a recent report made by FierceWireless, Huawei said that the company has no plans to release a Dual OS smartphone denying a recent statement made by its executive.

“Huawei Consumer Business Group adopts an open approach towards mobile operating systems to provide a range of choices for consumers,” the company said in a statement to FierceWireless. “However, most of our products are based on Android OS, [and] at this stage there are no plans to launch a dual-OS smartphone in the near future.” Read more

Dong Nguyen tweets Flappy Bird is returning, but ‘not soon’


Good news for Flappy Bird fans but don’t get too excited. Flappy Bird developer, Dong Nguyen, tweeted earlier today that his popular game, Flappy Bird, will be returning. In a reply to a tweet which asked whether Flappy Bird would be back, the developer replied “Yes. But not soon.”

We were once astonished when the game was suddenly pulled, but now we can keep our hopes high and expect the game to make a return. Dong hasn’t mentioned whether the game would be available again on the Google Play Store or the iOS App Store but it would most probably be available for both platforms. Read more

Dropbox will add multiple account support to its app in April


According to some information given to Dropbox for Business customers, Dropbox has a press event planned on April 9th to unveil a new feature that will let users switch back and forth between multiple accounts in the Dropbox application. This will be extremely helpful for customers that like to manage both business and personal accounts from one device.

This sounds like it’s going to be a nice feature to add to an already solid platform offered by Dropbox, but there’s still some mystery about whether or not Dropbox will drop their cloud storage rates to compete with Google’s outrageous price drops. Dropbox charges $49.99 per month for 500 GB of storage, while Google Drive offers twice as much space for a fifth of the price currently.Moving forward, that extreme price disparity is going to overshadow any new features Dropbox introduces.

source: Techno Buffalo

Android 4.4 KitKat update now available for the international LG G2


The Android 4.4 KitKat update is now available as an OTA for the international LG G2. The KitKat version has been available for the Korean LG G2 since last December, and AT&T G2 users got their hands on the KitKat update last month.

The update will be a staggered one so it might take a few days or weeks before it will be available for your device. The latest KitKat update brings an improved user interface and battery life, faster processing speed, cloud print feature, and an improved “Kock On” feature.

Source: GSMArena