Those Smartphones who are getting updated to Android 4.4 KitKat

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Google has announced Android 4.4 KitKat, the latest version of its mobile operating system, and while we know that it has made its debut on the Nexus 5, the other manufacturers are still waiting for the news, the news is quite pleasing. 

Here are some companies who are in line to taste the Android's KitKat...

3Doodler - 3D printing pen for just $99

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The 3Doodler, about which there has been a buzz this for this past year was finally released and this unique pen is something worth trying, letting users create strange new works of art - and it does so with a seemingly reasonable price of $99. 

Instagram finally arrives on Windows Phone in coming weeks

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The much awaited app on Windows Phone is finally arriving. Windows Phone is finally getting an official Instagram client. After months of pressure from Nokia, Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom confirmed that an official client will be made available to Windows Phone users shortly. "Our ultimate goal is to bring Instagram to everyone who wants to use it," says Systrom. "We're looking forward to watching the Windows Phone community use Instagram to capture and share beautiful moments in the coming weeks."

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Its taken way longer than Nokia hoped it would but Windows Phone is finally getting an official Instagram client. The photo-sharing socialnetwork, which has more than 150 million monthly active users, has been on iOS some three years, and on Android since April 2012. Now it’s coming to Windows Phone within “weeks”, according to Nokia.

In recent times Nokia has tried its best to fill the Instagram-sized hole in the Windows Phone platform — with alternatives like Oggl from Hipstamatic. 

The lack of Instagram has been a particular pain for Nokia as camera hardware has been one of the focuses of its Lumia devices — most recently with the launch of the 41MP-packing Lumia 1020.

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Windows Phone users will boost the already 150 million-plus Instagram user base. Nokia held a strong campaign on Twitter to force Instagram to take notice of Windows Phone, and even came up with its own app, named #ToInstaWithLove, to help push the service to Windows Phone users.

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So, after long waiting, Instagram for Windows Phone is finally coming. We’re looking forward to seeing how Instagram adapts the app for the unique look of the Windows Phone UI. 

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Android 4.4 KitKat set to release along with NEXUS 5

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Google will soon roll out a Nexus 5 Android 4.4 KitKat update. When it arrives, it will replace the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.

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Back in October, Google announced the Android update which was rumored to be called as Android Key Lime Pie, again, alongside the Nexus 5 smartphone, the device that came to replace the Nexus 4 as the company’s flagship Nexus device. 

6 Awesome Cloud Services Worth Trying

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In this edition, I bring to you some of the cool cloud services, which are easy to use and they are FREE !

If you have access to a decent internet connection, you can access some truly fantastic services on the internet for free.These services would cover some of your basic needs.

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Prezi -

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This online service lets you create fantastic slide shows, animated presentations, where words, images and videos work together to present an idea in a virtual 3D space. For starters, sign up for a free account to get 100 MBstorage. Prezi is simple to learn. The best part, Prezi lets you can create an online bio data or portfolio on this site to share with your clients over the internet.

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Soundation -

If you are a music enthusiast and love to create music but don’t have a Pro music software then Soundation gives you your own powerful online studio with its mixers and effects, and over 700 loops and sounds by just signing up for a free account with a 100MB storage. And although it’s free, you still get all the functionality of a professional Digital Audio Workstation.
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Besides, it is an active community where you can post your composition for others to listen and comment. Soundation comprises of a detailed set of how-tos, which will help you create your first composition. So, what are you waiting for? Create your first music and share with us.

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Picful -

Do you want some of your own professional quality photos for your Facebook and Flickr account  but you don’t know how to use image editing software. This is the point where Picful comes handy, this free cloud-based service provides a simple web interface that allows you to apply over 20 photo effects – each one with sliders and colour palettes – to edit your snapshot.

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Simply browse your PC and upload the image you want to apply, choose your filter and play around with sliders till you get your desired effect, and hit Save. That’ it! You’re done. You are given a link to download your edited photo, or the option to directly email it to your friends, or share directly on Facebook and Twitter.

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Online storage services are increasing these days and people are readily using it. But the main point is, how to manage various online services? Try Primadesk. 

A free account on Primadesk provides you with 1GB storage and lets you manage up to five online services such as Facebook, Flickr, Dropbox, Evernote, Gmail, Google Drive, MySpace, Photobucket, Twitter, Yahoo! Etc.

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Understanding Primadesk is very simple, it splits your accounts into documents, emails, photos, and you get a familiar folder pane just like Windows explorer, to transfer or copy files to one service to another. The backup process is also intuitive, and requires only one time setup.

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ConvertFiles -
This one is a truly amazing free service. Content – whether its images, audio or video, document, presentation or archive file types, it converts all. ConvertFiles support 335 possible conversions and is frequently adding more formats and combinations.

ConvertFiles: Convert any file

No need to download any special software for conversions. Simply upload a file (max size: 250MB), then choose the format in which you want it to be converted. ConvertFiles does all the dirty and complex processing on its servers and then provide you a link from where you can download your converted file.
ConvertFiles is completely safe, uploaded files are immediately destroyed after being converted – and output files are kept on ConvertFiles server for 24 hours only.

ConvertFiles: Convert any file

You can also provide video links from YouTube, MetaCafe, Mega Video, DailyMotion, and Vimeo, and ConvertFiles will create a downloadable file for you. This is not it, you can also choose to extract the audio file from the video file and convert it into a format like MP3.

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Having difficulty in following your bookmarked websites? Everytime you have to open a new browser window for each website. But with Netvibes, you can eliminate all this clutter. Simply add, the websites you follow by providing their RSS links to generate widgets for each entry.

Netvibes: Provide RSS links to generate widgets

You can create tabs within this service and sort new widgets into sections like technology, sports, business, entertainment, etc. Furthermore, you can also add your Facebook, Twitter and e-mail addresses, to get all the information at your fingertips.

Since Netvibes is cloud – based, it’s safe, fast and you can check your feeds from any PC by logging in with your ID.

Netvibes:check your feeds

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Grand Theft Auto 5 breaks 6 world records

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This one is straight from the Guinness World Records Headquarters…

Guinness World Records today confirmed that the launch of Grand Theft Auto V has broken six new world records including the highest revenue generated by an entertainment product in 24 hours and the fastest entertainment property to gross $1 billion.

LG to bring out world’s first curved elastic smartphone next month

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The long wait for the elastic smartphones is over; LG’s elastic smartphone is just around the corner. LG Display, the world's leading innovator of display technologies, today announced that it will start mass-production of the world's first flexible OLED panel for smartphones.

Woman behind the voice of Siri revealed

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For the past two years, she's been a pocket and purse accessoryto millions of iPhone users worldwide. She provided weather forecasts and restaurant tips, and been mocked as useless and answered absurd questions about what she's wearing.

She is Siri, Apple's voice-activated virtual "assistant" introduced to the masses with theiPhone 4S on October 4, 2011.

But did you ever think that the voice behind Siri was a real woman?

Tweets to express more with embedded photos

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As we all say “that a picture is worth 1,000 words”, Twitter also believes the same and made some changes recently and now it would be fair to say that a good photo can say a lot more than 140 characters

Google's 'Hummingbird' A New Way to Search

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Google started it’s celebrations a day before for its 15th anniversary; they released their new search algorithm called the Hummingbird algorithm which focuses on analyzing searches as complex questions.
Google mentioned the new algorithm for the first time yesterday, at an event that was at Google HQ and was put on a bus hosted in the garage.
Quite surprisingIsn't it ?

Set up expiration date for your tweets in twitter using Spirit

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Ever thought of setting up an expiry date on your tweets, so that they are automatically deleted after a certain time ?
This is now possible !

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Spirit for Twitter allows you to do just that with a simple hashtag of how long you would like your tweet to live (i.e. #15m, #12h, #3d).

Confirmed! BBM on Android and iOS coming this weekend

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And finally, this would bring a smile to everyone’s face, BlackBerry just released the "breaking" news via its blog that BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) will be released this weekend i.e. Saturday, Sept. 21 for Android and Sunday, Sept. 22 for iOS.

BBM will be available for Android devices running Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean, while only iPhones on iOS 6 and iOS 7 can download the app. BBM which was previously exclusive to BlackBerry smartphones will be available as a free download in Google Play and the Apple App Store.

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The messaging app is supposedly releasing late this summer, which could mean at the end of summer considering Autumn starts Sept. 22.

Alienware 17 review: Dell’s New Powerful Gaming Laptop

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You get many gaming laptops these days in the market but choosing the one which best suits you is difficult: these hardcore gaming machines can be found in all shapes and sizes and it allows buyers to pick and choose the best machine which suits their needs and the Dell’s Alienware offers a benchmark you can look up to. Alienware, the brand, now owned by Dell, is known for offering powerful, high-quality machines at a reasonable price.

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In 2013, Alienware have some hardware refresh and now let’s take a closer look at Dell's updated family of gaming portables. Among the new releases, we picked out the larger Alienware 17 ($1,499+) for our review. Let's see how they really are.

The new iPhones, should you upgrade or wait till next year ?

Glowing iPhone Logo - had already informed about the latest surprise by Apple and by now you've heard that Apple unveiled its newest iPhones yesterday, the 5S and 5C.

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Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide product marketing, unveiled the iPhone 5C on Tuesday. In the U.S the device starts at $99 on a two-year contract yet experts have called this misleading because monthly costs weren't announced. When bought outright, the handset is $549, or £469 in the UK

As we all know, there’s a budget model, the iPhone 5C, and an upgraded, iPhone 5S.  My initial take is that the 5C will be a nice fit for many, but the iPhone 5S may have limited appeal, in part because of a rumor about the next iPhone.

Apple to announce 2 new iPhones

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And the time has come...

A few hours from now, Apple will unveil a pair of new iPhones, and yes you heard it right!

Each year since it debuted for the first in the June of 2007, the company has been releasing a new handset every year

But this time, the two devices — one high-end (iPhone 5S) and one low (iPhone 5C) — will allow Apple to target a broader consumers of thesmartphone market.

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As Steve Jobs rightly said," If you do something and it turns out pretty good, then you should go do something else wonderful, not dwell on it for so long. Just figure out what's next". This is a time for a change, if it wants to stay in the market. And bringing their two new phones in the market is their latest change.

Microsoft to purchase Nokia's mobile phone business for $7.2 billion

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A man uses the camera of a Nokia Lumia 820 smartphone
as he poses in this photo illustration taken in the central
Bosnian town of Zenica, September 3, 2013.
As I mentioned yesterday in my previous post that Nokia is playing a fairly good game with their Windows Phone and there are many high end strategy makers on its side that may have some other plans which we cannot predict right now and in case you haven't heard, Microsoft surprised everyone today when it announced that it would purchase substantially all of Nokia’s Devices; Services business, license Nokia’s patents, and license and use Nokia’s mapping services for about $7.17 billion. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2014, subject to approval by Nokia’s shareholders, regulatory approvals and other closing conditions.

Why did Nokia choose Windows for its phone and not Android?

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Prototype of Nokia handset with Andriod OS - Technocratvilla.comMany of us keep hearing that Nokia should drop their current idea of sticking to Windows Phone Operating system and opt for Android. On the surface, it would make sense but the bottom line is Nokia's best move is to continue to stick to Windows phone operating system.

The android platform isdominated by one company, Samsung. The Korean based company was responsible for nearly 95% of the profits earned by selling Android flavored smartphones in the first quarter. LG took 2.5% of the profits while the remaining 2.7% was split by HTC, Motorola, Sony and others.

What is a QR Code and what is it used for?

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Many of us think, what is so much about this QR code that everyone has started using it in their business ?

Well, we’ll tell you about everything you want to know about a QR code.

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What is a QR Code?

QR or Quick Response Codes are a type of two-dimensional barcode that can be read using smartphones and dedicated QR reading devices, that link directly to text, emails, websites, phone numbers and more. You may have even got to this site by scanning a QR code.

Android owners to get 'Find My Android' app from Google

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Google yesterday announced that it’ll launch a new Android Device Manager later this month that will allow you to locate and ring your misplaced (or stolen) device and perform a remote wipe so your data doesn't end up in the wrong hands.
The service will be available on devices running Android 2.2 Froyo and above.