Google Play Store Tightens Security, Adds Password Options

Google is introducing a new feature that will prevent unintentional purchases over the Google Play Store.
It’s a minor tweak in the Play Store application but it sure sounds useful. Play Store users will be asked to re-enter their passwords when they try to download an app from the store.

Google Play Store Tightens Security

There are configurations that users can choose from. I think the safest option is requiring the password for all purchases through Google Play on this device. This is especially useful for those people who let their kids use their phones or tablets.

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Microsoft Caters to Individual Needs with Office 365 Personal

Microsoft has something new up its sleeve! The company now wants to cater to the individual needs of its users hence it will be releasing Office 365 Personal, a new Office 365 subscription plan!

Microsoft Office 365 Personal

Designed for individual users, Office 365 Personal will only be available for one desktop computer and for one tablet. Subscription will cost individual users $6.99 per month or $69.99 a year. Subscribers will enjoy 20GB of OneDrive Storage, 60 minutes of Skype calls per month and the latest Office version, which are the same with the Office 365 Home Premium.

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Samsung Galaxy Core Advance Gets Three New Accessories

Samsung’s Galaxy Core Advance may not be your first smartphone of choice but not for the visually impaired now that Samsung has added three new accessories to make their lives a bit easier!

Samsung Galaxy Core Advance

The first accessory is the case called Ultrasonic Cover that features a small sensor on top. This sensor detects obstacles along the way by up to 6.5 feet away. If a person or thing is detected, it sends warning through vibration alert.

Another useful accessory for the visually impaired is the Voice Label, which allows users to record notes about certain objects around them. Voice Label automatically plays these recorded notes when the phone is near them.

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Leaked LG Lucid 3 Sports New Design!

Remember LG Lucid 2? It’s been almost a year since that handset was released, so it’s just about timefor its successor to come out. And based on the latest leak by @evleaks the LG Lucid 3 will be out in the market soon!

Leaked LG Lucid 3

The photo posted by @evleaks shows that with Lucid 3 LG has changed course in terms of design. The third generation of Lucid handsets sports rounded corners and a physical home key unlike the Lucid 2, which has square corners and capacitive buttons. When put right next to the Lucid 2, the change in design is glaringly obvious.

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Leaked HTC Desire 8 is Pretty Sleek

A smartphone to desire! This is definitely what the new HTC Desire 8 looks like based on the latest photo of it online. Chinese website MyDrivers posted the latest photo plus a few details about the phone’s specs!

HTC Desire 8

It seems HTC Desire 8 is a mid-range device which comes with dual-SIM capability. This Smartphone is a bit on the big size since it features a 5.5-inch display whose resolution is unknown. Front and rear cameras are installed as well. For the front expect a 5MP shooter and a 13MP camera at the rear.

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Flappy Bird Developer Removes App to Prevent Addiction

Flappy Bird

Flappy Bird is the game that is getting everyone hooked these days. Its developer Dong Nguyen never expected the success it was able to attain in just a year after it was launched. At its peak, Flappy Bird is earning $50,000 in advertising revenue alone.

But two days ago, Nguyen decided to take the game down from all app stores because “it was just too addictive.” Apparently, he only wanted to create a game that people could enjoy for a few minutes and the fact that some people spend hours playing it was not something he expected.

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Ricoh WG-20 Rugged Camera for $199.95

Rugged cameras are commonly expensive because of their composition, but the new Ricoh WG-20 camera is different. This camera is designed for people who love adventures and are always on the go. It is made of durable construction and very easy-to-use features and comes with a very affordable price tag. For $199.95 it sure won’t bust the budget.

Ricoh WG-20

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Make a Valentine's Statement with Red LG Nexus 5!

Want to make a statement? Do so with the red Google Nexus 5! You read that right. LG has announced that their super successful Nexus 5 handset is now also available in bright red color besides black and white. I know this is great news for all trendy customers out there.

LG has also timed the announcement of the red Nexus 5 pretty well. It’s going to be Valentine’s Day in a few days time so this red gadget can be an ideal gift for a special loved one.

Red LG Nexus 5

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Could be Unveiled at Unpacked 5 Event!

Samsung Galaxy S5 Could be Unveiled at Unpacked 5 Event

The unveiling of Samsung’s next flagship phone may be sooner than everyone thinks. On Tuesday, the company sent out invitations for an event on February 24 at the Mobile World Congress. The invitation states “Samsung Unpacked 2014 Episode 1” which will take place in Barcelona, Spain.

The invitation also has an “Unpacked 5” stamp, which is a clue that the event has something to do with the Samsung Galaxy S5!

Many people are already excited about Samsung’s next flagship phone. Consumers have high expectations about the said smartphone so let’s hope it doesn’t disappoint.

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Latest Leak Shows LG Optimus F3Q with Sliding Keyboard

 LG Optimus F3Q

A lot of people nowadays prefer to use touchscreen phones although there is still a handful who favors phones with a physical keypad. Those who are comfortable with using a physical keyboard will be glad to know about the LG Optimus F3Q phone that is complete with a five-row physical keyboard!

LG has not confirmed the Optimus F3Q’s design but an image leak shown by @evleaks shows the phone with a slider QWERTY keyboard. The accompanying caption indicates that it is the final design.

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New Lenovo N308 All-in-One Unveiled!

The Consumer Electronics Show 2014 is underway and all companies taking part have unveiled their latest offerings. For Lenovo, one of their latest is its first all-in-one desktop, the N308!

This device actually looks like a huge tablet with a stand and not a desktop computer. It features a 19.5-inch HD+ touchscreen display. It has 1600 x 900 resolution and two-point multi-touch support.

New Lenovo N308 All-in-One

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Roku TV Announced at CES 2014!

Roku Inc. has a bigger ambition for 2014. Instead of just providing set-top boxes that connect TVs to the Web, Roku will be integrating its software directly onto TV sets thanks to its new partners. Chinese electronics manufacturers TCL and Hisense are the companies that will build and distribute the Roku TV.

Roku TV

These companies have their work mapped out well. Managing the software and delivering streamed content will be Roku’s job while TCL and Hisense will focus on making the hardware.

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BlackBerry Sues Ryan Seacrest’s Company Over Typo Keyboard

Many people were impressed by the iPhone accessory that Ryan Seacrest created through his co-founded Typo Products LLC when it was announced a month ago. However, handset maker BlackBerry is not impressed and in fact, the company filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Seacrest’s startup!

BlackBerry Sues Ryan Seacrest’s Company

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Sony and Panasonic Cuts Partnership for OLED Production

It’s over for Sony and Panasonic. Well, when it comes to developing and mass-producing organic light emitting diode or OLED displays anyway. The two formed a partnership last year with the aim to develop the said technology for big TVs and displays.

Sony and Panasonic

With their partnership, the two companies hoped to reduce cost of production in order to bring about more affordable panels for vendors that are looking into the said technology. But after working for several months Sony and Panasonic called it quits. Apparently, the production was not cost effective and the panels were not durable.

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