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Netflix App for iPhones is Smarter and Smoother

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Right after the launch of the long-awaited iPhone 5, Netflix launched its revamped video application for iPhones. The video application from Netflix is now updated and it has the same smooth user interface as its latest iPad app. Now with this revamped version, finding, watching, and streaming videos will become a hassle free and easier for users on their iPhones. The iPhone 5 is launched with a 4-inch display, which will give users an improved video experience. While enhancing the visual improvements, developers at Netflix are also working to optimize the app’s support for iPhone 5 display. With the iPhone 5 bigger display, users can enjoy watching high quality videos, clubbed together with fast 4G LTE speeds. The updated Netflix app will present the most recent items watched at the top of the main screen and will also offer recommendations below that. With this faster and smoother version, users of iPhone [+more]

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Latest Twitter Mobile App Seems to Have Failed

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In an initiative to offer better user experience, Twitter just revamped its app for web and mobile. But alas! instead of going better, the app got butchered. Just as everyone thought Twitter would roll-up its sleeves and offer users a more personal experience, what its updated version presented was feathery and flustered. Twitter CEO Dick Costolo introduced the revamped version on The Today Show Tuesday, only to disappoint users with Twitter for mobile that had no tappable clicks to URLs, hashtags or usernames in the timeline. When asked to define Twitter’s purpose, Costolo said, “Twitter brings you closer.” And in trying to bring users closer to their favorite tweeting celebrities and personalities, the latest version of Twitter gave new profiles to all users and also remade its mobile apps, keeping pictures in mind. The latest and upgraded Twitter now gives users a steady and no cluttered look, making way for enhanced user experience [+more]

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Motorola Razr i Set to be Superfast with 2Ghz Single-Core Processor

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For those planning to indulge in a new smartphone, must look around as the choice have just gone aplenty. This year is marked to be the year of new launches and latest devices. The latest to join the competition and plunge into the market is Motorola Razr i. Early this month, Motorola Mobility, now owned by Google Inc took the covers off three new versions of its Razr brand and just last week the firm unveiled its fourth Razr model at an event in London. The latest in the line is the Motorola Razr i, which is marked to be super fast due to the 2Ghz single-core Intel processor. This sleek and stylish phone will have edge-to-edge screen and long battery life to give users an enhanced experience. Now watching videos and playing games will add fun due to the bigger screen. The Motorola Razr i sports a 4.3-inch Super [+more]

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It’s Android Smartphones or iPhone 5 for Marissa at Yahoo!

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Marissa Mayer, CEO, Yahoo! and ‘the cool boss’ recently announced giving each and every employee in the US office a latest smartphone. The list of phones Mayer sent, offers her staff a choice of picking up either Android-powered phones or an iPhone 5 including Samsung Galaxy S III, HTC One X, HTC EVO 4G LTE, a Nokia Lumia 920 or Apple’s iPhone 5. What’s very clearly not in the list? Yes, a BlackBerry! Mayer, it seems did not want to include a BB in the firm’s list of corporate phones. However, there’s reasoning for her decision. Let’s see what the memo read. “A few weeks ago, we said that we would look into smartphone penetration rates globally and take those rates into account when deciding on corporate phones. Ideally, we’d like our employees to have devices similar to our users, so we can think and work as the majority of our users do.” It looks [+more]

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Get Ready for a Smaller Version of the Sony PlayStation 3 or PS 3

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A smaller version of PlayStation 3 video game console is in the making, announced Sony at the start of the Tokyo Game Show in Japan, which the firm hopes to launch by the fall this season. Sony PlayStation 3, famously known as PS 3 has been a hit ever since its first launch in 2005. Now Sony is in plans to launch the smaller version of PS 3 in three models, one with a 12GB flash memory drive, another with 250GB hard disk drive, and a third model with a 500GB hard disk. Sony is designing this latest version with 25 percent less weight and 20 percent small volume of its predecessors that had 60GB hard disk drive. Designed in a curved style, the new PlayStation 3 will have a sliding disk cover. The smaller console from Sony will go in sale in North America this fall. The 500GB version will hit [+more]

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The 007 Virtual Experience: Coming Soon

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Here’s some great news that will make all fans of James Bond rejoice. The classiest, most suave and sexy spy is coming soon in the form of a video game, giving everyone a hand at going undercover in a stylish way. Designed as a first-person shooter game, 007:Legends is expected to launch on October 16, and will be available as a PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 game. The story of the game spans across Bond’s entire career, and features missions from across numerous Bond flicks, including Goldfinger, Die Another Day, License to Kill, and even the yet to be released Skyfall. A sneak preview into the Goldfinger mission reveals young James Bond as an investigator into the villain, Auric Goldfinger, and his plan to irradiate all the gold held within Fort Knox. The mission even has memorable characters from the original movie like Oddjob and Pussy Galore making appearances. You [+more]

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Services To You Tube Taken Down By Pakistan Government

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Services to Google’s YouTube website have reportedly been taken down by the government of Pakistan following the former’s refusal to remove a movie video made in the US, which is a spoof on the life of Prophet Mohammed. Enraging the Islamic world, the anti-Islam movie, called ‘Innocence of Muslims’ was termed ‘blasphemous’ by Pakistan officials and was seen as a possible medium for a deadly attack on the US embassy in Libya and protests in Egypt, India and Bangladesh. In a statement by Raza Parvez Ashraf, Prime Minister, Pakistan, he said “Blasphemous content will not be accepted at any cost.” The site was blocked following orders of Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA). Users in Pakistan who tried to visit the famous video-sharing site were welcomed with a shut down message that said the website contains ‘indecent material’. The access to the movie clip, which caused a rage, is now blocked in [+more]

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Should You Buy Samsung Galaxy S3 or Wait For S4?

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When Apple is hitting the news for all good reasons, how could Samsung lag behind? Achieving the mark of two million pre-orders for iPhone 5, Apple has proved its success, yet again. And now Samsung says it’s my turn! A lot has been going on in the rumor mill regarding Samsung launching its next-generation smartphone at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February next year. So will we see a new Galaxy S4 in 2013 or is it just a rumor to confuse consumers to wait for few months until they decide which smartphone to splurge on? The news was reported in The Korea Times on Sunday, though the source of the news was unnamed. As per the report, the successor to Galaxy S III will hold a 5-inch display, slightly bigger than the latter’s 4.8-inch screen. It also said that S IV or name still unknown will hold [+more]

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Now Create Some Outstanding Photos On Google+ With Snapseed

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The rivalry in the tech race seems to be getting better with each firm hoping to outdo the other. The latest to join the league is Google who following the Facebook-Instagram acquisition has now bought Snapseed, which is a photo editing-and-sharing app. Following their own line of thought, the merge of search giant and iOS photo-sharing app was announced in a post by Vic Gandotra, Senior Vice President of Engineering, Google. Here is the link to his post on Google+ https://plus.google.com/+VicGundotra/posts Vic welcomed the Nic software and said, “We want to help our users create photos they absolutely love, and in our experience Nik does this better than anyone.” He also mentioned that Google+ now has around 400,000,000 users since its launch 12 months ago. Trying to get one-on-one with Facebook’s social expertise, Snapseed will let users edit pics and add filters. Users can also share photos on Facebook, Flickr or [+more]

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Post The iPhone 5 Launch,Apple Shareholders Rejoice As Apple Shares Transcend $700

All Apple stockholders are rejoicing as they all have joined the club of millionaires with enough cash stacked up in their accounts. Following the launch of Apple’s sixth-generation iPhone 5, the Cupertino Calif.-based firm added more value to its already valuable stature with its stocks going over $700 per share in after-hours trading. The iPhone 5 announced by Apple on Sept. 12th broke the all-time high record of the firm by topping sales record of two millions in just 24 hours. As the news hit the web, price of Apple’s shares saw an immediate rise. Earlier in September, Google Inc. had reached that mark when its stocks traded at $709.98. Opening at all-time high, trading stocks at $700 has evaluated Apple at around $656 billion. Stocks of Apple have been performing well even after Tim Cook revealed plans of initiating a dividend program, which took effect in July 2012. Formerly, Apple had never [+more]

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