Archos 101 Titanium Tablet Appears At FCCArchos pleased us when the French consumer electronics company unveiled its flagship tablets at CES 2013. We witnessed the Archos 70 Titanium tablet, the Archos 80 Titanium tablet, the Archos 97 Titanium HD, and the Archos 101 Titanium tablet. Archos also announced the corresponding pricing of the said tablets, but as far as the release dates are concerned, it is still anybody’s guess. So when the Archos 101 Titanium tablet was spotted at the FCC today, we were thrilled. Well, that’s because it rings the possibility that its official launch is imminent. I guess the only real question now is when. As a review, the Archos 101 Titanium tablet sports a 10.1-inch display with a 1,280 x 800 resolution. It will be powered by a 1.6GHz dual-core processor with a quad-core GPU and will arrive running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The price is set at $199.

Skype Makes It Easier To Find Free Calls Using Click To CallThe best things in life are free. So Skype is announcing a nifty update today to its Skype Click to Call feature. Skype has just launched version 6.5 for Skype Click to Call on Windows, and version 2.4 for Skype Click to Call on Mac. The update for the aforementioned platforms now lets users find free phone calls easier and faster. Skype does this by highlighting numbers that are free with the color magenta.
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Chrome 25 Now Supports SSL By DefaultHeads up Chrome users! Google has just made its Chrome browser even more secure. Announcing the good news on its blog, the company says that it is now supporting Secure Sockets Layer or SSL for omnibox searches on Chrome without the need to sign into Google. That’s right, you won’t have to sign-in in order to enjoy the security benefits of SSL encryption. The update starts with Chrome 25, which is currently in Google’s dev and beta channels.
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High End Nokia Smartphone Coming To Verizon Soon [Rumor]There is no doubt that the Nokia Lumia 920 is doing very well in the U.S. As a matter of fact, one analyst believes that the smartphone is the 4th most purchased phone on AT&T next to Samsung’s Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy S3, and as well as Apple’s iPhone 5. This isn’t good news at all for Verizon, touted as the nation’s largest carrier, who only has the exclusive Nokia Lumia 822 and of course, the high-end Windows Phone 8X from HTC. But if a tweet from Microsoft correspondent Tom Warren is true, then it looks like Verizon will be carrying the Nokia Luma 920 soon.
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Nike Launches Its Nike+ API Developer SiteFitness buffs and health-conscious individuals will be happy to hear that Nike has just opened its Nike+ API developer site. Not only that developers can pry into the data generated by Nike’s FuelBands, but users are also given the resources that they need to combine their metrics and activity data. “Nike+ data helps athletes know more and do more. The Nike+ platform gives select partners access to the real activity data captured by the Nike+ FuelBand and Nike+ Running devices, used by millions of Nike+ users,” Nike said. Given the case, developers can also work on future apps and games for Nike+ users. Today’s announcement also coincides with the launch of Nike’s Nike+ Accelerator program, a plan to support companies that are planning to “use Nike+ technology to create products and services that will inspire athletes across a broad range of activity and health goals.”

Opera Unveils New Ice Mobile Web BrowserIf you think that the mobile browser wars are done, Opera revealed a new browser today that might just change the phase of the game. Opera revealed the browser that it has been working on to fellow tech site Pocket-lint. The new browser is called Opera Ice, and the company said that it will be dumping the Presto platform in exchange for the WebKit layout engine software, which is also used in Apple’s Safari and Google’s very own Chrome browsers.
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Amazon Testing Book Rentals For Its Kindle BooksI love Kindle. As a matter of fact, I’ve bought a number of books already and read most of them during weekends. But it looks like I’ll be reading more if Amazon decides to make this new feature you are about to hear official. You see, Amazon seems to be testing a new rental service, for Kindle books that is.
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Women have it hard on a daily basis as they often walk on shoes that are completely uncomfortable, need to get completely dressed just to pick up the mail and have to wear such terrible things as jeggings. It seems no matter what women wear, they never seem to have a pocket available to them, which results in having to carry around their phone everywhere they go, that is, unless they have their purse or someone else around to carry their phone for them.

Alphyn Industries created a pair of jeans that has a built-in pocket for your smartphone to be accessed at any time with a simple flip of the flap. Now, the company has created a pair of jeggings that offer the same feature, except is make specifically for the ladies.

The Smartphone Valencia jeggings are made with cut-rate nylon and denim and feature a zippered pocket called the WEARCOM pocket. When the wearer unzips the pocket, a 3″x5″ transparent pocket is available to carry around your smartphone inside of. The pocket will also make it possible to interact with your device without needing to take it out of its pocket, although seeing where the pocket is located, we can’t imagine anyone using their phone while its in the pocket and standing at the same time.

Sprint HTC Windows Phone 8 Device Spotted Through FCC Approval

Earlier this month, Sprint announced they would begin to offer Windows Phone 8 devices on its platform from smartphone manufacturers Samsung and HTC that would be considered “current“ phones. The month isn’t even over yet and we’re starting to hear about one of the first Windows 8 devices hitting the FCC, and it’s from one of the manufacturers Sprint announced earlier this month, HTC.

The HTC PL80110 has already made its way through the FCC approval process and, even though details on the HTC-made Windows Phone 8 device are scarce at this point, we do know this is certainly a Windows Phone 8 phone made for Sprint due to its use of band 25 LTE, which is a frequency specific to Sprint. Other than that, it looks like we can expect NFC to be available with HTC’s Windows Phone 8 device.

If you’re a Sprint subscriber who has been wanting a taste of the Windows Phone 8 experience, due to this device passing through the FCC, we wouldn’t be surprised if we hear more about it at MWCnext month.

Facebook For Android Update Brings Faster Uploads, Voice Messages And More

Even though Facebook reportedly has been forcing its employees to use Android phones in order to make their Facebook application better, the Facebook has been giving some serious love to the iPhone lately as they debuted their Facebook Poke app on the platform first and debuted its Facebook Messenger application to feature VoIP calling, even though it isn’t powered by Skype.

It seems Facebook’s Android application is finally getting some love as it’s been updated to provide a number of features that have already been available on the iPhone. Facebook Android users will be able to upload their photos faster, share their friends’ stories to Timelines, pages and groups and now be able to send voice messages to their Facebook friends inside of the app. That means voice sending voice messages from Facebook Messenger is no longer necessary, although if you want to make VoIP calls, the Messenger app seems to be the only way to go at this point.

Today’s update is now available for all Android Facebook users to grab from the Play Store who would like to upload their photos faster, share stories and voice message other Facebook users.