sprint desire510At the end of last month, we saw the official announcement of the HTC Desire 510, and were alerted to the fact that this particular smartphone will eventually make its way over to the folks at Sprint. It looks like there was not too long to wait since it has been revealed that the likes of Sprint, Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile in the U.S. are set to launch the HTC Desire 510.

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Leica+M P blackLeica is on a roll today, having introduced the likes of the Leica V-Lux (Typ 114), Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) and Leica M Edition 60, and this time around there is the Leica M-P that will further extend their reach in the world of the rangefinder camera segment. It will be based on the Leica M, making the Leica M-P look as though it was some sort of identical twin, and will deliver the entire slew of technical advantages that can be found in the Leica M-System alongside several additional features such as an enlarged buffer memory.

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Microsoft describes the Office Lens app for Windows Phone akin to having a scanner in your pocket. Users simply need to take a photo through the application to digitalize notes on blackboards or whiteboards. It also makes it easier to easily store important documents and business cards in digital format. Today the Office Lens app has been updated with a new functionality that will allow users to create Office documents out of the pictures that they snap.

Office Lens is already quite capable of converting notes written on a blackboard or a whiteboard to a digital format. Starting today the app will be able to convert those pictures of whiteboard and blackboards directly into Word documents and PowerPoint presentations.

That’s not all. Users will be able to edit, author and then re-edit those documents and presentations as many times as they like, regardless of the fact that they got their start on a physical blackboard or whiteboard.

Taking a picture of a hardcopy document also converts it into a Word file which is automatically saved to OneDrive so that its available across all of the users’ devices.

Keep in mind that the resulting digital file won’t simply be an image import inside a Word or PowerPoint file. Office Lens will create proper Office documents with the relevant extensions so that they can be accessed and edited through any device on which Office is available.

Office Lens for Windows Phone is available as a free download from the Windows Phone Store.


moto voiceMotorola has just revealed that they have a spanking new Moto Voice app that will play nice with the likes of the 2013 Moto X, not to mention other smartphones from their stable such as the Droid Ultra, Droid Mini, and Droid Maxx. Just in case you were wondering what Moto Voice is all about, it has its roots in Touchless Control, where it will also merge a slew of the key functions which can be found on the 2013 Moto X, ranging from Active Display to Google Now voice prompts and Google Assist.

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There’s merely a fortnight to go before BlackBerry conducts simultaneous events in three major cities around the world to show off its latest flagship smartphone, the BlackBerry Passport. There’s a lot of hype for this device particularly among BB fans and among those who have been intrigued by the device’s unorthodox design and unique features. A retailer across the pond in Germany has already started taking pre-orders for the device even though its pricing and availability information has not been officially revealed by BlackBerry.

Read full post →BlackBerry Passport Pre-Order Goes Live Across The Pond


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Last year it was rumored that Samsung’s Mobile division was not only cooking up a new Exynos processor for the Galaxy S5 but it was also working on a graphics processor for those chips in-house. The company’s new Exynos SoC was launched but it didn’t come with Samsung’s own GPU. Today the rumor about in-house GPU development has resurfaced. Apparently the company has continued working on those graphics processors and has even been able to bring over engineers from AMD, Intel, NVIDIA and other companies to aid development.

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Microsoft has released a string of updates today for OneNote, its popular note taking application. We have seen the company greatly improve OneNote’s functionality and its quite evident that Microsoft wants to position it as a true competitor to some of the most popular note taking applications out there. An update released today for the OneNote iOS app banks on a new feature in iOS 8 called Extensibility.

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Over the weekend Motorola had confirmed that soon its new Moto X smartphone will be available for order. The wait finally ends today. The new Moto X is now available for pre-order in the U.S. Alternatively AT&T subscribers can also visit their carrier’s website to place a pre-order for this smartphone.

Read full post →New Moto X Pre-Orders Go Live


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Some might find it really hard to believe that less than a decade ago there was no widespread penetration of the smartphone. Most people relied upon their trusty flip phones which at one time were all the range. Since the advent of touchscreen based smartphones the market has shifted from old form factors to simpler shapes with only a few buttons. There might still be people out there who would want nothing more than a flip phone and LG may have something for them up its sleeve.

Read full post →LG Wine Smart Flip Smartphone Teased


Android Wear watch take a note

Microsoft has worked hard to ensure that its note taking application stands out from the crowd which is why its the company’s priority to be available on every possible platform out there. Earlier this year Google unveiled the Android Wear platform which has been built from the ground up for smartwatches. As Android Wear smartwatches gradually flood the market Microsoft has decided that its time to land on people’s’ wrists.

Today it announced the launch of OneNote for Android Wear.
The OneNote for Android Wear application is available as a free download from the Google Play Store. Taking notes with this app is very simple. Just download it and start dictating the notes. Users will have to stick with dictation for now as there’s no native keyboard in Android Wear.

In order to take a note on an Android Wear smartwatch simply say out loud “OK Google, take a note”and the app will spring up in action to record whatever little flash of genius has crossed your mind.

Do keep in mind though that OneNote for Android Wear requires a smartphone that’s powered by Android 4.3 or higher. Popular Android Wear smartwatches available in the market include Motorola Moto 360, Samsung Gear Live and the LG G Watch.