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Turkey keeps YouTube block despite court rulings | Reuters

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish authorities defied court orders and reaffirmed a ban on YouTube imposed after the posting of illicit recordings of top secret security talks that was cited by Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan as part of a “dirty campaign” to topple him.<p>YouTube logos displayed on a laptop …

Your TV screen could soon act as a personalized dashboard with Chromecast update

Reddit user asjmcguire has spotted code in a recent Chromecast update suggesting that the standby screen which currently displays only a clock and images chosen by Google could in future be rather more useful.<p>The code appears to allow for future support of weather and a slideshow of user-defined …

What does Twitter want with Cover's Android lock screen? A smarter smartphone, duh

Imagine your Twitter app immediately surfacing tweets about a nearby earthquake or disaster without you having to enter a single keyword search. Or one-step switching between Instagram and Twitter so you can see if that filtered photo of your cat received any favorites. Or a notification that …

Android and iOS Users Spend 32% of their App Time Playing Games

Android and iOS users in the US spend an average of 2 hours and 42 minutes every day using apps on smartphones and tablets (up just four minutes compared to last year). Of that, 86 percent (or 2 hours and 19 minutes) is spent inside apps, while the remaining 14 percent (or 22 minutes, down 6 …

Chromecast sold every 4.5 seconds on launch day in the UK

Google’s Chromecast might seem like a commonplace piece of technology by now, for those of you in the US, but us lot across the ocean in Europe only managed to get our hands on the device a couple of weeks ago. Despite the delay, Google’s little streaming device is proving to be hugely popular over …

Happy birthday, Gmail! It’s been an awesome 10 years!

Google is known for making a big deal out of April 1st, with this year’s gags including a unique Youtube video basically crediting Google for everything viral on the popular video site, a Pokemon Challenge and an emoji translator for Chrome.<p>Of course, the biggest and most exciting April Fools Day …

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What are the five iOS features Apple is claiming that Samsung (or Google) stole?

With the second patent battle between Apple and Samsung now underway, we thought it would be useful to look at each of the five features Apple claims Samsung (or Google) stole from iOS.<p>The patents are, of course, worded in the usual dense legaleze. If you want to read them for yourself, you can …

This quarter-sized chip platform could power future Android Wear devices

While Intel has backtracked on its "Edison" chip size claims, another Android Wear partner is claiming that its system-on-chip <i>is</i> the size of the proverbial SD card. Imagination Technologies (MIPS) has just revealed the Newton platform based on its MIPS architecture, built by chip-making partner …

Speed up Chrome for Android with this simple tweak

Chrome for Android is one of the fastest and most feature-rich browsers for Android. But a persistent problem has ruined Google’s mobile browser for many users – janky scrolling. Especially since Google replaced the AOSP Browser with Chrome as the default browser on new Android devices, people have …

YouTube tries to grab a chunk of the TV advertising industry’s budget

Google is doubling down on its efforts to attract big-name advertisers to its YouTube streaming video service by offering them a guaranteed number of views, according to advertisers that spoke with the Wall Street Journal.<p>Google’s actions are part of its strategy to grab a larger chuck of the ad …

LG and Samsung gear up for the next bout of flexible display tech

Samsung and LG are on the cutting edge of what could become a popular future trend – curved and flexible display smartphones. The two companies have already released their first generation curved displays, the LG G Flex and the Samsung Galaxy Round. We conducted our own comparison between the two …

Google says Turkey is intercepting web traffic to spy on users

Turkey's decision to block access to popular websites has prompted many citizens to evade the ban using Google's domain name service. Now Google reports that most Turkish internet service providers are masquerading as Google DNS, presumably to spy on users. The move comes a week after reports …

A Lot To Like About The New HTC One

Now that I’ve had a few days to play with the new HTC One, I can see what all the fuss is about. It’s probably the most stylish phone I’ve used. Its brushed metal unibody case is a delight to hold. Sure, with its 5-inch screen and case dimensions of 5.74 by 2.75 by .37 inches , it’s a bit big as …

Google Glass wearers getting used to curious stares

Roger Jones was nursing an Anchor Steam in a low-lit corner of the Stanford Court Hotel's lobby bar when the hum of the escalating Friday night crowd caught his attention.<p>Jones, 62, an airline steward from outside of London and a hotel guest, wanted to know what the commotion was about. And what …

Google cracks down on dodgy Android apps

<b>Google has updated its Developer Program Policy to crack down on app behaviour around in-app payments, advertising and spyware.</b><p>After Google got hit …

8 Super-Specific Steps To Dealing With Gmail Overload

Next time you're checking your Gmail for new messages, ask yourself this: Is my inbox a free-for-all where Amazon daily deals are jumbled with important memos from my boss? If you answered yes, you're probably wasting valuable time sifting through junk to get to the information you really …

Did Google just doom the lot of small-scale cloud providers?

About a year ago, I wrote a post comparing cloud computing providers to fast-food chains. I called Amazon(s amzn) Web Services the McDonald’s of the …

European Amazon listing prices LG's G2 mini at 350 euros ahead of launch

So far we know most of the things we need to know about LG's G2 mini. Like, we know there will be two processor variants (Tegra 4i for Latin America and Middle East, Snapdragon 400 elsewhere), there's also a 4.7-inch (qHD) display, 1GB of RAM and an 8-megapixel camera. That's all fine and dandy, …

Instead Of Giving Google Your Data For Free, Now You Can Donate It For Good

The GoodData is a co-op that aims to allow people to take control of their data and harness what it’s worth–for a good cause.<p>The Internet knows everything about you: where you shop, what you like, your age, race, the sex stuff. The Internet also knows how to make money from what it knows. Every …

Opera Max Review

Opera Max is being released in open beta to users around the world. It’s from the makers of the popular Opera Browser and they’re known for coming out with some pretty good applications. Is this app worth your time? In this review, we’ll find out. As usual, you can read it below or watch it …

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IRL: A closer look at the Moto G

<i>Welcome to</i> IRL<i>, an ongoing feature where we talk about the gadgets, apps and toys we're using in real life and take a second look at products that already got the formal review treatment.</i><p>I love low-cost smartphones that punch above their weight, like the Lumia 620. They're proof you don't need …

Coursera Launches Android App

Online learning company Coursera has finally come to Android after launching an app for the Google-owned mobile platform. The launch comes just over three months after Coursera debuted its iOS app, its first native mobile app, and will help the company towards its goal of providing access to free …

Samsung’s next 10-inch Galaxy Tab reportedly revealed in FCC filings

Samsung's next 10-inch Galaxy Tab tablet may have been outted by new FCC filings.<p>Posted on Thursday, one series of files hosted by the Federal Communications Commission reveal a tablet with the model number SM-T805. The files themselves don't spill too many beans. But that same model number …

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Philips' 2014 4K TVs include an Android-powered model and smaller sets

Philips' 4K TVs last year were on the large side, but it's following up in 2014 with smaller models -- including one with a few tricks up its sleeve. The company's new 55-inch 8809 series set mates the extra-high resolution with Android, giving you both Google Play apps as well as access to your …

Paranoid Android support arrives for legacy devices

Those of you who have ever checked out the official Paranoid Android download page will have noticed that the team doesn’t officially support many devices, in fact the developers only officially supports Nexus and Oppo handsets for its ROM. For a small team this is obviously practical, but us …

India Fines Google For Not Complying With Antitrust Probe

India’s competition watchdog has imposed a fine of $166,000 on Google for delay in submitting details needed as part of a two-year-old antitrust probe. The probe focuses on whether Google abused its dominant position in the business of Internet search and advertising.<p>“The Competition Commission of …

HTC Introduces The Lite-Brite Of Smartphone Cases

There’s nothing exciting about smartphone cases. The prophylactics of the gadget world, they cost literally pennies to make; go to any consumer electronics trade show, and they will be thrust into your hands by dealers with the same imploring quality used by volunteers trying to get sex workers to …

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Facebook — with help from Google, LinkedIn, Twitter — releases MySQL built to scale

Facebook announced on Thursday a new open source project called WebScaleSQL. The technology — a branch of the incredibly popular MySQL database — …

HTC Desire 616 spotted with octa-core Mediatek processor

At this year’s Mobile World Congress, HTC announced two new midrange smartphones, the Desire 816 and 610, followed by the budget oriented Desire 310 shortly afterwards. Now another mid-range HTC handset has been spotted over in China, the Desire 616, which has just passed through the Chinese …

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 range inbound, likely with thinner bezels and upgraded displays

We've been hearing scraps of information about Samsung's next batch of Galaxy Tabs since February, but now we have something that helps us piece them all together: An FCC filing for what looks to be the 10-incher, with the model number "SM-T805." The official paperwork doesn't reveal much, but the …