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Metal-clad Samsung Galaxy Alpha tipped for an August 4th announcement

The Galaxy Alpha, Samsung’s rumoured smartphone that is mostly metal, has been tipped for an official announcement next week. According to SamMobile, Samsung will reportedly unveil the 4.8-inch Android device on August 4th, hitting various markets shortly after. The Galaxy Alpha is said to be a scaled down GS5, with a metal chassis that Samsung

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Roam Mobility gets cutthroat with new unlimited U.S. plans

Roaming is for suckers, according to Roam Mobility. The Canadian company has staked its reputation on providing better service and significantly cheaper rates for customers travelling to the United States, and today is announcing a new range of plans, bundles and add-ons to undercut Canadian carriers even further. Earlier this month, we told you about Roam’s

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Link Bubble gets first big update in months, but it was worth the wait

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Link Bubble is a brilliant concept. It allows Android users, many of whom are voracious consumers of content, to load up web pages in a resizable “bubble” that overlays on top of the existing application. While it works great in many situations, Link Bubble is especially

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BlackBerry adds additional security with BlackBerry Guardian, a tool that automatically scans suspicious Android apps

Last February, BlackBerry and Trend Micro announced BlackBerry Guardian, a real-time tool that scans installed apps for malware against the company’s extensive database. The two companies combined resources to ensure apps within BlackBerry World are safe for BlackBerry 10 users to download. BlackBerry Guardian is a “multi-layered strategy” that involves both automated and manual analysis

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BBM for iOS and Android being redesigned to less resemble BB10

At a Q&A during BlackBerry’s Security Summit in New York today, Enterprise Chief John Sims said that a native redesign is coming down the pipe for BBM on Android and iOS. As BBM for Windows Phone hit the market, users noted that its design more resembled other Modern UI apps on the platform, while the

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OneNote beta for Android brings handwritten notes and formatting options

Microsoft recently announced a beta program for its OneNote app on Android. As with recently projects on Google’s OS, Microsoft it committing itself to make its cross-platform experience uniformly better. On Google+, where the beta version is being managed, Ayush Rastogi, Software Development Engineer at Microsoft, announced the OneNote for Android Beta is live now. The biggest addition to the app

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Yelp’s iPhone app adds now lets users submit 12-second video ‘experiences’

Yelp today updated its iPhone app to allow user-submitted videos, between three and 12 seconds, of a business or restaurant. The San Francisco-based company already allowed users to submit photos and reviews through the mobile app, but the videos “are great for conveying the atmosphere of a business, which helps others anticipate their experience before stopping

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