New SwiftKey update brings speed, Indo-Aryan languages

SwitfKey has definitely been busy. Today it announced an update that may not be major in version number or appearance but is quite the big thing in experience. The new SwiftKey promises to be faster, coming quickly when you need it and quickly getting out of your way when you're done. It has also expanded its roster of supported languages to 81, adding 12 new languages from Indo-Aryan regions to that ever-growing list.

New Qualcomm LTE Multimode modem capable of 450Mbps

Qualcomm has unveiled a new generation LTE Multimode modem that is capable of very fast download speeds of up to 450 Mbps. The announcement of the new modem makes Qualcomm the first company to announce an LTE Advanced Category 10 modem capable of 450 Mbps downlink 3x carrier aggregation.

Google now allows paid applications from Chinese developers

Some Chinese developers haven't fully optimized their apps on Google Play because the Internet giant has not allowed them to list their paid apps. But that will soon change as Google finally allowed the Chinese geeks to offer paid apps and in-app purchases to more than 130 countries. Just recently, Google added more countries with Developer and Google Wallet Merchant registrations. It's finally coming to China which means developers can start selling their apps to majority of the Android users spread out in 130 countries.

Telegram 2.0 update brings Material Design and more

A major new update has been published for the Android app Telegram bringing a full redesign and Android 5.0 material design. Every screen of the app was updated to make it consistent with Android 5.0 design standards and animations. Support for the new standards was also added for older Android devices.

Football Manager Handheld 2015 now available on Android

You've been there, sometimes every week. You're watching your football club's weekend game when the manager makes a seemingly stupid decision that cost them the game. You scream at the TV (or in the stadium), you curse, you wail (yes, sports fans do that right?) and you say the words "If I were the manager..." Well, there's a game that has allowed frustrated football fans to take back the power, at least on their mobile devices.

Sony Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact, Z3 Tablet Compact owners get 3 free movies

If you have purchased a new Sony Xperia Z3 device recently, you may have three free full-length films waiting for you to download. Buyers who recently bought the Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact, or Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact need to check the Xperia lounge app. Sony is offering three popular films at no cost to buyers of these devices including The Amazing Spider-Man 2 among others.

Starbucks now has Powermat charging in San Francisco stores

Since "dead battery anxiety" is now a very real struggle for a lot of smartphone owners, sometimes your choice of eating or drinking place is determined by whether or not they have wall sockets so you can do your charging. Starbucks will make their customers even happier now (well at least those who are living in the area) as they announced that all of their stores in San Francisco are now equipped with Powermat wireless charging. This is just the first step towards rolling it out to the rest of the country and soon in Europe and Asia.

Sleep Attack TD puts a literal twist to Tower Defense

You've probably had your fill of tower defense games, probably as much as you've grown sick of flying (or flapping) birds and crushing sweets, But sometimes, someone comes along and turns the genre on its head to offer something quite new. The Anomaly series did this by turning the tables in its "reverse tower defense" titles. Now Sleep Attack is trying to make a difference as well, this time by letting you actually control the routes that your enemies will take.

Samsung announces Milk Video app for Galaxy users

Just a few weeks ago, YouTube relaunched its app and also a video music service to make it easier for users to browse and view their favorite artists and music. Now Samsung has introduced to the US market a new service called Milk Video, and this one is dedicated to helping you discover and enjoy new video content on the web, not just limited to music videos but encompassing short films, comedy sketches, branded content, etc.

Android Lollipop previewed on Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Not all smartphones are equal, especially when it comes to rolling out of major updates from Google. While some users are already enjoying their devices now running on Android 5.0 Lollipop, some of us have to wait for a little while longer. Good thing there are some very nice people out there who are generously showing us previews of how some gadgets will look like and will run on the update, and this time, it's the turn of Samsung Galaxy Note 3.
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