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Neil’s Keep Moving Project is a wonderful collaboration of art, words, and heart.
In February of 2012, Neil Gaiman teamed up with BlackBerry for his Keep Moving Project. It was a rather ambitious idea, to combine fan submitted story ideas and art work with Neil’s unique story telling abilities into what he titled A Calendar of Tales. Over the course of a few weeks, Neil took to Twitter, asking his followers questions such as “What’s your happiest memory of April?” and “Tell me something you lost in September that meant a lot to you.” The replies became the basis for the stories, one for each month. Neil turned the stories into audio recordings, asking his fans to submit illustrations and videos to go along with the words.
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The Verizon Samsung Galaxy S4 is now available from the carrier’s website, right on the promised date.
You may remember that the handset was promised for May 23 by the carrier that took the first place in customer satisfaction, and here it is, right on schedule. Of course, that doesn’t mean it’s not late compared to other carriers, but you have to appreciate a kept promise.
The device, 16GB version, is available from Verizon’s online store for 9.99 after a mail-in rebate and with a two-year contract, of course. An extra .99 will also add the accessory bundle to the package, which includes a silicone cover in the color of your new device, a display protector and a car charger.
However, if you’d rather have month-to-month service, you’ll have to shell out 9.99 to buy your Verizon Samsung Galaxy S4. It’s available both in Black Mist and White Frost color versions.
It will be interesting to see if it will come to Verizon in one of the recently announced new color versions, when they’ll be available.
While that remains to be seen, an even more interesting thing is that you can already purchase the Verizon Samsung Galaxy S4 for a cheaper price, at Amazon Wireless. The retailer has the same 16 GB version in both black and white starting at 9.99 with a two-year contract.
The choice is yours, but you may want to take a look at our review of the Samsung Galaxy S4 before clicking that Buy button.
Are you planning on getting a Samsung Galaxy S4? Where will you buy Samsung’s flagship device from?
At long last Sony’s Xperia Tablet Z is available world wide. According to an official statement released by the huge Japanese electronics company the device is now available for purchase through Sony’s retail stores and via third parties.
The Tablet Z is generally seen as the best tablet Sony has made to date and so its global release has been greatly anticipated. Sony are touting the device as “the world’s slimmest, lightest premium Android tablet.” The 10-inch 1080p tablet has a quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU, 2GB of RAM and a minimum of 16GB of internal storage. Along with a microSD slot for additional expansion, the device comes with an 8MP Sony Exmor R camera and optional 4G LTE connectivity.
Until this official word from Sony there has been several different rumors about the Tablet Z’s launch including hopes of a mid-April launch in the UK. This was then pushed back to May. In the USA Amazon.com are currently listing the 16GB version for 9.99. The current estimated delivery date is May 24th. In the UK Clove are listing the 16GB LTE version of the device for £499 with a slightly later delivery date of June 1st.
According to Sony’s UK website there will be three versions available the 16GB Wi-Fi version for £399. A 32GB Wi-Fi version for £449 and the 4G at £499 as Clove are listing. In the US the official Sony prices are 9.99, and 9.99 for the 16GB and 32GB Wi-Fi versions.
As well as weighing just 1.09 lbs (495 grams), the Sony Xperia Tablet Z is water and dust resistant. Sony reckons the device can be submerged in up to 3 feet of water for 30 minutes without any problems!
Now that the device will be hitting the stores are you going to get one? If you can’t make up your mind, checkout our Sony Xperia Tablet Z vs Google Nexus 10 comparison and watch our hands on video below.
A report reveals that the Nexus experience Galaxy S4 model will only be available in the USA, at least at first.
The handset was unveiled during the lengthy software-centric Google I/O 2013 keynote last week, although Google only revealed a few details about it. The device will cost 9 – it’s carrier unlocked and comes with an unlocked bootloader – and will start selling via the Google Play Store on June 26.
At the time of the announcement, Google did not mention what markets will get the Nexus experience Galaxy S4, and it seemed logical to assume that the device would be launched in various countries that have access to Play Store hardware purchases.
However, that turns out not to be the case, as SlashGear tells us pointing to a CNET UK report that has flown under the radar so far. It looks like Google has confirmed to the publication that the handset will only be sold in the USA, at least at the beginning. At this time, it’s not clear whether the handset will be launched in other markets or not, and we don’t know why Google would choose not to expand the launch to more markets right from the beginning.
Despite its high price, especially when compared with the six-month old Nexus 4, the Galaxy S4 “Nexus” may be an interesting choice for plenty of buyers that do not want to buy the regular TouchWiz version of the handset and/or don’t want to ink a new two-year contract with a carrier. But potential international buyers will have to wait for the handset to reach their markets, or somehow get their hands on one directly from the U.S.
Before you ask, the Play Store seems to be the only place that will stock this special edition Samsung smartphone, unlike the Nexus 4 which is available in international markets from plenty of third-party retailers. However, the Galaxy S4 Google Edition is not a true Nexus device, just a handset that would offer buyers a Nexus user experience – Google did not mention its product name during the keynote – so we wouldn’t expect Google to try to push it through as many channels as possible.
We’re certainly looking forward to find out more details about the Nexus experience Galaxy S4 launch plans, and we expect Google and Samsung to share more information once we get closer to June 26.
That’s right Australians, you should now be able to download and install the BlackBerry 10.1 update on your BlackBerry Z10! As announced earlier this week at the BlackBerry Live 2013 keynote, the update is rolling out around the world, with many people already seeing the update on their devices. Keep reading to see what changes and updates you can expect to find in this new version of BlackBerry 10, and be sure to let us know in the comments below if you’re seeing the update down under.
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There is some good news for all those HTC One owners who are keen to try out CyanogenMod 10.1, official nightly builds are now available for the GSM version and the Sprint variant.
Codenamed M7 – after the internal development name of the device, the nightly builds aren’t yet considered stable but are working sufficiently well for enthusiasts to use. The biggest bug at the moment seems to be that the audio on outgoing calls can be “hit or miss”. The current workaround is to enable the ‘touch sounds’ and start a call using the dial pad, that way you will have audio on the outgoing call. This doesn’t affect incoming calls which are behaving normally.
The steps to get CM10.1 on your HTC are pretty much the same as for other devices. The bootloader needs to be unlocked and ClockwordMod-Recovery installed. The the CM10.1 build needs to be copied over along with the Google apps. A quick boot into recovery mode will allow the CM10.1 firmware to be flashed onto the device (along with the Google apps) and after a reboot CyanogenMod 10.1 should be running rather than the factory version of Android supplied by HTC.
CyanogenMod is a free, custom firmware based on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and is designed to increase performance and reliability over the stock version of Android. But be warned, you flash at your own risk and by replacing HTC’s firmware you void your warranty. If you hate HTC Sense 5 and don’t get on with BlinkFeed then CM10.1 might be the way to go, but it is worth noting the other features which don’t currently work including the IR blaster and Wi-Fi Calling for T-Mobile.
There are wiki pages for the M7 (GSM) and the M7 (Sprint) variants with some preliminary information and the nightly builds can be downloaded from the two different M7 download sections (GSM or Sprint) of the CyanogenMod site.
The Stealth Black HTC One is now available to buy at AT&T, in both 32GB and 64GB versions.
While the HTC One has been available on AT&T for a few weeks, you could only get it in the silver color version. Sprint, on the other hand, already had the 32GB Stealth Black HTC One version for a couple of weeks now.
If you were planning on getting the HTC One on AT&T, the good news for you is that, while the prices are the same as the ones for the Glacial Silver version, AT&T also offers the 64GB version of the device, as an exclusive. Together with a two-year contract, the 32GB version costs 9.99, while a one-year contract will get you the phone for 9.99.
If you want lots of extra memory and you prefer the 64GB version, you should know that it will set you back 9.99 with a two-year contract. If you only want to be tied up to a contract for a single year, the price of the device will be 9.99.
No news on the ever-elusive red edition of the HTC One, which has been spotted on a U.K. retailer’s website earlier this week.
If you’re planning to get an HTC One, be it Stealth Black or Glacial Silver, you may want to take a look at our review of the device, as well as the camera comparison between its Ultrapixel camera and the one of its main competitor, the Samsung Galaxy S4.
What’s your favorite HTC One color version?
Are you the kind of person who can stand to do work on the go? Perhaps your line of work actually requires you to put in some hours or perform a work-related task of some kind even though you’re not inside the office. Well, you are not alone. There are many others out there like you, and there’s one thing that you have in common with many of them: the need for a mobile office suite.
There’s no shortage of good mobile office suites on Android. The problem is, a lot of them cost money. Is there a chance that we’ll get to see a truly great mobile office suite for Android that is free?
The answer is yes. The team behind LibreOffice for the desktop is still actively working on a version that’s compatible with the Android operating system. Called LibreOffice for Android, it’s already in the pre-alpha development stage and should be ready in just a few short months.
LibreOffice for Android is actually available for download already through the official LibreOffice nightly builds web site. But the thing is, it is still in pre-alpha form as mentioned earlier. And although it is in one piece, it still hasn’t been put together quite right yet. There are plenty of bugs, as is normal, which are to be ironed out in later stages of the app’s development.
If you’re curious to know what exactly LibreOffice for Android can do in its current state, then by all means, check out the source link below and download the necessary APK files to get started with using it.
BlackBerry Travel v184.108.40.206 now available – Language additions, trip scanning enhancements and more included0
It has been a while since the last update to BlackBerry Travel for BlackBerry 10 rolled out but it seems BlackBerry has been showing the app some love behind the scenes. A new update is currently filtering through BlackBerry World that, aside from bringing in some bug fixes, also adds additional language support and battery optimizations as well as enhancements to trip scanning. As a fan of the app, I can say the changes are indeed welcome. Here’s the full change log as per BlackBerry World:
- Supports English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Dutch, Turkish, Indonesian Bahasa and Portugese (Brazillian)
- Improvements to email trip scanning
- Battery consumption improvements
- Itinerary items will be added to the default calendar
- Bug fixes
If you’re not seeing the update as of yet, you can check for updates to help it along or preview the app in BlackBerry World and the upgrade might show as available. New to BlackBerry Travel and need the download link? You’ll find it below.
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Do whatever it takes to retire in style with the most wealth at the end of the game
Electronic Arts is back with another fine release for BlackBerry 10 and this time around they’ve posted up a classic for the masses by way of The Game of Life. Adding a new twist to the old classic, The Game of Life features ‘Pass n’ Play’ allowing you to play along with up to 3 others or if you wish, play solo and see how far you can go in life.
If you’re looking for a game to add to your family game night collection, this one is a winner for all ages. Electronic Arts has priced the BlackBerry 10 version at .99 and you can grab it by hitting the link below. Keep in mind though; it’s not available in all regions right now. The BlackBerry World listing shows support for Japan, Canada and United States but I’m sure other regions will be supported soon enough.