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Virgin TV Anywhere launches on Kindle Fire

Kindle Fire and Virgin Media users have reasons to smile this afternoon: Virgin has just launched its TV app on Amazon’s app store, making it available on most Kindle Fire devices. The app is analogous to Sky Go – offering 91 live TV channel streams and over on-demand content from most major providers. Virgin is keen to point out that …

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James O'MalleyVirgin TV Anywhere launches on Kindle Fire
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Amazon Prime coming to Android at last!

A good spot from our pals at Shiny Shiny – an Amazon spokesperson has told PC Advisor that Amazon Instant Video is coming to Android “imminently”. Instant Video has been a curious omission from the platform – only previously being made available on iOS and Amazon’s own Kindle Fire tablets. Given that the Kindle Fire runs Android, albeit a distinct …

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HTC One Mini 2 Review: The M8’s little brother shrinks in its shadow

The trend for releasing a smaller, more budget-friendly version of a flagship phone continues with the confusingly named HTC One Mini 2, which is to the One M8 what the One Mini was to the original One. Yes, this is a hugely confusing situation, and it’s not helped by the fact that the M8 and Mini 2 look extremely similar, …

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Holly BrockwellHTC One Mini 2 Review: The M8’s little brother shrinks in its shadow
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HTC One M8 Review: HTC’s metal monolith turns it up to 11

With the HTC One (M7) being one of the most popular HTC phones of all time, the M8 had a big case to fill. But HTC have outdone themselves, adding a staggering amount of impressive features, both in hardware and software. This is a flagship phone in every way, and it really is almost flawless. The handset – 9/10 What …

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Holly BrockwellHTC One M8 Review: HTC’s metal monolith turns it up to 11
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Samsung takes aim at Google, launching its own app store

Samsung this morning has launched its own app store – in a major affront to Google. Could we soon see a divorce? Samsung and Google have been one of the most successful partnerships in mobile over recent years, with the Galaxy line of phones being far and away the the biggest selling Android devices, and a major reason that Google’s …

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Microsoft to release Android "Lumia" phones?

Rumours this morning are suggesting that Microsoft could be planning a big shift in its strategy with the release of Lumia-branded devices that run Android rather than the company's own Windows Phone operating system. The reason the rumours should be…

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Who needs a Wii? Using Chromecast for motion-control gaming

Rolocule Games has come up with a clever motion-controlled tennis game for Android, that uses Google's recently announced Android mirroring function for Chromecast to recreate the Wii Tennis experience. Check out the video below – its very clever. Essentially, because…

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James O'MalleyWho needs a Wii? Using Chromecast for motion-control gaming

Older Samsung handsets about to get a KitKat upgrade?

Whilst top-end phones have had Android's latest version – KitKat – for a while now, users with older and mid-range phones have been left out in the cold. Though this could be about to change, if one leaked document is…

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Android Wear gains Ifttt support

Brilliant news for early adopting Android Wear users: the new smartwatches have just become astonishingly useful already, as Ifttt has announced support. Ifttt – which stands for "If that then this" – is a website that lets you connect up…

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