TC Droidcast Episode 24: A Couple Of Mates Talking About The HTC One M8

This week, Chris Velazco joins me, Darrell Etherington, to talk about HTC’s new One (M8) flagship smartphone, which we already like quite a bit. The new device is HTC’s big chance to make a splash in the smartphone market, and they haven’t squandered it; let’s hope consumers are willing to give it a look. We also catch up on the Nvidia Shield, the handheld Android-powered… Read More
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Amazon Officially Unveils Amazon Fire TV, A Tiny Media Streaming Box

The ecommerce giant Amazon has delved even further into the hardware space with the launch of a long-rumored streaming media device called the Amazon Fire TV. It said that it has watched these devices sell on its platform for a long time now, so it knows what is and isn’t working for customers, hence its decision to try to do this better than anyone else out there, by “invent[ing] and… Read More

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Google Said To Be Bringing Background Blur, Third-Party Filters And More To Android Camera App

Google is working on a new and improved camera app for Android-powered smartphones, according to a new report by Engadget. The company plans to overhaul the user interface, but also add new features like the ability to selectively defocus the background on portrait shots, as well as better Panorama and Photo Sphere capture. The update will reportedly come via a standalone update to just the app… Read More
TechCrunch » Android

Google Said To Be Bringing Background Blur, Third-Party Filters And More To Android Camera App

Google is working on a new and improved camera app for Android-powered smartphones, according to a new report by Engadget. The company plans to overhaul the user interface, but also add new features like the ability to selectively defocus the background on portrait shots, as well as better Panorama and Photo Sphere capture. The update will reportedly come via a standalone update to just the app… Read More

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