Google Plus Logo 640x313 Google+ Gets PG13 FeatureIf you feel that there are times when you would like to express yourself on Google+ using language that is a whole lot more colorful and stronger than what you are normally used to, perhaps it would be prudent to think again as whatever you type might just be read by a younger relative of yours, only to scar the young mind with some choice words that would include the gender of a female pooch. Having said that, this might be a thing of the past, after taking into consideration that the most recent Google+ update would allow you to tweak its settings, and placing an age limit on your content.

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galaxy grand prime1 Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Launched In IndiaSamsung has just introduced the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime to the masses over in India, where this particular handset would also carry with it the model number SM-G530H. This is a new and relatively affordable Android-powered device, where it will feature an 8MP shooter at the back, not to mention a distinct 5MP shooter in front that sports a wide-angle camera, allowing you to capture not only selfies, but as Samsung would like to call it, groupfies – which are “group selfies”.

Other hardware specifications for the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime include a 5” display at 540 x 960 pixels, 3G support, a quad-core 1.2GHz processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB of internal memory, a 2,600mAh battery and Android 4.4 KitKat as the mobile operating system of choice. No idea on pricing, but it ought to retail for somewhere in the region of $250 after conversion.

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xiaomi redmi1s Xiaomi Redmi 1S: Gone In 13.9 SecondsXiaomi has certainly done pretty well for itself when it comes to advertising flash sales of its products. Their latest effort would involve the Xiaomi Redmi 1S smartphone – this particular device managed to sell a whopping 60,000 units in a matter of just 13.9 seconds over in India, now how about that?

Of course, this is not exactly something that Xiaomi has not experienced before – in the past, they managed to shift up to 40,000 units of the Redmi 1S in a matter of 4.2 seconds. Not only that, there was another incident before that managed to see 15,000 Xiaomi Mi 3 units being sold in a matter of just 2 seconds. These are definitely impressive sales figures, and not only that, it also goes to show what a testament to Flipkart’s ability in handling so many orders in such a short space of time.

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instagram android app 1 China Blocks InstagramIt looks like China, the country that has the Great Wall which so happens to be one of the new seven wonders of the world, is also known as the country that has the Great Firewall. After all, the government does wield a considerable amount of influence and control over its citizens, especially in the kind of media that they can or cannot enjoy. Having said that, here we are with all of the pro-democracy protests happening in Hong Kong that China has clamped down on the use of Instagram.

Yes sir, you read that right. China has blocked access Instagram over on the mainland, and it can be speculated that the whole point of doing so is to prevent images of the demonstrations from spreading beyond the borders of Hong Kong, as Instagram continues to function just fine in that part of the world. It does not look as though restrictions on Instagram over in China will be lifted up anytime soon as long as the protests continue, and hopefully it will not end up with a permanent ban.

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androidauto Is This What Android Auto Looks Like?Google has just introduced their latest developer guidelines for apps which will run on the soon-to-come in-car software. Android Auto is tipped to arrive before 2014 makes its way for 2015, where one will be able to interact with Android apps all the while driving, courtesy of a touchscreen display which will be integrated within select vehicles’ dashboards.

Do bear in mind that Android Auto apps are not exactly standalone apps, but rather, they happen to be smartphone or tablet apps which will feature an Auto component. Whenever you install the apps on your handset, the vehicle’s system is smart enough to recognize them for what they are, hence adding functionality to your Android Auto dashboard.

In such a manner, one is able to be on the receiving end of notifications, control music playback, as well as to make use of voice actions in the car. Similar in many ways to Google Wear, Google will continue to maintain a tight grip over the user interface, as device manufacturers cannot make use of custom skins – and will even be more locked down.

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google lollipop Google’s 16th Birthday Cake Could Have Hinted At Android L NicknameThere is nothing quite like a birthday celebration that allows everyone to know that you are not only one year older, but also one year wiser. This time around, it would be Internet search giant Google who has turned 16 – and that is pretty old where dot com companies are concerned in this day and age. Google celebrates their birthday in September, as until 2005, they do note that their birthday falls on September 7th, which is the day it was incorporated. Having said that, a proper birthday cake makes the entire celebration better, and Google has taken up to the social media platform to share what their cake looks like.

It seems as though in the animated image, the top of it came with a slew of lollipops, and knowing how cryptic Google can be at times, this could very well translate to a possible hint of what the next version of Android could be called – Android L being Android “Lollipop?”

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android one rooted Android One Handsets Get Custom RootAndroid-powered smartphones are dime a dozen out there, but one of the things which actually make the Nexus range of devices from Google happen to be the fact that they are a whole lot more developer-friendly. When it comes to the Nexus branded devices, unlocking the bootloader is more or less as simple as plugging in a USB cable, before you enable USB debugging, followed by typing a command on your PC via the Android SDK, or at least fastboot. However, the recently announced batch of Android One smartphones could very well be as developer-friendly.

In fact, someone from the xda-developers forum has managed to successfully port over the ClockworkMod recovery in order to have it run on the first three Android One smartphones. Android One happens to be a platform that Google has thought up of, working alongside smartphone manufacturers to deliver extremely affordable Android smartphones that will offer a reliable software experience. Having ClockworkMod recovery installed, these handsets can be easily rooted, to perform backups or restore disk partitions, as well as perform other changes.

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acer iconica one 8 fcc Acer Iconia One 8 Arrives At The FCCIf you are in the market for a brand new Android-powered tablet, and yet do not want to blow your carefully balanced monthly budget, how about considering a player which is not too major, and yet has a fair amount of experience and background in the situation? Acer might be a decent candidate, especially when we hear of the Acer Iconia One 8 being an Android-powered device which sports an 8” 1280 x 800 pixel IPS display with a wide viewing angle, not to mention having it run on a quad-core Intel Atom Z3735G Bay Trail processor.

First announced earlier this month, the approval from the FCC does point to a high chance of it making its way to the U.S., as it would be only a matter of time now. The Iconia One 8 carries the full device model number of Acer Iconia One B1-810, with a code named “Vesper 8”. It will be a low cost device, sporting decent features such as HDMI output, a microSD memory card slot, and Android 4.4 KitKat as the operating system of choice, seeing its chassis tip the scales at approximately 12 ounces while measuring 0.3” thin.

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iPhone 6 Plus owners, listen up! You might not want to hear about this particular development concerning your spanking new device, but you might want to take note of the situation. After all, making out like an ostrich with one’s head buried underneath the sand is not going to help the situation, and basically we are looking at the iPhone 6 Plus being able to be bent using one’s hands alone, and nothing else.

This bit of information is depicted in the video as seen above, and it follows up on earlier reports that the iPhone 6 Plus end up looking bent after spending a fair amount of time in the front pocket of its users. It does take a fair amount of effort for one to bend the iPhone 6 Plus with one’s hands, but the fact that it is possible to do so might prove to be rather disconcerting to some. Needless to say, the larger footprint does play a role, not to mention aluminum being a rather malleable element does not help the iPhone 6 Plus’ case. This might just see more people go ahead with the iPhone 6 instead of its larger sized sibling.

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Just how tough is the new iPhone 6 Plus? This particular smartphone might seem as though it is up for just about anything and everything, but chances are pretty good not only for the iPhone 6 Plus, but any other smartphone or consumer electronics device that you put up to simply break apart when it is on the receiving end of a Barrett M82A1 50-caliber sniper rifle. After all, this is some serious firepower that we are talking about here.

The iPhone 6 Plus meets its grisly end in a video that you can check out above, where high speed cameras have managed to get the job done well, letting us sit comfortably in our pajamas and sip on our favorite cuppa while watching the end of a perfectly new iPhone 6 Plus. Pretty much imbalanced world out there, don’t you think so? Others are scraping day by day just to get by, and here we are with someone shooting up an iPhone 6 Plus for fun – and of course, the novelty factor.

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