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Moto G India launch details to be announced on February 5

Motorola, putting an end to speculation about the Moto G’s India launch, has announced that it will reveal the launch plans to its budget smartphone for the country on February 5.
Motorola confirmed the news on Twitter and said, “Moto G launch details for India will be announced on February 5. Stay tuned!” Unfortunately, the Google-owned company has revealed no details about the pricing of the Moto G for the Indian market.
Motorola has tied up with Flipkart as its online retail partner. It is unclear at the moment whether Flipkart would be the exclusive online retailer to begin with or whether it would have multiple partners at launch day. Motorola is expected to launch the dual-SIM variant of the Moto G in India.
Motorola officially unveiled the Moto G smartphone at an event in Sao Paulo, Brazil in November last year. The Motorola Moto G has been said to be available in at least 30 countries with 60 Google partners by 2014.

The Moto G is currently on sale in Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Peru, UK, Germany, France, and Canada and is now also available in selective countries in Latin America, Europe and Asia. The Motorola Moto G is available with no contract, no SIM lock and an unlockable bootloader at $179 for the 8GB storage model in US, while the 16GB variant is available at $199.

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Microsoft Windows 8.1 upgrade will be available to download today

Microsoft is releasing its long-awaited Windows 8.1 upgrade as a free download for existing Windows 8 users starting on Thursday. Windows 8 was a dramatically different operating system that attempts to bridge the divide between tablets and PCs Windows 8.1 refines the new Windows experience with Microsoft implementing some feedback it received from users and added some features of its own on top. Here’s what’s new in Windows 8.1.
Return of the Start button: Microsoft is bringing back its iconic Start button in Windows 8.1 Desktop mode. However, the implementation is not the same as pre-Windows 8 environment where the Start button would pop open a menu of apps and other settings. Instead, clicking on the button would lead users to a different Start screen where they can see all the apps that have been installed on the machine without Live Tiles.
Boot to desktop: Now users will be able to directly boot their machine to desktop mode. Earlier Windows would only boot to the new user interface and users had to manually shift to the desktop mode every time.
Multitasking: Windows 8.1 changes will let  users resize the apps according to their preference and even have more that two apps snapped at any given point of time provided their display is high resolution enough.
Search: Windows 8.1 brings universal search that would search for keywords on files stored locally, those stored on SkyDrive, keyword reference in apps, online search, photos and even Wikipedia. This is a huge feature, one that users would end up using a lot.
Windows Store: Microsoft is also talking about easier discoverability of apps from the Windows Store. Installed apps will also download automatically and the limits on re-installs have been removed.
SkyDrive: Microsoft’s cloud service, SkyDrive, was already integrated with Windows 8 and it gets even more tightly knit in Windows 8.1. Now all files will be automatically backed up on SkyDrive, which will also sync the user’s system settings, so whenever the user logs in from a different PC, those settings are already implemented.
Other improvements: There are a lot of other improvements like Internet Explorer 11, which now allows unlimited tabs and syncs bookmarks across devices. There are improvements made to the keyboard and some new pre-installed Microsoft apps. The lock screen can work as a personal photo frame of sorts. One can even have animated background on the Start screen and there are more size options for Tiles that can be resized more easily when not using a mouse.
The Window 8.1 update is free for current owners of Windows 8. Simply go to the Windows Store app to find it. It may take a few hours for updates to reach everyone.

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Samsung announces Galaxy Round with a curved display in Korea

Samsung has taken the wrapper off its rumored smartphone with a curved OLED display in Korea, moving a step closer to introducing wearable devices with flexible screens.
In terms of the design, the device looks like a Galaxy Note 3 but with a prominent concave display. It is 7.9mm thick and flaunts a 5.7-inch (1920×1080 pixels) Super AMOLED display. Device is Powered by a 2.3GHz quad-core processor and 3gb RAM.The camera is 13 megapixels, like the Galaxy S4 and Note 3, and the phone runs Android 4.3. Galaxy round has a 2800mAh battery.
Samsung has added a whole lot of software add-ons that take advantage of the curved display like ‘Roll Effect’ that lets users check the date, time and missed calls when the home screen is off and the ‘Gravity Effect’ which creates a sort of visualization when the device is tilted. Additionally, the ‘Bounce UI’ lets users control the music player, a short press to the left of the device will play the previous track while a short press to the right will play the next track. By pressing on the sides of the display to skip tracks and finally the ‘Side Mirror’ feature allows users to access their video or photo albums with a left or right tilt.
Samsung Galaxy Round is available in Korea in Luxury Brown, and it will be available in more colours soon.no details of an international launch have been made available. take a look on samsung galaxy round in video below:

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Microsoft is taking pre-orders for Windows 8.1 ahead of October 18 launch

Microsoft has opened pre-orders for its latest operating system Windows 8.1 on its website, ahead of its launch on October 18. The update coming later in October that’s designed to make it easier for people to absorb the radical new interface that arrived with Windows 8.
The new release, which will be offered as a free upgrade to Windows 8 users through the app store, will officially go on sale on October 17 at 4 AM Pacific Time. But for any OS version earlier than that you will need to purchase Windows 8.1. Users can pay $120 to order the Windows 8.1 upgrade DVD or a digital download. Windows 8.1 is retailing for $119.99, while Windows 8.1 Pro is going for $199.99.
“Windows 8.1 is not designed for installation on devices running Windows XP or Windows Vista,” Microsoft cautions on the Windows 8.1 pre-order page, but those customers can buy Windows 8 now and then get a free upgrade to 8.1.
Windows 8 alienated many customers with an operating system that booted into a start page covered with high-contrast app rectangles rather than the familiar desktop with its start button. In late August, Microsoft officially wrapped up the development of Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1, and announced that it had started to release both versions to hardware manufacturers.
Upgrades could involve a lot of work. Windows 7 users and Windows 8.1 preview version users will have to reinstall their software with the final version of Windows 8.1.

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MODI RUN, NARENDRA MODI-INSPIRED ANDROID GAME AVAILABLE FOR FREE

Dexati, a mobile app and game developer based US company has released an Android game featuring the Gujarat chief minister, Narendra Modi. Modi Run, an Android platforming game, recently hit the Google Play store for free. Modi Run has already been downloaded by Android users approximately 50,000 times and has a rating of 4.8 (out of 5), based on over 400 user reviews.
The gameplay of Modi Run is based on the classic Mario series, not the Temple Run series as indicated by the name; here Modi’s character is seen beating obstacles and collecting diamonds at various stages. Interestingly, the developer has named the stages after Indian states.
The gameplay of Modi Run involves BJP’s prime ministerial candidate running across 12 states to gather votes and, after the last stage, become the PM of India. The first stage starts with Gujarat which is followed by Maharashtra, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Assam and Madhya Pradesh.
Modi in the game is also equipped with flying powers, which work by just flapping arms comically, enabling him to hop across a lengthy gap. The aim of the game is to reach the ballot and count the votes in BJP’s ballot box.
This game has not been endorsed either by Modi or by BJP,  the developer has posted the disclaimer. Dexati also says, “Help Modi win the election by running through the elections. If you are a fan of Modi or a supporter of BJP, this is the app for you.”

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