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Samsung Galaxy S5 now supported by TWRP recovery

Tinkerers and modders who desire the Galaxy S5 for its hardware but with very little interest in Samsung's bloatware now have a fighting chance. The latest 2.7 version of the Team Win Recovery Project, better known as TWRP, is now available for Galaxy S5 devices of the "klte" variant. TWRP rose through the ranks at a time when Clockwork Recovery or CWM was seemingly stagnating in terms of new features, primary among them being the lack of a touch-based interface

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Apple launches new iPhone 5s ad ‘Powerful’

Apple has released a new iPhone 5s ad called "Powerful". It's set to the song Gigantic by the Pixies, the ad highlights the iPhone 5s' utility with several kinds of musical instruments and vocals, as a connected controller for lighting, gaming, and rocket launching, for slow motion video, videography, live translation, blood pressure measurement, and finishes with the line — "You're more powerful than you think". It's a good ad, not as intense as Verse and a lot more fun.

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Withings Pules O2 tracks blood oxygen and sleep

Withings, the same company who outed the Wiscale wireless scale more than three years ago, has released a new version of its Pulse activity tracker. The Pulse O2 is more of an incremental update that adds a few new features, in particularly the ability to monitor blood oxygen levels and sleep patterns.

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AT&T first quarter revenues highest in two years

AT&T has just given its first quarter report and it seems that things are looking good for the US carrier.. The strong revenues, growth in its postpaid smartphone sales, and its acquisition of Leap Wireless has made it raise its full-year 2014 outlook to 4 percent or greater

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Iterate 66: Supertop on Tokens and Castro

Padraig Kennedy and Oisin Prendiville of Supertop join Marc, Seth, and Rene to talk about their promo code-sharing app for Mac, Tokens, and their podcast app for iOS, Castro. Subscribe in iTunes Subscribe in RSS Download directly Follow on Twitter Show notes Supertop Tokens Castro The Value of Background Fetch Mark Kump on Dribbble iTunes Connect transporter Castro's Playback Scrubber úll 2014 Guests Padraig Kennedy Oisin Prendiville Hosts Marc Edwards of Bjango Seth Clifford of Nickelfish Rene Ritchie of Mobile Nations Feedback Leave a comment below or yell at us on Twitter or leave a comment below.

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Samsung is failing to draw users into its contents and apps says study

Samsung might often be in headlines when it comes to gadgets and devices, but the rest of its mobile ecosystem isn't faring as well as it hopes. A study done by Strategy Analytics shows that while Samsung's Galaxy smartphones are faring quite well, its users do not necessarily prefer its own apps and services. The Korean company has dreams beyond being just a consumer electronics manufacturer.

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Humble Mobile Bundle 5 sweetens the deal with three more titles

With just about 6 days more to go before its latest Humble Mobile Bundle 5 campaign ends, Humble Bundle is unsurprisingly expanding the catalog with three more titles. Included in this list is the very first R-Type, cutesy Paper Monsters, and a wacky Enviro-Bear 2010. Paper Monsters is a traditional 2D platformer reminiscent of games like Mario and its ilk

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Why Tim Cook narrated Apple’s new environmental video, Better

Apple recently launched a new, environmentally focused video called " Better " and what's more — it was narrated by their CEO, Tim Cook . That, having a high ranking executive voice-over a video, marketing or corporate, isn't common for Apple. Steve Jobs , famously, recorded the voice over for the now-iconic "Think Different" ad but ultimately went with Richard Dreyfuss as narrator

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Apple updates iTunes Connect with new content descriptions, territory restrictions, Brazilian game rankings

Apple has made some updates to iTunes Connect , the backend that lets developers manage their apps, that seem to address several long standing pain points. Among them, there's a new "unrestricted web access" description that might help apps with built-in browsers from presenting as adult/porn apps to the unfamiliar, and compliance with Brazil's games rating system, which has caused a lot of frustration for everyone over the years. Here's the full list of updates: New App Content Descriptions You can now use the following descriptions: Medical/Treatment Information, Gambling and Contests, and Unrestricted Web Access (for apps that permit navigating and viewing web pages, for example with an embedded browser).

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