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Photosphere Android 4.3

If photospheres are also one of your biggest annoyances with Android Jelly Bean, I’m right there with you. The photos don’t stitch together properly, and they often seem like you took them too fast or slow. It’s great when you get it right, but when you don’t, it’s an embarrassing headache.

New Nexus 7 on Staples’ website

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by on July 25, 2013 5:09 pm
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Nexus 7

The new Nexus 7 is making it’s way onto various retailers’ websites, as it prepares for an all-out tablet blitz. The latest website to list the new 7-inch darling is Staples, listing both the 16GB and 32GB variants.

The new Google Chromecast dongle is pictured on an electronic screen as it is announced during a Google event at Dogpatch Studio in San Francisco

If we take a closer look at the similarities and differences between the two, it’s clear that Chromecast doesn’t yet accomplish what Google TV is capable of. That being said, the fact is that neither is doing what we want of them right now.

Video: Android 4.3 versus 4.2.2

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by on July 24, 2013 4:04 pm
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Android 4.3 vs 4.2.2

It’s roughly the same look and feel, but 4.3 is noticeably faster, even though it’s still called Jelly Bean. It snaps through web pages faster, and navigating through normal phone functions are also smoother.

Nexus 7

Both the 16GB and 32GB versions are there, listed at $229 and $269, respectively. The new Nexus 7 is a marked improvement over the original, and just a touch more expensive. A starting price of $229 is still really impressive, though.

Google Play Books

To save students from lugging around “400 page doorstops”, Play Textbooks offers the same functionality in a tiny form factor. You can take notes in the book, highlight sections, bookmark pages, and research words or phrases, just like you can with all other Play Books. You can even switch into “night mode”!