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Google updates Play Music and Google+ apps for Android

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Google has released updates for both the Play Music and the Google+ for Android. First up, the Play Music features faster downloading of songs, which means songs you have stored online in your account are downloaded much quicker than before.

Other changes include new settings for mobile network bandwidth usage, search quality improvement and reduced data usage overall. Read more »

Watch the Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare gameplay video here

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I’ll admit, when I first heard about PvZ: Garden Warfare, I wasn’t particularly thrilled at the direction the franchise was taking and it just came across as an attempt by EA to milk it for its popularity. But I must say, having watched the new gameplay video, I’m glad that I was wrong and this might just turn out to be one of the most fun games of all time.

EA showed the Garden Warfare gameplay footage when they announced the game at E3. It is a 3D, third person shooter, as expected but the co-operative multiplayer is what makes this game seem so much fun. In the video below, you will see four players assume the role of four different plants, which are all decked in glorious 3D thanks to the almighty Frostbite 3 engine, the same stuff that is powering Battlefield 4. You play together and fight against the hordes of zombies attacking you. Read more »

Samsung shows off the camera abilities of the Galaxy S4 zoom in a new video

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Yesterday, Samsung took the wraps off the Galaxy S4 zoom, which is part smartphone and part point and shoot camera. And they have now released a three minute long video that demonstrates the camera capabilities of this device.

Unlike some of the other Samsung videos in the past, this one cuts to the chase and actually shows what the phone is capable of. Even the little story of the girl going around and taking pictures is likable this time. You get to see the design of the phone in action, particularly the multifunction ring around the lens, along with features such as in-call photo share, 16 megapixel sensor, 10x optical zoom, optical image stabilization and the various camera modes and sharing options. Read more »

Google releases Cloud Print app for Android

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Google has launched a new application for Android that will allow you to print your documents wirelessly over the cloud.

Your printer obviously needs to be connected to the internet and if it is supported it will show up in the Share menu on your Android device when you are in a webpage or viewing a document. Read more »

Apple’s latest video shows the ways apps can change lives, hits right in the feels

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For most of us, apps on our smartphones or tablets are means of either entertainment or communication. We have our games, social networking apps and some other stuff that help us get through the day.

There are some people whose lives have genuinely been impacted by these apps. For them, these apps are not just means of entertainment or connectivity but help them learn, grow and function in a way that would otherwise be either impossible or very difficult. It has helped them lead a normal life. In their latest video, Apple shows us some examples where iOS devices and the apps running on them have helped change lives. Read more »

Gameloft announces Asphalt 8: Airborne and Brothers in Arms 3

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If you think all the gaming action this month is happening only on the consoles, think again. Gameloft has announced the next versions of their popular Asphalt and Brothers in Arms games and the visuals are likely to blow your mind.

The first is Asphalt 8: Airborne, the successor to the rather excellent Asphalt 7: Heat. From the trailer it seems there is not a whole lot of difference in terms of gameplay but holy mother of polygons does it look spectacular, especially for a mobile game. Read more »

Sony shows you how to share games on the PS4

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Sharing games on consoles is a tricky business. So tricky in fact that Microsoft has gone out of its way to ensure that you cannot share games with anyone on the Xbox One.

In this highly complex tutorial video, Sony attempts to show that you can share your games on the PS4 and also how you can do it. It’s a bit technical but worth watching. Read more »

Microsoft announces redesigned Xbox 360

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Back when the Xbox One was announced, it was made clear that the current generation Xbox 360 will continue to sell alongside it. However, it won’t be the model we are used to seeing now because Microsoft has announced a new version of the aging console at E3.

Modeled after the new Xbox One, the redesigned Xbox 360 has the similar two-tone, part matte part glossy design but retains some of the design features of the previous generation models, including a primarily vertical stance, a slide-out tray and a large silver power button. The controller design is identical, as is the Kinect accessory. Read more »

Sony reveals the PlayStation 4, priced at $399/€399

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Back in February, Sony officially announced the next generation PlayStation 4 console but stopped just short of showing us what it actually looks like. Now at E3, the wraps have finally come off the design and here it is, the PlayStation 4 in all it’s matte black and angular glory.

The design language is a departure from the previous generation PlayStation 3, which gave more prominence to curves, and goes for flat, angular surfaces that are more in tune with the PlayStation 2 design. Still, there is no mistaking this for anything other than a Sony design. Read more »

Adobe Lightroom 5 released, priced at $149

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Adobe has released Lightroom 5, the next major version of its photo editing software for Windows and OS X. A beta was released back in April and since then Adobe has fixed more than 400 bugs to bring you this final version.

The latest version brings along several new features, such as advanced healing brush, upright function to adjust tilted subjects, smart previews, video slideshows, highlight and shadow recovery, improved photo book creation, location based organization and much more. Read more »

Watch thirty minutes of Call of Duty: Ghosts pre-E3 gameplay preview here

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On the eve of E3 2013, Activision took to the stage to showcase their upcoming Call of Duty: Ghosts to the world.

What we have here is tons of actual gameplay footage and interviews with the team behind the game all packed into a nearly half an hour long video. So sit back and get your dose of some Call of Duty action. Read more »

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare posters appear at E3 venue

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The original Plants vs. Zombies is one of the most popular 2D tower defense game around regardless of the platform. A sequel in the form of Plants vs. Zombies 2: It’s About Time! is expected later this month. But it seems EA has some other plans for the series as well.

Spotted at the E3 venue were these posters of something called Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare. By the looks of it, this game is going to be in 3D and may actually feature first or third person shooting elements. What the gameplay would be like is anybody’s guess but it does seem markedly different from the other two games. Read more »

Windows Phone 8 Blue screenshots show early version of a notification center

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A reddit user managed to stumble upon a developer unit of the Nokia Lumia 920 that he purchased from eBay. Much to his surprise, however, he found several features not found on the existing version of Windows Phone 8 and something Microsoft may have been saving for later.

Chief among these discoveries is an early version of a notification center. Microsoft has admitted previously to not being able to include a notification center in Windows Phone 8 because it ran out of time but you could expect to see it in the next major version and what you see above could be it. Read more »

Madfinger Games announces Dead Trigger 2

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Madfinger Games’ first attempt at a first person zombie shooter was pretty successful, judging by the 18 million downloads across iOS and Android. Now they have announced a successor in the form of Dead Trigger 2, which takes a slightly new direction with gameplay and also features improved visuals over its predecessor.

Unlike Dead Trigger, which was just a single player game, Dead Trigger 2 is actually a massively multiplayer online first person shooter. This means that you will be playing besides hundreds of other players in a common world against a common enemy. Read more »

Google Glass update brings HDR photography and captions for sharing

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Google has released a new update for Google Glass, which should make one of the most popular uses of the device an even better experience. First up is HDR photography. Now when you take a picture with your Google Glass, the device will take multiple photos at different exposures and then combine them to create an image with greater dynamic range. This will allow you to see more details in the bright as well as dark areas of the shot that are otherwise not possible with a single exposure shot.

The other feature being added is the ability to add captions to your pictures before sharing them. Now, once you are done taking your picture, you will see an option to add a caption. Select it and then simply speak your caption and it will be added to your photo.

You can check out more samples of HDR images taken with Google Glass in the link below.

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