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‘Carmageddon’ for iOS game review

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The original Carmageddon was a vehicular combat game that was released in 1997 and later ported to other platforms. Because of the violence in the game, which was too much for a game at that time, it was either heavily censored or banned in several countries around the world.

The game has now been ported over to mobile, with the iOS version out now on the App Store and an Android version supposedly in the works. We decided to take a look and see how it fares fifteen years after it originally came out. Read more »

Apple to update existing iPad at next week’s event

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Apple has scheduled an event next week on October 23, which for all intents and purposes is for the upcoming iPad mini. However, it is now being rumored that Apple will be making changes to the existing iPad as well.

According to 9to5Mac, Apple will be releasing a slightly updated version of the existing iPad, which was released back in March. Although they don’t have the details on the things that will be changed, the presence of the new Lightning connector is said to be the most likely new addition. Read more »

The 32GB Nexus 7 is real and selling at the Staples

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Remember we told you a couple of days ago about the 32GB Nexus 7 appearing on the Staples Advantage online store page with an approximate launch date of October 18? Turns out, it was the real deal. According to a tip sent to The Verge, one of their readers was able to walk into a Staples outlet and purchase the 32GB model.

This person, who seems to be aware of the launch of the 32GB model, called his local Staples store to confirm if they have it in stock, at which point he was told that they did. After that he went to the store, exchanged his recently purchased 8GB Nexus 7 for the 32GB model that costs $249 while paying the difference. Read more »

Acer Iconia Tab A110 arriving in the US and Canada on October 30 for $230

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We have reported several times in the past about the 7-inch Acer Iconia Tab A110 Android tablet. We knew that the tablet was going to be priced competitively, somewhere around the $200 mark.

Now Acer has finally announced the pricing and launch date for the US and Canadian market. The Iconia Tab A110 will be launching on October 30 and will be priced at $229.99. Read more »

Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal released

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Following their biyearly tradition of releasing major updates to their OS, Canonical has released the newest version of Ubuntu, 12.10 Quantal Quetzal.

Among the chief new features is the ability to set websites as web apps and pin them to the launcher. You can have websites such as Gmail or Facebook pinned to your launcher and then open them just as you would open an application. Read more »

Google launches ARM-based $250 Chromebook [UPDATE: 3G model for $330]

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Google may not have had tremendous success with their ambitious Chromebook project but they don’t plan on hanging up their gloves any time soon. The newest product in the Chromebook like is a 11.6-inch model manufactured by Samsung and will be selling for just $249.99.

What really makes this Chromebook different from others is that this is the first to run on an ARM-based processor. Read more »

Google releases stock Android Calendar app on the Play Store

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Google has released the stock Jelly Bean Calendar application on the Play Store that can now be installed by anyone with a device running Android 4.0.3 and above.

This is great for someone who has an Android device with a custom calendar application, such as the ones Samsung and HTC like to install on their devices, but want to use the stock Calendar app that you find on Nexus devices. Read more »

Dropbox offering up to 25GB free space for students competing in their Space Race

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Dropbox has announced a new program called the Space Race meant for school and university students where you can earn up to 25GB for yourself and your schoolmates while competing against other schools in the program.

To be part of this program, you have to be from one of the eligible educational institutions and have their official email address. Once you create an account with this ID, you automatically get 3GB of space by default for two years. If you already have an account or want to register with some other email address you can but you still have to confirm your school ID with them. Read more »

New Microsoft Surface ad shows a scary world where people dance with their tablets in public

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As part of their ongoing marketing campaign for the Surface for which Microsoft is said to have spent a cool billion dollars comes a new ad that was the first to appear on national television in the US.

So what’s the ad about? It’s about people clicking, flipping and throwing their tablets in public while they are dancing. Read more »

Microsoft releases Windows 8 teaser ad

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With the release of their next operating system release just over a week from now, Microsoft is working hard to advertise the product and create public awareness. If you’re in the US you may have already seen Surface ads all over the place by now.

Microsoft has now released an ad for Windows 8 that will air on national television, shortly followed by several others. It’s a teaser ad that quickly goes through some of the Windows 8 features, such as the new Modern UI, multi-touch functionality and the ability to run applications side by side. Read more »

Echofon releases alpha version of Echofon for Android

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Echofon is a popular Twitter client that first started life as a Firefox extension but later was made into an iOS, OS X and Windows app. Now, an Android version of the application is being developed as well and to give you a taste on how things are going, the developers have released an alpha version of the app.

The first thing you’ll notice is that on Android, Echofon uses the new Holo theme, which makes it look right at home. Read more »

Reuters confirms Apple event on October 23, likely to be for the iPad mini

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We reported couple of days ago that Apple will be holding an event on October 23 for the iPad mini. That information came courtesy the sources at AllThingsD.

Now Reuters have chimed in as well, confirming the exact same date for the next Apple event. The information comes from sources ‘familiar with the matter’. The sources did not mention what the event will be about exactly but it is fair to assume that it will be about the iPad mini. Read more »

‘Prince of Persia Classic’ for iOS and Android game review

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Prince of Persia Classic is a remake of the original 1989 Prince of Persia that started it all. There have been couple of remakes of this game in the past for mobile, one by Gameloft and the other by Ubisoft but since then they have been removed and replaced with this one.

We decided to give the latest version a try and see how this 23 year old wine tastes from a new bottle. Read more »

Upcoming Gmail 4.2 for Android will brings pinch to zoom and swipe to delete gestures

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An upcoming version 4.2 of the Gmail app has been spotted in the wild and has two new features, one of which was right on top of the most requested features for this app.

Yes, v4.2 finally allows you to pinch to zoom within an email. If you’re someone like us who receives a ton of press releases every day or simply mails that are formatted for the big display on desktop computers, you’d know how useful this feature is. Read more »

Shadowgun: DeadZone public beta now available for NVIDIA Tegra 3 devices

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Madfinger has released the public beta of Shadowgun: DeadZone, a multiplayer version of the superb Shadowgun currently available on iOS and Android. Shadowgun: DeadZone is currently available for free (until the beta test lasts) and is only available on Android devices running NVIDIA Tegra 3 chipset.

DeadZone is an exclusive, multi-player only version of the standard Shadowgun. You play in similar environments as Shadowgun but you now have multiple characters to choose from and instead of dumb AI enemies you will be against much tougher human ones. Read more »