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Here is my list of the best iOS games of 2010, signed and sealed

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I’m sure you don’t need to hear about mobile gaming evolution over the last few years once again. The Sony PSP and the Nintendo DS pocket consoles have millions of fans and some really good titles, but mobile phones, and especially the iOS devices, keep threatening their existence. Every new iDevice eats deeper and deeper into their sales.

The introduction of the iPhone 4 and the Apple iPad this year marked a turning point in the iOS evolution. Thanks to the superior hardware of these devices – proper processing power and high resolution – we can now play mobile games we’ve only dreamt of before.

The Apple gadgets don’t have the means to be a game changer (pun intended), but they are preferred by millions of users and the AppStore gaming demand grows by the day. This, of course, brought us lots of quality game titles in 2010.

Here are the games that deserved my money and might easily get yours.

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The Top 10 video games to watch out for in 2011

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It’s that time of the year that I like to take a look back at the past year and set my hopes for the next. So as a second part of a gaming mini-series I intend to do this holiday season I plan to point you to some of the best video games to look out for in the upcoming 2011.

I already took you through the Top 10 video games of 2010 and you can tell it was a good year for gamers like me. But when I look at the upcoming games, I’m sure 2011 will be THE year.

We are going to see the ending of a few trilogies, reboots of popular and fundamental classics, and if we are lucky “forever” will be equal to 14.

Let’s take a look…

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The definitive guide to surviving Christmas zombie infestation: don’t prioritize your pies

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Now this one is a must-see video in case you get a zombie outbreak just around Christmas. The precious advice is compiled in a nice looking video with proper demonstrations. Oh, zombies – as if the holiday wasn’t stressful enough.

Surviving zombie Christmas

So are you ready to fight off some zombie hordes while you bake your pies? Watch and you’ll see. Read more »

The Top 10 video games in 2010 as I saw them

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It’s that time of the year that I like to take a look back at the past year and set my hopes for the next. So as part of a small mini-series I intend to do this holiday season I plan to take you through the best video games this year and the best video games to look out for in the upcoming 2011.

Year 2010 offered us lots of gaming titles, but most of them were sequels of popular and best-selling games. That way the publishers didn’t take any risks with new franchises and bet on safe ones instead. This is not a bad thing, but aren’t we tired of seeing 2,3,4…13 in the game titles? Of course there were some exceptions like Alan Wake, Heavy Rain, Vanquish and Red Dead Redemption, but generally most of the games I played throughout 2010 were sequels.

Anyway, it was a good gaming year and I definitely can’t complain of what I got to play with in 2010.

It’s always hard to tell which game is best so I won’t put any ratings to the titles I’ve chosen to pinpoint. The ten games below surely made quite an impression and deserved equal places in my heart. I know everyone has a personal favorite (mine is Mass Effect 2), but let’s admit – when a game is good enough, nothing else matters. And the good games of 2010 are:

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My BlackBerry is not working! And I also have a problem with my Apple

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What should you do if BlackBerry is completely frozen and not working? Or if you Apple doesn’t boot? Find the answer in the following hilarious video, coming from the “The One Ronnie” show on BBC.

If you consider yourself to be a real geek with a proper sense of humor you should be rolling on the floor laughing about half way through it. Read more »

Nokia N8 shoots the cover for a photographic magazine

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The December issue of the South African PiX photographic magazine is a special one. You can’t see why just by looking at it, but when you learn how it was shot you’ll know it deserves a big credit.

Nokia N8, the highly acclaimed cameraphone, took the cover photo. In fact, the phone did all the shots from which the cover shot was picked.

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Sony is launching official PlayStation app on iOS and Android

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Sony just announced that it will launch a PlayStation app for all iOS 4+ and Android 1.6+ devices. The app will give existing users of Sony’s consoles access to their PSN profiles, trophies and online statuses. Other than that it will be useful for keeping up with all the latest PlayStation news, games and announcements.

The new PlayStation app will feature similar user interface as the PlayStation 3 and PSP.

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Nokia looks for Top 5 social superstars, will give them $10,000 and 21 Nokia C7s to throw a party

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Nokia is offering to help you throw an outrageous party – they’ll provide you with a $10,000 dollar budget and 21 Nokia C7 phones and you must provide enough votes from your friends to put you in the Top 5…

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Google AdWords turns 10, celebrates with an epic video

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You know all those great services that Google gladly provides to all of us, internet users for free? Stuff like Gmail, Google Maps, Picasa, Latitude, etc. Well they wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for Google AdWords, which just turned 10. The Mountain View company’s flagship advertising product celebrated its birthday in style by dedicating an incredibly funny video to each of its clients (including a humble website not a million miles away from here).

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Google sends a bunch of Nexus S in the space, they all live to tell us about

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Seven Styrofoam beer coolers stuffed with Google’s latest Nexus S and a wide-angle sport camera were lifted up at the amazing altitude of 32 000 meters attached to some huge weather balloons. All of the coolers returned successfully to Earth and were picked by the Google team, so don’t expect a Nexus S landing on your balcony any time soon.

The purpose of this was to test all the device sensors and its performance under different environments such as the freezing near-vacuum conditions on the edge of space. And also, I guess, create a nice viral ad for the Nexus S. Read more »

Mass Effect 3, Uncharted 3, Prototype 2, Batman: Arkham City, The Elders Scrolls V, INSANE and more announced at the VGA 2010

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Lots of gamers dreams came true at the yesterday’s Video Game Awards. Besides the announcements of the already mentioned titles, Resistance 3, Thor, Forza Motorsport, Portal 2 and Mortal Kombat have also debuted with exclusive trailers.

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The Loop app lets you create cool music, is exclusive to Nokia N8 and C7

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Probably very few people think of a smartphone as a musical instrument – but there’s no reason not to as the new Loop app by Nokia demonstrates. The app is free but it’s exclusive to the Nokia N8 and Nokia C7.

Loop is based around beats – there are 10 predefined beats and an option to make your own (for the more talented users). Then you record sound samples and before you know it, you’ve created a song… Read more »

Watch the first trailer of Transformers: Dark of the Moon

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Transformers: Dark of the Moon is the third movie in the Autobots/Decepticons saga, but it’s the first one we are going to see in 3D. The first trailer is live and I’m giving it to you right now.

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Infinity Blade action-RPG for iOS looks great, brings out the heroic knight in you

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Infinity Blade – an action RPG game with killer graphics developed specifically for iOS – is rolling out to iTunes stores (it just hit the US store, for instance) and I took it for a quick spin. It really delivers in the graphics department but you might want to play it on the iPad instead of an iPhone…

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BBC iPlayer goes international, lands first on the iPad

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BBC is already running the iPlayer service in UK, allowing its viewers to catch up with all TV and radio shows aired in the past seven days. Its first international landing will be on the iPad, where all users will be able to watch on demand their favorite shows from the past week.

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