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Microsoft Office for iPad is now available in the App Store

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After months of rumors and speculation, Microsoft Office for iPad got officially released. The productivity suite is available in the App Store as three separate apps – Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

As initially expected, editing documents on an Apple iPad with the new app will require Microsoft Office 365 subscription. Read more »

Mophie launches Space pack iPhone case with built-in storage in the UK

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Mophie launched its Space pack battery case with added storage for the iPhone in the beginning of 2014, but only for the U.S. Now, the case maker is making the jump across the pond and is launching its popular case in the UK as well.

The Space pack battery case is available in both 16GB and 32GB versions and doubles the battery life thanks to its 1,700mAh integrated battery. Mophie has also developed an app called Space, which helps you manage the available storage on your smartphone and case. Read more »

Apple looking to automate production of iPhone batteries

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Reports out of China indicate that Apple is heading towards automation of the iPhone battery production, resulting in one less labor-intensive iPhone assembly process.

The move will make it easier for the company to potentially move the production of the iPhone elsewhere, as it will not rely as heavily on specialized manual assembly. Read more »

iPhone battery life can improve by understanding your habits

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The newest iPhone may be packed with some software that can help preserve the life of your battery.

Apple isn’t just going to throw in a switch that dims the lights on your screen or switches off your 4G either, what they’ve got planned is more in line with monitoring each individual’s specific cell phone usage behavior. Read more »

Samsung to produce iPad Mini 2 retina displays in 2014

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It looks like Apple has decided to contract their iPad Mini 2 retina displays to their biggest competitor in the mobile technology space: Samsung.

Sharp, LG, and the not-so-known AUO (a Taiwanese company) produced the screens for the previous iPads. Read more »

Nokia takes a jab at Apple over 8GB iPhone 5c

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Today Apple announced the availability of an 8GB iPhone 5c. The flavor is already available for purchase and costs €549 – just €50 less than its 16GB sibling. This is quite unattractive pricing considering the phone comes with year and a half old hardware and still costs good €100 more than the 32GB Samsung Galaxy Note 3.

Anyway, we are not the only one to dislike the Apple’s overpriced gadget. Finnish manufacturer Nokia grabbed the opportunity and used it to make fun of the 8GB iPhone 5c over Twitter. Read more »

Microsoft Office for iPad arriving on March 27

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Last year, Microsoft released a version of Office for the iOS platform but it wasn’t what everyone had expected. For starters, it was only available on the iPhone and not the iPad where it would be more suitable and secondly, it was a free app that was limited to only those who had an Office 365 subscription.

Microsoft will now be rectifying the first problem by unveiling the iPad version of the ‘Office Mobile for Office 365 subscribers’ on March 27 at an event in San Francisco. The event will be hosted by Microsoft’s new CEO, Satya Nadella, and will be his first since taking up the position. Read more »

Angry Birds Epic now available in Australia, Canada and New Zealand on iOS

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Rovio has released the latest installment in the popular Angry Birds series of games, called the Angry Birds Epic. Although based on the same characters that we have been seeing for the past several Angry Birds games, this one is actually an RPG title and not the usual bird-flinging action game.

As is the case with RPG games, you have a lot of flexibility with your weapons and abilities. You can craft your weapons and unlock and upgrade your abilities, including character, armor, weapons and potions, as the game progresses. It’s a turn-based RPG and the game switches back and forth between the birds that you control and your enemies, the pigs. Read more »

Turn-based RPG Angry Birds Epic test version launches in few days

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The next Angry Birds installment is going to be called Epic, but won’t be another arcade game. Rovio has decided to switch genres and Angry Birds Epic is going to be its first turn-based RPG title.

Angry Birds Epic will be set in Medieval Times according to the announcement trailer. Read more »

Truffol Signature luxury case for iPhone 5s review

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The Truffol Signature case for the iPhone 5s is an unusual value proposition on the market for luxury cases. Available in three different versions, the two-piece cover is made from premium materials such as aluminum, Italian leather, and different types of exotic wood.

Founded by people with luxury watch industry background, Truffol combines modern craftsmanship and traditional materials. Read on to find out if it the case is worthy of dressing up your iPhone 5s. Read more »

Apple reduces iPhone return period to 14 days

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Today Apple slashed its iPhone return period from 30 days to 14 days. The policy change applies to iPhones bought from both Apple’s online and brick and mortar Stores.

Other than the shorter period for returning the product, Apple has made no other changes to the conditions. The iPhone you plan to return in that time frame has to be undamaged and include all of the original accessories. Read more »

Americans no longer find Apple ads interesting

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The latest report from Ace Matrix finds that Americans rate Apple ads lower than they used to in terms of persuasiveness and watchability.

The number one spot was taken by online retail giant Amazon, while Samsung, LG, and Windows Phone have also passed the Cupertino company since last year. Read more »

Gameloft to bring The Amazing Spider-Man 2 to smartphones in April

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Gameloft has announced its plans to launch The Amazing Spider-Man 2. The successor to the game that got almost 1 million downloads in the Google Play Store is going to bring improved graphics and new storyline.

The gamemaker says The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will stick to the plot of the movie as a result of the ongoing collaboration with Marvel Entertainment. Read more »

‘Smash Hit’ for iOS and Android game review

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Smash Hits is the latest game from the folks who brought us Sprinkle, Sprinkle Junior and Sprinkle Islands. If those games tell us anything, it’s that Mediocre knows how to emulate physics in games.

In Smash Hits you throw balls at glass structures, which earns you points and keeps you moving forward. The game makes extensive use of physics for the movement of the balls and the glass and it all looks very nice. If that sounds interesting to you then you should read on for the full review. Read more »

Apple has over 3 million iPhone 5c units collecting dust

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Apple’s stockpile of the iPhone 5c has reached over 3 million units, confirming what most already know: it isn’t exactly a hot seller.

2 million units are at Pegatron, the manufacturer of the 5c, with the rest sitting on shelves hoping someone will take them home. Read more »