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Apple releases two new iPhone ads, Discover and Brilliant

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Apple has released two new TV ads for the iPhone, called Discover and Brilliant. Both the ads follow the same theme as the iPad ads that we saw a few weeks ago.

The ads concentrate on the wide variety of apps that you can get on the App Store, from education apps, to entertainment apps, utility apps and games. Read more »

Angry Birds passes 1.7 billion downloads, cartoons to debut on March 16

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Angry Birds has been one of the most popular games of the mobile age, with each title in the series becoming an instant hit across the platforms it’s available on. The company has now given itself a well deserved pat on the back as the different titles available on multiple platforms have already been downloaded a whooping 1.7 billion times.

More importantly, Rovio has announced the new series of Angry Birds cartoons, which will debut on March 16. The first season will contain 52 episodes and the show will be telecasted on Saturdays. Read more »

Opel unveils the Adam Siri Eyes Free edition with deep integration for Apple’s personal assistant

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Opel (a.k.a Vauxhall) has announced the Adam Siri, a special edition that boasts Siri Eyes Free technology allowing it to pair with Apple’s personal assistant.

In fact, Siri integration will be offered in future models of the company as well via the IntelliLink app available on the infotainment system. Read more »

Angry Birds Rio lives, new episode available now

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It seems Rovio is not ready yet to give up on Angry Birds Rio. Even though the movie-related episodes are over, an update came in the form of Market Mayhem.

It’s a brand-new episode with 30 regular and 2 bonus levels and 15 hidden strawberries. Read more »

‘Temple Run: Oz’ for iOS and Android game review

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The original Temple Run hit iOS back in 2011. The game was an instant success, reaching the top of charts around the world. It arrived on the Play Store last year and saw similar response from Android users as well.

It was also last year when Imangi released Temple Run: Brave, a variation of the original game made in collaboration with Disney for their movie ‘Brave’. It featured a new character and different level design but was essentially the old game in a new wrapper. But earlier this year, Imangi released Temple Run 2 that brought with it completely redesigned visuals and some new gameplay mechanics.

Now, shortly after the release of Temple Run 2, the developers have released Temple Run: Oz. Like Temple Run: Brave before it, Temple Run: Oz is based on an upcoming Disney movie, ‘Oz the Great and Powerful’ and carries forward the visual and gameplay enhancements from Temple Run 2 but with new level designs keeping with the theme of the movie. Let’s see how this latest installment has turned out. Read more »

Skype for iOS updated with stability improvements and bug fixes

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Skype, the popular instant messenger, which offers free voice and video calling, has updated its iOS application. The latest version of Skype is 4.6 and the update comes with few bug fixes and improvements to enhance the user experience.

The updated Skype for iOS now comes with the option to mark all your recent chats as read with just a few taps and the application offers new calling experience across the platform, helping you save few bucks off your phone bills. Read more »

Angry Birds goes free on iOS for a week

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Angry Birds needs no introduction. If you managed to somehow get on the internet, find this site and are reading this there is almost a 100% chance that you know what Angry Birds is.

The original game went on sale on iOS back in December 2009. Since then, it has always cost a dollar for the iPhone version and three on the iPad. Now, for the first time since it went on sale, the original Angry Birds has gone free for a limited time. Read more »

Temple Run: Oz now available on iOS and Android

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There is a new Temple Run game in town and this one is based on a movie. Made in partnership Disney, Temple Run: Oz, like Temple Run: Brave before, is based on one of Disney’s upcoming movies, in this case Oz the Great and Powerful.

The game is not far too different from previous Temple Run games and seems to be using the same engine as Temple Run 2. You will notice some similarities, such as the flowing level design, where the track gently bends, rises or dips unlike the flat, straight tracks on older Temple Run games. However, there are several differences that set this game apart. Read more »

Google Maps for iOS gets its first update

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Nearly three months after releasing the much awaited Maps application for iOS, Google has finally released an update for it, which brings with it some useful new features.

One of the key new features is the ability to search through your Google contacts. All you have to do is sign into your Google account and then just type the name of the contact into the search field. The app still gives preference to locations but if you wait a while the contact name will appear. Read more »

Apple’s market cap drops below $400 billion for the first time in ages

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Apple’s stock has a taken a hit and the company’s market cap have dropped below $400 billion for the first time since January 2012. The Cupertino’s stock has been wobbling ever since the launch of the fifth-generation iPhone and according to few reports, the investors are concerned about the company’s contracting profit margins.

Apple’s upcoming products and innovations along with the superabundance of the assets have all raised a cause of concern among the investors, resulting in the drop of company’s share price and overall market cap. Read more »

Evasi0n jailbreak now powers more than 14 million iOS 6.x devices

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Evasi0n’s jailbreak has been one of the most popular tools to jailbreak any Apple device. The recently launched jailbreak tool for iOS 6.x had been used to hack more than 7 million iOS devices in just about four days and the tool now runs on over 14 million Apple devices.

According to a tweet from pod2g, one of the team members of Evad3rs, who are responsible for the jailbreak, has revealed the latest stats of the tool. The tweet also disclosed that the Evasi0n jailbreak (all versions) is now running on more than 23 million unique iDevices. Read more »

Here is why Apple’s Lightning AV adapters are expensive

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Apple’s Lightning Digital AV adapter is often criticized for carrying an expensive price tag, but the potential these adapters carry is very little known. The folks at Panic have torn down the adapter and were able to unveil its hidden capabilities.

The Lightning Digital AV adapters is designed to support full 1080p HD display but the tests revealed that the device’s maximum and optimum resolution was only 1600×900 pixles. So, the iPhone 5 and iPad mini, which claims to support video outputs up to 1080p is not possible and you get 1600×900 instead. Read more »

Rovio and DreamWorks team up to lauch The Croods mobile game on March 14

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There’s another non-Angry Birds title headed to Rovio’s gaming portfolio, folks. The Finnish developer has teamed up to release a mobile game, based on the film studio’s upcoming animated movie The Croods.

The Croods mobile game will be available for both iOS and Android on March 14 – a week before the movie’s premiere. Read more »

iFixit rates Apple and Microsoft lowest in repairability amongst tablets

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iFixit, the folks behind all those thorough device teardowns, we’ve come to know and love, have released a tablet ranking, based on how easy they are to take apart and repair.

The new Microsoft Surface devices and the recent iPad generations all rate very poorly amongst other tablets on the list, due in large part to the adhesive used on the devices, which renders them easily breakable while trying to take apart. Read more »

Foursquare for iOS redesigned with Explore section to help you find places quickly

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Foursquare, the location based social networking website has updated its iOS application and the app now comes with the updated Explore, which shows you more recommendations on a single screen and allows you to compare results.

As before, the app shows you relevant information as per your needs and you can see the ratings of places, whether you have friends who have visited them and much more. The update also lets you see the directions and menu items of a place with a single tap. Read more »