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Apple iOS 6 now powering over 300 million iDevices

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With the availability of the iOS 6.1 update Apple announced the iOS 6 is now ticking inside more than 300 million devices worldwide.

Since there are about 500 million iGadgets out there, those running on iOS 6 account for 60% of the entire flock. Read more »

128GB Apple iPad with Retina Display is now official

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Apple has just made the 128GB edition of the iPad with Retina Display official.

The fourth-gen Apple tablet will not replace any of the already established storage capacity options of the slate, and will be sold alongside them. Read more »

Google Drive for iOS is now integrated with QuickOffice

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Drive, one of the more recent additions to the cloud storage club maintained by the search giant, now has an updated application for iOS to include QuickOffice integration.

Google has been working on bringing QuickOffice to Google Drive ever since it purchased it back in June of last year. Read more »

Facebook for iOS updated with voice messaging and the ability to add timeline videos

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Facebook is by far the most popular application in the iOS App store, and the good news is that the app is updated with voice message recording, the ability to post videos to the timeline, along with an improved Nearby tab.

The latest version of the application allows you to record voice by just tapping the ‘+’ button, which is located next to the writing box, then tap on the ‘Record’ option and hold down the record button while you talk. Read more »

Purported images of next generation iPad back panel leak

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It’s just been a few months since Apple launched the fourth generation model of the iPad with Retina display and we have already started seeing leaks of the next generation model, expected to go on sale later this year.

What you see above is allegedly a prototype back plate of the fifth generation iPad and as you can see it looks exactly like the current generation iPad mini, pictured right next to it. Read more »

WhatsApp investigated over breach of international privacy laws for phone numbers

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WhatsApp, one of the most popular instant-messaging services, breaches international privacy laws over phone numbers according to the Canadian and Dutch data protection authorities.

The application forces you to provide access to your entire address book and this policy has been criticized time and time again. Read more »

iOS 6.1 Beta 5 hints at 128GB iOS devices, 128GB iPad reference spotted elsewhere

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Apple started seeding out iOS 6.1 Beta 5 to registered iOS developers over the weekend. The update comes over a month after the last update was released to developers.

Along with the usual bug fixes and performance improvements, this new version of iOS also includes an interesting tidbit of information that a lot of people have been looking forward to; a mention of a 128GB version of an iOS device. Read more »

Gameloft releases trailer for Blitz Brigade, coming soon to iOS and Android

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Looks like someone at Gameloft left their scanner on again and out comes another clone of a popular game. Called the Blitz Brigade, Gameloft has now turned to Valve’s highly popular Team Fortress 2 as a source of inspiration for their next game.

The company has released a trailer for this game, which, although does not show any in-game footage, does show two teams of red and blue color battling it out over a large open map. It also shows just how similar the game looks to Team Fortress 2, including the game characters. Read more »

YouTube Capture for iOS gets 1080p video uploads and social sharing options

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Google’s YouTube Capture for iOS got an update today, which brings the oft-requested 1080p video uploads. Until now YouTube Capture was limiting the uploads to 720p resolution.

The new version of YouTube Capture for iOS also allows you to share videos straight to Facebook, Twitter and Google+ with a single tap. Read more »

Twitter introduces Vine, a new way to share short, looping videos

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Twitter has announced a new service called Vine, which lets you share short looping videos on Twitter. The videos can be up to 6 seconds long with sound and loop automatically on the website like an animated GIF.

To capture one of these videos, you will need to download the Vine application, which currently is only available for the iPhone and the iPod touch. The app is very similar to the Instagram app, but instead of square images you see square video clips on your timeline. Read more »

Sony’s personal content station to be launched on April 30 in Japan

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Sony’ personal content station, which was briefly showcased at the recently concluded CES 2013 is set to be launched on April 30th in Japan.

The station uses NFC for pairing with Android phones and tablets and has an app for managing the backups over WiFi. Read more »

BlackBerry Z10 compared to the iPhone 5 on video, found to be noticeably better

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It looks like RIM is all set to compete against the smartphone top dogs with its upcoming BlackBerry 10 OS. A recent video comparison suggests that BlackBerry Z10 is perfectly capable of matching the performance of the Apple iPhone 5.

The comparison also goes through some of the hardware highlights such as the display and battery capacity. Read more »

iHelicopters launches its iSpy Tank: a Sneaky Camera for iPhone and iPad

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Have you ever dreamed of taking sneaky pictures or videos from your iPhone or iPad? Well, iHelicopters have made things simpler for you with its iSpy Tank, a sneaky camera gadget which adds a whole new dimension for taking real time pictures and videos right from your iDevices.

The iSpy Tank has a camera which hooks up to your iPhone or iPad through a WiFi connection and let’s you remotely control it. Read more »

Opera demonstrates upcoming ‘Ice’ browser for tablets

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Opera is currently working on a brand new version of a mobile browser designed specifically for tablets. Currently known only as ‘Ice’, this new browser uses a gesture-based interface quite common on apps these days and is the first Opera browser to use the WebKit engine.

As you can see in the video below, ‘Ice’ allows you to save web pages on the homescreen for quick access. It then loads these sites as you’d load a native app. The fact that it uses the WebKit engine means that it works quite well with Google’s services, such as Google Maps. Read more »

Download Angry Birds Rio for iPhone and iPad for free

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Angry Birds Rio is now free on iOS both in its regular (iPhone, iPod Touch) and HD (iPad) flavors.

The promotion will last just one week, so you might want to act quickly. Read more »