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‘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 »

Gmail for iOS update brings background refresh and one-click login

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Google has released a new update for the Gmail app for iOS. The latest version brings with a much requested feature: background refresh. This feature takes advantage of the new APIs in iOS 7 and will refresh and keep your inbox updated in the background, so when you launch the app it will be up to date.

Another addition is one-click login. A lot of the Google apps on iOS have one-click login, which means when you log into one Google app, the other Google apps will just borrow that data and will allow you to login with just one click instead of having to sign in separately. Read more »

TSMC starts making Apple’s A8 CPUs

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Reports indicate that TSMC has already begun manufacturing their first batch of A8 processors for Apple’s upcoming iPhone 6.

We aren’t going to see anything new from Apple until Q3 of this year, however. Read more »

Android is now the number one tablet OS

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Yep, that includes iOS.

A new survey from Gartner, who previously predicted that Apple would reign supreme until 2015, has revealed the Android has taken 62% of the tablet OS market share. Read more »

BBM to allow photo and file transfers in multi-chats

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Blackberry’s Messaging service, BBM, has been made available for non-blackberry devices for a while now.

Now the application will be packing some new features that may bring in some new users and keep current ones excited. Read more »

‘LYNE’ for iOS, Android and Windows Phone game review

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LYNE is a minimalist puzzle game. You connect all the dots of the same shape following a few simple rules and you complete the level. Sounds simple enough, only it isn’t.

Let’s see what this game is like. Read more »

‘Tengami’ for iOS game review

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Tengami is a very uniquely designed puzzle game. It takes the appearance of a Japanese pop-up book and you move between worlds by sliding over the pages.

The game has already received accolades for its design and was also chosen the Editor’s Choice on the App Store. We decided to take a look at it for ourselves and see how good it really is. Read more »

EU on Apple’s case about “free” app reform

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How many times have you downloaded a “free” app that manages to sneak in advertisements and premium content that you need to pay extra for? Probably a lot.

Well the European Union is meeting with various companies today to lay down some rules and come up with clearer lingo that stipulates which applications are truly free, and which are “free.” Read more »

Hangouts 2.0 on iOS brings new UI, stickers, location sharing and short video messages

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Google has released a major update to the iOS version of the Hangouts mobile app. Whereas the previous app left a lot to be desired and didn’t look or work as you’d expect from an app on iOS, the updated version completely changes that and also adds some new features.

One of the most noticeable changes in the new version is the new UI redesigned for iOS 7. Read more »

iOS 7.0.6 update released

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Apple has released a tiny update for iOS devices running iOS 7. This will bump up the version number to iOS 7.0.6 and brings with it just one small change.

The update provides a fix for SSL connection verification, preventing an attacker with a privileged network position from capturing or modifying data in sessions protected by SSL/TLS. Read more »

Angry Birds Rio gets new High Dive episode

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Rio 2 is going to hit the cinemas worldwide on April 4 and Rovio has just released a new Angry Birds Rio update to get you warmed up.

The High Dive episode packs 26 brand new water-themed levels, where you will be rescuing dolphins. Read more »

Samsung pokes fun of Apple in two new Galaxy ads

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With MWC 2014 just around the corner, Samsung is taking the opportunity to take a few jabs at a manufacturer that has never attended the trade show: Apple. The Koreans have published two promo videos of its latest products, which point their superiority over the Apple-made rivals.

The first ad shows off the larger and higher resolution screen of the Galaxy Note 3 compared to the iPhone, while the second pits the new Galaxy Tab Pro against the iPad. Read more »

Apple on the rise in China

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The latest figures from the Wall Street Journal show that Apple is starting to become more widespread in China. The world’s largest mobile market, China has long been the bastion of low-cost Android alternatives from Asian manufacturers like Huawei and Lenovo.

However Apple’s market share in China went up from 6% in Q3 of last year to 7% in Q4. This currently puts the Cupertino company 5th amongst smartphone vendors. Read more »

OneDrive is now live, Android’s app gets automatic upload

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Just as planned, Microsoft has just launched the new OneDrive service – the renamed and updated SkyDrive. In case you need a refresh, Microsoft was forced to rename its cloud storage service after a trademark infringement. Now, the rebranded cloud storage service OneDrive got an updated version of its Android app

OneDrive is available to anyone – either existing or new user and the updated Android app brings brand new subscription services. Read more »