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BlackBerry Messenger to hit Android and iOS on June 27

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When BlackBeery announced that its Messenger service (BBM) was coming to iOS and Android many people, including me, got very excited, but unfortunately, the company wasn’t ready to announce a release date back then.

Now, almost a month after the Blackberry Live 2013 conference, the company has announced that its BBM service will hit Android and iOS as a standalone app on June 27. Read more »

Plants vs Zombies 2: It’s About Time coming to iOS on July 18

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The long expected sequel of the arcade game Plants vs Zombies will soon be available on iOS devices. PopCap Games has officially announced that its Plants vs Zombies 2: It’s About Time will be coming to the Apple platform on July 18.

PopCap Games has also released a trailer for the upcoming title, giving us a hint on what to expect. In the trailer, the botanist Dave sets himself to defend his house with the help of peashooters, walnuts and other plants. Read more »

Google Drive and Chrome for iOS updated

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Google has updated its Drive and Chrome applications for the iOS platform and the latest versions come with few minor changes, bug fixes, stability improvements and performance enhancements.

The updated version of the Google Drive app for iPhone and iPad now allows you to browse through all your images by simply swiping through them. The mobile version of the popular cloud service offers you to view, create, reply and resolve comments in doc files on the go. Read more »

Apple’s official WWDC 2013 app for iOS is out now

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With Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference just a week away, the company has released its official app for the developer-oriented event.

There, Apple developers can watch videos of the sessions directly on their iPhones and iPads. Read more »

‘Contra: Evolution’ for iOS and Android game review

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You can’t call yourself a gamer if you never played Contra. Released back in 1987 for the NES, Contra went on to become a cult classic and one of the best 2D side-scrolling action adventure games of all time that every gamer has a soft spot for.

Now, after all these years, developer PunchBox Studios has finally decided to remake this popular title for the mobile platform, starting with an iOS version. [Update: An Android version is now available on the Play Store.] Titled Contra: Evolution, the game features updated visuals and some new gameplay elements while keeping the original story and levels intact. But will it be able to recreate the magic of the original? Let’s find out. Read more »

‘Fish Out Of Water!’ for iOS game review

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Fish Out Of Water! is the latest creation from Halfbrick Studios, the people who brought us two simple but highly addictive games – Fruit Ninja and Jetpack Joyride.

In their newest game, you will be flinging fish out of the water and then depending upon how far they go you earn a score. Sounds simple, just like the other two games. But does this game have the same fun factor as well? Let’s find out. Read more »

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic lands on iPad

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The critically-acclaimed and beloved BioWare classic Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic has made its way on to the Apple’s App Store.

The game is compatible only with iPads running on iOS 6 or later and costs £7/€9/$10. Read more »

Apple has sold 100 million iPod Touch players over the last six years

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Today Apple unveiled the new affordable 16GB version of the iPod Touch 5 that loses the rear camera and the eyelet. The day also marked a huge milestone for the company – 100 million iPod Touch sold since the first model hit the shelves way back in 2007.

The iPod Touch was an offspring of the iPhone that tried to capitalize on the hype the first iPhone created. It hasn’t quite been able to achieve the iconic status of the original iPod but its sales are still going pretty decently. Read more »

Analog Camera for iPhone now available in the App Store for $0.99

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Realmac Software, the creator of the popular Clear to-do app for iOS, introduced its new iPhone photography app named Analog Camera, just a few days ago. Now, the camera software for the iPhone is officially available in the App Store.

Analog Camera is one of the easiest ways to take images, process and share your photography skills on your favorite social networks. The latest camera app has a simple user interface and comes with a set of eight filters for post-processing. Read more »

Apple launches new 16GB iPod touch for $229 sans the rear camera

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Out of the blue, Apple has launched a new variant of their popular iPod touch. This new model starts at $229 but loses a few features to achieve the price drop.

For starters, the iSight camera on the back has been dropped and all you get now is the FaceTime camera on the front. Other omissions include a lack of the mechanical loop on the back for lanyard and no color options other than the default silver. Lastly, the internal capacity is now 16GB. Read more »

Twitter for iOS and Android updated with new UI changes

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Twitter has updated its mobile applications on iOS and Android with some new UI changes. First of all, you will notice a new tweet compose window, which instead of a popup now appears as a new screen over the current one. You will also see larger fonts while typing but more importantly they have completely changed the way you add images and preview them.

Now, when you try to add an image to your tweet, it will pop a drawer below that shows all your images from your device in a grid. This view includes images from all your folders so if you want to go to a specific folder without having to sift through all the photos then you can still do that by launching your image gallery from within the app and selecting the folder and the file. Read more »

Google updates Gmail for desktop, Android and iOS with new tabbed inbox

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Google has just unveiled the latest design refresh of its Gmail service, which now sports four prominent new tabs allowing you to easily filter your content.

The new tabs in question are Primary, Social, Promotions, Updates allowing you to easily see what kind of email you’ve got and what’s the nature of it. Read more »

iPhone owners spend more time on their phone than Android users, talk as much as they text

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Experian Marketing Services has studied how Americans use their smartphones and has uncovered some curious differences between Android and iOS. On average, a smartphone owner would use their phone for 58 minutes each day.

This is where the first difference between the two platforms comes in – iPhone users spend an hour and 15 minutes on their phone on average, while Android users spend less than 50 minutes. Read more »

Apple CEO Tim Cook does a D11 interview, watch the full video here

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The D: All Things Digital stage has been arguably the best place to see top dog company officials give interviews. Most prominent of which is the Steve Jobs and Bill Gates duo back in 2007.

Most recently, Apple’s CEO took a seat at the red chair for an extended 1 hour and 21 minutes interview. Read more »

Rumor has it Apple is looking to introduce a 12.9″ iPad Maxi in the first half of next year

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Apple higher-ups always say “We’re never going to do X” and later they go and do X anyway – the company was claiming that 9.7″ is the perfect screen size for a tablet and then went and released a smaller, 7.9″ tablet. Can the same happen in the other direction, a tablet with a bigger screen?

Korean site ETNews thinks yes and claims Apple plans to launch an iPad Maxi (no, it’s not going to be called that) in the first half of next year. The publication also suggests that Apple is already talking to parts suppliers that will make the screens. Read more »