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Shooting time-lapse videos with the iPhone 4 is a blast, here’s how

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Time lapse videos are one of the most beautiful and many times stunning, even, forms of video capture. A time lapse video is a sequence of many photos, which display the world in front of you in a fast seamless motion.

And if you thought time lapse videos are only for the pros, you’re wrong. Yes, there’s an app for that too… And if you don’t have an iPhone…

Bahh, I’m kidding. The TimeLapse app is a great iPhone/iPod Touch app, which puts you in control of your own short movie project. Chances are you’ll surprise yourself how good those videos actually can get with almost no effort. Read more »

HTC Thunderbolt 4G overclocked to 1.8GHz, eats benchmarks for breakfast

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Now that was fast. The first kernel modification for the HTC Thunderbolt 4G overclocking its Snapdragon chipset appeared only a few hours after the Taiwanese company officially released its source code. The frequency was pushed to the impressively sounding 1.8 GHz, which has resulted in some pretty impressive benchmark results.

The 1.8GHz HTC Thunderbolt 4G scored over 3000 in Quadrant, which is immense for a single-core handset. Read more »

You must see these aerial photos of Britain taken with the Nokia N8

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It’s been almost six months since the N8 hit the market, but the Finns have no intention of stopping its marketing campaign. I’ve already lost count of all the movies, covers, pictures, etc. shot with the 12-megapixel cameraphone, but here is a new batch. This time Nokia has invited popular aerial photographer Jason Hawkes to take some nice heli-shots of Britain’s most beautiful places as part of Nokia’s HD Horizons project.

Nokia N8 camera sample (click to enlarge)

All shots under this UK project are taken with the Nokia N8. Here are some of the best picks:
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The Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play finally pays us a proper visit, here come the videos

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The Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play has finally landed in our office and we’re already hard at work on a preview for you.

The XPERIA Play’s hardware gaming controls really mean business and greatly improve the gaming experience. It’s as close as any mobile phone has ever gotten to the Sony PSP or the Nintendo 3DS. Read more »

HTC EVO 3D vs. LG Optimus 3D: Taking the fight to another dimension

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When one company releases an extravagant product such as the Optimus 3D you can never be sure if that’s the start of a new trend or they are aiming for publicity rather than sales. However when two of the major smartphone makers in the world hop into the same boat almost simultaneously you instantly know that it’s just the beginning.

The French HTC office confirmed that the EVO 3D will be available in Europe, which officially started the 3D wars. We’ve got two of the hottest smartphones we have seen sporting dual cameras at the back and stereoscopic screen and it’s pretty easy to tell that you cannot go wrong with either one. Yet the question remains – which one is better? Read more »

Motorola DROID X and DROID 2 get to taste Gingerbread ahead of the official ROM

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I am sure there are lots of DROID users who just can’t wait the official Gingerbread update anymore. Well, if you own a Motorola DROID X or DROID 2, you can sweeten your gadget with some Gingerbread flavor right now.

The update process is easy enough and doesn’t requires rooting.

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Here’s another big bird coming – meet the LG Optimus Big

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Do you remember the LG’s Something bigger is coming MWC campaign? Well, it was about the Optimus 3D. But it seems there is something even bigger coming – literally! It’s the LG Optimus Big.

LG Optimus Big next to an iPhone 3GS

The leaked picture comes from Korea and shows the unannounced LG smartphone, packing a 4.3-inch display. Read more »

A clever infographic shows a decade of mobile phone sales in pictures

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I’m not particularly keen on statistics. Unfortunately, tracking the trends in the mobile industry (its winners and losers) requires a heavy dealing with the aforementioned science. The people over at VisionMobile – a mobile industry market analysis and research company, have been kind to present us with graphic expression of the developments in the mobile phone market over the past decade.

It’s somewhat overwhelming to watch the change in ranks for some companies as well as the utter disappearance of others. Especially when I’ve witnessed these industry developments along the years in person. Enjoy the show!

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iOS 5 might be pushed back for a fall release, iOS 4.3.1 gets a tethered jailbreak

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The iOS 5 is likely to be released in the fall instead this June at the WWDC. There are a few reasons to believe so and the first one is we heard nothing about a new iOS version around the iPad 2 announcement.

Then there is this thing about the Apple’s change of strategy about the MobileMe services and their possible integration with the iOS 5 – which is a lot of work to achieve.

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ZTE unveils Style S high-end smartphone and V11 10-inch Honeycomb tablet with LTE

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The world’s fourth largest manufacturer (yeap, that’s ZTE) has just unveiled a couple of new additions to its mobile devices portfolio. The Chinese company is preparing a high-end Android smartphone called Style S and the V11 10” LTE-packing tablet, running on Honeycomb.

The full specs sheets haven’t been confirmed just yet, but we understood that the Style S will be an Android 2.3 Gingerbread smartphone with a 4.3” screen. Read more »

Android Market gets in-app billing function – ready for testing, due next week

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The Android Market will soon be getting in-app purchasing and billing functionality. The new function has now entered into a testing cycle and is due to become official next week.

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Google keeps Honeycomb source code tight to chest, doesn’t like phones getting it

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Google’s obviously reluctant to release the source code of Android 3.0 Honeycomb to the public. The company has just announced its decision.

This may come as a shock to many developers and users alike. But the logic behind this move is Read more »

Samsung Apps scores 100 million downloads, has over 13 000 apps already

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The Samsung Apps application store for Bada has just shot past the 100 million downloads mark. It took it about nine months, which means that four Bada apps have been downloaded every second.

Of course, those numbers aren’t quite as impressive as those of the Apple App Store, which got its first 100 million downloads in about four months, but it’s a good achievement for a platform that is meant to be a replacement for feature phones. Read more »

HTC Incredible S has a signed bootloader and recovery, will HTC phones become less custom ROM friendly?

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Uh-oh! Out of all manufacturers, we never though it will be HTC to follow Motorola in locking the bootloaders of their smartphones. That would make it harder to throw in a custom ROM of your choice – it happened to the HTC Thunderbolt and that might be the case with the HTC Incredible S.

The lock on the Thunderbolt was pried open quite fast and if the Incredible S is locked, its lock on the bootloader and recovery might not last much longer… Read more »

AT&T will allow Amazon App Store after all

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At the very beginning, when Amazon opened its App Store for business, AT&T Android users were locked out of the fun. The reason behind this was that the US carrier considers the newly announced app store’s content as third party, thus unusable.

Naturally this action was a bummer for AT&T customers, who wanted to try the new app store, not to mention to download the Angry Birds Rio for free, as it was exclusively launched by Amazon in its app store. Read more »