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Angry Birds available for WebOS, may become a movie franchise

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Hollywood has been trying to do video game based movies for a while without much success. But what if they take a game that’s extremely popular on mobile platforms and turn it into a series of shorts?

The creators of Angry Birds, Rovio, are looking to do just that and they have already been approached by several studios. Oh and by the way, Angry Birds has added WebOS to the list of supported platforms… Read more »

Lifting the curtains on Velvet touch UI for tablets, delivers impressive 3D effects

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The Astonishing Tribe has plenty of impressive UI concepts under their belts (including work on Android, FUSE and many others). Now they’re trying their skilled hands at tablet UIs – what they came up with is called Velvet UI…

The Velvet UI demo is running on a MeeGo tablet by Wind River but apparently it can run on Android and “other tablet OSes” just as fine.

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iPhone 4 now plays 1080p videos easily, does some XviD/DivX magic too

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I‘ve recently discovered some hidden iPhone 4 capabilities that simply beg for a blogpost. It’s about the iPhone4 media playback capabilities that are obviously quite limited by none other but the desktop iTunes application.

You probably already know about the app called Filer, we’ve covered it before. The new thing about it is that it just helped me break the iTunes video shackles. My iPhone4 will now play any mp4/mov video up to 1080p resolution – yep, that’s FullHD video, folks.
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webOS 1.4.5 gears Pixi for 3D gaming, squeezes extra battery life from Pre

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Palm’s latest webOS update is already rolling to Pre’s and Pixi’s out there fixing some bugs and bringing a few enhancements. It optimizes the Pre’s battery usage, while Pixi finally gets the long awaited OpenGL and SDL support.

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First-person shooter RAGE demoed on an iPhone 4, ready to blow your minds in 2011

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I’ve always had a crush on first-person shooters and, as a matter of fact, good FPS games are what I’ve always missed most on my mobile phones. But maybe the waiting is finally over! After all, 2011 is just around the corner and so is the RAGE. It was demoed on an iPhone 4 during this year’s QuakeCon and all I can say about what I saw on the video after the break is: amazing!

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iOS 4.0.2 jailbroken already (for iPhone 3G), PDF bug fix for iPhone 2G now in Cydia

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Well, that didn’t last long – iOS 4.0.2 (which came out a couple of days ago) has already been jailbroken. For now, the jailbreak works only with iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2G, but it still shows that the latest version is jailbreakable too.

Also, users of the original iPhone and iPod Touch aren’t getting patches from Apple, so they’ll have to live with the PDF security hole. Unless they jailbreak… Read more »

Motorola Droid 2 R2-D2 edition and X-Wing GPS app redefine awesome

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Finally! Here comes something to make up for the presence of Jar Jar Binks in the first three episodes of Star Wars. We’ve got the first shot of the R2-D2 limited edition of the Motorola Droid 2 and an incredibly cool app to go with it.

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Motorola Droid Froyo update starts making its way OTA

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Rejoice Droid users! Even though Motorola already released its successor, the Americans haven’t forgotten about the original Droid. It’s getting a fresh new software update as we speak, bringing all the goodness of Froyo 2.2 to the QWERTY-packing slider.

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Firmware update v51.0.006 comes to Nokia 5800 XpressMusic, brings a few bug fixes

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All the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic users out there can now enjoy the latest 5800 XM firmware update, v51.0.006. There aren’t any major improvements brought by the new Firmware, but fixes some bugs so it’s certainly worth downloading.

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Android 2.2 a.k.a. Froyo to arrive at Motorola DROID X by early September?

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While the DROID is already tasting Froyo, its bigger bro, the DROID X, will have to wait for another month to finally get the awaited Android 2.2 update.

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A video shows what could be Nokia’s MeeGo UI for phones

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We’ve seen the MeeGo UI caught on video several times, but a new videos shows off what could be Nokia’s take on the platform. It features smooth looking support for social networking, the MeeGo section of the Ovi Store and the music player…

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Want some USB file transfers functionality on your iOS 4 device? Look again, it’s right there!

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The iOS 4 brought many changes and new features to all the compatible devices. We just unearthed a new feature that has so far laid low below our radar. It obviously skipped the official praises by Apple as well and you only get to see it once you install a compatible application from the Apple AppStore.

But without further ado, I present you… drag-and-drop file transfers from any desktop computer to any iOS device (incl. iPad) over a cable USB connection. No syncing needed. How’s that for a start? Read more »

Samsung Galaxy S Froyo update gets a new version, we’ve got a video demo

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The day before yesterday, we reported on the availability of a new test firmware for the Samsung I9000 Galaxy S that brings Froyo aboard. We flashed our unit and played around with it but it’s not ready for prime time yet. Now, there are two newer versions available, which fix some of the bugs but not all.

We also shot a video of the thing this time around, so you can see the new stuff first hand in case you’re curious but don’t want to risk flashing your phone… Read more »

Microsoft Street Slide brings Bing Maps to a whole new level, video demo inside

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If you think Street View is awesome, you’ve got to check Microsoft’s Street Slide. Virtual sightseeing (and even window shopping) will from now on be a lot more fun. Check out the video demo inside.

Street View is my favorite Google Maps feature but that doesn’t mean that I’ve missed its flaws. Moving along the street (virtually) happens by moving from one 360-degree photographic bubble to another. While you’re in a bubble you can hardly see what’s in the next. And zooming in doesn’t help much either so you need to move to the next bubble – step by step, click by click.

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Opera publishes State of the mobile web monthly report, lost some ground recently; Updated!

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Opera’s State of the mobile web report just came in and it says that the world’s most popular web browser lost some users last month. In June 2010, 59.4 million people used Opera Mini, viewing over 27 billion pages.

And while the total number of users is still twice as big as it was in June 2009, it is 3.4 percent lower it was in May. Opera blamed technical and political challenges in some countries for the slight decrease but promised to be back on the right track very soon. Read more »