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Apple Magic Mouse successfully paired to iPhone, app for the keyboard already available

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The guys from the BTstack project successfully paired an Apple Magic Mouse to an iPhone over Bluetooth. As you may see from the video bellow, the thing works just fine.

For the time being, the mouse drivers are not ready for prime time, but their release should be just around the corner.

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Doom and Quake mark the dawn of 3D gaming on the Palm Pre

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Two all-time favorites from the glory days of id Software have now made their way to the Palm Pre (of all devices), continuing our retro 3D shooter theme.

Quake for the Palm Pre

Say hello to Doom and Quake. Although it’s been a while since these games were new, I suspect you’ll have fun playing them nonetheless. Especially, when they’re only at arm’s length wherever you go.
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Duke Nukem 3D ported to the Nokia N900, brings back memories of naughty humor

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Right before the start of the new year, let’s jump back a decade for some retro gaming. Duke Nukem Forever may have turned out to be vaporware but that doesn’t negate the fond memories from playing Duke Nukem 3D.

You can find various ports of the game for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X but better still, you can now get it on your Nokia N900
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HTC’s Sense UI new and unreleased Documents Tab caught on video

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You may have heard that the latest leaked Windows Mobile Sense UI firmwares are hiding a new tab dedicated to documents. It contains all of your docs (doc, excel, ppt) and organizes them in a fancy way. Here is a in-depth video shot on a HTC Touch Pro2 flashed with a pre-production ROM (version 2.01, I think).

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10 good reasons to jailbreak your iPhone, no matter what generation

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I guess there’s a large number of iPhone owners that are still hesitant to jailbreak their iPhones. They consider jailbreaking a dangerous and daunting task that may eventually void their warranty. Since I’m on the other side of that barricade, I’ve put down a nice list of the 10 new features you will get if you go for jailbreaking. The benefits are more than ten, but I’ve compiled the most major ones.

Jailbreaking is a software process that unlocks the access to the iPhone original system files so that you can modify some of them for the better. You shouldn’t confuse it with a carrier unlock. Jailbreaking allows us to unleash the true power of the Apple’s iPhone.

iPhone jailbreak

Getting your iPhone jailbroken is like getting a totally different device – at least software-wise. And while I find it next to impossible to resist the tempting new features, I can totally understand you may have perfectly good reasons to keep your iPhone untouched. But hopefully, this list will help you convert.

And a word of warning! This post is not a tutorial in jailbreaking your iPhone. If you need one, a nice place to start is iClarified iPhone section. Installing unofficial third-party apps may cause unwanted side effects so always rely on your good judgment when dealing with those. I am not to be held responsible for any damage you may inflict to your iPhone.

Now that I’ve taken that off my chest, please, say hello to freedom.

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Nokia Image Space lets you create 3D presentations of the places you’ve visited

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Nokia Image Space sounds just like the next service allowing you to upload your images to the Internet directly from your mobile phone. B-o-o-ring! But take a closer look. It actually let’s you do much more.

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Apple-approved iPhone video recording app makes it to the AppStore

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For the first time in the AppStore history Apple approved an app, which truly extends the iPhone 2G and 3G functionality – yes, I’m talking about the video recording.

I won’t go on the way about how this precedent will help the future software development and approval, because I don’t believe it will make any change at all. In fact, taking in mind the capturing capabilities of the iVideoCamera – the “mind-blowing” 160×213 pixels at 3 fps – I believe that this is some kind of a nasty joke than anything else.

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A second batch of leaked Bada OS screenshots show more TouchWiz, less Symbian and Android

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Here are another six screenshots from the new Samsung mobile Bada OS. They show some basic stuff such as the Wi-Fi Manager, the gallery, an application launcher and the phonebook.

Now here’s a another set of screenshots…
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First leaked screenshots of Samsung Bada OS

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Soon after the official Samsung Bada OS presentation last week, the first screenshots made their way online. The new OS is a definite looker and you can really tell it’s based on Samsung’s current non-smartphone TouchWiz UI.

Now here’s a another set of screenshots…

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Vodafone H1 has 720p HD video recording, but somehow they fail to advertize it?

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Sometimes we can’t help but wonder if we’ll ever get what’s going on in the minds of manufacturers’ PR pros. Do you remember the huge PR campaign Samsung threw for Omnia HD? They never stopped bragging about its HD video recording, even though it barely hit 24 fps.

Well, in the case of LiMo-based Vodafone 360 Samsung H1 (yes, that’s a name for a single handset) the PR teams have gone in the completely opposite direction. They’ve managed to keep its HD-recording capabilities completely on the hush-hush.

Vodafone H1

We were just tipped about this from a reader and when I went to research the matter further, it turned out the 720p video recording has been featured in a press release dated back from 24 September. But somehow both Samsung and Vodafone PR teams have failed to make a point out of it. I really can’t think of any good reason why the Vodafone 360 Samsung H1 PR campaign did not involve the video recording, considering they did a really good job with Omnia HD ads.

The same reader that helped us clear the issue (thanks, Alex) sent us this YouTube video, which is actually taken by the Vodafone 360 Samsung H1 in 720p HD resolution.

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Android 2.0.1 SDK released, updates as much as the version suggests

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The Andoid dev team has released the SDK for the version 2.0.1 of the Google mobile OS. Just as the naming suggests Android 2.0.1 is a pretty minor update to the 2.0 including several bugfixes and behavior changes.

There is also an update to the Android 1.6 SDK component. Revision 2 includes fixes to the compatibility mode for applications that don’t support multiple screen sizes, as well as SDK fixes.

Here’s the link to the complete changelog.

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Android 2.1 may come on 10 December, 2.1 ROM already available for HTC Hero

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A few days ago Google updated their official Android website and the speculations have gone wild. The most viable rumor claims the reason of the site update is the upcoming release of Android OS 2.1.

But no mater they announce it this month or not, the XDA Devs already have a working firmware ROM for HTC Hero owners. That’s right – Android 2.1 running on HTC Hero. Now that’s something.

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