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Here’s how the evasi0n jailbreak works, as told by one of its authors

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Have you ever thought about how the latest evasi0n jailbreak actually works and what it took the evad3rds team members to overcome the hardened defenses of Apple’s latest devices? One of the team members, David Wang, a.k.a. @planetbeing, who was one of the two people who were personally responsible for finding the exploit in Apple’s code, sat down for an interview with fellow tech journalists and explained the whole process.

The evasi0n jailbreak was launched only 2 days ago. More than 1.7 million iOS devices were jailbroken in the first 24 hours, according to Cydia’s download stats. What’s more – the half of that number was reached in mere six hours of the release of the jailbreak tool. Read more »

Carbon for Twitter finally released on the Play Store

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Twitter users on Android have been waiting for this day for a long time now but it’s finally here. After being teased for almost a year, the developers of Carbon have finally released the Twitter client on the Play Store.

The app was shown off on Twitter last year and then an early alpha was released for a few users. After that the app was delayed indefinitely because the developers could not release it as a paid app on Play Store as it wasn’t supported in their region. After that it was announced that the app would be released as a free app but even that got postponed indefinitely. Read more »

Epic Games releases Epic Citadel for Android with built-in benchmarking tool

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Almost three years after the launch of Epic Citadel for iOS, Epic Games has finally released the Android version of the app on the Google Play Store.

For those who are not aware, Epic Citadel is based on the Unreal Engine 3, and back when it was released on iOS, served as a way to highlight the capabilities of the engine on the mobile platform (it was later put into use in Infinity Blade). On the Android version, however, Epic Games has built-in a benchmarking utility, which helps gauge the performance of the hardware as well. Read more »

Temple Run 2 is the fastest growing mobile game after reaching 50 million downloads in 13 days

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Angry Birds Space just got stripped from its fastest growing mobile game laurels. Imangi Studios’ Temple Run 2 snagged the title away from Rovio by hitting 50 million downloads in 13 days – a cool 22 days quicker than what it took Angry Birds Space.

The impressive download count was achieved across Apple’s App Store, Google Play, and the Amazon Market Place. Read more »

The popular Speaktoit Assistant is now available on Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8

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If you are an Android or an iOS user, you’ll be familiar with the Speaktoit’s Assistant for sure. It’s a third-party assistant like Apple’s Siri and Google Now and does an excellent job.

It’s a really nice alternative (sometimes even better) than the default voice assistants and I’m sure you’ll be happy to know that the app is now available on Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 as well. Read more »

Watch the BlackBerry Z10 and Q10 announcement event replay here

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Did you miss the BlackBerry event that just concluded? Don’t worry, a recording of the event is now available online for your viewing pleasure.

In case you’ve missed or want to watch again the BlackBerry 10 OS and the Z10 and Q10 smartphones announcements, or just want to see Alicia Keys one more time, then you should proceed this way. Read more »

RIM slashes minimum app price in BlackBerry World, tries to attract more developers ahead of BB 10 launch

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The minimum app price in the BlackBerry World store has been slashed from £1.00 to £0.75 in UK and from €0.99 to €0.89 in the rest of Europe.

The up-to 25% reduction of the minimum price comes after RIM added multimedia and revamped the interface of its app store a week ago. Read more »

Humorous Samsung ad touts the enterprise security of its SAFE branded Galaxy S III and Note II

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As clunky as current BlackBerry smartphones have become, they still have one thing going for them – corporate clients swear by their security. Which is why Samsung is pushing its SAFE (“Samsung Approved For Enterprise”) program with ads like “The Leak”.

Check out the video after the jump. Read more »

Speaktoit Assistant gets a major update, a Premium version for the really cool features

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Speaktoit Assistant, or just Assistant, is one of the most popular virtual personal assistants for Android out there and today it has received a major update full of cool new features.

The app’s briefing mode can now not only read the latest news to you, but also tell you which of your Facebook friends have a birthday today. You can also assign your friends different nicknames, so you are not tied up on always saying their full names when you need to contact them. That always felt weird, too, so it’s good that there’s a workaround now. Read more »

Impressive-looking Oil Rush 3D headed to Android in February

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UNIGINE, the developer behind the popular RTS game Oil Rush, is in the process of creating an Android version complete with amazing 3D graphics and touch controls.

UNIGINE’s proprietary engine of the same name has seen great success with Oil Rush versions being made available not only for Windows, but for Mac OSX and even GNU/Linux. Read more »

Viber 2.3 for BlackBerry brings stickers and emoticons, VoIP calling coming this April

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Viber is among the most popular apps for connecting with your contacts over a data connection and allowing you to offload a few bucks off your mobile bill.

The app’s latest update (v 2.3) for BlackBerry might be a little behind the curve (iOS and Android have been enjoying it for a while now) but in it users get stickers and emoticons as well as a revamped UI. Read more »

Temple Run 2 goes live for iOS, New Zealand gets it first

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Imangi Studios and Fuzzycube Software have released the sequel to their popular Temple Run game.

The app is only released on iOS for now and is available for New Zealand users first with the rest of the world to follow later tonight. Read more »

Sony Xperia Z launcher ported to Samsung Galaxy S III, S II, Note II and Note

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Do you like the Xperia Z launcher? If you own one of the Samsung’s recent Android flagships you can now have that launcher running on it.

The XDA Developers user – ThilinaC – managed to port the launcher from an Xperia Z. Read more »

Google releases a new version of Chrome Beta for Android, squashes a ton of bugs

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Google recently launched a special Beta version of its Chrome web browser for Android, giving you the chance to test out the latest features before making them available to the general public.

And now thanks to the hard work of the Chrome devs it has been updated and has been freed from many of the bugs that plagued it. Read more »

Pulse app adds support for Flickr, Instagram, Tumblr and YouTube

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Popular news aggregator application Pulse got updated yesterday, which brings with it the addition of some new services.

Now, users will be able to view their Flickr, Instagram, Tumblr as well as YouTube feeds within the app, along with all the other feeds they have subscribed to. Read more »