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‘Cut the Rope: Time Travel’ for iOS and Android game review

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The original Cut the Rope has been a rousing success. Known for its simple yet challenging gameplay and adorable animation style, the game was a hit with all age groups. It later spawned a sequel in the form of Cut the Rope: Experiments, which introduced new levels and gameplay mechanics.

Now, a year and a half after Experiments came out, developers ZeptoLab have released the third installment in the series, labelled Cut the Rope: Time Travel. The new game features the now familiar gameplay with some new twists, such as an extra character and not one but two candies in each level. Let’s see how this one performs. Read more »

The world’s first smartphone for the blind is in the making, will soon be available in India

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The smartphone market is rapidly growing and according to the latest innovation, blind people will soon be able to receive SMS’s and emails on their smartphones, which automatically converts text into Braille patterns.

The smartphone for the blind will be based on an innovative touch screen that is capable of elevating and depressing to create readable text from the content it receives. Read more »

Here’s an iPhone 6 concept based on a curved wrap AMOLED display

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Cupertino recently filed a patent for a wraparound style display for what could be the next generation iPhone display. While the next iPhone is surely quite some time away, that hasn’t stopped designers from coming up with their own concepts.

Apple has done well in the past when it comes to maintaining the secrecy of their upcoming devices, and the design of the next generation iPhone is still a mystery. Read more »

Google introduces Facebook-like Google+ comments integration into Blogger

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Google has recently enabled Google+ integration into their popular blog-publishing service, Blogger.

This means that all comments made about your blog posts on Google+ will show up in your blog’s comment threads, allowing you to see activity from your visitors. Read more »

Microsoft sees net income grow in the past quarter, beats estimates

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Microsoft turned in its report card for the first quarter of the year (which is the third quarter on the company’s financial calendar). The total revenue for the quarter was $20.49 billion with net income growing to $6.06 billion, 19% up from the same quarter the previous year. That was a bit better than analysts predicted.

The company’s CFO, Peter Klein, mentioned that Windows 8 will be coming to smaller devices (presumably with the 8.1 Blue update), but said nothing about Microsoft branding one of them as a Surface device (the rumor mill thinks has it that there is a 7” Surface in the pipeline). Read more »

Trailer for Iron Man 3 game from Gameloft promises to put you in control of 18 different suits

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The premiere of Iron Man 3 is just around the corner (May 3 in the US and even earlier in Europe), but you’ll get to play a virtual Tony Stark a few days early with Gameloft’s Iron Man 3 game. In it you’ll be able to develop and fly around in 18 different suits.

Here’s a video that features some of those plus some in-game footage: Read more »

Instagram en route to Windows Phone (again), says official Nokia Sweden on Facebook

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We’ve heard about this before but it doesn’t hurt to mention it yet again – Instagram is coming to Windows Phone. So says the official Nokia Sweden account on Facebook in response to one user. The response reads roughly like this – “Instagram is on the way but can’t give an exact date right now”. The comment has been taken down, which does add an air of legitimacy to the information (or just the opposite, depending how you look at it).

Last month, a Nokia Sweden account tweeted that an app for WP is under development, which fueled the users expectations. The question is – do Windows Phone users really care if Instagram is coming? Read more »

Photo of alleged front-facing camera of the next iPhone hits the web

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The iPhone 5S is yet to be seen in whole, but various alleged parts are already making the rounds on the Internet. The latest is a look at the front-facing camera of the next Apple phone, along with another unidentified component.

The photos of the components come from Japanese retailer Moumantai. The front-facing camera is compared against that of the current model, the iPhone 5. Read more »

Facebook starts rolling out voice calling support for Android Messenger users in US

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Facebook had earlier updated its iOS app with the voice calling feature, which had allowed the users to make free calls from US to Canada. Now, the social networking giant has started to roll out the voice calling support features to its Messenger users in US.

The latest service from the popular website requires its Facebook Messenger application to be installed on the smartphone for obvious reasons. Read more »

Twitter announces Twitter #music

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Last week we reported on the rumors of Twitter releasing its own music streaming service, which were backed by the music.twitter.com website which went live around that time but wasn’t quite functional back then. Now the service has been announced officially and is called Twitter #music.

At the heart of this service is the brand new app, which is currently only available on iOS, that too just on the iPhone. This app pulls all the tracks that are being listened by the people you follow by going through their tweets and also shows what other people are listening. Read more »

Nokia Lumia 520 goes through our extended battery testing regime, see how it managed

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The Nokia Lumia 520 is the cheapest smartphone of the Lumia range in existence and Nokia dubs it as the “The more fun smartphone”. But for how long can the “fun” last? Our extensive battery test comes into play to answer this very question.

For the money, the Lumia 520 isn’t a badly spec’d phone. It is built around a 4″ display and features a 1GHz dual-core Krait processor with Adreno 305 graphics on Snapdragon S4 Plus platform (MSM8227). Read more »

Sony Xperia E stops by our office, we put it in front of the camera

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The Sony Xperia E is the single-SIM variant and second member of the Xperia E family, after the Xperia E dual.

The Xperia E is virtually identical to the E dual, save for the lacking second SIM slot and the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean which replaces 4.0 ICS. Read more »

Leaked plastic iPhone casing hints at a budget Apple smartphone

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Chatter about a budget iPhone has increased in past months, and now a photo of a plastic iPhone casing has emerged online pouring even more fuel into that particular rumor fire.

The plastic shell has a glossy white finish and features all the necessary cuttings for the camera, LED flash, volume rocker and silent mode button. The source of the rumor says that the shell measures 0.4-0.6mm thick and is “likely” bigger than the iPhone 4/4S. Read more »

Yahoo! Weather for iOS now available in the App Store, comes with Flickr integration

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Yahoo! Weather, one of the popular weather forecast services is now available on iOS. The app allows you to combine stunning photos with the accurate forecasts and makes the application look very pleasant.

Yahoo! Weather, which is integrated with Flickr comes with beautiful photos that match your location, time of the day and of course, the current weather conditions. The app gives a complete insight on the weather information along with the forecasts. Read more »

AllWinner reveals new chipsets with dual and quad-core Cortex-A7 processors

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Android sticks and ultra-cheap tablets are often powered by an AllWinner chipset, typically one using an old Cortex-A8 CPU design. The Chinese chipmaker has now updated its lineup with three new chipsets based on the new and power-efficient Cortex-A7.

One chip of particular interest, the AllWinner A20, packs a dual-core A7 CPU, which is up to 5 times more power efficient and offers 50% better performance than the A8. It’s fully certified to run Android 4.2.2 as well. Read more »