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‘Smash Hit’ for iOS and Android game review

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Smash Hits is the latest game from the folks who brought us Sprinkle, Sprinkle Junior and Sprinkle Islands. If those games tell us anything, it’s that Mediocre knows how to emulate physics in games.

In Smash Hits you throw balls at glass structures, which earns you points and keeps you moving forward. The game makes extensive use of physics for the movement of the balls and the glass and it all looks very nice. If that sounds interesting to you then you should read on for the full review. Read more »

Windows Phone 8.1 gets Wi-Fi Sense

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It looks like the list of new features for Windows Phone 8.1 keeps growing and growing.

The latest one is a nifty little option called Wi-Fi Sense. Read more »

CyanogenMod 11 M4 now available

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CyanogenMod 11.0 M4 version has been released on all supported devices. It brings various improvements and bug fixes and is already available for download.

In case you are relying on the CyanogenMod 11 Mx ROM, then you should be eager to flash the newer version. Here is the official change log: Read more »

Night Tokyo shines in these Sony Xperia Z2 low-light samples

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Sony Xperia Z2 with improved 20.7MP camera sensor was unveiled a few days ago over the MWC in Barcelona. We are very eager to test the new bigger sensor performance, especially its low-light behavior.

And while we are waiting our review unit to arrive, someone already got lucky and took an Xperia Z2 for a spin in night Tokyo. Read more »

LG G Pro 2 battery life test

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With the full review of the LG G Pro 2 now complete, it’s time to turn your attention to our battery test and see how LG’s latest phablet fares. One of its main competitors is going to be none other than the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, so it’s going to have to do well to stand a chance.

And chances are it will, when you consider that both phones pack equally large 3,200mAh batteries, have the same chipset and have 1080p displays close in size Read more »

Meet Samsung’s new exclusive music service: Milk

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Samsung has decided to throw their hat into the online music service game with their own internet radio called: Milk Music.

The nomenclature may sound a bit odd, but apparently it was inspired by Samsung’s “fresh” take on delivering internet radio service to its user base. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 battery life test

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Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 is running on the rather low-consumption Snapdragon 400 chipset with four 1.2GHz low-powered Cortex-A7 processor. Even though the SoC may save you some power juice, the big 5.25″ screen estate that has to be lit up won’t be generous with the 2,600 mAh battery.

Now that our review is live on our homepage, we are also ready to share the full breakdown of our dedicated battery endurance test. Read more »

Weekend poll: MWC 2014 hot hardware

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We ran some polls over the weekend after CES, so we thought we should do the same after the Mobile World Congress. It has been a week since the congress ended and enough time has passed for the initial reactions to settle into well-informed opinions.

Some brilliant new products were announced, others seemed to disappoint. Have your say on which did what. Read more »

Pebble appstore now available on Android

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Pebble has announced that their mobile appstore is now finally available on Android. Users who wish to access it will have to download the Pebble Android app from Google Play Store.

The Pebble appstore is part of the new Pebble 2.0 app that also has a new design. You will be able to access the entire store from the app, download the app and then push it to your Pebble watch. The Pebble appstore previously made an appearance on the iOS version but it took Pebble some time to get it working on Android. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy S5 gets its own app store for kids

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So you have a little rug-rat or two of your own that is constantly grabbing at your phone. You let them play with it, but want to make sure they’re downloading apps that are appropriate for them.

Well it looks like Samsung has got your back with the Samsung kids app store. Read more »

Texas Instruments’ new chip gives smartphone projectors 720p

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It looks like pico projectors on smartphones are going to be able to up their imaging game.

That is, thanks to Texas Instruments’ new 0.3” TRP DLP Pico chipset. Read more »

Microsoft sends a couple of Lumias to the North Pole

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Polar explorer Eric Larsen is attempting to break the Arctic expedition speed record by covering the 500 mile distance from the Northern Ellesmere Island to the North Pole in less than 49 days.

To document his journey, Microsoft is providing Eric’s 3-person team with a Nokia Lumia 1020 and 1520 to capture some great shots along the way. Read more »

Nokia X unboxed, stars in extensive photo shoot

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The Nokia X is already available in some places but the odd phone – an Android-powered Nokia – is still a bit of a novelty. The team at Zing.vn got their hands on one unit days before the phones launch in Vietnam and posted an extensive photo session.

Despite forgoing the Play Store for a Nokia-centric app store (plus third party stores), the Nokia X has a great app package out of the gate. Read more »

Dead Trigger 2 Arena update teaser video is out

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The latest trailer of Dead Trigger 2 Arena is now upon us hyping the game even more ahead of the upcoming update.

Unfortunately, the teaser trailer doesn’t show actual gameplay, but even without it we know there’ll be a zombie massacre. The premise of the update is simple – you get to choose one weapon before entering an arena full of undead. What’s not to love? Read more »

Google working on KitKat battery drain fix for Nexus 5

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A faulty camera process on the Nexus 5 has resulting in a significant number of people reporting of excessive battery drain during standby on the device.

Google has confirmed that a maintenance release that will hopefully fix the bug is on the way. Other Qualcomm SoC-powered smartphones running Android KitKat 4.4.2 that may also be suffering from the bug will have to wait for a fix directly from the respective manufacturer. Read more »