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‘Plants vs. Zombies 2′ gets a major update

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EA/PopCap has pushed a major update for Plants vs. Zombies 2 for the holiday season. One of the changes is an upgrade to the map to make game progression quicker and easier. If you read our review of the game, you may remember we mentioned that although the game is fun, it makes you go back and play older levels (although with different gameplay) to earn stars to unlock the next world, which could get a bit tiresome. Thankfully, the new update fixes that.

Other changes include new Piñata Party levels, ability to invite friends and gift them in-game items and a new Turbo mode that makes the game faster by speeding up the planting but also the zombies, which is sure to make the game even more frantic. Lastly, there is also a new zombie, the Gargantuars. Read more »

Steam Machine and Controller shipping to beta testers on December 13

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We have talked about Valve’s ambitious plan to enter your living room with the SteamOS and Steam Machines. The company had announced a beta testing program back then for a handful of testers, who will now be receiving their Steam Machine along with the Steam Controller on December 13.

The production of these units is close to complete and they will start shipping to 300 lucky beta testers this Friday. The beta testing program is only limited to US citizens due to regulatory issues but the final units will be shipping internationally. Read more »

Sony launches dual USB flash drive geared towards Android smartphones and tablets

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Sony launched a dual USB flash drive, designed specifically for the needs of memory-deprived Android smartphone and tablet users. The gadget combines a full USB 2.0 port and a microUSB connector into a compact, sleek-looking body.

The new Sony flash drive offers USB on-the-go functionality (OTG) for devices running Android 4.0.3 and up. Read more »

Update to Gmail for Android brings vacation responders, expanded attachment capability, and printing

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Google pushed an update to Gmail for Android which brought several welcome new features to the table. They include vacation auto responders, enhanced attachment functionality, as well as the ability to print straight from your device’s email client.

The vacation auto responder in Gmail for Android works just as expected. Read more »

LG G Flex hands on

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We have been teased by the concept of flexible displays for a long time now, but finally the time has come for us to witness what was once a cool tech demo in an actual product. Greetings, LG G Flex.

Featuring a 6.0″ 720p flexible OLED display, the G Flex pioneers LG’s lineup of curved smartphones. It’s an important product in a freshly introduced category of smartphones and the company hopes it lures adventurous customers with a plethora of cool features both on the hardware and software fronts. Read more »

Spotify announces free music streaming for iOS and Android

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Spotify has just announced that you can now access millions of songs across your smartphones and tablets for free.

Spotify allows you to shuffle play on your smartphones and tablets. Furthermore, you can now listen to your favorite music, or to your favorite artist without having to pay anything. Read more »

Grand Theft Auto San Andreas hits iOS

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Rockstar recently announced that the mobile version of the GTA San Andreas will be coming to iOS, Android and Windows Phone. The action packed blockbuster is now officially available for the iOS platform.

The Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas for iOS comes with a high-resolution graphics that has been designed exclusively for mobile platform. Read more »

2 million Xbox One consoles already sold

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Microsoft launched its Xbox One gaming console on November 22 and it has already sold more than 2 million units in what has been an immense success. That’s just 18 days since the launch of the One with Microsoft and averaging 110,000 units sold per day.

Available in 13 countries, the Xbox One is selling faster than the Xbox 360 according to Microsoft spokesman David Dennis. He adds the Redmond company is manufacturing the consoles as fast as possible in order to restock supplies at stores with the Holiday season shopping kicking in full force. Read more »

You can now upload eBooks to Play Books from your smartphone

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In its latest update to Play Books, Google added some enhancements to speed and smoothness but by far the most important gain is the option to upload from your Android device.

Now instead of using the Play website to add books to your account you can do it straight from your smartphone. Play Books supports ePub and PDF files and you can upload to Google Play books from any Android file manager. Read more »

Santa jumps on the Samsung Galaxy Gear bandwagon

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Samsung US has a new video ad and it’s all about the Galaxy Gear smartwatch. Since the holiday season is upon us, the commercial is Christmas-themed and the lead presenter is … a Steve Ballmer-like Santa Claus.

The new ad will show you that the Galaxy Gear can make calls and snap pictures, but will do it with the passion of Steve Ballmer himself. Read more »

Firefox 26 for Android now seeding

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Yesterday Mozilla launched Firefox 26 for Android bringing the now stable features of the previous Beta release of the popular browser.

Some of the main features in the latest build of the mobile browser include a revamped about:home page with a streamlined view of the Top Sites list. Users can now also pin their favorite sites to the start screen as well. Read more »

Sailfish OS ported to Nokia N9, demoed on video

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Jolla’s upcoming mobile OS Sailfish debuted on the company’s first smartphone earlier last month in Finland, and has yet to see a global rollout.

Meanwhile, the Sailfish community has been hard at work on improving the OS, and some clever developers have been able to get it to work on the Nokia N9. Read more »

Mad Catz M.O.J.O. Android-powered console now available

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After the Kickstarter buzz surrounding the Ouya died down, interest in Android-powered consoles seems to have waned. That doesn’t deter Mad Catz though, the company just started shipping its M.O.J.O. console.

Those who pre-ordered back in October should be getting theirs soon and even if you didn’t book yours, there’s still time to snag one before Christmas. Read more »

‘Angry Birds Go!’ now out for iOS, Android and Windows Phone 8

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Rovio has finally released Angry Birds Go! internationally across all major mobile platforms. The game is now available for download for free on iOS, Android and Windows Phone 8 devices.

The latest installment in the prolific Angry Birds series – Angry Birds Go! – takes a different approach from killing pigs to beating them in a go-kart race in a whole new dimension, making it the first 3D Angry Birds game. Read more »

Twitter updates iOS and Android apps, brings new UI and photo DMs

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Twitter has rolled out version 6.0 update for its iOS and Android mobile applications, which bring with it some big new changes. The most obvious one is the redesign on both versions, unique to their platform. The iPhone version gets a new white themed bar at the bottom unlike the black on the previous version. The ‘Connect’ tab has been replaced with ‘Notifications’ (essentially the same thing) and ‘Discover’ tab has been replaced by ‘Messages’.

Twitter is pushing their Activity and Discover section in a big way with the latest updates, that show you activity of the people you follow and other people on Twitter respectively. On the iPhone, you now swipe on your timeline to go to the new sections, indicated by the three dots at the top. Read more »