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Here is why Apple’s Lightning AV adapters are expensive

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Apple’s Lightning Digital AV adapter is often criticized for carrying an expensive price tag, but the potential these adapters carry is very little known. The folks at Panic have torn down the adapter and were able to unveil its hidden capabilities.

The Lightning Digital AV adapters is designed to support full 1080p HD display but the tests revealed that the device’s maximum and optimum resolution was only 1600×900 pixles. So, the iPhone 5 and iPad mini, which claims to support video outputs up to 1080p is not possible and you get 1600×900 instead. Read more »

Logitech announces layoffs and realigns strategy to focus on the mobile business

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Logitech, the global computer accessories provider, has had a tough time in the market and company is looking to turn the tables around and have its glory days back. The company was reported to take some decisive action to turn its fortunes around and we are seeing the first steps in a new direction.

Logitech will lay off about five percent of its non-direct workforce – the first part of an organizational shuffle that is aimed at helping the firm in shifting markets. Read more »

Evernote loses usernames, emails and passwords in security breach, resets passwords as a precaution

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Popular cloud-based note taking service Evernote experienced a security breach, where the company confirms it lost information such as usernames, associated email addresses and passwords to the hackers. No data, however, was said to be lost or changed and no payment information was accessed.

Even though the passwords were encrypted, the company is not taking any chances and is requiring users to reset their password before logging in again to their accounts. The company will also be releasing updates to its apps over the next few hours to make the password change process easier. Read more »

Rovio and DreamWorks team up to lauch The Croods mobile game on March 14

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There’s another non-Angry Birds title headed to Rovio’s gaming portfolio, folks. The Finnish developer has teamed up to release a mobile game, based on the film studio’s upcoming animated movie The Croods.

The Croods mobile game will be available for both iOS and Android on March 14 – a week before the movie’s premiere. Read more »

Archos announces the 13.3-inch FamilyPad 2, selling for 299 Euro

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Archos has announced a big one – tablet, that is. The company has unveiled the FamilyPad 2. It sports a 13.3″ 1280 x 800 screen, a dual-core Cortex-A9 processor with quad-core GPU and a reasonable price tag of €299. It will be launching in Europe “very soon”.

This mammoth of a tablet weighs 1.3kg but luckily comes with a free dock to hold it in place on tables, etc. Read more »

Samsung adds new hues to its Galaxy Note II, now available in Amber Brown, Ruby Wine and Topaz Blue

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The successor of the popular Galaxy Note has been one of the top sellers in Samsung’s staple. Today Samsung officially unveiled new color variants of the Galaxy Note II phablet in a forum event held at Hyderabad, India.

Samsung Galaxy Note II is now available in Amber Brown, Ruby Wine and Topaz Blue along with the pre-existing Titanium Grey and Marble White color options. Read more »

Microsoft acknowledges Live Tiles causing issues on Windows Phone 7.8

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Recent reports of users having issues with the LiveTile feature of Windows Phone 7.8 once again shot Microsoft into the limelight but in a bad way. After being widely criticized for failing to provide an update to Windows Phone 8, now the company has to deal with several bugs in the LiveTile functionality. And the bugs might be serious enough to warrant the ceasing of the Windows Phone 7.8 update program until a solution has been found.

According to a MSDN forum thread, the LiveTiles caused continuous web requests or failed to update the content for many users. Read more »

iFixit rates Apple and Microsoft lowest in repairability amongst tablets

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iFixit, the folks behind all those thorough device teardowns, we’ve come to know and love, have released a tablet ranking, based on how easy they are to take apart and repair.

The new Microsoft Surface devices and the recent iPad generations all rate very poorly amongst other tablets on the list, due in large part to the adhesive used on the devices, which renders them easily breakable while trying to take apart. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 launched in India as Galaxy Note 510

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Samsung today announced the South West Asian version of the Galaxy Note 8.0 – and it’s called the Galaxy Note 510. The reason for renaming the 8″ slate is still mysterious.

The devices is slated for a launch on the Indian market and perhaps some other South West Asian markets too. Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 aka Galaxy Note 510 is a new addition to Samsung’s range of tablets – it slots somewhere in-between the Galaxy Note 10.1 and the Galaxy Note II. Read more »

Foursquare for iOS redesigned with Explore section to help you find places quickly

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Foursquare, the location based social networking website has updated its iOS application and the app now comes with the updated Explore, which shows you more recommendations on a single screen and allows you to compare results.

As before, the app shows you relevant information as per your needs and you can see the ratings of places, whether you have friends who have visited them and much more. The update also lets you see the directions and menu items of a place with a single tap. Read more »

YouTube for iOS now comes with send-to-TV option and improved streaming

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The users of YouTube for iOS have been enjoying the streaming via AirPlay for quite a while now, but the latest update to the application adds the Send to TV option, which allows you to streaming content to your Smart TV, Xbox or Sony PS3.

The latest version of the application also comes with improved streaming over a slow Wi-Fi connection,, allowing anyone on the same Wi-Fi network to join in to control the video or queue videos. Read more »

NVIDIA Project Shield boots a PS3 game without breaking a sweat

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After showing us Real Boxing running on its Project Shield gaming console a couple of weeks back, NVIDIA has posted yet another video which showcases the Tegra 4 gadget’s capabilities. This time around, NVIDIA Project Shield gets shown off running a PlayStation 3 game without braking any sweat.

The video game in question is Burn Zombie Burn! by Tick Tock Games. Read more »

Apple iPhone 5 video stabilization given a proper spanking by Morpho MovieSolid software

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As we were cruising through the MWC 2013 grounds a particularly interesting piece of Android software caught our eye. Developed by the relatively unknown Japanese company Morpho, the MovieSolid video stabilization doesn’t require any special hardware to work, yet yields impressive results.

Using only the data from the camera sensor and the smartphone’s gyro sensor (if available), the MovieSolid solution manages to turn an otherwise shaky video into something that looks as if shot with a steadicam. We tested the software against the Apple iPhone 5, which we have found to have the best digital stabilization in the smartphone game so far and we were really stunned by the result. Read more »

OUYA gaming console will ship to Kickstarter backers next month

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OUYA announced that it will begin shipping its Android gaming consoles to Kickstarter backers next month, on March 28. The consoles are already in production, so tens of thousands of early believers will get to enjoy OUYA three months before everyone else.

The retail launch of the OUYA gaming console is set for June. Game developers on the other hand, are testing out their creations on OUYA hardware since December of last year. Read more »

Take a look inside the Mobile World Congress venue

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The Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona is coming to an end. Until 2013 the event took place at Fira de Barcelona in the foot of the Montjuïc hills, but this year the exhibition has moved to the more spacious and modern-looking Fira de Barcelona Gran Via.

If you followed our coverage from the congress, you probably already know a lot about the devices on display. But in case you are wondering what the venue and the booths inside looked like, we;ve got you covered as well. We have snapped a few shots around the futuristic booths set up by the manufacturers, so we can share with you the spirit of the MWC. Read more »