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Samsung announces Series 7 touchscreen monitor for Windows 8

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Samsung has announced the Series 7 SC770 touch monitor, the first of its kind by Samsung. The monitor has been designed with Windows 8 in mind and has a multi-touch display that supports up to 10 touch points at a time.

The monitor also has a adjustable stand that allows you to tilt the display up to 60 degrees, making it easier to use the touchscreen. The 24-inch panel has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 with a viewing angle of 178 degrees. Read more »

New Year’s Day breaks iOS 6 Do Not Disturb mode, makes it silence your iPhone permanently

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The Do Not Disturb mode introduced with Apple’s latest iOS 6 appears to have a serious bug. Since the turn of the year, it stopped functioning as promised and prevented quite a lot of people from getting their calls and messages.

The DND feature allows you to set a period of time when your iPhone will stop alerting you of incoming calls, messages and notifications. It doesn’t affects the alarms though. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Note II to get two extra colors – Ruby Wine and Amber Brown

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The Galaxy Note II is about to get two additional paint jobs. Well, at least the South Korean one is.

According to a leaked image, the two new colors are Ruby Wine and Amber Brown. Read more »

Installous is no more, iOS users to find jailbreak apps elsewhere

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I wish I didn’t have to start the New Year with bad news, but some iOS users will be left really disappointed after this. The iOS repository for jailbreak apps has shut down.

It was the place where most of the non Apple-approved iOS apps (but also lots of pirated apps) come from. The official reason for the shutdown, according the Hackulous team, is the stagnating forum, but to be honest that sounds hard to believe. Read more »

Open webOS gets ported to a Nexus 7

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While HP may have abandoned webOS shortly after acquiring it, the developer community still has some faith in the operating system that brought several revolutionary new UI paradigms to the world of smartphones.

The most recent attempt was to port it over to the Android-running Nexus 7 and the endeavor seems to have been fairly successful. Read more »

OUYA Developer Consoles get unboxing and UI walkthrough treatment

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As we had reported earlier, the creators of the Android-based OUYA game console have shipped 1200 of the special edition developer consoles to game developers and backers of the Kickstarter project.

Now that the console is actually out in the hands of the developers we are seeing some hands-on videos and UI walkthrough of the same. Read more »

iCEnhancer mods for GTA IV take the game’s visuals to a whole new level

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Other than being a great game, Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto IV for PC is also known for being extremely moddable, with a ton of mods released since the game was released back in the day. iCEnhancer has been one of them and focuses mainly on the game’s visuals. And what a job it does.

With the release of the v2.5 Alpha, the developers have turned the eye-candy all the way up to almost photorealistic levels. The textures, the lighting and the reflections are at a whole new level altogether, with some motion blur and depth of field added for good measure. Read more »

‘Karateka’ for iOS game review

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Old school gamers here will probably remember Karateka very well. Created by Jordan Mechner, the same guy who created the original Prince of Persia game, Karateka is one of the most popular 8-bit games of all time.

Now, 28 years after the game first debuted on an Apple II, the original developer, along with a small team, has created a remake for the Xbox, PS3, PC and iOS. The game is based on the same basic premise as the original but features revised rhythm-based gameplay and completely reworked visuals. But will it be able to recreate the magic of the original? Let’s find out. Read more »

PlayStation 2 shipments stopped in Japan after almost 13 years

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After selling over 150 million units world wide since it went on sale almost 13 years ago, the old warhorse PlayStation 2, it seems, is now finally making an exit. According to Famitsu, Sony has stopped shipping the console to retailers in Japan.

The PlayStation 2 went on sale in Japan back on March 4, 2000, and was a tremendous success for the company. Read more »

Windows 8 Store now has over 35,000 apps in its catalog

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We already saw how the Windows Phone 8 Store is doing, time to have a look at the Windows 8 store. According to MetroStore Scanner, the store for Microsoft’s new computer OS has over 35,000 apps, over 22,000 of which are available in the UK.

That’s not bad, considering that the Store had only 10,000 apps at the end of October. Read more »

Tablet web traffic sees iPad dominate again, Kindle Fire ahead of Nexus line, Surface RT barely makes a mark

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The Apple iPad is the most popular tablet hands down and unsurprisingly it dominates the web traffic share in the US and Canada with 87% in the month of December (was 88% in November).

The data comes from Chitika Insights who use it as a yard stick. Read more »

HTC HD2 spotted running Windows RT

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The HTC HD2 has quite a reputation among the developer community for managing to run pretty much every operating system out there, including various versions of Windows Mobile, Windows Phone, Windows, Linux and Android.

The latest feather in its cap is that someone actually managed to install and run Windows RT on to the device and has screenshots to prove it. Read more »

Windows Phone Store gains over 75,000 apps in 2012

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Microsoft’s Windows Phone Store has steadily been making progress, at least as far as the number of applications are concerned. 2012, in particular, seems to have been a good year, with over 75,000 new applications been added to the store, roughly doubling the overall number.

Back during the launch of Windows Phone 8, Microsoft had said that they had over 120,000 apps on the Windows Phone Store, although no further update was provided on that number this time. What we do know is that customers are now downloading an average of 54 applications to their device, which is over half of what iOS users do. Read more »

This surely isn’t the Samsung Galaxy S IV, but it would have been pretty darn sweet if it was

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With the Samsung Galaxy S III still selling like hot cakes, it is highly unlikely that we will see its successor break cover in the nearest future. However, speculation about the next generation Samsung flagship is already picking up steam. The latest bit even comes with a hands-on video of a Samsung Galaxy S IV concept.

The device in the render you see above packs specifications, based on the latest rumors surrounding the Samsung Galaxy S IV. Read more »

Samsung will unveil Smart Hub TVs at CES, releases a teaser video for a mystery TV

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Samsung is teasing a new TV that will be unveiled at CES early next year. The video is obscure as can be, but the company’s Flickr account has several images of the revamped Smart TVs, which will be showcased at CES too, and are slightly more generous with the details.

The new Smart Hub promises easier to use interface and it will serve as a content platform – the TVs will handle broadcast television as well as on-demand TV shows and movies, browse photos and support apps too. Read more »